Acts 6:3
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New International Version
Brothers and sisters, choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will turn this responsibility over to them

New Living Translation
And so, brothers, select seven men who are well respected and are full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will give them this responsibility.

English Standard Version
Therefore, brothers, pick out from among you seven men of good repute, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we will appoint to this duty.

Berean Study Bible
Therefore, brothers, select from among you seven men confirmed to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will appoint this responsibility to them

Berean Literal Bible
Therefore, brothers, select out from yourselves seven men being well attested, full of the Spirit and wisdom, whom we will appoint over this task.

New American Standard Bible
"Therefore, brethren, select from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may put in charge of this task.

King James Bible
Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, brothers, select from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Spirit and wisdom, whom we can appoint to this duty.

International Standard Version
Therefore, brothers, appoint seven men among you who have a good reputation, who are full of the Spirit and wisdom, and we'll put them in charge of this work.

NET Bible
But carefully select from among you, brothers, seven men who are well-attested, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may put in charge of this necessary task.

New Heart English Bible
Therefore select from among you, brothers, seven men of good report, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Search therefore, my brothers, and choose seven men among you upon whom is the testimony and who are full of The Spirit of THE LORD JEHOVAH and wisdom, and we shall appoint them over this matter.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So, brothers and sisters, choose seven men whom the people know are spiritually wise. We will put them in charge of this problem.

New American Standard 1977
“But select from among you, brethren, seven men of good reputation, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may put in charge of this task.

Jubilee Bible 2000
therefore, brethren, seek out among you seven men of whom you bear witness, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore, brethren, pick out from among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.

American King James Version
Why, brothers, look you out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.

American Standard Version
Look ye out therefore, brethren, from among you seven men of good report, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.

Darby Bible Translation
Look out therefore, brethren, from among yourselves seven men, well reported of, full of [the] [Holy] Spirit and wisdom, whom we will establish over this business:

English Revised Version
Look ye out therefore, brethren, from among you seven men of good report, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.

Webster's Bible Translation
Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.

Weymouth New Testament
Therefore, brethren, pick out from among yourselves seven men of good repute, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, and we will appoint them to undertake this duty.

World English Bible
Therefore select from among you, brothers, seven men of good report, full of the Holy Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.

Young's Literal Translation
look out, therefore, brethren, seven men of you who are well testified of, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom we may set over this necessity,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
6:1-7 Hitherto the disciples had been of one accord; this often had been noticed to their honour; but now they were multiplied, they began to murmur. The word of God was enough to take up all the thoughts, cares, and time of the apostles. The persons chosen to serve tables must be duly qualified. They must be filled with gifts and graces of the Holy Ghost, necessary to rightly managing this trust; men of truth, and hating covetousness. All who are employed in the service of the church, ought to be commended to the Divine grace by the prayers of the church. They blessed them in the name of the Lord. The word and grace of God are greatly magnified, when those are wrought upon by it, who were least likely.
Study Bible
The Choosing of the Seven
2So the Twelve summoned all the disciples and said, “It is unacceptable for us to neglect the word of God in order to wait on tables. 3Therefore, brothers, select from among you seven men confirmed to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will appoint this responsibility to them 4and devote ourselves to prayer and the ministry of the word.”…
Cross References
Exodus 18:21
"Furthermore, you shall select out of all the people able men who fear God, men of truth, those who hate dishonest gain; and you shall place these over them as leaders of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties and of tens.

John 21:23
Because of this, the rumor spread among the brothers that this disciple would not die. However, Jesus did not say that he would not die, but only, "If I want him to remain until I return, what is that to you?"

Acts 1:15
In those days Peter stood up among the brothers (a gathering of about a hundred and twenty) and said,

Acts 2:4
And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.

Acts 6:2
So the Twelve summoned all the disciples and said, "It is unacceptable for us to neglect the word of God in order to wait on tables.

Acts 6:5
This proposal pleased the whole group. They chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, as well as Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolas from Antioch, a convert to Judaism.

Acts 22:12
There a man named Ananias, a devout observer of the Law who was highly regarded by all the Jews living there,

Acts 28:14
There we found some brothers who invited us to spend the week with them. And so we came to Rome.

3 John 1:12
Demetrius has received a good testimony from everyone, and from the truth itself. We also testify for him, and you know that our testimony is true.
Treasury of Scripture

Why, brothers, look you out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.

brethren.

Acts 9:30 Which when the brothers knew, they brought him down to Caesarea, …

Acts 15:23 And they wrote letters by them after this manner…

Matthew 23:8 But be not you called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; …

1 John 3:14-16 We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the …

look.

Acts 1:21 Why of these men which have companied with us all the time that the …

Numbers 11:16 And the LORD said to Moses, Gather to me seventy men of the elders …

Deuteronomy 1:13 Take you wise men, and understanding, and known among your tribes, …

1 Corinthians 16:3 And when I come, whomsoever you shall approve by your letters, them …

2 Corinthians 8:19-21 And not that only, but who was also chosen of the churches to travel …

honest.

Acts 10:22 And they said, Cornelius the centurion, a just man, and one that …

Acts 16:2 Which was well reported of by the brothers that were at Lystra and Iconium.

Acts 22:12 And one Ananias, a devout man according to the law, having a good …

1 Timothy 3:7,8,10 Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest …

1 Timothy 5:10 Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, …

3 John 1:12 Demetrius has good report of all men, and of the truth itself: yes, …

full.

Acts 2:4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak …

Genesis 41:38,39 And Pharaoh said to his servants, Can we find such a one as this …

Numbers 11:17-25 And I will come down and talk with you there: and I will take of …

Numbers 27:18,19 And the LORD said to Moses, Take you Joshua the son of Nun, a man …

Job 32:7,8 I said, Days should speak, and multitude of years should teach wisdom…

Isaiah 11:2-5 And the spirit of the LORD shall rest on him, the spirit of wisdom …

Isaiah 28:6,26 And for a spirit of judgment to him that sits in judgment, and for …

1 Corinthians 12:8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another …

Ephesians 5:18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;

James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down …

James 3:17,18 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, …

whom.

Acts 6:6 Whom they set before the apostles: and when they had prayed, they …

Acts 13:2,3 As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said…

1 Timothy 3:8-15 Likewise must the deacons be grave, not double-tongued, not given …

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