|New International Version (© 2011)|
So the Twelve gathered all the disciples together and said, "It would not be right for us to neglect the ministry of the word of God in order to wait on tables.
King James Bible
Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples unto them, and said, It is not reason that we should leave the word of God, and serve tables.
American Standard Version
And the twelve called the multitude of the disciples unto them, and said, It is not fit that we should forsake the word of God, and serve tables.
Young's Literal Translation
and the twelve, having called near the multitude of the disciples, said, 'It is not pleasing that we, having left the word of God, do minister at tables;
Acts 6:2 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
It is not reason - Ουκ αρεστον εστι, it is not pleasing, proper, or fitting, that we should leave the word of God, that we should give up ourselves, or confide to others, the doctrine of salvation which God has commanded us to preach unto the people.
And serve tables - Become providers of daily bread for your widows and poor: others can do this, to whom our important office is not intrusted.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Acts 21:22 What is it therefore? the multitude must needs come together: for they will hear that you are come.
Acts 4:19 But Peter and John answered and said to them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to listen to you more than to God, judge you.
Acts 25:27 For it seems to me unreasonable to send a prisoner, and not with to signify the crimes laid against him.
Exodus 18:17-26 And Moses' father in law said to him, The thing that you do is not good...
Numbers 11:11-13 And Moses said to the LORD, Why have you afflicted your servant? and why have I not found favor in your sight...
Deuteronomy 1:9-14 And I spoke to you at that time, saying, I am not able to bear you myself alone...
Nehemiah 6:3 And I sent messengers to them, saying, I am doing a great work, so that I cannot come down: why should the work cease...
2 Timothy 2:4 No man that wars entangles himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who has chosen him to be a soldier.
Acts 6:2 Parallel CommentariesApostles Appropriate Body Congregation Delivery Desirable Disciples Distribution Fitting Food Forsake Gathered General God's Leave Message Ministry Multitude Neglect Order Preaching Reason Right Seem Serve Summoned Tables Together Twelve WordApostles Appropriate Body Congregation Delivery Desirable Disciples Distribution Fitting Food Forsake Gathered General God's Leave Message Ministry Multitude Neglect Order Preaching Reason Right Seem Serve Summoned Tables Together Twelve WordTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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Acts 6:1 In those days when the number of disciples was increasing, the Hellenistic Jews among them complained against the Hebraic Jews because their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food.
Acts 6:3 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