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

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.

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:

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,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Wherefore - look ye out among you seven men - Choose persons in whom ye can all confide, who will distribute the provisions impartially, and in due time; and let these persons be the objects of the choice both of the Hebrews and Hellenists, that all cause of murmuring and discontent may be done away. Though seven was a sacred number among the Jews, yet there does not appear to be any mystery intended here. Probably the seven men were to take each his day of service; and then there would be a superintendent for these widows, etc., for each day of the week.

Of honest report - Μαρτυρουμενους Persons to whose character there is authentic testimony, well known and accredited.

Full of the Holy Ghost - Saved into the spirit of the Gospel dispensation; and made partakers of that Holy Ghost by which the soul is sanctified, and endued with those graces which constitute the mind that was in Christ.

And wisdom - Prudence, discretion, and economy; for mere piety and uprightness could not be sufficient, where so many must be pleased, and where frugality, impartiality, and liberality, must ever walk hand in hand.

Whom we may appoint - Instead of καταστησωμεν, we may appoint, καταστησομεν, we shall appoint, is the reading of ABCDE, and several others. It makes, however, very little difference in the sense.

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brethren.

Acts 9:30 Which when the brothers knew, they brought him down to Caesarea, and sent him forth to Tarsus.

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; and all you are brothers.

1 John 3:14-16 We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brothers. He that loves not his brother stays in death...

look.

Acts 1:21 Why of these men which have companied with us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us,

Numbers 11:16 And the LORD said to Moses, Gather to me seventy men of the elders of Israel, whom you know to be the elders of the people...

Deuteronomy 1:13 Take you wise men, and understanding, and known among your tribes, and I will make them rulers over you.

1 Corinthians 16:3 And when I come, whomsoever you shall approve by your letters, them will I send to bring your liberality to Jerusalem.

2 Corinthians 8:19-21 And not that only, but who was also chosen of the churches to travel with us with this grace...

honest.

Acts 10:22 And they said, Cornelius the centurion, a just man, and one that fears God, and of good report among all the nation of the Jews...

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 report of all the Jews which dwelled there,

1 Timothy 3:7,8,10 Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil...

1 Timothy 5:10 Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, if she have lodged strangers, if she have washed the saints' feet...

3 John 1:12 Demetrius has good report of all men, and of the truth itself: yes, and we also bear record; and you know that our record is true.

full.

Acts 2:4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

Genesis 41:38,39 And Pharaoh said to his servants, Can we find such a one as this is, a man in whom the Spirit of God is...

Numbers 11:17-25 And I will come down and talk with you there: and I will take of the spirit which is on you, and will put it on them...

Numbers 27:18,19 And the LORD said to Moses, Take you Joshua the son of Nun, a man in whom is the spirit, and lay your hand on him...

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 and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might...

Isaiah 28:6,26 And for a spirit of judgment to him that sits in judgment, and for strength to them that turn the battle to the gate...

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

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 from the Father of lights, with whom is no ficklenss...

James 3:17,18 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits...

whom.

Acts 6:6 Whom they set before the apostles: and when they had prayed, they laid their hands on them.

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 to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre...

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October 4 Morning
Moses wist not that the skin of his face shone while he talked with him.--EXO. 34:29. Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory.--Lord, when saw we thee a hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?--In lowliness of mind, let each esteem other better than themselves.--Be clothed with humility. [Jesus] was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.--All that sat in the council, looking stedfastly on Stephen,
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

Good Earnests of Great Success
So I felt when I met with the brethren last Thursday night. The attendance at the church meeting was very numerous, and the unanimity that prevailed not only gratified me, but I must confess astounded me too. I think all of us who know anything of the history of churches, especially those of a democratic order, where we recognize the rights of every member, understand how easy it is for thoughts to diverge, for counsels to vary, and for excellent brethren conscientiously to disagree. A breach once
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 14: 1868

Philip, the Evangelist
BY REV. GEORGE MILLIGAN, M.A., D.D. Philip the Evangelist must be carefully distinguished from Philip the Apostle. And though it is little that we are told regarding him in Scripture, that little is very significant. He first comes before us as one of the seven chosen by the early Church at Jerusalem to take charge of the daily ministration of charity to the poor widows (Acts vi. I ff.). And when this work is hindered by the outbreak of persecution following on the death of Stephen, we find him
George Milligan—Men of the Bible; Some Lesser-Known

Whether Christ Should have Led a Life of Poverty in this World?
Objection 1: It would seem that Christ should not have led a life of poverty in this world. Because Christ should have embraced the most eligible form of life. But the most eligible form of life is that which is a mean between riches and poverty; for it is written (Prov. 30:8): "Give me neither beggary nor riches; give me only the necessaries of life." Therefore Christ should have led a life, not of poverty, but of moderation. Objection 2: Further, external wealth is ordained to bodily use as to
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Cross References
Exodus 18:21
But select capable men from all the people--men who fear God, trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain--and appoint them as officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens.

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

Acts 1:15
In those days Peter stood up among the believers (a group numbering about a hundred and twenty)

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

Acts 6:2
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.

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

Acts 22:12
"A man named Ananias came to see me. He was a devout observer of the law and highly respected by all the Jews living there.

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