The statement found approval with the whole [a]congregation; and they chose (A)Stephen, a man (B)full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, and (C)Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas and [b]Nicolas, a [c](D)proselyte from (E)Antioch. And these they brought before the apostles; and after (F)praying, they (G)laid their hands on them.

(H)The word of God kept on spreading; and (I)the number of the disciples continued to increase greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests were becoming obedient to (J)the faith.

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 6:5 Lit multitude
  2. Acts 6:5 Gr Nikolaos
  3. Acts 6:5 I.e. a Gentile convert to Judaism
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