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Acts 6:1-15

6  ᾿Εν In δὲ butταῖς theἡμέραις daysταύταις theseπληθυνόντων multiplyingτῶν of theμαθητῶν disciplesἐγένετο occurredγογγυσμὸς murmuringτῶν of theἙλληνιστῶν Hellenistsπρὸς towardτοὺς the᾿Εβραίους Hebrewsὅτι becauseπαρεθεωροῦντο they were being overlookedἐν inτῇ theδιακονίᾳ serviceτῇ theκαθημερινῇ dailyαἱ theχῆραι widowsαὐτῶν. of them. 2  προσκαλεσάμενοι Having called toward themselves δὲ butοἱ theδώδεκα twelveτὸ theπλῆθος multitudeτῶν of theμαθητῶν disciplesεἶπαν saidΟὐκ Notἀρεστόν pleasingἐστιν it isἡμᾶς usκαταλείψαντας having abandonedτὸν theλόγον wordτοῦ of theθεοῦ Godδιακονεῖν to be servingτραπέζαις· to tables; 3  ἐπισκέψασθε look YOU upon δέ, but,ἀδελφοί, brothers,ἄνδρας male personsἐξ out ofὑμῶν YOUμαρτυρουμένους being witnessed toἑπτὰ sevenπλήρεις fullπνεύματος of spiritκαὶ andσοφίας, of wisdom,οὓς whomκαταστήσομεν we will appointἐπὶ uponτῆς theχρείας needταύτης· this; 4  ἡμεῖς we δὲ butτῇ to theπροσευχῇ prayerκαὶ andτῇ to theδιακονίᾳ serviceτοῦ of theλόγου wordπροσκαρτερήσομεν. we shall persevere. 5  καὶ And ἤρεσεν pleasedtheλόγος wordἐνώπιον in sightπαντὸς of allτοῦ theπλήθους, multitude,καὶ andἐξελέξαντο they selectedΣτέφανον, Stephen,ἄνδρα male personπλήρη fullπίστεως of faithκαὶ andπνεύματος of spiritἁγίου, holy,καὶ andΦίλιππον Philipκαὶ andΠρόχορον Prochorusκαὶ andΝικάνορα Nicanorκαὶ andΤίμωνα Timonκαὶ andΠαρμενᾶν Parmenasκαὶ andΝικόλαον Nicolausπροσήλυτον proselyte᾿Αντιοχέα, Antiochian, 6  οὓς whom ἔστησαν they made standἐνώπιον in sightτῶν of theἀποστόλων, apostles,καὶ andπροσευξάμενοι having prayedἐπέθηκαν they put uponαὐτοῖς themτὰς theχεῖρας. hands. 7  Καὶ And theλόγος wordτοῦ of theθεοῦ Godηὔξανεν, was growing,καὶ andἐπληθύνετο was multiplyingtheἀριθμὸς numberτῶν of theμαθητῶν disciplesἐν inἸερουσαλὴμ Jerusalemσφόδρα, very much,πολύς muchτε andὄχλος crowdτῶν of theἱερέων priestsὑπήκουον were hearing submissivelyτῇ to theπίστει. faith. 8  Στέφανος Stephen δὲ butπλήρης fullχάριτος of graciousnessκαὶ andδυνάμεως powerἐποίει was doingτέρατα portentsκαὶ andσημεῖα signsμεγάλα greatἐν inτῷ theλαῷ. people. 9  ᾿Ανέστησαν Stood up δέ butτινες some onesτῶν of the (ones)ἐκ out ofτῆς theσυναγωγῆς synagogueτῆς the (one)λεγομένης being saidΛιβερτίνων of Libertinesκαὶ andΚυρηναίων of Cyreniansκαὶ and᾿Αλεξανδρέων of Alexandriansκαὶ andτῶν of the (ones)ἀπὸ fromΚιλικίας Ciliciaκαὶ and᾿Ασίας of Asiaσυνζητοῦντες seeking together withτῷ theΣτεφάνῳ, Stephen, 10  καὶ and οὐκ notἴσχυον they were strong enoughἀντιστῆναι to withstandτῇ to theσοφίᾳ wisdomκαὶ andτῷ to theπνεύματι spiritto whichἐλάλει. he was speaking. 11  τότε Then ὑπέβαλον they thrust underἄνδρας male personsλέγοντας sayingὅτι that᾿Ακηκόαμεν We have heardαὐτοῦ of himλαλοῦντος speakingῥήματα sayingsβλάσφημα blasphemousεἰς intoΜωυσῆν Mosesκαὶ andτὸν theθεόν· God; 12  συνεκίνησάν They stirred up τε andτὸν theλαὸν peopleκαὶ andτοὺς theπρεσβυτέρους older menκαὶ andτοὺς theγραμματεῖς, scribes,καὶ andἐπιστάντες having stood uponσυνήρπασαν they jointly snatchedαὐτὸν himκαὶ andἤγαγον they ledεἰς intoτὸ theσυνέδριον, Sanhedrin, 13  ἔστησάν they made stand τε andμάρτυρας witnessesψευδεῖς falseλέγοντας sayingTheἄνθρωπος manοὗτος thisοὐ notπαύεται is ceasingλαλῶν speakingῥήματα sayingsκατὰ down onτοῦ theτόπου placeτοῦ theἁγίου holyτούτου thisκαὶ andτοῦ of theνόμου, Law, 14  ἀκηκόαμεν we have heard γὰρ forαὐτοῦ of himλέγοντος sayingὅτι thatἸησοῦς JesustheΝαζωραῖος Nazareneοὗτος thisκαταλύσει will loose downτὸν theτόπον placeτοῦτον thisκαὶ andἀλλάξει he will changeτὰ theἔθη customswhichπαρέδωκεν gave besideἡμῖν to usΜωυσῆς. Moses. 15  Καὶ And ἀτενίσαντες having gazedεἰς intoαὐτὸν himπάντες allοἱ the (ones)καθεζόμενοι sittingἐν inτῷ theσυνεδρίῳ Sanhedrinεἶδαν they sawτὸ theπρόσωπον faceαὐτοῦ of himὡσεὶ as ifπρόσωπον faceἀγγέλου. of angel.