Acts 6:3
Good News Translation
So then, friends, choose seven men among you who are known to be full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, and we will put them in charge of this matter.

Contemporary English Version
My friends, choose seven men who are respected and wise and filled with God's Spirit. We will put them in charge of these things.

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.

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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.

brethren.

Acts 9:30 Which when the brethren had known, they brought him down to Caesarea and sent him away to Tarsus.

Acts 15:23 Writing by their hands: The apostles and ancients, brethren, to the brethren of the Gentiles that are at Antioch and in Syria and Cilicia, greeting.

Matthew 23:8 But be not you called Rabbi. For one is your master: and all you are brethren.

1 John 3:14-16 We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not abideth in death. . . .

look.

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

Numbers 11:16 And the Lord said to Moses: Gather unto me seventy men of the ancients of Israel, whom thou knowest to be ancients and masters of the people: and thou shalt bring them to the door of the tabernacle of the covenant, and shalt make them stand there with thee,

Deuteronomy 1:13 Let me have from among you wise and understanding men, and such whose conversation is approved among your tribes, that I may appoint them your rulers.

1 Corinthians 16:3 And when I shall be with you, whomsoever you shall approve by letters, them will I send to carry your grace to Jerusalem.

2 Corinthians 8:19-21 And not that only: but he was also ordained by the churches companion of our travels, for this grace, which is administered by us, to the glory of the Lord and our determined will: . . .

honest.

Acts 10:22 Who said: Cornelius, a centurion, a just man and one that feareth God, and having good testimony from all the nation of the Jews, received an answer of an holy angel, to send for thee into his house And to hear words of thee.

Acts 16:2 To this man the brethren that were in Lystra and Iconium gave a good testimony.

Acts 22:12 And one Ananias, a man according to the law, having testimony of all the Jews who dwelt there,

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

1 Timothy 5:10 Having testimony for her good works, if she have brought up children, if she have received to harbour, if she have washed the saints' feet, if she have ministered to them that suffer tribulation, if she have diligently followed every good work.

3 John 1:12 To Demetrius, testimony is given by all, and by the truth itself: yea and we also give testimony. And thou knowest that our testimony is true.

full.

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

Genesis 41:38,39 And he said to them: Can we find such another man, that is full of the spirit of God? . . .

Numbers 11:17-25 That I may come down and speak with thee: and I will take of thy spirit, and will give to them, that they may bear with thee the burden of the people, and thou mayest not be burthened alone. . . .

Numbers 27:18,19 And the Lord said to him: take Josue the son of Nun, a man in whom is the Spirit, and put thy hand upon him. . . .

Job 32:7,8 For I hoped that greater age would speak, and that a multitude of years would teach wisdom. . . .

Isaiah 11:2-5 And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him: the spirit of wisdom, and of understanding, the spirit of counsel, and of fortitude, the spirit of knowledge, and of godliness. . . .

Isaiah 28:6,26 And a spirit of judgment to him that sitteth in judgment, and strength to them that return out of the battle to the gate. . . .

1 Corinthians 12:8 To one indeed, by the Spirit, is given the word of wisdom: and to another, the word of knowledge, according to the same Spirit:

Ephesians 5:18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is luxury: but be ye filled with the Holy Spirit,

James 1:17 Every best gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no change nor shadow of alteration.

James 3:17,18 But the wisdom that is from above, first indeed is chaste, then peaceable, modest, easy to be persuaded, consenting to the good, full of mercy and good fruits, without judging, without dissimulation. . . .

whom.

Acts 6:6 These they set before the apostles: and they praying, imposed hands upon them.

Acts 13:2,3 And as they were ministering to the Lord and fasting, the Holy Ghost said to them: Separate me Saul and Barnabas, for the work whereunto I have taken them. . . .

1 Timothy 3:8-15 Deacons in like manner: chaste, not double tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre: . . .

Context
The Choosing of the Seven
2Then the twelve, calling together the multitude of the disciples, said: It is not reason that we should leave the word of God and serve tables. 3Wherefore, 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. 4But we will give ourselves continually to prayer and to the ministry of the word.…
Cross References
Exodus 18:21
And provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, in whom there is truth, and that hate avarice, and appoint of them rulers of thousands, and of hundreds, and of fifties, and of tens,

John 21:23
This saying therefore went abroad among the brethren, that that disciple should not die. And Jesus did not say to him: He should not die; but: So I will have him to remain till I come, what is it to thee?

Acts 1:15
In those days Peter rising up in the midst of the brethren, said (now the number of persons together was about an hundred and twenty):

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

Acts 6:2
Then the twelve, calling together the multitude of the disciples, said: It is not reason that we should leave the word of God and serve tables.

Acts 6:5
And the saying was liked by all the multitude. And they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip and Prochorus and Nicanor, and Timon and Parmenas and Nicolas, a proselyte of Antioch.

Acts 22:12
And one Ananias, a man according to the law, having testimony of all the Jews who dwelt there,

Acts 28:14
Where, finding brethren, we were desired to tarry with them seven days. And so we went to Rome.

3 John 1:12
To Demetrius, testimony is given by all, and by the truth itself: yea and we also give testimony. And thou knowest that our testimony is true.

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

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

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.

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.

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:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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