New American Standard Bible
And Stephen, full of grace and power, was performing great wonders and signs among the people.
King James Bible
And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles among the people.
Darby Bible Translation
And Stephen, full of grace and power, wrought wonders and great signs among the people.
World English Bible
Stephen, full of faith and power, performed great wonders and signs among the people.
Young's Literal Translation
And Stephen, full of faith and power, was doing great wonders and signs among the people,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And Stephen - The remarkable death of this first Christian martyr, which soon occurred, gave occasion to the sacred writer to give a detailed account of his character, and of the causes which led to his death. Hitherto the opposition of the Jews had been confined to threats and imprisonment; but it was now to burst forth with furious rage and madness, that could be satisfied only with blood. This was the first in a series of persecutions against Christians which filled the church with blood, and which closed the lives of thousands, perhaps a million, in the great work of establishing the gospel on the earth.
Full of faith - Full of "confidence" in God, or trusting entirely to his promises. See the notes on Mark 16:16.
And power - The power which was evinced in working miracles.
Wonders - This is one of the words commonly used in the New Testament to denote miracles.
LibraryFilled with the Spirit
'Men ... full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom.' ... 'A man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost....' 'Stephen, full of faith and power.'--ACTS vi. 3, 5, 8. I have taken the liberty of wrenching these three fragments from their context, because of their remarkable parallelism, which is evidently intended to set us thinking of the connection of the various characteristics which they set forth. The first of them is a description, given by the Apostles, of the sort of man whom they conceived to be fit to …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts
The Acts of the Apostles
The Seven Deacons
So Jesus said to him, "Unless you people see signs and wonders, you simply will not believe."
The statement found approval with the whole congregation; and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, and Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas and Nicolas, a proselyte from Antioch.
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