3 Therefore, * brothers, select from among you seven men of good reputation, i full of the Spirit j and wisdom, whom we can appoint to this duty. 4 But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the preaching ministry.” 5 The proposal pleased the whole company. So they chose Stephen, k a man full of faith and the Holy Spirit, and Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolaus, a * proselyte from Antioch. l 6 They had them stand before the apostles, who prayed m and laid their hands on n them. o
6:6 The laying on of hands signified the prayer of blessing for the beginning of a new ministry.
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