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Acts 6:3


But carefully select from among you, brothers, 1  seven 2  men who are well-attested, 3  full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may put in charge 4  of this necessary task. 5 


Ge 41:38,39; Nu 11:16; Nu 11:17-25; Nu 27:18,19; De 1:13; Job 32:7,8; Isa 11:2-5; Isa 28:6,26; Mt 23:8; Ac 1:21; Ac 2:4; Ac 6:6; Ac 9:30; Ac 10:22; Ac 13:2,3; Ac 15:23; Ac 16:2; Ac 22:12; 1Co 12:8; 1Co 16:3; 2Co 8:19-21; Eph 5:18; 1Ti 3:7,8,10; 1Ti 3:8-15; 1Ti 5:10; Jas 1:17; Jas 3:17,18; 1Jo 3:14-16; 3Jo 1:12

NET © Notes

tn It is not clear from a historical standpoint (but it is unlikely) that women would have been involved in the selection process too. For this reason the translation “brothers” has been retained, rather than “brothers and sisters” (used in contexts where both male and female believers are clearly addressed).

sn Seven. Jewish town councils often had seven members (Josephus, Ant. 4.18.14 [4.214]).

tn Or “are of good reputation” (BDAG 618 s.v. μαρτυρέω 2.b).

tn The translation “put in charge” is given by BDAG 492 s.v. καθίστημι 2.

tn Grk “of this need”; translated “necessary work” or “needed task” by L&N 42.22.

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