1And in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians [Greek [unstable: the miry one]-speaking Jewish people] against the ‘Evri’ot [Hebrew], because their widows were neglected in the daily ministration (service; ministry).
2Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples [unto them], and said, It is not reason that we should leave the word of God-The Father, and serve tables.
3For what reason, brethren, look you2f out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Spirit [Ruach HaKodesh] and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.
4But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.
5And the saying pleased the whole multitude: and they chose Stephen [crowned], a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit [Ruach HaKodesh], and Philip [friend of horses], and Prochorus [leader of the chorus], and Nicanor [conqueror], and Timon [honorable], and Parmenas [abiding], and Nicolas [victor of the people] a convert of Antioch [speedy as a chariot]:
6Whom they set before the apostles: and when they had prayed, they laid [their] hands on them.
7And the word of God-The Father increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Yerushalayim [Foundation of Peace] greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith.
8And Stephen [crowned], full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles among the people.
9Then there arose certain of the synagogue, which is called [the synagogue] of the Libertines [freed slaves], and Cyrenians [supremacy of the bridle], and Alexandrians [one who assists men], and of them of Cilicia [the land which rolls] and of Asia [orient], disputing with Stephen [crowned].
10And they were not able to resist the wisdom and the Spirit [Ruach] by which he spoke.
11Then they suborned men, which said, We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moshe [He Who Draws Out Of The Waters], and [against] God-The Father.
12And they stirred up the people, and the elders, and the Torah-teachers (Scribes), and came upon [him], and caught him, and brought [him] to the council,
13And set up false witnesses, which said, This man ceases not to speak blasphemous words against this holy place, and the law:
14For we have heard him say, that this Yeshua [God is Salvation] of Natzeret [one separated] shall destroy this place, and shall change the customs which Moshe [He Who Draws Out Of The Waters] delivered us.
15And all that sat in the council, looking stedfastly on him, saw his face as it had been the face of an angel.