1And in those days, when the number of talmidim had increased, the Greek talmidim murmured against the Hebrews because their widows were discriminated against in the daily distribution. 2So the twelve Shlikhim called the whole multitude of the talmidim and said to them, “It is not good that we should leave D’var HaElohim and serve food. 3Therefore, brethren, examine and select from among you seven men of good repute, who are full of Ru’akh יהוה and of wisdom, so that we may appoint them to this task. 4And we will give ourselves continually to prayer and to the ministry of HaDavar.” 5This suggestion pleased the whole people, so they chose Tzefan-Yah, a man full of trust and The Ru’akh HaKodesh, and Filipos and Prochorus and Nicanor and Timon and Parmenas and Nicolas, a proselyte of Antioch. 6These men stood before the Shlikhim, who, as they prayed, laid their hands on them. 7And D’var HaElohim spread; and the number of the talmidim in Yerushalayim increased greatly; and many among the Yehudim became obedient to HaEmunah.
8Now Tzefan-Yah was full of compassion and power, and did great wonders and miracles among the people. 9Then there arose certain men of the Beit K’nesset which is called the Beit K’nesset of the Libertines, and Cyrenians and Alexandrians and Cilicians and some persons from Asia Minor, and they debated with Tzefan-Yah. 10But they were unable to stand up against the wisdom and HaRu’akh by which he spoke. 11Then they sent men and instructed them to say, “We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moshe and against Elohim.” 12And they stirred up the people and the elders and the Sofrim, and they rose up against him and seized him and brought him into the midst of the council. 13And they appointed false witnesses who said, “This man does not cease to speak against the Torah and against this Makom HaKadosh; 14for we have heard him say that Yeshua HaNatzri shall destroy this place and shall change the customs which Moshe entrusted to you.” 15Then all who were seated at the council looked at him and saw that his face was like the face of a Malakh.
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