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Acts 6:8

    Acts 6:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles among the people.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles among the people.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Stephen, full of grace and power, wrought great wonders and signs among the people.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And Stephen, full of grace and power, did great wonders and signs among the people.

    Webster's Revision

    And Stephen, full of grace and power, wrought great wonders and signs among the people.

    World English Bible

    Stephen, full of faith and power, performed great wonders and signs among the people.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Stephen, full of grace and power, wrought great wonders and signs among the people.

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 6:8

    Stephen, full of faith and power - Instead of πιϚεως, faith, χαριτος, grace, is the reading of ABD, several others, the Syriac of Erpen, the Coptic, Armenian, Vulgate, and some of the fathers. This reading Griesbach has admitted into the text. Some MSS. join both readings. Stephen was full of faith - gave unlimited credence to the promises of his Lord; he was full of grace - receiving the fulfillment of those promises, he enjoyed much of the unction of the Divine Spirit, and much of the favor of his God; and, in consequence, he was full of power, δυναμεως, of the Divine energy by which he was enabled to work great wonders and miracles among the people.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 6:8

    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.
    Book: Acts