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Acts 6:4 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— But we will continue stedfastly in prayer, and in the ministry of the word.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word.”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— but *we* will give ourselves up to prayer and the ministry of the word.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— But, we, unto prayer and unto the ministry of the word, will give constant attention.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and we to prayer, and to the ministration of the word, will give ourselves continually.'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— But we will give ourselves continually to prayer and to the ministry of the word.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— But we will giue our selues continually to prayer, and to the ministerie of the word.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And we will be constant in prayer, and in the ministration of the word.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— and we will continue in prayer, and in the ministration of the word.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
But 1161
{1161} Prime
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
we 2249
{2249} Prime
ἡμεῖς
hemeis
{hay-mice'}
Nomitive plural of G1473; we (only used when emphatic).
will give ourselves continually 4342
{4342} Prime
προσκαρτερέω
proskartereo
{pros-kar-ter-eh'-o}
From G4314 and G2594; to be earnest towards, that is, (to a thing) to persevere, be constantly diligent, or (in a place) to attend assiduously all the exercises, or (to a person) to adhere closely to (as a servitor).
z5692
<5692> Grammar
Tense - Future (See G5776)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 814
to prayer, 4335
{4335} Prime
προσευχή
proseuche
{pros-yoo-khay'}
From G4336; prayer (worship); by implication an oratory (chapel).
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
to the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
ministry 1248
{1248} Prime
διακονία
diakonia
{dee-ak-on-ee'-ah}
From G1249; attendance (as a servant, etc.); figuratively (eleemosynary) aid, (official) service (especially of the Christian teacher, or technically of the diaconate).
of the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
word. 3056
{3056} Prime
λόγος
logos
{log'-os}
From G3004; something said (including the thought); by implication a topic (subject of discourse), also reasoning (the mental faculty) or motive; by extension a computation; specifically (with the article in John) the Divine Expression (that is, Christ).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Acts 6:2-4.


Acts 6:4

_ _ we will give ourselves to prayer — public prayer, as along with preaching their great work.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Acts 6:1-7.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Acts 6:4

We will constantly attend to prayer, and to the ministry of the word — This is doubtless the proper business of a Christian bishop: to speak to God in prayer; to men in preaching his word, as an ambassador for Christ.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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give:

Acts 2:42 And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
Acts 20:19-31 Serving the Lord with all humility of mind, and with many tears, and temptations, which befell me by the lying in wait of the Jews: ... Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.
Romans 12:6-8 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, [let us prophesy] according to the proportion of faith; ... Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, [let him do it] with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.
1 Corinthians 9:16 For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!
Colossians 4:17 And say to Archippus, Take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in the Lord, that thou fulfil it.
1 Timothy 4:13-16 Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine. ... Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.
2 Timothy 4:2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.

prayer:

Acts 1:14 These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.
Acts 13:2-3 As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them. ... And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid [their] hands on them, they sent [them] away.
Romans 1:9 For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers;
Ephesians 1:15-17 Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints, ... That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:
Ephesians 3:14-21 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, ... Unto him [be] glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.
Philippians 1:4 Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy,
Philippians 1:9-11 And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and [in] all judgment; ... Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.
Colossians 1:9-13 For this cause we also, since the day we heard [it], do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; ... Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated [us] into the kingdom of his dear Son:
Colossians 2:1 For I would that ye knew what great conflict I have for you, and [for] them at Laodicea, and [for] as many as have not seen my face in the flesh;
Colossians 4:12 Epaphras, who is [one] of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.
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