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Acts 6:6 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— whom they set before the apostles: and when they had prayed, they laid their hands upon them.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Whom they set before the apostles: and when they had prayed, they laid [their] hands on them.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— And these they brought before the apostles; and after praying, they laid their hands on them.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Whom they set before the apostles: and when they had prayed, they laid [their] hands on them.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— whom they set before the apostles; and, having prayed, they laid their hands on them.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Whom they set before the Apostles, and, praying, they laid upon them their hands.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— whom they did set before the apostles, and they, having prayed, laid on them [their] hands.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— These they set before the apostles: and they praying, imposed hands upon them.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Whom they set before the Apostles: and when they had praied, they layd their hands on them.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And these they set before the apostles: and while praying they laid upon them the hand.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— These stood before the legates; and when they had prayed, they laid the hand on them.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Whom 3739
{3739} Prime
ὅς
hos
{hos}
Probably a primary word (or perhaps a form of the article G3588); the relative (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that.
they set 2476
{2476} Prime
ἵστημι
histemi
{his'-tay-mee}
A prolonged form of a primary word στάω [[stao]], {stah'-o} (of the same meaning, and used for it in certain tenses); to stand (transitively or intransitively), used in various applications (literally or figuratively).
z5627
<5627> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2138 plus 1 in a variant reading in a footnote
before 1799
{1799} Prime
ἐνώπιον
enopion
{en-o'-pee-on}
Neuter of a compound of G1722 and a derivation of G3700; in the face of (literally or figuratively).
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).
apostles: 652
{0652} Prime
ἀπόστολος
apostolos
{ap-os'-tol-os}
From G0649; a delegate; specifically an ambassador of the Gospel; officially a commissioner of Christ ('apostle'), (with miraculous powers).
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.
when they had prayed, 4336
{4336} Prime
προσεύχομαι
proseuchomai
{pros-yoo'-khom-ahee}
From G4314 and G2172; to pray to God, that is, supplicate, worship.
z5666
<5666> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Middle Deponent (See G5788)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 88
they laid y2007
[2007] Standard
ἐπιτίθημι
epitithemi
{ep-ee-tith'-ay-mee}
From G1909 and G5087; to impose (in a friendly or hostile sense).
z0
<0000> Grammar
The original word in the Greek or Hebrew is translated by more than one word in the English. The English translation is separated by one or more other words from the original.
[their] hands y5495
[5495] Standard
χείρ
cheir
{khire}
Perhaps from the base of G5494 in the sense of its congener the base of G5490 (through the idea of hollowness for grasping); the hand (literally or figuratively [power]; especially [by Hebraism] a means or instrument).
on 2007
{2007} Prime
ἐπιτίθημι
epitithemi
{ep-ee-tith'-ay-mee}
From G1909 and G5087; to impose (in a friendly or hostile sense).
z5656
<5656> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2319
x5495
(5495) Complement
χείρ
cheir
{khire}
Perhaps from the base of G5494 in the sense of its congener the base of G5490 (through the idea of hollowness for grasping); the hand (literally or figuratively [power]; especially [by Hebraism] a means or instrument).
them. 846
{0846} Prime
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Acts 6:6

_ _ when they had prayed, they laid their hands on them — the one proclaiming that all official gifts flowed from the Church’s glorified Head, the other symbolizing the communication of these to the chosen office-bearers through the recognized channels.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Acts 6:1-7.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Acts 6:6

(4) Whom they set before the apostles: and when they had prayed, they (e) laid [their] hands on them.

(4) The ancient Church, with the laying on of hands, as it were consecrated to the Lord those who were lawfully elected.

(e) This ceremony of the laying on of hands came from the Jews, who used this ceremony both in public affairs, and in the offering of sacrifices, and also in private prayers and blessings, as appears in (Genesis 48:13-22); and the Church also observed this ceremony, as is evident from (1 Timothy 5:22; Acts 8:17). However, there is no mention made here either of cream, or shaving, or razing, or crossing, etc.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
when:

Acts 1:24 And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all [men], shew whether of these two thou hast chosen,
Acts 8:17 Then laid they [their] hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost.
Acts 9:17 And Ananias went his way, and entered into the house; and putting his hands on him said, Brother Saul, the Lord, [even] Jesus, that appeared unto thee in the way as thou camest, hath sent me, that thou mightest receive thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost.
Acts 13:3 And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid [their] hands on them, they sent [them] away.
1 Timothy 4:14 Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.
1 Timothy 5:22 Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men's sins: keep thyself pure.
2 Timothy 1:6 Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.
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