THE HOLY BIBLE Authorized King James

Acts (Author Luke)

11:29Then the disciples, every man according to his ability, determined to send relief unto the brethren which dwelt in Judaea:

11:30Which also they did, and sent it to the elders by the hands of Barnabas and Saul.

14:23And when they had ordained them elders in every church, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, on whom they believed.

15:1And certain men which came down from Judaea taught the brethren, and said, Except ye be circumcised after the manner of Moses, ye cannot be saved.

15:2When therefore Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and disputation with them, they determined that Paul and Barnabas, and certain other of them, should go up to Jerusalem unto the apostles and elders about this question.

15:3And being brought on their way by the church, they passed through Phenice and Samaria, declaring the conversion of the Gentiles: and they caused great joy unto all the brethren.

15:4And when they were come to Jerusalem, they were received of the church, and of the apostles and elders, and they declared all things that God had done with them.

15:5But there rose up certain of the sect of the Pharisees which believed, saying, That it was needful to circumcise them, and to command them to keep the law of Moses.

15:6And the apostles and elders came together for to consider of this matter.

15:7And when there had been much disputing, Peter rose up, and said unto them, Men and brethren, ye know how that a good while ago God made choice among us, that the Gentiles by my mouth should hear the word of the gospel, and believe.

15:8And God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us;

15:9And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.

15:10Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?

15:11But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they.

15:12Then all the multitude kept silence, and gave audience to Barnabas and Paul, declaring what miracles and wonders God had wrought among the Gentiles by them.

15:13And after they had held their peace, James answered, saying, Men and brethren, hearken unto me:

15:14Simeon hath declared how God at the first did visit the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name.

15:15And to this agree the words of the prophets; as it is written,

15:16After this I will return, and will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up:

15:17That the residue of men might seek after the Lord, and all the Gentiles, upon whom my name is called, saith the Lord, who doeth all these things.

15:18Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world.

15:19Wherefore my sentence is, that we trouble not them, which from among the Gentiles are turned to God:

15:20But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood.

15:21For Moses of old time hath in every city them that preach him, being read in the synagogues every sabbath day.

15:22Then pleased it the apostles and elders, with the whole church, to send chosen men of their own company to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas; namely, Judas surnamed Barsabas, and Silas, chief men among the brethren:

15:23And they wrote letters by them after this manner; The apostles and elders and brethren send greeting unto the brethren which are of the Gentiles in Antioch and Syria and Cilicia:

15:24Forasmuch as we have heard, that certain which went out from us have troubled you with words, subverting your souls, saying, Ye must be circumcised, and keep the law: to whom we gave no such commandment:

15:25It seemed good unto us, being assembled with one accord, to send chosen men unto you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul,

15:26Men that have hazarded their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

15:27We have sent therefore Judas and Silas, who shall also tell you the same things by mouth.

15:28For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things;

15:29That ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication: from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well.

15:30So when they were dismissed, they came to Antioch: and when they had gathered the multitude together, they delivered the epistle:

15:31Which when they had read, they rejoiced for the consolation.

15:32And Judas and Silas, being prophets also themselves, exhorted the brethren with many words, and confirmed them.

15:33And after they had tarried there a space, they were let go in peace from the brethren unto the apostles.

15:34Notwithstanding it pleased Silas to abide there still.

15:35Paul also and Barnabas continued in Antioch, teaching and preaching the word of the Lord, with many others also.

16:4And as they went through the cities, they delivered them the decrees for to keep, that were ordained of the apostles and elders which were at Jerusalem.

16:5And so were the churches established in the faith, and increased in number daily.

20:17And from Miletus he sent to Ephesus, and called the elders of the church.

20:28Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.

20:29For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.

20:30Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.

20:31Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.

20:32And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.

21:18And the day following Paul went in with us unto James; and all the elders were present.

1 Timothy (Author Paul)

4:14Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.

5:17Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.

5:18For the scripture saith, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn. And, The labourer is worthy of his reward.

5:19Against an elder receive not an accusation, but before two or three witnesses.

Titus (Author Paul)

1:5For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee:

1:6If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly.

1:7For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre;

1:8But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate;

1:9Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.

Hebrews (Author Paul)

11:2For by it the elders obtained a good report.

James (Author James)

5:14Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:

5:15And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.

1 Peter (Author Peter)

5:1The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed:

5:2Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;

5:3Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.

5:4And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.

5:5Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.

2 John (Author John)

1:1The elder unto the elect lady and her children, whom I love in the truth; and not I only, but also all they that have known the truth;

3 John (Author John)

1:1The elder unto the wellbeloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth.



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