17:8If there arise a matter too hard for thee in judgment, between blood and blood, between plea and plea, and between stroke and stroke, being matters of controversy within thy gates: then shalt thou arise, and get thee up into the place which the LORD thy God shall choose;
17:9And thou shalt come unto the priests the Levites, and unto the judge that shall be in those days, and enquire; and they shall shew thee the sentence of judgment:
17:10And thou shalt do according to the sentence, which they of that place which the LORD shall choose shall shew thee; and thou shalt observe to do according to all that they inform thee:
17:11According to the sentence of the law which they shall teach thee, and according to the judgment which they shall tell thee, thou shalt do: thou shalt not decline from the sentence which they shall shew thee, to the right hand, nor to the left.
17:12And the man that will do presumptuously, and will not hearken unto the priest that standeth to minister there before the LORD thy God, or unto the judge, even that man shall die: and thou shalt put away the evil from Israel.
17:13And all the people shall hear, and fear, and do no more presumptuously.
16:19And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
9:46Then there arose a reasoning among them, which of them should be greatest.
9:47And Jesus, perceiving the thought of their heart, took a child, and set him by him,
9:48And said unto them, Whosoever shall receive this child in my name receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me receiveth him that sent me: for he that is least among you all, the same shall be great.
22:24And there was also a strife among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest.
22:25And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors.
22:26But ye shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve.
22:27For whether is greater, he that sitteth at meat, or he that serveth? is not he that sitteth at meat? but I am among you as he that serveth.
22:28Ye are they which have continued with me in my temptations.
22:29And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me;
22:30That ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
20:23Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.
1:15And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said, (the number of names together were about an hundred and twenty,)
1:23And they appointed two, Joseph called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias.
1:24And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen,
1:25That he may take part of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place.
1:26And they gave forth their lots; and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.
6:2Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples unto them, and said, It is not reason that we should leave the word of God, and serve tables.
6:3Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.
6:5And the saying pleased the whole multitude: and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas a proselyte of Antioch:
6:6Whom they set before the apostles: and when they had prayed, they laid their hands on them.
11:22Then tidings of these things came unto the ears of the church which was in Jerusalem: and they sent forth Barnabas, that he should go as far as Antioch.
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.
13:1Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.
13:3And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.
13:5And when they were at Salamis, they preached the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews: and they had also John to their minister.
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.
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.
7:17But as God hath distributed to every man, as the Lord hath called every one, so let him walk. And so ordain I in all churches.
11:2Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you.
11:33Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, tarry one for another.
11:34And if any man hunger, let him eat at home; that ye come not together unto condemnation. And the rest will I set in order when I come.
12:5And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.
12:28And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.
14:26How is it then, brethren? when ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying.
14:33For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.
14:40Let all things be done decently and in order.
16:3And when I come, whomsoever ye shall approve by your letters, them will I send to bring your liberality unto Jerusalem.
16:16That ye submit yourselves unto such, and to every one that helpeth with us, and laboureth.
2:2For if I make you sorry, who is he then that maketh me glad, but the same which is made sorry by me?
2:3And I wrote this same unto you, lest, when I came, I should have sorrow from them of whom I ought to rejoice; having confidence in you all, that my joy is the joy of you all.
2:4For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote unto you with many tears; not that ye should be grieved, but that ye might know the love which I have more abundantly unto you.
2:5But if any have caused grief, he hath not grieved me, but in part: that I may not overcharge you all.
2:6Sufficient to such a man is this punishment, which was inflicted of many.
2:7So that contrariwise ye ought rather to forgive him, and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one should be swallowed up with overmuch sorrow.
2:8Wherefore I beseech you that ye would confirm your love toward him.
2:9For to this end also did I write, that I might know the proof of you, whether ye be obedient in all things.
2:10To whom ye forgive any thing, I forgive also: for if I forgave any thing, to whom I forgave it, for your sakes forgave I it in the person of Christ;
2:11Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.
2:9And when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship; that we should go unto the heathen, and they unto the circumcision.
2:10Only they would that we should remember the poor; the same which I also was forward to do.
4:11And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
4:12For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
1:1Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus which are at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons:
3:1This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.
3:2A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;
3:3Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;
3:4One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;
3:5(For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)
3:6Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil.
3:7Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.
3:8Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;
3:9Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.
3:10And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless.
3:11Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.
3:12Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.
3:13For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.
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.
5:1Rebuke not an elder, but intreat him as a father; and the younger men as brethren;
5:22Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men's sins: keep thyself pure.
1:6Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.
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:
13:17Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.
13:24Salute all them that have the rule over you, and all the saints. They of Italy salute you.
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.
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.
1:9I wrote unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, receiveth us not.
1:10Wherefore, if I come, I will remember his deeds which he doeth, prating against us with malicious words: and not content therewith, neither doth he himself receive the brethren, and forbiddeth them that would, and casteth them out of the church.
1:22And of some have compassion, making a difference:
1:23And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.