THE HOLY BIBLE Authorized King James

Exodus (Author Moses)

28:1And take thou unto thee Aaron thy brother, and his sons with him, from among the children of Israel, that he may minister unto me in the priest's office, even Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, Aaron's sons.

Numbers (Author Moses)

3:5And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

3:6Bring the tribe of Levi near, and present them before Aaron the priest, that they may minister unto him.

3:7And they shall keep his charge, and the charge of the whole congregation before the tabernacle of the congregation, to do the service of the tabernacle.

3:8And they shall keep all the instruments of the tabernacle of the congregation, and the charge of the children of Israel, to do the service of the tabernacle.

3:9And thou shalt give the Levites unto Aaron and to his sons: they are wholly given unto him out of the children of Israel.

3:10And thou shalt appoint Aaron and his sons, and they shall wait on their priest's office: and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death.

3:11And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

3:12And I, behold, I have taken the Levites from among the children of Israel instead of all the firstborn that openeth the matrix among the children of Israel: therefore the Levites shall be mine;

3:13Because all the firstborn are mine; for on the day that I smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt I hallowed unto me all the firstborn in Israel, both man and beast: mine shall they be: I am the LORD.

1 Samuel (Author Compiled by Isaiah from records of Samuel, David, Nathan, and Gad.)

3:4That the LORD called Samuel: and he answered, Here am I.

3:5And he ran unto Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou calledst me. And he said, I called not; lie down again. And he went and lay down.

3:6And the LORD called yet again, Samuel. And Samuel arose and went to Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou didst call me. And he answered, I called not, my son; lie down again.

3:7Now Samuel did not yet know the LORD, neither was the word of the LORD yet revealed unto him.

3:8And the LORD called Samuel again the third time. And he arose and went to Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou didst call me. And Eli perceived that the LORD had called the child.

3:9Therefore Eli said unto Samuel, Go, lie down: and it shall be, if he call thee, that thou shalt say, Speak, LORD; for thy servant heareth. So Samuel went and lay down in his place.

3:10And the LORD came, and stood, and called as at other times, Samuel, Samuel. Then Samuel answered, Speak; for thy servant heareth.

1 Kings (Author Compiled by Isaiah and Jeremiah from records of Nathan, Gad, Iddo, Ahijah, Jehu and others.)

19:16And Jehu the son of Nimshi shalt thou anoint to be king over Israel: and Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abelmeholah shalt thou anoint to be prophet in thy room.

19:19So he departed thence, and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen before him, and he with the twelfth: and Elijah passed by him, and cast his mantle upon him.

1 Chronicles (Author Compiled by Isaiah and Ezra from records of Nathan, Gad, Iddo, Ahijah, Jehu and others.)

23:13The sons of Amram; Aaron and Moses: and Aaron was separated, that he should sanctify the most holy things, he and his sons for ever, to burn incense before the LORD, to minister unto him, and to bless in his name for ever.

Isaiah (Author Isaiah)

6:8Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.

6:9And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not.

6:10Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.

Jeremiah (Author Jeremiah)

1:5Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.

Amos (Author Amos)

2:11And I raised up of your sons for prophets, and of your young men for Nazarites. Is it not even thus, O ye children of Israel? saith the LORD.

Jonah (Author Jonah)

1:1Now the word of the LORD came unto Jonah the son of Amittai, saying,

1:2Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against it; for their wickedness is come up before me.

3:1And the word of the LORD came unto Jonah the second time, saying,

3:2Arise, go unto Nineveh, that great city, and preach unto it the preaching that I bid thee.

Matthew (Author Matthew)

4:18And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.

4:19And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.

4:20And they straightway left their nets, and followed him.

4:21And going on from thence, he saw other two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them.

4:22And they immediately left the ship and their father, and followed him.

9:9And as Jesus passed forth from thence, he saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he saith unto him, Follow me. And he arose, and followed him.

Mark (Author John Mark)

1:17And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men.

1:18And straightway they forsook their nets, and followed him.

1:19And when he had gone a little further thence, he saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who also were in the ship mending their nets.

1:20And straightway he called them: and they left their father Zebedee in the ship with the hired servants, and went after him.

2:14And as he passed by, he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the receipt of custom, and said unto him, Follow me. And he arose and followed him.

Luke (Author Luke)

10:1After these things the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself would come.

10:2Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest.

John (Author John)

1:43The day following Jesus would go forth into Galilee, and findeth Philip, and saith unto him, Follow me.

Acts (Author Luke)

13:2As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them.

13:3And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.

20:24But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.

22:12And one Ananias, a devout man according to the law, having a good report of all the Jews which dwelt there,

22:13Came unto me, and stood, and said unto me, Brother Saul, receive thy sight. And the same hour I looked up upon him.

22:14And he said, The God of our fathers hath chosen thee, that thou shouldest know his will, and see that Just One, and shouldest hear the voice of his mouth.

22:15For thou shalt be his witness unto all men of what thou hast seen and heard.

26:14And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking unto me, and saying in the Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.

26:15And I said, Who art thou, Lord? And he said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest.

26:16But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee;

26:17Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee,

26:18To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.

Romans (Author Paul)

1:1Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God,

10:14How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?

10:15And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!

1 Corinthians (Author Paul)

1:1Paul, called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother,

1:27But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;

1:28And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:

9:16For 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!

9:17For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation of the gospel is committed unto me.

9:18What is my reward then? Verily that, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel of Christ without charge, that I abuse not my power in the gospel.

9:19For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more.

2 Corinthians (Author Paul)

1:1Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, unto the church of God which is at Corinth, with all the saints which are in all Achaia:

5:18And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;

5:19To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.

5:20Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.

Galatians (Author Paul)

1:15But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace,

1:16To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood:

Ephesians (Author Paul)

3:7Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power.

3:8Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ;

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:

Colossians (Author Paul)

1:1Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timotheus our brother,

1:25Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God;

1:26Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:

1:27To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:

1:28Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:

1:29Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily.

4:17And say to Archippus, Take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in the Lord, that thou fulfil it.

1 Timothy (Author Paul)

1:12And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry;

1:13Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.

1:14And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.

2:7Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not;) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity.

2 Timothy (Author Paul)

1:11Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles.

Titus (Author Paul)

1:3But hath in due times manifested his word through preaching, which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our Saviour;

Hebrews (Author Paul)

5:4And no man taketh this honour unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron.



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