And God has set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helpers, administrators, various kinds of tongues.
Obey 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.
Greet all them that have the rule over you, and all the saints. They of Italy greet you.
And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone;
Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;
Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith;
Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially they who labor in the word and doctrine.
And I will come down and talk with you there: and I will take some of the spirit which is upon you, and will put it upon them; and they shall bear the burden of the people with you, that you bear it not yourself alone.
Simon, (whom he also named Peter,) and Andrew his brother, James and John, Philip and Bartholomew,
And how hear we every man in our own tongue, in which we were born?
Now 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, who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.
Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he has purchased with his own blood.
Give none offense, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God:
But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man for profit.
But now has God set the members every one of them in the body, as it has pleased him.
And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
The elders who 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: