Do not be hasty in the laying on of hands, and do not share in the sins of others; keep yourself pure.
They must also first be tested; and then if they are beyond reproach, let them serve as deacons.
These they set before the apostles, and they prayed and laid their hands on them.
He must not be a recent convert, or he may become conceited and fall into the same condemnation as the devil.
Do not neglect the gift you have, which was given you through prophetic utterance when the council of elders laid their hands on you.
Then after they had fasted and prayed, they laid their hands on them and sent them off.
But when they opposed him and blasphemed, he shook out his garments and said to them, "Your blood be on your own heads! I am clean. From now on I will go to the Gentiles."
Let no one look down on your youth, but set the believers an example in speech and conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.
For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands.
And the things you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.
For this reason I left you in Crete, that you might straighten out what was left unfinished, and appoint elders in every town as I directed you,
with instruction about baptisms, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment.