Lay hands hastily on no man, neither be partaker of other men's sins: keep yourself pure.
And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
And let these also first be tested; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless.
Whom they set before the apostles: and when they had prayed, they laid their hands on them.
Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil.
Neglect not the gift that is in you, which was given you through prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.
And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.
And when they opposed themselves, and blasphemed, he shook his clothes, and said unto them, Your blood be upon your own heads; I am clean: from henceforth I will go unto the Gentiles.
Let no man despise your youth; but be an example of the believers, in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity.
Therefore I remind you that you stir up the gift of God, which is in you by the laying on of my hands.
And the things that you have heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.
For this cause I left you in Crete, that you should set in order the things that are lacking, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed you:
Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.