Then appointing them presbyters in every city, by prayer with fastings they commended them to the Lord, on whom they had believed.
For this purpose I left thee behind me at Crete, that thou mightest direct the regulations which remained to be executed, and that thou shouldest appoint presbyters in every city, as I charged thee to do:
And now, brethren, I commit you to God and to the word of his grace, which is able to finish the superstructure, and to give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.
So he sent to Ephesus from Miletus, and called the presbyters of the church to attend him.
Is any man sick among you? let him send for the presbyters of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:
And he appointed twelve to be with him, and to send them out to preach:
And Jesus crying with a loud voice, said, Father, into thy hands I commit my spirit: and having said this, he expired.
beginning from his baptism by John, until the day in which he was taken up from us, must there be chosen with us a witness of his resurrection, even one of these.
NOW there were at Antioch, according to the established church, prophets and teachers; such as Barnabas, and Simeon called Niger the black, and Lucius a Cyrenian, and Manaen, Herod the tetrarch's foster-brother, and Saul.
and thence sailed for Antioch, from whence they had been commended to the grace of God for the service which they had performed.
Then when they arrived at Jerusalem, they were cordially received by the church, and the apostles and presbyters, and they related how great things God had done by them.
Then the apostles and presbyters were assembled to consider of this matter.
writing a letter by their hand, in these words: The apostles and presbyters and the brethren, to the brethren from among the Gentiles which are at Antioch, and in Syria, and Cilicia, greeting:
And the Lord cause you to abound and overflow with love one to another, and towards all men, as we also do to you:
Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and our God, and Father, who hath loved us, and given us everlasting consolation, and good hope through grace,
REBUKE not harshly an aged man, but admonish him as a father; the younger men as brethren;
Let the elders who preside properly be counted worthy of double honour, especially those who are laborious in preaching and teaching.
Lay hands hastily on no man, nor share another's sins: keep thyself pure;
For which cause also I suffer these things; but I am not ashamed: for I know on whom I have placed my confidence, and am persuaded that he is mighty to guard my deposit unto the great day.
And the things which thou hast heard of me before many witnesses, these commit to faithful men, who shall be qualified to teach others also.
THE presbyters among you I exhort, who am a co-presbyter and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and a partaker of the glory which shall be revealed:
But the God of all grace, who hath called us to his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, when ye have suffered a little while, himself perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.
THE presbyter to the elect lady and her children, whom I love in the truth; and not I only, but also all who have known the truth: