Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.
And when the brethren knew it, they brought him down to Caesarea, and sent him forth to Tarsus.
and they wrote thus by them, The apostles and the elders, brethren, unto the brethren who are of the Gentiles in Antioch and Syria and Cilicia, greeting:
But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your teacher, and all ye are brethren.
1 John 3:14
We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not abideth in death.
Of the men therefore that have companied with us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and went out among us,
And Jehovah said unto Moses, Gather unto me seventy men of the elders of Israel, whom thou knowest to be the elders of the people, and officers over them; and bring them unto the tent of meeting, that they may stand there with thee.
Take you wise men, and understanding, and known, according to your tribes, and I will make them heads over you.
1 Corinthians 16:3
And when I arrive, whomsoever ye shall approve, them will I send with letters to carry your bounty unto Jerusalem:
2 Corinthians 8:19
and not only so, but who was also appointed by the churches to travel with us in the matter of this grace, which is ministered by us to the glory of the Lord, and to show our readiness:
whom they set before the apostles: and when they had prayed, they laid their hands upon them.
And as they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them.
1 Timothy 3:8
Deacons in like manner must be grave, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;