Nor do I pray for these only, but for them also that shall believe on me through their word.
I have manifested thy name to the men, whom Thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and Thou gavest them to me, and they have kept thy word.
They therefore that received his word with readiness were baptized: and in that same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.
But many of them who heard the word, believed: and the number of the men was about five thousand.
For I shall not go about to speak of any thing, but what Christ hath wrought by me, (to gain the obedience of the Gentiles,) both in word and deed:
but is now manifested, and made known to all nations by the writings of the prophets, according to the appointment of the eternal God,
And therefore He gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers; to qualify holy men for the work of the ministry,