'Elder' in the Bible
And to Shem to him also were sons born; he is the father of all the sons of Eber, the brother of Japheth the elder.
And Jehovah said to her, Two nations are in thy womb, And two peoples shall be separated from thy bowels; And one people shall be stronger than the other people, And the elder shall serve the younger.
And it came to pass when Isaac had become old, and his eyes were dim so that he could not see, that he called Esau his elder son, and said to him, My son! And he said to him, Here am I.
And Rebecca took the clothes of her elder son Esau, the costly ones which were with her in the house, and put them on Jacob her younger son;
And the words of Esau her elder son were told to Rebecca. And she sent and called Jacob her younger son, and said to him, Behold, thy brother Esau, as touching thee, comforts himself that he will kill thee.
And Laban had two daughters: the name of the elder was Leah, and the name of the younger, Rachel.
And king Solomon answered and said to his mother, And why dost thou ask Abishag the Shunammite for Adonijah? ask for him the kingdom also; for he is mine elder brother; even for him, and for Abiathar the priest, and for Joab the son of Zeruiah.
And the inhabitants of Jerusalem made Ahaziah his youngest son king in his stead; for the band of men that came in the camp with the Arabians had slain all the elder ones. And Ahaziah the son of Jehoram king of Judah reigned.
the mighty man and the man of war, the judge and the prophet, and the diviner and the elder,
And the people shall be oppressed one by the other, and each by his neighbour; the child will be insolent against the elder, and the base against the honourable.
And thine elder sister is Samaria that dwelleth at thy left hand, she and her daughters; and thy younger sister, that dwelleth at thy right hand, is Sodom and her daughters.
And their names were Oholah the elder, and Oholibah her sister; and they were mine, and they bore sons and daughters. As for their names: Samaria is Oholah, and Jerusalem Oholibah.
And his elder son was in the field; and as, coming up, he drew nigh to the house, he heard music and dancing.
But they, having heard that, went out one by one beginning from the elder ones until the last; and Jesus was left alone and the woman standing there.
Rebuke not an elder sharply, but exhort him as a father, younger men as brethren,
elder women as mothers, younger women as sisters, with all purity.
Against an elder receive not an accusation unless where there are two or three witnesses.
that the elder men be sober, grave, discreet, sound in faith, in love, in patience;
that the elder women in like manner be in deportment as becoming those who have to say to sacred things, not slanderers, not enslaved to much wine, teachers of what is right;
Likewise ye younger, be subject to the elder, and all of you bind on humility towards one another; for God sets himself against the proud, but to the humble gives grace.
The elder to the elect lady and her children, whom I love in truth, and not I only but also all who have known the truth,