'Elder' in the Bible
Then Rebekah took some garments that belonged to her elder son Esau the best ones available and put them on her younger son Jacob.
But Rehoboam ignored the counsel that his elder advisors had given him. Instead, he consulted the younger men who had grown up with him and who worked for him.
But Rehoboam ignored the counsel that his elder advisors had given him. Instead, he consulted the younger men who had grown up with him and worked for him.
the mighty man and the warrior, the judge and the prophet, the fortune-teller and the elder,
the elder and the dignitary is the head, and the prophet who teaches lies is the tail.
"Your mother was a Hittite and your father was an Amorite. Your elder sister was Samaria. She and her daughters lived in the north, while your younger sister who lived in the south with her daughters was Sodom.
Then you'll remember your behavior and be ashamed when you greet your sisters your elder sister and your younger sister. I'll give them to you as daughters, but not on account of my covenant with you.
This is a trustworthy saying: The one who would an elder be, a noble task desires he.
Therefore, an elder must be blameless, the husband of one wife, stable, sensible, respectable, hospitable to strangers, and teachable.
Do not accept an accusation against an elder unless it is supported "by two or three witnesses."
An elder must be blameless. He must be the husband of one wife and have children who are believers and who are not accused of having wild lifestyles or of being rebellious.
Therefore, as a fellow elder, a witness of the Messiah's sufferings, and one who shares in the glory to be revealed, I appeal to the elders among you:
From:aThe Elder To: The chosen lady and her children, whom I genuinely love, and not only I but also all who know the truth,