'Elder' in the Bible
To Shem, the father of all the children of Eber, the elder brother of Japheth, to him also were children born.
Abraham said to his servant, the elder of his house, who ruled over all that he had, "Please put your hand under my thigh.
Yahweh said to her, "Two nations are in your womb. Two peoples will be separated from your body. The one people will be stronger than the other people. The elder will serve the younger."
It happened, that when Isaac was old, and his eyes were dim, so that he could not see, he called Esau his elder son, and said to him, "My son?" He said to him, "Here I am."
Rebekah took the good clothes of Esau, her elder son, which were with her in the house, and put them on Jacob, her younger son.
The words of Esau, her elder son, were told to Rebekah. She sent and called Jacob, her younger son, and said to him, "Behold, your brother Esau comforts himself about you by planning to kill you.
Laban had two daughters. The name of the elder was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel.
Saul said to David, "Behold, my elder daughter Merab, I will give her to you as wife. Only be valiant for me, and fight Yahweh's battles." For Saul said, "Don't let my hand be on him, but let the hand of the Philistines be on him."
King Solomon answered his mother, "Why do you ask Abishag the Shunammite for Adonijah? Ask for him the kingdom also; for he is my elder brother; even for him, and for Abiathar the priest, and for Joab the son of Zeruiah."
With us are both the gray-headed and the very aged men, much elder than your father.
Now Elihu had waited to speak to Job, because they were elder than he.
the mighty man, the man of war, the judge, the prophet, the diviner, the elder,
The elder and the honorable man is the head, and the prophet who teaches lies is the tail.
Your elder sister is Samaria, who dwells at your left hand, she and her daughters; and your younger sister, who dwells at your right hand, is Sodom and her daughters.
Then you shall remember your ways, and be ashamed, when you shall receive your sisters, your elder [sisters] and your younger; and I will give them to you for daughters, but not by your covenant.
The names of them were Oholah the elder, and Oholibah her sister: and they became mine, and they bore sons and daughters. As for their names, Samaria is Oholah, and Jerusalem Oholibah.
"Now his elder son was in the field. As he came near to the house, he heard music and dancing.
it was said to her, "The elder will serve the younger."
the elder women as mothers; the younger as sisters, in all purity.
Don't receive an accusation against an elder, except at the word of two or three witnesses.
I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and who will also share in the glory that will be revealed.
Likewise, you younger ones, be subject to the elder. Yes, all of you clothe yourselves with humility, to subject yourselves to one another; for "God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble."
The elder, to the chosen lady and her children, whom I love in truth; and not I only, but also all those who know the truth;