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Page 41 - Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.
Page 21 - And after the reading of the law and the prophets the rulers of the synagogue sent unto them, saying, Ye men and brethren, if ye have any word of exhortation for the people, say on.
Page 209 - Take you wise men, and understanding, and known among your tribes, and I will make them rulers over you.
Page 52 - The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed...
Page 48 - And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you ; And to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake.
Page 176 - Let the righteous smite me ; it shall be a kindness : and let him reprove me ; it shall be an excellent oil, which shall not break my head: for yet my prayer also shall be in their calamities.
Page 1 - THE catholic or universal church, which is invisible, consists of the whole number of the elect, that have been, are, or shall be gathered into one, under Christ the head thereof; and is the spouse, the body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.
Page 52 - Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being examples to the flock.