Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.
The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.
Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks;
And when it was day, he called unto him his disciples: and of them he chose twelve, whom also he named apostles;
Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her.
Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God's elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness;
Even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart; inasmuch as both in my bonds, and in the defence and confirmation of the gospel, ye all are partakers of my grace.
Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.
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:
And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.
And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.
And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men.
Paul, a prisoner of Jesus Christ, and Timothy our brother, unto Philemon our dearly beloved, and fellowlabourer,
And sent Timotheus, our brother, and minister of God, and our fellowlabourer in the gospel of Christ, to establish you, and to comfort you concerning your faith:
He was a burning and a shining light: and ye were willing for a season to rejoice in his light.
And this is the blessing, wherewith Moses the man of God blessed the children of Israel before his death.
But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
Whether any do inquire of Titus, he is my partner and fellowhelper concerning you: or our brethren be inquired of, they are the messengers of the churches, and the glory of Christ.