Bible verses about "deacons" | Coverdale

Acts 6:1-15

1 In those dayes whan the nombre of the disciples increased, there arose a grudge amoge the Grekes agaynst the Hebrues, because their wyddowes were not loked vpon in the daylie handreachinge. 2 Then the twolue called the multitude of the disciples together, and sayde: It is not mete that we shulde leaue the worde of God, and to serue at the tables. 3 Wherfore brethren, loke out amonge you seue men, that are of honeste reporte, and full of the holy goost and wyssdome, whom we maye appoynte to this nedefull busynes. 4 But we wil geue oure selues vnto prayer, and to the mynistracion of the worde of God. 5 And the sayenge pleased the whole multitude. And they chose Steuen, a man full of fayth and of the holy goost, and Philippe, and Procorus, and Nicanor, and Thimon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas the Proselite of Antioche. 6 These they set before ye Apostles, and they prayed, and layed their handes vpon them. 7 And the worde of God increased, and the nombre of the disciples multiplied greatly at Ierusalem. And there were many prestes also obedient vnto the fayth. 8 Steuen full of faith and power, dyd wonders and greate tokens amonge the people. 9 Then arose there certayne of the synagoge, which is called (the synagoge) of ye Libertynes, & of the Cyrenites, and of the Alexadrines, and of the yt were of Celicia and Asia, & disputed with Steue, 10 and they coulde not resiste the wyssdome and the sprete, out of the which he spake. 11 Then sent they in certayne men, that sayde: We haue herde him speake blasphemous wordes agaynst Moses, and agaynst God. 12 And they moued the people, and the Elders and the scrybes, and came vpon him, & caught him, 13 and brought him before the councell, and set false witnesses there, which sayde: This man ceasseth not to speake blasphemous wordes agaynst this holy place and the lawe. 14 For we herde him saye: Iesus of Nazareth shall destroye this place, and chaunge the ordinaunces which Moses gaue vs. 15 And all they that sat in the councell, loked vpo him and sawe his face as the face of an angell.

Acts 20:28

28 Take hede therfore vnto youre selues, and to all the flocke, amonge the which the holy goost hath set you to be Bishoppes, to fede the congregacion of God, which he hath purchaced thorow his owne bloude.

1 Timothy 3:1-13

1 This is a true sayege: Yf a ma covet ye office of a Bisshoppe, he desyreth a good worke. 2 But a Bisshoppe must be blamelesse, the hussbade of one wife, sober, discrete, manerly, harberous, apte to teach: 3 Not geuen to moch wyne, no fighter, not geuen to filthy lucre: but gentle, abhorrynge stryfe, abhorrynge couetousnes: 4 & one that ruleth his awne house honestly, hauynge obedient children with all honestye. 5 (But yf a man can not rule his owne house, how shal he care for the congregacion of God?) 6 He maye not be a yoge scolar, lest he be puft vp, and fall in to the iudgment of ye euell speaker. 7 He must also haue a good reporte of them which are without, lest he fall in to the rebuke and snare of the euell speaker. 8 Likewyse must the mynisters be honest, not double tonged, not geuen to moch wyne, nether vnto fylthie lucre, 9 but hauynge the mystery of faith in pure conscience. 10 And let them first be proued, and then let them mynister, yf they be blamelesse. 11 Euen so must their wyues be honest, not euell speakers, but sober and faithfull in all thinges. 12 Let the mynisters be, euery one the hussbade of one wyfe, and soch as rule their children well, and their owne housholdes. 13 For they that mynister well, get them selues a good degree and greate libertye in the faith which is in Christ Iesu.

Romans 16:1

1 I commende vnto you Phebe oure sister, which is a mynister of the congregacion of Cenchrea,

1 Timothy 3:8

8 Likewyse must the mynisters be honest, not double tonged, not geuen to moch wyne, nether vnto fylthie lucre,

1 Timothy 3:2

2 But a Bisshoppe must be blamelesse, the hussbade of one wife, sober, discrete, manerly, harberous, apte to teach:

Titus 1:6-9

6 Yf eny be blamelesse, the hussbande of one wife, hauynge faithfull children, which are not slaundred or ryote, nether are dishobedient. 7 For a Bisshoppe must be blamelesse, as the stewarde of God: not wylfull, not angrye, not geuen vnto moch wyne, no fyghter, not gredye of filthye lucre: 8 but harbarous, one that loueth goodnes, sober mynded, righteous, holy, temperate, 9 and soch one as cleueth vnto the true worde of doctryne: that he maye be able to exhorte with wholsome lernynge, & to improue them that saye agaynst it.

John 12:26

26 He that wyl serue me, let him folowe me. And where I am, there shal my seruaunt be also: and he that serueth me, him shal my father honoure.

1 Timothy 3:1-16

1 This is a true sayege: Yf a ma covet ye office of a Bisshoppe, he desyreth a good worke. 2 But a Bisshoppe must be blamelesse, the hussbade of one wife, sober, discrete, manerly, harberous, apte to teach: 3 Not geuen to moch wyne, no fighter, not geuen to filthy lucre: but gentle, abhorrynge stryfe, abhorrynge couetousnes: 4 & one that ruleth his awne house honestly, hauynge obedient children with all honestye. 5 (But yf a man can not rule his owne house, how shal he care for the congregacion of God?) 6 He maye not be a yoge scolar, lest he be puft vp, and fall in to the iudgment of ye euell speaker. 7 He must also haue a good reporte of them which are without, lest he fall in to the rebuke and snare of the euell speaker. 8 Likewyse must the mynisters be honest, not double tonged, not geuen to moch wyne, nether vnto fylthie lucre, 9 but hauynge the mystery of faith in pure conscience. 10 And let them first be proued, and then let them mynister, yf they be blamelesse. 11 Euen so must their wyues be honest, not euell speakers, but sober and faithfull in all thinges. 12 Let the mynisters be, euery one the hussbade of one wyfe, and soch as rule their children well, and their owne housholdes. 13 For they that mynister well, get them selues a good degree and greate libertye in the faith which is in Christ Iesu. 14 These thinges wryte I vnto the, trustinge shortly to come vnto the: 15 but yf I tary loge, that then thou mayest yet haue knowlege, how thou oughtest to behaue thy selfe in Gods house, which is the congregacion of the lyuynge God, the piler and grounde of trueth: 16 and without naye, greate is that mystery of godlynes. God was shewed in the flesh: was iustified in the sprete: was sene of angels: was preached vnto the Heythen: was beleued on in the worlde: was receaued vp in glory.

Philippians 1:1

1 Paul and Timotheus the seruauntes of Iesu Christ. Vnto all the sayntes in Iesu Christ, which are at Philippos, with the Bisshoppes and mynisters.

1 Timothy 3:11

11 Euen so must their wyues be honest, not euell speakers, but sober and faithfull in all thinges. 12 Let the mynisters be, euery one the hussbade of one wyfe, and soch as rule their children well, and their owne housholdes.

Acts 6:1-6

1 In those dayes whan the nombre of the disciples increased, there arose a grudge amoge the Grekes agaynst the Hebrues, because their wyddowes were not loked vpon in the daylie handreachinge. 2 Then the twolue called the multitude of the disciples together, and sayde: It is not mete that we shulde leaue the worde of God, and to serue at the tables. 3 Wherfore brethren, loke out amonge you seue men, that are of honeste reporte, and full of the holy goost and wyssdome, whom we maye appoynte to this nedefull busynes. 4 But we wil geue oure selues vnto prayer, and to the mynistracion of the worde of God. 5 And the sayenge pleased the whole multitude. And they chose Steuen, a man full of fayth and of the holy goost, and Philippe, and Procorus, and Nicanor, and Thimon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas the Proselite of Antioche. 6 These they set before ye Apostles, and they prayed, and layed their handes vpon them.

1 Timothy 3:8-13

8 Likewyse must the mynisters be honest, not double tonged, not geuen to moch wyne, nether vnto fylthie lucre, 9 but hauynge the mystery of faith in pure conscience. 10 And let them first be proued, and then let them mynister, yf they be blamelesse. 11 Euen so must their wyues be honest, not euell speakers, but sober and faithfull in all thinges. 12 Let the mynisters be, euery one the hussbade of one wyfe, and soch as rule their children well, and their owne housholdes. 13 For they that mynister well, get them selues a good degree and greate libertye in the faith which is in Christ Iesu.

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