Acts 14:23
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English Standard Version
And when they had appointed elders for them in every church, with prayer and fasting they committed them to the Lord in whom they had believed.

King James Bible
And when they had ordained them elders in every church, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, on whom they believed.

American Standard Version
And when they had appointed for them elders in every church, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, on whom they had believed.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when they had ordained to them priests in every church, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, in whom they believed.

English Revised Version
And when they had appointed for them elders in every church, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, on whom they had believed.

Webster's Bible Translation
And when they had ordained for them elders in every church, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, on whom they believed.

Weymouth New Testament
And in every Church, after prayer and fasting, they selected Elders by show of hands, and commended them to the Lord on whom their faith rested.

Acts 14:23 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Ordained (χειροτονήσαντες)

Only here and 2 Corinthians 8:19. Rev., more correctly, appointed. The meaning ordain is later. See on Acts 10:41.

Elders (πρεσβυτέρους)

For the general superintendence of the church. The word is synonymous with ἐπίσκοποι, overseers or bishops (see on visitation, 1 Peter 2:12). Those who are called elders, in speaking of Jewish communities, are called bishops, in speaking of Gentile communities. Hence the latter term prevails in Paul's epistles.

Commended (παρέθεντο)

See on set before, Luke 9:16; and commit, 1 Peter 4:19.

Acts 14:23 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

they had.

Acts 1:22 Beginning from the baptism of John, to that same day that he was taken up from us...

Mark 3:14 And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach,

1 Timothy 5:22 Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men's sins: keep yourself pure.

2 Timothy 2:2 And the things that you have heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit you to faithful men...

Titus 1:5 For this cause left I you in Crete, that you should set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city...

elders.

Acts 11:30 Which also they did, and sent it to the elders by the hands of Barnabas and Saul.

Acts 15:4,6,23 And when they were come to Jerusalem, they were received of the church, and of the apostles and elders...

Acts 20:17 And from Miletus he sent to Ephesus, and called the elders of the church.

1 Timothy 5:1,17-19 Rebuke not an elder, but entreat him as a father; and the younger men as brothers...

James 5:14 Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him...

1 Peter 5:1 The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ...

2 John 1:1 The elder to the elect lady and her children, whom I love in the truth; and not I only, but also all they that have known the truth;

3 John 1:1 The elder to the well beloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth.

and had.

Acts 13:1-3 Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger...

they commended.

Acts 14:26 And there sailed to Antioch, from where they had been recommended to the grace of God for the work which they fulfilled.

Acts 20:32 And now, brothers, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up...

Luke 23:46 And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into your hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus...

1 Thessalonians 3:12,13 And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you...

2 Thessalonians 2:16,17 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which has loved us...

2 Timothy 1:12 For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed...

1 Peter 5:10 But the God of all grace, who has called us to his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that you have suffered a while, make you perfect...

Cross References
Luke 2:37
and then as a widow until she was eighty-four. She did not depart from the temple, worshiping with fasting and prayer night and day.

Acts 1:24
And they prayed and said, "You, Lord, who know the hearts of all, show which one of these two you have chosen

Acts 11:30
And they did so, sending it to the elders by the hand of Barnabas and Saul.

Acts 13:3
Then after fasting and praying they laid their hands on them and sent them off.

Acts 20:32
And now I commend you to God and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified.

2 Corinthians 8:19
And not only that, but he has been appointed by the churches to travel with us as we carry out this act of grace that is being ministered by us, for the glory of the Lord himself and to show our good will.

Titus 1:5
This is why I left you in Crete, so that you might put what remained into order, and appoint elders in every town as I directed you--

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