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New Testament Names for Elders

New Testament Names for Elders
Elder = Overseer, Bishop, Pastor, Shepard, Presbyter

Titus 1:5-7   


Elder = Bishop

1 Peter 5:2-4


Elder = Shepard and Overseer

Acts 20:28


Elder = Shepard and Overseer

1Timothy 4:14


Elder = Presbyter KJV

Ephesians 4:11

Elder = Pastor = Shepard (from the Greek "poimaino”)




Titus 1:5-7 – "For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee:  If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly. For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre.”


1 Peter 5: 2-4 – "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 ensamples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.”


Acts 20:28 – "Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.”


1 Timothy 4:14 – "Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery


Ephesians 4:11 – "And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers.”
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