Leaders of the people by their counsels, and by their knowledge of learning meet for the people, wise and
eloquent are their instructions:
And Moses chose able men out of all Israel, and made them heads over the people, rulers of thousands,
rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.
1 Timothy 5:1, 17
Rebuke not an elder, but intreat him as a father; and the younger men as brethren; Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.
1 Peter 5:5
Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be
clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.
1 Thessalonians 5:12‐13
12. And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord,
and admonish you;
13. And to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake. And be at peace among yourselves.
Speak, young man, if there be need of thee: and yet scarcely when thou art twice asked. Let thy speech be short, comprehending much in few words; be as one that knoweth and yet holdeth his tongue. If thou be among great men, make not thyself equal with them; and when ancient men are in place, use
not many words.
2 Corinthians 9:6‐7
But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.
When thou wilt do good know to whom thou doest it; so shalt thou be thanked for thy benefits. Do good to the godly man, and thou shalt find a recompence; and if not from him, yet from the most
High.There can no good come to him that is always occupied in evil, nor to him that giveth no alms. Give to the godly man, and help not a sinner.
For wisdom is a defence, and money is a defence: but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom giveth
life to them that have it.
A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.
Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold, And laid them down at the apostles' feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he