Acts 14:23

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And when they had ordeined them Elders in euery Church, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, on whom they beleeued.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

When they had appointed elders for them in every church, having prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord in whom they had believed.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And when they had made selection of some to be rulers in every church, and had given themselves to prayer and kept themselves from food, they put them into the care of the Lord in whom they had faith.
- Basic English Bible

And having chosen them elders in each assembly, having prayed with fastings, they committed them to the Lord, on whom they had believed.
- Darby Bible

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.
- Webster's Bible

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.
- Weymouth Bible

When they had appointed elders for them in every assembly, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, on whom they had believed.
- World English Bible

And thei passiden Persidie, and camen to Pamfilie;
- Wycliffe Bible

and having appointed to them by vote elders in every assembly, having prayed with fastings, they commended them to the Lord in whom they had believed.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 14:23


14:23 When they had ordained them presbyters in every Church - Out of those who were themselves but newly converted. So soon can God enable even a babe in Christ to build up others in the common faith: they commended them to the Lord - An expression implying faith in Christ, as well as love to the brethren.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 14:23


Ac 14:23 And when they had ordained them elders. Observe (1) that elders were not appointed as soon as the churches were planted; time must be taken so as to know what men were fitted for the office; (2) that elders were not appointed to preside over a district, but "in every church"; (3) that there was a plurality; (4) that they were set apart with fasting, prayer, and imposition of hands. It is not here stated who selected the men, but from Ac 6:6 we would infer that they were chosen by the church under the advice of the apostles.

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