Then 1 Jesus 2 began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer 3 many things and be rejected by the elders, chief priests, and experts in the law, 4 and be killed, and after three days rise again.
When Paul and Barnabas had a major argument and debate 1 with them, the church 2 appointed Paul and Barnabas and some others from among them to go up to meet with 3 the apostles and elders in Jerusalem 4 about this point of disagreement. 5
(Now Laban had two daughters; 1 the older one was named Leah, and the younger one Rachel.
The king responded to the people harshly. He rejected the advice of the older men
Now Elisha was sitting in his house with the community leaders. 1 The king 2 sent a messenger on ahead, but before he arrived, 3 Elisha 4 said to the leaders, 5 “Do you realize this assassin intends to cut off my head?” 6 Look, when the messenger arrives, shut the door and lean against it. His master will certainly be right behind him.” 7
“The elders 1 will listen 2 to you, and then you and the elders of Israel must go to the king of Egypt and tell him, ‘The Lord, the God of the Hebrews, has met 3 with us. So now, let us go 4 three days’ journey into the wilderness, so that we may sacrifice 5 to the Lord our God.’
And the Lord came down in the cloud and spoke to them, and he took some of the Spirit that was on Moses 1 and put it on the seventy elders. When the Spirit rested on them, 2 they prophesied, 3 but did not do so again. 4
So the Moabites said to the elders of Midian, “Now this mass of people 1 will lick up everything around us, as the bull devours the grass of the field. Now Balak son of Zippor was king of the Moabites at this time.
Moreover, he has raised accusations of impropriety by saying, ‘I discovered your daughter was not a virgin,’ but this is the evidence of my daughter’s virginity!” The cloth must then be spread out 1 before the city’s elders.
The people worshiped 1 the Lord throughout Joshua’s lifetime and as long as the elderly men 2 who outlived him remained alive. These men had witnessed 3 all the great things the Lord had done for Israel. 4
The leaders of Gilead said to Jephthah, “That may be true, 1 but now we pledge to you our loyalty. 2 Come with us and fight with the Ammonites. Then you will become the leader 3 of all who live in Gilead.” 4
The elders of Jabesh said to him, “Leave us alone for seven days so that we can send messengers throughout the territory of Israel. If there is no one who can deliver us, we will come out voluntarily to you.”
Saul 1 again replied, “I have sinned. But please honor me before the elders of my people and before Israel. Go back with me so I may worship the Lord your God.”
1 Then Solomon convened in Jerusalem 2 Israel’s elders, all the leaders of the Israelite tribes and families, so they could witness the transferal of the ark of the Lord’s covenant from the city of David (that is, Zion). 3
When all the leaders 1 of Israel came to the king at Hebron, David made an agreement 2 with them in Hebron before the Lord. They anointed 3 David king over Israel, just as the Lord had announced through Samuel. 4
David looked up and saw the Lord’s messenger standing between the earth and sky with his sword drawn and in his hand, stretched out over Jerusalem. David and the leaders, covered with sackcloth, threw themselves down with their faces to the ground. 1
Then Solomon convened Israel’s elders – all the leaders of the Israelite tribes and families – in Jerusalem, 1 so they could witness the transferal of the ark of the covenant of the Lord from the City of David 2 (that is, Zion). 3