Proud member See on 1 Peter 5:2; see on Matthew 2:6. All your content will be saved and you can seamlessly switch devices. 11 And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds[ a] and teachers,[ b] 12 to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, 13 until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood,[ c] to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, You’re already logged in with your Bible Gateway account. Create or log in to your Bible Gateway account. Jeremiah 3:15 And I will give you pastors according to my heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding. And some, pastors - Literally, “shepherds” - ποιμένας poimenascompare Matthew 9:36; Matthew 25:32; Matthew 26:31; Mark 6:34; Mark 14:27; Luke 2:8, Luke 2:15, Luke 2:18, Luke 2:20; John 10:2, John 10:11-12, John 10:14, John 10:16, where it is rendered “shepherd and shepherds;” also Hebrews 13:20; 1 Peter 2:25; in Matthew 26:31; Mark 14:27; Hebrews 13:20; 1 Peter 2:25, it is applied to the Lord Jesus as the great shepherd of the flock - the church. Ephesians 4:11-13 And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, Read verse in English Standard Version ESV Large Print Compact Bible (TruTone Imitation Leather, Brown/Cordovan, Portfolio Design), ESV Family Devotional Bible (TruTone, Brown), Leather, imitation, Brown, ESV Women's Study Bible--soft leather-look, deep brown, ESV Large Print Thinline Bible (TruTone, Turquoise, Emblem Design), ESV Scripture Journal: New Testament Boxed Set of 19, ESV Single-column Journaling Bible, Large Print, Brown Natural Leather, Flap with Strap. and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard... 1 Corinthians 12:28 And God has set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings... Jude 1:17 But, beloved, remember you the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ; Revelation 18:20 Rejoice over her, you heaven, and you holy apostles and prophets; for God has avenged you on her. are all workers of miracles? And he gave some apostles,.... That is, he gave them gifts by which they were qualified to be apostles; who were such as were immediately called by Christ, and had their doctrine from him, and their commission to preach it; and were peculiarly and infallibly guided by the Spirit of God, and had a power to work miracles for the confirmation of their doctrine; and had authority to go everywhere and preach the Gospel, and plant churches, and were not confined to anyone particular place or church; this was the first and chief office in the church, and of an extraordinary kind, and is now ceased; and though the apostles were before Christ's ascension, yet they had not received till then the fulness of the Spirit, and his extraordinary gifts to fit them for their office; nor did they enter upon the discharge of it in its large extent till that time; for they were not only to bear witness of Christ in Jerusalem, in Judea and Samaria, but in the uttermost parts of the earth: and some prophets; by whom are meant, not private members of churches, who may all prophesy or teach in a private way; nor ordinary ministers of the word; but extraordinary ones, who had a peculiar gift of interpreting the Scriptures, the prophecies of the Old Testament, and of foretelling things to come; such were Agabus and others in the church of Antioch, Acts 11:27. and some evangelists; by whom are designed, not so much the writers of the Gospels, as Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, some of which were also apostles; as preachers of the Gospel, and who yet were distinct from the ordinary ministers of it; they were below the apostles, and yet above pastors and teachers; they were the companions of the apostles, and assistants to them, and subserved them in their work; such were Philip, Luke, Titus, Timothy, and others; these were not fixed and stated ministers in anyone place, as the following officers be, but were sent here and there as the apostles thought fit: and some pastors and teachers, or doctors; these may be thought to differ, but not so much on account of the place where they perform their work, the one in the church, the other in the school; nor on account of the different subject of their ministry, the one attending to practical, the other to doctrinal points; but whereas the pastors are the shepherds of the flock, the overseers of it, and the same with the bishops and elders, and the teachers may be the gifted brethren in the church, assistants to the pastors, bare ministers of the word; so the difference lies here, that the one has the oversight, and care, and charge of the church, and the other not; the one can administer all ordinances, the other not; the one is fixed and tied to some certain church, the other not: though I rather think they intend one and the same office, and that the word "teachers" is only explanative of the figurative word "pastors" or shepherds; and the rather because if the apostle had designed distinct officers, he would have used the same form of speaking as before; and have expressed himself thus, "and some pastors, and some teachers"; whereas he does not make such a distribution here as there; though the Syriac version reads this clause distributively as the others; and among the Jews there were the singular men or wise men, and the disciples of the wise men, who were their companions and assistants; and it is asked, "who is a singular man? Ephesians 4:8 Why he said, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts to men.. Ephesians 2:20 And are built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;. The distinguishing features of an apostle were, a commission directly from Christ: being a witness of the resurrection: special inspiration: supreme authority: accrediting by miracles: unlimited commission to preach and to found churches. Acts 21:8 And the next day we that were of Paul's company departed, and came to Caesarea: and we entered into the house of Philip the evangelist... 2 Timothy 4:5 But watch you in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of your ministry. 258ff The office was distinct from that of the “pastor,” the teacher, and the “prophet:” and was manifestly an office in which “preaching” was the main thing. And teachers - see the notes on Romans 12:7. The English Standard Version is published with the permission of Good News Publishers. He is emphatic. 11 And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds[a] and teachers,[b]. of and who is a disciple? Starting your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus is easy. Amen. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? Ephesians 4 English Standard Version (ESV) Unity in the Body of Christ. Salem Media Group. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Creating an account allows you to access more features and content such as: Reading the Bible is rewarding, and these plans make it easy! The evangelist “may” have been one whose main business was “preaching,” and who was not particularly engaged in the “government” of the church. pp. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. 11 And (A)he gave the (B)apostles, the prophets, the (C)evangelists, the (D)shepherds[a] and teachers,[b] 12 (E)to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for (F)building up (G)the body of Christ, 13 until we all attain to (H)the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, (I)to mature manhood,[c] to the measure of the stature of (J)the fullness of Christ. Pastors or shepherds. Go to. The two belong together. ESV My Creative Bible for Girls, Flexcover, Pink, Psalms, ESV Illuminated Scripture Journal, ESV My Creative Bible for Girls, Hardcover, LuxLeather, Pink, ESV Single-column Journaling Bible, Large Print, Brown Natural Leather, Flap with Strap, ESV Student Study Bible, TruTone, Sky Blue with Ivy Design. Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. Don't have an account? 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