Elder – presbuteros – [4245]

Pronounced: pres-boo'-ter-os

Comparative of presbus (elderly); older; as noun, a senior; specifically an Israelite Sanhedrist (also figuratively, member of the celestial council) or Christian elder. “Presbyter” is merely a transliteration, the Greek word brought forward into English and “priest” is a contraction of “presbyter.”

Occurs 67 times in 67 verses.


Exhaustive List of Scriptures That Contain This Word:

Entries following the reference are those used in the New Testament - Greek/English/Strong’s Interlinear.

Scriptures Entered
  1. 3 Jn. 1 – elder
Scriptures Not Entered
  1. Mt. 15:2
  2. Mt. 16:21
  3. Mt. 21:23
  4. Mt. 26:3
  5. Mt. 26:47
  6. Mt. 26:57
  7. Mt. 26:59
  8. Mt. 27:1
  9. Mt. 27:3
  10. Mt. 27:12
  11. Mt. 27:20
  12. Mt. 27:41
  13. Mt. 28:12
  14. Mk. 7:3
  15. Mk. 7:5
  16. Mk. 8:31
  17. Mk. 11:27
  18. Mk. 14:43
  19. Mk. 14:53
  20. Mk. 15:1
  21. Lk. 7:3
  22. Lk. 9:22
  23. Lk. 15:25
  24. Lk. 20:1
  25. Lk. 22:52
  26. Jn. 8:9
  27. Acts 2:17
  28. Acts 4:5
  29. Acts 4:8
  30. Acts 4:23
  31. Acts 6:12
  32. Acts 11:30
  33. Acts 14:23
  34. Acts 15:2
  35. Acts 15:4
  36. Acts 15:6
  37. Acts 15:22
  38. Acts 15:23
  39. Acts 16:4
  40. Acts 20:17
  41. Acts 21:18
  42. Acts 23:14
  43. Acts 24:1
  44. Acts 25:15
  45. 1 Tim. 5:1
  46. 1 Tim. 5:2
  47. 1 Tim. 5:17
  48. 1 Tim. 5:19
  49. Tit. 1:5
  50. Heb. 11:2
  51. Jas. 5:14
  52. 1 Pet. 5:1
  53. 1 Pet. 5:5
  54. 2 Jn. 1
  55. Rev. 4:4
  56. Rev. 4:10
  57. Rev. 5:5
  58. Rev. 5:6
  59. Rev. 5:8
  60. Rev. 5:11
  61. Rev. 5:14
  62. Rev. 7:11
  63. Rev. 7:13
  64. Rev. 11:16
  65. Rev. 14:3
  66. Rev. 19:4

Articles That Discuss This Word

  1. The Call for Unity - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) The call for unity that is sounding forth from so many among professed followers of Christ today is genuine – but it is dangerous.

  2. Carnal Followers and Lawless “Theologians” - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) If we are to come out of lawless churchianity, we must first recognize the hidden sin of the leaders and spiritual fathers who contributed to the making of it.

  3. Ephesians: Paul’s Time Capsule - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) Some Bible scholars insist that Ephesians is merely a general letter for all believers - others question the authenticity of Paul’s authorship because Paul’s usual inclusion of eschatology (the study of prophesied end-times events) is absent. What is the real story and why is it so vitally important for us to understand Paul’s intent today?

  4. Error and Deception - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) The phrase “the error of Balaam” opens up what God has to say to those who live in the days of deception prior to His return.

  5. Followers After Themselves Bible Bullet: Acts 20:30 - Neil Girrard Our spiritual ignorance, as well as our ignorance of church history, causes us to fail to see how precisely this prophetic statement was – and still is being - fulfilled.

  6. Furthering the Kingdom - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) Practical steps toward seeing the kingdom of God established among us.

  7. A Game of Words - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) Words are the transportation device of the enemy of our souls and most Christians don’t know how successful he’s been at robbing us of our heritage in Christ.

  8. Many Deceptions and The Lie - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) How do we reconcile the difference between the many New Testament prophecies that speak of a plurality, even a multiplicity, of deceptions with Paul’s reference to a single lie that carries severe, eternal consequences for those who come under its power?

  9. The Mother of Abominations - Neil Girrard “Mystery Babylon” encompasses more than most people realize.

  10. Our Heavenly Calling in Christ - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) Our heavenly calling in Christ requires a balance of deeper and more accurate knowledge of exactly what God has done for and given to us accompanied by our diligent obedience and spiritually mature attentiveness to the responsibilities He has placed upon us.

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