Ephesians 4:11–12; 2 Timothy 2:2; Colossians 1:28–29; 1 Peter 4:10–11; Exodus 18:21; Proverbs 9:9; Proverbs 27:17; Luke 6:39–40

11 And mhe gave the napostles, the prophets, the oevangelists, the pshepherds1 and teachers,2 12 qto equip the saints for the work of ministry, for rbuilding up sthe body of Christ,


and ywhat you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses zentrust to faithful men,1 awho will be able to teach others also.


28 Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that twe may present everyone umature in Christ. 29 For this vI toil, wstruggling xwith all his energy that he powerfully works within me.


10 sAs each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, tas good stewards of God's varied grace: 11 whoever speaks, as one who speaks uoracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves vby the strength that God suppliesin order that in everything wGod may be glorified through Jesus Christ. xTo him belong glory and ydominion forever and ever. Amen.


21 Moreover, look for hable men from all the people, men who fear God, who are trustworthy and hate a bribe, and place such men over the people as chiefs of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties, and of tens.


Give instruction1 to a wise man, and he will be nstill wiser;

teach a righteous man, and he will oincrease in learning.


17  Iron sharpens iron,

and one man sharpens another.1


39 He also told them a parable: nCan a blind man lead a blind man? Will they not both fall into a pit? 40 oA disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone when he is pfully trained will be like his teacher.