Ephesians 4:11-16New American Standard Bible (NASB)
11 And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some asevangelists, and some as pastors and teachers,12 for the equipping of the [a]saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ;13 until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the [b]knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature [c]which belongs to the fullness of Christ.14 [d]As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness [e]in deceitful scheming;15 but [f]speaking the truth in love, [g]we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ,16 from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together [h]by what every joint supplies, according to the [i]proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.
1 Thessalonians 5:12-13New American Standard Bible (NASB)
12 But we request of you, brethren, that you [a]appreciate those who diligently labor among you, and have charge over you in the Lord and give you [b]instruction,13 and that you esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Live in peace with one another.
Hebrews 13:17-18New American Standard Bible (NASB)
17 Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they keep watch over your souls as those who will give an account. [a]Let them do this with joy and not [b]with grief, for this would be unprofitable for you.
18 Pray for us, for we are sure that we have a good conscience, desiring to conduct ourselves honorably in all things.
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