Here are 100 Bible verses about ordination from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible (King James Version), sorted from most to least relevant.
John 15:16 KJV
Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.
2 Timothy 2:15 KJV
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
1 Timothy 5:22 KJV
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
Acts 14:23 KJV
Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men’s sins: keep thyself pure.
1 Timothy 1:12 KJV
And when they had ordained them elders in every church, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, on whom they believed.
Acts 6:3 KJV
And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry;
Titus 1:5 KJV
Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.
1 Timothy 5:17 KJV
For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee:
1 Peter 2:5 KJV
Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.
Hebrews 13:7 KJV
Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
Ephesians 4:11 KJV
Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation.
1 Timothy 1:18 KJV
And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
Jeremiah 1:5 KJV
This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare;
Revelation 2:2 KJV
Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.
Ephesians 2:10 KJV
I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars:
Revelation 1:6 KJV
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
John 3:16-17 KJV
And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
1 Peter 5:5 KJV
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
1 Corinthians 9:14 KJV
Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.
Luke 9:1 KJV
Even so hath the Lord ordained that they which preach the gospel should live of the gospel.
1 Peter 2:9 KJV
Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases.
James 3:1 KJV
But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:
2 Corinthians 4:4 KJV
My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.
Hebrews 5:1 KJV
In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
1 Timothy 4:14 KJV
For every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins:
1 Timothy 2:5 KJV
Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.
Galatians 3:28 KJV
For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
Matthew 16:18 KJV
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
2 Timothy 3:16 KJV
And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
Galatians 3:19 KJV
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
Isaiah 26:12 KJV
Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator.
Titus 1:5-9 KJV
LORD, thou wilt ordain peace for us: for thou also hast wrought all our works in us.
1 Timothy 3:2 KJV
For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee: If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly. For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre; But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate; Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.
Philippians 4:3 KJV
A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;
1 Corinthians 7:17 KJV
And I intreat thee also, true yokefellow, help those women which laboured with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and with other my fellowlabourers, whose names are in the book of life.
1 Peter 5:4 KJV
But as God hath distributed to every man, as the Lord hath called every one, so let him walk. And so ordain I in all churches.
Romans 1:1 KJV
And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.
Acts 20:28 KJV
Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God,
Matthew 23:8-10 KJV
Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.
Mark 3:14 KJV
But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren. And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven. Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ.
Hebrews 5:12 KJV
And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach,
Romans 1:16 KJV
For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.
Acts 20:35 KJV
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
Acts 6:1 KJV
I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.
2 Corinthians 8:19 KJV
And in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the daily ministration.
Leviticus 21:10 KJV
And not that only, but who was also chosen of the churches to travel with us with this grace, which is administered by us to the glory of the same Lord, and declaration of your ready mind:
Jude 1:4 KJV
And he that is the high priest among his brethren, upon whose head the anointing oil was poured, and that is consecrated to put on the garments, shall not uncover his head, nor rend his clothes;
1 Timothy 2:7 KJV
For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 2:7 KJV
Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not;) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity.
Romans 16:3 KJV
But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:
Isaiah 42:1 KJV
Greet Priscilla and Aquila my helpers in Christ Jesus:
Psalms 132:17 KJV
Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles.
Psalms 78:72 KJV
There will I make the horn of David to bud: I have ordained a lamp for mine anointed.
Exodus 29:27 KJV
So he fed them according to the integrity of his heart; and guided them by the skilfulness of his hands.
1 Timothy 3:1 KJV
And thou shalt sanctify the breast of the wave offering, and the shoulder of the heave offering, which is waved, and which is heaved up, of the ram of the consecration, even of that which is for Aaron, and of that which is for his sons:
1 Timothy 2:12 KJV
This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.
2 Corinthians 3:6 KJV
But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.
1 Corinthians 3:6-8 KJV
Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.
Romans 13:1 KJV
I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase. Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour.
Romans 7:10 KJV
Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.
Acts 13:3 KJV
And the commandment, which was ordained to life, I found to be unto death.
Acts 10:42 KJV
And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.
Luke 10:1 KJV
And he commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is he which was ordained of God to be the Judge of quick and dead.
Jeremiah 1:9-10 KJV
After these things the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself would come.
Proverbs 3:5-6 KJV
Then the LORD put forth his hand, and touched my mouth. And the LORD said unto me, Behold, I have put my words in thy mouth. See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant.
Esther 9:27 KJV
Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Numbers 6:22-26 KJV
The Jews ordained, and took upon them, and upon their seed, and upon all such as joined themselves unto them, so as it should not fail, that they would keep these two days according to their writing, and according to their appointed time every year;
Exodus 29:22 KJV
And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto Aaron and unto his sons, saying, On this wise ye shall bless the children of Israel, saying unto them, The LORD bless thee, and keep thee: The LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.
1 Corinthians 14:3 KJV
Also thou shalt take of the ram the fat and the rump, and the fat that covereth the inwards, and the caul above the liver, and the two kidneys, and the fat that is upon them, and the right shoulder; for it is a ram of consecration:
1 Corinthians 12:25 KJV
But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.
Romans 16:1 KJV
That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another.
Acts 20:17 KJV
I commend unto you Phebe our sister, which is a servant of the church which is at Cenchrea:
Acts 13:48 KJV
And from Miletus he sent to Ephesus, and called the elders of the church.
Acts 6:6 KJV
And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord: and as many as were ordained to eternal life believed.
Acts 1:22 KJV
Whom they set before the apostles: and when they had prayed, they laid their hands on them.
Habakkuk 1:12 KJV
Beginning from the baptism of John, unto that same day that he was taken up from us, must one be ordained to be a witness with us of his resurrection.
Daniel 2:24 KJV
Art thou not from everlasting, O LORD my God, mine Holy One? we shall not die. O LORD, thou hast ordained them for judgment; and, O mighty God, thou hast established them for correction.
Psalms 7:13 KJV
Therefore Daniel went in unto Arioch, whom the king had ordained to destroy the wise men of Babylon: he went and said thus unto him; Destroy not the wise men of Babylon: bring me in before the king, and I will shew unto the king the interpretation.
1 Chronicles 17:9 KJV
He hath also prepared for him the instruments of death; he ordaineth his arrows against the persecutors.
1 Chronicles 9:22 KJV
Also I will ordain a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, and they shall dwell in their place, and shall be moved no more; neither shall the children of wickedness waste them any more, as at the beginning,
Exodus 29:26 KJV
All these which were chosen to be porters in the gates were two hundred and twelve. These were reckoned by their genealogy in their villages, whom David and Samuel the seer did ordain in their set office.
Hebrews 9:20 KJV
And thou shalt take the breast of the ram of Aaron’s consecration, and wave it for a wave offering before the LORD: and it shall be thy part.
Hebrews 9:6 KJV
Saying, This is the blood of the testament which God hath enjoined unto you.
Hebrews 8:3 KJV
Now when these things were thus ordained, the priests went always into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the service of God.
Hebrews 1:1-2 KJV
For every high priest is ordained to offer gifts and sacrifices: wherefore it is of necessity that this man have somewhat also to offer.
Titus 2:3 KJV
God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;
Exodus 29:20-21 KJV
The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;
Leviticus 21:10-12 KJV
Then shalt thou kill the ram, and take of his blood, and put it upon the tip of the right ear of Aaron, and upon the tip of the right ear of his sons, and upon the thumb of their right hand, and upon the great toe of their right foot, and sprinkle the blood upon the altar round about. And thou shalt take of the blood that is upon the altar, and of the anointing oil, and sprinkle it upon Aaron, and upon his garments, and upon his sons, and upon the garments of his sons with him: and he shall be hallowed, and his garments, and his sons, and his sons’ garments with him.
Leviticus 8:30 KJV
And he that is the high priest among his brethren, upon whose head the anointing oil was poured, and that is consecrated to put on the garments, shall not uncover his head, nor rend his clothes; Neither shall he go in to any dead body, nor defile himself for his father, or for his mother; Neither shall he go out of the sanctuary, nor profane the sanctuary of his God; for the crown of the anointing oil of his God is upon him: I am the LORD.
Luke 6:13 KJV
And Moses took of the anointing oil, and of the blood which was upon the altar, and sprinkled it upon Aaron, and upon his garments, and upon his sons, and upon his sons’ garments with him; and sanctified Aaron, and his garments, and his sons, and his sons’ garments with him.
Numbers 8:10-11 KJV
And when it was day, he called unto him his disciples: and of them he chose twelve, whom also he named apostles;
Matthew 16:16 KJV
And thou shalt bring the Levites before the LORD: and the children of Israel shall put their hands upon the Levites: And Aaron shall offer the Levites before the LORD for an offering of the children of Israel, that they may execute the service of the LORD.
Exodus 30:30 KJV
And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
Numbers 3:3 KJV
And thou shalt anoint Aaron and his sons, and consecrate them, that they may minister unto me in the priest’s office.
Exodus 28:41 KJV
These are the names of the sons of Aaron, the priests which were anointed, whom he consecrated to minister in the priest’s office.
2 Timothy 1:6 KJV
And thou shalt put them upon Aaron thy brother, and his sons with him; and shalt anoint them, and consecrate them, and sanctify them, that they may minister unto me in the priest’s office.
Leviticus 7:37 KJV
Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.
Leviticus 16:32 KJV
And the priest, whom he shall anoint, and whom he shall consecrate to minister in the priest’s office in his father’s stead, shall make the atonement, and shall put on the linen clothes, even the holy garments:
Mark 3:14-15 KJV
And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach, And to have power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils:
Leviticus 8:18 KJV
And he brought the ram for the burnt offering: and Aaron and his sons laid their hands upon the head of the ram.