elder

Definitions of elder

Noun

1

a person of greater age than someone specified.

schoolchildren were no less fascinated than their elders

2

a small tree or shrub with pithy stems, typically having white flowers and bluish-black or red berries.

A factory farm stood silent and abandoned, hedges of elders dripped berries and were decorated with white trumpets of bindweed.

Synonyms of elder

Noun

leader senior figure patriarch father

senior

See also

elder

1 Kings 12:6-11 - Rehoboam Seeks Counsel To Respond

6 King Rehoboam consulted with the elders who had served his father Solomon while he was still alive, saying, "How do you counsel me to answer this people?"

7 Then they spoke to him, saying, "If you will be a servant to this people today, and will serve them and grant them their petition, and speak good words to them, then they will be your servants forever."

8 But he forsook the counsel of the elders which they had given him, and consulted with the young men who grew up with him and served him. 9 So he said to them, "What counsel do you give that we may answer this people who have spoken to me, saying, 'Lighten the yoke which your father put on us'?"

10 The young men who grew up with him spoke to him, saying, "Thus you shall say to this people who spoke to you, saying, 'Your father made our yoke heavy, now you make it lighter for us!' But you shall speak to them, 'My little finger is thicker than my father's loins! 11 'Whereas my father loaded you with a heavy yoke, I will add to your yoke; my father disciplined you with whips, but I will discipline you with scorpions.'"

1 Kings 18:1-46 - War Between Elijah And The Prophets Of Baal

1 Kings 19:10-18 - Elijah's Encounter With The Lord

1 Kings 20:1-43 - Syrian-Israeli Conflicts: Ben-Hadad Vs. Ahab Of Israel

1 Kings 21:1-16 - The Vineyard Of Naboth The Jezreelite

1 Kings 22:51-53 - King Ahaziah Of Israel

1 Kings 12:6-11 - Rehoboam Seeks Counsel To Respond

2 Kings 1:17-18 - Epitaph For Ahaziah

2 Kings 2:1-14 - Elijah Taken Away From Elisha

2 Kings 3:1-27 - Joram Meets Moab In Battle

2 Kings 4:42-44 - The Multiplied Bread

2 Kings 5:1-14 - The Healing Of Naaman The Syrian

Related Topics

The Elders Gathered

The Elders Gathered

Most Relevant Verses

Exodus 3:16

"Go and gather the elders of Israel together and say to them, 'The LORD, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, has appeared to me, saying, "I am indeed concerned about you and what has been done to you in Egypt.

Deuteronomy 31:28

"Assemble to me all the elders of your tribes and your officers, that I may speak these words in their hearing and call the heavens and the earth to witness against them.

Exodus 4:29

Then Moses and Aaron went and assembled all the elders of the sons of Israel;

Exodus 12:21

Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel and said to them, "Go and take for yourselves lambs according to your families, and slay the Passover lamb.

Exodus 19:7

So Moses came and called the elders of the people, and set before them all these words which the LORD had commanded him.

Leviticus 9:1

Now it came about on the eighth day that Moses called Aaron and his sons and the elders of Israel;

Exodus 17:5

Then the LORD said to Moses, "Pass before the people and take with you some of the elders of Israel; and take in your hand your staff with which you struck the Nile, and go.

1 Samuel 8:4

Then all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah;

2 Samuel 3:17

Now Abner had consultation with the elders of Israel, saying, "In times past you were seeking for David to be king over you.

1 Kings 8:1

Then Solomon assembled the elders of Israel and all the heads of the tribes, the leaders of the fathers' households of the sons of Israel, to King Solomon in Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD from the city of David, which is Zion.

1 Kings 8:3

Then all the elders of Israel came, and the priests took up the ark.

1 Kings 20:7

Then the king of Israel called all the elders of the land and said, "Please observe and see how this man is looking for trouble; for he sent to me for my wives and my children and my silver and my gold, and I did not refuse him."

1 Kings 12:6

King Rehoboam consulted with the elders who had served his father Solomon while he was still alive, saying, "How do you counsel me to answer this people?"

1 Kings 12:8

But he forsook the counsel of the elders which they had given him, and consulted with the young men who grew up with him and served him.

1 Kings 12:13

The king answered the people harshly, for he forsook the advice of the elders which they had given him,

2 Kings 23:1

Then the king sent, and they gathered to him all the elders of Judah and of Jerusalem.

Ezekiel 8:1

It came about in the sixth year, on the fifth day of the sixth month, as I was sitting in my house with the elders of Judah sitting before me, that the hand of the Lord GOD fell on me there.

2 Kings 6:32

Now Elisha was sitting in his house, and the elders were sitting with him And the king sent a man from his presence; but before the messenger came to him, he said to the elders, "Do you see how this son of a murderer has sent to take away my head? Look, when the messenger comes, shut the door and hold the door shut against him. Is not the sound of his master's feet behind him?"

Definitions of elder

Noun

1

a person of greater age than someone specified.

schoolchildren were no less fascinated than their elders

2

a small tree or shrub with pithy stems, typically having white flowers and bluish-black or red berries.

A factory farm stood silent and abandoned, hedges of elders dripped berries and were decorated with white trumpets of bindweed.

Synonyms of elder

Noun

leader senior figure patriarch father

senior

See also

elder

1 Kings 12:6-11 - Rehoboam Seeks Counsel To Respond

6 King Rehoboam consulted with the elders who had served his father Solomon while he was still alive, saying, "How do you counsel me to answer this people?"

7 Then they spoke to him, saying, "If you will be a servant to this people today, and will serve them and grant them their petition, and speak good words to them, then they will be your servants forever."

8 But he forsook the counsel of the elders which they had given him, and consulted with the young men who grew up with him and served him. 9 So he said to them, "What counsel do you give that we may answer this people who have spoken to me, saying, 'Lighten the yoke which your father put on us'?"

10 The young men who grew up with him spoke to him, saying, "Thus you shall say to this people who spoke to you, saying, 'Your father made our yoke heavy, now you make it lighter for us!' But you shall speak to them, 'My little finger is thicker than my father's loins! 11 'Whereas my father loaded you with a heavy yoke, I will add to your yoke; my father disciplined you with whips, but I will discipline you with scorpions.'"

1 Kings 18:1-46 - War Between Elijah And The Prophets Of Baal

1 Kings 19:10-18 - Elijah's Encounter With The Lord

1 Kings 20:1-43 - Syrian-Israeli Conflicts: Ben-Hadad Vs. Ahab Of Israel

1 Kings 21:1-16 - The Vineyard Of Naboth The Jezreelite

1 Kings 22:51-53 - King Ahaziah Of Israel

1 Kings 12:6-11 - Rehoboam Seeks Counsel To Respond

2 Kings 1:17-18 - Epitaph For Ahaziah

2 Kings 2:1-14 - Elijah Taken Away From Elisha

2 Kings 3:1-27 - Joram Meets Moab In Battle

2 Kings 4:42-44 - The Multiplied Bread

2 Kings 5:1-14 - The Healing Of Naaman The Syrian

Related Topics

The Elders Gathered

The Elders Gathered

Most Relevant Verses

Exodus 3:16

"Go and gather the elders of Israel together and say to them, 'The LORD, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, has appeared to me, saying, "I am indeed concerned about you and what has been done to you in Egypt.

Deuteronomy 31:28

"Assemble to me all the elders of your tribes and your officers, that I may speak these words in their hearing and call the heavens and the earth to witness against them.

Exodus 4:29

Then Moses and Aaron went and assembled all the elders of the sons of Israel;

Exodus 12:21

Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel and said to them, "Go and take for yourselves lambs according to your families, and slay the Passover lamb.

Exodus 19:7

So Moses came and called the elders of the people, and set before them all these words which the LORD had commanded him.

Leviticus 9:1

Now it came about on the eighth day that Moses called Aaron and his sons and the elders of Israel;

Exodus 17:5

Then the LORD said to Moses, "Pass before the people and take with you some of the elders of Israel; and take in your hand your staff with which you struck the Nile, and go.

1 Samuel 8:4

Then all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah;

2 Samuel 3:17

Now Abner had consultation with the elders of Israel, saying, "In times past you were seeking for David to be king over you.

1 Kings 8:1

Then Solomon assembled the elders of Israel and all the heads of the tribes, the leaders of the fathers' households of the sons of Israel, to King Solomon in Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD from the city of David, which is Zion.

1 Kings 8:3

Then all the elders of Israel came, and the priests took up the ark.

1 Kings 20:7

Then the king of Israel called all the elders of the land and said, "Please observe and see how this man is looking for trouble; for he sent to me for my wives and my children and my silver and my gold, and I did not refuse him."

1 Kings 12:6

King Rehoboam consulted with the elders who had served his father Solomon while he was still alive, saying, "How do you counsel me to answer this people?"

1 Kings 12:8

But he forsook the counsel of the elders which they had given him, and consulted with the young men who grew up with him and served him.

1 Kings 12:13

The king answered the people harshly, for he forsook the advice of the elders which they had given him,

2 Kings 23:1

Then the king sent, and they gathered to him all the elders of Judah and of Jerusalem.

Ezekiel 8:1

It came about in the sixth year, on the fifth day of the sixth month, as I was sitting in my house with the elders of Judah sitting before me, that the hand of the Lord GOD fell on me there.

2 Kings 6:32

Now Elisha was sitting in his house, and the elders were sitting with him And the king sent a man from his presence; but before the messenger came to him, he said to the elders, "Do you see how this son of a murderer has sent to take away my head? Look, when the messenger comes, shut the door and hold the door shut against him. Is not the sound of his master's feet behind him?"