Bible Translation Comparison Table:  Ordination and Office

Verse Green's Literal Translation John Darby Translation (JD) King James Translation (KJ) Observations
Acts 1:22 ... a witness of the resurrection of Him to become with us one of these. ... one of these should be a witness with us of his resurrection. ... must one be ordained to be a witness with us of his resurrection. KJ adds "must ... be ordained", which is not in the Greek Textus Receptus (TR).  This is a serious translation error.
Acts 1:21-22
Acts 1:21-22, Left to Right: Green's Literal Translation, Textus Receptus, King James Translation
Romans 11:13 ... Since indeed am I of nations an apostle, the ministry of me I glorify; ... inasmuch as I am apostle of nations, I glorify my ministry; ... inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify my office: The Greek word diakonia means "ministry" or "service"; KJ renders it thus 25 times, and only here renders it "office".
1 Timothy 3:1 ... if anyone to overseership aspires, a good work he desires. ... if any one aspires to exercise oversight, he desires a good work. ... If a man desireth the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work. The Greek word episkope means "oversight"; KJ renders it "visitation" twice, "office" in Acts 1:20 instead of the literal "overseership", and "the office of a bishop" here.
1 Timothy 3:10 And let be tested first, then let them minister without reproach being. And let these be first proved, then let them minister, being without charge against them. And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless. The Greek word diakoneo means "minister" or "serve"; KJ renders it thus 32 times, and only here and in verse 13 renders it "the office of a deacon".
1 Timothy 3:13 For well having ministered a grade for themselves good acquire, ... . for those who shall have ministered well obtain for themselves a good degree, ... . For they that have used the office of a deacon well, purchase to themselves a good standing, ... . The Greek word diakoneo means "minister" or "serve"; KJ renders it thus 32 times, and only here and in verse 10 renders it "the office of a deacon".
2 Timothy 4:22 ... Grace be with you.  Amen. ... Grace be with you. ... Grace be with you. Amen.  [The second epistle to Timothy, ordained the first bishop of the church of the Ephesians, was written from Rome, when Paul was brought before Nero the second time.] The postscript found in some KJ editions was not in the Greek TR.  It was added later by copyists.
Titus 1:5 ... I left you in Crete, that the things lacking you should set in order, and appoint in each city elders, as I you ordered; ... I left thee in Crete, that thou mightest go on to set right what remained unordered, and establish elders in each city, as I had ordered thee: ... I left 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: KJ implies that Paul had appointed Titus as an elder, but the Greek TR shows that Paul "ordered" Titus to "establish" or "appoint" elders (plural) in each city.  Titus was an apostolic delegate who later went on to Dalmatia.  (2 Timothy 4:10).
Titus 3:15 ... Grace with all of you.  Amen. ... Grace be with you all. ... Grace be with you all.  Amen.  [It was written to Titus, ordained the first bishop of the church of the Cretians, from Nicopolis of Macedonia.] The postscript found in some KJ editions was not in the Greek TR.  It was added later by copyists.
Hebrews 7:5 And those indeed of the sons of Levi the priesthood receiving ... And they indeed from among the sons of Levi, who receive the priesthood, ... And verily they that are of the sons of Levi, who receive the office of the priesthood, ... The Greek word hierateia means simply "the priesthood"; KJ renders it "the office of the priesthood".