Num. 11: 16-17,
"And the LORD said unto Moses, Gather unto me seventy men of
the elders of Israel, whom thou knowest to be the elders of the people,
and officers over them; and bring them unto the tabernacle of the congregation,
that they may stand there with thee.
"And I will come
down and talk with thee there: and I will take of the spirit which is
upon thee, and will put it upon them; and they shall bear the burden
of the people with thee, that thou bear it not thyself alone."
Luke 6: 13, "And
when it was day, he called unto him his disciples: and of them he chose
twelve, whom also he named apostles."
Luke 10: 1,
"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."
John 15: 16,
"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."
Mosiah 18: 18,
"And it came to pass that Alma, having authority from God, ordained
priests; even one priest to every fifty of their number did he ordain
to preach unto them, and to teach them concerning the things pertaining
to the kingdom of God."
3 Ne. 11: 21,
"And the Lord said unto him: I give unto you power that ye shall
baptize this people when I am again ascended into heaven."
Moro. 3: 1-4,
"THE manner which the disciples, who were called the elders of
the church, ordained priests and teachers—
"After they had
prayed unto the Father in the name of Christ, they laid their hands
upon them, and said:
"In the name
of Jesus Christ I ordain you to be a priest, (or, if he be a teacher)
I ordain you to be a teacher, to preach repentance and remission of
sins through Jesus Christ, by the endurance of faith on his name to
the end. Amen.
"And after this
manner did they ordain priests and teachers, according to the gifts
and callings of God unto men; and they ordained them by the power of
the Holy Ghost, which was in them."
Also see D&C 20:38-67