A group of aged, high ranking men.
Or what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand? Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an AMBASSAGE, and desireth conditions of peace. ( Luke 14:31-32 )
embassy, a message of a public nature brought by ambassadors. The word also sometimes includes the ambassadors themselves. ( Luke 14:32 )
am'-ba-saj (presbeia, "an embassy," a body of ambassadors on the message entrusted to them):
Twice used by Christ
(1) in the parable of the Pounds, of the citizens who hated the nobleman and sent an ambassage, refusing to have him reign over them, thus illustrating those who willfully rejected His own spiritual sovereignty and kingdom (Luke 19:14);
(2) of a weak king who sends to a stronger an ambassage to ask conditions of peace (Luke 14:32). Not used elsewhere in the Bible.
These files are public domain.