Seventy See also Church Organization; Priesthood, Melchizedek seventy of the elders of Israel, Ex. 24:1 (24:9). Gather unto me seventy men of the elders of Israel, Num. 11:16. seventy men of the ancients of the house of Israel, Ezek. 8:11. Lord appointed other seventy, Luke 10:1. the seventy returned again with joy, Luke 10:17. Seventy are also called to preach, D&C 107:25. Seventy are to act in the name of the Lord, D&C 107:34. these seventy are to be traveling ministers, D&C 107:97 (107:93–97). I give unto you … to preside over the quorum of seventies, D&C 124:138.