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Titus 2:7

And show your own self in all respects to be a pattern and a model of good deeds and works, teaching what is unadulterated, showing gravity [having the strictest regard for truth and purity of motive], with dignity and seriousness.

Colossians 3:23-24

Whatever may be your task, work at it heartily (from the soul), as [something done] for the Lord and not for men, Knowing [with all certainty] that it is from the Lord [and not from men] that you will receive the inheritance which is your [real] reward. [The One Whom] you are actually serving [is] the Lord Christ (the Messiah).

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Examples » What and who are examples

Jude 1:7

[The wicked are sentenced to suffer] just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the adjacent towns -- "which likewise gave themselves over to impurity and indulged in unnatural vice and sensual perversity -- "are laid out [in plain sight] as an exhibit of perpetual punishment [to warn] of everlasting fire.

1 Corinthians 10:1-12

For I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, that our forefathers were all under and protected by the cloud [in which God's Presence went before them], and every one of them passed safely through the [Red] Sea, And each one of them [allowed himself also] to be baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea [they were thus brought under obligation to the Law, to Moses, and to the covenant, consecrated and set apart to the service of God]; And all [of them] ate the same spiritual (supernaturally given) food, read more.
And they all drank the same spiritual (supernaturally given) drink. For they drank from a spiritual Rock which followed them [produced by the sole power of God Himself without natural instrumentality], and the Rock was Christ. Nevertheless, God was not pleased with the great majority of them, for they were overthrown and strewn down along [the ground] in the wilderness. Now these things are examples (warnings and admonitions) for us not to desire or crave or covet or lust after evil and carnal things as they did. Do not be worshipers of false gods as some of them were, as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink [the sacrifices offered to the golden calf at Horeb] and rose to sport (to dance and give way to jesting and hilarity). We must not gratify evil desire and indulge in immorality as some of them did -- "and twenty-three thousand [suddenly] fell dead in a single day! We should not tempt the Lord [try His patience, become a trial to Him, critically appraise Him, and exploit His goodness] as some of them did -- "and were killed by poisonous serpents; Nor discontentedly complain as some of them did -- "and were put out of the way entirely by the destroyer (death). Now these things befell them by way of a figure [as an example and warning to us]; they were written to admonish and fit us for right action by good instruction, we in whose days the ages have reached their climax (their consummation and concluding period). Therefore let anyone who thinks he stands [who feels sure that he has a steadfast mind and is standing firm], take heed lest he fall [into sin].

2 Peter 2:1-6

But also [in those days] there arose false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among yourselves, who will subtly and stealthily introduce heretical doctrines (destructive heresies), even denying and disowning the Master Who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their immoral ways and lascivious doings; because of them the true Way will be maligned and defamed. And in their covetousness (lust, greed) they will exploit you with false (cunning) arguments. From of old the sentence [of condemnation] for them has not been idle; their destruction (eternal misery) has not been asleep. read more.
For God did not [even] spare angels that sinned, but cast them into hell, delivering them to be kept there in pits of gloom till the judgment and their doom. And He spared not the ancient world, but preserved Noah, a preacher of righteousness, with seven other persons, when He brought a flood upon the world of ungodly [people]. And He condemned to ruin and extinction the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, reducing them to ashes [and thus] set them forth as an example to those who would be ungodly;

Examples » Jesus Christ being an example

1 Peter 2:21-23

For even to this were you called [it is inseparable from your vocation]. For Christ also suffered for you, leaving you [His personal] example, so that you should follow in His footsteps. He was guilty of no sin, neither was deceit (guile) ever found on His lips. When He was reviled and insulted, He did not revile or offer insult in return; [when] He was abused and suffered, He made no threats [of vengeance]; but he trusted [Himself and everything] to Him Who judges fairly.

John 13:10-15

Jesus said to him, Anyone who has bathed needs only to wash his feet, but is clean all over. And you [My disciples] are clean, but not all of you. For He knew who was going to betray Him; that was the reason He said, Not all of you are clean. So when He had finished washing their feet and had put on His garments and had sat down again, He said to them, Do you understand what I have done to you? read more.
You call Me the Teacher (Master) and the Lord, and you are right in doing so, for that is what I am. If I then, your Lord and Teacher (Master), have washed your feet, you ought [it is your duty, you are under obligation, you owe it] to wash one another's feet. For I have given you this as an example, so that you should do [in your turn] what I have done to you.

Topics on Examples

Abasement, Examples Of

Daniel 4:33

That very hour the thing was [in process of] being fulfilled upon Nebuchadnezzar. He was driven from among men and did eat grass like oxen [as Daniel had said he would], and his body was wet with the dew of the heavens until his hair grew like eagles' [feathers] and his nails [were] like birds' [claws].

Abuse Of Authority, Examples Of

Genesis 16:6

But Abram said to Sarai, See here, your maid is in your hands and power; do as you please with her. And when Sarai dealt severely with her, humbling and afflicting her, she [Hagar] fled from her.

Accusations, False Examples

Genesis 31:26-30

And Laban said to Jacob, What do you mean stealing away and leaving like this without my knowing it, and carrying off my daughters as if captives of the sword?

Adoration, Examples Of

Exodus 15:1-2

Then Moses and the Israelites sang this song to the Lord, saying, I will sing to the Lord, for He has triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider or its chariot has He thrown into the sea.

Adulteress Examples

Genesis 38:13-24

Then it was told Tamar, Listen, your father-in-law is going up to Timnath to shear his sheep.

Adultery, Examples Of

Genesis 19:31-38

The elder said to the younger, Our father is aging, and there is not a man on earth to live with us in the customary way.

Afflicted Saints, Examples Of

Genesis 39:20-23

And Joseph's master took him and put him in the prison, a place where the state prisoners were confined; so he was there in the prison.

Afflictions Of The Wicked, Examples Of

Exodus 9:14-15

For this time I will send all My plagues upon your heart and upon your servants and your people, that you may recognize and know that there is none like Me in all the earth.

Anger Of God, Examples Of

Genesis 11:8

So the Lord scattered them abroad from that place upon the face of the whole earth, and they gave up building the city.

Anger, Justified Examples

Mark 3:5

And He glanced around at them with vexation and anger, grieved at the hardening of their hearts, and said to the man, Hold out your hand. He held it out, and his hand was [completely] restored.

Anger, Sinful Examples

Genesis 4:5

But for Cain and his offering He had no respect or regard. So Cain was exceedingly angry and indignant, and he looked sad and depressed.

Anxiety, Examples Of

Genesis 20:7-9

So now restore to the man his wife, for he is a prophet, and he will pray for you and you will live. But if you do not restore her [to him], know that you shall surely die, you and all who are yours.

Apostasy, Nt Examples

Matthew 26:14-16

Then one of the Twelve [apostles], who was called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests

Apostasy, Ot Examples

Deuteronomy 13:1-11

If a prophet arises among you, or a dreamer of dreams, and gives you a sign or a wonder,

Backsliding, Christian Examples

Genesis 19:1-22

It was evening when the two angels came to Sodom. Lot was sitting at Sodom's [city] gate. Seeing them, Lot rose up to meet them and bowed to the ground.

Bad Wives Examples

Judges 14:15-17

And on the seventh day they said to Samson's wife, Entice your husband to declare to us the riddle, lest we burn you and your father's household with fire. Have you invited us to make us poor? Is this not true?

Bitterness, Examples Of

Ruth 1:19-21

So they both went on until they came to Bethlehem. And when they arrived in Bethlehem, the whole town was stirred about them, and said, Is this Naomi?

Blasphemy, Examples Of

Leviticus 24:11

The Israelite woman's son blasphemed the Name [of the Lord] and cursed. They brought him to Moses -- "his mother was Shelomith, the daughter of Dibri, of the tribe of Dan.

Boldness Examples Of

Genesis 33:18

When Jacob came from Padan-aram, he arrived safely and in peace at the town of Shechem, in the land of Canaan, and pitched his tents before the [enclosed] town.

Borrowing, Examples Of

Exodus 11:2

Speak now in the hearing of the people, and let every man solicit and ask of his neighbor, and every woman of her neighbor, jewels of silver and jewels of gold.

Bribery, Examples Of

Numbers 22:17-18

For I will promote you to very great honor and I will do whatever you tell me; so come, I beg of you, curse this people for me.

Business, Examples

Genesis 39:11

Then it happened about this time that Joseph went into the house to attend to his duties, and none of the men of the house were indoors.

Children, Bad Parental Examples

1 Kings 22:52

He did evil in the sight of the Lord and walked in the ways of his father [Ahab] and of his mother [Jezebel] and of Jeroboam son of Nebat, who made Israel sin.

Children, Good Examples Of

Genesis 45:9

Hurry and go up to my father and tell him, Your son Joseph says this to you: God has put me in charge of all Egypt. Come down to me; do not delay.

Children, Good Parental Examples

1 Kings 9:4

And if you will walk before Me, as David your father walked, in integrity of heart and uprightness, doing according to all that I have commanded you, keeping My statutes and My precepts,

Church, Examples Of

Acts 11:26

And when he had found him, he brought him back to Antioch. For a whole year they assembled together with and were guests of the church and instructed a large number of people; and in Antioch the disciples were first called Christians.

Compassion, Examples Of

1 Chronicles 7:22

And Ephraim their father mourned many days, and his brethren came to comfort him.

Condemnation, Examples Of

Revelation 20:11-15

Then I saw a great white throne and the One Who was seated upon it, from Whose presence and from the sight of Whose face earth and sky fled away, and no place was found for them.

Confession, Examples Of

Numbers 12:11

And Aaron said to Moses, Oh, my lord, I plead with you, lay not the sin upon us in which we have done foolishly and in which we have sinned.

Confusion, Examples Of

Genesis 11:9

Therefore the name of it was called Babel -- "because there the Lord confounded the language of all the earth; and from that place the Lord scattered them abroad upon the face of the whole earth.

Consecration, Examples Of

Numbers 32:12

Except Caleb son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite and Joshua son of Nun, for they have wholly followed the Lord.

Contempt, Examples Of

1 Samuel 25:10

And Nabal answered David's servants and said, Who is David? Who is the son of Jesse? There are many servants nowadays who are each breaking away from his master.

Conversion, examples of

Acts 9:1-19

Meanwhile Saul, still drawing his breath hard from threatening and murderous desire against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest

Courage, Examples Of

Joshua 14:12

So now give me this hill country of which the Lord spoke that day. For you heard then how the [giantlike] Anakim were there and that the cities were great and fortified; if the Lord will be with me, I shall drive them out just as the Lord said.

Cruelty, examples of

Psalm 71:4

Rescue me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the grasp of the unrighteous and ruthless man.

Death Of The Saints, Examples Of

Genesis 25:8

Then Abraham's spirit was released, and he died at a good (ample, full) old age, an old man, satisfied and satiated, and was gathered to his people.

Death Of The Wicked, Examples Of

Numbers 16:32

And the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them and their households and [Korah and] all [his] men and all their possessions.

Delay, Examples Of

Exodus 14:24-25

And in the morning watch the Lord through the pillar of fire and cloud looked down on the host of the Egyptians and discomfited [them],

Diligence, Examples Of

2 Chronicles 15:15

And all Judah rejoiced at the oath, for they had sworn with all their heart and sought Him [yearning for Him] with their whole desire, and He was found by them. And the Lord gave them rest and peace round about.

Disappointments, Examples Of

Ruth 1:20

And she said to them, Call me not Naomi [pleasant]; call me Mara [bitter], for the Almighty has dealt very bitterly with me.

Dishonesty, Examples Of

Genesis 21:25

When Abraham complained to and reasoned with Abimelech about a well of water [Abimelech's] servants had violently seized,

Divine Protection, Examples Of

Genesis 35:5

And they journeyed and a terror from God fell on the towns round about them, and they did not pursue the sons of Jacob.

Dreams, Examples Of

Genesis 20:3

But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night and said, Behold, you are a dead man because of the woman whom you have taken [as your own], for she is a man's wife.

Edification, Examples Of

Deuteronomy 3:28

But charge Joshua, and encourage and strengthen him, for he shall go over before this people and he shall cause them to possess the land which you shall see.

Employers, Bad Examples

Genesis 16:6

But Abram said to Sarai, See here, your maid is in your hands and power; do as you please with her. And when Sarai dealt severely with her, humbling and afflicting her, she [Hagar] fled from her.

encouragement, examples of

2 Chronicles 32:6-7

And he set captains of war over the people and gathered them together to him in the street of the gate of the city and spoke encouragingly to them, saying,

Examples Of Consecration

Genesis 4:4-7

And Abel brought of the firstborn of his flock and of the fat portions. And the Lord had respect and regard for Abel and for his offering,

Examples Of Escaping

2 Corinthians 11:33

And I was [actually] let down in a [rope] basket or hamper through a window (a small door) in the wall, and I escaped through his fingers.

Examples Of Faith

Hebrews 11:4

[Prompted, actuated] by faith Abel brought God a better and more acceptable sacrifice than Cain, because of which it was testified of him that he was righteous [that he was upright and in right standing with God], and God bore witness by accepting and acknowledging his gifts. And though he died, yet [through the incident] he is still speaking.

Examples of Leadership

Hebrews 13:7

Remember your leaders and superiors in authority [for it was they] who brought to you the Word of God. Observe attentively and consider their manner of living (the outcome of their well-spent lives) and imitate their faith ( their conviction that God exists and is the Creator and Ruler of all things, the Provider and Bestower of eternal salvation through Christ, and their leaning of the entire human personality on God in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness).

Examples Of Orphans

Genesis 11:27-28

Now this is the history of the descendants of Terah. Terah was the father of Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran was the father of Lot.

Examples Of Ungodly Men

2 Peter 2:6

And He condemned to ruin and extinction the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, reducing them to ashes [and thus] set them forth as an example to those who would be ungodly;

Examples, Bad

Joshua 7:20

And Achan answered Joshua, In truth, I have sinned against the Lord, the God of Israel, and this have I done:

Examples, Good

Numbers 25:7-13

And when Phinehas son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, saw it, he rose up from the midst of the congregation and took a spear in his hand

Examples, Purpose Of

2 Peter 2:6

And He condemned to ruin and extinction the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, reducing them to ashes [and thus] set them forth as an example to those who would be ungodly;

Extortion, Examples Of

1 Samuel 2:12-17

The sons of Eli were base and worthless; they did not know or regard the Lord.

Extra Marital Sex Examples

Genesis 35:22

When Israel dwelt there, Reuben [his eldest son] went and lay with Bilhah his father's concubine; and Israel heard about it. Now Jacob's sons were twelve.

Faithfulness, Examples Of

Nehemiah 9:7-8

You are the Lord, the God Who chose Abram and brought him out of Ur of the Chaldees and gave him the name Abraham.

False Accusations, Examples Of

Genesis 39:7-20

Then after a time his master's wife cast her eyes upon Joseph, and she said, Lie with me.

False Miracles, Examples Of

Exodus 7:11

Then Pharaoh called for the wise men [skilled in magic and divination] and the sorcerers (wizards and jugglers). And they also, these magicians of Egypt, did similar things with their enchantments and secret arts.

False Prophets, Examples Of

Revelation 2:20

But I have this against you: that you tolerate the woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess [claiming to be inspired], and who is teaching and leading astray my servants and beguiling them into practicing sexual vice and eating food sacrificed to idols.

False Teachers, Examples Of

Revelation 2:14

Nevertheless, I have a few things against you: you have some people there who are clinging to the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to set a trap and a stumbling block before the sons of Israel, [to entice them] to eat food that had been sacrificed to idols and to practice lewdness [giving themselves up to sexual vice].

False Witnesses,examples Of

1 Samuel 22:8-18

That all of you have conspired against me? No one discloses to me when my son makes a league with the son of Jesse. None of you is sorry for me or discloses that my son has stirred up my servant against me to lie in wait, as he does this day?

Famine, Examples Of

Genesis 12:10

Now there was a famine in the land, and Abram went down into Egypt to live temporarily, for the famine in the land was oppressive (intense and grievous).

Fatherless, Examples Of

Genesis 11:27-28

Now this is the history of the descendants of Terah. Terah was the father of Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran was the father of Lot.

Fear Of God, Examples Of

Hebrews 11:7

[Prompted] by faith Noah, being forewarned by God concerning events of which as yet there was no visible sign, took heed and diligently and reverently constructed and prepared an ark for the deliverance of his own family. By this [his faith which relied on God] he passed judgment and sentence on the world's unbelief and became an heir and possessor of righteousness ( that relation of being right into which God puts the person who has faith).

Folly, Examples Of

Jeremiah 4:22

[Their chastisement will continue until it has accomplished its purpose] for My people are stupid, says the Lord [replying to Jeremiah]; they do not know and understand Me. They are thickheaded children, and they have no understanding. They are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge [and know not how].

Friendship, Examples Of

1 Samuel 18:1

When David had finished speaking to Saul, the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own life.

Godly Fear, Examples Of

Genesis 22:12

And He said, Do not lay your hand on the lad or do anything to him; for now I know that you fear and revere God, since you have not held back from Me or begrudged giving Me your son, your only son.

Good Decision Making Examples

Joshua 24:15

And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell; but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.

Good Wives Examples

Judges 13:10

And the woman ran in haste and told her husband and said to him, Behold, the Man who came to me the other day has appeared to me.

Guidance, Examples Of God's

Exodus 13:17-18

When Pharaoh let the people go, God led them not by way of the land of the Philistines, although that was nearer; for God said, Lest the people change their purpose when they see war and return to Egypt.

Hope, Examples Of

Romans 4:18

[For Abraham, human reason for] hope being gone, hoped in faith that he should become the father of many nations, as he had been promised, So [numberless] shall your descendants be.

Hospitality, Examples Of

Genesis 18:2-5

He lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, three men stood at a little distance from him. He ran from the tent door to meet them and bowed himself to the ground

Hunger, Examples Of

1 Samuel 21:3-6

Now what do you have on hand? Give me five loaves of bread, or whatever you may have.

Hypocrisy, Examples Of

Genesis 27:6-35

Rebekah said to Jacob her younger son, See here, I heard your father say to Esau your brother,

Injustice, Examples Of

Mark 7:9-13

And He said to them, You have a fine way of rejecting [thus thwarting and nullifying and doing away with] the commandment of God in order to keep your tradition (your own human regulations)!

Innocence, Examples Of

Genesis 2:25

And the man and his wife were both naked and were not embarrassed or ashamed in each other's presence.

Integrity, Examples Of

Job 2:9-10

Then his wife said to him, Do you still hold fast your blameless uprightness? Renounce God and die!

Intercession, Examples Of

Daniel 9:3-5

And I set my face to the Lord God to seek Him by prayer and supplications, with fasting and sackcloth and ashes;

Love to Others, Examples Of

Genesis 45:15

Moreover, he kissed all his brothers and wept upon them; and after that his brothers conversed with him.

Magical Arts, Examples Of

Acts 8:9

But there was a man named Simon, who had formerly practiced magic arts in the city to the utter amazement of the Samaritan nation, claiming that he himself was an extraordinary and distinguished person.

Malice, Examples Of

Genesis 4:5

But for Cain and his offering He had no respect or regard. So Cain was exceedingly angry and indignant, and he looked sad and depressed.

Mercy, Examples Of

1 Samuel 11:13

But Saul said, There shall not a man be put to death this day, for today the Lord has brought deliverance to Israel.

Motives, Examples Of

Philippians 1:15-18

Some, it is true, [actually] preach Christ (the Messiah) [for no better reason than] out of envy and rivalry (party spirit), but others are doing so out of a loyal spirit and goodwill.

Oppression, Examples Of

Exodus 1:14

They made their lives bitter with hard service in mortar, brick, and all kinds of work in the field. All their service was with harshness and severity.

Pilgrims, Examples Of

Genesis 23:4

I am a stranger and a sojourner with you; give me property for a burial place among you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight.

Praise, Examples Of

Genesis 14:18-20

Melchizedek king of Salem [later called Jerusalem] brought out bread and wine [for their nourishment]; he was the priest of God Most High,

Responsibility, Examples Of

Genesis 6:13-14

God said to Noah, I intend to make an end of all flesh, for through men the land is filled with violence; and behold, I will destroy them and the land.

Revenge, Examples Of

Luke 6:11

But they were filled with lack of understanding and senseless rage and discussed (consulted) with one another what they might do to Jesus.

Rising Early, Examples Of

Genesis 19:27

Abraham went up early the next morning to the place where he [only the day before] had stood before the Lord.

Sexual Chastity Examples Of

Ruth 3:13

Remain tonight, and in the morning if he will perform for you the part of a kinsman, good; let him do it. But if he will not do the part of a kinsman for you, then, as the Lord lives, I will do the part of a kinsman for you. Lie down until the morning.

Sloth Examples Of

Isaiah 56:10

[Israel's] watchmen are blind, they are all without knowledge; they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; dreaming, lying down, they love to slumber.

Steadfastness, Examples Of

1 Kings 13:8

And the man of God said to the king, If you give me half your house, I will not go in with you, and I will not eat bread or drink water in this place.

Throne, Examples Of

Hebrews 1:8

But as to the Son, He says to Him, Your throne, O God, is forever and ever (to the ages of the ages), and the scepter of Your kingdom is a scepter of absolute righteousness (of justice and straightforwardness).

Unbelief, Examples Of

Genesis 3:4-6

But the serpent said to the woman, You shall not surely die,

Warfare, Examples Of

Deuteronomy 7:1-2

When the Lord your God brings you into the land which you are entering to possess and has plucked away many nations before you, the Hittites, the Girgashites, the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites, seven nations greater and mightier than you,

Worldly Ambition Examples

Genesis 3:5

For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing the difference between good and evil and blessing and calamity.

Zealousness, Examples Of

2 Kings 10:16

And he said, Come with me and see my zeal for the Lord. So they made [the Rechabite] ride in Jehu's chariot.