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Colossians 3:23-24

Whatever you do, do it readily, as to the Lord and not to men; Being certain that the Lord will give you the reward of the heritage: for you are the servants of the Lord Christ.

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Examples » What and who are examples

Jude 1:7

Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the towns near them, having like these, given themselves up to unclean desires and gone after strange flesh, have been made an example, undergoing the punishment of eternal fire.

1 Corinthians 10:1-12

For it is my desire, my brothers, that you may keep in mind how all our fathers were under the cloud, and they all went through the sea; And they all had baptism from Moses in the cloud and in the sea; And they all took the same holy food; read more.
And the same holy drink: for they all took of the water from the holy rock which came after them: and the rock was Christ. But with most of them God was not pleased: for they came to their end in the waste land. Now these things were for an example to us, so that our hearts might not go after evil things, as they did. Then do not go after false gods, as some of them did; as it is said in the holy Writings, After resting and feasting, the people got up to take their pleasure. Again, let us not give way to the desires of the flesh, as some of them did, of whom twenty-three thousand came to their end in one day. And let us not put the Lord to the test, as some of them did, and came to their death by snakes. And do not say evil things against the Lord, as some of them did, and destruction overtook them. Now these things were done as an example; and were put down in writing for our teaching, on whom the last days have come. So let him who seems to himself to be safe go in fear of a fall.

2 Peter 2:1-6

But there were false prophets among the people, as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly put forward wrong teachings for your destruction, even turning away from the Lord who gave himself for them; whose destruction will come quickly, and they themselves will be the cause of it. And a great number will go with them in their evil ways, through whom the true way will have a bad name. And in their desire for profit they will come to you with words of deceit, like traders doing business in souls: whose punishment has been ready for a long time and their destruction is watching for them. read more.
For if God did not have pity for the angels who did evil, but sent them down into hell, to be kept in chains of eternal night till they were judged; And did not have mercy on the world which then was, but only kept safe Noah, a preacher of righteousness, with seven others, when he let loose the waters over the world of the evil-doers; And sent destruction on Sodom and Gomorrah, burning them up with fire as an example to those whose way of life might in the future be unpleasing to him;

Examples » Jesus Christ being an example

1 Peter 2:21-23

This is God's purpose for you: because Jesus himself underwent punishment for you, giving you an example, so that you might go in his footsteps: Who did no evil, and there was no deceit in his mouth: To sharp words he gave no sharp answer; when he was undergoing pain, no angry word came from his lips; but he put himself into the hands of the judge of righteousness:

John 13:10-15

Jesus said to him, He who is bathed has need only to have his feet washed and then he is clean all over: and you, my disciples, are clean, but not all of you. (He had knowledge who was false to him; that is why he said, You are not all clean.) Then, after washing their feet and putting on his robe again, he took his seat and said to them, Do you see what I have done to you? read more.
You give me the name of Master and Lord: and you are right; that is what I am. If then I, the Lord and the Master, have made your feet clean, it is right for you to make one another's feet clean. I have given you an example, so that you may do what I have done to you.

Topics on Examples

Abasement, Examples Of

Daniel 4:33

That very hour the order about Nebuchadnezzar was put into effect: and he was sent out from among men, and had grass for his food like the oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven, till his hair became long as eagles' feathers and his nails like those of birds.

Abuse Of Authority, Examples Of

Genesis 16:6

And Abram said, The woman is in your power; do with her whatever seems good to you. And Sarai was cruel to her, so that she went running away from her.

Accusations, False Examples

Genesis 31:26-30

And Laban said to Jacob, Why did you go away secretly, taking my daughters away like prisoners of war?

Adoration, Examples Of

Exodus 15:1-2

Then Moses and the children of Israel made this song to the Lord, and said, I will make a song to the Lord, for he is lifted up in glory: the horse and the horseman he has sent down into the sea.

Adulteress Examples

Genesis 38:13-24

And when Tamar had news that her father-in-law was going up to Timnah to the wool-cutting,

Adultery, Examples Of

Genesis 19:31-38

And the older daughter said to her sister, Our father is old, and there is no man to be a husband to us in the natural way:

Afflicted Saints, Examples Of

Genesis 39:20-23

And Joseph's master took him and put him in prison, in the place where the king's prisoners were kept in chains, and he was there in the prison-house.

Afflictions Of The Wicked, Examples Of

Exodus 9:14-15

For this time I will send all my punishments on yourself and on your servants and on your people; so that you may see that there is no other like me in all the earth.

Anger, Justified Examples

Mark 3:5

And looking round on them he was angry, being sad because of their hard hearts; and he said to the man, Put out your hand. And he put it out, and his hand was made well.

Anxiety, Examples Of

Genesis 20:7-9

So now, give the man back his wife, for he is a prophet, and let him say a prayer for you, so your life may be safe: but if you do not give her back, be certain that death will come to you and all your house.

Apostasy, Nt Examples

Matthew 26:14-16

Then one of the twelve, who was named Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said,

Apostasy, Ot Examples

Deuteronomy 13:1-11

If ever you have among you a prophet or a dreamer of dreams and he gives you a sign or a wonder,

Backsliding, Christian Examples

Genesis 19:1-22

And at nightfall the two angels came to Sodom; and Lot was seated at the way into the town: and when he saw them he got up and came before them, falling down on his face to the earth.

Bad Wives Examples

Judges 14:15-17

So on the fourth day they said to Samson's wife, Get from your husband the answer to his question by some trick or other, or we will have you and your father's house burned with fire; did you get us here to take all we have?

Bitterness, Examples Of

Ruth 1:19-21

So the two of them went on till they came to Beth-lehem. And when they came to Beth-lehem all the town was moved about them, and they said, Is this Naomi?

Blasphemy, Examples Of

Leviticus 24:11

And the son of the Israelite woman said evil against the holy Name, with curses; and they took him to Moses. His mother's name was Shelomith, the daughter of Dibri, of the tribe of Dan.

Boldness Examples Of

Genesis 33:18

So Jacob came safely from Paddan-aram to the town of Shechem in the land of Canaan, and put up his tents near the town.

Borrowing, Examples Of

Exodus 11:2

So go now and give orders to the people that every man and every woman is to get from his or her neighbour ornaments of silver and of gold.

Bribery, Examples Of

Numbers 22:17-18

For I will give you a place of very great honour, and whatever you say to me I will do; so come, in answer to my prayer, and put a curse on this people.

Business, Examples

Genesis 39:11

Now one day he went into the house to do his work; and not one of the men of the house was inside.

Children, Bad Parental Examples

1 Kings 22:52

He did evil in the eyes of the Lord, going in the ways of his father and his mother, and in the ways of Jeroboam, the son of Nebat, who made Israel do evil.

Children, Good Examples Of

Genesis 45:9

Now go quickly to my father, and say to him, Your son Joseph says, God has made me ruler over all the land of Egypt: come down to me straight away:

Children, Good Parental Examples

1 Kings 9:4

As for you, if you will go on your way before me, as David your father did, uprightly and with a true heart, doing what I have given you orders to do, keeping my laws and my decisions;

Compassion, Examples Of

1 Chronicles 7:22

And for a long time Ephraim their father went on weeping for them, and his brothers came to give him comfort.

Condemnation, Examples Of

Revelation 20:11-15

And I saw a great white seat, and him who was seated on it, before whose face the earth and the heaven went in flight; and there was no place for them.

Confession, Examples Of

Numbers 12:11

Then Aaron said to Moses, O my lord, let not our sin be on our heads, for we have done foolishly and are sinners.

Confusion, Examples Of

Genesis 11:9

So it was named Babel, because there the Lord took away the sense of all languages and from there the Lord sent them away over all the face of the earth.

Consecration, Examples Of

Numbers 32:12

But only Caleb, the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite, and Joshua, the son of Nun: because they have been true to the Lord.

Contempt, Examples Of

1 Samuel 25:10

And Nabal gave them his answer and said, Who is David? who is the son of Jesse? there are a number of servants in these days running away from their masters.

Conversion, examples of

Acts 9:1-19

But Saul, still burning with desire to put to death the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest,

Courage, Examples Of

Joshua 14:12

So now, give me this hill-country named by the Lord at that time; for you had an account of it then, how the Anakim were there, and great walled towns: it may be that the Lord will be with me, and I will be able to take their land, as the Lord said.

Cruelty, examples of

Psalm 71:4

O my God, take me out of the hand of the sinner, out of the hand of the evil and cruel man.

Death Of The Saints, Examples Of

Genesis 25:8

And Abraham came to his death, an old man, full of years; and he was put to rest with his people.

Death Of The Wicked, Examples Of

Numbers 16:32

And the earth, opening her mouth, took them in, with their families, and all the men who were joined to Korah, and their goods.

Delay, Examples Of

Exodus 14:24-25

And in the morning watch, the Lord, looking out on the armies of the Egyptians from the pillar of fire and cloud, sent trouble on the army of the Egyptians;

Despondency, Examples Of

Exodus 14:15

And the Lord said to Moses, Why are you crying out to me? give the children of Israel the order to go forward.

Diligence, Examples Of

2 Chronicles 15:15

And all Judah was glad because of the oath, for they had taken it with all their heart, turning to the Lord with all their desire; and he was with them and gave them rest on every side.

Disappointments, Examples Of

Ruth 1:20

And she said to them, Do not let my name be Naomi, but Mara, for the Ruler of all has given me a bitter fate.

Dishonesty, Examples Of

Genesis 21:25

But Abraham made a protest to Abimelech because of a water-hole which Abimelech's servants had taken by force.

Divine Protection, Examples Of

Genesis 35:5

So they went on their journey: and the fear of God was on the towns round about, so that they made no attack on the sons of Jacob.

Dreams, Examples Of

Genesis 20:3

But God came to Abimelech in a dream in the night, and said to him, Truly you are a dead man because of the woman whom you have taken; for she is a man's wife.

Edification, Examples Of

Deuteronomy 3:28

But give my orders to Joshua, comforting him and making him strong; for he is to go over Jordan at the head of this people, and he will give them this land which you will see for their heritage.

Employers, Bad Examples

Genesis 16:6

And Abram said, The woman is in your power; do with her whatever seems good to you. And Sarai was cruel to her, so that she went running away from her.

encouragement, examples of

2 Chronicles 32:6-7

And he put war chiefs over the people, and sent for them all to come together to him in the wide place at the doorway into the town, and to give them heart he said to them,

Examples Of Consecration

Genesis 4:4-7

And Abel gave an offering of the young lambs of his flock and of their fat. And the Lord was pleased with Abel's offering;

Examples Of Faith

Hebrews 11:4

By faith Abel made a better offering to God than Cain, and he had witness through it of his righteousness, God giving his approval of his offering: and his voice still comes to us through it though he is dead.

Examples Of Orphans

Genesis 11:27-28

These are the generations 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 sent destruction on Sodom and Gomorrah, burning them up with fire as an example to those whose way of life might in the future be unpleasing to him;

Examples, Bad

Joshua 7:20

And Achan, answering, said to Joshua, Truly I have done wrong against the Lord, the God of Israel, and this is what I have done:

Examples, Good

Numbers 25:7-13

And Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, seeing it, got up from among the people and took a spear in his hand,

Examples, Purpose Of

2 Peter 2:6

And sent destruction on Sodom and Gomorrah, burning them up with fire as an example to those whose way of life might in the future be unpleasing to him;

Extortion, Examples Of

1 Samuel 2:12-17

Now the sons of Eli were evil and good-for-nothing men, having no knowledge of the Lord.

Extra Marital Sex Examples

Genesis 35:22

Now while they were living in that country, Reuben had connection with Bilhah, his father's servant-woman: and Israel had news of it.

Faithfulness, Examples Of

Nehemiah 9:7-8

You are the Lord, the God, who took Abram and made him yours, guiding him from Ur of the Chaldees, and gave him the name of Abraham;

False Accusations, Examples Of

Genesis 39:7-20

And after a time, his master's wife, looking on Joseph with desire, said to him, Be my lover.

False Prophets, Examples Of

Revelation 2:20

But I have this against you, that you let the woman Jezebel say she is a prophet and give false teaching, making my servants go after the desires of the flesh and take food offered to false gods.

False Teachers, Examples Of

Revelation 2:14

But I have some things against you, because you have with you those who keep the teaching of Balaam, by whose suggestion Balak made the children of Israel go out of the right way, taking food which was offered to false gods, and going after the desires of the flesh.

False Witnesses,examples Of

1 Samuel 22:8-18

That all of you have made designs against me, and not one of you gave me word when my son made an agreement with the son of Jesse, and not one of you has pity for me or has made my eyes open to the fact that my servant has been moved by my son against me, as at this day?

Fasting, Examples Of

2 Samuel 12:16

So David made prayer to God for the child; and he took no food day after day, and went in and, stretching himself out on the earth, was there all night.

Fatherless, Examples Of

Genesis 11:27-28

These are the generations of Terah: Terah was the father of Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran was the father of Lot.

Folly, Examples Of

Jeremiah 4:22

For my people are foolish, they have no knowledge of me; they are evil-minded children, without sense, all of them: they are wise in evil-doing, but have no knowledge of doing good.

Friendship, Examples Of

1 Samuel 18:1

Now after David's talk with Saul was ended, the soul of Jonathan was joined with the soul of David, and David became as dear to him as his very life.

Godly Fear, Examples Of

Genesis 22:12

And he said, Let not your hand be stretched out against the boy to do anything to him; for now I am certain that the fear of God is in your heart, because you have not kept back your son, your only son, from me.

Good Decision Making Examples

Joshua 24:15

And if it seems evil to you to be the servants of the Lord, make the decision this day whose servants you will be: of the gods whose servants your fathers were across the River, or of the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living: but I and my house will be the servants of the Lord.

Good Wives Examples

Judges 13:10

So the woman, running quickly, gave her husband the news, saying, I have seen the man who came to me the other day.

Guidance, Examples Of God's

Exodus 13:17-18

Now after Pharaoh had let the people go, God did not take them through the land of the Philistines, though that was near: for God said, If the people see war, they may have a change of heart and go back to Egypt.

Hope, Examples Of

Romans 4:18

Who without reason for hope, in faith went on hoping, so that he became the father of a number of nations, as it had been said, So will your seed be.

Hospitality, Examples Of

Genesis 18:2-5

And lifting up his eyes, he saw three men before him; and seeing them, he went quickly to them from the door of the tent, and went down on his face to the earth;

Hunger, Examples Of

1 Samuel 21:3-6

So now, if you have here five cakes of bread, give them into my hand, or whatever you have.

Hypocrisy, Examples Of

Genesis 27:6-35

And Rebekah said to Jacob, her son, Your father said to your brother Esau in my hearing,

Injustice, Examples Of

Mark 7:9-13

And he said to them, Truly you put on one side the law of God, so that you may keep the rules which have been handed down to you.

Integrity, Examples Of

Job 2:9-10

And his wife said to him, Are you still keeping your righteousness? Say a curse against God, and put an end to yourself.

Intercession, Examples Of

Daniel 9:3-5

And turning my face to the Lord God, I gave myself up to prayer, requesting his grace, going without food, in haircloth and dust.

Love to Others, Examples Of

Genesis 45:15

Then he gave a kiss to all his brothers, weeping over them; and after that his brothers had no fear of talking to him.

Magical Arts, Examples Of

Acts 8:9

But there was a certain man named Simon, who in the past had been a wonder-worker and a cause of surprise to the people of Samaria, saying that he himself was a great man:

Mercy, Examples Of

1 Samuel 11:13

And Saul said, Not a man is to be put to death today: for today the Lord has made Israel safe.

Motives, Examples Of

Philippians 1:15-18

Though some are preaching Christ out of envy and competition, others do it out of a good heart:

Oppression, Examples Of

Exodus 1:14

And made their lives bitter with hard work, making building-material and bricks, and doing all sorts of work in the fields under the hardest conditions.

Pilgrims, Examples Of

Genesis 23:4

I am living among you as one from a strange country: give me some land here as my property, so that I may put my dead to rest

Praise, Examples Of

Genesis 14:18-20

And Melchizedek, king of Salem, the priest of the Most High God, took bread and wine,

Responsibility, Examples Of

Genesis 6:13-14

And God said to Noah, The end of all flesh has come; the earth is full of their violent doings, and now I will put an end to them with the earth.

Rising Early, Examples Of

Genesis 19:27

And Abraham got up early in the morning and went to the place where he had been talking with the Lord:

Sexual Chastity Examples Of

Ruth 3:13

Take your rest here tonight; and in the morning, if he will do for you what it is right for a relation to do, very well, let him do so: but if he will not, then by the living Lord I myself will do so.

Sloth Examples Of

Isaiah 56:10

His watchmen are blind, they are all without knowledge; they are all dogs without tongues, unable to make a sound; stretched out dreaming, loving sleep.

Steadfastness, Examples Of

1 Kings 13:8

But the man of God said to the king, Even if you gave me half of all you have, I would not go in with you, and I would not take food or a drink of water in this place;

Unbelief, Examples Of

Genesis 3:4-6

And the snake said, Death will not certainly come to you:

Warfare, Examples Of

Deuteronomy 7:1-2

When the Lord your God takes you into the land where you are going, which is to be your heritage, and has sent out the nations before you, the Hittites and the Girgashites and the Amorites and the Canaanites and the Perizzites and the Hivites and the Jebusites, seven nations greater and stronger than you;

Worldly Ambition Examples

Genesis 3:5

For God sees that on the day when you take of its fruit, your eyes will be open, and you will be as gods, having knowledge of good and evil.

Zealousness, Examples Of

2 Kings 10:16

And he said, Come with me and see how I am on fire for the Lord's cause. So he made him go with him in his carriage.

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