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Colossians 3:23-24

Whatever you do, do it enthusiastically, as something done for the Lord and not for men, 24 knowing that you will receive the reward of an inheritance from the Lord. You serve the Lord Christ.

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Examples » What and who are examples

Jude 1:7

In the same way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities around them committed sexual immorality and practiced perversions, just as angels did, and serve as an example by undergoing the punishment of eternal fire.

1 Corinthians 10:1-12

Now I want you to know, brothers, that our fathers were all under the cloud, all passed through the sea, and all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea. They all ate the same spiritual food, read more.
and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank from a spiritual rock that followed them, and that rock was Christ. But God was not pleased with most of them, for they were struck down in the desert. Now these things became examples for us, so that we will not desire evil as they did. Don't become idolaters as some of them were; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and got up to play. Let us not commit sexual immorality as some of them did, and in a single day 23,000 people fell dead. Let us not tempt Christ as some of them did, and were destroyed by snakes. Nor should we complain as some of them did, and were killed by the destroyer. Now these things happened to them as examples, and they were written as a warning to us, on whom the ends of the ages have come. Therefore, whoever thinks he stands must be careful not to fall!

2 Peter 2:1-6

But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, and will bring swift destruction on themselves. Many will follow their unrestrained ways, and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed. In their greed they will exploit you with deceptive words. Their condemnation, [pronounced] long ago, is not idle, and their destruction does not sleep. read more.
For if God didn't spare the angels who sinned, but threw them down into Tartarus and delivered them to be kept in chains of darkness until judgment; and if He didn't spare the ancient world, but protected Noah, a preacher of righteousness, and seven others, when He brought a flood on the world of the ungodly; and if He reduced the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to ashes and condemned them to ruin, making them an example to those who were going to be ungodly;

Examples » Jesus Christ being an example

1 Peter 2:21-23

For you were called to this, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you should follow in His steps. He did not commit sin, and no deceit was found in His mouth; when reviled, He did not revile in return; when suffering, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to the One who judges justly.

John 13:10-15

"One who has bathed," Jesus told him, "doesn't need to wash anything except his feet, but he is completely clean. You are clean, but not all of you." For He knew who would betray Him. This is why He said, "You are not all clean." When Jesus had washed their feet and put on His robe, He reclined again and said to them, "Do you know what I have done for you? read more.
You call Me Teacher and Lord. This is well said, for I am. So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet. For I have given you an example that you also should do just as I have done for you.

Topics on Examples

Abasement, Examples Of

Daniel 4:33

At that moment the sentence against Nebuchadnezzar was executed. He was driven away from people. He ate grass like cattle, and his body was drenched with dew from the sky, until his hair grew like eagles’ feathers and his nails like birds’ claws.

Abuse Of Authority, Examples Of

Genesis 16:6

Abram replied to Sarai, “Here, your slave is in your hands; do whatever you want with her.” Then Sarai mistreated her so much that she ran away from her.

Accusations, False Examples

Genesis 31:26-30

Then Laban said to Jacob, “What have you done? You have deceived me and taken my daughters away like prisoners of war!

Adoration, Examples Of

Exodus 15:1-2

Then Moses and the Israelites sang this song to the Lord. They said:I will sing to the Lord,
for He is highly exalted;
He has thrown the horse
and its rider into the sea.

Adulteress Examples

Genesis 38:13-24

Tamar was told, “Your father-in-law is going up to Timnah to shear his sheep.”

Adultery, Examples Of

Genesis 19:31-38

Then the firstborn said to the younger, “Our father is old, and there is no man in the land to sleep with us as is the custom of all the land.

Afflicted Saints, Examples Of

Genesis 39:20-23

and had him thrown into prison, where the king’s prisoners were confined. So Joseph was there in prison.

Afflictions Of The Wicked, Examples Of

Exodus 9:14-15

Otherwise, I am going to send all My plagues against you, your officials, and your people. Then you will know there is no one like Me in all the earth.

Anger, Justified Examples

Mark 3:5

After looking around at them with anger and sorrow at the hardness of their hearts, He told the man, “Stretch out your hand.” So he stretched it out, and his hand was restored.

Anxiety, Examples Of

Genesis 20:7-9

Now return the man’s wife, for he is a prophet, and he will pray for you and you will live. But if you do not return her, know that you will certainly die, you and all who are yours.”

Apostasy, Nt Examples

Matthew 26:14-16

Then one of the Twelve—the man called Judas Iscariot—went to the chief priests

Apostasy, Ot Examples

Deuteronomy 13:1-11

“If a prophet or someone who has dreams arises among you and proclaims a sign or wonder to you,

Backsliding, Christian Examples

Genesis 19:1-22

The two angels entered Sodom in the evening as Lot was sitting at Sodom’s gate. When Lot saw them, he got up to meet them. He bowed with his face to the ground

Bad Wives Examples

Judges 14:15-17

On the fourth day they said to Samson’s wife, “Persuade your husband to explain the riddle to us, or we will burn you and your father’s household to death. Did you invite us here to rob us?”

Bitterness, Examples Of

Ruth 1:19-21

The two of them traveled until they came to Bethlehem. When they entered Bethlehem, the whole town was excited about their arrival and the local women exclaimed, “Can this be Naomi?”

Blasphemy, Examples Of

Leviticus 24:11

Her son cursed and blasphemed the Name, and they brought him to Moses. (His mother’s name was Shelomith, a daughter of Dibri of the tribe of Dan.)

Boldness Examples Of

Genesis 33:18

After Jacob came from Paddan-aram, he arrived safely at Shechem in the land of Canaan and camped in front of the city.

Borrowing, Examples Of

Exodus 11:2

Now announce to the people that both men and women should ask their neighbors for silver and gold jewelry.”

Bribery, Examples Of

Numbers 22:17-18

for I will greatly honor you and do whatever you ask me. So please come and put a curse on these people for me!’”

Business, Examples

Genesis 39:11

Now one day he went into the house to do his work, and none of the household servants were there.

Children, Bad Parental Examples

1 Kings 22:52

He did what was evil in the Lord’s sight. He walked in the way of his father, in the way of his mother, and in the way of Jeroboam son of Nebat, who had caused Israel to sin.

Children, Good Examples Of

Genesis 45:9

“Return quickly to my father and say to him, ‘This is what your son Joseph says: “God has made me lord of all Egypt. Come down to me without delay.

Children, Good Parental Examples

1 Kings 9:4

As for you, if you walk before Me as your father David walked, with a heart of integrity and in what is right, doing everything I have commanded you, and if you keep My statutes and ordinances,

Compassion, Examples Of

1 Chronicles 7:22

22 Their father Ephraim mourned a long time, and his relatives came to comfort him.

Condemnation, Examples Of

Revelation 20:11-15

Then I saw a great white throne and One seated on it. Earth and heaven fled from His presence, and no place was found for them.

Confession, Examples Of

Numbers 12:11

and said to Moses, “My lord, please don’t hold against us this sin we have so foolishly committed.

Confusion, Examples Of

Genesis 11:9

Therefore its name is called Babylon, for there the Lord confused the language of the whole earth, and from there the Lord scattered them over the face of the whole earth.

Consecration, Examples Of

Numbers 32:12

none except Caleb son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite and Joshua son of Nun, because they did follow the Lord completely.’

Contempt, Examples Of

1 Samuel 25:10

Nabal asked them, “Who is David? Who is Jesse’s son? Many slaves these days are running away from their masters.

Conversion, examples of

Acts 9:1-19

Meanwhile, Saul was still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord. He went to the high priest

Courage, Examples Of

Joshua 14:12

Now give me this hill country the Lord promised me on that day, because you heard then that the Anakim are there, as well as large fortified cities. Perhaps the Lord will be with me and I will drive them out as the Lord promised.”

Cruelty, examples of

Psalm 71:4

Deliver me, my God, from the power of the wicked,
from the grasp of the unjust and oppressive.

Death Of The Saints, Examples Of

Genesis 25:8

He took his last breath and died at a ripe old age, old and contented, and he was gathered to his people.

Death Of The Wicked, Examples Of

Numbers 16:32

The earth opened its mouth and swallowed them and their households, all Korah’s people, and all their possessions.

Delay, Examples Of

Exodus 14:24-25

Then during the morning watch, the Lord looked down on the Egyptian forces from the pillar of fire and cloud, and threw them into confusion.

Diligence, Examples Of

2 Chronicles 15:15

All Judah rejoiced over the oath, for they had sworn it with all their mind. They had sought Him with all their heart, and He was found by them. So the Lord gave them rest on every side.

Disappointments, Examples Of

Ruth 1:20

“Don’t call me Naomi. Call me Mara,” she answered, “for the Almighty has made me very bitter.

Dishonesty, Examples Of

Genesis 21:25

But Abraham complained to Abimelech because of the water well that Abimelech’s servants had seized.

Divine Protection, Examples Of

Genesis 35:5

When they set out, a terror from God came over the cities around them, and they did not pursue Jacob’s sons.

Dreams, Examples Of

Genesis 20:3

But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night and said to him, “You are about to die because of the woman you have taken, for she is a married woman.”

Edification, Examples Of

Deuteronomy 3:28

But commission Joshua and encourage and strengthen him, for he will cross over ahead of the people and enable them to inherit this land that you will see.’

Employers, Bad Examples

Genesis 16:6

Abram replied to Sarai, “Here, your slave is in your hands; do whatever you want with her.” Then Sarai mistreated her so much that she ran away from her.

encouragement, examples of

2 Chronicles 32:6-7

He set military commanders over the people and gathered the people in the square of the city gate. Then he encouraged them, saying,

Examples Of Consecration

Genesis 4:4-7

And Abel also presented an offering—some of the firstborn of his flock and their fat portions. The Lord had regard for Abel and his offering,

Examples Of Faith

Hebrews 11:4

By faith Abel offered to God a better sacrifice than Cain did. By faith he was approved as a righteous man, because God approved his gifts, and even though he is dead, he still speaks through his faith.

Examples Of Orphans

Genesis 11:27-28

These are the family records of Terah. Terah fathered Abram, Nahor, and Haran, and Haran fathered Lot.

Examples Of Ungodly Men

2 Peter 2:6

and if He reduced the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to ashes and condemned them to ruin, making them an example to those who were going to be ungodly;

Examples, Bad

Joshua 7:20

Achan replied to Joshua, “It is true. I have sinned against the Lord, the God of Israel. This is what I did:

Examples, Good

Numbers 25:7-13

When Phinehas son of Eleazar, son of Aaron the priest, saw this, he got up from the assembly, took a spear in his hand,

Examples, Purpose Of

2 Peter 2:6

and if He reduced the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to ashes and condemned them to ruin, making them an example to those who were going to be ungodly;

Extortion, Examples Of

1 Samuel 2:12-17

Eli’s sons were wicked men; they had no regard for the Lord

Extra Marital Sex Examples

Genesis 35:22

While Israel was living in that region, Reuben went in and slept with his father’s concubine Bilhah, and Israel heard about it.Jacob had 12 sons:

Faithfulness, Examples Of

Nehemiah 9:7-8

You are Yahweh,
the God who chose Abram
and brought him out of Ur of the Chaldeans,
and changed his name to Abraham.

False Accusations, Examples Of

Genesis 39:7-20

After some time his master’s wife looked longingly at Joseph and said, “Sleep with me.”

False Prophets, Examples Of

Revelation 2:20

But I have this against you: You tolerate the woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess and teaches and deceives My slaves to commit sexual immorality and to eat meat sacrificed to idols.

False Teachers, Examples Of

Revelation 2:14

But I have a few things against you. You have some there who hold to the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to place a stumbling block in front of the Israelites: to eat meat sacrificed to idols and to commit sexual immorality.

False Witnesses,examples Of

1 Samuel 22:8-18

That’s why all of you have conspired against me! Nobody tells me when my own son makes a covenant with Jesse’s son. None of you cares about me or tells me that my son has stirred up my own servant to wait in ambush for me, as is the case today.”

Famine, Examples Of

Genesis 12:10

There was a famine in the land, so Abram went down to Egypt to live there for a while because the famine in the land was severe.

Fatherless, Examples Of

Genesis 11:27-28

These are the family records of Terah. Terah fathered Abram, Nahor, and Haran, and Haran fathered Lot.

Folly, Examples Of

Jeremiah 4:22

“For My people are fools;
they do not know Me.
They are foolish children,
without understanding.
They are skilled in doing what is evil,
but they do not know how to do what is good.”

Friendship, Examples Of

1 Samuel 18:1

When David had finished speaking with Saul, Jonathan committed himself to David, and loved him as much as he loved himself.

Godly Fear, Examples Of

Genesis 22:12

Then He said, “Do not lay a hand on the boy or do anything to him. For now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your only son from Me.”

Good Wives Examples

Judges 13:10

The woman ran quickly to her husband and told him, “The man who came to me today has just come back!”

Guidance, Examples Of God's

Exodus 13:17-18

When Pharaoh let the people go, God did not lead them along the road to the land of the Philistines, even though it was nearby; for God said, “The people will change their minds and return to Egypt if they face war.”

Hope, Examples Of

Romans 4:18

He believed, hoping against hope, so that he became the father of many nations according to what had been spoken: So will your descendants be.

Hospitality, Examples Of

Genesis 18:2-5

He looked up, and he saw three men standing near him. When he saw them, he ran from the entrance of the tent to meet them and bowed 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 can be found.”

Hypocrisy, Examples Of

Genesis 27:6-35

Rebekah said to her son Jacob, “Listen! I heard your father talking with your brother Esau. He said,

Injustice, Examples Of

Mark 7:9-13

He also said to them, “You completely invalidate God’s command in order to maintain your tradition!

Integrity, Examples Of

Job 2:9-10

His wife said to him, “Do you still retain your integrity? Curse God and die!”

Intercession, Examples Of

Daniel 9:3-5

So I turned my attention to the Lord God to seek Him by prayer and petitions, with fasting, sackcloth, and ashes.

Love to Others, Examples Of

Genesis 45:15

Joseph kissed each of his brothers as he wept, and afterward his brothers talked with him.

Magical Arts, Examples Of

Acts 8:9

A man named Simon had previously practiced sorcery in that city and astounded the Samaritan people, while claiming to be somebody great.

Mercy, Examples Of

1 Samuel 11:13

But Saul ordered, “No one will be executed this day, for today the Lord has provided deliverance in Israel.”

Motives, Examples Of

Philippians 1:15-18

To be sure, some preach Christ out of envy and strife, but others out of good will.

Oppression, Examples Of

Exodus 1:14

and made their lives bitter with difficult labor in brick and mortar and in all kinds of fieldwork. They ruthlessly imposed all this work on them.

Pilgrims, Examples Of

Genesis 23:4

“I am a foreign resident among you. Give me a burial site among you so that I can bury my dead.”

Praise, Examples Of

Genesis 14:18-20

Then Melchizedek, king of Salem, brought out bread and wine; he was a priest to God Most High.

Pride, Examples Of

Exodus 5:2

But Pharaoh responded, “Who is Yahweh that I should obey Him by letting Israel go? I do not know anything about Yahweh, and besides, I will not let Israel go.”

Responsibility, Examples Of

Genesis 6:13-14

Then God said to Noah, “I have decided to put an end to every creature, for the earth is filled with wickedness because of them; therefore I am going to destroy them along with the earth.

Sexual Chastity Examples Of

Ruth 3:13

Stay here tonight, and in the morning, if he wants to redeem you, that’s good. Let him redeem you. But if he doesn’t want to redeem you, as the Lord lives, I will. Now lie down until morning.”

Sloth Examples Of

Isaiah 56:10

Israel’s watchmen are blind, all of them,
they know nothing;
all of them are mute dogs,
they cannot bark;
they dream, lie down,
and love to sleep.

Steadfastness, Examples Of

1 Kings 13:8

But the man of God replied, “If you were to give me half your house, I still wouldn’t go with you, and I wouldn’t eat bread or drink water in this place,

Unbelief, Examples Of

Genesis 3:4-6

“No! You will not die,” the serpent said to the woman.

Warfare, Examples Of

Deuteronomy 7:1-2

“When the Lord your God brings you into the land you are entering to possess, and He drives out many nations before you—the Hittites, Girgashites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites, seven nations more numerous and powerful than you—

Zealousness, Examples Of

2 Kings 10:16

Then he said, “Come with me and see my zeal for the Lord!” So he let him ride with him in his chariot.

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