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Colossians 3:23-24

Whatever you do, accomplish [it] from the soul, as to the Lord, and not to people, [because you] know that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. Serve the Lord Christ.

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Examples » What and who are examples

Jude 1:7

as Sodom and Gomorrah and the towns around them indulged in sexual immorality and {pursued unnatural desire} [in] the same way as these, are exhibited as an example [by] undergoing the punishment of eternal fire.

1 Corinthians 10:1-12

For I do not want you to be ignorant, brothers, that our fathers were all under the cloud and all went through the sea, and all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, and all ate the same spiritual food, read more.
and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank from the spiritual rock that followed [them], and the rock was Christ. But God was not pleased with the majority of them, for they were struck down in the desert. Now these [things] happened [as] examples for us, so that we should not be desirers of evil [things], just as those also desired [them], and not become idolaters, as some of them [did], just as it is written, "The people sat down to eat and drink, and stood up to play," nor commit sexual immorality, as some of them committed sexual immorality, and twenty-three thousand fell in one day, nor put Christ to the test, as some of them tested [him], and were destroyed by snakes, nor grumble, just as some of them grumbled, and were destroyed by the destroyer. Now these [things] happened to those [people] as an example, but are written for our instruction, on whom the ends of the ages have come. Therefore, the one who thinks that he stands must watch out lest he fall.

2 Peter 2:1-6

But there were also false prophets among the people, as there will be false teachers among you also, who will bring in {destructive heresies}, even denying the Master who bought them, [thus] bringing on themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their licentious ways, because of whom the way of truth will be reviled. And in greediness they will exploit you with false words, whose condemnation [from] long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep. read more.
For if God did not spare the angels who sinned, but held [them] captive in Tartarus with chains of darkness [and] handed [them] over to be kept for judgment, and did not spare the ancient world, but preserved Noah, a proclaimer of righteousness, {and seven others} [when he] brought a flood on the world of the ungodly, and condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to destruction, reducing them to ashes, having appointed [them] [as] an example for those who are going to be ungodly,

Examples » Jesus Christ being an example

1 Peter 2:21-23

For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you should follow in his footsteps, who did not commit sin, nor was deceit found in his mouth, who [when he] was reviled, did not revile in return; [when] suffering, he did not threaten, but entrusted [himself] to the one who judges justly,

John 13:10-15

Jesus said to him, "The one who has bathed {only needs} to wash [his] feet, but is completely clean. And you are clean, but not all [of you]." (For he knew the one who would betray him; because of this he said, "Not all [of you] are clean.") So when he had washed their feet and taken his outer clothing and reclined at table again, he said to them, "Do you understand what I have done for you? read more.
You call me 'Teacher' and 'Lord,' and you speak correctly, for I am. If then I--[your] Lord and Teacher--wash your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet. For I have given you an example, that just as I have done for you, you also do.

Topics on Examples

Abasement, Examples Of

Daniel 4:33

{Immediately} the word was fulfilled {concerning} Nebuchadnezzar, and he was expelled from {human society} and he ate grass like oxen, and his body was bathed with the dew of heaven until his hair [was] like [the hair of] an eagle and his nails grew like bird's [claws].

Abuse Of Authority, Examples Of

Genesis 16:6

And Abram said to Sarai, "Look, your servant [is] {under your authority}. Do to her that which [is] good in your eyes." And Sarai mistreated her, and she fled from her presence.

Accusations, False Examples

Genesis 31:26-30

Then Laban said to Jacob, "What have you done that you {tricked me} and have carried off my daughters like captives of the sword?

Adoration, Examples Of

Exodus 15:1-2

Then Moses and the {Israelites} sang this song to Yahweh, {and they said}, "Let me sing to Yahweh because he is highly exalted; [the] horse and its rider he hurled into the sea.

Adulteress Examples

Genesis 38:13-24

And it was told to Tamar, saying, "Look, your father-in-law is going up to Timnah to shear his sheep."

Adultery, Examples Of

Genesis 19:31-38

And the firstborn [daughter] said to the younger one, "Our father is old, and there is no man in the land to come in to us according to the manner of all the land.

Afflicted Saints, Examples Of

Genesis 39:20-23

And Joseph's master took him and put him into prison, the place that the king's prisoners were confined. And he was there in prison.

Afflictions Of The Wicked, Examples Of

Exodus 9:14-15

For at this time I [am] sending all of my plagues {to you personally} and among your servants and among your people so that you will know that there is no one like me in all the earth.

Anger, Justified Examples

Mark 3:5

And looking around at them with anger, grieved at the hardness of their hearts, he said to the man, "Stretch out your hand." And he stretched [it] out, and his hand was restored.

Anxiety, Examples Of

Genesis 20:7-9

So now, return the wife of the man, for he [is] a prophet, so that he will pray for you and you will live. And {if you do not return her}, know that you will certainly die, and all that [are] yours."

Apostasy, Nt Examples

Matthew 26:14-16

Then one of the twelve, the one named Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests

Apostasy, Ot Examples

Deuteronomy 13:1-11

"If a prophet stands up in your midst or a dreamer of dreams and he gives to you a sign or wonder,

Backsliding, Christian Examples

Genesis 19:1-22

And the two angels came to Sodom in the evening. And Lot was sitting in the gateway of Sodom. Then Lot saw [them] and stood up to meet them. And he bowed down [with his] face to the ground.

Bad Wives Examples

Judges 14:15-17

When it was the fourth day, they said to Samson's wife, "Entice your husband and tell us the riddle, or we will burn you and your father's house with fire. Have you invited us to rob us?"

Bitterness, Examples Of

Ruth 1:19-21

[So] the two of them went until they came to Bethlehem. {And when they came} to Bethlehem, all of the town was stirred because of them. And they said, "[Is] this Naomi?"

Blasphemy, Examples Of

Leviticus 24:11

Then the Israelite woman's son blasphemed the name, and he cursed, so they brought him to Moses--and the name of his mother [was] Shelomith the daughter of Dibri, of the tribe of Dan.

Boldness Examples Of

Genesis 33:18

And Jacob came safely to the city of Shechem which [is] in the land of Canaan, {on his way} from Paddan-Aram. And he camped before the city.

Borrowing, Examples Of

Exodus 11:2

Speak in the ears of the people, and let them ask, a man from his neighbor and a woman from her neighbor, [for] objects of silver and objects of gold."

Bribery, Examples Of

Numbers 22:17-18

because I will surely honor you greatly, and all that you say to me I will do. Please, come; curse this people for me.'"

Business, Examples

Genesis 39:11

{But one particular day} he came into the house to do his work and none of the men of the house were there in the house,

Children, Bad Parental Examples

1 Kings 22:52

He did evil in the eyes of Yahweh, and he went in the way of his father and his mother and in the way of Jeroboam son of Nebat who caused Israel to sin.

Children, Good Examples Of

Genesis 45:9

Hurry, and go up to my father and say to him, 'Thus says your son Joseph, God has made me lord of all Egypt. Come down to me and do not delay.

Children, Good Parental Examples

1 Kings 9:4

As for you, if you walk before me as David your father walked, with {integrity of heart} and with uprightness, to do according to all that I have commanded you, [and if] you keep my ordinances and my judgments,

Church, Examples Of

Acts 11:26

And [when he] found [him], he brought [him] to Antioch. And it happened to them also [that they] met together [for] a whole year with the church and taught 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 brothers came to comfort him.

Condemnation, Examples Of

Revelation 20:11-15

And I saw a great white throne and the one who was seated on it, {from whose presence} earth and heaven fled, and a place was not found for them.

Confession, Examples Of

Numbers 12:11

So Aaron said to Moses, "Please, my lord, please do not put on us [this] sin [in] which we were foolish and [in] which we have sinned.

Confusion, Examples Of

Genesis 11:9

Therefore its name was called Babel, for there Yahweh confused the language of the whole earth, and there Yahweh scattered them over the face of the whole earth.

Consecration, Examples Of

Numbers 32:12

except Caleb son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite and Joshua son of Nun, because they followed Yahweh wholly.'

Contempt, Examples Of

1 Samuel 25:10

But Nabal answered David's servants and said, "Who [is] David? And who [is] the son of Jesse? Today, [there] are many servants breaking away from the presence of their masters.

Conversion, examples of

Acts 9:1-19

But Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest

Courage, Examples Of

Joshua 14:12

So now give me this hill country that Yahweh spoke [of] on that day, for you heard on that day that the Anakites [were] there, with great and fortified cities. Perhaps Yahweh [is] with me, and I will drive them out just as Yahweh promised."

Cruelty, examples of

Psalm 71:4

My God, rescue me from [the] hand of [the] wicked, from [the] {grasp} of [the] evildoer and [the] oppressor,

Death Of The Saints, Examples Of

Genesis 25:8

And Abraham passed away and died in a good old age, old and full of years. And he was gathered to his people.

Death Of The Wicked, Examples Of

Numbers 16:32

The land opened its mouth and swallowed them up with their houses and every person {that belonged to Korah} and all the property.

Delay, Examples Of

Exodus 14:24-25

And during the morning watch, Yahweh looked down to the Egyptian camp [from] in the column of fire and cloud, and he threw the Egyptian camp into a panic.

Despondency, Examples Of

Exodus 14:15

And Yahweh said to Moses, "Why do you cry out to me? Speak to the {Israelites} [so that] they set out.

Diligence, Examples Of

2 Chronicles 15:15

And all Judah rejoiced over the oath, for they swore with all their heart. And they sought him with their whole desire, and he was found by them, and Yahweh gave rest to them all around.

Disappointments, Examples Of

Ruth 1:20

And she said to them, "You should not call me Naomi; call me Mara, for Shaddai has {caused me to be very bitter}.

Dishonesty, Examples Of

Genesis 21:25

Then Abraham complained to Abimelech on account of the well of water that servants of Abimelech had seized.

Divine Protection, Examples Of

Genesis 35:5

Then they set out on their journey, and the terror of God was upon the cities that [were] all around them, so that they did not pursue after the sons of Jacob.

Dreams, Examples Of

Genesis 20:3

And God came to Abimelech in a dream at night. And he said to him, "Look, you [are] a dead man on account of the woman you have taken. For she [is] {a married woman}."

Edification, Examples Of

Deuteronomy 3:28

Now instruct Joshua and support him and encourage him because he himself will cross [over] before this people and enable them to inherit the land that you will see.'

Employers, Bad Examples

Genesis 16:6

And Abram said to Sarai, "Look, your servant [is] {under your authority}. Do to her that which [is] good in your eyes." And Sarai mistreated her, and she fled from her presence.

encouragement, examples of

2 Chronicles 32:6-7

And he appointed commanders for battle over the people and gathered them to himself into the public square of the gate of the city. And he spoke to their hearts, saying,

Examples Of Consecration

Genesis 4:4-7

and Abel also brought [an offering] from {the choicest firstlings of his flock}. And Yahweh looked with favor to Abel and to his offering,

Examples Of Faith

Hebrews 11:4

By faith Abel offered to God a greater sacrifice than Cain, by which he was approved that he was righteous, [because] God approved [him] for his gifts, and through it he still speaks, [although he] is dead.

Examples Of Orphans

Genesis 11:27-28

Now these are the generations of Terah. Terah fathered Abram, Nahor, and Haran, and Haran fathered Lot.

Examples Of Ungodly Men

2 Peter 2:6

and condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to destruction, reducing them to ashes, having appointed [them] [as] an example for those who are going to be ungodly,

Examples, Bad

Joshua 7:20

And Achan answered Joshua and said, "It is true. I have sinned against Yahweh the God of Israel, and this is what I did:

Examples, Good

Numbers 25:7-13

When Phinehas son of Eleazar son of Aaron the priest saw, he got up from the midst of the community and took a spear in his hand.

Examples, Purpose Of

2 Peter 2:6

and condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to destruction, reducing them to ashes, having appointed [them] [as] an example for those who are going to be ungodly,

Extortion, Examples Of

1 Samuel 2:12-17

Now the sons of Eli [were] {worthless scoundrels}; they did not know Yahweh.

Extra Marital Sex Examples

Genesis 35:22

And while Israel was living in that land Reuben went and had sexual relations with Bilhah, his father's concubine. And Israel heard [about it].

Faithfulness, Examples Of

Nehemiah 9:7-8

You are Yahweh, the God who chose Abram and brought him from Ur of the Chaldeans and named him Abraham.

False Accusations, Examples Of

Genesis 39:7-20

And it happened [that] after these things his master's wife cast her eyes on Joseph, and she said, "Lie with me."

False Prophets, Examples Of

Revelation 2:20

But I have against you that you tolerate the woman Jezebel, the one who calls herself a prophetess, and teaches and deceives my slaves to commit sexual immorality and to eat food sacrificed to idols.

False Teachers, Examples Of

Revelation 2:14

But I have a few [things] against you: that you have there those who hold fast to the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the sons of Israel, to eat food sacrificed to idols and to commit sexual immorality.

False Witnesses,examples Of

1 Samuel 22:8-18

For all of you have conspired against me, and {no one discloses to me} the {making} [of an agreement] between my son and the son of Jesse! None of you have had sympathy for me or {disclosed to me} [that] {my son commissioned my servant against me to ambush me} as [has been done] this day!"

Famine, Examples Of

Genesis 12:10

And there was a famine in the land. And Abram went down to Egypt to dwell as an alien there, for the famine was severe in the land.

Fatherless, Examples Of

Genesis 11:27-28

Now these are the generations of Terah. Terah fathered Abram, Nahor, and Haran, and Haran fathered Lot.

Folly, Examples Of

Jeremiah 4:22

"For my people [are] foolish, they have not known me. They [are] foolish children, and they do not have insight. They [are] skillful at doing evil, and they do not know [how] to do good."

Friendship, Examples Of

1 Samuel 18:1

{When} he finished speaking to Saul, the soul of Jonathan became attached to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his [own] soul.

Generous Giving Examples

Exodus 36:5

And they said to Moses, saying, "The people are {bringing more} than enough for the service of the work that Yahweh has commanded {to be done}."

Godly Fear, Examples Of

Genesis 22:12

And he said, "Do not stretch out your hand against the boy; do not do anything to him. For now I know that you are {one who fears} God, since you have not withheld your son, your only child, from me."

Good Decision Making Examples

Joshua 24:15

But if it is bad in your eyes to serve Yahweh, choose for yourselves today whom you want to serve, whether it is the gods that your ancestors served beyond the river, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you [are] living; but as for me and my household, we will serve Yahweh."

Good Wives Examples

Judges 13:10

The woman quickly ran and told her husband, and she said to him, "Look! The man who came to me the [other] day appeared to me."

Guidance, Examples Of God's

Exodus 13:17-18

And when Pharaoh released the people, God did not lead them the way of the land of the Philistines, though it [was] nearer, because God said, "Lest the people change their mind when they see war and return to Egypt."

Hope, Examples Of

Romans 4:18

who against hope believed in hope, so that he became the father of many nations, according to what was said, "so will your descendants be."

Hospitality, Examples Of

Genesis 18:2-5

And he lifted up his eyes and saw, and behold, three men were standing near him. And he saw [them] and ran from the doorway of the tent to meet them. And he bowed down to the ground.

Hunger, Examples Of

1 Samuel 21:3-6

Now then, {what do you have at hand}? Give me five [loaves] of bread or {whatever is here}."

Hypocrisy, Examples Of

Genesis 27:6-35

Rebekah said to Jacob her son, "Look, I heard your father speaking to Esau your brother saying,

Injustice, Examples Of

Mark 7:9-13

And he said to them, "You splendidly ignore the commandment of God so that you can keep your tradition.

Integrity, Examples Of

Job 2:9-10

Then his wife said to him, "Are you still persisting in your blamelessness? {Curse} God and die."

Intercession, Examples Of

Daniel 9:3-5

Then I turned my face to the Lord God to seek [him] [by] prayer and pleas for mercy, in fasting and [in] sackcloth and ashes.

Love to Others, Examples Of

Genesis 45:15

And he kissed all his brothers and wept upon them. And afterward his brothers spoke with him.

Magical Arts, Examples Of

Acts 8:9

Now a certain man {named} Simon had been in the city practicing magic and astonishing the people of Samaria, saying he was someone great.

Mercy, Examples Of

1 Samuel 11:13

But Saul said, "No one will be put to death on this day, because {today} Yahweh has provided deliverance in Israel."

Motives, Examples Of

Philippians 1:15-18

Some even because of envy and strife preach Christ, but some also because of good will.

Oppression, Examples Of

Exodus 1:14

And they made their lives bitter with hard work with mortar and with bricks and with all [sorts] of work in the field--with all their work in which they ruthlessly enslaved them.

Pilgrims, Examples Of

Genesis 23:4

"I [am] a stranger and an alien among you; give to me {my own burial site} among you so that I may bury my dead from before me.

Praise, Examples Of

Genesis 14:18-20

And Melchizedek, the king of Salem, brought out bread and wine. (He was the priest of God Most High).

Responsibility, Examples Of

Genesis 6:13-14

And God said to Noah, "The end of all flesh [has] come before me, for the earth was filled [with] violence because of them. Now, look, I [am going] to destroy them [along] with the earth.

Sexual Chastity Examples Of

Ruth 3:13

{Stay tonight,} and in the morning, if he wants to redeem you, good; but if he is not willing to redeem, {then as Yahweh lives,} I will redeem you. Lie down until the morning."

Steadfastness, Examples Of

1 Kings 13:8

Then the man of God said to the king, "Even if you give to me half of your house I will not come with you, nor will I eat bread or drink water in this place,

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 Yahweh your God brings you into the land that you [are] about to enter {into it} to take possession of it, and he drives out many nations {before you}, the Hittites and the Girgashites and the Amorites and the Canaanites and the Hivites and the Jebusites, seven nations mightier and more numerous than you,

Worldly Ambition Examples

Genesis 3:5

For God knows that on the day you [both] eat from it, then your eyes will be opened and you [both] shall be like gods, knowing good and evil."

Zealousness, Examples Of

2 Kings 10:16

Then he said, "Come with me! Look at my zeal for Yahweh!" So he let him ride in his chariot.