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Colossians 3:23-24

Whatever you are doing, work at it with enthusiasm, as to the Lord and not for people, because you know that you will receive your inheritance from the Lord as the reward. Serve the Lord Christ.

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Examples » What and who are examples

Jude 1:7

So also Sodom and Gomorrah and the neighboring towns, since they indulged in sexual immorality and pursued unnatural desire in a way similar to these angels, are now displayed as an example by suffering the punishment of eternal fire.

1 Corinthians 10:1-12

For I do not want you to be unaware, brothers and sisters, that our fathers were all under the cloud and all passed 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 were all drinking from the spiritual rock that followed them, and the rock was Christ. But God was not pleased with most of them, for they were cut down in the wilderness. These things happened as examples for us, so that we will not crave evil things as they did. So do not be idolaters, as some of them were. As it is written, "The people sat down to eat and drink and rose up to play." And let us not be immoral, as some of them were, and twenty-three thousand died in a single day. And let us not put Christ to the test, as some of them did, and were destroyed by snakes. And do not complain, as some of them did, and were killed by the destroying angel. These things happened to them as examples and were written for our instruction, on whom the ends of the ages have come. So let the one who thinks he is standing be careful that he does not fall.

2 Peter 2:1-6

But false prophets arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. These false teachers will infiltrate your midst with destructive heresies, even to the point of denying the Master who bought them. As a result, they will bring swift destruction on themselves. And many will follow their debauched lifestyles. Because of these false teachers, the way of truth will be slandered. And in their greed they will exploit you with deceptive words. Their condemnation pronounced long ago is not sitting idly by; their destruction is not asleep. read more.
For if God did not spare the angels who sinned, but threw them into hell and locked them up in chains in utter darkness, to be kept until the judgment, and if he did not spare the ancient world, but did protect Noah, a herald of righteousness, along with seven others, when God brought a flood on an ungodly world, and if he turned to ashes the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah when he condemned them to destruction, having appointed them to serve as an example to future generations of the ungodly,

Examples » Jesus Christ being an example

1 Peter 2:21-23

For to this you were called, since Christ also suffered for you, leaving an example for you to follow in his steps. He committed no sin nor was deceit found in his mouth. When he was maligned, he did not answer back; when he suffered, he threatened no retaliation, but committed himself to God who judges justly.

John 13:10-15

Jesus replied, "The one who has bathed needs only to wash his feet, but is completely clean. And you disciples are clean, but not every one of you." (For Jesus knew the one who was going to betray him. For this reason he said, "Not every one of you is clean.") So when Jesus had washed their feet and put his outer clothing back on, he took his place at the table again and said to them, "Do you understand what I have done for you? read more.
You call me 'Teacher' and 'Lord,' and do so correctly, for that is what I am. If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you too ought to wash one another's feet. For I have given you an example -- you should do just as I have done for you.

Topics on Examples

Abasement, Examples Of

Daniel 4:33

Now in that very moment this pronouncement about Nebuchadnezzar came true. He was driven from human society, he ate grass like oxen, and his body became damp with the dew of the sky, until his hair became long like an eagle's feathers, and his nails like a bird's claws.

Abuse Of Authority, Examples Of

Genesis 16:6

Abram said to Sarai, "Since your servant is under your authority, do to her whatever you think best." Then Sarai treated Hagar harshly, so she ran away from Sarai.

Accusations, False Examples

Genesis 31:26-30

"What have you done?" Laban demanded of Jacob. "You've deceived me and carried away my daughters as if they were captives 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 has triumphed gloriously, the horse and its rider he has thrown into the sea.

Adulteress Examples

Genesis 38:13-24

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

Adultery, Examples Of

Genesis 19:31-38

Later the older daughter said to the younger, "Our father is old, and there is no man anywhere nearby to have sexual relations with us, according to the way of all the world.

Afflicted Saints, Examples Of

Genesis 39:20-23

Joseph's master took him and threw him into the prison, the place where the king's 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 on your very self and on your servants and your people, so that you may know that there is no one like me in all the earth.

Anger, Justified Examples

Mark 3:5

After looking around at them in anger, grieved by the hardness of their hearts, he said to the man, "Stretch out your hand." He stretched it out, and his hand was restored.

Anxiety, Examples Of

Genesis 20:7-9

But now give back the man's wife. Indeed he is a prophet and he will pray for you; thus you will live. But if you don't give her back, know that you will surely die along with all who belong to you."

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

Suppose a prophet or one who foretells by dreams should appear among you and show you a sign or wonder,

Backsliding, Christian Examples

Genesis 19:1-22

The two angels came to Sodom in the evening while Lot was sitting in the city's gateway. When Lot saw them, he got up to meet them and bowed down with his face toward the ground.

Bad Wives Examples

Judges 14:15-17

On the fourth day they said to Samson's bride, "Trick your husband into giving the solution to the riddle. If you refuse, we will burn up you and your father's family. Did you invite us here to make us poor?"

Bitterness, Examples Of

Ruth 1:19-21

So the two of themWhen they entered Bethlehem, the whole village was excited about their arrival. The women of the village said, "Can this be Naomi?"

Blasphemy, Examples Of

Leviticus 24:11

The Israelite woman's son misused the Name and cursed, so they brought him to Moses. (Now his mother's name was Shelomith daughter of Dibri, of the tribe of Dan.)

Boldness Examples Of

Genesis 33:18

After he left Paddan Aram, Jacob came safely to the city of Shechem in the land of Canaan, and he camped near the city.

Borrowing, Examples Of

Exodus 11:2

Instruct the people that each man and each woman is to request from his or her neighbor items of silver and gold."

Bribery, Examples Of

Numbers 22:17-18

For I will honor you greatly, and whatever you tell me I will do. So come, put a curse on this nation for me.'"

Business, Examples

Genesis 39:11

One day he went into the house to do his work when none of the household servants were there in the house.

Children, Bad Parental Examples

1 Kings 22:52

He did evil in the sight of the Lord and followed in the footsteps of his father and mother; like Jeroboam son of Nebat, he encouraged Israel to sin.

Children, Good Examples Of

Genesis 45:9

Now go up to my father quickly and tell him, 'This is what your son Joseph says: "God has made me lord of all Egypt. Come down to me; do not delay!

Children, Good Parental Examples

1 Kings 9:4

You must serve me with integrity and sincerity, just as your father David did. Do everything I commanded and obey my rules and regulations.

Church, Examples Of

Acts 11:26

and when he found him, he brought him to Antioch. So for a whole year Barnabas and Saul met with the church and taught a significant number of people. Now it was in Antioch that the disciples were first called Christians.

Compassion, Examples Of

1 Chronicles 7:22

Their father Ephraim mourned for them many days and his brothers came to console him.

Condemnation, Examples Of

Revelation 20:11-15

Then I saw a large white throne and the one who was seated on it; the earth and the heaven fled from his presence, and no place was found for them.

Confession, Examples Of

Numbers 12:11

So Aaron said to Moses, "O my lord, please do not hold this sin against us, in which we have acted foolishly and have sinned!

Confusion, Examples Of

Genesis 11:9

That is why its name was called Babel -- because there the Lord confused the language of the entire world, and from there the Lord scattered them across the face of the entire earth.

Consecration, Examples Of

Numbers 32:12

except Caleb son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite, and Joshua son of Nun, for they followed the Lord wholeheartedly.'

Contempt, Examples Of

1 Samuel 25:10

But Nabal responded to David's servants, "Who is David, and who is this son of Jesse? This is a time when many servants are breaking away from their masters!

Conversion, examples of

Acts 9:1-19

Meanwhile Saul, still breathing out threats to murder the Lord's disciples, went to the high priest

Courage, Examples Of

Joshua 14:12

Now, assign me this hill country which the Lord promised me at that time! No doubt you heard at that time that the Anakites live there in large, fortified cities. But, assuming the Lord is with me, I will conquer them, as the Lord promised."

Cruelty, examples of

Psalm 71:4

My God, rescue me from the power of the wicked, from the hand of the cruel oppressor!

Death Of The Saints, Examples Of

Genesis 25:8

Then Abraham breathed his last and died at a good old age, an old man who had lived a full life. He joined his ancestors.

Death Of The Wicked, Examples Of

Numbers 16:32

and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them, along with their households, and all Korah's men, and all their goods.

Delay, Examples Of

Exodus 14:24-25

In the morning watch the Lord looked down on the Egyptian army through the pillar of fire and cloud, and he threw the Egyptian army into a panic.

Diligence, Examples Of

2 Chronicles 15:15

All Judah was happy about the oath, because they made the vow with their whole heart. They willingly sought the Lord and he responded to them. He made them secure on every side.

Disappointments, Examples Of

Ruth 1:20

But she replied to them, "Don't call me 'Naomi'! Call me 'Mara' because the Sovereign One has treated me very harshly.

Dishonesty, Examples Of

Genesis 21:25

But Abraham lodged a complaint against Abimelech concerning a well that Abimelech's servants had seized.

Divine Protection, Examples Of

Genesis 35:5

and they started on their journey. The surrounding cities were afraid of God, and they did not pursue the sons of Jacob.

Dreams, Examples Of

Genesis 20:3

But God appeared to Abimelech in a dream at night and said to him, "You are as good as dead because of the woman you have taken, for she is someone else's wife."

Edification, Examples Of

Deuteronomy 3:28

Commission Joshua, and encourage and strengthen him, because he will lead these people over and will enable them to inherit the land you will see."

Employers, Bad Examples

Genesis 16:6

Abram said to Sarai, "Since your servant is under your authority, do to her whatever you think best." Then Sarai treated Hagar harshly, so she ran away from Sarai.

encouragement, examples of

2 Chronicles 32:6-7

He appointed military officers over the army and assembled them in the square at the city gate. He encouraged them, saying,

Examples Of Consecration

Genesis 4:4-7

But Abel brought some of the firstborn of his flock -- even the fattest of them. And the Lord was pleased with Abel and his offering,

Examples Of Faith

Hebrews 11:4

By faith Abel offered God a greater sacrifice than Cain, and through his faith he was commended as righteous, because God commended him for his offerings. And through his faith he still speaks, though he is dead.

Examples Of Orphans

Genesis 11:27-28

This is the account of Terah. Terah became the father of Abram, Nahor, and Haran. And Haran became the father of Lot.

Examples Of Ungodly Men

2 Peter 2:6

and if he turned to ashes the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah when he condemned them to destruction, having appointed them to serve as an example to future generations of the ungodly,

Examples, Bad

Joshua 7:20

Achan told Joshua, "It is true. I have sinned against the Lord God of Israel in this way:

Examples, Good

Numbers 25:7-13

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

Examples, Purpose Of

2 Peter 2:6

and if he turned to ashes the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah when he condemned them to destruction, having appointed them to serve as an example to future generations of the ungodly,

Extortion, Examples Of

1 Samuel 2:12-17

The sons of Eli were wicked men. They did not recognize the Lord's authority.

Extra Marital Sex Examples

Genesis 35:22

While Israel was living in that land, Reuben had sexual relations with Bilhah, his father's concubine, and Israel heard about it. Jacob had twelve sons:

Faithfulness, Examples Of

Nehemiah 9:7-8

"You are the LORD God who chose Abram and brought him forth from Ur of the Chaldeans. You changed his name to Abraham.

False Accusations, Examples Of

Genesis 39:7-20

Soon after these things, his master's wife took notice of Joseph and said, "Have sex with me."

False Prophets, Examples Of

Revelation 2:20

But I have this against you: You tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, and by her teaching deceives my servants 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: You have some people there who follow the teaching of Balaam, who instructed Balak to put a stumbling block before the people of Israel so they would eat food sacrificed to idols and commit sexual immorality.

False Witnesses,examples Of

1 Samuel 22:8-18

For all of you have conspired against me! No one informs me when my own son makes an agreement with this son of Jesse! Not one of you feels sorry for me or informs me that my own son has commissioned my own servant to hide in ambush against 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 stay for a while because the famine was severe.

Fatherless, Examples Of

Genesis 11:27-28

This is the account of Terah. Terah became the father of Abram, Nahor, and Haran. And Haran became the father of Lot.

Folly, Examples Of

Jeremiah 4:22

The Lord answered, "This will happen because my people are foolish. They do not know me. They are like children who have no sense. They have no understanding. They are skilled at doing evil. They do not know how to do good."

Friendship, Examples Of

1 Samuel 18:1

When David had finished talking with Saul, Jonathan and David became bound together in close friendship. Jonathan loved David as much as he did his own life.

Godly Fear, Examples Of

Genesis 22:12

"Do not harm the boy!" the angel said. "Do not do anything to him, for now I know that you fear God because you did not withhold your son, your only son, from me."

Good Wives Examples

Judges 13:10

The woman ran at once and told her husband, "Come quickly, the man who visited me the other day has appeared to me!"

Guidance, Examples Of God's

Exodus 13:17-18

When Pharaoh released the people, God did not lead them by the way to the land of the Philistines, although that was nearby, for God said, "Lest the people change their minds and return to Egypt when they experience war."

Hope, Examples Of

Romans 4:18

Against hope Abraham believed in hope with the result that he became the father of many nations according to the pronouncement, "so will your descendants be."

Hospitality, Examples Of

Genesis 18:2-5

Abraham looked up and saw three men standing across from him. When he saw them he ran from the entrance of the tent to meet them and bowed low to the ground.

Hunger, Examples Of

1 Samuel 21:3-6

Now what do you have at your disposal? Give me five loaves of bread, or whatever can be found."

Hypocrisy, Examples Of

Genesis 27:6-35

Rebekah said to her son Jacob, "Look, I overheard your father tell your brother Esau,

Injustice, Examples Of

Mark 7:9-13

He also said to them, "You neatly reject the commandment of God in order to set up your tradition.

Integrity, Examples Of

Job 2:9-10

Then his wife said to him, "Are you still holding firmly to your integrity? Curse God, and die!"

Intercession, Examples Of

Daniel 9:3-5

So I turned my attention to the Lord God to implore him by prayer and requests, with fasting, sackcloth, and ashes.

Love to Others, Examples Of

Genesis 45:15

He kissed all his brothers and wept over them. After this his brothers talked with him.

Magical Arts, Examples Of

Acts 8:9

Now in that city was a man named Simon, who had been practicing magic and amazing the people of Samaria, claiming to be someone great.

Malice, Examples Of

Genesis 4:5

but with Cain and his offering he was not pleased. So Cain became very angry, and his expression was downcast.

Mercy, Examples Of

1 Samuel 11:13

But Saul said, "No one will be killed on this day. For today the Lord has given Israel a victory!"

Motives, Examples Of

Philippians 1:15-18

Some, to be sure, are preaching Christ from envy and rivalry, but others from goodwill.

Oppression, Examples Of

Exodus 1:14

They made their lives bitter by hard service with mortar and bricks and by all kinds of service in the fields. Every kind of service the Israelites were required to give was rigorous.

Pilgrims, Examples Of

Genesis 23:4

"I am a temporary settler among you. Grant me ownership of a burial site among you so that I may bury my dead."

Praise, Examples Of

Genesis 14:18-20

Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine. (Now he was the priest of the Most High God.)

Responsibility, Examples Of

Genesis 6:13-14

So God said to Noah, "I have decided that all living creatures must die, for the earth is filled with violence because of them. Now I am about to destroy them and the earth.

Sexual Chastity Examples Of

Ruth 3:13

Remain here tonight. Then in the morning, if he agrees to marry you, fine, let him do so. But if he does not want to do so, I promise, as surely as the Lord lives, to marry you. Sleep here until morning."

Steadfastness, Examples Of

1 Kings 13:8

But the prophet said to the king, "Even if you were to give me half your possessions, I could not go with you and eat and drink in this place.

Unbelief, Examples Of

Genesis 3:4-6

The serpent said to the woman, "Surely you will not die,

Warfare, Examples Of

Deuteronomy 7:1-2

When the Lord your God brings you to the land that you are going to occupy and forces out many nations before you -- Hittites, Girgashites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites, seven nations more numerous and powerful than you --

Zealousness, Examples Of

2 Kings 10:16

Jehu said, "Come with me and see how zealous I am for the Lord's cause." So he took him along in his chariot.

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