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Psalm 109:8

Let his days be few;
let another take over his position.

Deuteronomy 1:13

Appoint for yourselves wise, understanding, and respected men from each of your tribes, and I will make them your leaders.

Jeremiah 23:1

“Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of My pasture!” This is the Lord’s declaration.

Isaiah 3:4

“I will make youths their leaders,
and the unstable will govern them.”

Numbers 11:16

The Lord answered Moses, “Bring Me 70 men from Israel known to you as elders and officers of the people. Take them to the tent of meeting and have them stand there with you.

Matthew 20:26

It must not be like that among you. On the contrary, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant,

Exodus 18:25

So Moses chose able men from all Israel and made them leaders over the people as commanders of thousands, hundreds, fifties, and tens.

Isaiah 1:26

I will restore your judges to what they once were,
and your advisers to their former state.
Afterward you will be called the Righteous City,
a Faithful City.”

Galatians 2:6

Now from those recognized as important (what they really were makes no difference to me; God does not show favoritism)—they added nothing to me.

Proverbs 29:2

When the righteous flourish, the people rejoice,
but when the wicked rule, people groan.

Isaiah 9:16

The leaders of the people mislead them,
and those they mislead are swallowed up.

John 10:34

Jesus answered them, “Isn’t it written in your scripture,I said, you are gods?

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Leaders » Garments of prophets » General references to

2 Chronicles 20:20

In the morning they got up early and went out to the wilderness of Tekoa. As they were about to go out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, “Hear me, Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem. Believe in Yahweh your God, and you will be established; believe in His prophets, and you will succeed.”

Matthew 13:57

And they were offended by Him.But Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his hometown and in his household.”

Leaders » FALSE » Called seers

2 Chronicles 19:2

Then Jehu son of Hanani the seer went out to confront him and said to King Jehoshaphat, “Do you help the wicked and love those who hate the Lord? Because of this, the Lord’s wrath is on you.

2 Chronicles 35:15

The singers, the descendants of Asaph, were at their stations according to the command of David, Asaph, Heman, and Jeduthun the king’s seer. Also, the gatekeepers were at each gate. None of them left their tasks because their Levite brothers had made preparations for them.

1 Chronicles 29:29

As for the events of King David’s reign, from beginning to end, note that they are written in the Events of Samuel the Seer, the Events of Nathan the Prophet, and the Events of Gad the Seer,

2 Samuel 24:11

When David got up in the morning, a revelation from the Lord had come to the prophet Gad, David’s seer:

2 Chronicles 16:7

At that time, Hanani the seer came to King Asa of Judah and said to him, “Because you depended on the king of Aram and have not depended on the Lord your God, the army of the king of Aram has escaped from your hand.

Leaders » Dues of » Food of

Leviticus 10:17

“Why didn’t you eat the sin offering in the sanctuary area? For it is especially holy, and He has assigned it to you to take away the guilt of the community and make atonement for them before the Lord.

Exodus 29:32

Aaron and his sons are to eat the meat of the ram and the bread that is in the basket at the entrance to the tent of meeting.

Leviticus 10:12

Moses spoke to Aaron and his remaining sons, Eleazar and Ithamar: “Take the grain offering that is left over from the fire offerings to the Lord, and eat it prepared without yeast beside the altar, because it is especially holy.

Leviticus 6:16

Aaron and his sons may eat the rest of it. It is to be eaten in the form of unleavened bread in a holy place; they are to eat it in the courtyard of the tent of meeting.

Leviticus 7:6

Any male among the priests may eat it. It is to be eaten in a holy place; it is especially holy.

Leaders » False shepherds, characteristics of » Corrupt priests

John 19:6

When the chief priests and the temple police saw Him, they shouted, “Crucify! Crucify!”Pilate responded, “Take Him and crucify Him yourselves, for I find no grounds for charging Him.”

Matthew 27:41

In the same way the chief priests, with the scribes and elders, mocked Him and said,

Zephaniah 3:4

Her prophets are reckless
treacherous men.
Her priests profane the sanctuary;
they do violence to instruction.

Mark 15:11

But the chief priests stirred up the crowd so that he would release Barabbas to them instead.

Leaders » Heal persecution of » Divinely appointed

Leaders » Support of unfaithful » Affliction of

1 Peter 4:6

For this reason the gospel was also preached to those who are now dead, so that, although they might be judged by men in the fleshly realm, they might live by God in the spiritual realm.

Leaders » Elders » Governmental

Exodus 24:1

Then He said to Moses, “Go up to the Lord, you and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and 70 of Israel’s elders, and bow in worship at a distance.

Exodus 3:16

“Go and assemble the elders of Israel and say to them: Yahweh, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, has appeared to me and said: I have paid close attention to you and to what has been done to you in Egypt.

Exodus 4:29

Then Moses and Aaron went and assembled all the elders of the Israelites.

Exodus 19:7

After Moses came back, he summoned the elders of the people and set before them all these words that the Lord had commanded him.

Joshua 23:2

So Joshua summoned all Israel, including its elders, leaders, judges, and officers, and said to them, “I am old, getting on in years,

Leaders » Corrupt condemned » Idolatrous, examples of

2 Kings 11:18

So all the people of the land went to the temple of Baal and tore it down. They broke its altars and images into pieces, and they killed Mattan, the priest of Baal, at the altars.Then Jehoiada the priest appointed guards for the Lord’s temple.

1 Kings 12:31

Jeroboam also built shrines on the high places and set up priests from every class of people who were not Levites.

1 Kings 13:2

The man of God cried out against the altar by a revelation from the Lord: “Altar, altar, this is what the Lord says, ‘A son will be born to the house of David, named Josiah, and he will sacrifice on you the priests of the high places who are burning incense on you. Human bones will be burned on you.’”

2 Kings 23:20

He slaughtered on the altars all the priests of the high places who were there, and he burned human bones on the altars. Then he returned to Jerusalem.

Judges 17:5

This man Micah had a shrine, and he made an ephod and household idols, and installed one of his sons to be his priest.

Leaders » False shepherds, characteristics of » False teachers, warnings against

1 Timothy 6:3

If anyone teaches other doctrine and does not agree with the sound teaching of our Lord Jesus Christ and with the teaching that promotes godliness,

1 Timothy 1:7

They want to be teachers of the law, although they don’t understand what they are saying or what they are insisting on.

2 Timothy 4:3

For the time will come when they will not tolerate sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, will multiply teachers for themselves because they have an itch to hear something new.

Leaders » Men of God » Sent as divine messengers

Matthew 22:3

He sent out his slaves to summon those invited to the banquet, but they didn’t want to come.

Zechariah 2:8

For the Lord of Hosts says this: “He has sent Me for His glory against the nations who are plundering you, for anyone who touches you touches the pupil of His eye.

Zechariah 4:9

“Zerubbabel’s hands have laid the foundation of this house, and his hands will complete it. Then you will know that the Lord of Hosts has sent me to you.

Numbers 16:28

Then Moses said, “This is how you will know that the Lord sent me to do all these things and that it was not of my own will:

Isaiah 48:16

Approach Me and listen to this.
From the beginning I have not spoken in secret;
from the time anything existed, I was there.”
And now the Lord God
has sent me and His Spirit.

Leaders » Religious priests » Should be holy

2 Chronicles 6:41

Now therefore:Arise, Lord God, come to Your resting place,
You and Your powerful ark.
May Your priests, Lord God, be clothed with salvation,
and may Your godly people rejoice in goodness.

Leviticus 21:6

They are to be holy to their God and not profane the name of their God. For they present the fire offerings to Yahweh, the food of their God, and they must be holy.

Malachi 2:7

For the lips of a priest should guard knowledge, and people should seek instruction from his mouth, because he is the messenger of the Lord of Hosts.

Exodus 19:22

Even the priests who come near the Lord must purify themselves or the Lord will break out in anger against them.”

Leaders » Support of » Unfaithful ministers, general references to

Jeremiah 6:13

For from the least to the greatest of them,
everyone is making profit dishonestly.
From prophet to priest,
everyone deals falsely.

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.

Jeremiah 23:11

because both prophet and priest are ungodly,
even in My house I have found their evil.
This is the Lord’s declaration.

Lamentations 2:14

?NunYour prophets saw visions for you
that were empty and deceptive;
they did not reveal your guilt
and so restore your fortunes.
They saw oracles for you
that were empty and misleading.

Leaders » Preaching » Christ the theme of

Acts 4:2

because they were provoked that they were teaching the people and proclaiming the resurrection from the dead, using Jesus as the example.

Acts 8:35

So Philip proceeded to tell him the good news about Jesus, beginning from that Scripture.

Acts 9:20

Immediately he began proclaiming Jesus in the synagogues: “He is the Son of God.”

Leaders » Support of » Self-support as practised by paul

Acts 18:3

and being of the same occupation, stayed with them and worked, for they were tentmakers by trade.

Acts 20:34

You yourselves know that these hands have provided for my needs and for those who were with me.

2 Thessalonians 3:8

we did not eat anyone’s food free of charge; instead, we labored and struggled, working night and day, so that we would not be a burden to any of you.

Acts 28:30

Then he stayed two whole years in his own rented house. And he welcomed all who visited him,

More verses: 1 Corinthians 9:15

Leaders » Men of God » Men raised up as deliverers of israel

Judges 3:31

After Ehud, Shamgar son of Anath became judge. He delivered Israel by striking down 600 Philistines with an oxgoad.

1 Samuel 9:16

“At this time tomorrow I will send you a man from the land of Benjamin. Anoint him ruler over My people Israel. He will save them from the hand of the Philistines because I have seen the affliction of My people, for their cry has come to Me.”

Judges 13:5

for indeed, you will conceive and give birth to a son. You must never cut his hair, because the boy will be a Nazirite to God from birth, and he will begin to save Israel from the power of the Philistines.”

Nehemiah 9:27

So You handed them over to their enemies,
who oppressed them.
In their time of distress, they cried out to You,
and You heard from heaven.
In Your abundant compassion
You gave them deliverers, who rescued them
from the power of their enemies.

Judges 3:9

The Israelites cried out to the Lord. So the Lord raised up Othniel son of Kenaz, Caleb’s youngest brother, as a deliverer to save the Israelites.

More verses: Judges 2:16 Judges 9:17

Leaders » Religious priests » General references to

Joshua 3:6

Then he said to the priests, “Take the ark of the covenant and go on ahead of the people.” So they carried the ark of the covenant and went ahead of them.

Exodus 24:5

Then he sent out young Israelite men, and they offered burnt offerings and sacrificed bulls as fellowship offerings to the Lord.

2 Chronicles 29:16

The priests went to the entrance of the Lord’s temple to cleanse it. They took all the unclean things they found in the Lord’s sanctuary to the courtyard of the Lord’s temple. Then the Levites received them and took them outside to the Kidron Valley.

Exodus 18:1

Moses’ father-in-law Jethro, the priest of Midian, heard about everything that God had done for Moses and His people Israel, and how the Lord had brought Israel out of Egypt.

More verses: 2 Chronicles 11:13

Leaders » Preaching » Encouraged

Luke 9:60

But He told him, “Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and spread the news of the kingdom of God.”

More verses: Luke 9:2 Acts 5:20

Leaders » Religious priests » Laws in regard to

Leviticus 10:9

“You and your sons are not to drink wine or beer when you enter the tent of meeting, or else you will die; this is a permanent statute throughout your generations.

Exodus 40:15

Anoint them just as you anointed their father, so that they may also serve Me as priests. Their anointing will serve to inaugurate a permanent priesthood for them throughout their generations.”

Ezra 7:24

Be advised that tribute, duty, and land tax must not be imposed on any priests, Levites, singers, doorkeepers, temple servants, or other servants of this house of God.

Nehemiah 7:65

The governor ordered them not to eat the most holy things until there was a priest who could consult the Urim and Thummim.

More verses: Leviticus 21:1

Leaders » Support of » In the Christian church

1 Timothy 5:18

For the Scripture says:Do not muzzle an ox
while it is treading out the grain, and,
the worker is worthy of his wages.

1 Corinthians 9:14

In the same way, the Lord has commanded that those who preach the gospel should earn their living by the gospel.

Leaders » Preaching » As shepherds to feed the flock

John 21:17

He asked him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me?”Peter was grieved that He asked him the third time, “Do you love Me?” He said, “Lord, You know everything! You know that I love You.” “Feed My sheep,” Jesus said.

Ezekiel 34:23

I will appoint over them a single shepherd, My servant David, and he will shepherd them. He will tend them himself and will be their shepherd.

Jeremiah 23:4

I will raise up shepherds over them who will shepherd them. They will no longer be afraid or dismayed, nor will any be missing.” This is the Lord’s declaration.

More verses: 1 Peter 5:2

Leaders » FALSE » Prophets in the Christian church

Acts 13:1

In the church that was at Antioch there were prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon who was called Niger, Lucius the Cyrenian, Manaen, a close friend of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.

Acts 11:27

In those days some prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch.

Leaders » Preaching » As teachers of the word

1 Timothy 6:2

Those who have believing masters should not be disrespectful to them because they are brothers, but should serve them better, since those who benefit from their service are believers and dearly loved.

False Doctrine and Human Greed

Teach and encourage these things.

Leaders » Responsibility of » Select reading

Ezekiel 33:6

However, if the watchman sees the sword coming but doesn’t blow the trumpet, so that the people aren’t warned, and the sword comes and takes away their lives, then they have been taken away because of their iniquity, but I will hold the watchman accountable for their blood.

Ezekiel 3:1-17

He said to me: "Son of man, eat what you find [here]. Eat this scroll, then go and speak to the house of Israel." So I opened my mouth, and He fed me the scroll. "Son of man," he said to me, "eat and fill your stomach with this scroll I am giving you." So I ate [it], and it was as sweet as honey in my mouth. read more.
Then He said to me: "Son of man, go to the house of Israel and speak My words to them. For you are not being sent to a people of unintelligible speech or difficult language but to the house of Israel. [You are] not [being sent] to many peoples of unintelligible speech or difficult language, whose words you cannot understand. No doubt, if I sent you to them, they would listen to you. But the house of Israel will not want to listen to you because they do not want to listen to Me. For the whole house of Israel is hardheaded and hardhearted. Look, I have made your face as hard as their faces and your forehead as hard as their foreheads. I have made your forehead like a diamond, harder than flint. Don't be afraid of them or discouraged by [the look on] their faces, even though they are a rebellious house." Next He said to me: "Son of man, listen carefully to all My words that I speak to you and take [them] to heart. Go to your people, the exiles, and speak to them. Tell them: This is what the Lord God says, whether they listen or refuse [to listen]." The Spirit then lifted me up, and I heard a great rumbling sound behind me-praise the glory of the Lord in His place!- with the sound of the living creatures' wings brushing against each other and the sound of the wheels beside them, a great rumbling sound. So the Spirit lifted me up and took me away. I left in bitterness and in an angry spirit, and the Lord's hand was on me powerfully. I came to the exiles at Tel-abib, who were living by the Chebar Canal, and I sat there stunned for seven days. Now at the end of seven days the word of the Lord came to me: "Son of man, I have made you a watchman over the house of Israel. When you hear a word from My mouth, give them a warning from Me.

2 Corinthians 2:16

To some we are an aroma of death leading to death, but to others, an aroma of life leading to life. And who is competent for this?

Leaders » Dues of » High priests

Exodus 28:1

“Have your brother Aaron, with his sons, come to you from the Israelites to serve Me as priest—Aaron, his sons Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.

Zechariah 3:1

Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the Angel of the Lord, with Satan standing at his right side to accuse him.

Hebrews 9:7

But the high priest alone enters the second room, and he does that only once a year, and never without blood, which he offers for himself and for the sins of the people committed in ignorance.

Hebrews 5:5

In the same way, the Messiah did not exalt Himself to become a high priest, but the One who said to Him, You are My Son; today I have become Your Father,

Leviticus 21:10

“The priest who is highest among his brothers, who has had the anointing oil poured on his head and has been ordained to wear the garments, must not dishevel his hair or tear his garments.

Leaders » FALSE » Schools of

Daniel 1:4

young men without any physical defect, good-looking, suitable for instruction in all wisdom, knowledgeable, perceptive, and capable of serving in the king’s palace—and to teach them the Chaldean language and literature.

2 Chronicles 17:9

They taught throughout Judah, having the book of the Lord’s instruction with them. They went throughout the towns of Judah and taught the people.

2 Kings 2:5

Then the sons of the prophets who were in Jericho came up to Elisha and said, “Do you know that the Lord will take your master away from you today?”He said, “Yes, I know. Be quiet.”

2 Kings 4:38

When Elisha returned to Gilgal, there was a famine in the land. The sons of the prophets were sitting at his feet. He said to his attendant, “Put on the large pot and make stew for the sons of the prophets.”

2 Kings 6:1

The sons of the prophets said to Elisha, “Please notice that the place where we live under your supervision is too small for us.

Leaders » Apostles » Call of to special work

Mark 1:20

Immediately He called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men and followed Him.

Luke 6:13

When daylight came, He summoned His disciples, and He chose 12 of them—He also named them apostles:

John 1:43

The next day He decided to leave for Galilee. Jesus found Philip and told him, “Follow Me!”

More verses: Acts 22:21

Leaders » Elders » Jewish

Matthew 26:57

Those who had arrested Jesus led Him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders had convened.

Matthew 15:2

“Why do Your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they don’t wash their hands when they eat!”

Matthew 21:23

When He entered the temple complex, the chief priests and the elders of the people came up to Him as He was teaching and said, “By what authority are You doing these things? Who gave You this authority?”

Mark 15:1

As soon as it was morning, the chief priests had a meeting with the elders, scribes, and the whole Sanhedrin. After tying Jesus up, they led Him away and handed Him over to Pilate.

Acts 22:5

as both the high priest and the whole council of elders can testify about me. After I received letters from them to the brothers, I traveled to Damascus to bring those who were prisoners there to be punished in Jerusalem.

Leaders » Preaching » Spiritual watchmen

Isaiah 62:6

Jerusalem,
I have appointed watchmen on your walls;
they will never be silent, day or night.
There is no rest for you,
who remind the Lord.

Ezekiel 3:17

“Son of man, I have made you a watchman over the house of Israel. When you hear a word from My mouth, give them a warning from Me.

Jeremiah 6:17

I appointed watchmen over you
and said: Listen for the sound of the ram’s horn.
But they protested, “We won’t listen!”

Leaders » FALSE » Incognito

Judges 6:8

the Lord sent a prophet to them. He said to them, “This is what the Lord God of Israel says: ‘I brought you out of Egypt and out of the place of slavery.

1 Samuel 2:27

A man of God came to Eli and said to him, “This is what the Lord says: ‘Didn’t I reveal Myself to your ancestral house when it was in Egypt and belonged to Pharaoh’s palace?

1 Kings 13:11

Now a certain old prophet was living in Bethel. His son came and told him all the deeds that the man of God had done that day in Bethel. His sons also told their father the words that he had spoken to the king.

1 Kings 20:35

One of the sons of the prophets said to his fellow prophet by the word of the Lord, “Strike me!” But the man refused to strike him.

Leaders » Solemn charges given » Paul to timothy

1 Timothy 5:21

I solemnly charge you before God and Christ Jesus and the elect angels to observe these things without prejudice, doing nothing out of favoritism.

1 Timothy 6:13

In the presence of God, who gives life to all, and of Christ Jesus, who gave a good confession before Pontius Pilate, I charge you

2 Timothy 4:1

I solemnly charge you before God and Christ Jesus, who is going to judge the living and the dead, and because of His appearing and His kingdom:

Leaders » Apostles » Names of

Acts 1:13

When they arrived, they went to the room upstairs where they were staying:Peter, John,
James, Andrew,
Philip, Thomas,
Bartholomew, Matthew,
James the son of Alphaeus,
Simon the Zealot,
and Judas the son of James.

Matthew 10:2

These are the names of the 12 apostles:First, Simon, who is called Peter,
and Andrew his brother;
James the son of Zebedee,
and John his brother;

Luke 6:14

Simon, whom He also named Peter,
and Andrew his brother;
James and John;
Philip and Bartholomew;

Mark 3:16

He appointed the Twelve:To Simon, He gave the name Peter;

Leaders » Courageous reformers, rebuke sinful rulers » The incorruptibility of, in refusing gifts

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,

Daniel 5:17

Then Daniel answered the king, “You may keep your gifts, and give your rewards to someone else; however, I will read the inscription for the king and make the interpretation known to him.

2 Kings 5:15-16

Then Naaman and his whole company went back to the man of God, stood before him, and declared, "I know there's no God in the whole world except in Israel. Therefore, please accept a gift from your servant." But Elisha said, "As the Lord lives, I stand before Him. I will not accept it." Naaman urged him to accept it, but he refused.

Leaders » Solemn charges given » Moses to joshua

Deuteronomy 31:23

The Lord commissioned Joshua son of Nun, “Be strong and courageous, for you will bring the Israelites into the land I swore to them, and I will be with you.”

Numbers 27:23

laid his hands on him, and commissioned him, as the Lord had spoken through Moses.

Leaders » False shepherds, characteristics of » Prey upon the flock instead of feeding it

Ezekiel 34:2-3

"Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel. Prophesy, and say to them: This is what the Lord God says to the shepherds: Woe to the shepherds of Israel, who have been feeding themselves! Shouldn't the shepherds feed their flock? You eat the fat, wear the wool, and butcher the fatlings, but you do not tend the flock.

Zechariah 11:17

Woe to the worthless shepherd
who deserts the flock!
May a sword strike his arm
and his right eye!
May his arm wither away
and his right eye go completely blind!”

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as

Malachi 4:1

“For indeed, the day is coming, burning like a furnace, when all the arrogant and everyone who commits wickedness will become stubble. The coming day will consume them,” says the Lord of Hosts, “not leaving them root or branches.

Obadiah 1:1

The vision of Obadiah.

Edom’s Certain Judgment

This is what the Lord God has said about Edom: We have heard a message from the Lord;
a messenger has been sent among the nations:
“Rise up, and let us go to war against her.”

2 Kings 14:25

He restored Israel’s border from Lebo-hamath as far as the Sea of the Arabah, according to the word the Lord, the God of Israel, had spoken through His servant, the prophet Jonah son of Amittai from Gath-hepher.

Hosea 14:1

Israel, return to Yahweh your God,
for you have stumbled in your sin.

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Iddo

2 Chronicles 13:22

The rest of the events of Abijah’s reign, along with his ways and his sayings, are written in the Writing of the Prophet Iddo.

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Shemaiah

2 Chronicles 12:5

Then Shemaiah the prophet went to Rehoboam and the leaders of Judah who were gathered at Jerusalem because of Shishak. He said to them: “This is what the Lord says: ‘You have abandoned Me; therefore, I have abandoned you into the hand of Shishak.’”

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » moses

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Obed

2 Chronicles 28:9

A prophet of the Lord named Oded was there. He went out to meet the army that came to Samaria and said to them, “Look, the Lord God of your ancestors handed them over to you because of His wrath against Judah, but you slaughtered them in a rage that has reached heaven.

Leaders » Solemn charges given » Jehoshaphat to leaders of judah

2 Chronicles 19:9

He commanded them, saying, “In the fear of the Lord, with integrity, and with a whole heart, you are to do the following:

Leaders » False shepherds, characteristics of » Insentiate and pleasure-loving

Isaiah 56:10-12

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. These dogs have fierce appetites; they never have enough. And they are shepherds who have no discernment; all of them turn to their own way, every last one for his own gain. "Come, let me get [some] wine, let's guzzle [some] beer; and tomorrow will be like today, only far better!"

Leaders » Humility, Examples Of » King david

1 Samuel 18:18

Then David responded, “Who am I, and what is my family or my father’s clan in Israel that I should become the king’s son-in-law?”

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Hananiah

Jeremiah 28:17

And the prophet Hananiah died that year in the seventh month.

Leaders » False shepherds, characteristics of » Lead the sheep astray

Jeremiah 50:6

My people are lost sheep;
their shepherds have led them astray,
guiding them the wrong way in the mountains.
They have wandered from mountain to hill;
they have forgotten their resting place.

Leaders » False shepherds, characteristics of » Scatter the flock

Jeremiah 23:2

“Therefore, this is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says about the shepherds who shepherd My people: You have scattered My flock, banished them, and have not attended to them. I will attend to you because of your evil acts”—this is the Lord’s declaration.

Leaders » Courageous reformers, rebuke sinful rulers » Micaiah before king ahab

1 Kings 22:14

But Micaiah said, “As the Lord lives, I will say whatever the Lord says to me.”

Leaders » Courageous reformers, rebuke sinful rulers » Nathan before king david

2 Samuel 12:7

Nathan replied to David, “You are the man! This is what the Lord God of Israel says: ‘I anointed you king over Israel, and I delivered you from the hand of Saul.

Leaders » Courageous reformers, rebuke sinful rulers » Elijah before king ahab

1 Kings 21:20

Ahab said to Elijah, “So, you have caught me, my enemy.”He replied, “I have caught you because you devoted yourself to do what is evil in the Lord’s sight.

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Zechariah

Zechariah 1:1

In the eighth month, in the second year of Darius, the word of the Lord came to the prophet Zechariah son of Berechiah, son of Iddo:

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Ahijah

1 Kings 11:29

During that time, the prophet Ahijah the Shilonite met Jeroboam on the road as Jeroboam came out of Jerusalem. Now Ahijah had wrapped himself with a new cloak, and the two of them were alone in the open field.

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Joshua

1 Kings 16:34

During his reign, Hiel the Bethelite built Jericho. At the cost of Abiram his firstborn, he laid its foundation, and at the cost of Segub his youngest, he set up its gates, according to the word of the Lord He had spoken through Joshua son of Nun.

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Elijah

1 Kings 18:36

At the time for offering the evening sacrifice, Elijah the prophet approached the altar and said, “Yahweh, God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, today let it be known that You are God in Israel and I am Your servant, and that at Your word I have done all these things.

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Elisha

1 Kings 19:16

You are to anoint Jehu son of Nimshi as king over Israel and Elisha son of Shaphat from Abel-meholah as prophet in your place.

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » samuel

1 Samuel 3:20

All Israel from Dan to Beer-sheba knew that Samuel was a confirmed prophet of the Lord.

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Daniel

Matthew 24:15

“So when you see the abomination that causes desolation,spoken of by the prophet Daniel, standing in the holy place” (let the reader understand),

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » David

Matthew 13:35

so that what was spoken through the prophet might be fulfilled:I will open My mouth in parables;
I will declare things kept secret
from the foundation of the world.

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Eldad

Numbers 11:26

Two men had remained in the camp, one named Eldad and the other Medad; the Spirit rested on them—they were among those listed, but had not gone out to the tent—and they prophesied in the camp.

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Medad

Numbers 11:26

Two men had remained in the camp, one named Eldad and the other Medad; the Spirit rested on them—they were among those listed, but had not gone out to the tent—and they prophesied in the camp.

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Gad

1 Samuel 22:5

Then the prophet Gad said to David, “Don’t stay in the stronghold. Leave and return to the land of Judah.” So David left and went to the forest of Hereth.

Leaders » Humility, Examples Of » King saul

1 Samuel 9:21

Saul responded, “Am I not a Benjaminite from the smallest of Israel’s tribes and isn’t my clan the least important of all the clans of the Benjaminite tribe? So why have you said something like this to me?”

Leaders » Humility, Examples Of » Jeremiah

Jeremiah 1:6

But I protested, “Oh no, Lord, God! Look, I don’t know how to speak since I am only a youth.”

Leaders » Courageous reformers, rebuke sinful rulers » Peter and john before the sanhedrin

Acts 4:18-20

So they called for them and ordered them not to preach or teach at all in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John answered them, "Whether it's right in the sight of God [for us] to listen to you rather than to God, you decide; for we are unable to stop speaking about what we have seen and heard."

Leaders » Courageous reformers, rebuke sinful rulers » John the baptist before herod

Matthew 14:4

since John had been telling him, “It’s not lawful for you to have her!”

Leaders » Courageous reformers, rebuke sinful rulers » Elisha before king jehoram

2 Kings 3:14

Elisha responded, “As the Lord of Hosts lives, I stand before Him. If I did not have respect for King Jehoshaphat of Judah, I would not look at you; I wouldn’t take notice of you.

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Jeremiah

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Micaiah

1 Kings 22:8

The king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, “There is still one man who can ask Yahweh, but I hate him because he never prophesies good about me, but only disaster. He is Micaiah son of Imlah.”“The king shouldn’t say that!” Jehoshaphat replied.

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Abraham

Genesis 20:7

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.”

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Isaiah

2 Kings 19:2

Then he sent Eliakim, who was in charge of the palace, Shebna the court secretary, and the leading priests, who were wearing sackcloth, to the prophet Isaiah son of Amoz.

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Nathan

2 Samuel 7:2

the king said to Nathan the prophet, “Look, I am living in a cedar house while the ark of God sits inside tent curtains.”

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » balaam

Numbers 22:5

he sent messengers to Balaam son of Beor at Pethor, which is by the Euphrates in the land of his people. Balak said to him: “Look, a people has come out of Egypt; they cover the surface of the land and are living right across from me.

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Jehu

1 Kings 16:7

Through the prophet Jehu son of Hanani the word of the Lord also came against Baasha and against his house because of all the evil he had done in the Lord’s sight, provoking Him with the work of his hands and being like the house of Jeroboam, and because Baasha had struck down the house of Jeroboam.

Leaders » Solemn charges given » Christ to the disciples

Matthew 10:5

Jesus sent out these 12 after giving them instructions: “Don’t take the road leading to other nations, and don’t enter any Samaritan town.

Leaders » Humility, Examples Of » John the baptist

Matthew 3:14

But John tried to stop Him, saying, “I need to be baptized by You, and yet You come to me?”

Leaders » Humility, Examples Of » moses

Leaders » Humility, Examples Of » King solomon

1 Kings 3:7

Lord my God, You have now made Your servant king in my father David’s place. Yet I am just a youth with no experience in leadership.

Leaders » Courageous reformers, rebuke sinful rulers » Daniel before king belshazzar

Daniel 5:22

“But you his successor, Belshazzar, have not humbled your heart, even though you knew all this.

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Ezekiel

Ezekiel 1:3

the word of the Lord came directly to Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the Chebar Canal. And the Lord’s hand was on him there.

Leaders » Solemn charges given » David to solomon

1 Kings 2:1

As the time approached for David to die, he instructed his son Solomon,

Leaders » Humility, Examples Of » gideon

Judges 6:15

He said to Him, “Please, Lord, how can I deliver Israel? Look, my family is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the youngest in my father’s house.”

Leaders » False shepherds, characteristics of » Hirelings forsake the sheep

John 10:12

The hired man, since he is not the shepherd and doesn’t own the sheep, leaves them and runs away when he sees a wolf coming. The wolf then snatches and scatters them.

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Aaron

Exodus 7:1

The Lord answered Moses, “See, I have made you like God to Pharaoh, and Aaron your brother will be your prophet.

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Agabus

Acts 21:10

While we were staying there many days, a prophet named Agabus came down from Judea.

Leaders » Solemn charges given » Paul to the ephesian elders

Leaders » Humility, Examples Of » Isaiah

Leaders » Courageous reformers, rebuke sinful rulers » Stephen before the council

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » John the baptist

Luke 7:28

I tell you, among those born of women no one is greater than John, but the least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.”

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Zacharias

Luke 1:67

Then his father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied:

Men of God » Leaders » Sent as divine messengers

Matthew 22:3

He sent out his slaves to summon those invited to the banquet, but they didn’t want to come.

Zechariah 2:8

For the Lord of Hosts says this: “He has sent Me for His glory against the nations who are plundering you, for anyone who touches you touches the pupil of His eye.

Zechariah 4:9

“Zerubbabel’s hands have laid the foundation of this house, and his hands will complete it. Then you will know that the Lord of Hosts has sent me to you.

Numbers 16:28

Then Moses said, “This is how you will know that the Lord sent me to do all these things and that it was not of my own will:

Isaiah 48:16

Approach Me and listen to this.
From the beginning I have not spoken in secret;
from the time anything existed, I was there.”
And now the Lord God
has sent me and His Spirit.

Men of God » Leaders

Haggai 2:23

On that day”—this is the declaration of the Lord of Hosts—“I will take you, Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, My servant”—this is the Lord’s declaration—“and make you like My signet ring, for I have chosen you.” This is the declaration of the Lord of Hosts.

1 Corinthians 1:27-28

Instead, God has chosen the world's foolish things to shame the wise, and God has chosen the world's weak things to shame the strong. God has chosen the world's insignificant and despised things-the things viewed as nothing-so He might bring to nothing the things that are viewed as something,

Women » Leaders » Liberality of

John 12:3

Then Mary took a pound of fragrant oil—pure and expensive nard—anointed Jesus’ feet, and wiped His feet with her hair. So the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil.

Exodus 35:25

Every skilled woman spun yarn with her hands and brought it: blue, purple, and scarlet yarn, and fine linen.

Acts 9:39

So Peter got up and went with them. When he arrived, they led him to the room upstairs. And all the widows approached him, weeping and showing him the robes and clothes that Dorcas had made while she was with them.

Luke 8:2-3

and also some women who had been healed of evil spirits and sicknesses: Mary, called Magdalene (seven demons had come out of her); Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod's steward; Susanna; and many others who were supporting them from their possessions.

More verses: Luke 21:2-4

Topics on Leaders

Admonition, Of Leaders

52;5;12

Now we ask you, brothers, to give recognition to those who labor among you and lead you in the Lord and admonish you,

Anointed Old Testament Leaders

2;29;7

Take the anointing oil, pour it on his head, and anoint him.

Assembling Leaders

2;3;16

“Go and assemble the elders of Israel and say to them: Yahweh, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, has appeared to me and said: I have paid close attention to you and to what has been done to you in Egypt.

Deception, Christian Leaders Must Not

47;4;2

Instead, we have renounced shameful secret things, not walking in deceit or distorting God’s message, but commending ourselves to every person’s conscience in God’s sight by an open display of the truth.

elders, as community leaders

2;19;7

After Moses came back, he summoned the elders of the people and set before them all these words that the Lord had commanded him.

Exchanging Of Leaders

18;34;24

He shatters the mighty without an investigation
and sets others in their place.

Leaders Sinning

9;2;17

So the servants’ sin was very severe in the presence of the Lord, because they treated the Lord’s offering with contempt.

Leaders, Political

7;2;16

The Lord raised up judges, who saved them from the power of their marauders,

Leaders, Spiritual

58;5;4

No one takes this honor on himself; instead, a person is called by God, just as Aaron was.

Shepherds, As Kings And Leaders

23;44;28

who says to Cyrus, “My shepherd,
he will fulfill all My pleasure”
and says to Jerusalem, “She will be rebuilt,”
and of the temple, “Its foundation will be laid.”

Watchfulness, Of Leaders

26;3;17

“Son of man, I have made you a watchman over the house of Israel. When you hear a word from My mouth, give them a warning from Me.

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