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Psalm 109:8

May his days be few; may another take over his position.

Deuteronomy 1:13

Choose for yourselves wise and discerning men, known to your tribes, and appoint them as your leaders.

Jeremiah 23:1

"How terrible for the shepherds who are destroying and scattering the sheep of my pasture!" declares the LORD.

Isaiah 3:4

"I will make youths their princes, and infants will rule over them.

Numbers 11:16

Then the LORD told Moses, "Gather together for me 70 men who are elders of Israel, men whom you know to be elders of the people and officers over them. Then bring them to the Tent of Meeting and let them stand there with you.

Matthew 20:26

That's not the way it should be among you. Instead, whoever wants to be great among you must be your servant,

Exodus 18:25

Moses chose capable men from all Israel and appointed them as heads over the people, as officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties, and tens.

Isaiah 1:26

Let me restore your judges as at the first, and your counselors as at the beginning. Afterward you'll be called "The Righteous City' and "The Faithful City of Zion'.

Galatians 2:6

Now those who were reputed to be important added nothing to my message. (What sort of people they were makes no difference to me, since God pays no attention to outward appearances.)

Proverbs 29:2

As the righteous grow powerful, people rejoice; but when the wicked rule, people groan.

Isaiah 9:16

For those who guide this people have been leading them astray, and those who are guided by them are swallowed up.

John 10:34

Jesus replied to them, "Is it not written in your Law, "I said, "You are gods"'?

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Leaders » Garments of prophets » General references to

2 Chronicles 20:20

The army got up early the next morning and headed out into the wilderness of Tekoa. Jehoshaphat stood up and addressed them. "Listen to me, you inhabitants of Judah and Jerusalem," he said. "Have faith in the LORD your God and you'll be established! Have faith in his prophets and you'll succeed!"

1 Kings 18:4

had taken 100 prophets and had hidden them by fifties in a cave, providing them with food and water when Jezebel was trying to destroy the LORD's prophets.

Leaders » FALSE » Called seers

2 Chronicles 19:2

where Hanani's son Jehu, the seer, went out to meet him. He asked King Jehoshaphat, "Should you be helping those who are wicked, yes or no? Should you love those who hate the LORD? Wrath is headed your way directly from the LORD because of this.

2 Chronicles 35:15

The singers, as descendants of Asaph, remained at their stations as David, Asaph, Heman, and the king's seer Jeduthun required, and the gatekeepers did not have to leave their posts because their descendant of Levi relatives prepared the Passover for them.

1 Chronicles 29:29

The activities of David the king are recorded in the History of Samuel the Seer, in the History of Nathan the Prophet, and in the History of Gad the Seer,

2 Samuel 24:11

Before David arose the next morning, this message from the LORD came to Gad, David's seer:

2 Chronicles 16:7

Right about then, Hanani the seer came to King Asa of Judah and rebuked him. "Because you have put your trust in the king of Aram and have not relied on the LORD your God, the army of the king of Aram has escaped from your control.

Leaders » Dues of » Food of

Leviticus 10:17

"Why didn't you eat the sin offering at the sacred place? It's most holy and he has given it to you so that you may bear the punishment for the iniquity of the entire congregation and make atonement for them in the LORD's presence.

Exodus 29:32

Then Aaron and his sons shall eat the flesh of the ram along with the bread that is in the basket at the doorway of the Tent of Meeting.

Leviticus 10:12

Then Moses told Aaron and his sons Eleazar and Ithamar, "Take the leftovers from the grain offering and the offerings made by fire and eat the unleavened bread beside the altar, because it is most holy to the LORD.

Leviticus 6:16

Aaron and his sons are to eat what remains of the unleavened offering at this sacred place the court of the Tent of Meeting.

Leviticus 7:6

Any male among the priests may eat it, provided that it is eaten at a sacred place as a most holy thing.

Leaders » False shepherds, characteristics of » Corrupt priests

John 19:6

When the high priests and the officials saw him, they shouted, "Crucify him! Crucify him!" Pilate told them, "You take him and crucify him. I find no basis for a charge against him."

Matthew 27:41

In the same way the high priests, along with the scribes and elders, were also making fun of him. They kept saying,

Micah 3:11

Her leaders judge for the money, her priests teach only when they're paid, and her prophets prophesy for cash. Even so, don't they all rely on the LORD as they ask, "The LORD is among us, is he not? Nothing bad can possibly happen to us!'

Zephaniah 3:4

Its prophets are arrogant and treacherous. Its priests have contaminated the sanctuary. They give perverse interpretations of the Law.

Mark 15:11

But the high priests stirred up the crowd to get him to release Barabbas for them instead.

Leaders » Heal persecution of » Divinely appointed

Leaders » Support of unfaithful » Affliction of

1 Peter 4:6

Indeed, this is why the gospel was proclaimed even to those who have died, so that they could be judged in their mortal flesh like all humans and live in the spiritual realm like God.

Leaders » Elders » Governmental

Exodus 24:1

The LORD told Moses, "Come up to the LORD, you and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and 70 of the elders of Israel, and worship at a distance.

Exodus 3:16

"Go and gather the elders of Israel. Tell them, "The LORD God of your ancestors, appeared to me the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and he said, "I have paid close attention to you and to what has been done to you in Egypt.

Exodus 4:29

Later, Moses and Aaron brought together all the elders of Israel.

Exodus 19:7

When Moses came, he summoned the elders of the people and told them everything that the LORD had commanded him.

Joshua 23:2

Joshua called together all Israel, including their leaders, officials, judges, and tribal officers. He told them, "I am old now after having lived many years.

Leaders » Corrupt condemned » Idolatrous, examples of

2 Kings 11:18

Then all of the people of the land entered Baal's temple, tore it down, and broke his altars and his images to pieces, killing Mattan the priest of Baal right in front of the altars. Furthermore, Jehoiada the priest appointed officers to guard the LORD's Temple,

1 Kings 12:31

Jeroboam built temples on the high places, and appointed his own priests from the fringe elements of the people who were not descendants of Levi.

1 Kings 13:2

He cursed the altar in this message from the LORD: "Hey altar! Hey altar! This is what the LORD says: "Pay attention to this! A son is going to be born in David's dynasty. His name will be Josiah. He will sacrifice the priests who burn incense on you in these high places. Human bones will be burned on you!'"

2 Kings 23:20

After he had slaughtered all the priests who served at the high places and burned their bones on those high places, he returned to Jerusalem.

Judges 17:5

This man Micah had his own shrine, had crafted his own ephod and some household idols, and had installed one of his sons as a priest.

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

1 Timothy 6:3

If anyone teaches false doctrine and refuses to agree with the sound words of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah, and godly teaching,

1 Timothy 1:7

They want to be teachers of the Law, yet they do not understand either what they are talking about or the things about which they speak so confidently.

2 Timothy 4:3

For the time will come when people will not tolerate healthy doctrine, but with itching ears will surround themselves with teachers who cater to their people's own desires.

Leaders » Men of God » Sent as divine messengers

Matthew 22:3

He sent his servants to call those who had been invited to the wedding, but they refused to come.

Zechariah 2:8

For this is what the LORD of the Heavenly Armies says: "In pursuit of glory I was sent to the nations who plundered you, because whoever injures you injures the pupil of my eye.

Zechariah 4:9

"Zerubbabel's hands have laid the foundation of this Temple, and his hands will finish it, so that you will know that the LORD of the Heavenly Armies has sent me to all of you.

Numbers 16:28

Now Korah, Dathan, and Abiram stood at the entrance to their tents with their wives, sons, and little children. Then Moses said, "This is how you'll know that the LORD has sent me to do all these awesome works they're not coming merely from me.

Isaiah 48:16

Draw near to me, and listen to this: "From the beginning I haven't spoken in secret; at the time it happened, I was there.' And now the LORD God, and his Spirit, has sent me.

Leaders » Religious priests » Should be holy

2 Chronicles 6:41

"And now may the LORD God arise, to your place of rest, you, and the ark of your power! Let your priests, LORD God, be clothed with salvation, and cause your godly ones to find their joy in what is good.

Leviticus 21:6

They are to be holy to their God. They are not to defile the name of their God, because they're the ones who bring the offerings of the LORD made by fire the food of their God so they are to be holy.

Malachi 2:7

For the lips of a priest should preserve knowledge, and people should seek instruction from his mouth, because he's the messenger of the LORD of the Heavenly Armies.

Exodus 19:22

Even the priests who approach the LORD must consecrate themselves. Otherwise, the LORD will attack them."

Leaders » Support of » Unfaithful ministers, general references to

Micah 3:11

Her leaders judge for the money, her priests teach only when they're paid, and her prophets prophesy for cash. Even so, don't they all rely on the LORD as they ask, "The LORD is among us, is he not? Nothing bad can possibly happen to us!'

Jeremiah 6:13

"Indeed, from the least important to the most important, they're all greedy for dishonest gain. From prophet to priest, they all act deceitfully.

Isaiah 56:10

His watchmen are blind; they are all without knowledge. They are all dumb dogs they cannot bark. They keep on dreaming and lying around, and they're lovers of sleep!

Jeremiah 23:11

Indeed, both priest and prophet are ungodly. Even in my house I find evil," declares the LORD.

Lamentations 2:14

Your prophets look on your behalf; they see false and deceptive visions. They did not expose your sins in order to restore what had been captured. Instead, they crafted oracles for you that are false and misleading.

Leaders » Preaching » Christ the theme of

Acts 4:2

They were greatly disturbed that Peter and John were teaching the people and announcing that Jesus had been resurrected from the dead.

Acts 8:35

Then Philip began to speak, and, starting from this Scripture, he told him the good news about Jesus.

Acts 9:20

He immediately started to preach about Jesus in the synagogues, saying, "This is the Son of God."

Acts 10:36

He has sent his word to the descendants of Israel and brought them the good news of peace through Jesus the Messiah. This man is the Lord of everyone.

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

Acts 18:3

and because they had the same trade he stayed with them. They worked together because they were tentmakers by trade.

Acts 20:34

You yourselves know that I worked with my own hands to support myself and those who were with me.

2 Thessalonians 3:8

We did not eat anyone's food without paying for it. Instead, with toil and labor we worked night and day in order not to be a burden to any of you.

Acts 28:30

For two whole years Paul lived in his own rented place and welcomed everyone who came to him.

More verses: 1 Corinthians 9:15

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

Judges 3:31

After Ehud, Anath's son Shamgar attacked 600 Philistines with a cattle prod. He also delivered Israel.

1 Samuel 9:16

"About this time tomorrow I'll send you a man from the land of Benjamin, and you are to anoint him as Commander-in-Chief over my people Israel. He'll deliver my people from the control of the Philistines, because I've seen the suffering of my people and because their cry has come up to me."

Judges 13:5

because surprise! you're going to conceive and give birth to a son! Don't put a razor to his head, because the young man will be a Nazirite, dedicated to God from inside the womb. He will begin to deliver Israel from domination by the Philistines."

Nehemiah 9:27

So you delivered them into the control of their enemies, who oppressed them. But when they were oppressed, they cried out to you, and you heard from heaven. In your great compassion you gave them deliverers who rescued them from the control of their enemies.

Judges 3:9

When the Israelis cried out to the LORD, the LORD raised up Othniel son of Caleb's younger brother Kenaz, to deliver them, and he did.

More verses: Judges 2:16 Judges 9:17

Leaders » Religious priests » General references to

Joshua 3:6

After this, Joshua instructed the priests, "Take up the Ark of the Covenant and cross over ahead of the people." So they took up the Ark of the Covenant and went on ahead of the people.

Exodus 24:5

He sent young Israeli men to offer up burnt offerings and sacrifice bulls as peace offerings to the LORD.

2 Chronicles 29:16

The priests entered the inner courts of the LORD's Temple to cleanse it, and they brought out everything unclean that they found there to the outer court of the LORD's Temple. Then the descendants of Levi carried everything from there out to the Kidron Valley.

Exodus 18:1

Jethro, the priest of Midian, Moses' father-in-law, heard all that God had done for Moses and for his people Israel, and how the LORD had brought Israel out of Egypt.

More verses: 2 Chronicles 11:13

Leaders » Preaching » Encouraged

Matthew 10:27

What I tell you in darkness you must speak in the daylight, and what is whispered in your ear you must shout from the housetops.

Luke 9:60

But he told him, "Let the dead bury their own dead. But you go and proclaim 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 with you are not to drink wine that is, any intoxicating drink when you enter the Tent of Meeting. That way, you won't die. This is to be a perpetual statute throughout your generations.

Exodus 40:15

You are to anoint them just as you anointed their father so they may serve me as priests. Their anointing is to qualify them to belong to a perpetual priesthood from generation to generation."

Ezra 7:24

Furthermore, we decree that with respect to any of the priests, descendants of Levi, singers, gatekeepers, Temple Servants, or other servants of this Temple of God, it is not to be lawful to impose any tribute, tax, or toll on them.

Nehemiah 7:65

The governor ordered them not to eat anything holy until a priest would be installed with Urim and Thummim.

More verses: Leviticus 21:1

Leaders » Support of » In the Christian church

1 Timothy 5:18

For the Scripture says, "You must not muzzle an ox while it is treading out grain," and, "A worker deserves his pay."

1 Corinthians 9:14

In the same way, the Lord has ordered that those who proclaim the gospel should make their living from the gospel.

Leaders » Preaching » As shepherds to feed the flock

John 21:17

Jesus told him, "Take care of my sheep." He asked him a third time, "Simon, son of John, do you love me?" Peter was deeply hurt that he had asked him a third time, "Do you love me?" So he told him, "Lord, you know everything. You know that I love you!"

Ezekiel 34:23

""Then I'll install one shepherd for them my servant David and he will feed them, will be there for them, and will serve as their shepherd.

Jeremiah 23:4

I'll raise up shepherds over them, and they'll shepherd them. My flock will no longer be afraid or terrified, and none will be missing," declares the LORD.

More verses: 1 Peter 5:2

Leaders » FALSE » Prophets in the Christian church

Acts 13:1

Now Barnabas, Simeon called Niger, Lucius from Cyrene, Manaen, who grew up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul were prophets and teachers in the church at Antioch.

Acts 11:27

At that time some prophets from Jerusalem came down to Antioch.

Leaders » Preaching » As teachers of the word

1 Timothy 6:2

Moreover, those who have believing masters should be respectful to them, because they are fellow believers. In fact, they must serve them even better, because those who benefit from their service are believers and dear to them. These are the things you must teach and exhort.

Leaders » Responsibility of » Select reading

Ezekiel 33:6

If that sentinel notices that violence is approaching, but does not sound an alarm, then because the nation does not take warning and the sword arrives and destroys their lives because of their guilt, I'll seek retribution for their shed blood from the one who was acting as sentinel.'"

Ezekiel 3:1-17

Then he told me, "Son of Man, eat! Eat what you see this scroll and then go talk to the house of Israel." So I opened my mouth and he fed me the scroll. Then he told me, "Son of Man, fill your stomach and digest this scroll that I'm giving you." So I ate it, and it was like sweet honey in my mouth. read more.
Then he told me, "Son of Man, go to the house of Israel and tell them what I have to say to them, because you're not going to a people whose speech you cannot understand or whose language is difficult to speak. Instead, you're going to the house of Israel. This isn't a large group of people whose speech is unintelligible to you or whose language is difficult for you to comprehend. Frankly, if I had sent you to that kind of people, they would certainly have listened to you! But the house of Israel won't listen to you, since they weren't willing to listen to me. That's because the entire house of Israel is hard-headed and hard-hearted. So pay attention! I'm going to make you just as obstinate and unyielding as they are. I'm making you harder than flint like diamond! So you are not to fear them or be intimidated by how they look at you, since they're a rebellious group." Next, he told me, "Son of Man, take to heart every word that I'm telling you. Listen carefully, then go immediately to the exiles; that is, to your people's descendants, and tell them, "This is what the Lord GOD says"' whether they listen or not." Then the Spirit lifted me up and I heard a great earthquake behind me and the glory of the LORD arose from his place, accompanied by the sound of the wings of the living creatures gently touching each other and with the sound of the wheels emanating from the front, accompanied by a great earthquake. Then the Spirit lifted me up and carried me away. I went bitterly with an angry attitude as the hand of the LORD rested on me. I came to the exiles at Tel-abib by the Chebar River and sat down among them for seven days, appalled. At the end of the seven days, this message from the LORD came to me: "Son of Man," he said, "I've appointed you to be a watchman over the house of Israel. Therefore when you hear a message that comes from me, you are to warn them for me.

2 Corinthians 2:16

To some people we are a deadly fragrance, while to others we are a living fragrance. Who is qualified for this?

Leaders » Dues of » High priests

Exodus 28:1

"You are to bring your brother Aaron, along with his sons, from among the Israelis so they can serve as priests for me: that is, Aaron and his sons Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.

Zechariah 3:1

Then I saw Joshua the High Priest standing in the presence of the angel of the LORD, with Satan standing at his right to oppose him.

Hebrews 9:7

But only the high priest went into the second part, and then only once a year, and never without blood, which he offered for himself and for the sins committed by the people in ignorance.

Hebrews 5:5

In the same way, the Messiah did not take upon himself the glory of being a high priest. No, it was God who said to him, "You are my Son. Today I have become your Father."

Leviticus 21:10

"The high priest among his relatives whose head has been anointed with oil and who has been consecrated to put on the priestly clothing is not to let his hair hang loose or to tear his clothes.

Leaders » FALSE » Schools of

Daniel 1:4

They were to be young men without physical defect, handsome in appearance, skilled in all wisdom, quick to learn, prudent in how they used knowledge, and capable of serving in the king's palace. They were to learn the literature and language of the Chaldeans.

2 Chronicles 17:9

They taught throughout Judah from a copy of the Book of the Law of the LORD that they took with them as they passed through all the cities of Judah, teaching among all the people.

2 Kings 2:5

The Guild of Prophets who lived in Jericho approached Elisha and asked him, "You are aware, aren't you, that later today the LORD is going to remove your master from being your mentor?" "Of course I'm aware of it," he said. "Calm down."

2 Kings 4:38

Elisha returned to Gilgal during a time of famine in the land. While the Guild of Prophets were having a meal with him, he instructed his attendant, "Put a large pot on the fire and boil some stew for the Guild of Prophets."

2 Kings 6:1

One day the Guild of Prophets told Elisha, "Notice how the place where we are living is too small for us.

Leaders » Apostles » Call of to special work

Mark 1:20

He immediately 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 called his disciples and chose twelve of them, whom he also called apostles:

John 1:43

The next day, Jesus decided to go away to Galilee, where he found Philip and told him, "Follow me."

More verses: Acts 22:21

Leaders » Elders » Jewish

Matthew 26:57

Those who had arrested Jesus took him to Caiaphas, the high priest, where the scribes and the elders had assembled.

Matthew 15:2

"Why do your disciples disregard the tradition of the elders? They don't wash their hands when they eat."

Matthew 21:23

Then Jesus went into the Temple. While he was teaching, the high priests and the elders of the people came to him and asked, "By what authority are you doing these things, and who gave you this authority?"

Mark 15:1

As soon as it was morning, the high priests convened a meeting with the elders and scribes and the whole Council. They bound Jesus with chains, led him away, and handed him over to Pilate.

Acts 22:5

as the high priest and the whole council of elders can testify about me. I also received letters from them to the brothers in Damascus, and I was going there to tie up those who were there and bring them back to Jerusalem to be punished.

Leaders » Preaching » Spiritual watchmen

Isaiah 62:6

"Upon your walls, Jerusalem, I have posted watchmen; all day and all night they won't remain silent. You who make mention of the LORD, take no rest,

Ezekiel 3:17

"Son of Man," he said, "I've appointed you to be a watchman over the house of Israel. Therefore when you hear a message that comes from me, you are to warn them for me.

Jeremiah 6:17

I appointed watchmen over you. Listen for the sound of the trumpet. But they said, "We won't listen!'

Leaders » FALSE » Incognito

Judges 6:8

the LORD sent a man who was a prophet to the Israelis and told them, "This is what the LORD God of Israel says: "I was the one who brought you up from the land of Egypt, delivering you from the house of servitude.

1 Samuel 2:27

A man of God came to Eli, saying to him, "This is what the LORD says: "When they were in Egypt and slaves to the house of Pharaoh, did I not reveal to the family of your ancestor Aaron

1 Kings 13:11

Now there was an old prophet who lived in Bethel, and his sons went to him and told him everything that the man of God had accomplished that day in Bethel, including the message that he had delivered to the king.

1 Kings 20:35

Right about then, one of the members of the guild of prophets told another through a message from the LORD: "Please strike me!" But the man refused to do so,

Leaders » Solemn charges given » Paul to timothy

1 Timothy 5:21

With God as my witness, as well as the Messiah Jesus and the chosen angels, I solemnly call on you to carry out these instructions without prejudice, doing nothing on the basis of partiality.

1 Timothy 6:13

Since you are in the presence of God, who gives life to everything, and in the presence of the Messiah Jesus, who gave a good testimony before Pontius Pilate, I solemnly charge you

2 Timothy 4:1

In the presence of God and the Messiah Jesus, who is going to judge those who are living and those who are dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I solemnly appeal to you

Leaders » Apostles » Names of

Acts 1:13

When they came into the city, these men went to the upstairs room where they had been staying: Peter and John, James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot, and Judas the son of James.

Matthew 10:2

These are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon (who is called Peter) and his brother Andrew; James, the son of Zebedee, and his brother John;

Luke 6:14

Simon (whom he named Peter), his brother Andrew, James, John, Philip, Bartholomew,

Mark 3:16

He appointed the Twelve: Simon (whom he named Peter),

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

1 Kings 13:8

But the man of God replied to the king, "Even if you were to offer me half of your house, I wouldn't go with you, and I'm sure not going to eat even a piece of bread or drink water in this place,

Daniel 5:17

At this, Daniel answered, speaking directly to the king, "Let your gifts and rewards be given to someone else. However, I'll read the writing for the king and tell him its meaning.

2 Kings 5:15-16

Naaman went back to the man of God, along with his entire entourage, and stood before him. "Please look!" he said. "I know that there is no God in all the earth, except in Israel! So please, take a present from your servant." But Elisha replied, "As the LORD lives, before whom I stand, I will not receive anything from you." Though Naaman urged him to take it, Elisha declined.

Leaders » Solemn charges given » Moses to joshua

Deuteronomy 31:23

Then the LORD charged Nun's son Joshua, "Be strong and courageous, because you'll bring the Israelis to the land that I promised to them by an oath. I'll be with you."

Numbers 27:23

laid his hands on him, and charged him, just as the LORD had commanded, using Moses' authority.

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

Ezekiel 34:2-3

"Son of Man, prophesy against Israel's shepherds. Tell those shepherds, "This is what the Lord GOD says: "Woe to you shepherds of Israel who have been feeding yourselves and not the sheep. Shouldn't shepherds feed the sheep? You're eating the best parts, clothing yourselves with the wool, and slaughtering the home-grown sheep without having fed the sheep!

Zechariah 11:17

"Woe to the worthless shepherd, who deserts the flock! May the sword strike his arm and his right eye. May his arm wither and his right eye be completely blind."

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as

Malachi 4:1

"The coming day is certainly going to burn like a furnace. All the arrogant and all who practice evil will be stubble the coming day will set them on fire," says the LORD of the Heavenly Armies, "so that it will leave them neither root nor branch.

Obadiah 1:1

1Obadiah's vision: This is what the Lord God has to say about Edom. We have heard a report from the Lord, and a messenger has been dispatched among the nations to say "Get up! Let us rise up against her to fight!"

2 Kings 14:25

He rebuilt Israel's coastline from the entrance of Hamath as far as the Sea of the Arabah, in accordance with the message from the LORD God of Israel that he spoke through his servant Jonah the prophet, Amittai's son, who was from Gath-hepher.

Hosea 14:1

"Return, Israel, to the LORD your God, for you have fallen due to your own iniquity.

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Iddo

2 Chronicles 13:22

The rest of Abijah's accomplishments, his lifestyle and his memoirs are recorded in the Midrash of the Prophet Iddo.

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Shemaiah

2 Chronicles 12:5

Right then, Shemaiah the prophet approached Rehoboam and the princes of Judah who had gathered together in Jerusalem because of Shishak, and he told them, "This is what the LORD says: "You abandoned me, so I've abandoned you to Shishak.'"

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » moses

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Obed

2 Chronicles 28:9

But a prophet of the LORD was there named Oded. He went out to greet the army as it arrived in Samaria. He warned them, "Look! Because the LORD God of your ancestors was angry at Judah, he delivered them into your control, but you have killed them with a vehemence that has reached all the way to heaven!

Leaders » Solemn charges given » Jehoshaphat to leaders of judah

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

Isaiah 56:10-12

His watchmen are blind; they are all without knowledge. They are all dumb dogs they cannot bark. They keep on dreaming and lying around, and they're lovers of sleep! Meanwhile, the dogs have a mighty appetite they can never get enough. And as for them, they are the shepherds who lack understanding; they have all turned to their own way, each one to his gain, each and every one. ""Come!' they say, "let's have some wine, and let's fill ourselves with strong drink! Then, tomorrow will be like today, or even much better!'"

Leaders » Humility, Examples Of » King david

1 Samuel 18:18

David told Saul, "Who am I and what is my life or my father's family in Israel that I should be the king's son-in-law?"

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Hananiah

Jeremiah 28:17

So the prophet Hananiah died in the seventh month of that year.

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

Jeremiah 50:6

My people have become lost sheep. Their shepherds have led them astray, turning them toward the mountains. They go 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 God of Israel says about the shepherds who are shepherding my people, "You have scattered my flock and driven them away. You haven't taken care of them, and now I'm about to take care of you because of your evil deeds," declares the LORD.

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

1 Kings 22:14

"As the LORD lives," Micaiah replied, "I'll say what my God tells me to say."

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

2 Samuel 12:7

But Nathan replied to David, "You are the man! This is what the LORD God of Israel says: ""I anointed you king and you became king over Israel. ""I delivered you from Saul's control.

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

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Zechariah

Zechariah 1:1

In the eighth month of the second year of the reign of Darius, this message from the LORD came to Berechiah's son Zechariah, the grandson of Iddo the prophet:

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Ahijah

1 Kings 11:29

During that time, Jeroboam left Jerusalem and the prophet Ahijah the Shilonite met him on the road. Ahijah had wrapped himself up in a new cloak, and both of them were alone on the open road.

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Joshua

1 Kings 16:34

It was during Ahab's reign that Hiel the Bethelite rebuilt Jericho. He laid its foundations just as his firstborn son Abiram was dying, and he erected its gates while his youngest son Segub was dying, thus fulfilling the message that the LORD delivered through Nun's son Joshua.

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Elijah

1 Kings 18:36

As the time for the evening offering arrived, Elijah the prophet approached and said, "LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, let it be known today that you are God in Israel and that I, your servant, have done all of this in obedience to your word.

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Elisha

1 Kings 19:16

anoint Nimshi's son Jehu as king over Israel, and anoint Shaphat's son Elisha from Abel-meholah as a prophet to replace you.

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » samuel

1 Samuel 3:20

All Israel from Dan to Beer-sheba knew that Samuel was confirmed as the LORD's prophet.

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Daniel

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » David

Matthew 13:35

This was to fulfill what was declared by the prophet when he said, "I will open my mouth to speak in parables. I will declare what has been hidden since the creation of the world."

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Eldad

Numbers 11:26

Now two men had remained in camp. One was named Eldad and the other was named Medad. When the spirit rested on them, since they were among those who were listed but had not gone out to the tent, they stayed behind and prophesied in the camp.

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Medad

Numbers 11:26

Now two men had remained in camp. One was named Eldad and the other was named Medad. When the spirit rested on them, since they were among those who were listed but had not gone out to the tent, they stayed behind and prophesied in the camp.

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Gad

1 Samuel 22:5

The prophet Gad told David, "Don't remain in the stronghold. Go and enter the territory of Judah." So David left and went into the forest of Hereth.

Leaders » Humility, Examples Of » King saul

1 Samuel 9:21

Saul answered: "Am I not a descendant of Benjamin from the least of the tribes of Israel? Isn't my family the least important of all the families of the tribe of Benjamin? Why have you spoken to me like this?"

Leaders » Humility, Examples Of » Jeremiah

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

Acts 4:18-20

So they called Peter and John back in and ordered them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John answered them, "You must decide whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you rather than God, for we cannot stop talking about what we've seen and heard."

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

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

2 Kings 3:14

But Elisha responded, "As the LORD of the Heavenly Armies lives, in whose presence I stand, I would never pay attention to you or even look in your direction were it not for my continuous respect for the presence of King Jehoshaphat of Judah.

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Jeremiah

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Micaiah

1 Kings 22:8

"There is still one man left by whom we could ask the LORD what to do," the king of Israel replied to Jehoshaphat, "but I hate him because he never prophesies anything good about me. Instead, he prophesies evil. He is Imla's son Micaiah." But Jehoshaphat rebuked Ahab, "Kings should never talk like that."

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Abraham

Genesis 20:7

Now then, return the man's wife. As a matter of fact, he's a prophet and can intercede for you so you'll live. But if you don't return her, be aware that you and all who are yours will certainly die."

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Isaiah

2 Kings 19:2

and sent Eliakim the household supervisor, Shebna the scribe, and the elders of the priests all of them covered in sackcloth to Amoz's son, the prophet Isaiah.

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Nathan

2 Samuel 7:2

he told the prophet Nathan, "Look now, I'm living in a cedar palace, but the Ark of God resides behind a tent curtain."

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » balaam

Numbers 22:5

At that time, Zippor's son Balak was the king of Moab. He sent messengers to Beor's son Balaam in Pethor, near the Euphrates River, the land where the descendants of his people originated, to summon his aid. He said, "Look! A group of people have escaped from Egypt. They cover the surface of the whole earth, and are sitting here right in front of me.

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Jehu

1 Kings 16:7

In addition, a message from the LORD came through Hanani's son Jehu the prophet against Baasha and his household, not only because of all of the things that Baasha did that the LORD considered to be evil, including provoking the LORD to anger by what he did and by being like the household of Jeroboam, but also because Baasha had destroyed Jeroboam's household.

Leaders » Solemn charges given » Christ to the disciples

Matthew 10:5

These were the Twelve whom Jesus sent out after he had given them these instructions: "Don't turn on to the road that leads to the unbelievers, and don't enter Samaritan towns.

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 are you coming to me?"

Leaders » Humility, Examples Of » moses

Leaders » Humility, Examples Of » King solomon

1 Kings 3:7

"You have demonstrated abundant gracious love to your servant David, my father, as he lived in your presence truthfully, righteously, and uprightly in his heart. In addition, you have kept on showing this abundant gracious love by giving him a son to sit on his throne today. Now, LORD my God, you have set me as king to replace my father David, but I'm still young. I don't have any leadership skills.

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

Daniel 5:22

"But you, Belshazzar, his grandson, haven't humbled yourself, even though you knew all of this.

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Ezekiel

Ezekiel 1:3

a message from the LORD came directly to Buzi's son Ezekiel, the priest, by the Chebar River in the land of the Chaldeans. The hand of the LORD rested upon him there.

Leaders » Solemn charges given » David to solomon

1 Kings 2:1

As David's time to die approached, he addressed his son Solomon with these words:

Leaders » Humility, Examples Of » gideon

Judges 6:15

"Right"," Gideon responded. "Sir, how will I deliver Israel? Look my family is the weakest in Manasseh, and I'm the youngest in my father's household."

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

John 10:12

The hired worker, who isn't the shepherd and doesn't own the sheep, sees the wolf coming, deserts the sheep, and runs away. So the wolf snatches them and scatters them,

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Aaron

Exodus 7:1

The LORD told Moses, "Listen! I've positioned you as God to Pharaoh, and your brother Aaron will be your prophet.

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Agabus

Acts 21:10

After we had been there for a number of days, a prophet named Agabus arrived 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, no one has ever been born who is greater than John. Yet even the least important person 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 his servants to call those who had been invited to the wedding, but they refused to come.

Zechariah 2:8

For this is what the LORD of the Heavenly Armies says: "In pursuit of glory I was sent to the nations who plundered you, because whoever injures you injures the pupil of my eye.

Zechariah 4:9

"Zerubbabel's hands have laid the foundation of this Temple, and his hands will finish it, so that you will know that the LORD of the Heavenly Armies has sent me to all of you.

Numbers 16:28

Now Korah, Dathan, and Abiram stood at the entrance to their tents with their wives, sons, and little children. Then Moses said, "This is how you'll know that the LORD has sent me to do all these awesome works they're not coming merely from me.

Isaiah 48:16

Draw near to me, and listen to this: "From the beginning I haven't spoken in secret; at the time it happened, I was there.' And now the LORD God, and his Spirit, has sent me.

Men of God » Leaders

Haggai 2:23

On that day,' declares the LORD of the Heavenly Armies, "I will take you, my servant Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel,' declares the LORD, "and I will set you in place like a signet ring. For I have chosen you,' declares the LORD of the Heavenly Armies."

1 Corinthians 1:27-28

But God chose what is nonsense in the world to make the wise feel ashamed. God chose what is weak in the world to make the strong feel ashamed. And God chose what is insignificant in the world, what is despised, what is nothing, in order to destroy what is something,

Women » Leaders » Liberality of

John 12:3

Mary took a litron of very expensive perfume made of pure nard and anointed Jesus' feet. She wiped his feet with her hair, and the house became filled with the fragrance of the perfume.

Exodus 35:25

Every skilled woman spun with her hands, and brought what she had spun: blue, purple, and scarlet material, and fine linen.

Acts 9:39

So Peter got up and went with them. When he arrived, they took him upstairs. All the widows gathered around Peter, crying and showing him all the shirts and coats Dorcas had made while she was still with them.

Luke 8:2-3

as well as some women who had been healed of evil spirits and illnesses: Mary, also called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out; Joanna, the wife of Herod's household manager Chuza; Susanna; and many others. These women continued to support them out of their personal resources.

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Topics on Leaders

Admonition, Of Leaders

52;5;12

Brothers, we ask you to show your appreciation for those who work among you, set an example for you in the Lord, and instruct you.

Anointed Old Testament Leaders

2;29;7

You are to take the anointing oil, pour it on his head, and anoint him.

Assembling Leaders

2;3;16

"Go and gather the elders of Israel. Tell them, "The LORD God of your ancestors, appeared to me the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and he 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 secret and shameful ways. We do not use trickery or pervert God's word. By clear statements of the truth we commend ourselves to everyone's conscience before God.

elders, as community leaders

2;19;7

When Moses came, he summoned the elders of the people and told them everything that the LORD had commanded him.

Exchanging Of Leaders

18;34;24

He shatters valiant men without a need to investigate, and he raises others in their place.

Leaders Sinning

9;2;17

By doing this, the sin of the young men was very serious in the LORD's sight because the men despised the LORD's offering.

Leaders, Political

7;2;16

Then the LORD raised up leaders, who delivered Israel from domination by their marauders.

Leaders, Spiritual

58;5;4

No one takes this honor upon himself but he is called to it by God, just as Aaron was.

Shepherds, As Kings And Leaders

23;44;28

who says about Cyrus, "He's my shepherd, and he'll carry out everything that I please: He'll say of Jerusalem, "Let it be rebuilt,' and of my Temple, "Let its foundations be laid again.'"'"

Watchfulness, Of Leaders

26;3;17

"Son of Man," he said, "I've appointed you to be a watchman over the house of Israel. Therefore when you hear a message that comes from me, you are to warn them for me.

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