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Psalm 109:8

Let his days be few, and let another take his office.

Deuteronomy 1:13

Give me from among you, of your tribes, wise and understanding and expert men, and I will make them the head over you.

Isaiah 3:4

And I will give children to be their princes, and young fools shall rule over them.

Numbers 11:16

Then the LORD said unto Moses, Gather unto me seventy men of the elders of Israel, whom thou knowest to be elders of the people, and their princes; and bring them unto the tabernacle of the testimony that they may stand there with thee.

Matthew 20:26

But it shall not be so among you, but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister;

Exodus 18:25

And Moses chose men of virtue out of all Israel and made them heads over the people, princes over thousands, over hundreds, over fifties, and over tens.

Isaiah 1:26

and I will restore thy judges as at the first and thy counsellors as at the beginning; afterward thou shalt be called The city of righteousness, the faithful city.

Galatians 2:6

But of these who seemed to be of repute, (whatever they were, it makes no matter to me: God does not accept the appearance of men), for those who seemed to be of repute in conference added nothing to me;

Proverbs 29:2

When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice, but when the wicked bear rule, the people mourn.

Isaiah 9:16

For the governors of this people are deceivers, and those who are governed by them are lost.

John 10:34

Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?

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Leaders » Garments of prophets » General references to

2 Chronicles 20:20

And when they arose early in the morning and while they were going forth into the wilderness of Tekoa, Jehoshaphat stood and said, Hear me, O Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem; Believe the LORD your God, and ye shall be secure; believe his prophets, and ye shall be prospered.

1 Kings 18:4

for when Jezebel cut off the prophets of the LORD, Obadiah took one hundred prophets and hid them in groups of fifty in caves and sustained them with bread and water.)

Matthew 13:57

And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour except in his own country and in his own house.

Leaders » FALSE » Called seers

2 Chronicles 19:2

And Jehu, the son of Hanani, the seer, went out to meet him and said to king Jehoshaphat, Should thou help the ungodly and love those that hate the LORD? Therefore, the wrath of the presence of the LORD shall be upon thee.

2 Chronicles 35:15

Likewise, the singers, the sons of Asaph, were in their place, according to the commandment of David and Asaph and Heman and Jeduthun, the king's seer; and the porters waited at every gate; it was not necessary for them to depart from their ministry, for their brethren, the Levites, prepared for them.

1 Chronicles 29:29

Now the acts of David, the king, first and last, behold, they are written in the book of Samuel, the seer, and in the book of Nathan, the prophet, and in the book of Gad, the seer,

2 Samuel 24:11

And in the morning when David had risen, the word of the LORD came unto the prophet Gad, David's seer, saying,

2 Chronicles 16:7

And at that time Hanani, the seer, came to Asa, king of Judah, and said unto him, Because thou hast relied on the king of Syria, and not relied on the LORD thy God, therefore, the host of the king of Syria has escaped out of thy hands.

Leaders » Dues of » Food of

Leviticus 10:17

Why have ye not eaten of the atonement for sin in the holy place? For it is most holy, and God has given it to you to bear the iniquity of the congregation, that they may be reconciled before the LORD.

Exodus 29:32

And Aaron and his sons shall eat the flesh of the ram and the bread that is in the basket by the door of the tabernacle of the testimony.

Leviticus 10:12

And Moses spoke unto Aaron and unto Eleazar and unto Ithamar, his sons that were left, Take the present that remains of the offerings on fire unto the LORD and eat it without leaven beside the altar; for it is most holy:

Leviticus 6:16

And the remainder thereof shall Aaron and his sons eat; without leaven it shall be eaten in the holy place; in the court of the tabernacle of the testimony they shall eat it.

Leviticus 7:6

Every male among the priests shall eat thereof; it shall be eaten in the holy place for it is most holy.

Leaders » False shepherds, characteristics of » Corrupt priests

John 19:6

When the princes of the priests and the servants saw him, they cried out, saying, crucify him, crucify him. Pilate said unto them, Take him, and crucify him, for I find no fault in him.

Matthew 27:41

Likewise also the princes of the priests mocking him, with the scribes and elders, said,

Zephaniah 3:4

Her prophets are light and treacherous persons: her priests have polluted the sanctuary; they have falsified the law.

Mark 15:11

But the princes of the priests moved the multitude that he should rather release Barabbas unto them.

Leaders » Heal persecution of » Divinely appointed

Leaders » Support of unfaithful » Affliction of

1 Peter 4:6

Because for this cause was the gospel preached also to those that are dead, that they might be judged in flesh according to men, but live in spirit according to God.

Revelation 14:6

And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the eternal gospel that he might evangelize those that dwell on the earth and every nation and kindred and tongue and people,

Leaders » Elders » Governmental

Exodus 24:1

And he said unto Moses, Come up unto the LORD, thou and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu and seventy of the elders of Israel, and worship afar off.

Exodus 3:16

Go and gather the elders of Israel together and say unto them, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, appeared unto me, saying, I have surely visited you and seen that which is done to you in Egypt,

Exodus 4:29

And Moses and Aaron went and gathered together all the elders of the sons of Israel:

Exodus 19:7

Then Moses came and called for the elders of the people and laid before their faces all these words which the LORD commanded him.

Joshua 23:2

And Joshua called for all Israel and for their elders and for their princes and for their judges and for their officers and said unto them, I am old and stricken in age;

Leaders » Corrupt condemned » Idolatrous, examples of

2 Kings 11:18

And all the people of the land went into the house of Baal and broke it down; his altars and his images they broke in pieces thoroughly and slew Mattan, the priest of Baal, before the altars. And the priest appointed officers over the house of the LORD.

1 Kings 12:31

And he made a house of high places and made priests of the lowest of the people, who were not of the sons of Levi.

1 Kings 13:2

And he cried against the altar by the word of the LORD and said, O altar, altar, thus hath the LORD said: Behold, a child shall be born unto the house of David, Josiah by name; and upon thee he shall sacrifice the priests of the high places that burn incense upon thee, and men's bones shall be burnt upon thee.

2 Kings 23:20

And he slew all the priests of the high places that were there upon the altars and burned men's bones upon them and returned to Jerusalem.

Judges 17:5

And the man Micah had a brothel of idolatry, , and made an ephod and teraphim and consecrated one of his sons, who became his priest.

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

1 Timothy 6:3

If anyone teaches otherwise and does not consent to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ and to the doctrine which is according to godliness,

1 Timothy 1:7

desiring to be teachers of the law, understanding neither what they say nor from where they affirm.

2 Timothy 4:3

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but, having itching ears, they shall heap up unto themselves teachers who shall speak to them according to their own lusts,

Leaders » Men of God » Sent as divine messengers

Matthew 22:3

and sent forth his slaves to call those that were invited to the wedding, and they would not come.

Zechariah 2:8

For thus hath the LORD of the hosts said; After the glory he shall send me unto the Gentiles which spoiled you, for he that touches you touches the apple of his eye.

Zechariah 4:9

The hands of Zerubbabel shall lay the foundation of this house; his hands shall also finish it; and thou shalt know that the LORD of the hosts has sent me unto you.

Numbers 16:28

And Moses said, Hereby ye shall know that the LORD has sent me to do all these works, for I have not done them out of my own heart.

Isaiah 48:16

Come near unto me, hear ye this; I have not spoken in secret from the beginning; from the time that it was done, 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, O LORD God, to inhabit thy resting place, thou and the ark of thy strength; let thy priests, O LORD God, be clothed with salvation and let thy merciful ones rejoice in goodness.

Leviticus 21:6

They shall be holy unto their God and not profane the name of their God; for the offerings of the LORD made by fire and the bread of their God they do offer; therefore, they shall be holy.

Exodus 19:22

And also let the priests who come near to the LORD, sanctify themselves lest the LORD break forth upon them.

Leaders » Support of » Unfaithful ministers, general references to

Jeremiah 6:13

For from the least of them even unto the greatest of them each one is given to greed; and from the prophet even unto the priest every one deals falsely.

Isaiah 56:10

His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant; they are all dumb dogs; they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, they love to slumber.

Jeremiah 23:11

For both prophet and priest are feigned; even in my house I have found their wickedness, said the LORD.

Lamentations 2:14

Nun Thy prophets have preached vanity and foolishness unto thee; and they have not uncovered thine iniquity to turn away thy captivity but have preached unto thee vain prophecies and digressions.

Leaders » Preaching » Christ the theme of

Acts 4:2

resentful that they taught the people and preached through Jesus the resurrection from the dead.

Acts 8:35

Then Philip opened his mouth and began at the same scripture and preached unto him the gospel of Jesus.

Acts 9:20

And straightway he preached Christ in the synagogues, that he is the Son of God.

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

Acts 18:3

And because he was of the same craft, he abode with them and worked, for by their occupation they were tentmakers.

Acts 20:34

Moreover, ye yourselves know that these hands have ministered unto my necessities and to those that were with me.

2 Thessalonians 3:8

neither did we eat any man's bread for nought, but working with labour and travail night and day, that we might not be a burden to any of you,

Acts 28:30

And Paul dwelt two whole years in his own hired house and received all that came in unto him,

More verses: 1 Corinthians 9:15

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

Judges 3:31

And after him was Shamgar, the son of Anath, who slew of the Philistines six hundred men with an ox goad, and he also saved Israel.

1 Samuel 9:16

Tomorrow about this time I will send thee a man out of the land of Benjamin, and thou shalt anoint him to be prince over my people Israel that he may save my people out of the hand of the Philistines, for I have looked upon my people because their cry is come unto me.

Judges 13:5

For thou shalt conceive and bear a son, and no razor shall come on his head, for the child shall be a Nazarite unto God from the womb; and he shall begin to save Israel out of the hand of the Philistines.

Nehemiah 9:27

Therefore, thou didst deliver them into the hand of their enemies, who afflicted them; and in the time of their tribulation, they cried unto thee, thou didst hear them from the heavens; and according to thy manifold mercies thou didst give them saviours, who saved them out of the hand of their enemies.

Judges 3:9

And when the sons of Israel cried unto the LORD, the LORD raised up a saviour to the sons of Israel, who saved them, even Othniel, the son of Kenaz, Caleb's younger brother.

More verses: Judges 2:16 Judges 9:17

Leaders » Religious priests » General references to

Joshua 3:6

And Joshua spoke unto the priests, saying, Take up the ark of the covenant and pass before the people. And they took up the ark of the covenant and went before the people.

Exodus 24:5

And he sent the young men of the sons of Israel, who had offered burnt offerings and sacrificed peace offerings of bullocks unto the LORD.

2 Chronicles 29:16

And the priests went into the inner part of the house of the LORD, to cleanse it, and brought out all the uncleanness that they found in the temple of the LORD into the court of the house of the LORD. And the Levites took it, to carry it out abroad into the Brook Kidron.

Exodus 18:1

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

More verses: 2 Chronicles 11:13

Leaders » Preaching » Encouraged

Luke 9:60

Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury their dead, but go thou and declare the kingdom of God.

More verses: Luke 9:2 Acts 5:20

Leaders » Religious priests » Laws in regard to

Leviticus 10:9

Do not drink wine nor strong drink, thou, nor thy sons with thee when ye go into the tabernacle of the testimony, lest ye die; it shall be a perpetual statute throughout your generations;

Exodus 40:15

And thou shalt anoint them as thou didst anoint their father, and they shall be my priests; and it shall be that their anointing shall be unto them for a perpetual priesthood throughout their generations.

Ezra 7:24

Also unto you we cause it to be known, that regarding all of the priests and Levites, singers, porters, Nethinims, and ministers of the house of this God, no one shall be able to impose toll, tribute, or custom, upon them.

Nehemiah 7:65

And the Tirshatha said unto them that they should not eat of the most holy things until there stood up a priest with Urim and Thummim.

More verses: Leviticus 21:1

Leaders » Support of » In the Christian church

1 Timothy 5:18

For the scripture saith, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treads out the grain. And, The labourer is worthy of his reward.

Leaders » Preaching » As shepherds to feed the flock

John 21:17

He said unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus said unto him, Feed my sheep.

Ezekiel 34:23

And I will raise up one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them, even my slave David; he shall feed them, and he shall be their shepherd.

Jeremiah 23:4

And I will set up shepherds over them which shall feed them; and they shall fear no more nor be dismayed neither shall they be lacking, said the LORD.

More verses: 1 Peter 5:2

Leaders » FALSE » Prophets in the Christian church

Acts 13:1

Now there were in the congregation that was at Antioch prophets and teachers: Barnabas and Simeon that was called Niger and Lucius of Cyrene and Manaen, who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.

Acts 11:27

And in those days prophets came down from Jerusalem unto Antioch.

Leaders » Preaching » As teachers of the word

1 Timothy 6:2

And those that have faithful masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren, but rather serve them better, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. Teach and exhort this.

Leaders » Responsibility of » Select reading

Ezekiel 33:6

But if the watchman should see the sword coming and not blow the shofar and the people not be warned, if the sword comes and takes any person from among them, he is taken away because of his iniquity; but his blood I will require at the watchman's hand.

Ezekiel 3:1-17

And he said unto me, Son of man, eat what thou findest; eat this roll, and go speak unto the house of Israel. So I opened my mouth, and he caused me to eat that roll. And he said unto me, Son of man, cause thy belly to eat, and fill thy bowels with this roll that I give thee. I ate it and it was in my mouth as sweet as honey. read more.
Then he said unto me, Son of man, go and enter into the house of Israel, and speak with my words unto them. For thou art not sent to a people of a profound speech nor of a hard language, but to the house of Israel; not to many peoples of profound speech nor of hard language, whose words thou can not understand. Surely, had I sent thee to them, they would have hearkened unto thee. But the house of Israel will not desire to hear; for they do not desire to hear me: for all the house of Israel are impudent and hardhearted. Behold, I have made thy face strong against their faces, and thy forehead strong against their foreheads. As diamond harder than flint I have made thy forehead: do not fear them, neither be dismayed at their looks, though they are a rebellious house. Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, all my words that I shall speak unto thee receive in thine heart, and hear with thine ears. And go, and enter in among the captives, unto the sons of thy people, and thou shalt speak unto them, and tell them, Thus hath the Lord GOD said, They will not hear, nor forbear. And the Spirit took me up, and I heard behind me a voice of great thunder of the blessed glory of the LORD leaving his place, and the noise of the wings of the living creatures that touched one another, and the noise of the wheels over against them, and a noise of great thunder. And the Spirit lifted me up and took me away, and I went in bitterness, in the heat of my spirit; but the hand of the LORD was strong upon me. And I came unto the captives at Telabib, that dwelt by the river of Chebar, and I sat where they sat, and remained there disheartened among them seven days. And it came to pass at the end of the seven days, that the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Son of man, I have placed thee as a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth and give them warning from me.

2 Corinthians 2:16

to the one we are the savour of death unto death and to the other the savour of life unto life. And who is sufficient for these things?

Leaders » Dues of » High priests

Exodus 28:1

And cause Aaron, thy brother, to come unto thee with his sons, from among the sons of Israel, that they may be my priests, even Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, Aaron's sons.

Zechariah 3:1

And he showed me Joshua the high priest, standing before the angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to resist him.

Hebrews 5:5

So also the Christ did not glorify himself to make himself high priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son; today have I begotten thee.

Leviticus 21:10

And he that is the high priest among his brethren, upon whose head the anointing oil was poured and that is consecrated to put on the garments, shall not uncover his head nor rend his clothes;

Leaders » FALSE » Schools of

Daniel 1:4

young men in whom there was no blemish whatsoever but who were good looking and taught in all wisdom and wise in knowledge and of good understanding, and that had strength in them to stand in the king's palace, that they might be taught the letters and speech of the Chaldeans.

2 Chronicles 17:9

And they taught in Judah and had the book of the law of the LORD with them and went about throughout all the cities of Judah and taught the people.

2 Kings 2:5

And the sons of the prophets that were at Jericho came to Elisha and said unto him, Knowest thou that the LORD will take away thy master from thy head today? And he answered, Yes, I know it; be silent.

2 Kings 4:38

And Elisha returned to Gilgal. Then there was a famine in the land; and the sons of the prophets were sitting before him, so he said unto his servant, Set on the great pot and make pottage for the sons of the prophets.

2 Kings 6:1

The sons of the prophets said unto Elisha, Behold now, the place where we dwell with thee is too tight for us.

Leaders » Apostles » Call of to special work

Mark 1:20

And straightway he called them; and leaving their father Zebedee in the ship with the hired servants, they went after him.

Luke 6:13

And when it was day, he called unto him his disciples; and of them he chose twelve, whom he also named apostles:

John 1:43

The day following Jesus desired to go forth into Galilee and found Philip and said unto him, Follow me.

More verses: Acts 22:21

Leaders » Elders » Jewish

Matthew 26:57

And those that had laid hold on Jesus led him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were assembled.

Matthew 15:2

Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat bread.

Matthew 21:23

And when he was come into the temple, the princes of the priests and the elders of the people came unto him as he was teaching and said, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority?

Mark 15:1

And straightway in the morning the princes of the priests having held a consultation with the elders and with the scribes and with the whole council, took Jesus away bound and delivered him to Pilate.

Acts 22:5

As also the prince of the priests bears me witness, and all the estate of the elders, from whom also I received letters unto the brethren, and went to Damascus to bring those who were bound there unto Jerusalem to be punished.

Leaders » Preaching » Spiritual watchmen

Isaiah 62:6

I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night; ye that make mention of the LORD, do not keep silent

Ezekiel 3:17

Son of man, I have placed thee as a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth and give them warning from me.

Jeremiah 6:17

Also I set watchmen over you, saying, Hearken to the sound of the shofar. But they said, We will not hearken.

Leaders » FALSE » Incognito

Judges 6:8

the LORD sent a prophet unto the sons of Israel who said unto them, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, I brought you up from Egypt and brought you forth out of the house of slavery;

1 Samuel 2:27

And a man of God came unto Eli and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Did I not plainly appear unto the house of thy father when they were in Egypt in the house of Pharaoh?

1 Kings 13:11

Now there dwelt an old prophet in Bethel, and his sons came and told him all the works that the man of God had done that day in Bethel; they also told their father the words which he had spoken unto the king.

1 Kings 20:35

Then a certain man of the sons of the prophets said unto his neighbour by the word of the LORD, Smite me, I pray thee. And the man refused to smite him.

Leaders » Solemn charges given » Paul to timothy

1 Timothy 5:21

I charge thee before God and the Lord Jesus Christ and the elect angels, that thou observe these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality.

1 Timothy 6:13

I give thee charge in the sight of God, who gives life to all things and before Christ Jesus, who testified before Pontius Pilate a good profession;

2 Timothy 4:1

I charge thee, therefore, before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the living and the dead in his appearing and in his kingdom:

Leaders » Apostles » Names of

Acts 1:13

And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where Peter and James and John and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus and Simon Zelotes, and Judas the brother of James were.

Matthew 10:2

Now the names of the twelve apostles are these: the 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

Simon, whom 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 said unto the king, If thou wilt give me half thy house, I will not go in with thee, neither will I eat bread nor drink water in this place,

Daniel 5:17

Then Daniel answered and said before the king, Let thy gifts be for thyself and give thy rewards to another; yet I will read the writing unto the king and show him the interpretation.

2 Kings 5:15-16

And he returned to the man of God, he and all his company, and came and stood before him, and he said, Behold, now I know that there is no God in all the earth, but in Israel. Now therefore, I pray thee, take a blessing from thy slave. But he said, As the LORD lives, before whom I stand, I will receive none. And he urged him to take it, but he refused.

Leaders » Solemn charges given » Moses to joshua

Deuteronomy 31:23

And he gave Joshua, the son of Nun, a charge and said, Be strong and of a good courage for thou shalt bring the sons of Israel into the land which I swore unto them, and I will be with thee.

Numbers 27:23

and he laid his hands upon him and gave him a charge, as the LORD had commanded by the hand of 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 unto the pastors, Thus hath the Lord GOD said; Woe unto the shepherds of Israel that feed themselves! should not the shepherds feed the flocks? Ye eat the milk, and ye clothe yourselves with the wool, ye kill those that are fat; but ye do not feed the flock.

Zechariah 11:17

Woe to the useless pastor that leaves the flock! the sword shall be upon his arm and upon his right eye; his arm shall be completely dried up, and his right eye shall be utterly darkened.

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as

Malachi 4:1

For, behold, the day comes that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, and all that do wickedly shall be stubble; and the day that comes shall burn them up, said the LORD of the hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.

Obadiah 1:1

The vision of Obadiah. Thus hath the Lord GOD said concerning Edom: We have heard the message from the LORD, and a messenger is sent to the Gentiles, Arise, and let us rise up against her in battle.

2 Kings 14:25

He restored the borders of Israel from the entering of Hamath unto the sea of the plain, according to the word of the LORD God of Israel, which he had spoken by the hand of his slave Jonah, the son of Amittai, the prophet, who was of Gathhepher.

Hosea 14:1

O Israel, become converted unto the LORD thy God; for thou hast fallen by thine iniquity.

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Iddo

2 Chronicles 13:22

And the rest of the acts of Abijah and his ways and his words are written in the story of the prophet Iddo.

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Shemaiah

2 Chronicles 12:5

Then Shemaiah, the prophet, went to Rehoboam and to the princes of Judah, that were gathered together to Jerusalem because of Shishak, and said unto them, Thus hath the LORD said, Ye have forsaken me, and therefore, I have also left you in the hand of 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, whose name was Oded; and he went out before the host that came to Samaria and said unto them, Behold, because the LORD God of your fathers was angry with Judah, he has delivered them into your hand, and ye have slain them in a rage. This reaches up unto heaven.

Leaders » Solemn charges given » Jehoshaphat to leaders of judah

2 Chronicles 19:9

And he charged them, saying, Ye shall proceed thus in the fear of the LORD, in truth and with a perfect heart.

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

Isaiah 56:10-12

His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant; they are all dumb dogs; they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, they love to slumber. And these anxious dogs are insatiable, and even the shepherds did not know enough to understand: they all look to their own ways, each one for his gain, from his quarter. Come ye, say they, I will fetch wine, and we will fill ourselves with strong drink; and tomorrow shall be as this day, or much more excellent.

Leaders » Humility, Examples Of » King david

1 Samuel 18:18

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

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Hananiah

Jeremiah 28:17

So Hananiah the prophet died the same year in the seventh month.

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

Jeremiah 50:6

My people have been lost sheep; their shepherds have caused them to go astray; they have turned them away on the mountains; they have gone from mountain to hill; they have forgotten their restingplace.

Leaders » False shepherds, characteristics of » Scatter the flock

Jeremiah 23:2

Therefore thus hath the LORD God of Israel said unto the pastors that feed my people: Ye have scattered my flock and driven them away and have not visited them; behold, I visit upon you the evil of your doings, said the LORD.

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

1 Kings 22:14

And Micaiah said, As the LORD lives, all that the LORD says unto me, that will I speak.

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

2 Samuel 12:7

Then Nathan said to David, Thou art the man. Thus hath said the LORD God of Israel, I anointed thee king over Israel, and I delivered thee out of the hand of Saul,

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

1 Kings 21:20

And Ahab said to Elijah, Hast thou found me, O my enemy? And he answered, I have found thee because thou hast sold thyself to work evil in the sight of the LORD.

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 unto the prophet Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo, saying,

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Ahijah

1 Kings 11:29

And it came to pass at that time, when Jeroboam went out of Jerusalem, that the prophet Ahijah, the Shilonite, found him in the way; and he was covered with a new garment; and the two were alone in the field.

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Joshua

1 Kings 16:34

In his time Hiel, the Bethelite, rebuilt Jericho. He laid the foundation thereof in Abiram, his firstborn, and set up the gates thereof in his youngest son Segub, according to the word of the LORD, which he had spoken by Joshua the son of Nun.

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Elijah

1 Kings 18:36

And it came to pass at the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet came near and said, LORD God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Israel, let it be known this day that thou art God in Israel and that I am thy slave and that I have done all these things at thy word.

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Elisha

1 Kings 19:16

and Jehu, the son of Nimshi, thou shalt anoint to be king over Israel; and Elisha, the son of Shaphat of Abelmeholah, thou shalt anoint to be prophet in thy place.

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » samuel

1 Samuel 3:20

And all Israel from Dan even to Beersheba knew that Samuel was a faithful prophet of the LORD.

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Daniel

Matthew 24:15

Therefore, when ye see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, which shall stand in the holy place (whosoever reads, let him understand),

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » David

Matthew 13:35

that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Eldad

Numbers 11:26

But there remained two of the men in the camp, the name of the one was Eldad and the name of the other Medad, upon whom the spirit also rested; and they were of those that were written, but they had not gone unto the tabernacle; and they began to prophesy in the camp.

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Medad

Numbers 11:26

But there remained two of the men in the camp, the name of the one was Eldad and the name of the other Medad, upon whom the spirit also rested; and they were of those that were written, but they had not gone unto the tabernacle; and they began to prophesy in the camp.

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Gad

1 Samuel 22:5

And the prophet Gad said unto David, do not abide in this fortress; depart, and go into the land of Judah. Then David departed and came into the forest of Hareth.

Leaders » Humility, Examples Of » King saul

1 Samuel 9:21

And Saul answered and said, Peradventure am I not of Jemini, of the smallest of the tribes of Israel? And is my family not the least of all the families of the tribe of Benjamin? Why, therefore, dost thou speak so to me?

Leaders » Humility, Examples Of » Jeremiah

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

Acts 4:18-20

And they called them and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus. Then Peter and John answered and said unto them, Judge whether it is right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God. For we cannot but speak the things which we have 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

And Elisha said, As the LORD of the hosts lives, before whom I stand, surely, were it not that I regard the presence of Jehoshaphat, the king of Judah, I would not look toward thee nor see thee.

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Jeremiah

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Micaiah

1 Kings 22:8

And the king of Israel replied unto Jehoshaphat, There is yet one man, Micaiah, the son of Imlah, by whom we may enquire of the LORD; but I hate him, for he does not prophesy good concerning me, but evil. And Jehoshaphat said, Let not the king say so.

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Abraham

Genesis 20:7

Now therefore restore the man his wife, for he is a prophet, and he shall pray for thee, and thou shalt live. And if thou restore her not, know thou that thou shalt surely die, thou and all that are thine.

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Isaiah

2 Kings 19:2

And he sent Eliakim, who was over the household, and Shebna the scribe and the elders of the priests, covered with sackcloth, to Isaiah, the prophet, the son of Amoz,

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Nathan

2 Samuel 7:2

that the king said unto Nathan, the prophet, See now, I dwell in a house of cedar, but the ark of God dwells within curtains.

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » balaam

Numbers 22:5

Therefore he sent messengers unto Balaam, the son of Beor, to Pethor, which is by the river Eufrates in the land of the sons of his people, to call him, saying, Behold, there is a people come out from Egypt; behold, they cover the face of the earth, and they abide over against me.

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Jehu

1 Kings 16:7

And likewise by the hand of the prophet Jehu, the son of Hanani, had come the word of the LORD upon Baasha and upon his house and upon all the evil that he did in the sight of the LORD, provoking him to anger with the work of his hands, so that he would be made like the house of Jeroboam and because of having smitten him.

Leaders » Solemn charges given » Christ to the disciples

Matthew 10:5

These twelve Jesus sent forth and commanded them, saying, Do not go into the way of the Gentiles, and do not enter into any city of the Samaritans,

Leaders » Humility, Examples Of » John the baptist

Matthew 3:14

But John resisted him much, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me?

Leaders » Humility, Examples Of » moses

Leaders » Humility, Examples Of » King solomon

1 Kings 3:7

And now, O LORD my God, thou hast made thy slave king instead of David my father; and I am but a tender young man; I do not know how to go out or come in.

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

Daniel 5:22

And thou his son, O Belshazzar, hast not humbled thine heart, though thou knewest all this;

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Ezekiel

Ezekiel 1:3

the word of the LORD came expressly unto Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the river Chebar; and there the hand of the LORD came upon him.

Leaders » Solemn charges given » David to solomon

1 Kings 2:1

Now the days of David drew near that he should die; and he charged Solomon, his son, saying,

Leaders » Humility, Examples Of » gideon

Judges 6:15

Then he replied unto him, Oh my Lord, with what shall I save Israel? Behold, my family is poor in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father's house.

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

John 10:12

But the hireling, who is not a shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf catches them and scatters the sheep.

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Aaron

Exodus 7:1

The LORD said unto Moses, See, I have constituted thee as god unto Pharaoh; and Aaron, thy brother, shall be thy prophet.

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Agabus

Acts 21:10

And as we tarried there many days, there came down from Judaea a certain prophet, named Agabus.

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

For I say unto you, Among those that are born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist, but he that is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Zacharias

Luke 1:67

And his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied, saying,

Men of God » Leaders » Sent as divine messengers

Matthew 22:3

and sent forth his slaves to call those that were invited to the wedding, and they would not come.

Zechariah 2:8

For thus hath the LORD of the hosts said; After the glory he shall send me unto the Gentiles which spoiled you, for he that touches you touches the apple of his eye.

Zechariah 4:9

The hands of Zerubbabel shall lay the foundation of this house; his hands shall also finish it; and thou shalt know that the LORD of the hosts has sent me unto you.

Numbers 16:28

And Moses said, Hereby ye shall know that the LORD has sent me to do all these works, for I have not done them out of my own heart.

Isaiah 48:16

Come near unto me, hear ye this; I have not spoken in secret from the beginning; from the time that it was done, I was there: and now the LORD God has sent me and his Spirit.

Men of God » Leaders

Haggai 2:23

In that day, said the LORD of the hosts, I will take thee, O Zerubbabel, my slave, the son of Shealtiel, said the LORD, and will make thee as a signet ring; for I have chosen thee, saith the LORD of the hosts.

1 Corinthians 1:27-28

but rather God has chosen that which is the foolishness of the world to confound the wise, and God has chosen that which is the weakness of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; and that which is vile of the world and that which is despised God has chosen, and things which are not, to bring to nought the things that are,

Women » Leaders » Liberality of

Proverbs 31:20

Caph She stretched out her hand to the poor; yea, she reached forth her hands to the destitute.

John 12:3

Then Mary took a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped his feet with her hair; and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment.

Exodus 35:25

And all the women that were wise hearted spun with their hands and brought that which they had spun: blue or purple or scarlet or fine linen.

Acts 9:39

Then Peter arose and went with them. When he was come, they brought him into the upper chamber: and all the widows stood by him weeping and showing the coats and garments which Dorcas had made them while she was with them.

Luke 8:2-3

and certain women, who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities: Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils, and Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many others who ministered unto him of their substance.

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Topics on Leaders

Assembling Leaders

Exodus 3:16

Go and gather the elders of Israel together and say unto them, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, appeared unto me, saying, I have surely visited you and seen that which is done to you in Egypt,

elders, as community leaders

Exodus 19:7

Then Moses came and called for the elders of the people and laid before their faces all these words which the LORD commanded him.

Exchanging Of Leaders

Job 34:24

He shall break in pieces mighty men without number and set others in their stead.

Leaders Sinning

1 Samuel 2:17

Therefore, the sin of the young men was very great before the LORD, for men despised the present of the LORD.

Leaders, Political

Judges 2:16

Nevertheless, the LORD raised up judges who delivered them out of the hand of those that spoiled them.

Shepherds, As Kings And Leaders

Isaiah 44:28

that calls Cyrus, my shepherd, and all that I desire, he shall fulfil, by saying to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be built and to the temple, Thy foundation shall be laid.

Watchfulness, Of Leaders

Ezekiel 3:17

Son of man, I have placed thee as a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth and give them warning from me.