Never miss a post

Related Readings

Theasaurus: Leaders

37 Bible Verses about Leaders

Most Relevant Verses

Psalm 109:8

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

Deuteronomy 1:13

Take you wise men, and understanding, and known among your tribes, and I will make them rulers over you.

Jeremiah 23:1

Woe be unto the shepherds that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! says the LORD.

Isaiah 3:4

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

Numbers 11:16

And the LORD said unto Moses, Gather unto me seventy men of the elders of Israel, whom you know to be the elders of the people, and officers over them; and bring them unto the tabernacle of meeting, that they may stand there with you.

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 able men out of all Israel, and made them heads over the people, rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.

Isaiah 1:26

And I will restore your judges as at the first, and your counselors as at the beginning: afterward you shall be called, The city of righteousness, the faithful city.

Galatians 2:6

But of these who seemed to be somebody, (whatsoever they were, it makes no matter to me: God accepts no man's person:) for they who seemed to be somebody in conference added nothing to me:

Proverbs 29:2

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

Isaiah 9:16

For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led by them are destroyed.

John 10:34

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

From Thematic Bible


Leaders » Garments of prophets » General references to

2 Chronicles 20:20

And they rose early in the morning, and went forth into the wilderness of Tekoa: and as they went forth, Jehoshaphat stood and said, Hear me, O Judah, and you inhabitants of Jerusalem; Believe in the LORD your God, so shall you be established; believe his prophets, so shall you prosper.

1 Kings 18:4

For it was so, when Jezebel cut off the prophets of the LORD, that Obadiah took a hundred prophets, and hid them by fifty in a cave, and fed them with bread and water.)

Matthew 13:57

And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honor, 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 you help the wicked, and love them that hate the LORD? therefore is wrath came upon you from the LORD.

2 Chronicles 35:15

And 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 gatekeepers waited at every gate; they did not need to depart from their service; for their brethren the Levites prepared for them.

1 Chronicles 29:29

Now the acts of David the king, from first to 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 when David was up in the morning, 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 you have relied on the king of Syria, and not relied on the LORD your God, therefore has the army of the king of Syria escaped out of your hand.

Leaders » Dues of » Food of

Leviticus 10:17

Why have you not eaten the sin offering in the holy place, seeing it is most holy, and God has given it to you to bear the iniquity of the congregation, to make atonement for them 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 meeting.

Leviticus 10:12

And Moses spoke unto Aaron, and unto Eleazar and unto Ithamar, his sons that were left, Take the grain offering that remains of the offerings of the LORD made by fire, 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: with unleavened bread shall it be eaten in the holy place; in the court of the tabernacle of meeting they shall eat it.

Leviticus 7:6

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

Leaders » False shepherds, characteristics of » Corrupt priests

John 19:6

When the chief priests therefore and officers saw him, they cried out, saying, Crucify him, crucify him. Pilate said unto them, You take him, and crucify him: for I find no fault in him.

Matthew 27:41

Likewise also the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes and elders, saying,

Zephaniah 3:4

Her prophets are arrogant and treacherous persons: her priests have profaned the sanctuary, they have done violence to the law.

Mark 15:11

But the chief priests stirred up the people, that he should rather release Barabbas unto them.

Leaders » Heal persecution of » Divinely appointed

Leaders » Support of unfaithful » Affliction of

1 Peter 4:6

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

Leaders » Elders » Governmental

Exodus 24:1

And he said unto Moses, Come up unto the LORD, you, 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 children of Israel:

Exodus 19:7

And 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 heads, 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; its altars and its images broke they 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 says the LORD; Behold, a child shall be born unto the house of David, Josiah by name; and upon you shall he offer the priests of the high places that burn incense upon you, and men's bones shall be burnt upon you.

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 shrine, and made an ephod, and household gods, and consecrated one of his sons, who became his priest.

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

1 Timothy 6:3

If any man teach otherwise, and consent not 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 the things they affirm.

2 Timothy 4:3

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they draw to themselves teachers, having itching ears;

Leaders » Men of God » Sent as divine messengers

Matthew 22:3

And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come.

Zechariah 2:8

For thus says the LORD of hosts; After his glory has he sent me unto the nations which plundered you: for he that touches you touches the apple of his eye.

Zechariah 4:9

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

Numbers 16:28

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

Isaiah 48:16

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

Leaders » Religious priests » Should be holy

2 Chronicles 6:41

Now therefore arise, O LORD God, to your resting place, you, and the ark of your strength: let your priests, O LORD God, be clothed with salvation, and let your saints 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.

Malachi 2:7

For the priest's lips should preserve knowledge, and they should seek the law from his mouth: for he is the messenger of the LORD of hosts.

Exodus 19:22

And let the priests also, 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 everyone is given to covetousness; and from the prophet even unto the priest everyone deals falsely.

Isaiah 56:10

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

Jeremiah 23:11

For both prophet and priest are profane; yea, in my house have I found their wickedness, says the LORD.

Lamentations 2:14

Your prophets have seen vain and foolish things for you: and they have not uncovered your iniquity, to turn away your captivity; but have given you false oracles and causes of banishment.

Leaders » Preaching » Christ the theme of

Acts 4:2

Being grieved 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 Jesus.

Acts 9:20

And immediately 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

Yea, you yourselves know, that these hands have ministered unto my necessities, and to them that were with me.

2 Thessalonians 3:8

Neither did we eat any man's bread for nothing; but worked with labor 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 delivered Israel.

1 Samuel 9:16

Tomorrow about this time I will send you a man out of the land of Benjamin, and you shall anoint him to be ruler 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 has come unto me.

Judges 13:5

For, lo, you shall conceive, and bear a son; and no razor shall come upon his head: for the child shall be a Nazarite unto God from the womb: and he shall begin to deliver Israel out of the hand of the Philistines.

Nehemiah 9:27

Therefore you delivered them into the hand of their enemies, who oppressed them: and in the time of their trouble, when they cried unto you, you heard them from heaven; and according to your manifold mercies you gave them saviors, who saved them out of the hand of their enemies.

Judges 3:9

And when the children of Israel cried unto the LORD, the LORD raised up a deliverer to the children of Israel, who delivered 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 over before the people. And they took up the ark of the covenant, and went before the people.

Exodus 24:5

And he sent young men of the children of Israel, who offered burnt offerings, and sacrificed peace offerings of oxen 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 to the brook Kidron.

Exodus 18:1

When Jethro, the priest of Midian, Moses' father-in-law, heard of all that God had done for Moses, and for Israel his people, and that 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 you go and preach 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, you, nor your sons with you, when you go into the tabernacle of meeting, lest you die: it shall be a statute forever throughout your generations:

Exodus 40:15

And you shall anoint them, as you did anoint their father, that they may minister unto me in the priest's office: for their anointing shall surely be an everlasting priesthood throughout their generations.

Ezra 7:24

Also we inform you, that concerning any of the priests and Levites, singers, gatekeepers, Nethinim, or servants of this house of God, it shall not be lawful to impose toll, tribute, or custom, upon them.

Nehemiah 7:65

And the governor said unto them, that they should not eat of the most holy things, till a priest could consult with Urim and Thummim.

Exodus 29:1

And this is the thing that you shall do unto them to hallow them, to minister unto me in the priest's office: Take one young bullock, and two rams without blemish,

More verses: Leviticus 21:1

Leaders » Support of » In the Christian church

1 Timothy 5:18

For the scripture says, You shall not muzzle the ox that treads out the grain. And, The laborer 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, do you love me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Do you love me? And he said unto him, Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you. Jesus said unto him, Feed my sheep.

Ezekiel 34:23

And I will set up one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them, even my servant 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, says the LORD.

More verses: 1 Peter 5:2

Leaders » FALSE » Prophets in the Christian church

Acts 13:1

Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets and teachers; as 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 these days came prophets from Jerusalem unto Antioch.

Leaders » Preaching » As teachers of the word

1 Timothy 6:2

And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service, because they are believers and beloved, partakers of the benefit. These things teach and exhort.

Leaders » Responsibility of » Select reading

Ezekiel 33:6

But if the watchman sees the sword come, and blows not the trumpet, and the people are not warned; if the sword comes, and takes any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman's hand.

Ezekiel 3:1-17

Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, eat that you find; eat this scroll, and go speak unto the house of Israel. So I opened my mouth, and he caused me to eat that scroll. And he said unto me, Son of man, feed your belly, and fill your stomach with this scroll that I give you. Then did I eat it; and it was in my mouth as honey for sweetness. read more.
And he said unto me, Son of man, go, get unto the house of Israel, and speak with my words unto them. For you are not sent to a people of foreign speech and of a hard language, but to the house of Israel; Not to many people of foreign speech and of a hard language, whose words you can not understand. Surely, had I sent you to them, they would have hearkened unto you. But the house of Israel will not hearken unto you; for they will not hearken unto me: for all the house of Israel are impudent and hard-hearted. Behold, I have made your face strong against their faces, and your forehead strong against their foreheads. Like adamant harder than flint have I made your forehead: fear them not, 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 you receive in your heart, and hear with your ears. And go, get you to them of the captivity, unto the children of your people, and speak unto them, and tell them, Thus says the Lord GOD; whether they will hear, or whether they refuse. Then the spirit took me up, and I heard behind me a voice of a loud rumbling, saying, Blessed be the glory of the LORD from his place. I heard also the noise of the wings of the living creatures that touched one another, and the noise of the wheels beside them, and a noise of a loud rumbling. So 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. Then I came to them of the captivity at Tel-abib, that dwelt by the river of Chebar, and I sat where they sat, and remained there astonished among them seven days. And it came to pass at the end of seven days, that the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Son of man, I have made you a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me.

2 Corinthians 2:16

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

Leaders » Dues of » High priests

Exodus 28:1

And take unto you Aaron your brother, and his sons with him, from among the children of Israel, that he may minister unto me in the priest's office, 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 accuse him.

Hebrews 5:5

So also Christ glorified not himself to be made a high priest; but he that said unto him, You are my Son, today have I begotten you.

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 was no blemish, but handsome, and skilful in all wisdom, and gifted in knowledge, and understanding science, and such as had ability in them to stand in the king's palace, and whom they might teach the learning and the language 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, Know you that the LORD will take away your master from over you today? And he answered, Yea, I know it; hold your peace.

2 Kings 4:38

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

2 Kings 6:1

And the sons of the prophets said unto Elisha, Behold now, the place where we dwell with you is too small for us.

Leaders » Apostles » Call of to special work

Mark 1:20

And immediately he called them: and they left their father Zebedee in the ship with the hired servants, and went after him.

Luke 6:13

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

John 1:43

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

More verses: Acts 22:21

Leaders » Elders » Jewish

Matthew 26:57

And they 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 your disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.

Matthew 21:23

And when he came into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came unto him as he was teaching, and said, By what authority do you these things? and who gave you this authority?

Mark 15:1

And immediately in the morning the chief priests held a consultation with the elders and scribes and the whole council, and bound Jesus, and carried him away, and delivered him to Pilate.

Acts 22:5

As also the high priest does bear me witness, and all the council of the elders: from whom also I received letters unto the brethren, and went to Damascus, to bring them who were there bound unto Jerusalem, to be punished.

Leaders » Preaching » Spiritual watchmen

Isaiah 62:6

I have set watchmen upon your walls, O Jerusalem, who shall never hold their peace day nor night: you that make mention of the LORD, keep not silence.

Ezekiel 3:17

Son of man, I have made you a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore 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 trumpet. But they said, We will not hearken.

Leaders » FALSE » Incognito

Judges 6:8

That the LORD sent a prophet unto the children of Israel, who said unto them, Thus says the LORD God of Israel, I brought you up from Egypt, and brought you forth out of the house of bondage;

1 Samuel 2:27

And there came a man of God unto Eli, and said unto him, Thus says the LORD, Did I plainly appear unto the house of your father, when they were in Egypt in Pharaoh's house?

1 Kings 13:11

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

1 Kings 20:35

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

Leaders » Solemn charges given » Paul to timothy

1 Timothy 5:21

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

1 Timothy 6:13

I give you charge in the sight of God, who brings all things to life, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession;

2 Timothy 4:1

I charge you therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the living and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;

Leaders » Apostles » Names of

Acts 1:13

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

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

And Simon he surnamed Peter;

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

1 Kings 13:8

And the man of God said unto the king, If you will give me half your house, I will not go in with you, neither will I eat bread nor drink water in this place:

Daniel 5:17

Then Daniel answered and said before the king, Let your gifts be to yourself, and give your rewards to another; yet I will read the writing unto the king, and make known to 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 you, take a blessing from your servant. 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 you shall bring the children of Israel into the land which I swore unto them: and I will be with you.

Numbers 27:23

And he laid his hands upon him, and gave him a charge, as the LORD 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 them, Thus says the Lord GOD unto the shepherds; Woe be to the shepherds of Israel that do feed themselves! should not the shepherds feed the flocks? You eat the fat, and you clothe yourselves with the wool, you kill them that are fed: but you feed not the flock.

Zechariah 11:17

Woe to the worthless shepherd that leaves the flock! the sword shall be upon his arm, and upon his right eye: his arm shall be wholly 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, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that comes shall burn them up, says the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.

Obadiah 1:1

The vision of Obadiah. Thus says the Lord GOD concerning Edom; We have heard a message from the LORD, and an ambassador is sent among the nations, Arise you, and let us rise up against her in battle.

2 Kings 14:25

He restored the border 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 spoke by the hand of his servant Jonah, the son of Amittai, the prophet, who was from Gath-hepher.

Hosea 14:1

O Israel, return unto the LORD your God; for you have fallen because of your 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 sayings, are written in the story of the prophet Iddo.

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Shemaiah

2 Chronicles 12:5

Then came Shemaiah the prophet to Rehoboam, and to the princes of Judah, that were gathered together to Jerusalem because of Shishak, and said unto them, Thus says the LORD, You have forsaken me, and therefore have I 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 army 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 you have slain them in a rage that reaches up unto heaven.

Leaders » Solemn charges given » Jehoshaphat to leaders of judah

2 Chronicles 19:9

And he charged them, saying, Thus shall you do in the fear of the LORD, faithfully, 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, loving to slumber. Yea, they are greedy dogs who can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, everyone for his gain, from his own quarter. Come you, they say, I will bring wine, and we will fill ourselves with strong drink; and tomorrow shall be as this day, and much more abundant.

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 resting place.

Leaders » False shepherds, characteristics of » Scatter the flock

Jeremiah 23:2

Therefore thus says the LORD God of Israel against the shepherds that feed my people; You have scattered my flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them: behold, I will visit upon you the evil of your doings, says the LORD.

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

1 Kings 22:14

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

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

2 Samuel 12:7

And Nathan said to David, You are the man. Thus says the LORD God of Israel, I anointed you king over Israel, and I delivered you 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, Have you found me, O my enemy? And he answered, I have found you: because you have sold yourself 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, came the word of the LORD unto Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo the prophet, 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 had clad himself 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 days did Hiel of Bethel build Jericho: he laid the foundation of it at the cost of Abiram his firstborn, and set up the gates of it at the cost of his youngest son Segub, according to the word of the LORD, which he spoke 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, Isaac, and of Israel, let it be known this day that you are God in Israel, and that I am your servant, and that I have done all these things at your word.

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Elisha

1 Kings 19:16

And Jehu the son of Nimshi shall you anoint to be king over Israel: and Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abel-meholah shall you anoint to be prophet in your 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 established to be a prophet of the LORD.

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Daniel

Matthew 24:15

When you therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoever 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: and the spirit rested upon them; and they were of them that were listed, but went not out unto the tabernacle: and they prophesied 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: and the spirit rested upon them; and they were of them that were listed, but went not out unto the tabernacle: and they prophesied in the camp.

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Gad

1 Samuel 22:5

And the prophet Gad said unto David, Abide not in the stronghold; depart, and get you into the land of Judah. Then David departed, and came into the forest of Hereth.

Leaders » Humility, Examples Of » King saul

1 Samuel 9:21

And Saul answered and said, Am not I a Benjamite, of the smallest of the tribes of Israel? and my family the least of all the families of the tribe of Benjamin? why then speak you 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. But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge you. 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 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 you, nor see you.

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 said unto Jehoshaphat, There is yet one man, Micaiah the son of Imlah, by whom we may inquire 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 you, and you shall live: and if you restore her not, know that you shall surely die, you, and all that are yours.

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

He sent messengers therefore unto Balaam the son of Beor to Pethor, which is by the river of the land of the children 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 opposite me:

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Jehu

1 Kings 16:7

And also by the hand of the prophet Jehu the son of Hanani came the word of the LORD against Baasha, and against his house, even for all the evil that he did in the sight of the LORD, in provoking him to anger with the work of his hands, in being like the house of Jeroboam; and because he killed them.

Leaders » Solemn charges given » Christ to the disciples

Matthew 10:5

These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter you not:

Leaders » Humility, Examples Of » John the baptist

Matthew 3:14

But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized by you, and come you to me?

Leaders » Humility, Examples Of » moses

Leaders » Humility, Examples Of » King solomon

1 Kings 3:7

And now, O LORD my God, you have made your servant king instead of David my father: and I am but a little child: I know not how to go out or come in.

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

Daniel 5:22

And you his son, O Belshazzar, have not humbled your heart, though you knew 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 the hand of the LORD was there 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

And he said unto him, Oh my Lord, wherewith 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 he that is a hireling, and not the 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

And the LORD said unto Moses, See, I have made you a god to Pharaoh: and Aaron your brother shall be your prophet.

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Agabus

Acts 21:10

And as we tarried there many days, there came down from Judea 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 Zachariah was filled with the Holy Spirit, and prophesied, saying,

Men of God » Leaders » Sent as divine messengers

Matthew 22:3

And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come.

Zechariah 2:8

For thus says the LORD of hosts; After his glory has he sent me unto the nations which plundered you: for he that touches you touches the apple of his eye.

Zechariah 4:9

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

Numbers 16:28

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

Isaiah 48:16

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

Men of God » Leaders

Haggai 2:23

In that day, says the LORD of hosts, will I take you, O Zerubbabel, my servant, the son of Shealtiel, says the LORD, and will make you as a signet ring: for I have chosen you, says the LORD of hosts.

1 Corinthians 1:27-28

But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God has chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are despised, has God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nothing things that are:

Women » Leaders » Liberality of

John 12:3

Then took Mary 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 odor of the ointment.

Exodus 35:25

And all the women that were wise hearted did spin with their hands, and brought that which they had spun, both of blue, and of purple, and of scarlet, and of fine linen.

Acts 9:39

Then Peter arose and went with them. When he had come, they brought him into the upper chamber: and all the widows stood by him weeping, and showing the coats and garments which Dorcas made, 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 demons, And Joanna the wife of Chuza Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many others, who ministered unto him of their substance.

More verses: Luke 21:2-4

Topics on Leaders

Admonition, Of Leaders

52;5;12

And we beseech you, brethren, to know them who labor among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;

Anointed Old Testament Leaders

2;29;7

Then shall you take the anointing oil, and pour it upon his head, and anoint him.

Assembling Leaders

2;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:

Deception, Christian Leaders Must Not

47;4;2

But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.

elders, as community leaders

2;19;7

And 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

18;34;24

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

Leaders Sinning

9;2;17

Therefore the sin of the young men was very great before the LORD: for men abhorred the offering of the LORD.

Leaders, Political

7;2;16

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

Leaders, Spiritual

58;5;4

And no man takes this honor unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron.

Shepherds, As Kings And Leaders

23;44;28

That says of Cyrus, He is my shepherd, and shall perform all my pleasure: even saying to Jerusalem, You shall be built; and to the temple, Your foundation shall be laid.

Watchfulness, Of Leaders

26;3;17

Son of man, I have made you a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me.