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Psalm 109:8

Let his days be few. Let another take his office.

Deuteronomy 1:13

Take wise men of understanding and well known according to your tribes, and I will make them heads over you."

Isaiah 3:4

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

Numbers 11:16

Yahweh said to Moses, "Gather to 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 to the Tent of Meeting, that they may stand there with you.

Matthew 20:26

It shall not be so among you, but whoever desires to become great among you shall be your servant.

Exodus 18:25

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

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, a faithful town.'

Galatians 2:6

But from those who were reputed to be important (whatever they were, it makes no difference to me; God doesn't show partiality to man) -- they, I say, who were respected imparted nothing to me,

Proverbs 29:2

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

Isaiah 9:16

For those who lead this people lead them astray; and those who are led by them are destroyed.

John 10:34

Jesus answered them, "Isn't it written in your law, 'I said, you are gods?'

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Leaders » Garments of prophets » General references to

2 Chronicles 20:20

They rose early in the morning, and went forth into the wilderness of Tekoa: and as they went forth, Jehoshaphat stood and said, "Listen to me, Judah, and you inhabitants of Jerusalem! Believe in Yahweh your God, so you shall be established! Believe his prophets, so you shall prosper."

1 Kings 18:4

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

Matthew 13:57

They were offended by him. But Jesus said to 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

Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and said to king Jehoshaphat, "Should you help the wicked, and love those who hate Yahweh? Because of this, wrath is on you from before Yahweh.

2 Chronicles 35:15

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 were at every gate: they didn't need to depart from their service; for their brothers 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 history of Samuel the seer, and in the history of Nathan the prophet, and in the history of Gad the seer,

2 Samuel 24:11

When David rose up in the morning, the word of Yahweh came to the prophet Gad, David's seer, saying,

2 Chronicles 16:7

At that time Hanani the seer came to Asa king of Judah, and said to him, "Because you have relied on the king of Syria, and have not relied on Yahweh your God, therefore is the army of the king of Syria escaped out of your hand.

Leaders » Dues of » Food of

Leviticus 10:17

"Why haven't you eaten the sin offering in the place of the sanctuary, since it is most holy, and he has given it you to bear the iniquity of the congregation, to make atonement for them before Yahweh?

Exodus 29:32

Aaron and his sons shall eat the flesh of the ram, and the bread that is in the basket, at the door of the Tent of Meeting.

Leviticus 10:12

Moses spoke to Aaron, and to Eleazar and to Ithamar, his sons who were left, "Take the meal offering that remains of the offerings of Yahweh made by fire, and eat it without yeast beside the altar; for it is most holy;

Leviticus 6:16

That which is left of it Aaron and his sons shall eat. It shall be eaten without yeast in a holy place. They shall eat it in the court of the Tent of Meeting

Leviticus 7:6

Every male among the priests may eat of it. It shall be eaten in a holy place. It is most holy.

Leaders » False shepherds, characteristics of » Corrupt priests

John 19:6

When therefore the chief priests and the officers saw him, they shouted, saying, "Crucify! Crucify!" Pilate said to them, "Take him yourselves, and crucify him, for I find no basis for a charge against him."

Matthew 27:41

Likewise the chief priests also mocking, with the scribes, the Pharisees, and the elders, said,

Zephaniah 3:4

Her prophets are arrogant and treacherous people. Her priests have profaned the sanctuary. They have done violence to the law.

Mark 15:11

But the chief priests stirred up the multitude, that he should release Barabbas to them instead.

Leaders » Heal persecution of » Divinely appointed

Leaders » Support of unfaithful » Affliction of

1 Peter 4:6

For to this end the Good News was preached even to the dead, that they might be judged indeed as men in the flesh, but live as to God in the spirit.

Leaders » Elders » Governmental

Exodus 24:1

He said to Moses, "Come up to Yahweh, you, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel; and worship from a distance.

Exodus 3:16

Go, and gather the elders of Israel together, and tell them, 'Yahweh, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, has appeared to me, saying, "I have surely visited you, and seen that which is done to you in Egypt;

Exodus 4:29

Moses and Aaron went and gathered together all the elders of the children of Israel.

Exodus 19:7

Moses came and called for the elders of the people, and set before them all these words which Yahweh commanded him.

Joshua 23:2

that Joshua called for all Israel, for their elders and for their heads, and for their judges and for their officers, and said to them, "I am old and well advanced in years.

Leaders » Corrupt condemned » Idolatrous, examples of

2 Kings 11:18

All the people of the land went to the house of Baal, and broke it down; his altars and his images broke they in pieces thoroughly, and killed Mattan the priest of Baal before the altars. The priest appointed officers over the house of Yahweh.

1 Kings 12:31

He made houses of high places, and made priests from among all the people, who were not of the sons of Levi.

1 Kings 13:2

He cried against the altar by the word of Yahweh, and said, "Altar, altar, thus says Yahweh: 'Behold, a son shall be born to the house of David, Josiah by name. On you he shall sacrifice the priests of the high places who burn incense on you, and they will burn men's bones on you.'"

2 Kings 23:20

He killed all the priests of the high places that were there, on the altars, and burned men's bones on them; and he returned to Jerusalem.

Judges 17:5

The man Micah had a house of gods, and he 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 a different doctrine, and doesn't consent to sound words, 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, though they understand neither what they say, nor about what they strongly affirm.

2 Timothy 4:3

For the time will come when they will not listen to the sound doctrine, but, having itching ears, will heap up for themselves teachers after their own lusts;

Leaders » Men of God » Sent as divine messengers

Matthew 22:3

and sent out his servants to call those who were invited to the marriage feast, but they would not come.

Zechariah 2:8

For thus says Yahweh of Armies: 'For honor he has sent me to the nations which plundered you; for he who 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 will know that Yahweh of Armies has sent me to you.

Numbers 16:28

Moses said, "Hereby you shall know that Yahweh has sent me to do all these works; for [I have] not [done them] of my own mind.

Isaiah 48:16

"Come near to me and hear this: "From the beginning I have not spoken in secret; from the time that it was, there am I." Now the Lord Yahweh has sent me, with his Spirit.

Leaders » Religious priests » Should be holy

2 Chronicles 6:41

"Now therefore arise, Yahweh God, into your resting place, you, and the ark of your strength: let your priests, Yahweh God, be clothed with salvation, and let your saints rejoice in goodness.

Leviticus 21:6

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

Exodus 19:22

Let the priests also, who come near to Yahweh, sanctify themselves, lest Yahweh break forth on them."

Leaders » Support of » Unfaithful ministers, general references to

Jeremiah 6:13

"For from the least of them even to the greatest of them, everyone is given to covetousness; and from the prophet even to the priest, everyone deals falsely.

Isaiah 56:10

His watchmen are blind, they are all without knowledge; they are all mute dogs, they can't bark; dreaming, lying down, loving to slumber.

Jeremiah 23:11

for both prophet and priest are profane; yes, in my house have I found their wickedness, says Yahweh.

Lamentations 2:14

Your prophets have seen for you false and foolish visions; They have not uncovered your iniquity, to bring back your captivity, but have seen for you false oracles and causes of banishment.

Leaders » Preaching » Christ the theme of

Acts 4:2

being upset because they taught the people and proclaimed in Jesus the resurrection from the dead.

Acts 8:35

Philip opened his mouth, and beginning from this Scripture, preached to him Jesus.

Acts 9:20

Immediately in the synagogues he proclaimed the Christ, that he is the Son of God.

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

Acts 18:3

and because he practiced the same trade, he lived with them and worked, for by trade they were tent makers.

Acts 20:34

You yourselves know that these hands served my necessities, and those who were with me.

2 Thessalonians 3:8

neither did we eat bread from anyone's hand without paying for it, but in labor and travail worked night and day, that we might not burden any of you;

Acts 28:30

Paul stayed two whole years in his own rented house, and received all who were coming to him,

More verses: 1 Corinthians 9:15

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

Judges 3:31

After him was Shamgar the son of Anath, who struck of the Philistines six hundred men with an oxgoad: and he also saved 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 prince over my people Israel; and he shall save my people out of the hand of the Philistines: for I have looked on my people, because their cry has come to me."

Judges 13:5

for, behold, you shall conceive, and bear a son; and no razor shall come on his head; for the child shall be a Nazirite to God from the womb: and he shall begin to save Israel out of the hand of the Philistines."

Nehemiah 9:27

Therefore you delivered them into the hand of their adversaries, who distressed them. In the time of their trouble, when they cried to you, you heard from heaven; and according to your manifold mercies you gave them saviors who saved them out of the hand of their adversaries.

Judges 3:9

When the children of Israel cried to Yahweh, Yahweh raised up a savior to the children 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

Joshua spoke to the priests, saying, "Take up the ark of the covenant, and pass over before the people." They took up the ark of the covenant, and went before the people.

Exodus 24:5

He sent young men of the children of Israel, who offered burnt offerings and sacrificed peace offerings of cattle to Yahweh.

2 Chronicles 29:16

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

Exodus 18:1

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

More verses: 2 Chronicles 11:13

Leaders » Preaching » Encouraged

Luke 9:60

But Jesus said to him, "Leave the dead to bury their own dead, but you go and announce the Kingdom of God."

More verses: Luke 9:2 Acts 5:20

Leaders » Religious priests » Laws in regard to

Leviticus 10:9

"Drink no wine nor strong drink, you, nor your sons with you, when you go into the Tent of Meeting, that you don't die: it shall be a statute forever throughout your generations:

Exodus 40:15

You shall anoint them, as you anointed their father, that they may minister to me in the priest's office. Their anointing shall be to them for an everlasting priesthood throughout their generations."

Ezra 7:24

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

Nehemiah 7:65

The governor said to them, that they should not eat of the most holy things, until there stood up a priest with Urim and Thummim.

Exodus 29:1

"This is the thing that you shall do to them to make them holy, to minister to me in the priest's office: take one young bull 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 when it treads out the grain." And, "The laborer is worthy of his wages."

1 Corinthians 9:14

Even so the Lord ordained that those who proclaim the Good News should live from the Good News.

Leaders » Preaching » As shepherds to feed the flock

John 21:17

He said to him the third time, "Simon, son of Jonah, do you have affection for me?" Peter was grieved because he asked him the third time, "Do you have affection for me?" He said to him, "Lord, you know everything. You know that I have affection for you." Jesus said to him, "Feed my sheep.

Jeremiah 23:4

I will set up shepherds over them, who shall feed them; and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall any be lacking, says Yahweh.

More verses: 1 Peter 5:2

Leaders » FALSE » Prophets in the Christian church

Acts 13:1

Now in the assembly that was at Antioch there were some prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon who was called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen the foster brother of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.

Acts 11:27

Now in these days, prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch.

Leaders » Preaching » As teachers of the word

1 Timothy 6:2

Those who have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brothers, but rather let them serve them, because those who partake of the benefit are believing and beloved. Teach and exhort these things.

Leaders » Responsibility of » Select reading

Ezekiel 33:6

But if the watchman sees the sword come, and doesn't blow the trumpet, and the people aren't warned, and the sword comes, and take 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

He said to me, Son of man, eat that which you find. Eat this scroll, and go, speak to the house of Israel. So I opened my mouth, and he caused me to eat the scroll. He said to me, Son of man, cause your belly to eat, and fill your bowels with this scroll that I give you. Then I ate it; and it was as sweet as honey in my mouth. read more.
He said to me, Son of man, go to the house of Israel, and speak my words to them. For you are not sent to a people of a strange speech and of a hard language, but to the house of Israel; not to many peoples of a strange speech and of a hard language, whose words you can not understand. Surely, if I sent you to them, they would listen to you. But the house of Israel will not listen to you; for they will not listen to me: for all the house of Israel are obstinate and hard-hearted. Behold, I have made your face hard against their faces, and your forehead hard against their foreheads. As an adamant harder than flint have I made your forehead: don't be afraid of them, neither be dismayed at their looks, though they are a rebellious house. Moreover he said to me, Son of man, all my words that I shall speak to you receive in your heart, and hear with your ears. Go to them of the captivity, to the children of your people, and speak to them, and tell them, Thus says the Lord Yahweh; whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear. Then the Spirit lifted me up, and I heard behind me the voice of a great rushing, [saying], Blessed be the glory of Yahweh from his place. [I heard] the noise of the wings of the living creatures as they touched one another, and the noise of the wheels beside them, even the noise of a great rushing. So the Spirit lifted me up, and took me away; and I went in bitterness, in the heat of my spirit; and the hand of Yahweh was strong on me. Then I came to them of the captivity at Tel Aviv, that lived by the river Chebar, and to where they lived; and I sat there overwhelmed among them seven days. It happened at the end of seven days, that the word of Yahweh came to me, saying, Son of man, I have made you a watchman to the house of Israel: therefore hear the word from my mouth, and give them warning from me.

2 Corinthians 2:16

to the one a stench from death to death; to the other a sweet aroma from life to life. Who is sufficient for these things?

Leaders » Dues of » High priests

Exodus 28:1

"Bring Aaron your brother, and his sons with him, near to you from among the children of Israel, that he may minister to me in the priest's office, even Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, Aaron's sons.

Zechariah 3:1

He showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of Yahweh, and Satan standing at his right hand to be his adversary.

Hebrews 5:5

So also Christ didn't glorify himself to be made a high priest, but it was he who said to him, "You are my Son. Today I have become your father."

Leviticus 21:10

"'He who is the high priest among his brothers, upon whose head the anointing oil is poured, and that is consecrated to put on the garments, shall not let the hair of his head hang loose, nor tear his clothes;

Leaders » FALSE » Schools of

Daniel 1:4

youths in whom was no blemish, but well-favored, and skillful in all wisdom, and endowed with knowledge, and understanding science, and such as had ability to stand in the king's palace; and that he should teach them the learning and the language of the Chaldeans.

2 Chronicles 17:9

They taught in Judah, having the book of the law of Yahweh with them; and they went about throughout all the cities of Judah, and taught among the people.

2 Kings 2:5

The sons of the prophets who were at Jericho came near to Elisha, and said to him, "Do you know that Yahweh will take away your master from your head today?" He answered, "Yes, I know it. Hold your peace."

2 Kings 4:38

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

2 Kings 6:1

The sons of the prophets said to Elisha, "See now, the place where we dwell before you is too small for us.

Leaders » Apostles » Call of to special work

Mark 1:20

Immediately he called them, and they left their father, Zebedee, in the boat with the hired servants, and went after him.

Luke 6:13

When it was day, he called his disciples, and from them he chose twelve, whom he also named apostles:

John 1:43

On the next day, he was determined to go out into Galilee, and he found Philip. Jesus said to him, "Follow me."

More verses: Acts 22:21

Leaders » Elders » Jewish

Matthew 26:57

Those who had taken Jesus led him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were gathered together.

Matthew 15:2

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

Matthew 21:23

When he had come into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him as he was teaching, and said, "By what authority do you do these things? Who gave you this authority?"

Mark 15:1

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

Acts 22:5

As also the high priest and all the council of the elders testify, from whom also I received letters to the brothers, and traveled to Damascus to bring them also who were there to Jerusalem in bonds to be punished.

Leaders » Preaching » Spiritual watchmen

Isaiah 62:6

I have set watchmen on your walls, Jerusalem; they shall never hold their peace day nor night: you who call on Yahweh, take no rest,

Ezekiel 3:17

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

Jeremiah 6:17

I set watchmen over you, saying, 'Listen to the sound of the trumpet!' But they said, 'We will not listen!'

Leaders » FALSE » Incognito

Judges 6:8

that Yahweh sent a prophet to the children of Israel: and he said to them, "Thus says Yahweh, the God of Israel, 'I brought you up from Egypt, and brought you forth out of the house of bondage;

1 Samuel 2:27

A man of God came to Eli, and said to him, "Thus says Yahweh, 'Did I reveal myself to the house of your father, when they were in Egypt [in bondage] to Pharaoh's house?

1 Kings 13:11

Now there lived an old prophet in Bethel; and one of 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 to the king.

1 Kings 20:35

A certain man of the sons of the prophets said to his fellow by the word of Yahweh, "Please strike me!" The man refused to strike him.

Leaders » Solemn charges given » Paul to timothy

1 Timothy 5:21

I command you in the sight of God, and Christ Jesus, and the chosen angels, that you observe these things without prejudice, doing nothing by partiality.

1 Timothy 6:13

I command you before God, who gives life to all things, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate testified the good confession,

2 Timothy 4:1

I command you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at his appearing and his Kingdom:

Leaders » Apostles » Names of

Acts 1:13

When they had come in, they went up into the upper room, where they were staying; that is Peter, John, James, Andrew, Philip, Thomas, Bartholomew, Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, Simon the Zealot, and Judas the son of James.

Matthew 10:2

Now the names of the twelve apostles are these. The first, Simon, who is called Peter; Andrew, his brother; James the son of Zebedee; John, his brother;

Luke 6:14

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

Mark 3:16

Simon, to whom he gave the name Peter;

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

1 Kings 13:8

The man of God said to the king, "Even if you gave me half of your house, I would not go in with you, neither would I eat bread nor drink water in this place;

Daniel 5:17

Then Daniel answered before the king, Let your gifts be to yourself, and give your rewards to another; nevertheless I will read the writing to the king, and make known to him the interpretation.

2 Kings 5:15-16

He returned to the man of God, he and all his company, and came, and stood before him; and he said, "See now, I know that there is no God in all the earth, but in Israel. Now therefore, please take a gift from your servant." But he said, "As Yahweh lives, before whom I stand, I will receive none." He urged him to take it; but he refused.

Leaders » Solemn charges given » Moses to joshua

Deuteronomy 31:23

He commissioned Joshua the son of Nun, and said, "Be strong and courageous; for you shall bring the children of Israel into the land which I swore to them: and I will be with you."

Numbers 27:23

and he laid his hands on him, and commissioned him, as Yahweh spoke by 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 tell them, even to the shepherds, Thus says the Lord Yahweh: Woe to the shepherds of Israel who feed themselves! Shouldn't the shepherds feed the sheep? You eat the fat, and you clothe yourself with the wool, you kill the fatlings; but you don't feed the sheep.

Zechariah 11:17

Woe to the worthless shepherd who leaves the flock! The sword will be on his arm, and on his right eye. His arm will be completely withered, and his right eye will be totally blinded!"

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as

Malachi 4:1

"For, behold, the day comes, it burns as a furnace; and all the proud, and all who work wickedness, will be stubble; and the day that comes will burn them up," says Yahweh of Armies, "that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.

Obadiah 1:1

The vision of Obadiah. This is what the Lord Yahweh says about Edom. We have heard news from Yahweh, and an ambassador is sent among the nations, saying, "Arise, and let's rise up against her in battle.

2 Kings 14:25

He restored the border of Israel from the entrance of Hamath to the sea of the Arabah, according to the word of Yahweh, the God of Israel, which he spoke by his servant Jonah the son of Amittai, the prophet, who was of Gath Hepher.

Hosea 14:1

Israel, return to Yahweh your God; for you have fallen because of your sin.

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Iddo

2 Chronicles 13:22

The rest of the acts of Abijah, and his ways, and his sayings, are written in the commentary of the prophet Iddo.

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Shemaiah

2 Chronicles 12:5

Now Shemaiah the prophet came to Rehoboam, and to the princes of Judah, who were gathered together to Jerusalem because of Shishak, and said to them, "Thus says Yahweh, 'You have forsaken me, 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 Yahweh was there, whose name was Oded: and he went out to meet the army that came to Samaria, and said to them, "Behold, because Yahweh, the God of your fathers, was angry with Judah, he has delivered them into your hand, and you have slain them in a rage which has reached up to heaven.

Leaders » Solemn charges given » Jehoshaphat to leaders of judah

2 Chronicles 19:9

He commanded them, saying, "Thus you shall do in the fear of Yahweh, 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 without knowledge; they are all mute dogs, they can't bark; dreaming, lying down, loving to slumber. Yes, the dogs are greedy, they can never have enough; and these are shepherds who can't understand: they have all turned to their own way, each one to his gain, from every quarter. "Come," [say they], "I will get wine, and we will fill ourselves with strong drink; and tomorrow shall be as this day, [a day] great beyond measure."

Leaders » Humility, Examples Of » King david

1 Samuel 18:18

David said to 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 Yahweh, the God of Israel, against the shepherds who feed my people: You have scattered my flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them; behold, I will visit on you the evil of your doings, says Yahweh.

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

1 Kings 22:14

Micaiah said, "As Yahweh lives, what Yahweh says to me, that I will speak."

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

2 Samuel 12:7

Nathan said to David, "You are the man. This is what Yahweh, the God of Israel, says: '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

Ahab said to Elijah, "Have you found me, my enemy?" He answered, "I have found you, because you have sold yourself to do that which is evil in the sight of Yahweh.

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Zechariah

Zechariah 1:1

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

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Ahijah

1 Kings 11:29

It happened at that time, when Jeroboam went out of Jerusalem, that the prophet Ahijah the Shilonite found him in the way; now [Ahijah] had clad himself with a new garment; and they two were alone in the field.

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Joshua

1 Kings 16:34

In his days did Hiel the Bethelite build Jericho: he laid its foundation with the loss of Abiram his firstborn, and set up its gates with the loss of his youngest son Segub, according to the word of Yahweh, which he spoke by Joshua the son of Nun.

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Elijah

1 Kings 18:36

It happened at the time of the offering of the offering, that Elijah the prophet came near, and said, "Yahweh, the God of Abraham, of 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

You shall anoint Jehu the son of Nimshi to be king over Israel; and you shall anoint Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abel Meholah to be prophet in your place.

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » samuel

1 Samuel 3:20

All Israel from Dan even to Beersheba knew that Samuel was established to be a prophet of Yahweh.

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Daniel

Matthew 24:15

"When, therefore, you see the abomination of desolation, which was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand),

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » David

Matthew 13:35

that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through the prophet, saying, "I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things hidden from the foundation of the world."

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Eldad

Numbers 11:26

But two men remained in the camp. The name of one was Eldad, and the name of the other Medad: and the Spirit rested on them; and they were of those who were written, but had not gone out to the Tent; and they prophesied in the camp.

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Medad

Numbers 11:26

But two men remained in the camp. The name of one was Eldad, and the name of the other Medad: and the Spirit rested on them; and they were of those who were written, but had not gone out to the Tent; and they prophesied in the camp.

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Gad

1 Samuel 22:5

The prophet Gad said to David, "Don't stay in the stronghold. Depart, and go 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

Saul answered, "Am I not 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 do you speak 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

They called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John answered them, "Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you rather than to God, judge for yourselves, for we can't help telling the things which we saw 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

Elisha said, "As Yahweh of Armies lives, before whom I stand, surely, were it not that I respect 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

The king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, "There is yet one man by whom we may inquire of Yahweh, Micaiah the son of Imlah; but I hate him; for he does not prophesy good concerning me, but evil." Jehoshaphat said, "Don't let the king say so."

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Abraham

Genesis 20:7

Now therefore, restore the man's wife. For he is a prophet, and he will pray for you, and you will live. If you don't restore her, know for sure that you will die, you, and all who are yours."

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Isaiah

2 Kings 19:2

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 to 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 to Balaam the son of Beor, to Pethor, which is by the River, to the land of the children of his people, to call him, saying, "Behold, there is a people who came out from Egypt. Behold, they cover the surface of the earth, and they are staying opposite me.

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Jehu

1 Kings 16:7

Moreover by the prophet Jehu the son of Hanani came the word of Yahweh against Baasha, and against his house, both because of all the evil that he did in the sight of Yahweh, to provoke him to anger with the work of his hands, in being like the house of Jeroboam, and because he struck him.

Leaders » Solemn charges given » Christ to the disciples

Matthew 10:5

Jesus sent these twelve out, and commanded them, saying, "Don't go among the Gentiles, and don't enter into any city of the Samaritans.

Leaders » Humility, Examples Of » John the baptist

Matthew 3:14

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

Leaders » Humility, Examples Of » moses

Leaders » Humility, Examples Of » King solomon

1 Kings 3:7

Now, Yahweh my God, you have made your servant king instead of David my father. I am but a little child. I don't know how to go out or come in.

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

Daniel 5:22

You, his son, 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 Yahweh came expressly to Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the river Chebar; and the hand of Yahweh was there on 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 commanded Solomon his son, saying,

Leaders » Humility, Examples Of » gideon

Judges 6:15

He said to him, "O Lord, how shall I save Israel? Behold, my family is the poorest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father's house."

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

John 10:12

He who is a hired hand, and not a shepherd, who doesn't own the sheep, sees the wolf coming, leaves the sheep, and flees. The wolf snatches the sheep, and scatters them.

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Aaron

Exodus 7:1

Yahweh said to Moses, "Behold, I have made you as God to Pharaoh; and Aaron your brother shall be your prophet.

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Agabus

Acts 21:10

As we stayed there some days, a certain prophet named Agabus came down from Judea.

Leaders » Solemn charges given » Paul to the ephesian elders

Leaders » Humility, Examples Of » Isaiah

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

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

Luke 7:28

"For I tell you, among those who are born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptizer, yet he who is least in the Kingdom of God is greater than he."

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Zacharias

Luke 1:67

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 out his servants to call those who were invited to the marriage feast, but they would not come.

Zechariah 2:8

For thus says Yahweh of Armies: 'For honor he has sent me to the nations which plundered you; for he who 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 will know that Yahweh of Armies has sent me to you.

Numbers 16:28

Moses said, "Hereby you shall know that Yahweh has sent me to do all these works; for [I have] not [done them] of my own mind.

Isaiah 48:16

"Come near to me and hear this: "From the beginning I have not spoken in secret; from the time that it was, there am I." Now the Lord Yahweh has sent me, with his Spirit.

Men of God » Leaders

Haggai 2:23

In that day, says Yahweh of Armies, will I take you, Zerubbabel, my servant, the son of Shealtiel,' says Yahweh, 'and will make you as a signet, for I have chosen you,' says Yahweh of Armies."

1 Corinthians 1:27-28

but God chose the foolish things of the world that he might put to shame those who are wise. God chose the weak things of the world, that he might put to shame the things that are strong; and God chose the lowly things of the world, and the things that are despised, and the things that are not, that he might bring to nothing the things that are:

Women » Leaders » Liberality of

John 12:3

Mary, therefore, took a pound of ointment of pure nard, very precious, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the ointment.

Exodus 35:25

All the women who were wise-hearted spun with their hands, and brought that which they had spun, the blue, the purple, the scarlet, and the fine linen.

Acts 9:39

Peter got up and went with them. When he had come, they brought him into the upper room. All the widows stood by him weeping, and showing the coats and garments which Dorcas had made while she was with them.

Luke 8:2-3

and certain women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities: Mary who was called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out; and Joanna, the wife of Chuzas, Herod's steward; Susanna; and many others; who served them from their possessions.

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Topics on Leaders

Admonition, Of Leaders

52;5;12

But we beg you, brothers, to know those who labor among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you,

Anointed Old Testament Leaders

2;29;7

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

Assembling Leaders

2;3;16

Go, and gather the elders of Israel together, and tell them, 'Yahweh, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, has appeared to 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 we have renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by the manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.

elders, as community leaders

2;19;7

Moses came and called for the elders of the people, and set before them all these words which Yahweh commanded him.

Exchanging Of Leaders

18;34;24

He breaks in pieces mighty men in ways past finding out, and sets others in their place.

Leaders Sinning

9;2;17

The sin of the young men was very great before Yahweh; for the men despised the offering of Yahweh.

Leaders, Political

7;2;16

Yahweh raised up judges, who saved them out of the hand of those who despoiled them.

Leaders, Spiritual

58;5;4

Nobody takes this honor on himself, but he is called by God, just like Aaron was.

Shepherds, As Kings And Leaders

23;44;28

Who says of Cyrus, 'He is my shepherd, and shall perform all my pleasure,' even saying of Jerusalem, 'She will be built;' and of the temple, 'Your foundation will be laid.'"

Watchfulness, Of Leaders

26;3;17

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