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25 Bible Verses about Missionaries

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Acts 13:1

Now there were in Antioch, in the assembly which was there, prophets and teachers: Barnabas, and Simeon who was called Niger, and Lucius the Cyrenian, and Manaen, foster-brother of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.

Acts 15:38

but Paul thought it not well to take with them him who had abandoned them, going back from Pamphylia, and had not gone with them to the work.

Luke 10:1

Now after these things the Lord appointed seventy others also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place where he himself was about to come.

Luke 10:8

And into whatsoever city ye may enter and they receive you, eat what is set before you,

Acts 15:39

There arose therefore very warm feeling, so that they separated from one another; and Barnabas taking Mark sailed away to Cyprus;

Luke 9:3

And he said to them, Take nothing for the way, neither staff, nor scrip, nor bread, nor money; nor to have two body-coats apiece.

Isaiah 6:1-8

In the year of the death of king Uzziah, I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and his train filled the temple. Seraphim were standing above him: each had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he flew. And one called to the other and said, Holy, holy, holy is Jehovah of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!read more.
And the foundations of the thresholds shook at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke. And I said, Woe unto me! for I am undone; for I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, Jehovah of hosts. And one of the seraphim flew unto me, and he had in his hand a glowing coal, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar; and he made it touch my mouth, and said, Behold, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin expiated. And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? And I said, Here am I; send me.

Acts 12:25

And Barnabas and Saul returned from Jerusalem, having fulfilled the service entrusted to them, taking also with them John, surnamed Mark.

Acts 13:13

And having sailed from Paphos, Paul and his company came to Perga of Pamphylia; and John separated from them and returned to Jerusalem.

Acts 13:23

Of this man's seed according to promise has God brought to Israel a Saviour, Jesus;

Acts 16:6

And having passed through Phrygia and the Galatian country, having been forbidden by the Holy Spirit to speak the word in Asia,

Acts 27:25

Wherefore be of good courage, men, for I believe God that thus it shall be, as it has been said to me.

Acts 15:36

But after certain days Paul said to Barnabas, Let us return now and visit the brethren in every city where we have announced the word of the Lord, and see how they are getting on.

Matthew 10:5

These twelve Jesus sent out when he had charged them, saying, Go not off into the way of the nations, and into a city of Samaritans enter ye not;

Acts 16:14

And a certain woman, by name Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, who worshipped God, heard; whose heart the Lord opened to attend to the things spoken by Paul.

Psalm 96:1

Sing ye unto Jehovah a new song: sing unto Jehovah, all the earth.

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Missionaries » In visiting and relieving the poor, the sick, &c

Leviticus 25:35

And if thy brother grow poor, and he be fallen into decay beside thee, then thou shalt relieve him, be he stranger or sojourner, that he may live beside thee.

More verses: 2 Corinthians 9:9

Missionaries » In aiding ministers in their labors

Romans 16:3

Salute Prisca and Aquila, my fellow-workmen in Christ Jesus,

2 Corinthians 11:9

And being present with you and lacking, I did not lazily burden any one, (for the brethren who came from Macedonia supplied what I lacked,) and in everything I kept myself from being a burden to you, and will keep myself.

Philippians 4:14-16

But ye have done well in taking part in my affliction. And know also ye, O Philippians, that in the beginning of the gospel, when I came out of Macedonia, no assembly communicated anything to me in the way of giving and receiving save ye alone; for also in Thessalonica once and even twice ye sent to me for my need.

Romans 16:9

Salute Urbanus, our fellow-workman in Christ, and Stachys, my beloved.

3 John 1:6

(who have witnessed of thy love before the assembly,) in setting forward whom on their journey worthily of God, thou wilt do well;

Missionaries » In holy conservation

Proverbs 10:31

The mouth of a righteous man putteth forth wisdom; but the froward tongue shall be cut out.

Proverbs 15:7

The lips of the wise disperse knowledge, but not so the heart of the foolish.

Psalm 37:30

The mouth of the righteous proffereth wisdom, and his tongue speaketh judgment;

Missionaries » In teaching and exhorting

Psalm 51:13

I will teach transgressors thy ways, and sinners shall return unto thee.

Missionaries » Encouragement to

James 5:19-20

My brethren, if any one among you err from the truth, and one bring him back, let him know that he that brings back a sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death and shall cover a multitude of sins.

1 Corinthians 1:27

But God has chosen the foolish things of the world, that he may put to shame the wise; and God has chosen the weak things of the world, that he may put to shame the strong things;

Missionaries » In the family

Isaiah 38:19

The living, the living, he shall praise thee, as I this day: the father to the children shall make known thy truth.

Psalm 78:5-8

For he established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children; That the generation to come might know them, the children that should be born; that they might rise up and tell them to their children, And that they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but observe his commandments; read more.
And might not be as their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation, a generation that prepared not their heart, and whose spirit was not stedfast with God.

Missionaries » In talking of God and his works

Psalm 77:12

And I will meditate upon all thy work, and muse upon thy doings.

Psalm 71:24

My tongue also shall talk of thy righteousness all the day; for they shall be ashamed, for they shall be brought to confusion, that seek my hurt.

Psalm 119:27

Make me to understand the way of thy precepts, and I will meditate upon thy wondrous works.

Psalm 145:11-12

They shall tell of the glory of thy kingdom, and speak of thy power; To make known to the children of men his mighty acts, and the glorious splendour of his kingdom.

Missionaries » With a willing heart

1 Chronicles 29:9

And the people rejoiced because they offered willingly, for with perfect heart they offered willingly to Jehovah; and David the king also rejoiced with great joy.

1 Chronicles 29:14

But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able to offer willingly after this manner? for all is of thee, and of that which is from thy hand have we given thee.

Exodus 35:29

The children of Israel brought a voluntary offering to Jehovah, every man and woman whose heart prompted them to bring for all manner of work, which Jehovah, by the hand of Moses, had commanded to be done.

Missionaries » In a holy example

1 Thessalonians 1:7

so that ye became models to all that believe in Macedonia and in Achaia:

Missionaries » In seeking the edification of others

Missionaries » In their intercourse with the world

Philippians 2:15-16

that ye may be harmless and simple, irreproachable children of God in the midst of a crooked and perverted generation; among whom ye appear as lights in the world, holding forth the word of life, so as to be a boast for me in Christ's day, that I have not run in vain nor laboured in vain.

Missionaries » In inviting others to embrace the gospel

Isaiah 2:3

And many peoples shall go and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of Jehovah, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths. For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and Jehovah's word from Jerusalem.

John 1:46

And Nathanael said to him, Can anything good come out of Nazareth? Philip says to him, Come and see.

Missionaries » Women and children as well as men

Matthew 21:15-16

And when the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonders which he wrought, and the children crying in the temple and saying, Hosanna to the Son of David, they were indignant, and said to him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus says to them, Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise?

Missionaries » In admonishing others

Missionaries » In interceding for others

Hebrews 13:18

Pray for us: for we persuade ourselves that we have a good conscience, in all things desirous to walk rightly.

Missionaries » Illustrated

Matthew 25:14

For it is as if a man going away out of a country called his own bondmen and delivered to them his substance.

Missionaries » With a superabundant liberality

Exodus 36:5-7

and spoke to Moses, saying, The people bring much more than enough for the service of the work that Jehovah commanded to be done. Then Moses gave commandment, and they caused it to be proclaimed through the camp, saying, Let neither man nor woman make any more work for the heave-offering of the sanctuary! So the people were restrained from bringing; for the work they had was sufficient for all the work to do it, and it was too much.

2 Corinthians 8:3

For according to their power, I bear witness, and beyond their power, they were willing of their own accord,

Missionaries » In reproving others

Leviticus 19:17

Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thy heart; thou shalt earnestly rebuke thy neighbour, lest thou bear sin on account of him.

Missionaries » In preferring Christ above all relations

Missionaries » In old age

Deuteronomy 32:7

Remember the days of old, Consider the years of generation to generation; Ask thy father, and he will shew thee; Thine elders, and they will tell thee.

Psalm 71:18

Now also, when I am old and greyheaded, O God, forsake me not, until I have proclaimed thine arm unto this generation, thy might to every one that is to come.

Missionaries » In declaring what God has done for them

Psalm 66:16

Come, hear, all ye that fear God, and I will declare what he hath done for my soul.

Psalm 116:16-19

Yea, Jehovah! for I am thy servant; I am thy servant, the son of thy handmaid: thou hast loosed my bonds. I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name of Jehovah. I will perform my vows unto Jehovah, yea, before all his people, read more.
In the courts of Jehovah's house, in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem. Hallelujah!

Missionaries » In youth

Psalm 148:12-13

Both young men and maidens, old men with youths, -- Let them praise the name of Jehovah: for his name alone is exalted; his majesty is above the earth and the heavens.

Psalm 71:17

O God, thou hast taught me from my youth, and hitherto have I proclaimed thy marvellous works:

Missionaries » In dedicating themselves to the service of God

Joshua 24:15

And if it seem evil unto you to serve Jehovah, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods whom your fathers that were on the other side of the river served, or the gods of the Amorite, in whose land ye dwell; but as for me and my house, we will serve Jehovah.

Missionaries » From their calling as saints

Missionaries » An imperative duty

Judges 5:23

"Curse Meroz, says the angel of the LORD, curse bitterly its inhabitants, because they came not to the help of the LORD, to the help of the LORD against the mighty.

Luke 19:40

And he answering said to them, I say unto you, If these shall be silent, the stones will cry out.

Missionaries » Exemplified

Acts 11:19-20

They then who had been scattered abroad through the tribulation that took place on the occasion of Stephen, passed through the country to Phoenicia and Cyprus and Antioch, speaking the word to no one but to Jews alone. But there were certain of them, Cyprians and Cyrenians, who entering into Antioch spoke to the Greeks also, announcing the glad tidings of the Lord Jesus.

Missionaries » In following Christ

Missionaries » The principle on which

2 Corinthians 5:14-15

For the love of the Christ constrains us, having judged this: that one died for all, then all have died; and he died for all, that they who live should no longer live to themselves, but to him who died for them and has been raised.

Missionaries » However weak they may be

1 Corinthians 1:27

But God has chosen the foolish things of the world, that he may put to shame the wise; and God has chosen the weak things of the world, that he may put to shame the strong things;

Missionaries » Messengers of hezekiah

2 Chronicles 30:6

And the couriers went with the letters from the king and his princes throughout Israel and Judah, and according to the commandment of the king, saying, Ye children of Israel, return to Jehovah the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, and he will return to the remnant of you that are escaped out of the hand of the kings of Assyria.

Missionaries » In first giving their own selves to the lord

Missionaries » Exemplified » Hannah

1 Samuel 2:1-10

And Hannah prayed, and said, My heart exulteth in Jehovah, my horn is lifted up in Jehovah; my mouth is opened wide over mine enemies; for I rejoice in thy salvation. There is none holy as Jehovah, for there is none beside thee, neither is there any rock like our God. Do not multiply your words of pride, let not vain-glory come out of your mouth; For Jehovah is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed. read more.
The bow of the mighty is broken, and they that stumbled are girded with strength. They that were full have hired themselves out for bread; and the hungry are so no more: Even the barren beareth seven, and she that hath many children is waxed feeble. Jehovah killeth, and maketh alive; he bringeth down to Sheol, and bringeth up. Jehovah maketh poor, and maketh rich, he bringeth low, also he lifteth up: He raiseth up the poor out of the dust; from the dung-hill he lifteth up the needy, To set him among nobles; and he maketh them inherit a throne of glory; For the pillars of the earth are Jehovah's, and he hath set the world upon them. He keepeth the feet of his saints, but the wicked are silenced in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail. They that strive with Jehovah shall be broken to pieces; in the heavens will he thunder upon them. Jehovah will judge the ends of the earth; and he will give strength unto his king, and exalt the horn of his anointed.

Missionaries » In giving a reason for their faith

Exodus 12:26-27

And it shall come to pass, when your children shall say to you, What mean ye by this service? that ye shall say, It is a sacrifice of passover to Jehovah, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt when he smote the Egyptians and delivered our houses. And the people bowed their heads and worshipped.

Missionaries » As faithful stewards

1 Peter 4:10-11

each according as he has received a gift, ministering it to one another, as good stewards of the various grace of God. If any one speak as oracles of God; if any one minister as of strength which God supplies; that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom is the glory and the might for the ages of ages. Amen.

Missionaries » Exemplified » Shadrach

Daniel 3:16-18

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer thee in this matter. If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thy hand, O king. But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image that thou hast set up.

Missionaries » The zeal of hypocrites should provoke to

Matthew 23:15

Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, for ye compass the sea and the dry land to make one proselyte, and when he is become such, ye make him twofold more the son of hell than yourselves.

Missionaries » The zeal of idolaters should provoke to

Jeremiah 7:18

The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink-offerings unto other gods, that they may provoke me to anger.

Missionaries » In joyfully suffering for Christ

Missionaries » In openly confessing Christ

Missionaries » In encouraging the weak

Isaiah 35:3-4

Strengthen the weak hands and confirm the tottering knees. Say to them that are of a timid heart, Be strong, fear not; behold your God: vengeance cometh, the recompense of God! He will come himself, and save you.

Missionaries » Exemplified » Barnabas

Acts 4:36-37

And Joseph, who had been surnamed Barnabas by the apostles (which is, being interpreted, Son of consolation), a Levite, Cyprian by birth, being possessed of land, having sold it, brought the money and laid it at the feet of the apostles.

Missionaries » Exemplified » Andrew

John 1:41-42

He first finds his own brother Simon, and says to him, We have found the Messias (which being interpreted is Christ). And he led him to Jesus. Jesus looking at him said, Thou art Simon, the son of Jonas; thou shalt be called Cephas (which interpreted is stone).

Missionaries » In showing forth God's praises

Missionaries » In holy boldness

Psalm 119:46

And I will speak of thy testimonies before kings, and will not be ashamed;

Missionaries » In holy conduct

Missionaries » Exemplified » Captive maid

2 Kings 5:3

And she said to her mistress, Oh, would that my lord were before the prophet that is in Samaria! then he would cure him of his leprosy.

Missionaries » Noah

Missionaries » Blessedness of

Missionaries » Exemplified » Apollos

Acts 18:25

He was instructed in the way of the Lord, and being fervent in his spirit, he spoke and taught exactly the things concerning Jesus, knowing only the baptism of John.

Missionaries » Exemplified » Aquila

Acts 18:26

And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue. And Aquila and Priscilla, having heard him, took him to them and unfolded to him the way of God more exactly.

Missionaries » Exemplified » Leper

Luke 17:15

And one of them, seeing that he was cured, turned back, glorifying God with a loud voice,

Missionaries » Apollos

Acts 18:24

But a certain Jew, Apollos by name, an Alexandrian by race, an eloquent man, who was mighty in the scriptures, arrived at Ephesus.

Missionaries » Christ

Missionaries » In hating life for Christ

Missionaries » After the example of Christ

Missionaries » Exemplified » Restored demoniac

Mark 5:20

And he went away and began to proclaim in the Decapolis how great things Jesus had done for him; and all wondered.

Missionaries » Exemplified » Woman of samaria

Missionaries » Exemplified » Philip

John 1:46

And Nathanael said to him, Can anything good come out of Nazareth? Philip says to him, Come and see.

Missionaries » Exemplified » Anna

Luke 2:38

and she coming up the same hour gave praise to the Lord, and spoke of him to all those who waited for redemption in Jerusalem.

Missionaries » Peter

Acts 15:7

And much discussion having taken place, Peter, standing up, said to them, Brethren, ye know that from the earliest days God amongst you chose that the nations by my mouth should hear the word of the glad tidings and believe.

Missionaries » In forsaking all for Christ

Luke 5:11

And having run the ships on shore, leaving all they followed him.

Missionaries » Exemplified » Joanna

Luke 8:3

and Joanna, wife of Chuza, Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many others, who ministered to him of their substance.

Missionaries » Members of the early church

Topics on Missionaries

Missionaries, Call Of

19;96;2-3

Sing unto Jehovah, bless his name; publish his salvation from day to day.

Missionaries, Support For

40;10;17-23

But beware of men; for they will deliver you up to sanhedrims, and scourge you in their synagogues;

Missionaries, Task Of

45;10;14-15

How then shall they call upon him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe on him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without one who preaches?