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Theasaurus: Missionaries

25 Bible Verses about Missionaries

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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 15:38

But Paul thought it not good to take him with them, who departed from them from Pamphylia, and went not with them to the work.

Luke 10:1

After these things the Lord appointed seventy others also, and sent them two by two before his face into every city and place, where he himself would come.

Luke 10:8

And into whatsoever city you enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you:

Acts 15:39

And the contention was so sharp between them, that they departed asunder one from the other: and so Barnabas took Mark, and sailed unto Cyprus;

Luke 9:3

And he said unto them, Take nothing for your journey, neither staff, nor bag, neither bread, neither money; neither have two coats apiece.

Isaiah 6:1-8

In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple. Above it stood the seraphim: each one had six wings; with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he did fly. And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.read more.
And the posts of the door were shaken at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke. Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts. Then flew one of the seraphim unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar: And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this has touched your lips; and your iniquity is taken away, and your sin purged. Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.

Acts 12:25

And Barnabas and Saul returned from Jerusalem, when they had fulfilled their ministry, and took with them John, whose surname was Mark.

Acts 13:13

Now when Paul and his company set sail from Paphos, they came to Perga in Pamphylia: and John departing from them returned to Jerusalem.

Acts 13:23

Of this man's descendants has God according to his promise raised unto Israel a Savior, Jesus:

Acts 16:6

Now when they had gone throughout Phrygia and the region of Galatia, and were forbidden of the Holy Spirit to preach the word in Asia,

Acts 27:25

Therefore, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me.

Acts 15:36

And some days later Paul said unto Barnabas, Let us go again and visit our brethren in every city where we have preached the word of the Lord, and see how they do.

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:

Acts 16:14

And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, who worshiped God, heard us: whose heart the Lord opened, so that she attended unto the things which were spoken by Paul.

Psalm 96:1

O sing unto the LORD a new song: sing unto the LORD, all the earth.

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

Leviticus 25:35

And if your brother becomes poor, and falls into poverty among you; then you shall help him: yea, though he be a stranger, or a sojourner; that he may live with you.

More verses: 2 Corinthians 9:9

Missionaries » In aiding ministers in their labors

2 Corinthians 11:9

And when I was present with you, and in want, I was chargeable to no man: for that which was lacking to me the brethren who came from Macedonia supplied: and in all things I have kept myself from being burdensome unto you, and so will I keep myself.

Philippians 4:14-16

Nevertheless you have done well, that you did share in my affliction. Now you Philippians know also, that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church shared with me as concerning giving and receiving, but you only. For even in Thessalonica you sent once and again unto my necessity.

Romans 16:9

Greet Urbanus our helper in Christ, and Stachys my beloved.

3 John 1:6

Who have borne witness of your love before the church: whom if you send forward on their journey in a godly manner, you shall do well:

Missionaries » In holy conservation

Proverbs 10:31

The mouth of the just brings forth wisdom: but the perverse tongue shall be cut out.

Proverbs 15:7

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

Psalm 37:30

The mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom, and his tongue talks of justice.

Missionaries » In teaching and exhorting

Psalm 51:13

Then will I teach transgressors your ways; and sinners shall be converted unto you.

Missionaries » Encouragement to

James 5:19-20

Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him; Let him know, that he who converts the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.

1 Corinthians 1:27

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;

Missionaries » In the family

Isaiah 38:19

The living, the living, he shall praise you, as I do this day: the father to the children shall make known your 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, even the children who should be born; who should arise and declare them to their children: That they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments: read more.
And might not be as their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation; a generation that set not their heart aright, and whose spirit was not steadfast with God.

Missionaries » In talking of God and his works

Psalm 77:12

I will meditate also on all your work, and talk of your doings.

Psalm 71:24

My tongue also shall talk of your righteousness all the day long: for they are confounded, for they are brought unto shame, that seek my hurt.

Psalm 119:27

Make me to understand the way of your precepts: so shall I talk of your wondrous works.

Psalm 145:11-12

They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom, and talk of your power; To make known to the sons of men his mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of his kingdom.

Missionaries » With a willing heart

1 Chronicles 29:9

Then the people rejoiced, for they offered willingly, because with perfect heart they offered willingly to the LORD: and David the king also rejoiced with great joy.

Exodus 35:29

The children of Israel brought a willing offering unto the LORD, every man and woman, whose heart made them willing to bring for all manner of work, which the LORD had commanded to be made by the hand of Moses.

Missionaries » In a holy example

1 Thessalonians 1:7

So that you were examples to all that believe in Macedonia and Achaia.

Missionaries » In seeking the edification of others

Missionaries » In their intercourse with the world

Philippians 2:15-16

That you may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom you shine as lights in the world; Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither labored in vain.

Missionaries » In inviting others to embrace the gospel

Isaiah 2:3

And many people shall go and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, 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 the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.

John 1:46

And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip said unto him, Come and see.

Missionaries » Women and children as well as men

Matthew 21:15-16

And when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying in the temple, and saying, Hosanna to the son of David; they were very displeased, And said unto him, Do you hear what these say? And Jesus said unto them, Yea; have you never read, Out of the mouth of babes and infants you have perfected praise?

Missionaries » In admonishing others

Missionaries » In interceding for others

Hebrews 13:18

Pray for us: for we trust we have a good conscience, in all things willing to live honestly.

Missionaries » Illustrated

Matthew 25:14

For the kingdom of heaven is as a man traveling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods.

Missionaries » With a superabundant liberality

Exodus 36:5-7

And they spoke unto Moses, saying, The people bring much more than enough for the service of the work, which the LORD commanded to make. And Moses gave commandment, and they caused it to be proclaimed throughout the camp, saying, Let neither man nor woman make any more work for the offering of the sanctuary. So the people were restrained from bringing. For the stuff they had was sufficient for all the work to make it, and too much.

2 Corinthians 8:3

For to their ability, I bear record, yea, and beyond their ability they were willing of themselves;

Missionaries » In reproving others

Leviticus 19:17

You shall not hate your brother in your heart: you shall surely rebuke your neighbor, and not bear sin because 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 many generations: ask your father, and he will show you; your elders, and they will tell you.

Psalm 71:18

Now also when I am old and gray headed, O God, forsake me not; until I have showed your strength unto this generation, and your power to every one that is to come.

Missionaries » In declaring what God has done for them

Psalm 66:16

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

Psalm 116:16-19

O LORD, truly I am your servant; I am your servant, and the son of your handmaid: you have loosed my bonds. I will offer to you the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name of the LORD. I will pay my vows unto the LORD now in the presence of all his people, read more.
In the courts of the LORD's house, in the midst of you, O Jerusalem. Praise you the LORD.

Missionaries » In youth

Psalm 148:12-13

Both young men, and maidens; old men, and children: Let them praise the name of the LORD: for his name alone is excellent; his glory is above the earth and heaven.

Psalm 71:17

O God, you have taught me from my youth: and to this day have I declared your wondrous works.

Missionaries » In dedicating themselves to the service of God

Joshua 24:15

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

Missionaries » From their calling as saints

Missionaries » An imperative duty

Judges 5:23

Curse you Meroz, said the angel of the LORD, Curse you bitterly the inhabitants thereof; because they came not to the help of the LORD, to the help of the LORD against the mighty.

Luke 19:40

And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.

Missionaries » Exemplified

Acts 11:19-20

Now they who were scattered abroad upon the persecution that arose about Stephen traveled as far as Phoenicia, and Cyprus, and Antioch, preaching the word to none but unto the Jews only. And some of them were men of Cyprus and Cyrene, who, when they were come to Antioch, spoke unto the Greeks, preaching the Lord Jesus.

Missionaries » In following Christ

Missionaries » The principle on which

2 Corinthians 5:14-15

For the love of Christ constrains us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead: And that he died for all, that they who live should no longer live unto themselves, but unto him who died for them, and rose again.

Missionaries » However weak they may be

1 Corinthians 1:27

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;

Missionaries » Messengers of hezekiah

2 Chronicles 30:6

So the runners went with the letters from the king and his princes throughout all Israel and Judah, and according to the commandment of the king, saying, You children of Israel, turn again unto the LORD 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 rejoices in the LORD, my horn is exalted in the LORD: my mouth boasts over my enemies; because I rejoice in your salvation. There is none holy as the LORD: for there is none beside you: neither is there any rock like our God. Talk no more so very proudly; let not arrogance come out of your mouth: for the LORD is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed. read more.
The bows of the mighty men are broken, and they that stumbled are clothed with strength. They that were full have hired out themselves for bread; and they that were hungry ceased to hunger: so that the barren has borne seven; and she that has many children has grown feeble. The LORD kills, and makes alive: he brings down to the grave, and brings up. The LORD makes poor, and makes rich: he brings low, and lifts up. He raises up the poor out of the dust, and lifts up the beggar from the rubbish, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the LORD's, and he has set the world upon them. He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail. The adversaries of the LORD shall be broken to pieces; out of heaven shall he thunder upon them: the LORD shall judge the ends of the earth; and he shall 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 unto you, What mean you by this service? That you shall say, It is the sacrifice of the LORD'S passover, 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 the head and worshiped.

Missionaries » As faithful stewards

1 Peter 4:10-11

As every man has received a gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. If any man speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man ministers, let him do it as of the ability which God gives: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

Missionaries » Exemplified » Shadrach

Daniel 3:16-18

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you 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 your hand, O king. But if not, be it known unto you, O king, that we will not serve your gods, nor worship the golden image which you have set up.

Missionaries » The zeal of hypocrites should provoke to

Matthew 23:15

Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you travel on sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, you make him twofold more the child 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 their 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 you the weak hands, and make firm the feeble knees. Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompense; he will come and save you.

Missionaries » Exemplified » Barnabas

Acts 4:36-37

And Joseph, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas, (which is, being interpreted, The son of encouragement,) a Levite, and of the country of Cyprus, Having land, sold it, and brought the money, and laid it at the apostles' feet.

Missionaries » Exemplified » Andrew

John 1:41-42

He first found his own brother Simon, and said unto him, We have found the Messiah, which is, being interpreted, the Christ. And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him, he said, You are Simon the son of Jonah: you shall be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, A stone.

Missionaries » In showing forth God's praises

Missionaries » In holy boldness

Psalm 119:46

I will speak of your testimonies also before kings, and will not be ashamed.

Missionaries » In holy conduct

Missionaries » Exemplified » Captive maid

2 Kings 5:3

And she said unto her mistress, Would that my lord were with the prophet that is in Samaria! for he would cure him of his leprosy.

Missionaries » Noah

Missionaries » Blessedness of

Missionaries » Exemplified » Apollos

Acts 18:25

This man was instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in the spirit, he spoke and taught diligently the things of the Lord, knowing only the baptism of John.

Missionaries » Exemplified » Aquila

Acts 18:26

And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue: whom when Aquila and Priscilla had heard, they took him unto them, and expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly.

Missionaries » Exemplified » Leper

Luke 17:15

And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God,

Missionaries » Apollos

Acts 18:24

And a certain Jew named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man, and mighty in the scriptures, came to Ephesus.

Missionaries » Christ

Missionaries » In hating life for Christ

Missionaries » After the example of Christ

Missionaries » Exemplified » Restored demoniac

Mark 5:20

And he departed, and began to announce in Decapolis what great things Jesus had done for him: and all men did marvel.

Missionaries » Exemplified » Woman of samaria

Missionaries » Exemplified » Philip

John 1:46

And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip said unto him, Come and see.

Missionaries » Exemplified » Anna

Luke 2:38

And she coming in that instant gave thanks likewise unto the Lord, and spoke of him to all them that looked for redemption in Jerusalem.

Missionaries » Peter

Acts 15:7

And when there had been much disputing, Peter rose up, and said unto them, Men and brethren, you know how that a good while ago God made choice among us, that the Gentiles by my mouth should hear the word of the gospel, and believe.

Missionaries » In forsaking all for Christ

Luke 5:11

And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook all, and followed him.

Missionaries » Exemplified » Joanna

Luke 8:3

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

Missionaries » Members of the early church

Topics on Missionaries

Missionaries, Call Of

19;96;2-3

Sing unto the LORD, bless his name; show forth his salvation from day to day.

Missionaries, Support For

40;10;17-23

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

Missionaries, Task Of

45;10;14-15

How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?