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25 Bible Verses about Missionaries

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Acts 13:1

Now there were prophets and teachers in Antioch in the church that was there: Barnabas, and Simeon (who was called Niger), and Lucius the Cyrenian, and Manaen (a close friend of Herod the tetrarch), and Saul.

Acts 15:38

but Paul held the opinion they should not take this one along, who departed from them in Pamphylia and did not accompany them in the work.

Luke 10:1

And after these [things], the Lord also appointed seventy-two others and sent them out two by two before {him} into every town and place where he was about to go.

Luke 10:8

And into whatever town you enter and they welcome you, eat {whatever is} set before you,

Acts 15:39

And a sharp disagreement took place, so that they separated from one another. And Barnabas took along Mark [and] sailed away to Cyprus,

Luke 9:3

And he said to them, "Take along nothing for the journey--neither a staff, nor a traveler's bag, nor bread, nor money, nor to have two tunics apiece.

Isaiah 6:1-8

In the year of the death of Uzziah the king, I saw the Lord sitting on a high and raised throne, and the hem of his robe [was] filling the temple. Seraphs [were] standing above him. {Each had six wings}: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And the one called to the other and said, "Holy, holy, holy [is] Yahweh of hosts! The {whole earth is full of his glory}."read more.
And the pivots of the thresholds shook from the sound of those who called, and the house was filled [with] smoke. And I said, "Woe to me! For I am destroyed! For I [am] a man {of unclean lips}, and I [am] living among a people {of unclean lips}, for my eyes have seen the king, Yahweh of hosts!" Then one of the seraphs flew to me, and in his hand [was] a hot coal he had taken from the altar with tongs. And he touched my mouth, and he said, "Look! This has touched your lips and has removed your guilt, and your sin is annulled." Then I heard [the] voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?" And I said, "I [am] here! Send me!"

Acts 12:25

So Barnabas and Saul returned to Jerusalem [when they] had completed [their] service, having taken along with [them] John (who is also called Mark).

Acts 13:13

Now {Paul and his companions} put out to sea from Paphos [and] came to Perga in Pamphylia, but John departed from them [and] returned to Jerusalem.

Acts 13:23

From the descendants of this man, according to [his] promise, God brought to Israel a Savior, Jesus.

Acts 16:6

And they traveled through the Phrygian and Galatian region, having been prevented by the Holy Spirit from speaking the message in Asia.

Acts 27:25

Therefore keep up your courage, men, for I believe God that it will be like this--according to {the} way it was told to me.

Acts 15:36

And after some days, Paul said to Barnabas, "Come then,[let us] return [and] visit the brothers in every town in which we proclaimed the word of the Lord, [to see] how they are [doing]."

Matthew 10:5

Jesus sent out these twelve, instructing them saying, "Do not go on the road to the Gentiles, and do not enter into a city of the Samaritans,

Acts 16:14

And a certain woman {named} Lydia from the city of Thyatira, a merchant dealing in purple cloth who showed reverence for God, was listening. The Lord opened {her} heart to pay attention to what was being said by Paul.

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

Leviticus 25:35

" 'And if your countryman becomes poor and {if he becomes dependent on you}, then you shall support him [like] an alien and [like] a temporary resident, and he shall live with you.

More verses: 2 Corinthians 9:9

Missionaries » In aiding ministers in their labors

Romans 16:3

Greet Prisca and Aquila, my fellow workers in Christ Jesus,

2 Corinthians 11:9

And [when I] was present with you and was in need, I did not burden anyone, for the brothers who came from Macedonia supplied my need, and in everything I kept myself from being a burden to you, and will keep [myself from being a burden].

Philippians 4:14-16

Nevertheless you have done well by sharing with me in my affliction. Now you also know, Philippians, that at the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving except you alone, because even in Thessalonica {on more than one occasion} you sent for my need.

Romans 16:9

Greet Urbanus, our fellow worker in Christ, and my dear [friend] Stachys.

3 John 1:6

They have testified [to] your love before the church; you will do well to send them on their way in a manner worthy of God.

Missionaries » In holy conservation

Proverbs 10:31

The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom, but a tongue of perversity will be cut off.

Proverbs 15:7

The lips of the wise will spread knowledge, but the heart of fools, not so.

Psalm 37:30

[The] mouth of [the] righteous utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks justice.

Missionaries » In teaching and exhorting

Psalm 51:13

[Then] I will teach transgressors your ways, and sinners will turn back to you.

Missionaries » Encouragement to

James 5:19-20

My brothers, if anyone among you should wander away from the truth and someone turns him back, he should know that the one who turns a sinner back from the error of his way will save that person's soul from death, and will cover over a great number of sins.

1 Corinthians 1:27

But the foolish [things] of the world God chose in order that he might put to shame the wise, and the weak [things] of the world God chose in order that he might put to shame the strong,

Missionaries » In the family

Deuteronomy 6:7

And you shall recite them to your children, and you shall talk about them at [the time of] your living in your house and at [the time of] your going on the road and at [the time of] your lying down and at [the time of] your rising [up].

Isaiah 38:19

[The] living, [the] living one praises you like me today; a father will make your faithfulness known to children.

Psalm 78:5-8

For he established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our ancestors to teach to their children, so that [the] next generation might know-- children [yet to] be born-- [that] they might rise up and tell their children, that they might set their confidence in God, and not forget the deeds of God, but keep his commandments, read more.
and not be like their ancestors, a stubborn and rebellious generation, a generation [that] did not make ready its heart, whose spirit was not faithful [to] God.

Missionaries » In talking of God and his works

Psalm 77:12

I will also muse on all your work, and meditate on your deeds.

Psalm 71:24

My tongue also will speak of your righteousness all the day, because they have been put to shame, because they have been humiliated who seek my harm.

Psalm 119:27

Make me understand the way of your precepts, that I may meditate on your wonderful things.

Psalm 145:11-12

They will speak of the glory of your kingdom, and talk of your power, to make known to the children of humankind his mighty deeds, and the glory of the majesty of his kingdom.

Missionaries » With a willing heart

1 Chronicles 29:9

And the people rejoiced over their freewill offering, for with a whole heart they had willingly offered to Yahweh, and King David also rejoiced with great joy.

1 Chronicles 29:14

And indeed, who [am] I, and who [are] my people that we retain power to offer according to these [offerings] willingly? For everything [is] from you, and from your hand we have given to you.

Exodus 35:29

Every man and woman whose heart impelled them to bring for all the work to be done that Yahweh had commanded {by the agency of} Moses--the {Israelites} brought freely to Yahweh.

Missionaries » In a holy example

1 Thessalonians 1:7

so that you became an example to all those who believe in Macedonia and in Achaia,

Missionaries » In seeking the edification of others

Missionaries » In their intercourse with the world

Philippians 2:15-16

in order that you may become blameless and innocent, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverted generation, among whom you shine as stars in the world, holding fast to the word of life, for a source of pride to me in the day of Christ, that I did not run in vain or labor in vain.

Missionaries » In inviting others to embrace the gospel

Isaiah 2:3

many peoples shall come. And they shall say, "Come, let us go up to the mountain of Yahweh, to the house of the God of Jacob, and may he teach us part of his ways, and let us walk in his paths." For instruction shall go out from Zion, and the word of Yahweh from Jerusalem.

John 1:46

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

Missionaries » Women and children as well as men

Matthew 21:15-16

But [when] the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonderful [things] that he did, and the children shouting in the temple [courts] and saying, "Hosanna to the Son of David!" they were indignant. And they said to him, "Do you hear what these [children] are saying?" So Jesus said to them, "Yes, have you never read, 'Out of the mouths of children and nursing babies you have prepared for yourself praise'?"

Missionaries » In admonishing others

Missionaries » In interceding for others

Hebrews 13:18

Pray for us, for we are convinced that we have a good conscience, [and] want to conduct ourselves commendably in every [way].

Missionaries » Illustrated

Matthew 25:14

For [it is] like a man going on a journey. He summoned his own slaves and handed over his property to them.

Missionaries » With a superabundant liberality

Exodus 36:5-7

And they said to Moses, saying, "The people are {bringing more} than enough for the service of the work that Yahweh has commanded {to be done}." And Moses commanded, and they {proclaimed the message} in the camp, saying, "Let no man or woman again make anything for the sanctuary contribution." And so the people were restrained from bringing. And the material was enough for doing all the work, and it was left over.

2 Corinthians 8:3

I testify that [they gave] according to [their] ability, and beyond [their] ability, by their own choice,

Missionaries » In reproving others

Leviticus 19:17

" 'You shall not hate your brother in your heart; you shall surely rebuke your fellow citizen, so that you do not incur sin {along with} him.

Missionaries » In preferring Christ above all relations

Missionaries » In old age

Deuteronomy 32:7

Remember [the] old days, {the years long past}; ask your father, and he will inform you, your elders and they will tell you.

Psalm 71:18

And even when [I am] old and gray, O God, do not abandon me until I proclaim your {strength} to [this] generation, your power to every [one that] comes [after].

Missionaries » In declaring what God has done for them

Psalm 66:16

Come [and] hear, all you God-fearers, and I will tell what he has done for me.

Psalm 116:16-19

Ah, Yahweh, I [am] indeed your servant; I am your servant, the child of your maidservant. You have loosed my bonds. I will offer to you a sacrifice of thanksgiving, and proclaim the name of Yahweh. I will pay my vows [made] to Yahweh in the presence of all his people, read more.
in the courts of the house of Yahweh, in the midst of you, O Jerusalem. Praise Yah!

Missionaries » In youth

Psalm 148:12-13

young men and young women as well, [the] old [together] with [the] young-- let them praise the name of Yahweh, because his name alone [is] is exalted. His splendor [is] above earth and heavens.

Psalm 71:17

O God, you have taught me from my youth, and up to now I have proclaimed your wonderful deeds.

Missionaries » In dedicating themselves to the service of God

Joshua 24:15

But if it is bad in your eyes to serve Yahweh, choose for yourselves today whom you want to serve, whether it is the gods that your ancestors served beyond the river, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you [are] living; but as for me and my household, we will serve Yahweh."

Missionaries » From their calling as saints

Missionaries » An imperative duty

Judges 5:23

'Curse Meroz,' says the angel of Yahweh; 'curse bitterly its inhabitants, because they did not come to the help of Yahweh, to the help of Yahweh against the mighty.'

Luke 19:40

And he answered [and] said, "I tell you that if these keep silent, the stones will cry out!"

Missionaries » Exemplified

Acts 11:19-20

Now those who had been scattered because of the persecution that took place over Stephen traveled as far as Phoenicia and Cyprus and Antioch, proclaiming the message to no one except Jews alone. But some of them were men from Cyprus and Cyrene, who, [when they] came to Antioch, began to speak to the Hellenists also, proclaiming the good news about the Lord Jesus.

Missionaries » In following Christ

Missionaries » The principle on which

2 Corinthians 5:14-15

For the love of Christ controls us, [because we] have concluded this: that one died for all; as a result all died. And he died for all, in order that those who live should no longer live for themselves, but for the one who died for them and was raised.

Missionaries » However weak they may be

1 Corinthians 1:27

But the foolish [things] of the world God chose in order that he might put to shame the wise, and the weak [things] of the world God chose in order that he might put to shame the strong,

Missionaries » Messengers of hezekiah

2 Chronicles 30:6

And the runners went with the letter from the hand of the king and his princes throughout all Israel and Judah according to the command of the king, saying, "O sons of Israel, return to Yahweh, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, that he may turn again to the remnant of you who escaped from 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

Then Hannah prayed and said, "My heart exults in Yahweh, my strength [is] exalted in Yahweh; {I grin} over my enemies, for I rejoice over your salvation. There is no one holy like Yahweh, for there is no one besides you, and there is no rock like our God. Do not increase speaking {very proud} words! Let no arrogance go forth from your mouth, for Yahweh is a God of knowledge [whose] deeds are not weighed. read more.
The bows of mighty warriors [are] shattered, but those who stumble gird [themselves with] strength. Those who were full must hire themselves out for bread, but those who are hungry will become fat. As for the infertile, she will bear seven, but [she who has] many sons withers away. Yahweh kills and restores alive, he brings down [to] Sheol and raises up. Yahweh makes poor and makes rich; he brings low and also exalts. He raises up the poor from [the] dust. From [the] ash heap he lifts up the needy, to cause them to sit with noble people and to cause them to inherit a seat of honor. For the pillars of the earth belong to Yahweh and he has set the inhabited world on them. He will guard the feet of his faithful ones, but the wicked will be destroyed in the darkness, because a man will not prevail by [his] might. Yahweh will shatter his adversaries; he will thunder against them in the heavens. Yahweh will judge the ends of the earth. He will give strength to his king and will exalt the might of his anointed one.

Missionaries » In giving a reason for their faith

Exodus 12:26-27

{And} when your children say to you, 'What [is] this {religious custom} for you?' you will say, 'It [is] a Passover sacrifice for Yahweh, who passed over the houses of the {Israelites} in Egypt when he struck Egypt; and he delivered our houses.'" And the people knelt down and they worshiped.

Missionaries » As faithful stewards

1 Peter 4:10-11

Just as each one has received a gift, [use] it for serving one another, as good stewards of the varied grace of God. If anyone speaks, [let it be] as the oracles of God; if anyone serves, [let it be] as by the strength that God provides, so that in all [things] God will be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom is the glory and the power {forever and ever}. Amen.

Missionaries » Exemplified » Shadrach

Daniel 3:16-18

Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego answered and said to the king, Nebuchadnezzar, "We have no need on this matter {to present a defense to you}. {If it is so}, our God, whom we serve, is able to rescue us from the furnace of blazing fire. And from your hand, O king, let him rescue us. And if not, let it be known to you, O king, that {we will not serve your gods}, and the statue of gold that you have set up we will not worship."

Missionaries » The zeal of hypocrites should provoke to

Matthew 23:15

"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees--hypocrites!--because you travel around the sea and the dry [land] to make one convert, and when he becomes [one], you make him twice as much a son of hell [as] you [are]!

Missionaries » The zeal of idolaters should provoke to

Jeremiah 7:18

The children [are] gathering wood, and the fathers [are] kindling the fire, and the women [are] kneading dough to make sacrificial cakes for the queen of heaven, and they pour out libations to other gods for the sake of provoking 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 make [the] staggering knees firm. Say to those who are hasty of heart, "Be strong; you must not fear! Look! your God will come [with] vengeance, [with] {divine retribution}. He {is the one who} will come and save you."

Missionaries » Exemplified » Barnabas

Acts 4:36-37

So Joseph, who was called Barnabas by the apostles (which is translated "son of encouragement"), a Levite of Cyprus by nationality, sold a field that belonged to him [and] brought the money and placed [it] at the feet of the apostles.

Missionaries » Exemplified » Andrew

John 1:41-42

This one first found his own brother Simon and said to him, "We have found the Messiah!" (which is translated "Christ"). He brought him to Jesus. Looking at him, Jesus said, "You are Simon the son of John. You will be called Cephas" (which is interpreted "Peter").

Missionaries » In showing forth God's praises

Missionaries » In holy boldness

Psalm 119:46

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

Missionaries » In holy conduct

Missionaries » Exemplified » Captive maid

2 Kings 5:3

She said to her mistress, "If only my lord would [come] before the prophet who [is] in Samaria; then {he would cure his skin disease}."

Missionaries » Noah

Missionaries » Blessedness of

Missionaries » Exemplified » Apollos

Acts 18:25

This man had been instructed [in] the way of the Lord, and being enthusiastic in spirit, he was speaking and teaching accurately the [things] about Jesus, [although he] knew only the baptism of John.

Missionaries » Exemplified » Aquila

Acts 18:26

And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue, but [when] Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him aside and explained the way of God to him more accurately.

Missionaries » Exemplified » Leper

Luke 17:15

But one of them, [when he] saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice.

Missionaries » Apollos

Acts 18:24

Now a certain Jew {named} Apollos, {a native} Alexandrian, arrived in Ephesus--an eloquent man who was well-versed in the scriptures.

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 all that Jesus had done for him, and they were all astonished.

Missionaries » Exemplified » Woman of samaria

Missionaries » Exemplified » Philip

John 1:46

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

Missionaries » Exemplified » Anna

Luke 2:38

And at [that] same hour she approached [and] began to give thanks to God, and to speak about him to all those who were waiting for the redemption of Jerusalem.

Missionaries » Peter

Acts 15:7

And [after] there was much debate, Peter stood up [and] said to them, "Men [and] brothers, you know that in the early days God chose among you through my mouth [that] the Gentiles should hear the message of the gospel and believe.

Missionaries » In forsaking all for Christ

Luke 5:11

And [after they] brought [their] boats to the land, they left everything [and] followed him.

Missionaries » Exemplified » Joanna

Luke 8:3

and Joanna the wife of Chuza (Herod's household manager), and Susanna, and many others who were helping to support them from their possessions.

Missionaries » Members of the early church

Topics on Missionaries

Missionaries, Call Of

Psalm 96:2-3

Sing to Yahweh; bless his name. Announce his salvation from day to day.

Missionaries, Support For

Matthew 10:17-23

But beware of people, because they will hand you over to councils, and they will flog you in their synagogues.

Missionaries, Task Of

Romans 10:14-15

How then will they call upon [him] in whom they have not believed? And how will they believe [in him] about whom they have not heard? And how will they hear about [him] without one who preaches [to them]?