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25 Bible Verses about Missionaries

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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 15:38

But Paul didn't think that it was a good idea to take with them someone who had withdrawn from them in Pamphylia, and didn't go with them to do the work.

Luke 10:1

Now after these things, the Lord also appointed seventy others, and sent them two by two ahead of him into every city and place, where he was about to come.

Luke 10:8

Into whatever city you enter, and they receive you, eat the things that are set before you.

Acts 15:39

Then the contention grew so sharp that they separated from each other. Barnabas took Mark with him, and sailed away to Cyprus,

Luke 9:3

He said to them, "Take nothing for your journey -- neither staffs, nor wallet, nor bread, nor money; neither have two coats apiece.

Isaiah 6:1-8

In the year that king Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up; and his train filled the temple. Above him stood the seraphim. Each one had six wings. With two he covered his face. With two he covered his feet. With two he flew. One called to another, and said, "Holy, holy, holy, is Yahweh of Armies! The whole earth is full of his glory!"read more.
The foundations of the thresholds shook at the voice of him who called, and the house was filled with smoke. Then I said, "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, Yahweh of Armies!" Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar. He touched my mouth with it, and said, "Behold, this has touched your lips; and your iniquity is taken away, and your sin forgiven." I heard the Lord's voice, saying, "Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?" Then I said, "Here I am. Send me!"

Acts 12:25

Barnabas and Saul returned to Jerusalem, when they had fulfilled their service, also taking with them John whose surname was Mark.

Acts 13:13

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

Acts 13:23

From this man's seed, God has brought salvation to Israel according to his promise,

Acts 16:6

When they had gone through the region of Phrygia and Galatia, they were forbidden by the Holy Spirit to speak the word in Asia.

Acts 27:25

Therefore, sirs, cheer up! For I believe God, that it will be just as it has been spoken to me.

Acts 15:36

After some days Paul said to Barnabas, "Let's return now and visit our brothers in every city in which we proclaimed the word of the Lord, to see how they are doing."

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.

Acts 16:14

A certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, one who worshiped God, heard us; whose heart the Lord opened to listen to the things which were spoken by Paul.

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

Leviticus 25:35

"'If your brother has become poor, and his hand can't support him among you; then you shall uphold him. He shall live with you like an alien and a temporary resident.

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

When I was present with you and was in need, I wasn't a burden on anyone, for the brothers, when they came from Macedonia, supplied the measure of my need. In everything I kept myself from being burdensome to you, and I will continue to do so.

Philippians 4:14-16

However you did well that you shared in my affliction. You yourselves also know, you Philippians, that in the beginning of the Good News, when I departed from Macedonia, no assembly shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving but you only. For even in Thessalonica you sent once and again to my need.

Romans 16:9

Greet Urbanus, our fellow worker in Christ, and Stachys, my beloved.

3 John 1:6

They have testified about your love before the assembly. You will do well to send them forward on their journey in a way worthy of God,

Missionaries » In holy conservation

Proverbs 10:31

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

Proverbs 15:7

The lips of the wise spread knowledge; not so with the heart of fools.

Psalm 37:30

The mouth of the righteous talks of wisdom. His tongue speaks justice.

Missionaries » In teaching and exhorting

Psalm 51:13

Then I will teach transgressors your ways. Sinners shall be converted to you.

Missionaries » Encouragement to

James 5:19-20

Brothers, if any among you wanders from the truth, and someone turns him back, let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save a soul from death, and will cover a multitude of sins.

1 Corinthians 1:27

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;

Missionaries » In the family

Isaiah 38:19

The living, the living, he shall praise you, as I do this day. The father shall make known your truth to the children.

Psalm 78:5-8

For he established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a teaching in Israel, which he commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children; that the generation to come might know, even the children who should be born; who should arise and tell 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 didn't make their hearts loyal, whose spirit was not steadfast with God.

Missionaries » In talking of God and his works

Psalm 77:12

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

Psalm 71:24

My tongue will also talk about your righteousness all day long, for they are disappointed, and they are confounded, who want to harm me. By Solomon.

Psalm 119:27

Let me understand the teaching of your precepts! Then I will meditate on your wondrous works.

Psalm 145:11-12

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

Missionaries » With a willing heart

1 Chronicles 29:9

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

Exodus 35:29

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

Missionaries » In a holy example

1 Thessalonians 1:7

so that you became an example to all 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

that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you are seen as lights in the world, holding up the word of life; that I may have something to boast in the day of Christ, that I didn't run in vain nor labor in vain.

Missionaries » In inviting others to embrace the gospel

Isaiah 2:3

Many peoples shall go and say, "Come, let's go up to the mountain of Yahweh, 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 the law shall go forth, and the word of Yahweh from Jerusalem.

John 1:46

Nathanael said to him, "Can any good thing 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 who were crying in the temple and saying, "Hosanna to the son of David!" they were indignant, and said to him, "Do you hear what these are saying?" Jesus said to them, "Yes. Did you never read, 'Out of the mouth of babes and nursing babies you have perfected praise?'"

Missionaries » In admonishing others

Missionaries » In interceding for others

Hebrews 13:18

Pray for us, for we are persuaded that we have a good conscience, desiring to live honorably in all things.

Missionaries » Illustrated

Matthew 25:14

"For it is like a man, going into another country, who called his own servants, and entrusted his goods to them.

Missionaries » With a superabundant liberality

Exodus 36:5-7

They spoke to Moses, saying, "The people bring much more than enough for the service of the work which Yahweh commanded to make." Moses gave commandment, and they caused it to be proclaimed throughout the camp, saying, "Let neither man nor woman make anything else for the offering for 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 according to their power, I testify, yes and beyond their power, they gave of their own accord,

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

Yes, even when I am old and gray-haired, God, don't forsake me, until I have declared your strength to the next generation, your might to everyone who is to come.

Missionaries » In declaring what God has done for them

Psalm 66:16

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

Psalm 116:16-19

Yahweh, truly I am your servant. I am your servant, the son of your handmaid. You have freed me from my chains. I will offer to you the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call on the name of Yahweh. I will pay my vows to Yahweh, yes, in the presence of all his people, read more.
in the courts of Yahweh's house, in the midst of you, Jerusalem. Praise Yah!

Missionaries » In youth

Psalm 148:12-13

both young men and maidens; old men and children: let them praise the name of Yahweh, for his name alone is exalted. His glory is above the earth and the heavens.

Psalm 71:17

God, you have taught me from my youth. Until now, I have declared your wondrous works.

Missionaries » In dedicating themselves to the service of God

Missionaries » From their calling as saints

Missionaries » An imperative duty

Judges 5:23

'Curse Meroz,' said the angel of Yahweh. 'Curse bitterly its inhabitants, because they didn't come to help Yahweh, to help Yahweh against the mighty.'

Luke 19:40

He answered them, "I tell you that if these were silent, the stones would cry out."

Missionaries » Exemplified

Acts 11:19-20

They therefore who were scattered abroad by the oppression that arose about Stephen traveled as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus, and Antioch, speaking the word to no one except to Jews only. But there were some of them, men of Cyprus and Cyrene, who, when they had come to Antioch, spoke to the Hellenists, 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 judge thus, that one died for all, therefore all died. He died for all, that those who live should no longer live to themselves, but to him who for their sakes died and rose again.

Missionaries » However weak they may be

1 Corinthians 1:27

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;

Missionaries » Messengers of hezekiah

2 Chronicles 30:6

So the couriers 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 to Yahweh, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, that he may return to the remnant that have escaped of you 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

Hannah prayed, and said: "My heart exults in Yahweh! My horn is exalted in Yahweh. My mouth is enlarged over my enemies, because I rejoice in your salvation. There is no one as holy as Yahweh, For there is no one besides you, nor is there any rock like our God. "Talk no more so exceeding proudly. Don't let arrogance come out of your mouth, For Yahweh is a God of knowledge. By him actions are weighed. read more.
"The bows of the mighty men are broken. Those who stumbled are armed with strength. Those who were full have hired themselves out for bread. Those who were hungry have ceased [to hunger]. Yes, the barren has borne seven. She who has many children languishes. "Yahweh kills, and makes alive. He brings down to Sheol, and brings up. Yahweh makes poor, and makes rich. He brings low, he also lifts up. He raises up the poor out of the dust. He lifts up the needy from the dunghill, To make them sit with princes, and inherit the throne of glory. For the pillars of the earth are Yahweh's. He has set the world on them. He will keep the feet of his holy ones, but the wicked shall be put to silence in darkness; for no man shall prevail by strength. Those who strive with Yahweh shall be broken to pieces. He will thunder against them in the sky. "Yahweh will judge the ends of the earth. He will give strength to his king, and exalt the horn of his anointed."

Missionaries » In giving a reason for their faith

Exodus 12:26-27

It will happen, when your children ask you, 'What do you mean by this service?' that you shall say, 'It is the sacrifice of Yahweh's Passover, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, when he struck the Egyptians, and spared our houses.'" The people bowed their heads and worshiped.

Missionaries » As faithful stewards

1 Peter 4:10-11

As each has received a gift, employ it in serving one another, as good managers of the grace of God in its various forms. If anyone speaks, let it be as it were the very words of God. If anyone serves, let it be as of the strength which God supplies, that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.

Missionaries » Exemplified » Shadrach

Daniel 3:16-18

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego answered the king, 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 to 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 to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you travel around by sea and land to make one proselyte; and when he becomes one, you make him twice as much of a son of Gehenna as 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 the dough, to make cakes to the queen of the sky, and to pour out drink offerings to other gods, that they may provoke me to anger.

Missionaries » In joyfully suffering for Christ

Hebrews 10:34

For you both had compassion on me in my chains, and joyfully accepted the plundering of your possessions, knowing that you have for yourselves a better possession and an enduring one in the heavens.

Missionaries » In openly confessing Christ

Missionaries » In encouraging the weak

Isaiah 35:3-4

Strengthen the weak hands, and make firm the feeble knees. Tell those who have a fearful heart, "Be strong. Don't be afraid. Behold, your God will come with vengeance, God's retribution. He will come and save you.

Missionaries » Exemplified » Barnabas

Acts 4:36-37

Joses, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas (which is, being interpreted, Son of Encouragement), a Levite, a man of Cyprus by race, having a field, 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 to him, "We have found the Messiah!" (which is, being interpreted, Christ). He brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him, and said, "You are Simon the son of Jonah. You shall be called Cephas" (which is by interpretation, Peter).

Missionaries » In showing forth God's praises

Missionaries » In holy boldness

Psalm 119:46

I will also speak of your statutes before kings, and will not be disappointed.

Missionaries » In holy conduct

Missionaries » Exemplified » Captive maid

2 Kings 5:3

She said to her mistress, "I wish that my lord were with the prophet who is in Samaria! Then he would heal him of his leprosy."

Missionaries » Noah

Missionaries » Blessedness of

Missionaries » Exemplified » Apollos

Acts 18:25

This man had been instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in spirit, he spoke and taught accurately the things concerning Jesus, although he knew only the baptism of John.

Missionaries » Exemplified » Aquila

Acts 18:26

He began to speak boldly in the synagogue. But when Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him aside, and explained to him the way of God more accurately.

Missionaries » Exemplified » Leper

Luke 17:15

One of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, glorifying God with a loud voice.

Missionaries » Apollos

Acts 18:24

Now a certain Jew named Apollos, an Alexandrian by race, an eloquent man, came to Ephesus. He was mighty in the Scriptures.

Missionaries » Christ

Missionaries » In hating life for Christ

Missionaries » After the example of Christ

Missionaries » Exemplified » Restored demoniac

Mark 5:20

He went his way, and began to proclaim in Decapolis how Jesus had done great things for him, and everyone marveled.

Missionaries » Exemplified » Woman of samaria

Missionaries » Exemplified » Philip

John 1:46

Nathanael said to him, "Can any good thing come out of Nazareth?" Philip said to him, "Come and see."

Missionaries » Exemplified » Anna

Luke 2:38

Coming up at that very hour, she gave thanks to the Lord, and spoke of him to all those who were looking for redemption in Jerusalem.

Missionaries » Peter

Acts 15:7

When there had been much discussion, Peter rose up and said to them, "Brothers, you know that a good while ago God made a choice among you, that by my mouth the nations should hear the word of the Good News, and believe.

Missionaries » In forsaking all for Christ

Luke 5:11

When they had brought their boats to land, they left everything, and followed him.

Missionaries » Exemplified » Joanna

Luke 8:3

and Joanna, the wife of Chuzas, Herod's steward; Susanna; and many others; who served them from their possessions.

Missionaries » Members of the early church

Topics on Missionaries

Missionaries, Call Of

19;96;2-3

Sing to Yahweh! Bless his name! Proclaim his salvation from day to day!

Missionaries, Support For

40;10;17-23

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

Missionaries, Task Of

45;10;14-15

How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in him whom they have not heard? How will they hear without a preacher?