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25 Bible Verses about Missionaries

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Acts 13:1

And there were certain in Antioch, in the assembly there, prophets and teachers; both Barnabas, and Simeon who is called Niger, and Lucius the Cyrenian, Manaen also -- Herod the tetrarch's foster-brother -- and Saul;

Acts 15:38

and Paul was not thinking it good to take him with them who withdrew from them from Pamphylia, and did not go with them to the work;

Luke 10:1

And after these things, the Lord did appoint also other seventy, and sent them by twos before his face, to every city and place whither he himself was about to come,

Luke 10:8

and into whatever city ye enter, and they may receive you, eat the things set before you,

Romans 10:15

and how shall they preach, if they may not be sent? according as it hath been written, 'How beautiful the feet of those proclaiming good tidings of peace, of those proclaiming good tidings of the good things!'

Acts 15:39

there came, therefore, a sharp contention, so that they were parted from one another, and Barnabas having taken Mark, did sail to Cyprus,

Luke 9:3

And he said unto them, 'Take nothing for the way, neither staff, nor scrip, nor bread, nor money; neither have two coats each;

Isaiah 6:1-8

In the year of the death of king Uzziah -- I see the Lord, sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and His train is filling the temple. Seraphs are standing above it: six wings hath each one; with two each covereth its face, and with two each covereth its feet, and with two each flieth. And this one hath called unto that, and hath said: 'Holy, Holy, Holy, is Jehovah of Hosts, The fulness of all the earth is His glory.'read more.
And the posts of the thresholds are moved by the voice of him who is calling, and the house is full of smoke. And I say, 'Woe to me, for I have been silent, For a man -- unclean of lips am I, And in midst of a people unclean of lips I am dwelling, Because the King, Jehovah of Hosts, have my eyes seen.' And flee unto me doth one of the seraphs, and in his hand a burning coal, (with tongs he hath taken it from off the altar,) and he striketh against my mouth, and saith: 'Lo, this hath stricken against thy lips, And turned aside is thine iniquity, And thy sin is covered.' And I hear the voice of the Lord, saying: 'Whom do I send? and who doth go for Us?' And I say, 'Here am I, send me.'

Acts 12:25

and Barnabas and Saul did turn back out of Jerusalem, having fulfilled the ministration, having taken also with them John, who was surnamed Mark.

Acts 13:13

And those about Paul having set sail from Paphos, came to Perga of Pamphylia, and John having departed from them, did turn back to Jerusalem,

Acts 13:23

Of this one's seed God, according to promise, did raise to Israel a Saviour -- Jesus,

Acts 16:6

and having gone through Phrygia and the region of Galatia, having been forbidden by the Holy Spirit to speak the word in Asia,

Acts 27:25

wherefore be of good cheer, men! for I believe God, that so it shall be, even as it hath been spoken to me,

Acts 15:36

and after certain days, Paul said unto Barnabas, 'Having turned back again, we may look after our brethren, in every city in which we have preached the word of the Lord -- how they are.'

Matthew 10:5

These twelve did Jesus send forth, having given command to them, saying, 'To the way of the nations go not away, and into a city of the Samaritans go not in,

Acts 16:14

and a certain woman, by name Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, worshipping God, was hearing, whose heart the Lord did open to attend to the things spoken by Paul;

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

Leviticus 25:35

'And when thy brother is become poor, and his hand hath failed with thee, then thou hast kept hold on him, sojourner and settler, and he hath lived with thee;

More verses: 2 Corinthians 9:9

Missionaries » In aiding ministers in their labors

Romans 16:3

Salute Priscilla and Aquilas, my fellow-workmen in Christ Jesus --

2 Corinthians 11:9

and being present with you, and having been in want, I was chargeable to no one, for my lack did the brethren supply -- having come from Macedonia -- and in everything burdenless to you I did keep myself, and will keep.

Philippians 4:14-16

but ye did well, having communicated with my tribulation; and ye have known, even ye Philippians, that in the beginning of the good news when I went forth from Macedonia, no assembly did communicate with me in regard to giving and receiving except ye only; because also in Thessalonica, both once and again to my need ye sent;

Romans 16:9

salute Arbanus, our fellow-workman in Christ, and Stachys, my beloved;

3 John 1:6

who did testify of thy love before an assembly, whom thou wilt do well, having sent forward worthily of God,

Missionaries » In holy conservation

Proverbs 10:31

The mouth of the righteous uttereth wisdom, And the tongue of frowardness is cut out.

Proverbs 15:7

The lips of the wise scatter knowledge, And the heart of fools is not right.

Psalm 37:30

The mouth of the righteous uttereth wisdom, And his tongue speaketh judgment.

Missionaries » In teaching and exhorting

Missionaries » Encouragement to

James 5:19-20

Brethren, if any among you may go astray from the truth, and any one may turn him back, let him know that he who did turn back a sinner from the straying of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall cover a multitude of sins.

1 Corinthians 1:27

but the foolish things of the world did God choose, that the wise He may put to shame; and the weak things of the world did God choose that He may put to shame the strong;

Missionaries » In the family

Psalm 78:5-8

And He raiseth up a testimony in Jacob, And a law hath placed in Israel, That He commanded our fathers, To make them known to their sons. So that a later generation doth know, Sons who are born, do rise and recount to their sons, And place in God their confidence, And forget not the doings of God, But keep His commands. read more.
And they are not like their fathers, A generation apostate and rebellious, A generation! it hath not prepared its heart, Nor stedfast with God is its spirit.

Missionaries » In talking of God and his works

Psalm 77:12

And I have meditated on all Thy working, And I talk concerning Thy doings.

Psalm 71:24

My tongue also all the day uttereth Thy righteousness, Because ashamed -- because confounded, Have been those seeking my evil!

Psalm 119:27

The way of Thy precepts cause me to understand, And I meditate in Thy wonders.

Psalm 145:11-12

The honour of Thy kingdom they tell, And of Thy might they speak, To make known to sons of men His mighty acts, The honour of the majesty of His kingdom.

Missionaries » With a willing heart

1 Chronicles 29:9

And the people rejoice because of their offering willingly, for with a perfect heart they have offered willingly to Jehovah; and also David the king hath rejoiced -- great joy.

Exodus 35:29

every man and woman (whom their heart hath made willing to bring in for all the work which Jehovah commanded to be done by the hand of Moses) of the sons of Israel brought in a willing-offering to Jehovah.

Missionaries » In a holy example

1 Thessalonians 1:7

so that ye became patterns to all those believing in Macedonia and Achaia,

Missionaries » In seeking the edification of others

Missionaries » In their intercourse with the world

Philippians 2:15-16

that ye may become blameless and harmless, children of God, unblemished in the midst of a generation crooked and perverse, among whom ye do appear as luminaries in the world, the word of life holding forth, for rejoicing to me in regard to a day of Christ, that not in vain did I run, nor in vain did I labour;

Missionaries » In inviting others to embrace the gospel

Isaiah 2:3

And gone have many peoples and said, 'Come, and we go up unto the mount of Jehovah, Unto the house of the God of Jacob, And He doth teach us of His ways, And we walk in His paths, For from Zion goeth forth a law, And a word of Jehovah from Jerusalem.

John 1:46

and Nathanael said to him, 'Out of Nazareth is any good thing able to be?' Philip said to him, 'Come and see.'

Missionaries » Women and children as well as men

Matthew 21:15-16

and the chief priests and the scribes having seen the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying in the temple, and saying, 'Hosanna to the Son of David,' were much displeased; and they said to him, 'Hearest thou what these say?' And Jesus saith to them, 'Yes, did ye never read, that, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings Thou didst prepare praise?'

Missionaries » In admonishing others

Missionaries » In interceding for others

Hebrews 13:18

Pray for us, for we trust that we have a good conscience, in all things willing to behave well,

Missionaries » Illustrated

Luke 19:13

and having called ten servants of his own, he gave to them ten pounds, and said unto them, Do business -- till I come;

Matthew 25:14

For -- as a man going abroad did call his own servants, and did deliver to them his substance,

Missionaries » With a superabundant liberality

Exodus 36:5-7

and speak unto Moses, saying, 'The people are multiplying to bring in more than sufficient for the service of the work which Jehovah commanded to make.' And Moses commandeth, and they cause a voice to pass over through the camp, saying, 'Let not man or woman make any more work for the heave-offering of the sanctuary;' and the people are restrained from bringing, and the work hath been sufficient for them, for all the work, to do it, and to leave.

2 Corinthians 8:3

because, according to their power, I testify, and above their power, they were willing of themselves,

Missionaries » In reproving others

Missionaries » In preferring Christ above all relations

Missionaries » In old age

Deuteronomy 32:7

Remember days of old -- Understand the years of many generations -- Ask thy father, and he doth tell thee; Thine elders, and they say to thee:

Psalm 71:18

And also unto old age and grey hairs, O God, forsake me not, Till I declare Thy strength to a generation, To every one that cometh Thy might.

Missionaries » In declaring what God has done for them

Psalm 66:16

Come, hear, all ye who fear God, And I recount what he did for my soul.

Psalm 116:16-19

Cause it to come, O Jehovah, for I am Thy servant. I am Thy servant, son of Thy handmaid, Thou hast opened my bonds. To Thee I sacrifice a sacrifice of thanks, And in the name of Jehovah I call. My vows to Jehovah let me complete, I pray you, before all His people, read more.
In the courts of the house of Jehovah, In thy midst, O Jerusalem, praise ye Jah!

Missionaries » In youth

Psalm 148:12-13

Young men, and also maidens, Aged men, with youths, They praise the name of Jehovah, For His name alone hath been set on high, His honour is above earth and heavens.

Missionaries » In dedicating themselves to the service of God

Joshua 24:15

and if wrong in your eyes to serve Jehovah -- choose for you to-day whom ye do serve; -- whether the gods whom your fathers served, which are beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorite in whose land ye are dwelling; and I and my house -- we serve Jehovah.'

Missionaries » From their calling as saints

Missionaries » An imperative duty

Judges 5:23

Curse Meroz -- said a messenger of Jehovah, Cursing, curse ye its inhabitants, For they came not to the help of Jehovah, To the help of Jehovah among the mighty!

Luke 19:40

and he answering said to them, 'I say to you, that, if these shall be silent, the stones will cry out!'

Missionaries » Exemplified

Acts 11:19-20

Those, indeed, therefore, having been scattered abroad, from the tribulation that came after Stephen, went through unto Phenice, and Cyprus, and Antioch, speaking the word to none except to Jews only; and there were certain of them men of Cyprus and Cyrene, who having entered into Antioch, were speaking unto the Hellenists, proclaiming good news -- the Lord Jesus,

Missionaries » In following Christ

Missionaries » The principle on which

2 Corinthians 5:14-15

for the love of the Christ doth constrain us, having judged thus: that if one for all died, then the whole died, and for all he died, that those living, no more to themselves may live, but to him who died for them, and was raised again.

Missionaries » However weak they may be

1 Corinthians 1:27

but the foolish things of the world did God choose, that the wise He may put to shame; and the weak things of the world did God choose that He may put to shame the strong;

Missionaries » Messengers of hezekiah

2 Chronicles 30:6

And the runners go with letters from the hand of the king and his heads, into all Israel and Judah, even according to the command of the king, saying, 'O sons of Israel, turn back unto Jehovah, God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, and He doth turn back unto the escaped part that is left of you from the hand of the kings of Asshur;

Missionaries » In first giving their own selves to the lord

Missionaries » Exemplified » Hannah

1 Samuel 2:1-10

And Hannah prayeth, and saith: 'My heart hath exulted in Jehovah, My horn hath been high in Jehovah, My mouth hath been large over mine enemies, For I have rejoiced in Thy salvation. There is none holy like Jehovah, For there is none save Thee, And there is no rock like our God. Ye multiply not -- ye speak haughtily -- The old saying goeth out from your mouth, For a God of knowledge is Jehovah, And by Him actions are weighed. read more.
Bows of the mighty are broken, And the stumbling have girded on strength. The satiated for bread hired themselves, And the hungry have ceased. While the barren hath borne seven, And she abounding with sons hath languished. Jehovah putteth to death, and keepeth alive, He bringeth down to Sheol, and bringeth up. Jehovah dispossesseth, and He maketh rich, He maketh low, yea, He maketh high. He raiseth from the dust the poor, From a dunghill He lifteth up the needy, To cause them to sit with nobles, Yea, a throne of honour He doth cause them to inherit, For to Jehovah are the fixtures of earth, And He setteth on them the habitable world. The feet of His saints He keepeth, And the wicked in darkness are silent, For not by power doth man become mighty. Jehovah -- broken down are His adversaries, Against them in the heavens He thundereth: Jehovah judgeth the ends of earth, And giveth strength to His king, And exalteth the horn of His anointed.'

Missionaries » In giving a reason for their faith

Exodus 12:26-27

and it hath come to pass when your sons say unto you, What is this service ye have? that ye have said, A sacrifice of passover it is to Jehovah, who passed over the houses of the sons of Israel in Egypt, in His smiting the Egyptians, and our houses He delivered.'

Missionaries » As faithful stewards

1 Peter 4:10-11

each, according as he received a gift, to one another ministering it, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God; if any one doth speak -- 'as oracles of God;' if any one doth minister -- 'as of the ability which God doth supply;' that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom is the glory and the power -- to the ages of the ages. Amen.

Missionaries » Exemplified » Shadrach

Daniel 3:16-18

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego have answered, yea, they are saying to the king Nebuchadnezzar, 'We have no need concerning this matter to answer thee. Lo, it is; our God whom we are serving, is able to deliver us from a burning fiery furnace; and from thy hand, O king, He doth deliver. And lo -- not! be it known to thee, O king, that thy gods we are not serving, and to the golden image thou hast raised up we do no obeisance.'

Missionaries » The zeal of hypocrites should provoke to

Matthew 23:15

Woe to you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye go round the sea and the dry land to make one proselyte, and whenever it may happen -- ye make him a son of gehenna twofold more than yourselves.

Missionaries » The zeal of idolaters should provoke to

Jeremiah 7:18

The sons are gathering wood, And the fathers are causing the fire to burn, And the women are kneading dough, To make cakes to the queen of the heavens, And to pour out libations to other gods, So as to 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 ye the feeble hands, Yea, the stumbling knees strengthen. Say to the hastened of heart, 'Be strong, Fear not, lo, your God; vengeance cometh, The recompence of God, He Himself doth come and save you.'

Missionaries » Exemplified » Barnabas

Acts 4:36-37

And Joses, who was surnamed by the apostles Barnabas -- which is, having been interpreted, Son of Comfort -- a Levite, of Cyprus by birth, a field being his, having sold it, brought the money and laid it at the feet of the apostles.

Missionaries » Exemplified » Andrew

John 1:41-42

this one doth first find his own brother Simon, and saith to him, 'We have found the Messiah,' (which is, being interpreted, The Anointed,) and he brought him unto Jesus: and having looked upon him, Jesus saith, 'Thou art Simon, the son of Jonas, thou shalt be called Cephas,' (which is interpreted, A rock.)

Missionaries » In showing forth God's praises

Missionaries » In holy boldness

Psalm 119:46

And I speak of Thy testimonies before kings, And I am not ashamed.

Missionaries » In holy conduct

Missionaries » Exemplified » Captive maid

2 Kings 5:3

and she saith unto her mistress, 'O that my lord were before the prophet who is in Samaria; then he doth recover him from his leprosy.'

Missionaries » Noah

Missionaries » Blessedness of

Missionaries » Exemplified » Apollos

Acts 18:25

this one was instructed in the way of the Lord, and being fervent in the Spirit, was speaking and teaching exactly the things about the Lord, knowing only the baptism of John;

Missionaries » Exemplified » Aquila

Acts 18:26

this one also began to speak boldly in the synagogue, and Aquilas and Priscilla having heard of him, took him to them, and did more exactly expound to him the way of God,

Missionaries » Exemplified » Leper

Luke 17:15

and one of them having seen that he was healed did turn back, with a loud voice glorifying God,

Missionaries » Apollos

Acts 18:24

And a certain Jew, Apollos by name, an Alexandrian by birth, a man of eloquence, being mighty in the Writings, 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 went away, and began to proclaim in the Decapolis how great things Jesus did to him, and all were wondering.

Missionaries » Exemplified » Woman of samaria

Missionaries » Exemplified » Philip

John 1:46

and Nathanael said to him, 'Out of Nazareth is any good thing able to be?' Philip said to him, 'Come and see.'

Missionaries » Exemplified » Anna

Luke 2:38

and she, at that hour, having come in, was confessing, likewise, to the Lord, and was speaking concerning him, to all those looking for redemption in Jerusalem.

Missionaries » Peter

Acts 15:7

and there having been much disputing, Peter having risen up said unto them, 'Men, brethren, ye know that from former days, God among us did make choice, through my mouth, for the nations to hear the word of the good news, and to believe;

Missionaries » In forsaking all for Christ

Luke 5:11

and they, having brought the boats upon the land, having left all, did follow him.

Missionaries » Exemplified » Joanna

Luke 8:3

and Joanna wife of Chuza, steward of Herod, and Susanna, and many others, who were ministering to him from their substance.

Missionaries » Members of the early church

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Missionaries, Call Of

Psalm 96:2-3

Sing to Jehovah, bless His name, Proclaim from day to day His salvation.

Missionaries, Support For

Matthew 10:17-23

And, take ye heed of men, for they will give you up to sanhedrims, and in their synagogues they will scourge you,

Missionaries, Task Of

Romans 10:14-15

How then shall they call upon him in whom they did not believe? and how shall they believe on him of whom they did not hear? and how shall they hear apart from one preaching?