49 Bible Verses about Servant Leadership
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But it is not this way with you, but the one who is the greatest among you must become like the youngest, and the leader like the servant.
Sitting down, He called the twelve and *said to them, “If anyone wants to be first, he shall be last of all and servant of all.”
if service, in his serving; or he who teaches, in his teaching;
The rich rules over the poor,
And the borrower becomes the lender’s slave.
Remember those who led you, who spoke the word of God to you; and considering the result of their conduct, imitate their faith.
“Then I will give you shepherds after My own heart, who will feed you on knowledge and understanding.
for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ;
Servants, be submissive to your masters with all respect, not only to those who are good and gentle, but also to those who are unreasonable.
Now, O Lord my God, You have made Your servant king in place of my father David, yet I am but a little child; I do not know how to go out or come in.
just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”
Paul, a bond-servant of Christ Jesus, called as an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God,
Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, then My servants would be fighting so that I would not be handed over to the Jews; but as it is, My kingdom is not of this realm.”
The Lord’s bond-servant must not be quarrelsome, but be kind to all, able to teach, patient when wronged,
But Jesus called them to Himself and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great men exercise authority over them.
He said, “No; rather I indeed come now as captain of the host of the Lord.” And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and bowed down, and said to him, “What has my lord to say to his servant?”
His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful slave. You were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.’
Jude, a bond-servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James,To those who are the called, beloved in God the Father, and kept for Jesus Christ:
Pharaoh king of Egypt, his servants, his princes and all his people;
Paul and Timothy, bond-servants of Christ Jesus,To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, including the overseers and deacons:
An overseer, then, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, prudent, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,
but they continually mocked the messengers of God, despised His words and scoffed at His prophets, until the wrath of the Lord arose against His people, until there was no remedy.
But My servant Caleb, because he has had a different spirit and has followed Me fully, I will bring into the land which he entered, and his descendants shall take possession of it.
for they loved the approval of men rather than the approval of God.