39 Bible Verses about Women's Roles
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For just as woman came from man, so man comes through woman. But all things come from God.
In any case, in the Lord woman is not independent of man, nor is man independent of woman.
Neither was man created for the sake of woman, but woman for man.
But I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man. She must remain quiet.
But I want you to know that Christ is the head of every man, and the man is the head of a woman, and God is the head of Christ.
But she will be delivered through childbearing, if she continues in faith and love and holiness with self-control.
For man did not come from woman, but woman from man.
but if a woman has long hair, it is her glory? For her hair is given to her for a covering.
For this reason God gave them over to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged the natural sexual relations for unnatural ones,
In this way they will train the younger women to love their husbands, to love their children,
For a man should not have his head covered, since he is the image and glory of God. But the woman is the glory of the man.
For this reason a woman should have a symbol of authority on her head, because of the angels.
because the husband is the head of the wife as also Christ is the head of the church -- he himself being the savior of the body.
He must take a wife who is a virgin.
For if a woman will not cover her head, she should cut off her hair. But if it is disgraceful for a woman to have her hair cut off or her head shaved, she should cover her head.
But any woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered disgraces her head, for it is one and the same thing as having a shaved head.
No widow should be put on the list unless she is at least sixty years old, was the wife of one husband,
to be self-controlled, pure, fulfilling their duties at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands, so that the message of God may not be discredited.
Judge for yourselves: Is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered?
She also gets up while it is still night, and provides food for her household and a portion to her female servants.
A husband should give to his wife her sexual rights, and likewise a wife to her husband.
the women should be silent in the churches, for they are not permitted to speak. Rather, let them be in submission, as in fact the law says.
Older women likewise are to exhibit behavior fitting for those who are holy, not slandering, not slaves to excessive drinking, but teaching what is good.
A woman must learn quietly with all submissiveness.
Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord,
Older men are to be temperate, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, and in endurance.
She watches over the ways of her household, and does not eat the bread of idleness.
Now I commend to you our sister Phoebe, who is a servant of the church in Cenchrea,
When it became the turn of Esther daughter of Abihail the uncle of Mordecai (who had raised her as if she were his own daughter) to go to the king, she did not request anything except what Hegai the king's eunuch, who was overseer of the women, had recommended. Yet Esther met with the approval of all who saw her.
She knows that her merchandise is good, and her lamp does not go out in the night.
If brothers live together and one of them dies without having a son, the dead man's wife must not remarry someone outside the family. Instead, her late husband's brother must go to her, marry her, and perform the duty of a brother-in-law.
showing yourself to be an example of good works in every way. In your teaching show integrity, dignity,
But if a widow has children or grandchildren, they should first learn to fulfill their duty toward their own household and so repay their parents what is owed them. For this is what pleases God.
Does not nature itself teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a disgrace for him,
If anyone intends to quarrel about this, we have no other practice, nor do the churches of God.
At the end of the twelve months that were required for the women, when the turn of each young woman arrived to go to King Ahasuerus -- for in this way they had to fulfill their time of cosmetic treatment: six months with oil of myrrh, and six months with perfume and various ointments used by women --
The eye cannot say to the hand, "I do not need you," nor in turn can the head say to the foot, "I do not need you."
Now he was acting as the guardian of Hadassah (that is, Esther), the daughter of his uncle, for neither her father nor her mother was alive. This young woman was very attractive and had a beautiful figure. When her father and mother died, Mordecai had raised her as if she were his own daughter.
There was a fortified tower in the center of the city, so all the men and women, as well as the city's leaders, ran into it and locked the entrance. Then they went up to the roof of the tower.
- Women's (11 instances)
- A Good Husband
- A Good Woman
- Being A Woman Of God
- Being A Women
- Being Beautiful
- Covering Heads
- Godly Man
- Godly Woman
- Husband And Wife
- Man And Woman
- Marriage Between Man And Woman
- Relationship Of Men And Women
- Wives, Duties Of