'Example' in the Bible
But they didn't listen to their leaders, because they were committing spiritual immorality by following other gods and worshiping them. They quickly turned away from the road on which their ancestors had walked in obedience to the commands of the LORD. They didn't follow their example.
His sons did not follow Samuel's example. Instead, they pursued dishonest gain, took bribes, and perverted justice.
They told him, "Look, you're old, and your sons don't follow your example. So appoint a king to govern us like all the other nations."
He lived his life like the kings of Israel did, following the example of Ahab's household when he married Ahab's daughter and practiced what was evil in the LORD's presence.
His mother was named Athaliah. She was the granddaughter of Omri, king of Israel. Ahaziah lived his life following the example of Ahab's household, practicing what the LORD considered to be evil, just like the household of Ahab, because he was a son-in-law to Ahab's household.
The LORD was with Jehoshaphat because he followed the example set during his ancestor David's preliminary years by not pursuing the Baals.
He followed the example of his father Asa and never departed from it, practicing what the LORD considered to be right.
He lived like the kings of Israel, following the example of Ahab's dynasty, since he had married Ahab's daughter, and he practiced what the LORD considered to be evil.
He followed the example of Ahab's dynasty because his mother gave him evil counsel.
He practiced what the LORD considered to be right, following the example set by his father Amaziah's accomplishments.
He practiced what the LORD considered to be right, following the example of his ancestor David, turning neither to the right nor to the left.
Meanwhile, all the officials who supervised the priests and the people remained unfaithful, following the detestable example of the surrounding nations. They polluted the LORD's Temple that he had consecrated in Jerusalem.
I set an example of the way to live, as a leader would; I lived like a king among his army; like one who comforts mourners."
I also observed this example of wisdom on earth, and it seemed important to me:
As a result, Jerusalem will become an insult, an object of taunt, an example of chastisement, and a useless waste to all the nations that surround you when I carry out my sentence against you in my anger, my burning rage, and my burning rebukes. I, the LORD, have spoken it.
I'm determined to oppose that person and make him an example. Proverbs will be written about him when I eliminate him from my people. Then you'll know that I am the LORD."'"
That's how Ezekiel will be an example for you. You'll be doing exactly what he has done. When it happens, then you'll know that I am the Lord GOD."'
"Son of Man, start singing this lamentation for the king of Tyre. Tell him, "This is what the Lord GOD says: "You served as my model, my example of complete wisdom and perfect beauty.
Whoever is wise, let him understand these things. Whoever is discerning, let him know them. For the ways of the LORD are right: the righteous follow his example, but the rebellious stumble in them.
I will hurl abominable filth upon you, making you look foolish, and making an example of you.
For example, when you go with your opponent in front of a ruler, do your best to settle with him on the way there. Otherwise, you will be dragged in front of the judge, and the judge will hand you over to an officer, and the officer will throw you into prison.
I've set an example for you, so that you may do as I have done to you.
These things happened to them to serve as an example, and they were written down as a warning for us in whom the culmination of the ages has been attained.
For example, if a bugle doesn't sound a clear call, who will get ready for battle?
Brothers, let me use an example from everyday life. Once an agreement has been ratified, no one can cancel it or add conditions to it.
Join together in imitating me, brothers, and pay close attention to those who live by the example we have set for you.
Brothers, we ask you to show your appreciation for those who work among you, set an example for you in the Lord, and instruct you.
It is not as though we did not have that right, but we wanted to give you an example to follow.
I am the worst of them. But for that very reason I received mercy, so that in me, as the worst sinner, the Messiah Jesus might demonstrate all of his patience as an example for those who would believe in him for eternal life.
Do not let anyone look down on you because you are young, but be an example for other believers in your speech, behavior, love, faithfulness, and purity.
Always set an example for others by doing good actions. Teach with integrity and dignity.
Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one may fail by following their example of disobedience.
As an example of suffering and patience, brothers, take the prophets, who spoke in the name of the Lord.
This is, in fact, what you were called to do, because: The Messiah also suffered for you and left an example for you to follow in his steps.
and if he condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah and destroyed them by burning them to ashes, making them an example to ungodly people of what is going to happen to them;
Likewise, Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities near them, which like them committed sexual sins and pursued homosexual activities, serve as an example of the punishment of eternal fire.