'Examples' in the Bible
I will chase after them with war, starvation, and disease. I will make all the kingdoms of the earth horrified at what happens to them. I will make them examples of those who are cursed, objects of horror, hissing scorn, and ridicule among all the nations where I exile them.
And all the exiles of Judah who are in Babylon will use them as examples when they put a curse on anyone. They will say, "May the Lord treat you like Zedekiah and Ahab whom the king of Babylon roasted to death in the fire!"
These things happened as examples for us, so that we will not crave evil things as they did.
These things happened to them as examples and were written for our instruction, on whom the ends of the ages have come.
And do not lord it over those entrusted to you, but be examples to the flock.