Civil Service Bible Verses

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DANIEL 1:3-5,15,17-21Verses in the Bible

  • 3 And the king spake unto Ashpenaz the master of his eunuchs, that he should bring certain of the children of Israel, and of the king's seed, and of the princes;
    Daniel 1:3 Meaning
  • 4 Children in whom was no blemish, but well favoured, and skilful in all wisdom, and cunning in knowledge, and understanding science, and such as had ability in them to stand in the king's palace, and whom they might teach the learning and the tongue of the Chaldeans.
    Daniel 1:4 Meaning
  • 5 And the king appointed them a daily provision of the king's meat, and of the wine which he drank: so nourishing them three years, that at the end thereof they might stand before the king.
    Daniel 1:5 Meaning
  • 15 And at the end of ten days their countenances appeared fairer and fatter in flesh than all the children which did eat the portion of the king's meat.
    Daniel 1:15 Meaning
  • 17 As for these four children, God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom: and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams.
    Daniel 1:17 Meaning
  • 18 Now at the end of the days that the king had said he should bring them in, then the prince of the eunuchs brought them in before Nebuchadnezzar.
    Daniel 1:18 Meaning
  • 19 And the king communed with them; and among them all was found none like Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah: therefore stood they before the king.
    Daniel 1:19 Meaning
  • 20 And in all matters of wisdom and understanding, that the king inquired of them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and astrologers that were in all his realm.
    Daniel 1:20 Meaning
  • 21 And Daniel continued even unto the first year of king Cyrus.
    Daniel 1:21 Meaning

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GENESIS 39:1-6Verses in the Bible

  • 1 And Joseph was brought down to Egypt; and Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him of the hands of the Ishmeelites, which had brought him down thither.
    Genesis 39:1 Meaning
  • 2 And the Lord was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian.
    Genesis 39:2 Meaning
  • 3 And his master saw that the Lord was with him, and that the Lord made all that he did to prosper in his hand.
    Genesis 39:3 Meaning
  • 4 And Joseph found grace in his sight, and he served him: and he made him overseer over his house, and all that he had he put into his hand.
    Genesis 39:4 Meaning
  • 5 And it came to pass from the time that he had made him overseer in his house, and over all that he had, that the Lord blessed the Egyptian's house for Joseph's sake; and the blessing of the Lord was upon all that he had in the house, and in the field.
    Genesis 39:5 Meaning
  • 6 And he left all that he had in Joseph's hand; and he knew not ought he had, save the bread which he did eat. And Joseph was a goodly person, and well favoured.
    Genesis 39:6 Meaning

GENESIS 41:38-44Verses in the Bible

  • 38 And Pharaoh said unto his servants, Can we find such a one as this is, a man in whom the Spirit of God is?
    Genesis 41:38 Meaning
  • 39 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God hath shewed thee all this, there is none so discreet and wise as thou art:
    Genesis 41:39 Meaning
  • 40 Thou shalt be over my house, and according unto thy word shall all my people be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater than thou.
    Genesis 41:40 Meaning
  • 41 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, I have set thee over all the land of Egypt.
    Genesis 41:41 Meaning
  • 42 And Pharaoh took off his ring from his hand, and put it upon Joseph's hand, and arrayed him in vestures of fine linen, and put a gold chain about his neck;
    Genesis 41:42 Meaning
  • 43 And he made him to ride in the second chariot which he had; and they cried before him, Bow the knee: and he made him ruler over all the land of Egypt.
    Genesis 41:43 Meaning
  • 44 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I am Pharaoh, and without thee shall no man lift up his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt.
    Genesis 41:44 Meaning

1 KINGS 11:28In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 28 And the man Jeroboam was a mighty man of valour: and Solomon seeing the young man that he was industrious, he made him ruler over all the charge of the house of Joseph.

ESTHER 6:1-11Verses in the Bible

  • 1 On that night could not the king sleep, and he commanded to bring the book of records of the chronicles; and they were read before the king.
    Esther 6:1 Meaning
  • 2 And it was found written, that Mordecai had told of Bigthana and Teresh, two of the king's chamberlains, the keepers of the door, who sought to lay hand on the king Ahasuerus.
    Esther 6:2 Meaning
  • 3 And the king said, What honour and dignity hath been done to Mordecai for this? Then said the king's servants that ministered unto him, There is nothing done for him.
    Esther 6:3 Meaning
  • 4 And the king said, Who is in the court? Now Haman was come into the outward court of the king's house, to speak unto the king to hang Mordecai on the gallows that he had prepared for him.
    Esther 6:4 Meaning
  • 5 And the king's servants said unto him, Behold, Haman standeth in the court. And the king said, Let him come in.
    Esther 6:5 Meaning
  • 6 So Haman came in. And the king said unto him, What shall be done unto the man whom the king delighteth to honour? Now Haman thought in his heart, To whom would the king delight to do honour more than to myself?
    Esther 6:6 Meaning
  • 7 And Haman answered the king, For the man whom the king delighteth to honour,
    Esther 6:7 Meaning
  • 8 Let the royal apparel be brought which the king useth to wear, and the horse that the king rideth upon, and the crown royal which is set upon his head:
    Esther 6:8 Meaning
  • 9 And let this apparel and horse be delivered to the hand of one of the king's most noble princes, that they may array the man withal whom the king delighteth to honour, and bring him on horseback through the street of the city, and proclaim before him, Thus shall it be done to the man whom the king delighteth to honour.
    Esther 6:9 Meaning
  • 10 Then the king said to Haman, Make haste, and take the apparel and the horse, as thou hast said, and do even so to Mordecai the Jew, that sitteth at the king's gate: let nothing fail of all that thou hast spoken.
    Esther 6:10 Meaning
  • 11 Then took Haman the apparel and the horse, and arrayed Mordecai, and brought him on horseback through the street of the city, and proclaimed before him, Thus shall it be done unto the man whom the king delighteth to honour.
    Esther 6:11 Meaning

DANIEL 1:17-21Verses in the Bible

  • 17 As for these four children, God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom: and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams.
    Daniel 1:17 Meaning
  • 18 Now at the end of the days that the king had said he should bring them in, then the prince of the eunuchs brought them in before Nebuchadnezzar.
    Daniel 1:18 Meaning
  • 19 And the king communed with them; and among them all was found none like Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah: therefore stood they before the king.
    Daniel 1:19 Meaning
  • 20 And in all matters of wisdom and understanding, that the king inquired of them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and astrologers that were in all his realm.
    Daniel 1:20 Meaning
  • 21 And Daniel continued even unto the first year of king Cyrus.
    Daniel 1:21 Meaning

MATTHEW 25:14,15,23-30Verses in the Bible

  • 14 For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods.
    Matthew 25:14 Meaning
  • 15 And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey.
    Matthew 25:15 Meaning
  • 23 His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
    Matthew 25:23 Meaning
  • 24 Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed:
    Matthew 25:24 Meaning
  • 25 And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine.
    Matthew 25:25 Meaning
  • 26 His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed:
    Matthew 25:26 Meaning
  • 27 Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.
    Matthew 25:27 Meaning
  • 28 Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents.
    Matthew 25:28 Meaning
  • 29 For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.
    Matthew 25:29 Meaning
  • 30 And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
    Matthew 25:30 Meaning

LUKE 19:12-27Verses in the Bible

  • 12 He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return.
    Luke 19:12 Meaning
  • 13 And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come.
    Luke 19:13 Meaning
  • 14 But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us.
    Luke 19:14 Meaning
  • 15 And it came to pass, that when he was returned, having received the kingdom, then he commanded these servants to be called unto him, to whom he had given the money, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading.
    Luke 19:15 Meaning
  • 16 Then came the first, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds.
    Luke 19:16 Meaning
  • 17 And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities.
    Luke 19:17 Meaning
  • 18 And the second came, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained five pounds.
    Luke 19:18 Meaning
  • 19 And he said likewise to him, Be thou also over five cities.
    Luke 19:19 Meaning
  • 20 And another came, saying, Lord, behold, here is thy pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin:
    Luke 19:20 Meaning
  • 21 For I feared thee, because thou art an austere man: thou takest up that thou layedst not down, and reapest that thou didst not sow.
    Luke 19:21 Meaning
  • 22 And he saith unto him, Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee, thou wicked servant. Thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking up that I laid not down, and reaping that I did not sow:
    Luke 19:22 Meaning
  • 23 Wherefore then gavest not thou my money into the bank, that at my coming I might have required mine own with usury?
    Luke 19:23 Meaning
  • 24 And he said unto them that stood by, Take from him the pound, and give it to him that hath ten pounds.
    Luke 19:24 Meaning
  • 25 (And they said unto him, Lord, he hath ten pounds.)
    Luke 19:25 Meaning
  • 26 For I say unto you, That unto every one which hath shall be given; and from him that hath not, even that he hath shall be taken away from him.
    Luke 19:26 Meaning
  • 27 But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.
    Luke 19:27 Meaning

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NEHEMIAH 5:15In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 15 But the former governors that had been before me were chargeable unto the people, and had taken of them bread and wine, beside forty shekels of silver; yea, even their servants bare rule over the people: but so did not I, because of the fear of God.

DANIEL 6:4-17Verses in the Bible

  • 4 Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find none occasion nor fault; forasmuch as he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him.
    Daniel 6:4 Meaning
  • 5 Then said these men, We shall not find any occasion against this Daniel, except we find it against him concerning the law of his God.
    Daniel 6:5 Meaning
  • 6 Then these presidents and princes assembled together to the king, and said thus unto him, King Darius, live for ever.
    Daniel 6:6 Meaning
  • 7 All the presidents of the kingdom, the governors, and the princes, the counsellers, and the captains, have consulted together to establish a royal statute, and to make a firm decree, that whosoever shall ask a petition of any God or man for thirty days, save of thee, O king, he shall be cast into the den of lions.
    Daniel 6:7 Meaning
  • 8 Now, O king, establish the decree, and sign the writing, that it be not changed, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which altereth not.
    Daniel 6:8 Meaning
  • 9 Wherefore king Darius signed the writing and the decree.
    Daniel 6:9 Meaning
  • 10 Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did aforetime.
    Daniel 6:10 Meaning
  • 11 Then these men assembled, and found Daniel praying and making supplication before his God.
    Daniel 6:11 Meaning
  • 12 Then they came near, and spake before the king concerning the king's decree; Hast thou not signed a decree, that every man that shall ask a petition of any God or man within thirty days, save of thee, O king, shall be cast into the den of lions? The king answered and said, The thing is true, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which altereth not.
    Daniel 6:12 Meaning
  • 13 Then answered they and said before the king, That Daniel, which is of the children of the captivity of Judah, regardeth not thee, O king, nor the decree that thou hast signed, but maketh his petition three times a day.
    Daniel 6:13 Meaning
  • 14 Then the king, when he heard these words, was sore displeased with himself, and set his heart on Daniel to deliver him: and he laboured till the going down of the sun to deliver him.
    Daniel 6:14 Meaning
  • 15 Then these men assembled unto the king, and said unto the king, Know, O king, that the law of the Medes and Persians is, That no decree nor statute which the king establisheth may be changed.
    Daniel 6:15 Meaning
  • 16 Then the king commanded, and they brought Daniel, and cast him into the den of lions. Now the king spake and said unto Daniel, Thy God whom thou servest continually, he will deliver thee.
    Daniel 6:16 Meaning
  • 17 And a stone was brought, and laid upon the mouth of the den; and the king sealed it with his own signet, and with the signet of his lords; that the purpose might not be changed concerning Daniel.
    Daniel 6:17 Meaning

MARK 15:15In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 15 And so Pilate, willing to content the people, released Barabbas unto them, and delivered Jesus, when he had scourged him, to be crucified.

ACTS 24:26In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 26 He hoped also that money should have been given him of Paul, that he might loose him: wherefore he sent for him the oftener, and communed with him.

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NEHEMIAH 5:14,15Verses in the Bible

  • 14 Moreover from the time that I was appointed to be their governor in the land of Judah, from the twentieth year even unto the two and thirtieth year of Artaxerxes the king, that is, twelve years, I and my brethren have not eaten the bread of the governor.
    Nehemiah 5:14 Meaning
  • 15 But the former governors that had been before me were chargeable unto the people, and had taken of them bread and wine, beside forty shekels of silver; yea, even their servants bare rule over the people: but so did not I, because of the fear of God.
    Nehemiah 5:15 Meaning

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1 KINGS 1:5-40Verses in the Bible

  • 5 Then Adonijah the son of Haggith exalted himself, saying, I will be king: and he prepared him chariots and horsemen, and fifty men to run before him.
    1 Kings 1:5 Meaning
  • 6 And his father had not displeased him at any time in saying, Why hast thou done so? and he also was a very goodly man; and his mother bare him after Absalom.
    1 Kings 1:6 Meaning
  • 7 And he conferred with Joab the son of Zeruiah, and with Abiathar the priest: and they following Adonijah helped him.
    1 Kings 1:7 Meaning
  • 8 But Zadok the priest, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and Nathan the prophet, and Shimei, and Rei, and the mighty men which belonged to David, were not with Adonijah.
    1 Kings 1:8 Meaning
  • 9 And Adonijah slew sheep and oxen and fat cattle by the stone of Zoheleth, which is by En-rogel, and called all his brethren the king's sons, and all the men of Judah the king's servants:
    1 Kings 1:9 Meaning
  • 10 But Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah, and the mighty men, and Solomon his brother, he called not.
    1 Kings 1:10 Meaning
  • 11 Wherefore Nathan spake unto Bath-sheba the mother of Solomon, saying, Hast thou not heard that Adonijah the son of Haggith doth reign, and David our lord knoweth it not?
    1 Kings 1:11 Meaning
  • 12 Now therefore come, let me, I pray thee, give thee counsel, that thou mayest save thine own life, and the life of thy son Solomon.
    1 Kings 1:12 Meaning
  • 13 Go and get thee in unto king David, and say unto him, Didst not thou, my lord, O king, swear unto thine handmaid, saying, Assuredly Solomon thy son shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my throne? why then doth Adonijah reign?
    1 Kings 1:13 Meaning
  • 14 Behold, while thou yet talkest there with the king, I also will come in after thee, and confirm thy words.
    1 Kings 1:14 Meaning
  • 15 And Bath-sheba went in unto the king into the chamber: and the king was very old; and Abishag the Shunammite ministered unto the king.
    1 Kings 1:15 Meaning
  • 16 And Bath-sheba bowed, and did obeisance unto the king. And the king said, What wouldest thou?
    1 Kings 1:16 Meaning
  • 17 And she said unto him, My lord, thou swarest by the Lord thy God unto thine handmaid, saying, Assuredly Solomon thy son shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my throne.
    1 Kings 1:17 Meaning
  • 18 And now, behold, Adonijah reigneth; and now, my lord the king, thou knowest it not:
    1 Kings 1:18 Meaning
  • 19 And he hath slain oxen and fat cattle and sheep in abundance, and hath called all the sons of the king, and Abiathar the priest, and Joab the captain of the host: but Solomon thy servant hath he not called.
    1 Kings 1:19 Meaning
  • 20 And thou, my lord, O king, the eyes of all Israel are upon thee, that thou shouldest tell them who shall sit on the throne of my lord the king after him.
    1 Kings 1:20 Meaning
  • 21 Otherwise it shall come to pass, when my lord the king shall sleep with his fathers, that I and my son Solomon shall be counted offenders.
    1 Kings 1:21 Meaning
  • 22 And, lo, while she yet talked with the king, Nathan the prophet also came in.
    1 Kings 1:22 Meaning
  • 23 And they told the king, saying, Behold Nathan the prophet. And when he was come in before the king, he bowed himself before the king with his face to the ground.
    1 Kings 1:23 Meaning
  • 24 And Nathan said, My lord, O king, hast thou said, Adonijah shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my throne?
    1 Kings 1:24 Meaning
  • 25 For he is gone down this day, and hath slain oxen and fat cattle and sheep in abundance, and hath called all the king's sons, and the captains of the host, and Abiathar the priest; and, behold, they eat and drink before him, and say, God save king Adonijah.
    1 Kings 1:25 Meaning
  • 26 But me, even me thy servant, and Zadok the priest, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and thy servant Solomon, hath he not called.
    1 Kings 1:26 Meaning
  • 27 Is this thing done by my lord the king, and thou hast not shewed it unto thy servant, who should sit on the throne of my lord the king after him?
    1 Kings 1:27 Meaning
  • 28 Then king David answered and said, Call me Bath-sheba. And she came into the king's presence, and stood before the king.
    1 Kings 1:28 Meaning
  • 29 And the king sware, and said, As the Lord liveth, that hath redeemed my soul out of all distress,
    1 Kings 1:29 Meaning
  • 30 Even as I sware unto thee by the Lord God of Israel, saying, Assuredly Solomon thy son shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my throne in my stead; even so will I certainly do this day.
    1 Kings 1:30 Meaning
  • 31 Then Bath-sheba bowed with her face to the earth, and did reverence to the king, and said, Let my lord king David live for ever.
    1 Kings 1:31 Meaning
  • 32 And king David said, Call me Zadok the priest, and Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada. And they came before the king.
    1 Kings 1:32 Meaning
  • 33 The king also said unto them, Take with you the servants of your lord, and cause Solomon my son to ride upon mine own mule, and bring him down to Gihon:
    1 Kings 1:33 Meaning
  • 34 And let Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet anoint him there king over Israel: and blow ye with the trumpet, and say, God save king Solomon.
    1 Kings 1:34 Meaning
  • 35 Then ye shall come up after him, that he may come and sit upon my throne; for he shall be king in my stead: and I have appointed him to be ruler over Israel and over Judah.
    1 Kings 1:35 Meaning
  • 36 And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada answered the king, and said, Amen: the Lord God of my lord the king say so too.
    1 Kings 1:36 Meaning
  • 37 As the Lord hath been with my lord the king, even so be he with Solomon, and make his throne greater than the throne of my lord king David.
    1 Kings 1:37 Meaning
  • 38 So Zadok the priest, and Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and the Cherethites, and the Pelethites, went down, and caused Solomon to ride upon king David's mule, and brought him to Gihon.
    1 Kings 1:38 Meaning
  • 39 And Zadok the priest took an horn of oil out of the tabernacle, and anointed Solomon. And they blew the trumpet; and all the people said, God save king Solomon.
    1 Kings 1:39 Meaning
  • 40 And all the people came up after him, and the people piped with pipes, and rejoiced with great joy, so that the earth rent with the sound of them.
    1 Kings 1:40 Meaning

2 KINGS 4:13In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 13 And he said unto him, Say now unto her, Behold, thou hast been careful for us with all this care; what is to be done for thee? wouldest thou be spoken for to the king, or to the captain of the host? And she answered, I dwell among mine own people.

MATTHEW 20:20-23Verses in the Bible

  • 20 Then came to him the mother of Zebedee's children with her sons, worshipping him, and desiring a certain thing of him.
    Matthew 20:20 Meaning
  • 21 And he said unto her, What wilt thou? She saith unto him, Grant that these my two sons may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on the left, in thy kingdom.
    Matthew 20:21 Meaning
  • 22 But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say unto him, We are able.
    Matthew 20:22 Meaning
  • 23 And he saith unto them, Ye shall drink indeed of my cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with: but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to give, but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared of my Father.
    Matthew 20:23 Meaning

MARK 10:35In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 35 And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, come unto him, saying, Master, we would that thou shouldest do for us whatsoever we shall desire.

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