Leadership Bible Verses



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1 TIMOTHY 4:12In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 12 Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

PHILIPPIANS 2:3In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.

MATTHEW 20:25–28Verses in the Bible

  • 25 But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them.
    Matthew 20:25 Meaning
  • 26 But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister;
    Matthew 20:26 Meaning
  • 27 And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant:
    Matthew 20:27 Meaning
  • 28 Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
    Matthew 20:28 Meaning

JEREMIAH 23:1In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 1 Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith the Lord.

ROMANS 12:9–13Verses in the Bible

  • 9 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.
    Romans 12:9 Meaning
  • 10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;
    Romans 12:10 Meaning
  • 11 Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;
    Romans 12:11 Meaning
  • 12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;
    Romans 12:12 Meaning
  • 13 Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.
    Romans 12:13 Meaning

1 TIMOTHY 3:1–7Verses in the Bible

  • 1 This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.
    1 Timothy 3:1 Meaning
  • 2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;
    1 Timothy 3:2 Meaning
  • 3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;
    1 Timothy 3:3 Meaning
  • 4 One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;
    1 Timothy 3:4 Meaning
  • 5 (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)
    1 Timothy 3:5 Meaning
  • 6 Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil.
    1 Timothy 3:6 Meaning
  • 7 Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.
    1 Timothy 3:7 Meaning

LUKE 22:24–27Verses in the Bible

  • 24 And there was also a strife among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest.
    Luke 22:24 Meaning
  • 25 And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors.
    Luke 22:25 Meaning
  • 26 But ye shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve.
    Luke 22:26 Meaning
  • 27 For whether is greater, he that sitteth at meat, or he that serveth? is not he that sitteth at meat? but I am among you as he that serveth.
    Luke 22:27 Meaning

JOHN 13:12–15Verses in the Bible

  • 12 So after he had washed their feet, and had taken his garments, and was set down again, he said unto them, Know ye what I have done to you?
    John 13:12 Meaning
  • 13 Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am.
    John 13:13 Meaning
  • 14 If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another's feet.
    John 13:14 Meaning
  • 15 For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.
    John 13:15 Meaning

EXODUS 18:21In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 21 Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens:

1 CORINTHIANS 12:12In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.

MARK 10:42–45Verses in the Bible

  • 42 But Jesus called them to him, and saith unto them, Ye know that they which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority upon them.
    Mark 10:42 Meaning
  • 43 But so shall it not be among you: but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister:
    Mark 10:43 Meaning
  • 44 And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all.
    Mark 10:44 Meaning
  • 45 For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
    Mark 10:45 Meaning

PROVERBS 3:5–10Verses in the Bible

2 TIMOTHY 2:2In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 2 And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.

JOHN 10:11In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.

DEUTERONOMY 1:13In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 13 Take you wise men, and understanding, and known among your tribes, and I will make them rulers over you.

DEUTERONOMY 1:15In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 15 So I took the chief of your tribes, wise men, and known, and made them heads over you, captains over thousands, and captains over hundreds, and captains over fifties, and captains over tens, and officers among your tribes.

PROVERBS 25:28In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 28 He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.

1 PETER 5:3In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 3 Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.

2 CHRONICLES 1:10–12Verses in the Bible

  • 10 Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people: for who can judge this thy people, that is so great?
    2 Chronicles 1:10 Meaning
  • 11 And God said to Solomon, Because this was in thine heart, and thou hast not asked riches, wealth, or honour, nor the life of thine enemies, neither yet hast asked long life; but hast asked wisdom and knowledge for thyself, that thou mayest judge my people, over whom I have made thee king:
    2 Chronicles 1:11 Meaning
  • 12 Wisdom and knowledge is granted unto thee; and I will give thee riches, and wealth, and honour, such as none of the kings have had that have been before thee, neither shall there any after thee have the like.
    2 Chronicles 1:12 Meaning

JAMES 1:5–6Verses in the Bible

  • 5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
    James 1:5 Meaning
  • 6 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.
    James 1:6 Meaning

PHILIPPIANS 2:4In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 4 Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.

DEUTERONOMY 17:16–20Verses in the Bible

  • 16 But he shall not multiply horses to himself, nor cause the people to return to Egypt, to the end that he should multiply horses: forasmuch as the Lord hath said unto you, Ye shall henceforth return no more that way.
    Deuteronomy 17:16 Meaning
  • 17 Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, that his heart turn not away: neither shall he greatly multiply to himself silver and gold.
    Deuteronomy 17:17 Meaning
  • 18 And it shall be, when he sitteth upon the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write him a copy of this law in a book out of that which is before the priests the Levites:
    Deuteronomy 17:18 Meaning
  • 19 And it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the days of his life: that he may learn to fear the Lord his God, to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do them:
    Deuteronomy 17:19 Meaning
  • 20 That his heart be not lifted up above his brethren, and that he turn not aside from the commandment, to the right hand, or to the left: to the end that he may prolong his days in his kingdom, he, and his children, in the midst of Israel.
    Deuteronomy 17:20 Meaning

DEUTERONOMY 1:16–17Verses in the Bible

  • 16 And I charged your judges at that time, saying, Hear the causes between your brethren, and judge righteously between every man and his brother, and the stranger that is with him.
    Deuteronomy 1:16 Meaning
  • 17 Ye shall not respect persons in judgment; but ye shall hear the small as well as the great; ye shall not be afraid of the face of man; for the judgment is God's: and the cause that is too hard for you, bring it unto me, and I will hear it.
    Deuteronomy 1:17 Meaning

PROVERBS 11:14In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 14 Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellers there is safety.

ISAIAH 32:1–8Verses in the Bible

  • 1 Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule in judgment.
    Isaiah 32:1 Meaning
  • 2 And a man shall be as an hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest; as rivers of water in a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land.
    Isaiah 32:2 Meaning
  • 3 And the eyes of them that see shall not be dim, and the ears of them that hear shall hearken.
    Isaiah 32:3 Meaning
  • 4 The heart also of the rash shall understand knowledge, and the tongue of the stammerers shall be ready to speak plainly.
    Isaiah 32:4 Meaning
  • 5 The vile person shall be no more called liberal, nor the churl said to be bountiful.
    Isaiah 32:5 Meaning
  • 6 For the vile person will speak villany, and his heart will work iniquity, to practise hypocrisy, and to utter error against the Lord, to make empty the soul of the hungry, and he will cause the drink of the thirsty to fail.
    Isaiah 32:6 Meaning
  • 7 The instruments also of the churl are evil: he deviseth wicked devices to destroy the poor with lying words, even when the needy speaketh right.
    Isaiah 32:7 Meaning
  • 8 But the liberal deviseth liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand.
    Isaiah 32:8 Meaning

1 TIMOTHY 3:8–13Verses in the Bible

  • 8 Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;
    1 Timothy 3:8 Meaning
  • 9 Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.
    1 Timothy 3:9 Meaning
  • 10 And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless.
    1 Timothy 3:10 Meaning
  • 11 Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.
    1 Timothy 3:11 Meaning
  • 12 Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.
    1 Timothy 3:12 Meaning
  • 13 For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.
    1 Timothy 3:13 Meaning

1 PETER 5:2–5Verses in the Bible

  • 2 Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;
    1 Peter 5:2 Meaning
  • 3 Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.
    1 Peter 5:3 Meaning
  • 4 And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.
    1 Peter 5:4 Meaning
  • 5 Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.
    1 Peter 5:5 Meaning

HEBREWS 13:17In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 17 Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.

ISAIAH 6:8In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 8 Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.

PHILIPPIANS 4:13In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

PROVERBS 16:9In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 9 A man's heart deviseth his way: but the Lord directeth his steps.

ISAIAH 56:11In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 11 Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter.

PHILIPPIANS 2:5–8Verses in the Bible

  • 5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
    Philippians 2:5 Meaning
  • 6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
    Philippians 2:6 Meaning
  • 7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
    Philippians 2:7 Meaning
  • 8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
    Philippians 2:8 Meaning

JOHN 3:16In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

1 CORINTHIANS 10:12In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 12 Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.

ACTS 6:3In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 3 Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.

TITUS 1:5–9Verses in the Bible

  • 5 For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee:
    Titus 1:5 Meaning
  • 6 If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly.
    Titus 1:6 Meaning
  • 7 For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre;
    Titus 1:7 Meaning
  • 8 But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate;
    Titus 1:8 Meaning
  • 9 Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.
    Titus 1:9 Meaning

ISAIAH 33:15–16Verses in the Bible

  • 15 He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from holding of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil;
    Isaiah 33:15 Meaning
  • 16 He shall dwell on high: his place of defence shall be the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure.
    Isaiah 33:16 Meaning

1 SAMUEL 16:18In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 18 Then answered one of the servants, and said, Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite, that is cunning in playing, and a mighty valiant man, and a man of war, and prudent in matters, and a comely person, and the Lord is with him.


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