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63 Top Bible Verses About Leadership | Scriptures On Leadership

63 Bible Verses About Leadership

Bible Verses About Leadership

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Have you ever ask yourself this question ''what does the bible say about choosing a leader or Being A Leader? Somehow I guess it's actually one of the reasons for your search.

Just relax and read through, these article is going to add more sense to your knowledge pertaining to leadership, teach you to understand more about leadership according to the bible and most importantly list out Bible Verses About Leadership that will ultimately help build you as a leader.

So many people want to rule the world, sometimes we call some of this people '' born leaders'' because of some traits they seem to possess, while the other set of people become leaders by appointment because not all born leaders become leaders.

Some people are put in a leadership position due to various circumstances. There's that one person in your life who always influence you to be on your best behavior.


Leadership entails a lot of services which is very important. A writer once said ''when you serve other, making their life's worth living, you are a blessing to them and being blessed yourself, fed, and filled back up. Which literally means you get back what you put into as a leader.

Hey, Don't leave yet,

Most times people want a leader they can relate and are able to express their feelings too. So if you want your leadership position to run smoothly, you will have to go through this Bible Verses About Leadership that will help you be the kind of leader that's down to earth and easily accessible.

Another function of a good leader is ''vision'' A leader without a vision will only lead his followers astray. There has to be a vision that's written down. Habakkuk 2:2 NIV

Before moving on to our list of Bible Verses About Leadership, I know you have come across many definitions of a Leader but I'll like you to read my own definition. It's quite unique.

Leadership can be defined in my own way as the act of guiding, advising, mentoring a group of people, community or country, which can also be simply the act of delegating authority.

Bottom Line:

Every good Leader should exhibit the characteristics of a godly leader, and that's why this article is here for you. So I hope this bible verses about leadership qualities would ultimately be a better motivation to leaders out there.

Let's begin.

63 Bible Verses About Leadership

Here you have our list of Best Bible Verses About Leadership. I'll be using the New International Version (NIV)

1. Micah 3:9-12 Hear this, you leaders of Jacob, you rulers of Israel, who despise justice and distort all that is right; 10 who build Zion with bloodshed, and Jerusalem with wickedness. 11 Her leaders judge for a bribe,  her priests teach for a price, and her prophets tell fortunes for money. Yet they look for the Lord’s support and say, “Is not the Lord among us? No disaster will come upon us. 12 Therefore because of you, Zion will be plowed like a field, Jerusalem will become a heap of rubble, the temple hill a mound overgrown with thickets
2. Titus 1:7-9

Since an overseer manages God’s household, he must be blameless—not overbearing, not quick-tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not pursuing dishonest gain. Rather, he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined. He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it.

3. Titus 2:7-8 
In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us.

4. 1 Thessalonian 5:24 The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it.

5. 2 Timothy 2:3-4
Join with me in suffering, like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. 4 No one serving as a soldier gets entangled in civilian affairs, but rather tries to please his commanding officer.
6. Luke 18:27 Jesus replied, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.”

7. Numbers 12:3 
Now Moses was a very humble man, more humble than anyone else on the face of the earth.

8. Luke  6:31 
Do to others as you would have them do to you.

9. John 3:30
He must become greater; I must become less.”

10. Proverbs 11:14
For lack of guidance a nation falls, but victory is won through many advisers.

Bible Verses About Leadership

11. 1 Peter 3:14
But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. “Do not fear their threats; do not be frightened.”

12. Psalm 78:72
And David shepherded them with integrity of heart; with skillful hands he led them.

13. Proverbs 29:14 
If a king judges the poor with fairness, his throne will be established forever.

14. Hebrew 13:7
Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith.

15. Proverbs 16:29
A violent person entices their neighbor and leads them down a path that is not good

16. Isaiah 35:4
say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you.”

17.1 Timothy 5:17 The elders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honor, especially those whose work is preaching and teaching.

18. 1 Corinthians 10:33
even as I try to please everyone in every way. For I am not seeking my own good but the good of many, so that they may be saved.

19. Matthew 23:11-12
The greatest among you will be your servant. 12 For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.

20. 1 Timothy 3:5
care If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take of God’s church

21. Proverbs 29:2 When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule, the people groan.

22. Jeremiah 1:5
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”

23. 2 Chronicle 1:10-12
Give me wisdom and knowledge, that I may lead this people, for who is able to govern this great people of yours?”

24Genesis 47:6 and the land of Egypt is before you; settle your father and your brothers in the best part of the land. Let them live in Goshen. And if you know of any among them with special ability, put them in charge of my own livestock.”

25Genesis 1:28
God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”

26Numbers 27:15-17
Moses said to the Lord, 16 “May the Lord, the God who gives breath to all living things, appoint someone over this community 17 to go out and come in before them, one who will lead them out and bring them in, so the Lord’s people will not be like sheep without a shepherd.”

27. Exodus 18:21
But select capable men from all the people—men who fear God, trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain—and appoint them as officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens.

28. Luke 6:39
He also told them this parable: “Can the blind lead the blind? Will they not both fall into a pit?

29. 1 Timothy 3:13
Those who have served well gain an excellent standing and great assurance in their faith in Christ Jesus.

30. Luke 22:26
But you are not to be like that. Instead, the greatest among you should be like the youngest, and the one who rules like the one who serves.

31. Romans 5:3-5
Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.

32. Proverbs 4:23
Above all else, guard your heart,  for everything you do flows from it.

33. Hebrew 13:17
Have confidence in your leaders and submit to their authority, because they keep watch over you as those who must give an account. Do this so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no benefit to you.

34. Revelation 21:7
Those who are victorious will inherit all this, and I will be their God and they will be my children.

Luke 12:48
But the one who does not know and does things deserving punishment will be beaten with few blows. From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.

36. Ecclesiastes 10:17
Blessed is the land whose king is of noble birth and whose princes eat at a proper time—for strength and not for drunkenness.
37. Ezra 7:10
For Ezra had devoted himself to the study and observance of the Law of the Lord, and to teaching its decrees and laws in Israel.

38. Galatians 6.9
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. 10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.

39. Jeremiah 1:5
They will fight against you but will not overcome you, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the Lord.

40. Philippians 2:3
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves,

41. 1 Peter 5:8
Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
42Proverbs 4:25-27
Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you. 26 Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways. 27 Do not turn to the right or the left;  keep your foot from evil.

43Philippians 2:4
not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.

Bible Verses About Leadership

44. 1 Timothy 3:2
Now the overseer is to be above reproach, faithful to his wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,

45. James 1:12 Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.

46. James 4:10
Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.

47. Proverbs 22:29 Do you see someone skilled in their work? They will serve before kings; they will not serve before officials of low rank.

48. 1 Timothy 4:8
For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.

49. James 3:1
Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly.

50. 1 Timothy 2:15 
But women will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith, love and holiness with propriety.

511 Timothy 4:12
Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.

52Matthew 7:12 
So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.

53Matthew 20:26
Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, 27 and whoever wants to be first must be your slave— 28 just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

54Hebrew 13:9
Do not be carried away by all kinds of strange teachings. It is good for our hearts to be strengthened by grace, not by eating ceremonial foods, which is of no benefit to those who do so.

55. Acts 20:28
Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood.

56. Isaiah 55:4
See, I have made him a witness to the peoples, a ruler and commander of the peoples.

57. Romans 8:28
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

58. Isaiah 41:10
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

59. Romans 8:31
What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us

60. Jeremiah 33:3 
‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’

61Jeremiah 23:1 
“Woe to the shepherds who are destroying and scattering the sheep of my pasture!” declares the Lord.

62. Psalm 37:5
Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this:

So I decided to save the best for the last in our list of Best Bible Verses About Leadership. This particular scripture is going to build up your faith in God as you engage in leadership.

Here you have it, shot and inspiring.
John 14:1
''Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me.

Finally, to achieve everything as a leader or a follower, there are basic principles that you will need to imbibe. And some of these are Good Character, Vision ''of which I said earlier'' and Mission.

And as a leader, you must always try to live for people, giving your best at all times.

If possible you can choose one or two of these Bible Verses About Leadership, jot them down where you will always remember and commit yourself to memorize them.

You can also look out for this link. It about leadership principles.



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