Bible Verses About Leadership: 11 Helpful Scriptures


1 Timothy 4:12

ESVLet no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.
KJVLet 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.
NASBLet no one look down on your youthfulness, but rather in speech, conduct, love, faith and purity, show yourself an example of those who believe.
NIVDon’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.
NLTDon’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity.

Philippians 2:3

ESVDo nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.
KJVLet nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.
NASBDo nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves;
NIVDo nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves,
NLTDon’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves.

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Exodus 18:21

ESVMoreover, look for able men from all the people, men who fear God, who are trustworthy and hate a bribe, and place such men over the people as chiefs of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties, and of tens.
KJVMoreover 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:
NASB“Furthermore, you shall select out of all the people able men who fear God, men of truth, those who hate dishonest gain; and you shall place these over them as leaders of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties and of tens.
NIVBut 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.
NLTBut select from all the people some capable, honest men who fear God and hate bribes. Appoint them as leaders over groups of one thousand, one hundred, fifty, and ten.

Galatians 6:9

ESVAnd let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.
KJVAnd let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
NASBLet us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.
NIVLet us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
NLTSo let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.

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Jeremiah 23:1

ESV“Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture!” declares the Lord.
KJVWoe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith the LORD.
NASB“Woe to the shepherds who are destroying and scattering the sheep of My pasture!” declares the LORD.
NIV“Woe to the shepherds who are destroying and scattering the sheep of my pasture!” declares the LORD.
NLT“What sorrow awaits the leaders of my people—the shepherds of my sheep—for they have destroyed and scattered the very ones they were expected to care for,” says the LORD.

Matthew 20:26

ESVIt shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant,
KJVBut it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister;
NASB“It is not this way among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant,
NIVNot so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant,
NLTBut among you it will be different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant,

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Hebrews 13:17

ESVObey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you.
KJVObey 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.
NASBObey your leaders and submit to them, for they keep watch over your souls as those who will give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with grief, for this would be unprofitable for you.
NIVHave 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.
NLTObey your spiritual leaders, and do what they say. Their work is to watch over your souls, and they are accountable to God. Give them reason to do this with joy and not with sorrow. That would certainly not be for your benefit.

Proverbs 11:14

ESVWhere there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety.
KJVWhere no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellers there is safety.
NASBWhere there is no guidance the people fall, But in abundance of counselors there is victory.
NIVFor lack of guidance a nation falls, but victory is won through many advisers.
NLTWithout wise leadership, a nation falls; there is safety in having many advisers.

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Philippians 4:13

ESVI can do all things through him who strengthens me.
KJVI can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
NASBI can do all things through Him who strengthens me.
NIVI can do all this through him who gives me strength.
NLTFor I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.

1 Peter 5:3

ESVNot domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock.
KJVNeither as being lords over God’s heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.
NASBnor yet as lording it over those allotted to your charge, but proving to be examples to the flock.
NIVnot lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock.
NLTDon’t lord it over the people assigned to your care, but lead them by your own good example.

Philippians 2:4

ESVLet each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.
KJVLook not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.
NASBdo not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.
NIVnot looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.
NLTDon’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.

Proverbs 4:23

ESVKeep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.
KJVKeep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
NASBWatch over your heart with all diligence, For from it flow the springs of life.
NIVAbove all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.
NLTGuard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.

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