Here are 80 Bible verses about leading by example from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible (King James Version), sorted from most to least relevant.
Titus 2:7 KJV
In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,
1 Timothy 4:12 KJV
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.
1 Peter 3:15 KJV
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.
2 Timothy 2:24 KJV
But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:
John 16:33 KJV
And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient,
Matthew 5:14-16 KJV
These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
2 Timothy 2:15 KJV
Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
1 Peter 5:3 KJV
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
Hebrews 13:17 KJV
Neither as being lords over God’s heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.
Matthew 25:21 KJV
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.
1 Peter 2:21-24 KJV
His lord said unto him, Well done, thou 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.
1 Timothy 5:17 KJV
For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously: Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
John 10:11 KJV
Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.
Mark 10:42-45 KJV
I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
Psalms 78:72 KJV
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. But so shall it not be among you: but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister: And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all. For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
Acts 1:8 KJV
So he fed them according to the integrity of his heart; and guided them by the skilfulness of his hands.
Acts 20:28 KJV
But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
Psalms 101:5 KJV
Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.
Psalms 32:8 KJV
Whoso privily slandereth his neighbour, him will I cut off: him that hath an high look and a proud heart will not I suffer.
1 Timothy 3:1-2 KJV
I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.
John 18:15-16 KJV
This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work. A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;
Psalms 23:1 KJV
And Simon Peter followed Jesus, and so did another disciple: that disciple was known unto the high priest, and went in with Jesus into the palace of the high priest. But Peter stood at the door without. Then went out that other disciple, which was known unto the high priest, and spake unto her that kept the door, and brought in Peter.
Hebrews 13:7 KJV
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
Philippians 3:17 KJV
Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation.
John 21:15-17 KJV
Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample.
John 3:16 KJV
So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs. He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep. He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.
Psalms 131:1 KJV
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 Peter 2:25 KJV
LORD, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty: neither do I exercise myself in great matters, or in things too high for me.
1 Timothy 5:17-18 KJV
For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.
1 Timothy 3:1 KJV
Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine. For the scripture saith, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn. And, The labourer is worthy of his reward.
Galatians 6:9 KJV
This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.
John 5:19 KJV
And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
Deuteronomy 16:19 KJV
Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.
Philippians 2:3 KJV
Thou shalt not wrest judgment; thou shalt not respect persons, neither take a gift: for a gift doth blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous.
1 Corinthians 9:9-14 KJV
Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.
John 14:6 KJV
For it is written in the law of Moses, Thou shalt not muzzle the mouth of the ox that treadeth out the corn. Doth God take care for oxen? Or saith he it altogether for our sakes? For our sakes, no doubt, this is written: that he that ploweth should plow in hope; and that he that thresheth in hope should be partaker of his hope. If we have sown unto you spiritual things, is it a great thing if we shall reap your carnal things? If others be partakers of this power over you, are not we rather? Nevertheless we have not used this power; but suffer all things, lest we should hinder the gospel of Christ. Do ye not know that they which minister about holy things live of the things of the temple? and they which wait at the altar are partakers with the altar? Even so hath the Lord ordained that they which preach the gospel should live of the gospel.
Matthew 20:26 KJV
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Matthew 16:24-27 KJV
But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister;
James 3:1 KJV
Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.
2 Thessalonians 3:9 KJV
My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.
Proverbs 16:18 KJV
Not because we have not power, but to make ourselves an ensample unto you to follow us.
Proverbs 4:23 KJV
Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.
Titus 1:5-7 KJV
Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
Philippians 4:13 KJV
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: If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly. 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;
1 Corinthians 11:1 KJV
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
John 3:30 KJV
Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.
Mark 12:29-31 KJV
He must increase, but I must decrease.
Matthew 7:12 KJV
And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.
Matthew 6:30 KJV
Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.
Isaiah 41:10 KJV
Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?
Proverbs 30:13 KJV
Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
Proverbs 29:2 KJV
There is a generation, O how lofty are their eyes! and their eyelids are lifted up.
Proverbs 11:14 KJV
When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.
1 Kings 3:9 KJV
Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.
1 Peter 5:5 KJV
Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people?
1 Peter 5:2 KJV
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 2:21 KJV
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;
James 1:12 KJV
For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:
Titus 1:7 KJV
Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.
Titus 1:5 KJV
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;
1 Timothy 4:8 KJV
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:
Ephesians 4:11 KJV
For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.
Luke 22:26 KJV
And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
Mark 10:45 KJV
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.
Matthew 26:58 KJV
For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
Matthew 17:8 KJV
But Peter followed him afar off unto the high priest’s palace, and went in, and sat with the servants, to see the end.
Matthew 16:27 KJV
And when they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no man, save Jesus only.
Job 41:34 KJV
For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.
1 Peter 5:7 KJV
He beholdeth all high things: he is a king over all the children of pride.
1 Peter 5:1 KJV
Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
James 1:5 KJV
The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed:
1 Timothy 3:2 KJV
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.
Philippians 4:9 KJV
A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;
Romans 8:28 KJV
Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.
John 15:13 KJV
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
Luke 22:25-28 KJV
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
Luke 12:48 KJV
And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors. 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. 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. Ye are they which have continued with me in my temptations.
Proverbs 29:14 KJV
But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.
Proverbs 29:4 KJV
The king that faithfully judgeth the poor, his throne shall be established for ever.
Proverbs 24:10 KJV
The king by judgment establisheth the land: but he that receiveth gifts overthroweth it.