Here are 77 Bible verses about pastor appreciation from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible (King James Version), sorted from most to least relevant.
Hebrews 13:17 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.
Jeremiah 3:15 KJV
And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.
1 Timothy 5:17 KJV
And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.
1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 KJV
Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.
2 Timothy 4:2 KJV
And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you; And to esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake. And be at peace among yourselves.
Hebrews 13:7 KJV
Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
1 Corinthians 9:14 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.
1 Thessalonians 1:3 KJV
Even so hath the Lord ordained that they which preach the gospel should live of the gospel.
Romans 10:14 KJV
Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father;
Psalms 37:23 KJV
How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?
Ephesians 4:11 KJV
The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.
Isaiah 52:7 KJV
And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
Numbers 6:24-26 KJV
How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!
2 Timothy 2:15 KJV
The LORD bless thee, and keep thee: The LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.
Isaiah 55:4 KJV
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
2 Samuel 2:6 KJV
Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader and commander to the people.
Colossians 3:16 KJV
And now the LORD shew kindness and truth unto you: and I also will requite you this kindness, because ye have done this thing.
Hebrews 6:10 KJV
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
2 Timothy 1:11 KJV
For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.
1 Thessalonians 1:2 KJV
Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles.
Jeremiah 29:11 KJV
We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers;
John 13:34-35 KJV
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
Galatians 6:9 KJV
A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
1 Corinthians 1:4 KJV
And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
Matthew 6:33 KJV
I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ;
Proverbs 3:5-6 KJV
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Ephesians 4:11-12 KJV
Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Jeremiah 33:3 KJV
And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
Ruth 1:8 KJV
Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.
Galatians 6:6-9 KJV
And Naomi said unto her two daughters in law, Go, return each to her mother’s house: the LORD deal kindly with you, as ye have dealt with the dead, and with me.
1 Peter 5:2 KJV
Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things. Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
Philippians 1:3 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;
Romans 13:7 KJV
I thank my God upon every remembrance of you,
Micah 6:8 KJV
Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.
Romans 1:8 KJV
He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?
Ephesians 4:25 KJV
First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.
Philippians 1:3-5 KJV
Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.
John 12:26 KJV
I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy, For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now;
2 Corinthians 9:13-14 KJV
If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.
Philippians 4:19 KJV
Whiles by the experiment of this ministration they glorify God for your professed subjection unto the gospel of Christ, and for your liberal distribution unto them, and unto all men; And by their prayer for you, which long after you for the exceeding grace of God in you.
Esther 4:14 KJV
But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
1 Corinthians 2:9 KJV
For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place; but thou and thy father’s house shall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?
Daniel 12:3 KJV
But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
Ruth 2:12 KJV
And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.
Romans 15:13 KJV
The LORD recompense thy work, and a full reward be given thee of the LORD God of Israel, under whose wings thou art come to trust.
John 4:23-24 KJV
Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.
Mark 9:41 KJV
But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
John 3:16 KJV
For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward.
Isaiah 41:10 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.
Deuteronomy 28:2 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.
Acts 20:28 KJV
And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God.
Deuteronomy 30:16 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.
Galatians 6:6 KJV
In that I command thee this day to love the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply: and the LORD thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it.
Galatians 3:2 KJV
Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things.
Psalms 100:4 KJV
This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?
Psalms 19:14 KJV
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
John 15:13 KJV
Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.
Luke 14:23 KJV
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
Psalms 127:1 KJV
And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.
1 Thessalonians 5:11 KJV
Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.
Philippians 4:8 KJV
Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.
Isaiah 40:31 KJV
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
Leviticus 19:18 KJV
But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
2 Chronicles 31:21 KJV
Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the LORD.
Hebrews 3:13 KJV
And in every work that he began in the service of the house of God, and in the law, and in the commandments, to seek his God, he did it with all his heart, and prospered.
Ephesians 4:31 KJV
But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.
Ephesians 4:29 KJV
Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:
2 Timothy 1:3 KJV
Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.
1 Corinthians 15:57 KJV
I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers with pure conscience, that without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers night and day;
John 3:16-17 KJV
But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 15:58 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. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
1 Timothy 5:25 KJV
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
Matthew 28:20 KJV
Likewise also the good works of some are manifest beforehand; and they that are otherwise cannot be hid.
Matthew 25:21 KJV
Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
Hebrews 11:1 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.
Psalms 145:18 KJV
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
1 Corinthians 16:14 KJV
The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth.
Proverbs 18:24 KJV
Let all your things be done with charity.
James 3:1 KJV
A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.
Jeremiah 10:23 KJV
My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.