100 Bible Verses about Blessing Your Pastor

1 Timothy 5:17 ESV / 373 helpful votes

Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in preaching and teaching.

Hebrews 13:17 ESV / 286 helpful votes

Obey 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.

1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 ESV / 228 helpful votes

We ask you, brothers, to respect those who labor among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you, and to esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves.

Galatians 6:6 ESV / 226 helpful votes

One who is taught the word must share all good things with the one who teaches.

1 Corinthians 9:11 ESV / 165 helpful votes

If we have sown spiritual things among you, is it too much if we reap material things from you?

Numbers 6:24-26 ESV / 161 helpful votes

The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.

1 Corinthians 9:14 ESV / 153 helpful votes

In the same way, the Lord commanded that those who proclaim the gospel should get their living by the gospel.

Philippians 1:3-5 ESV / 96 helpful votes

I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now.

Philippians 1:7-11 ESV / 89 helpful votes

It is right for me to feel this way about you all, because I hold you in my heart, for you are all partakers with me of grace, both in my imprisonment and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel. For God is my witness, how I yearn for you all with the affection of Christ Jesus. And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.

2 Timothy 2:15 ESV / 87 helpful votes

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.

Romans 15:13 ESV / 84 helpful votes

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

Jeremiah 3:15 ESV / 69 helpful votes

“‘And I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding.

2 Kings 4:10 ESV / 66 helpful votes

Let us make a small room on the roof with walls and put there for him a bed, a table, a chair, and a lamp, so that whenever he comes to us, he can go in there.”

1 Peter 2:25 ESV / 54 helpful votes

For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.

Philippians 4:19 ESV / 53 helpful votes

And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

2 Kings 4:8-10 ESV / 53 helpful votes

One day Elisha went on to Shunem, where a wealthy woman lived, who urged him to eat some food. So whenever he passed that way, he would turn in there to eat food. And she said to her husband, “Behold now, I know that this is a holy man of God who is continually passing our way. Let us make a small room on the roof with walls and put there for him a bed, a table, a chair, and a lamp, so that whenever he comes to us, he can go in there.”

Jeremiah 9:23-24 ESV / 52 helpful votes

Thus says the Lord: “Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the Lord.”

Hebrews 13:7 ESV / 49 helpful votes

Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith.

Ephesians 4:11 ESV / 48 helpful votes

And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers,

Ezekiel 44:30 ESV / 47 helpful votes

And the first of all the firstfruits of all kinds, and every offering of all kinds from all your offerings, shall belong to the priests. You shall also give to the priests the first of your dough, that a blessing may rest on your house.

1 Peter 3:15 ESV / 46 helpful votes

But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect,

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 43 helpful votes

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

2 Peter 3:17 ESV / 41 helpful votes

You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, take care that you are not carried away with the error of lawless people and lose your own stability.

1 Peter 5:2 ESV / 40 helpful votes

Shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly;

Numbers 6:24 ESV / 40 helpful votes

The Lord bless you and keep you;

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 37 helpful votes

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

Isaiah 43:2 ESV / 37 helpful votes

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.

2 Timothy 4:2 ESV / 36 helpful votes

Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.

Acts 20:28 ESV / 36 helpful votes

Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood.

Galatians 6:9 ESV / 34 helpful votes

And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.

2 Samuel 2:6 ESV / 34 helpful votes

Now may the Lord show steadfast love and faithfulness to you. And I will do good to you because you have done this thing.

1 Thessalonians 1:2 ESV / 33 helpful votes

We give thanks to God always for all of you, constantly mentioning you in our prayers,

Ruth 1:8 ESV / 33 helpful votes

But Naomi said to her two daughters-in-law, “Go, return each of you to her mother's house. May the Lord deal kindly with you, as you have dealt with the dead and with me.

Acts 6:4 ESV / 31 helpful votes

But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word.”

Psalm 37:23 ESV / 31 helpful votes

The steps of a man are established by the Lord, when he delights in his way;

1 Timothy 5:17-18 ESV / 30 helpful votes

Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in preaching and teaching. For the Scripture says, “You shall not muzzle an ox when it treads out the grain,” and, “The laborer deserves his wages.”

2 Corinthians 9:13-14 ESV / 30 helpful votes

By their approval of this service, they will glorify God because of your submission flowing from your confession of the gospel of Christ, and the generosity of your contribution for them and for all others, while they long for you and pray for you, because of the surpassing grace of God upon you.

Isaiah 52:7 ESV / 30 helpful votes

How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, “Your God reigns.”

Deuteronomy 30:16 ESV / 30 helpful votes

If you obey the commandments of the Lord your God that I command you today, by loving the Lord your God, by walking in his ways, and by keeping his commandments and his statutes and his rules, then you shall live and multiply, and the Lord your God will bless you in the land that you are entering to take possession of it.

Titus 1:7 ESV / 29 helpful votes

For an overseer, as God's steward, must be above reproach. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered or a drunkard or violent or greedy for gain,

Esther 4:14 ESV / 29 helpful votes

For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father's house will perish. And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”

1 Peter 5:3 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock.

1 Thessalonians 1:3 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Deuteronomy 28:2 ESV / 28 helpful votes

And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, if you obey the voice of the Lord your God.

Titus 1:5 ESV / 27 helpful votes

This is why I left you in Crete, so that you might put what remained into order, and appoint elders in every town as I directed you—

Romans 10:12 ESV / 27 helpful votes

For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him.

1 Peter 5:1-4 ESV / 26 helpful votes

So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed: shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly; not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory.

2 Corinthians 9:8 ESV / 26 helpful votes

And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.

Romans 1:8 ESV / 26 helpful votes

First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is proclaimed in all the world.

James 3:1 ESV / 25 helpful votes

Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness.

Philippians 4:10-19 ESV / 25 helpful votes

I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at length you have revived your concern for me. You were indeed concerned for me, but you had no opportunity. Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me. Yet it was kind of you to share my trouble. ...

Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 25 helpful votes

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

1 Peter 3:9 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing.

Malachi 3:10 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need.

John 15:13 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 21 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Joshua 1:9 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Ephesians 2:10 ESV / 19 helpful votes

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

Romans 8:28 ESV / 19 helpful votes

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

Luke 10:7 ESV / 19 helpful votes

And remain in the same house, eating and drinking what they provide, for the laborer deserves his wages. Do not go from house to house.

Numbers 6:1-27 ESV / 19 helpful votes

And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to the people of Israel and say to them, When either a man or a woman makes a special vow, the vow of a Nazirite, to separate himself to the Lord, he shall separate himself from wine and strong drink. He shall drink no vinegar made from wine or strong drink and shall not drink any juice of grapes or eat grapes, fresh or dried. All the days of his separation he shall eat nothing that is produced by the grapevine, not even the seeds or the skins. “All the days of his vow of separation, no razor shall touch his head. Until the time is completed for which he separates himself to the Lord, he shall be holy. He shall let the locks of hair of his head grow long. ...

Philippians 1:1 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are at Philippi, with the overseers and deacons:

Jeremiah 33:3 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.

Isaiah 54:17 ESV / 18 helpful votes

No weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed, and you shall confute every tongue that rises against you in judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord and their vindication from me, declares the Lord.”

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 17 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood ...

1 Peter 5:7 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

1 Timothy 4:2 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Through the insincerity of liars whose consciences are seared,

1 Timothy 3:1-3 ESV / 17 helpful votes

The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money.

1 John 4:18 ESV / 16 helpful votes

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.

1 Timothy 3:2 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,

1 Thessalonians 5:12 ESV / 16 helpful votes

We ask you, brothers, to respect those who labor among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you,

Colossians 2:1-23 ESV / 16 helpful votes

For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you and for those at Laodicea and for all who have not seen me face to face, that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God's mystery, which is Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. I say this in order that no one may delude you with plausible arguments. For though I am absent in body, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the firmness of your faith in Christ. ...

Philippians 4:18 ESV / 16 helpful votes

I have received full payment, and more. I am well supplied, having received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent, a fragrant offering, a sacrifice acceptable and pleasing to God.

Philippians 1:6 ESV / 16 helpful votes

And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.

Ephesians 4:29 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.

2 Corinthians 5:18 ESV / 16 helpful votes

All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation;

2 Corinthians 4:1 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not lose heart.

2 Corinthians 3:6 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Who has made us competent to be ministers of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit. For the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.

Acts 20:17 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Now from Miletus he sent to Ephesus and called the elders of the church to come to him.

John 21:16-18 ESV / 16 helpful votes

He said to him a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Tend my sheep.” He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, “Do you love me?” and he said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep. Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were young, you used to dress yourself and walk wherever you wanted, but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will dress you and carry you where you do not want to go.”

Mark 16:15 ESV / 16 helpful votes

And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.

Jeremiah 10:21 ESV / 16 helpful votes

For the shepherds are stupid and do not inquire of the Lord; therefore they have not prospered, and all their flock is scattered.

Proverbs 28:20 ESV / 16 helpful votes

A faithful man will abound with blessings, but whoever hastens to be rich will not go unpunished.

Proverbs 16:3 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.

Proverbs 3:5 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.

Psalm 90:17 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands upon us; yes, establish the work of our hands!

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 15 helpful votes

For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

Colossians 1:1-29 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the saints and faithful brothers in Christ at Colossae: Grace to you and peace from God our Father. We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel, ...

1 Corinthians 9:1-27 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are not you my workmanship in the Lord? If to others I am not an apostle, at least I am to you, for you are the seal of my apostleship in the Lord. This is my defense to those who would examine me. Do we not have the right to eat and drink? Do we not have the right to take along a believing wife, as do the other apostles and the brothers of the Lord and Cephas? ...

Philippians 1:3 ESV / 14 helpful votes

I thank my God in all my remembrance of you,

2 Corinthians 9:6 ESV / 14 helpful votes

The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.

1 Corinthians 9:9-11 ESV / 14 helpful votes

For it is written in the Law of Moses, “You shall not muzzle an ox when it treads out the grain.” Is it for oxen that God is concerned? Does he not speak entirely for our sake? It was written for our sake, because the plowman should plow in hope and the thresher thresh in hope of sharing in the crop. If we have sown spiritual things among you, is it too much if we reap material things from you?

Jeremiah 12:10 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Many shepherds have destroyed my vineyard; they have trampled down my portion; they have made my pleasant portion a desolate wilderness.

Ephesians 4:11-12 ESV / 13 helpful votes

And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ,

Galatians 2:20 ESV / 13 helpful votes

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Luke 1:37 ESV / 13 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

1 Corinthians 1:4 ESV / 12 helpful votes

I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that was given you in Christ Jesus,

Romans 5:8 ESV / 12 helpful votes

But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

John 3:16 ESV / 12 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Luke 1:45 ESV / 12 helpful votes

And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord.”

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