100 Bible Verses about Teachers

Titus 2:7-8 ESV / 778 helpful votes

Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity, and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing evil to say about us.

Proverbs 22:6 ESV / 620 helpful votes

Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.

James 3:1-2 ESV / 543 helpful votes

Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness. For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body.

Luke 6:40 ESV / 458 helpful votes

A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone when he is fully trained will be like his teacher.

1 Peter 4:10 ESV / 351 helpful votes

As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace:

Psalm 32:8 ESV / 312 helpful votes

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.

Deuteronomy 32:2 ESV / 239 helpful votes

May my teaching drop as the rain, my speech distill as the dew, like gentle rain upon the tender grass, and like showers upon the herb.

2 Timothy 2:15 ESV / 234 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.

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 222 helpful votes

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,

Romans 12:6-7 ESV / 216 helpful votes

Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching;

Romans 12:7 ESV / 191 helpful votes

If service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching;

1 Corinthians 15:58 ESV / 187 helpful votes

Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.

Matthew 5:19 ESV / 162 helpful votes

Therefore whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

Proverbs 1:1-33 ESV / 157 helpful votes

The proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel: To know wisdom and instruction, to understand words of insight, to receive instruction in wise dealing, in righteousness, justice, and equity; to give prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the youth— Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance, ...

Matthew 28:20 ESV / 143 helpful votes

Teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

1 Corinthians 12:28 ESV / 136 helpful votes

And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, helping, administrating, and various kinds of tongues.

James 1:5 ESV / 133 helpful votes

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.

John 13:13 ESV / 131 helpful votes

You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am.

2 Timothy 2:2 ESV / 130 helpful votes

And what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.

Ephesians 4:11-16 ESV / 128 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, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, ...

John 14:26 ESV / 120 helpful votes

But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.

Colossians 3:16 ESV / 118 helpful votes

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

James 3:1 ESV / 107 helpful votes

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

Romans 2:21 ESV / 105 helpful votes

You then who teach others, do you not teach yourself? While you preach against stealing, do you steal?

1 Timothy 4:11 ESV / 95 helpful votes

Command and teach these things.

Psalm 119:99 ESV / 91 helpful votes

I have more understanding than all my teachers, for your testimonies are my meditation.

Matthew 10:24 ESV / 90 helpful votes

“A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master.

Galatians 5:22-23 ESV / 88 helpful votes

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV / 88 helpful votes

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Luke 1:37 ESV / 86 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Hebrews 5:12 ESV / 82 helpful votes

For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the basic principles of the oracles of God. You need milk, not solid food,

1 John 2:27 ESV / 77 helpful votes

But the anointing that you received from him abides in you, and you have no need that anyone should teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about everything, and is true, and is no lie—just as it has taught you, abide in him.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV / 77 helpful votes

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.

2 Timothy 1:11 ESV / 72 helpful votes

For which I was appointed a preacher and apostle and teacher,

John 3:10 ESV / 72 helpful votes

Jesus answered him, “Are you the teacher of Israel and yet you do not understand these things?

Ephesians 4:11 ESV / 69 helpful votes

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

Galatians 6:6 ESV / 68 helpful votes

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

John 3:2 ESV / 68 helpful votes

This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.”

Ephesians 3:16-19 ESV / 66 helpful votes

That according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

1 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 64 helpful votes

Desiring to be teachers of the law, without understanding either what they are saying or the things about which they make confident assertions.

Ecclesiastes 12:12-13 ESV / 64 helpful votes

My son, beware of anything beyond these. Of making many books there is no end, and much study is a weariness of the flesh. The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.

Ephesians 6:4 ESV / 59 helpful votes

Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

2 Timothy 2:24 ESV / 57 helpful votes

And the Lord's servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil,

John 16:13 ESV / 56 helpful votes

When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.

2 Timothy 4:2 ESV / 55 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 11:25 ESV / 55 helpful votes

Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.

Titus 2:3-5 ESV / 53 helpful votes

Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.

1 Timothy 1:7-8 ESV / 53 helpful votes

Desiring to be teachers of the law, without understanding either what they are saying or the things about which they make confident assertions. Now we know that the law is good, if one uses it lawfully,

1 Thessalonians 5:24 ESV / 51 helpful votes

He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it.

Acts 13:1 ESV / 51 helpful votes

Now there were in the church at Antioch prophets and teachers, Barnabas, Simeon who was called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen a member of the court of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.

1 Corinthians 14:26 ESV / 50 helpful votes

What then, brothers? When you come together, each one has a hymn, a lesson, a revelation, a tongue, or an interpretation. Let all things be done for building up.

Luke 12:12 ESV / 50 helpful votes

For the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say.”

Matthew 25:21 ESV / 50 helpful votes

His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’

Titus 1:11 ESV / 49 helpful votes

They must be silenced, since they are upsetting whole families by teaching for shameful gain what they ought not to teach.

Ephesians 1:16 ESV / 49 helpful votes

I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers,

1 Chronicles 25:8 ESV / 48 helpful votes

And they cast lots for their duties, small and great, teacher and pupil alike.

1 Corinthians 9:27 ESV / 47 helpful votes

But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.

John 13:14 ESV / 47 helpful votes

If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet.

Luke 13:10 ESV / 47 helpful votes

Now he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath.

Isaiah 30:20 ESV / 47 helpful votes

And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, yet your Teacher will not hide himself anymore, but your eyes shall see your Teacher.

Matthew 23:8 ESV / 46 helpful votes

But you are not to be called rabbi, for you have one teacher, and you are all brothers.

3 John 1:3 ESV / 45 helpful votes

For I rejoiced greatly when the brothers came and testified to your truth, as indeed you are walking in the truth.

Colossians 1:28 ESV / 45 helpful votes

Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ.

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 45 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

1 Thessalonians 1:2 ESV / 43 helpful votes

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

Psalm 37:31 ESV / 43 helpful votes

The law of his God is in his heart; his steps do not slip.

2 Thessalonians 1:3 ESV / 42 helpful votes

We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers, as is right, because your faith is growing abundantly, and the love of every one of you for one another is increasing.

1 Corinthians 12:29 ESV / 42 helpful votes

Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles?

Jeremiah 17:8 ESV / 42 helpful votes

He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.”

Proverbs 31:28 ESV / 42 helpful votes

Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her:

Psalm 34:11 ESV / 42 helpful votes

Come, O children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the Lord.

1 Chronicles 16:11 ESV / 42 helpful votes

Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!

Proverbs 5:13 ESV / 41 helpful votes

I did not listen to the voice of my teachers or incline my ear to my instructors.

Esther 5:1-14 ESV / 40 helpful votes

On the third day Esther put on her royal robes and stood in the inner court of the king's palace, in front of the king's quarters, while the king was sitting on his royal throne inside the throne room opposite the entrance to the palace. And when the king saw Queen Esther standing in the court, she won favor in his sight, and he held out to Esther the golden scepter that was in his hand. Then Esther approached and touched the tip of the scepter. And the king said to her, “What is it, Queen Esther? What is your request? It shall be given you, even to the half of my kingdom.” And Esther said, “If it please the king, let the king and Haman come today to a feast that I have prepared for the king.” Then the king said, “Bring Haman quickly, so that we may do as Esther has asked.” So the king and Haman came to the feast that Esther had prepared. ...

1 Peter 3:15 ESV / 38 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,

2 Timothy 3:14-17 ESV / 38 helpful votes

But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.

Nehemiah 8:8 ESV / 38 helpful votes

They read from the book, from the Law of God, clearly, and they gave the sense, so that the people understood the reading.

John 13:13-17 ESV / 37 helpful votes

You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet. For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you. Truly, truly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.

Hebrews 13:17 ESV / 34 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.

Philippians 3:12-14 ESV / 33 helpful votes

Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

1 Samuel 12:23 ESV / 33 helpful votes

Moreover, as for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the Lord by ceasing to pray for you, and I will instruct you in the good and the right way.

Titus 2:7 ESV / 32 helpful votes

Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity,

Romans 2:20 ESV / 32 helpful votes

An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of children, having in the law the embodiment of knowledge and truth—

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 31 helpful votes

A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. ...

James 3:2 ESV / 30 helpful votes

For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body.

John 3:1-36 ESV / 30 helpful votes

Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.” Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born?” Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. ...

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 29 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 ...

Isaiah 50:4 ESV / 29 helpful votes

The Lord God has given me the tongue of those who are taught, that I may know how to sustain with a word him who is weary. Morning by morning he awakens; he awakens my ear to hear as those who are taught.

Deuteronomy 11:18-19 ESV / 29 helpful votes

“You shall therefore lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall teach them to your children, talking of them when you are sitting in your house, and when you are walking by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.

Deuteronomy 6:7 ESV / 28 helpful votes

You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.

Exodus 4:12 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Now therefore go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall speak.”

Matthew 20:26-28 ESV / 27 helpful votes

It shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be your slave, even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 27 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 Timothy 4:12 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.

Mark 12:14 ESV / 25 helpful votes

And they came and said to him, “Teacher, we know that you are true and do not care about anyone's opinion. For you are not swayed by appearances, but truly teach the way of God. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not? Should we pay them, or should we not?”

Proverbs 4:18 ESV / 25 helpful votes

But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, which shines brighter and brighter until full day.

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 24 helpful votes

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

Matthew 7:15-20 ESV / 24 helpful votes

“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit. A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. ...

Isaiah 1:1-31 ESV / 24 helpful votes

The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah. Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth; for the Lord has spoken: “Children have I reared and brought up, but they have rebelled against me. The ox knows its owner, and the donkey its master's crib, but Israel does not know, my people do not understand.” Ah, sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, offspring of evildoers, children who deal corruptly! They have forsaken the Lord, they have despised the Holy One of Israel, they are utterly estranged. Why will you still be struck down? Why will you continue to rebel? The whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint. ...

Proverbs 4:13 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Keep hold of instruction; do not let go; guard her, for she is your life.

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