The Role Of Women In The Church
by Sandy Simpson, 7/03
There has been a lot of controversy over the role of women in the Church. I believe the Bible, taken in the context of the 66 books, has given us all the answers to this dilemma. The main conflict comes over two passages of Scripture from Paul. All Scripture needs to be understood in the context of what was said, who is was spoken to, and what the culture was at the time. I do not pretend to have all the answers, but I see an equally important role for women and men in the Bible. The problem comes with application. Many women are no longer in submission to their husbands or the leadership in churches. They do not show respect for their husbands and the church elders. This is why we have those who want to tell women to be silent in the church. But just because women are not in submission, and men are allowing it, does not mean that women have no role to play in the Church. On the contrary, obedient submissive women have a very important role in the Church as do men. Evidence from history shows us that many have been saved and discipled by women, and many churches have been planted by them. Prophecy has come forth for the Church through women, and will continue to do so as the Spirit leads and as women are living in submission to their husbands and to Christ.
Let’s go through the Word and note some very special things about the role of women in life and ministry.
MEN & WOMEN ARE MADE IN THE IMAGE OF GOD
Both men and women are made in the image of God, not just men.
Genesis 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.GOD BLESSED BOTH MEN AND WOMEN, CALLING THEM "MAN"
Matthew 19:4 "Haven’t you read," he replied, "that at the beginning the Creator ’made them male and female,’
Mark 10:6 "But at the beginning of creation God ’made them male and female.’
Men and women, in general, are referred to as "man". Notice that God calls men and women "man". Therefore this is not a sexist term, but a godly one.
Genesis 5:2 He created them male and female and blessed them. And when they were created, he called them "man."We can also learn from this that some things that pertain to "man" pertain to both men and women, whereas when men or women are specified it is talking about men and women specifically. Here is an example where God is referencing both men and women as "men".
Ephesians 4:8 This is why it says: "When he ascended on high, he led captives in his train and gave gifts to men."THE WOMAN WAS TAKEN OUT OF THE MAN
1 Timothy 2:4 who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.
Women must always remember where they came from, where God took them from.
Genesis 2:23 The man said, "This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ’woman, ’for she was taken out of man."THE HEAD OF EVERY WOMAN IS THE MAN, THE HEAD OF EVERY WIFE IS THE HUSBAND
This verse is talking specifically about the husband and wife. But in a larger sense the head of the man is Christ, the head of the woman is man. The Bible teaches that Christ is the first head over man, the Christian husband the second head under Christ, with the elders of the church the third authority in the life of every Christian woman.
1 Corinthians 11:3 Now I want you to realize that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man, and the head of Christ is God.EVE SINNED BEFORE ADAM AND ENTICED ADAM TO SIN
Genesis 3:6 When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it.Now let's look at some attributes of women from the Bible.
WOMEN ARE SERVANTS OF MEN AND GOD
Genesis 24:11 He had the camels kneel down near the well outside the town; it was toward evening, the time the women go out to draw water.MEN AND WOMEN PLUNDERED THE EGYPTIANS TOGETHER
Exodus 11:2 Tell the people that men and women alike are to ask their neighbors for articles of silver and gold."WOMEN WERE PROPHETESSES, BOTH GODLY AND UNGODLY
Exodus 3:22 Every woman is to ask her neighbor and any woman living in her house for articles of silver and gold and for clothing, which you will put on your sons and daughters. And so you will plunder the Egyptians."
Exodus 15:20 Then Miriam the prophetess, Aaron’s sister, took a tambourine in her hand, and all the women followed her, with tambourines and dancing.WOMEN PROPHESY (PREACH, TEACH, SPEAK GODS WORD) AND ARE FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT
Judges 4:4 Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lappidoth, was leading Israel at that time.
2 Kings 22:14 Hilkiah the priest, Ahikam, Acbor, Shaphan and Asaiah went to speak to the prophetess Huldah, who was the wife of Shallum son of Tikvah, the son of Harhas, keeper of the wardrobe. She lived in Jerusalem, in the Second District.
2 Chronicles 34:22 Hilkiah and those the king had sent with him went to speak to the prophetess Huldah, who was the wife of Shallum son of Tokhath, the son of Hasrah, keeper of the wardrobe. She lived in Jerusalem, in the Second District.
Nehemiah 6:14 Remember Tobiah and Sanballat, O my God, because of what they have done; remember also the prophetess Noadiah and the rest of the prophets who have been trying to intimidate me.
Isaiah 8:3 Then I went to the prophetess, and she conceived and gave birth to a son. And the LORD said to me, "Name him Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz.
Luke 2:36 There was also a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was very old; she had lived with her husband seven years after her marriage,
Revelation 2:20 Nevertheless, I have this against you: You tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess. By her teaching she misleads my servants into sexual immorality and the eating of food sacrificed to idols.
Anyone who prophesies can teach everyone in the body of Christ. There is no gender specification on the gift of prophecy.
Acts 2:18 Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy.*"Prophesy" means to predict, foretell, declare, discourse, teach, refute, reprove, admonish, comfort, discharge the prophetic office.
1 Cor. 12:8-11 To one there is given through the Spirit the message of wisdom, to another the message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues. All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he gives them to each one, just as he determines.
Ephesians 4:11 It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers,Women were prophets, thus they had to be teachers also. Here is the definition of the word "prophesy" from Acts 2:18.
*4395 profhteuw propheteuo prof-ate-yoo’-o
from 4396; TDNT-6:781,952; v
AV-prophesy 28; 28
1) to prophesy, to be a prophet, speak forth by divine inspirations,
1a) to prophesy
1b) with the idea of foretelling future events pertaining esp. to the kingdom of God
1c) to utter forth, declare, a thing which can only be known by divine revelation
1d) to break forth under sudden impulse in lofty discourse or praise of the divine counsels
1d1) under like prompting, to teach, refute, reprove, admonish, comfort others
1e) to act as a prophet, discharge the prophetic office
Tense-Future, See 5776
Voice-Active, See 5784
Mood - Indicative, See 5791
It is my belief that today prophesy comes through proper exegesis of the written Word of God through the Holy Spirit. Paul said we are not to go beyond what is written. The Bible is the highest and final revelation of truth. It is God's Word that is alive and active, sharper than any two-edged sword. When the Word is being taught in context correctly, prophesy comes forth for the Church through the Holy Spirit and it convicts individual's hearts. Any other word must square completely with the written Word or it is not to be accepted and that person must not be promoted or followed, but rebuked and rejected as a heretic till they repent. For a woman to prophesy today would mean that she would have to be teaching the Word.
WOMEN WHO PROPHESY MUST HAVE THEIR HEAD "COVERED"
This implies that women do prophesy in the Church, but are to cover their heads as a sign of respect for God and their husbands. Women do not cover their heads today as a cultural sign of respect, but there are other ways women should show respect culturally. The precept is that women must be humble and have the permission of their husbands and church leaders to teach or do anything else before the church assembly.
1 Corinthians 11:5 And every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head— it is just as though her head were shaved.MEN WHO PROPHESY SHOULD NOT "COVER" THEIR HEADS
1 Corinthians 11:6 If a woman does not cover her head, she should have her hair cut off; and if it is a disgrace for a woman to have her hair cut or shaved off, she should cover her head.
1 Corinthians 11:8 For man did not come from woman, but woman from man;
1 Corinthians 11:9 neither was man created for woman, but woman for man.
1 Corinthians 11:10 For this reason, and because of the angels, the woman ought to have a sign of authority on her head.
1 Corinthians 11:11 In the Lord, however, woman is not independent of man, nor is man independent of woman.
1 Corinthians 11:12 For as woman came from man, so also man is born of woman. But everything comes from God.
1 Corinthians 11:13 Judge for yourselves: Is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered?
1 Corinthians 11:15 but that if a woman has long hair, it is her glory? For long hair is given to her as a covering.
Men have the direct headship authority from God to speak in church assemblies. Men today do not cover their heads anymore as a cultural sign of respect, but they should be judged and tested by the leadership of the church under their authority.
1 Corinthians 11:7 A man ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God; but the woman is the glory of man.MEN AND WOMEN FALSE PROPHETS WERE TO BE PUT TO DEATH
False prophets, male or female, must be judged. If they are false we are to separate ourselves from them and not fear what they predict.
Leviticus 20:27 "‘A man or woman who is a medium or spiritist among you must be put to death. You are to stone them; their blood will be on their own heads.’"BOTH MEN AND WOMEN COULD BE NAZARITES
Deuteronomy 18:22 If what a prophet proclaims in the name of the LORD does not take place or come true, that is a message the LORD has not spoken. That prophet has spoken presumptuously. Do not be afraid of him.
2 Peter 2:1 But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them— bringing swift destruction on themselves.
1 John 4:1 Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
Matthew 7:15 "Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.
Matthew 24:11 and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people.
Matthew 24:24 For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the elect— if that were possible.
Mark 13:22 For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform signs and miracles to deceive the elect— if that were possible.
This special designation for those who wanted to dedicate themselves fully to God was not closed to women.
Numbers 6:2 "Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ’If a man or woman wants to make a special vow, a vow of separation to the LORD as a Nazirite,NEITHER MEN NOR WOMEN WERE TO BECOME PROSTITUTES
Deuteronomy 23:17 No Israelite man or woman is to become a shrine prostitute.BOTH MEN AND WOMEN BRING GIFTS TO THE LORD
God accepts gifts from men and women alike.
Exodus 35:22 All who were willing, men and women alike, came and brought gold jewelry of all kinds: brooches, earrings, rings and ornaments. They all presented their gold as a wave offering to the LORD.LEVITE MEN WERE TO MARRY GOOD WOMEN
Exodus 35:29 All the Israelite men and women who were willing brought to the LORD freewill offerings for all the work the LORD through Moses had commanded them to do.
Leviticus 21:7 "‘They must not marry women defiled by prostitution or divorced from their husbands, because priests are holy to their God.IN THE LAW, MEN AND WOMEN WERE NOT TO WEAR EACH OTHER'S CLOTHING.
What about women wearing pants today? Isn't that against the Bible? This is a good example of how we need to pull the good precepts from the Law of Moses and apply them but be aware of cultural differences today. We are no longer tied by the Law but have freedom in Christ. Women should dress modestly and in good taste, and so should men. Men should not be wearing dresses and women should not be sporting buzz cuts, tattoos and acting like men. This promotes homosexuality which the Bible clearly denounces as sin. Perhaps this is a way to apply this truth to our cultural time period. It would have been applied differently at different time periods through history.
Deuteronomy 22:5 A woman must not wear men’s clothing, nor a man wear women’s clothing, for the LORD your God detests anyone who does this.FAITHFUL WOMEN WERE CALLED “BLESSED” IN THE BIBLE
Judges 5:24 "Most blessed of women be Jael, the wife of Heber the Kenite, most blessed of tent-dwelling women.WOMEN WERE MENTIONED IN THE GENEALOGY OF DAVID & JESUS
Luke 2:34 Then Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, his mother: "This child is destined to cause the falling and rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be spoken against,
Ruth 4:17 The women living there said, "Naomi has a son." And they named him Obed. He was the father of Jesse, the father of David.WOMEN SANG AND DANCED BEFORE THE LORD
Matt. 1:5 Salmon the father of Boaz, whose mother was Rahab, Boaz the father of Obed, whose mother was Ruth, Obed the father of Jesse,
Matt. 1:16 and Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.
1 Samuel 18:6 When the men were returning home after David had killed the Philistine, the women came out from all the towns of Israel to meet King Saul with singing and dancing, with joyful songs and with tambourines and lutes.WOMEN WERE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND THE LAW
2 Chronicles 35:25 Jeremiah composed laments for Josiah, and to this day all the men and women singers commemorate Josiah in the laments. These became a tradition in Israel and are written in the Laments.
Ezra 2:65 besides their 7,337 menservants and maidservants; and they also had 200 men and women singers.
Nehemiah 7:67 besides their 7,337 menservants and maidservants; and they also had 245 men and women singers.
Nehemiah 12:43 And on that day they offered great sacrifices, rejoicing because God had given them great joy. The women and children also rejoiced. The sound of rejoicing in Jerusalem could be heard far away.
Not only men understand God's laws, but women also.
Nehemiah 8:2 So on the first day of the seventh month Ezra the priest brought the Law before the assembly, which was made up of men and women and all who were able to understand.WOMEN CAN CAUSE MEN TO SIN – AND VICE VERSA
Eve surely tempted Adam to sin. But wasn't it Adam's responsibility to lead? Whose fault is it that sin corrupted mankind? The Bible lays the blame on Adam because he was the one in authority over the woman. I am tired of hearing so many men get all bent out of shape at many things going wrong in the Church, blaming women who are not under authority. But the real blame goes to husbands and Christian leaders who are not taking a biblical authority position with their wives. But blame for sin in the world and in the church can be laid at the feet of both men and women alike.
1 Kings 11:1 King Solomon, however, loved many foreign women besides Pharaoh’s daughter— Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Sidonians and Hittites.MEN AND WOMEN WHO SIN ARE GUILTY BY THE SAME MEASURE
Nehemiah 13:26 Was it not because of marriages like these that Solomon king of Israel sinned? Among the many nations there was no king like him. He was loved by his God, and God made him king over all Israel, but even he was led into sin by foreign women.
Ezekiel 16:41 They will burn down your houses and inflict punishment on you in the sight of many women. I will put a stop to your prostitution, and you will no longer pay your lovers.
Luke 17:1-2 Jesus said to his disciples: "Things that cause people to sin are bound to come, but woe to that person through whom they come. It would be better for him to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around his neck than for him to cause one of these little ones to sin.
Men and women will have to answer for their own sins, both here and in eternity.
Numbers 5:6 "Say to the Israelites: ’When a man or woman wrongs another in any way and so is unfaithful to the LORD, that person is guiltyFEMALES IN GOVERNMENTAL POSITIONS OF AUTHORITY SAVED MANY JEWS BY THEIR WISDOM AND FAITHFULNESS TO GOD
Esther saved her people by being faithful to God.
Esther 8:11 The king’s edict granted the Jews in every city the right to assemble and protect themselves; to destroy, kill and annihilate any armed force of any nationality or province that might attack them and their women and children; and to plunder the property of their enemies.WOMEN DO NOBLE THINGS
Proverbs 31:29 "Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all."SOME WOMEN HAVE GREAT FAITH
Matthew 15:28 Then Jesus answered, "Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted." And her daughter was healed from that very hour.SOME WOMEN ARE GREAT WORSHIPPERS
Matthew 26:10 Aware of this, Jesus said to them, "Why are you bothering this woman? She has done a beautiful thing to me.BUT WHEN WOMEN RULE OVER MEN IT ALMOST ALWAYS HAS DISASTROUS CONSEQUENCES
Mark 14:3 While he was in Bethany, reclining at the table in the home of a man known as Simon the Leper, a woman came with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, made of pure nard. She broke the jar and poured the perfume on his head.
Isaiah 3:12 Youths oppress my people, women rule over them. O my people, your guides lead you astray; they turn you from the path.WOMEN CAN ALSO BE ENTICERS OR ENTICED TO EVIL
Isaiah 3:16 The LORD says, "The women of Zion are haughty, walking along with outstretched necks, flirting with their eyes, tripping along with mincing steps, with ornaments jingling on their ankles.WOMEN AS TEACHERS OF OTHER WOMEN
Acts 13:50 But the Jews incited the God-fearing women of high standing and the leading men of the city. They stirred up persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and expelled them from their region.
Women are obviously called to teach their children and other younger women first, just like men should teach their sons and younger men.
Jeremiah 9:20 Now, O women, hear the word of the LORD; open your ears to the words of his mouth. Teach your daughters how to wail; teach one another a lament.Notice that older women can teach.
Titus 2:4 Then they can train the younger women to love their husbands and children,
Titus 2:3 Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good.WOMEN DO SOMETIMES HAVE A TENDENCY TO TURN TO FEMALE FALSE GODS
Jeremiah 44:19 The women added, "When we burned incense to the Queen of Heaven and poured out drink offerings to her, did not our husbands know that we were making cakes like her image and pouring out drink offerings to her?"FOR TRUE BELIEVERS, THE HOLY SPIRIT IS POURED OUT ON MEN AND WOMEN ALIKE
Ezekiel 13:18 and say, ’This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Woe to the women who sew magic charms on all their wrists and make veils of various lengths for their heads in order to ensnare people. Will you ensnare the lives of my people but preserve your own?
Daniel 11:37 He will show no regard for the gods of his fathers or for the one desired by women, nor will he regard any god, but will exalt himself above them all.
Joel 2:29 Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days.MEN AND WOMEN ARE ONE IN CHRIST
Everyone who is in Christ is in the unity of the Spirit. There are no more divisions as in the Old Testament between nationalities, slaves and masters, male and female. All have equal access to the Christ and all are one in Christ.
Galatians 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.OLD MEN AND WOMEN WILL SOMEDAY SIT IN THE STREETS OF THE CITY
Notice that old men and old women will sit in the streets. It was in the streets and at the gate where elders taught the younger people and gave counsel.
Zechariah 8:4 This is what the LORD Almighty says: "Once again men and women of ripe old age will sit in the streets of Jerusalem, each with cane in hand because of his age.WOMEN WERE THE MAIN SUPPORT OF JESUS’ MINISTRY
This certainly covers the gifts of helps and administration, as well as other gifts.
Matthew 27:55 Many women were there, watching from a distance. They had followed Jesus from Galilee to care for his needs.WOMEN WERE THE FIRST TO SEE THE RISEN LORD AND TALK TO HIM
Mark 15:41 In Galilee these women had followed him and cared for his needs. Many other women who had come up with him to Jerusalem were also there.
Luke 8:3 Joanna the wife of Cuza, the manager of Herod’s household; Susanna; and many others. These women were helping to support them out of their own means.
Matthew 28:8 So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples.MARY WAS THE MOST BLESSED AMONG WOMEN
Luke 24:5 In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, "Why do you look for the living among the dead?
Luke 1:42 In a loud voice she exclaimed: "Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear!WOMEN JOIN IN PRAYER WITH MEN
Why is it that today the job of praying is often given over to the women? It is because men have dropped the ball in many ways. Yet to pray is far more difficult than to get up and preach from a pulpit.
Acts 1:14 They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.MEN AND WOMEN WERE WATER BAPTIZED
Acts 8:12 But when they believed Philip as he preached the good news of the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.BOTH MEN AND WOMEN WERE CALLED FOLLOWERS OF PAUL
Acts 17:34 A few men became followers of Paul and believed. Among them was Dionysius, a member of the Areopagus, also a woman named Damaris, and a number of others.BELIEVING WOMEN WERE PROMINENT IN THE CHURCH AND COMMUNITY
Acts 17:4 Some of the Jews were persuaded and joined Paul and Silas, as did a large number of God-fearing Greeks and not a few prominent women.WOMEN WORKED HARD FOR THE LORD
It is sad but true that often women work harder for the Lord than men. This was true even in biblical times.
Romans 16:12 Greet Tryphena and Tryphosa, those women who work hard in the Lord. Greet my dear friend Persis, another woman who has worked very hard in the Lord.WIVES (NOT ALL WOMEN) ARE TO KEEP SILENT IN CHURCH
They were to keep silent in the church and not cause disorder, but to ask their husbands questions at home. The word for "women" is the same as the word for "wife".
1 Cor. 14:33-35 For God is not a God of disorder but of peace. As in all the congregations of the saints, women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the Law says. If they want to inquire about something, they should ask their own husbands at home; for it is disgraceful for a woman to speak in the church.Let's look at the word translated as "woman".
135 gunh gune goo-nay’
probably from the base of 1096; TDNT-1:776,134; n f
AV-women 129, wife 92; 221
1) a woman of any age, whether a virgin, or married, or a widow
2) a wife
2a) of a betrothed woman
"Gune" can be used both generally as "woman" or specifically as "wife". In this context it is clear that it is specifically referring to married women, wives. Note that the same word "gune" is used in the following passages.
1 Timothy 2:11 A woman should learn in quietness and full submission.Paul does not permit, but does God? We have to delineate between Paul’s preferences and hopes and precepts of God. But assuming this is a precept of God, we must also look at context. According to the definition of a “prophet” apparently God does allow women to teach in church. Let’s look at the words for “woman” and “man” in this verse also. The word for “women” is "gune" as above, either woman or wife. The word for “man” is "aner".
1 Timothy 2:12 I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man; she must be silent.
435 aner aner an’-ayr
a primary word cf 444; TDNT-1:360,59; n m
AV-man 156, husband 50, sir 6, fellow 1, not tr 2; 215
1) with reference to sex
1a) of a male
1b) of a husband
1c) of a betrothed or future husband
2) with reference to age, and to distinguish an adult man from a boy
3) any male
4) used generically of a group of both men and women
So “man” could be referring to men in general or specifically the husband of a wife. Let’s look at the context of the verses.
11 A woman should learn in quietness and full submission.A woman is clearly in submission to her husband and to Christ, not to other men first. Therefore this verse is talking about wives and husbands. The above verses should have been rendered "wives" and "husbands" and not "woman" and "men". Let's look further at the context to discover this fact.
1 Tim. 2:13-3:2 For Adam was formed first, then Eve. And Adam was not the one deceived; it was the woman who was deceived and became a sinner. But women will be saved through childbearing— if they continue in faith, love and holiness with propriety. Here is a trustworthy saying: If anyone sets his heart on being an overseer, he desires a noble task. Now the overseer must be above reproach, the husband of but one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,Again the context is wives and husbands. Adam was betrothed to Eve by God. Only wives are to have children. An overseer is to have one wife. So Paul is not saying that women cannot teach men, but that wives should not be talking out of turn in church, embarrassing their husbands and showing disrespect to them. The main purpose for Paul saying that wives should be silent in the churches was that they were causing disruption and disorder in the churches, which is what Paul had addressed a number of times already.
1 Corinthians 14:33 For God is not a God of disorder but of peace. As in all the congregations of the saints,In the end analysis, if a woman has the “covering” of both her husband and those in authority in the local church, then she is free to teach.
1 Corinthians 14:40 But everything should be done in a fitting and orderly way.
Colossians 2:5 For though I am absent from you in body, I am present with you in spirit and delight to see how orderly you are and how firm your faith in Christ is.
2 Corinthians 12:20 For I am afraid that when I come I may not find you as I want you to be, and you may not find me as you want me to be. I fear that there may be quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, factions, slander, gossip, arrogance and disorder.
WOMEN SHOULD DRESS MODESTLY
These directions were given to women in another time and culture. But modesty is a precept good for all time. I personally don't appreciate it when women, especially married women, wear tight clothing with low-cut necklines, and other immodest wear. Each husband should help his wife to wear appropriate clothing rather than having legalistic clothing rules. Young women should be advised, as should all, that they should be aware of their witness before others.
1 Timothy 2:9 I also want women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or expensive clothes,WOMEN WILL BE SANCTIFIED THROUGH CHILDBEARING
Genesis 3:16 To the woman he said, "I will greatly increase your pains in childbearing; with pain you will give birth to children. Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you."The only way to salvation is to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and continue to believe, commit to that belief, continue in faith. The way a woman will be helped to continue in faith is through birth and raising children.
1 Timothy 2:15 But women will be saved through childbearing— if they continue in faith, love and holiness with propriety.
RIGHTEOUS WOMEN MARRIED TO GODLY MEN ARE TO BE RESPECTABLE, AND IF SO, RESPECTED
1 Timothy 3:11 In the same way, their wives are to be women worthy of respect, not malicious talkers but temperate and trustworthy in everything.HOLY WOMEN ARE SUBMISSIVE TO THEIR HUSBANDS
1 Peter 3:5 For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in God used to make themselves beautiful. They were submissive to their own husbands,If men were exercising true biblical authority over their daughters and wives in love, the debate over the role of women in the Church would not be such an issue. If women today were submissive to their husbands, we would not have many of the problems we have today in the Church.
Here are the remainder of the verses that mention women, woman, female, females.
Genesis 4:19 Lamech married two women, one named Adah and the
Genesis 14:16 He recovered all the goods and brought back his relative Lot and his possessions, together with the women and the other people.
Genesis 27:46 Then Rebekah said to Isaac, "I’m disgusted with living because of these Hittite women. If Jacob takes a wife from among the women of this land, from Hittite women like these, my life will not be worth living."
Genesis 28:8 Esau then realized how displeasing the Canaanite women were to his father Isaac;
Genesis 30:13 Then Leah said, "How happy I am! The women will call me happy." So she named him Asher.
Genesis 31:43 Laban answered Jacob, "The women are my daughters, the children are my children, and the flocks are my flocks. All you see is mine. Yet what can I do today about these daughters of mine, or about the children they have borne?
Genesis 33:5 Then Esau looked up and saw the women and children. "Who are these with you?" he asked. Jacob answered, "They are the children God has graciously given your servant."
Genesis 34:1 Now Dinah, the daughter Leah had borne to Jacob, went out to visit the women of the land.
Genesis 34:29 They carried off all their wealth and all their women and children, taking as plunder everything in the houses.
Genesis 36:2 Esau took his wives from the women of Canaan: Adah daughter of Elon the Hittite, and Oholibamah daughter of Anah and granddaughter of Zibeon the Hivite—
Exodus 1:16 "When you help the Hebrew women in childbirth and observe them on the delivery stool, if it is a boy, kill him; but if it is a girl, let her live."
Exodus 1:19 The midwives answered Pharaoh, "Hebrew women are not like Egyptian women; they are vigorous and give birth before the midwives arrive."
Exodus 2:7 Then his sister asked Pharaoh’s daughter, "Shall I go and get one of the Hebrew women to nurse the baby for you?"
Exodus 10:10 Pharaoh said, "The LORD be with you— if I let you go, along with your women and children! Clearly you are bent on evil.
Exodus 10:24 Then Pharaoh summoned Moses and said, "Go, worship the LORD. Even your women and children may go with you; only leave your flocks and herds behind."
Exodus 12:37 The Israelites journeyed from Rameses to Succoth. There were about six hundred thousand men on foot, besides women and children.
Exodus 35:26 And all the women who were willing and had the skill spun the goat hair.
Exodus 38:8 They made the bronze basin and its bronze stand from the mirrors of the women who served at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting.
Leviticus 26:26 When I cut off your supply of bread, ten women will be able to bake your bread in one oven, and they will dole out the bread by weight. You will eat, but you will not be satisfied.
Numbers 25:1 While Israel was staying in Shittim, the men began to indulge in sexual immorality with Moabite women,
Numbers 31:9 The Israelites captured the Midianite women and children and took all the Midianite herds, flocks and goods as plunder.
Numbers 31:15 "Have you allowed all the women to live?" he asked them.
Numbers 31:35 and 32,000 women who had never slept with a man.
Numbers 32:16 Then they came up to him and said, "We would like to build pens here for our livestock and cities for our women and children.
Numbers 32:17 But we are ready to arm ourselves and go ahead of the Israelites until we have brought them to their place. Meanwhile our women and children will live in fortified cities, for protection from the inhabitants of the land.
Numbers 32:24 Build cities for your women and children, and pens for your flocks, but do what you have promised."
Deuteronomy 2:34 At that time we took all his towns and completely destroyed them— men, women and children. We left no survivors.
Deuteronomy 3:6 We completely destroyed them, as we had done with Sihon king of Heshbon, destroying every city— men, women and children.
Deuteronomy 7:14 You will be blessed more than any other people; none of your men or women will be childless, nor any of your livestock without young.
Deuteronomy 20:14 As for the women, the children, the livestock and everything else in the city, you may take these as plunder for yourselves. And you may use the plunder the LORD your God gives you from your enemies.
Deuteronomy 31:12 Assemble the people— men, women and children, and the aliens living in your towns— so they can listen and learn to fear the LORD your God and follow carefully all the words of this law.
Deuteronomy 32:25 In the street the sword will make them childless; in their homes terror will reign. Young men and young women will perish, infants and gray-haired men.
Joshua 6:21 They devoted the city to the LORD and destroyed with the sword every living thing in it— men and women, young and old, cattle, sheep and donkeys.
Joshua 8:25 Twelve thousand men and women fell that day— all the people of Ai.
Joshua 8:35 There was not a word of all that Moses had commanded that Joshua did not read to the whole assembly of Israel, including the women and children, and the aliens who lived among them.
Judges 9:49 So all the men cut branches and followed Abimelech. They piled them against the stronghold and set it on fire over the people inside. So all the people in the tower of Shechem, about a thousand men and women, also died.
Judges 9:51 Inside the city, however, was a strong tower, to which all the men and women— all the people of the city— fled. They locked themselves in and climbed up on the tower roof.
Judges 11:40 that each year the young women of Israel go out for four days to commemorate the daughter of Jephthah the Gileadite.
Judges 12:9 He had thirty sons and thirty daughters. He gave his daughters away in marriage to those outside his clan, and for his sons he brought in thirty young women as wives from outside his clan. Ibzan led Israel seven years.
Judges 16:27 Now the temple was crowded with men and women; all the rulers of the Philistines were there, and on the roof were about three thousand men and women watching Samson perform.
Judges 21:10 So the assembly sent twelve thousand fighting men with instructions to go to Jabesh Gilead and put to the sword those living there, including the women and children.
Judges 21:12 They found among the people living in Jabesh Gilead four hundred young women who had never slept with a man, and they took them to the camp at Shiloh in Canaan.
Judges 21:14 So the Benjamites returned at that time and were given the women of Jabesh Gilead who had been spared. But there were not enough for all of them.
Judges 21:16 And the elders of the assembly said, "With the women of Benjamin destroyed, how shall we provide wives for the men who are left?
Ruth 1:19 So the two women went on until they came to Bethlehem. When they arrived in Bethlehem, the whole town was stirred because of them, and the women exclaimed, "Can this be Naomi?"
Ruth 4:14 The women said to Naomi: "Praise be to the LORD, who this day has not left you without a kinsman-redeemer. May he become famous throughout Israel!
1 Samuel 2:22 Now Eli, who was very old, heard about everything his sons were doing to all Israel and how they slept with the women who served at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting.
1 Samuel 4:20 As she was dying, the women attending her said, "Don’t despair; you have given birth to a son." But she did not respond or pay any attention.
1 Samuel 15:3 Now go, attack the Amalekites and totally destroy everything that belongs to them. Do not spare them; put to death men and women, children and infants, cattle and sheep, camels and donkeys.’"
1 Samuel 15:33 But Samuel said, "As your sword has made women childless, so will your mother be childless among women." And Samuel put Agag to death before the LORD at Gilgal.
1 Samuel 21:4 But the priest answered David, "I don’t have any ordinary bread on hand; however, there is some consecrated bread here— provided the men have kept themselves from women."
1 Samuel 21:5 David replied, "Indeed women have been kept from us, as usual whenever I set out. The men’s things are holy even on missions that are not holy. How much more so today!"
1 Samuel 22:19 He also put to the sword Nob, the town of the priests, with its men and women, its children and infants, and its cattle, donkeys and sheep.
1 Samuel 30:2 and had taken captive the women and all who were in it, both young and old. They killed none of them, but carried them off as they went on their way.
2 Samuel 1:26 I grieve for you, Jonathan my brother; you were very dear to me. Your love for me was wonderful, more wonderful than that of women.
2 Samuel 6:19 Then he gave a loaf of bread, a cake of dates and a cake of raisins to each person in the whole crowd of Israelites, both men and women. And all the people went to their homes.
2 Samuel 19:35 I am now eighty years old. Can I tell the difference between what is good and what is not? Can your servant taste what he eats and drinks? Can I still hear the voices of men and women singers? Why should your servant be an added burden to my lord the king?
2 Kings 8:12 "Why is my lord weeping?" asked Hazael. "Because I know the harm you will do to the Israelites," he answered. "You will set fire to their fortified places, kill their young men with the sword, dash their little children to the ground, and rip open their pregnant women."
2 Kings 15:16 At that time Menahem, starting out from Tirzah, attacked Tiphsah and everyone in the city and its vicinity, because they refused to open their gates. He sacked Tiphsah and ripped open all the pregnant women.
2 Kings 23:7 He also tore down the quarters of the male shrine prostitutes, which were in the temple of the LORD and where women did weaving for Asherah.
2 Chronicles 28:10 And now you intend to make the men and women of Judah and Jerusalem your slaves. But aren’t you also guilty of sins against the LORD your God?
Ezra 10:1 While Ezra was praying and confessing, weeping and throwing himself down before the house of God, a large crowd of Israelites— men, women and children— gathered around him. They too wept bitterly.
Ezra 10:2 Then Shecaniah son of Jehiel, one of the descendants of Elam, said to Ezra, "We have been unfaithful to our God by marrying foreign women from the peoples around us. But in spite of this, there is still hope for Israel.
Ezra 10:3 Now let us make a covenant before our God to send away all these women and their children, in accordance with the counsel of my lord and of those who fear the commands of our God. Let it be done according to the Law.
Ezra 10:10 Then Ezra the priest stood up and said to them, "You have been unfaithful; you have married foreign women, adding to Israel’s guilt.
Ezra 10:17 and by the first day of the first month they finished dealing with all the men who had married foreign women.
Ezra 10:18 Among the descendants of the priests, the following had married foreign women: From the descendants of Jeshua son of Jozadak, and his brothers: Maaseiah, Eliezer, Jarib and Gedaliah.
Ezra 10:44 All these had married foreign women, and some of them had children by these wives.
Nehemiah 8:3 He read it aloud from daybreak till noon as he faced the square before the Water Gate in the presence of the men, women and others who could understand. And all the people listened attentively to the Book of the Law.
Nehemiah 13:23 Moreover, in those days I saw men of Judah who had married women from Ashdod, Ammon and Moab.
Nehemiah 13:26 Was it not because of marriages like these that Solomon king of Israel sinned? Among the many nations there was no king like him. He was loved by his God, and God made him king over all Israel, but even he was led into sin by foreign women.
Nehemiah 13:27 Must we hear now that you too are doing all this terrible wickedness and are being unfaithful to our God by marrying foreign women?"
Esther 1:9 Queen Vashti also gave a banquet for the women in the royal palace of King Xerxes.
Esther 1:17 For the queen’s conduct will become known to all the women, and so they will despise their husbands and say, ’King Xerxes commanded Queen Vashti to be brought before him, but she would not come.’
Esther 1:18 This very day the Persian and Median women of the nobility who have heard about the queen’s conduct will respond to all the king’s nobles in the same way. There will be no end of disrespect and discord.
Esther 1:20 Then when the king’s edict is proclaimed throughout all his vast realm, all the women will respect their husbands, from the least to the greatest."
Esther 2:3 Let the king appoint commissioners in every province of his realm to bring all these beautiful girls into the harem at the citadel of Susa. Let them be placed under the care of Hegai, the king’s eunuch, who is in charge of the women; and let beauty treatments be given to them.
Esther 2:12 Before a girl’s turn came to go in to King Xerxes, she had to complete twelve months of beauty treatments prescribed for the women, six months with oil of myrrh and six with perfumes and cosmetics.
Esther 2:17 Now the king was attracted to Esther more than to any of the other women, and she won his favor and approval more than any of the other virgins. So he set a royal crown on her head and made her queen instead of Vashti.
Esther 3:13 Dispatches were sent by couriers to all the king’s provinces with the order to destroy, kill and annihilate all the Jews— young and old, women and little children— on a single day, the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, the month of Adar, and to plunder their goods.
Job 42:15 Nowhere in all the land were there found women as beautiful as Job’s daughters, and their father granted them an inheritance along with their brothers.
Psalms 45:9 Daughters of kings are among your honored women; at your right hand is the royal bride in gold of Ophir.
Proverbs 31:3 do not spend your strength on women, your vigor on those who ruin kings.
Ecclesiastes 2:8 I amassed silver and gold for myself, and the treasure of kings and provinces. I acquired men and women singers, and a harem as well— the delights of the heart of man.
Song of Solomon 1:8 If you do not know, most beautiful of women, follow the tracks of the sheep and graze your young goats by the tents of the shepherds.
Song of Solomon 5:9 How is your beloved better than others, most beautiful of women? How is your beloved better than others, that you charge us so?
Song of Solomon 6:1 Where has your lover gone, most beautiful of women? Which way did your lover turn, that we may look for him with you?
Isaiah 3:17 Therefore the Lord will bring sores on the heads of the women of Zion; the LORD will make their scalps bald."
Isaiah 4:1 In that day seven women will take hold of one man and say, "We will eat our own food and provide our own clothes; only let us be called by your name. Take away our disgrace!"
Isaiah 4:4 The Lord will wash away the filth of the women of Zion; he will cleanse the bloodstains from Jerusalem by a spirit of judgment and a spirit of fire.
Isaiah 16:2 Like fluttering birds pushed from the nest, so are the women of Moab at the fords of the Arnon.
Isaiah 19:16 In that day the Egyptians will be like women. They will shudder with fear at the uplifted hand that the LORD Almighty raises against them.
Isaiah 27:11 When its twigs are dry, they are broken off and women come and make fires with them. For this is a people without understanding; so their Maker has no compassion on them, and their Creator shows them no favor.
Isaiah 32:9 You women who are so complacent, rise up and listen to me; you daughters who feel secure, hear what I have to say!
Isaiah 32:11 Tremble, you complacent women; shudder, you daughters who feel secure! Strip off your clothes, put sackcloth around your waists.
Jeremiah 2:33 How skilled you are at pursuing love! Even the worst of women can learn from your ways.
Jeremiah 7:18 The children gather wood, the fathers light the fire, and the women knead the dough and make cakes of bread for the Queen of Heaven. They pour out drink offerings to other gods to provoke me to anger.
Jeremiah 9:17 This is what the LORD Almighty says: "Consider now! Call for the wailing women to come; send for the most skillful of them.
Jeremiah 16:3 For this is what the LORD says about the sons and daughters born in this land and about the women who are their mothers and the men who are their fathers:
Jeremiah 31:8 See, I will bring them from the land of the north and gather them from the ends of the earth. Among them will be the blind and the lame, expectant mothers and women in labor; a great throng will return.
Jeremiah 38:22 All the women left in the palace of the king of Judah will be brought out to the officials of the king of Babylon. Those women will say to you: "‘They misled you and overcame you— those trusted friends of yours. Your feet are sunk in the mud; your friends have deserted you.’
Jeremiah 40:7 When all the army officers and their men who were still in the open country heard that the king of Babylon had appointed Gedaliah son of Ahikam as governor over the land and had put him in charge of the men, women and children who were the poorest in the land and who had not been carried into exile to Babylon,
Jeremiah 41:16 Then Johanan son of Kareah and all the army officers who were with him led away all the survivors from Mizpah whom he had recovered from Ishmael son of Nethaniah after he had assassinated Gedaliah son of Ahikam: the soldiers, women, children and court officials he had brought from Gibeon.
Jeremiah 43:6 They also led away all the men, women and children and the king’s daughters whom Nebuzaradan commander of the imperial guard had left with Gedaliah son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, and Jeremiah the prophet and Baruch son of Neriah.
Jeremiah 44:7 "Now this is what the LORD God Almighty, the God of Israel, says: Why bring such great disaster on yourselves by cutting off from Judah the men and women, the children and infants, and so leave yourselves without a remnant?
Jeremiah 44:15 Then all the men who knew that their wives were burning incense to other gods, along with all the women who were present— a large assembly— and all the people living in Lower and Upper Egypt, said to Jeremiah,
Jeremiah 44:20 Then Jeremiah said to all the people, both men and women, who were answering him,
Jeremiah 44:24 Then Jeremiah said to all the people, including the women, "Hear the word of the LORD, all you people of Judah in Egypt.
Jeremiah 50:37 A sword against her horses and chariots and all the foreigners in her ranks! They will become women. A sword against her treasures! They will be plundered.
Jeremiah 51:30 Babylon’s warriors have stopped fighting; they remain in their strongholds. Their strength is exhausted; they have become like women. Her dwellings are set on fire; the bars of her gates are broken.
Lamentations 2:10 The elders of the Daughter of Zion sit on the ground in silence; they have sprinkled dust on their heads and put on sackcloth. The young women of Jerusalem have bowed their heads to the ground.
Lamentations 2:20 "Look, O LORD, and consider: Whom have you ever treated like this? Should women eat their offspring, the children they have cared for? Should priest and prophet be killed in the sanctuary of the Lord?
Lamentations 3:51 What I see brings grief to my soul because of all the women of my city.
Lamentations 4:10 With their own hands compassionate women have cooked their own children, who became their food when my people were destroyed.
Lamentations 5:11 Women have been ravished in Zion, and virgins in the towns of Judah.
Ezekiel 8:14 Then he brought me to the entrance to the north gate of the house of the LORD, and I saw women sitting there, mourning for Tammuz.
Ezekiel 9:6 Slaughter old men, young men and maidens, women and children, but do not touch anyone who has the mark. Begin at my sanctuary." So they began with the elders who were in front of the temple.
Ezekiel 16:38 I will sentence you to the punishment of women who commit adultery and who shed blood; I will bring upon you the blood vengeance of my wrath and jealous anger.
Ezekiel 22:10 In you are those who dishonor their fathers’ bed; in you are those who violate women during their period, when they are ceremonially unclean.
Ezekiel 23:2 "Son of man, there were two women, daughters of the same mother.
Ezekiel 23:10 They stripped her naked, took away her sons and daughters and killed her with the sword. She became a byword among women, and punishment was inflicted on her.
Ezekiel 23:44 And they slept with her. As men sleep with a prostitute, so they slept with those lewd women, Oholah and Oholibah.
Ezekiel 23:45 But righteous men will sentence them to the punishment of women who commit adultery and shed blood, because they are adulterous and blood is on their hands.
Ezekiel 23:48 "So I will put an end to lewdness in the land, that all women may take warning and not imitate you.
Ezekiel 44:22 They must not marry widows or divorced women; they may marry only virgins of Israelite descent or widows of priests.
Hosea 13:16 The people of Samaria must bear their guilt, because they have rebelled against their God. They will fall by the sword; their little ones will be dashed to the ground, their pregnant women ripped open."
Amos 1:13 This is what the LORD says: "For three sins of Ammon, even for four, I will not turn back my wrath. Because he ripped open the pregnant women of Gilead in order to extend his borders,
Amos 4:1 Hear this word, you cows of Bashan on Mount Samaria, you women who oppress the poor and crush the needy and say to your husbands, "Bring us some drinks!"
Amos 8:13 "In that day "the lovely young women and strong young men will faint because of thirst.
Micah 2:9 You drive the women of my people from their pleasant homes. You take away my blessing from their children forever.
Nahum 3:13 Look at your troops— they are all women! The gates of your land are wide open to your enemies; fire has consumed their bars.
Zechariah 5:9 Then I looked up— and there before me were two women, with the wind in their wings! They had wings like those of a stork, and they lifted up the basket between heaven and earth.
Zechariah 9:17 How attractive and beautiful they will be! Grain will make the young men thrive, and new wine the young women.
Zechariah 14:2 I will gather all the nations to Jerusalem to fight against it; the city will be captured, the houses ransacked, and the women raped. Half of the city will go into exile, but the rest of the people will not be taken from the city.
Matthew 11:11 I tell you the truth: Among those born of women there has not risen anyone greater than John the Baptist; yet he who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.
Matthew 14:21 The number of those who ate was about five thousand men, besides women and children.
Matthew 15:38 The number of those who ate was four thousand, besides women and children.
Matthew 24:19 How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers!
Matthew 24:41 Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left.
Matthew 28:5 The angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified.
Matthew 28:11 While the women were on their way, some of the guards went into the city and reported to the chief priests everything that had happened.
Mark 13:17 How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers!
Mark 15:40 Some women were watching from a distance. Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James the younger and of Joses, and Salome.
Mark 16:8 Trembling and bewildered, the women went out and fled from the tomb. They said nothing to anyone, because they were afraid.
Luke 7:28 I tell you, among those born of women there is no one greater than John; yet the one who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he."
Luke 8:2 and also some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases: Mary (called Magdalene) from whom seven demons had come out;
Luke 17:35 Two women will be grinding grain together; one will be taken and the other left."
Luke 21:23 How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! There will be great distress in the land and wrath against this people.
Luke 23:27 A large number of people followed him, including women who mourned and wailed for him.
Luke 23:29 For the time will come when you will say, ’Blessed are the barren women, the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!’
Luke 23:49 But all those who knew him, including the women who had followed him from Galilee, stood at a distance, watching these things.
Luke 23:55 The women who had come with Jesus from Galilee followed Joseph and saw the tomb and how his body was laid in it.
Luke 24:1 On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb.
Luke 24:11 But they did not believe the women, because their words seemed to them like nonsense.
Luke 24:22 In addition, some of our women amazed us. They went to the tomb early this morning
Luke 24:24 Then some of our companions went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said, but him they did not see."
John 8:5 In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?"
Acts 5:14 Nevertheless, more and more men and women believed in the Lord and were added to their number.
Acts 8:3 But Saul began to destroy the church. Going from house to house, he dragged off men and women and put them in prison.
Acts 9:2 and asked him for letters to the synagogues in Damascus, so that if he found any there who belonged to the Way, whether men or women, he might take them as prisoners to Jerusalem.
Acts 16:13 On the Sabbath we went outside the city gate to the river, where we expected to find a place of prayer. We sat down and began to speak to the women who had gathered there.
Acts 17:12 Many of the Jews believed, as did also a number of prominent Greek women and many Greek men.
Acts 22:4 I persecuted the followers of this Way to their death, arresting both men and women and throwing them into prison,
Romans 1:26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones.
Romans 1:27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.
Galatians 4:24 These things may be taken figuratively, for the women represent two covenants. One covenant is from Mount Sinai and bears children who are to be slaves: This is Hagar.
Philippians 4:3 Yes, and I ask you, loyal yokefellow, help these women who have contended at my side in the cause of the gospel, along with Clement and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the book of life.
1 Timothy 2:10 but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God.
1 Timothy 5:2 older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters, with absolute purity.
2 Timothy 3:6 They are the kind who worm their way into homes and gain control over weak-willed women, who are loaded down with sins and are swayed by all kinds of evil desires,
Hebrews 11:35 Women received back their dead, raised to life again. Others were tortured and refused to be released, so that they might gain a better resurrection.
Revelation 9:8 Their hair was like women’s hair, and their teeth were like lions’ teeth.
Revelation 14:4 These are those who did not defile themselves with women, for they kept themselves pure. They follow the Lamb wherever he goes. They were purchased from among men and offered as firstfruits to God and the Lamb.
Genesis 2:22 Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib he
had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.
Genesis 3:1 Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, "Did God really say, ’You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?"
Genesis 3:2 The woman said to the serpent, "We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden,
Genesis 3:4 "You will not surely die," the serpent said to the woman.
Genesis 3:12 The man said, "The woman you put here with me— she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it."
Genesis 3:13 Then the LORD God said to the woman, "What is this you have done?" The woman said, "The serpent deceived me, and I ate."
Genesis 3:15 And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel."
Genesis 12:11 As he was about to enter Egypt, he said to his wife Sarai, "I know what a beautiful woman you are.
Genesis 12:14 When Abram came to Egypt, the Egyptians saw that she was a very beautiful woman.
Genesis 20:3 But God came to Abimelech in a dream one night and said to him, "You are as good as dead because of the woman you have taken; she is a married woman."
Genesis 21:10 and she said to Abraham, "Get rid of that slave woman and her son, for that slave woman’s son will never share in the inheritance with my son Isaac."
Genesis 24:5 The servant asked him, "What if the woman is unwilling to come back with me to this land? Shall I then take your son back to the country you came from?"
Genesis 24:8 If the woman is unwilling to come back with you, then you will be released from this oath of mine. Only do not take my son back there."
Genesis 24:39 "Then I asked my master, ’What if the woman will not come back with me?’
Genesis 28:1 So Isaac called for Jacob and blessed him and commanded him: "Do not marry a Canaanite woman.
Genesis 28:6 Now Esau learned that Isaac had blessed Jacob and had sent him to Paddan Aram to take a wife from there, and that when he blessed him he commanded him, "Do not marry a Canaanite woman,"
Genesis 38:20 Meanwhile Judah sent the young goat by his friend the Adullamite in order to get his pledge back from the woman, but he did not find her.
Genesis 46:10 The sons of Simeon: Jemuel, Jamin, Ohad, Jakin, Zohar and Shaul the son of a Canaanite woman.
Exodus 2:1 Now a man of the house of Levi married a Levite woman,
Exodus 2:9 Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, "Take this baby and nurse him for me, and I will pay you." So the woman took the baby and nursed him.
Exodus 6:15 The sons of Simeon were Jemuel, Jamin, Ohad, Jakin, Zohar and Shaul the son of a Canaanite woman. These were the clans of Simeon.
Exodus 21:4 If his master gives him a wife and she bears him sons or daughters, the woman and her children shall belong to her master, and only the man shall go free.
Exodus 21:10 If he marries another woman, he must not deprive the first one of her food, clothing and marital rights.
Exodus 21:22 "If men who are fighting hit a pregnant woman and she gives birth prematurely but there is no serious injury, the offender must be fined whatever the woman’s husband demands and the court allows.
Exodus 21:28 "If a bull gores a man or a woman to death, the bull must be stoned to death, and its meat must not be eaten. But the owner of the bull will not be held responsible.
Exodus 21:29 If, however, the bull has had the habit of goring and the owner has been warned but has not kept it penned up and it kills a man or woman, the bull must be stoned and the owner also must be put to death.
Exodus 35:25 Every skilled woman spun with her hands and brought what she had spun— blue, purple or scarlet yarn or fine linen.
Exodus 36:6 Then Moses gave an order and they sent this word throughout the camp: "No man or woman is to make anything else as an offering for the sanctuary." And so the people were restrained from bringing more,
Leviticus 12:2 "Say to the Israelites: ’A woman who becomes pregnant and gives birth to a son will be ceremonially unclean for seven days, just as she is unclean during her monthly period.
Leviticus 12:4 Then the woman must wait thirty-three days to be purified from her bleeding. She must not touch anything sacred or go to the sanctuary until the days of her purification are over.
Leviticus 12:5 If she gives birth to a daughter, for two weeks the woman will be unclean, as during her period. Then she must wait sixty-six days to be purified from her bleeding.
Leviticus 12:7 He shall offer them before the LORD to make atonement for her, and then she will be ceremonially clean from her flow of blood. "‘These are the regulations for the woman who gives birth to a boy or a girl.
Leviticus 13:29 "If a man or woman has a sore on the head or on the chin,
Leviticus 13:38 "When a man or woman has white spots on the skin,
Leviticus 15:18 When a man lies with a woman and there is an emission of semen, both must bathe with water, and they will be unclean till evening.
Leviticus 15:19 "‘When a woman has her regular flow of blood, the impurity of her monthly period will last seven days, and anyone who touches her will be unclean till evening.
Leviticus 15:25 "‘When a woman has a discharge of blood for many days at a time other than her monthly period or has a discharge that continues beyond her period, she will be unclean as long as she has the discharge, just as in the days of her period.
Leviticus 15:33 for a woman in her monthly period, for a man or a woman with a discharge, and for a man who lies with a woman who is ceremonially unclean.
Leviticus 18:17 "‘Do not have sexual relations with both a woman and her daughter. Do not have sexual relations with either her son’s daughter or her daughter’s daughter; they are her close relatives. That is wickedness.
Leviticus 18:19 "‘Do not approach a woman to have sexual relations during the uncleanness of her monthly period.
Leviticus 18:22 "‘Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable.
Leviticus 18:23 "‘Do not have sexual relations with an animal and defile yourself with it. A woman must not present herself to an animal to have sexual relations with it; that is a perversion.
Leviticus 19:20 "‘If a man sleeps with a woman who is a slave girl promised to another man but who has not been ransomed or given her freedom, there must be due punishment. Yet they are not to be put to death, because she had not been freed.
Leviticus 20:11 "‘If a man sleeps with his father’s wife, he has dishonored his father. Both the man and the woman must be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.
Leviticus 20:13 "‘If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They must be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.
Leviticus 20:14 "‘If a man marries both a woman and her mother, it is wicked. Both he and they must be burned in the fire, so that no wickedness will be among you.
Leviticus 20:16 "‘If a woman approaches an animal to have sexual relations with it, kill both the woman and the animal. They must be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.
Leviticus 20:18 "‘If a man lies with a woman during her monthly period and has sexual relations with her, he has exposed the source of her flow, and she has also uncovered it. Both of them must be cut off from their people.
Leviticus 21:13 "‘The woman he marries must be a virgin.
Leviticus 21:14 He must not marry a widow, a divorced woman, or a woman defiled by prostitution, but only a virgin from his own people,
Leviticus 24:11 The son of the Israelite woman blasphemed the Name with a curse; so they brought him to Moses. (His mother’s name was Shelomith, the daughter of Dibri the Danite.)
Numbers 3:12 "I have taken the Levites from among the Israelites in place of the first male offspring of every Israelite woman. The Levites are mine,
Numbers 5:18 After the priest has had the woman stand before the LORD, he shall loosen her hair and place in her hands the reminder offering, the grain offering for jealousy, while he himself holds the bitter water that brings a curse.
Numbers 5:19 Then the priest shall put the woman under oath and say to her, "If no other man has slept with you and you have not gone astray and become impure while married to your husband, may this bitter water that brings a curse not harm you.
Numbers 5:21 here the priest is to put the woman under this curse of the oath— "may the LORD cause your people to curse and denounce you when he causes your thigh to waste away and your abdomen to swell.
Numbers 5:22 May this water that brings a curse enter your body so that your abdomen swells and your thigh wastes away." "‘Then the woman is to say, "Amen. So be it."
Numbers 5:24 He shall have the woman drink the bitter water that brings a curse, and this water will enter her and cause bitter suffering.
Numbers 5:26 The priest is then to take a handful of the grain offering as a memorial offering and burn it on the altar; after that, he is to have the woman drink the water.
Numbers 5:28 If, however, the woman has not defiled herself and is free from impurity, she will be cleared of guilt and will be able to have children.
Numbers 5:29 "‘This, then, is the law of jealousy when a woman goes astray and defiles herself while married to her husband,
Numbers 5:31 The husband will be innocent of any wrongdoing, but the woman will bear the consequences of her sin.’"
Numbers 8:16 They are the Israelites who are to be given wholly to me. I have taken them as my own in place of the firstborn, the first male offspring from every Israelite woman.
Numbers 25:6 Then an Israelite man brought to his family a Midianite woman right before the eyes of Moses and the whole assembly of Israel while they were weeping at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting.
Numbers 25:8 and followed the Israelite into the tent. He drove the spear through both of them— through the Israelite and into the woman’s body. Then the plague against the Israelites was stopped;
Numbers 25:14 The name of the Israelite who was killed with the Midianite woman was Zimri son of Salu, the leader of a Simeonite family.
Numbers 25:15 And the name of the Midianite woman who was put to death was Cozbi daughter of Zur, a tribal chief of a Midianite family.
Numbers 25:18 because they treated you as enemies when they deceived you in the affair of Peor and their sister Cozbi, the daughter of a Midianite leader, the woman who was killed when the plague came as a result of Peor."
Numbers 30:3 "When a young woman still living in her father’s house makes a vow to the LORD or obligates herself by a pledge
Numbers 30:10 "If a woman living with her husband makes a vow or obligates herself by a pledge under oath
Numbers 31:17 Now kill all the boys. And kill every woman who has slept with a man,
Deuteronomy 4:16 so that you do not become corrupt and make for yourselves an idol, an image of any shape, whether formed like a man or a woman,
Deuteronomy 15:12 If a fellow Hebrew, a man or a woman, sells himself to you and serves you six years, in the seventh year you must let him go free.
Deuteronomy 17:2 If a man or woman living among you in one of the towns the LORD gives you is found doing evil in the eyes of the LORD your God in violation of his covenant,
Deuteronomy 17:5 take the man or woman who has done this evil deed to your city gate and stone that person to death.
Deuteronomy 20:7 Has anyone become pledged to a woman and not married her? Let him go home, or he may die in battle and someone else marry her."
Deuteronomy 21:11 if you notice among the captives a beautiful woman and are attracted to her, you may take her as your wife.
Deuteronomy 22:14 and slanders her and gives her a bad name, saying, "I married this woman, but when I approached her, I did not find proof of her virginity,"
Deuteronomy 22:22 If a man is found sleeping with another man’s wife, both the man who slept with her and the woman must die. You must purge the evil from Israel.
Deuteronomy 24:1 If a man marries a woman who becomes displeasing to him because he finds something indecent about her, and he writes her a certificate of divorce, gives it to her and sends her from his house,
Deuteronomy 28:30 You will be pledged to be married to a woman, but another will take her and ravish her. You will build a house, but you will not live in it. You will plant a vineyard, but you will not even begin to enjoy its fruit.
Deuteronomy 28:56 The most gentle and sensitive woman among you— so sensitive and gentle that she would not venture to touch the ground with the sole of her foot— will begrudge the husband she loves and her own son or daughter
Deuteronomy 29:18 Make sure there is no man or woman, clan or tribe among you today whose heart turns away from the LORD our God to go and worship the gods of those nations; make sure there is no root among you that produces such bitter poison.
Joshua 2:4 But the woman had taken the two men and hidden them. She said, "Yes, the men came to me, but I did not know where they had come from.
Judges 4:9 "Very well," Deborah said, "I will go with you. But because of the way you are going about this, the honor will not be yours, for the LORD will hand Sisera over to a woman." So Deborah went with Barak to Kedesh,
Judges 9:53 a woman dropped an upper millstone on his head and cracked his skull.
Judges 9:54 Hurriedly he called to his armor-bearer, "Draw your sword and kill me, so that they can’t say, ’A woman killed him.’" So his servant ran him through, and he died.
Judges 11:2 Gilead’s wife also bore him sons, and when they were grown up, they drove Jephthah away. "You are not going to get any inheritance in our family," they said, "because you are the son of another woman."
Judges 13:6 Then the woman went to her husband and told him, "A man of God came to me. He looked like an angel of God, very awesome. I didn’t ask him where he came from, and he didn’t tell me his name.
Judges 13:9 God heard Manoah, and the angel of God came again to the woman while she was out in the field; but her husband Manoah was not with her.
Judges 13:10 The woman hurried to tell her husband, "He’s here! The man who appeared to me the other day!"
Judges 13:24 The woman gave birth to a boy and named him Samson. He grew and the LORD blessed him,
Judges 14:1 Samson went down to Timnah and saw there a young Philistine woman.
Judges 14:2 When he returned, he said to his father and mother, "I have seen a Philistine woman in Timnah; now get her for me as my wife."
Judges 14:3 His father and mother replied, "Isn’t there an acceptable woman among your relatives or among all our people? Must you go to the uncircumcised Philistines to get a wife?" But Samson said to his father, "Get her for me. She’s the right one for me."
Judges 14:7 Then he went down and talked with the woman, and he liked her.
Judges 14:10 Now his father went down to see the woman. And Samson made a feast there, as was customary for bridegrooms.
Judges 16:4 Some time later, he fell in love with a woman in the Valley of Sorek whose name was Delilah.
Judges 19:26 At daybreak the woman went back to the house where her master was staying, fell down at the door and lay there until daylight.
Judges 20:4 So the Levite, the husband of the murdered woman, said, "I and my concubine came to Gibeah in Benjamin to spend the night.
Judges 21:11 "This is what you are to do," they said. "Kill every male and every woman who is not a virgin."
Ruth 2:5 Boaz asked the foreman of his harvesters, "Whose young woman is that?"
Ruth 3:8 In the middle of the night something startled the man, and he turned and discovered a woman lying at his feet.
Ruth 3:11 And now, my daughter, don’t be afraid. I will do for you all you ask. All my fellow townsmen know that you are a woman of noble character.
Ruth 3:14 So she lay at his feet until morning, but got up before anyone could be recognized; and he said, "Don’t let it be known that a woman came to the threshing floor."
Ruth 4:11 Then the elders and all those at the gate said, "We are witnesses. May the LORD make the woman who is coming into your home like Rachel and Leah, who together built up the house of Israel. May you have standing in Ephrathah and be famous in Bethlehem.
Ruth 4:12 Through the offspring the LORD gives you by this young woman, may your family be like that of Perez, whom Tamar bore to Judah."
1 Samuel 1:15 "Not so, my lord," Hannah replied, "I am a woman who is deeply troubled. I have not been drinking wine or beer; I was pouring out my soul to the LORD.
1 Samuel 1:16 Do not take your servant for a wicked woman; I have been praying here out of my great anguish and grief."
1 Samuel 1:23 "Do what seems best to you," Elkanah her husband told her. "Stay here until you have weaned him; only may the LORD make good his word." So the woman stayed at home and nursed her son until she had weaned him.
1 Samuel 1:26 and she said to him, "As surely as you live, my lord, I am the woman who stood here beside you praying to the LORD.
1 Samuel 2:20 Eli would bless Elkanah and his wife, saying, "May the LORD give you children by this woman to take the place of the one she prayed for and gave to the LORD." Then they would go home.
1 Samuel 20:30 Saul’s anger flared up at Jonathan and he said to him, "You son of a perverse and rebellious woman! Don’t I know that you have sided with the son of Jesse to your own shame and to the shame of the mother who bore you?
1 Samuel 25:3 His name was Nabal and his wife’s name was Abigail. She was an intelligent and beautiful woman, but her husband, a Calebite, was surly and mean in his dealings.
1 Samuel 27:9 Whenever David attacked an area, he did not leave a man or woman alive, but took sheep and cattle, donkeys and camels, and clothes. Then he returned to Achish.
1 Samuel 27:11 He did not leave a man or woman alive to be brought to Gath, for he thought, "They might inform on us and say, ’This is what David did.’" And such was his practice as long as he lived in Philistine territory.
1 Samuel 28:7 Saul then said to his attendants, "Find me a woman who is a medium, so I may go and inquire of her." "There is one in Endor," they said.
1 Samuel 28:8 So Saul disguised himself, putting on other clothes, and at night he and two men went to the woman. "Consult a spirit for me," he said, "and bring up for me the one I name."
1 Samuel 28:9 But the woman said to him, "Surely you know what Saul has done. He has cut off the mediums and spiritists from the land. Why have you set a trap for my life to bring about my death?"
1 Samuel 28:11 Then the woman asked, "Whom shall I bring up for you?" "Bring up Samuel," he said.
1 Samuel 28:12 When the woman saw Samuel, she cried out at the top of her voice and said to Saul, "Why have you deceived me? You are Saul!"
1 Samuel 28:13 The king said to her, "Don’t be afraid. What do you see?" The woman said, "I see a spirit coming up out of the ground."
1 Samuel 28:21 When the woman came to Saul and saw that he was greatly shaken, she said, "Look, your maidservant has obeyed you. I took my life in my hands and did what you told me to do.
1 Samuel 28:23 He refused and said, "I will not eat." But his men joined the woman in urging him, and he listened to them. He got up from the ground and sat on the couch.
1 Samuel 28:24 The woman had a fattened calf at the house, which she butchered at once. She took some flour, kneaded it and baked bread without yeast.
2 Samuel 3:8 Abner was very angry because of what Ish-Bosheth said and he answered, "Am I a dog’s head— on Judah’s side? This very day I am loyal to the house of your father Saul and to his family and friends. I haven’t handed you over to David. Yet now you accuse me of an offense involving this woman!
2 Samuel 11:2 One evening David got up from his bed and walked around on the roof of the palace. From the roof he saw a woman bathing. The woman was very beautiful,
2 Samuel 11:5 The woman conceived and sent word to David, saying, "I am pregnant."
2 Samuel 11:21 Who killed Abimelech son of Jerub-Besheth? Didn’t a woman throw an upper millstone on him from the wall, so that he died in Thebez? Why did you get so close to the wall?’ If he asks you this, then say to him, ’Also, your servant Uriah the Hittite is dead.’"
2 Samuel 13:17 He called his personal servant and said, "Get this woman out of here and bolt the door after her."
2 Samuel 13:20 Her brother Absalom said to her, "Has that Amnon, your brother, been with you? Be quiet now, my sister; he is your brother. Don’t take this thing to heart." And Tamar lived in her brother Absalom’s house, a desolate woman.
2 Samuel 14:2 So Joab sent someone to Tekoa and had a wise woman brought from there. He said to her, "Pretend you are in mourning. Dress in mourning clothes, and don’t use any cosmetic lotions. Act like a woman who has spent many days grieving for the dead.
2 Samuel 14:4 When the woman from Tekoa went to the king, she fell with her face to the ground to pay him honor, and she said, "Help me, O king!"
2 Samuel 14:8 The king said to the woman, "Go home, and I will issue an order in your behalf."
2 Samuel 14:9 But the woman from Tekoa said to him, "My lord the king, let the blame rest on me and on my father’s family, and let the king and his throne be without guilt."
2 Samuel 14:12 Then the woman said, "Let your servant speak a word to my lord the king." "Speak," he replied.
2 Samuel 14:13 The woman said, "Why then have you devised a thing like this against the people of God? When the king says this, does he not convict himself, for the king has not brought back his banished son?
2 Samuel 14:18 Then the king said to the woman, "Do not keep from me the answer to what I am going to ask you." "Let my lord the king speak," the woman said.
2 Samuel 14:19 The king asked, "Isn’t the hand of Joab with you in all this?" The woman answered, "As surely as you live, my lord the king, no one can turn to the right or to the left from anything my lord the king says. Yes, it was your servant Joab who instructed me to do this and who put all these words into the mouth of your servant.
2 Samuel 14:27 Three sons and a daughter were born to Absalom. The daughter’s name was Tamar, and she became a beautiful woman.
2 Samuel 17:20 When Absalom’s men came to the woman at the house, they asked, "Where are Ahimaaz and Jonathan?" The woman answered them, "They crossed over the brook." The men searched but found no one, so they returned to Jerusalem.
2 Samuel 20:16 a wise woman called from the city, "Listen! Listen! Tell Joab to come here so I can speak to him."
2 Samuel 20:21 That is not the case. A man named Sheba son of Bicri, from the hill country of Ephraim, has lifted up his hand against the king, against David. Hand over this one man, and I’ll withdraw from the city." The woman said to Joab, "His head will be thrown to you from the wall."
2 Samuel 20:22 Then the woman went to all the people with her wise advice, and they cut off the head of Sheba son of Bicri and threw it to Joab. So he sounded the trumpet, and his men dispersed from the city, each returning to his home. And Joab went back to the king in Jerusalem.
1 Kings 3:17 One of them said, "My lord, this woman and I live in the same house. I had a baby while she was there with me.
1 Kings 3:18 The third day after my child was born, this woman also had a baby. We were alone; there was no one in the house but the two of us.
1 Kings 3:19 "During the night this woman’s son died because she lay on him.
1 Kings 3:22 The other woman said, "No! The living one is my son; the dead one is yours." But the first one insisted, "No! The dead one is yours; the living one is mine." And so they argued before the king.
1 Kings 3:26 The woman whose son was alive was filled with compassion for her son and said to the king, "Please, my lord, give her the living baby! Don’t kill him!" But the other said, "Neither I nor you shall have him. Cut him in two!"
1 Kings 3:27 Then the king gave his ruling: "Give the living baby to the first woman. Do not kill him; she is his mother."
1 Kings 17:15 She went away and did as Elijah had told her. So there was food every day for Elijah and for the woman and her family.
1 Kings 17:17 Some time later the son of the woman who owned the house became ill. He grew worse and worse, and finally stopped breathing.
1 Kings 17:24 Then the woman said to Elijah, "Now I know that you are a man of God and that the word of the LORD from your mouth is the truth."
2 Kings 4:8 One day Elisha went to Shunem. And a well-to-do woman was there, who urged him to stay for a meal. So whenever he came by, he stopped there to eat.
2 Kings 4:17 But the woman became pregnant, and the next year about that same time she gave birth to a son, just as Elisha had told her.
2 Kings 6:26 As the king of Israel was passing by on the wall, a woman cried to him, "Help me, my lord the king!"
2 Kings 6:28 Then he asked her, "What’s the matter?" She answered, "This woman said to me, ’Give up your son so we may eat him today, and tomorrow we’ll eat my son.’
2 Kings 6:30 When the king heard the woman’s words, he tore his robes. As he went along the wall, the people looked, and there, underneath, he had sackcloth on his body.
2 Kings 8:1 Now Elisha had said to the woman whose son he had restored to life, "Go away with your family and stay for a while wherever you can, because the LORD has decreed a famine in the land that will last seven years."
2 Kings 8:2 The woman proceeded to do as the man of God said. She and her family went away and stayed in the land of the Philistines seven years.
2 Kings 8:5 Just as Gehazi was telling the king how Elisha had restored the dead to life, the woman whose son Elisha had brought back to life came to beg the king for her house and land. Gehazi said, "This is the woman, my lord the king, and this is her son whom Elisha restored to life."
2 Kings 8:6 The king asked the woman about it, and she told him. Then he assigned an official to her case and said to him, "Give back everything that belonged to her, including all the income from her land from the day she left the country until now."
2 Kings 9:34 Jehu went in and ate and drank. "Take care of that cursed woman," he said, "and bury her, for she was a king’s daughter."
1 Chronicles 2:3 The sons of Judah: Er, Onan and Shelah. These three were born to him by a Canaanite woman, the daughter of Shua. Er, Judah’s firstborn, was wicked in the LORD’s sight; so the LORD put him to death.
1 Chronicles 16:3 Then he gave a loaf of bread, a cake of dates and a cake of raisins to each Israelite man and woman.
2 Chronicles 15:13 All who would not seek the LORD, the God of Israel, were to be put to death, whether small or great, man or woman.
2 Chronicles 24:7 Now the sons of that wicked woman Athaliah had broken into the temple of God and had used even its sacred objects for the Baals.
2 Chronicles 24:26 Those who conspired against him were Zabad, son of Shimeath an Ammonite woman, and Jehozabad, son of Shimrith a Moabite woman.
2 Chronicles 36:17 He brought up against them the king of the Babylonians, who killed their young men with the sword in the sanctuary, and spared neither young man nor young woman, old man or aged. God handed all of them over to Nebuchadnezzar.
Ezra 10:14 Let our officials act for the whole assembly. Then let everyone in our towns who has married a foreign woman come at a set time, along with the elders and judges of each town, until the fierce anger of our God in this matter is turned away from us."
Esther 4:11 "All the king’s officials and the people of the royal provinces know that for any man or woman who approaches the king in the inner court without being summoned the king has but one law: that he be put to death. The only exception to this is for the king to extend the gold scepter to him and spare his life. But thirty days have passed since I was called to go to the king."
Job 2:10 He replied, "You are talking like a foolish woman. Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?" In all this, Job did not sin in what he said.
Job 14:1 "Man born of woman is of few days and full of trouble.
Job 15:14 "What is man, that he could be pure, or one born of woman, that he could be righteous?
Job 24:21 They prey on the barren and childless woman, and to the widow show no kindness.
Job 25:4 How then can a man be righteous before God? How can one born of woman be pure?
Job 31:9 "If my heart has been enticed by a woman, or if I have lurked at my neighbor’s door,
Psalms 48:6 Trembling seized them there, pain like that of a woman in labor.
Psalms 113:9 He settles the barren woman in her home as a happy mother of children. Praise the LORD.
Proverbs 6:24 keeping you from the immoral woman, from the smooth tongue of the wayward wife.
Proverbs 7:10 Then out came a woman to meet him, dressed like a prostitute and with crafty intent.
Proverbs 9:13 The woman Folly is loud; she is undisciplined and without knowledge.
Proverbs 11:16 A kindhearted woman gains respect, but ruthless men gain only wealth.
Proverbs 11:22 Like a gold ring in a pig’s snout is a beautiful woman who shows no discretion.
Proverbs 14:1 The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.
Proverbs 20:16 Take the garment of one who puts up security for a stranger; hold it in pledge if he does it for a wayward woman.
Proverbs 27:13 Take the garment of one who puts up security for a stranger; hold it in pledge if he does it for a wayward woman.
Proverbs 30:23 an unloved woman who is married, and a maidservant who displaces her mistress.
Proverbs 31:30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.
Ecclesiastes 7:26 I find more bitter than death the woman who is a snare, whose heart is a trap and whose hands are chains. The man who pleases God will escape her, but the sinner she will ensnare.
Ecclesiastes 7:28 while I was still searching but not finding— I found one upright man among a thousand, but not one upright woman among them all.
Song of Solomon 1:7 Tell me, you whom I love, where you graze your flock and where you rest your sheep at midday. Why should I be like a veiled woman beside the flocks of your friends?
Isaiah 13:8 Terror will seize them, pain and anguish will grip them; they will writhe like a woman in labor. They will look aghast at each other, their faces aflame.
Isaiah 21:3 At this my body is racked with pain, pangs seize me, like those of a woman in labor; I am staggered by what I hear, I am bewildered by what I see.
Isaiah 26:17 As a woman with child and about to give birth writhes and cries out in her pain, so were we in your presence, O LORD.
Isaiah 42:14 "For a long time I have kept silent, I have been quiet and held myself back. But now, like a woman in childbirth, I cry out, I gasp and pant.
Isaiah 54:1 "Sing, O barren woman, you who never bore a child; burst into song, shout for joy, you who were never in labor; because more are the children of the desolate woman than of her who has a husband," says the LORD.
Jeremiah 3:20 But like a woman unfaithful to her husband, so you have been unfaithful to me, O house of Israel," declares the LORD.
Jeremiah 4:31 I hear a cry as of a woman in labor, a groan as of one bearing her first child— the cry of the Daughter of Zion gasping for breath, stretching out her hands and saying, "Alas! I am fainting; my life is given over to murderers."
Jeremiah 6:24 We have heard reports about them, and our hands hang limp. Anguish has gripped us, pain like that of a woman in labor.
Jeremiah 13:21 What will you say when the LORD sets over you those you cultivated as your special allies? Will not pain grip you like that of a woman in labor?
Jeremiah 22:23 You who live in ’Lebanon, ’who are nestled in cedar buildings, how you will groan when pangs come upon you, pain like that of a woman in labor!
Jeremiah 30:6 Ask and see: Can a man bear children? Then why do I see every strong man with his hands on his stomach like a woman in labor, every face turned deathly pale?
Jeremiah 31:22 How long will you wander, O unfaithful daughter? The LORD will create a new thing on earth— a woman will surround a man."
Jeremiah 48:19 Stand by the road and watch, you who live in Aroer. Ask the man fleeing and the woman escaping, ask them, ’What has happened?’
Jeremiah 48:41 Kerioth will be captured and the strongholds taken. In that day the hearts of Moab’s warriors will be like the heart of a woman in labor.
Jeremiah 49:22 Look! An eagle will soar and swoop down, spreading its wings over Bozrah. In that day the hearts of Edom’s warriors will be like the heart of a woman in labor.
Jeremiah 49:24 Damascus has become feeble, she has turned to flee and panic has gripped her; anguish and pain have seized her, pain like that of a woman in labor.
Jeremiah 50:43 The king of Babylon has heard reports about them, and his hands hang limp. Anguish has gripped him, pain like that of a woman in labor.
Jeremiah 51:22 with you I shatter man and woman, with you I shatter old man and youth, with you I shatter young man and maiden,
Ezekiel 18:6 He does not eat at the mountain shrines or look to the idols of the house of Israel. He does not defile his neighbor’s wife or lie with a woman during her period.
Ezekiel 23:42 "The noise of a carefree crowd was around her; Sabeans were brought from the desert along with men from the rabble, and they put bracelets on the arms of the woman and her sister and beautiful crowns on their heads.
Ezekiel 36:17 "Son of man, when the people of Israel were living in their own land, they defiled it by their conduct and their actions. Their conduct was like a woman’s monthly uncleanness in my sight.
Hosea 13:13 Pains as of a woman in childbirth come to him, but he is a child without wisdom; when the time arrives, he does not come to the opening of the womb.
Micah 4:9 Why do you now cry aloud— have you no king? Has your counselor perished, that pain seizes you like that of a woman in labor?
Micah 4:10 Writhe in agony, O Daughter of Zion, like a woman in labor, for now you must leave the city to camp in the open field. You will go to Babylon; there you will be rescued. There the LORD will redeem you out of the hand of your enemies.
Zechariah 5:7 Then the cover of lead was raised, and there in the basket sat a woman!
Matthew 5:28 But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
Matthew 5:32 But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, causes her to become an adulteress, and anyone who marries the divorced woman commits adultery.
Matthew 9:20 Just then a woman who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak.
Matthew 9:22 Jesus turned and saw her. "Take heart, daughter," he said, "your faith has healed you." And the woman was healed from that moment.
Matthew 13:33 He told them still another parable: "The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into a large amount of flour until it worked all through the dough."
Matthew 15:22 A Canaanite woman from that vicinity came to him, crying out, "Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is suffering terribly from demon-possession."
Matthew 15:25 The woman came and knelt before him. "Lord, help me!" she said.
Matthew 19:9 I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, and marries another woman commits adultery."
Matthew 22:27 Finally, the woman died.
Matthew 26:7 a woman came to him with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, which she poured on his head as he was reclining at the table.
Mark 5:25 And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years.
Mark 5:33 Then the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell at his feet and, trembling with fear, told him the whole truth.
Mark 7:25 In fact, as soon as she heard about him, a woman whose little daughter was possessed by an evil spirit came and fell at his feet.
Mark 7:26 The woman was a Greek, born in Syrian Phoenicia. She begged Jesus to drive the demon out of her daughter.
Mark 10:11 He answered, "Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery against her.
Mark 12:22 In fact, none of the seven left any children. Last of all, the woman died too.
Luke 7:37 When a woman who had lived a sinful life in that town learned that Jesus was eating at the Pharisee’s house, she brought an alabaster jar of perfume,
Luke 7:39 When the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, "If this man were a prophet, he would know who is touching him and what kind of woman she is— that she is a sinner."
Luke 7:44 Then he turned toward the woman and said to Simon, "Do you see this woman? I came into your house. You did not give me any water for my feet, but she wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair.
Luke 7:45 You did not give me a kiss, but this woman, from the time I entered, has not stopped kissing my feet.
Luke 7:50 Jesus said to the woman, "Your faith has saved you; go in peace."
Luke 8:43 And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years, but no one could heal her.
Luke 8:47 Then the woman, seeing that she could not go unnoticed, came trembling and fell at his feet. In the presence of all the people, she told why she had touched him and how she had been instantly healed.
Luke 10:38 As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him.
Luke 11:27 As Jesus was saying these things, a woman in the crowd called out, "Blessed is the mother who gave you birth and nursed you."
Luke 13:11 and a woman was there who had been crippled by a spirit for eighteen years. She was bent over and could not straighten up at all.
Luke 13:12 When Jesus saw her, he called her forward and said to her, "Woman, you are set free from your infirmity."
Luke 13:16 Then should not this woman, a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has kept bound for eighteen long years, be set free on the Sabbath day from what bound her?"
Luke 13:21 It is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into a large amount of flour until it worked all through the dough."
Luke 15:8 "Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Does she not light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it?
Luke 16:18 "Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery, and the man who marries a divorced woman commits adultery.
Luke 20:29 Now there were seven brothers. The first one married a woman and died childless.
Luke 20:32 Finally, the woman died too.
Luke 22:57 But he denied it. "Woman, I don’t know him," he said.
John 2:4 "Dear woman, why do you involve me?" Jesus replied. "My time has not yet come."
John 4:7 When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, "Will you give me a drink?"
John 4:9 The Samaritan woman said to him, "You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?") (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans.
John 4:11 "Sir," the woman said, "you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where can you get this living water?
John 4:15 The woman said to him, "Sir, give me this water so that I won’t get thirsty and have to keep coming here to draw water."
John 4:19 "Sir," the woman said, "I can see that you are a prophet.
John 4:21 Jesus declared, "Believe me, woman, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem.
John 4:25 The woman said, "I know that Messiah" (called Christ) "is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us."
John 4:27 Just then his disciples returned and were surprised to find him talking with a woman. But no one asked, "What do you want?" or "Why are you talking with her?"
John 4:28 Then, leaving her water jar, the woman went back to the town and said to the people,
John 4:39 Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, "He told me everything I ever did."
John 4:42 They said to the woman, "We no longer believe just because of what you said; now we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this man really is the Savior of the world."
John 8:3 The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before the group
John 8:4 and said to Jesus, "Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery.
John 8:9 At this, those who heard began to go away one at a time, the older ones first, until only Jesus was left, with the woman still standing there.
John 8:10 Jesus straightened up and asked her, "Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?"
John 16:21 A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world.
John 19:26 When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, "Dear woman, here is your son,"
John 20:13 They asked her, "Woman, why are you crying?" "They have taken my Lord away," she said, "and I don’t know where they have put him."
John 20:15 "Woman," he said, "why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?" Thinking he was the gardener, she said, "Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will get him."
Acts 9:40 Peter sent them all out of the room; then he got down on his knees and prayed. Turning toward the dead woman, he said, "Tabitha, get up." She opened her eyes, and seeing Peter she sat up.
Acts 16:14 One of those listening was a woman named Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth from the city of Thyatira, who was a worshiper of God. The Lord opened her heart to respond to Paul’s message.
Romans 7:2 For example, by law a married woman is bound to her husband as long as he is alive, but if her husband dies, she is released from the law of marriage.
Romans 16:12 Greet Tryphena and Tryphosa, those women who work hard in the Lord. Greet my dear friend Persis, another woman who has worked very hard in the Lord.
1 Corinthians 7:2 But since there is so much immorality, each man should have his own wife, and each woman her own husband.
1 Corinthians 7:13 And if a woman has a husband who is not a believer and he is willing to live with her, she must not divorce him.
1 Corinthians 7:15 But if the unbeliever leaves, let him do so. A believing man or woman is not bound in such circumstances; God has called us to live in peace.
1 Corinthians 7:34 and his interests are divided. An unmarried woman or virgin is concerned about the Lord’s affairs: Her aim is to be devoted to the Lord in both body and spirit. But a married woman is concerned about the affairs of this world— how she can please her husband.
1 Corinthians 7:39 A woman is bound to her husband as long as he lives. But if her husband dies, she is free to marry anyone she wishes, but he must belong to the Lord.
Galatians 4:4 But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under law,
Galatians 4:22 For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the slave woman and the other by the free woman.
Galatians 4:23 His son by the slave woman was born in the ordinary way; but his son by the free woman was born as the result of a promise.
Galatians 4:27 For it is written: "Be glad, O barren woman, who bears no children; break forth and cry aloud, you who have no labor pains; because more are the children of the desolate woman than of her who has a husband."
Galatians 4:30 But what does the Scripture say? "Get rid of the slave woman and her son, for the slave woman’s son will never share in the inheritance with the free woman’s son."
Galatians 4:31 Therefore, brothers, we are not children of the slave woman, but of the free woman.
1 Thessalonians 5:3 While people are saying, "Peace and safety," destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.
1 Timothy 2:14 And Adam was not the one deceived; it was the woman who was deceived and became a sinner.
1 Timothy 5:16 If any woman who is a believer has widows in her family, she should help them and not let the church be burdened with them, so that the church can help those widows who are really in need.
Revelation 2:20 Nevertheless, I have this against you: You tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess. By her teaching she misleads my servants into sexual immorality and the eating of food sacrificed to idols.
Revelation 12:1 A great and wondrous sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head.
Revelation 12:4 His tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth. The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that he might devour her child the moment it was born.
Revelation 12:6 The woman fled into the desert to a place prepared for her by God, where she might be taken care of for 1,260 days.
Revelation 12:13 When the dragon saw that he had been hurled to the earth, he pursued the woman who had given birth to the male child.
Revelation 12:14 The woman was given the two wings of a great eagle, so that she might fly to the place prepared for her in the desert, where she would be taken care of for a time, times and half a time, out of the serpent’s reach.
Revelation 12:15 Then from his mouth the serpent spewed water like a river, to overtake the woman and sweep her away with the torrent.
Revelation 12:16 But the earth helped the woman by opening its mouth and swallowing the river that the dragon had spewed out of his mouth.
Revelation 12:17 Then the dragon was enraged at the woman and went off to make war against the rest of her offspring— those who obey God’s commandments and hold to the testimony of Jesus.
Revelation 17:3 Then the angel carried me away in the Spirit into a desert. There I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was covered with blasphemous names and had seven heads and ten horns.
Revelation 17:4 The woman was dressed in purple and scarlet, and was glittering with gold, precious stones and pearls. She held a golden cup in her hand, filled with abominable things and the filth of her adulteries.
Revelation 17:6 I saw that the woman was drunk with the blood of the saints, the blood of those who bore testimony to Jesus. When I saw her, I was greatly astonished.
Revelation 17:7 Then the angel said to me: "Why are you astonished? I will explain to you the mystery of the woman and of the beast she rides, which has the seven heads and ten horns.
Revelation 17:9 "This calls for a mind with wisdom. The seven heads are seven hills on which the woman sits.
Revelation 17:18 The woman you saw is the great city that rules over the kings of the earth."
Genesis 6:19 You are to bring into the ark two of all living
creatures, male and female, to keep them alive with you.
Genesis 7:3 and also seven of every kind of bird, male and female, to keep their various kinds alive throughout the earth.
Genesis 7:9 male and female, came to Noah and entered the ark, as God had commanded Noah.
Genesis 7:16 The animals going in were male and female of every living thing, as God had commanded Noah. Then the LORD shut him in.
Genesis 12:16 He treated Abram well for her sake, and Abram acquired sheep and cattle, male and female donkeys, menservants and maidservants, and camels.
Genesis 20:14 Then Abimelech brought sheep and cattle and male and female slaves and gave them to Abraham, and he returned Sarah his wife to him.
Genesis 30:35 That same day he removed all the male goats that were streaked or spotted, and all the speckled or spotted female goats (all that had white on them) and all the dark-colored lambs, and he placed them in the care of his sons.
Genesis 32:14 two hundred female goats and twenty male goats, two hundred ewes and twenty rams,
Genesis 32:15 thirty female camels with their young, forty cows and ten bulls, and twenty female donkeys and ten male donkeys.
Genesis 45:23 And this is what he sent to his father: ten donkeys loaded with the best things of Egypt, and ten female donkeys loaded with grain and bread and other provisions for his journey.
Exodus 21:20 "If a man beats his male or female slave with a rod and the slave dies as a direct result, he must be punished,
Exodus 21:32 If the bull gores a male or female slave, the owner must pay thirty shekels of silver to the master of the slave, and the bull must be stoned.
Leviticus 3:1 "‘If someone’s offering is a fellowship offering, and he offers an animal from the herd, whether male or female, he is to present before the LORD an animal without defect.
Leviticus 3:6 "‘If he offers an animal from the flock as a fellowship offering to the LORD, he is to offer a male or female without defect.
Leviticus 4:28 When he is made aware of the sin he committed, he must bring as his offering for the sin he committed a female goat without defect.
Leviticus 4:32 "‘If he brings a lamb as his sin offering, he is to bring a female without defect.
Leviticus 5:6 and, as a penalty for the sin he has committed, he must bring to the LORD a female lamb or goat from the flock as a sin offering; and the priest shall make atonement for him for his sin.
Leviticus 25:44 "‘Your male and female slaves are to come from the nations around you; from them you may buy slaves.
Leviticus 27:4 and if it is a female, set her value at thirty shekels.
Leviticus 27:5 If it is a person between the ages of five and twenty, set the value of a male at twenty shekels and of a female at ten shekels.
Leviticus 27:6 If it is a person between one month and five years, set the value of a male at five shekels of silver and that of a female at three shekels of silver.
Leviticus 27:7 If it is a person sixty years old or more, set the value of a male at fifteen shekels and of a female at ten shekels.
Numbers 5:3 Send away male and female alike; send them outside the camp so they will not defile their camp, where I dwell among them."
Numbers 15:27 "‘But if just one person sins unintentionally, he must bring a year-old female goat for a sin offering.
Deuteronomy 23:18 You must not bring the earnings of a female prostitute or of a male prostitute into the house of the LORD your God to pay any vow, because the LORD your God detests them both.
Deuteronomy 28:68 The LORD will send you back in ships to Egypt on a journey I said you should never make again. There you will offer yourselves for sale to your enemies as male and female slaves, but no one will buy you.
Esther 7:4 For I and my people have been sold for destruction and slaughter and annihilation. If we had merely been sold as male and female slaves, I would have kept quiet, because no such distress would justify disturbing the king."
Ecclesiastes 2:7 I bought male and female slaves and had other slaves who were born in my house. I also owned more herds and flocks than anyone in Jerusalem before me.
Jeremiah 34:9 Everyone was to free his Hebrew slaves, both male and female; no one was to hold a fellow Jew in bondage.
Jeremiah 34:10 So all the officials and people who entered into this covenant agreed that they would free their male and female slaves and no longer hold them in bondage. They agreed, and set them free.
Jeremiah 34:16 But now you have turned around and profaned my name; each of you has taken back the male and female slaves you had set free to go where they wished. You have forced them to become your slaves again.
Genesis 30:41 Whenever the stronger females were in heat, Jacob
would place the branches in the troughs in front of the animals so they
would mate near the branches,