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Want to know what the Bible says about man as leader? Here are 38 Bible verses about man as leader from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV), sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

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1 Peter 3:7 NIV
Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers.
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1 Timothy 2:12 NIV
I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man; she must be quiet.
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Colossians 3:18 NIV
Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.
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Genesis 2:18 NIV
The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”
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1 Corinthians 11:3 NIV
But 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.
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1 Timothy 3:1 NIV
Here is a trustworthy saying: Whoever aspires to be an overseer desires a noble task.
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1 Corinthians 14:33 NIV
For God is not a God of disorder but of peace —as in all the congregations of the Lord’s people.
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1 Timothy 3:12 NIV
A deacon must be faithful to his wife and must manage his children and his household well.
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Genesis 2:23 NIV
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.
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Matthew 20:26 NIV
Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant,
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Philippians 4:13 NIV
I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
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Ephesians 6:4 NIV
Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.
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Galatians 6:9 NIV
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
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1 Corinthians 14:34 NIV
Women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the law says.
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1 Peter 3:1 NIV
Wives, in the same way submit yourselves to your own husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives,
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Genesis 3:16 NIV
To the woman he said,
“I will make your pains in childbearing very severe;
    with painful labor you will give birth to children.
Your desire will be for your husband,
    and he will rule over you.
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Philippians 2:3 NIV
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves,
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Exodus 18:21 NIV
But select capable men from all the people—men who fear God, trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain —and appoint them as officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens.
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1 Timothy 3:15 NIV
if I am delayed, you will know how people ought to conduct themselves in God’s household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth.
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Genesis 2:22 NIV
Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.
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