Bible verses about "eunuchs" | NSB

Jeremiah 38:7-13

7 Ebedmelech the Ethiopian, a eunuch (officer) who worked in the royal palace, heard that they had put me in the well. At that time the king was holding court at the Benjamin Gate. 8 So Ebedmelech went there and said to the king: 9 »Your Majesty, what these men have done is wrong. They have put Jeremiah in the well, where he is sure to die of starvation, since there is no more food in the city.« 10 Then the king ordered Ebedmelech the Ethiopian, »Take with you three men and to pull him out of the well before he dies.« 11 So Ebedmelech went with the men to the palace storeroom and got some worn-out clothing which he let down to me by ropes. 12 He told me to put the rags under my arms, so that the ropes would not hurt me. I did this. 13 So they pulled me up out of the well. After that I was kept in the courtyard.

Jeremiah 39:15-18

15 While I was still imprisoned in the palace courtyard, Jehovah told me: 16 »Tell Ebedmelech the Ethiopian that Jehovah, the God of Israel, said: ‘Just as I said I would, I am going to bring upon this city destruction and not prosperity. When this happens, you will be there to see it. 17 »‘I Jehovah will protect you, and you will not be handed over to the people you are afraid of. 18 »‘I will keep you safe, and you will not be put to death. You will escape with your life because you have put your trust in me. I Jehovah have spoken!’«

Romans 1:25-29

25 They changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshiped and served the creation more than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. 26 For this cause God gave them up to vile affections for even their women changed the natural use into that which is against nature. 27 Also the men left the natural use of the woman and burned in their lust, one toward another; men with men working that which is obscene. They receive full recompense due for their error. 28 They did not like to retain God in their knowledge, so God gave them over to a reprobate (depraved) mind, to do things that are not fitting. 29 They are filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil mindedness; they are whisperers,

Acts 10:35

35 »In every nation he accepts every person who respects him and does what is right.

1 Corinthians 7:29-40

29 I will say this brothers the time remaining is short. So from now on those who have wives should be like those who have none. 30 Those who weep should be like those who do not weep. And those who rejoice should be like those who do not rejoice, and those who buy like those who do not possess. 31 Those who use this world should not abuse it, for the fashion of this world is passing away. 32 I want you to be free from anxiety. He who is unmarried cares for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may please the Lord. 33 But he who is married cares for the things that are of the world, how he may please his wife. 34 There is difference also between a wife and a virgin. The unmarried woman cares for the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and in spirit. She who is married cares for the things of the world, how she may please her husband. 35 I say this for your benefit and not to restrict you. I show you how to live a noble life of devotion to the Lord without being distracted by other things. 36 If any man thinks he behaves improperly toward his virgin, if she is past her youth, let him do what he will, he does not sin if they get married. 37 Nevertheless he who stands steadfast in his heart, having no necessity, but has power over his own will, and has so decreed in his heart that he will keep his virginity he does well. 38 So then he who gives his virginity in marriage does well; but he who does not get married does even better. 39 The wife is bound to her husband as long as he lives. If her husband dies, she is free to marry whom she wishes, only in the Lord. 40 But she is happier if she remains as she is. This is my opinion and I think I also have the Spirit of God.

Acts 10:34-35

34 Peter opened his mouth, and said, »I truly perceive that God shows no partiality. 35 »In every nation he accepts every person who respects him and does what is right.

Jeremiah 38:7-10

7 Ebedmelech the Ethiopian, a eunuch (officer) who worked in the royal palace, heard that they had put me in the well. At that time the king was holding court at the Benjamin Gate. 8 So Ebedmelech went there and said to the king: 9 »Your Majesty, what these men have done is wrong. They have put Jeremiah in the well, where he is sure to die of starvation, since there is no more food in the city.« 10 Then the king ordered Ebedmelech the Ethiopian, »Take with you three men and to pull him out of the well before he dies.«

Daniel 1:1-21

1 Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon attacked Judah. It was in the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah. 2 Jehovah (YHWH) allowed Nebuchadnezzar to capture Jehoiakim king of Judah. Nebuchadnezzar carried part of the vessels of the house of God into the Plain of Shinar [in Babylon]. He brought the vessels into the treasure house of his god. 3 The king ordered Ashpenaz the chief of his officials to bring in some of the Israelites including some of the royal family and nobles. 4 These were young people who had no defects. They were good looking and intelligent, with knowledge. They showed wisdom, knowledge, and understanding of science. They had ability to serve in the king's court and were taught the language and literature of the Chaldeans. 5 The king assigned a daily amount of the king's special rich food for them and also the wine that he drank. They were to be educated for three years. At the end of that time they would serve the king. 6 Now among these children of Judah were Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah. 7 The officer in charge gave names to them: To Daniel he gave the name of Belteshazzar. Hananiah was called Shadrach. Mishael was called Meshach and Azariah was named Abednego. 8 Daniel determined in his heart that he would not defile himself with the king's special food and wine. He requested permission from the officer in charge that he might not defile himself. 9 God caused the officer in charge to show special favor and kindness to Daniel. 10 The officer in charge said to Daniel: »I fear my lord the king. He has appointed your food and your drink. Why should he see your faces worse looking than other young people your age? Would you endanger my head with the king?« 11 Daniel answered the officer appointed over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah: 12 »Test your servants, please, for ten days. Give them vegetables to eat and water to drink. 13 »You compare our appearance and the appearance of the young people who eat the king’s special food. Then you deal with us according to what you see.« 14 So he listened to them and allowed them to prove the matter for ten days. 15 They looked better when the ten days ended! They were fairer in appearance and fatter in flesh than the young people who ate the king’s special food. 16 So the steward took away their special food and wine and gave them vegetables and water. 17 God gave these young people knowledge, understanding, and wisdom of all types of literature and learning. Daniel had understanding and wisdom in all visions and dreams. 18 When the appointed time for learning ended the chief officer brought them in before Nebuchadnezzar. 19 The king interviewed them and found out that none was found to be like Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah. Therefore they served the king. 20 The king found them ten times better than all the magicians and enchanters in his entire realm. This was in every matter of wisdom and understanding. 21 Daniel continued to the first year of king Cyrus.

Acts 8:26-29

26 God’s angel said to Philip: »Arise, and go toward the south the way that goes from Jerusalem unto Gaza through the desert.« 27 He went and an Ethiopian eunuch (government official), a man of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem to worship. 28 He was returning and sitting in his chariot reading Isaiah the prophet. 29 The Spirit said to Philip: »Go near, and climb on this chariot.«

Matthew 19:9-12

9 »I tell you, whoever divorces his wife, except for fornication, and marries another, commits adultery. And he who marries her when she is divorced, commits adultery.« 10 The disciples said to him: »This being the case between a man and his wife, it is better not to marry.« 11 He said: »This does not apply to everyone, only to those God has given it to. 12 »For there are men who, from birth, were without sex. There are some who were made that way by men. There are others who have made themselves so for the kingdom of heaven. He who is able to accept this let him accept it.«

Deuteronomy 23:1

1 »No man whose testicles have been crushed or whose penis is cut off shall enter the assembly of Jehovah.

Isaiah 56:1-12

1 Jehovah says: »Maintain justice and do what is right, for my salvation is close at hand and my righteousness will soon be revealed. 2 »Blessed is the man who does this, the man who holds it fast, who keeps the Sabbath without desecrating it, and keeps his hand from doing any evil. 3 »‘No foreigner bound to Jehovah should say: ‘Jehovah will surely exclude (separate) me from his people. No eunuch should complain: I am only a dry tree.’« 4 For Jehovah says: »To the eunuchs who keep my Sabbaths, who choose what pleases me. They hold fast to my covenant. 5 »I will give to those within my Temple and its walls a memorial and a name that is better than sons and daughters. I will give them an everlasting name that will not be cut off. 6 »Foreigners have become allied with Jehovah, to serve Jehovah, to love the name of Jehovah, and to worship him. They keep the Sabbath without desecrating it and hold fast to my covenant. 7 »I will bring them to my holy mountain and give them joy in my house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and sacrifices will be accepted on my altar. My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations.« 8 The Sovereign Lord Jehovah declares: »He who gathers the exiles of Israel, I will gather still others to them besides those already gathered.« 9 Come, all you beasts of the field, come and devour, all you beasts of the forest! 10 Israel’s watchmen are blind. They all lack knowledge they are all mute dogs. They cannot bark. They just lie around and dream, they love to sleep. 11 They are dogs with mighty appetites. They never have enough! They are shepherds who lack understanding. They all turn to their own way and each one seeks dishonest (unjust) gain. 12 »Come, each one cries, let me get wine! Let us drink our fill of beer! And tomorrow will be like today, or even far better.«

Acts 8:26-39

26 God’s angel said to Philip: »Arise, and go toward the south the way that goes from Jerusalem unto Gaza through the desert.« 27 He went and an Ethiopian eunuch (government official), a man of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem to worship. 28 He was returning and sitting in his chariot reading Isaiah the prophet. 29 The Spirit said to Philip: »Go near, and climb on this chariot.« 30 Philip ran to him, heard him read the prophet Isaiah, and said: »Do you understand what you are reading?« 31 »How can I«, the eunuch said: »unless someone explains it to me?« He invited Philip to come and sit with him. 32 The Scripture he read was this: »He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before his shearer so he did not open his mouth. 33 »In his humiliation his judgment was taken away. Who will declare his generation? For his life is taken from the earth.« 34 The eunuch asked Philip: »Please tell me of whom is the prophet talking about, himself or someone else?« 35 Then Philip began at the same Scripture and told him the good news about Jesus. 36 On their way, they came to a body of water and the eunuch said, »See, here is water. What prevents me from getting baptized?« 37 Philip said: »If you believe with all your heart, you may.« He answered: »I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.« 38 He commanded the chariot to stop. They both went into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him. 39 After they came out of the water God’s Spirit took Philip away. The eunuch did not see him again. He continued his journey rejoicing.

Isaiah 56:3-5

3 »‘No foreigner bound to Jehovah should say: ‘Jehovah will surely exclude (separate) me from his people. No eunuch should complain: I am only a dry tree.’« 4 For Jehovah says: »To the eunuchs who keep my Sabbaths, who choose what pleases me. They hold fast to my covenant. 5 »I will give to those within my Temple and its walls a memorial and a name that is better than sons and daughters. I will give them an everlasting name that will not be cut off.

Matthew 19:12

12 »For there are men who, from birth, were without sex. There are some who were made that way by men. There are others who have made themselves so for the kingdom of heaven. He who is able to accept this let him accept it.«

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