Women Who Were Used of God in Bible Days

References to women who were used of God in Bible days and who prophesied or preached. These passages show that women have a right to speak for God and some of them were preachers.

 

Exodus 15:20, Miriam. “And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances.”

 

Judges 4:4, Deborah. “And Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lapidoth, she judged Israel at that time.”

 

II Kings 22:14, Huldah. “So Hilkiah the priest, and Ahikam, and Achbor, and Shaphan, and Asahiah, went unto Huldah the prophetess, the wife of Shallum the son of Tikvah, the son of Harhas, keeper of the wardrobe; (now she dwelt in Jerusalem in the college) and they communed with her.”

 

II Chronicles 34:22, Huldah. “And Hilkiah, and they that the king had appointed, went to Huldah the prophetess, the wife of Shallum the son of Tikvath, the son of Hasrah, keeper of the wardrobe; (now she dwelt in Jerusalem in the college) and they spake to her to that effect.”

 

Joel 2:28-29, daughters and handmaidens. “And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions and also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.”

 

Luke 2:36-37, Anna. “And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser; she was of a great age, and had lived with an husband seven years from her virginity and she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day.”

 

Luke 15:8-10, woman searching for lost coin. “Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she find it? And when she hath found it, she calleth her friends and her neighbours together, saying, 'Rejoice with me; for I have found the piece which I had lost.'”

 

John 4:28-29, woman of Samaria. “The woman then left her waterpot, and went her way into the city, and saith to the men, 'Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did; is not this the Christ?'”

 

John 20:17-18, Mary Magdalene. “Jesus saith unto her, 'Touch Me not; for I am not yet ascended to My Father: but go to My brethren, and say unto them, 'I ascend unto My Father, and your Father; and to My God, and your God.' Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord, and that He had spoken these things unto her.”

 

Acts 2:17-18, daughters and handmaidens. “'And it shall come to pass in the last days,' saith God, 'I will pour out of My Spirit upon all flesh and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams and on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of My Spirit; and they shall prophesy.'”

 

Acts 21:9, Philip’s daughters. Paul entered the house of “Philip the evangelist, which was one of the seven; and abode with him. And the same man had four daughters, virgins, which did prophesy.”

 

Romans 11:1, Phebe. “I commend unto you Phebe our sister, which is a servant of the church which is at Cenchrea.”

 

I Corinthians 11:5, women Prophesying. “But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head for that is even all one as if she were shaven.”

 

Philemon 4:3, Clement. “And I entreat thee also, true yokefellow, help those women which laboured with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and with other my fellowlabourers, whose names are in the book of life.”