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Top 15 Bible Verses About Missions

There are many Bible verses about Great Commission work. In the Old Testament, God even sent messengers to other nations to declare His glory. In the New Testament, Jesus Himself went on mission when He left heaven to come to earth. Then Jesus sent his disciples on mission to invite even more people into God’s family. Here are some of the best scripture verses about missionary work grouped into similar categories. 

God Sent Messengers to the Nations 

  • I will perform a sign among them. And I will send those who survive to be messengers to the nations—to Tarshish, to the Libyans and Lydians (who are famous as archers), to Tubal and Greece, and to all the lands beyond the sea that have not heard of my fame or seen my glory. There they will declare my glory to the nations. —Isaiah 66:19
  • “Declare his glorious deeds among the nations. Tell everyone about the amazing things he does”.—Psalm 96:3 & 1 Chronicles 16:24
  • “Sing a new song to the Lord! Sing his praises from the ends of the earth! Sing, all you who sail the seas, all you who live in distant coastlands. Join in the chorus, you desert towns; let the villages of Kedar rejoice! Let the people of Sela sing for joy; shout praises from the mountaintops! Let the whole world glorify the Lord; let it sing his praise.” —Isaiah 42:10–12

God Sent Jesus & Jesus Sends Us

  • “Just as you sent me into the world, I am sending them into the world.” —John 17:18
  • “Go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” —Matthew 28:19–20
  • “So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, ‘Come back to God!’” —2 Corinthians 5:20
  • “How can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them?” —Romans 10:13–14

We are to Bring the Gospel to the Whole World

  • “And then he told them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone.’” —Mark 16:15
  • “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” —Acts 1:8
  • “For the Lord gave us this command when he said, ‘I have made you a light to the Gentiles, to bring salvation to the farthest corners of the earth.’” —Acts 13:47

Every People Group will Hear before the End Times

  • “And the Good News about the Kingdom will be preached throughout the whole world, so that all nations will hear it; and then the end will come.” —Matthew 24:14
  • “I saw a vast crowd, too great to count, from every nation and tribe and people and language, standing in front of the throne and before the Lamb. They were clothed in white robes and held palm branches in their hands. 10 And they were shouting with a great roar, ‘Salvation comes from our God who sits on the throne and from the Lamb!’” —Revelation 7:9–10
  • “Then I saw another angel flying in midair, and he had the eternal gospel to proclaim to those who live on the earth—to every nation, tribe, language and people.” —Revelation 14:6
  • “The whole earth will acknowledge the Lord and return to Him. All the families of the nations will bow down before Him.” —Psalm 22:27

Pray for More Missionaries

  • “The harvest is great, but the workers are few. So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields.” —Luke 10:2