9 Underrated Bible Verses About A Woman’s Role

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Are you looking for Bible verses about a woman’s role but you are tired of hearing the same ole verses about women? And we know them well, they go something like.

  • Submit to your husband.
  • Keeper of the home.
  • Raise your children.

And all of the other Bible verses about a woman’s role that seems to be on repeat and do nothing to empower you as a woman.

I am not to saying that those Bible verses are not significant but the role of a woman according to the Bible is so much more than what we always see and hear.

In fact, I have a whole video on this about how much of significant role women play in the Bible that is often overlooked. Just watch it below and don’t forget to subscribe to my channel here.

So the Bible verses that I will give you will present a different perspective on a woman’s role, which is why I chose the following Bible verses to inspire you and to encourage you as a woman.

You ready, let’s get into it.

Bible Verses about a Woman’s Role: #1 The Leader Deborah

Now Deborah, a prophet, the wife of Lappidoth, was leading Israel at that time. She held court under the Palm of Deborah between Ramah and Bethel in the hill country of Ephraim, and the Israelites went up to her to have their disputes decided. Judges 4: 4

Here will have a woman, in fact, the ONLY woman mentioned in the book of Judges that was a Judge of Israel.  Her role was a woman that leads a leadership position, one that held a position in court, and one that settled disputes.

What we can learn from Deborah about a woman’s role is that if God has ordained you to be in a position of leadership it does not matter who you are, but He will put you in that position.

God calls the one that He deems worthy to get the job done. In this case, it was Deborah, Deborah commanded the attack on the king of Canaan and his military commander Sisera (Judges 4:6-7) causing the enemies of Israel to be defeated.

I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism but accepts from every nation the one who fears him and does what is right Acts 10: 34-35

Meaning that God can choose man, woman, or child to do His bidding as long as they are the ones who are going to get the job done AND get the job done according to God’s will. As is the case with Deborah.

Bible Verses about a Woman’s Role: #2 Ruth She Does What She Must

I wrote a blog about the Ruth in case you want a brief overview of her story, then click here. She was a widow traveling with her mother in law, back to Bethlehem.

This is where Naomi her mother in law was from. When they got to Bethlehem, both widowed women had no man to provide for them. And so Ruth said:

“Let me go to the fields and pick up the leftover grain behind anyone in whose eyes I find favor.” Ruth 2:2

The reason that I chose this Bible verse to represent the role of a woman is that it illustrates perfectly that there are times that a woman has to do what a woman has to do. Notice that Ruth and Naomi did not say

We have no man here so now we have to sit down, wait, and possibly starve until one gets here so that he can provide for us.

Nothing is wrong with a man providing for a woman. But if you are a woman, single mom, or single woman and you have to go out and do what you have to do for your family, there is no shame in that.

Bible Verses About A Woman’s Role: #3 Esther A Woman Of Influence

I have a video on how Esther used her role as a woman to gain influence over the king that you can watch below.

And Esther won the favor of everyone who saw her. Esther 2:15

I love Esther and wrote about her in my act like a queen to get your king blog. And that is exactly what Esther did.  She was not some nasty woman that did not know how to act.  She did not talk down to people and she did not rub people the wrong way.

Instead, she wanted to be queen and so she acted like a queen.  In fact, everyone who had an encounter with her walked away loving her.  It takes a strong woman to gain favor with anyone that meets you.  That is a trait that all women can take away from Esther.

Bible Verses about a Woman’s Role: #4 Sometimes It is better to Be Quiet

A quarrelsome wife is like the dripping of a leaky roof in a rainstorm Proverbs 27:15

Women have a bad habit of this. Arguing being rude and always nagging. I am not telling you to sit around be someone’s slave or doormat. God gave you a mouth and you can use it. But it is better not to use it in a way that gets all people’s nerves.

I am a firm believer that there is a way to say something that adds value to the conversation and there is also a way to say something where people want to put in earplugs and tune you out.  Learn to add value to the conversation and if what you are about to say does not add value then say nothing at all.

Secondly, sometimes you just have to let things go and pick and choose your battles.  There is no need to just talk and talk, and nag and nag to get people to see your point or just for the sake of arguing. You will just be seen as a leaky roof that irritates people with your voice.

I talk about all of these tips and more in my video below once again don’t forget to subscribe to my channel.

Bible Verses about a Woman’s Role: #5 Get Some Morales

For the lips of an immoral woman are as sweet as honey, and her mouth is smoother than oil. But in the end, she is as bitter as poison, as dangerous as a double-edged sword.

Her feet go down to death; her steps lead straight to the grave. For she cares nothing about the path to life.    She staggers down a crooked trail and doesn’t realize it. Proverbs 5:4-6

In the world today we are a little relaxed on our morals.  God calls us to be in the world but not of the world (click here to read my blog). I do not care what the world is doing but if you are a woman of God and what YOU are doing as a Christian woman is considered to be immoral you are going down a crooked path and you may not even know it.

On the outside all of you may seem nice, cute, and sexy; but if you are just not a good person then what you look like is not going to matter.  Because your looks are not going to get you into heaven.

And like the Bible says, women like that are like poison and a sword.  You will cause harm not only to yourself but also to those around you. To find out what traits you should have as a woman check out my video below.

#6 You can be pretty but pretty is not all that matters

Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Proverbs 31:30

I do not think that God is against you being pretty (click to read my blog here on why). But depending on your pretty, as in thinking this is what defines you, is what God does not like. I do not care how much plastic surgery you get and I do not care how young you try to keep yourself.

You will get older, your beauty will change, and when that times comes you need to still be a good person, be a godly woman, and have reverence for the Lord. These attributes are things that are long lasting, not depending on your pretty and expecting your looks to take you everywhere in life.

Bible Verses about a Woman’s Role  #7 Put Some Clothes On

Likewise, I want women to adorn themselves with proper clothing, modestly and discreetly, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly garments, but rather by means of good works, as is proper for women making a claim to godliness. 1 Timothy 2:9-15

As a woman who likes to look nice herself, I do not think that God wants all of us women to walk around looking like the hot mess express train ran over us and then backed up and ran over us again. What this verse refers to is:

  • Covering up and not letting all of your womanly charms hang out for the world to see.


  • Not being too materialistic. Anyone who knows me knows I will go to the thrift store in a second. I am not the type of woman that values very high priced material things.  Using material belongings to show the world your worth or what you can afford, is the type of behavior God has a problem with.

Bible Verses about a Woman’s Role #8 Be Woman of Good Character

Women must likewise be dignified, not malicious gossips, but temperate, faithful in all things. 1 Timothy 3:11

This verse puts me in the mind of Esther.  Why do you think Esther gained favor in all those who saw her? Because she probably illustrated all of these things.

No one wants a woman that has a bad temper and does not know how to control themselves. The Bad Girl’s club is good on TV but it not good to be put on replay in your real life.

Have some self-control, act classy (see my blog here), reframe for being known as the woman that talks about everyone and everybody, and more than anything be faithful in all things.  Do not be fickle, wishy-washy, and a half get it done type of person.

Bible Verses about a Woman’s Role #9 Build Your House Up and Don’t Tear it Down

The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down. Proverbs 14:1

A real woman should know that you should build up your own house and not take it down. Your house is yours, it is where you live, it is where you lay your head, and it is where your family lays their head.  What type of fool would want to wreak havoc in your own household?

When I say wreak havoc that means having children that are out of control and having a house that is poorly kept and not taking care of; these are things that tear your house down. As the woman of the home allow your home to be a source of peace, comfort, and one that you actually WANT to come home to.

These are the Bible verses about a woman’s role that I really hope gave you a new perspective as a Christian woman.  In the Bible, there are so many women that held different roles, so never think that God wants to put you in a box because you are a woman.

But what is clear is that God wants you to be a certain type of woman. A woman with good character and one that puts God first and foremost in everything that she does.

If you know a woman that could gain encouragement from this post, then be sure to share it with them.

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