Bible Verses Related to Orderliness

Spend an evening (or several) looking at just one of these verses at a time. Don’t forget to ask your children the questions: Who? What? Where? Why? When? and How? Discuss with your family what each verse or story teaches about the character quality; and give vital application of how this quality can be applied to your family. Choose several verses to memorize together as a family.

06186 `arak {aw-rak’}
a primitive root; TWOT – 1694; v
AV – array 26, order 21, prepare 5, expert 3, value 3, compare 2, direct 2, equal 2, estimate 2, furnish 2, ordained 2, misc 4; 75
1) to arrange, set or put or lay in order, set in array, prepare, order, ordain, handle, furnish, esteem, equal, direct, compare
1a) (Qal)
1a1) to arrange or set or lay in order, arrange, state in order, set forth (a legal case), set in place
1a2) to compare, be comparable
2) (Hiphil) to value, tax

  • Genesis 22:9 And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood.
  • Exodus 40:4 And thou shalt bring in the table, and set in order the things that are to be set in order upon it; and thou shalt bring in the candlestick, and light the lamps thereof. {the things…: Heb. the order thereof}
  • Exodus 40:23 And he set the bread in order upon it before the LORD; as the LORD had commanded Moses.
  • Judges 20:20 And the men of Israel went out to battle against Benjamin; and the men of Israel put themselves in array to fight against them at Gibeah.
  • Psalms 5:3 My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct [my prayer] unto thee, and will look up.
  • Psalms 23:5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. {anointest: Heb. makest fat}

392 anatassomai {an-at-as’-som-ahee}
from 303 and the middle voice of 5021; TDNT – 8:32,*; v
AV – set forth in order 1; 1
1) to put together in order, arrange, compose

  • Luke 1:1 Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us,

2517 kathexes {kath-ex-ace’}
from 2596 and 1836;; adv
AV – in order 2, afterward 1, after 1, by order 1; 5
1) one after another, successively, in order

  • Luke 1:3 It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus,
  • Luke 8:1 And it came to pass afterward, that he went throughout every city and village, preaching and shewing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God: and the twelve were with him,
  • Acts 3:24 Yea, and all the prophets from Samuel and those that follow after, as many as have spoken, have likewise foretold of these days.
  • Acts 11:4 But Peter rehearsed the matter from the beginning, and expounded it by order unto them, saying,
  • Acts 18:23 And after he had spent some time there, he departed, and went over all the country of Galatia and Phrygia in order, strengthening all the disciples.

5010 taxis {tax’-is}
from 5021;; n f
AV – order 10; 10
1) an arranging, arrangement
2) order
2a) a fixed succession observing a fixed time
3) due or right order, orderly condition
4) the post, rank, or position which one holds in civic or other affairs
4a) since this position generally depends on one’s talents, experience, resources
4a1) character, fashion, quality, style

  • Luke 1:8 And it came to pass, that while he executed the priest’s office before God in the order of his course,
  • 1 Corinthians 14:40 Let all things be done decently and in order.
  • Colossians 2:5 For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the stedfastness of your faith in Christ.
  • Hebrews 5:6 As he saith also in another [place], Thou [art] a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

1930 epidiorthoo {ep-ee-dee-or-tho’-o}
from 1909 and a derivative of 3717;; v
AV – set in order 1; 1
1) to set in order besides or further

  • Titus 1:5 For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee: {wanting: or, left undone}