Great women of the Bible

These are the great women of the Bible whose faith moved mountains in their lives on earth. Faith in the Bible is described as the substance of things not yet seen and the evidence of things hoped for. (Hebrews 11) It is by faith that these great women of the Bible won God’s approval. They believed and were assured that God will do what He says He will do and they gave up everything to see the will of God done in their lives. Through their faith, God demonstrated His love and power in their lives.

49 great women of the Bible

Among the great servants of God in the Bible are 49 women whose lives are very inspiring and a great lesson to the modern woman. Their stories, in both the Old and the New Testaments, portray very powerful teachings about faith, love, respect, and devotion to God. This article takes a look at 14 of these great women of the Bible.

Eve, one of the great women of the Bible.
Eve in the Garden of Eden. Image by Robert McCullough from Pixabay

1. Eve: the first great woman of the Bible

Eve is the first woman in the Bible and she came out of Adams’ left rib. Although she gave in to the devils’ temptation in the Garden of Eden, she’s an influential woman in the Bible and her life is a great lesson to both men and women. She is the mother of all mankind and it goes without saying that she is a great woman of the Bible.

2. Sarah

The wife to Abraham and the mother of Isaac. Sarah was barren for many years and gave birth to Isaac at 90 years old. Despite being barren, she loved her husband dearly, calling him my Lord, and begged Abraham to lie with her maidservant just to see him happy with a child. God remembered His promise to her and granted her a son, Isaac. Sarah is a woman of great faith and reverence for both God and her husband. Very few women in this generation can call their husbands “my lord”. Lol.

3. Rachel

Rachel’s love for Jacob gave her the patience to wait for her husband who was deceived by her father. Laban tricked Jacob into marrying her elder sister, Lear. Later on in her marriage, she bore Jacob Joseph and Benjamin.

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4. Hannah

She prayed fervently and desperately for a son. She made a vow to God that if He gives her a son, she would dedicate his life to God. Because of her faith, God granted her desire and she faithfully kept her word. She didn’t forget her vow to the Lord and left Samuel to be raised in the temple.

5. Rahab: she’s among the great women of the Bible due to her faith in God.

Rahab is mentioned in the book of Joshua. She put her life in danger she provided them shelter to the two spies sent by Joshua to Jericho. The people of Jericho wanted to kill the spies but she hid them in her house. Through her faith, she believed that the God of Israel will give them victory over Jericho, and thus, God protected her and her family.

Great women of the Bible
Artists’ impression of the three women who visited the tomb of Jesus.
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6. Mary of Nazareth

The woman with the high calling of carrying the Savior of the world in her womb for nine years was Mary of Nazareth, the wife of Joseph. Being a teen and a virgin, she found favor with God and her life teaches us that purity is highly adored by God. God is pure and so the pure in heart can be mighty vessels for His eternal purpose.

7. Mary Magdalene

Mary was healed by the Lord Jesus and became a faithful follower of Christ until the end. She was there during Christ’s ministry on earth, His crucifixion, burial, and also during the resurrection.

8. Mary of Bethany

She was the sister of Lazarus and Martha. She loved Jesus and listened faithfully to His teachings by sitting at His feet instead of being swayed by the housework and other duties.

9. Martha

The sister to Lazarus and Mary. She loved Jesus Christ and believed in the resurrection of the righteous. She was rebuked by Jesus for putting her hosting duties above the teachings of Christ. However, she was devoted to Christ and served faithfully.

10. Deborah

The only female judge mentioned in the Bible who is known for being a truly compassionate leader.

11. Esther

Queen Esther’s story is one portraying the greatest courage and bravery ever shown by a woman in the Bible. Through her prayer and fasting, God gave her favor which in turn delivered the people of Israel from the sword.

12. Jehosheba

She was the daughter of king Joram. She bravely saved her infant nephew, the prince Joash, from being killed by the Queen Mother. By doing this, God used her to preserve the line of King David.

13. Miriam

She was a prophetess and a sister to Moses. She helped save Moses when her mother put him in a basket and placed her in a river for fear of Pharaoh. Later on in her life, she served as a prophetess of God.

14. Elizabeth

She was barren but by her faith and patience in God, she conceived and gave birth to John the Baptist, the greatest prophet of the New Testament.


There are 49 women of faith in the Bible whose life should inspire and remind the modern woman that God adores a faithful and respectful woman.

New International Version

Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.

New Living Translation

Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the LORD will be greatly praised.

English Standard Version

Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.

Berean Study Bible

Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.

King James Bible

Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.

New King James Version

Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.

Beauty is a passing shadow but the woman who honors the Lord will be revered.

Proverbs 31:30

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