Bible verses about serving others | ACV

Bible verses about "serving others" | ACV

Joshua 22:5

5 Only take diligent heed to do the commandment and the law which Moses the servant of LORD commanded you, to love LORD your God, and to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and to cling to him, and to serve him with a

Isaiah 1:1-31

1 The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem, in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah. 2 Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth, for LORD has spoken. I have nourished and brought up sons, and they have rebelled against me. 3 The ox knows his owner, and the donkey his master's crib, [but] Israel does not know; my people does not consider. 4 Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evil-doers, sons who deal corruptly! They have forsaken LORD. They have despised the Holy One of Israel. They have gone away backward. 5 Why will ye be still stricken, that ye revolt more and more? The whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint. 6 From the sole of the foot even to the head there is no soundness in it, [but] wounds, and bruises, and fresh stripes. They have not been closed nor bound up nor soothed with oil. 7 Your country is desolate. Your cities are burned with fire. Your land--strangers devour it in your presence, and it is desolate, as overthrown by strangers. 8 And the daughter of Zion is left as a booth in a vineyard, as a shed in a garden of cucumbers, as a besieged city. 9 Unless LORD of hosts had left to us a {seed (LXX/NT)}, we should have been as Sodom, we should have been like Gomorrah. 10 Hear the word of LORD, ye rulers of Sodom, give ear to the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah. 11 What to me is the multitude of your sacrifices? says LORD. I have had enough of the burnt-offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts. And I do not delight in the blood of bullocks or of lambs or of he-goats. 12 When ye come to appear before me, who has required this at your hand--to trample my courts? 13 Bring no more vain oblations. Incense is an abomination to me. New moon and Sabbath, the calling of assemblies--I cannot bear iniquity and the solemn meeting. 14 Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hates. They are a trouble to me. I am weary of bearing them. 15 And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide my eyes from you. Yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear; your hands are full of blood. 16 Wash you, make you clean, put away the evil of your doings from before my eyes. Cease to do evil. 17 Learn to do good. Seek justice, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow. 18 Come now, and let us reason together, says LORD, though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow. Though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. 19 If ye are willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land. 20 But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword, for the mouth of LORD has spoken it. 21 How the faithful city has become a harlot! She who was full of justice! Righteousness lodged in her, but now murderers. 22 Thy silver has become dross, thy wine mixed with water. 23 Thy rulers are rebellious, and companions of thieves. Everyone loves bribes, and follows after rewards. They judge not the fatherless, nor does the cause of the widow come to them. 24 Therefore says the Lord, LORD of hosts, the Mighty One of Israel, Ah, I will ease me of my adversaries, and avenge me of my enemies. 25 And I will turn my hand upon thee, and thoroughly purge away thy dross, and will take away all thy tin. 26 And I will restore thy judges as at the first, and thy counselors as at the beginning. Afterward thou shall be called the city of righteousness, a faithful town. 27 Zion shall be redeemed with justice, and her converts with righteousness. 28 But the destruction of transgressors and sinners shall be together, and those who forsake LORD shall be consumed. 29 For they shall be ashamed of the oaks which ye have desired, and ye shall be confounded for the gardens that ye have chosen. 30 For ye shall be as an oak whose leaf fades, and as a garden that has no water. 31 And the strong shall be as flax, and his work as a spark. And they shall both burn together, and none shall quench them.

Matthew 10:16

16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves. Become ye therefore wise as serpents, and innocent as doves.

Malachi 3:1-18

1 Behold, I send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me. And LORD, whom ye seek, will suddenly come to his temple. And the messenger of the covenant, whom ye desire, behold, he comes, says LORD of hosts. 2 But who can abide the day of his coming? And who shall stand when he appears? For he is like a refiner's fire, and like fuller's soap. 3 And he will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver. And he will purify the sons of Levi, and refine them as gold and silver. And they shall offer to LORD offerings in righteousness. 4 Then the offering of Judah and Jerusalem shall be pleasant to LORD, as in the days of old, and as in ancient years. 5 And I will come near to you to judgment, and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against the FALSE swearers, and against those who oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the f 6 For I, LORD, do not change. Therefore ye, O sons of Jacob, are not consumed. 7 From the days of your fathers ye have turned aside from my ordinances, and have not kept them. Return to me, and I will return to you, says LORD of hosts. But ye say, How shall we return? 8 Will a man rob God? Yet ye rob me. But ye say, How have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings. 9 Ye are cursed with the curse, for ye rob me, even this whole nation. 10 Bring ye the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house, and prove me now with this, says LORD of hosts, if I will not open to you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be 11 And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground, nor shall your vine cast its fruit before the time in the field, says LORD of hosts. 12 And all nations shall call you blessed, for ye shall be a delightful land, says LORD of hosts. 13 Your words have been stout against me, says LORD. Yet ye say, What have we spoken against thee? 14 Ye have said, It is vain to serve God, and what profit is it that we have kept his charge, and that we have walked mournfully before LORD of hosts? 15 And now we call the proud happy. Yea, those who work wickedness are built up. Yea, they challenge God, and escape. 16 Then those who feared LORD spoke one with another, and LORD hearkened, and heard, and a book of remembrance was written before him, for those who feared LORD, and who thought upon his name. 17 And they shall be mine, says LORD of hosts, my own possession, in the day that I make. And I will spare them, as a man spares his own son who serves him. 18 Then ye shall return and discern between the righteous man and the wicked man, between him who serves God and him who does not serve him.

Matthew 8:1-4

1 And upon his coming down from the mountain, many multitudes followed him. 2 And behold, a leper who came, worshiped him, saying, Lord, if thou will, thou can cleanse me. 3 And having reached out his hand, Jesus touched him, saying, I will, be thou cleansed. And straightaway his leprosy was cleansed. 4 And Jesus says to him, See thou speak to no man, but go, show thyself to the priest, and bring the gift that Moses commanded for a testimony to them.

Luke 9:57-10:16

57 And it came to pass while they went on the way, a certain man said to him, I will follow thee wherever thou may go, Lord. 58 And Jesus said to him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the sky, nests, but the Son of man has not where he might lay his head. 59 And he said to another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, allow me first, after departing, to bury my father. 60 But Jesus said to him, Leave the dead to bury their own dead, but thou, after departing, proclaim the kingdom of God. 61 And also another said, I will follow thee, Lord, but first allow me to bid farewell to those in my house. 62 But Jesus said to him, No man, having put his hand to a plow, and looking to things behind, is fit for the kingdom of God.

Luke 10:1-16

1 Now after these things the Lord also appointed seventy other men, and sent them by twos before his face into every city and place where he himself was going to come. 2 Therefore he said to them, The harvest indeed is plentiful, but the workmen are few. Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth workmen into his harvest. 3 Go ye. Behold, I send you forth as lambs in the midst of wolves. 4 Carry no bag, no pouch, no shoes, and greet no man on the way. 5 And into whatever house ye enter, first say, Peace to this house. 6 And if a son of peace is there, your peace will rest upon him, and if not, it will return to you. 7 And remain in the same house eating and drinking from their things, for the workman is worthy of his wage. Do not depart from house to house. 8 And into whatever city ye enter, and they receive you, eat the things that are set before you. 9 And heal the weak in it, and say to them, The kingdom of God has come near to you. 10 But into whatever city ye enter, and they will not receive you, after departing into the thoroughfares if it, say, 11 Even the dust that clings on us from your city, we wipe off against you. Nevertheless know ye this, that the kingdom of God has come near to you. 12 I say to you, that it will be more tolerable in that day for Sodom, than for that city. 13 Woe to thee, Chorazin! Woe to thee, Bethsaida! Because if the mighty works were done in Tyre and Sidon, which were done in you, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. 14 But it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the judgment, than for you. 15 And thou, Capernaum, which was exalted to the sky, will be thrust down to Hades. 16 He who hears you hears me, and he who rejects you rejects me, and he who rejects me rejects him who sent me.

Philippians 2:1-13

1 If therefore any exhortation is in Christ, if any encouragement of love, if any fellowship of spirit, if any bowels and mercies, 2 fulfill my joy, that ye may think the same way, having the same love, being knit in soul, thinking in oneness, 3 in nothing according to selfish ambition or empty conceit, but in humility considering each other surpassing yourselves. 4 Look ye out (each man) not to things of yourselves, but each man also to the things of others. 5 Indeed have this way to think in you, that also was in Christ Jesus, 6 who, existing in the form of God, did not consider being equal to God something to seize and hold. 7 But he emptied himself, having taken a form of a bondman, having become in a likeness of men. 8 And having been found in a form like a man, he lowered himself, having become obedient until death, even of death from a cross. 9 Therefore God also highly exalted him and gave him the name above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of the heavenly, and the earthly, and the sub-earthly, 11 and that every tongue should acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. 12 Therefore my beloved, just as ye have always obeyed, not only as in my presence, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. 13 For it is God who works in you both to desire and to work for approval.

Ephesians 6:7-8

7 bond-serving with goodwill, as to the Lord and not to men. 8 Knowing that whatever good thing each may do, he will receive this from the Lord, whether bondman or freeman.

James 1:1-27

1 James, a bondman of God and of Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes in the Dispersion, greeting. 2 Consider it all joy, my brothers, when ye encounter various trials, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 And let perseverance have a perfect work, so that ye may be perfect and complete, falling short in nothing. 5 And if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask from God who gives to all generously and not reproaching, and it will be given to him. 6 But let him ask in faith, doubting nothing, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven by wind and tossed about. 7 For that man should not think that he will receive anything from the Lord, 8 a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. 9 Now let the lowly brother boast in his exaltation, 10 but the rich in his lowliness, because as a flower of grass he will pass away. 11 For the sun rose up with the burning heat, and withered the grass. And the flower of it fell, and the beauty of its appearance perished. So also the rich man will fade away among his pursuits. 12 Blessed is a man who endures temptation, because, having become approved, he will receive the crown of life, which the Lord promised to those who love him. 13 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted by God, for God is without temptation of evils, and he himself tempts no man. 14 But each man is tempted by his own lust, being drawn away and enticed. 15 Then the lust having conceived, it gives birth to sin, and after being complete the sin brings forth death. 16 Be not led astray, my beloved brothers. 17 Every good gift and every perfect endowment is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation nor shadow of turning. 18 Having deliberated, he begot us by the word of truth for us to be a certain first fruit of his creatures. 19 Therefore, my beloved brothers, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath. 20 For the wrath of man does not accomplish the righteousness of God. 21 Therefore having put off all filthiness and profusion of evil, receive with mildness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls. 22 But become ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. 23 Because if any man is a hearer of the word and not a doer, this resembles a man observing his natural face in a mirror. 24 For he observes himself, and goes away, and straightaway forgets what kind of man he was. 25 But he who stooped to look into the perfect law, the one of liberty, and who remained, this man, who did not become a forgetful hearer but a doer of work, this man will be blessed in his doing. 26 If any man among you seems to be religious, not bridling his tongue but deceiving his heart, this man's religion is futile. 27 Pure religion and undefiled from God and the Father is this, to go help the orphaned and the widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

1 Peter 1:10-16

10 About which salvation the prophets sought and searched diligently. Men who prophesied about the grace for you, 11 searching for what, or what kind of time the Spirit of Christ in them indicated, predicting the sufferings in Christ, and the glories after these things. 12 To whom it was revealed, that they were serving not themselves, but you, those things that were now reported to you by those who preached good-news to you in Holy Spirit, which was sent forth from heaven, into which things heavenly 13 Therefore having girded up the loins of your mind, being sober, hope entirely for the grace brought to you at the revealing of Jesus Christ. 14 As children of obedience, not fashioning yourselves to the former desires in your ignorance, 15 but according to the Holy Man, he who called you, ye yourselves also become holy in all conduct, 16 because it is written, Become ye holy, since I am holy.

Proverbs 14:21

21 He who despises his neighbor sins, but he who has pity on the poor, happy is he.

Matthew 8:5-13

5 And upon his entering into Capernaum, a centurion came to him, beseeching him, 6 and saying, Lord, my boy has been laid down in the house, paralyzed, extremely tormented. 7 And Jesus says to him, after coming I will heal him. 8 And having answered, the centurion said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou should come under my roof, but only speak the word, and my boy will be healed. 9 For I also am a man under authority, having soldiers under myself. And I say to this man, Go, and he goes, and to another, Come, and he comes, and to my bondman, Do this, and he does it. 10 And when Jesus heard it, he marveled, and said to those who followed, Truly I say to you, not even in Israel have I found such great faith. 11 And I say to you, that many will come from east and west, and will sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of the heavens, 12 but the sons of the kingdom will be cast out into the outer darkness. There will be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth. 13 And Jesus said to the centurion, Go thou. And as thou have believed, be it done to thee. And his boy was healed in that hour.

John 7:1-24

1 And after these things Jesus walked in Galilee, for he did not want to walk in Judea, because the Jews sought to kill him. 2 Now the feast of the Jews, the feast of tabernacles, was near. 3 His brothers therefore said to him, Depart from here, and go into Judea so that thy disciples also may see thy works that thou do. 4 For no man does anything in secret, and he himself seeks to be in public. If thou do these things, show thyself to the world. 5 For not even his brothers believed in him. 6 Jesus therefore says to them, My time is not yet here, but your time is always ready. 7 The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify about it, that its works are evil. 8 Go ye up to this feast. I am not yet going to this feast, because my time is not yet fulfilled. 9 And having said these things to them, he remained in Galilee. 10 But when his brothers went up, then he also went up to the feast, not openly, but as in private. 11 The Jews therefore sought him at the feast, and said, Where is that man? 12 And there was much murmuring among the multitudes about him. Some said, He is a good man, others said, No, but he leads the multitude astray. 13 Yet no man spoke openly about him because of fear of the Jews. 14 And when it was now in the middle of the feast, Jesus went up into the temple and taught. 15 The Jews therefore marveled, saying, How does this man know scholarly material, not having learned? 16 Jesus therefore answered them and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his who sent me. 17 If any man wants to do his will, he will know about the doctrine, whether it is from God, or I speak from myself. 18 He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory, but he who seeks the glory of him who sent him, this man is true, and unrighteousness is not in him. 19 Did not Moses give you the law, and none of you does the law? Why do ye seek to kill me? 20 The multitude answered and said, Thou have a demon. Who seeks to kill thee? 21 Jesus answered and said to them, I did one work, and ye all marvel because of this. 22 Moses has given you circumcision (not that it is from Moses, but from the fathers), and ye circumcise a man on a Sabbath. 23 If a man receives circumcision on a Sabbath, so that the law of Moses may not be loosed, are ye angry with me because I made a man entirely well on a Sabbath? 24 Judge not according to appearance, but judge righteous judgment.

Romans 12:1

1 I beseech you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, your reasonable service.

Philippians 2:2

2 fulfill my joy, that ye may think the same way, having the same love, being knit in soul, thinking in oneness,

2 Thessalonians 3:8

8 nor did we eat bread gratis from any man, but in labor and toil, working night and day in order not to burden any of you.

Hebrews 6:10-12

10 For God is not unrighteous to forget your work, and the labor of love that ye showed toward his name, having served the sanctified, and who are serving. 11 And we earnestly desire each of you to show the same diligence toward the full assurance of the hope until the end, 12 so that ye may not become lazy, but imitators of those who, through faith and longsuffering, inherit the promises.

1 Peter 4:1-19

1 Therefore of Christ having suffered in flesh for us, arm ye yourselves also with the same mentality, because he who has suffered in flesh has ceased from sin, 2 in order to live the remaining time in flesh, no longer by lusts of men, but by the will of God. 3 For enough time of life has past for you to accomplish the will of the Gentiles, having gone in debaucheries, lusts, excesses of wine, revelings, drinking parties, and lawless idolatries. 4 During which they think it strange of you not running together into the same pouring out of debauchery, while they slander. 5 Men who will give back an accounting to him who fares readily to judge the living and the dead. 6 For good-news was preached even to the dead for this, so that they might indeed be judged according to men in flesh, but live according to God in spirit. 7 But the end of all things has approached. Therefore be serious, and be sober for the prayers. 8 And above all having fervent love for yourselves, because love will cover a multitude of sins, 9 stranger-loving toward each other without complaints. 10 As each has received a gift, serving it for yourselves, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. 11 If any man speaks, as oracles of God. If any man serves, as of ability as God supplies. So that God may be glorified in all things through Jesus Christ, to whom is the glory and the dominion into the ages of the ages. Truly. 12 Beloved, ye should not be surprised at the fieriness in you, which occurs for a trial to you, like a strange thing happening to you. 13 But rejoice in so far as ye are partakers in the sufferings of the Christ, so that also at the revealing of his glory ye may rejoice, having exceeding joy. 14 Blessed are ye if ye are reviled for the name of Christ, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. From them he is indeed blasphemed, but from you he is glorified. 15 For let not any man of you suffer as a murderer, or a thief, or an evil-doer, or as a busybody. 16 But if as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in this regard. 17 Because the time to begin judgment is from the house of God, and if first from us, what is the end of those who disobey the good-news of God? 18 And if the righteous man is scarcely saved, where will the irreverent and sinful man appear? 19 Therefore also let those who suffer according to the will of God entrust their souls as to a faithful Creator by well-doing.

1 John 3:17-18

17 But whoever has the world's living, and sees his brother having need, and closes his bowels from him, how does the love of God abide in him? 18 My Little children, we should not love in word, nor with the tongue, but in deed and in truth.

Ephesians 4:11-14

11 And indeed he gave the apostles, and the prophets, and the evangelists, and the shepherds and teachers 12 for the perfecting of the sanctified, for the work of ministry, for edification of the body of the Christ. 13 Until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to a standard of stature of the fullness of the Christ. 14 So that we may no longer be childish, tossed about and carried about by every wind of doctrine by the trickery of men in craftiness with the methodology of error.

Mark 10:42-45

42 And having summoned them, Jesus says to them, Ye know that those who presume to rule over the Gentiles, lord over them, and their great men have power over them. 43 But it is not so among you. Instead, whoever may want to become great among you, will be your helper, 44 and whoever of you may want to become first, will be a bondman of all. 45 For the Son of man also came not to be served, but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.

Galatians 5:13-15

13 For ye, brothers, were called to liberty, only not liberty for an opportunity to the flesh, but be servants to each other through love. 14 For the whole law is fulfilled in one word, in the, Thou shall love thy neighbor as thyself. 15 But if ye bite and devour each other, watch out that ye be not consumed by each other.

Hebrews 13:16

16 But do not forget benevolence and fellowship, for God is well pleased with such sacrifices.

Luke 21:1-4

1 And having looked up, he saw the rich casting their gifts into the treasury. 2 And he also saw a certain poor widow there casting in two mites. 3 And he said, Truly I say to you, that this poor widow cast in more than they all. 4 For all these cast into the offerings of God from their abundance, but this woman from her poverty cast in all the living that she had.

John 13:4-5

4 rises from supper, and set his garments aside, and after taking a towel, he girded himself. 5 Then he pours water into the wash-basin, and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which he was girded.

John 13:1-13

1 Now before the feast of the Passover, Jesus, having seen that his hour has come that he would depart out of this world to his Father, having loved his own in the world, he loved them to the end. 2 And supper having occurred, the devil having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, that he would betray him, 3 Jesus, having seen that the Father has given all the things to him, into his hands, and that he came from God, and goes to God, 4 rises from supper, and set his garments aside, and after taking a towel, he girded himself. 5 Then he pours water into the wash-basin, and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which he was girded. 6 So he comes to Simon Peter, and that man says to him, Lord, do thou wash my feet? 7 Jesus answered and said to him, What I do thou do not know now, but thou will understand after these things. 8 Peter says to him, Thou may, no, not wash my feet into the age. Jesus answered him, If I may not wash thee, thou have no part with me. 9 Simon Peter says to him, Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and head. 10 Jesus says to him, He who is bathed has no need to wash the feet either, but is entirely clean. And ye are clean, but not all. 11 For he knew the man betraying him. Because of this he said, Ye are not all clean. 12 When therefore he washed their feet, and took his garments, having sat down again, he said to them, Do ye understand what I have done to you? 13 Ye call me, Teacher, and, Lord. And ye say well, for I am.

Romans 12:6-7

6 And having different gifts according to the grace that was given to us, whether prophecy, according to the proportion of faith; 7 or service, in the service; or he who teaches, in the teaching;

1 Timothy 3:13

13 For those who serve well will acquire to themselves a good standing, and much boldness in the faith in Christ Jesus.

Luke 22:25-27

25 And he said to them, The kings of the Gentiles have dominion over them, and those who exercise authority over them are called Benefactors. 26 But ye are not this way. Rather, the greater among you, shall become as the newer, and he who leads, as he who serves. 27 For who ranks higher, he who sits dining, or he who serves? Is it not he who sits dining? But I am in the midst of you as he who serves.

Genesis 1:1

1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

Proverbs 31:8-9

8 Open thy mouth for the mute, in the cause of all such as are left desolate. 9 Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and minister justice to the poor and needy.

Ephesians 2:10

10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God preordained that we should walk in them.

Philippians 2:1-4:23

1 If therefore any exhortation is in Christ, if any encouragement of love, if any fellowship of spirit, if any bowels and mercies, 2 fulfill my joy, that ye may think the same way, having the same love, being knit in soul, thinking in oneness, 3 in nothing according to selfish ambition or empty conceit, but in humility considering each other surpassing yourselves. 4 Look ye out (each man) not to things of yourselves, but each man also to the things of others. 5 Indeed have this way to think in you, that also was in Christ Jesus, 6 who, existing in the form of God, did not consider being equal to God something to seize and hold. 7 But he emptied himself, having taken a form of a bondman, having become in a likeness of men. 8 And having been found in a form like a man, he lowered himself, having become obedient until death, even of death from a cross. 9 Therefore God also highly exalted him and gave him the name above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of the heavenly, and the earthly, and the sub-earthly, 11 and that every tongue should acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. 12 Therefore my beloved, just as ye have always obeyed, not only as in my presence, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. 13 For it is God who works in you both to desire and to work for approval. 14 Do all things without grumblings and arguments, 15 so that ye may become blameless and pure children of God, blameless in the midst of a crooked and perverted generation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world. 16 Holding firm the word of life, for a boast by me in the day of Christ, that I did not run in vain nor labor in vain. 17 Yet even if I am poured out a libation upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with you all. 18 And in the same way, ye also be glad and rejoice with me. 19 But I hope in Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you soon, so that I also may be cheerful when I know the things about you. 20 For I have no man like-minded who will genuinely care for the things about you. 21 For they all seek the things of themselves, not the things of Christ Jesus. 22 But ye know the proof of him, that, as a child to a father, he served with me for the good-news. 23 Indeed therefore I hope to send this man immediately, whenever I may focus on the things concerning me. 24 And I trust in Lord that I myself also will come soon. 25 But I considered it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother and co-workman and fellow soldier, and your apostle and servant of my need, 26 since he was longing for you all, and distressed because ye heard that he was sick. 27 For also he was sick, near death, but God was merciful to him, and not only him, but also me, so that I might not have sorrow upon sorrow. 28 Therefore I sent him more urgently, so that having seen him again, ye may rejoice, and I may be less sorrowful. 29 Receive him therefore in Lord with all gladness, and hold such men esteemed. 30 Because for sake of the work of the Christ he came near the point of death, handing over his life so that he might fill up the deficiency of your service toward me.

Philippians 3:1-4:23

1 Finally, my brothers, rejoice in Lord. To write the same things to you is really not irksome to me, but safe for you. 2 Beware of the dogs, beware of the evil workmen, beware of the excision. 3 For we are the circumcision, men who worship in spirit to God, and who boast in Christ Jesus, and not being confident in flesh. 4 Although (I having confidence also in flesh) if any other man seems to be confident in the flesh, I more: 5 in circumcision the eighth day, of the race of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; regarding law, a Pharisee; 6 regarding zeal, persecuting the church; regarding the righteousness in law, having become blameless. 7 But whatever was gain to me, these things I regarded loss because of the Christ. 8 But indeed therefore I even consider all things to be loss because of the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, because of whom I suffered the loss of all things, and consider them to be rubbish, so that I may gain C 9 and be found in him, not having my righteousness, that from law, but that through Christ's faith--the righteousness from God based on faith-- 10 to know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the participation of his sufferings, being conformed to his death, 11 if somehow I might attain to the resurrection of the dead. 12 Not that I have already obtained or have already been fully perfected, but I press forward, if also I might seize upon that for which also I was seized by Christ Jesus. 13 Brothers, I reckon myself not to have seized, but one thing, indeed forgetting the things behind, and reaching forward to the things ahead, 14 I press forward toward the goal for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. 15 As many therefore as are perfect should think this way. And if ye think anything differently, this also God will reveal to you. 16 However in what we have attained, to march by the same standard, to think the same way. 17 Brothers, become fellow-imitators of me, and watch those who so walk, just as ye have us for an example. 18 For many walk, who (I told you often, and now also say while weeping) are enemies of the cross of Christ, 19 whose end is destruction, whose god is the belly, and the glory in their shame, who mind earthly things. 20 For our citizenship exists in the heavens, from which also we await a Savior, Lord Jesus Christ, 21 who will transform the body of our lowliness, in order for it to become similar in form to the body of his glory, according to the working of his power even to subject all things to himself.

Philippians 4:1-23

1 So then, my brothers, beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand firm in Lord this way beloved. 2 I exhort Euodias, and I exhort Syntyche, to think the same way in Lord. 3 Yes, I ask thee also, genuine yokefellow, help them--the women who labored with me in the good-news--with Clement also, and the rest of my co-workmen whose names are in the book of life. 4 Rejoice in Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice. 5 Let your meekness be known to all men. The Lord is near. 6 Be anxious about nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thankfulness make your requests known to God. 7 And the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 8 Finally brothers, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honorable, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are commendable, if anything is a virtue, and if 9 And what ye learned and received and heard and saw in me, these things do, and the God of peace will be with you. 10 But I rejoiced in Lord greatly that now at last ye have revived thinking about me, in which also ye were thinking, but ye lacked opportunity. 11 Not that I speak regarding need, for I have learned in what things I am to be content. 12 I know both how to be abased and how to abound. In everything and in all things I have learned the secret both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to be lacking. 13 I can do all things in the Christ who strengthens me. 14 Nevertheless ye did well having shared with my affliction. 15 And ye Philippians also have seen that, in the beginning of the good-news when I departed from Macedonia, not one congregation shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving except ye only, 16 because also in Thessalonica ye sent both once and again to my need. 17 Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that abounds to your account. 18 But I receive all things, and I abound. I have been filled, having received from Epaphroditus the things from you, an aroma of fragrance, an acceptable sacrifice well-pleasing to God. 19 And my God will fill your every need according to his wealth in glory in Christ Jesus. 20 Now to our God and Father is the glory into the ages of the ages. Truly. 21 Salute every sanctified man in Christ Jesus. The brothers with me salute you. 22 All the sanctified salute you, and especially those of the house of Caesar. 23 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ is with you all. Truly.

Romans 12:9-13

9 Love without hypocrisy, abhorring what is evil, clinging to what is good, 10 with brotherly love toward each other, affectionate, leading each other in recognition, 11 not lazy in diligence, being fervent in the Spirit serving the Lord, 12 rejoicing in hope, enduring tribulation, persevering in prayer, 13 sharing for the needs of the sanctified, pursuing love for strangers.

Galatians 6:9

9 And let us not be weary doing good, for in our own time we will reap, not desponding.

2 Chronicles 15:7

7 But be ye strong, and let not your hands be slack. For your work shall be rewarded.

Luke 6:27-45

27 But I say to you, to those who hear, love your enemies. Do good to those who hate you. 28 Bless those who curse you. Pray for those who mistreat you. 29 To him who strikes thee on the cheek offer the other also, and from him who takes away thy cloak, also do not withhold thy coat. 30 Give to every man who asks thee, and from him who takes away thy personal things do not demand them back. 31 And as ye desire that men would do to you, do ye also to them likewise. 32 And if ye love those who love you, what credit is for you? For even sinners love those who love them. 33 And if ye do good to those who do good to you, what credit is for you? For even sinners do the same. 34 And if ye lend to whom ye hope to receive, what credit is for you? For even sinners lend to sinners, to receive as much again. 35 But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, despairing nothing, and your reward will be great. And ye will be sons of the Most High, because he is good toward the ungrateful and bad. 36 Become ye therefore merciful, even as your Father is merciful. 37 And do not criticize, and ye will, no, not be criticized. And do not condemn, and ye will, no, not be condemned. Forgive, and ye will be forgiven. 38 Give, and it will be given to you, good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over, they will give into your bosom. For with the same measure with which ye measure, it will be measured again to you. 39 And he spoke a parable to them. Can a blind man lead a blind man? Will they not both fall into a ditch? 40 A disciple is not above his teacher, but every disciple who is fully developed will be as his teacher. 41 And why do thou see the speck in thy brother's eye, but do not perceive the beam in thine own eye? 42 Or how can thou say to thy brother, Brother, allow me to take out the speck that is in thine eye, when thou thyself do not see the beam in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, first take out the beam from thine own eye, and then thou wil 43 For a good tree is not producing corrupt fruit, nor a corrupt tree producing good fruit. 44 For each tree is known from its own fruit. For they do not gather figs from thorns, nor do they harvest grapes from a bramble bush. 45 The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth the good, and the bad man out of the bad treasure of his heart brings forth the bad, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.

1 Corinthians 9:19

19 For although being free from all men, I made myself a servant to all, so that I might gain the more.

James 2:14-17

14 What is the benefit, my brothers, if some man should say to have faith, but has no works? Can the faith save him? 15 And if a brother or sister may be unclothed, and may be destitute of daily food, 16 and some man of you would say to them, Go in peace, be ye warmed and fed, but ye would not give them the things necessary for the body, what is the benefit? 17 So also faith, if it has no works, is dead by itself.

Matthew 5:16

16 Thus your light should shine before men, so that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father in the heavens.

1 Samuel 12:24

24 Only fear LORD, and serve him in truth with all your heart, for consider what great things he has done for you.

1 John 3:18

18 My Little children, we should not love in word, nor with the tongue, but in deed and in truth.

Matthew 25:35-40

35 For I was hungry, and ye gave me to eat. I was thirsty, and ye gave me to drink. I was a stranger, and ye took me in, 36 naked, and ye clothed me. I was feeble, and ye came to help me. I was in prison, and ye came to me. 37 Then the righteous will answer him, saying, Lord, when did we see thee hungering, and fed thee, or thirsting, and gave thee drink? 38 And when did we see thee a stranger, and took thee in, or naked, and clothed thee? 39 And when did we see thee weak, or in prison, and came to thee? 40 And having answered, the King will say to them, Truly I say to you, inasmuch as ye did it to one of these my brothers, the least, ye did it to me.

Mark 10:45

45 For the Son of man also came not to be served, but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.

Proverbs 19:17

17 He who has pity upon a poor man lends to LORD, and he will repay him his good deed.

Luke 6:38

38 Give, and it will be given to you, good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over, they will give into your bosom. For with the same measure with which ye measure, it will be measured again to you.

Matthew 23:11

11 But the greater of you will be your helper.

Proverbs 11:25

25 The generous soul shall be made prosperous, and he who waters shall also be watered himself.

Philippians 2:1-11

1 If therefore any exhortation is in Christ, if any encouragement of love, if any fellowship of spirit, if any bowels and mercies, 2 fulfill my joy, that ye may think the same way, having the same love, being knit in soul, thinking in oneness, 3 in nothing according to selfish ambition or empty conceit, but in humility considering each other surpassing yourselves. 4 Look ye out (each man) not to things of yourselves, but each man also to the things of others. 5 Indeed have this way to think in you, that also was in Christ Jesus, 6 who, existing in the form of God, did not consider being equal to God something to seize and hold. 7 But he emptied himself, having taken a form of a bondman, having become in a likeness of men. 8 And having been found in a form like a man, he lowered himself, having become obedient until death, even of death from a cross. 9 Therefore God also highly exalted him and gave him the name above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of the heavenly, and the earthly, and the sub-earthly, 11 and that every tongue should acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Matthew 20:28

28 Just as the Son of man came not to be served, but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.

Mark 9:35

35 And having sat down, he called the twelve, and he says to them, If any man wants to be first, he will be last of all, and helper of all.

Mark 10:44-45

44 and whoever of you may want to become first, will be a bondman of all. 45 For the Son of man also came not to be served, but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.

John 13:12-14

12 When therefore he washed their feet, and took his garments, having sat down again, he said to them, Do ye understand what I have done to you? 13 Ye call me, Teacher, and, Lord. And ye say well, for I am. 14 If I then, the Lord and the teacher, have washed your feet, ye also ought to wash each other's feet.

Galatians 5:13-14

13 For ye, brothers, were called to liberty, only not liberty for an opportunity to the flesh, but be servants to each other through love. 14 For the whole law is fulfilled in one word, in the, Thou shall love thy neighbor as thyself.

Acts 20:35

35 I gave you a glimpse of all things, that so laboring ye ought to aid the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that he himself said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.

1 Peter 4:10-11

10 As each has received a gift, serving it for yourselves, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. 11 If any man speaks, as oracles of God. If any man serves, as of ability as God supplies. So that God may be glorified in all things through Jesus Christ, to whom is the glory and the dominion into the ages of the ages. Truly.

1 Peter 4:10

10 As each has received a gift, serving it for yourselves, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.

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