Bible verses about serving others | EJ2000

Bible verses about "serving others" | EJ2000

Joshua 22:5

5 Only that with diligence ye keep yourselves doing the commandment and the law, which Moses, the slave of the LORD, charged you: to love the LORD your God and to walk in all his ways and to keep his commandments and to cleave unto him and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul.

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 the LORD speaks, I have nourished and brought up sons, and they have rebelled against me. 3 The ox knows his owner, and the ass his master’s crib; but Israel does not know, my people do not have understanding. 4 O sinful nation, people laden with iniquity, generation of evildoers, corrupt sons! They have forsaken the LORD; they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger; they have turned back. 5 Why should I chastise you any more? Ye will revolt more and more; every head is sick, and every heart faint. 6 From the sole of the foot even unto the head there is no soundness in him; but wounds, and bruises, and putrefying sores: they have not been closed, neither bound up, neither mollified with ointment. 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 cottage in a vineyard, as a lodge in a garden of cucumbers, as a besieged city. 9 Except the LORD of the hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been like unto Gomorrah. 10 ¶ Hear the word of the LORD, ye princes of Sodom; give ear unto the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah. 11 To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? shall the LORD say. I am full 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 tread my courts? 13 Bring no more vain oblations; the incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot stand them; iniquity and the solemn meeting. 14 Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hates: they are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them. 15 And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide my eyes from you; likewise, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear; your hands are full of blood. 16 ¶ Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; put away the evil of your doings from before my eyes; cease to do evil; 17 learn to do good; seek judgment; restore unto the oppressed; hear the fatherless in right judgment; protect the widow. 18 Then come, shall the LORD say, and we shall be even; if your sins were as scarlet, they shall be made as white as snow; if they were red like crimson, they shall become as wool. 19 If ye are willing and hearken, 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 the LORD has spoken it. 21 ¶ How is the faithful city become a harlot! It was full of judgment; righteousness lodged in it, but now murderers. 22 Thy silver is become dross, thy wine mixed with water: 23 Thy princes are rebellious and companions of thieves; every one loves bribes and follows after rewards; they do not hear the fatherless in judgment, neither does the cause of the widow come unto them. 24 Therefore saith the Lord, the LORD of the hosts, the mighty One of Israel, Ah, I will ease myself of my adversaries and avenge myself of my enemies; 25 and I will turn my hand upon thee and according to pureness purge away thy dross and take away all thy tin; 26 and I will restore thy judges as at the first and thy counsellors as at the beginning; afterward thou shalt be called The city of righteousness, the faithful city. 27 Zion shall be ransomed with judgment and her converts with righteousness. 28 And the destruction of the transgressors and of the sinners shall be together, and those that forsook the LORD shall be consumed. 29 For ye shall be ashamed of the oaks which ye have desired, and ye shall be confounded for the groves that ye have chosen. 30 For ye shall be as an oak whose leaf falls and as a garden that has no water. 31 And the strong idol shall be as tow and the maker of it as a spark, and they shall both burn together, and no one shall be able to quench them.

Matthew 10:16

16 ¶ Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves; be ye therefore prudent 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 the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, and the angel of the covenant, whom ye desire: behold, he comes, said the LORD of the hosts. 2 But who may abide the time of his coming? and who shall stand when he appears? for he shall be like a refiner’s fire and like fullers’ soap: 3 And he shall sit to refine and to purify the silver: for he shall purify the sons of Levi and purge them as gold and silver that they may offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness. 4 Then the offering of Judah and Jerusalem shall be pleasant unto the LORD as in the days of old and as in former years. 5 And I will come near unto you for judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers and against the adulterers and against false swearers and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and do not fear me, said the LORD of the hosts. 6 For I am the LORD, I have not changed; therefore, ye sons of Jacob have not been consumed. 7 ¶ Even from the days of your fathers, ye had departed from my ordinances and had never kept them. Return unto me, and I will return unto you, said the LORD of the hosts. But ye said, In what shall we return? 8 Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, In what have we robbed thee? In the tithes and the offerings. 9 Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye, even this whole nation, have robbed me. 10 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, and there shall be food in my house, and prove me now in this, said the LORD of the hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven and pour you out a blessing that there shall not be room enough to receive it. 11 And I will reprehend the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of the ground; neither shall the vine in the field abort, said the LORD of the hosts. 12 And all the Gentiles shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, said the LORD of the hosts. 13 ¶ Your words have prevailed against me, saith the 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 law and that we walk mournfully before the LORD of the hosts? 15 We say, therefore, now, that blessed are the proud and even that those that work wickedness are prospered; those that tempted God have escaped. 16 Then those that feared the LORD spoke one to another, and the LORD hearkened and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for those that feared the LORD and for those that think in his name. 17 And they shall be mine, said the LORD of the hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spares his own son that serves him. 18 Therefore become ye converted, and ye shall make a difference between the just and the wicked, between him that serves God and him that did not serve him.

Matthew 8:1-4

1 ¶ When he was come down from the mountain, many people followed him. 2 And, behold, a leper came and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou art willing, thou art able to cleanse me. 3 And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. 4 Then Jesus said unto him, See thou tell no one; but go, show thyself to the priest and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.

Luke 9:57-10:16

57 ¶ And it came to pass that as they went in the way, a certain man said unto him, Lord, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest. 58 And Jesus said unto him, Foxes have holes, and birds of the heaven have nests, but the Son of man has not where to lay his head. 59 And he said unto another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, allow me first to go and bury my father. 60 Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury their dead, but go thou and declare the kingdom of God. 61 And another also said, Lord, I will follow thee, but let me first go bid farewell those who are at home at my house. 62 And Jesus said unto him, No one having put his hand to the plough and looking back is fit for the kingdom of God.

Luke 10:1-16

1 ¶ After these things the Lord appointed another seventy also and sent them two by two before his face into every city and place where he himself would come. 2 Therefore he said unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few; pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest that he would send forth labourers into his harvest. 3 Go; behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves. 4 Carry neither purse nor provision bag nor shoes, and greet no one on the way. 5 And into whatever house ye enter, first say, Peace be to this house. 6 And if indeed there is a son of peace there, your peace shall rest upon it; if not, it shall turn to you again. 7 And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give, for the labourer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house. 8 And into whatever city ye enter and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you 9 and heal the sick that are therein and say unto them, The kingdom of God is come near unto you. 10 But into whatever city ye enter and they receive you not, go out into the streets of the same and say, 11 Even the very dust of your city which cleaves on us we do wipe off against you; notwithstanding be ye sure of this that the kingdom of God is come near unto you. 12 But I say unto you that it shall be more tolerable in that day for Sodom than for that city. 13 Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works had been done in Tyre and Sidon which have been done in you, they would have repented a long while ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. 14 Therefore it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment than for you. 15 And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto the heavens, shalt be thrust down to Hades. 16 He that hears you hears me, and he that despises you despises me, and he that despises me despises him that sent me.

Philippians 2:1-13

1 ¶ Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of charity, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies, 2 fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same charity, unanimous, minding the one thing. 3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory, but in humility let each esteem others better than themselves, 4 with each one not looking to their own things, but also to the things of others. 5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God, 7 but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, made in the likeness of men, 8 and being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross {Gr. stauros – stake}. 9 Therefore, God also has highly exalted him and given him a name which is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven and things in earth and things under the earth, 11 and that every tongue should confess that the Lord Jesus Christ is Lord in the glory of God the Father. 12 ¶ Therefore, my beloved, as ye have always hearkened, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own saving health with fear and trembling. 13 For it is God who works in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

Ephesians 6:7-8

7 with good will doing service as to the Lord and not to men, 8 knowing that whatever good thing anyone does, the same shall they receive of the Lord, whether they are slaves or free.

James 1:1-27

1 ¶ James, {Gr. Jacob}, a slave of God and of the Lord Jesus, the Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting. 2 ¶ My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into diverse trials, 3 knowing that the proving of your faith works patience, 4 and the patience finishes the work, that ye may be perfect and entire, not lacking in anything. 5 And if any of you lacks wisdom, let them ask of God (who gives abundantly to all, and without reproach), and it shall be given them. 6 But ask in faith, not doubting anything. For he that doubts is like the wave of the sea which is driven of the wind and is tossed from one side to another. 7 For let not such a man think that he shall receive anything of the Lord. 8 The double minded man is unstable in all his ways. 9 Let the brother of low degree rejoice in his high status; 10 and he who is rich, in his low status, because as the flower of the grass he shall pass away. 11 For the sun is no sooner risen with a burning heat, but it withers the grass, and its flower falls, and the beautiful appearance of it perishes: so also shall the rich man fade away in his ways. 12 Blessed is the man that patiently endures temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord has promised to those that love him. 13 ¶ Let no one say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God; for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither does he tempt anyone: 14 But each one is tempted, when they are drawn away of their own lust and enticed. 15 Then when lust has conceived, it brings forth sin; and sin, when it is finished, brings forth death. 16 Do not err, my beloved brethren. 17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness neither shadow of turning. 18 He, of his own will, has begotten us with the word of truth, that we should be the firstfruits of his creatures. 19 ¶ Therefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; 20 for the wrath of man does not work the righteousness of God. 21 So then, leave all uncleanness and remains of malice and receive with meekness the word ingested within you, which is able to cause your souls to be saved. 22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. 23 For if anyone hears the word and does not put it into practice, this same is like unto the man beholding his natural face in a mirror: 24 For he considered himself and went his way and in one hour forgot what he was like. 25 But whosoever has looked attentively into the perfect law of liberty and has persevered in it, not being a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, the same shall be blessed in their deed. 26 If anyone among you thinks to be religious and does not bridle his tongue, but deceives his own heart, his religion is vain. 27 The pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their tribulation and to keep thyself unspotted from this world.

1 Peter 1:10-16

10 ¶ Of which saving health the prophets, (who prophesied of the grace that was to come in you) have enquired and searched diligently; 11 searching when and in what point of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, which announced beforehand the afflictions that were to come upon the Christ, and the glory that should follow them. 12 Unto whom it was revealed that not unto themselves, but unto us they did administer the things, which are now announced unto you by those that have preached the gospel unto you by the Holy Spirit sent down from heaven, which things the angels desire to look into. 13 ¶ Therefore, having the loins of your understanding girded with temperance, wait perfectly in the grace that is presented unto you when Jesus, the Christ, is manifested unto you, 14 as obedient sons, not conforming yourselves with the former desires that you had before in your ignorance, 15 but as he who has called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; 16 for it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.

Proverbs 14:21

21 ¶ The sinner despises his neighbour, but he that has mercy on the poor is blessed.

Matthew 8:5-13

5 ¶ And when Jesus was entering into Capernaum, a centurion came unto him, beseeching him, 6 and saying, Lord, my servant lies at home paralyzed, grievously tormented. 7 And Jesus said unto him, I will come and heal him. 8 The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou should come under my roof; but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed. 9 For I also am a man under authority, having soldiers under me; and I say to this man, Go, and he goes; and to another, Come, and he comes; and to my slave, Do this, and he does it. 10 When Jesus heard it, he marvelled and said to those that followed, Verily I say unto you that not even in Israel have I found such faith. 11 But I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west and shall sit down at the table with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of the heavens. 12 But the sons of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 13 Then Jesus said unto the centurion, Go, and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in that same hour.

John 7:1-24

1 ¶ After these things Jesus walked in Galilee, for he would not walk in Judea because the Jews sought to kill him. 2 Now the feast of the Jews, of the tabernacles, was at hand. 3 His brethren therefore said unto him, Depart from this place and go into Judea that thy disciples also may see the works that thou doest. 4 For no one who seeks to be clearly known does anything in secret. If thou doest these things, show thyself to the world. 5 For not even his brethren believed in him. 6 Then Jesus said unto them, My time is not yet come, but your time is always ready. 7 The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify of it that its works are evil. 8 Go ye up unto this feast; I go not up yet unto this feast, for my time is not yet fulfilled. 9 And having said these things unto them, he abode still in Galilee. 10 But when his brethren were gone up, then he also went up unto the feast, not openly, but as it were in secret. 11 Then the Jews sought him at the feast and said, Where is he? 12 And there was much murmuring among the people concerning him, for some said, He is a good man; others said, No, but he deceives the people. 13 But no one spoke openly of him for fear of the Jews. 14 ¶ Now about the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple and taught. 15 And the Jews marvelled, saying, How does this man know letters, having never learned? 16 Jesus answered them and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me. 17 If anyone desires to do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it is of God or whether I speak of myself. 18 He that speaks of himself seeks his own glory, but he that seeks the glory of him that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him. 19 Did not Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keeps the law? Why do ye go about to kill me? 20 The people answered and said, Thou hast a demon; who goes about to kill thee? 21 Jesus answered and said unto them, I have done one work, and ye all marvel. 22 Moses therefore gave unto you circumcision (not because it is of Moses, but of the fathers), and ye on the sabbath day circumcise a man. 23 If a man on the sabbath day receives circumcision without the law of Moses being broken, are ye angry at me because I have made a man entirely whole on the sabbath day? 24 Judge not according to the appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.

Romans 12:1

1 ¶ Therefore, I beseech you brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies in living sacrifice, holy, well pleasing unto God, which is your rational worship.

Philippians 2:2

2 fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same charity, unanimous, minding the one thing.

2 Thessalonians 3:8

8 neither did we eat any man’s bread for nought, but working with labour and travail night and day, that we might not be a burden to any of you,

Hebrews 6:10-12

10 For God is not unjust to forget your work and labour of charity which ye have showed in his name, having helped the saints and helping them. 11 But we desire that each one of you show the same diligence until the end for the fulfillment of your hope, 12 that ye not become slothful, but imitators of those who by faith and patience inherit the promises.

1 Peter 4:1-19

1 ¶ Since the Christ has suffered for us in the flesh, be ye also armed with the same thought; for he that has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, 2 so that now the time that remains in the flesh, he might live, not unto the lusts of men, but unto the will of God. 3 For it should suffice us that during the time past of our life we had done the will of the Gentiles, when we conversed in lasciviousness, lusts, drunkenness, gluttony, orgies, and abominable idolatries. 4 ¶ And it seems strange to those that speak evil of you, that ye do not run with them to the same unchecked dissolution; 5 the same shall give account to him that is ready to judge the living and the dead. 6 Because for this cause was the gospel preached also to those that are dead, that they might be judged in flesh according to men, but live in spirit according to God. 7 ¶ But the end of all things is at hand; be ye, therefore, temperate and watch unto prayer. 8 And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves; for charity shall cover a multitude of sins. 9 Lovingly be hospitable one to another without murmuring. 10 Let each one according to the gift that he has received, administer it unto the others, as a good steward of the diverse graces of God. 11 If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God; if anyone ministers, let them do it according to the virtue which God gives, that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus, the Christ, unto whom is glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. 12 ¶ Beloved, think it not strange when you are tried by fire (which is done to prove you) as though some strange thing happened unto you, 13 but rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of the afflictions of the Christ, so that also in the revelation of his glory, ye may rejoice in triumph. 14 If ye are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed are ye; for the glory and the Spirit of God rests upon you; certainly on their part he is blasphemed, but on your part he is glorified. 15 So let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as desirous of the things of others. 16 But if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God on this behalf. 17 For it is time that the judgment begins from the house of God; and if it first begins with us, what shall the end be of those that do not obey the gospel of God? 18 And if the righteous are saved with difficulty, where shall the unfaithful and the sinner appear? 19 Therefore, let those that are afflicted according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls unto him as unto a faithful Creator, doing good.

1 John 3:17-18

17 But whosoever has this world’s goods and sees his brother have need and shuts up his bowels of compassion from him, how does the charity of God abide in him? 18 My little children, let us not love in word neither in tongue, but in deed and in truth.

Ephesians 4:11-14

11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers, 12 for the perfecting of the saints in the work of the ministry, unto the edifying of the body of the Christ 13 until we all come forth in the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the coming of age of the Christ: 14 That we no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men and cunning craftiness, by which they lie in wait to deceive,

Mark 10:42-45

42 But Jesus, calling unto them, said unto them, Ye know that those who are seen to be princes among the Gentiles exercise lordship over them, and those that are great among them wield power over them. 43 But it shall not be like this among you, for whosoever desires to make himself great among you shall be your servant; 44 and whosoever of you that desires to be first shall be slave of all. 45 For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to serve and to give his life in ransom for many.

Galatians 5:13-15

13 ¶ For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only do not use liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by charity serve one another. 14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 15 But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye are not consumed one of another.

Hebrews 13:16

16 Do not forget to do good and to fellowship; for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.

Luke 21:1-4

1 ¶ And he looked up and saw the rich casting their gifts into the treasury. 2 And he saw also a certain poor widow casting two mites in there. 3 And he said, Of a truth I say unto you that this poor widow has cast in more than they all; 4 for all these have of their abundance cast in unto the offerings of God, but she out of her poverty has cast in all the living that she had.

John 13:4-5

4 arose from the supper and laid aside his garments and took a towel and girded himself. 5 After that, he poured water into a 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, when Jesus knew that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them unto the end. 2 And supper being ended, the devil having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray him, 3 Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands and that he had come from God and was going to God, 4 arose from the supper and laid aside his garments and took a towel and girded himself. 5 After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel with which he was girded. 6 Then he came to Simon Peter, and Peter said unto him, Lord, dost thou wash my feet? 7 Jesus answered and said unto him, What I do thou dost not understand now, but thou shalt understand afterwards. 8 Peter said unto him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him, If I wash thee not, thou shalt have no part with me. 9 Simon Peter said unto him, Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head. 10 Jesus said to him, He that is washed needs only to wash his feet because he is completely clean, and ye are clean, but not all. 11 For he knew who should betray him; therefore, said he, Ye are not all clean. 12 So after he had washed their feet and had taken his garments and had sat down again, he said unto them, Know ye what I have done to you? 13 Ye call me Master and Lord; and ye say well, for so I am.

Romans 12:6-7

6 So that having different gifts according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, according to the measure of faith; 7 or ministry, in serving; or he that teaches, in doctrine;

1 Timothy 3:13

13 For those that minister well purchase to themselves a good degree and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.

Luke 22:25-27

25 Then he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them, and those that exercise authority upon them are called well-doers. 26 But ye shall not be so, but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is prince, as he that doth serve. 27 For who is greater, he that sits at the table or he that serves? Is it not he that sits at the table? But I am among you as he that serves.

Genesis 1:1

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

Proverbs 31:8-9

8 Open thy mouth for those who cannot speak in the judgment of all the sons of death. 9 Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and destitute.

Ephesians 2:10

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

Philippians 2:1-4:23

1 ¶ Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of charity, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies, 2 fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same charity, unanimous, minding the one thing. 3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory, but in humility let each esteem others better than themselves, 4 with each one not looking to their own things, but also to the things of others. 5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God, 7 but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, made in the likeness of men, 8 and being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross {Gr. stauros – stake}. 9 Therefore, God also has highly exalted him and given him a name which is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven and things in earth and things under the earth, 11 and that every tongue should confess that the Lord Jesus Christ is Lord in the glory of God the Father. 12 ¶ Therefore, my beloved, as ye have always hearkened, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own saving health with fear and trembling. 13 For it is God who works in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. 14 ¶ Do all things without murmurings and doubts, 15 that ye may be blameless and innocent, children of God without rebuke in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world, 16 holding fast the word of life, that I may glory in the day of Christ that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain. 17 And even if I am poured out as an offering upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy and rejoice with you all. 18 For the same cause ye also have joy and rejoice with me. 19 But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy shortly unto you, that I also may be of good comfort when I know your state. 20 For I have no one likeminded, who will naturally care for your state. 21 For all seek their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ’s. 22 But ye know the proof of him, that as a son with the father, he has served with me in the gospel. 23 Therefore, I hope to send him presently, so soon as I shall see how it will go with me. 24 But I trust in the Lord that I also myself shall come shortly. 25 Yet I supposed it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother and companion in labour and fellowsoldier, but your messenger and he that ministered to my needs. 26 For he longed after you all and was full of heaviness, because ye had heard that he had been sick 27 For indeed he was sick near unto death, but God had mercy on him and not on him only, but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow. 28 I sent him, therefore, the more carefully, that when ye see him again, ye may rejoice and that I may be the less sorrowful. 29 Receive him therefore in the Lord with all gladness and esteem such 30 because for the work of the Christ he was near unto death, not regarding his life, to supply your lack of service toward me.

Philippians 3:1-4:23

1 ¶ It remains, my brethren, that ye rejoice in the Lord. It does not bother me to write the same things to you, and for you it is safe. 2 Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision. 3 For we are the circumcision, who serve God in spirit and glory in Christ Jesus, having no confidence in the flesh. 4 ¶ Though I might also have reason to confide in the flesh. If any other man thinks that he has whereof he might trust in the flesh, I more: 5 Circumcised the eighth day, of the lineage of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; concerning the law, a Pharisee; 6 concerning zeal, a persecutor of the congregation {Gr. ekklesia – called out ones}; concerning the righteousness which is in the law, blameless. 7 But those things which were gain to me, I counted loss for Christ. 8 And doubtless I even count all things as loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ 9 ¶ and be found in him, not having my own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: 10 That I may know him and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death, 11 if by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead. 12 Not as though I had already attained it, either were already perfect, but I follow after, if I may lay hold of that for which I have also been laid hold of by the Christ, Jesus. 13 Brethren, I do not reckon to have laid hold of it yet, but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and extending myself unto those things which are ahead, 14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. 15 ¶ Let us, therefore, as many as are perfect, be thus minded; and if in anything ye are otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you. 16 Nevertheless, in that unto which we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us have the same mind. 17 ¶ Brethren, be imitators of me and consider those who so walk, as ye have us for a pattern. 18 (For many walk, of whom I have told you often and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross {Gr. stauros – stake} of Christ; 19 whose end shall be perdition, whose God is their belly and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things). 20 For our citizenship is in heaven, from where we also look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: 21 Who shall transform our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto the body of his glory, according to the working by which he is also able to subdue all things unto himself.

Philippians 4:1-23

1 ¶ Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly beloved. 2 I beseech Euodias and beseech Syntyche, that they be of the same mind in the Lord. 3 And I intreat thee also, true yokefellow, help those women who laboured with me in the gospel, with Clement also and with my other fellowlabourers, whose names are in the book of life. 4 Rejoice in the Lord always, and again I say, Rejoice. 5 Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is near. 6 Be anxious for nothing, but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God. 7 And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. 8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are honest, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is any praise, exercise yourselves in these things. 9 Those things, which ye have both learned and received and heard and seen in me, do, and the God of peace shall be with you. 10 ¶ But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the last your care of me has flourished again, in which ye were also concerned, but ye lacked opportunity. 11 Not that I speak in respect of want, for I have learned, in whatever state I am, to be content. 12 I know both how to be humbled, and I know how to have an abundance; in everything and by all things I am instructed, both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. 13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. 14 Notwithstanding ye have done well, that ye did communicate with my tribulation. 15 Now ye Philippians know also that in the beginning of the gospel when I departed from Macedonia, no congregation {Gr. ekklesia – called out ones} communicated with me as concerning giving and receiving, but ye only. 16 For even in Thessalonica ye sent once and again unto my necessity. 17 Not because I desire a gift, but I desire fruit that may abound to your account. 18 But I have all and abound; I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, an odour of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, wellpleasing to God. 19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. 20 ¶ Now unto God and our Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen. 21 Greet every saint in Christ Jesus. The brethren who are with me greet you. 22 All the saints greet you, chiefly those that are of the Caesar’s household. 23 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

Romans 12:9-13

9 Let love be without dissimulation, abhorring that which is evil, causing you to come unto that which is good; 10 loving one another with brotherly love, with honour preferring one another; 11 not slothful in earnest care, but fervent in the Spirit, serving the Lord, 12 rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, constant in prayer, 13 sharing for the needs of the saints, and given to hospitality.

Galatians 6:9

9 And let us not be weary in well doing, for in due season we shall reap if we faint not.

2 Chronicles 15:7

7 Be ye strong, therefore, and do not let your hands be weak, for your work shall be rewarded.

Luke 6:27-45

27 ¶ But I say unto you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those that curse you, and pray for those who despitefully use you. 29 And unto the one that smites thee on the one cheek offer also the other, and to the one that takes away thy cloak defend not thy coat also. 30 Give to everyone that asks of thee, and of the one that takes away thy goods ask them not to return them. 31 And as ye desire that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise. 32 For if ye love those who love you, what grace shall ye have? for sinners also love those that love them. 33 And if ye do good to those who do good to you, what grace shall ye have? for sinners also do even the same. 34 And if ye lend to those of whom ye hope to receive, what grace shall ye have? for sinners also lend to sinners to receive as much again. 35 But rather love ye your enemies and do good and lend, hoping for nothing again, and your reward shall be great; and ye shall be the sons of the Most High, for he is kind even unto the unthankful and to the evil. 36 Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful. 37 ¶ Judge not, and ye shall not be judged; condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned; forgive, and ye shall be forgiven; 38 give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down and shaken together and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye measure out it shall be measured to you again. 39 And he spoke a parable unto them, Can the blind lead the blind? Shall they not both fall into the pit? 40 The disciple is not above his master, but any one that is as the master shall be perfect. 41 And why dost thou behold the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but not perceive the beam that is in thine own eye? 42 Or how canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me pull out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou thyself dost not behold the beam that is in thine own eye? Hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy brother’s eye. 43 For a good tree does not bring forth corrupt fruit; neither does a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 44 For every tree is known by its own fruit. For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush do they gather grapes. 45 The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth that which is good, and the evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth that which is evil, for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.

1 Corinthians 9:19

19 ¶ Therefore, though I am free regarding everyone, yet I have made myself slave unto all, that I might gain the more.

James 2:14-17

14 ¶ My brethren, What shall it profit though someone says that they have faith and do not have works? Shall this type of faith be able to save them? 15 If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, 16 and one of you says unto them, Depart in peace; be ye warmed and filled; but ye do not give them those things which are needful for the body; what shall it profit them? 17 Even so faith, if it does not have works, is dead in and of itself.

Matthew 5:16

16 Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father who is in the heavens.

1 Samuel 12:24

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

1 John 3:18

18 My little children, let us not love in word neither in tongue, but in deed and in truth.

Matthew 25:35-40

35 for I was hungry, and ye gave me food; I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink; I was a stranger, and ye took me in; 36 naked, and ye clothed me; I was sick, and ye visited me; I was in prison, and ye came unto me. 37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when did we see thee hungry and feed thee? or thirsty and give thee drink? 38 When did we see thee a stranger and take thee in? or naked and clothe thee? 39 Or when did we see thee sick or in prison and come unto thee? 40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brothers, ye have done it unto me.

Mark 10:45

45 For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to serve and to give his life in ransom for many.

Proverbs 19:17

17 ¶ He that gives unto the poor lends unto the LORD, and he will give him his reward.

Luke 6:38

38 give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down and shaken together and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye measure out it shall be measured to you again.

Matthew 23:11

11 But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.

Proverbs 11:25

25 ¶ The soul who is a blessing unto others shall be made fat, and he that fills shall be filled also himself.

Philippians 2:1-11

1 ¶ Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of charity, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies, 2 fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same charity, unanimous, minding the one thing. 3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory, but in humility let each esteem others better than themselves, 4 with each one not looking to their own things, but also to the things of others. 5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God, 7 but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, made in the likeness of men, 8 and being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross {Gr. stauros – stake}. 9 Therefore, God also has highly exalted him and given him a name which is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven and things in earth and things under the earth, 11 and that every tongue should confess that the Lord Jesus Christ is Lord in the glory of God the Father.

Matthew 20:28

28 even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister and to give his life a ransom for many.

Mark 9:35

35 Then, sitting down, he called the twelve and said unto them, If anyone desires to be first, the same shall be last of all and servant of all.

Mark 10:44-45

44 and whosoever of you that desires to be first shall be slave of all. 45 For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to serve and to give his life in ransom for many.

John 13:12-14

12 So after he had washed their feet and had taken his garments and had sat down again, he said unto them, Know ye what I have done to you? 13 Ye call me Master and Lord; and ye say well, for so I am. 14 If I then, the Lord and the Master, have washed your feet, ye also ought to wash one another’s feet.

Galatians 5:13-14

13 ¶ For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only do not use liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by charity serve one another. 14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

Acts 20:35

35 I have showed you in all things how that so labouring, ye ought to support the weak and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.

1 Peter 4:10-11

10 Let each one according to the gift that he has received, administer it unto the others, as a good steward of the diverse graces of God. 11 If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God; if anyone ministers, let them do it according to the virtue which God gives, that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus, the Christ, unto whom is glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

1 Peter 4:10

10 Let each one according to the gift that he has received, administer it unto the others, as a good steward of the diverse graces of God.

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