Bible verses about serving others | ERV

Bible verses about "serving others" | ERV

Joshua 22:5

5 Only take diligent heed to do the commandment and the law, which Moses the servant of the LORD commanded 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 hath spoken: I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me 3 The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master’s crib: [but] Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider 4 Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evil–doers, children that deal corruptly: they have forsaken the LORD, they have despised the Holy One of Israel, they are estranged [and gone] 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 unto the head there is no soundness in it; [but] wounds, and bruises, and festering sores: they have not been closed, neither bound up, neither mollified 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 lodge in a garden of cucumbers, as a besieged city 9 Except the LORD of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, we should have been like unto Gomorrah 10 Hear the word of the LORD, ye rulers 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? saith the LORD: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he–goats 12 When ye come to appear before me, who hath required this at your hand, to trample my courts 13 Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto me; new moon and sabbath, the calling of assemblies,––I cannot away with iniquity and the solemn meeting 14 Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth: they are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them 15 And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine 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 mine eyes; cease to do evil 17 learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow 18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the 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 be 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 the LORD hath spoken it 21 How is the faithful city become an harlot! she that was full of judgment! righteousness lodged in her, 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 loveth gifts, and followeth after rewards: they judge not the fatherless, neither doth the cause of the widow come unto them 24 Therefore saith the Lord, the LORD of hosts, the Mighty One of Israel, Ah, I will ease me of mine adversaries, and avenge me of mine enemies 25 and I will turn my hand upon thee, and throughly purge away thy dross, and will 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 redeemed with judgment, and her converts with righteousness 28 But the destruction of the transgressors and the sinners shall be together, and they that forsake the 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 fadeth, and as a garden that hath no water 31 And the strong shall be as tow, 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: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless 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 messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in, behold, he cometh, saith the LORD of hosts 2 But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner’s fire, and like fullers’ soap 3 and he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver; and they shall offer unto the LORD offerings in righteousness 4 Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto the 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 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 fear not me, saith the LORD of hosts 6 For I the LORD change not; therefore ye, O sons of Jacob, are not consumed 7 From the days of your fathers ye have turned aside from mine ordinances, and have not kept them. Return unto me, and I will return unto you, saith the LORD of hosts. But ye say, Wherein shall we return 8 Will a man rob God? yet ye rob me. But ye say, Wherein 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 meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of 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 rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the LORD of hosts 12 And all nations shall call you happy: for ye shall he a delightsome land, saith the LORD of hosts 13 Your words have been stout against me, saith the LORD. Yet ye say, Wherein 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 the LORD of hosts 15 And now we call the proud happy; yea, they that work wickedness are built up; yea, they tempt God, and are delivered 16 Then they that feared the LORD spake one with another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard, and a book of remembrance was written before him, for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name 17 And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in the day that I do make, [even] a peculiar treasure; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him 18 Then shall ye return and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not

Matthew 8:1-4

1 And when he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him 2 And behold, there came to him a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean 3 And he stretched forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou made clean. And straightway his leprosy was cleansed 4 And Jesus saith unto him, See thou tell no man; but go thy way, shew thyself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them

Luke 9:57-10:16

57 And as they went in the way, a certain man said unto him, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest 58 And Jesus said unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the heaven [have] nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head 59 And he said unto another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father 60 But he said unto him, Leave the dead to bury their own dead; but go thou and publish abroad the kingdom of God 61 And another also said, I will follow thee, Lord; but first suffer me to bid farewell to them that are at my house 62 But Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God

Luke 10:1-16

1 Now after these things the Lord appointed seventy others, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself was about to come 2 And he said unto them, The harvest is plenteous, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he send forth labourers into his harvest 3 Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs in the midst of wolves 4 Carry no purse, no wallet, no shoes: and salute no man on the way 5 And into whatsoever house ye shall enter, first say, Peace [be] to this house 6 And if a son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon him: but if not, it shall turn to you again 7 And in that 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 whatsoever 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 nigh unto you 10 But into whatsoever city ye shall enter, and they receive you not, go out into the streets thereof and say 11 Even the dust from your city, that cleaveth to our feet, we do wipe off against you: howbeit know this, that the kingdom of God is come nigh 12 I say unto you, 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 were done in you, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes 14 Howbeit it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the judgment, than for you 15 And thou, Capernaum, shalt thou be exalted unto heaven? thou shalt be brought down unto Hades 16 He that heareth you heareth me; and he that rejecteth you rejecteth me; and he that rejecteth me rejecteth him that sent me

Philippians 2:1-13

1 If there is therefore any comfort in Christ, if any consolation of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any tender mercies and compassions 2 fulfill ye my joy, that ye be of the same mind, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind 3 [doing] nothing through faction or through vainglory, but in lowliness of mind each counting other better than himself 4 not looking each of you to his own things, but each of you also to the things of others 5 Have this mind in you, which was also in Christ Jesus 6 who, being in the form of God, counted it not a prize to be on an equality with God 7 but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in the likeness of men 8 and being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, becoming obedient [even] unto death, yea, the death of the cross 9 Wherefore also God highly exalted him, and gave unto him the name which is above every name 10 that in the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of [things] in heaven and [things] on earth and [things] under the earth 11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father 12 So then, my beloved, even as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling 13 for it is God which worketh in you both to will and to work, for his good pleasure

Ephesians 6:7-8

7 with good will doing service, as unto the Lord, and not unto men 8 knowing that whatsoever good thing each one doeth, the same shall he receive again from the Lord, whether [he be] bond or free

James 1:1-27

1 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are of the Dispersion, greeting 2 Count it all joy, my brethren, when ye fall into manifold temptations 3 Knowing that the proof of your faith worketh patience 4 And let patience have [its] perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, lacking in nothing 5 But if any of you lacketh wisdom, let him ask of God, who giveth to all liberally and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him 6 But let him ask in faith, nothing doubting: for he that doubteth is like the surge of the sea driven by the wind and tossed 7 For let not that man think that he shall receive anything of the Lord 8 a doubleminded man, unstable in all his ways 9 But let the brother of low degree glory in his high estate 10 and the rich, in that he is made low: because as the flower of the grass he shall pass away 11 For the sun ariseth with the scorching wind, and withereth the grass; and the flower thereof falleth, and the grace of the fashion of it perisheth: so also shall the rich man fade away in his goings 12 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he hath been approved, he shall receive the crown of life, which [the Lord] promised to them that love him 13 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempteth no man 14 but each man is tempted, when he is drawn away by his own lust, and enticed 15 Then the lust, when it hath conceived, beareth sin: and the sin, when it is fullgrown, bringeth forth death 16 Be not deceived, my beloved brethren 17 Every good gift and every perfect boon is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom can be no variation, neither shadow that is cast by turning 18 Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures 19 Ye know [this], my beloved brethren. But let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath 20 for the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God 21 Wherefore putting away all filthiness and overflowing of wickedness, receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls 22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deluding your own selves 23 For if any one is a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a mirror 24 for he beholdeth himself, and goeth away, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was 25 But he that looketh into the perfect law, the [law] of liberty, and [so] continueth, being not a hearer that forgetteth, but a doer that worketh, this man shall be blessed in his doing 26 If any man thinketh himself to be religious, while he bridleth not his tongue but deceiveth his heart, this man’s religion is vain 27 Pure religion and undefiled before our God and Father is this, to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, [and] to keep himself unspotted from the world

1 Peter 1:10-16

10 Concerning which salvation the prophets sought and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that [should come] unto you 11 searching what [time] or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did point unto, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glories that should follow them 12 To whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto you, did they minister these things, which now have been announced unto you through them that preached the gospel unto you by the Holy Ghost sent forth from heaven; which things angels desire to look into 13 Wherefore girding up the loins of your mind, be sober and set your hope perfectly on the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ 14 as children of obedience, not fashioning yourselves according to your former lusts in [the time of] your ignorance 15 but like as he which called you is holy, be ye yourselves also holy in all manner of living 16 because it is written, Ye shall be holy; for I am holy

Proverbs 14:21

21 He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth: but he that hath pity on the poor, happy is he

Matthew 8:5-13

5 And when he was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him 6 and saying, Lord, my servant lieth in the house sick of the palsy, grievously tormented 7 And he saith unto him, I will come and heal him 8 And the centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but only say the word, and my servant shall be healed 9 For I also am a man under authority, having under myself soldiers: and I say to this one, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it 10 And when Jesus heard it, he marveled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel 11 And I say unto you, that many shall come from the east and the west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven 12 but the sons of the kingdom shall be cast forth into the outer darkness: there shall be the weeping and gnashing of teeth 13 And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; as thou hast believed, [so] be it done unto thee. And the servant was healed in that hour

John 7:1-24

1 And after these things Jesus walked in Galilee: for he would not walk in Judaea, because the Jews sought to kill him 2 Now the feast of the Jews, the feast of tabernacles, was at hand 3 His brethren therefore said unto him, Depart hence, and go into Judaea, that thy disciples also may behold thy works which thou doest 4 For no man doeth anything in secret, and himself seeketh to be known openly. If thou doest these things, manifest thyself to the world 5 For even his brethren did not believe on him 6 Jesus therefore saith unto them, My time is not yet come; but your time is alway ready 7 The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that its works are evil 8 Go ye up unto the feast: I go not up yet unto this feast; because 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 unto the feast, then went he also up, not publicly, but as it were in secret 11 The Jews therefore sought him at the feast, and said, Where is he 12 And there was much murmuring among the multitudes concerning him: some said, He is a good man; others said, Not so, but he leadeth the multitude astray 13 Howbeit no man spake openly of him for fear of the Jews 14 But when it was now the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and taught 15 The Jews therefore marveled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned 16 Jesus therefore answered them, and said, My teaching is not mine, but his that sent me 17 If any man willeth to do his will, he shall know of the teaching, whether it be of God, or [whether] I speak from myself 18 He that speaketh from himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh 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 doeth the law? Why seek ye to kill me 20 The multitude answered, Thou hast a devil: who seeketh to kill thee 21 Jesus answered and said unto them, I did one work, and ye all marvel 22 For this cause hath Moses given you circumcision (not that it is of Moses, but of the fathers); and on the sabbath ye circumcise a man 23 If a man receiveth circumcision on the sabbath, that the law of Moses may not be broken; are ye wroth with me, because I made a man every whit whole on the sabbath 24 Judge not according to appearance, but judge righteous judgment

Romans 12:1

1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, [which is] your reasonable service

Philippians 2:2

2 fulfill ye my joy, that ye be of the same mind, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind

2 Thessalonians 3:8

8 neither did we eat bread for nought at any man’s hand, but in labour and travail, working night and day, that we might not burden any of you

Ephesians 4:11-14

11 And he gave some [to be] apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers 12 for the perfecting of the saints, unto the work of ministering, unto the building up of the body of Christ 13 till we all attain unto the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a fullgrown man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ 14 that we may be no longer children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, in craftiness, after the wiles of error

Hebrews 6:10-12

10 for God is not unrighteous to forget your work and the love which ye shewed toward his name, in that ye ministered unto the saints, and still do minister 11 And we desire that each one of you may shew the same diligence unto the fulness of hope even to the end 12 that ye be not sluggish, but imitators of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises

1 Peter 4:1-19

1 Forasmuch then as Christ suffered in the flesh, arm ye yourselves also with the same mind; for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin 2 that ye no longer should live the rest of your time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God 3 For the time past may suffice to have wrought the desire of the Gentiles, and to have walked in lasciviousness, lusts, winebibbings, revellings, carousings, and abominable idolatries 4 wherein they think it strange that ye run not with [them] into the same excess of riot, speaking evil of [you] 5 who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead 6 For unto this end was the gospel preached even to the dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit 7 But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore of sound mind, and be sober unto prayer 8 above all things being fervent in your love among yourselves; for love covereth a multitude of sins 9 using hospitality one to another without murmuring 10 according as each hath received a gift, ministering it among yourselves, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God 11 if any man speaketh, [speaking] as it were oracles of God; if any man ministereth, [ministering] as of the strength which God supplieth: that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, whose is the glory and the dominion for ever and ever. Amen 12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial among you, which cometh upon you to prove you, as though a strange thing happened unto you 13 but insomuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings, rejoice; that at the revelation of his glory also ye may rejoice with exceeding joy 14 If ye are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed [are ye]; because the [Spirit] of glory and the Spirit of God resteth upon you 15 For let none of you suffer as a murderer, or a thief, or an evil–doer, or as a meddler in other men’s matters 16 but if [a man suffer] as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God in this name 17 For the time [is come] for judgment to begin at the house of God: and if [it begin] first at us, what [shall be] the end of them that obey not the gospel of God 18 And if the righteous is scarcely saved, where shall the ungodly and sinner appear 19 Wherefore let them also that suffer according to the will of God commit their souls in well–doing unto a faithful Creator

1 John 3:17-18

17 But whoso hath the world’s goods, and beholdeth his brother in need, and shutteth up his compassion from him, how doth the love of God abide in him 18 [My] little children, let us not love in word, neither with the tongue; but in deed and truth

Mark 10:42-45

42 And Jesus called them to him, and saith unto them, Ye know that they which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles lord it over them; and their great ones exercise authority over them 43 But it is not so among you: but whosoever would become great among you, shall be your minister 44 and whosoever would be first among you, shall be servant of all 45 For verily the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many

Galatians 5:13-15

13 For ye, brethren, were called for freedom; only [use] not your freedom for an occasion to the flesh, but through love be servants one to another 14 For the whole 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 be not consumed one of another

Hebrews 13:16

16 But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased

Luke 21:1-4

1 And he looked up, and saw the rich men that were casting their gifts into the treasury 2 And he saw a certain poor widow casting in thither two mites 3 And he said, Of a truth I say unto you, This poor widow cast in more than they all 4 for all these did of their superfluity cast in unto the gifts: but she of her want did cast in all the living that she had

John 13:4-5

4 riseth from supper, and layeth aside his garments; and he took a towel, and girded himself 5 Then he poureth water into the bason, and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded

John 13:1-13

1 Now before the feast of the passover, Jesus knowing that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end 2 And during supper, the devil having already 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 came forth from God, and goeth unto God 4 riseth from supper, and layeth aside his garments; and he took a towel, and girded himself 5 Then he poureth water into the bason, and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded 6 So he cometh to Simon Peter. He saith unto him, Lord, dost thou wash my feet 7 Jesus answered and said unto him, What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt understand hereafter 8 Peter saith unto him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him, If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me 9 Simon Peter saith unto him, Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head 10 Jesus saith to him, He that is bathed needeth not save to wash his feet, but is clean every whit: and ye are clean, but not all 11 For he knew him that should betray him; therefore said he, Ye are not all clean 12 So when he had washed their feet, and taken his garments, and 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 And having gifts differing according to the grace that was given to us, whether prophecy, [let us prophesy] according to the proportion of our faith 7 or ministry, [let us give ourselves] to our ministry; or he that teacheth, to his teaching

1 Timothy 3:13

13 For they that have served well as deacons gain to themselves a good standing, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus

Luke 22:25-27

25 And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles have lordship over them; and they that have authority over them are called Benefactors 26 But ye [shall] not [be] so: but he that is the greater among you, let him become as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve 27 For whether is greater, he that sitteth at meat, or he that serveth? is not he that sitteth at meat? but I am in the midst of you as he that serveth

Genesis 1:1

1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth

Proverbs 31:8-9

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

Ephesians 2:10

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

Philippians 2:1-4:23

1 If there is therefore any comfort in Christ, if any consolation of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any tender mercies and compassions 2 fulfill ye my joy, that ye be of the same mind, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind 3 [doing] nothing through faction or through vainglory, but in lowliness of mind each counting other better than himself 4 not looking each of you to his own things, but each of you also to the things of others 5 Have this mind in you, which was also in Christ Jesus 6 who, being in the form of God, counted it not a prize to be on an equality with God 7 but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in the likeness of men 8 and being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, becoming obedient [even] unto death, yea, the death of the cross 9 Wherefore also God highly exalted him, and gave unto him the name which is above every name 10 that in the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of [things] in heaven and [things] on earth and [things] under the earth 11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father 12 So then, my beloved, even as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling 13 for it is God which worketh in you both to will and to work, for his good pleasure 14 Do all things without murmurings and disputings 15 that ye may be blameless and harmless, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom ye are seen as lights in the world 16 holding forth the word of life; that I may have whereof to glory in the day of Christ, that I did not run in vain neither labour in vain 17 Yea, and if I am offered upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all 18 and in the same manner do ye also joy, and rejoice with me 19 But I hope 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 man likeminded, who will care truly for your state 21 For they all seek their own, not the things of Jesus Christ 22 But ye know the proof of him, that, as a child [serveth] a father, [so] he served with me in furtherance of the gospel 23 Him therefore I hope to send forthwith, so soon as I shall see how it will go with me 24 but I trust in the Lord that I myself also shall come shortly 25 But I counted it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother and fellow–worker and fellow–soldier, and your messenger and minister to my need 26 since he longed after you all, and was sore troubled, because ye had heard that he was sick 27 for indeed he was sick nigh unto death: but God had mercy on him; and not on him only, but on me also, that I might not have sorrow upon sorrow 28 I have sent him therefore the more diligently, 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 joy; and hold such in honour 30 because for the work of Christ he came nigh unto death, hazarding his life to supply that which was lacking in your service toward me

Philippians 3:1-4:23

1 Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you, to me indeed is not irksome, but for you it is safe 2 Beware of the dogs, beware of the evil workers, beware of the concision 3 for we are the circumcision, who worship by the Spirit of God, and glory in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh 4 though I myself might have confidence even in the flesh: if any other man thinketh to have confidence in the flesh, I yet more 5 circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee 6 as touching zeal, persecuting the church; as touching the righteousness which is in the law, found blameless 7 Howbeit what things were gain to me, these have I counted loss for Christ 8 Yea verily, and I count all things to be loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may gain Christ 9 and be found in him, not having a righteousness of mine own, [even] that which is of the law, but that which is through faith in 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, becoming conformed unto his death 11 if by any means I may attain unto the resurrection from the dead 12 Not that I have already obtained, or am already made perfect: but I press on, if so be that I may apprehend that for which also I was apprehended by Christ Jesus 13 Brethren, I count not myself yet to have apprehended: but one thing [I do], forgetting the things which are behind, and stretching forward to the things which are before 14 I press on toward the goal unto the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus 15 Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in anything ye are otherwise minded, even this shall God reveal unto you 16 only, whereunto we have already attained, by that same [rule] let us walk 17 Brethren, be ye imitators together of me, and mark them which so walk even as ye have us for an ensample 18 For many walk, of whom I told you often, and now tell you even weeping, [that they are] the enemies of the cross of Christ 19 whose end is perdition, whose god is the belly, and [whose] glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things 20 For our citizenship is in heaven; from whence also we wait for a Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ 21 who shall fashion anew the body of our humiliation, [that it may be] conformed to the body of his glory, according to the working whereby he is able even to subject all things unto himself

Philippians 4:1-23

1 Wherefore, my brethren beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, my beloved 2 I exhort Euodia, and I exhort Syntyche, to be of the same mind in the Lord 3 Yea, I beseech thee also, true yokefellow, help these women, for they laboured with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and the rest of my fellow–workers, whose names are in the book of life 4 Rejoice in the Lord alway: again I will say, Rejoice 5 Let your forbearance be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand 6 In nothing be anxious; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God 7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus 8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honourable, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things 9 The things which ye both learned and received and heard and saw in me, these things do: and the God of peace shall be with you 10 But I rejoice in the Lord greatly, that now at length ye have revived your thought for me; wherein ye did indeed take thought, but ye lacked opportunity 11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therein to be content 12 I know how to be abased, and I know also how to abound: in everything and in all things have I learned the secret both to be filled and to be hungry, both to abound and to be in want 13 I can do all things in him that strengtheneth me 14 Howbeit ye did well, that ye had fellowship with my affliction 15 And ye yourselves also know, ye Philippians, that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church had fellowship with me in the matter of giving and receiving, but ye only 16 for even in Thessalonica ye sent once and again unto my need 17 Not that I seek for the gift; but I seek for the fruit that increaseth to your account 18 But I have all things, and abound: I am filled, having received from Epaphroditus the things [that came] from you, an odour of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, well–pleasing to God 19 And my God shall fulfill every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus 20 Now unto our God and Father [be] the glory for ever and ever. Amen 21 Salute every saint in Christ Jesus. The brethren which are with me salute you 22 All the saints salute you, especially they that are of Caesar’s household 23 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit

Romans 12:9-13

9 Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good 10 In love of the brethren be tenderly affectioned one to another; in honour preferring one another 11 in diligence not slothful; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord 12 rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing stedfastly in prayer 13 communicating to the necessities of the saints; 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 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 unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them that hate you 28 bless them that curse you, pray for them that despitefully use you 29 To him that smiteth thee on the [one] cheek offer also the other; and from him that taketh away thy cloke withhold not thy coat also 30 Give to every one that asketh thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again 31 And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise 32 And if ye love them that love you, what thank have ye? for even sinners love those that love them 33 And if ye do good to them that do good to you, what thank have ye? for even sinners do the same 34 And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? even sinners lend to sinners, to receive again as much 35 But love your enemies, and do [them] good, and lend, never despairing; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be sons of the Most High: for he is kind toward the unthankful and evil 36 Be ye merciful, even as your Father is merciful 37 And judge not, and ye shall not be judged: and condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: release, and ye shall be released 38 give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, shall they give into your bosom. For with what measure ye mete it shall be measured to you again 39 And he spake also a parable unto them, Can the blind guide the blind? shall they not both fall into a pit 40 The disciple is not above his master: but every one when he is perfected shall be as his master 41 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye 42 Or how canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me cast out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou thyself beholdest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote that is in thy brother’s eye 43 For there is no good tree that bringeth forth corrupt fruit; nor again a corrupt tree that bringeth forth good fruit 44 For each tree is known by its own fruit. For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes 45 The good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and the evil [man] out of the evil [treasure] bringeth forth that which is evil: for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh

1 Corinthians 9:19

19 For though I was free from all [men], I brought myself under bondage to all, that I might gain the more

James 2:14-17

14 What doth it profit, my brethren, if a man say he hath faith, but have not works? can that faith save him 15 If a brother or sister be naked, and in lack of daily food 16 and one of you say unto them, Go in peace, be ye warmed and filled; and yet ye give them not the things needful to the body; what doth it profit 17 Even so faith, if it have not works, is dead in itself

Matthew 5:16

16 Even so let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven

1 Samuel 12:24

24 Only fear the LORD, and serve him in truth with all your heart: for consider how great things he hath done for you

1 John 3:18

18 [My] little children, let us not love in word, neither with the tongue; but in deed and truth

Matthew 25:35-40

35 for I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: 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 saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or athirst, and gave thee drink 38 And when saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee 39 And when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee 40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it unto one of these my brethren, [even] these least, ye did it unto me

Mark 10:45

45 For verily the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many

Proverbs 19:17

17 He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD, and his good deed will he pay him again

Luke 6:38

38 give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, shall they give into your bosom. For with what measure ye mete 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 liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself

Philippians 2:1-11

1 If there is therefore any comfort in Christ, if any consolation of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any tender mercies and compassions 2 fulfill ye my joy, that ye be of the same mind, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind 3 [doing] nothing through faction or through vainglory, but in lowliness of mind each counting other better than himself 4 not looking each of you to his own things, but each of you also to the things of others 5 Have this mind in you, which was also in Christ Jesus 6 who, being in the form of God, counted it not a prize to be on an equality with God 7 but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in the likeness of men 8 and being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, becoming obedient [even] unto death, yea, the death of the cross 9 Wherefore also God highly exalted him, and gave unto him the name which is above every name 10 that in the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of [things] in heaven and [things] on earth and [things] under the earth 11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to 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 And he sat down, and called the twelve; and he saith unto them, If any man would be first, he shall be last of all, and minister of all

Mark 10:44-45

44 and whosoever would be first among you, shall be servant of all 45 For verily the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many

John 13:12-14

12 So when he had washed their feet, and taken his garments, and 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 ye, brethren, were called for freedom; only [use] not your freedom for an occasion to the flesh, but through love be servants one to another 14 For the whole law is fulfilled in one word, [even] in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself

Acts 20:35

35 In all things I gave you an example, how that so labouring ye ought to help the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, It is more blessed to give than to receive

1 Peter 4:10-11

10 according as each hath received a gift, ministering it among yourselves, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God 11 if any man speaketh, [speaking] as it were oracles of God; if any man ministereth, [ministering] as of the strength which God supplieth: that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, whose is the glory and the dominion for ever and ever. Amen

1 Peter 4:10

10 according as each hath received a gift, ministering it among yourselves, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God

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