Bible verses about "serving others" | MSTC

Joshua 22:5

5 But in any wise take exceeding good heed that ye do the commandment and law which Moses the servant of the LORD charged you: which is, that ye love the LORD your God, and walk in his ways and keep his commandments, and cleave unto him, and serve him with all your hearts and all your souls."

Isaiah 1:1-31

1 The vision of Isaiah the son of Amos, which he saw upon Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah. 2 Hear O heaven, and hearken O earth, for the LORD hath spoken: I have nourished and brought up children, and they are fallen away from me. 3 The ox knoweth his owner, and the Ass his master's crib; but Israel knoweth nothing. My people hath no understanding. 4 Alas for this sinful nation, which are expert in blasphemies; a seed of ungracious people, corrupt in their ways. They have forsaken the LORD; they have provoked the holy one of Israel unto anger, and are gone backward. 5 Wherefore should ye be plagued any more? For ye are ever falling away. The whole head is sick, and the heart is very heavy. 6 From the sole of the foot unto the head, there is no whole part in all your body: but all are wounds, botches, sores and stripes, which can neither be helped, bound up, mollified, nor eased with any ointment. 7 Your land lieth waste, your cities are burnt up, your enemies devour your land, and ye must be fain to stand, and look upon it: and it is desolate, as it were with enemies in a battle. 8 Moreover the daughter of Zion is left alone like a cottage in a vineyard, like a watch house in time of war, like a besieged city. 9 And except the LORD of Hosts had left us a few alive, we should have been as Sodom, and like unto Gomorrah. 10 Hear the word of the LORD, ye tyrants of Sodom, and hearken unto the law of our God, thou people of Gomorrah. 11 Why offer ye so many sacrifices unto me, sayeth the LORD? I am full of the burnt offerings of weathers, and with the fatness of fed beasts. I have no pleasure in the blood of bullocks, lambs, and goats. 12 When ye appear before me, who requireth this of you to tread within my porches? 13 Offer me no more oblations, for it is but lost labour. I abhor your incense. I may not away with your new moons, your Sabbaths and solemn days. Your fastings are also in vain. 14 I hate your new holidays and fastings, even from my very heart. I cannot away with such vanity and holding in of the people. They lay upon me as a burden, and I am weary of bearing them! 15 When ye hold out your hands, I will turn my eyes from you. And though ye make many prayers, yet will I hear nothing at all; for your hands are full of blood. 16 Thus saith the LORD God: Wash and be clean; put away the wickedness of your imaginations out of my sight. Cease to do evil and learn to do well. 17 Study to do righteously, and help the oppressed. Avenge the fatherless and defend the cause of widows. Come, let us show each his grief to other and make an atonement, saith the LORD. 18 And so though your sins be like to purple, they shall be made as white as snow; and though they be as red as scarlet, they shall be made like white wool. 19 If ye will agree and hearken, ye shall eat the best of the land, saith the LORD God. 20 But if ye be obstinate and rebellious, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for thus the LORD hath promised with his own mouth. 21 How happeneth it then that the righteous city, which was full of equity, is become unfaithful as an whore? Righteousness dwelt in it, but now murder. 22 Thy silver is turned to dross, and thy wine mixed with water. 23 Thy princes are traitors and companions of thieves. They love gifts altogether, and gape for rewards. As for the fatherless, they help him not to his right, neither will they let the widows causes come before them. 24 Therefore saith the LORD God of Hosts, the mighty one of Israel: Ah, I must ease me of mine enemies, and avenge me upon them. 25 And therefore shall I lay my hand upon thee, and burn out thy dross from the finest and purest, and put out all thy lead, 26 and set thy judges again as they were sometime, and thy Senators as they were from the beginning. Then shalt thou be called the righteous city, the faithful city. 27 But Zion shall be redeemed with equity, and they shall turn again unto her in righteousness. 28 For the transgressors and ungodly, and such as are become unfaithful unto the LORD, must altogether be utterly destroyed. 29 For they shall be ashamed of the gods that you longed for. And you shall be put to shame for the idols and grove gardens that ye have chosen. 30 Ye shall be as an oak whose leaves are fallen away, and as a garden that hath no moistness. 31 And as for the glory of your graven images, it shall be turned to dry straw, and he that made them to a spark. And they shall both burn together, so that no man shall be able to quench them.

Matthew 10:16

16 "Behold, I send you forth as sheep among wolves: Be ye therefore wise as serpents, and innocent as doves.

Malachi 3:1-18

1 Behold, I send my messenger which shall prepare the way before me. And suddenly shall the Lord whom ye seek, come unto his temple, and the messenger of the covenant whom ye desire. Behold, he cometh saith the LORD Sabaoth. 2 Who shall endure in the day of his coming, or who shall stand to behold him? For he is as trying fire, and as the herb that fullers scour withal. 3 And he shall sit trying and purging silver, and shall purify the sons of Levi, and shall fine them as gold and silver. And they shall bring offering unto the LORD of righteousness. 4 And the sacrifice of Judah and of Jerusalem shall be delicious unto the LORD as in the old time and in the years that were at the beginning. 5 I will come and punish you, and I myself will be a swift witness against the witches, against the adulterers, against false swearers: yea, and against those that wrongfully keep back the hireling's duty, which vex the widows and the fatherless, and oppress the stranger, and fear not me, sayeth the LORD of Hosts. 6 For I am the LORD that change not, and ye, O children of Jacob, will not leave off. 7 "Ye are gone away from mine ordinances, and since the time of your forefathers have ye not kept them. Turn you now unto me, and I will turn me unto you, sayeth the LORD of Hosts. Ye say, 'Wherein shall we turn?' 8 Should a man use falsity and deceit with God, as ye use falsity and deceit with me? Yet ye say, 'Wherein use we deceit with thee?' In tithes and heave offerings. 9 Therefore are ye cursed with penury, because ye dissemble with me, all the sort of you. 10 Bring every tithe into my barn, that there may be meat in mine house: and prove me withal, sayeth the LORD of Hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven unto you, and pour you out a blessing with plenteousness. 11 Yea, I shall reprove the consumer for your sakes, so that he shall not eat up the fruit of your ground, neither shall the vineyard be barren in the field, sayeth the LORD of Hosts. 12 Insomuch that all people shall say that ye be blessed, for ye shall be a pleasant land, sayeth the LORD of Hosts. 13 Ye speak hard words against me, sayeth the LORD. And yet ye say, 'What have we spoken against thee?' 14 Ye have said, 'It is but lost labour, to serve God: What profit have we for keeping his commandments, and for walking humbly before the LORD of Hosts? 15 Therefore may we say, that the proud are happy, and that they which deal with ungodliness, are set up: for they tempt God and yet escape.' 16 But they that fear God, say thus one to another, 'The LORD considereth and heareth it. Yea, it is before him a memorial book, written for such as fear the LORD, and remember his name.' 17 And in the day that I will make, sayeth the LORD of Hosts, they shall be mine own possession: and I will favour them, like as a man favoureth his own son, that doth him service. 18 Turn you therefore, and consider what difference is betwixt the righteous and ungodly: betwixt him that serveth God, and him that serveth him not.

Matthew 8:1-4

1 When he was come down from the mountain, much people followed him. 2 And, lo, there came a leper and worshipped him saying, "Master, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean." 3 And Jesus put forth his hand and touched him, saying, "I will; be thou clean." And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. 4 And Jesus said unto him, "See thou tell no man; but go, and show thyself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, to be offered in witness to them."

Luke 9:57-10:16

57 And it chanced, as he went in the way, a certain man said unto him, "I will follow thee whithersoever thou go." 58 Jesus said unto him, "Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests: but the son of man hath not whereon to lay his head." 59 And he said unto another, "Follow me." And the same said, "Lord suffer me first to go and bury my father." 60 Jesus said unto him, "Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of God." 61 And another said, "I will follow thee Lord: But let me first go bid them farewell, which are at home at my house." 62 Jesus said unto him, "No man that putteth his hand to the plough, and looketh back, is apt to the kingdom of God."

Luke 10:1-16

1 After these things, the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them, two and two, before him into every city, and place, whither he himself would come. 2 And he said unto them, "The harvest is great: but the laborers are few. Pray therefore the Lord of the harvest, to send forth laborers into his harvest. 3 Go your ways. Behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves. 4 Bear no wallet, neither scrip, nor shoes, and salute no man by the way. 5 Into whatsoever house ye enter in, first say, Peace be to this house. 6 And if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon him, if not, it shall return to you again. 7 And in the same house tarry still, eating and drinking such as they have. For the laborer is worthy of his reward. Go not from house to house: 8 and into whatsoever city ye enter, if they receive you, eat such things as are set before you, 9 and heal the sick that are there, and say unto them, 'The kingdom of God is come nigh upon you.' 10 "But into whatsoever city ye shall enter, if they receive you not, go your ways out into the streets of the same, and say, 11 Even the very dust, which cleaveth on us of your city, we wipe off against you: Notwithstanding, mark this, that the kingdom of God was come nigh upon you. 12 Yea and I say unto you: that it shall be easier in that day, for Sodom than for that city. 13 "Woe be to thee Chorazsin: woe be to thee Bethsaida. For if the miracles had been done in Tyre and Sidon, which have been done in you, they had a great while agone repented, sitting in hair and ashes. 14 Nevertheless it shall be easier for Tyre and Sidon, at the judgment, than for you. 15 And thou Capernaum which art exalted to heaven, shalt be thrust down to hell; 16 He that heareth you, heareth me: And he that despiseth you, despiseth me. And he that despiseth me, despiseth him that sent me."

Philippians 2:1-13

1 If there be among you any consolation in Christ, if there be any comfortable love, if there be any fellowship of the spirit, if there be any compassion of mercy: 2 fulfil my joy, that ye draw one way, having one love, being of one accord, and of one mind, 3 that nothing be done through strife or vain glory, but that in meekness of mind every man esteem others better than himself, 4 and that no man consider his own, but what is mete for others. 5 Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus: 6 Which, being in the shape of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God. 7 Nevertheless, he made himself of no reputation, and took on him the shape of a servant, and became like unto men, and was found in his apparel as a man. 8 He humbled himself and became obedient unto the death, even the death of the cross. 9 Wherefore God hath exalted him, and given him a name above all names: 10 That in the name of Jesus should every knee bow, both of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under earth; 11 and that all tongues should confess that Jesus Christ is the Lord unto the praise of God the father. 12 Wherefore, my dearly beloved, as ye have always obeyed — not when I was present only, but now much more in mine absence — even so work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. 13 For it is God which worketh in you both the will and also the deed, even of good will.

Ephesians 6:7-8

7 with good will, even as though serving the Lord and not men. 8 And remember that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, that shall he receive again of the Lord, whether he be bond or free.

James 1:1-27

1 James, the servant of God, and of the Lord Jesus Christ, sendeth greeting to the twelve tribes which are scattered here and there. 2 My brethren, count it exceeding joy when ye fall into divers temptations, 3 forasmuch as ye know how that the trying of your faith bringeth patience: 4 and let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and sound, lacking nothing. 5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, which giveth to all men indifferently and casteth no man in the teeth; and it shall be given him. 6 But let him ask in faith, and waver not. For he that doubteth is like the waves of the sea, tossed of the wind, and carried with violence. 7 Neither let that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. 8 A wavering minded man is unstable in all his ways. 9 Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is exalted, 10 and the rich in that he is made low. For even as the flower of the grass shall he vanish away. 11 The sun riseth with heat, and the grass withereth and his flower falleth away, and the beauty of the fashion of it perisheth: even so shall the rich man perish with his abundance. 12 Happy is the man that endureth in temptation, for when he is tried he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. 13 Let no man say when he is tempted that he is tempted of God: for God tempteth not unto evil, neither tempteth he any man. 14 But every man is tempted, drawn away, and enticed of his own concupiscence. 15 Then when lust hath conceived, she bringeth forth sin, and sin when it is finished bringeth forth death. 16 Err not, my dear brethren. 17 Every good gift, and every perfect gift, is from above and cometh down from the father of light, with whom is no variableness, neither is he changed unto darkness. 18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of life, that we should be the first fruits of his creatures. 19 Wherefore, dear brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, and slow to wrath. 20 For the wrath of man worketh not that which is righteous before God. 21 Wherefore lay apart all filthiness, all superfluity of maliciousness, and receive with meekness the word that is grafted in you, which is able to save your souls: 22 And see that ye be doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves with sophistry. 23 For if any hear the word, and do it not, he is like unto a man that beholdeth his bodily face in a glass. 24 For as soon as he hath looked on himself, he goeth his way, and forgetteth immediately what his fashion was: 25 but whoso looketh in the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein — if he be not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work — the same shall be happy in his deed. 26 If any man among you seem devout, and refrain not his tongue: but deceive his own heart, this man's devotion is in vain. 27 Pure devotion, and undefiled before God the father, is this: To visit the friendless, and widows in their adversity, and to keep himself unspotted of the world.

1 Peter 1:10-16

10 Of which salvation have the prophets enquired, and searched, which prophesied of the grace that should come unto you; 11 searching when, or at what time, the spirit of Christ which was in them should signify — which spirit testified before — the passions that should come unto Christ, and the glory that should follow after. 12 Unto which prophets it was declared, that not unto themselves, but unto us, they should minister the things which are now showed unto you, of them which, by the holy ghost sent down from heaven, have preached unto you the things which the angels desire to behold. 13 Wherefore, gird up the loins of your minds, be sober, and trust perfectly on the grace that is brought unto you by the declaring of Jesus Christ; 14 as obedient children, not fashioning yourselves unto your old lusts of ignorance: 15 But as he which called you is holy, even so be ye holy in all manner of conversation, 16 because it is written, "Be ye holy, for I am holy."

Proverbs 14:21

21 Who so despiseth his neighbour, doth amiss; but blessed is he that hath pity of the poor.

Matthew 8:5-13

5 When Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a certain Centurion, and besought him, 6 saying, "Master, my servant lieth sick at home of the palsy, and is grievously pained." 7 And Jesus said unto him, "I will come and heal him." 8 The Centurion answered and said, "Sir, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed. 9 For I also myself am a man under power, and have soldiers under me: and I say to one, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it." 10 When Jesus heard that, he marveled, and said to them that followed him, "Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith: no, not in Israel. 11 I say therefore unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall rest with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven; 12 And the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into the utter darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth." 13 Then Jesus said unto the Centurion, "Go thy way; and as thou believest, so be it unto thee." And his servant was healed the selfsame hour.

John 7:1-24

1 After that Jesus went about into Galilee, and would not go about in Jewry, for the Jews sought to kill him. 2 The Jews' tabernacle feast was at hand. 3 His brethren therefore said unto him, "Get thee hence and go into Jewry that thy disciples may see thy works that thou doest. 4 For there is no man that doeth any thing secretly, and he himself seeketh to be known. If thou do such things, show thyself to the world." 5 For as yet his brethren believed not in him. 6 Then Jesus said unto them, "My time is not yet come; your time is always ready. 7 The world cannot hate you. Me it hateth: Because I testify of it, that the works of it are evil. 8 Go ye up unto this feast. I will not go up yet unto this feast: for my time is not yet full come." 9 These words he said unto them, and abode still in Galilee. 10 But as soon as his brethren were gone up, then went he also up unto the feast: not openly, but as it were privily. 11 Then sought him the Jews at the feast, and said, "Where is he?" 12 And much murmuring was there of him among the people. Some said, "He is good." Others said, "Nay, but he deceiveth the people." 13 Howbeit, no man spake openly of him, for fear of the Jews. 14 In the midst of the feast, Jesus went up into the temple, and taught. 15 And the Jews marveled, saying, "How knoweth he the scriptures, seeing that he never learned?" 16 Jesus answered them, and said, "My doctrine is not mine: but his that sent me. 17 If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God: or whether I speak of myself. 18 He that speaketh of himself, seeketh his own praise. But he that seeketh his praise that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him. 19 Did not Moses give you a law? And yet none of you keepeth the law? Why go ye about to kill me?" 20 The people answered and said, "Thou hast the devil. Who goeth 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 yet ye on the Sabbath day circumcise a man. 23 If a man on the Sabbath day receive circumcision without breaking of the law of Moses: Disdain ye at me, because I have made a man every whit whole on the Sabbath day? 24 Judge not after the outer appearance: but judge righteous judgment."

Romans 12:1

1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercifulness of God, that ye make your bodies a living sacrifice: holy and acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable serving of God.

Philippians 2:2

2 fulfil my joy, that ye draw one way, having one love, being of one accord, and of one mind,

2 Thessalonians 3:8

8 Neither took we bread of any man for nought: but wrought with labour and travail night and day, because we would not be grievous to any of you:

Ephesians 4:11-14

11 And the very same, made some Apostles, some Prophets, some Evangelists, some Shepherds, some Teachers: 12 that the saints might have all things necessary to work and minister withal, to the edifying of the body of Christ, 13 till we, everyone — in the unity of faith, and knowledge of the son of God — grow up unto a perfect man, after the measure of age which is of the fullness of Christ: 14 That we henceforth be no more children, wavering and carried with every wind of doctrine, by the wiliness of men and craftiness, whereby they lay a wait for us to deceive us.

Hebrews 6:10-12

10 For God is not unrighteous that he should forget your work and labour that proceedeth of love, which love showed in his name, which have ministered unto the saints, and yet minister. 11 Yea, and we desire that every one of you show the same diligence, to the establishing of hope, even unto the end: 12 that ye faint not, but follow them which through faith and patience inherit the promises.

1 Peter 4:1-19

1 Forasmuch as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he which suffereth in the flesh ceaseth from sin, 2 that he henceforward should live as much time as remaineth in the flesh, not after the lusts of men: but after the will of God. 3 For it is sufficient for us that we have spent the time that is past of the life, after the will of the gentiles; walking in wantonness, lusts, drunkenness, in eating, drinking, and in abominable idolatry. 4 And it seemeth to them a strange thing that ye run not also with them unto the same excess of riot, and therefore speak they evil of you, 5 which shall give accounts to him that is ready to judge quick and dead. 6 For unto this purpose, verily, was the gospel preached unto the dead; that they should be condemned of men in the flesh, but should live before God in the spirit. 7 The end of all things is at hand. Be ye therefore discreet, and sober, that ye may be apt to prayers. 8 But above all things, have fervent love among you. For love covereth the multitude of sins. 9 Be ye harborous, one to another, and that without grudging. 10 As every man hath received the gift, minister the same one to another as good ministers of the manifold grace of God. 11 If any man speak, let him talk as though he spake the words of God. If any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God ministereth unto him. That God, in all things, may be glorified through Jesus Christ: to whom be praise and dominion forever and while the world standeth. Amen. 12 Dearly beloved, be not troubled in this heat, which now is come among you to try you, as though some strange thing had happened unto you: 13 but rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's passions, that when his glory appeareth, ye may be merry and glad. 14 If ye be railed upon for the name of Christ; happy are ye. For the spirit of glory and the spirit of God resteth upon you. On their part he is evil spoken of: but on your part he is glorified. 15 See that none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or an evil doer, or as a busybody in other men's matters. 16 If any man suffer as a Christian man, let him not be ashamed: but let him glorify God on his behalf. 17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God. If it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them which believe not the gospel of God? 18 And if the righteous scarcely be saved: where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear? 19 Wherefore, let them that suffer according to the will of God, commit their souls to him with well doing, as unto a faithful creator.

1 John 3:17-18

17 He, then, that hath the substance of the world, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his compassion from him: how dwelleth the love of God in him? 18 My little children, let us not love in word, nor with the tongue: but with the deed, and of a truth:

Mark 10:42-45

42 But Jesus called them unto him, and said to them, "Ye know well that they which seem to bear rule among the gentiles, reign as Lords over them. And they that be great among them exercise authority over them. 43 So shall it not be among you: but whosoever of you will be great among you, shall be your minister. 44 And whosoever will be chief, shall be servant unto all. 45 For even the son of man came, not to be ministered unto: but to minister, and to give his life for the redemption of many."

Galatians 5:13-15

13 Brethren, ye were called into liberty, only let not your liberty be an occasion unto the flesh but in love serve one another. 14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, which is this, "Thou shalt love thine neighbour as thyself." 15 If ye bite and devour one another: take heed lest ye be consumed one of another.

Hebrews 13:16

16 To do good, and to distribute, forget not: for with such sacrifices God is pleased.

Luke 21:1-4

1 As he beheld, he saw the rich men, how they cast in their offerings into the treasury. 2 And he saw also a certain poor widow, which cast in thither two mites. 3 And he said, "Of a truth I say unto you, this poor widow hath put in more than they all. 4 For they all have of their superfluity added unto the offering of God: But she, of her penury, hath cast in all the substance that she had."

John 13:4-5

4 He rose from supper, and laid aside his upper garments, and took a towel, and gird himself. 5 After that, poured he water into a basin, and began to wash his disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was gird.

John 13:1-13

1 Before the feast of Easter, when Jesus knew that his hour was come, that he should depart out of this world unto the father; When he loved his which were in the world, unto the end he loved them; 2 And when supper was ended, after that, the devil had put in 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 was come from God, and went to God; 4 He rose from supper, and laid aside his upper garments, and took a towel, and gird himself. 5 After that, poured he water into a basin, and began to wash his disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was gird. 6 Then came he to Simon Peter. And Peter said to him, "Lord shalt thou wash my feet?" 7 Jesus answered and said unto him, "What I do, thou knowest not now, but thou shalt know hereafter." 8 Peter said unto him, "Thou shalt not wash my feet while the world standeth." 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 needeth not, save to wash his feet, and is clean every whit. And ye are clean: but not all." 11 For he knew his betrayer. Therefore said he, "Ye are not all clean." 12 After he had washed their feet, and received his clothes, and was set 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 am I.

Romans 12:6-7

6 Seeing that we have divers gifts according to the grace that is given unto us: if any man have the gift of prophecy, let him have it that it be agreeing unto the faith; 7 Let him that hath an office, wait on his office;

1 Timothy 3:13

13 For they that minister well, get themselves good degree, and great liberty in the faith, which is in Christ Jesus.

Luke 22:25-27

25 And he said unto them, "The kings of the gentiles reign over them; And they that bear rule over them, are called gracious Lords. 26 But ye shall not be so. But he that is greatest among you, shall be as the youngest: And he that is chief, shall be as the minister. 27 For whether is greater, he that sitteth at meat: or he that serveth? Is not he that sitteth at meat? And I am among you, as he that ministereth.

Genesis 1:1

1 In the beginning God created heaven and earth.

Proverbs 31:8-9

8 Be thou an advocate and stand in judgment thyself, to speak for all such as be dumb and sucourless. 9 With thy mouth defend the thing that is lawful and right, and the cause of the poor and helpless.

Ephesians 2:10

10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, unto the which God ordained us before, that we should walk in them.

Philippians 2:1-4:23

1 If there be among you any consolation in Christ, if there be any comfortable love, if there be any fellowship of the spirit, if there be any compassion of mercy: 2 fulfil my joy, that ye draw one way, having one love, being of one accord, and of one mind, 3 that nothing be done through strife or vain glory, but that in meekness of mind every man esteem others better than himself, 4 and that no man consider his own, but what is mete for others. 5 Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus: 6 Which, being in the shape of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God. 7 Nevertheless, he made himself of no reputation, and took on him the shape of a servant, and became like unto men, and was found in his apparel as a man. 8 He humbled himself and became obedient unto the death, even the death of the cross. 9 Wherefore God hath exalted him, and given him a name above all names: 10 That in the name of Jesus should every knee bow, both of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under earth; 11 and that all tongues should confess that Jesus Christ is the Lord unto the praise of God the father. 12 Wherefore, my dearly beloved, as ye have always obeyed — not when I was present only, but now much more in mine absence — even so work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. 13 For it is God which worketh in you both the will and also the deed, even of good will. 14 Do all things without murmuring and disputing, 15 that ye may be faultless, and pure, and the sons of God; without rebuke in the midst of a crooked and a perverse nation, among which see that ye shine as lights in the world, 16 holding fast the word of life, unto my rejoicing in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither have laboured in vain. 17 Yea, and though I be offered up upon the offering and sacrifice of your faith: I rejoice and rejoice with you all. 18 For the same cause also, rejoice ye, and rejoice ye with me. 19 I trust in the Lord Jesus for to send Timothy shortly unto you, that I also may be of good comfort, when I know what case ye stand in. 20 For I have no man that is so like minded to me, which with so pure affection careth for your matters. 21 For all others seek their own, and not that which is Jesus Christ's. 22 Ye know the proof of him, how that as a son with the father, so with me bestowed he his labour upon the gospel. 23 Him I hope to send as soon as I know how it will go with me. 24 I trust in the Lord that I also myself shall come shortly. 25 I supposed it necessary to send brother Epaphroditus unto you, my companion in labour and fellow soldier, your apostle, and my minister at my needs. 26 For he longed after you, and was full of heaviness, because that ye had heard say that he should be sick, 27 and no doubt he was sick, and that nigh unto death, but God had mercy on him: not on him only, but on me also, lest I should have had sorrow upon sorrow. 28 I sent him therefore the diligentlier, that when ye should see him, ye might rejoice again, and I might be the less sorrowful. 29 Receive him therefore in the Lord with all gladness, and make much of such: 30 because that for the work of Christ he went so far, that he was nigh unto death, and regarded not his life, to fulfill that service which was lacking on your part toward me.

Philippians 3:1-4:23

1 Moreover, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. It grieveth me not to write one thing often to you. For to you it is a sure thing. 2 Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers. Beware of dissension: 3 For we are circumcision which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh: 4 though I have whereof I might rejoice in the flesh. If any other man thinketh that he hath whereof he might trust in the flesh, much more I: 5 circumcised the eighth day, of the kindred of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew born of the Hebrews; as concerning the law, a Pharisee, 6 and as concerning ferventness I persecuted the congregation, and as touching the righteousness which is in the law, I was unrebukable. 7 But the things that were vantage unto me I counted loss for Christ's sake. 8 Yea I think all things but loss for that excellent knowledge's sake of Christ Jesus my Lord. For whom I have counted all thing loss, and do judge them but dung, that I might win Christ, 9 and might be found in him, not having mine own righteousness which is of the law: But that which springeth of the faith which is in Christ. I mean, the righteousness which cometh of God through faith 10 in knowing him, and the virtue of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his passions, that I might be 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 to it, either were already perfect: but I follow, if that I may comprehend that, wherein I am comprehended of Christ Jesus. 13 Brethren, I count not myself that I have gotten it: but one thing I say: I forget that which is behind me, and stretch myself unto that which is before me; 14 and press unto that mark appointed, to obtain the reward of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. 15 Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus wise minded: and if ye be otherwise minded, I pray God open even this unto you. 16 Nevertheless in that whereunto we are come, let us proceed by one rule, that we may be of one accord. 17 Brethren, be followers of me, and look on them which walk even so, as ye have us for an example. 18 For many walk - of whom I have told you often, and now tell you weeping - that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ, 19 whose end is damnation, whose God is their belly and whose glory is to their shame, which are worldly minded. 20 But our conversation is in heaven, from whence we look for a saviour, even the Lord Jesus Christ, 21 which shall change into another fashion our vile bodies, that they may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is 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 continue in the Lord, ye beloved. 2 I pray Euodia, and beseech Syntyche that they be of one accord in the Lord. 3 Yea, and I beseech thee faithful yokefellow, help the women which laboured with me in the gospel, and with Clement also, and with others, my labour fellows, whose names are in the book of life. 4 Rejoice in the Lord always, and again I say rejoice. 5 Let your softness be known unto all men. The Lord is even at hand. 6 Be not careful: but in all things show your petition unto God in prayer and supplication with giving of thanks. 7 And the peace of God which passeth all understanding keep your hearts, and minds in Christ Jesus. 8 Furthermore brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things pertain to love, whatsoever things are of honest report, if there be any virtuous thing, if there be any laudable thing, those same have ye in your mind, 9 which ye have both learned and received, heard and also seen in me: those things do, and the God of peace shall be with you. 10 I rejoice in the Lord greatly, that now at the last ye are revived again to care for me in that wherein ye were also careful, but ye lacked opportunity. 11 I speak not because of necessity. For I have learned in whatsoever estate I am, therewith to be content. 12 I can both cast down myself, I can also exceed. Everywhere, and in all things I am instructed, both to be full, and to be hungry: to have plenty, and to suffer need. 13 I can do all things through the help of Christ, which strengtheneth me. 14 Notwithstanding ye have well done, that ye bare part with me in my tribulation. 15 Ye of Philippi know that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no congregation bare part with me as concerning giving and receiving but ye only. 16 For when I was in Thessalonica, ye sent once, and afterward again, unto my needs: 17 not that I desire gifts: but I desire abundant fruit on your part. 18 I received all, and have plenty. I was even filled after that I have received of Epaphroditus, that which came from you, an odor that smelleth sweet, a sacrifice accepted and pleasant to God. 19 My God fulfill all your needs through his glorious riches in Jesus Christ. 20 Unto God and our father be praise forever more. Amen. 21 Salute all the saints in Christ Jesus. The brethren which are with me greet you. 22 All the saints salute you: and most of all they which are of the emperors household. 23 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen. {Sent from Rome by Epaphroditus.}

Romans 12:9-13

9 Let love be without dissimulation. Hate that which is evil, and cleave unto that which is good. 10 Be kind one to another, with brotherly love. In giving honour go one before another. 11 Let not that business which ye have in hand be tedious to you. Be fervent in the spirit. Apply yourselves to the time. 12 Rejoice in hope. Be patient in tribulation, continue in prayer. 13 Distribute unto the necessity of the saints, and diligently to harbour.

Galatians 6:9

9 Let us not be weary of well doing. For when the time is come we shall reap without weariness.

2 Chronicles 15:7

7 But pluck you up your hearts and let not your hands faint, for your works shall be rewarded."

Luke 6:27-45

27 "But I say unto you which hear: Love your enemies. Do good to them which hate you. 28 Bless them that curse you. And pray for them which wrongfully trouble you. 29 And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek, offer also the other. And him that taketh away thy gown, forbid not to take thy coat also. 30 Give to every man that asketh of thee. And of him that taketh away thy goods, ask them not again. 31 And as ye would that men should do to you: so do ye to them likewise. 32 If ye love them which love you: what thank are ye worthy of? For the very sinners love their lovers. 33 And if ye do for them which do for you: what thank are ye worthy of? For the very sinners do even the same. 34 If ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive: what thank shall ye have: for the very sinners, lend to sinners, to receive as much again. 35 Wherefore, love ye your enemies, do good, and lend, looking for nothing again: and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the highest: for he is kind unto the unkind, and to the evil. 36 Be ye therefore merciful, as your father 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, shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosoms. For with what measure ye mete, with the same shall men mete to you again." 39 And he put forth a similitude unto them, "Can the blind lead the blind? Do they not both then fall into the ditch? 40 The disciple is not above his master. Every man shall be perfect, even as his master is. 41 Why seest thou a mote in thy brother's eye, and considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? 42 Either, how canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me pull out the mote that is in thine eye: when thou perceivest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Hypocrite, cast out the beam out of thine own eye first, and then shalt thou see perfectly, to pull out the mote out of thy brother's eye. 43 It is not a good tree that bringeth forth evil fruit: Neither is that an evil tree, that bringeth forth good fruit. 44 For every tree is known by his fruit. Neither of thorns gather men figs, nor of bushes gather they grapes. 45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good. And an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart, bringeth forth that which is evil. For of the abundance of the heart, his mouth speaketh.

1 Corinthians 9:19

19 For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all men, that I might win the more.

James 2:14-17

14 What availeth it, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, when he hath no deeds? Can faith save him? 15 If a brother or a sister be naked or destitute of daily food, 16 and one of you say unto them, "Depart in peace, God send you warmness and food," notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body: what helpeth it them? 17 Even so faith, if it have no deeds, is dead in itself.

Matthew 5:16

16 Let your light so 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 you the LORD and serve him truly with all your hearts: for he hath done great things for you.

1 John 3:18

18 My little children, let us not love in word, nor with the tongue: but with the deed, and of a truth:

Matthew 25:35-40

35 For I was a hungered, and ye gave me meat. I thirsted, and ye gave me drink. I was harborless, and ye lodged me. I was naked and ye clothed me. 36 I was sick and ye visited me. I was in prison and ye came unto me.' 37 Then shall the righteous answer him saying, 'Master, when saw we thee a hungered, and fed thee? Or athirst, and gave thee drink? 38 When saw we thee harborless, and lodged thee? Or naked and clothed thee? 39 Or 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 have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it to me.'

Mark 10:45

45 For even the son of man came, not to be ministered unto: but to minister, and to give his life for the redemption of many."

Proverbs 19:17

17 He that hath pity upon the poor, lendeth unto the LORD; and look, what he layeth out, it shall be paid him again.

Luke 6:38

38 Give, and it shall be given unto you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosoms. For with what measure ye mete, with the same shall men mete to you again."

Matthew 23:11

11 He that is greatest among you, shall be your servant.

Proverbs 11:25

25 He that is liberal in giving, shall have plenty; and he that watereth, shall be watered also himself.

Philippians 2:1-11

1 If there be among you any consolation in Christ, if there be any comfortable love, if there be any fellowship of the spirit, if there be any compassion of mercy: 2 fulfil my joy, that ye draw one way, having one love, being of one accord, and of one mind, 3 that nothing be done through strife or vain glory, but that in meekness of mind every man esteem others better than himself, 4 and that no man consider his own, but what is mete for others. 5 Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus: 6 Which, being in the shape of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God. 7 Nevertheless, he made himself of no reputation, and took on him the shape of a servant, and became like unto men, and was found in his apparel as a man. 8 He humbled himself and became obedient unto the death, even the death of the cross. 9 Wherefore God hath exalted him, and given him a name above all names: 10 That in the name of Jesus should every knee bow, both of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under earth; 11 and that all tongues should confess that Jesus Christ is the Lord unto the praise 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 for the redemption of many."

Mark 9:35

35 And he sat down, and called the twelve unto him, and said to them, "If any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant unto all."

Mark 10:44-45

44 And whosoever will be chief, shall be servant unto all. 45 For even the son of man came, not to be ministered unto: but to minister, and to give his life for the redemption of many."

John 13:12-14

12 After he had washed their feet, and received his clothes, and was set 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 am I. 14 If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet: ye also ought to wash one another's feet.

Galatians 5:13-14

13 Brethren, ye were called into liberty, only let not your liberty be an occasion unto the flesh but in love serve one another. 14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, which is this, "Thou shalt love thine neighbour as thyself."

Acts 20:35

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

1 Peter 4:10-11

10 As every man hath received the gift, minister the same one to another as good ministers of the manifold grace of God. 11 If any man speak, let him talk as though he spake the words of God. If any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God ministereth unto him. That God, in all things, may be glorified through Jesus Christ: to whom be praise and dominion forever and while the world standeth. Amen.

1 Peter 4:10

10 As every man hath received the gift, minister the same one to another as good ministers of the manifold grace of God.

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