Bible verses about mistreating others | Moffatt

Bible verses about "mistreating others" | Moffatt

Romans 1:1-32

1 PAUL, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God 2 (which he promised of old by his prophets in the holy scriptures) 3 concerning his Son, who was born of David's offspring by natural descent 4 and installed as Son of God with power by the Spirit of holiness when he was raised from the dead — concerning Jesus Christ our Lord, 5 through whom I have received the favour of my commission to promote obedience to the faith for his sake among all the Gentiles, 6 including yourselves who are called to belong to Jesus Christ: 7 to all in Rome who are beloved by God, called to be saints, grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 8 First of all, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, because the report of your faith is over all the world. 9 God is my witness, the God whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, how unceasingly I always mention you in my prayers, 10 asking if I may at last be sped upon my way to you by God's will. 11 For I do yearn to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift for your strengthening — 12 or, in other words, that I may be encouraged by meeting you, I by your faith and you by mine. 13 Brothers, I would like you to understand that I have often purposed to come to you (though up till now I have been prevented) so as to have some results among you as well as among the rest of the Gentiles. 14 To Greeks and to barbarians, to wise and to foolish alike, I owe a duty. 15 Hence my eagerness to preach the gospel to you in Rome as well. 16 For I am proud of the gospel; it is God's saving power for everyone who has faith, for the Jew first and for the Greek as well. 17 God's righteousness is revealed in it by faith and for faith — as it is written, Now by faith shall the righteous live. 18 But God's anger is revealed from heaven against all the impiety and wickedness of those who hinder the Truth by their wickedness. 19 For whatever is to be known of God is plain to them; God himself has made it plain — 20 for ever since the world was created, his invisible nature, his everlasting power and divine being, have been quite perceptible in what he has made. So they have no excuse. 21 Though they knew God, they have not glorified him as God nor given thanks to him; they have turned to futile speculations till their ignorant minds grew dark. 22 They claimed to be wise, but they have become fools; 23 they have exchanged the glory of the immortal God for the semblance of the likeness of mortal man, of birds, of quadrupeds, and of reptiles. 24 So God has given them up, in their heart's lust, to sexual vice, to the dishonouring of their own bodies, — 25 since they have exchanged the truth of God for an untruth, worshipping and serving the creature rather than the Creator who is blessed for ever: Amen. 26 That is why God has given them up to vile passions; their women have exchanged the natural function of sex for what is unnatural, 27 and in the same way the males have abandoned the natural use of women and flamed out in lust for one another, men perpetrating shameless acts with their own sex and getting in their own persons the due recompense of their perversity. 28 Yes, as they disdained to acknowledge God any longer, God has given them up to a reprobate instinct, for the perpetration of what is improper, 29 till they are filled with all manner of wickedness, depravity, lust, and viciousness, filled to the brim with envy, murder, quarrels, intrigues, and malignity — slanderers, 30 defamers, loathed by God, outrageous, haughty, boastful, inventive in evil, disobedient to parents, 31 devoid of conscience, false to their word, callous, merciless; 32 though they know God's decree that people who practise such vice deserve death, they not only do it themselves but applaud those who practise it.

2 Peter 1:2

2 grace and peace be multiplied to you by the knowledge of our Lord.

1 Timothy 2:1-15

1 Well, my very first counsel is that supplications, prayers, petitions, and thanksgiving, are to be offered for all men — 2 for kings and all in authority, that we may lead a tranquil life in all piety and gravity; 3 it is good to pray thus, it is acceptable to our Saviour, 4 to the God who desires all men to be saved and to attain the knowledge of the Truth. 5 For "there is one God" and "one intermediary between God and men, 6 the man Christ Jesus who gave himself as a ransom for all": — in due time this was attested, 7 and I was appointed to be its herald and apostle (I am not telling a lie, it is quite true), to teach the Gentiles faith and truth. 8 Now I want the men to offer prayer at any meeting of the church; and let the hands they lift to heaven be holy — they must be free from anger and dissension. 9 Women in turn are to dress modestly and quietly in seemly garb; they are not to adorn themselves with plaits of hair, with gold or pearls or expensive finery, 10 but with good deeds (as befits women who make a religious profession). 11 A woman must listen quietly in church and be perfectly submissive; 12 I allow no woman to teach or dictate to men, she must keep quiet. 13 For Adam was created first, then Eve; 14 and Adam was not deceived, it was Eve who was deceived and who fell into sin. 15 However, women will get safely through childbirth if they continue to be faithful and loving and holy as well as unassuming.

John 3:16

16 For God loved the world so dearly that he gave up his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life, instead of perishing.

Romans 9:14-18

14 Then are we to infer that there is injustice in God? Never! 15 God says to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I choose to have mercy, I will have compassion on whom I choose to have compassion. 16 You see, it is not a question of human will or effort but of the divine mercy. 17 Why, scripture says to Pharaoh, It was for this that I raised you up, to display my power in you, and to spread news of my name over all the earth. 18 Thus God has mercy on anyone just as he pleases, and he makes anyone stubborn just as he pleases.

James 1:1-27

1 James, a servant of God and the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes in the Dispersion: greeting. 2 Greet it as pure joy, my brothers, when you come across any sort of trial, 3 sure that the sterling temper of your faith produces endurance; 4 only, let your endurance be a finished product, so that you may be finished and complete, with never a defect. 5 Whoever of you is defective in wisdom, let him ask God who gives to all men without question or reproach, and the gift will be his. 6 Only, let him ask in faith, with never a doubt; for the doubtful man is like surge of the sea whirled and swayed by the wind; 7 that man need not imagine he will get anything from God, 8 double-minded creature that he is, wavering at every turn. 9 Let a brother of low position exult when he is raised; 10 but let one who is rich exult in being lowered; for the rich will pass away like the flower of the grass — 11 up comes the sun with the scorching wind and withers the grass, its flower drops off, and the splendour of it is ruined: so shall the rich fade away amid their pursuits. 12 Blessed is he who endures under trial; for when he has stood the test, he will gain the crown of life which is promised to all who love Him. 13 Let no one who is tried by temptation say, 'My temptation comes from God'; God is incapable of being tempted by evil and he tempts no one. 14 Everyone is tempted as he is beguiled and allured by his own desire; 15 then Desire conceives and breeds Sin, while Sin matures and gives birth to Death. 16 Make no mistake about this, my beloved brothers: 17 all we are given is good, and all our endowments are faultless, descending from above, from the Father of the heavenly lights, who knows no change of rising and setting, who casts no shadow on the earth. 18 It was his own will that we should be born by the Word of the truth, to be a kind of firstfruits among his creatures. 19 Be sure of that, my beloved brothers. Let everyone be quick to listen, slow to talk, slow to be angry — 20 for human anger does not promote divine righteousness; 21 so clear away all the foul rank growth of malice, and make a soil of modesty for the Word which roots itself inwardly with power to save your souls. 22 Act on the Word, instead of merely listening to it and deluding yourselves. 23 For whoever listens and does nothing, is like a man who glances at his natural face in a mirror; 24 he glances at himself, goes off, and at once forgets what he was like. 25 Whereas he who gazes into the faultless law of freedom and remains in that position, proving himself to be no forgetful listener but an active agent, he will be blessed in his activity. 26 Whoever considers he is religious, and does not bridle his tongue, but deceives his own heart, his religion is futile. 27 Pure, unsoiled religion in the judgment of God the Father means this: to care for orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself from the stain of the world.

1 Corinthians 6:9-10

9 What! do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the Realm of God? Make no mistake about it; neither the immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor catamites nor sodomites 10 nor thieves nor the lustful nor the drunken nor the abusive nor robbers will inherit the Realm of God.

1 Corinthians 13:13

13 Thus 'faith and hope and love last on, these three,' but the greatest of all is love.

2 Peter 1:3

3 Inasmuch as his power divine has bestowed on us every requisite for life and piety by the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence —

James 5:16

16 So confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed; the prayers of the righteous have a powerful effect.

Matthew 19:14

14 but Jesus said to them, "Let the children alone, do not stop them from coming to me: the Realm of heaven belongs to such as these."

Matthew 5:3-10

3 "Blessed are those who feel poor in spirit! the Realm of heaven is theirs. 4 Blessed are the mourners! they will be consoled. 5 Blessed are the humble! they will inherit the earth. 6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for goodness! they will be satisfied. 7 Blessed are the merciful! they will find mercy. 8 Blessed are the pure in heart! they will see God. 9 Blessed are the peacemakers! they will be ranked sons of God. 10 Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of goodness! the Realm of heaven is theirs.

Matthew 6:1

1 Take care not to practise your charity before men in order to be noticed; otherwise you get no reward from your Father in heaven. No,

2 Corinthians 5:1

1 I know that if this earthly tent of mine is taken down, I get a home from God, made by no human hands, eternal in the heavens.

2 Peter 3:18

18 but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ. To him be the glory now and to the day of eternity: Amen.

Galatians 3:28

28 There is no room for Jew or Greek, there is no room for slave or freeman, there is no room for male and female; you are all one in Christ Jesus.

Matthew 19:1-30

1 When Jesus finished saying this he moved from Galilee and went to the territory of Judaea that lies across the Jordan. 2 Large crowds followed him and he healed them there. 3 Then the Pharisees came up to tempt him. They asked, "Is it right to divorce one's wife for any reason?" 4 He replied, "Have you never read that He who created them male and female from the beginning 5 said, Hence a man shall leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife, and the pair shall be one flesh? 6 So they are no longer two, but one flesh. What God has joined, then, man must not separate." 7 They said to him, "Then why did Moses lay it down that we were to divorce by giving a separation-notice?" 8 He said to them, "Moses permitted you to divorce your wives, on account of the hardness of your hearts, but it was not so from the beginning. 9 I tell you, whoever divorces his wife except for unchastity and marries another woman, commits adultery; and he who marries a divorced woman commits adultery." 10 The disciples said to him, "If that is a man's position with his wife, there is no good in marrying." 11 He said to them, "True, but this truth is not practicable for everyone, it is only for those who have the gift. 12 There are eunuchs who have been eunuchs from their birth, there are eunuchs who have been made eunuchs by men, and there are eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the Realm of heaven. Let anyone practice it for whom it is practicable." 13 Then children were brought to him that he might lay his hands on them and pray over them. The disciples checked the people, 14 but Jesus said to them, "Let the children alone, do not stop them from coming to me: the Realm of heaven belongs to such as these." 15 Then he laid his hands on them and went upon his way. 16 Up came a man and said to him, "Teacher, what good deed must I do to gain life eternal?" 17 He said to him, "Why do you ask me about what is good? One alone is good. But if you want to get into Life, keep the commands." 18 "Which?" he said. Jesus answered, "The commands, you shall not kill, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not bear false witness, 19 honour your father and mother, and you must love your neighbour as yourself." 20 The young man said, "I have observed all these. What more is wanting?" 21 Jesus said to him, "If you want to be perfect, go and sell your property, give the money to the poor and you shall have treasure in heaven; then come and follow me." 22 When the young man heard that, he went sadly away, for he had great possessions. 23 And Jesus said to his disciples, "I tell you truly, it will be difficult for a rich man to get into the Realm of heaven. 24 I tell you again, it is easier for a camel to get through a needle's eye than for a rich man to get into the Realm of God." 25 When the disciples heard this they were utterly astounded; they said, "Who then can possibly be saved?" 26 Jesus looked at them and said, "This is impossible for men, but anything is possible for God." 27 Then Peter replied, "Well, we have left our all and followed you. Now what are we to get?" 28 Jesus said to them, "I tell you truly, in the new world, when the Son of man shall sit on the throne of his glory, you who have followed me shall also sit on twelve thrones to govern the twelve tribes of Israel. 29 Everyone who has left brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands or houses for my name's sake will get a hundred times as much and inherit life eternal. 30 Many who are first shall be last, and many who are last shall be first.

2 Corinthians 5:10

10 for we have all to appear without disguise before the tribunal of Christ, each to be requited for what he has done with his body, well or ill.

Romans 12:19

19 Never revenge yourselves, beloved, but let the Wrath of God have its way; for it is written, Vengeance is mine, I will exact a requital — the Lord has said it. No,

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