Bible verses about serving others | Thomson

Bible verses about "serving others" | Thomson

Joshua 22:5

5 But be very careful to perform the commandments and the law which Moses the servant of the Lord charged you to do, to love the Lord our God, to walk in all his ways, to keep his commandments, and to cleave to him and serve him with your whole heart, and with your whole soul.

Isaiah 1:1-31

1 A vision which Esaias son of Amos saw, [which he saw respecting Judea and Jerusalem] in the reign of Ozias, and Joatham and Achaz and Hezekias, who reigned over Judea. 2 Hearken, heaven! and hear earth! what the Lord hath spoken. "I have begotten children and brought them up; and they have rebelled against me. 3 The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib; but Israel did not know me. And this people have not regarded me." 4 Ah! sinful nation; people full of sins! vile race! iniquitous children! you have utterly forsaken the Lord; and provoked to wrath the Holy One of Israel. 5 What! must you persisting in iniquity be smitten still more? The whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint: 6 from the feet to the head, there is no soundness therein. Is it not, here a wound, there a bruise, there a putrefying sore? there is no applying poultice, nor oil, nor bandages. 7 Your land is a desert: your cities are burnt with fire. As for your country, before your eyes strangers are devouring it; and it is laid waste, being subdued by foreign tribes. 8 Must the daughter of Sion be left as a shed in a vineyard: and as a lodge in a garden of cucumbers; as a city taken by siege? 9 Had not the Lord of Hosts left us a seed, we should have been as Sodom and made like Gomorra. 10 Hear a word of the Lord, chiefs of Sodom! Attend to the law of God, ye people of Gomorra! 11 "What is the multitude of your sacrifices to me?" saith the Lord: I am cloyed with whole burnt offerings of rams: in the fat of lambs and the blood of bulls and goats I have no delight; 12 nor should you come to appear before me: for who hath required these at your hands? You shall no more be admitted to tread my court. 13 Though you bring fine flour; it is a vain incense: it is an abomination to me. Your new moons and sabbaths and great day I cannot endure: 14 your fasting and cessation from labour; and your new moons and your festivals my soul hateth. You are become loathsome to me; I will no longer remit your sins. 15 When you stretch forth your hands, I will turn mine eyes from you: and though you multiply prayer, I will not hearken to you: for your hands are full of blood. 16 Wash and become clean: remove iniquities from your souls; in my presence, cease from your evil deeds; 17 learn to do good; seek judgment; deliver him who is injured; administer justice to the orphan, and plead the cause of the widow: 18 then come: [let our controversy be brought to issue, saith the Lord] and though your sins be as a purple stain; I will make you white as snow; though they be as a stain of scarlet; I will make you white as wool. 19 If you indeed be willing and will hearken to me, you shall eat the good things of the land: 20 but if you refuse and hearken not to me, the sword shall devour you; for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken these words." 21 How is the faithful city become a harlot? Sion that was full of justice! In it righteousness made its abode; but now murderers. 22 Your silver is not pure: thy vintners mix the wine with water. 23 The chiefs are rebellious; associates of thieves: they love gifts; they seek rewards: to orphans they do not administer justice; and to the cause of widows they do not attend. 24 Therefore thus saith the sovereign Lord of hosts. "Alas for the rulers of Israel; for my wrath against these adversaries shall not abate. On these enemies of mine I will execute judgment: 25 and I will bring my hand over thee, and purify thee with fire. Them who are disobedient I will destroy; and I will take away from thee all transgressors, 26 and establish thy judges as at the first: and thy counsellors as at the beginning: and after these things thou shalt be called The city of Righteousness, the faithful metropolis, Sion. 27 For in the exercise of judgment her captivity shall be saved: and in the exercise of mercy, 28 the lawless and sinful shall be crushed together; and they who have forsaken the Lord shall be utterly destroyed: 29 for they shall be exposed to shame for the idols on which they doted; as they have been for the gardens which they desired. 30 For they shall be like an ilex, which hath shed its leaves; and like a garden which hath no water: 31 and their strength shall be like tow; and their works like sparks of fire: and the lawless and sinful shall be burned up together; and there shall be no extinguisher."

Matthew 10:16

16 Behold I send you forth like sheep in the midst of wolves; be ye therefore wise as the serpents and harmless as the doves.

Malachi 3:1-18

1 Behold I am about to send my messenger and he will examine the way before me. And the Lord whom ye seek; even the angel of the covenant whom you desire will come suddenly to his temple. Behold he is coming, saith the Lord Almighty. 2 And who can abide the day of his coming? Or who can stand his appearance? Since he is coming like the fire of a refiner's furnace; and like the soap of the fullers. 3 He will sit refining and purifying and will purify the sons of Levi like the silver and gold, and melt them like the gold and silver. Then shall they offer to the Lord a sacrifice in righteousness 4 and the sacrifice of Juda and Jerusalem will please the Lord as in the days of old and as in former years. 5 And I will bring to judgment before you and be a swift witness against sorcerers, and against adulteresses, and against them who swear by my name to a falsehood, and against them who deprive the hireling of his wages, and them who oppress the widow, and them who buffet the fatherless, and them who turn aside the cause of the stranger, and them who do not fear me, saith the Lord Almighty. 6 Because I the Lord am your God and change not; 7 but you the sons of Jacob do not abstain from the iniquities of your fathers: you have turned aside my statutes and have not kept them: turn to me and I will turn to you, saith the Lord Almighty. Do you say, Wherein shall we turn? 8 Will a man supplant God? For you supplant me: and will you say, "wherein have we supplanted thee?" Because the tythes and the first fruits are with you, 9 and you view them again and again and supplant me. The year is ended and you have carried the products into [a] The objection, [b] The answer. your stores. 10 Now let that which hath been plundered from him be in his house. Turn now in this respect, saith the Lord Almighty: [see] if I will not open for you the flood gates of heaven and pour my blessing upon you, until there is enough; 11 and send you it for food and no more destroy the fruit of your land; so that your vine shall no more be sickly in the field, saith the Lord Almighty, 12 and all the nations will hail you happy: for you will be a beloved land, saith the Lord Almighty. 13 You have brought heavy accusations against me, saith the Lord. Do you say, in what instance have we spoken against thee? 14 You say, "Vain is he who serveth God: and what advantage is it, that we have kept his charges. For though we have walked as supplicants before the Lord Almighty, 15 yet we now call strangers happy; and all that do unlawful things are built up. Though they opposed God; yet they are saved." 16 Against these things they who feared the Lord spoke to one another; and the Lord hearkened and heard and wrote a book of remembrance before him for them who fear the Lord and revere his name. 17 And they shall be, saith the Lord Almighty, an acquisition for me, on the day which I make; and I will make choice of them, as a man maketh choice of a son who serveth him. 18 And when you shall be converted, you shall see the difference between a righteous man and one who is unrighteous; and between him who serveth God and him who serveth not.

Matthew 8:1-4

1 And as he was going down from the mount great multitudes followed him. 2 And lo! a leper came and prostrated himself before him, and said, Sir, if thou wilt, thou canst cleanse me. 3 Whereupon Jesus stretched forth his hand and touched him, saying, I will: Be thou cleansed. And immediately he was cured of his leprosy. 4 Then Jesus saith to him, See thou tell no one; but go and shew thyself to the priest, and offer the gift which Moses prescribed, for a testimony to them.

Luke 9:57-10:16

57 It happened also in the course of their travels, that on the way one said to him, Master, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest. 58 Whereupon Jesus said to him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have roosts; but the son of man hath not where to lay his head. 59 And to another he said, Follow me. And when he said, Master, suffer me first to go and bury my father; 60 Jesus said to him, Let the dead bury their own dead; but go thou, and proclaim the reign of God. 61 And when another said, Master I will follow thee; but let me first go and bid them farewell, who are at my house; 62 Jesus said to him, No man, who hath put his hand to the plough and looketh back, is fit for the kingdom of God.

Luke 10:1-16

1 After these things, the Lord appointed seventy others, and sent them, two and two; before him, to every city and village whither he himself was soon to go; 2 and he said to them, The harvest indeed is plentiful, but the labourers are few. Entreat therefore the Lord of the harvest to send forth labourers for his harvest. 3 Go ye. Behold I send you forth like lambs among wolves. 4 Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor sandals. And salute no one by the way. 5 And into whatever house you enter, first say, Peace be to this house. 6 And if the son of peace be there, your peace will rest upon it; but if not, it will return to you. And 7 continue in the same family, eating and drinking such things as they have. For the labourer is worthy of his wages. Go not from one family to another. 8 And into whatever city you enter, when they entertain you eat such things as are set before you. 9 And heal the sick therein, and say to them, The reign of God is come near to you. 10 But whatever city you enter, when they do not receive you, go out into the streets thereof and say, 11 The very dust of this city of yours which cleaveth to us, we wipe off for you: nevertheless, know this, that the reign of God hath come nigh unto you. 12 Now I say to you, the condition of Sodom will be more tolerable on that day than the condition of that city. 13 Alas for thee, Chorazin! Alas for thee, Bethsaida! for if the miracles which have been performed in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. 14 But it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment, than for you. 15 And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted to the skies, shall be thrust down to Hades. 16 He who hearkeneth to you, hearkeneth to me: and he who rejecteth you, rejecteth me; and he who rejecteth me, rejecteth him who sent me.

Philippians 2:1-13

1 if therefore there be any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any participation of spirit, if any compassion and tender mercies, 2 complete my joy. In order that you may be like minded, exercising the same love, having your souls knit together, your minds bent on the one thing 3 upon nothing out of a spirit of contention or vain glory, but in lowliness of mind esteeming one another better than yourselves, 4 look not every one to his own interests, but every one of you to the interests also of others. 5 For let this temper of mind be in you which was in Christ Jesus, 6 who being in the form of God did not think it robbery to be like God, 7 but he emptied himself"having taken the form of a servant, being in the likeness of men, 8 and found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death, even the death of a cross; 9 wherefore God highly exalted him, and granted him a name which is above every name, 10 that in the name of Jesus every knee should bend, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those beneath the earth; 11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the father. 12 Therefore, as you, my beloved, have always been obedient, not only when I was present, but now much more when I am absent, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; 13 for it is God who is working in you both the will and the power to act.

Ephesians 6:7-8

7 performing service with good will, as to the Lord and not to men; 8 knowing that whatever good any one doth, the Lord will reward him for it, whether he be a bondman or freeman.

James 1:1-27

1 James, "a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes who are dispersed abroad, Greeting. 2 Count it, my brethren, all joy when you fall into divers trials, 3 knowing that the trial of your faith operateth to produce patience. 4 Let patience then have a full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, deficient in nothing. 5 And if any of you wanteth wisdom, let him ask it of God, who giveth to all liberally and upbraideth not; and it will be given him. 6 But let him ask with faith, without wavering, for he who wavereth is like a wave of the sea, raised by the wind and tossed about. 7 Let not therefore such a man think that he shall receive any thing from the Lord. 8 A man unsteady in his mind, is unstable in all his ways. 9 Let the brother who is in low circumstances glory in his exaltation; 10 and him who is rich, in his humiliation, because he shall pass away like a flower of the grass. 11 For the sun riseth with its scorching heat, and withereth the blade, and the flower thereof failleth, and its beautiful appearance is gone. Just so will the rich man be blasted in his pursuits. 12 Happy the man, who endureth a trial! because having stood the test, he will Jas 1:receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them who love him.

13 Let no one when tempted say, I am tempted of God. For God cannot be tempted by evil, neither doth he tempt any one. 14 But every one is tempted by his own desire, when allured and ensnared. 15 In that case desire having conceived, bringeth forth sin, and sin, when grown up, produceth death. 16 Be not led astray, my beloved brethren: 17 Every good donation, and every perfect gift, is from above, and cometh down from the father of lights, with whom there is no change, nor shadow of turning. 18 Of his own will he hath impregnated us with a word of truth, that we may be a kind of first fruits of his creatures.

James 1:19-27

19 Therefore, my beloved brethren, 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 Therefore having thrown off all the filth and scum of wickedness, receive with meekness the implanted word which is able to save your souls; 22 and be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. 23 For if any one is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man viewing his natural face in a glass. 24 For having viewed himself, and gone away, he instantly forgot what manner of person he was. 25 But whosoever hath looked carefully into the perfect law of this liberty, and continued therein; he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of work, shall by his doing be happy. 26 If any one among you thinketh to be religious without bridling his tongue, he is but deceiving his heart. Such a one's religion is vain. 27 Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and father is this, to take the oversight and care of orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep one's self unspotted from the world.

1 Peter 1:10-16

10 about which salvation the prophets, who prophesied concerning this favour for you, made diligent inquiry 11 and search, trying to find to what time, and what manner of time, the spirit of Christ within them pointed, when it testified before hand the sufferings which were for Christ, and the glories which should succeed them: 12 to whom it was revealed that it was not for themselves, but for us, that they dispensed those things which have now been announced to you by them who proclaimed to you the glad tidings with a holy spirit sent from heaven; into which things angels have an earnest desire to look narrowly. 13 Wherefore having girded up the loins of your understanding, being perfectly sober, keep your hope fixed on the favour to be conferred on you at the manifestation of Jesus Christ; 14 as obedient children, not fashioning yourselves in conformity to your former desires during your ignorance; 15 but as he who hath called you is holy, be ye also holy in the whole course of your life; 16 for it is written, "Be ye holy, because I am holy."

Proverbs 14:21

21 He who despiseth the poor, sinneth: but he who compassionateth the poor is blessed.

Matthew 8:5-13

5 And as Jesus was entering Capernaum, a centurion met him and in treated him, 6 saying, Sir, my servant lieth at home struck with a palsy, in great torture. 7 Thereupon Jesus saith to him, I was coming; I will cure him. 8 In reply to which the centurion said, Sir, I am not worthy that thou shouldst come under my roof; but only speak a word and my servant will be cured. 9 For even I, who am myself under command, having soldiers under me, say to one, Go; and he goeth: and to another, Come; and he cometh: and to my slave, Do this; and he doth it. 10 Upon hearing this Jesus expressed admiration, saying to them who followed him, Verily I say to you, I have not found even in Israel such a belief. 11 Now I say to you that many will come from the east and west, and will be placed at table with Abraham and Isaak and Jacob, in the kingdom of the heavens, 12 and the children of the kingdom will be cast out into the outer darkness. Weeping and gnashing of teeth will be there. 13 Then Jesus said to the centurion, Go thy way and be it done for thee as thou hast believed. And that very instant his servant was cured.

John 7:1-24

1 After this Jesus travelled about in Galilee, for he did not chuse to walk in Judea, because the Jews sought to kill him. 2 Now the Jews festival of tabernacles was near, 3 therefore his brethren said to him, Depart hence and go to Judea that thy disciples may see the works which thou dost. 4 For one who seeketh to be known publicly, doth any thing in secret. Since thou dost these things, shew thyself to the world. 5 [For even his brethren did not believe in him.] 6 Thereupon Jesus saith to them, My time is not yet come; but your time is always ready. 7 The world cannot hate you: but it hateth me, because I testify concerning it that its works are evil. 8 Go ye up to this festival. I am not yet going up to this festival, because my time is not yet fully come. 9 And having said this, he continued in Galilee. 10 But when his brethren were gone up, then he also went up to the festival, not publicly, but in a private manner. 11 The Jews therefore sought him at the festival, and said, Where is he? 12 And there was much private dispute concerning him, among the people; for some said he is a good man; and others said, No; but he seduceth the people. 13 No one, however, spoke openly of him, for fear of the Jews. 14 But about the middle of the festival Jesus went up to the temple and taught. 15 And the Jews expressed astonishment, saying, How came this man acquainted with letters, having never had an education? 16 Jesus addressing them, said, This doctrine of mine is not mine, but his, who sent me. 17 If any man is disposed to do his will, he will know in respect to this doctrine, whether it is of God, or whether I speak from myself. 18 He who speaketh from himself, seeketh his own glory; but he who seeketh the glory of him who sent him, is true, and in him there is no falsehood. 19 Did not Moses give you the law? Yet none of you observeth the law. Why do you seek to kill me? 20 The people answered and said, Thou art possessed by a demon; Who seeketh to kill thee? 21 In reply to which Jesus said to them, I did one work and you all express wonder at it. 22 Moses gave you the law of circumcision [not that it is from Moses, but from the patriarchs,] and you circumcise a man on a sabbath. 23 If a person receiveth circumcision on a sabbath, that the law of Moses may not be broken, are you angry with me because on a sabbath I cured a man whose whole body was diseased. 24 Judge not according to appearance, but judge righteous judgment.

Romans 12:1

1 therefore I exhort you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living, holy, acceptable sacrifice to God as your rational, religious service;

Philippians 2:2

2 complete my joy. In order that you may be like minded, exercising the same love, having your souls knit together, your minds bent on the one thing

2 Thessalonians 3:8

8 nor eat any man's bread for nothing; but with labour and toil worked night and day, that we might not be burthensome to any of you;

Hebrews 6:10-12

10 For God is not unjust to forget your work, and the labour of that love which you have shewn for his name, by the assistance which you have given and continue to give to the saints. 11 Now we earnestly desire that every one of you would shew the same diligent concern for the full assurance of this hope to the end: 12 that you may not become languid, but imitators of them who through faith and long suffering inherit the promises.

Ephesians 4:11-14

11 and he hath given some to be apostles, and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some pastors, and teachers, 12 for the fitting up of the saints; for the work of distribution; for the building up of the body of the Christ, 13 until we all come up to the unity of the belief and of the knowledge of the son of God; to perfect manhood to a measure of the stature of the fulness of the Christ; 14 that we may no longer be infants, tossed like waves, and whirled about by every wind of doctrine, by the cheating sleight of men, by a skill in the art of deceiving:

1 Peter 4:1-19

1 Christ therefore having suffered in flesh for us, arm ye yourselves with this reflection, that he who hath suffered in flesh hath been stopped from sin, 2 to the end that he may no longer live the rest of his time in flesh for the lusts of men; but for the will of God. 3 For the past time of this life sufficeth to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, walking in lasciviousness, inordinate desires, excess of wine, revels, carouses, and abominable idolatries; 4 at this they are surprized; and when you do not run with them into the same sink of debauchery, they rail. 5 They shall give an account to him who is prepared to judge living and dead. 6 For to this end also the gospel was proclaimed to the dead, that judged as they might be according to men in flesh, they might live according to God in spirit. 7 Now the end of all things is at hand, therefore be sober, and watch unto prayer, 8 and above all things have fervent love for one another: for this "love will cover a multitude of sins." 9 Be hospitable to one another without grudging. 10 According as every one hath received a free gift continue dispensing it to each other as good stewards of the manifold grace of God 11 if any one speaketh, as speaking the oracles of God; if any one dispenseth, as dispensing out of a stock which God supplieth; that in all things God may be gloried through Jesus Christ, to whom belongeth the glory and the power, for the ages of the ages. Amen. 12 Beloved, be not surprized at the fiery trial among you, which is come upon you to try you, as if some strange thing had befallen you: 13 but inasmuch as you partake of the sufferings of the Christ, rejoice; that at the manifestation of his glory you may indeed rejoice with exceeding great joy. 14 If you are reproached for the name of Christ you are happy; because the spirit of the glory, even the spirit of God resteth on you. On their part indeed it is reviled, but on your part it is glorified.

1 Peter 4:15-19

15 For let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or a malefactor, or as a usurper of authority; 16 and if as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but glorify God in this respect. 17 For the time is come when judgment is to begin at the house of God. And if it begin first with us, what must be the end of them who disregard the glad tidings of God? 18 "If the righteous scarcely escapeth, where shall the ungodly and sinner appear?" 19 Let them therefore who suffer according to the will of God, commit their souls to him in well doing, as to a faithful creator.

1 John 3:17-18

17 Whosoever hath worldly substance, and seeth his brother in want, and shutteth up his compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him? 18 My children, let us not love in word, and with the tongue, but in deed, and in truth.

Mark 10:42-45

42 but Jesus, having called them to him, said to them, You know that the rulers of the nations exercise lordship over them; and their grandees exercise authority over them; 43 but it shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you, let him be your attendant: 44 and whoever of you would be first, let him be the servant of all. 45 For the son of man did not come to be waited on, but to serve; and to give his life as a ransom for many,

Galatians 5:13-15

13 for you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only let not that liberty be an advantage to the flesh; but be servants to one another by offices of love. 14 For the whole law is summed up in this one precept, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 15 Now if you bite and devour one another, take heed that you be not destroyed by one another.

Hebrews 13:16

16 and forget not beneficence and contribution: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.

Luke 21:1-4

1 And when he looked up and beheld the rich casting their gifts into the treasury, 2 and saw also a certain poor widow throwing into it two mites, 3 he said, Verily I say to you, That poor widow hath thrown in more than they all: 4 for all those cast in, for their homage gifts to God, part only of their superfluous stores; but she hath thrown in all the little she had for her subsistence.

Romans 12:6-7

6 and employed in exercising free gifts, according to the favour conferred on us, different as they are, if prophesy, in conformity to that belief; 7 if a ministerial office, in that office; and if one is a teacher, in teaching;

John 13:4-5

4 riseth from the supper and layeth aside his upper garments, and having taken a towel and girded himself, 5 he then poureth water into the basin and began to wash the feet of the disciples and wipe them with the towel, with which he was girded.

John 13:1-13

1 . Now before this festival of the passover, as Jesus knew that his time was come that he should remove from this world to the father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the last. 2 When they were at supper [the devil having already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot son of Simon to deliver him up,] 3 Jesus knowing that the father hath given all things into his hands, and that he had come forth from God, and is going to God, 4 riseth from the supper and layeth aside his upper garments, and having taken a towel and girded himself, 5 he then poureth water into the basin and began to wash the feet of the disciples and wipe them with the towel, with which he was girded. 6 He cometh therefore to Simon Peter. Whereupon Peter saith to him, "Master, thou wash my feet?"! 7 Jesus answered and said to him, What I am doing thou dost not comprehend at present, but thou shalt know hereafter. 8 Peter saith to him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him, Unless I wash thee thou hast no portion with me. 9 Simon Peter saith to him; Master, not my feet only, but also the hands and the head. 10 Jesus saith to him, He who hath bathed needeth only to wash the feet, the rest of the body being clean. Now you are clean, but not all, 11 [For he knew him who was delivering him up, therefore he said, You are not all clean.] 12 So when he had washed their feet and put on his garments, having again taken his place at table, he said to them, Consider what I have done to you. 13 You call me The teacher and the master; and you say right, for so I am.

1 Timothy 3:13

13 for they who discharge the office of an almoner well, acquire for themselves an honourable rank, and much freedom of speech in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.

Luke 22:25-27

25 Therefore he said to them, The kings of the nations exercise dominion over them. And they who tyrannise over them are stiled benefactors. 26 But with you it must not be so. But let the elder among you be as the younger; and the leader as he who waiteth at table. 27 For which is greater; he who is at table; or he who waiteth? Is not he, who is at table? But I am among you as he who waiteth.

Genesis 1:1

1 In the beginning God made the heaven and the earth.

Proverbs 31:8-9

8 Open thy mouth with the word of God, and administer justice to all with a sound understanding. 9 Open thy mouth and judge righteously, and plead the cause of the weak and needy.

Ephesians 2:10

10 For we are his workmanship, fitted by Christ Jesus for good works, for which God had before prepared us that we might walk therein.

Philippians 2:1-4:23

1 if therefore there be any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any participation of spirit, if any compassion and tender mercies, 2 complete my joy. In order that you may be like minded, exercising the same love, having your souls knit together, your minds bent on the one thing 3 upon nothing out of a spirit of contention or vain glory, but in lowliness of mind esteeming one another better than yourselves, 4 look not every one to his own interests, but every one of you to the interests also of others. 5 For let this temper of mind be in you which was in Christ Jesus, 6 who being in the form of God did not think it robbery to be like God, 7 but he emptied himself"having taken the form of a servant, being in the likeness of men, 8 and found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death, even the death of a cross; 9 wherefore God highly exalted him, and granted him a name which is above every name, 10 that in the name of Jesus every knee should bend, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those beneath the earth; 11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the father. 12 Therefore, as you, my beloved, have always been obedient, not only when I was present, but now much more when I am absent, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; 13 for it is God who is working in you both the will and the power to act. 14 For this good pleasure do you all things without murmurings and surmises, 15 that you may be blameless and sincere, spotless children of God in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, amongst whom shine ye forth as lights in the world, 16 displaying the word of life, that I may have matter of boasting for the day of Christ, that I did not run in vain, nor labour in vain, 17 but can if I am even poured out as a libation on the sacrifice and service of your belief, rejoice and congratulate with you all. 18 For the same cause then rejoice ye also and congratulate with me. 19 Now I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy very soon to you, that I may be refreshed by knowing the state of your affairs. 20 For I have none of a like disposition who will sincerely interest himself in your concerns. 21 For all are seeking their own things, not the things of the Christ Jesus. 22 But of him you know this proof, that as a son serveth a father, he hath served with me for the gospel. 23 Him therefore I hope to send as soon as I see the issue of my affairs here. 24 And I have a confidence in the Lord that I myself shall come very soon. 25 But I have thought it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus my brother, and fellow labourer and fellow soldier, and your missionary and agent to supply my want; 26 as he hath been longing for you all, and is much distressed because you heard that he was sick. 27 For he was indeed sick, nigh to death; but God had pity on him, and not on him only, but also on me, that I might not have sorrow on sorrow. 28 I have therefore sent him with the greater despatch, that upon seeing him again you may rejoice, and that I may be less sorrowful. 29 Receive him then in the Lord with all joy and hold such in high esteem 30 because he was on the brink of death, for the work of the Christ, having exposed his life that he might supply the want of your religious service for me.

Philippians 3:1-4:23

1 Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write to you the same things is not troublesome to me; and to 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 serve God in spirit, and glory in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in flesh. 4 Though, with regard to my having a confidence even in flesh, if any other thinketh that he hath a confidence in flesh, I have greater pretensions 5 circumcision performed on the eighth day; a descent from Israel; of the tribe of Benjamin; a Hebrew of Hebrews; with respect to the law, a Pharisee; 6 with respect to zeal, a persecutor of the congregation; with respect to righteousness which is by law, blameless; 7 yet what were gain to me these I have counted refuse on account of the Christ 8 nay more, I do therefore indeed count all things but refuse, on account of the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have given up all and account them but dregs, that I may gain Christ 9 and be found in him, not having for my righteousness, that which is of the law, but that which is by a belief in Christ"that which is of God"a righteousness for this belief. 10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, I have conformed myself to his death, 11 that I may somehow arrive at the resurrection of the dead 12 not that I have already received, or am yet made perfect, but I continue the pursuit, that I may lay hold that for which I have been laid hold on by the Christ Jesus. 13 Brethren, I do not reckon myself to have laid hold on it, but one thing [I do], forgetting the things which are behind, and intent on the things before, 14 I press forward to the mark, for the prize of the call of God from above by Christ Jesus. 15 Let as many of us therefore as are full grown, have our minds bent on this; and if any of you are otherwise minded, when God shall reveal this to you, 16 [over and above the advance which we have made by walking by this rule,"by minding this itself] 17 be ye, brethren, imitators of me, and keep your eyes fixed on those who walk thus, as you have us for an example. 18 For many walk of whom I have frequently told you, and now tell you with tears, that they are enemies of the cross of Christ. 19 Their end is destruction; their God is their belly; and their glory is their shame. Their minds are bent on earthly things. 20 But we are citizens of heaven, from which we earnestly expect a saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21 who will transform the body of this our humble state, that it may be made conformable to his glorious body, according to the energy of his power to subject all to himself.

Philippians 4:1-23

1 Wherefore, my brethren, my beloved, and much longed for! my joy and my crown! stand thus stedfast in the Lord, my beloved! 2 I beseech Euodia, and I beseech Syntiche, to be of one mind in the Lord. 3 And I intreat thee also, my faithful colleague, assist them; for they were fellow labourers of mine in the gospel, with Clement in particular, and the rest of mv fellow labourers whose names are in the book of life. 4 Rejoice in the Lord always. Again, I say, rejoice. 5 Let your meekness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand: 6 Be anxious about nothing; but on all occasions, by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasseth all understanding, will keep your hearts and your minds safe in Christ Jesus. 8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are venerable, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are friendly, whatsoever things are reputable, if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think of these things, 9 and practise what you have learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me; and the God of peace be with you. 10 Now I was greatly rejoiced in the Lord that now at length you revived your care for me, for whom you indeed were concerned, but had not an opportunity. 11 Not that I speak with regard to want; for I have learned, in whatever circumstances I am, to be contented. 12 I know how to be brought low; and I know how to abound: in every respect, and in all things, I have been initiated into the mysteries of feeding plentifully, and suffering hunger; of abounding, and being in want. 13 I can undergo all things through Christ who strengthened me. 14 Notwithstanding this you did well in assisting me in my distress. 15 Now you, Philippians, yourselves know, that at the beginning of the glad tidings when I was departing from Macedonia, no congregation communicated with me in respect to giving and receiving, but you only 16 that when I was at Thessalonica you sent once and again to supply my want. 17 Not that I desire a gift, but I wish for the fruit which aboundeth to your account. 18 Now I have all things and abound. I am fully supplied, having received your presents by Epaphroditus, a fragrant odour, a sacrifice acceptable, well pleasing to God. 19 And my God will supply all your wants, according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. 20 Now to our God and father be the glory for the ages of the ages. Amen. 21 Salute every saint in Christ Jesus. The brethren with me salute you. 22 All the saints salute you, they especially who are of Caesar's household. 23 The favour of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

Romans 12:9-13

9 Let love be unfeigned: abhor what is evil; adhere closely to what is good; 10 in brotherly love be tenderly affectionate one to another: in honour prefer one another; 11 in business be not slothful: Be fervent in spirit; constant in serving the Lord; 12 joyful in hope; patient in tribulation; stedfastly persevering in prayer; 13 administering to the wants of the saints; cultivating hospitality:

Galatians 6:9

9 therefore let us not be weary in well doing, for in due time we shall reap without being tired.

2 Chronicles 15:7

7 yet strengthen ye yourselves, and let not your hands be weak; for your work shall be rewarded.

Luke 6:27-45

27 But I charge you, my hearers, Love your enemies. Do good to them who hate you. 28 Bless them who curse you; and pray for them who spitefully abuse you. 29 To him who smiteth thee on one cheek, present also the other. And from him who taketh thy mantle, withhold not thy coat. 30 Give to every one who asketh thee. And from him who taketh away thy goods, do not demand them back. 31 And as you wish men to do to you, do ye even so to them. 32 If you indeed love them who love you, what thanks are you entitled to. For even sinners love those who love them. 33 And if you do good to them who do good to you, what thanks are you entitled to? For even sinners do the same. 34 And if you lend to them from whom you hope to receives what thanks are you entitled to. For even sinners lend to sinners, that they may receive as much in return. 35 But love your enemies; and do good; and lend without any mistrust, and your reward will be great. And you will be the children of the Most High Because he is kind, even to the ungrateful and malignant; 36 be ye therefore merciful, even as your Father is merciful. 37 Furthermore, judge not, that so you may not be judged. Condemn not, that so you may not be condemned. Forgive; and you shall be forgiven. 38 Give; and to you will be given; into your lap there shall be given good measure, pressed down and shaken and running over. For with the same measure with which you mete to others, you shall have measure returned to you. 39 Then he spake a parable to them; Can the blind lead the blind? Will they not both fall into a pit? 40 A scholar is not above his teacher. But every one will be instructed as his teacher is. 41 Now why beholdest thou the mote which is in thy brother's eye, and perceivest not the splinter which is in thine own eye? 42 Or how canst thou say to thy brother, Hold, brother, Let me take out the mote which is in thine eye, not considering that there is a splinter in thine own eye? Hypocrite, first take the splinter out of thine own eye, and then thou wilt see clearly to take out the mote which is in thy brother's eye. 43 That indeed is not a good tree which beareth bad fruit; nor is that a bad tree which beareth good fruit. 44 For every tree is known by its own fruit. For figs are not gathered from thorns; nor grapes from a bramble bush. 45 The good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good. And the bad man out of the bad treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is bad. For from the overflowing of the heart the mouth speaketh.

1 Corinthians 9:19

19 For being free from all men, I have made myself a slave to all that I may gain the more.

James 2:14-17

14 What is the advantage, my brethren, though one should say he hath belief, when he hath not works? Can that belief save him? 15 Suppose a brother or a sister be naked, or in want of daily food, 16 and one of you should say to them, go in peace: be warmed, and be fed to the full; and you do not give them the things necessary for the body, is this any advantage? 17 Just so it is in respect to this belief, if it hath not works; being by itself it is dead.

Matthew 5:16

16 Thus let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your father who is in heaven.

1 Samuel 12:24

24 I will indeed serve the Lord, and point out the good and straight way: in addition to this, fear ye the Lord, and serve him with truth, and with your whole heart; for you have seen what great things he hath done with you.

1 John 3:18

18 My children, let us not love in word, and with the tongue, but in deed, and in truth.

Matthew 25:35-40

35 for I was hungry, and you gave me food; I was thirsty, and you gave me drink; I was a stranger, and you lodged me; 36 naked, and you clothed me; sick, and you took care of me; I was in prison, and you visited me. 37 Then the righteous will answer him, saying, Lord, when did we see thee hungry, and feed thee; or thirsty, and give thee drink? 38 When saw we thee a stranger, and lodged thee; or naked, and clothed thee? 39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came to thee? 40 And the king in reply will say to them, Verily I say to you, Inasmuch as you have done this to one of these my brethren, even the least, you have done it to me.

Mark 10:45

45 For the son of man did not come to be waited on, but to serve; and to give his life as a ransom for many,

Proverbs 19:17

17 He who is kind to the poor lendeth to God; and according to his gift he will repay him.

Luke 6:38

38 Give; and to you will be given; into your lap there shall be given good measure, pressed down and shaken and running over. For with the same measure with which you mete to others, you shall have measure returned to you.

Matthew 23:11

11 Let then the greatest among you be your attendant.

Proverbs 11:25

25 A soul is blessed which is altogether sincere: but a passionate man is not respected.

Philippians 2:1-11

1 if therefore there be any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any participation of spirit, if any compassion and tender mercies, 2 complete my joy. In order that you may be like minded, exercising the same love, having your souls knit together, your minds bent on the one thing 3 upon nothing out of a spirit of contention or vain glory, but in lowliness of mind esteeming one another better than yourselves, 4 look not every one to his own interests, but every one of you to the interests also of others. 5 For let this temper of mind be in you which was in Christ Jesus, 6 who being in the form of God did not think it robbery to be like God, 7 but he emptied himself"having taken the form of a servant, being in the likeness of men, 8 and found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death, even the death of a cross; 9 wherefore God highly exalted him, and granted him a name which is above every name, 10 that in the name of Jesus every knee should bend, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those beneath 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 waited on, but to wait, and to give his life a ransom for many.

Mark 9:35

35 Then sitting down, he called the twelve, and saith to them, If any one desireth to be first, let him be last of all, and servant of all.

Mark 10:44-45

44 and whoever of you would be first, let him be the servant of all. 45 For the son of man did not come to be waited on, but to serve; and to give his life as a ransom for many,

John 13:12-14

12 So when he had washed their feet and put on his garments, having again taken his place at table, he said to them, Consider what I have done to you. 13 You call me The teacher and the master; and you say right, for so I am. 14 If I then, the master and the teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash one another's feet;

Galatians 5:13-14

13 for you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only let not that liberty be an advantage to the flesh; but be servants to one another by offices of love. 14 For the whole law is summed up in this one precept, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

Acts 20:35

35 On all occasions I have suggested to you that you ought thus to labour, and support the indigent, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that he said, "It is a greater happiness to give, than to receive."

1 Peter 4:10-11

10 According as every one hath received a free gift continue dispensing it to each other as good stewards of the manifold grace of God 11 if any one speaketh, as speaking the oracles of God; if any one dispenseth, as dispensing out of a stock which God supplieth; that in all things God may be gloried through Jesus Christ, to whom belongeth the glory and the power, for the ages of the ages. Amen.

1 Peter 4:10

10 According as every one hath received a free gift continue dispensing it to each other as good stewards of the manifold grace of God

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