Bible verses about "serving others" | Wycliffe

Joshua 22:5

5 so onely that ye kepe bisili, and fille in werk the comaundement and lawe, `which lawe Moises, the `seruaunt of the Lord, comaundide to you; that ye loue youre Lord God, and go in alle hise weies, and kepe hise heestis, and cleue to hym and serue him in al youre herte, and in al youre soule.

Isaiah 1:1-31

1 The visioun, ether profesie, of Ysaie, the sone of Amos, which he siy on Juda and Jerusalem, in the daies of Osie, of Joathan, of Achas, and of Ezechie, kyngis of Juda. 2 Ye heuenes, here, and thou erthe, perseyue with eeris, for the Lord spak. Y haue nurschid and Y haue enhaunsid sones; sotheli thei han dispisid me. 3 An oxe knew his lord, and an asse knew the cratche of his lord; but Israel knewe not me, and my puple vndurstood not. 4 Wo to the synful folk, to the puple heuy in wickidnesse, to the weiward seed, to the cursid sones; thei han forsake the Lord, thei han blasfemyd the hooli of Israel, thei ben aliened bacward. 5 On what thing schal Y smyte you more, that encreessen trespassyng? Ech heed is sijk, and ech herte is morenynge. 6 Fro the sole of the foot til to the nol, helthe is not ther ynne; wounde, and wannesse, and betyng bolnynge is not boundun aboute, nether curid bi medicyn, nether nurschid with oile. 7 Youre lond is forsakun, youre citees ben brent bi fier; aliens deuouren youre cuntrei bifore you, and it schal be disolat as in the distriyng of enemyes. 8 And the douytir of Sion, `that is, Jerusalem, schal be forsakun as a schadewynge place in a vyner, and as an hulke in a place where gourdis wexen, and as a citee which is wastid. 9 If the Lord of oostis hadde not left seed to vs, we hadden be as Sodom, and we hadden be lijk as Gomorre. 10 Ye princes of men of Sodom, here the word of the Lord; and ye puple of Gommorre, perseyue with eeris the lawe of youre God. 11 Wherto offren ye to me the multitude of youre sacrifices? seith the Lord. Y am ful; Y wolde not the brent sacrifices of wetheris, and the ynnere fatnesse of fatte beestis, and the blood of calues, and of lambren, and of buckis of geet. 12 Whanne ye camen bifore my siyt, who axide of youre hondis these thingis, that ye schulden go in myn hallys? 13 Offre ye no more sacrifice in veyn; encense is abhomynacioun to me; Y schal not suffre neomenye, and sabat, and othere feestis. 14 Youre cumpenyes ben wickid; my soule hatith youre calendis and youre solempnytees; tho ben maad diseseful to me, Y trauelide suffrynge. 15 And whanne ye stretchen forth youre hondis, Y schal turne awei myn iyen fro you; and whanne ye multiplien preyer, Y schal not here; for whi youre hondis ben ful of blood. 16 Be ye waischun, be ye clene; do ye awei the yuel of youre thouytis fro myn iyen; ceesse ye to do weiwardli, lerne ye to do wel. 17 Seke ye doom, helpe ye hym that is oppressid, deme ye to the fadirles and modirles child, defende ye a widewe. 18 And come ye, and repreue ye me, seith the Lord. Thouy youre synnes ben as blood reed, tho schulen be maad whijt as snow; and thouy tho ben reed as vermylioun, tho schulen be whijt as wolle. 19 If ye wolen, and heren me, ye schulen ete the goodis of erthe. 20 That if ye nylen, and ye terren me to wrathfulnesse, swerd schal deuoure you; for whi the mouth of the Lord spak. 21 Hou is the feithful citee ful of dom maad an hoore? riytfulnesse dwellide ther ynne; but now menquelleris dwellen ther ynne. 22 Thi siluer is turned in to dros, ether filthe; thi wyn is medlid with watir. 23 Thi princes ben vnfeithful, the felowis of theuys; alle louen yiftis, suen meedis; thei demen not to a fadirles child, and the cause of a widewe entrith not to hem. 24 For this thing, seith the Lord God of oostis, the stronge of Israel, Alas! Y schal be coumfortid on myn enemyes, and Y schal be vengid on myn enemyes. 25 And Y schal turne myn hond to thee, and Y schal sethe out thi filthe to the cleene, and Y schal do awei al thi tyn. 26 And Y schal restore thi iuges, as thei weren bifor to, and thi counselours, as in elde tyme. Aftir these thingis thou schalt be clepid the citee of the riytful, a feithful citee. 27 Sion schal be ayen bouyt in dom, and thei schulen bringe it ayen in to riytfulnesse; 28 and God schal al to-breke cursid men and synneris togidere, and thei that forsoken the Lord, schulen be wastid. 29 For thei schulen be aschamed of idols, to whiche thei maden sacrifice; and ye shulen be aschamid on the orcherdis, whiche ye chesiden. 30 Whanne ye schulen be as an ook, whanne the leeues fallen doun, and as an orcherd with out watir. 31 And youre strengthe schal be as a deed sparcle of bonys, `ether of herdis of flex, and youre werk schal be as a quyk sparcle; and euer either schal be brent togidere, and noon schal be that schal quenche.

Matthew 10:16

16 Lo! Y sende you as scheep in the myddil of wolues; therfor be ye sliy as serpentis, and symple as dowues.

Malachi 3:17-18

17 Ye maden the Lord for to trauele in youre wordis, and ye seiden, Wherynne maden we hym for to trauele? In that that ye seien, Ech man that doith yuel, is good in the siyt of the Lord, and siche plesen to hym; ether certis where is the God of doom?

Malachi 3:1-18

1 Lo! Y sende myn aungel, and he schal make redi weie bifor my face; and anoon the lordshipere, whom ye seken, schal come to his hooli temple, and the aungel of testament, whom ye wolen. Lo! he cometh, seith the Lord of oostis; 2 and who schal mowe thenke the dai of his comyng? and who schal stonde for to se hym? For he schal be as fier wellynge togidere, and as erbe of fulleris; 3 and he schal sitte wellynge togidere and clensynge siluer, and he schal purge the sones of Leuy; and he schal purge hem as gold and as siluer, and thei schulen be offrynge to the Lord sacrifices in riytfulnesse. 4 And the sacrifice of Juda and of Jerusalem schal plese to the Lord, as the daies of the world, and as olde yeeris. 5 And Y schal come to you in doom, and Y schal be a swift witnesse to mysdoeris, `ether enchaunteris of deuelis craft, and to auouteris, and forsworn men, and that falsli calengen the hire of the hirid man, and widewis, and fadirles, `ether modirles, children, and oppressen a pilgrym, `nether dredden me, seith the Lord of oostis. 6 Forsothe Y am the Lord, and am not chaungid; and ye sones of Jacob ben not wastid. 7 Forsothe fro daies of youre fadris ye wenten awei fro my lawful thingis, and kepten not; turne ye ayen to me, and Y schal ayen turne to you, seith the Lord of oostis. And ye seiden, In what thing schulen we turne ayen? 8 If a man schal turmente God, for ye `togidere fitchen me. And ye seiden, In what thing `togidere fitchen we thee? In tithis and in `firste fruitis; 9 and ye ben cursid in nedynesse, and alle ye folc disseyuen me, and `togidere fitchen. 10 Brynge ye yn ech tithe in to my berne, that mete be in myn hous, and preue ye me on this thing, seith the Lord, if Y schal not opene to you the goteris of heuene, and schal schede out to you blessyng, til to aboundaunce. 11 And Y schal blame for you that that deuourith, and he schal not distrie the fruit of youre lond; nether bareyn vyneyerd schal be in the feeld, 12 seith the Lord of oostis, and alle folkis schulen seie you blessid; for ye schulen be a desirable lond, seith the Lord of oostis. 13 Youre wordis wexiden strong on me, seith the Lord; and ye seiden, What han we spokun ayens thee? 14 And ye seiden, He is veyn, that serueth God; and what wynnyng for we kepten hise heestis, and for we wenten sorewful bifore the Lord of oostis? 15 Therfor now we seien proude men blessid; for thei ben bildid doynge vnpitee, and thei temptiden God, and ben maad saaf. 16 Thanne men dredynge God spaken, ech with his neiybore; and the Lord perseyuede, and herde, and a book of mynde is writun bifor hym to `men dredynge God, and thenkynge his name. 17 And thei schulen be to me, seith the Lord of oostis, in the dai in which Y schal make, in to a special tresour; and Y schal spare hem, as a man sparith his sone seruynge to hym. 18 And ye schulen be conuertid, and ye schulen se, what is bitwixe the iust man and vnpitouse, bitwixe `the seruynge to the Lord and `not seruynge to hym.

Matthew 8:1-4

1 But whanne Jhesus was come doun fro the hil, mych puple suede hym. 2 And loo! a leprouse man cam, and worschipide hym, and seide, Lord, if thou wolt, thou maist make me clene. 3 And Jhesus helde forth the hoond, and touchide hym, and seide, Y wole, be thou maad cleene. And anoon the lepre of him was clensid. 4 And Jhesus seide to hym, Se, seie thou to no man; but go, shewe thee to the prestis, and offre the yift that Moyses comaundide, in witnessyng to hem.

Luke 9:57-10:16

57 And it was don, whanne thei walkeden in the weie, a man seide to hym, Y schal sue thee, whidur euer thou go. 58 And Jhesus seide to hym, Foxis han dennes, and briddis of the eir han nestis, but mannus sone hath not where he reste his heed. 59 And he seide to another, Sue thou me. And he seide, Lord, suffre me first to go, and birie my fadir. 60 And Jhesus seide to hym, Suffre that deede men birie hir deede men; but go thou, and telle the kyngdom of God. 61 And another seide, Lord, Y schal sue thee, but first suffre me to leeue `alle thingis that ben at hoom. 62 And Jhesus seide to hym, No man that puttith his hoond to the plouy, and biholdynge bacward, is able to the rewme of God.

Luke 10:1-16

1 And aftir these thingis the Lord Jhesu ordeynede also othir seuenti and tweyn, and sente hem bi tweyn and tweyn bifor his face in to euery citee and place, whidir he was to come. 2 And he seide to hem, There is myche ripe corn, and fewe werke men; therfor preie ye the lord of the ripe corn, that he sende werke men in to his ripe corn. 3 Go ye, lo! Y sende you as lambren among wolues. 4 Therfor nyle ye bere a sachel, nethir scrippe, nethir schoon, and greete ye no man bi the weie. 5 In to what hous that ye entren, first seie ye, Pees to this hous. 6 And if a sone of pees be there, youre pees schal reste on hym; but if noon, it schal turne ayen to you. 7 And dwelle ye in the same hous, etynge and drynkynge tho thingis that ben at hem; for a werk man is worthi his hire. Nyle ye passe from hous in to hous. 8 And in to what euer citee ye entren, and thei resseyuen you, ete ye tho thingis that ben set to you; 9 and heele ye the sijke men that ben in that citee. And seie ye to hem, The kyngdom of God schal neiye in to you. 10 In to what citee ye entren, and thei resseyuen you not, go ye out in to the streetis of it, 11 and seie ye, We wipen of ayens you the poudir that cleued to vs of youre citee; netheles wite ye this thing, that the rewme of God schal come nyy. 12 Y seie to you, that to Sodom it schal be esiere than to that citee in that dai. 13 Wo to thee, Corosayn; wo to thee, Bethsaida; for if in Tyre and Sidon the vertues hadden be don, whiche han be don in you, sum tyme thei wolden haue sete in heyre and asches, and haue don penaunce. 14 Netheles to Tire and Sidon it schal be esiere in the doom than to you. 15 And thou, Cafarnaum, art enhaunsid `til to heuene; thou schalt be drenchid `til in to helle. 16 He that herith you, herith me; and he that dispisith you, dispisith me; and he that dispisith me, dispisith hym that sente me.

Philippians 2:1-13

1 Therfor if ony coumfort is in Crist, if ony solace of charite, if ony felouschipe of spirit, if ony inwardnesse of merci doyng, 2 fille ye my ioye, that ye vndurstonde the same thing, and haue the same charite, of o wille, and feelen the same thing; 3 no thing bi strijf, nether by veyn glorie, but in mekenesse, demynge eche othere to be heiyer than hym silf; 4 not biholdinge ech bi hym silf what thingis ben his owne, but tho thingis that ben of othere men. 5 And fele ye this thing in you, which also in Crist Jhesu; 6 that whanne he was in the forme of God, demyde not raueyn, that hym silf were euene to God; 7 but he lowide hym silf, takinge the forme of a seruaunt, and was maad in to the licknesse of men, and in abite was foundun as a man. 8 He mekide hym silf, and was maad obedient to the deth, yhe, to the deth of the cross. 9 For which thing God enhaunside hym, and yaf to hym a name that is aboue al name; 10 that in the name of Jhesu ech kne be bowid, of heuenli thingis, of ertheli thingis, and of hellis; 11 and ech tunge knouleche, that the Lord Jhesu Crist is in the glorie of God the fadir. 12 Therfor, my most dereworthe britheren, as euere more ye han obeischid, not in my presence onely, but myche more now in myn absence, worche ye with drede and trembling youre heelthe. 13 For it is God that worchith in you, bothe to wilne, and to performe, for good wille.

Ephesians 6:7-8

7 with good wille seruynge as to the Lord, and not as to men; 8 witinge that ech man, what euere good thing he schal do, he schal resseyue this of the Lord, whether seruaunt, whether fre man.

James 1:1-27

1 James, the seruaunt of God, and of oure Lord Jhesu Crist, to the twelue kinredis, that ben in scatering abrood, helthe. 2 My britheren, deme ye al ioye, whanne ye fallen in to diuerse temptaciouns, witynge, 3 that the preuyng of youre feith worchith pacience; 4 and pacience hath a perfit werk, that ye be perfit and hole, and faile in no thing. 5 And if ony of you nedith wisdom, axe he of God, which yyueth to alle men largeli, and vpbreidith not; and it schal be youun to hym. 6 But axe he in feith, and doute no thing; for he that doutith, is lijk to a wawe of the see, which is moued and borun a boute of wynde. 7 Therfor gesse not the ilke man, that he schal take ony thing of the Lord. 8 A man dowble in soule is vnstable in alle hise weies. 9 And a meke brother haue glorie in his enhaunsyng, 10 and a riche man in his lownesse; for as the flour of gras he schal passe. 11 The sunne roos vp with heete, and driede the gras, and the flour of it felde doun, and the fairnesse of his chere perischide; and so a riche man welewith in hise weies. 12 Blessid is the man, that suffrith temptacioun; for whanne he schal be preued, he schal resseyue the coroun of lijf, which God biheyte to men that louen hym. 13 No man whanne he is temptid, seie, that he is temptid of God; for whi God is not a temptere of yuele thingis, for he temptith no man. 14 But ech man is temptid, drawun and stirid of his owne coueiting. 15 Aftirward coueityng, whanne it hath conseyued, bringith forth synne; but synne, whanne it is fillid, gendrith deth. 16 Therfor, my most dereworthe britheren, nyle ye erre. 17 Ech good yifte, and ech perfit yifte is from aboue, and cometh doun fro the fadir of liytis, anentis whom is noon other chaungyng, ne ouerschadewyng of reward. 18 For wilfulli he bigat vs bi the word of treuthe, that we be a bigynnyng of his creature. 19 Wite ye, my britheren moost loued, be ech man swift to here, but slow to speke, and slow to wraththe; 20 for the wraththe of man worchith not the riytwisnesse of God. 21 For which thing caste ye awei al vnclennesse, and plentee of malice, and in myldenesse resseyue ye the word that is plauntid, that may saue youre soulis. 22 But be ye doeris of the word, and not hereris oneli, disseiuynge you silf. 23 For if ony man is an herere of the word, and not a doere, this schal be licned to a man that biholdith the cheer of his birthe in a mirour; 24 for he bihelde hym silf, and wente awei, and anoon he foryat which he was. 25 But he that biholdith in the lawe of perfit fredom, and dwellith in it, and is not maad a foryetful herere, but a doere of werk, this schal be blessid in his dede. 26 And if ony man gessith hym silf to be religiouse, and refreyneth not his tunge, but disseyueth his herte, the religioun of him is veyn. 27 A clene religioun, and an vnwemmed anentis God and the fadir, is this, to visite fadirles and modirles children, and widewis in her tribulacioun, and to kepe hym silf vndefoulid fro this world.

1 Peter 1:10-16

10 Of which helthe profetis souyten, and enserchiden, that profecieden of the grace to comyng in you, 11 and souyten which euer what maner tyme the spirit of Crist signyfiede in hem, and bifor telde tho passiouns, that ben in Crist, and the latere glories. 12 To which it was schewid, for not to hem silf, but to you thei mynystriden tho thingis, that now ben teld to you bi hem that prechiden to you bi the Hooli Goost sent fro heuene, in to whom aungelis desiren to biholde. 13 For which thing be ye gird the leendis of youre soule, sobre, perfit, and hope ye in to the ilke grace that is profrid to you bi the schewyng of Jhesu Crist, 14 as sones of obedience, not made lijk to the formere desiris of youre vnkunnyngnesse, 15 but lijk him that hath `clepid you hooli; that also `ye silf be hooli in `al lyuyng; 16 for it is writun, Ye schulen be hooli, for Y am hooli.

Proverbs 14:21

21 He that dispisith his neiybore, doith synne; but he that doith merci to a pore man, schal be blessid. He that bileueth in the Lord, loueth merci;

Matthew 8:5-13

5 And whanne he hadde entrid in to Cafarnaum, `the centurien neiyede to him, and preiede him, 6 and seide, Lord, my childe lijth in the hous sijk on the palesie, and is yuel turmentid. 7 And Jhesus seide to him, Y schal come, and schal heele him. 8 And the centurien answeride, and seide to hym, Lord, Y am not worthi, that thou entre vndur my roof; but oonli seie thou bi word, and my childe shal be heelid. 9 For whi Y am a man ordeyned vndur power, and haue knyytis vndir me; and Y seie to this, Go, and he goith; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my seruaunt, Do this, and he doith it. 10 And Jhesus herde these thingis, and wondride, and seide to men `that sueden him, Treuli Y seie to you, Y foond not so greet feith in Israel. 11 And Y seie to you, that many schulen come fro the eest and the west, and schulen reste with Abraham and Ysaac and Jacob in the kyngdom of heuenes; 12 but the sones of the rewme schulen be cast out in to vtmer derknessis; there schal be wepyng, and grynting of teeth. 13 And Jhesus seide to the centurioun, Go, and as thou hast bileuyd, be it doon to thee. And the child was heelid fro that hour.

John 7:1-24

1 Aftir these thingis Jhesus walkide in to Galilee, for he wolde not walke in to Judee, for the Jewis souyten to sle hym. 2 And ther was neiy a feeste dai of the Jewis, Senofegia. 3 And hise britheren seiden to hym, Passe fro hennus, and go in to Judee, that also thi disciplis seen thi werkis that thou doist; 4 for no man doith ony thing in hiddlis, and hym silf sekith to be opyn. If thou doist these thingis, schewe thi silf to the world. 5 For nether hise britheren bileueden in hym. 6 Therfor Jhesus seith to hem, My tyme cam not yit, but youre tyme is euermore redi. 7 The world may not hate you, sothely it hatith me; for Y bere witnessyng therof, that the werkis of it ben yuele. 8 Go ye vp to this feeste dai, but Y schal not go vp to this feeste dai, for my tyme is not yit fulfillid. 9 Whanne he hadde seid these thingis, he dwelte in Galilee. 10 And aftir that hise britheren weren gon vp, thanne he yede vp to the feeste dai, not opynli, but as in priuyte. 11 Therfor the Jewis souyten hym in the feeste dai, and seiden, Where is he? 12 And myche grutchyng was of hym among the puple. For summe seiden, That he is good; and othere seiden, Nai, but he disceyueth the puple; 13 netheles no man spak opynli of hym, for drede of the Jewis. 14 But whanne the myddil feeste dai cam, Jhesus wente vp in to the temple, and tauyte. 15 And the Jewis wondriden, and seiden, Hou can this man lettris, sithen he hath not lerned? 16 Jhesus answerde to hem, and seide, My doctryne is not myn, but his that sente me. 17 If ony man wole do his wille, he schal knowe of the techyng, whethir it be of God, or Y speke of my silf. 18 He that spekith of hym silf, sekith his owne glorie; but he that sekith the glorie of hym that sente hym, is sothefast, and vnriytwisnesse is not in hym. 19 Whether Moises yaf not to you a lawe, and noon of you doith the lawe? 20 What seken ye to sle me? And the puple answerde, and seide, Thou hast a deuel; who sekith to sle thee? 21 Jhesus answerde, and seide to hem, Y haue don o werk, and alle ye wondren. 22 Therfor Moises yaf to you circumcisioun; not for it is of Moyses, but of the fadris; and in the sabat ye circumciden a man. 23 If a man take circumcicioun in the sabat, that the lawe of Moises be not brokun, han ye indignacioun to me, for Y made al a man hool in the sabat? 24 Nile ye deme aftir the face, but deme ye a riytful doom.

Romans 12:1

1 Therfore, britheren, Y biseche you bi the mercy of God, that ye yyue youre bodies a lyuynge sacrifice, hooli, plesynge to God, and youre seruyse resonable.

Philippians 2:2

2 fille ye my ioye, that ye vndurstonde the same thing, and haue the same charite, of o wille, and feelen the same thing;

2 Thessalonians 3:8

8 nethir with outen oure owne trauel we eeten breed of ony man, but in trauel and werynesse worchiden niyt and dai, that we greuyden noon of you.

Ephesians 4:11-14

11 And he yaf summe apostlis, summe prophetis, othere euangelistis, othere scheepherdis and techeris, 12 to the ful endyng of seyntis, in to the werk of mynystrie, in to edificacioun of Cristis bodi, 13 til we rennen alle, in to vnyte of feith and of knowyng of Goddis sone, in to a parfit man, aftir the mesure of age of the plente of Crist; 14 that we be not now litle children, mouynge as wawis, and be not borun aboute with ech wynd of teching, in the weiwardnesse of men, in sutil wit, to the disseyuyng of errour.

Hebrews 6:10-12

10 For God is not vniust, that he foryete youre werk and loue, whiche ye han schewid in his name; for ye han mynystrid to seyntis, `and mynistren. 11 And we coueiten that ech of you schewe the same bisynesse to the fillyng of hope in to the ende; 12 that ye be not maad slowe, but also sueris of hem, whiche bi feith and pacience schulen enherite the biheestis.

1 Peter 4:1-19

1 Therfor for Crist suffride in fleisch, be ye also armed bi the same thenkynge; for he that suffride in fleisch ceesside fro synnes, 2 that that is left now in fleisch lyue not now to the desiris of men, but to the wille of God. 3 For the time that is passid is ynow to the wille of hethene men to be endid, whiche walkiden in letcheries, and lustis, in myche drinking of wyn, in vnmesurable etyngis, and drynkyngis, and vnleueful worschiping of mawmetis. 4 In whiche now thei ben astonyed, in which thing thei wondren, for ye rennen not togidere `in to the same confusioun of letcherie, and blasfemen. 5 And thei schulen yyue resoun to hym, that is redi to deme the quyke and the deed. 6 For whi for this thing it is prechid also to deed men, that thei be demed bi men in fleisch, and that thei lyue bi God in spirit. 7 For the ende of alle thingis schal neiye. Therfor be ye prudent, and wake ye in preyeris; 8 bifore alle thingis haue ye charite ech to other in you silf algatis lastynge; for charite couerith the multitude of synnes. 9 Holde ye hospitalite togidere with out grutching; 10 ech man as he hath resseyued grace, mynystringe it in to ech othere, as good dispenderis of the manyfold grace of God. 11 If ony man spekith, speke he as the wordis of God; if ony man mynystrith, as of the vertu which God mynystrith; that God be onourid in alle thingis bi Jhesu Crist oure Lord, to whom is glorie and lordschip in to worldis `of worldis. 12 Amen. Moost dere brytheren, nyle ye go in pilgrymage in feruour, that is maad to you to temptacioun, as if ony newe thing bifalle to you; 13 but comyne ye with the passiouns of Crist, and haue ye ioye, that also ye be glad, and haue ioye in the reuelacioun of his glorie. 14 If ye ben dispisid for the name of Crist, ye schulen be blessid; for that that is of the onour, and of the glorie, and of the vertu of God, and the spirit that is his, schal reste on you. 15 But no man of you suffre as a mansleere, ethir a theef, ether cursere, ethir a disirere of othere mennus goodis; 16 but if as a cristen man, schame he not, but glorifie he God in this name. 17 For tyme is, that doom bigynne at Goddis hous; and if it bigynne first at vs, what ende schal be of hem, that bileuen not to the gospel? 18 And if a iust man vnnethe schal be sauid, where schulen the vnfeithful man and the synnere appere? Therfor and thei that suffren bi the wille of God, bitaken her soulis in good dedis to the feithful makere of nouyt.

1 John 3:17-18

17 He that hath the catel of this world, and seeth that his brothir hath nede, and closith his entrailis fro hym, hou dwellith the charite of God in hym? 18 Mi litle sones, loue we not in word, nethir in tunge, but in werk and treuthe.

Mark 10:42-45

42 But Jhesus clepide hem, and seide to hem, Ye witen, that thei that semen to haue prynshode of folkis, ben lordis of hem, and the princes of hem han power of hem. 43 But it is not so among you, but who euer wole be maad gretter, schal be youre mynyster; 44 and who euer wole be the firste among you, schal be seruaunt of alle. 45 For whi mannus sone cam not, that it schulde be mynystrid to hym, but that he schulde mynystre, and yyue his lijf ayenbiyng for manye.

Galatians 5:13-15

13 For, britheren, ye ben clepid in to fredom; oneli yyue ye not fredom in to occasioun of fleisch, but bi charite of spirit serue ye togidere. 14 For euery lawe is fulfillid in o word, Thou schalt loue thi neiybore as thi silf. 15 And if ye bite, and ete ech othere, se ye, lest ye be wastid ech fro othere.

Hebrews 13:16

16 And nyle ye foryete wel doynge, and comynyng; for bi siche sacrifices God is disserued.

Luke 21:1-4

1 And he biheeld, and saye tho riche men, that casten her yiftis in to the treserie; 2 but he saye also a litil pore widewe castynge twei ferthingis. 3 And he seide, Treuli Y seie to you, that this pore widewe keste more than alle men. 4 For whi alle these of thing that was plenteuouse to hem casten in to the yiftis of God; but this widewe of that thing that failide to hir, caste al hir liflode, that sche hadde.

John 13:4-5

4 and goith to God, he risith fro the souper, and doith of hise clothis; and whanne he hadde takun a lynun cloth, he girde hym. 5 And aftirward he putte watir in to a basyn, and biganne to waische the disciplis feet, and to wipe with the lynnen cloth, with which he was gird.

John 13:1-13

1 Bifor the `feeste dai of pask Jhesus witynge, that his our is comun, that he passe fro this world to the fadir, whanne he hadde loued hise that weren in the world, in to the ende he louede hem. 2 And whanne the souper was maad, whanne the deuel hadde put than in to the herte, that Judas of Symount Scarioth schulde bitraye hym, 3 he witynge that the fadir yaf alle thingis to hym in to hise hoondis, and that he wente out fro God, 4 and goith to God, he risith fro the souper, and doith of hise clothis; and whanne he hadde takun a lynun cloth, he girde hym. 5 And aftirward he putte watir in to a basyn, and biganne to waische the disciplis feet, and to wipe with the lynnen cloth, with which he was gird. 6 And so he cam to Symount Petre, and Petre seith to hym, Lord, waischist thou my feet? 7 Jhesus answerde, and seide to hym, What Y do, thou wost not now; but thou schalt wite aftirward. 8 Petre seith to hym, Thou schalt neuere waische my feet. Jhesus answeride to hym, If Y schal not waische thee, thou schalt not haue part with me. 9 Symount Petre seith to hym, Lord, not oneli my feet, but bothe the hoondis and the heed. 10 Jhesus seide to hym, He that is waischun, hath no nede but that he waische the feet, but he is al clene; and ye ben clene, but not alle. 11 For he wiste, who `was he that schulde bitraye hym; therfor he seide, Ye ben not alle clene. 12 And so aftir that he hadde waischun `the feet of hem, he took hise clothis; and whanne he was set to mete ayen, eft he seide to hem, Ye witen what Y haue don to you. 13 Ye clepen me maistir and lord, and ye seien wel; for Y am.

Romans 12:6-7

6 Therfor we that han yiftis dyuersynge, aftir the grace that is youun to vs, 7 ethir prophecie, aftir the resoun of feith; ethir seruise, in mynystryng; ether he that techith, in techyng;

1 Timothy 3:13

13 For thei that mynystren wel, schulen gete a good degre to hem silf, and myche triste in the feith, that is in Crist Jhesu.

Luke 22:25-27

25 But he seide to hem, Kyngis of hethen men ben lordis of hem, and thei that han power on hem ben clepid good doeris, but ye not so; 26 but he that is grettest among you, be maad as yongere, and he that is bifor goere, as a seruaunt. 27 For who is gretter, he that sittith at the mete, or he that mynystrith? whether not he that sittith at the mete? And Y am in the myddil of you, as he that mynystrith.

Genesis 1:1

1 In the bigynnyng God made of nouyt heuene and erthe.

Proverbs 31:8-9

8 Opene thi mouth for a doumb man, 9 and opene thi mouth for the causes of alle sones that passen forth. Deme thou that that is iust, and deme thou a nedi man and a pore man.

Ephesians 2:10

10 For we ben the makyng of hym, maad of nouyt in Crist Jhesu, in good werkis, whiche God hath ordeyned, that we go in tho werkis.

Philippians 2:1-4:23

1 Therfor if ony coumfort is in Crist, if ony solace of charite, if ony felouschipe of spirit, if ony inwardnesse of merci doyng, 2 fille ye my ioye, that ye vndurstonde the same thing, and haue the same charite, of o wille, and feelen the same thing; 3 no thing bi strijf, nether by veyn glorie, but in mekenesse, demynge eche othere to be heiyer than hym silf; 4 not biholdinge ech bi hym silf what thingis ben his owne, but tho thingis that ben of othere men. 5 And fele ye this thing in you, which also in Crist Jhesu; 6 that whanne he was in the forme of God, demyde not raueyn, that hym silf were euene to God; 7 but he lowide hym silf, takinge the forme of a seruaunt, and was maad in to the licknesse of men, and in abite was foundun as a man. 8 He mekide hym silf, and was maad obedient to the deth, yhe, to the deth of the cross. 9 For which thing God enhaunside hym, and yaf to hym a name that is aboue al name; 10 that in the name of Jhesu ech kne be bowid, of heuenli thingis, of ertheli thingis, and of hellis; 11 and ech tunge knouleche, that the Lord Jhesu Crist is in the glorie of God the fadir. 12 Therfor, my most dereworthe britheren, as euere more ye han obeischid, not in my presence onely, but myche more now in myn absence, worche ye with drede and trembling youre heelthe. 13 For it is God that worchith in you, bothe to wilne, and to performe, for good wille. 14 And do ye alle thingis with out grutchingis and doutyngis; 15 that ye be with out playnt, and symple as the sones of God, with out repreef, in the myddil of a schrewid nacioun and a weiward; among whiche ye schynen as yyueris of liyt in the world. 16 And holde ye togidere the word of lijf to my glorie in the day of Crist; for Y haue not runnen in veyn, nether Y haue trauelid in veyn. 17 But thouy Y be offrid or slayn on the sacrifice and seruyce of youre feith, Y haue ioye, and Y thanke you alle. 18 And the same thing haue ye ioye, and thanke ye me. 19 And Y hope in the Lord Jhesu, that Y schal sende Tymothe soone to you, that Y be of good coumfort, whanne tho thingis ben knowun that ben aboute you. 20 For Y haue no man so of o wille, that is bisi for you with clene affeccioun. 21 For alle men seken tho thingis that ben her owne, not tho that ben of Crist Jhesu. 22 But knowe ye the asaie of hym, for as a sone to the fadir he hath seruyd with me in the gospel. 23 Therfor Y hope that Y schal sende hym to you, anoon as Y se what thingis ben aboute me. 24 And Y triste in the Lord, that also my silf schal come to you soone. 25 And Y gesside it nedeful to sende to you Epafrodite, my brother and euene worchere, and myn euene knyyt, but youre apostle, and the mynystre of my nede. 26 For he desiride you alle, and he was sorewful, therfor that ye herden that he was sijk. 27 For he was sijk to the deth, but God hadde merci on him; and not oneli on hym, but also on me, lest Y hadde heuynesse on heuynesse. 28 Therfor more hastili Y sente hym, that whanne ye han seyn hym, ye haue ioye eft, and Y be withouten heuynesse. 29 Therfor resseyue ye hym with al ioye in the Lord, and haue ye suche with al onour. 30 For the werk of Crist he wente to deth, yyuynge his lijf, that he schulde fulfille that that failide of you anentis my seruyce.

Philippians 3:1-4:23

1 Hennus forward, my britheren, haue ye ioye in the Lord. To write to you the same thingis, to me it is not slow, and to you it is necessarie. 2 Se ye houndis, se ye yuele werk men, se ye dyuysioun. 3 For we ben circumcisioun, which bi spirit seruen to God, and glorien in Crist Jhesu, and han not trist in the fleisch, 4 thouy Y haue trust, yhe, in the fleisch. If ony othere man is seyn to triste in the fleisch, 5 Y more, that was circumcidid in the eiytthe dai, of the kyn of Israel, of the lynage of Beniamyn, an Ebrew of Ebrewis, bi the lawe a Farisee, 6 bi loue pursuynge the chirche of God, bi riytwisnesse that is in the lawe lyuynge with out playnt. 7 But whiche thingis weren to me wynnyngis, Y haue demed these apeyryngis for Crist. 8 Netheles Y gesse alle thingis to be peirement for the cleer science of Jhesu Crist my Lord. For whom Y made alle thingis peyrement, and Y deme as drit, 9 that Y wynne Crist, and that Y be foundun in hym, not hauynge my riytwisnesse that is of the lawe, but that that is of the feith of Crist Jhesu, that is of God the riytwisnesse in feith, 10 to knowe hym, and the vertu of his risyng ayen, and the felouschipe of his passioun, and be maad lijk to his deeth, 11 if on ony maner Y come to the resurreccioun that is fro deth. 12 Not that now Y haue takun, or now am parfit; but Y sue, if in ony maner Y comprehende, in which thing also Y am comprehendid of Crist Jhesu. 13 Bretheren, Y deme me not that Y haue comprehendid; but o thing, Y foryete tho thingis that ben bihyndis, and stretche forth my silf to tho thingis that ben bifore, 14 and pursue to the ordeyned mede of the hiy clepyng of God in Crist Jhesu. 15 Therfor who euere we ben perfit, feele we this thing. And if ye vndurstonden in othere manere ony thing, this thing God schal schewe to you. 16 Netheles to what thing we han comun, that we vndurstonden the same thing, and that we perfitli dwelle in the same reule. 17 Britheren, be ye my foleweris, and weyte ye hem that walken so, as ye han oure fourme. 18 For many walken, whiche Y haue seid ofte to you, but now Y wepinge seie, the enemyes of Cristis cros, 19 who ende is deth, whos god is the wombe, and the glorie in confusioun of hem, that saueren ertheli thingis. 20 But oure lyuyng is in heuenes; fro whennus also we abiden the sauyour oure Lord Jhesu Crist, 21 which schal reforme the bodi of oure mekenesse, that is maad lijk to the bodi of his clerenesse, bi the worching bi which he mai `also make alle thingis suget to hym.

Philippians 4:1-23

1 Therfor, my britheren most dereworthe and most desirid, my ioye and my coroun, so stonde ye in the Lord, most dere britheren. 2 Y preye Eucodiam, and biseche Synticem, to vndurstonde the same thing in the Lord. 3 Also Y preye and thee, german felow, helpe thou the ilke wymmen that traueliden with me in the gospel, with Clement and othere myn helperis, whos names ben in the book of lijf. 4 Ioye ye in the Lord euere more; eft Y seie, ioye ye. 5 Be youre pacyence knowun to alle men; the Lord is niy. 6 Be ye nothing bisi, but in al preyer and biseching, with doyng of thankyngis, be youre axyngis knowun at God. 7 And the pees of God, that passith al wit, kepe youre hertis and vndurstondingis in Crist Jhesu. 8 Fro hennus forth, britheren, what euere thingis ben sothe, what euere thingis chast, what euere thingis iust, what euere thingis hooli, what euere thingis able to be louyd, what euere thingis of good fame, if ony vertu, if ony preising of discipline, thenke ye these thingis, 9 that also ye han lerud, and take, and heed, and seyn in me. Do ye these thingis, and God of pees schal be with you. 10 But Y ioyede greetli in the Lord, that sum tyme aftirward ye floureden ayen to feele for me, as also ye feeliden. But ye weren ocupied, Y seie not as for nede, 11 for Y haue lerud to be sufficient in whiche thingis Y am. 12 And Y can also be lowid, Y can also haue plentee. Euery where and in alle thingis Y am tauyt to be fillid, and to hungur, and to abounde, and to suffre myseiste. 13 Y may alle thingis in hym that coumfortith me. 14 Netheles ye han doon wel, comynynge to my tribulacioun. 15 For and ye, Filipensis, witen, that in the bigynnyng of the gospel, whanne Y wente forth fro Macedonye, no chirche comynede with me in resoun of thing youun and takun, but ye aloone. 16 Whiche senten to Tessalonyk onys and twies also in to vss to me. 17 Not for Y seke yifte, but Y requyre fruyt aboundinge in youre resoun. 18 For Y haue alle thingis, and abounde; Y am fillid with tho thingis takun of Epafrodite, whiche ye senten in to the odour of swetnesse, a couenable sacrifice, plesynge to God. 19 And my God fil alle youre desire, by hise richessis in glorie in Crist Jhesu. 20 But to God and oure fadir be glorie in to worldis of worldis. 21 Amen. Grete ye wel euery hooli man in Crist Jhesu. 22 Tho britheren that ben with me, greten you wel. Alle hooli men greten you wel, moost sotheli thei that ben of the emperouris hous. 23 The grace of oure Lord Jhesu Crist be with youre spirit. Amen.

Romans 12:9-13

9 Loue with outen feynyng, hatynge yuel, drawynge to good; 10 louynge togidere the charite of britherhod. Eche come bifore to worschipen othere; 11 not slow in bisynesse, feruent in spirit, seruynge to the Lord, 12 ioiynge in hope, pacient in tribulacioun, bisy in preier, 13 yyuynge good to the nedis of seyntis, kepynge hospitalite.

Galatians 6:9

9 And doynge good faile we not; for in his tyme we schal repe, not failinge.

2 Chronicles 15:7

7 but be ye coumfortid, and youre hondis be not slakid; for mede schal be to youre werk.

Luke 6:27-45

27 But Y seie to you that heren, loue ye youre enemyes, do ye wel to hem that hatiden you; 28 blesse ye men that cursen you, preye ye for men that defamen you. 29 And to him that smytith thee on o cheeke, schewe also the tothir; and fro hym that takith awei fro thee a cloth, nyle thou forbede the coote. 30 And yyue to eche that axith thee, and if a man takith awei tho thingis that ben thine, axe thou not ayen. 31 And as ye wolen that men do to you, do ye also to hem in lijk maner. 32 And if ye louen hem that louen you, what thanke is to you? for synful men louen men that louen hem. 33 And if ye don wel to hem that don wel to you, what grace is to you? synful men don this thing. 34 And if ye leenen to hem of whiche ye hopen to take ayen, what thanke is to you? for synful men leenen to synful men, to take ayen as myche. 35 Netheles loue ye youre enemyes, and do ye wel, and leene ye, hopinge no thing therof, and youre mede schal be myche, and ye schulen be the sones of the Heyest, for he is benygne on vnkynde men and yuele men. 36 Therfor be ye merciful, as youre fadir is merciful. 37 Nyle ye deme, and ye schulen not be demed. Nyle ye condempne, and ye schulen not be condempned; foryyue ye, and it schal be foryouun to you. 38 Yyue ye, and it schal be youun to you. Thei schulen yyue in to youre bosum a good mesure, and wel fillid, and schakun togidir, and ouerflowynge; for bi the same mesure, bi whiche ye meeten, it schal be metun `ayen to you. 39 And he seide to hem a liknesse, Whether the blynde may leede the blynde? ne fallen thei not bothe `in to the diche? 40 A disciple is not aboue the maistir; but eche schal be perfite, if he be as his maister. 41 And what seest thou in thi brotheris iye a moot, but thou biholdist not a beem, that is in thin owne iye? 42 Or hou maist thou seie to thi brother, Brothir, suffre, Y schal caste out the moot of thin iye, and thou biholdist not a beem in thin owne iye? Ipocrite, first take out the beem of thin iye, and thanne thou schalt se to take the moot of thi brotheris iye. 43 It is not a good tree, that makith yuel fruytis, nether an yuel tree, that makith good fruytis; 44 for euery tre is knowun of his fruyt. And men gaderen not figus of thornes, nethir men gaderen a grape of a buysche of breris. 45 A good man of the good tresoure of his herte bryngith forth good thingis, and an yuel man of the yuel tresoure bryngith forth yuel thingis; for of the plente of the herte the mouth spekith.

1 Corinthians 9:19

19 Forwhi whanne Y was fre of alle men, Y made me seruaunt of alle men, to wynne the mo men.

James 2:14-17

14 Mi britheren, what schal it profite, if ony man seie that he hath feith, but he hath not the werkis? whether feith schal mowe saue hym? 15 And if a brother ethir sister be nakid, and han nede of ech daies lyuelode, 16 and if ony of you seie to hem, Go ye in pees, be ye maad hoot, and be ye fillid; but if ye yyuen not to hem tho thingis that ben necessarie to bodi, what schal it profite? 17 So also feith, if it hath not werkis, is deed in it silf.

Matthew 5:16

16 So schyne youre liyt befor men, that thei se youre goode werkis, and glorifie youre fadir that is in heuenes.

1 Samuel 12:24

24 Therfor drede ye the Lord, and `serue ye hym in treuthe, and of al youre herte; for ye sien tho grete thingis, whiche he `dide in you;

1 John 3:18

18 Mi litle sones, loue we not in word, nethir in tunge, but in werk and treuthe.

Matthew 25:35-40

35 For Y hungride, and ye yauen me to ete; Y thristide, and ye yauen me to drynke; Y was herboreles, and ye herboriden me; 36 nakid, and ye hiliden me; sijk, and ye visitiden me; Y was in prisoun, and ye camen to me. 37 Thanne iust men schulen answere to hym, and seie, Lord, whanne siyen we thee hungry, and we fedden thee; thristi, and we yauen to thee drynk? 38 and whanne sayn we thee herborles, and we herboreden thee; or nakid, and we hiliden thee? 39 or whanne sayn we thee sijk, or in prisoun, and we camen to thee? 40 And the kyng answerynge schal seie to hem, Treuli Y seie to you, as longe as ye diden to oon of these my leeste britheren, ye diden to me.

Mark 10:45

45 For whi mannus sone cam not, that it schulde be mynystrid to hym, but that he schulde mynystre, and yyue his lijf ayenbiyng for manye.

Proverbs 19:17

17 He that hath mercy on a pore man, leeneth to the Lord; and he schal yelde his while to hym.

Luke 6:38

38 Yyue ye, and it schal be youun to you. Thei schulen yyue in to youre bosum a good mesure, and wel fillid, and schakun togidir, and ouerflowynge; for bi the same mesure, bi whiche ye meeten, it schal be metun `ayen to you.

Matthew 23:11

11 He that is grettest among you, schal be youre mynystre.

Proverbs 11:25

25 A soule that blessith, schal be maad fat; and he that fillith, schal be fillid also.

Philippians 2:1-11

1 Therfor if ony coumfort is in Crist, if ony solace of charite, if ony felouschipe of spirit, if ony inwardnesse of merci doyng, 2 fille ye my ioye, that ye vndurstonde the same thing, and haue the same charite, of o wille, and feelen the same thing; 3 no thing bi strijf, nether by veyn glorie, but in mekenesse, demynge eche othere to be heiyer than hym silf; 4 not biholdinge ech bi hym silf what thingis ben his owne, but tho thingis that ben of othere men. 5 And fele ye this thing in you, which also in Crist Jhesu; 6 that whanne he was in the forme of God, demyde not raueyn, that hym silf were euene to God; 7 but he lowide hym silf, takinge the forme of a seruaunt, and was maad in to the licknesse of men, and in abite was foundun as a man. 8 He mekide hym silf, and was maad obedient to the deth, yhe, to the deth of the cross. 9 For which thing God enhaunside hym, and yaf to hym a name that is aboue al name; 10 that in the name of Jhesu ech kne be bowid, of heuenli thingis, of ertheli thingis, and of hellis; 11 and ech tunge knouleche, that the Lord Jhesu Crist is in the glorie of God the fadir.

Matthew 20:28

28 As mannus sone cam not to be seruyd, but to serue, and to yyue his lijf redempcioun for manye.

Mark 9:35

35 And he took a child, and sette hym in the myddil of hem; and whanne he hadde biclippid hym, he seide to hem,

Mark 10:44-45

44 and who euer wole be the firste among you, schal be seruaunt of alle. 45 For whi mannus sone cam not, that it schulde be mynystrid to hym, but that he schulde mynystre, and yyue his lijf ayenbiyng for manye.

John 13:12-14

12 And so aftir that he hadde waischun `the feet of hem, he took hise clothis; and whanne he was set to mete ayen, eft he seide to hem, Ye witen what Y haue don to you. 13 Ye clepen me maistir and lord, and ye seien wel; for Y am. 14 Therfor if Y, lord and maistir, haue waischun youre feet, and ye schulen waische oon anothers feet;

Galatians 5:13-14

13 For, britheren, ye ben clepid in to fredom; oneli yyue ye not fredom in to occasioun of fleisch, but bi charite of spirit serue ye togidere. 14 For euery lawe is fulfillid in o word, Thou schalt loue thi neiybore as thi silf.

Acts 20:35

35 Alle these thingis Y schewide to you, for so it bihoueth men trauelinge to resseyue sike men, and to haue mynde of the `word of the Lord Jhesu; for he seide, It is more blesful to yyue, than to resseyue.

1 Peter 4:10-11

10 ech man as he hath resseyued grace, mynystringe it in to ech othere, as good dispenderis of the manyfold grace of God. 11 If ony man spekith, speke he as the wordis of God; if ony man mynystrith, as of the vertu which God mynystrith; that God be onourid in alle thingis bi Jhesu Crist oure Lord, to whom is glorie and lordschip in to worldis `of worldis.

1 Peter 4:10

10 ech man as he hath resseyued grace, mynystringe it in to ech othere, as good dispenderis of the manyfold grace of God.

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