Bible verses about serving others | YLT

Bible verses about "serving others" | YLT

Joshua 22:5

5 Only, be very watchful to do the command and the law which Moses, servant of Jehovah, commanded you, to love Jehovah your God, and to walk in all His ways, and to keep His commands, and to cleave to Him, and to serve Him, with all your heart, and with all your soul.'

Isaiah 1:1-31

1 The Visions of Isaiah son of Amoz, that he hath seen concerning Judah and Jerusalem, in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, Hezekiah, kings of Judah.
2 Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth, For Jehovah hath spoken: Sons I have nourished and brought up, And they—they transgressed against Me. 3 An ox hath known its owner, And an ass the crib of its master, Israel hath not known, My people hath not understood. 4 Ah, sinning nation, a people heavy with iniquity, A seed of evil doers, sons—corrupters! They have forsaken Jehovah, They have despised the Holy One of Israel, They have gone away backward. 5 Wherefore are ye stricken any more? Ye do add apostasy! Every head is become diseased, and every heart is sick. 6 From the sole of the foot—unto the head, There is no soundness in it, Wound, and bruise, and fresh smiting! They have not been closed nor bound, Nor have they softened with ointment. 7 Your land is a desolation, your cities burnt with fire, Your ground, before you strangers are consuming it, And a desolation as overthrown by strangers! 8 And left hath been the daughter of Zion, As a booth in a vineyard, As a lodge in a place of cucumbers—as a city besieged. 9 Unless Jehovah of Hosts had left to us a remnant, Shortly—as Sodom we had been, To Gomorrah we had been like!
10 Hear the word of Jehovah, ye rulers of Sodom, Give ear to the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah, 11 `Why to Me the abundance of your sacrifices? saith Jehovah, I have been satiated with burnt-offerings of rams, And fat of fatlings; And blood of bullocks, and lambs, And he-goats I have not desired. 12 When ye come in to appear before Me, Who hath required this of your hand, To trample My courts? 13 Add not to bring in a vain present, Incense—an abomination it is to Me, New moon, and sabbath, calling of convocation! Rendure not iniquity—and a restraint! 14 Your new moons and your set seasons hath My soul hated, They have been upon me for a burden, I have been weary of bearing. 15 And in your spreading forth your hands, I hide mine eyes from you, Also when ye increase prayer, I do not hear, Your hands of blood have been full.
16 Wash ye, make ye pure, Turn aside the evil of your doings, from before Mine eyes, Cease to do evil, learn to do good. 17 Seek judgment, make happy the oppressed, Judge the fatherless, strive for the widow. 18 Come, I pray you, and we reason, saith Jehovah, If your sins are as scarlet, as snow they shall be white, If they are red as crimson, as wool they shall be! 19 If ye are willing, and have hearkened, The good of the land ye consume, 20 And if ye refuse, and have rebelled, By the sword ye are consumed, For the mouth of Jehovah hath spoken.
21 How hath a faithful city become a harlot? I have filled it with judgment, Righteousness lodgeth in it—now murderers. 22 Thy silver hath become dross, Thy drink polluted with water. 23 Thy princes are apostates, and companions of thieves, Every one loving a bribe, and pursuing rewards, The fatherless they judge not, And the plea of the widow cometh not to them. 24 Therefore—the affirmation of the Lord—Jehovah of Hosts, the Mighty One of Israel: Ah, I am eased of Mine adversaries, And I am avenged of Mine enemies, 25 And I turn back My hand upon thee, And I refine as purity thy dross, And I turn aside all thy tin, 26 And I give back thy judges as at the first, And thy counsellors as in the beginning, After this thou art called, `A city of righteousness—a faithful city.' 27 Zion in judgment is redeemed, And her captivity in righteousness. 28 And the destruction of transgressors and sinners is together, And those forsaking Jehovah are consumed. 29 For men are ashamed because of the oaks That ye have desired, And ye are confounded because of the gardens That ye have chosen. 30 For ye are as an oak whose leaf is fading, And as a garden that hath no water. 31 And the strong hath been for tow, And his work for a spark, And burned have both of them together, And there is none quenching!

Matthew 10:16

16 `Lo, I do send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves, be ye therefore wise as the serpents, and simple as the doves.

Malachi 3:1-18

1 Lo, I am sending My messenger, And he hath prepared a way before Me, And suddenly come in unto his temple Doth the Lord whom ye are seeking, Even the messenger of the covenant, Whom ye are desiring, Lo, he is coming, said Jehovah of Hosts. 2 And who is bearing the day of his coming? And who is standing in his appearing? For he is as fire of a refiner, And as soap of a fuller. 3 And he hath sat, a refiner and purifier of silver, And he hath purified the sons of Levi, And hath refined them as gold and as silver, And they have been to Jehovah bringing nigh a present in righteousness. 4 And sweet to Jehovah hath been the present of Judah and Jerusalem, As in days of old, and as in former years. 5 And I have drawn near to you for judgment, And I have been a witness, Making haste against sorcerers, And against adulterers, And against swearers to a falsehood, And against oppressors of the hire of an hireling, Of a widow, and of a fatherless one, And those turning aside a sojourner, And who fear Me not, said Jehovah of Hosts. 6 For I am Jehovah, I have not changed, And ye, the sons of Jacob, Ye have not been consumed.
7 Even from the days of your fathers Ye have turned aside from My statutes, And ye have not taken heed. Turn back unto Me, and I turn back to you, Said Jehovah of Hosts. And ye have said, `In what do we turn back?' 8 Doth man deceive God? but ye are deceiving Me, And ye have said: `In what have we deceived Thee?' The tithe and the heave-offering! 9 With a curse ye are cursed! And Me ye are deceiving—this nation—all of it. 10 Bring in all the tithe unto the treasure-house, And there is food in My house; When ye have tried Me, now, with this, Said Jehovah of Hosts, Do not I open to you the windows of heaven? Yea, I have emptied on you a blessing till there is no space. 11 And I have pushed for you against the consumer, And He doth not destroy to you the fruit of the ground, Nor miscarry to you doth the vine in the field, Said Jehovah of Hosts. 12 And declared you happy have all the nations, For ye are a delightful land, said Jehovah of Hosts.
13 Hard against Me have been your words, Said Jehovah, and ye have said: `What have we spoken against Thee?' 14 Ye have said, `A vain thing to serve God! And what gain when we kept His charge? And when we have gone in black, Because of Jehovah of Hosts? 15 And now, we are declaring the proud happy, Yea, built up have been those doing wickedness, Yea they have tempted God, and escape.' 16 Then have those fearing Jehovah spoken one to another, And Jehovah doth attend and hear, And written is a book of memorial before Him Of those fearing Jehovah, And of those esteeming His name. 17 And they have been to Me, said Jehovah of Hosts, In the day that I am appointing—a peculiar treasure, And I have had pity on them, As one hath pity on his son who is serving him. 18 And ye have turned back and considered, Between the righteous and the wicked, Between the servant of God and him who is not His servant.

Matthew 8:1-4

1 And when he came down from the mount, great multitudes did follow him, 2 and lo, a leper having come, was bowing to him, saying, `Sir, if thou art willing, thou art able to cleanse me;' 3 and having stretched forth the hand, Jesus touched him, saying, `I will, be thou cleansed,' and immediately his leprosy was cleansed. 4 And Jesus saith to him, `See, thou mayest tell no one, but go, thyself shew to the priest, and bring the gift that Moses commanded for a testimony to them.'

Luke 9:57-10:16

57 And it came to pass, as they are going on in the way, a certain one said unto him, `I will follow thee wherever thou mayest go, sir;' 58 and Jesus said to him, `The foxes have holes, and the fowls of the heaven places of rest, but the Son of Man hath not where he may recline the head.' 59 And he said unto another, `Be following me;' and he said, `Sir, permit me, having gone away, first to bury my father;' 60 and Jesus said to him, `Suffer the dead to bury their own dead, and thou, having gone away, publish the reign of God.' 61 And another also said, `I will follow thee, sir, but first permit me to take leave of those in my house;' 62 and Jesus said unto him, `No one having put his hand on a plough, and looking back, is fit for the reign of God.'

Luke 10:1-16

1 And after these things, the Lord did appoint also other seventy, and sent them by twos before his face, to every city and place whither he himself was about to come, 2 then said he unto them, `The harvest indeed is abundant, but the workmen few; beseech ye then the Lord of the harvest, that He may put forth workmen to His harvest. 3 `Go away; lo, I send you forth as lambs in the midst of wolves; 4 carry no bag, no scrip, nor sandals; and salute no one on the way; 5 and into whatever house ye do enter, first say, Peace to this house; 6 and if indeed there may be there the son of peace, rest on it shall your peace; and if not so, upon you it shall turn back. 7 `And in that house remain, eating and drinking the things they have, for worthy is the workman of his hire; go not from house to house, 8 and into whatever city ye enter, and they may receive you, eat the things set before you, 9 and heal the ailing in it, and say to them, The reign of God hath come nigh to you. 10 `And into whatever city ye do enter, and they may not receive you, having gone forth to its broad places, say, 11 And the dust that hath cleaved to us, from your city, we do wipe off against you, but this know ye, that the reign of God hath come nigh to you; 12 and I say to you, that for Sodom in that day it shall be more tolerable than for that city. 13 `Woe to thee, Chorazin; woe to thee, Bethsaida; for if in Tyre and Sidon had been done the mighty works that were done in you, long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes, they had reformed; 14 but for Tyre and Sidon it shall be more tolerable in the judgment than for you. 15 `And thou, Capernaum, which unto the heaven wast exalted, unto hades thou shalt be brought down. 16 `He who is hearing you, doth hear me; and he who is putting you away, doth put me away; and he who is putting me away, doth put away Him who sent me.'

Philippians 2:1-13

1 If, then, any exhortation is in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of spirit, if any bowels and mercies, 2 fulfil ye my joy, that ye may mind the same thing—having the same love—of one soul—minding the one thing, 3 nothing in rivalry or vain-glory, but in humility of mind one another counting more excellent than yourselves— 4 each not to your own look ye, but each also to the things of others. 5 For, let this mind be in you that is also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal to God, 7 but did empty himself, the form of a servant having taken, in the likeness of men having been made, 8 and in fashion having been found as a man, he humbled himself, having become obedient unto death—death even of a cross, 9 wherefore, also, God did highly exalt him, and gave to him a name that is above every name, 10 that in the name of Jesus every knee may bow—of heavenlies, and earthlies, and what are under the earth— 11 and every tongue may confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
12 So that, my beloved, as ye always obey, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, with fear and trembling your own salvation work out, 13 for God it is who is working in you both to will and to work for His good pleasure.

Ephesians 6:7-8

7 with good-will serving, as to the Lord, and not to men, 8 having known that whatever good thing each one may do, this he shall receive from the Lord, whether servant or freeman.

James 1:1-27

1 James, of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ a servant, to the Twelve Tribes who are in the dispersion: Hail!
2 All joy count it, my brethren, when ye may fall into temptations manifold; 3 knowing that the proof of your faith doth work endurance, 4 and let the endurance have a perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire—in nothing lacking; 5 and if any of you do lack wisdom, let him ask from God, who is giving to all liberally, and not reproaching, and it shall be given to him; 6 and let him ask in faith, nothing doubting, for he who is doubting hath been like a wave of the sea, driven by wind and tossed, 7 for let not that man suppose that he shall receive anything from the Lord— 8 a two-souled man is unstable in all his ways. 9 And let the brother who is low rejoice in his exaltation, 10 and the rich in his becoming low, because as a flower of grass he shall pass away; 11 for the sun did rise with the burning heat, and did wither the grass, and the flower of it fell, and the grace of its appearance did perish, so also the rich in his way shall fade away! 12 Happy the man who doth endure temptation, because, becoming approved, he shall receive the crown of the life, which the Lord did promise to those loving Him.
13 Let no one say, being tempted—`From God I am tempted,' for God is not tempted of evil, and Himself doth tempt no one, 14 and each one is tempted, by his own desires being led away and enticed, 15 afterward the desire having conceived, doth give birth to sin, and the sin having been perfected, doth bring forth death. 16 Be not led astray, my brethren beloved; 17 every good giving, and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the lights, with whom is no variation, or shadow of turning; 18 having counselled, He did beget us with a word of truth, for our being a certain first-fruit of His creatures.
19 So then, my brethren beloved, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger, 20 for the wrath of a man the righteousness of God doth not work; 21 wherefore having put aside all filthiness and superabundance of evil, in meekness be receiving the engrafted word, that is able to save your souls; 22 and become ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves, 23 because, if any one is a hearer of the word and not a doer, this one hath been like to a man viewing his natural face in a mirror, 24 for he did view himself, and hath gone away, and immediately he did forget of what kind he was; 25 and he who did look into the perfect law—that of liberty, and did continue there, this one—not a forgetful hearer becoming, but a doer of work—this one shall be happy in his doing. 26 If any one doth think to be religious among you, not bridling his tongue, but deceiving his heart, of this one vain is the religion; 27 religion pure and undefiled with the God and Father is this, to look after orphans and widows in their tribulation—unspotted to keep himself from the world.

1 Peter 1:10-16

10 concerning which salvation seek out and search out did prophets who concerning the grace toward you did prophecy, 11 searching in regard to what or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ that was in them was manifesting, testifying beforehand the sufferings of Christ and the glory after these, 12 to whom it was revealed, that not to themselves, but to us they were ministering these, which now were told to you (through those who did proclaim good news to you,) in the Holy Spirit sent from heaven, to which things messengers do desire to bend looking.
13 Wherefore having girded up the loins of your mind, being sober, hope perfectly upon the grace that is being brought to you in the revelation of Jesus Christ, 14 as obedient children, not fashioning yourselves to the former desires in your ignorance, 15 but according as He who did call you is holy, ye also, become holy in all behaviour, 16 because it hath been written, `Become ye holy, because I am holy;'

Proverbs 14:21

21 Whoso is despising his neighbour sinneth, Whoso is favouring the humble, O his happiness.

Matthew 8:5-13

5 And Jesus having entered into Capernaum, there came to him a centurion calling upon him, 6 and saying, `Sir, my young man hath been laid in the house a paralytic, fearfully afflicted,' 7 and Jesus saith to him, `I, having come, will heal him.' 8 And the centurion answering said, `Sir, I am not worthy that thou mayest enter under my roof, but only say a word, and my servant shall be healed; 9 for I also am a man under authority, having under myself soldiers, and I say to this one, Go, and he goeth, and to another, Be coming, and he cometh, and to my servant, Do this, and he doth it .' 10 And Jesus having heard, did wonder, and said to those following, `Verily I say to you, not even in Israel so great faith have I found; 11 and I say to you, that many from east and west shall come and recline (at meat) with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the reign of the heavens, 12 but the sons of the reign shall be cast forth to the outer darkness—there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of the teeth.' 13 And Jesus said to the centurion, `Go, and as thou didst believe let it be to thee;' and his young man was healed in that hour.

John 7:1-24

1 And Jesus was walking after these things in Galilee, for he did not wish to walk in Judea, because the Jews were seeking to kill him, 2 and the feast of the Jews was nigh—that of tabernacles— 3 his brethren, therefore, said unto him, `Remove hence, and go away to Judea, that thy disciples also may behold thy works that thou dost; 4 for no one in secret doth anything, and himself seeketh to be in public; if thou dost these things—manifest thyself to the world;' 5 for not even were his brethren believing in him. 6 Jesus, therefore, saith to them, `My time is not yet present, but your time is always ready; 7 the world is not able to hate you, but me it doth hate, because I testify concerning it that its works are evil. 8 Ye—go ye up to this feast; I do not yet go up to this feast, because my time hath not yet been fulfilled;' 9 and saying these things to them, he remained in Galilee. 10 And when his brethren went up, then also he himself went up to the feast, not manifestly, but as in secret; 11 the Jews, therefore, were seeking him, in the feast, and said, `Where is that one?' 12 and there was much murmuring about him among the multitudes, some indeed said—`He is good;' and others said, `No, but he leadeth astray the multitude;' 13 no one, however, was speaking freely about him, through fear of the Jews.
14 And it being now the middle of the feast, Jesus went up to the temple, and he was teaching, 15 and the Jews were wondering, saying, `How hath this one known letters—not having learned?' 16 Jesus answered them and said, `My teaching is not mine, but His who sent me; 17 if any one may will to do His will, he shall know concerning the teaching, whether it is of God, or—I do speak from myself. 18 `He who is speaking from himself his own glory doth seek, but he who is seeking the glory of him who sent him, this one is true, and unrighteousness is not in him; 19 hath not Moses given you the law? and none of you doth the law; why me do ye seek to kill?' 20 The multitude answered and said, `Thou hast a demon, who doth seek to kill thee?' 21 Jesus answered and said to them, `One work I did, and ye all wonder, 22 because of this, Moses hath given you the circumcision—not that it is of Moses, but of the fathers—and on a sabbath ye circumcise a man; 23 if a man doth receive circumcision on a sabbath that the law of Moses may not be broken, are ye wroth with me that I made a man all whole on a sabbath? 24 judge not according to appearance, but the righteous judgment judge.'

Romans 12:1

1 I call upon you, therefore, brethren, through the compassions of God, to present your bodies a sacrifice—living, sanctified, acceptable to God—your intelligent service;

Philippians 2:2

2 fulfil ye my joy, that ye may mind the same thing—having the same love—of one soul—minding the one thing,

2 Thessalonians 3:8

8 nor for nought did we eat bread of any one, but in labour and in travail, night and day working, not to be chargeable to any of you;

Hebrews 6:10-12

10 for God is not unrighteous to forget your work, and the labour of the love, that ye shewed to His name, having ministered to the saints and ministering; 11 and we desire each one of you the same diligence to shew, unto the full assurance of the hope unto the end, 12 that ye may not become slothful, but followers of those who through faith and patient endurance are inheriting the promises.

1 Peter 4:1-19

1 Christ, then, having suffered for us in the flesh, ye also with the same mind arm yourselves, because he who did suffer in the flesh hath done with sin, 2 no more in the desires of men, but in the will of God, to live the rest of the time in the flesh; 3 for sufficient to us is the past time of life the will of the nations to have wrought, having walked in lasciviousnesses, desires, excesses of wines, revellings, drinking-bouts, and unlawful idolatries,
4 in which they think it strange—your not running with them to the same excess of dissoluteness, speaking evil, 5 who shall give an account to Him who is ready to judge living and dead, 6 for for this also to dead men was good news proclaimed, that they may be judged, indeed, according to men in the flesh, and may live according to God in the spirit.
7 And of all things the end hath come nigh; be sober-minded, then, and watch unto the prayers, 8 and, before all things, to one another having the earnest love, because the love shall cover a multitude of sins; 9 hospitable to one another, without murmuring; 10 each, according as he received a gift, to one another ministering it, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God; 11 if any one doth speak—`as oracles of God;' if any one doth minister—`as of the ability which God doth supply;' that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom is the glory and the power—to the ages of the ages. Amen.
12 Beloved, think it not strange at the fiery suffering among you that is coming to try you, as if a strange thing were happening to you, 13 but, according as ye have fellowship with the sufferings of the Christ, rejoice ye, that also in the revelation of his glory ye may rejoice—exulting; 14 if ye be reproached in the name of Christ—happy are ye, because the Spirit of glory and of God upon you doth rest; in regard, indeed, to them, he is evil-spoken of, and in regard to you, he is glorified; 15 for let none of you suffer as a murderer, or thief, or evil-doer, or as an inspector into other men's matters; 16 and if as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; and let him glorify God in this respect; 17 because it is the time of the beginning of the judgment from the house of God, and if first from us, what the end of those disobedient to the good news of God? 18 And if the righteous man is scarcely saved, the ungodly and sinner—where shall he appear? 19 so that also those suffering according to the will of god, as to a stedfast Creator, let them commit their own souls in good doing.

1 John 3:17-18

17 and whoever may have the goods of the world, and may view his brother having need, and may shut up his bowels from him—how doth the love of God remain in him? 18 My little children, may we not love in word nor in tongue, but in word and in truth!

Ephesians 4:11-14

11 and He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as proclaimers of good news, and some as shepherds and teachers, 12 unto the perfecting of the saints, for a work of ministration, for a building up of the body of the Christ, 13 till we may all come to the unity of the faith and of the recognition of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to a measure of stature of the fulness of the Christ, 14 that we may no more be babes, tossed and borne about by every wind of the teaching, in the sleight of men, in craftiness, unto the artifice of leading astray,

Mark 10:42-45

42 but Jesus having called them near, saith to them, `Ye have known that they who are considered to rule the nations do exercise lordship over them, and their great ones do exercise authority upon them; 43 but not so shall it be among you; but whoever may will to become great among you, he shall be your minister, 44 and whoever of you may will to become first, he shall be servant of all; 45 for even the Son of Man came not to be ministered to, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.'

Galatians 5:13-15

13 For ye—to freedom ye were called, brethren, only not the freedom for an occasion to the flesh, but through the love serve ye one another, 14 for all the law in one word is fulfilled—in this: `Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself;' 15 and if one another ye do bite and devour, see—that ye may not by one another be consumed.

Hebrews 13:16

16 and of doing good, and of fellowship, be not forgetful, for with such sacrifices God is well-pleased.

Luke 21:1-4

1 And having looked up, he saw those who did cast their gifts to the treasury—rich men, 2 and he saw also a certain poor widow casting there two mites, 3 and he said, `Truly I say to you, that this poor widow did cast in more than all; 4 for all these out of their superabundance did cast into the gifts to God, but this one out of her want, all the living that she had, did cast in.'

John 13:4-5

4 doth rise from the supper, and doth lay down his garments, and having taken a towel, he girded himself; 5 afterward he putteth water into the basin, and began to wash the feet of his disciples, and to wipe with the towel with which he was being girded.

John 13:1-13

1 And before the feast of the passover, Jesus knowing that his hour hath come, that he may remove out of this world unto the Father, having loved his own who are in the world—to the end he loved them. 2 And supper being come, the devil already having put it into the heart of Judas of Simon, Iscariot, that he may deliver him up, 3 Jesus knowing that all things the Father hath given to him—into his hands, and that from God he came forth, and unto God he goeth, 4 doth rise from the supper, and doth lay down his garments, and having taken a towel, he girded himself; 5 afterward he putteth water into the basin, and began to wash the feet of his disciples, and to wipe with the towel with which he was being girded. 6 He cometh, therefore, unto Simon Peter, and that one saith to him, `Sir, thou—dost thou wash my feet?' 7 Jesus answered and said to him, `That which I do thou hast not known now, but thou shalt know after these things;' 8 Peter saith to him, `Thou mayest not wash my feet—to the age.' Jesus answered him, `If I may not wash thee, thou hast no part with me;' 9 Simon Peter saith to him, `Sir, not my feet only, but also the hands and the head.' 10 Jesus saith to him, `He who hath been bathed hath no need save to wash his feet, but he is clean altogether; and ye are clean, but not all;' 11 for he knew him who is delivering him up; because of this he said, `Ye are not all clean.' 12 When, therefore, he washed their feet, and took his garments, having reclined (at meat) again, he said to them, `Do ye know what I have done to you? 13 ye call me, The Teacher and The Lord, and ye say well, for I am;

Romans 12:6-7

6 And having gifts, different according to the grace that was given to us; whether prophecy—`According to the proportion of faith!' 7 or ministration—`In the ministration!' or he who is teaching—`In the teaching!'

1 Timothy 3:13

13 for those who did minister well a good step to themselves do acquire, and much boldness in faith that is in Christ Jesus.

Luke 22:25-27

25 And he said to them, `The kings of the nations do exercise lordship over them, and those exercising authority upon them are called benefactors; 26 but ye are not so, but he who is greater among you—let him be as the younger; and he who is leading, as he who is ministering; 27 for who is greater? he who is reclining (at meat), or he who is ministering? is it not he who is reclining (at meat)? and I—I am in your midst as he who is ministering.

Genesis 1:1

1 In the beginning of God's preparing the heavens and the earth—

Proverbs 31:8-9

8 Open thy mouth for the dumb, For the right of all sons of change. 9 Open thy mouth, judge righteously, Both the cause of the poor and needy!'

Ephesians 2:10

10 for of Him we are workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to good works, which God did before prepare, that in them we may walk.

Philippians 2:1-4:23

1 If, then, any exhortation is in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of spirit, if any bowels and mercies, 2 fulfil ye my joy, that ye may mind the same thing—having the same love—of one soul—minding the one thing, 3 nothing in rivalry or vain-glory, but in humility of mind one another counting more excellent than yourselves— 4 each not to your own look ye, but each also to the things of others. 5 For, let this mind be in you that is also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal to God, 7 but did empty himself, the form of a servant having taken, in the likeness of men having been made, 8 and in fashion having been found as a man, he humbled himself, having become obedient unto death—death even of a cross, 9 wherefore, also, God did highly exalt him, and gave to him a name that is above every name, 10 that in the name of Jesus every knee may bow—of heavenlies, and earthlies, and what are under the earth— 11 and every tongue may confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
12 So that, my beloved, as ye always obey, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, with fear and trembling your own salvation work out, 13 for God it is who is working in you both to will and to work for His good pleasure.
14 All things do without murmurings and reasonings, 15 that ye may become blameless and harmless, children of God, unblemished in the midst of a generation crooked and perverse, among whom ye do appear as luminaries in the world, 16 the word of life holding forth, for rejoicing to me in regard to a day of Christ, that not in vain did I run, nor in vain did I labour; 17 but if also I am poured forth upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I rejoice and joy with you all, 18 because of this do ye also rejoice and joy with me. 19 And I hope, in the Lord Jesus, Timotheus to send quickly to you, that I also may be of good spirit, having known the things concerning you, 20 for I have no one like-minded, who sincerely for the things concerning you will care, 21 for the whole seek their own things, not the things of the Christ Jesus, 22 and the proof of him ye know, that as a child serveth a father, with me he did serve in regard to the good news; 23 him, indeed, therefore, I hope to send, when I may see through the things concerning me—immediately; 24 and I trust in the Lord that I myself also shall quickly come. 25 And I thought it necessary Epaphroditus—my brother, and fellow-workman, and fellow-soldier, and your apostle and servant to my need—to send unto you, 26 seeing he was longing after you all, and in heaviness, because ye heard that he ailed, 27 for he also ailed nigh to death, but God did deal kindly with him, and not with him only, but also with me, that sorrow upon sorrow I might not have. 28 The more eagerly, therefore, I did send him, that having seen him again ye may rejoice, and I may be the less sorrowful; 29 receive him, therefore, in the Lord, with all joy, and hold such in honour, 30 because on account of the work of the Christ he drew near to death, having hazarded the life that he might fill up your deficiency of service unto me.

Philippians 3:1-4:23

1 As to the rest, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord; the same things to write to you to me indeed is not tiresome, and for you is sure; 2 look to the dogs, look to the evil-workers, look to the concision; 3 for we are the circumcision, who by the Spirit are serving God, and glorying in Christ Jesus, and in flesh having no trust,
4 though I also have cause of trust in flesh. If any other one doth think to have trust in flesh, I more; 5 circumcision on the eighth day! of the race of Israel! of the tribe of Benjamin! a Hebrew of Hebrews! according to law a Pharisee! 6 according to zeal persecuting the assembly! according to righteousness that is in law becoming blameless! 7 But what things were to me gains, these I have counted, because of the Christ, loss; 8 yes, indeed, and I count all things to be loss, because of the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, because of whom of the all things I suffered loss, and do count them to be refuse, that Christ I may gain, and be found in him,
9 not having my righteousness, which is of law, but that which is through faith of Christ—the righteousness that is of God by the faith, 10 to know him, and the power of his rising again, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being conformed to his death, 11 if anyhow I may attain to the rising again of the dead. 12 Not that I did already obtain, or have been already perfected; but I pursue, if also I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by the Christ Jesus; 13 brethren, I do not reckon myself to have laid hold; and one thing—the things behind indeed forgetting, and to the things before stretching forth— 14 to the mark I pursue for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
15 As many, therefore, as are perfect—let us think this, and if in anything ye think otherwise, this also shall God reveal to you, 16 but to what we have come—by the same rule walk, the same thing think;
17 become followers together of me, brethren, and observe those thus walking, according as ye have us—a pattern; 18 for many walk of whom many times I told you—and now also weeping tell—the enemies of the cross of the Christ! 19 whose end is destruction, whose god is the belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who the things on earth are minding. 20 For our citizenship is in the heavens, whence also a Saviour we await—the Lord Jesus Christ— 21 who shall transform the body of our humiliation to its becoming conformed to the body of his glory, according to the working of his power, even to subject to himself the all things.

Philippians 4:1-23

1 So then, my brethren, beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand ye in the Lord, beloved. 2 Euodia I exhort, and Syntyche I exhort, to be of the same mind in the Lord; 3 and I ask also thee, genuine yoke-fellow, be assisting those women who in the good news did strive along with me, with Clement also, and the others, my fellow-workers, whose names are in the book of life. 4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice; 5 let your forbearance be known to all men; the Lord is near; 6 for nothing be anxious, but in everything by prayer, and by supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God; 7 and the peace of God, that is surpassing all understanding, shall guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus. 8 As to the rest, brethren, as many things as are true, as many as are grave, as many as are righteous, as many as are pure, as many as are lovely, as many as are of good report, if any worthiness, and if any praise, these things think upon; 9 the things that also ye did learn, and receive, and hear, and saw in me, those do, and the God of the peace shall be with you.
10 And I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at length ye flourished again in caring for me, for which also ye were caring, and lacked opportunity; 11 not that in respect of want I say it, for I did learn in the things in which I am—to be content; 12 I have known both to be abased, and I have known to abound; in everything and in all things I have been initiated, both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to be in want. 13 For all things I have strength, in Christ's strengthening me; 14 but ye did well, having communicated with my tribulation; 15 and ye have known, even ye Philippians, that in the beginning of the good news when I went forth from Macedonia, no assembly did communicate with me in regard to giving and receiving except ye only; 16 because also in Thessalonica, both once and again to my need ye sent; 17 not that I seek after the gift, but I seek after the fruit that is overflowing to your account; 18 and I have all things, and abound; I am filled, having received from Epaphroditus the things from you—an odour of a sweet smell—a sacrifice acceptable, well-pleasing to God: 19 and my God shall supply all your need, according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus;
20 and to God, even our Father, is the glory—to the ages of the ages. Amen. 21 Salute ye every saint in Christ Jesus; there salute you the brethren with me; 22 there salute you all the saints, and specially those of Caesar's house; 23 the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ is with you all. Amen.

Romans 12:9-13

9 The love unfeigned: abhorring the evil; cleaving to the good; 10 in the love of brethren, to one another kindly affectioned: in the honour going before one another; 11 in the diligence not slothful; in the spirit fervent; the Lord serving; 12 in the hope rejoicing; in the tribulation enduring; in the prayer persevering; 13 to the necessities of the saints communicating; the hospitality pursuing.

Galatians 6:9

9 and in the doing good we may not be faint-hearted, for at the proper time we shall reap—not desponding;

2 Chronicles 15:7

7 and ye, be ye strong, and let not your hands be feeble, for there is a reward for your work.'

Luke 6:27-45

27 `But I say to you who are hearing, Love your enemies, do good to those hating you, 28 bless those cursing you, and pray for those accusing you falsely; 29 and to him smiting thee upon the cheek, give also the other, and from him taking away from thee the mantle, also the coat thou mayest not keep back. 30 `And to every one who is asking of thee, be giving; and from him who is taking away thy goods, be not asking again; 31 and as ye wish that men may do to you, do ye also to them in like manner; 32 and—if ye love those loving you, what grace have ye? for also the sinful love those loving them; 33 and if ye do good to those doing good to you, what grace have ye? for also the sinful do the same; 34 and if ye lend to those of whom ye hope to receive back, what grace have ye? for also the sinful lend to sinners—that they may receive again as much. 35 `But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again, and your reward will be great, and ye shall be sons of the Highest, because He is kind unto the ungracious and evil; 36 be ye therefore merciful, as also your Father is merciful.
37 `And judge not, and ye may not be judged; condemn not, and ye may not be condemned; release, and ye shall be released. 38 `Give, and it shall be given to you; good measure, pressed, and shaken, and running over, they shall give into your bosom; for with that measure with which ye measure, it shall be measured to you again.' 39 And he spake a simile to them, `Is blind able to lead blind? shall they not both fall into a pit? 40 A disciple is not above his teacher, but every one perfected shall be as his teacher. 41 `And why dost thou behold the mote that is in thy brother's eye, and the beam that is in thine own eye dost not consider? 42 or how art thou able to say to thy brother, Brother, suffer, I may take out the mote that is in thine eye—thyself the beam in thine own eye not beholding? Hypocrite, take first the beam out of thine own eye, and then thou shalt see clearly to take out the mote that is in thy brother's eye. 43 `For there is not a good tree making bad fruit, nor a bad tree making good fruit; 44 for each tree from its own fruit is known, for not from thorns do they gather figs, nor from a bramble do they crop a grape. 45 `The good man out of the good treasure of his heart doth bring forth that which is good; and the evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart doth bring forth that which is evil; for out of the abounding of the heart doth his mouth speak.

1 Corinthians 9:19

19 for being free from all men, to all men I made myself servant, that the more I might gain;

James 2:14-17

14 What is the profit, my brethren, if faith, any one may speak of having, and works he may not have? is that faith able to save him? 15 and if a brother or sister may be naked, and may be destitute of the daily food, 16 and any one of you may say to them, `Depart ye in peace, be warmed, and be filled,' and may not give to them the things needful for the body, what is the profit? 17 so also the faith, if it may not have works, is dead by itself.

Matthew 5:16

16 so let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works, and may glorify your Father who is in the heavens.

1 Samuel 12:24

24 only, fear ye Jehovah, and ye have served Him in truth with all your heart, for see that which He hath made great with you;

1 John 3:18

18 My little children, may we not love in word nor in tongue, but in word and in truth!

Matthew 25:35-40

35 for I did hunger, and ye gave me to eat; I did thirst, and ye gave me to drink; I was a stranger, and ye received me; 36 naked, and ye put around me; I was infirm, and ye looked after me; in prison I was, and ye came unto me. 37 `Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when did we see thee hungering, and we nourished? or thirsting, and we gave to drink? 38 and when did we see thee a stranger, and we received? or naked, and we put around? 39 and when did we see thee infirm, or in prison, and we came unto thee? 40 `And the king answering, shall say to them, Verily I say to you, Inasmuch as ye did it to one of these my brethren—the least—to me ye did it .

Mark 10:45

45 for even the Son of Man came not to be ministered to, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.'

Proverbs 19:17

17 Whoso is lending to Jehovah is favouring the poor, And his deed He repayeth to him.

Luke 6:38

38 `Give, and it shall be given to you; good measure, pressed, and shaken, and running over, they shall give into your bosom; for with that measure with which ye measure, it shall be measured to you again.'

Matthew 23:11

11 And the greater of you shall be your ministrant,

Proverbs 11:25

25 A liberal soul is made fat, And whoso is watering, he also is watered.

Philippians 2:1-11

1 If, then, any exhortation is in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of spirit, if any bowels and mercies, 2 fulfil ye my joy, that ye may mind the same thing—having the same love—of one soul—minding the one thing, 3 nothing in rivalry or vain-glory, but in humility of mind one another counting more excellent than yourselves— 4 each not to your own look ye, but each also to the things of others. 5 For, let this mind be in you that is also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal to God, 7 but did empty himself, the form of a servant having taken, in the likeness of men having been made, 8 and in fashion having been found as a man, he humbled himself, having become obedient unto death—death even of a cross, 9 wherefore, also, God did highly exalt him, and gave to him a name that is above every name, 10 that in the name of Jesus every knee may bow—of heavenlies, and earthlies, and what are under the earth— 11 and every tongue may confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Matthew 20:28

28 even as the Son of Man did not come to be ministered to, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.'

Mark 9:35

35 and having sat down he called the twelve, and he saith to them, `If any doth will to be first, he shall be last of all, and minister of all.'

Mark 10:44-45

44 and whoever of you may will to become first, he shall be servant of all; 45 for even the Son of Man came not to be ministered to, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.'

John 13:12-14

12 When, therefore, he washed their feet, and took his garments, having reclined (at meat) again, he said to them, `Do ye know what I have done to you? 13 ye call me, The Teacher and The Lord, and ye say well, for I am; 14 if then I did wash your feet—the Lord and the Teacher—ye also ought to wash one another's feet.

Galatians 5:13-14

13 For ye—to freedom ye were called, brethren, only not the freedom for an occasion to the flesh, but through the love serve ye one another, 14 for all the law in one word is fulfilled—in this: `Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself;'

Acts 20:35

35 all things I did shew you, that, thus labouring, it behoveth us to partake with the ailing, to be mindful also of the words of the Lord Jesus, that he himself said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.'

1 Peter 4:10-11

10 each, according as he received a gift, to one another ministering it, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God; 11 if any one doth speak—`as oracles of God;' if any one doth minister—`as of the ability which God doth supply;' that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom is the glory and the power—to the ages of the ages. Amen.

1 Peter 4:10

10 each, according as he received a gift, to one another ministering it, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God;

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