Bible verses about "etiquette" | LEB

Matthew 7:1-29

1 "Do not judge, so that you will not be judged. 2 For by what judgment you judge, you will be judged, and by what measure you measure out, it will be measured out to you. 3 And why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the beam of wood in your own eye? 4 Or how will you say to your brother, 'Allow me to remove the speck from your eye,' and behold, the beam of wood is in your own eye? 5 Hypocrite! First remove the beam of wood from your own eye and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye! 6 "Do not give what is holy to dogs, or throw your pearls in front of pigs, lest they trample them with their feet, and turn around and* tear you to pieces. 7 "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and it will be opened for you. 8 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. 9 Or what man is there among you, if his son will ask him for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or also if he will ask for a fish, will give him a snake? 11 Therefore if you, although you* are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him? 12 Therefore in all things, whatever you want that people should do to you, thus also you do to them. For this is the law and the prophets. 13 "Enter through the narrow gate, because broad is the gate and spacious is the road that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it, 14 because narrow* is the gate and constricted is the road that leads to life, and there are few who find it! 15 "Beware of false prophets who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inside are ravenous wolves. 16 You will recognize them by their fruits: they do not gather grapes from thorn bushes or figs from thistles, do they?* 17 In the same way, every good tree produces good fruit, but a bad tree produces bad fruit. 18 A good tree is not able to produce bad fruit, nor a bad tree to produce good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not produce good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 As a result, you will recognize them by their fruits. 21 "Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter into the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 On that day many will say to me, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and expel demons in your name, and perform many miracles in your name?' 23 And then I will say to them plainly,* 'I never knew you. Depart from me, you who practice lawlessness!' 24 "Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 And the rain came down and the rivers came and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it did not collapse, because its foundation was laid on the rock. 26 And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. 27 And the rain came down and the rivers came and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it collapsed, and its fall was great." 28 And it happened when Jesus finished these words the crowds were amazed at his teaching, 29 because he was teaching them like one who had authority, and not like their scribes.

Matthew 15:1-39

1 Then Pharisees and scribes came to Jesus from Jerusalem, saying, 2 "Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat a meal."* 3 So he answered and* said to them, "Why do you also break the commandment of God because of your tradition? 4 For God said, 'Honor your* father and your* mother,'* and 'The one who speaks evil of father or mother must certainly die*.'* 5 But you say, 'Whoever says to his* father or his* mother, "Whatever benefit you would have received* from me is a gift to God," 6 need not honor his father,'* and you make void the word of God for the sake of your tradition. 7 Hypocrites! Isaiah correctly prophesied about you saying, 8 'This people honors me with their* lips, but their heart is far, far away from me, 9 and they worship me in vain, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.'"* 10 And summoning the crowd, he said to them, "Hear and understand: 11 It is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of the mouth—this defiles a person." 12 Then the disciples came and* said to him, "Do you know that the Pharisees were offended when they* heard this saying?" 13 And he answered and* said, "Every plant that my heavenly Father did not plant will be uprooted. 14 Let* them! They are blind guides of the blind. And if the blind guide the blind, both will fall into a pit." 15 But Peter answered and* said to him, "Explain this parable to us." 16 But he said, "Are you also still without understanding? 17 Do you not understand that everything that enters into the mouth goes into the stomach and is evacuated into the latrine? 18 But the things that come out of the mouth come from the heart, and these defile the person. 19 For from the heart come evil plans, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, abusive speech. 20 These are the things that defile a person. But eating with unwashed hands does not defile a person!" 21 And departing from there, Jesus went away to the region of Tyre and Sidon. 22 And behold, a Canaanite woman from that district came and cried out, saying, "Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David! My daughter is severely possessed by a demon!" 23 But he did not answer her a word. And his disciples came up and* asked him, saying, "Send her away, because she is crying out after us!" 24 But he answered and* said, "I was not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel." 25 But she came and* knelt down before him, saying, "Lord, help me!" 26 And he answered and* said, "It is not right to take the children's bread and throw it* to the dogs!" 27 So she said, "Yes, Lord, for even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master's table." 28 Then Jesus answered and said to her, "O woman, your faith is great! Let it be done for you as you want." And her daughter was healed from that hour. 29 And departing from there, Jesus went along the Sea of Galilee, and he went up on the mountain and* was sitting there. 30 And large crowds came to him, having with them the mute, blind, lame, crippled,* and many others, and they put them down at his feet, and he healed them. 31 So then the crowd was astonished when they* saw the mute speaking, the crippled healthy, and the lame walking, and the blind seeing, and they praised the God of Israel. 32 And Jesus summoned his disciples and* said, "I have compassion on the crowd, because they have remained with me three days already and do not have anything to eat, and I do not want to send them away hungry lest they give out on the way." 33 And the disciples said to him, "Where in this desolate place can we get* so much bread that such a great crowd could be satisfied?" 34 And Jesus said to them, "How many loaves do you have?" So they said, "Seven, and a few little fish." 35 And commanding the crowd to recline for a meal on the ground, 36 he took the seven loaves and the fish and after he* had given thanks, he broke them* and began giving* them* to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. 37 And they all ate and were satisfied, and they picked up what was left over of the broken pieces, seven baskets full. 38 Now those who ate were four thousand men, in addition to women and children. 39 And after he* sent away the crowds, he got into the boat and went to the region of Magadan.

1 Corinthians 10:23

23 All things are permitted, but not all things are profitable. All things are permitted, but not all things build up.

Luke 6:37

37 "And do not judge, and you will never be judged. And do not condemn, and you will never be condemned. Pardon, and you will be pardoned.

John 4:23-24

23 But an hour is coming—and now is here*—when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for indeed the Father seeks such people to be his worshipers. 24 God is spirit, and the ones who worship him must worship in spirit and truth."

Romans 14:16

16 Therefore do not let your good be slandered.

1 Timothy 2:1-15

1 Therefore, I urge first of all that petitions, prayers, requests, and thanksgiving be made on behalf of all people, 2 on behalf of kings and all those who are in authority, in order that we may live a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. 3 This is good and acceptable before God our Savior, 4 who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God and one mediator between God and human beings, the man Christ Jesus, 6 who gave himself a ransom for all, the testimony at the proper time, 7 for which I was appointed a herald and an apostle—I am speaking the truth, I am not lying—a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth. 8 Therefore I want the men in every place to pray, lifting up holy hands without anger and dispute. 9 Likewise also the women should adorn themselves in appropriate clothing, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hair and gold jewelry or pearls or expensive clothing, 10 but with good deeds which are fitting for women who profess godliness. 11 A woman must learn in quietness with all submission. 12 But I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man, but to remain quiet*. 13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve, 14 and Adam was not deceived, but the woman, because she* was deceived, came into transgression. 15 But she will be saved through the bearing of children, if she continues in faith and love and holiness with self-control.

Proverbs 1:1-33

1 Proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel: 2 To know wisdom and instruction, to understand sayings of understanding, 3 to gain insightful instruction,* righteousness and justice and equity, 4 to give shrewdness* to the simple, knowledge and purpose* to the young, 5 may the wise hear and increase learning, and the one who understands gain direction,* 6 to understand a proverb and an expression, words of wisdom and their riddles. 7 Fear of Yahweh is the beginning of knowledge; wisdom and instruction, fools despise. 8 My child, may you keep* your father's instruction, and do not reject your mother's teachings, 9 for they are a garland of favor for your head, and pendants for your neck. 10 My child, if sinners entice you, do not consent. 11 If they say, "Come with us! We shall lie in wait for blood; we shall ambush the innocent without cause.* 12 Like Sheol,* we will swallow them alive and whole, like those who descend to the pit.* 13 We shall find all precious wealth, we shall fill our houses with booty, 14 you shall throw your lot in our midst, there will be one purse for all of us." 15 My child, do not walk in their way.* Keep your foot from their paths, 16 for their feet run to evil, and they hurry to shed blood, 17 for "in vain* is the net scattered, in the sight of any winged bird."* 18 They lie in wait for their own blood. They ambush their own lives. 19 Thus are the ways of all who are greedy for gain— it will take the life of its possessors. 20 Wisdom calls out in the streets, in the squares she raises her voice. 21 On a busy corner* she cries out, at the entrances of the gates in the city, she speaks her sayings: 22 "How long,* O simple ones, will you love simplicity? And how long will scoffers delight in their scoffing, and fools hate knowledge? 23 May you turn to my argument!* Behold, I shall pour out my spirit upon you; I will make my words known to you. 24 Because I called out and you refused me, I stretched out my hand, yet there is none who heeds. 25 You have ignored all my counsel, and my reproof you are not willing to accept. 26 I will also laugh at your calamity;* I will mock when panic* comes upon you. 27 When your panic comes like a storm, and your calamity arrives like a whirlwind, when distress and anguish come upon you, 28 then they will call* me, but I will not answer; they will seek me diligently but not find me. 29 Since they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of Yahweh, 30 they were not willing to accept my counsel, they despised all my reproof. 31 They shall eat from the fruit of their way, and they shall be sated from their own schemes, 32 for the waywardness of the simple ones will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them. 33 Whoever listens to me will dwell in security and rest securely* from dread and disaster."

Leviticus 19:32

32 " 'Before* old age you* shall get up, and you* shall show respect for an old person; and you* shall revere your God; I am Yahweh.

Colossians 3:12

12 Therefore, as the chosen of God, holy and dearly loved, put on affection, compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, patience,

Philippians 4:5

5 Let your gentleness be made known to all people. The Lord is near.

1 Corinthians 14:40

40 But let all things be done decently and according to proper procedure.

Colossians 4:5-6

5 Live with wisdom toward those outside, making the most of the time. 6 Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how it is necessary for you to answer each one.

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