Bible verses about "cooperation" | MLV

Genesis 11:1-4

1 And the whole earth was of one language and of one speech. 2 And it happened, as they traveled east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar and they dwelt there. 3 And they said one to another, Come, let us make brick and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone and they had tar for mortar. 4 And they said, Come, let us build a city for us and a tower and its top in the heavens. And let us make a name for ourselves, lest we are scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.

Exodus 17:12

12 But Moses' hands were heavy. And they took a stone and put it under him and he sat on it. and Aaron and Hur held up his hands, the one on the one side and the other on the other side. And his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.

Mark 2:3

3 And they come, carrying to him a paralytic, lifted up by four men. \ulnone\nosupersub

Mark 6:7

7 And he calls to him the twelve and began to send them out two by two, and he was giving them authority over the unclean spirits;

Acts 1:12-14

12 Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mountain called Olives, which is near Jerusalem, a Sabbath day’s journey off. 13 And having entered, they went up into the upstairs-room, where they were remaining; both Peter and John and James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot and Judas the son of James
. 14 All these men together with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus and together with his brethren were persevering, united in prayer and supplication.

John 17:20-21

20 I am not requesting concerning these only, but concerning those who also believe in me through their word; 21 in order that they may all be one; just-as you, Father, are in me and I in you; in order that they may also be one in us; in order that the world may believe that you sent me.

Acts 15:1-41

1 And some, came down from Judea, were teaching the brethren, saying, If you are not circumcised after the custom of Moses, you are unable to be saved. 2 Therefore, when it happened, (not just a small dissension and debate by Paul and Barnabas with them), the brethren appointed Paul and Barnabas, and some others out of them, to go up to Jerusalem to the apostles and elders concerning this debate.
3 Therefore indeed, being sent onward by the congregation, they were going through both Phoenicia and Samaria, describing the turning to God of the Gentiles, and they were producing great joy in all the brethren. 4 Now when they came to Jerusalem, they were accepted by the congregation, and the apostles and the elders, and they reported how-much God did with them. 5 But there rose up some of the sect of the Pharisees who have believed, saying, It is essential to circumcise them and to command them to keep the Law of Moses.
6 Now the apostles and the elders were gathered together to see concerning this word
. 7 Now after much debate had happened, Peter standing up, said to them, Brethren, you know that from the days of old among us, God chose through my mouth, that the Gentiles were to hear the word of the good-news and to believe it. 8 And God, the knower of hearts, testified of them, having given them the Holy Spirit, just-as he did also to us; 9 and he made no distinction between us and them in the faith, having cleansed their hearts.
10 Therefore now, why are you testing God, that is to place a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers, nor we were strong-enough to bear? 11 But we believe that we will be saved through the favor of the Lord Jesus, according to what is in the same manner as they are also.
12 Now all the multitude was silent, and they were hearing Barnabas and Paul describing how-much God did, in signs and wonders, among the Gentiles through them.
13 Now after they were silent, James answered, saying, Brethren, hear me. 14 Symeon has described, just-as how God visited the nations first, to take out of them a people for his name. 15 And the words of the prophets agree together with this; just-as it has been written, 16 ‘I will turn back after these things, and I will build the tabernacle of David again, which has fallen. And I will build its ruins again. And I will straighten it, 17 that the rest of men may seek out the Lord, and all the nations, upon whom my name has been called, says the Lord, the one who is doing all these things,’ 18 (known to God are all his works from the age.)
19 Hence, I am deciding not to trouble those who are turning to God from among the Gentiles; 20 but to inform them by letter: to abstain from the pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from what is strangled, and from blood. 21 For Moses has those who preach him in every city, from ancient generations, being read in the synagogues every Sabbath.
22 Then it seemed good to the apostles and the elders, together with the whole congregation, to send chosen men from them selves together with Paul and Barnabas to Antioch, leading men among the brethren: Judas surnamed Barsabbas and Silas.
23 They wrote these things through their hand:
The apostles and the elders and brethren, to the brethren, those from the Gentiles in Antioch and Syria and Cilicia. Hail to you!
24 Since we have heard that some who went out from us have disturbed you with words, upsetting your souls; saying you must be circumcised and to keep the law, to whom we ordered no such thing; 25 it seemed good to us, having become united, to choose out men together with our beloved Barnabas and Paul and send them to you, 26 men who have given up their lives on behalf of the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. 27 Therefore we have sent Judas and Silas, who themselves will also be reporting to you the same things through their speech. 28 For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us, to place no more burden upon you except these necessary things: 29 that you abstain from idol-sacrifices, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication. Keeping yourselves away from these things; you will be practicing well.

30 Therefore indeed, when they were dismissed, they came down to Antioch, and having gathered the multitude together, they gave them the letter. 31 Now having read it, they rejoiced upon the encouragement. 32 And Judas and Silas, also being prophets themselves, encouraged the brethren through much speech also further strengthened them. 33 Now having spent some time there, they were dismissed in peace from the brethren to the apostles. 34 But it seemed good to Silas to remain there. \ulnone\nosupersub 35 But Paul and Barnabas were staying in Antioch with many others also, teaching and proclaiming the good-news of the word of the Lord.

36 Now after some days Paul said to Barnabas, We should return now! We should visit the brethren in every city in which we proclaimed the word of the Lord to see how they are holding up. \ulnone\nosupersub 37 Now Barnabas also planned to take together with them John, the one called Mark. 38 But Paul was not deeming it worthy to take Mark together with them, the one who withdrew away from them from Pamphylia and did not go together with them to the work. 39 Therefore it happened: a sharp-disagreement, so-that they departed from one another, and Barnabas took Mark with him to sail away to Cyprus; 40 but Paul went forth, having chosen Silas, having been given to the favor of the Lord by the brethren. 41 Now he was going through Syria and Cilicia, further strengthening the congregations.

Romans 1:1-32

Paul, bondservant of Jesus Christ, a called apostle, having been separated to the good-news of God, 2 which he promised beforehand through his prophets in the holy Scriptures, 3 concerning his Son, (who was born from the seed of David according to the flesh, 4 who has been determined as being the Son of God in power, according to the spirit of holiness, out of the resurrection of the dead), Jesus Christ our Lord. 5 Through whom, we received grace and apostleship, into the obedience of the faith in all the nations, on behalf of his name; 6 among whom you are also called of Jesus Christ. 7 To all those who are in Rome, beloved of God, called holy-ones: grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
8 First indeed, I am giving-thanks to my God through Jesus Christ on behalf of all of you, that your faith is proclaimed in the whole world. 9 For God is my witness, to whom I am giving-divine service in my spirit in the good-news of his Son, as I constantly make a remembrance of you. 10 I beseech God always in my prayers, if somehow now, I will be prospered in the will of God to come to you someday, 11 for I am longing to see you, in order that I may give to you some spiritual gift, that you may be established; 12 and this is my prayer to be encouraged together among you, through the faith in one another, both yours and mine. 13 Now brethren, I do not wish you to be ignorant that I often purposed to come to you (and I was prevented till presently), in order that I might also have some fruit among you, just-as among the rest of the Gentiles. 14 I am a debtor both to Greeks and to Barbarians, both to the wise and to the foolish. 15 So, as in me, I am eager to proclaim the good-news to you also who are in Rome.
16 For I am not ashamed of the good-news of the Christ; for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes; both to the Jew first and to the Greek. 17 For the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to
18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven upon all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men and upon those holding back the truth in unrighteousness; 19 because what is known of God is apparent among them; for God manifested it to them. 20 For the invisible things of him are clearly seen from the creation of the world, being perceived by the things made, both his eternal power and divinity; that they may be without defense; 21 because having known God, they did not glorify him as God, nor gave-thanks, but became-futile in their reasonings and their heart was darkened without understanding. 22 They were foolish, claiming to be wise, 23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into the likeness of an image of corruptible man and of birds and of four footed mammals and of reptiles.
24 Hence also, God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts into uncleanness, that their bodies should be dishonored among themselves. 25 They exchanged the truth of God into a lie and worshiped and gave-divine service to the created thing contrary to the one who created it, who is gracious forever. Amen.
26 Because of this, God gave them up to passions of dishonor; for even their females exchanged the natural use into what is contrary to anything natural; 27 and the males also likewise, having left the natural use of the female, burned in their lust toward one another, males with males working forth indecency and receiving in themselves the recompense which was essential from their error.
28 And just-as they did not approve to have God in their full knowledge, God gave them up to an unapproved mind, to do those things which are not proper. 29 They have been filled with all: unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, greed, malice; full of: envy, murder, strife, treachery, maliciousness. They are: malicious whisperers, 30 slandering, spiteful to God, insolent, haughty, braggarts, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 without understanding, covenant-breakers, cold-hearted, implacable and unmerciful. 32 Who, having fully known the ordinance of God, (that those practicing such things are worthy of death), are not only practicing the same things, but also are consenting with those who are practicing the same things.

Ecclesiastes 4:8-12

8 There is one man who is alone and he has not a second, yes, he has neither son nor brother. Yet there is no end of all his labor, nor are his eyes satisfied with riches. And he says, whom then do I labor and deprive my soul of good? This also is vanity, yes, it is a great task.
9 Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor. 10 Because if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow, but woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up. 11 Again, if two lie together, then they have warmth, but how can one be warm alone? 12 And if a man prevails against he who is alone, two will withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

1 Corinthians 14:40

40 But let all things happen decently and according to some order.

Psalms 133:1

1 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity!

Ephesians 4:3

3 Be diligent to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Nehemiah 4:6

6 So we built the wall and all the wall was joined together to half the height of it, for the people had a mind to work.

Amos 3:3

3 Shall two walk together unless they have agreed?

Philippians 2:1-30

1 Therefore, if there is any encouragement in Christ, if any consolation of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affections and mercies, 2 fulfill my joy, in order that you may be mindful of the same thing, having the same love, fellowship in spirit, being mindful of the one thing, 3 (nothing according to selfish ambition or through empty conceit, but in humility): deeming one another superior to yourselves; 4 each one, do not note the things of yourselves, but each one note also the things of others. 5 For let this mindset be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 6 who, existing in the form of God, did not deem it a seizure to be equal to God, 7 but emptied himself, having taken the form of a bondservant, having become in the likeness of men; 8 and having been found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, having become obedient as far as death, and even death from a cross. 9 Hence, God also highly exalted him, and granted to him the name which is above every name; 10 in order that every knee should bow in the name of Jesus, those from the heavenly and earthly and subterranean places, 11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
12 So-then my beloved, just-as you have always obeyed, not only as in my presence, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. 13 For it is God who is working in you both to will and to work, on behalf of his delight. 14 Do all things without murmurings and questionings, 15 in order that you might become blameless and harmless children of God, flawless in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as illuminations in the world. 16 Keep holding onto the word of life, for a boast to me in the day of Christ, that I did not run in vain nor labored in vain. 17 But even if I am a drink-offering upon the sacrifice and ministry of your faith, I am rejoicing, and even rejoicing together with you all. 18 Now you also, rejoice and rejoice together with me in the same thing.
19 Now I am hoping in the Lord Jesus, to send Timothy to you shortly, in order that I may also be in good spirits when I know about the things concerning you. 20 For I have no one equal in spirit, who will be genuinely anxious about the things concerning you. 21 For they are all seeking their own, not the things of Jesus Christ. 22 But you know the trial of him, that as a child serves a father, so he served together with me for the good-news. 23 Therefore, I am indeed hoping to send this one promptly, as for whenever I look away from the things concerning me, 24 but I have confidence in the Lord that I myself will also be coming shortly.
25 But I deemed it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother and fellow worker and fellow soldier, and your ambassador and minister to my need; 26 since he was longing-for you all, and was disheartened because you had heard that he was sick. 27 For indeed he was sick–close to death. But God showed-mercy on him, now not him only, but also me, in order that I might not have sorrow upon sorrow. 28 Therefore, I have sent him more diligently, in order that when you see him again, you should rejoice and that I may be sorrow-free. 29 Therefore accept him in the Lord with all joy, and hold those who are such as admired; 30 because he drew near almost as far as death, because of the work of the Christ, having disregarded his life in order that he might fill the lack in your ministry toward me.

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