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1 Corinthians 7:3

The husband must fulfill his duty to his wife, and likewise also the wife to her husband.

Genesis 38:8

Then Judah said to Onan, "Go in to your brother's wife, and perform your duty as a brother-in-law to her, and raise up offspring for your brother."

1 Corinthians 7:20

Each man must remain in that condition in which he was called.

John 4:7

There came a woman of Samaria to draw water. Jesus said to her, "Give Me a drink."

Exodus 18:20

then teach them the statutes and the laws, and make known to them the way in which they are to walk and the work they are to do.

Colossians 3:25

For he who does wrong will receive the consequences of the wrong which he has done, and that without partiality.

Leviticus 19:1

Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying:

Ephesians 6:13

Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.

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Social duties » Almsgiving, general advice concerning

Leviticus 25:35

'Now in case a countryman of yours becomes poor and his means with regard to you falter, then you are to sustain him, like a stranger or a sojourner, that he may live with you.

Deuteronomy 15:7

"If there is a poor man with you, one of your brothers, in any of your towns in your land which the LORD your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart, nor close your hand from your poor brother;

Proverbs 31:20

She extends her hand to the poor, And she stretches out her hands to the needy.

Social duties » Fidelity in business » Husbands' duties

Deuteronomy 24:5

"When a man takes a new wife, he shall not go out with the army nor be charged with any duty; he shall be free at home one year and shall give happiness to his wife whom he has taken.

Genesis 2:23-24

The man said, "This is now bone of my bones, And flesh of my flesh; She shall be called Woman, Because she was taken out of Man." For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh.

Ecclesiastes 9:9

Enjoy life with the woman whom you love all the days of your fleeting life which He has given to you under the sun; for this is your reward in life and in your toil in which you have labored under the sun.

Social duties » Compassion » Duty to widow and fatherless

Jeremiah 22:3

'Thus says the LORD, "Do justice and righteousness, and deliver the one who has been robbed from the power of his oppressor Also do not mistreat or do violence to the stranger, the orphan, or the widow; and do not shed innocent blood in this place.

Deuteronomy 14:29

"The Levite, because he has no portion or inheritance among you, and the alien, the orphan and the widow who are in your town, shall come and eat and be satisfied, in order that the LORD your God may bless you in all the work of your hand which you do.

Social duties » Compassion » Conjugal love

Proverbs 5:19

As a loving hind and a graceful doe, Let her breasts satisfy you at all times; Be exhilarated always with her love.

Esther 2:17

The king loved Esther more than all the women, and she found favor and kindness with him more than all the virgins, so that he set the royal crown on her head and made her queen instead of Vashti.

Genesis 24:67

Then Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah's tent, and he took Rebekah, and she became his wife, and he loved her; thus Isaac was comforted after his mother's death.

Genesis 29:30

So Jacob went in to Rachel also, and indeed he loved Rachel more than Leah, and he served with Laban for another seven years.

Social duties » Brotherly love » Chastity

Revelation 14:4

These are the ones who have not been defiled with women, for they have kept themselves chaste These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes These have been purchased from among men as first fruits to God and to the Lamb.

Social duties » Parental parental duties » Instruction of children

John 21:15

So when they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon, son of John, do you love Me more than these?" He said to Him, "Yes, Lord; You know that I love You " He said to him, "Tend My lambs."

Deuteronomy 4:9

"Only give heed to yourself and keep your soul diligently, so that you do not forget the things which your eyes have seen and they do not depart from your heart all the days of your life; but make them known to your sons and your grandsons.

Social duties » In relation to food in relation to speech » Wives' duties

Proverbs 31:27

She looks well to the ways of her household, And does not eat the bread of idleness.

Esther 1:20

"When the king's edict which he will make is heard throughout all his kingdom, great as it is, then all women will give honor to their husbands, great and small."

Social duties » Temperance pr 23; isa 5; 28; da 1 » General references to

Proverbs 23:1-2

When you sit down to dine with a ruler, Consider carefully what is before you, And put a knife to your throat If you are a man of great appetite.

Proverbs 25:16

Have you found honey? Eat only what you need, That you not have it in excess and vomit it.

Acts 24:25

But as he was discussing righteousness, self-control and the judgment to come, Felix became frightened and said, "Go away for the present, and when I find time I will summon you."

1 Corinthians 9:25

Everyone who competes in the games exercises self-control in all things They then do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable.

Social duties » Fidelity in business » Kind words

Genesis 50:21

"So therefore, do not be afraid; I will provide for you and your little ones." So he comforted them and spoke kindly to them.

Isaiah 50:4

The Lord GOD has given Me the tongue of disciples, That I may know how to sustain the weary one with a word He awakens Me morning by morning, He awakens My ear to listen as a disciple.

Social duties » Fidelity in business » Honesty in business, encouraged

Leviticus 19:35-36

'You shall do no wrong in judgment, in measurement of weight, or capacity. 'You shall have just balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin; I am the LORD your God, who brought you out from the land of Egypt.

Deuteronomy 25:15

"You shall have a full and just weight; you shall have a full and just measure, that your days may be prolonged in the land which the LORD your God gives you.

Social duties » Of impartiality » Partiality forbidden

1 Timothy 5:21

I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus and of His chosen angels, to maintain these principles without bias, doing nothing in a spirit of partiality.

Leviticus 19:15

'You shall do no injustice in judgment; you shall not be partial to the poor nor defer to the great, but you are to judge your neighbor fairly.

Deuteronomy 1:17

'You shall not show partiality in judgment; you shall hear the small and the great alike You shall not fear man, for the judgment is God's The case that is too hard for you, you shall bring to me, and I will hear it.'

Jude 1:16

These are grumblers, finding fault, following after their own lusts; they speak arrogantly, flattering people for the sake of gaining an advantage.

Proverbs 24:23

These also are sayings of the wise To show partiality in judgment is not good.

Social duties » In relation to food in relation to speech » Truthfulness

Zechariah 8:16

'These are the things which you should do: speak the truth to one another; judge with truth and judgment for peace in your gates.

Zephaniah 3:13

"The remnant of Israel will do no wrong And tell no lies, Nor will a deceitful tongue Be found in their mouths; For they will feed and lie down With no one to make them tremble."

Proverbs 12:19

Truthful lips will be established forever, But a lying tongue is only for a moment.

Social duties » Mercifulness » Of giving just weights

Leviticus 19:36

'You shall have just balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin; I am the LORD your God, who brought you out from the land of Egypt.

Social duties » Of home-keeping » Of returning good for evil, encouraged

Exodus 23:5

"If you see the donkey of one who hates you lying helpless under its load, you shall refrain from leaving it to him, you shall surely release it with him.

More verses: Matthew 5:44 Luke 6:27

Social duties » Mercifulness » Of good example

Hebrews 11:4

By faith Abel offered to God a better sacrifice than Cain, through which he obtained the testimony that he was righteous, God testifying about his gifts, and through faith, though he is dead, he still speaks.

2 Thessalonians 3:9

not because we do not have the right to this, but in order to offer ourselves as a model for you, so that you would follow our example.

More verses: 1 Timothy 4:12 Titus 2:7

Social duties » In relation to food in relation to speech » To honour rulers

1 Samuel 24:6

So he said to his men, "Far be it from me because of the LORD that I should do this thing to my lord, the LORD'S anointed, to stretch out my hand against him, since he is the LORD'S anointed."

Jude 1:8

Yet in the same way these men, also by dreaming, defile the flesh, and reject authority, and revile angelic majesties.

Social duties » Fidelity in business » Kindness, encouraged

More verses: 1 Peter 1:5-6

Social duties » Fidelity in business » Justice, encouraged

Deuteronomy 16:20

"Justice, and only justice, you shall pursue, that you may live and possess the land which the LORD your God is giving you.

Isaiah 56:1

Thus says the LORD, "Preserve justice and do righteousness, For My salvation is about to come And My righteousness to be revealed.

More verses: Romans 13:7

Social duties » Compassion » Duty to enemies

Exodus 23:4

"If you meet your enemy's ox or his donkey wandering away, you shall surely return it to him.

Job 31:29

"Have I rejoiced at the extinction of my enemy, Or exulted when evil befell him?

Proverbs 24:17

Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, And do not let your heart be glad when he stumbles;

More verses: Proverbs 25:21-22

Social duties » Sympathy the marks of true » Human, examples of

Job 2:11

Now when Job's three friends heard of all this adversity that had come upon him, they came each one from his own place, Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite; and they made an appointment together to come to sympathize with him and comfort him.

2 Samuel 15:23

While all the country was weeping with a loud voice, all the people passed over. The king also passed over the brook Kidron, and all the people passed over toward the way of the wilderness.

John 11:19

and many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary, to console them concerning their brother.

Job 30:25

"Have I not wept for the one whose life is hard? Was not my soul grieved for the needy?

More verses: Luke 23:27 Psalm 35:14

Social duties » Benevolence, the duty of » Paul's exhortation

Social duties » Parental parental duties » Peaceableness, the righteous cultivate the spirit of

Ecclesiastes 10:4

If the ruler's temper rises against you, do not abandon your position, because composure allays great offenses.

Social duties » Of home-keeping » Of restraining the tongue

Social duties » Of home-keeping » Of lending

Deuteronomy 15:8

but you shall freely open your hand to him, and shall generously lend him sufficient for his need in whatever he lacks.

Psalm 37:26

All day long he is gracious and lends, And his descendants are a blessing.

Psalm 112:5

It is well with the man who is gracious and lends; He will maintain his cause in judgment.

Social duties » Brotherly love » Cheerfulness, the duty of

Acts 27:25

"Therefore, keep up your courage, men, for I believe God that it will turn out exactly as I have been told.

Acts 27:36

All of them were encouraged and they themselves also took food.

Social duties » In relation to food in relation to speech » Visitation of sick

Job 2:11

Now when Job's three friends heard of all this adversity that had come upon him, they came each one from his own place, Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite; and they made an appointment together to come to sympathize with him and comfort him.

2 Kings 13:14

When Elisha became sick with the illness of which he was to die, Joash the king of Israel came down to him and wept over him and said, "My father, my father, the chariots of Israel and its horsemen!"

2 Kings 8:29

So King Joram returned to be healed in Jezreel of the wounds which the Arameans had inflicted on him at Ramah when he fought against Hazael king of Aram Then Ahaziah the son of Jehoram king of Judah went down to see Joram the son of Ahab in Jezreel because he was sick.

Social duties » Parental parental duties » The correction of children

Social duties » Parental parental duties » Reverence for aged, general references to

Job 32:6

So Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite spoke out and said, "I am young in years and you are old; Therefore I was shy and afraid to tell you what I think.

1 Timothy 5:1-2

Do not sharply rebuke an older man, but rather appeal to him as a father, to the younger men as brothers, the older women as mothers, and the younger women as sisters, in all purity.

Social duties » Fidelity in business » Justice » The poor » Encouraged

Proverbs 29:14

If a king judges the poor with truth, His throne will be established forever.

Jeremiah 22:16

"He pled the cause of the afflicted and needy; Then it was well Is not that what it means to know Me?" Declares the LORD.

Social duties » Parental parental duties » To teach

Deuteronomy 6:20

"When your son asks you in time to come, saying, 'What do the testimonies and the statutes and the judgments mean which the LORD our God commanded you?'

Deuteronomy 21:19

then his father and mother shall seize him, and bring him out to the elders of his city at the gateway of his hometown.

Social duties » Compassion » Courtesy, general references to

Acts 27:3

The next day we put in at Sidon; and Julius treated Paul with consideration and allowed him to go to his friends and receive care.

Acts 28:7

Now in the neighborhood of that place were lands belonging to the leading man of the island, named Publius, who welcomed us and entertained us courteously three days.

Social duties » Parental parental duties » To train

Isaiah 38:19

"It is the living who give thanks to You, as I do today; A father tells his sons about Your faithfulness.

Lamentations 2:19

"Arise, cry aloud in the night At the beginning of the night watches; Pour out your heart like water Before the presence of the Lord; Lift up your hands to Him For the life of your little ones Who are faint because of hunger At the head of every street."

Social duties » Brotherly love » Abounding

Social duties » Sympathy the marks of true » Burden-bearing

Social duties » Total abstinence from strong drink » Law from the nazarites

Numbers 6:3

he shall abstain from wine and strong drink; he shall drink no vinegar, whether made from wine or strong drink, nor shall he drink any grape juice nor eat fresh or dried grapes.

Deuteronomy 29:6

"You have not eaten bread, nor have you drunk wine or strong drink, in order that you might know that I am the LORD your God.

Social duties » Parental parental duties » Peacemaking

Proverbs 12:20

Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil, But counselors of peace have joy.

Social duties » Of home-keeping » Admonitions concerning abiding at home

Habakkuk 2:5

"Furthermore, wine betrays the haughty man, So that he does not stay at home He enlarges his appetite like Sheol, And he is like death, never satisfied. He also gathers to himself all nations And collects to himself all peoples.

Titus 2:5

to be sensible, pure, workers at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands, so that the word of God will not be dishonored.

Proverbs 25:17

Let your foot rarely be in your neighbor's house, Or he will become weary of you and hate you.

Social duties » Total abstinence from strong drink » Daniel's temperance principles

Daniel 1:8

But Daniel made up his mind that he would not defile himself with the king's choice food or with the wine which he drank; so he sought permission from the commander of the officials that he might not defile himself.

Daniel 10:3

I did not eat any tasty food, nor did meat or wine enter my mouth, nor did I use any ointment at all until the entire three weeks were completed.

Social duties » Benevolence, the duty of » Christ's commands

Luke 3:11

And he would answer and say to them, "The man who has two tunics is to share with him who has none; and he who has food is to do likewise."

Social duties » Masters' duties » Prompt payment of wages

Deuteronomy 24:15

"You shall give him his wages on his day before the sun sets, for he is poor and sets his heart on it; so that he will not cry against you to the LORD and it become sin in you.

Social duties » Benevolence, the duty of » The wise man's advice

Ecclesiastes 11:1

Cast your bread on the surface of the waters, for you will find it after many days.

Social duties » Total abstinence from strong drink » Brotherly love demands

1 Corinthians 8:13

Therefore, if food causes my brother to stumble, I will never eat meat again, so that I will not cause my brother to stumble.

Social duties » Parental parental duties » To nurture

Social duties » Compassion » Mary magdalene and other women

Matthew 27:55-56

Many women were there looking on from a distance, who had followed Jesus from Galilee while ministering to Him. Among them was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.

Matthew 28:1

Now after the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to look at the grave.

Social duties » Compassion » Jonathan

1 Samuel 20:17

Jonathan made David vow again because of his love for him, because he loved him as he loved his own life.

2 Samuel 15:21

But Ittai answered the king and said, "As the LORD lives, and as my lord the king lives, surely wherever my lord the king may be, whether for death or for life, there also your servant will be."

Social duties » Parental parental duties » To control

1 Timothy 3:12

Deacons must be husbands of only one wife, and good managers of their children and their own households.

Social duties » Mercifulness » Of david

1 Samuel 26:9

But David said to Abishai, "Do not destroy him, for who can stretch out his hand against the LORD'S anointed and be without guilt?"

2 Samuel 19:22

David then said, "What have I to do with you, O sons of Zeruiah, that you should this day be an adversary to me? Should any man be put to death in Israel today? For do I not know that I am king over Israel today?"

Social duties » Brotherly love » Fervent

Social duties » Brotherly love » Sincere

Romans 13:9

For this, "YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY, YOU SHALL NOT MURDER, YOU SHALL NOT STEAL, YOU SHALL NOT COVET," and if there is any other commandment, it is summed up in this saying, "YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF."

Social duties » Sympathy the marks of true » Helpfulness

Social duties » Compassion » The barbarians

Acts 28:2

The natives showed us extraordinary kindness; for because of the rain that had set in and because of the cold, they kindled a fire and received us all.

Social duties » Sympathy the marks of true » Visitation of the needy

Social duties » Fidelity in business » The workmen under hilkiah

2 Chronicles 34:11-12

They in turn gave it to the carpenters and to the builders to buy quarried stone and timber for couplings and to make beams for the houses which the kings of Judah had let go to ruin. The men did the work faithfully with foremen over them to supervise: Jahath and Obadiah, the Levites of the sons of Merari, Zechariah and Meshullam of the sons of the Kohathites, and the Levites, all who were skillful with musical instruments.

Social duties » Benevolence, the duty of » Moses injunction

Deuteronomy 15:12-14

"If your kinsman, a Hebrew man or woman, is sold to you, then he shall serve you six years, but in the seventh year you shall set him free. "When you set him free, you shall not send him away empty-handed. "You shall furnish him liberally from your flock and from your threshing floor and from your wine vat; you shall give to him as the LORD your God has blessed you.

Social duties » Parental parental duties » To provide for

2 Corinthians 12:14

Here for this third time I am ready to come to you, and I will not be a burden to you; for I do not seek what is yours, but you; for children are not responsible to save up for their parents, but parents for their children.

Social duties » Mercifulness » Of Christ

Luke 9:55

But He turned and rebuked them, [and said, "You do not know what kind of spirit you are of;

John 8:7

But when they persisted in asking Him, He straightened up, and said to them, "He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone at her."

Social duties » Compassion » Constancy, examples of

Ruth 4:16

Then Naomi took the child and laid him in her lap, and became his nurse.

Social duties » Compassion » Certain leaders in israel

2 Chronicles 28:15

Then the men who were designated by name arose, took the captives, and they clothed all their naked ones from the spoil; and they gave them clothes and sandals, fed them and gave them drink, anointed them with oil, led all their feeble ones on donkeys, and brought them to Jericho, the city of palm trees, to their brothers; then they returned to Samaria.

Social duties » Brotherly love » Impartial

Social duties » Fidelity in business » Required of stewards

Social duties » Total abstinence from strong drink » Encouraged upon the priests

Leviticus 10:9

"Do not drink wine or strong drink, neither you nor your sons with you, when you come into the tent of meeting, so that you will not die--it is a perpetual statute throughout your generations--

Social duties » Total abstinence from strong drink » The wise man's injunction

Proverbs 23:31

Do not look on the wine when it is red, When it sparkles in the cup, When it goes down smoothly;

Social duties » Fidelity in business » Nehemiah's treasurers

Nehemiah 13:13

In charge of the storehouses I appointed Shelemiah the priest, Zadok the scribe, and Pedaiah of the Levites, and in addition to them was Hanan the son of Zaccur, the son of Mattaniah; for they were considered reliable, and it was their task to distribute to their kinsmen.

Social duties » Masters' duties » Just dealing

Social duties » Mercifulness » Of saul

1 Samuel 11:13

But Saul said, "Not a man shall be put to death this day, for today the LORD has accomplished deliverance in Israel."

Social duties » Compassion » Onesiphorus

2 Timothy 1:16

The Lord grant mercy to the house of Onesiphorus, for he often refreshed me and was not ashamed of my chains;

Social duties » Brotherly love » Unselfish

Social duties » Total abstinence from strong drink » The law of the rechabites

Jeremiah 35:6

But they said, "We will not drink wine, for Jonadab the son of Rechab, our father, commanded us, saying, 'You shall not drink wine, you or your sons, forever.

Social duties » Total abstinence from strong drink » Rule for kings

Proverbs 31:4

It is not for kings, O Lemuel, It is not for kings to drink wine, Or for rulers to desire strong drink,

Social duties » Fidelity in business » The workmen under jehoiada

2 Kings 12:15

Moreover, they did not require an accounting from the men into whose hand they gave the money to pay to those who did the work, for they dealt faithfully.

Social duties » Masters' duties » Refraining from threats

Social duties » Compassion » The good samaritan

Luke 10:33-34

"But a Samaritan, who was on a journey, came upon him; and when he saw him, he felt compassion, and came to him and bandaged up his wounds, pouring oil and wine on them; and he put him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn and took care of him.

Social duties » Sympathy the marks of true » Fellow-feeling for the unfortunate

Social duties » Fidelity in business » Of joseph

Genesis 39:6

So he left everything he owned in Joseph's charge; and with him there he did not concern himself with anything except the food which he ate. Now Joseph was handsome in form and appearance.

Social duties » Masters' duties » Consideration for employees

Job 31:13-14

"If I have despised the claim of my male or female slaves When they filed a complaint against me, What then could I do when God arises? And when He calls me to account, what will I answer Him?

Social duties » Mercifulness » of Elisha

2 Kings 6:22

He answered, "You shall not kill them. Would you kill those you have taken captive with your sword and with your bow? Set bread and water before them, that they may eat and drink and go to their master."

Social duties » Mercifulness » Solomon

1 Kings 1:52

Solomon said, "If he is a worthy man, not one of his hairs will fall to the ground; but if wickedness is found in him, he will die."

Social duties » Sympathy the marks of true » Benevolence

Social duties » Benevolence, the duty of » The prophet's words

Social duties » Fidelity in business » of moses

Social duties » Compassion » Priscilla and aquila

Romans 16:4

who for my life risked their own necks, to whom not only do I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles;

Social duties » Compassion » Elisha

2 Kings 2:2

Elijah said to Elisha, "Stay here please, for the LORD has sent me as far as Bethel " But Elisha said, "As the LORD lives and as you yourself live, I will not leave you." So they went down to Bethel.

Social duties » Compassion » Pharaoh's daughter

Exodus 2:6

When she opened it, she saw the child, and behold, the boy was crying. And she had pity on him and said, "This is one of the Hebrews' children."

Social duties » Brotherly love » Christ's love the standard of

Social duties » Brotherly love » Proof of discipleship

Social duties » Fidelity in business » Of daniel

Daniel 6:4

Then the commissioners and satraps began trying to find a ground of accusation against Daniel in regard to government affairs; but they could find no ground of accusation or evidence of corruption, inasmuch as he was faithful, and no negligence or corruption was to be found in him.

Social duties » Compassion » The philippian jailor

Acts 16:33

And he took them that very hour of the night and washed their wounds, and immediately he was baptized, he and all his household.

Social duties » Compassion » Thomas

John 11:16

Therefore Thomas, who is called Didymus, said to his fellow disciples, "Let us also go, so that we may die with Him."

Social duties » Compassion » Christ

Social duties » Total abstinence from strong drink » John the baptist a total abstainer

Social duties » Parental parental duties » To love

Social duties » Compassion » Job

Job 29:13

"The blessing of the one ready to perish came upon me, And I made the widow's heart sing for joy.



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