Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.
1 Chronicles 29:14
But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able to offer so willingly after this sort? for all things come of thee, and of thine own have we given thee.
Can a man be profitable unto God? Surely he that is wise is profitable unto himself.
If thou hast sinned, what effectest thou against him? And if thy transgressions be multiplied, what doest thou unto him?
O my soul , thou hast said unto Jehovah, Thou art my Lord: I have no good beyond thee.
Let their way be dark and slippery, And the angel of Jehovah pursuing them.
All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; But Jehovah weigheth the spirits.
Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, Jehovah of hosts.
For we are all become as one that is unclean, and all our righteousnesses are as a polluted garment: and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.
And cast ye out the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness: there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth.
They have all turned aside, they are together become unprofitable; There is none that doeth good, no, not, so much as one:
or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again?
1 Corinthians 9:16
For if I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of; for necessity is laid upon me; for woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel.
1 Corinthians 15:9
For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.
Yea verily, and I count all things to be loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but refuse, that I may gain Christ,
who once was unprofitable to thee, but now is profitable to thee and to me:
1 Peter 5:5
Likewise, ye younger, be subject unto the elder. Yea, all of you gird yourselves with humility, to serve one another: for God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace to the humble.