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38 Bible Verses about Duty

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Ecclesiastes 12:13

All has been heard; the end of the matter is: Fear God [revere and worship Him, knowing that He is] and keep His commandments, for this is the whole of man [the full, original purpose of his creation, the object of God's providence, the root of character, the foundation of all happiness, the adjustment to all inharmonious circumstances and conditions under the sun] and the whole [duty] for every man.

Luke 17:10

Even so on your part, when you have done everything that was assigned and commanded you, say, We are unworthy servants [possessing no merit, for we have not gone beyond our obligation]; we have [merely] done what was our duty to do.

Galatians 6:5

For every person will have to bear ( be equal to understanding and calmly receive) his own [ little] load [of oppressive faults].

Luke 17:9

Is he grateful and does he praise the servant because he did what he was ordered to do?

John 13:14

If I then, your Lord and Teacher (Master), have washed your feet, you ought [it is your duty, you are under obligation, you owe it] to wash one another's feet.

Deuteronomy 25:5

If brothers live together and one of them dies and has no son, his wife shall not be married outside the family to a stranger [an excluded man]. Her husband's brother shall go in to her and take her as his wife and perform the duty of a husband's brother to her.

Philippians 2:14

Do all things without grumbling and faultfinding and complaining [ against God] and questioning and doubting [among yourselves],

1 Chronicles 9:33

These are the singers, heads of the fathers' houses of the Levites, dwelling in the temple chambers, free from other service because they were on duty day and night.

1 Corinthians 5:12

What [business] of mine is it and what right have I to judge outsiders? Is it not those inside [the church] upon whom you are to pass disciplinary judgment [passing censuring sentence on them as the facts require]?

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Duty » Pressure of » Rulers'

Deuteronomy 17:16

But he shall not multiply horses to himself or cause the people to return to Egypt in order to multiply horses, since the Lord said to you, You shall never return that way.

Proverbs 29:14

The king who faithfully judges the poor, his throne shall be established continuously.

2 Samuel 23:3

The God of Israel spoke, the Rock of Israel said to me, When one rules over men righteously, ruling in the fear of God,

2 Chronicles 19:6

And said to the judges, Be careful what you do, for you judge not for man but for the Lord, and He is with you in the matter of judgment.

Duty » Daily » Husbands'

Genesis 2:23-24

Then Adam said, This [creature] is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of a man. Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and shall become united and cleave to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.

Ecclesiastes 9:9

Live joyfully with the wife whom you love all the days of your vain life which He has given you under the sun -- "all the days of futility. For that is your portion in this life and in your work at which you toil under the sun.

Duty » To brethren » Wives

Proverbs 31:27

She looks well to how things go in her household, and the bread of idleness (gossip, discontent, and self-pity) she will not eat.

Esther 1:20

So when the king's decree is made and proclaimed throughout all his kingdom, extensive as it is, all wives will give honor to their husbands, high and low.

Duty » Masters' » Of admonition

Duty » Masters' » Neglect of

Judges 5:23

Curse Meroz, said the messenger of the Lord. Curse bitterly its inhabitants, because they came not to the help of the Lord, to the help of the Lord against the mighty!

Matthew 7:26

And everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not do them will be like a stupid (foolish) man who built his house upon the sand.

Judges 21:8

And they said, Which one is there of the tribes of Israel that did not come up to Mizpah to the Lord? And behold, no one had come to the camp from Jabesh-gilead, to the assembly.

Nehemiah 3:5

Next to them the Tekoites repaired, but their nobles or lords did not put their necks to the work of their Lord.

Nehemiah 9:35

They did not serve You in their kingdom, and in Your great goodness that You gave them and in the large and rich land You set before them, nor did they turn from their wicked works.

Duty » To brethren » To the weak

1 Corinthians 9:22

To the weak (wanting in discernment) I have become weak (wanting in discernment) that I might win the weak and overscrupulous. I have [in short] become all things to all men, that I might by all means (at all costs and in any and every way) save some [by winning them to faith in Jesus Christ].

Acts 20:35

In everything I have pointed out to you [by example] that, by working diligently in this manner, we ought to assist the weak, being mindful of the words of the Lord Jesus, how He Himself said, It is more blessed (makes one happier and more to be envied) to give than to receive.

Matthew 25:35-36

For I was hungry and you gave Me food, I was thirsty and you gave Me something to drink, I was a stranger and you brought Me together with yourselves and welcomed and entertained and lodged Me, I was naked and you clothed Me, I was sick and you visited Me with help and ministering care, I was in prison and you came to see Me.

Duty » To brethren » To enemies

Exodus 23:4

If you meet your enemy's ox or his donkey going astray, you shall surely bring it back to him again.

Job 31:29

If I rejoiced at the destruction of him who hated me or lifted myself up [in malicious triumph] when evil overtook him -- "

More verses: Proverbs 25:21-22

Duty » To brethren » To neighbours

Romans 15:1-2

We who are strong [in our convictions and of robust faith] ought to bear with the failings and the frailties and the tender scruples of the weak; [we ought to help carry the doubts and qualms of others] and not to please ourselves. Let each one of us make it a practice to please (make happy) his neighbor for his good and for his true welfare, to edify him [to strengthen him and build him up spiritually].

More verses: Galatians 5:14

Duty » Masters' » Of giving warning

Isaiah 58:1

Cry aloud, spare not. Lift up your voice like a trumpet and declare to My people their transgression and to the house of Jacob their sins!

2 Chronicles 19:10

Whenever any controversy shall come to you from your brethren who dwell in their cities, between blood and blood, between law and commandment, statutes and judgments, you shall warn and instruct them that they may not be guilty before the Lord; otherwise wrath will come upon you and your brethren. Do this and you will not be guilty.

Ezekiel 3:18

If I say to the wicked, You shall surely die, and you do not give him warning or speak to warn the wicked to turn from his wicked way, to save his life, the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity, but his blood will I require at your hand.

Ezekiel 33:9

But if you warn the wicked to turn from his evil way and he does not turn from his evil way, he shall die in his iniquity, but you will have saved your life.

Duty » Daily » Gathering the manna

1 Chronicles 16:37

So David left Asaph and his brethren before the ark of the covenant of the Lord to minister before the ark continually, as each day's work required,

Exodus 16:4

Then the Lord said to Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from the heavens for you; and the people shall go out and gather a day's portion every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in My law or not.

2 Chronicles 8:14

And he appointed, as ordered by David his father, the divisions of the priests for their service, and the Levites to their offices to praise and to serve before the priests as the duty of every day required, and the gatekeepers also by their divisions at every gate; for so had David the man of God commanded.

Ezra 3:4

They kept also the Feast of Tabernacles, as it is written, and offered the daily burnt offerings by number according to the ordinances, as each day's duty required,

Duty » Parents » To teach

Deuteronomy 6:7

You shall whet and sharpen them so as to make them penetrate, and teach and impress them diligently upon the [minds and] hearts of your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down and when you rise up.

Deuteronomy 6:20

When your son asks you in time to come, What is the meaning of the testimonies and statutes and precepts which the Lord our God has commanded you?

Deuteronomy 21:19

Then his father and mother shall take hold of him and bring him out to the elders of his city at the gate of the place where he lives,

Duty » Of man to man

Isaiah 58:6-7

[Rather] is not this the fast that I have chosen: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the bands of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and that you break every [enslaving] yoke? Is it not to divide your bread with the hungry and bring the homeless poor into your house -- "when you see the naked, that you cover him, and that you hide not yourself from [the needs of] your own flesh and blood?

Matthew 25:34-46

Then the King will say to those at His right hand, Come, you blessed of My Father [you favored of God and appointed to eternal salvation], inherit (receive as your own) the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave Me food, I was thirsty and you gave Me something to drink, I was a stranger and you brought Me together with yourselves and welcomed and entertained and lodged Me, I was naked and you clothed Me, I was sick and you visited Me with help and ministering care, I was in prison and you came to see Me. read more.
Then the just and upright will answer Him, Lord, when did we see You hungry and gave You food, or thirsty and gave You something to drink? And when did we see You a stranger and welcomed and entertained You, or naked and clothed You? And when did we see You sick or in prison and came to visit You? And the King will reply to them, Truly I tell you, in so far as you did it for one of the least [ in the estimation of men] of these My brethren, you did it for Me. Then He will say to those at His left hand, Begone from Me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels! For I was hungry and you gave Me no food, I was thirsty and you gave Me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not welcome Me and entertain Me, I was naked and you did not clothe Me, I was sick and in prison and you did not visit Me with help and ministering care. Then they also [in their turn] will answer, Lord, when did we see You hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to You? And He will reply to them, Solemnly I declare to you, in so far as you failed to do it for the least [ in the estimation of men] of these, you failed to do it for Me. Then they will go away into eternal punishment, but those who are just and upright and in right standing with God into eternal life.

Luke 10:25-37

And then a certain lawyer arose to try (test, tempt) Him, saying, Teacher, what am I to do to inherit everlasting life [that is, to partake of eternal salvation in the Messiah's kingdom]? Jesus said to him, What is written in the Law? How do you read it? And he replied, You must love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself. read more.
And Jesus said to him, You have answered correctly; do this, and you will live [enjoy active, blessed, endless life in the kingdom of God]. And he, determined to acquit himself of reproach, said to Jesus, And who is my neighbor? Jesus, taking him up, replied, A certain man was going from Jerusalem down to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him of his clothes and belongings and beat him and went their way, [ unconcernedly] leaving him half dead, as it happened. Now by coincidence a certain priest was going down along that road, and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. A Levite likewise came down to the place and saw him, and passed by on the other side [of the road]. But a certain Samaritan, as he traveled along, came down to where he was; and when he saw him, he was moved with pity and sympathy [for him], And went to him and dressed his wounds, pouring on [them] oil and wine. Then he set him on his own beast and brought him to an inn and took care of him. And the next day he took out two denarii [two day's wages] and gave [them] to the innkeeper, saying, Take care of him; and whatever more you spend, I [myself] will repay you when I return. Which of these three do you think proved himself a neighbor to him who fell among the robbers? He answered, The one who showed pity and mercy to him. And Jesus said to him, Go and do likewise.

Duty » Parents » To train

Isaiah 38:19

The living, the living -- "they shall thank and praise You, as I do this day; the father shall make known to the children Your faithfulness and Your truth.

Lamentations 2:19

Arise [from your bed], cry out in the night, at the beginning of the watches; pour out your heart like water before the face of the Lord. Lift up your hands toward Him for the lives of your young children, who faint from hunger at the head of every street.

Duty » To brethren » Abounding

Duty » Masters' » Prompt payment of wages

Deuteronomy 24:15

You shall give him his hire on the day he earns it before the sun goes down, for he is poor, and sets his heart upon it; lest he cry against you to the Lord, and it be sin to you.

Duty » Daily » Select readings ro 12; 1th 515-28

1 Thessalonians 5:15-28

See that none of you repays another with evil for evil, but always aim to show kindness and seek to do good to one another and to everybody. Be happy [in your faith] and rejoice and be glad-hearted continually (always); Be unceasing in prayer [praying perseveringly]; read more.
Thank [God] in everything [no matter what the circumstances may be, be thankful and give thanks], for this is the will of God for you [who are] in Christ Jesus [the Revealer and Mediator of that will]. Do not quench (suppress or subdue) the [Holy] Spirit; Do not spurn the gifts and utterances of the prophets [do not depreciate prophetic revelations nor despise inspired instruction or exhortation or warning]. But test and prove all things [until you can recognize] what is good; [to that] hold fast. Abstain from evil [shrink from it and keep aloof from it] in whatever form or whatever kind it may be. And may the God of peace Himself sanctify you through and through [separate you from profane things, make you pure and wholly consecrated to God]; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved sound and complete [and found] blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah). Faithful is He Who is calling you [to Himself] and utterly trustworthy, and He will also do it [fulfill His call by hallowing and keeping you]. Brethren, pray for us. Greet all the brethren with a sacred kiss. I solemnly charge you [in the name of] the Lord to have this letter read before all the brethren. The grace (the unmerited favor and blessings) of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah) be with you all. Amen, (so be it).

Duty » Pressure of » It makes the message imperative

Acts 18:5

By the time Silas and Timothy arrived from Macedonia, Paul was completely engrossed with preaching, earnestly arguing and testifying to the Jews that Jesus [is] the Christ.

Acts 20:22

And now, you see, I am going to Jerusalem, bound by the [Holy] Spirit and obligated and compelled by the [convictions of my own] spirit, not knowing what will befall me there -- "

Duty » Formation (making) » Life to be transformed, not conformed

Duty » Parents » To control

1 Timothy 3:12

Let deacons be the husbands of but one wife, and let them manage [their] children and their own households well.

Duty » To brethren » Fervent

Duty » To brethren » Sincere

Romans 13:9

The commandments, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not kill, You shall not steal, You shall not covet (have an evil desire), and any other commandment, are summed up in the single command, You shall love your neighbor as [you do] yourself.

Duty » Daily » Prayer

Psalm 88:9

My eye grows dim because of sorrow and affliction. Lord, I have called daily on You; I have spread forth my hands to You.

Duty » Parents » To provide for

Duty » Pressure of » It sounds a woe in the ears of him who falters

1 Corinthians 9:16

For if I [merely] preach the Gospel, that gives me no reason to boast, for I feel compelled of necessity to do it. Woe is me if I do not preach the glad tidings (the Gospel)!

Duty » To brethren » Impartial

Duty » Three-fold appropriation (taking) » The water of life

Revelation 22:17

The [Holy] Spirit and the bride (the church, the true Christians) say, Come! And let him who is listening say, Come! And let everyone come who is thirsty [who is painfully conscious of his need of those things by which the soul is refreshed, supported, and strengthened]; and whoever [earnestly] desires to do it, let him come, take, appropriate, and drink the water of Life without cost.

Duty » Servants » Faithfulness

Colossians 3:22

Servants, obey in everything those who are your earthly masters, not only when their eyes are on you as pleasers of men, but in simplicity of purpose [with all your heart] because of your reverence for the Lord and as a sincere expression of your devotion to Him.

Duty » Formation (making) » Danger of old ideals

1 Peter 1:14-15

[Live] as children of obedience [to God]; do not conform yourselves to the evil desires [that governed you] in your former ignorance [when you did not know the requirements of the Gospel]. But as the One Who called you is holy, you yourselves also be holy in all your conduct and manner of living.

Duty » Masters' » Just dealing

Duty » Servants » Respect for masters

1 Timothy 6:1

Let all who are under the yoke as bond servants esteem their own [personal] masters worthy of honor and fullest respect, so that the name of God and the teaching [about Him] may not be brought into disrepute and blasphemed.

Duty » Servants » Obedience

Ephesians 6:5

Servants (slaves), be obedient to those who are your physical masters, having respect for them and eager concern to please them, in singleness of motive and with all your heart, as [service] to Christ [Himself] -- "

Duty » Three-fold appropriation (taking) » Instruction

Proverbs 4:13

Take firm hold of instruction, do not let go; guard her, for she is your life.

Duty » Donation (giving) » Give or lose

Matthew 16:25

For whoever is bent on saving his [temporal] life [his comfort and security here] shall lose it [eternal life]; and whoever loses his life [his comfort and security here] for My sake shall find it [life everlasting].

Duty » Pressure of » It burns like an inward fire

Jeremiah 20:9

If I say, I will not make mention of [the Lord] or speak any more in His name, in my mind and heart it is as if there were a burning fire shut up in my bones. And I am weary of enduring and holding it in; I cannot [contain it any longer].

Duty » To brethren » Unselfish

Duty » Masters' » Refraining from threats

Ephesians 6:9

You masters, act on the same [principle] toward them and give up threatening and using violent and abusive words, knowing that He Who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and that there is no respect of persons (no partiality) with Him.

Duty » Daily » Reading of the word

Nehemiah 8:18

Also day by day, from the first day to the last, Ezra read from the Book of the Law of God. They kept the feast for seven days; the eighth day was a [closing] solemn assembly, according to the ordinance.

Duty » Daily » Watchfulness

Proverbs 8:34

Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man who listens to me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.

Duty » Servants » Patience in hard places

1 Peter 2:18

[You who are] household servants, be submissive to your masters with all [proper] respect, not only to those who are kind and considerate and reasonable, but also to those who are surly (overbearing, unjust, and crooked).

Duty » Three-fold appropriation (taking) » Cup of salvation

Psalm 116:13

I will lift up the cup of salvation and deliverance and call on the name of the Lord.

Duty » Formation (making) » After the divine plan

Exodus 25:40

And see to it that you copy [exactly] their pattern which was shown you on the mountain.

Duty » Donation (giving) » With a free hand

Duty » Donation (giving) » As stewards

Duty » Masters' » Consideration for employees

Job 31:13-14

If I have despised and rejected the cause of my manservant or my maidservant when they contended or brought a complaint against me, What then shall I do when God rises up [to judge]? When He visits [to inquire of me], what shall I answer Him?

Duty » Daily » Exhortation

Hebrews 3:13

But instead warn (admonish, urge, and encourage) one another every day, as long as it is called Today, that none of you may be hardened [into settled rebellion] by the deceitfulness of sin [by the fraudulence, the stratagem, the trickery which the delusive glamor of his sin may play on him].

Duty » Three-fold appropriation (taking) » Divine strength

Isaiah 27:5

Or else [if all Israel would escape being burned up together there is but one alternative], let them take hold of My strength and make complete surrender to My protection, that they may make peace with Me! Yes, let them make peace with Me!

Duty » Three-fold appropriation (taking) » All of life's opportunities

Luke 19:13

Calling ten of his [own] bond servants, he gave them ten minas [each equal to about one hundred days' wages or nearly twenty dollars] and said to them, Buy and sell with these while I go and then return.

Duty » Formation (making) » A perfect example

Duty » Donation (giving) » The blessedness of

Acts 20:35

In everything I have pointed out to you [by example] that, by working diligently in this manner, we ought to assist the weak, being mindful of the words of the Lord Jesus, how He Himself said, It is more blessed (makes one happier and more to be envied) to give than to receive.

Duty » Pressure of » It binds the soul to its task

Luke 12:50

I have a baptism with which to be baptized, and how greatly and sorely I am urged on (impelled, constrained) until it is accomplished!

Duty » To brethren » Christ's love the standard of

Duty » To brethren » Proof of discipleship

Duty » Daily » Performing of vows

Duty » Servants » Desire to please

Titus 2:9

[Tell] bond servants to be submissive to their masters, to be pleasing and give satisfaction in every way. [Warn them] not to talk back or contradict,

Duty » Parents » To love

Duty » Daily » Cross-bearing

Duty » Pressure of » It calls like the voice of a lion

Amos 3:8

The lion has roared; who will not fear? The Lord God has spoken; who can but prophesy?

Duty » Pressure of » It urges to haste

Parents » Duty » Example, good

2 Timothy 1:5

I am calling up memories of your sincere and unqualified faith (the leaning of your entire personality on God in Christ in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness), [a faith] that first lived permanently in [the heart of] your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am [fully] persuaded, [dwells] in you also.

2 Chronicles 17:3

The Lord was with Jehoshaphat because he walked in the first ways of his father [David]. He did not seek the Baals

1 Kings 9:4

And if you will walk before Me, as David your father walked, in integrity of heart and uprightness, doing according to all that I have commanded you, keeping My statutes and My precepts,

2 Chronicles 20:32

And he walked in the ways of Asa his father and departed not from it, doing what was right in the sight of the Lord.

2 Chronicles 26:4

He did right in the Lord's sight, to the extent of all that his father Amaziah had done.

More verses: 2 Chronicles 27:2

Parents » Duty » To teach

Deuteronomy 6:7

You shall whet and sharpen them so as to make them penetrate, and teach and impress them diligently upon the [minds and] hearts of your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down and when you rise up.

Deuteronomy 6:20

When your son asks you in time to come, What is the meaning of the testimonies and statutes and precepts which the Lord our God has commanded you?

Deuteronomy 21:19

Then his father and mother shall take hold of him and bring him out to the elders of his city at the gate of the place where he lives,

Parents » Duty » To train

Isaiah 38:19

The living, the living -- "they shall thank and praise You, as I do this day; the father shall make known to the children Your faithfulness and Your truth.

Lamentations 2:19

Arise [from your bed], cry out in the night, at the beginning of the watches; pour out your heart like water before the face of the Lord. Lift up your hands toward Him for the lives of your young children, who faint from hunger at the head of every street.

Parents » Duty » To nurture

Parents » Duty » To control

1 Timothy 3:12

Let deacons be the husbands of but one wife, and let them manage [their] children and their own households well.

Parents » Duty » To provide for

Parents » Duty » To love

Topics on Duty

Afflicted, Duty To Them

44;12;5

So Peter was kept in prison, but fervent prayer for him was persistently made to God by the church (assembly).

Aliens, Believers Duty

26;47;21-23

So you shall divide this land among you according to the tribes of Israel.

Daily Duty

58;10;11

Furthermore, every [human] priest stands [at his altar of service] ministering daily, offering the same sacrifices over and over again, which never are able to strip [from every side of us] the sins [that envelop us] and take them away -- "

Duty Of Man To God

5;10;12

And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you but [reverently] to fear the Lord your God, [that is] to walk in all His ways, and to love Him, and to serve the Lord your God with all your [mind and] heart and with your entire being,

Hospitality, A Duty Of God's People

58;13;2

Do not forget or neglect or refuse to extend hospitality to strangers [in the brotherhood -- "being friendly, cordial, and gracious, sharing the comforts of your home and doing your part generously], for through it some have entertained angels without knowing it.

Human Duty To Glorify God

19;34;3

O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together.

Husbands Duty To Wives

60;3;7

In the same way you married men should live considerately with [your wives], with an intelligent recognition [of the marriage relation], honoring the woman as [physically] the weaker, but [realizing that you] are joint heirs of the grace (God's unmerited favor) of life, in order that your prayers may not be hindered and cut off. [Otherwise you cannot pray effectively.]

Jury Duty

20;17;15

He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous are both an abomination [exceedingly disgusting and hateful] to the Lord.

Parents Duty To Children

56;2;4

So that they will wisely train the young women to be sane and sober of mind (temperate, disciplined) and to love their husbands and their children,

Poor, Duty To

19;41;1

Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is he who considers the weak and the poor; the Lord will deliver him in the time of evil and trouble.