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38 Bible Verses about Duty

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Ecclesiastes 12:13

Let us hear the end of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments; for this is the whole of man.

Luke 17:10

Thus ye also, when ye shall have done all things that have been ordered you, say, We are unprofitable bondmen; we have done what it was our duty to do.

Genesis 38:8

Then Judah said to Onan, Go in to thy brother's wife, and fulfil to her the brother-in-law's duty, and raise up seed to thy brother.

Luke 17:9

Is he thankful to the bondman because he has done what was ordered? I judge not.

John 13:14

If I therefore, the Lord and the Teacher, have washed your feet, ye also ought to wash one another's feet;

Psalm 25:4

Make me to know thy ways, O Jehovah; teach me thy paths.

Deuteronomy 25:5

If brethren dwell together, and one of them die, and have no son, the wife of the dead shall not marry a stranger abroad: her husband's brother shall go in unto her, and take her to him as wife, and perform the duty of a husband's brother unto her.

1 Chronicles 9:33

And these were the singers, chief fathers of the Levites, who were in the chambers free from service; for they were employed day and night.

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Duty » Pressure of » Rulers'

Deuteronomy 17:16

Only he shall not multiply horses to himself, nor lead back the people to Egypt, to multiply horses; for Jehovah hath said unto you, Ye shall not return again any more that way.

Proverbs 29:14

A king that faithfully judgeth the poor, his throne shall be established for ever.

2 Samuel 23:3

The God of Israel said, The Rock of Israel spoke to me, The ruler among men shall be just, Ruling in the fear of God;

2 Chronicles 19:6

And he said to the judges, Take heed what ye do; for ye judge not for man, but for Jehovah, who will be with you in the matter of judgment.

Duty » Daily » Husbands'

Genesis 2:23-24

And Man said, This time it is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh: this shall be called Woman, because this was taken out of a man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and cleave to his wife; and they shall become one flesh.

Ecclesiastes 9:9

Enjoy life with the wife whom thou lovest all the days of the life of thy vanity, which he hath given thee under the sun, all the days of thy vanity; for that is thy portion in life, and in thy labour wherein thou art labouring under the sun.

Duty » To brethren » Wives

Esther 1:20

and when the king's edict which he shall make shall be heard throughout his realm for it is great all the wives shall give to their husbands honour, from the greatest to the least.

Duty » Masters' » Of admonition

Duty » Masters' » Neglect of

Judges 5:23

"Curse Meroz, says the angel 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 every one who hears these my words and does not do them, he shall be likened to a foolish man, who built his house upon the sand;

Judges 21:8

And they said, "What one is there of the tribes of Israel that did not come up to the LORD to Mizpah?" And behold, no one had come to the camp from Ja'besh-gil'ead, to the assembly.

Nehemiah 3:5

And next to them the Tekoites repaired; but their nobles put not their necks to the work of their Lord.

Nehemiah 9:35

And they have not served thee in their kingdom, and in thy great goodness that thou gavest them, and in the large and fat land that thou didst set before them, neither turned they from their wicked works.

Duty » To brethren » To the weak

1 Corinthians 9:22

I became to the weak, as weak, in order that I might gain the weak. To all I have become all things, in order that at all events I might save some.

Matthew 25:35-36

for I hungered, and ye gave me to eat; I thirsted, and ye gave me to drink; I was a stranger, and ye took me in; naked, and ye clothed me; I was ill, and ye visited me; I was in prison, and ye came to me.

Duty » To brethren » To enemies

Exodus 23:4

If thou meet thine enemy's ox or his ass going astray, thou shalt certainly bring it back to him.

Job 31:29

If I rejoiced at the destruction of him that hated me, and exulted when evil befell him;

More verses: Proverbs 25:21-22

Duty » To brethren » To neighbours

Romans 15:1-2

But we ought, we that are strong, to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let each one of us please his neighbour with a view to what is good, to edification.

More verses: Galatians 5:14

Duty » Masters' » Of giving warning

Isaiah 58:1

Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and declare unto my people their transgression, and to the house of Jacob their sins.

2 Chronicles 19:10

And what cause soever comes to you of your brethren that dwell in their cities, between blood and blood, between law and commandment, statutes and ordinances, ye shall even warn them that they trespass not against Jehovah, and so wrath come upon you and upon your brethren: this do and ye shall not trespass.

Ezekiel 3:18

When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt certainly die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, that he may live: the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thy hand.

Ezekiel 33:9

But if thou warn the wicked of his way to turn from it, and he do not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.

Duty » Daily » Gathering the manna

1 Chronicles 16:37

And he left there, before the ark of the covenant of Jehovah, Asaph and his brethren, to do the service before the ark continually, as every day's duty required;

Exodus 16:4

Then said Jehovah to Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather the daily need on its day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in my law, or not.

2 Chronicles 8:14

And he appointed, according to the ordinance of David his father, the divisions of the priests for their service, and the Levites for their charges, to praise and serve before the priests, as the duty of every day required; and the doorkeepers by their divisions at every gate: for such was the commandment of David the man of God;

Ezra 3:4

And they held the feast of tabernacles as it is written, and offered daily burnt-offerings by number, according to the ordinance, as the duty of every day required;

Duty » Parents » To teach

Deuteronomy 6:20

When thy son shall ask thee in time to come, saying, What are the testimonies, and the statutes, and the ordinances, which Jehovah our God hath commanded you?

Deuteronomy 21:19

then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him, and bring him out unto the elders of his city, and unto the gate of his place;

Duty » Of man to man

Isaiah 58:6-7

Is not this the fast which I have chosen: to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the thongs of the yoke, and to send forth free the crushed, and that ye break every yoke? Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring to thy house the needy wanderers; when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?

Matthew 25:34-46

Then shall the King say to those on his right hand, Come, blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the world's foundation: for I hungered, and ye gave me to eat; I thirsted, and ye gave me to drink; I was a stranger, and ye took me in; naked, and ye clothed me; I was ill, and ye visited me; I was in prison, and ye came to me. read more.
Then shall the righteous answer him saying, Lord, when saw we thee hungering, and nourished thee; or thirsting, and gave thee to drink? and when saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in; or naked, and clothed thee? and when saw we thee ill, or in prison, and came to thee? And the King answering shall say to them, Verily, I say to you, Inasmuch as ye have done it to one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it to me. Then shall he say also to those on the left, Go from me, cursed, into eternal fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: for I hungered, and ye gave me not to eat; I thirsted, and ye gave me not to drink; I was a stranger, and ye took me not in; naked, and ye did not clothe me; ill, and in prison, and ye did not visit me. Then shall they also answer saying, Lord, when saw we thee hungering, or thirsting, or a stranger, or naked, or ill, or in prison, and have not ministered to thee? Then shall he answer them saying, Verily I say to you, Inasmuch as ye have not done it to one of these least, neither have ye done it to me. And these shall go away into eternal punishment, and the righteous into life eternal.

Luke 10:25-37

And behold, a certain lawyer stood up tempting him, and saying, Teacher, having done what, shall I inherit life eternal? And he said to him, What is written in the law? how readest thou? But he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thine understanding; and thy neighbour as thyself. read more.
And he said to him, Thou hast answered right: this do and thou shalt live. But he, desirous of justifying himself, said to Jesus, And who is my neighbour? And Jesus replying said, A certain man descended from Jerusalem to Jericho and fell into the hands of robbers, who also, having stripped him and inflicted wounds, went away leaving him in a half-dead state. And a certain priest happened to go down that way, and seeing him, passed on on the opposite side; and in like manner also a Levite, being at the spot, came and looked at him and passed on on the opposite side. But a certain Samaritan journeying came to him, and seeing him, was moved with compassion, and came up to him and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine; and having put him on his own beast, took him to the inn and took care of him. And on the morrow as he left, taking out two denarii he gave them to the innkeeper, and said to him, Take care of him, and whatsoever thou shalt expend more, I will render to thee on my coming back. Which now of these three seems to thee to have been neighbour of him who fell into the hands of the robbers? And he said, He that shewed him mercy. And Jesus said to him, Go, and do thou likewise.

Duty » Parents » To train

Isaiah 38:19

The living, the living, he shall praise thee, as I this day: the father to the children shall make known thy truth.

Lamentations 2:19

Arise, cry out in the night, in the beginning of the watches; pour out thy heart like water before the face of the Lord: lift up thy hands toward him for the life of thy young children, who faint from hunger at the top of all the streets.

Duty » To brethren » Abounding

Duty » Masters' » Prompt payment of wages

Deuteronomy 24:15

on his day thou shalt give him his hire, neither shall the sun go down upon it; for he is poor, and his soul yearneth after it; lest he cry against thee to Jehovah, and it be a sin in thee.

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

1 Thessalonians 5:15-28

See that no one render to any evil for evil, but pursue always what is good towards one another and towards all; rejoice always; pray unceasingly; read more.
in everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus towards you; quench not the Spirit; do not lightly esteem prophecies; but prove all things, hold fast the right; hold aloof from every form of wickedness. Now the God of peace himself sanctify you wholly: and your whole spirit, and soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He is faithful who calls you, who will also perform it. Brethren, pray for us. Greet all the brethren with a holy kiss. I adjure you by the Lord that the letter be read to all the holy brethren. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

Duty » Pressure of » It makes the message imperative

Acts 18:5

And when both Silas and Timotheus came down from Macedonia, Paul was pressed in respect of the word, testifying to the Jews that Jesus was the Christ.

Acts 20:22

And now, behold, bound in my spirit I go to Jerusalem, not knowing what things shall happen to me in it;

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

Duty » Parents » To control

1 Timothy 3:12

Let the ministers be husbands of one wife, conducting their children and their own houses well:

Duty » To brethren » Fervent

Duty » To brethren » Sincere

Romans 13:9

For, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not lust; and if there be any other commandment, it is summed up in this word, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

Duty » Daily » Prayer

Psalm 88:9

Mine eye consumeth by reason of affliction. Upon thee, Jehovah, have I called every day; I have stretched out my hands unto thee.

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 announce the glad tidings, I have nothing to boast of; for a necessity is laid upon me; for it is woe to me if I should not announce the glad tidings.

Duty » To brethren » Impartial

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

Duty » Servants » Faithfulness

Duty » Formation (making) » Danger of old ideals

1 Peter 1:14-15

as children of obedience, not conformed to your former lusts in your ignorance; but as he who has called you is holy, be ye also holy in all your conversation;

Duty » Masters' » Just dealing

Duty » Servants » Respect for masters

1 Timothy 6:1

Let as many bondmen as are under yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and the teaching be not blasphemed.

Duty » Servants » Obedience

Duty » Three-fold appropriation (taking) » Instruction

Proverbs 4:13

Take fast hold of instruction, let her not go: keep her, for she is thy life.

Duty » Donation (giving) » Give or lose

Matthew 16:25

For whosoever shall desire to save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake shall find it.

Duty » Pressure of » It burns like an inward fire

Jeremiah 20:9

And I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name: but it was in my heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones; and I became wearied with holding in, and I could not.

Duty » To brethren » Unselfish

Duty » Masters' » Refraining from threats

Duty » Daily » Reading of the word

Nehemiah 8:18

Also day by day, from the first day to the last day, he read in the book of the law of God. And they observed the feast seven days; and on the eighth day was a solemn assembly, according to the ordinance.

Duty » Daily » Watchfulness

Duty » Servants » Patience in hard places

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

Psalm 116:13

I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of Jehovah.

Duty » Formation (making) » After the divine plan

Exodus 25:40

And see that thou make them according to their pattern, which hath been shewn to thee in 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 the cause of my bondman or of my bondmaid, when they contended with me, What then should I do when God riseth up? and if he visited, what should I answer him?

Duty » Daily » Exhortation

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

Isaiah 27:5

Or let him take hold of my strength; let him make peace with me: yea, let him make peace with me.

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

Duty » Formation (making) » A perfect example

Duty » Donation (giving) » The blessedness of

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

Luke 12:50

But I have a baptism to be baptised with, and how am I straitened until it shall have been 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

bondmen to be subject to their own masters, to make themselves acceptable in everything; not gainsaying;

Duty » Parents » To love

Duty » Daily » Cross-bearing

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

Amos 3:8

The lion hath roared, who will not fear? The Lord Jehovah hath spoken, who can but prophesy?

Duty » Pressure of » It urges to haste

Parents » Duty » Example, good

2 Chronicles 17:3

And Jehovah was with Jehoshaphat, for he walked in the first ways of his father David, and sought not unto the Baals;

1 Kings 9:4

And as for thee, if thou wilt walk before me, as David thy father walked, in integrity of heart, and in uprightness, to do according to all that I have commanded thee, and wilt keep my statutes and mine ordinances;

2 Chronicles 20:32

And he walked in the way of Asa his father, and turned not aside from it, doing what was right in the sight of Jehovah.

2 Chronicles 26:4

And he did what was right in the sight of Jehovah, according to all that his father Amaziah had done.

More verses: 2 Chronicles 27:2

Parents » Duty » To teach

Deuteronomy 6:20

When thy son shall ask thee in time to come, saying, What are the testimonies, and the statutes, and the ordinances, which Jehovah our God hath commanded you?

Deuteronomy 21:19

then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him, and bring him out unto the elders of his city, and unto the gate of his place;

Parents » Duty » To train

Isaiah 38:19

The living, the living, he shall praise thee, as I this day: the father to the children shall make known thy truth.

Lamentations 2:19

Arise, cry out in the night, in the beginning of the watches; pour out thy heart like water before the face of the Lord: lift up thy hands toward him for the life of thy young children, who faint from hunger at the top of all the streets.

Parents » Duty » To nurture

Parents » Duty » To control

1 Timothy 3:12

Let the ministers be husbands of one wife, conducting their children and their own houses well:

Parents » Duty » To provide for

Parents » Duty » To love

Topics on Duty

Afflicted, Duty To Them

44;12;5

Peter therefore was kept in the prison; but unceasing prayer was made by the assembly to God concerning him.

Aliens, Believers Duty

26;47;21-23

And ye shall divide this land unto you according to the tribes of Israel.

Daily Duty

58;10;11

And every priest stands daily ministering, and offering often the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins.

Duty Of Man To God

5;10;12

And now, Israel, what doth Jehovah thy God require of thee, but to fear Jehovah thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve Jehovah thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul,

Hospitality, A Duty Of God's People

58;13;2

Be not forgetful of hospitality; for by it some have unawares entertained angels.

Human Duty To Glorify God

19;34;3

Magnify Jehovah with me, and let us exalt his name together.

Husbands Duty To Wives

60;3;7

Ye husbands likewise, dwell with them according to knowledge, as with a weaker, even the female, vessel, giving them honour, as also fellow-heirs of the grace of life, that your prayers be not hindered.

Jury Duty

20;17;15

He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the righteous, even they both are abomination to Jehovah.

Parents Duty To Children

56;2;4

that they may admonish the young women to be attached to their husbands, to be attached to their children,

Poor, Duty To

19;41;1

{To the chief Musician. A Psalm of David.} Blessed is he that understandeth the poor: Jehovah will deliver him in the day of evil.