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38 Bible Verses about Duty

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Ecclesiastes 12:13

When all has been heard, the conclusion of the matter is: fear God and keep His commands, because this [is for] all humanity.

Luke 17:10

In the same way, when you have done all that you were commanded, you should say, 'We are good-for-nothing slaves; we've only done our duty.' "

Genesis 38:8

Then Judah said to Onan, "Sleep with your brother's wife. Perform your duty as her brother-in-law and produce offspring for your brother."

Luke 17:9

Does he thank that slave because he did what was commanded?

John 13:14

So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet.

Psalm 25:4

Make Your ways known to me, Lord; teach me Your paths.

Deuteronomy 25:5

"When brothers live on the same property and one of them dies without a son, the wife of the dead man may not marry a stranger outside [the family]. Her brother-in-law is to take her as his wife, have sexual relations with her, and perform the duty of a brother-in-law for her.

1 Chronicles 9:33

The singers, the heads of Levite families, stayed in the [temple] chambers and were exempt from other tasks because they were on duty day and night.

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Duty » Pressure of » Rulers'

Deuteronomy 17:16

However, he must not acquire many horses for himself or send the people back to Egypt to acquire many horses, for the Lord has told you, 'You are never to go back that way again.'

Proverbs 29:14

A king who judges the poor with fairness- his throne will be established forever.

2 Samuel 23:3

The God of Israel spoke; the Rock of Israel said to me, "The one who rules the people with justice, who rules in the fear of God,

2 Chronicles 19:6

Then he said to the judges, "Consider what you are doing, for you do not judge for man, but for the Lord, who is with you in the matter of judgment.

Duty » Daily » Husbands'

Genesis 2:23-24

And the man said: This one, at last, is bone of my bone, and flesh of my flesh; this one will be called woman, for she was taken from man. This is why a man leaves his father and mother and bonds with his wife, and they become one flesh.

Ecclesiastes 9:9

Enjoy life with the wife you love all the days of your fleeting life, which has been given to you under the sun, all your fleeting days. For that is your portion in life and in your struggle under the sun.

Duty » To brethren » Wives

Esther 1:20

The decree the king issues will be heard throughout his vast kingdom, so all women will honor their husbands, from the least to the greatest."

Duty » Masters' » Of admonition

Duty » Masters' » Neglect of

Judges 5:23

"Curse Meroz," says the Angel of the Lord, "Bitterly curse her inhabitants, for they did not come to help the Lord, to help the Lord against the mighty warriors."

Matthew 7:26

But everyone who hears these words of Mine and doesn't act on them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand.

Judges 21:8

They asked, "Which city among the tribes of Israel didn't come to the Lord at Mizpah?" It turned out that no one from Jabesh-gilead had come to the camp and the assembly.

Nehemiah 3:5

Beside them the Tekoites made repairs, but their nobles did not lift a finger to help their supervisors.

Nehemiah 9:35

When they were in their kingdom, with Your abundant goodness You gave them, and in the spacious and fertile land You set before them, they would not serve You or turn from their wicked ways.

Duty » To brethren » To the weak

1 Corinthians 9:22

To the weak I became weak, in order to win the weak. I have become all things to all people, so that I may by all means save some.

Matthew 25:35-36

For I was hungry and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you took care of Me; I was in prison and you visited Me.'

Duty » To brethren » To enemies

Exodus 23:4

"If you come across your enemy's stray ox or donkey, you must return it to him.

Job 31:29

Have I rejoiced over my enemy's distress, or become excited when trouble came his way?

More verses: Proverbs 25:21-22

Duty » To brethren » To neighbours

Romans 15:1-2

Now we who are strong have an obligation to bear the weaknesses of those without strength, and not to please ourselves. Each one of us must please his neighbor for his good, in order to build him up.

More verses: Galatians 5:14

Duty » Masters' » Of giving warning

Isaiah 58:1

"Cry out loudly, don't hold back! Raise your voice like a trumpet. Tell My people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.

2 Chronicles 19:10

for every dispute that comes to you from your brothers who dwell in their cities-whether it regards differences of bloodguilt, law, commandment, statutes, or judgments-you are to warn them, so they will not incur guilt before the Lord and wrath will not come on you and your brothers. Do this, and you will not incur guilt.

Ezekiel 3:18

If I say to the wicked person: You will surely die, but you do not warn him-you don't speak out to warn him about his wicked way in order to save his life-that wicked person will die for his iniquity. Yet I will hold you responsible for his blood.

Ezekiel 33:9

But if you warn a wicked person to turn from his way and he doesn't turn from it, he will die for his iniquity, but you will have saved your life.

Duty » Daily » Gathering the manna

1 Chronicles 16:37

So David left Asaph and his relatives there before the ark of the Lord's covenant to minister regularly before the ark according to the daily requirements.

Exodus 16:4

Then the Lord said to Moses, "I am going to rain bread from heaven for you. The people are to go out each day and gather enough for that day. This way I will test them to see whether or not they will follow My instructions.

2 Chronicles 8:14

According to the ordinances of his father David, he appointed the divisions of the priests over their service, of the Levites over their responsibilities to offer praise and to minister before the priests following the daily requirement, and of the gatekeepers by their divisions with respect to each gate, for this had been the command of David, the man of God.

Ezra 3:4

They celebrated the Festival of Booths as prescribed, and [offered] burnt offerings each day, based on the number specified by ordinance for each festival day.

Duty » Parents » To teach

Deuteronomy 6:20

"When your son asks you in the future, 'What is the meaning of the decrees, statutes, and ordinances, which the Lord our God has commanded you?'

Deuteronomy 21:19

his father and mother must take hold of him and bring him to the elders of his city, to the gate of his hometown.

Duty » Of man to man

Isaiah 58:6-7

Isn't the fast I choose: To break the chains of wickedness, to untie the ropes of the yoke, to set the oppressed free, and to tear off every yoke? Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, to bring the poor and homeless into your house, to clothe the naked when you see him, and to not ignore your own flesh [and blood]?

Matthew 25:34-46

Then the King will say to those on His right, 'Come, you who are blessed by My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you took care of Me; I was in prison and you visited Me.' read more.
"Then the righteous will answer Him, 'Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You something to drink? When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or without clothes and clothe You? When did we see You sick, or in prison, and visit You?' "And the King will answer them, 'I assure you: Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of Mine, you did for Me.' Then He will also say to those on the left, 'Depart from Me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the Devil and his angels! For I was hungry and you gave Me nothing to eat; I was thirsty and you gave Me nothing to drink; I was a stranger and you didn't take Me in; I was naked and you didn't clothe Me, sick and in prison and you didn't take care of Me.' "Then they too will answer, 'Lord, when did we see You hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or without clothes, or sick, or in prison, and not help You?' "Then He will answer them, 'I assure you: Whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for Me either.' "And they will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life."

Luke 10:25-37

Just then an expert in the law stood up to test Him, saying, "Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?" "What is written in the law?" He asked him. "How do you read it?" He answered: Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself. read more.
"You've answered correctly," He told him. "Do this and you will live." But wanting to justify himself, he asked Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?" Jesus took up [the question] and said: "A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho and fell into the hands of robbers. They stripped him, beat him up, and fled, leaving him half dead. A priest happened to be going down that road. When he saw him, he passed by on the other side. In the same way, a Levite, when he arrived at the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan on his journey came up to him, and when he saw [the man], he had compassion. He went over to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him. The next day he took out two denarii, gave them to the innkeeper, and said, 'Take care of him. When I come back I'll reimburse you for whatever extra you spend.' "Which of these three do you think proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers?" "The one who showed mercy to him," he said. Then Jesus told him, "Go and do the same."

Duty » Parents » To train

Isaiah 38:19

The living, only the living can thank You, as I do today; a father will make Your faithfulness known to children.

Lamentations 2:19

Arise, cry out in the night, from the first watch of the night. Pour out your heart like water before the Lord's presence. Lift up your hands to Him for the lives of your children who are fainting from hunger on the corner of every street.

Duty » To brethren » Abounding

Duty » Masters' » Prompt payment of wages

Deuteronomy 24:15

You are to pay him his wages each day before the sun sets, because he is poor and depends on them. Otherwise he will cry out to the Lord against you, and you will be held guilty.

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

1 Thessalonians 5:15-28

See to it that no one repays evil for evil to anyone, but always pursue what is good for one another and for all. Rejoice always! Pray constantly. read more.
Give thanks in everything, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. Don't stifle the Spirit. Don't despise prophecies, but test all things. Hold on to what is good. Stay away from every form of evil. Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely. And may your spirit, soul, and body be kept sound and blameless for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it. Brothers, pray for us also. Greet all the brothers with a holy kiss. I charge you by the Lord that this letter be read to all the brothers. May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you!

Duty » Pressure of » It makes the message imperative

Acts 18:5

When Silas and Timothy came down from Macedonia, Paul was occupied with preaching the message and solemnly testified to the Jews that the Messiah is Jesus.

Acts 20:22

"And now I am on my way to Jerusalem, bound in my spirit, not knowing what I will encounter there,

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

Duty » Parents » To control

1 Timothy 3:12

Deacons must be husbands of one wife, managing their children and their own households competently.

Duty » To brethren » Fervent

Duty » To brethren » Sincere

Romans 13:9

The commandments: Do not commit adultery, do not murder, do not steal, do not covet, and if there is any other commandment-all are summed up by this: Love your neighbor as yourself.

Duty » Daily » Prayer

Psalm 88:9

My eyes are worn out from crying. Lord, I cry out to You all day long; I spread out my hands to You.

Duty » Parents » To provide for

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

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 obedient children, do not be conformed to the desires of your former ignorance but, as the One who called you is holy, you also are to be holy in all your conduct;

Duty » Masters' » Just dealing

Duty » Servants » Respect for masters

1 Timothy 6:1

All who are under the yoke as slaves must regard their own masters to be worthy of all respect, so that God's name and His teaching will not be blasphemed.

Duty » Servants » Obedience

Duty » Three-fold appropriation (taking) » Instruction

Proverbs 4:13

Hold on to instruction; don't let go. Guard it, for it is your life.

Duty » Donation (giving) » Give or lose

Matthew 16:25

For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life because of Me will find it.

Duty » Pressure of » It burns like an inward fire

Jeremiah 20:9

If I say: I won't mention Him or speak any longer in His name, His message becomes a fire burning in my heart, shut up in my bones. I become tired of holding it in, and I cannot prevail.

Duty » To brethren » Unselfish

Duty » Masters' » Refraining from threats

Duty » Daily » Reading of the word

Nehemiah 8:18

Ezra read out of the book of the law of God every day, from the first day to the last. The Israelites celebrated the feast for seven days, and on the eighth day there was an assembly, according to the ordinance.

Duty » Daily » Watchfulness

Proverbs 8:34

Anyone who listens to me is happy, watching at my doors every day, waiting by the posts of my doorway.

Duty » Servants » Patience in hard places

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

Duty » Formation (making) » After the divine plan

Exodus 25:40

Be careful to make [everything] according to the model of them you have been shown 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 dismissed the case of my male or female servants when they made a complaint against me, what could I do when God stands up [to judge]? How should I answer Him when He calls [me] to account?

Duty » Daily » Exhortation

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

Isaiah 27:5

Or let it take hold of My strength; let it make peace with Me- 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

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

Slaves are to be submissive to their masters in everything, and to be well-pleasing, not talking back

Duty » Parents » To love

Duty » Daily » Cross-bearing

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

Amos 3:8

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

Duty » Pressure of » It urges to haste

Parents » Duty » Example, good

2 Chronicles 17:3

Now the Lord was with Jehoshaphat because he walked in the former ways of his father David. He did not seek the Baals

1 Kings 9:4

As for you, if you walk before Me as your father David walked, with integrity of heart and uprightness, doing everything I have commanded you, and if you keep My statutes and ordinances,

2 Chronicles 20:32

He walked in the way of Asa his father; he did not turn away from it but did what was right in the Lord's sight.

2 Chronicles 26:4

He did what was right in the Lord's sight as his father Amaziah had done.

More verses: 2 Chronicles 27:2

Parents » Duty » To teach

Deuteronomy 6:20

"When your son asks you in the future, 'What is the meaning of the decrees, statutes, and ordinances, which the Lord our God has commanded you?'

Deuteronomy 21:19

his father and mother must take hold of him and bring him to the elders of his city, to the gate of his hometown.

Parents » Duty » To train

Isaiah 38:19

The living, only the living can thank You, as I do today; a father will make Your faithfulness known to children.

Lamentations 2:19

Arise, cry out in the night, from the first watch of the night. Pour out your heart like water before the Lord's presence. Lift up your hands to Him for the lives of your children who are fainting from hunger on the corner of every street.

Parents » Duty » To nurture

Parents » Duty » To control

1 Timothy 3:12

Deacons must be husbands of one wife, managing their children and their own households competently.

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 prayer was being made earnestly to God for him by the church.

Aliens, Believers Duty

26;47;21-23

"You are to divide this land among yourselves according to the tribes of Israel.

Daily Duty

58;10;11

Now every priest stands day after day ministering and offering time after time the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins.

Duty Of Man To God

5;10;12

"And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God ask of you except to fear the Lord your God by walking in all His ways, to love Him, and to worship the Lord your God with all your heart and all your soul?

Hospitality, A Duty Of God's People

58;13;2

Don't neglect to show hospitality, for by doing this some have welcomed angels as guests without knowing it.

Human Duty To Glorify God

19;34;3

Proclaim with me the Lord's greatness; let us exalt His name together.

Husbands Duty To Wives

60;3;7

Husbands, in the same way, live with your wives with understanding of their weaker nature yet showing them honor as co-heirs of the grace of life, so that your prayers will not be hindered.

Jury Duty

20;17;15

Acquitting the guilty and condemning the just- both are detestable to the Lord.

Parents Duty To Children

56;2;4

so that they may encourage the young women to love their husbands and children,

Poor, Duty To

19;41;1

Happy is one who cares for the poor; the Lord will save him in a day of adversity.

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