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38 Bible Verses about Duty

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Ecclesiastes 12:13

Let the conclusion of all of these thoughts be heard: Fear God and obey his commandments, for this is what it means to be human.

Luke 17:10

That's the way it is with you. When you have done everything you were ordered to do, say, "We are worthless servants. We have done only what we ought to have done.'"

Genesis 38:8

So Judah instructed Onan, "You are to have sexual relations with your dead brother's wife, performing the duty of a brother-in-law with her, and have offspring for your brother."

Luke 17:9

He doesn't praise the servant for doing what was commanded, does he?

John 13:14

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

Psalm 25:4

Cause me to understand your ways, LORD; teach me your paths.

Deuteronomy 25:5

"When two brothers are living together and one of them dies without leaving a son, his widow must not be married outside the family to a foreigner. Instead, the brother-in-law must go to her, take her as his wife, and by doing so perform the duty of a brother-in-law.

1 Chronicles 9:33

These singers, leaders of ancestral households of the descendants of Levi, were living in the chambers of the Temple. Freed from other service responsibilities, they were on duty day and night.

1 Corinthians 5:12

After all, is it my business to judge outsiders? You are to judge those who are in the community, aren't you?

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Duty » Pressure of » Rulers'

Deuteronomy 17:16

Only he must not amass horses for himself or cause the people to return to Egypt to obtain more horses. For the LORD said you must never return that way again.

Proverbs 29:14

When a king faithfully administers justice to the poor, his throne will be established forever.

2 Samuel 23:3

The God of Israel has spoken; the Rock of Israel has talked to me. "When one is governing men justly, he fears God while governing.

2 Chronicles 19:6

"Pay careful attention to your duties, because you are judging not only for the sake of human beings but also for the LORD and he is present with you as you make your rulings.

Duty » Daily » Husbands'

Genesis 2:23-24

So the man exclaimed, "At last! This is bone from my bones and flesh from my flesh. This one will be called "Woman,' because she was taken from Man." (Therefore a man will leave his father and his mother and cling to his wife, and they will become one flesh.)

Ecclesiastes 9:9

Find joy in living with your wife whom you love every day of your pointless life that God gave you on earth, because this is your life assignment and your work to do on earth.

Duty » To brethren » Wives

Esther 1:20

When the edict of the king that he issues is heard throughout his kingdom for it's vast then all the women will give honor to their husbands, from the greatest to the least important."

Duty » Masters' » Of admonition

Duty » Masters' » Neglect of

Judges 5:23

""Meroz is cursed!' declared the angel of the LORD. "Utterly and totally cursed are its inhabitants, because they never came to the aid of the LORD, to the aid of the LORD against the valiant warriors!'"

Matthew 7:26

"Everyone who keeps on hearing these messages of mine and never puts them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand.

Judges 21:8

They asked, "What one group of the tribes of Israel didn't come up to meet the LORD at Mizpah?" It turned out that no one had come to the encampment from Jabesh-gilead,

Nehemiah 3:5

Next to them the Tekoites worked valiantly, even though their leading officials weren't fully dedicated to the work of their lord.

Nehemiah 9:35

But they in their kingdom in the midst of your great goodness that you gave them and in the large and fertile land that you provided them did not serve you or turn away from their evil deeds.

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 by all possible means I might save some of them.

Matthew 25:35-36

because 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 welcomed me. 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 ox or donkey wandering off, you are to certainly return it to him.

Job 31:29

"Have I rejoiced in the destruction of those who hate me, or have I been happy that evil caught up with him?

More verses: Proverbs 25:21-22

Duty » To brethren » To neighbours

Romans 15:1-2

Now we who are strong ought to be patient with the weaknesses of those who are not strong and must stop pleasing ourselves. Each of us must please our neighbor for the good purpose of building him up.

More verses: Galatians 5:14

Duty » Masters' » Of giving warning

Isaiah 58:1

"Shout aloud! Don't hold back! Lift up your voice like a trumpet! Declare to my people their rebellions, and to the house of Jacob their sins.

2 Chronicles 19:10

"You are to carry out your duties in the fear of the LORD, serving him faithfully with your whole heart. No matter what case comes before you from your fellow citizens who live in their own cities, whether it's a dispute between blood relatives or a dispute regarding the Law and the commands, statutes, or verdicts, you are to warn the parties so that they do not become guilty in the LORD's presence and so that anger does not come upon you and your fellow citizens.

Ezekiel 3:18

"So when I say to a wicked person, "You're about to die,' if you don't warn or instruct that wicked person that his behavior is wicked so he can live, that wicked person will die in his sin, but I'll hold you responsible for his death.

Ezekiel 33:9

However, if you warn the wicked to turn from his behavior and he does not do so, he will die in his guilt, and you will have saved yourself."

Duty » Daily » Gathering the manna

1 Chronicles 16:37

Later David left the presence of the Ark of the Covenant of the LORD so Asaph and his fellow descendants of Levi could serve the ark there continually each day, doing whatever was required.

Exodus 16:4

The LORD told Moses, "Listen very carefully! I'll cause food to rain down for you from heaven, and the people are to go out and gather each day's portion on that day. In this way I'll test them to demonstrate whether or not they'll live according to my instructions.

2 Chronicles 8:14

Following proscriptions laid down by his father David, Solomon appointed divisions of priests for their service as well as descendants of Levi for duties of praise and ministry before the priests consistent with the daily rules. Furthermore, because David, the man of God, had commanded it, Solomon also appointed gatekeepers to serve by divisions at every gate of the Temple.

Ezra 3:4

They also observed the Festival of Tents as has been prescribed, offering a specific number of daily burnt offerings in accordance with the ordinance of each day.

Duty » Parents » To teach

Deuteronomy 6:20

"When your son asks you in the future, "What is the meaning of the instructions, decrees, and ordinances that the LORD our God commanded you?'

Deuteronomy 21:19

then his parents are to seize him and bring him before the elders at the gate of his city.

Duty » Of man to man

Isaiah 58:6-7

Isn't this the fast that I have been choosing: to loose the bonds of injustice, and to untie the cords of the yoke, and to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke? Isn't it to share your bread with the hungry, and to bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover him with clothing, and not to raise yourself up from your own flesh and blood?"

Matthew 25:34-46

"Then the king will say to those on his right, "Come, you who have been blessed by my Father! Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world, because 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 welcomed me. 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 say to him, "Lord, when did we see you hungry and give you something to eat, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you as a stranger and welcome you, or see you naked and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison, and visit you?' The king will answer them, "I tell all of you with certainty, since you did it for one of the least important of these brothers of mine, you did it for me.' "Then he will say to those on his left, "Get away from me, you who are accursed, into the eternal fire that has been prepared for the Devil and his angels! Here's why: 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 welcome me. I was naked, and you didn't clothe me. I was sick and in prison, and you didn't visit me.' "Then they will reply, "Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or as a stranger or naked or sick or in prison and didn't help you?' Then he will say to them, "I tell all of you with certainty, since you didn't do it for one of the least important of these, you didn't do it for me.' These people will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous will go into eternal life."

Luke 10:25-37

Just then an expert in the Law stood up to test Jesus. He asked, "Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?" Jesus answered him, "What is written in the Law? What do you read there?" He answered, "You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind. And you must love your neighbor as yourself." read more.
Jesus told him, "You have answered correctly. "Do this, and you will live.'" But the man wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?" After careful consideration, Jesus replied, "A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho when he fell into the hands of bandits. They stripped him, beat him, and went away, leaving him half dead. By chance, a priest was traveling along that road. When he saw the man, he went by on the other side. Similarly, a descendant of Levi came to that place. When he saw the man, he also went by on the other side. But as he was traveling along, a Samaritan came across the man. When the Samaritan saw him, he was moved with compassion. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring oil and wine on them. 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 and gave them to the innkeeper, saying, "Take good care of him. If you spend more than that, I'll repay you when I come back.' "Of these three men, who do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of the bandits?" He said, "The one who showed mercy to him." Jesus told him, "Go and do what he did."

Duty » Parents » To train

Isaiah 38:19

The living yes the living they thank you, just as I am doing today; fathers will tell their children about your faithfulness.

Lamentations 2:19

Get up and cry aloud in the night, at the beginning of every hour. Pour out your heart like water in the presence of the Lord! Lift up your hands toward him for the lives of your children, who are fainting away at every street corner.

Duty » To brethren » Abounding

Duty » Masters' » Prompt payment of wages

Deuteronomy 24:15

Pay his wages that same day before the sun sets, because he is poor and his livelihood depends on it. Otherwise, he may cry out to the LORD against you, and you will incur guilt."

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

1 Thessalonians 5:15-28

Make sure that no one pays back evil for evil. Instead, always pursue what is good for each other and for everyone else. Always be joyful. Continually be prayerful. read more.
In everything be thankful, because this is God's will for you in the Messiah Jesus. Do not put out the Spirit's fire. Do not despise prophecies. Instead, test everything. Hold on to what is good. Keep away from every kind of evil. May the God of peace himself make you holy in every way. And may your whole being spirit, soul, and body remain blameless when our Lord Jesus, the Messiah, appears. The one who calls you is faithful, and he will continue to be faithful. Brothers, pray for us. Greet all the brothers with a holy kiss. I order you by the Lord to have this letter read to all the brothers. May the grace of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah, be with you! Amen.

Duty » Pressure of » It makes the message imperative

Acts 18:5

But when Silas and Timothy arrived from Macedonia, Paul devoted himself entirely to the word as he emphatically assured the Jews that Jesus is the Messiah.

Acts 20:22

And now, compelled by the Spirit, I am on my way to Jerusalem, not knowing what will happen to me there,

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

Duty » Parents » To control

1 Timothy 3:12

Ministers must be husbands of one wife and must manage their children and their families well.

Duty » To brethren » Fervent

Duty » To brethren » Sincere

Romans 13:9

For the commandments, "You must not commit adultery; you must not murder; you must not steal; you must not covet," and every other commandment are summed up in this statement: "You must love your neighbor as yourself."

Duty » Daily » Prayer

Psalm 88:9

My eyes languish on account of my affliction; all day long I call out to you, LORD, 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

1 Corinthians 9:16

For if I preach the gospel, I have nothing to boast about, for this obligation has been entrusted to me. How terrible it would be for me if I didn't preach the gospel!

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 shaped by the desires that used to influence you when you were ignorant. Instead, be holy in every aspect of your life, just as the one who called you is holy.

Duty » Masters' » Just dealing

Duty » Servants » Respect for masters

1 Timothy 6:1

All who are under the yoke of slavery should regard their own masters as deserving of the highest respect, so that the name of God and our teaching may not be discredited.

Duty » Servants » Obedience

Duty » Three-fold appropriation (taking) » Instruction

Proverbs 4:13

Hold on to instruction, do not let it go! Guard wisdom, because she is your life!

Duty » Donation (giving) » Give or lose

Matthew 16:25

Whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it,

Duty » Pressure of » It burns like an inward fire

Jeremiah 20:9

When I say, "I won't remember the LORD, nor will I speak in his name anymore, then there is this burning fire in my heart. It is bound up in my bones, I grow weary of trying to hold it in, and I cannot do it!

Duty » To brethren » Unselfish

Duty » Masters' » Refraining from threats

Duty » Daily » Reading of the word

Nehemiah 8:18

and Ezra continued to read from the Book of the Law of God day by day, from the first day through the last. They celebrated for seven days, and on the eighth day they held a solemn assembly according to regulation.

Duty » Daily » Watchfulness

Duty » Servants » Patience in hard places

1 Peter 2:18

You household servants must submit yourselves to your masters out of respect, not only to those who are kind and fair, but also to those who are unjust.

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

Psalm 116:13

I will raise my cup of deliverance and invoke the LORD's name.

Duty » Formation (making) » After the divine plan

Exodus 25:40

Now see that you make them according to the pattern for them which you are being 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've refused to help my male and female servants when they complain against me, what will I do when God stands up to act? When he asks the questions, how will I answer him?

Duty » Daily » Exhortation

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

Isaiah 27:5

Or else let it lay claim to my protection; let it make peace with me, yes, let it 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

Psalm 61:8

So I will sing songs to your name forever; I will fulfill my promises day by day. To the Director: According to Jeduthun's style. A Davidic Psalm.

Duty » Servants » Desire to please

Titus 2:9

Slaves are to submit to their masters in everything, aiming to please them and not argue with them

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

The LORD was with Jehoshaphat because he followed the example set during his ancestor David's preliminary years by not pursuing the Baals.

1 Kings 9:4

"Now as for you, if you commune with me like your father did, with an upright heart of integrity and doing everything that I've commanded you and keeping my statutes and ordinances,

2 Chronicles 20:32

He followed the example of his father Asa and never departed from it, practicing what the LORD considered to be right.

2 Chronicles 26:4

He practiced what the LORD considered to be right, following the example set by his father Amaziah's accomplishments.

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 instructions, decrees, and ordinances that the LORD our God commanded you?'

Deuteronomy 21:19

then his parents are to seize him and bring him before the elders at the gate of his city.

Parents » Duty » To train

Isaiah 38:19

The living yes the living they thank you, just as I am doing today; fathers will tell their children about your faithfulness.

Lamentations 2:19

Get up and cry aloud in the night, at the beginning of every hour. Pour out your heart like water in the presence of the Lord! Lift up your hands toward him for the lives of your children, who are fainting away at every street corner.

Parents » Duty » To nurture

Parents » Duty » To control

1 Timothy 3:12

Ministers must be husbands of one wife and must manage their children and their families 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 earnest prayer to God for him was being offered by the assembly.

Aliens, Believers Duty

26;47;21-23

"You are to apportion this land among yourselves according to the tribes of Israel,

Daily Duty

58;10;11

Day after day every priest stands and repeatedly offers the same sacrifices that can never take away sins.

Duty Of Man To God

5;10;12

"Now Israel, what does the LORD your God desire from you? Only this: fear him, walk in all his ways, love him, serve him with all your heart and in all your life,

Hospitality, A Duty Of God's People

58;13;2

Stop neglecting to show hospitality to strangers, for by showing hospitality some have had angels as their guests without being aware of it.

Human Duty To Glorify God

19;34;3

Magnify the LORD with me! Let us lift up his name together!

Husbands Duty To Wives

60;3;7

In a similar way, you husbands must live with your wives in an understanding manner, as with a most delicate partner. Honor them as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing may interfere with your prayers.

Jury Duty

20;17;15

Exonerating the wicked and condemning the righteous are both detestable to the LORD.

Parents Duty To Children

56;2;4

They should encourage the younger women to love their husbands, to love their children,

Poor, Duty To

19;41;1

Blessed is the one who is considerate of the destitute; the LORD will deliver him when the times are evil.

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