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38 Bible Verses about Duty

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Ecclesiastes 12:13

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

Luke 17:10

So likewise you, when you 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.

Luke 17:9

Does he thank that servant because he did the things that were commanded him? I think not.

John 13:14

If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet; you also ought to wash one another's feet.

Deuteronomy 25:5

If brethren dwell together, and one of them dies, and has no child, the wife of the dead shall not marry outside unto a stranger: 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 are the singers, heads of the fathers of the Levites, who remaining in the chambers were free from other service: for they were employed in that work day and night.

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Duty » Pressure of » Rulers'

Deuteronomy 17:16

But he shall not multiply horses to himself, nor cause the people to return to Egypt, to the end that he should multiply horses: since as the LORD has said unto you, you shall return no more that way again.

Proverbs 29:14

The king that faithfully judges the poor, his throne shall be established forever.

2 Samuel 23:3

The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spoke to me, He that rules over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.

2 Chronicles 19:6

And said to the judges, Take heed what you do: for you judge not for man, but for the LORD, who is with you in the judgment.

Duty » Daily » Husbands'

Genesis 2:23-24

And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

Ecclesiastes 9:9

Live joyfully with the wife whom you love all the days of the life of your vanity, which he has given you under the sun, all the days of your vanity: for that is your portion in this life, and in your labor which you perform under the sun.

Duty » To brethren » Wives

Esther 1:20

And when the king's decree which he shall make shall be published throughout all his empire, (for it is great,) all the wives shall give to their husbands honor, both to great and small.

Duty » Masters' » Of admonition

Duty » Masters' » Neglect of

Judges 5:23

Curse you Meroz, said the angel of the LORD, Curse you bitterly the inhabitants thereof; 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 that hears these sayings of mine, and does them not, shall be likened unto 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 came not up to Mizpah to the LORD? And, behold, there came none to the camp from Jabeshgilead to the assembly.

Nehemiah 3:5

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

Nehemiah 9:35

For they have not served you in their kingdom, or in your great goodness that you gave them, or in the large and rich land which you gave before them, neither turned they from their wicked works.

Duty » To brethren » To the weak

1 Corinthians 9:22

To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.

Matthew 25:35-36

For I was hungry, and you gave me food: I was thirsty, and you gave me drink: I was a stranger, and you took me in: Naked, and you clothed me: I was sick, and you visited me: I was in prison, and you came unto 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 that hated me, or lifted up myself when evil found him:

More verses: Proverbs 25:21-22

Duty » To brethren » To neighbours

Romans 15:1-2

We then that are strong ought to bear the weaknesses of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let every one of us please his neighbor for his good to edification.

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 show my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.

2 Chronicles 19:10

And whatsoever cause shall come to you of your brethren that dwell in their cities, between blood and blood, between law and commandment, statutes and judgments, you shall even warn them that they trespass not against the LORD, and so bring wrath upon you, and upon your brethren: this do, and you shall not trespass.

Ezekiel 3:18

When I say unto the wicked, You shall surely die; and you give him not warning, nor speak to warn the wicked 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

Nevertheless, if you warn the wicked of his way to turn from it; if he does not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered your soul.

Duty » Daily » Gathering the manna

1 Chronicles 16:37

So he left there before the ark of the covenant of the LORD Asaph and his brethren, to minister before the ark continually, as every day's work required:

Exodus 16:4

Then said the LORD unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain portion every 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 order of David his father, the divisions of the priests to their service, and the Levites to their charges, to praise and serve before the priests, as the duty of every day required: 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 ordinance, as the duty of every day required;

Duty » Parents » To teach

Deuteronomy 6:20

And when your son asks you in time to come, saying, What mean the testimonies, and the statutes, and the judgments, which the LORD our God has 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 that I have chosen? to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that you break every yoke? Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, and that you bring the poor that are cast out to your house? when you see the naked, that you cover him; and that you hide not yourself from your own flesh?

Matthew 25:34-46

Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, you blessed of my Father, inherit 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 drink: I was a stranger, and you took me in: Naked, and you clothed me: I was sick, and you visited me: I was in prison, and you came unto me. read more.
Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we you hungry, and fed you? or thirsty, and gave you drink? When saw we you a stranger, and took you in? or naked, and clothed you? Or when saw we you sick, or in prison, and came unto you? And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Since you have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, you have done it unto me. Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, you cursed, into everlasting 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 no drink: I was a stranger, and you took me not in: naked, and you clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and you visited me not. Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we you hungry, or thirsty or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto you? Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Since you did it not to one of the least of these, you did it not to me. And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

Luke 10:25-37

And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tested him, saying, Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? He said unto him, What is written in the law? how read you? And he answering said, You shall 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 he said unto him, You have answered right: this do, and you shall live. But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbor? And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, who stripped him of his clothing, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side. But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him, And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. And on the next day when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the innkeeper, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever you spend more, when I come again, I will repay you. Which now of these three, think you, was neighbor unto him that fell among the thieves? And he said, He that showed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do you likewise.

Duty » Parents » To train

Isaiah 38:19

The living, the living, he shall praise you, as I do this day: the father to the children shall make known your truth.

Lamentations 2:19

Arise, cry out in the night: in 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 life of your young children, that faint for hunger at the head of every street.

Duty » To brethren » Abounding

Duty » Masters' » Prompt payment of wages

Deuteronomy 24:15

Each day you shall give him his hire, neither shall the sun go down upon it; for he is poor, and sets his heart upon it: lest he cry against you unto the LORD, and it be sin unto you.

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

1 Thessalonians 5:15-28

See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men. Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. read more.
In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. Quench not the Spirit. Despise not prophesying. Test all things; hold fast that which is good. Abstain from all appearance of evil. And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Faithful is he that calls you, who also will do it. Brethren, pray for us. Greet all the brethren with a holy kiss. I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read unto all the holy brethren. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.

Duty » Pressure of » It makes the message imperative

Acts 18:5

And when Silas and Timothy were come from Macedonia, Paul was pressed in the word, and testified to the Jews that Jesus was the Christ.

Acts 20:22

And now, behold, I go bound in the spirit unto Jerusalem, not knowing the things that shall befall me there:

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

Duty » Parents » To control

Duty » To brethren » Fervent

Duty » To brethren » Sincere

Romans 13:9

For this, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not kill, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness, You shall not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is summed up in this saying, namely, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

Duty » Daily » Prayer

Psalm 88:9

My eye mourns by reason of affliction: LORD, I have called daily upon you, I have stretched out my hands unto 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 though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to boast of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not 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, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: But as he who has called you is holy, so be holy in all manner of conduct;

Duty » Masters' » Just dealing

Duty » Servants » Respect for masters

1 Timothy 6:1

Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honor, that the name of God and his doctrine 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 your life.

Duty » Donation (giving) » Give or lose

Matthew 16:25

For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.

Duty » Pressure of » It burns like an inward fire

Jeremiah 20:9

Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name. But his word was in my heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary from holding it back, 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 unto the last day, he read in the book of the law of God. And they kept 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 the LORD.

Duty » Formation (making) » After the divine plan

Exodus 25:40

And see that you make them after their pattern, which was shown you on the mount.

Duty » Donation (giving) » With a free hand

Duty » Donation (giving) » As stewards

Duty » Masters' » Consideration for employees

Job 31:13-14

If I did despise the cause of my manservant or of my maidservant, when they contended with me; What then shall I do when God rises up? and when he comes, what shall I answer him?

Duty » Daily » Exhortation

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

Isaiah 27:5

Or let him take hold of my strength, that he may make peace with me; and he shall 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

Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; 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

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 Chronicles 17:3

And the LORD was with Jehoshaphat, because he walked in the first ways of his father David, and sought not unto Baalim;

1 Kings 9:4

And if you will walk before me, as David your father walked, in integrity of heart, and in uprightness, to do according to all that I have commanded you, and will keep my statutes and my judgments:

2 Chronicles 20:32

And he walked in the way of Asa his father, and departed not from it, doing that which was right in the sight of the LORD.

2 Chronicles 26:4

And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his father Amaziah did.

More verses: 2 Chronicles 27:2

Parents » Duty » To teach

Deuteronomy 6:20

And when your son asks you in time to come, saying, What mean the testimonies, and the statutes, and the judgments, which the LORD our God has 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 you, as I do this day: the father to the children shall make known your truth.

Lamentations 2:19

Arise, cry out in the night: in 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 life of your young children, that faint for hunger at the head of every street.

Parents » Duty » To nurture

Parents » Duty » To control

Parents » Duty » To provide for

Parents » Duty » To love

Topics on Duty

Afflicted, Duty To Them

44;12;5

Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him.

Aliens, Believers Duty

26;47;21-23

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

Daily Duty

58;10;11

And every priest stands daily ministering and offering frequently 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 require of you, but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul,

Hospitality, A Duty Of God's People

58;13;2

Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

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

Likewise, you husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honor unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.

Jury Duty

20;17;15

He that justifies the wicked, and he that condemns the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD.

Parents Duty To Children

56;2;4

That they may teach the young women to be sensible, to love their husbands, to love their children,

Poor, Duty To

19;41;1

[To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.] Blessed is he that considers the poor: the LORD will deliver him in time of trouble.