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38 Bible Verses about Duty

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Ecclesiastes 12:13

Now that all has been heard, here is the final conclusion: Fear God and obey his commandments, for this [is] the whole [duty] of man.

Luke 17:10

Thus you also, when you have done all the {things you were ordered to do}, say, 'We are unworthy slaves; we have done what we were obligated to do.'"

Genesis 38:8

Then Judah said to Onan, "Go in to the wife of your brother and perform the duty of a brother-in-law to her, and raise up offspring for your brother."

Luke 17:9

He will not {be grateful} to the slave because he did what was ordered, [will he]?

John 13:14

If then I--[your] Lord and Teacher--wash your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet.

Psalm 25:4

Make me know your ways, O Yahweh. Teach me your paths.

Deuteronomy 25:5

"When brothers dwell together and one of them dies and has no son, the wife of the deceased shall not become the wife of a {man of another family}; her brother-in-law {shall have sex with her}, and he shall take her {to himself} as wife, and he shall perform his duty as brother-in-law [with respect to] her.

1 Chronicles 9:33

Now these [were] the singers; the heads of the {families} of the Levites [were] in the chambers free from other service, for day and night [they were] over them on the service.

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Duty » Pressure of » Rulers'

Deuteronomy 17:16

Except, he may {not make numerous} for himself horses, and he may not allow the people to [to go] to Egypt {in order to increase horses}, for Yahweh has said to you that {you may never return}.

Proverbs 29:14

A king who judges with truthfulness [to] the poor, his throne will be established forever.

2 Samuel 23:3

The God of Israel said to me, the rock of Israel has spoken; 'He who rules over mankind rules righteously, in the fear of God.

2 Chronicles 19:6

And he said to the judges, "Consider what you are doing, for you are not judging for a man but for Yahweh. Now [he is] with you in speaking justice.

Duty » Daily » Husbands'

Genesis 2:23-24

And the man said, "{She is now} bone from my bones and flesh from my flesh; {she} shall be called 'Woman,' for {she was taken} from man." Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and shall cling to his wife, and they shall be as one flesh.

Ecclesiastes 9:9

Enjoy life with the wife whom you love all the days of your vain life which he gives you under the sun, because this [is] your lot in life and in the toil with which you toil under the sun.

Duty » To brethren » Wives

Esther 1:20

And let the king's decree that he will make be proclaimed in all his kingdom, because it [is] vast and all the women will honor their husbands, great and small."

Duty » Masters' » Of admonition

Duty » Masters' » Neglect of

Judges 5:23

'Curse Meroz,' says the angel of Yahweh; 'curse bitterly its inhabitants, because they did not come to the help of Yahweh, to the help of Yahweh against the mighty.'

Matthew 7:26

And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand.

Judges 21:8

They asked, "Which one is there from the tribes of Israel who did not come up to Yahweh at Mizpah?" And behold, no one came from Jabesh-gilead to the camp, to the assembly.

Nehemiah 3:5

{Next to them} the Tekoites repaired, but their nobles did not put their neck to the work of their lord.

Nehemiah 9:35

And in their kingdom and in the greatness you gave to them, and in the wide and fertile land that you gave before them, they did not serve you and did not turn from their evil deeds.

Duty » To brethren » To the weak

1 Corinthians 9:22

To the weak I became weak, in order that I may gain the weak. I have become all [things] to all [people], in order that by all means I may 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 welcomed me as a guest, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you cared for me, I was in prison and you came to me.'

Duty » To brethren » To enemies

Exodus 23:4

" 'If you come upon the ox of your enemy or his donkey going astray, you will certainly bring it back to him

Job 31:29

"If I have rejoiced at [the] ruin of [the one who] hated me or have exulted when evil overtook him--

More verses: Proverbs 25:21-22

Duty » To brethren » To neighbours

Romans 15:1-2

But we who are strong ought to bear the weaknesses of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let each one of us please his neighbor for his good, for the purpose of edification.

More verses: Galatians 5:14

Duty » Masters' » Of giving warning

Isaiah 58:1

"Call with [the] throat; you must not keep back! lift up your voice like trumpet, and declare to my people their rebellion, and to the house of Jacob their sins.

2 Chronicles 19:10

Any legal dispute that comes before you from your brothers who live in their cities concerning bloodguilt, law, commandment, statutes, and justice, you must warn them, so that they do not incur guilt before Yahweh, and that wrath may not come upon you and your brothers. Thus you must do that you do not incur guilt.

Ezekiel 3:18

{When I say} to the wicked, 'Surely you will die,' and you do not warn him and you do not speak to warn [the] wicked from his wicked way {so that he may live}, that wicked [person] will die because of his guilt, and from your hand I will seek his blood.

Ezekiel 33:9

But, you, if you warn [the] wicked from his way, to turn from it, and {he does not turn} from his way, he will die by his guilt, and you will have saved your life.

Duty » Daily » Gathering the manna

1 Chronicles 16:37

So he left Asaph and his brothers there before the ark of the covenant of Yahweh to minister before the ark regularly {as each day required},

Exodus 16:4

And Yahweh said to Moses, "Look, I am going to rain down for you bread from the heavens, and the people will go out and gather enough for the day on its day; in that way I will test them: Will they go according to my law or not?

2 Chronicles 8:14

And in accord with the ordinance of David his father he appointed working groups of priests for their service, Levites for their responsibilities for praise and cultic service before the priests {according to the daily requirement}, and the gatekeepers in their working groups, gate by gate. For thus David the man of God had commanded.

Ezra 3:4

And they kept the feast of booths, as it is written, and [offered] burnt offerings day by day in number according to the ordinance {as described for each day}.

Duty » Parents » To teach

Deuteronomy 6:7

And you shall recite them to your children, and you shall talk about them at [the time of] your living in your house and at [the time of] your going on the road and at [the time of] your lying down and at [the time of] your rising [up].

Deuteronomy 6:20

"When your child asks you in the future, {saying}, 'What [is the meaning of] the legal provisions and the rules and the regulations that Yahweh our God commanded for you?'

Deuteronomy 21:19

then his father and his mother shall take hold of him, and they shall bring him out to the elders of his city and to the gate of his {town},

Duty » Of man to man

Isaiah 58:6-7

Is this not [the] fast I choose: to release [the] bonds of injustice, to untie [the] ropes of [the] yoke, and to let [the] oppressed go free, and {tear} every yoke to pieces? [Is it] not to break your bread for the hungry? You must bring {home} [the] poor, [the] homeless. When you see [the] naked, you must cover him, and you must not hide yourself from your {relatives}.

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 welcomed me as a guest, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you cared for me, I was in prison and you came to me.' read more.
Then the righteous will answer him, saying, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed [you], or thirsty and give [you something] to drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome [you] as a guest, or naked and clothe [you]? And when did we see you sick or in prison and come to you?' And the king will answer [and] say to them, 'Truly I say to you, in as much as you did [it] to one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did [it] to me.' Then he will also say to those on [his] left, 'Depart from me, [you] accursed ones, into the eternal fire that has been prepared for the devil and his angels! For I was hungry and you did not give me [anything] to eat, I was thirsty and you did not give me [anything] to drink, I was a stranger and you did not welcome me as a guest, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not care for me.' Then they will also answer, saying, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison and not serve you?' Then he will answer them, saying, 'Truly I say to you, in as much as you did not do [it] to one of the least of these, you did not do [it] to me.' And these will depart into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life."

Luke 10:25-37

And behold, a certain legal expert stood up to test him, saying, "Teacher, what must I do so that I will inherit eternal life?" And he said to him, "What is written in the law? How do you read [it]?" And he answered [and] said, "You shall love the Lord your God from 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 to him, "You have answered correctly. Do this and you will live." But he, wanting to justify himself, said to Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?" And Jesus replied [and] said, "A certain man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell into the hands of robbers, who both stripped him and beat [him]. [After] inflicting blows on [him], they went away, leaving [him] half dead. Now by coincidence a certain priest was going down on that road, and [when he] saw him, he passed by on the opposite side. And in the same way also a Levite, [when he] came down to the place and saw [him], passed by on the opposite side. But a certain Samaritan who was traveling came up to him and, [when he] saw [him], had compassion. And he came up [and] bandaged his wounds, pouring on olive oil and wine, and he put him on his own animal [and] brought him to an inn and took care of him. And on the next day, he took out two denarii [and] gave [them] to the innkeeper, and said, "Take care of him, and whatever you spend in addition, I will repay to you when I return. Which of these three do you suppose became a neighbor of the man who fell among the robbers?" So he said, "The one who showed mercy to him." And Jesus said to him, "You go and do likewise."

Duty » Parents » To train

Isaiah 38:19

[The] living, [the] living one praises you like me today; a father will make your faithfulness known to children.

Lamentations 2:19

"Arise, cry out in the night, at the beginning of the night watches; pour out your heart like water, before the face of the Lord. Lift to him your hands, for the life of your children, who faint in starvation, at the head of all streets."

Duty » To brethren » Abounding

Duty » Masters' » Prompt payment of wages

Deuteronomy 24:15

On his day you shall give his wage, and the sun shall not go {down}, because [he is] poor and {his life depends on it}; [do this] so that he does not cry out against you to Yahweh, {and you incur guilt}.

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

1 Thessalonians 5:15-28

See to it that no one pays back evil for evil to anyone, but always pursue good toward one another and toward all [people]. Rejoice always, pray constantly, read more.
give thanks in everything; for this [is] the will of God for you in Christ Jesus. Do not quench the Spirit. Do not despise prophecies, but examine all [things]; hold fast to [what is] good. Abstain from every form of evil. Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your spirit and soul and body be kept complete, blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you [is] faithful, who also will do [this]. Brothers, pray for us. Greet all the brothers with a holy kiss. I adjure you by the Lord, have this letter read aloud to all the brothers. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ [be] with you.

Duty » Pressure of » It makes the message imperative

Acts 18:5

Now when both Silas and Timothy came down from Macedonia, Paul began to be occupied with the message, solemnly testifying to the Jews [that] the Christ was Jesus.

Acts 20:22

"And now behold, bound by the Spirit I am traveling to Jerusalem, not knowing the things that will happen to me {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 well.

Duty » To brethren » Fervent

Duty » To brethren » Sincere

Romans 13:9

For the [commandments], "You shall not commit adultery, you shall not commit murder, you shall not steal, you shall not covet," and if [there is] any other commandment, are summed up in this statement: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself."

Duty » Daily » Prayer

Psalm 88:9

My eye languishes from misery. I call on you, O Yahweh, every day; 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 proclaim the gospel, it is not to me a reason for boasting, for necessity is imposed on me. For woe is to me if I do not proclaim 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 conformed to the former desires [you used to conform to] in your ignorance, but as the one who called you [is] holy, [you] yourselves be holy in all [your] conduct,

Duty » Masters' » Just dealing

Duty » Servants » Respect for masters

1 Timothy 6:1

All those who are under the yoke as slaves must regard their own masters as worthy of all honor, lest the name of God and the teaching be slandered.

Duty » Servants » Obedience

Duty » Three-fold appropriation (taking) » Instruction

Proverbs 4:13

Seize the instruction! Do not let go! Guard her, for she 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 on account of me will find it.

Duty » Pressure of » It burns like an inward fire

Jeremiah 20:9

But [if] I say, "I will not mention him and I will no longer speak in his name," then it becomes in my heart like a fire burning, locked up in my bones, and I struggle to contain [it], and I am not able.

Duty » To brethren » Unselfish

Duty » Masters' » Refraining from threats

Duty » Daily » Reading of the word

Nehemiah 8:18

And he read from the scroll of the law of God day by day from the first day up to the last day. They celebrated the festival for seven days, and on the eighth day there was an assembly according to the rule.

Duty » Daily » Watchfulness

Proverbs 8:34

Happy [is the] person who listens to me, [in order] to keep watch at my doors day by day, [in order] to guard the frames of my entrances.

Duty » Servants » Patience in hard places

1 Peter 2:18

Domestic slaves, be subject to your masters with all respect, not only to those [who are] good and gentle, but also to those [who are] unjust.

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

Psalm 116:13

I will lift up [the] cup of salvation and proclaim the name of Yahweh.

Duty » Formation (making) » After the divine plan

Exodus 25:40

And see and make [all] according to their pattern, which you were shown 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 rejected my male or female slave's case when their complaint [was] against me, then what shall I do when God rises up? And when he enquires, how shall I answer him?

Duty » Daily » Exhortation

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

Isaiah 27:5

Or let it grasp at my protection; let it make peace with me; peace let it make 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 must be subject to their own masters in everything, to be well-pleasing, not to talk 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 is not afraid? My Lord Yahweh has spoken, who will not prophesy?

Duty » Pressure of » It urges to haste

Parents » Duty » Example, good

2 Chronicles 17:3

And Yahweh was with Jehoshaphat, because he walked in the former ways of David his father and did not seek after the Baals,

1 Kings 9:4

As for you, if you walk before me as David your father walked, with {integrity of heart} and with uprightness, to do according to all that I have commanded you, [and if] you keep my ordinances and my judgments,

2 Chronicles 20:32

And he walked in the way of his father Asa and did not turn aside from it, to do what was right in the eyes of Yahweh.

2 Chronicles 26:4

And he did what [was] right in the eyes of Yahweh, according to all that Amaziah his father had done.

More verses: 2 Chronicles 27:2

Parents » Duty » To teach

Deuteronomy 6:7

And you shall recite them to your children, and you shall talk about them at [the time of] your living in your house and at [the time of] your going on the road and at [the time of] your lying down and at [the time of] your rising [up].

Deuteronomy 6:20

"When your child asks you in the future, {saying}, 'What [is the meaning of] the legal provisions and the rules and the regulations that Yahweh our God commanded for you?'

Deuteronomy 21:19

then his father and his mother shall take hold of him, and they shall bring him out to the elders of his city and to the gate of his {town},

Parents » Duty » To train

Isaiah 38:19

[The] living, [the] living one praises you like me today; a father will make your faithfulness known to children.

Lamentations 2:19

"Arise, cry out in the night, at the beginning of the night watches; pour out your heart like water, before the face of the Lord. Lift to him your hands, for the life of your children, who faint in starvation, at the head of all streets."

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 well.

Parents » Duty » To provide for

Parents » Duty » To love

Topics on Duty

Afflicted, Duty To Them

44;12;5

Thus Peter was kept in the prison, but prayer was fervently being made to God by the church for him.

Aliens, Believers Duty

26;47;21-23

You shall divide this land for yourselves according to the tribes of Israel.

Daily Duty

58;10;11

And every priest stands every day serving and offering the same sacrifices many times, which are never able to take away sins.

Duty Of Man To God

5;10;12

And now, Israel, what [is] Yahweh your God asking from you, except to revere Yahweh your God, to go in all his ways and to love him and to serve Yahweh your God with all your heart and with all your soul,

Hospitality, A Duty Of God's People

58;13;2

Do not neglect hospitality, because through this some have received angels as guests without knowing [it].

Human Duty To Glorify God

19;34;3

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

Husbands Duty To Wives

60;3;7

Husbands, in the same way live with [your wives] {knowledgeably}, as with the weaker female vessel, showing [them] honor as fellow heirs also of the grace of life, so that your prayers will not be hindered.

Jury Duty

20;17;15

He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous, the two of them [are] both abominations of Yahweh.

Parents Duty To Children

56;2;4

in order that they may encourage the young women to love their husbands [and to] love their children,

Poor, Duty To

19;41;1

Blessed [is the one who] has regard for [the] poor; in [the] day of disaster, Yahweh delivers him.