75 Bible Verses about ethics, personal
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In everything, treat others as you would want them to treat you, for this fulfills the law and the prophets.
The second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'
The second is: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these."
"You shall not murder. "You shall not commit adultery. "You shall not steal.read more.
"You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor. "You shall not covet your neighbor's house. You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that belongs to your neighbor."
You must not murder. You must not commit adultery. You must not steal.read more.
You must not offer false testimony against another. You must not desire another man's wife, nor should you crave his house, his field, his male and female servants, his ox, his donkey, or anything else he owns."
You must not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the children of your people, but you must love your neighbor as yourself. I am the Lord.
Treat others in the same way that you would want them to treat you.
Love must be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil, cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another with mutual love, showing eagerness in honoring one another.
So then, whenever we have an opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who belong to the family of faith.
and has a reputation for good works: as one who has raised children, practiced hospitality, washed the feet of the saints, helped those in distress -- as one who has exhibited all kinds of good works.
Finally, all of you be harmonious, sympathetic, affectionate, compassionate, and humble.
"Be careful not to display your righteousness merely to be seen by people. Otherwise you have no reward with your Father in heaven. Thus whenever you do charitable giving, do not blow a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in synagogues and on streets so that people will praise them. I tell you the truth, they have their reward. But when you do your giving, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,read more.
so that your gift may be in secret. And your Father, who sees in secret, will reward you.
But if he does not do it with premeditation, but it happens by accident, then I will appoint for you a place where he may flee. But if a man willfully attacks his neighbor to kill him cunningly, you will take him even from my altar that he may die.
But I say to you that anyone who is angry with a brother will be subjected to judgment. And whoever insults a brother will be brought before the council, and whoever says 'Fool' will be sent to fiery hell.
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is worthy of respect, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if something is excellent or praiseworthy, think about these things.
Then when desire conceives, it gives birth to sin, and when sin is full grown, it gives birth to death.
"You shall not make for yourself a carved image or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above or that is on the earth beneath or that is in the water below.
You must not make for yourself an image of anything in heaven above, on earth below, or in the waters beneath.
"'You must not make for yourselves idols, so you must not set up for yourselves a carved image or a pillar, and you must not place a sculpted stone in your land to bow down before it, for I am the Lord your God.
Now obey the Lord and worship him with integrity and loyalty. Put aside the gods your ancestors worshiped beyond the Euphrates and in Egypt and worship the Lord.
"Men, why are you doing these things? We too are men, with human natures just like you! We are proclaiming the good news to you, so that you should turn from these worthless things to the living God, who made the heaven, the earth, the sea, and everything that is in them.
Little children, guard yourselves from idols.
But he said to me, "Do not do this! I am a fellow servant with you and with your brothers the prophets, and with those who obey the words of this book. Worship God!"
"You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold guiltless anyone who takes his name in vain.
You must not make use of the name of the Lord your God for worthless purposes, for the Lord will not exonerate anyone who abuses his name that way.
You must not swear falsely in my name, so that you do not profane the name of your God. I am the Lord.
"If you refuse to obey all the words of this law, the things written in this scroll, and refuse to fear this glorious and awesome name, the Lord your God,
But I say to you, do not take oaths at all -- not by heaven, because it is the throne of God,
So pray this way: Our Father in heaven, may your name be honored,
So he said to them, "When you pray, say: Father, may your name be honored; may your kingdom come.
And above all, my brothers and sisters, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath. But let your "Yes" be yes and your "No" be no, so that you may not fall into judgment.
"Remember the Sabbath day to set it apart as holy.
Be careful to observe the Sabbath day just as the Lord your God has commanded you.
Six days work may be done, but on the seventh day is a Sabbath of complete rest, holy to the Lord; anyone who does work on the Sabbath day must surely be put to death.
"On six days you may labor, but on the seventh day you must rest; even at the time of plowing and of harvest you are to rest.
You must keep my Sabbaths and reverence my sanctuary. I am the Lord.
We will not buy on the Sabbath or on a holy day from the neighboring peoples who bring their wares and all kinds of grain to sell on the Sabbath day. We will let the fields lie fallow every seventh year, and we will cancel every loan.
The people who do this will be blessed, the people who commit themselves to obedience, who observe the Sabbath and do not defile it, who refrain from doing anything that is wrong.
But Peter and the apostles replied, "We must obey God rather than people.
Today the Lord your God is commanding you to keep these statutes and ordinances, something you must do with all your heart and soul.
"Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter into the kingdom of heaven -- only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven.
Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord,
That is why a man leaves his father and mother and unites with his wife, and they become a new family.
When a man is newly married, he need not go into the army nor be obligated in any way; he must be free to stay at home for a full year and bring joy to the wife he has married.
So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate."
Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate."
To the married I give this command -- not I, but the Lord -- a wife should not divorce a husband (but if she does, let her remain unmarried, or be reconciled to her husband), and a husband should not divorce his wife.
Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives and do not be embittered against them.
In the same way, wives, be subject to your own husbands. Then, even if some are disobedient to the word, they will be won over without a word by the way you live,
Children, obey your parents in the Lord for this is right. "Honor your father and mother," which is the first commandment accompanied by a promise, namely, "that it may go well with you and that you will live a long time on the earth."read more.
Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but raise them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
"Honor your father and your mother, that you may live a long time in the land the Lord your God is giving to you.
"Whoever strikes his father or his mother must surely be put to death.
"'If anyone curses his father and mother he must be put to death. He has cursed his father and mother; his blood guilt is on himself.
and you must teach them to your children and speak of them as you sit in your house, as you walk along the road, as you lie down, and as you get up.
Discipline your child, for there is hope, but do not set your heart on causing his death.
Train a child in the way that he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.
Listen to your father who begot you, and do not despise your mother when she is old.
Children, obey your parents in everything, for this is pleasing in the Lord. Fathers, do not provoke your children, so they will not become disheartened.
He must manage his own household well and keep his children in control without losing his dignity.
But if a widow has children or grandchildren, they should first learn to fulfill their duty toward their own household and so repay their parents what is owed them. For this is what pleases God.
But if someone does not provide for his own, especially his own family, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
So you must consecrate the fiftieth year, and you must proclaim a release in the land for all its inhabitants. That year will be your jubilee; each one of you must return to his property and each one of you must return to his clan.
And every daughter who possesses an inheritance from any of the tribes of the Israelites must become the wife of a man from any family in her father's tribe, so that every Israelite may retain the inheritance of his fathers.
If brothers live together and one of them dies without having a son, the dead man's wife must not remarry someone outside the family. Instead, her late husband's brother must go to her, marry her, and perform the duty of a brother-in-law.
He said, 'Permit me to go, for we are having a family sacrifice in the city, and my brother urged me to be there. So now, if I have found favor with you, let me go to see my brothers.' For that reason he has not come to the king's table."
Slaves, obey your earthly masters in every respect, not only when they are watching -- like those who are strictly people-pleasers -- but with a sincere heart, fearing the Lord.
Masters, treat your slaves with justice and fairness, because you know that you also have a master in heaven.
"If you buy a Hebrew servant, he is to serve you for six years, but in the seventh year he will go out free without paying anything.
Slaves, obey your human masters with fear and trembling, in the sincerity of your heart as to Christ,
Those who are under the yoke as slaves must regard their own masters as deserving of full respect. This will prevent the name of God and Christian teaching from being discredited.
Slaves are to be subject to their own masters in everything, to do what is wanted and not talk back,
Slaves, be subject to your masters with all reverence, not only to those who are good and gentle, but also to those who are perverse.
You must not oppress your neighbor or commit robbery against him. You must not withhold the wages of the hired laborer overnight until morning.
You must not oppress a lowly and poor servant, whether one from among your fellow Israelites or from the resident foreigners who are living in your land and villages. You must pay his wage that very day before the sun sets, for he is poor and his life depends on it. Otherwise he will cry out to the Lord against you, and you will be guilty of sin.
"If I have disregarded the right of my male servants or my female servants when they disputed with me, then what will I do when God confronts me in judgment; when he intervenes, how will I respond to him?
- Personal (121 instances)
- Abusive Husbands
- Adultery and Divorce
- Avoiding Idolatry
- Bad Language
- Bad Parents
- Becoming A Parent
- Being A Mother
- Caring For Children
- Caring For Parents
- Discipline Child
- Family First
- Family Unity
- Fathers, Responsibilities Of
- Giving, Of Time
- Good Rebounding
- Husband And Wife
- Law, Ten Commandments
- Leaving Parents For Spouse
- Love Marriage
- Love, And The World
- Love, In Relationships
- Loving Yourself
- Marriage Between Man And Woman
- Mothers, Responsibilities Of
- Oaths, Human
- Parents Being Wrong
- Parents Duty To Children
- Profaning God's Name
- Raising Children