71 Bible Verses about ethics, social
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Righteousness makes a nation great, but sin diminishes any people.
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. He is like dawn's first light, like bright sun blazing on a cloudless morning, glistening on grassland that flourishes after a rain shower.
Therefore, kings, act wisely! Earthly rulers, be warned! Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the son before he becomes angry, and you die where you stand. Indeed, his wrath can flare up quickly. How blessed are those who take refuge in him. A Davidic Psalm, when he fled from his son Absalom.
Through the blessing of the righteous a city is built up, but what the wicked say tears it down.
Kings detest wrongdoing, for through righteousness the throne is established.
Purge the wicked from the king's presence, and his throne will be established in righteousness.
When a land transgresses, it gains a succession of leaders, but with an understanding and knowledgeable man, its stability endures.
A king brings stability to a land through justice, but a man who takes bribes brings it to ruin.
"In righteousness you'll be established; you will be far from tyranny, for you won't be afraid, and from terror, for it won't come near you.
First of all, then, I urge you to offer to God petitions, prayers, intercessions, and expressions of thanks for all people, for kings, and for everyone who has authority, so that we might lead a quiet and peaceful life with all godliness and dignity.
so they may approach the God of Heaven with fragrant sacrifices and pray for the life of this king and his sons.
Deliver us, LORD! Answer us, our King, on the day we cry out! To the Director: A Davidic Psalm.
God, endow the king with ability to render your justice, and the king's son to render your right decisions.
Every person must be subject to the governing authorities, for no authority exists except by God's permission. The existing authorities have been established by God,
Remind believers to submit to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, and to be ready to do any honorable kind of work.
For the Lord's sake submit yourselves to every human authority: whether to the king as supreme, or to governors who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to praise those who do right.
"You are not to blaspheme God or curse a ruler of your people.
If a man presumptuously disregards the priest who is serving the LORD your God there or the judge, that person must die so you will purge evil from Israel.
He told his men, "God forbid that I should do this thing to your majesty, the LORD's anointed, by stretching out my hand against him, since he's the LORD's anointed."
Seat two wicked men in front of him, and make them testify against him. Tell them to claim "You cursed God and the king.' Then take him out and stone him to death."
My son, fear both the LORD and the king, and don't keep company with rebels.
Paul answered, "I didn't realize, brothers, that he is the high priest. After all, it is written, "You must not speak evil about a ruler of your people.'"
But if you do what is wrong, you should be afraid, for it is not without reason that they bear the sword. Indeed, they are God's servants to administer punishment to anyone who does wrong. Therefore, it is necessary for you to be acquiescent to the authorities, not only for the sake of God's punishment, but also for the sake of your own conscience.
Honor everyone. Keep on loving the community of believers, fearing God, and honoring the king.
They told him, "Caesar's." So he told them, "Then give back to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's."
So Jesus told them, "Give back to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's." And they were utterly amazed at him.
So he told them, "Then give back to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's."
"Any tithes of the land from grain grown on the land or from fruit grown on the trees belong to the LORD. They are sacred to the LORD.
Every third year, bring all the tithes of your produce of that year and store it in your cities
We also obligated ourselves to contribute annually a third of a shekel for services relating to the Temple of our God
So Jesus told him, "In that case, the subjects are exempt. However, so that we don't offend them, go to the sea and throw in a hook. Take the first fish that comes up, open its mouth, and you will find a coin. Take it and give it to them for me and you."
This is also why you pay taxes. For rulers are God's servants faithfully devoting themselves to their work. Pay everyone whatever you owe them taxes to whom taxes are due, tolls to whom tolls are due, fear to whom fear is due, honor to whom honor is due.
You must not twist justice, show favoritism, or take bribes, because a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and subverts the speech of the righteous. You are to pursue justice and only justice so you may live and possess the land that the LORD your God is about to give you."
He has made it clear to you, mortal man, what is good and what the LORD is requiring from you to act with justice, to treasure the LORD's gracious love, and to walk humbly in the company of your God.
You are not to take a bribe because a bribe blinds the clear-sighted and distorts the words of the righteous.
"You are not to be unjust in deciding a case. You are not to show partiality to the poor or honor the great. Instead, decide the case of your neighbor with righteousness."
""Cursed is the one who perverts justice due the foreigner, the orphan, or the widow.' "Then all the people are to respond by saying, "Amen!'
To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.
Learn to practice what is good; seek justice, alleviate oppression, defend orphans in court, and plead the widow's case.
"How terrible it will be for the one who enacts unjust decrees, for those who write oppressive laws that they have prescribed
For this is what the LORD says: "Maintain justice, and do what is right, for soon my salvation will come, and soon my deliverance will be revealed.
With God as my witness, as well as the Messiah Jesus and the chosen angels, I solemnly call on you to carry out these instructions without prejudice, doing nothing on the basis of partiality.
"If there should be a poor man among your relatives in one of the cities of the land that the LORD your God is about to give you, don't be hard-hearted or tight-fisted toward your poor relative. Instead, be sure to open your hand to him and lend him enough to lessen his need. Be careful not to think this wicked thought to yourselves: "The seventh year, the year of remission, is drawing near,' and you show ill will toward your poor relative and not give to him. He may then call to the LORD on account of you, and you will be guilty of sin.
"If your relative becomes so poor that he is indebted to you, then you are to support him. You are to let him live with you just like the resident alien and the traveler.
If he is a poor man, don't go to sleep with his collateral in your possession.
Whoever is kind to the poor is lending to the LORD the benefit of his gift will return to him in abundance.
Jesus told him, "If you want to be perfect, go and sell what you own and give the money to the destitute, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come back and follow me."
Jesus looked at him and loved him. Then he told him, "You're missing one thing. Go and sell everything you own, give the money to the destitute, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come back and follow me."
When Jesus heard this, he told him, "You still need to do one thing. Sell everything you have and give the money to the destitute, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come back and follow me."
So give what is inside to the poor, and then everything will be clean for you.
"Sell your possessions, and give the money to the poor. Make yourselves wallets that don't wear out a dependable treasure in heaven, where no thief can get close and no moth can destroy anything.
Supply the needs of the saints. Extend hospitality to strangers.
The only thing they asked us to do was to remember the destitute, the very thing I was eager to do.
If you give special attention to the man wearing fine clothes and say, "Please take this seat," but you say to the poor man, "Stand over there" or "Sit on the floor at my feet," then you will have made false distinctions among yourselves and will have judged from evil motives, will you not?
"When you have finished your harvest, reserve the tithe in the third year (the year of the tithe), and give the entire tithe to the descendants of Levi, to the foreigners, to the orphans, and to the widows, so they may eat and be satisfied in your cities.
but you are to let it rest the seventh year, leaving it unplanted. The poor of your people may eat from it, and the wild animals may eat what they leave. You are to do the same with your vineyards and olive groves.
"When you reap the harvest of your land, you are not to completely finish harvesting the corners of the field that is, you are not to pick what remains after you have reaped your harvest. You are not to gather your vineyard or pick up the fallen grapes of your vineyard. Leave something for the poor and the resident alien who lives among you. I am the LORD your God."
Furthermore, when you harvest the produce of your land, you are not to harvest all the way to the corners of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest. Leave them for the poor and resident alien. I am the LORD your God."
if you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the needs of afflicted souls, then your light will rise in darkness, and your night will be like noonday.
Then Jesus called his disciples and said, "I have compassion for the crowd because they have already been with me for three days and have nothing to eat. I don't want to send them away without food, or they may faint on the road."
"I have compassion for the crowd, because they've already been with me for three days and have nothing to eat. If I send them away to their homes hungry, they'll faint on the road. Some of them have come a long distance."
He answered them, "The person who has two coats must share with the one who doesn't have any, and the person who has food must do the same."
But "if your enemy is hungry, feed him. For if he is thirsty, give him a drink. If you do this, you will pile burning coals on his head."
If your enemy hungers, give him food to eat; and if he thirsts, give him water to drink.
"Defend the poor and the fatherless. Vindicate the afflicted and the poor. Rescue the poor and the needy, delivering them from the power of the wicked.
A religion that is pure and stainless according to God the Father is this: to take care of orphans and widows who are suffering, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.
"You are not to mistreat any widow or orphan.
You are not to oppress the resident alien, because you were aliens in the land of Egypt."
"If your brother becomes so poor that he has to a sell portion of his inheritance, then his nearest kinsman redeemer is to come and redeem what his brother has sold.
"Don't deny justice to a foreigner or to an orphan, nor take a widow's garment as collateral for a loan.
Blessed is the one who is considerate of the destitute; the LORD will deliver him when the times are evil.
- Social (5 instances)
- Aliens, Believers Duty
- Alms, Good Deeds
- Attitudes Towards Kings
- Authority, of human institutions
- Belonging To Heaven
- Citizens, Christian Duties
- Civic Duties
- Civic Righteousness
- Civil Government
- Civil authorities
- Feeding The Poor
- Generosity, Used Towards
- Giving Back
- Giving Money To The Church
- Giving To The Poor
- Giving, Of Possessions
- Helping The Poor
- Honoring Authority
- Honouring Rulers
- Human Authority, Christian Response
- Leaders, Political
- Money, Stewardship Of
- Obedience, To Human Authorities
- Oppression, Nature Of
- Poverty, Attitudes Towards
- Poverty, Remedies For
- Respecting Authority
- Rich, The
- Self Sacrifice
- Social Justice
- Social duties
- Treasure In Heaven
- Discipleship, nature of
- Ethics, basis of
- Ethics, incentives towards
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