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Theasaurus: Responsibility

55 Bible Verses about Responsibility

Most Relevant Verses

Ezra 10:4

Get up, for this matter is your responsibility, and we support you. Be strong and take action!”

Leviticus 5:1

“When someone sins in any of these ways:If he has seen, heard, or known about something he has witnessed, and did not respond to a public call to testify, he is responsible for his sin.

Colossians 1:25

I have become its servant, according to God’s administration that was given to me for you, to make God’s message fully known,

Proverbs 22:26

Don’t be one of those who enter agreements,
who put up security for loans.

Ezekiel 3:18

If I say to the wicked person, ‘You will surely die,’ but you do not warn him—you don’t speak out to warn him about his wicked way in order to save his life—that wicked person will die for his iniquity. Yet I will hold you responsible for his blood.

Ezekiel 3:19

But if you warn a wicked person and he does not turn from his wickedness or his wicked way, he will die for his iniquity, but you will have saved your life.

Ezekiel 33:6

However, if the watchman sees the sword coming but doesn’t blow the trumpet, so that the people aren’t warned, and the sword comes and takes away their lives, then they have been taken away because of their iniquity, but I will hold the watchman accountable for their blood.

1 Corinthians 4:1

A person should consider us in this way: as servants of Christ and managers of God’s mysteries.

Ezekiel 3:20

Now if a righteous person turns from his righteousness and practices iniquity, and I put a stumbling block in front of him, he will die. If you did not warn him, he will die because of his sin and the righteous acts he did will not be remembered. Yet I will hold you responsible for his blood.

Ezekiel 18:20

The person who sins is the one who will die. A son won’t suffer punishment for the father’s iniquity, and a father won’t suffer punishment for the son’s iniquity. The righteousness of the righteous person will be on him, and the wickedness of the wicked person will be on him.

Numbers 18:5

“You are to guard the sanctuary and the altar so that wrath may not fall on the Israelites again.

Luke 12:48

But the one who did not know and did things deserving of blows will be beaten lightly. Much will be required of everyone who has been given much. And even more will be expected of the one who has been entrusted with more.

Joshua 2:19

If anyone goes out the doors of your house, his blood will be on his own head, and we will be innocent. But if anyone with you in the house should be harmed, his blood will be on our heads.

Numbers 11:16

The Lord answered Moses, “Bring Me 70 men from Israel known to you as elders and officers of the people. Take them to the tent of meeting and have them stand there with you.

Deuteronomy 1:9

“I said to you at that time: I can’t bear the responsibility for you on my own.

Nehemiah 10:35

We will bring the firstfruits of our land and of every fruit tree to the Lord’s house year by year.

Deuteronomy 18:19

I will hold accountable whoever does not listen to My words that he speaks in My name.

Numbers 8:25

But at 50 years old he is to retire from his service in the work and no longer serve.

Ezra 1:2

This is what King Cyrus of Persia says: “The Lord, the God of heaven, has given me all the kingdoms of the earth and has appointed me to build Him a house at Jerusalem in Judah.

1 Chronicles 23:32

They are to carry out their responsibilities for the tent of meeting, for the holy place, and for their relatives, the sons of Aaron, in the service of the Lord’s temple.”

1 Corinthians 9:17

For if I do this willingly, I have a reward, but if unwillingly, I am entrusted with a stewardship.

Deuteronomy 24:16

“Fathers are not to be put to death for their children or children for their fathers; each person will be put to death for his own sin.

2 Corinthians 5:11

Therefore, because we know the fear of the Lord, we seek to persuade people. We are completely open before God, and I hope we are completely open to your consciences as well.

Psalm 78:6

so that a future generation—
children yet to be born—might know.
They were to rise and tell their children

Luke 11:50

so that this generation may be held responsible for the blood of all the prophets shed since the foundation of the world—

Nehemiah 7:2

Then I put my brother Hanani in charge of Jerusalem, along with Hananiah, commander of the fortress, because he was a faithful man who feared God more than most.

From Thematic Bible


Responsibility » Personal

Romans 14:4

Who are you to criticize another’s household slave? Before his own Lord he stands or falls. And he will stand. For the Lord is able to make him stand.

Ezekiel 18:20

The person who sins is the one who will die. A son won’t suffer punishment for the father’s iniquity, and a father won’t suffer punishment for the son’s iniquity. The righteousness of the righteous person will be on him, and the wickedness of the wicked person will be on him.

Deuteronomy 24:16

“Fathers are not to be put to death for their children or children for their fathers; each person will be put to death for his own sin.

1 Corinthians 3:8

Now the one planting and the one watering are one in purpose, and each will receive his own reward according to his own labor.

Responsibility » Attempts to shirk

Matthew 27:24

When Pilate saw that he was getting nowhere, but that a riot was starting instead, he took some water, washed his hands in front of the crowd, and said, “I am innocent of this man’s blood. See to it yourselves!”

Genesis 27:36

So he said, “Isn’t he rightly named Jacob? For he has cheated me twice now. He took my birthright, and look, now he has taken my blessing.” Then he asked, “Haven’t you saved a blessing for me?”

Genesis 3:13

So the Lord God asked the woman, “What is this you have done?”And the woman said, “It was the serpent. He deceived me, and I ate.”

1 Samuel 15:21

The troops took sheep and cattle from the plunder—the best of what was set apart for destruction—to sacrifice to the Lord your God at Gilgal.”

Genesis 16:5

Then Sarai said to Abram, “You are responsible for my suffering! I put my slave in your arms, and ever since she saw that she was pregnant, she has treated me with contempt. May the Lord judge between me and you.”

More verses: Exodus 32:22

Responsibility » According to privileges » Of ministers, etc

Ezekiel 33:6

However, if the watchman sees the sword coming but doesn’t blow the trumpet, so that the people aren’t warned, and the sword comes and takes away their lives, then they have been taken away because of their iniquity, but I will hold the watchman accountable for their blood.

Ezekiel 3:1-17

He said to me: "Son of man, eat what you find [here]. Eat this scroll, then go and speak to the house of Israel." So I opened my mouth, and He fed me the scroll. "Son of man," he said to me, "eat and fill your stomach with this scroll I am giving you." So I ate [it], and it was as sweet as honey in my mouth. read more.
Then He said to me: "Son of man, go to the house of Israel and speak My words to them. For you are not being sent to a people of unintelligible speech or difficult language but to the house of Israel. [You are] not [being sent] to many peoples of unintelligible speech or difficult language, whose words you cannot understand. No doubt, if I sent you to them, they would listen to you. But the house of Israel will not want to listen to you because they do not want to listen to Me. For the whole house of Israel is hardheaded and hardhearted. Look, I have made your face as hard as their faces and your forehead as hard as their foreheads. I have made your forehead like a diamond, harder than flint. Don't be afraid of them or discouraged by [the look on] their faces, even though they are a rebellious house." Next He said to me: "Son of man, listen carefully to all My words that I speak to you and take [them] to heart. Go to your people, the exiles, and speak to them. Tell them: This is what the Lord God says, whether they listen or refuse [to listen]." The Spirit then lifted me up, and I heard a great rumbling sound behind me-praise the glory of the Lord in His place!- with the sound of the living creatures' wings brushing against each other and the sound of the wheels beside them, a great rumbling sound. So the Spirit lifted me up and took me away. I left in bitterness and in an angry spirit, and the Lord's hand was on me powerfully. I came to the exiles at Tel-abib, who were living by the Chebar Canal, and I sat there stunned for seven days. Now at the end of seven days the word of the Lord came to me: "Son of man, I have made you a watchman over the house of Israel. When you hear a word from My mouth, give them a warning from Me.

2 Corinthians 2:16

To some we are an aroma of death leading to death, but to others, an aroma of life leading to life. And who is competent for this?

Responsibility » Attempts to shift » Esau

Genesis 25:29-34

Once when Jacob was cooking a stew, Esau came in from the field, exhausted. He said to Jacob, "Let me eat some of that red stuff, because I'm exhausted." That is why he was [also] named Edom. Jacob replied, "First sell me your birthright." read more.
"Look," said Esau, "I'm about to die, so what good is a birthright to me?" Jacob said, "Swear to me first." So he swore to Jacob and sold his birthright to him. Then Jacob gave bread and lentil stew to Esau; he ate, drank, got up, and went away. So Esau despised his birthright.

Genesis 27:36

So he said, “Isn’t he rightly named Jacob? For he has cheated me twice now. He took my birthright, and look, now he has taken my blessing.” Then he asked, “Haven’t you saved a blessing for me?”

Responsibility » Attempts to shift » Sarah

Genesis 16:2

Sarai said to Abram, “Since the Lord has prevented me from bearing children, go to my slave; perhaps through her I can build a family.” And Abram agreed to what Sarai said.

Genesis 16:5

Then Sarai said to Abram, “You are responsible for my suffering! I put my slave in your arms, and ever since she saw that she was pregnant, she has treated me with contempt. May the Lord judge between me and you.”

Responsibility » Attempts to shift » saul

1 Samuel 15:20-21

"But I did obey the Lord!" Saul answered. "I went on the mission the Lord gave me: I brought back Agag, king of Amalek, and I completely destroyed the Amalekites. The troops took sheep and cattle from the plunder-the best of what was set apart for destruction-to sacrifice to the Lord your God at Gilgal."

Responsibility » Attempts to shift » Aaron

Exodus 32:22-24

"Don't be enraged, my lord," Aaron replied. "You yourself know that the people are [intent] on evil. They said to me, 'Make us a god who will go before us because this Moses, the man who brought us up from the land of Egypt-we don't know what has happened to him!' So I said to them, 'Whoever has gold, take it off,' and they gave [it] to me. When I threw it into the fire, out came this calf!"

Responsibility » Attempts to shift » Adam

Genesis 3:12-13

Then the man replied, "The woman You gave to be with me-she gave me [some fruit] from the tree, and I ate." So the Lord God asked the woman, "What is this you have done?" And the woman said, "It was the serpent. He deceived me, and I ate."

Responsibility » Attempts to shift » Pontius pilate

Matthew 27:24

When Pilate saw that he was getting nowhere, but that a riot was starting instead, he took some water, washed his hands in front of the crowd, and said, “I am innocent of this man’s blood. See to it yourselves!”

Responsibility » Assumed by the jewish leaders for the death of jesus

Responsibility » Attempts to shift » Eve

Genesis 3:13

So the Lord God asked the woman, “What is this you have done?”And the woman said, “It was the serpent. He deceived me, and I ate.”

Topics on Responsibility

Humanities Responsibility To Creation

1;1;28

God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth, and subdue it. Rule the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, and every creature that crawls on the earth.”

Land, As A Divine Responsibility

5;26;5-9

You are to respond by saying in the presence of the Lord your God:My father was a wandering Aramean. He went down to Egypt with a few people and lived there. There he became a great, powerful, and populous nation.

Personal Responsibility

48;6;5

For each person will have to carry his own load.

Responsibility For Blood Shed

40;23;35

So all the righteous blood shed on the earth will be charged to you, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah, son of Berechiah, whom you murdered between the sanctuary and the altar.

Responsibility, Examples Of

1;6;13-14

Then God said to Noah, “I have decided to put an end to every creature, for the earth is filled with wickedness because of them; therefore I am going to destroy them along with the earth.

Responsibility, For God's World

45;13;3-4

For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have its approval.

Responsibility, Of Natural World

2;19;5

Now if you will listen to Me and carefully keep My covenant, you will be My own possession out of all the peoples, although all the earth is Mine,

Responsibility, To God

5;24;16

“Fathers are not to be put to death for their children or children for their fathers; each person will be put to death for his own sin.

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