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27 Bible Verses about Social duties

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John 4:7

Presently, when a woman of Samaria came along to draw water, Jesus said to her, Give Me a drink -- "

Exodus 18:20

Teaching them the decrees and laws, showing them the way they must walk and the work they must do.

Colossians 3:25

For he who deals wrongfully will [reap the fruit of his folly and] be punished for his wrongdoing. And [with God] there is no partiality [no matter what a person's position may be, whether he is the slave or the master].

Colossians 3:1

If then you have been raised with Christ [to a new life, thus sharing His resurrection from the dead], aim at and seek the [rich, eternal treasures] that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.

Ephesians 6:15

And having shod your feet in preparation [to face the enemy with the firm-footed stability, the promptness, and the readiness produced by the good news] of the Gospel of peace.

Leviticus 19:1

And the Lord said to Moses,

Ephesians 6:13

Therefore put on God's complete armor, that you may be able to resist and stand your ground on the evil day [of danger], and, having done all [the crisis demands], to stand [firmly in your place].

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Social duties » Almsgiving, general advice concerning

Leviticus 25:35

And if your [Israelite] brother has become poor and his hand wavers [from poverty, sickness, or age and he is unable to support himself], then you shall uphold (strengthen, relieve) him, [treating him with the courtesy and consideration that you would] a stranger or a temporary resident with you [without property], so that he may live [along] with you.

Deuteronomy 15:7

If there is among you a poor man, one of your kinsmen in any of the towns of your land which the Lord your God gives you, you shall not harden your [minds and] hearts or close your hands to your poor brother;

Proverbs 31:20

She opens her hand to the poor, yes, she reaches out her filled hands to the needy [whether in body, mind, or spirit].

Social duties » Fidelity in business » Husbands' duties

Genesis 2:23-24

Then Adam said, This [creature] is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of a man. Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and shall become united and cleave to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.

Ecclesiastes 9:9

Live joyfully with the wife whom you love all the days of your vain life which He has given you under the sun -- "all the days of futility. For that is your portion in this life and in your work at which you toil under the sun.

Social duties » Compassion » Duty to widow and fatherless

Jeremiah 22:3

Thus says the Lord: Execute justice and righteousness, and deliver out of the hand of the oppressor him who has been robbed. And do no wrong; do no violence to the stranger or temporary resident, the fatherless, or the widow, nor shed innocent blood in this place.

Deuteronomy 14:29

And the Levite [because he has no part or inheritance with you] and the stranger or temporary resident, and the fatherless and the widow who are in your towns shall come and eat and be satisfied, so that the Lord your God may bless you in all the work of your hands that you do.

Social duties » Compassion » Conjugal love

Proverbs 5:19

Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant doe [tender, gentle, attractive] -- "let her bosom satisfy you at all times, and always be transported with delight in her love.

Esther 2:17

And the king loved Esther more than all the women, and she obtained grace and favor in his sight more than all the maidens, so that he set the royal crown on her head and made her queen instead of Vashti.

Genesis 24:67

And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah's tent, and he took Rebekah and she became his wife, and he loved her; thus Isaac was comforted after his mother's death.

Genesis 29:30

And Jacob lived with Rachel also as his wife, and he loved Rachel more than Leah and served [Laban] another seven years [for her].

Social duties » Brotherly love » Chastity

Revelation 14:4

These are they who have not defiled themselves by relations with women, for they are [ pure as] virgins. These are they who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. These are they who have been ransomed (purchased, redeemed) from among men as the firstfruits for God and the Lamb.

Social duties » Parental parental duties » Instruction of children

John 21:15

When they had eaten, Jesus said to Simon Peter, Simon, son of John, do you love Me more than these [others do -- "with reasoning, intentional, spiritual devotion, as one loves the Father]? He said to Him, Yes, Lord, You know that I love You [that I have deep, instinctive, personal affection for You, as for a close friend]. He said to him, Feed My lambs.

Deuteronomy 4:9

Only take heed, and guard your life diligently, lest you forget the things which your eyes have seen and lest they depart from your [mind and] heart all the days of your life. Teach them to your children and your children's children -- "

Deuteronomy 6:7

You shall whet and sharpen them so as to make them penetrate, and teach and impress them diligently upon the [minds and] hearts of your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down and when you rise up.

Social duties » In relation to food in relation to speech » Wives' duties

Proverbs 31:27

She looks well to how things go in her household, and the bread of idleness (gossip, discontent, and self-pity) she will not eat.

Esther 1:20

So when the king's decree is made and proclaimed throughout all his kingdom, extensive as it is, all wives will give honor to their husbands, high and low.

Social duties » Temperance pr 23; isa 5; 28; da 1 » General references to

Proverbs 23:1-2

When you sit down to eat with a ruler, consider who and what are before you; For you will put a knife to your throat if you are a man given to desire.

Proverbs 25:16

Have you found [pleasure sweet like] honey? Eat only as much as is sufficient for you, lest, being filled with it, you vomit it.

Acts 24:25

But as he continued to argue about uprightness, purity of life (the control of the passions), and the judgment to come, Felix became alarmed and terrified and said, Go away for the present; when I have a convenient opportunity, I will send for you.

1 Corinthians 9:25

Now every athlete who goes into training conducts himself temperately and restricts himself in all things. They do it to win a wreath that will soon wither, but we [do it to receive a crown of eternal blessedness] that cannot wither.

Social duties » Fidelity in business » Kind words

Proverbs 31:26

She opens her mouth in skillful and godly Wisdom, and on her tongue is the law of kindness [giving counsel and instruction].

Genesis 50:21

Now therefore, do not be afraid. I will provide for and support you and your little ones. And he comforted them [imparting cheer, hope, strength] and spoke to their hearts [kindly].

Isaiah 50:4

[The Servant of God says] The Lord God has given Me the tongue of a disciple and of one who is taught, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him who is weary. He wakens Me morning by morning, He wakens My ear to hear as a disciple [as one who is taught].

Social duties » Fidelity in business » Honesty in business, encouraged

Leviticus 19:35-36

You shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, in measures of length or weight or quantity. You shall have accurate and just balances, just weights, just ephah and hin measures. I am the Lord your God, Who brought you out of the land of Egypt.

Deuteronomy 25:15

But you shall have a perfect and just weight and a perfect and just measure, that your days may be prolonged in the land which the Lord your God gives you.

Romans 12:17

Repay no one evil for evil, but take thought for what is honest and proper and noble [aiming to be above reproach] in the sight of everyone.

Romans 13:8

Keep out of debt and owe no man anything, except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor [who practices loving others] has fulfilled the Law [relating to one's fellowmen, meeting all its requirements].

Social duties » Of impartiality » Partiality forbidden

1 Timothy 5:21

I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus and of the chosen angels that you guard and keep [these rules] without personal prejudice or favor, doing nothing from partiality.

Leviticus 19:15

You shall do no injustice in judging a case; you shall not be partial to the poor or show a preference for the mighty, but in righteousness and according to the merits of the case judge your neighbor.

Deuteronomy 1:17

You shall not be partial in judgment; but you shall hear the small as well as the great. You shall not be afraid of the face of man, for the judgment is God's. And the case that is too hard for you, you shall bring to me, and I will hear it.

Jude 1:16

These are inveterate murmurers (grumblers) who complain [of their lot in life], going after their own desires [controlled by their passions]; their talk is boastful and arrogant, [and they claim to] admire men's persons and pay people flattering compliments to gain advantage.

Proverbs 24:23

These also are sayings of the wise: To discriminate and show partiality, having respect of persons in judging, is not good.

Social duties » In relation to food in relation to speech » Truthfulness

Ephesians 6:14

Stand therefore [hold your ground], having tightened the belt of truth around your loins and having put on the breastplate of integrity and of moral rectitude and right standing with God,

Zechariah 8:16

These are the things that you shall do: speak every man the truth with his neighbor; render the truth and pronounce the judgment or verdict that makes for peace in [the courts at] your gates.

Zephaniah 3:13

What is left of Israel shall not do iniquity or speak lies, neither shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth, for they shall feed and lie down and none shall make them afraid.

Proverbs 12:19

Truthful lips shall be established forever, but a lying tongue is [credited] but for a moment.

Social duties » Mercifulness » Of giving just weights

Leviticus 19:36

You shall have accurate and just balances, just weights, just ephah and hin measures. I am the Lord your God, Who brought you out of the land of Egypt.

Social duties » Of home-keeping » Of returning good for evil, encouraged

Exodus 23:5

If you see the donkey of one who hates you lying [helpless] under his load, you shall refrain from leaving the man to cope with it alone; you shall help him to release the animal.

Luke 6:35

But love your enemies and be kind and do good [doing favors so that someone derives benefit from them] and lend, expecting and hoping for nothing in return but considering nothing as lost and despairing of no one; and then your recompense (your reward) will be great (rich, strong, intense, and abundant), and you will be sons of the Most High, for He is kind and charitable and good to the ungrateful and the selfish and wicked.

1 Thessalonians 5:15

See that none of you repays another with evil for evil, but always aim to show kindness and seek to do good to one another and to everybody.

More verses: Matthew 5:44 Luke 6:27

Social duties » Mercifulness » Of good example

Hebrews 11:4

[Prompted, actuated] by faith Abel brought God a better and more acceptable sacrifice than Cain, because of which it was testified of him that he was righteous [that he was upright and in right standing with God], and God bore witness by accepting and acknowledging his gifts. And though he died, yet [through the incident] he is still speaking.

2 Thessalonians 3:9

[It was] not because we do not have a right [to such support], but [we wished] to make ourselves an example for you to follow.

More verses: 1 Timothy 4:12 Titus 2:7

Social duties » In relation to food in relation to speech » To honour rulers

1 Samuel 24:6

He said to his men, The Lord forbid that I should do this to my master, the Lord's anointed, to put my hand out against him, when he is the anointed of the Lord.

Jude 1:8

Nevertheless in like manner, these dreamers also corrupt the body, scorn and reject authority and government, and revile and libel and scoff at [heavenly] glories (the glorious ones).

Exodus 22:28

You shall not revile God [the judges as His agents] or esteem lightly or curse a ruler of your people.

Social duties » Fidelity in business » Kindness, encouraged

1 Peter 1:7

So that [the genuineness] of your faith may be tested, [your faith] which is infinitely more precious than the perishable gold which is tested and purified by fire. [This proving of your faith is intended] to redound to [your] praise and glory and honor when Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One) is revealed.

More verses: 1 Peter 1:5-6

Social duties » Fidelity in business » Justice, encouraged

Deuteronomy 16:20

Follow what is altogether just (uncompromisingly righteous), that you may live and inherit the land which your God gives you.

Isaiah 56:1

Thus says the Lord: Keep justice, do and use righteousness (conformity to the will of God which brings salvation), for My salvation is soon to come and My righteousness (My rightness and justice) to be revealed.

More verses: Romans 13:7

Social duties » Compassion » Duty 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 who hated me or lifted myself up [in malicious triumph] when evil overtook him -- "

More verses: Proverbs 25:21-22

Social duties » Sympathy the marks of true » Human, examples of

Job 2:11

Now when Job's three friends heard of all this evil that was come upon him, they came each one from his own place, Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite, for they had made an appointment together to come to condole with him and to comfort him.

2 Samuel 15:23

All the country wept with a loud voice as all the people passed over. The king crossed the brook Kidron, and all the people went on toward the wilderness.

John 11:19

And a considerable number of the Jews had gone out to see Martha and Mary to console them concerning their brother.

More verses: Luke 23:27 Psalm 35:14

Social duties » Benevolence, the duty of » Paul's exhortation

Acts 20:35

In everything I have pointed out to you [by example] that, by working diligently in this manner, we ought to assist the weak, being mindful of the words of the Lord Jesus, how He Himself said, It is more blessed (makes one happier and more to be envied) to give than to receive.

Social duties » Parental parental duties » Peaceableness, the righteous cultivate the spirit of

Ecclesiastes 10:4

If the temper of the ruler rises up against you, do not leave your place [or show a resisting spirit]; for gentleness and calmness prevent or put a stop to great offenses.

James 3:17

But the wisdom from above is first of all pure (undefiled); then it is peace-loving, courteous (considerate, gentle). [It is willing to] yield to reason, full of compassion and good fruits; it is wholehearted and straightforward, impartial and unfeigned (free from doubts, wavering, and insincerity).

Titus 1:6

[These elders should be] men who are of unquestionable integrity and are irreproachable, the husband of [but] one wife, whose children are [well trained and are] believers, not open to the accusation of being loose in morals and conduct or unruly and disorderly.

Social duties » Of home-keeping » Of restraining the tongue

James 1:26

If anyone thinks himself to be religious (piously observant of the external duties of his faith) and does not bridle his tongue but deludes his own heart, this person's religious service is worthless (futile, barren).

Social duties » Of home-keeping » Of lending

Deuteronomy 15:8

But you shall open your hands wide to him and shall surely lend him sufficient for his need in whatever he lacks.

Psalm 37:26

All day long they are merciful and deal graciously; they lend, and their offspring are blessed.

Luke 6:35

But love your enemies and be kind and do good [doing favors so that someone derives benefit from them] and lend, expecting and hoping for nothing in return but considering nothing as lost and despairing of no one; and then your recompense (your reward) will be great (rich, strong, intense, and abundant), and you will be sons of the Most High, for He is kind and charitable and good to the ungrateful and the selfish and wicked.

Social duties » Brotherly love » Cheerfulness, the duty of

Acts 27:25

So keep up your courage, men, for I have faith (complete confidence) in God that it will be exactly as it was told me;

Acts 27:36

Then they all became more cheerful and were encouraged and took food themselves.

Social duties » In relation to food in relation to speech » Visitation of sick

Job 2:11

Now when Job's three friends heard of all this evil that was come upon him, they came each one from his own place, Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite, for they had made an appointment together to come to condole with him and to comfort him.

2 Kings 13:14

Now Elisha [previously] had become ill of the illness of which he died. And Jehoash king of Israel came down to him and wept over him and said, O my father, my father, the chariot of Israel and the horsemen of it!

2 Kings 8:29

King Joram returned to Jezreel to be healed of the wounds which the Syrians had given him at Ramah when he fought against Hazael king of Syria. And Ahaziah son of Jehoram king of Judah went down to see Joram son of Ahab in Jezreel, because he was sick.

Social duties » Parental parental duties » The correction of children

Social duties » Parental parental duties » Reverence for aged, general references to

Job 32:6

Then Elihu son of Barachel the Buzite said, I am young, and you are aged; for that reason I was timid and restrained and dared not declare my opinion to you.

1 Timothy 5:1-2

Do not sharply censure or rebuke an older man, but entreat and plead with him as [you would with] a father. Treat younger men like brothers; [Treat] older women like mothers [and] younger women like sisters, in all purity.

Social duties » Fidelity in business » Justice » The poor » Encouraged

Proverbs 29:14

The king who faithfully judges the poor, his throne shall be established continuously.

Jeremiah 22:16

He judged and defended the cause of the poor and needy; then it was well. Was not [all] this [what it means] to know and recognize Me? says the Lord.

Social duties » Parental parental duties » To teach

Deuteronomy 6:7

You shall whet and sharpen them so as to make them penetrate, and teach and impress them diligently upon the [minds and] hearts of your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down and when you rise up.

Deuteronomy 6:20

When your son asks you in time to come, What is the meaning of the testimonies and statutes and precepts which the Lord our God has commanded you?

Deuteronomy 21:19

Then his father and mother shall take hold of him and bring him out to the elders of his city at the gate of the place where he lives,

Social duties » Compassion » Courtesy, general references to

Colossians 4:6

Let your speech at all times be gracious (pleasant and winsome), seasoned [as it were] with salt, [so that you may never be at a loss] to know how you ought to answer anyone [who puts a question to you].

Acts 27:3

The following day we landed at Sidon, and Julius treated Paul in a loving way, with much consideration (kindness and care), permitting him to go to his friends [there] and be refreshed and be cared for.

Acts 28:7

In the vicinity of that place there were estates belonging to the head man of the island, named Publius, who accepted and welcomed and entertained us with hearty hospitality for three days.

Social duties » Parental parental duties » To train

Isaiah 38:19

The living, the living -- "they shall thank and praise You, as I do this day; the father shall make known to the children Your faithfulness and Your truth.

Lamentations 2:19

Arise [from your bed], cry out in the night, at 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 lives of your young children, who faint from hunger at the head of every street.

Social duties » Brotherly love » Abounding

Social duties » Sympathy the marks of true » Burden-bearing

Galatians 6:2

Bear (endure, carry) one another's burdens and troublesome moral faults, and in this way fulfill and observe perfectly the law of Christ (the Messiah) and complete what is lacking [in your obedience to it].

Social duties » Total abstinence from strong drink » Law from the nazarites

Numbers 6:3

He shall separate himself from wine and strong drink; he shall drink no vinegar of wine or of strong drink, and shall drink no grape juice, or eat grapes, fresh or dried.

Deuteronomy 29:6

You have not eaten [grain] bread, nor have you drunk wine or strong drink, that you might recognize and know [your dependence on Him Who is saying], I am the Lord your God.

Social duties » Parental parental duties » Peacemaking

Matthew 5:9

Blessed (enjoying enviable happiness, spiritually prosperous -- " with life-joy and satisfaction in God's favor and salvation, regardless of their outward conditions) are the makers and maintainers of peace, for they shall be called the sons of God!

Proverbs 12:20

Deceit is in the hearts of those who devise evil, but for the counselors of peace there is joy.

Social duties » Of home-keeping » Admonitions concerning abiding at home

Habakkuk 2:5

Moreover, wine and wealth are treacherous; the proud man [the Chaldean invader] is restless and cannot stay at home. His appetite is large like that of Sheol and [his greed] is like death and cannot be satisfied; he gathers to himself all nations and collects all people as if he owned them.

Titus 2:5

To be self-controlled, chaste, homemakers, good-natured (kindhearted), adapting and subordinating themselves to their husbands, that the word of God may not be exposed to reproach (blasphemed or discredited).

Social duties » Total abstinence from strong drink » Daniel's temperance principles

Daniel 1:8

But Daniel determined in his heart that he would not defile himself by [eating his portion of] the king's rich and dainty food or by [drinking] the wine which he drank; therefore he requested of the chief of the eunuchs that he might [be allowed] not to defile himself.

Daniel 10:3

I ate no pleasant or desirable food, nor did any meat or wine come into my mouth; and I did not anoint myself at all for the full three weeks.

Social duties » Benevolence, the duty of » Christ's commands

Luke 3:11

And he replied to them, He who has two tunics (undergarments), let him share with him who has none; and he who has food, let him do it the same way.

Social duties » Masters' duties » Prompt payment of wages

Deuteronomy 24:15

You shall give him his hire on the day he earns it before the sun goes down, for he is poor, and sets his heart upon it; lest he cry against you to the Lord, and it be sin to you.

Social duties » Benevolence, the duty of » The wise man's advice

Ecclesiastes 11:1

Cast your bread upon the waters, for you will find it after many days.

Social duties » Total abstinence from strong drink » Brotherly love demands

1 Corinthians 8:13

Therefore, if [my eating a] food is a cause of my brother's falling or of hindering [his spiritual advancement], I will not eat [such] flesh forever, lest I cause my brother to be tripped up and fall and to be offended.

Social duties » Parental parental duties » To nurture

Social duties » Compassion » Mary magdalene and other women

Matthew 27:55-56

There were also numerous women there, looking on from a distance, who were of those who had accompanied Jesus from Galilee, ministering to Him. Among them were Mary of Magdala, and Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of Zebedee's sons.

Matthew 28:1

Now after the Sabbath, near dawn of the first day of the week, Mary of Magdala and the other Mary went to take a look at the tomb.

Social duties » Compassion » Jonathan

1 Samuel 20:17

And Jonathan caused David to swear again by his love for him, for Jonathan loved him as he loved his own life.

2 Samuel 15:21

But Ittai answered the king, As the Lord lives, and as my lord the king lives, wherever my lord the king shall be, whether for death or life, even there also will your servant be.

Social duties » Parental parental duties » To control

1 Timothy 3:12

Let deacons be the husbands of but one wife, and let them manage [their] children and their own households well.

Social duties » Mercifulness » Of david

1 Samuel 26:9

David said to Abishai, Do not destroy him; for who can raise his hand against the Lord's anointed and be guiltless?

2 Samuel 19:22

David said, What have I to do with you, you sons of Zeruiah, that you should be an adversary to me today? Shall anyone be put to death today in Israel? For do not I know that I am this day king over Israel?

Social duties » Brotherly love » Fervent

Social duties » Brotherly love » Sincere

Romans 13:9

The commandments, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not kill, You shall not steal, You shall not covet (have an evil desire), and any other commandment, are summed up in the single command, You shall love your neighbor as [you do] yourself.

Social duties » Sympathy the marks of true » Helpfulness

Acts 20:35

In everything I have pointed out to you [by example] that, by working diligently in this manner, we ought to assist the weak, being mindful of the words of the Lord Jesus, how He Himself said, It is more blessed (makes one happier and more to be envied) to give than to receive.

Social duties » Compassion » The barbarians

Hebrews 10:34

For you did sympathize and suffer along with those who were imprisoned, and you bore cheerfully the plundering of your belongings and the confiscation of your property, in the knowledge and consciousness that you yourselves had a better and lasting possession.

Social duties » Sympathy the marks of true » Visitation of the needy

Social duties » Fidelity in business » The workmen under hilkiah

2 Chronicles 34:11-12

To the carpenters and builders to buy hewn stone, and timber for couplings and beams for the houses which the kings of Judah had destroyed [by neglect]. The men did the work faithfully. Their overseers were Jahath and Obadiah, Levites of the sons of Merari, and Zechariah and Meshullam, of the sons of the Kohathites. The Levites -- "all who were skillful with instruments of music -- "

Social duties » Benevolence, the duty of » Moses injunction

Deuteronomy 15:12-14

And if your brother, a Hebrew man or a Hebrew woman, is sold to you and serves you six years, then in the seventh year you shall let him go free from you. And when you send him out free from you, you shall not let him go away empty-handed. You shall furnish him liberally out of your flock, your threshing floor, and your winepress; of what the Lord your God has blessed you, you shall give to him.

Social duties » Parental parental duties » To provide for

Social duties » Mercifulness » Of Christ

Luke 9:55

But He turned and rebuked and severely censured them. He said, You do not know of what sort of spirit you are,

John 8:7

However, when they persisted with their question, He raised Himself up and said, Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.

Social duties » Compassion » Constancy, examples of

Ruth 4:16

Then Naomi took the child and laid him in her bosom and became his nurse.

Social duties » Compassion » Certain leaders in israel

2 Chronicles 28:15

And the men who have been mentioned by name rose up and took the captives, and with the spoil they clothed all who were naked among them; and having clothed them, shod them, given them food and drink, anointed them [as was a host's duty], and carried all the feeble of them upon donkeys, they brought them to Jericho, the City of Palm Trees, to their brethren. Then they returned to Samaria.

Social duties » Brotherly love » Impartial

Social duties » Fidelity in business » Required of stewards

1 Corinthians 4:2

Moreover, it is [essentially] required of stewards that a man should be found faithful [proving himself worthy of trust].

Social duties » Total abstinence from strong drink » Encouraged upon the priests

Leviticus 10:9

Do not drink wine or strong drink, you or your sons, when you go into the Tent of Meeting, lest you die; it shall be a statute forever in all your generations.

Social duties » Total abstinence from strong drink » The wise man's injunction

Proverbs 23:31

Do not look at wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the wineglass, when it goes down smoothly.

Social duties » Fidelity in business » Nehemiah's treasurers

Nehemiah 13:13

I set treasurers over the storerooms: Shelemiah the priest, Zadok the scribe, and Pedaiah of the Levites; assisting them was Hanan son of Zaccur, the son of Mattaniah, for they were counted faithful, and their task was to distribute to their brethren.

Social duties » Masters' duties » Just dealing

Social duties » Mercifulness » Of saul

1 Samuel 11:13

But Saul said, There shall not a man be put to death this day, for today the Lord has brought deliverance to Israel.

Social duties » Compassion » Onesiphorus

2 Timothy 1:16

May the Lord grant [His] mercy to the family of Onesiphorus, for he often showed me kindness and ministered to my needs [comforting and reviving and bracing me like fresh air]! He was not ashamed of my chains and imprisonment [for Christ's sake].

Social duties » Brotherly love » Unselfish

Social duties » Total abstinence from strong drink » The law of the rechabites

Jeremiah 35:6

But they said, We will drink no wine, for Jonadab son of Rechab, our father, commanded us: You shall not drink wine, neither you nor your sons, forever.

Social duties » Total abstinence from strong drink » Rule for kings

Proverbs 31:4

It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine, or for rulers to desire strong drink,

Social duties » Fidelity in business » The workmen under jehoiada

2 Kings 12:15

Moreover, they did not require an accounting from the men into whose hands they delivered the money to be paid to the workmen, for they dealt faithfully.

Social duties » Masters' duties » Refraining from threats

Ephesians 6:9

You masters, act on the same [principle] toward them and give up threatening and using violent and abusive words, knowing that He Who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and that there is no respect of persons (no partiality) with Him.

Social duties » Compassion » The good samaritan

Luke 10:33-34

But a certain Samaritan, as he traveled along, came down to where he was; and when he saw him, he was moved with pity and sympathy [for him], And went to him and dressed his wounds, pouring on [them] oil and wine. Then he set him on his own beast and brought him to an inn and took care of him.

Social duties » Sympathy the marks of true » Fellow-feeling for the unfortunate

Social duties » Fidelity in business » Of joseph

Genesis 39:6

And [Potiphar] left all that he had in Joseph's charge and paid no attention to anything he had except the food he ate. Now Joseph was an attractive person and fine-looking.

Social duties » Masters' duties » Consideration for employees

Job 31:13-14

If I have despised and rejected the cause of my manservant or my maidservant when they contended or brought a complaint against me, What then shall I do when God rises up [to judge]? When He visits [to inquire of me], what shall I answer Him?

Social duties » Mercifulness » of Elisha

2 Kings 6:22

[Elisha] answered, You shall not slay them. Would you slay those you have taken captive with your sword and bow? Set bread and water before them, that they may eat and drink and return to their master.

Social duties » Mercifulness » Solomon

1 Kings 1:52

Solomon said, If he will show himself to be a worthy man, not a hair of him shall fall to the ground; but if wickedness is found in him, he shall die.

Social duties » Sympathy the marks of true » Benevolence

Social duties » Benevolence, the duty of » The prophet's words

Social duties » Fidelity in business » of moses

Hebrews 3:5

And Moses certainly was faithful in the administration of all God's house [but it was only] as a ministering servant. [In his entire ministry he was but] a testimony to the things which were to be spoken [the revelations to be given afterward in Christ].

Social duties » Compassion » Priscilla and aquila

Romans 16:4

Who risked their lives [endangering their very necks] for my life. To them not only I but also all the churches among the Gentiles give thanks.

Social duties » Compassion » Elisha

2 Kings 2:2

And Elijah said to Elisha, Tarry here, I pray you, for the Lord has sent me to Bethel. But Elisha replied, As the Lord lives and as your soul lives, I will not leave you. So they went down to Bethel.

Social duties » Compassion » Pharaoh's daughter

Exodus 2:6

When she opened it, she saw the child; and behold, the baby cried. And she took pity on him and said, This is one of the Hebrews' children!

Social duties » Brotherly love » Christ's love the standard of

Social duties » Brotherly love » Proof of discipleship

Social duties » Fidelity in business » Of daniel

Daniel 6:4

Then the presidents and satraps sought to find occasion [to bring accusation] against Daniel concerning the kingdom, but they could find no occasion or fault, for he was faithful, nor was there any error or fault found in him.

Social duties » Compassion » The philippian jailor

Acts 16:33

And he took them the same hour of the night and bathed [them because of their bloody] wounds, and he was baptized immediately and all [the members of] his [household].

Social duties » Compassion » Thomas

John 11:16

Then Thomas, who was called the Twin, said to his fellow disciples, Let us go too, that we may die [be killed] along with Him.

Social duties » Compassion » Christ

John 13:1

[Now] before the Passover Feast began, Jesus knew (was fully aware) that the time had come for Him to leave this world and return to the Father. And as He had loved those who were His own in the world, He loved them to the last and to the highest degree.

Social duties » Total abstinence from strong drink » John the baptist a total abstainer

Luke 1:15

For he will be great and distinguished in the sight of the Lord. And he must drink no wine nor strong drink, and he will be filled with and controlled by the Holy Spirit even in and from his mother's womb.

Social duties » Parental parental duties » To love

Social duties » Compassion » Job

Job 29:13

The blessing of him who was about to perish came upon me, and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.