Social duties

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Genesis 38:8

Then Judah said to Onan, “Sleep with your brother’s wife. Perform your duty as her brother-in-law and produce offspring for your brother.”

John 4:7

A woman of Samaria came to draw water.“Give Me a drink,” Jesus said to her,

Leviticus 19:1

The Lord spoke to Moses:

Ephesians 6:13

This is why you must take up the full armor of God, so that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and having prepared everything, to take your stand.

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Social duties » Almsgiving, general advice concerning

Leviticus 25:35

“If your brother becomes destitute and cannot sustain himself among you, you are to support him as a foreigner or temporary resident, so that he can continue to live among you.

Deuteronomy 15:7

“If there is a poor person among you, one of your brothers within any of your gates in the land the Lord your God is giving you, you must not be hardhearted or tightfisted toward your poor brother.

Social duties » Fidelity in business » Husbands' duties

Genesis 2:23-24

And the man said: This one, at last, is bone of my bone, and flesh of my flesh; this one will be called woman, for she was taken from man. This is why a man leaves his father and mother and bonds with his wife, and they become one flesh.

Ecclesiastes 9:9

Enjoy life with the wife you love all the days of your fleeting life, which has been given to you under the sun, all your fleeting days. For that is your portion in life and in your struggle under the sun.

Social duties » Compassion » Duty to widow and fatherless

Jeremiah 22:3

This is what the Lord says: Administer justice and righteousness. Rescue the victim of robbery from the hand of his oppressor. Don’t exploit or brutalize the foreigner, the fatherless, or the widow. Don’t shed innocent blood in this place.

Deuteronomy 14:29

Then the Levite, who has no portion or inheritance among you, the foreigner, the fatherless, and the widow within your gates may come, eat, and be satisfied. And the Lord your God will bless you in all the work of your hands that you do.

Social duties » Compassion » Conjugal love

Esther 2:17

The king loved Esther more than all the other women. She won more favor and approval from him than did any of the other young women. He placed the royal crown on her head and made her queen in place of Vashti.

Genesis 24:67

And Isaac brought her into the tent of his mother Sarah and took Rebekah to be his wife. Isaac loved her, and he was comforted after his mother’s death.

Genesis 29:30

Jacob slept with Rachel also, and indeed, he loved Rachel more than Leah. And he worked for Laban another seven years.

Social duties » Brotherly love » Chastity

Revelation 14:4

These are the ones not defiled with women, for they have kept their virginity. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. They were redeemed from the human race as the firstfruits for God and the Lamb.

Social duties » Parental parental duties » Instruction of children

John 21:15

When they had eaten breakfast, Jesus asked Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me more than these?”“Yes, Lord,” he said to Him, “You know that I love You.” “Feed My lambs,” He told him.

Deuteronomy 4:9

“Only be on your guard and diligently watch yourselves, so that you don’t forget the things your eyes have seen and so that they don’t slip from your mind as long as you live. Teach them to your children and your grandchildren.

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

Esther 1:20

The decree the king issues will be heard throughout his vast kingdom, so all women will honor their husbands, from the least to the greatest.”

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

Proverbs 23:1-2

When you sit down to dine with a ruler, consider carefully what is before you, and stick a knife in your throat if you have a big appetite;

Proverbs 25:16

If you find honey, eat only what you need;
otherwise, you’ll get sick from it and vomit.

Social duties » Fidelity in business » Kind words

Genesis 50:21

Therefore don’t be afraid. I will take care of you and your little ones.” And he comforted them and spoke kindly to them.

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

Leviticus 19:35-36

"You must not act unfairly in measurements of length, weight, or volume. You are to have honest balances, honest weights, an honest dry measure, and an honest liquid measure; I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt.

Deuteronomy 25:15

You must have a full and honest weight, a full and honest dry measure, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.

Social duties » Of impartiality » Partiality forbidden

1 Timothy 5:21

I solemnly charge you before God and Christ Jesus and the elect angels to observe these things without prejudice, doing nothing out of favoritism.

Deuteronomy 1:17

Do not show partiality when deciding a case; listen to small and great alike. Do not be intimidated by anyone, for judgment belongs to God. Bring me any case too difficult for you, and I will hear it.

Jude 1:16

These people are discontented grumblers, walking according to their desires; their mouths utter arrogant words, flattering people for their own advantage.

Proverbs 24:23

These sayings also belong to the wise:It is not good to show partiality in judgment.

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

Zechariah 8:16

These are the things you must do: Speak truth to one another; make true and sound decisions within your gates.

Zephaniah 3:13

The remnant of Israel will no longer
do wrong or tell lies;
a deceitful tongue will not be found
in their mouths.
But they will pasture and lie down,
with nothing to make them afraid.

Proverbs 12:19

Truthful lips endure forever,
but a lying tongue, only a moment.

Social duties » Mercifulness » Of giving just weights

Leviticus 19:36

You are to have honest balances, honest weights, an honest dry measure, and an honest liquid measure; I am Yahweh 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 someone who hates you lying helpless under its load, and you want to refrain from helping it, you must help with it.

More verses: Matthew 5:44 Luke 6:27

Social duties » Mercifulness » Of good example

Hebrews 11:4

By faith Abel offered to God a better sacrifice than Cain did. By faith he was approved as a righteous man, because God approved his gifts, and even though he is dead, he still speaks through his faith.

2 Thessalonians 3:9

It is not that we don’t have the right to support, but we did it to make ourselves an example to you so that you would imitate us.

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, “I swear before the Lord: I would never do such a thing to my lord, the Lord’s anointed. I will never lift my hand against him, since he is the Lord’s anointed.”

Jude 1:8

Nevertheless, these dreamers likewise defile their flesh, reject authority, and blaspheme glorious ones.

Social duties » Fidelity in business » Kindness, encouraged

More verses: 1 Peter 1:5-6

Social duties » Fidelity in business » Justice, encouraged

Deuteronomy 16:20

Pursue justice and justice alone, so that you will live and possess the land the Lord your God is giving you.

Isaiah 56:1

This is what the Lord says:Preserve justice and do what is right,
for My salvation is coming soon,
and My righteousness will be revealed.

More verses: Romans 13:7

Social duties » Compassion » Duty to enemies

Exodus 23:4

“If you come across your enemy’s stray ox or donkey, you must return it to him.

Job 31:29

Have I rejoiced over my enemy’s distress,
or become excited when trouble came his way?

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—Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite—heard about all this adversity that had happened to him, each of them came from his home. They met together to go and sympathize with him and comfort him.

2 Samuel 15:23

Everyone in the countryside was weeping loudly while all the people were marching past. As the king was crossing the Kidron Valley, all the people were marching past on the road that leads to the desert.

John 11:19

Many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary to comfort them about their brother.

Job 30:25

Have I not wept for those who have fallen on hard times?
Has my soul not grieved for the needy?

More verses: Luke 23:27 Psalm 35:14

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

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

Ecclesiastes 10:4

If the ruler’s anger rises against you, don’t leave your place,
for calmness puts great offenses to rest.

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

Social duties » Of home-keeping » Of lending

Deuteronomy 15:8

Instead, you are to open your hand to him and freely loan him enough for whatever need he has.

Social duties » Brotherly love » Cheerfulness, the duty of

Acts 27:25

Therefore, take courage, men, because I believe God that it will be just the way it was told to me.

Acts 27:36

They all became 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—Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite—heard about all this adversity that had happened to him, each of them came from his home. They met together to go and sympathize with him and comfort him.

2 Kings 13:14

When Elisha became sick with the illness that he died from, Jehoash king of Israel went down and wept over him and said, “My father, my father, the chariots and horsemen of Israel!”

2 Kings 8:29

So King Joram returned to Jezreel to recover from the wounds that the Arameans had inflicted on him in Ramoth-gilead when he fought against Aram’s King Hazael. Then Judah’s King Ahaziah son of Jehoram went down to Jezreel to visit Joram son of Ahab since Joram was ill.

Social duties » Parental parental duties » The correction of children

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

Job 32:6

So Elihu son of Barachel the Buzite replied:I am young in years,
while you are old;
therefore I was timid and afraid
to tell you what I know.

1 Timothy 5:1-2

Do not rebuke an older man, but exhort him as a father, younger men as brothers, older women as mothers, and with all propriety, the younger women as sisters.

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

Proverbs 29:14

A king who judges the poor with fairness—
his throne will be established forever.

Jeremiah 22:16

He took up the case of the poor and needy,
then it went well.
Is this not what it means to know Me?
This is the Lord’s declaration.

Social duties » Parental parental duties » To teach

Deuteronomy 6:20

“When your son asks you in the future, ‘What is the meaning of the decrees, statutes, and ordinances, which the Lord our God has commanded you?’

Deuteronomy 21:19

his father and mother must take hold of him and bring him to the elders of his city, to the gate of his hometown.

Social duties » Compassion » Courtesy, general references to

Acts 27:3

The next day we put in at Sidon, and Julius treated Paul kindly and allowed him to go to his friends to receive their care.

Acts 28:7

Now in the area around that place was an estate belonging to the leading man of the island, named Publius, who welcomed us and entertained us hospitably for three days.

Social duties » Parental parental duties » To train

Isaiah 38:19

The living, only the living can thank You,
as I do today;
a father will make Your faithfulness known to children.

Lamentations 2:19

?QofArise, cry out in the night
from the first watch of the night.
Pour out your heart like water
before the Lord’s presence.
Lift up your hands to Him
for the lives of your children
who are fainting from hunger
on the corner of every street.

Social duties » Brotherly love » Abounding

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

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

Numbers 6:3

he is to abstain from wine and beer. He must not drink vinegar made from wine or from beer. He must not drink any grape juice or eat fresh grapes or raisins.

Deuteronomy 29:6

you did not eat bread or drink wine or beer—so that you might know that I am Yahweh your God.

Social duties » Parental parental duties » Peacemaking

Proverbs 12:20

Deceit is in the hearts of those who plot evil,
but those who promote peace have joy.

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

Habakkuk 2:5

Moreover, wine betrays;
an arrogant man is never at rest.
He enlarges his appetite like Sheol,
and like Death he is never satisfied.
He gathers all the nations to himself;
he collects all the peoples for himself.

Titus 2:5

to be self-controlled, pure, homemakers, kind, and submissive to their husbands, so that God’s message will not be slandered.

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

Daniel 1:8

Daniel determined that he would not defile himself with the king’s food or with the wine he drank. So he asked permission from the chief official not to defile himself.

Daniel 10:3

I didn’t eat any rich food, no meat or wine entered my mouth, and I didn’t put any oil on my body until the three weeks were over.

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

Social duties » Masters' duties » Prompt payment of wages

Deuteronomy 24:15

You are to pay him his wages each day before the sun sets, because he is poor and depends on them. Otherwise he will cry out to the Lord against you, and you will be held guilty.

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

Ecclesiastes 11:1

Send your bread on the surface of the waters,
for after many days you may find it.

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

1 Corinthians 8:13

Therefore, if food causes my brother to fall, I will never again eat meat, so that I won’t cause my brother to fall.

Social duties » Parental parental duties » To nurture

Social duties » Compassion » Mary magdalene and other women

Matthew 27:55-56

Many women who had followed Jesus from Galilee and ministered to Him were there, looking on from a distance. Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of Zebedee's sons.

Matthew 28:1

After the Sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to view the tomb.

Social duties » Compassion » Jonathan

1 Samuel 20:17

Jonathan once again swore to David in his love for him, because he loved him as he loved himself.

2 Samuel 15:21

But in response, Ittai vowed to the king, “As the Lord lives and as my lord the king lives, wherever my lord the king is, whether it means life or death, your servant will be there!”

Social duties » Parental parental duties » To control

1 Timothy 3:12

Deacons must be husbands of one wife, managing their children and their own households competently.

Social duties » Mercifulness » Of david

1 Samuel 26:9

But David said to Abishai, “Don’t destroy him, for who can lift a hand against the Lord’s anointed and be blameless?”

2 Samuel 19:22

David answered, “Sons of Zeruiah, do we agree on anything? Have you become my adversary today? Should any man be killed in Israel today? Am I not aware that today I’m king over Israel?”

Social duties » Brotherly love » Fervent

Social duties » Brotherly love » Sincere

Romans 13:9

The commandments:Do not commit adultery;
do not murder;
do not steal;
do not covet;and whatever other commandment—all are summed up by this: Love your neighbor as yourself.

Social duties » Sympathy the marks of true » Helpfulness

Social duties » Compassion » The barbarians

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

they gave it to the carpenters and builders and [also used it] to buy quarried stone and timbers-for joining and to make beams-for the buildings that Judah's kings had destroyed. The men were doing the work with integrity. Their overseers were Jahath and Obadiah the Levites from the Merarites, and Zechariah and Meshullam from the Kohathites as supervisors. The Levites were all skilled on musical instruments.

Social duties » Benevolence, the duty of » Moses injunction

Deuteronomy 15:12-14

"If your fellow Hebrew, a man or woman, is sold to you and serves you six years, you must set him free in the seventh year. When you set him free, do not send him away empty-handed. Give generously to him from your flock, your threshing floor, and your winepress. You are to give him whatever the Lord your God has blessed you with.

Social duties » Parental parental duties » To provide for

Social duties » Mercifulness » Of Christ

John 8:7

When they persisted in questioning Him, He stood up and said to them, “The one without sin among you should be the first to throw a stone at her.”

Social duties » Compassion » Constancy, examples of

Ruth 4:16

Naomi took the child, placed him on her lap, and took care of him.

Social duties » Compassion » Certain leaders in israel

2 Chronicles 28:15

Then the men who were designated by name took charge of the captives and provided clothes for their naked ones from the plunder. They clothed them, gave them sandals, food and drink, dressed their wounds, and provided donkeys for all the feeble. The Israelites brought them to Jericho, the City of Palms, among their brothers. Then they returned to Samaria.

Social duties » Brotherly love » Impartial

Social duties » Fidelity in business » Required of stewards

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

Leviticus 10:9

“You and your sons are not to drink wine or beer when you enter the tent of meeting, or else you will die; this is a permanent statute throughout your generations.

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

Proverbs 23:31

Don’t gaze at wine because it is red,
when it gleams in the cup
and goes down smoothly.

Social duties » Fidelity in business » Nehemiah's treasurers

Nehemiah 13:13

I appointed as treasurers over the storehouses Shelemiah the priest, Zadok the scribe, and Pedaiah of the Levites, with Hanan son of Zaccur, son of Mattaniah to assist them, because they were considered trustworthy. They were responsible for the distribution to their colleagues.

Social duties » Masters' duties » Just dealing

Social duties » Mercifulness » Of saul

1 Samuel 11:13

But Saul ordered, “No one will be executed this day, for today the Lord has provided deliverance in Israel.”

Social duties » Compassion » Onesiphorus

2 Timothy 1:16

May the Lord grant mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, because he often refreshed me and was not ashamed of my chains.

Social duties » Brotherly love » Unselfish

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

Jeremiah 35:6

But they replied, “We do not drink wine, for Jonadab, son of our ancestor Rechab, commanded: ‘You and your sons must never drink wine.

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

Proverbs 31:4

It is not for kings, Lemuel,
it is not for kings to drink wine
or for rulers to desire beer.

Social duties » Fidelity in business » The workmen under jehoiada

2 Kings 12:15

No accounting was required from the men who received the money to pay those doing the work, since they worked with integrity.

Social duties » Masters' duties » Refraining from threats

Social duties » Compassion » The good samaritan

Luke 10:33-34

But a Samaritan on his journey came up to him, and when he saw [the man], he had compassion. He went over to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put him on his own animal, 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

He left all that he owned under Joseph’s authority; he did not concern himself with anything except the food he ate.Now Joseph was well-built and handsome.

Social duties » Masters' duties » Consideration for employees

Job 31:13-14

If I have dismissed the case of my male or female servants when they made a complaint against me, what could I do when God stands up [to judge]? How should I answer Him when He calls [me] to account?

Social duties » Mercifulness » of Elisha

2 Kings 6:22

Elisha replied, “Don’t kill them. Do you kill those you have captured with your sword or your bow? Set food and water in front of them so they can eat and drink and go to their master.”

Social duties » Mercifulness » Solomon

1 Kings 1:52

Then Solomon said, “If he is a man of character, not a single hair of his will fall to the ground, but if evil is found in him, he dies.”

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

Social duties » Compassion » Priscilla and aquila

Social duties » Compassion » Elisha

2 Kings 2:2

and Elijah said to Elisha, “Stay here; the Lord is sending me on to Bethel.”But Elisha replied, “As the Lord lives and as you yourself live, 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—a little boy, crying. She felt sorry for him and said, “This is one of the Hebrew boys.”

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

The administrators and satraps, therefore, kept trying to find a charge against Daniel regarding the kingdom. But they could find no charge or corruption, for he was trustworthy, and no negligence or corruption was found in him.

Social duties » Compassion » The philippian jailor

Acts 16:33

He took them the same hour of the night and washed their wounds. Right away he and all his family were baptized.

Social duties » Compassion » Thomas

John 11:16

Then Thomas (called “Twin”) said to his fellow disciples, “Let’s go so that we may die with Him.”

Social duties » Compassion » Christ

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

Social duties » Parental parental duties » To love

Social duties » Compassion » Job

Job 29:13

The dying man blessed me,
and I made the widow’s heart rejoice.

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