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27 Bible Verses about Social duties

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John 4:7

There came a woman of Samaria to draw water; Jesus said unto her, Give me to drink.

Exodus 18:20

And thou shalt teach them ordinances and laws and shalt show them the way in which they must walk and the work that they must do.

Leviticus 19:1

And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying,

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Social duties » Almsgiving, general advice concerning

Leviticus 25:35

And if thy brother becomes poor and comes unto thee, then thou shalt receive him; as a stranger, or a sojourner, he shall live with thee.

Deuteronomy 15:7

If there should be among you a poor man of one of thy brethren within any of thy towns in thy land which the LORD thy God gives thee, thou shalt not harden thine heart nor shut thine hand from thy poor brother,

Proverbs 31:20

Caph She stretched out her hand to the poor; yea, she reached forth her hands to the destitute.

Social duties » Fidelity in business » Husbands' duties

Genesis 2:23-24

And the man said, This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman because she was taken out of Man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother and shall cleave unto his wife; and they shall be one flesh.

Ecclesiastes 9:9

Live joyfully with the wife whom thou dost love all the days which thou art to live in this lake of vanity, which are given unto thee; all the days of thy vanity under the sun: for that is thy portion in this life, and in thy labour in which thou dost work under the sun.

Social duties » Compassion » Duty to widow and fatherless

Jeremiah 22:3

Thus hath the LORD said: Execute judgment and righteousness and deliver the oppressed out of the hand of the oppressor and do not deceive, neither steal from the stranger nor from the fatherless nor from the widow, neither shed innocent blood in this place.

Deuteronomy 14:29

And the Levite, who has no part nor inheritance with thee, and the stranger and the fatherless and the widow who are within thy gates, shall come and shall eat and be satisfied, that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all the work of thy hands which thou doest.

Social duties » Compassion » Conjugal love

Proverbs 5:19

Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy thee at all times; and be thou ravished always with her love, without eyes for anyone else.

Esther 2:17

And the king loved Esther above all the women, and she obtained grace and mercy in his sight more than did all the other virgins so that he set the crown of the kingdom upon her head and made her queen instead of Vashti.

Genesis 24:67

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

Genesis 29:30

And he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah and served with him yet another seven years.

Social duties » Brotherly love » Chastity

Revelation 14:4

These are those who are not defiled with women, for they are virgins. These are those who follow the Lamb wherever he goes. These are redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.

Social duties » Parental parental duties » Instruction of children

John 21:15

So when they had dined, Jesus said to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He said unto him, Yes, Lord, thou knowest that I love thee. He said unto him, Feed my lambs.

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

Esther 1:20

And this sentence which the king shall make shall be heard throughout all his empire, although it is great, and all the wives shall give their husbands honour, from the greatest to the least.

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

Proverbs 23:1-2

When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what is before thee; and put a knife to thy throat if thou art a man given to appetite.

Proverbs 25:16

Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it.

Social duties » Fidelity in business » Kind words

Genesis 50:21

Now therefore fear ye not; I will nourish you and your little ones. Thus he comforted them and spoke to their heart.

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

Leviticus 19:35-36

Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, in measurement of land, in weight, or in other measure. Just balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin shall ye have. I AM your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt.

Deuteronomy 25:15

But thou shalt have a perfect and just weight, a perfect and just measure shalt thou have, that thy days may be lengthened in the land which the LORD thy God gives thee.

Romans 12:17

Not repaying anyone evil for evil; procuring that which is good not only in the sight of God, but even in the sight of all men.

Social duties » Of impartiality » Partiality forbidden

1 Timothy 5:21

I charge thee before God and the Lord Jesus Christ and the elect angels, that thou observe these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality.

Deuteronomy 1:17

Ye shall not respect persons in judgment, but ye shall hear the small as well as the great; ye shall not be afraid of the face of man, for the judgment is God's; and the cause that is too hard for you, bring it unto me, and I will hear it.

Jude 1:16

These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own desires; and their mouth speaks arrogant things, admiring persons to take advantage.

Proverbs 24:23

These things also belong to the wise. It is not good to have respect of persons in judgment.

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

Zechariah 8:16

These are the things that ye shall do: Speak each one the truth to his neighbour; execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates;

Zephaniah 3:13

The remnant of Israel shall not do iniquity nor speak lies; neither shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth, for they shall be fed and lie down, and no one shall make them afraid.

Proverbs 12:19

The lip of truth shall be established for ever, but a lying tongue is but for a moment.

Social duties » Mercifulness » Of giving just weights

Leviticus 19:36

Just balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin shall ye have. I AM 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 thou see the ass of him that hates thee lying under his burden, will thou forbear to help him? Thou shalt surely help him to raise it up.

More verses: Matthew 5:44 Luke 6:27

Social duties » Mercifulness » Of good example

Hebrews 11:4

By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts, and by it he being dead yet speaks.

2 Thessalonians 3:9

Not because we did not have authority, but to give you an example that you might 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

And he said unto his men, The LORD keep me from doing this thing unto my master, the LORD's anointed, to stretch forth my hand against him, seeing he is the anointed of the LORD.

Jude 1:8

In the same manner these deceived dreamers, defile their flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of higher powers.

Social duties » Fidelity in business » Kindness, encouraged

More verses: 1 Peter 1:5-6

Social duties » Fidelity in business » Justice, encouraged

Deuteronomy 16:20

Thou shalt follow justice and righteousness, that thou may live and inherit the land which the LORD thy God gives thee.

Isaiah 56:1

Thus saith the LORD, Keep ye judgment, and do righteousness: for my saving health is near to come, and my righteousness to be manifested.

More verses: Romans 13:7

Social duties » Compassion » Duty to enemies

Exodus 23:4

If thou should encounter thine enemy's ox or his ass astray, thou shalt surely bring it back to him again.

Job 31:29

If I rejoiced at the destruction of the one that hated me or lifted up myself when evil found him;

More verses: Proverbs 25:21-22

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

Job 2:11

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

2 Samuel 15:23

And all those of the land wept with a loud voice, and all the people passed the brook Kidron; and then the king also passed, and all the people passed unto the way of the wilderness.

John 11:19

and many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary to comfort them concerning their brother.

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 spirit of the ruler rises up against thee, do not leave thy place; for meekness pacifies great sins.

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

Social duties » Of home-keeping » Of lending

Deuteronomy 15:8

but thou shalt open thine hand wide unto him and shalt surely lend him sufficient for his need, in that which he lacks.

Psalm 37:26

He is ever merciful and lends, and his seed is a blessing.

Social duties » Brotherly love » Cheerfulness, the duty of

Acts 27:25

Therefore, sirs, be of good cheer; for I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me.

Acts 27:36

Then they were all of good cheer, and they also took some food.

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

Job 2:11

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

2 Kings 13:14

Now Elisha was fallen sick of his sickness of which he died. And Joash the king of Israel came down unto him, and wept over his face, and said, O my father, my father, the chariots of Israel, and the horsemen thereof!

2 Kings 8:29

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

And Elihu, the son of Barachel, the Buzite, answered and said, I am younger, and ye are older; therefore, I was afraid, and I feared to declare unto you my opinion.

1 Timothy 5:1-2

Rebuke not an elder, but intreat him as a father, and the younger men as brethren, the elder women as mothers, the younger as sisters, with all purity.

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

Proverbs 29:14

The king that judges the poor with truth, his throne shall be established for ever.

Social duties » Parental parental duties » To teach

Deuteronomy 6:20

And when tomorrow thy son asks thee, saying, What are the testimonies and the statutes and the rights, which the LORD our God has commanded you?

Deuteronomy 21:19

then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him and bring him out unto the elders of his city and unto the gate of his place;

Social duties » Compassion » Courtesy, general references to

Acts 27:3

And the next day we touched at Sidon. And Julius courteously entreated Paul and gave him liberty to go unto his friends to refresh himself.

Acts 28:7

In the same quarters were possessions of a principal man of the island, whose name was Publius, who received us and lodged us three days courteously.

Social duties » Parental parental duties » To train

Isaiah 38:19

He who lives, he who lives, even he shall confess thee, as I do this day; the father to the sons shall make known thy truth.

Lamentations 2:19

Koph Arise, cry out in the night; in the beginning of the watches; pour out thine heart like water before the face of the Lord; lift up thy hands toward him for the life of thy young children that faint for hunger in the top 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

they shall separate themselves from wine and strong drink and shall drink no vinegar of wine or vinegar of strong drink, neither shall they drink any liquor of grapes, nor eat moist grapes or dried.

Deuteronomy 29:6

Ye have never eaten bread, neither have ye drunk wine or strong drink that ye might know that I am the LORD your God.

Social duties » Parental parental duties » Peacemaking

Proverbs 12:20

Deceit is in the heart of those whose thoughts are evil, but joy in that of those whose thoughts are good.

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

Habakkuk 2:5

Even more than he who is given over to wine, the transposer, the proud man, shall not remain, who enlarges his desire as Sheol and is as death and cannot be satisfied, but gathered unto him all the Gentiles and heaps unto him all the peoples;

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

Daniel 1:8

And Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king's food, nor with the wine which he drank; therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.

Daniel 10:3

I ate no pleasant bread, neither did flesh nor wine come into my mouth, neither did I anoint myself at all until the three weeks of days were fulfilled.

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

Social duties » Masters' duties » Prompt payment of wages

Deuteronomy 24:15

In his day thou shalt give him his hire, neither shall the sun go down upon it; for he is poor and with it sustains his life, lest he cry against thee unto the LORD, and it be sin unto thee.

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

Ecclesiastes 11:1

Cast thy bread upon the waters, for thou shalt find it after many days.

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

1 Corinthians 8:13

Therefore, if food makes my brother to fall, I will never eat flesh nor do anything which may cause my brother to fall.

Social duties » Parental parental duties » To nurture

Social duties » Compassion » Mary magdalene and other women

Matthew 27:55-56

And many women were there beholding afar off, who followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering unto him; among whom was Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James and Joses and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.

Matthew 28:1

Now well along on the sabbath, as it began to dawn on the first of the sabbaths, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre.

Social duties » Compassion » Jonathan

1 Samuel 20:17

And Jonathan swore unto David again because he loved him, for he loved him as he loved his own soul.

2 Samuel 15:21

And Ittai answered the king and said, As the LORD lives and as my lord the king lives, for life or for death, wherever my lord the king shall be, there also will thy slave be.

Social duties » Parental parental duties » To control

1 Timothy 3:12

Let the deacons be the husbands of only one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.

Social duties » Mercifulness » Of david

1 Samuel 26:9

And David said to Abishai, Do not destroy him, for who has stretched forth his hand against the LORD's anointed, and remained innocent?

2 Samuel 19:22

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

Social duties » Brotherly love » Fervent

Social duties » Brotherly love » Sincere

Romans 13:9

For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not murder, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet, and if there is any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

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 also gave to the craftsmen and builders, to buy hewn stone, and timber for couplings, and for the woodwork of the houses which the kings of Judah had destroyed. And the men did the work faithfully, and the overseers of them were Jahath and Obadiah, the Levites, of the sons of Merari; and Zechariah and Meshullam, of the sons of Kohath, to set it forward; and others of the Levites, all those with understanding in instruments of music.

Social duties » Benevolence, the duty of » Moses injunction

Deuteronomy 15:12-14

And if thy brother, a Hebrew man, or a Hebrew woman, is sold unto thee and serves thee six years, then in the seventh year thou shalt send him forth from thee free. And when thou sendest him out free from thee, thou shalt not send him away empty. Thou shalt furnish him liberally out of thy flock and out of thy threshing floor and out of thy winepress; of that with which the LORD thy God has blessed thee thou shalt give unto him.

Social duties » Parental parental duties » To provide for

Social duties » Mercifulness » Of Christ

Luke 9:55

But he turned and rebuked them and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of.

John 8:7

So when they continued asking him, he lifted himself up and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him be the first to cast a stone at her.

Social duties » Compassion » Constancy, examples of

Ruth 4:16

And Naomi took the child and laid it in her bosom and was his nurse.

Social duties » Compassion » Certain leaders in israel

2 Chronicles 28:15

And the men which were expressed by name rose up and took the captives, and, with the spoil, clothed all that were naked among them and arrayed them and shod them and gave them to eat and to drink and anointed them and carried all the feeble of them upon asses and 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

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

Leviticus 10:9

Do not drink wine nor strong drink, thou, nor thy sons with thee when ye go into the tabernacle of the testimony, lest ye die; it shall be a perpetual statute throughout your generations;

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

Proverbs 23:31

Do not look upon the wine when it is red, when it gives its colour in the cup, it goes down smoothly.

Social duties » Fidelity in business » Nehemiah's treasurers

Nehemiah 13:13

And I made treasurers over the store houses, Shelemiah, the priest, and Zadok, the scribe, and of the Levites, Pedaiah; and next to them was Hanan, the son of Zaccur, the son of Mattaniah; for they were counted faithful, and their office was to distribute unto their brethren.

Social duties » Masters' duties » Just dealing

Social duties » Mercifulness » Of saul

1 Samuel 11:13

And Saul said, There shall not a man be put to death this day, for today the LORD has wrought salvation in Israel.

Social duties » Compassion » Onesiphorus

2 Timothy 1:16

The Lord give mercy unto the house of Onesiphorus for he often refreshed me and was not ashamed of my chain;

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 the son of Rechab our father commanded us, saying, Ye shall drink no wine, neither ye, nor your sons for ever:

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; nor is beer for princes

Social duties » Fidelity in business » The workmen under jehoiada

2 Kings 12:15

Moreover they did not require accounts from the men into whose hands they delivered the money to be bestowed on workmen, for they dealt faithfully.

Social duties » Masters' duties » Refraining from threats

Social duties » Compassion » The good samaritan

Luke 10:33-34

But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was; and when he saw him, he was moved with compassion and went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and 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 he left all that he had in Joseph's hand, and with him knew of nothing more than of the bread which he ate. And Joseph was handsome and well favoured.

Social duties » Masters' duties » Consideration for employees

Job 31:13-14

If I had despised the right of my manslave or of my maidslave, when they contended with me; what then would I do when God rises up? And when he visits, what would I answer him?

Social duties » Mercifulness » of Elisha

2 Kings 6:22

And he answered, Thou shalt not smite them; would thou smite those whom thou hast taken captive with thy sword and with thy 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

And Solomon said, If he will show himself virtuous, there shall not one hair of him fall to the ground, but if wickedness shall be 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

Social duties » Compassion » Priscilla and aquila

Romans 16:4

(who have for my life laid down their own necks; unto whom not only I give thanks, but also all the congregations of the Gentiles);

Social duties » Compassion » Elisha

2 Kings 2:2

And Elijah said unto Elisha, Tarry here, I pray thee; for the LORD has sent me to Bethel. And Elisha said unto him, As the LORD lives and as thy soul lives, I will not leave thee. So they went down to Bethel.

Social duties » Compassion » Pharaoh's daughter

Exodus 2:6

And when she had opened it, she saw the child, and, behold, the babe wept. And having compassion on him, she 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 governors looked for occasions against Daniel on behalf of the kingdom, but they could find no occasion or fault because he was faithful, and no vice nor fault was found in him.

Social duties » Compassion » The philippian jailor

Acts 16:33

And he took them the same hour of the night and washed their stripes and was baptized, he and all his, straightway.

Social duties » Compassion » Thomas

John 11:16

Then Thomas said, who is called Didymus, unto his fellowdisciples, Let us go also, 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 blessing of the one that was ready to perish came upon me; and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.