Social duties

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Genesis 38:8

Then Judah said to Onan, "Go in to the wife of your brother and perform the duty of a brother-in-law to her, and raise up offspring for your brother."

John 4:7

A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, "Give me [water] to drink."

Exodus 18:20

And you warn them [of] the rules and the instructions, and you make known to them the way in which they must walk and the work that they must do.

Leviticus 19:1

Then Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

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Social duties » Almsgiving, general advice concerning

Leviticus 25:35

" 'And if your countryman becomes poor and {if he becomes dependent on you}, then you shall support him [like] an alien and [like] a temporary resident, and he shall live with you.

Deuteronomy 15:7

If [there] is a poor [person] among you from [among] one of your brothers in one of your {towns} that Yahweh your God [is] giving to you, you shall not harden your heart, and you shall not shut your hand toward {your brother who is poor}.

Social duties » Fidelity in business » Husbands' duties

Genesis 2:23-24

And the man said, "{She is now} bone from my bones and flesh from my flesh; {she} shall be called 'Woman,' for {she was taken} from man." Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and shall cling to his wife, and they shall be as one flesh.

Ecclesiastes 9:9

Enjoy life with the wife whom you love all the days of your vain life which he gives you under the sun, because this [is] your lot in life and in the toil with which you toil under the sun.

Social duties » Compassion » Duty to widow and fatherless

Jeremiah 22:3

Thus says Yahweh, "Act [with] justice and righteousness, and deliver [the] one who has been seized from the hand of [the] oppressor. And you must not oppress [the] immigrant, [the] orphan, and [the] widow. And you must not shed innocent blood in this place.

Deuteronomy 14:29

And [so] the Levite may come, because there is no plot of ground for him or an inheritance with you, and the alien [also may come] and the orphan and the widow that [are] in your {towns}, and {they may eat their fill}, so that Yahweh your God may bless you in all [of] the work of your hand that you undertake."

Social duties » Compassion » Conjugal love

Proverbs 5:19

[She is] a deer of love and a doe of grace; may her breasts satisfy you {always}; by her love may you be intoxicated continually.

Esther 2:17

And the king loved Esther more than all the women, and she won his favor and loyalty more than all the virgins, so he put a {royal crown} on her head and made her queen instead of Vashti.

Genesis 24:67

And Isaac brought her to the tent of Sarah his mother. And he took Rebekah, and she became his wife. And Isaac loved her and was comforted after [the death of] his mother.

Social duties » Brotherly love » Chastity

Revelation 14:4

These are those who have not been defiled with women, for they are virgins. These [are] the ones who follow the Lamb wherever he goes. These were bought from humanity [as] first fruits to God and to the Lamb,

Social duties » Parental parental duties » Instruction of children

John 21:15

Now when they had eaten breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon [son] of John, do you love me more than these?" He said to him, "Yes, Lord, you know that I love you." He said to him, "Feed my lambs!"

Deuteronomy 4:9

"However, {take care} for yourself and watch your inner self closely, so that you do not forget the things that your eyes have seen, so that they do not slip from your mind all the days of your life; and you shall make them known to your children and to {your grandchildren}.

Deuteronomy 6:7

And you shall recite them to your children, and you shall talk about them at [the time of] your living in your house and at [the time of] your going on the road and at [the time of] your lying down and at [the time of] your rising [up].

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

Esther 1:20

And let the king's decree that he will make be proclaimed in all his kingdom, because it [is] vast and all the women will honor their husbands, great and small."

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

Proverbs 23:1-2

When you sit to eat with a ruler, you shall surely observe what [is] before you, and you shall put a knife to your throat if you have a {big appetite}.

Proverbs 25:16

[If] you find honey, eat what is sufficient for you, lest you have your fill of it and vomit it out.

Acts 24:25

And [while] he was discussing about righteousness and self control and the judgment that is to come, Felix became afraid [and] replied, "Go away for the present, and [when I] have an opportunity, I will summon you."

Social duties » Fidelity in business » Kind words

Genesis 50:21

So then, do not be afraid. I myself will provide for you and your little ones. And he consoled them and {spoke kindly} to them.

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

Leviticus 19:35-36

" 'You shall not commit injustice in regulation, in measurement, in weight, or volume. You must have honest balances, honest weights, an honest ephah, and an honest hin; I [am] Yahweh your God who brought you out from the land of Egypt.

Deuteronomy 25:15

[Rather] a full and honest weight shall be {for your use}; there shall be for you a full and honest {measure}, so that your days on the land that Yahweh your God [is] giving to you may be long.

Social duties » Of impartiality » Partiality forbidden

1 Timothy 5:21

I testify solemnly before God and Christ Jesus and the elect angels that you observe these [things] without prejudice, doing nothing according to partiality.

Leviticus 19:15

" 'You shall not do injustice in judgment; {you shall not show partiality to the powerless}; you shall not give preference {to the powerful}; you shall judge your fellow citizen with justice.

Deuteronomy 1:17

You must not {be partial} {in your judgment}; hear [out] the small [person] as [also] the great [person]; {do not be intimidated by any person}, because the judgment [is] God's; and the case that is too difficult for you, bring [it] to me, and I will hear it [out].'

Jude 1:16

These [people] are grumblers, discontented, proceeding according to their desires, and their mouths speaking pompous [words], {showing partiality to gain an advantage}.

Proverbs 24:23

These [sayings] are also for the wise: {Partiality} in judgment is not good.

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

Zechariah 8:16

These [are] the things that you must do: speak truth, each [of you], with his neighbor; practice trustworthy judgment and peace in your gates.

Zephaniah 3:13

The remnant of Israel shall not do wickedness; they shall not speak deception, nor shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth. For they shall graze and lie down, and none shall frighten [them]."

Proverbs 12:19

A lip of truth endures forever, but a tongue of deception lasts only a moment.

Social duties » Mercifulness » Of giving just weights

Leviticus 19:36

You must have honest balances, honest weights, an honest ephah, and an honest hin; I [am] Yahweh your God who brought you out from the land of Egypt.

Deuteronomy 25:13

"There shall not be {for your use} in your bag {two kinds of stone weights, a large one and a small one}.

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

Exodus 23:5

If you see the donkey of your enemy lying down under its burden, you will refrain from abandoning him. You will surely arrange [it] with him.

More verses: Matthew 5:44 Luke 6:27

Social duties » Mercifulness » Of good example

Hebrews 11:4

By faith Abel offered to God a greater sacrifice than Cain, by which he was approved that he was righteous, [because] God approved [him] for his gifts, and through it he still speaks, [although he] is dead.

2 Thessalonians 3:9

not that we do not have the right, but so that we may give ourselves [as] an example to you, so that [you] may 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, "Far be it from me in Yahweh, that I do this thing to my lord, to Yahweh's anointed one, by stretching out my hand against him! For he [is] the anointed one of Yahweh."

Jude 1:8

Despite that, in the same way also these [men], [because of their] dreams, defile the flesh and reject authority and blaspheme majestic beings.

Social duties » Fidelity in business » Kindness, encouraged

More verses: 1 Peter 1:5-6

Social duties » Fidelity in business » Justice, encouraged

Deuteronomy 16:20

{Justice, only justice} you shall pursue, so that you may live, and you shall take possession of the land that Yahweh your God [is] giving to you.

Isaiah 56:1

Thus says Yahweh: "Observe justice and do righteousness, for my salvation [is] close to coming, and my justice to being revealed.

More verses: Romans 13:7

Social duties » Compassion » Duty to enemies

Exodus 23:4

" 'If you come upon the ox of your enemy or his donkey going astray, you will certainly bring it back to him

Job 31:29

"If I have rejoiced at [the] ruin of [the one who] hated me or have exulted when evil overtook him--

More verses: Proverbs 25:21-22

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

Job 2:11

Thus Job's three friends heard of this calamity that had come upon him. So each set out from his [own] place: Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite. And they met together to come to console him and to comfort him.

2 Samuel 15:23

All of the land [was] weeping [with] a loud voice as all the people [were] passing by and the king [was] crossing through the Wadi Kidron, and all the people [were] passing {on the road to the wilderness}.

John 11:19

So many of the Jews came to Martha and Mary in order to console 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 anger of the ruler rises against you, do not leave your post, for calmness can undo great offenses.

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

Social duties » Of home-keeping » Of lending

Deuteronomy 15:8

But you shall certainly open your hand for him, and {you shall willingly lend} [to] him enough to meet his need, {whatever it is}.

Psalm 37:26

All the day he [is] gracious and lends, and his children [are] a blessing.

Social duties » Brotherly love » Cheerfulness, the duty of

Acts 27:25

Therefore keep up your courage, men, for I believe God that it will be like this--according to {the} way it was told to me.

Acts 27:36

So they all were encouraged and partook of food themselves.

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

Job 2:11

Thus Job's three friends heard of this calamity that had come upon him. So each set out from his [own] place: Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite. And they met together to come to console him and to comfort him.

2 Kings 13:14

Elisha became ill with the illness with which he would die, so Jehoash king of Israel went down to him and wept before him, and said, "My father, my father; the chariot of Israel and its horsemen!"

2 Kings 8:29

Joram the king returned to Jezreel to heal from the wounds which the Arameans had inflicted at Ramah when Hazael king of Aram fought him. Ahaziah the son of Joram, king of Judah, went down to see Joram the son of Ahab in Jezreel, for he [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

Then Elihu the son of Barakel the Buzite {spoke up} and said, "{I am young}, but you are old; therefore I feared and became afraid of explaining my knowledge to you.

1 Timothy 5:1-2

Do not rebuke an older man, but appeal to [him] as a father, younger men as brothers, older women as mothers, younger women as sisters, with all purity.

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

Proverbs 29:14

A king who judges with truthfulness [to] the poor, his throne will be established forever.

Jeremiah 22:16

He judged [the] legal cause of [the] needy and [the] poor, [and] then it was well. {Is that not what it means to know me}?" {declares} Yahweh.

Social duties » Parental parental duties » To teach

Deuteronomy 6:7

And you shall recite them to your children, and you shall talk about them at [the time of] your living in your house and at [the time of] your going on the road and at [the time of] your lying down and at [the time of] your rising [up].

Deuteronomy 6:20

"When your child asks you in the future, {saying}, 'What [is the meaning of] the legal provisions and the rules and the regulations that Yahweh our God commanded for you?'

Deuteronomy 21:19

then his father and his mother shall take hold of him, and they shall bring him out to the elders of his city and to the gate of his {town},

Social duties » Compassion » Courtesy, general references to

Acts 27:3

And on the next [day], we put in at Sidon. And Julius, treating Paul kindly, allowed [him] to go to [his] friends {to be cared for}.

Acts 28:7

Now in the [regions] around that place were fields belonging to the chief official 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, [the] living one praises you like me today; a father will make your faithfulness known to children.

Lamentations 2:19

"Arise, cry out in the night, at the beginning of the night watches; pour out your heart like water, before the face of the Lord. Lift to him your hands, for the life of your children, who faint in starvation, at the head of all streets."

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 will abstain from wine and fermented drink; he will not drink wine vinegar or vinegar of fermented drink; he will not drink the fruit juice of grapes or eat fresh or dry grapes.

Deuteronomy 29:6

You have not eaten bread, and you have not drunk wine and strong drink, so that you may know that I [am] Yahweh your God.

Social duties » Parental parental duties » Peacemaking

Proverbs 12:20

Deceit [is] in the heart of {those who plan} evil, but to {those who plan} peace, [there is] joy.

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

Habakkuk 2:5

{How much less} the defiant; [the] arrogant, treacherous man? He who broadens his throat like Sheol, and who, like death, is not satisfied, and who gathers to himself all the nations, and harvested for himself all the peoples, will not succeed.

Titus 2:5

[to be] self-controlled, pure, busy at home, good, being subject to their own husbands, in order that the word of God may not be slandered.

Proverbs 25:17

Make your foot scarce in the house of your neighbor, lest he become weary of you and hate you.

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

Daniel 1:8

Now {Daniel resolved} that he would not defile himself with the fine food of the king, and with {the wine that he drank}, and [so] he requested from the commander of the court officials [permission so] that he would not defile himself.

Daniel 10:3

I had not eaten [any] choice food, and meat and wine did not enter my mouth, and {I did not use any ointment} {until the end of three whole weeks}.

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

Luke 3:11

And he answered [and] said to them, "The one who has two tunics must share with the one who does not have [one], and the one who has food must do likewise."

Social duties » Masters' duties » Prompt payment of wages

Deuteronomy 24:15

On his day you shall give his wage, and the sun shall not go {down}, because [he is] poor and {his life depends on it}; [do this] so that he does not cry out against you to Yahweh, {and you incur guilt}.

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

Ecclesiastes 11:1

Send out your bread on the water, for in many days you will find it.

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

1 Corinthians 8:13

Therefore, if food causes my brother to sin, I will never eat meat {forever}, in order that I may not cause my brother to sin.

Social duties » Parental parental duties » To nurture

Social duties » Compassion » Mary magdalene and other women

Matthew 27:55-56

And there were many women there, observing from a distance, who had followed Jesus from Galilee, serving him, among whom were Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.

Matthew 28:1

Now after the Sabbath, at the dawning on the first [day] of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to view the tomb.

Social duties » Compassion » Jonathan

1 Samuel 20:17

And Jonathan again made David swear an oath, because he loved him; for with the love of his soul he loved him.

2 Samuel 15:21

But Ittai answered the king and said, "{As Yahweh lives} and {my lord the king lives}, surely in the place wherever my lord the king shall be, if for death or if for life, surely there your servant will be."

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 well.

Social duties » Mercifulness » Of david

1 Samuel 26:9

But David said to Abishai, "Do not destroy him! For who has stretched out his hand against Yahweh's anointed one and remained blameless?"

2 Samuel 19:22

Then David said, "What [is] it to me or to you, sons of Zeruiah, that you should be an adversary today? [Should] anyone be put to death in Israel? Do I not know today that I [am] king over Israel?"

Social duties » Brotherly love » Fervent

Social duties » Brotherly love » Sincere

Romans 13:9

For the [commandments], "You shall not commit adultery, you shall not commit murder, you shall not steal, you shall not covet," and if [there is] any other commandment, are summed up in this statement: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself."

Social duties » Sympathy the marks of true » Helpfulness

Social duties » Compassion » The barbarians

Acts 28:2

And the local inhabitants showed {extraordinary} kindness to us, for they lit a fire [and] welcomed us all, because of the rain that had begun and because of the cold.

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

And they dispensed [it] to the skilled craftsmen and the builders to buy stone [for] hewing and timber for the seams and for binding the houses that the kings of Judah had destroyed. And the men did the work faithfully. Over them as supervisors [were] appointed Jahath and Obadiah, the Levites from the Merarites, and Zechariah and Meshullam from the Kohathites. And [other] Levites, all who were skilled in instruments of song,

Social duties » Benevolence, the duty of » Moses injunction

Deuteronomy 15:12-14

If your relative who is a Hebrew man or a Hebrew woman is sold to you, and [he or she] has served you six years, then in the seventh year you shall send that person [out] {free}. And when you send him [out] free from you, you shall not send him [away] empty-handed. You shall generously supply him from [among] your flocks and from your threshing floor and from your press; [according to] that [with which] Yahweh your God has blessed you, you shall give to him.

Social duties » Parental parental duties » To provide for

Social duties » Mercifulness » Of Christ

John 8:7

And when they persisted in asking him, straightening up he said to them, "The [one] of you without sin, let him throw the first stone at her!"

Social duties » Compassion » Constancy, examples of

Ruth 4:16

And Naomi took the child and she put him on her bosom and became his nurse.

Social duties » Compassion » Certain leaders in israel

2 Chronicles 28:15

Then the men designated by name arose and took the captives and from the plunder clothed all their nakedness. So they clothed them, gave them sandals, gave them food to eat, gave them water to drink, anointed them, and guided them with the donkeys [provided] for all those who stumbled, and brought them to Jericho, the city of the palm trees, next to 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 with you may not drink wine or strong drink when you come to [the] tent of assembly, so that you will not die--[it is] a lasting statute for 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} on the cup, going down smoothly.

Social duties » Fidelity in business » Nehemiah's treasurers

Nehemiah 13:13

I appointed as treasurer over the storehouses Shelemiah the priest, Zadok the scribe, Pedaiah from the Levites, and as their hand Hanan son of Zaccur, son of Mattaniah, for they were considered faithful. [The responsibility given] to them was to distribute to their brothers.

Social duties » Masters' duties » Just dealing

Social duties » Mercifulness » Of saul

1 Samuel 11:13

But Saul said, "No one will be put to death on this day, because {today} Yahweh 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 refreshed me many times, and was not ashamed of my imprisonment,

Social duties » Brotherly love » Unselfish

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

Jeremiah 35:6

But they answered, "We will not drink wine, for Jonadab, the son of Rechab, our ancestor, commanded us, {saying}, 'You shall not drink wine, you or your children, {forever}.

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

Proverbs 31:4

[It is] not for the kings, O Lemuel; drinking wine [is] not for the kings, nor [is] strong drink for rulers.

Social duties » Fidelity in business » The workmen under jehoiada

2 Kings 12:15

They did not [have to] settle accounts with the men into whose hands they placed the money to give to the workers, for they [were] dealing honestly.

Social duties » Masters' duties » Refraining from threats

Social duties » Compassion » The good samaritan

Luke 10:33-34

But a certain Samaritan who was traveling came up to him and, [when he] saw [him], had compassion. And he came up [and] bandaged his wounds, pouring on olive oil and wine, and he put him on his own animal [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 the hand of Joseph, and {he did not worry about anything} except the food that he ate. Now Joseph was {well built and handsome}.

Social duties » Masters' duties » Consideration for employees

Job 31:13-14

"If I have rejected my male or female slave's case when their complaint [was] against me, then what shall I do when God rises up? And when he enquires, how shall I answer him?

Social duties » Mercifulness » of Elisha

2 Kings 6:22

And he said, "You shall not kill. Would you kill [those] whom you took captive with the sword or with the bow? Put food and water before them that they may eat and drink and then go to their master."

Social duties » Mercifulness » Solomon

1 Kings 1:52

Solomon said, "If he is a son of noble character, not a hair of his [head] will fall to the ground, but if evil is found in him, then he will 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 risked their own necks for my life, for which not only I am thankful, but also all the churches of the Gentiles;

Social duties » Compassion » Elisha

2 Kings 2:2

Elijah said to Elisha, "Please stay here, for Yahweh has sent me up to Bethel." Elisha said, "{As Yahweh lives} and {as your soul lives}, I will certainly not leave you!" So they went down [to] Bethel.

Social duties » Compassion » Pharaoh's daughter

Exodus 2:6

and opened [it] and saw him--the boy--and it was a lad weeping, and she had compassion for him and said, "This [must be] from the boys of the Hebrews."

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 [other] administrators and satraps {began to seek} to find pretext against Daniel {in connection with the kingdom}, but they were not able to find any pretext and {corruption} {because} he was trustworthy, and no negligence or {corruption} {could be found in him}.

Social duties » Compassion » The philippian jailor

Acts 16:33

And he took them at that [very] hour of the night [and] washed [their] wounds, and he himself was baptized at once, and all those of his [household].

Social duties » Compassion » Thomas

John 11:16

Then Thomas (the one who is called Didymus) said to his fellow disciples, "Let us go also, 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] blessing of [the] wretched came upon me, and I caused [the] widow's heart to sing for joy.