Never miss a post

7 Bible Verses about Social Life

Most Relevant Verses

Leviticus 19:16

You must not go about spreading slander among your people; you must not jeopardize your neighbor’s life; I am Yahweh.

James 2:1-4

My brothers, do not show favoritism as you hold on to the faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ. For example, a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and dressed in fine clothes, and a poor man dressed in dirty clothes also comes in. If you look with favor on the man wearing the fine clothes and say, “Sit here in a good place,” and yet you say to the poor man, “Stand over there,” or, “Sit here on the floor by my footstool,” read more.
haven’t you discriminated among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts?

John 12:1-9

Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany where Lazarus was, the one Jesus had raised from the dead. So they gave a dinner for Him there; Martha was serving them, and Lazarus was one of those reclining at the table with Him. Then Mary took a pound of fragrant oil—pure and expensive nard—anointed Jesus’ feet, and wiped His feet with her hair. So the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil.read more.
Then one of His disciples, Judas Iscariot (who was about to betray Him), said, “Why wasn’t this fragrant oil sold for 300 denarii and given to the poor?” He didn’t say this because he cared about the poor but because he was a thief. He was in charge of the money-bag and would steal part of what was put in it. Jesus answered, “Leave her alone; she has kept it for the day of My burial. For you always have the poor with you, but you do not always have Me.” Then a large crowd of the Jews learned He was there. They came not only because of Jesus, but also to see Lazarus the one He had raised from the dead.

Nehemiah 8:9-18

Nehemiah the governor, Ezra the priest and scribe, and the Levites who were instructing the people said to all of them, “This day is holy to the Lord your God. Do not mourn or weep.” For all the people were weeping as they heard the words of the law. Then he said to them, “Go and eat what is rich, drink what is sweet, and send portions to those who have nothing prepared, since today is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, because the joy of the Lord is your stronghold.” And the Levites quieted all the people, saying, “Be still, since today is holy. Do not grieve.” read more.
Then all the people began to eat and drink, send portions, and have a great celebration, because they had understood the words that were explained to them. On the second day, the family leaders of all the people, along with the priests and Levites, assembled before Ezra the scribe to study the words of the law. They found written in the law how the Lord had commanded through Moses that the Israelites should dwell in booths during the festival of the seventh month. So they proclaimed and spread this news throughout their towns and in Jerusalem, saying, “Go out to the hill country and bring back branches of olive, wild olive, myrtle, palm, and other leafy trees to make booths, just as it is written.” The people went out, brought back branches, and made booths for themselves on each of their rooftops, and courtyards, the court of the house of God, the square by the Water Gate, and the square by the Gate of Ephraim. The whole community that had returned from exile made booths and lived in them. They had not celebrated like this from the days of Joshua son of Nun until that day. And there was tremendous joy. Ezra read out of the book of the law of God every day, from the first day to the last. The Israelites celebrated the festival for seven days, and on the eighth day there was an assembly, according to the ordinance.

Bible Theasaurus

From Thematic Bible


Social life » Guests advices to » Washing the feet of

Genesis 19:2

and said, “My lords, turn aside to your servant’s house, wash your feet, and spend the night. Then you can get up early and go on your way.”“No,” they said. “We would rather spend the night in the square.”

Genesis 24:32

So the man came to the house, and the camels were unloaded. Straw and feed were given to the camels, and water was brought to wash his feet and the feet of the men with him.

Genesis 43:24

The steward brought the men into Joseph’s house, gave them water to wash their feet, and got feed for their donkeys.

2 Samuel 11:8

Then he said to Uriah, “Go down to your house and wash your feet.” So Uriah left the palace, and a gift from the king followed him.

Social life » Social functions » General references to

Daniel 5:1

King Belshazzar held a great feast for 1,000 of his nobles and drank wine in their presence.

John 6:13

So they collected them and filled 12 baskets with the pieces from the five barley loaves that were left over by those who had eaten.

1 Kings 8:65

Solomon and all Israel with him—a great assembly, from the entrance of Hamath to the Brook of Egypt—observed the festival at that time in the presence of the Lord our God, seven days, and seven more days—14 days.

John 12:2

So they gave a dinner for Him there; Martha was serving them, and Lazarus was one of those reclining at the table with Him.

Luke 5:29

Then Levi hosted a grand banquet for Him at his house. Now there was a large crowd of tax collectors and others who were guests with them.

Social life » Wedding feasts » Examples of

Matthew 28:9

Just then Jesus met them and said, “Good morning!” They came up, took hold of His feet, and worshiped Him.

Ruth 2:4

Later, when Boaz arrived from Bethlehem, he said to the harvesters, “The Lord be with you.”“The Lord bless you,” they replied.

Luke 1:28

And the angel came to her and said, “Rejoice, favored woman! The Lord is with you.”

Genesis 43:29

When he looked up and saw his brother Benjamin, his mother’s son, he asked, “Is this your youngest brother that you told me about?” Then he said, “May God be gracious to you, my son.”

1 Samuel 15:13

When Samuel came to him, Saul said, “May the Lord bless you. I have carried out the Lord’s instructions.”

Social life » Wedding feasts » Revelry at

Exodus 32:6

Early the next morning they arose, offered burnt offerings, and presented fellowship offerings. The people sat down to eat and drink, then got up to play.

Judges 16:25

When they were drunk, they said, “Bring Samson here to entertain us.” So they brought Samson from prison, and he entertained them. They had him stand between the pillars.

Galatians 5:21

envy, drunkenness, carousing, and anything similar. I tell you about these things in advance—as I told you before—that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

1 Samuel 30:16

So he led him, and there were the Amalekites, spread out over the entire area, eating, drinking, and celebrating because of the great amount of plunder they had taken from the land of the Philistines and the land of Judah.

Social life » Christ entertained in various homes » Inhospitality

Deuteronomy 23:4

This is because they did not meet you with food and water on the journey after you came out of Egypt, and because Balaam son of Beor from Pethor in Aram-naharaim was hired to curse you.

Judges 19:15

They stopped to go in and spend the night in Gibeah. The Levite went in and sat down in the city square, but no one took them into their home to spend the night.

Luke 9:53

But they did not welcome Him, because He determined to journey to Jerusalem.

Numbers 21:33

Then they turned and went up the road to Bashan, and Og king of Bashan came out against them with his whole army to do battle at Edrei.

1 Samuel 25:10

Nabal asked them, “Who is David? Who is Jesse’s son? Many slaves these days are running away from their masters.

More verses: Numbers 20:18

Social life » Social duties to regard all men as brothers » 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 life » Social duties to regard all men as brothers » Duty of neighbours

Romans 15:1-2

Now we who are strong have an obligation to bear the weaknesses of those without strength, and not to please ourselves. Each one of us must please his neighbor for his good, in order to build him up.

More verses: Galatians 5:14

Social life » Hospitality » The duty of

1 Timothy 5:10

and is well known for good works—that is, if she has brought up children, shown hospitality, washed the saints’ feet, helped the afflicted, and devoted herself to every good work.

More verses: 1 Peter 4:9

Social life » Social duties to regard all men as brothers » Visitation of the 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 life » Wedding feasts » Of affection

Genesis 45:14

Then Joseph threw his arms around Benjamin and wept, and Benjamin wept on his shoulder.

Romans 16:16

Greet one another with a holy kiss.
All the churches of Christ send you greetings.

Social life » Guests advices to » Anointing of

John 12:3

Then Mary took a pound of fragrant oil—pure and expensive nard—anointed Jesus’ feet, and wiped His feet with her hair. So the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil.

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 life » Social duties to regard all men as brothers » A common father

Social life » Wedding feasts » Birthdays celebrated

Genesis 40:20

On the third day, which was Pharaoh’s birthday, he gave a feast for all his servants. He lifted up the heads of the chief cupbearer and the chief baker.

Matthew 14:6

But when Herod’s birthday celebration came, Herodias’s daughter danced before them and pleased Herod.

Social life » Guests advices to » Not to be critical of food

1 Corinthians 10:27

If one of the unbelievers invites you over and you want to go, eat everything that is set before you, without raising questions of conscience.

Social life » Social duties to regard all men as brothers » Demands self-sacrifice

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 life » Guests advices to » Not to prolong visits

Social life » Wedding feasts » The king's son

Matthew 22:2-4

"The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding banquet for his son. He sent out his slaves to summon those invited to the banquet, but they didn't want to come. Again, he sent out other slaves, and said, 'Tell those who are invited: Look, I've prepared my dinner; my oxen and fattened cattle have been slaughtered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding banquet. '

Social life » Wedding feasts » Jacob's

Social life » Social duties to regard all men as brothers » Forbids harsh judgment

Social life » Christ entertained in various homes » In the home of matthew

Matthew 9:10

While He was reclining at the table in the house, many tax collectors and sinners came as guests to eat with Jesus and His disciples.

Social life » Guests advices to » Not to seek social pre-eminence

Luke 14:8-9

"When you are invited by someone to a wedding banquet, don't recline at the best place, because a more distinguished person than you may have been invited by your host. The one who invited both of you may come and say to you, 'Give your place to this man,' and then in humiliation, you will proceed to take the lowest place.

Social life » Wedding feasts » Esther's

Esther 2:18

The king held a great banquet for all his officials and staff. It was Esther’s banquet. He freed his provinces from tax payments and gave gifts worthy of the king’s bounty.

Social life » Wedding feasts » Samson's

Judges 14:2

He went back and told his father and his mother: “I have seen a young Philistine woman in Timnah. Now get her for me as a wife.”

Social life » Social duties to regard all men as brothers » A blood relationship

Social life » Christ entertained in various homes » Of martha

Social life » Christ entertained in various homes » At emmaus

Luke 24:29

But they urged Him: “Stay with us, because it’s almost evening, and now the day is almost over.” So He went in to stay with them.

Social life » Social duties to regard all men as brothers » A spiritual kinship

Mark 3:34

And looking about at those who were sitting in a circle around Him, He said, “Here are My mother and My brothers!

Social life » Christ entertained in various homes » Of one of the chief pharisees

Social life » Christ entertained in various homes » Of simon the leper

Mark 14:3

While He was in Bethany at the house of Simon who had a serious skin disease, as He was reclining at the table, a woman came with an alabaster jar of pure and expensive fragrant oil of nard. She broke the jar and poured it on His head.

Social life » Christ entertained in various homes » Of a pharisee

Social life » Christ entertained in various homes » Of zacchaeus

Social life » Christ entertained in various homes » At cana of galilee

Social life » Wedding feasts » At cana of galilee

John 2:1

On the third day a wedding took place in Cana of Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, and

Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009 by Holman Bible Publishers.