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7 Bible Verses about Social Life

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Leviticus 19:16

"'You shall not go up and down as a slanderer among your people. "'You shall not endanger the life of your neighbor. I am Yahweh.

James 2:1-4

My brothers, don't hold the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ of glory with partiality. For if a man with a gold ring, in fine clothing, comes into your synagogue, and a poor man in filthy clothing also comes in; and you pay special attention to him who wears the fine clothing, and say, "Sit here in a good place;" and you tell the poor man, "Stand there," or "Sit by my footstool;"read more.
haven't you shown partiality among yourselves, and become judges with evil thoughts?

John 12:1-9

Then six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, who had been dead, whom he raised from the dead. So they made him a supper there. Martha served, but Lazarus was one of those who sat at the table with him. Mary, therefore, took a pound of ointment of pure nard, very precious, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the ointment.read more.
Then Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, one of his disciples, who would betray him, said, "Why wasn't this ointment sold for three hundred denarii, and given to the poor?" Now he said this, not because he cared for the poor, but because he was a thief, and having the money box, used to steal what was put into it. But Jesus said, "Leave her alone. She has kept this for the day of my burial. For you always have the poor with you, but you don't always have me." A large crowd therefore of the Jews learned that he was there, and they came, not for Jesus' sake only, but that they might see Lazarus also, whom he had raised from the dead.

Nehemiah 8:9-18

Nehemiah, who was the governor, and Ezra the priest the scribe, and the Levites who taught the people, said to all the people, "This day is holy to Yahweh your God. Don't mourn, nor weep." For all the people wept, when they heard the words of the law. Then he said to them, "Go your way. Eat the fat, drink the sweet, and send portions to him for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Don't be grieved; for the joy of Yahweh is your strength." So the Levites stilled all the people, saying, "Hold your peace, for the day is holy; neither be grieved."read more.
All the people went their way to eat, and to drink, and to send portions, and to make great mirth, because they had understood the words that were declared to them. On the second day were gathered together the heads of fathers' [houses] of all the people, the priests, and the Levites, to Ezra the scribe, even to give attention to the words of the law. They found written in the law, how that Yahweh had commanded by Moses, that the children of Israel should dwell in booths in the feast of the seventh month; and that they should publish and proclaim in all their cities, and in Jerusalem, saying, "Go out to the mountain, and get olive branches, and branches of wild olive, and myrtle branches, and palm branches, and branches of thick trees, to make booths, as it is written." So the people went out, and brought them, and made themselves booths, everyone on the roof of his house, and in their courts, and in the courts of the house of God, and in the broad place of the water gate, and in the broad place of the gate of Ephraim. All the assembly of those who were come again out of the captivity made booths, and lived in the booths; for since the days of Jeshua the son of Nun to that day the children of Israel had not done so. There was very great gladness. Also day by day, from the first day to the last day, he read in the book of the law of God. They kept the feast seven days; and on the eighth day was a solemn assembly, according to the ordinance.

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Social life » Guests advices to » Washing the feet of

Genesis 19:2

and he said, "See now, my lords, please turn aside into your servant's house, stay all night, wash your feet, and you can rise up early, and go on your way." They said, "No, but we will stay in the street all night."

Genesis 24:32

The man came into the house, and he unloaded the camels. He gave straw and provender for the camels, and water to wash his feet and the feet of the men who were with him.

Genesis 43:24

The man brought the men into Joseph's house, and gave them water, and they washed their feet. He gave their donkeys fodder.

2 Samuel 11:8

David said to Uriah, "Go down to your house, and wash your feet." Uriah departed out of the king's house, and a gift from the king was sent after him.

Social life » Social functions » General references to

Daniel 5:1

Belshazzar the king made a great feast to a thousand of his lords, and drank wine before the thousand.

John 6:13

So they gathered them up, and filled twelve baskets with broken pieces from the five barley loaves, which were left over by those who had eaten.

1 Kings 8:65

So Solomon held the feast at that time, and all Israel with him, a great assembly, from the entrance of Hamath to the brook of Egypt, before Yahweh our God, seven days and seven days, even fourteen days.

John 12:2

So they made him a supper there. Martha served, but Lazarus was one of those who sat at the table with him.

Luke 5:29

Levi made a great feast for him in his house. There was a great crowd of tax collectors and others who were reclining with them.

Social life » Wedding feasts » Examples of

Matthew 28:9

As they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, "Rejoice!" They came and took hold of his feet, and worshiped him.

Ruth 2:4

Behold, Boaz came from Bethlehem, and said to the reapers, "Yahweh be with you." They answered him, "Yahweh bless you."

Luke 1:28

Having come in, the angel said to her, "Rejoice, you highly favored one! The Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women!"

Genesis 43:29

He lifted up his eyes, and saw Benjamin, his brother, his mother's son, and said, "Is this your youngest brother, of whom you spoke to me?" He said, "God be gracious to you, my son."

1 Samuel 15:13

Samuel came to Saul; and Saul said to him, "You are blessed by Yahweh! I have performed the commandment of Yahweh."

Social life » Wedding feasts » Revelry at

Exodus 32:6

They rose up early on the next day, and offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play.

Judges 16:25

It happened, when their hearts were merry, that they said, "Call for Samson, that he may entertain us." They called for Samson out of the prison; and he performed before them. They set him between the pillars;

Galatians 5:21

envyings, murders, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these; of which I forewarn you, even as I also forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the Kingdom of God.

1 Samuel 30:16

When he had brought him down, behold, they were spread around over all the ground, eating, drinking, and dancing, because of all the great spoil that they had taken out of the land of the Philistines, and out of the land of Judah.

Social life » Christ entertained in various homes » Inhospitality

Deuteronomy 23:4

because they didn't meet you with bread and with water in the way, when you came forth out of Egypt, and because they hired against you Balaam the son of Beor from Pethor of Mesopotamia, to curse you.

Judges 19:15

They turned aside there, to go in to lodge in Gibeah: and he went in, and sat him down in the street of the city; for there was no man who took them into his house to lodge.

Luke 9:53

They didn't receive him, because he was traveling with his face set towards Jerusalem.

Numbers 21:33

They turned and went up by the way of Bashan: and Og the king of Bashan went out against them, he and all his people, to battle at Edrei.

1 Samuel 25:10

Nabal answered David's servants, and said, "Who is David? Who is the son of Jesse? There are many servants who break away from their masters these days.

More verses: Numbers 20:18

Social life » Social duties to regard all men as brothers » 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 have rejoiced at the destruction of him who hated me, or lifted up myself when evil found him;

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 ought to bear the weaknesses of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let each one of us please his neighbor for that which is good, to be building him up.

More verses: Galatians 5:14

Social life » Hospitality » The duty of

1 Timothy 5:10

being approved by good works, if she has brought up children, if she has been hospitable to strangers, if she has washed the saints' feet, if she has relieved the afflicted, and if she has diligently followed 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 heard of all this evil that had come on him, they each came from his own place: Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite, and they made an appointment together to come to sympathize 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 to him, and wept over him, and said, "My father, my father, the chariots of Israel and its horsemen!"

2 Kings 8:29

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

Social life » Wedding feasts » Of affection

Genesis 45:14

He fell on his brother Benjamin's neck, and wept, and Benjamin wept on his neck.

Social life » Guests advices to » Anointing of

John 12:3

Mary, therefore, took a pound of ointment of pure nard, very precious, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the ointment.

2 Chronicles 28:15

The men who have been mentioned by name rose up, and took the captives, and with the spoil clothed all who were naked among them, dressed them, gave them sandals, and gave them something to eat and to drink, anointed them, carried all the feeble of them on donkeys, and brought them to Jericho, the city of palm trees, to 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

It happened the third day, which was Pharaoh's birthday, that he made a feast for all his servants, and he lifted up the head of the chief cupbearer and the head of the chief baker among his servants.

Matthew 14:6

But when Herod's birthday came, the daughter of Herodias danced among them and pleased Herod.

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

1 Corinthians 10:27

But if one of those who don't believe invites you to a meal, and you are inclined to go, eat whatever is set before you, asking no questions for the sake 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 stumble, I will eat no meat forevermore, that I don't cause my brother to stumble.

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 is like a certain king, who made a marriage feast for his son, and sent out his servants to call those who were invited to the marriage feast, but they would not come. Again he sent out other servants, saying, 'Tell those who are invited, "Behold, I have prepared my dinner. My cattle and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready. Come to the marriage feast!"'

Social life » Wedding feasts » Jacob's

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

Romans 14:13

Therefore let's not judge one another any more, but judge this rather, that no man put a stumbling block in his brother's way, or an occasion for falling.

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

Matthew 9:10

It happened as he sat in the house, behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and sat down 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 anyone to a marriage feast, don't sit in the best seat, since perhaps someone more honorable than you might be invited by him, and he who invited both of you would come and tell you, 'Make room for this person.' Then you would begin, with shame, to take the lowest place.

Social life » Wedding feasts » Esther's

Esther 2:18

Then the king made a great feast for all his princes and his servants, even Esther's feast; and he proclaimed a holiday in the provinces, and gave gifts according to the king's bounty.

Social life » Wedding feasts » Samson's

Judges 14:2

He came up, and told his father and his mother, and said, "I have seen a woman in Timnah of the daughters of the Philistines: now therefore get her for me as wife."

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

Social life » Christ entertained in various homes » Of martha

Luke 10:38

It happened as they went on their way, he entered into a certain village, and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house.

Social life » Christ entertained in various homes » At emmaus

Luke 24:29

They urged him, saying, "Stay with us, for it is almost evening, and the day is almost over." He went in to stay with them.

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

Mark 3:34

Looking around at those who sat around him, he said, "Behold, my mother and my brothers!

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

Luke 14:1

It happened, when he went into the house of one of the rulers of the Pharisees on a Sabbath to eat bread, that they were watching him.

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

Mark 14:3

While he was at Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at the table, a woman came having an alabaster jar of ointment of pure nard -- very costly. She broke the jar, and poured it over his head.

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

Social life » Christ entertained in various homes » Of zacchaeus

Luke 19:7

When they saw it, they all murmured, saying, "He has gone in to lodge with a man who is a sinner."

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

Social life » Wedding feasts » At cana of galilee

John 2:1

The third day, there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee. Jesus' mother was there.