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12 Bible Verses about Social Selfishness

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Proverbs 11:26

People will curse anyone who hoards grain,
but a blessing will come to the one who sells it.

Ezekiel 34:18

Isn’t it enough for you to feed on the good pasture? Must you also trample the rest of the pasture with your feet? Or isn’t it enough that you drink the clear water? Must you also muddy the rest with your feet?

Hosea 10:1

Israel is a lush vine;
it yields fruit for itself.
The more his fruit increased,
the more he increased the altars.
The better his land produced,
the better they made the sacred pillars.

Habakkuk 2:6

Won’t all of these take up a taunt against him,
with mockery and riddles about him?
They will say:Woe to him who amasses what is not his—
how much longer?—
and loads himself with goods taken in pledge.

Matthew 25:43

I was a stranger
and you didn’t take Me in;
I was naked
and you didn’t clothe Me,
sick and in prison
and you didn’t take care of Me.’

Matthew 27:3

Then Judas, His betrayer, seeing that He had been condemned, was full of remorse and returned the 30 pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders.

Matthew 27:4

“I have sinned by betraying innocent blood,” he said.“What’s that to us?” they said. “See to it yourself!”

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Social selfishness » Different forms of » Total disregard of the rights of others

Ezekiel 34:18

Isn’t it enough for you to feed on the good pasture? Must you also trample the rest of the pasture with your feet? Or isn’t it enough that you drink the clear water? Must you also muddy the rest with your feet?

Hosea 10:1

Israel is a lush vine;
it yields fruit for itself.
The more his fruit increased,
the more he increased the altars.
The better his land produced,
the better they made the sacred pillars.

Habakkuk 2:6

Won’t all of these take up a taunt against him,
with mockery and riddles about him?
They will say:Woe to him who amasses what is not his—
how much longer?—
and loads himself with goods taken in pledge.

Social selfishness » Different forms of » Heartless indifference toward sinners

Matthew 27:3-4

Then Judas, His betrayer, seeing that He had been condemned, was full of remorse and returned the 30 pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders. "I have sinned by betraying innocent blood," he said. "What's that to us?" they said. "See to it yourself!"

Social selfishness » Different forms of » Hoarding foodstuff

Proverbs 11:26

People will curse anyone who hoards grain,
but a blessing will come to the one who sells it.

Social selfishness » Different forms of » Neglect of the needy and suffering

Matthew 25:43

I was a stranger
and you didn’t take Me in;
I was naked
and you didn’t clothe Me,
sick and in prison
and you didn’t take care of Me.’

Social selfishness » Different forms of » Greed for real estate

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