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12 Bible Verses about Social Selfishness

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Proverbs 11:26

People will curse the one who withholds grain, but they will praise the one who sells it.

Isaiah 5:8

Those who accumulate houses are as good as dead, those who also accumulate landed property until there is no land left, and you are the only landowners remaining within the land.

Ezekiel 34:18

Is it not enough for you to feed on the good pasture, that you must trample the rest of your pastures with your feet? When you drink clean water, must you muddy the rest of the water by trampling it with your feet?

Hosea 10:1

Israel was a fertile vine that yielded fruit. As his fruit multiplied, he multiplied altars to Baal. As his land prospered, they adorned the fertility pillars.

Habakkuk 2:6

"But all these nations will someday taunt him and ridicule him with proverbial sayings: 'The one who accumulates what does not belong to him is as good as dead (How long will this go on?) -- he who gets rich by extortion!'

Matthew 25:43

I was a stranger and you did not receive me as a guest, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.'

Matthew 27:3

Now when Judas, who had betrayed him, saw that Jesus had been condemned, he regretted what he had done and returned the thirty silver coins to the chief priests and the elders,

Matthew 27:4

saying, "I have sinned by betraying innocent blood!" But they said, "What is that to us? You take care of it yourself!"

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

Ezekiel 34:18

Is it not enough for you to feed on the good pasture, that you must trample the rest of your pastures with your feet? When you drink clean water, must you muddy the rest of the water by trampling it with your feet?

Hosea 10:1

Israel was a fertile vine that yielded fruit. As his fruit multiplied, he multiplied altars to Baal. As his land prospered, they adorned the fertility pillars.

Habakkuk 2:6

"But all these nations will someday taunt him and ridicule him with proverbial sayings: 'The one who accumulates what does not belong to him is as good as dead (How long will this go on?) -- he who gets rich by extortion!'

Social selfishness » Different forms of » Heartless indifference toward sinners

Matthew 27:3-4

Now when Judas, who had betrayed him, saw that Jesus had been condemned, he regretted what he had done and returned the thirty silver coins to the chief priests and the elders, saying, "I have sinned by betraying innocent blood!" But they said, "What is that to us? You take care of it yourself!"

Social selfishness » Different forms of » Hoarding foodstuff

Proverbs 11:26

People will curse the one who withholds grain, but they will praise 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 did not receive me as a guest, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.'

Social selfishness » Different forms of » Greed for real estate

Isaiah 5:8

Those who accumulate houses are as good as dead, those who also accumulate landed property until there is no land left, and you are the only landowners remaining within the land.

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