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I can of my own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not my own will, but the will of the Father who has sent me.
Then Jesus called his disciples unto him, and said, I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat: and I will not send them away without food, lest they faint in the way.
Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he came from God, and went to God;
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For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that you through his poverty might be rich.
But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister;
But so shall it not be among you: but whosoever would be great among you, shall be your servant:
Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
Therefore does my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.
For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.
For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
For the love of Christ constrains us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:
Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:
For Christ also has once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but made alive by the Spirit:
Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that we should no longer serve sin.
And that he died for all, that they who live should no longer live unto themselves, but unto him who died for them, and rose again.
That you put off concerning the former way of life the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;
For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.
Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.
If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet; you also ought to wash one another's feet.
By this perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
We love him, because he first loved us.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
Be tender loving one to another with brotherly love; in honor preferring one another;
All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not.
We then that are strong ought to bear the weaknesses of the weak, and not to please ourselves.
But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours becomes a stumbling block to them that are weak.
Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do you.
That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to share;
Let nothing be done through strife or vain glory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than themselves.
Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.
Bear you one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;
Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.
Finally, be all of one mind, having compassion one with another, love as brethren, be tender hearted, be courteous:
Likewise, you younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resists the proud, and gives grace to the humble.
But you shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that does serve.
For, brethren, you have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.
As every man has received a gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for dishonest gain, but of a ready mind;
And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray you, between me and you, and between my herdsmen and your herdsmen; for we are brethren.
And Moses returned unto the LORD, and said, Oh, this people have sinned a great sin, and have made them gods of gold.
And Ruth said, Entreat me not to leave you, or to return from following after you: for where you go, I will go; and where you lodge, I will lodge: your people shall be my people, and your God my God:
Behold, here I am: witness against me before the LORD, and before his anointed: whose ox have I taken? or whose donkey have I taken? or whom have I defrauded? whom have I oppressed? or of whose hand have I received any bribe to blind my eyes with? and I will restore it to you.
Moreover from the time that I was appointed to be their governor in the land of Judah, from the twentieth year even unto the two and thirtieth year of Artaxerxes the king, that is, twelve years, I and my brethren have not eaten the food allowance of the governor.
And Jesus sat opposite the treasury, and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much.
Then Jesus went from there, and departed into the regions of Tyre and Sidon.
Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper,
And being in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at table, there came a woman having an alabaster flask of ointment of pure nard very precious; and she broke the flask, and poured it on his head.
John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven.
And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that any of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.
Greet Priscilla and Aquila my helpers in Christ Jesus:
I beseech you, brethren, (you know the house of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have devoted themselves to the ministry of the saints,)
For I have no man like minded, who will naturally care for your state.
Receive him therefore in the Lord with all gladness; and hold such in honor:
Give none offense, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God:
Be followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.
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Unselfishness » Instances of » David
Then said the king to Ittai the Gittite, Why go you also with us? return to your place, and abide with the king: for you are a stranger, and also an exile. You came only yesterday, should I this day make you go up and down with us? seeing I go where I may, return you, and take back your brethren: mercy and truth be with you.
And David said unto God, Is it not I that commanded the people to be numbered? even I it is that have sinned and done evil indeed; but as for these sheep, what have they done? let your hand, I pray you, O LORD my God, be on me, and on my father's house; but not on your people, that they should be plagued.
And the three mighty men broke through the host of the Philistines, and drew water out of the well of Bethlehem, that was by the gate, and took it, and brought it to David: nevertheless he would not drink it, but poured it out unto the LORD. And he said, Be it far from me, O LORD, that I should do this: is not this the blood of the men that went in jeopardy of their lives? therefore he would not drink it. These things did these three mighty men.
Unselfishness » Jonathan
Unselfishness » Christ
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that you through his poverty might be rich.
Unselfishness » Instances of » Paul
Unselfishness » Abraham
Unselfishness » Daniel
Unselfishness » Paul
Unselfishness » Instances of » moses
I will smite them with the pestilence, and disinherit them, and will make of you a greater nation and mightier than they. And Moses said unto the LORD, Then the Egyptians shall hear it, (for you brought up this people in your might from among them;) And they will tell it to the inhabitants of this land: for they have heard that you LORD are among this people, that you LORD are seen face to face, and that your cloud stands over them, and that you go before them, by daytime in a pillar of a cloud, and in a pillar of fire by night. read more.
Now if you shall kill all this people as one man, then the nations which have heard the fame of you will speak, saying, Because the LORD was not able to bring this people into the land which he swore to give unto them, therefore he has slain them in the wilderness. And now, I beseech you, let the power of my LORD be great, according as you have spoken, saying, The LORD is longsuffering, and of great mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression, and by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation. Pardon, I beseech you, the iniquity of this people according unto the greatness of your mercy, and as you have forgiven this people, from Egypt even until now.
Unselfishness » Instances of » Abraham
That I will not take from a thread even to a shoe thong, and that I will not take anything that is yours, lest you should say, I have made Abram rich: Except only that which the young men have eaten, and the portion of the men who went with me, Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre; let them take their portion.
Unselfishness » Joseph
Unselfishness » moses
Unselfishness » Instances of » Jonathan
And he said unto him, Fear not: for the hand of Saul my father shall not find you; and you shall be king over Israel, and I shall be next unto you; and that also Saul my father knows. And they both made a covenant before the LORD: and David abode in the forest, and Jonathan went to his house.
Unselfishness » Instances of » Araunah
And Araunah said unto David, Let my lord the king take and offer up what seems good unto him: behold, here are oxen for burnt sacrifice, and threshing instruments and yokes of the oxen for wood. All these things, O King, Araunah gives unto the king. And Araunah said unto the king, The LORD your God accept you. And the king said unto Araunah, Nay; but I will surely buy it from you at a price: neither will I offer burnt offerings unto the LORD my God of that which does cost me nothing. So David bought the threshing floor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver.
Unselfishness » Instances of » saul
And the people said unto Samuel, Who is he that said, Shall Saul reign over us? bring the men, that we may put them to death. And Saul said, There shall not a man be put to death this day: for today the LORD has wrought salvation in Israel.
Unselfishness » Instances of » Philemon
Whom I would have retained with me, that in your stead he might have ministered unto me in the bonds of the gospel: But without your consent would I do nothing; that your benefit should not be as it were of necessity, but willingly.
Unselfishness » Instances of » Judah
Now therefore, I pray you, let your servant abide instead of the lad a slave to my lord; and let the lad go up with his brothers. For how shall I go up to my father, and the lad be not with me? lest perhaps I see the evil that shall come on my father.
Unselfishness » Instances of » Jonah
And he said unto them, Take me up, and cast me forth into the sea; so shall the sea be calm for you: for I know that for my sake this great tempest is upon you. Nevertheless the men rowed hard to bring it to the land; but they could not: for the sea raged, and was tempestuous against them.
Unselfishness » Instances of » The children of heth
Unselfishness » Instances of » The disciples
Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold, And laid them down at the apostles' feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need.
Unselfishness » Instances of » Nehemiah
Moreover from the time that I was appointed to be their governor in the land of Judah, from the twentieth year even unto the two and thirtieth year of Artaxerxes the king, that is, twelve years, I and my brethren have not eaten the food allowance of the governor. But the former governors that had been before me laid burdens upon the people, and had taken of them food and wine, besides forty shekels of silver; yea, even their servants bore rule over the people: but so did not I, because of the fear of God. Yea, also I continued in the work of this wall, neither bought we any land: and all my servants were gathered there unto the work. read more.
Moreover there were at my table a hundred and fifty of the Jews and rulers, besides those that came unto us from among the nations that are about us. Now that which was prepared for me daily was one ox and six choice sheep; also fowls were prepared for me, and once in ten days abundant stores of all sorts of wine: yet for all this required not I the food allowance of the governor, because the bondage was heavy upon this people.
Unselfishness » Instances of » gideon
Then the men of Israel said unto Gideon, Rule you over us, both you, and your son, and your son's son also: for you have delivered us from the hand of Midian. And Gideon said unto them, I will not rule over you, neither shall my son rule over you: the LORD shall rule over you.
Unselfishness » Instances of » Priscilla and aquila
Greet Priscilla and Aquila my helpers in Christ Jesus: Who have for my life laid down their own necks: unto whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles.
Unselfishness » Instances of » King of sodom
Unselfishness » Instances of » Joseph
Unselfishness » Instances of » Daniel
Unselfishness » Instances of » Jews
For the Jews that were in Shushan gathered themselves together on the fourteenth day also of the month Adar, and killed three hundred men at Shushan; but on the spoil they laid not their hand.
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