30 Important Bible Verses About Putting Others First

Matthew 20:28 – The Son of Man came not to be served but to serve

“Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

Philippians 2:3-4 – Do nothing from selfish ambition

“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.”

Galatians 5:13 – Serve one another

“You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.”

1 Peter 4:10 – Use your gifts to serve others

“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.”

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Mark 9:35 – The one who wants to be first must be the last

“Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, ‘Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all.’

Romans 12:10 – Outdo one another in showing honor

“Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.”

Matthew 23:11-12 – The greatest among you shall be your servant

“The greatest among you shall be your servant. Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.”

Colossians 3:23-24 – Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord

“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.”

John 13:14-15 – If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet

“If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you.”

Luke 6:38 – Give, and it will be given to you

“Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”

Philippians 2:7 – Taking the form of a servant

“Rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.”

1 Timothy 6:18 – Be rich in good works

“They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share.”

John 15:12 – Love one another as I have loved you

“My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.”

Hebrews 13:16 – Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have

“Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.”

Mark 10:44-45 – Whoever would be first among you must be slave of all

“And whoever would be first among you must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

Romans 15:2 – Please your neighbor for his good

“Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up.”

Proverbs 19:17 – Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord

“Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed.”

Galatians 6:2 – Bear one another’s burdens

“Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.”

Matthew 5:42 – Give to the one who asks you

“Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.”

Acts 20:35 – It is more blessed to give than to receive

“In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.'”

Matthew 25:40 – Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine

“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”

Romans 2:6-7 – He will render to each one according to his works

“He will render to each one according to his works: to those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, he will give eternal life.”

James 2:14-17 – If a brother or sister is poorly clothed

“What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,’ but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.”

Proverbs 3:27 – Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due

“Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act.”

1 Thessalonians 5:11 – Encourage one another and build one another up

“Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.”

Romans 12:13 – Contribute to the needs of the saints

“Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.”

Galatians 6:10 – As we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone

“So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.”

Proverbs 11:25 – Whoever brings blessing will be enriched

“Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.”

Matthew 5:16 – Let your light shine before others

“In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”

1 John 3:17 – If anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need

“But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him?”

Galatians 5:22-23 – But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.”

Hebrews 6:10 – For God is not unjust so as to overlook your work

“For God is not unjust so as to overlook your work and the love that you have shown for his name in serving the saints, as you still do.”

Proverbs 31:8-9 – Open your mouth for the mute

“Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute. Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy.”

John 13:35 – By this all people will know that you are my disciples

“By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

Ephesians 5:21 – Submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ

“Submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.”

Isaiah 58:10 – If you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted

“If you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom be as the noonday.”

1 John 4:20 – If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother

“If anyone says, ‘I love God,’ and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen.”

James 1:27 – Visit orphans and widows in their affliction

“Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.”

Matthew 7:12 – So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them

“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.”

Proverbs 11:24 – One gives freely, yet grows all the richer

“One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want.”

1 Corinthians 13:4-5 – Love… does not seek its own

“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful.”

Hebrews 10:24 – Stir up one another to love and good works

“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works.”

Psalm 41:1 – Blessed is the one who considers the poor

“Blessed is the one who considers the poor! In the day of trouble the LORD delivers him.”

1 Peter 3:8 – Have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love

“Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.”

Proverbs 16:24 – Gracious words are like a honeycomb

“Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.”

Colossians 3:12 – Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved

“Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience.”

Proverbs 14:21 – Whoever despises his neighbor is a sinner

“Whoever despises his neighbor is a sinner, but blessed is he who is generous to the poor.”

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