100 Bible Verses about Putting Others First

Philippians 2:3 ESV / 391 helpful votes

Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.

Philippians 2:4 ESV / 196 helpful votes

Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.

Romans 12:10 ESV / 145 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 10:24 ESV / 119 helpful votes

Let no one seek his own good, but the good of his neighbor.

1 John 4:7-8 ESV / 109 helpful votes

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 ESV / 82 helpful votes

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. 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; ...

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 82 helpful votes

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

1 Timothy 5:8 ESV / 74 helpful votes

But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

Romans 14:1-23 ESV / 63 helpful votes

As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions. One person believes he may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables. Let not the one who eats despise the one who abstains, and let not the one who abstains pass judgment on the one who eats, for God has welcomed him. Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master that he stands or falls. And he will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make him stand. One person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind. ...

Galatians 2:20 ESV / 53 helpful votes

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV / 51 helpful votes

No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

John 3:16 ESV / 51 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Philippians 2:3-4 ESV / 49 helpful votes

Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.

John 3:30 ESV / 48 helpful votes

He must increase, but I must decrease.”

Matthew 6:24 ESV / 48 helpful votes

“No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 48 helpful votes

A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. ...

Ephesians 4:2 ESV / 46 helpful votes

With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,

Matthew 6:19-21 ESV / 42 helpful votes

“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Romans 12:2 ESV / 41 helpful votes

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Matthew 22:37 ESV / 40 helpful votes

And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.

Matthew 20:26-27 ESV / 38 helpful votes

It shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be your slave,

Mark 10:45 ESV / 36 helpful votes

For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

Hebrews 12:2 ESV / 34 helpful votes

Looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.

John 15:5 ESV / 34 helpful votes

I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.

Matthew 6:31-33 ESV / 34 helpful votes

Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

John 15:13 ESV / 33 helpful votes

Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.

Romans 15:1 ESV / 31 helpful votes

We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves.

Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV / 31 helpful votes

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Matthew 5:41 ESV / 30 helpful votes

And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles.

2 Corinthians 8:5 ESV / 29 helpful votes

And this, not as we expected, but they gave themselves first to the Lord and then by the will of God to us.

Mark 9:35 ESV / 29 helpful votes

And he sat down and called the twelve. And he said to them, “If anyone would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all.”

2 Timothy 2:15 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 28 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Mark 12:30 ESV / 28 helpful votes

And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’

Proverbs 16:3 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.

Proverbs 3:6 ESV / 28 helpful votes

In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

1 Peter 3:8 ESV / 26 helpful votes

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

James 2:8 ESV / 26 helpful votes

If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing well.

Colossians 3:1-4 ESV / 26 helpful votes

If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.

Romans 12:15 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.

Psalm 46:10 ESV / 26 helpful votes

“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”

Deuteronomy 6:5 ESV / 26 helpful votes

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.

Exodus 20:1-3 ESV / 26 helpful votes

And God spoke all these words, saying, “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. “You shall have no other gods before me.

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 25 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Romans 8:5 ESV / 24 helpful votes

For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit.

Romans 2:8 ESV / 24 helpful votes

But for those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, there will be wrath and fury.

John 1:1 ESV / 24 helpful votes

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Colossians 3:2 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.

Philippians 4:19 ESV / 22 helpful votes

And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 2:2 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.

Galatians 5:13 ESV / 22 helpful votes

For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.

Exodus 20:3 ESV / 22 helpful votes

“You shall have no other gods before me.

Philippians 2:5-8 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.

Ephesians 5:21 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.

Romans 12:16 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight.

Matthew 10:37-39 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. And whoever does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.

Philippians 2:14 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Do all things without grumbling or questioning,

John 1:3 ESV / 20 helpful votes

All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.

Colossians 3:17 ESV / 19 helpful votes

And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

2 Corinthians 8:9 ESV / 19 helpful votes

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich.

1 Corinthians 13:4-5 ESV / 19 helpful votes

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;

Matthew 22:37-39 ESV / 19 helpful votes

And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

Proverbs 3:1-35 ESV / 19 helpful votes

My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments, for length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you. Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor and good success in the sight of God and man. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. ...

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 18 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,

Galatians 6:2 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

Hebrews 13:16 ESV / 17 helpful votes

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

Philippians 4:8 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 ESV / 17 helpful votes

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; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Romans 15:2-4 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up. For Christ did not please himself, but as it is written, “The reproaches of those who reproached you fell on me.” For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.

Psalm 37:4 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

1 Thessalonians 2:4 ESV / 16 helpful votes

But just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not to please man, but to please God who tests our hearts.

Galatians 5:22 ESV / 16 helpful votes

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

1 Corinthians 10:31-33 ESV / 16 helpful votes

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. Give no offense to Jews or to Greeks or to the church of God, just as I try to please everyone in everything I do, not seeking my own advantage, but that of many, that they may be saved.

John 15:12 ESV / 16 helpful votes

“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.

Luke 14:33 ESV / 16 helpful votes

So therefore, any one of you who does not renounce all that he has cannot be my disciple.

Haggai 1:1-15 ESV / 16 helpful votes

In the second year of Darius the king, in the sixth month, on the first day of the month, the word of the Lord came by the hand of Haggai the prophet to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest: “Thus says the Lord of hosts: These people say the time has not yet come to rebuild the house of the Lord.” Then the word of the Lord came by the hand of Haggai the prophet, “Is it a time for you yourselves to dwell in your paneled houses, while this house lies in ruins? Now, therefore, thus says the Lord of hosts: Consider your ways. ...

1 Chronicles 16:11 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!

1 Peter 5:5 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”

Colossians 3:12 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience,

Galatians 5:22-26 ESV / 15 helpful votes

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.

Matthew 7:1 ESV / 15 helpful votes

“Judge not, that you be not judged.

Hebrews 6:10 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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.

John 10:11 ESV / 14 helpful votes

I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.

Matthew 25:40 ESV / 14 helpful votes

And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’

Proverbs 24:29 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Do not say, “I will do to him as he has done to me; I will pay the man back for what he has done.”

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 13 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood ...

Hebrews 11:6 ESV / 13 helpful votes

And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.

Mark 12:31 ESV / 13 helpful votes

The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”

Luke 8:1-56 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Soon afterward he went on through cities and villages, proclaiming and bringing the good news of the kingdom of God. And the twelve were with him, and also some women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities: Mary, called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out, and Joanna, the wife of Chuza, Herod's household manager, and Susanna, and many others, who provided for them out of their means. And when a great crowd was gathering and people from town after town came to him, he said in a parable: “A sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some fell along the path and was trampled underfoot, and the birds of the air devoured it. ...

Matthew 6:31 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’

Matthew 5:6 ESV / 12 helpful votes

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.

Galatians 5:26 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.

Romans 12:17 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all.

Psalm 27:10 ESV / 11 helpful votes

For my father and my mother have forsaken me, but the Lord will take me in.

Hebrews 12:6 ESV / 10 helpful votes

For the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and chastises every son whom he receives.”

Romans 13:3 ESV / 10 helpful votes

For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval,

John 14:15 ESV / 10 helpful votes

“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.

Matthew 6:10 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

Ephesians 5:1-33 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints. Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving. For you may be sure of this, that everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is covetous (that is, an idolater), has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. ...

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