Bible Verses about Helping Others

In the Bible, we are called upon to help others and love thy neighbor. Scripture tells us "Let each of you look not only to his own interests but also to the interests of others" (Philippians 2:4). As God has given us life and this plentiful earth we should share his blessings with our family, friends, and community. May these scriptures quotes about helping others inspire you to live with compassion and kindness.

Proverbs 19:17 NIV

17 Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will reward them for what they have done.

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Acts 20:35 NIV

35 In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.' "

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Matthew 25:35-40 NIV

35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.' 37 "Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?' 40 "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.'

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Hebrews 13:16 NIV

16 And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.

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Proverbs 22:9 NIV

9 The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor.

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John 15:12 NIV

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

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James 2:14-17 NIV

14 What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? 15 Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. 16 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? 17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.

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Romans 15:1 NIV

1 We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves.

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Philippians 2:4 NIV

4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.

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Matthew 5:42 NIV

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

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Luke 6:38 NIV

38 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."

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Deuteronomy 5:11 NIV

11 "You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.

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Matthew 5:16 NIV

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

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1 John 3:17 NIV

17 If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person?

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Galatians 6:2 NIV

2 Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.

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