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13 Bible Verses about Selfishness


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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.Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil.
Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself.
Let no one seek his own good, but the good of his neighbor.Let no one seek his own, but each one the other’s well-being.
For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice.For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there.
Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.The generous soul will be made rich, And he who waters will also be watered himself.
Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up.Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, leading to edification.
A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion.A fool has no delight in understanding, But in expressing his own heart.
The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.
Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you thinks that he is wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise.Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you seems to be wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise.
Incline my heart to your testimonies, and not to selfish gain!Incline my heart to Your testimonies, And not to covetousness.
But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.
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.I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.
And calling the crowd to him with his disciples, he said to them, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.”When He had called the people to Himself, with His disciples also, He said to them, “Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.”
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But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life.
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