13 Bible Verses about Selfishness

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Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.ٱلْمَحَبَّةُ تَتَأَنَّى وَتَرْفُقُ. ٱلْمَحَبَّةُ لَا تَحْسِدُ. ٱلْمَحَبَّةُ لَا تَتَفَاخَرُ، وَلَا تَنْتَفِخُ، وَلَا تُقَبِّحُ، وَلَا تَطْلُبُ مَا لِنَفْسِهَا، وَلَا تَحْتَدُّ، وَلَا تَظُنُّ ٱلسُّؤَ.
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.لَا شَيْئًا بِتَحَزُّبٍ أَوْ بِعُجْبٍ، بَلْ بِتَوَاضُعٍ، حَاسِبِينَ بَعْضُكُمُ ٱلْبَعْضَ أَفْضَلَ مِنْ أَنْفُسِهِمْ.
No one should seek their own good, but the good of others.لَا يَطْلُبْ أَحَدٌ مَا هُوَ لِنَفْسِهِ، بَلْ كُلُّ وَاحِدٍ مَا هُوَ لِلْآخَرِ.
For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.لِأَنَّهُ حَيْثُ ٱلْغَيْرَةُ وَٱلتَّحَزُّبُ، هُنَاكَ ٱلتَّشْوِيشُ وَكُلُّ أَمْرٍ رَدِيءٍ.
A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.ٱلنَّفْسُ ٱلسَّخِيَّةُ تُسَمَّنُ، وَٱلْمُرْوِي هُوَ أَيْضًا يُرْوَى.
Each of us should please our neighbors for their good, to build them up.فَلْيُرْضِ كُلُّ وَاحِدٍ مِنَّا قَرِيبَهُ لِلْخَيْرِ، لِأَجْلِ ٱلْبُنْيَانِ.
Fools find no pleasure in understanding but delight in airing their own opinions.اَلْجَاهِلُ لَا يُسَرُّ بِٱلْفَهْمِ، بَلْ بِكَشْفِ قَلْبِهِ.
The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.وَثَانِيَةٌ مِثْلُهَا هِيَ: تُحِبُّ قَرِيبَكَ كَنَفْسِكَ. لَيْسَ وَصِيَّةٌ أُخْرَى أَعْظَمَ مِنْ هَاتَيْنِ.
Do not deceive yourselves. If any of you think you are wise by the standards of this age, you should become “fools” so that you may become wise.لَا يَخْدَعَنَّ أَحَدٌ نَفْسَهُ. إِنْ كَانَ أَحَدٌ يَظُنُّ أَنَّهُ حَكِيمٌ بَيْنَكُمْ فِي هَذَا ٱلدَّهْرِ، فَلْيَصِرْ جَاهِلًا لِكَيْ يَصِيرَ حَكِيمًا!
Turn my heart toward your statutes and not toward selfish gain.أَمِلْ قَلْبِي إِلَى شَهَادَاتِكَ، لَا إِلَى ٱلْمَكْسَبِ.
However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.وَلَكِنَّنِي لَسْتُ أَحْتَسِبُ لِشَيْءٍ، وَلَا نَفْسِي ثَمِينَةٌ عِنْدِي، حَتَّى أُتَمِّمَ بِفَرَحٍ سَعْيِي وَٱلْخِدْمَةَ ٱلَّتِي أَخَذْتُهَا مِنَ ٱلرَّبِّ يَسُوعَ، لِأَشْهَدَ بِبِشَارَةِ نِعْمَةِ ٱللهِ.
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.مَعَ ٱلْمَسِيحِ صُلِبْتُ، فَأَحْيَا لَا أَنَا، بَلِ ٱلْمَسِيحُ يَحْيَا فِيَّ. فَمَا أَحْيَاهُ ٱلْآنَ فِي ٱلْجَسَدِ، فَإِنَّمَا أَحْيَاهُ فِي ٱلْإِيمَانِ، إِيمَانِ ٱبْنِ ٱللهِ، ٱلَّذِي أَحَبَّنِي وَأَسْلَمَ نَفْسَهُ لِأَجْلِي.
Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.”وَدَعَا ٱلْجَمْعَ مَعَ تَلَامِيذِهِ وَقَالَ لَهُمْ: «مَنْ أَرَادَ أَنْ يَأْتِيَ وَرَائِي فَلْيُنْكِرْ نَفْسَهُ وَيَحْمِلْ صَلِيبَهُ وَيَتْبَعْنِي».

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