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13 Bible Verses about Selfishness

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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.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.
Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself.Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.
Let no one seek his own, but each one the other’s well-being.No one should seek their own good, but the good of others.
For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there.For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.
The generous soul will be made rich, And he who waters will also be watered himself.A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.
Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, leading to edification.Each of us should please our neighbors for their good, to build them up.
A fool has no delight in understanding, But in expressing his own heart.Fools find no pleasure in understanding but delight in airing their own opinions.
And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.
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.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.
Incline my heart to Your testimonies, And not to covetousness.Turn my heart toward your statutes and not toward selfish gain.
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.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.
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.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.
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.”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.”

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