Bible Verses About Service: 11 Great Verses


1 Peter 4:10

ESVAs each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace:
KJVAs every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
NASBAs each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
NIVEach of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.
NLTGod has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another.

Galatians 5:13

ESVFor you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.
KJVFor, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.
NASBFor you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.
NIVYou, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.
NLTFor you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love.

Mark 10:45

ESVFor even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
KJVFor even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
NASB“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”
NIVFor even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
NLTFor even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

Isaiah 58:10

ESVIf you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom be as the noonday.
KJVAnd if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noonday:
NASBAnd if you give yourself to the hungry And satisfy the desire of the afflicted, Then your light will rise in darkness And your gloom will become like midday.
NIVand if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday.
NLTFeed the hungry, and help those in trouble. Then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon.

Mark 9:35

ESVAnd 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.”
KJVAnd he sat down, and called the twelve, and saith unto them, If any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant of all.
NASBSitting down, He called the twelve and said to them, “If anyone wants to be first, he shall be last of all and servant of all.”
NIVSitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, “Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all.”
NLTHe sat down, called the twelve disciples over to him, and said, “Whoever wants to be first must take last place and be the servant of everyone else.”

Romans 12:11

ESVDo not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord.
KJVNot slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;
NASBnot lagging behind in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord;
NIVNever be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.
NLTNever be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically.

John 12:26

ESVIf anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him.
KJVIf any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.
NASB“If anyone serves Me, he must follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also; if anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him.
NIVWhoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.
NLTAnyone who wants to serve me must follow me, because my servants must be where I am. And the Father will honor anyone who serves me.

Matthew 6:24

ESV“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.
KJVNo man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
NASB“No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.
NIV“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.
NLT“No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and be enslaved to money.

James 2:18

ESVBut someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.
KJVYea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.
NASBBut someone may well say, “You have faith and I have works; show me your faith without the works, and I will show you my faith by my works.”
NIVBut someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.” Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds.
NLTNow someone may argue, “Some people have faith; others have good deeds.” But I say, “How can you show me your faith if you don’t have good deeds? I will show you my faith by my good deeds.”

Hebrews 6:10

ESVFor 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.
KJVFor God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.
NASBFor God is not unjust so as to forget your work and the love which you have shown toward His name, in having ministered and in still ministering to the saints.
NIVGod is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.
NLTFor God is not unjust. He will not forget how hard you have worked for him and how you have shown your love to him by caring for other believers, as you still do.

Matthew 20:28

ESVEven as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
KJVEven as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
NASBjust as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”
NIVjust as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
NLTFor even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

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