Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor.
'You shall not go about as a slanderer among your people, and you are not to act against the life of your neighbor; I am the LORD.
My brethren, do not hold your faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ with an attitude of personal favoritism. For if a man comes into your assembly with a gold ring and dressed in fine clothes, and there also comes in a poor man in dirty clothes, and you pay special attention to the one who is wearing the fine clothes, and say, "You sit here in a good place," and you say to the poor man, "You stand over there, or sit down by my footstool,"read more.
Jesus, therefore, six days before the Passover, came to Bethany where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. So they made Him a supper there, and Martha was serving; but Lazarus was one of those reclining at the table with Him. Mary then took a pound of very costly perfume of pure nard, and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped His feet with her hair; and the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.read more.
Then Nehemiah, who was the governor, and Ezra the priest and scribe, and the Levites who taught the people said to all the people, "This day is holy to the LORD your God; do not mourn or weep." For all the people were weeping when they heard the words of the law. Then he said to them, "Go, eat of the fat, drink of the sweet, and send portions to him who has nothing prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not be grieved, for the joy of the LORD is your strength." So the Levites calmed all the people, saying, "Be still, for the day is holy; do not be grieved."read more.
Day by day continuing with one mind in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they were taking their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart,
not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.
Social life » Guests advices to » Washing the feet of
"Please let a little water be brought and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree;
And he said, "Now behold, my lords, please turn aside into your servant's house, and spend the night, and wash your feet; then you may rise early and go on your way." They said however, "No, but we shall spend the night in the square."
So the man entered the house. Then Laban unloaded the camels, and he gave straw and feed to the camels, and water to wash his feet and the feet of the men who were with him.
Then the man brought the men into Joseph's house and gave them water, and they washed their feet; and he gave their donkeys fodder.
2 Samuel 11:8
Then David said to Uriah, "Go down to your house, and wash your feet." And Uriah went out of the king's house, and a present from the king was sent out after him.
More verses: Luke 7:44 John 13:5 1 Timothy 5:10 1 Samuel 25:41
Social life » Social functions » General references to
Belshazzar the king held a great feast for a thousand of his nobles, and he was drinking wine in the presence of the thousand.
So they gathered them up, and filled twelve baskets with fragments from the five barley loaves which were left over by those who had eaten.
1 Kings 8:65
So Solomon observed the feast at that time, and all Israel with him, a great assembly from the entrance of Hamath to the brook of Egypt, before the LORD our God, for seven days and seven more days, even fourteen days.
So they made Him a supper there, and Martha was serving; but Lazarus was one of those reclining at the table with Him.
And Levi gave a big reception for Him in his house; and there was a great crowd of tax collectors and other people who were reclining at the table with them.
More verses: Mark 6:21 2 Kings 6:23 1 Chronicles 12:39 Esther 1:5 John 2:8
Social life » Wedding feasts » Examples of
And behold, Jesus met them and greeted them. And they came up and took hold of His feet and worshiped Him.
Now behold, Boaz came from Bethlehem and said to the reapers, "May the LORD be with you." And they said to him, "May the LORD bless you."
And coming in, he said to her, "Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you."
As he lifted his eyes and saw his brother Benjamin, his mother's son, he said, "Is this your youngest brother, of whom you spoke to me?" And he said, "May God be gracious to you, my son."
1 Samuel 15:13
Samuel came to Saul, and Saul said to him, "Blessed are you of the LORD! I have carried out the command of the LORD."
More verses: Luke 10:5 Judges 19:20 1 Samuel 25:6
Social life » Wedding feasts » Revelry at
So the next day they rose early and offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play.
1 Peter 4:3
For the time already past is sufficient for you to have carried out the desire of the Gentiles, having pursued a course of sensuality, lusts, drunkenness, carousing, drinking parties and abominable idolatries.
It so happened when they were in high spirits, that they said, "Call for Samson, that he may amuse us." So they called for Samson from the prison, and he entertained them. And they made him stand between the pillars.
envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
1 Samuel 30:16
When he had brought him down, behold, they were spread over all the land, eating and drinking and dancing because of all the great spoil that they had taken from the land of the Philistines and from the land of Judah.
More verses: 1 Samuel 25:36 Judges 9:27
Social life » Christ entertained in various homes » Inhospitality
because they did not meet you with food and water on the way when you came out of Egypt, and because they hired against you Balaam the son of Beor from Pethor of Mesopotamia, to curse you.
They turned aside there in order to enter and lodge in Gibeah. When they entered, they sat down in the open square of the city, for no one took them into his house to spend the night.
But they did not receive Him, because He was traveling toward Jerusalem.
Then they turned and went up by the way of Bashan, and Og the king of Bashan went out with all his people, for battle at Edrei.
1 Samuel 25:10
But Nabal answered David's servants and said, "Who is David? And who is the son of Jesse? There are many servants today who are each breaking away from his master.
More verses: Numbers 20:18
Social life » Social duties to regard all men as brothers » Duty to enemies
"If you meet your enemy's ox or his donkey wandering away, you shall surely return it to him.
"BUT IF YOUR ENEMY IS HUNGRY, FEED HIM, AND IF HE IS THIRSTY, GIVE HIM A DRINK; FOR IN SO DOING YOU WILL HEAP BURNING COALS ON HIS HEAD."
"But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,
"Have I rejoiced at the extinction of my enemy, Or exulted when evil befell him?
Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, And do not let your heart be glad when he stumbles;
More verses: Proverbs 25:21-22
Social life » Social duties to regard all men as brothers » Duty of neighbours
If, however, you are fulfilling the royal law according to the Scripture, "YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF," you are doing well.
'You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the sons of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself; I am the LORD.
"The second is this, 'YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.' There is no other commandment greater than these."
Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.
Now we who are strong ought to bear the weaknesses of those without strength and not just please ourselves. Each of us is to please his neighbor for his good, to his edification.
More verses: Galatians 5:14
Social life » Hospitality » The duty of
1 Timothy 5:10
having a reputation for good works; and if she has brought up children, if she has shown hospitality to strangers, if she has washed the saints' feet, if she has assisted those in distress, and if she has devoted herself to every good work.
1 Timothy 3:2
An overseer, then, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, prudent, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,
contributing to the needs of the saints, practicing hospitality.
but hospitable, loving what is good, sensible, just, devout, self-controlled,
Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it.
More verses: 1 Peter 4:9
Social life » Social duties to regard all men as brothers » Visitation of the sick
Is anyone among you sick? Then he must call for the elders of the church and they are to pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord;
Now when Job's three friends heard of all this adversity that had come upon him, they came each one from his own place, Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite; and they made an appointment together to come to sympathize with him and comfort him.
2 Kings 13:14
When Elisha became sick with the illness of which he was to die, Joash the king of Israel came down to him and wept over him and said, "My father, my father, the chariots of Israel and its horsemen!"
naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.'
2 Kings 8:29
So King Joram returned to be healed in Jezreel of the wounds which the Arameans had inflicted on him at Ramah when he fought against Hazael king of Aram Then Ahaziah the son of Jehoram king of Judah went down to see Joram the son of Ahab in Jezreel because he was sick.
Social life » Wedding feasts » Of affection
"So he got up and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion for him, and ran and embraced him and kissed him.
Then Esau ran to meet him and embraced him, and fell on his neck and kissed him, and they wept.
Then he fell on his brother Benjamin's neck and wept, and Benjamin wept on his neck.
Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the churches of Christ greet you.
Social life » Guests advices to » Anointing of
Mary then took a pound of very costly perfume of pure nard, and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped His feet with her hair; and the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.
2 Chronicles 28:15
Then the men who were designated by name arose, took the captives, and they clothed all their naked ones from the spoil; and they gave them clothes and sandals, fed them and gave them drink, anointed them with oil, led all their feeble ones on donkeys, and brought them to Jericho, the city of palm trees, to their brothers; then they returned to Samaria.
Social life » Social duties to regard all men as brothers » A common father
"Do we not all have one father? Has not one God created us? Why do we deal treacherously each against his brother so as to profane the covenant of our fathers?
The rich and the poor have a common bond, The LORD is the maker of them all.
Social life » Wedding feasts » Birthdays celebrated
Thus it came about on the third day, which was Pharaoh's birthday, that he made a feast for all his servants; and he lifted up the head of the chief cupbearer and the head of the chief baker among his servants.
But when Herod's birthday came, the daughter of Herodias danced before them and pleased Herod,
Social life » Guests advices to » Not to be critical of food
1 Corinthians 10:27
If one of the unbelievers invites you and you want to go, eat anything that is set before you without asking questions for conscience' sake.
Social life » Social duties to regard all men as brothers » Demands self-sacrifice
1 Corinthians 8:13
Therefore, if food causes my brother to stumble, I will never eat meat again, so that I will not cause my brother to stumble.
Social life » Guests advices to » Not to prolong visits
Let your foot rarely be in your neighbor's house, Or he will become weary of you and hate you.
Social life » Wedding feasts » The king's son
"The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son. "And he sent out his slaves to call those who had been invited to the wedding feast, and they were unwilling to come. "Again he sent out other slaves saying, 'Tell those who have been invited, "Behold, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and my fattened livestock are all butchered and everything is ready; come to the wedding feast."'
Social life » Wedding feasts » Jacob's
Laban gathered all the men of the place and made a feast.
Social life » Social duties to regard all men as brothers » Forbids harsh judgment
Therefore let us not judge one another anymore, but rather determine this--not to put an obstacle or a stumbling block in a brother's way.
Social life » Christ entertained in various homes » In the home of matthew
Then it happened that as Jesus was reclining at the table in the house, behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and were dining with Jesus and His disciples.
Social life » Guests advices to » Not to seek social pre-eminence
"When you are invited by someone to a wedding feast, do not take the place of honor, for someone more distinguished than you may have been invited by him, and he who invited you both will come and say to you, 'Give your place to this man,' and then in disgrace you proceed to occupy the last place.
Social life » Wedding feasts » Esther's
Then the king gave a great banquet, Esther's banquet, for all his princes and his servants; he also made a holiday for the provinces and gave gifts according to the king's bounty.
Social life » Wedding feasts » Samson's
So he came back and told his father and mother, "I saw a woman in Timnah, one of the daughters of the Philistines; now therefore, get her for me as a wife."
Social life » Social duties to regard all men as brothers » A blood relationship
and He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation,
Social life » Christ entertained in various homes » Of martha
Now as they were traveling along, He entered a village; and a woman named Martha welcomed Him into her home.
Social life » Christ entertained in various homes » At emmaus
But they urged Him, saying, "Stay with us, for it is getting toward evening, and the day is now nearly over." So He went in to stay with them.
Social life » Social duties to regard all men as brothers » A spiritual kinship
Looking about at those who were sitting around Him, He said, "Behold My mother and My brothers!
Social life » Christ entertained in various homes » Of one of the chief pharisees
It happened that when He went into the house of one of the leaders of the Pharisees on the Sabbath to eat bread, they were watching Him closely.
Social life » Christ entertained in various homes » Of simon the leper
While He was in Bethany at the home of Simon the leper, and reclining at the table, there came a woman with an alabaster vial of very costly perfume of pure nard; and she broke the vial and poured it over His head.
Social life » Christ entertained in various homes » Of a pharisee
Now one of the Pharisees was requesting Him to dine with him, and He entered the Pharisee's house and reclined at the table.
Social life » Christ entertained in various homes » Of zacchaeus
When they saw it, they all began to grumble, saying, "He has gone to be the guest of a man who is a sinner."
Social life » Christ entertained in various homes » At cana of galilee
and both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding.
Social life » Wedding feasts » At cana of galilee
On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there;