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Ethics in the Bible

Ethics in the Bible

Oh, sure, wouldn’t that make it easy?

You won’t find the word, “ethics” in the bible. But the Bible is all about being in relationship with God and man and behaving in a way that advances and honors those relationships. The following table is a work-in-progress. We keep learning a bit more and then adding a bit more. Please pray for guidance in using any of the material – don’t rely on our research. Also, see this site listing the "One-Another" scriptures.

Ethics in the Bible

Issues

Reference

Adultery

Deuteronomy 5:6-21; Also Proverbs 5:15-20; 6:25-29;

Apathy

Proverbs 6:9-11; 2 Thessalonians 3:6

Bigotry

Acts 10:28

Bribery

Proverbs 17:23; Exodus 23:8; 2 Chronicles 19:7;

Candor

Psalms 101:7; Ephesians 4:25;

Cheating

Amos 8:4-7; James 5:4

Discontent with your lot

Luke 3:14; Hebrews 13:5-6; Matthew 6:25; Hebrews 13:5-6

Discrimination

Psalm 133:1; Acts 17:26, 28; Galatians 3:26; James 2:9

Dishonoring parents

Deuteronomy 5:6-21; Matthew 15:4

Doing your duty

Luke 17:7-10 Expect nothing for doing the minimum

Don’t withhold good

Proverbs 3:27-28 Act when you have the ability

Ethics in business

Psalms 12:5; Proverbs 22:29;

Going back on one’s word

Matthew 20:1-16 Workers complaining about wages

Gossip, insult, slander

Proverbs 20:19; Ephesians 4:31-32;

Greed

Luke 12:16-21; 1 Timothy 6:9-10

Guarding our words

Matthew 12:36

Honesty

Leviticus 19:35-36; Proverbs 20:10;

Judgmental

Matthew 7:2; Rom 2:1-3;

Justice

Deuteronomy 27:19; Proverbs 24:23-24; Isaiah 1:16-17

Kindness

Luke 6:35 Love your enemies; Ephesians 4:32 Be kind

Knowing what is ethical

Proverbs 2 Gaining wisdom from the Lord

Leadership

Matthew 20:25-27; 1 Corinthians 4:2

Litigation

1 Corinthians 6:7-8

Love

Deuteronomy 19:18; Romans 13:10

Lying

Deuteronomy 5:6-21; Col 3:8-9; Ephesians 4:25

Mistreatment of animals

Proverbs 12:10; 27:23; Deuteronomy 25:4

Murder

Deuteronomy 5:6-21

Pay your debts

Romans 13:7-8 Owe people nothing except to love them

Poor work habits

Proverbs 18:9

Profaning anything holy

Deuteronomy 5:6-21

Putting anything above God

Deuteronomy 5:6-21

Revenge

Proverbs 20:22; Leviticus 19:18;

Secure debts mercifully

Deuteronomy 24:6; Exodus 22:25; Luke 6:34-35

Stealing

Deuteronomy 5:6-21

Treating employees

Leviticus 19:13; Deuteronomy 24:14-15;

Treating employers

Colossians 3:23-24; 2 Timothy 2:15

Unfair judging

Proverbs 24:23-25

Unforgiveness

Matthew 18:23-35 Forgiven servant who doesn’t forgive

Usury

Proverbs 28:8; Ezekiel 18:8;

Walk the talk

Luke 19:1-8 Zacchaeus

Wasting resources

Matthew 25:14 Servant sitting on investment

Wishing for what others have

Deuteronomy 5:6-21

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