Top 13 Bible Verses About Selfishness


Selfishness is an attitude of being consumed with one’s own interests and desires above the interests of others. The Bible commands us to “do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit…” Here are our top 13 Bible verses about selfishness.

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Deacons likewise must be dignified, not double-tongued, not addicted to much wine, not greedy for dishonest gain.
- 1 Timothy 3:8
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They have become callous and have given themselves up to sensuality, greedy to practice every kind of impurity.
- Ephesians 4:19
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The former proclaim Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely but thinking to afflict me in my imprisonment.
- Philippians 1:17
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“For from the least to the greatest of them, everyone is greedy for unjust gain; and from prophet to priest, everyone deals falsely.
- Jeremiah 6:13
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not at all meaning the sexually immoral of this world, or the greedy and swindlers, or idolaters, since then you would need to go out of the world.
- 1 Corinthians 5:10
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Incline my heart to your testimonies, and not to selfish gain!
- Psalm 119:36
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For the wicked boasts of the desires of his soul, and the one greedy for gain curses and renounces the LORD.
- Psalm 10:3
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They feed on the sin of my people; they are greedy for their iniquity.
- Hosea 4:8
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For an overseer, as God’s steward, must be above reproach. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered or a drunkard or violent or greedy for gain,
- Titus 1:7
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But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth.
- James 3:14
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Whoever is greedy for unjust gain troubles his own household, but he who hates bribes will live.
- Proverbs 15:27
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For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice.
- James 3:16
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Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.
- Philippians 2:3
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Total Quotes Found: 13

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