29 Bible Verses On Selfishness

Selfishness is that attitude of being concerned with one’s own interests above the interests of others.

A time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace. | Ecclesiastes 3:8

And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. | Philippians 4:19

And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. | Luke 9:23

And he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised. | 2 Corinthians 5:15

And one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? | James 2:16

And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. | Galatians 5:24

As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life. | 1 Timothy 6:17-19

But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? | 1 John 3:17

But for those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, there will be wrath and fury. | Romans 2:8

Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality. | Romans 12:13

Do you see a man who is wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him. | Proverbs 26:12

Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. | Philippians 2:3-4

Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God. | Hebrews 13:16

For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice. | James 3:16

For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God. | 2 Timothy 3:2-4

For they all seek their own interests, not those of Jesus Christ. | Philippians 2:21

For if your brother is grieved by what you eat, you are no longer walking in love. By what you eat, do not destroy the one for whom Christ died. | Romans 14:15

For he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer. | Romans 13:4

For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. | Romans 8:14

Is it a time for you yourselves to dwell in your paneled houses, while this house lies in ruins? | Haggai 1:4

Its heads give judgment for a bribe; its priests teach for a price; its prophets practice divination for money; yet they lean on the Lord and say, “Is not the Lord in the midst of us? No disaster shall come upon us. | Micah 3:11

Then the Lord said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?” He said, “I do not know; am I my brother’s keeper?” | Genesis 4:9

The latter do it out of love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel. The former proclaim Christ out of rivalry, not sincerely but thinking to afflict me in my imprisonment. | Philippians 1:16-17

The one who states his case first seems right, until the other comes and examines him. | Proverbs 18:17

Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter. | Isaiah 5:20

Whoever closes his ear to the cry of the poor will himself call out and not be answered. | Proverbs 21:13

Whoever gives to the poor will not want, but he who hides his eyes will get many a curse. | Proverbs 28:27

Woe to those who join house to house, who add field to field, until there is no more room, and you are made to dwell alone in the midst of the land. | Isaiah 5:8

Your heart was proud because of your beauty; you corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor. I cast you to the ground; I exposed you before kings, to feast their eyes on you. | Ezekiel 28:17

Finally, we begin to “reap what we have sown.” As we unconditionally and unselfishly love others, they begin to respond in love. When our needs begin to be met by others, our faith in God grows and we begin to feel better and more confident about who we are in Christ.