‘duty’…what?…why?… mentioned in the Holy Bible (KJV)


DutyLet us hear the conclusion of the whole matter:
Fear God, and keep his commandments:
for this is the whole duty of man. – Ecclesiastes 12:13 

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I am no preacher, but, am a prime sinner and living in this world in HIS mercy. For a sinner like me too, when I read “The Holy Bible” KJV,  the following verses were given in the context of “duty…”.

WordWeb meaning for ‘duty’

Noun: duty  d(y)oo-tee

1   The social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force
“we must instil a sense of duty in our children“; “every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty”;
responsibility, obligation

2.  Work that you are obliged to perform for moral or legal reasons
“the duties of the job

3.  A government tax on imports or exports
“they signed a treaty to lower duties on trade between their countries“;
tariff

Derived forms: duties

Type of: indirect tax, social control, work

Encyclopedia: Duty, Honor, Country

Exodus 21:10 If he take him another wife;
her food,
her raiment,
and her duty of marriage,
shall he not diminish.

Deuteronomy 25:5 If brethren dwell together,
and one of them die,
and have no child,
the wife of the dead shall not marry without unto a stranger:
her husband’s brother shall go in unto her,
and take her to him to wife,
and perform the duty of an husband’s brother unto her.

Deuteronomy 25:7 And if the man like not to take his brother’s wife,
then let his brother’s wife go up
to the gate unto the elders, and say,
My husband’s brother refuseth to raise up
unto his brother a name in Israel,
he will not perform the duty of my husband’s brother.

2 Chronicles 8:14 And he appointed,
according to the order of David his father,
the courses of the priests to their service,
and the Levites to their charges,
to praise and minister before the priests,
as the duty of every day required:
the porters also by their courses at every gate:
for so had David the man of God commanded.

Ezra 3:4 They kept also the feast of tabernacles, as it is written,
and offered the daily burnt offerings by number,
according to the custom,
as the duty of every day required;

Ecclesiastes 12:13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter:
Fear God, and keep his commandments:
for this is the whole duty of man.

Luke 17:10 So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things
which are commanded you, say,
We are unprofitable servants:
we have done that which was our duty to do.

Romans 15:27 It hath pleased them verily;
and their debtors they are.
For if the Gentiles have been made partakers of their spiritual things,
their duty is also to minister unto them in carnal things.

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About David Mathi Raj
I am engaged in the computer field since 1977, particularly in Documentation, Desktop Publishing & Training field since 1986. The design work provides me creative satisfaction and motivates me to look for more challenging activities. I have a taste for Technical Writing. Presently, I am a Freelancer. My SME (Subject-Matter Expert) is "The Holy Bible (KJV)" and publishing the "Subject" from the Holy Bible only. I use CorelDraw X5 & X6 to create my flyers. I emphasize, that, I am no preacher, I am nothing special, but, an average man. Personally, I am from the bottom of the society, Tamil speaking 'Adhi-Dravida' community in Tamil Nadu, India. Father was Head-master of a municipal Higher Secondary School, passed at the age of 50 (05/05/1922 – 03/07/1972). Mother was a Teacher in a Municipal Higher Secondary School, passed after her retirement (08/04/1927 – 17/12/1993). Now I am living in New Delhi, India.

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