|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (v. t.) To work for; to labor in behalf of; to exert one's self continuously or statedly for the benefit of; to do service for; to be in the employment of, as an inferior, domestic, serf, slave, hired assistant, official helper, etc.; specifically, in a religious sense, to obey and worship.
2. (v. t.) To be subordinate to; to act a secondary part under; to appear as the inferior of; to minister to.
3. (v. t.) To be suitor to; to profess love to.
4. (v. t.) To wait upon; to supply the wants of; to attend; specifically, to wait upon at table; to attend at meals; to supply with food; as, to serve customers in a shop.
5. (v. t.) Hence, to bring forward, arrange, deal, or distribute, as a portion of anything, especially of food prepared for eating; -- often with up; formerly with in.
6. (v. t.) To perform the duties belonging to, or required in or for; hence, to be of use to; as, a curate may serve two churches; to serve one's country.
7. (v. t.) To contribute or conduce to; to promote; to be sufficient for; to satisfy; as, to serve one's turn.
8. (v. t.) To answer or be (in the place of something) to; as, a sofa serves one for a seat and a couch.
9. (v. t.) To treat; to behave one's self to; to requite; to act toward; as, he served me very ill.
10. (v. t.) To work; to operate; as, to serve the guns.
11. (v. t.) To bring to notice, deliver, or execute, either actually or constructively, in such manner as the law requires; as, to serve a summons.
12. (v. t.) To make legal service upon (a person named in a writ, summons, etc.); as, to serve a witness with a subpoena.
13. (v. t.) To pass or spend, as time, esp. time of punishment; as, to serve a term in prison.
14. (v. t.) To copulate with; to cover; as, a horse serves a mare; -- said of the male.
15. (v. t.) To lead off in delivering (the ball).
16. (v. t.) To wind spun yarn, or the like, tightly around (a rope or cable, etc.) so as to protect it from chafing or from the weather. See under Serving.
17. (v. i.) To be a servant or a slave; to be employed in labor or other business for another; to be in subjection or bondage; to render menial service.
18. (v. i.) To perform domestic offices; to be occupied with household affairs; to prepare and dish up food, etc.
19. (v. i.) To be in service; to do duty; to discharge the requirements of an office or employment. Specifically, to act in the public service, as a soldier, seaman. etc.
20. (v. i.) To be of use; to answer a purpose; to suffice; to suit; to be convenient or favorable.
21. (v. i.) To lead off in delivering the ball.
Serve (407 Occurrences)
Matthew 4:10 Then Jesus said to him, " Get behind me, Satan! For it is written,'You shall worship the Lord your God, and you shall serve him only.'" (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Matthew 6:24 "No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other; or else he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You can't serve both God and Mammon. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Matthew 20:28 even as the Son of Man came not to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many." (Root in WEB WEY DBY NAS RSV NIV)
Matthew 25:44 "Then will they also answer, "'Lord, when did we see Thee hungry or thirsty or homeless or ill-clad or sick or in prison, and not come to serve Thee?' (WEY)
Mark 8:6 He commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground, and he took the seven loaves. Having given thanks, he broke them, and gave them to his disciples to serve, and they served the multitude. (WEB NAS)
Mark 8:7 They had a few small fish. Having blessed them, he said to serve these also. (WEB NAS)
Mark 9:43 And if thy hand serve as a snare to thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having thy two hands to go away into hell, into the fire unquenchable; (DBY)
Mark 9:45 And if thy foot serve as a snare to thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life lame, than having thy two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire unquenchable; (DBY)
Mark 9:47 And if thine eye serve as a snare to thee, cast it out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into the hell of fire, (DBY)
Mark 10:45 For the Son of Man also came not to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many." (Root in WEB NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 1:74 to grant to us that we, being delivered out of the hand of our enemies, should serve him without fear, (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 1:75 To serve Him, in holiness and righteousness Before Him, all the days of our life. (YLT)
Luke 4:8 Jesus answered him, "Get behind me Satan! For it is written,'You shall worship the Lord your God, and you shall serve him only.'" (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 10:40 But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she came up to him, and said, "Lord, don't you care that my sister left me to serve alone? Ask her therefore to help me." (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Luke 12:37 Blessed are those servants, whom the lord will find watching when he comes. Most certainly I tell you, that he will dress himself, and make them recline, and will come and serve them. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 12:42 "Who, then," replied the Lord, "is the faithful and intelligent steward whom his Master will put in charge of His household to serve out their rations at the proper times? (WEY)
Luke 15:29 But he answered his father,'Behold, these many years I have served you, and I never disobeyed a commandment of yours, but you never gave me a goat, that I might celebrate with my friends. (Root in WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Luke 16:13 No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to one, and despise the other. You aren't able to serve God and mammon." (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 17:8 and will not rather tell him,'Prepare my supper, clothe yourself properly, and serve me, while I eat and drink. Afterward you shall eat and drink'? (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)
Luke 22:26 But not so with you. But one who is the greater among you, let him become as the younger, and one who is governing, as one who serves. (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS RSV NIV)
John 12:26 If anyone serves me, let him follow me. Where I am, there will my servant also be. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him. (Root in WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 6:2 The twelve summoned the multitude of the disciples and said, "It is not appropriate for us to forsake the word of God and serve tables. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)
Acts 7:6 And God spake thus, That his seed shall be sojourning in a strange land, and they shall cause it to serve, and shall do it evil four hundred years, (YLT)
Acts 7:7 'I will judge the nation to which they will be in bondage,' said God,'and after that will they come out, and serve me in this place.' (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 7:42 But God turned, and gave them up to serve the army of the sky, as it is written in the book of the prophets,'Did you offer to me slain animals and sacrifices forty years in the wilderness, O house of Israel? (WEB ASV DBY NAS)
Acts 24:14 But this I confess to you, that after the Way, which they call a sect, so I serve the God of our fathers, believing all things which are according to the law, and which are written in the prophets; (WEB ASV DBY YLT NAS)
Acts 24:23 He ordered the centurion that Paul should be kept in custody, and should have some privileges, and not to forbid any of his friends to serve him or to visit him. (WEB)
Acts 26:7 to which our twelve tribes, intently night and day serving, do hope to come, concerning which hope I am accused, king Agrippa, by the Jews; (See NAS NIV)
Acts 26:16 But get up on your feet: for I have come to you for this purpose, to make you a servant and a witness of the things in which you have seen me, and of those in which you will see me; (See RSV)
Acts 27:23 For there stood by me this night an angel, belonging to the God whose I am and whom I serve, (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Romans 1:9 For God is my witness, whom I serve in my spirit in the Good News of his Son, how unceasingly I make mention of you always in my prayers, (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Romans 1:25 who exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. (Root in WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Romans 6:6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. (KJV DBY WBS)
Romans 7:6 But now we have been discharged from the law, having died to that in which we were held; so that we serve in newness of the spirit, and not in oldness of the letter. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Romans 7:25 I thank God through Jesus Christ, our Lord! So then with the mind, I myself serve God's law, but with the flesh, the sin's law. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Romans 9:12 it was said to her, "The elder will serve the younger." (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Romans 12:7 or service, let us give ourselves to service; or he who teaches, to his teaching; (See NIV)
Romans 12:11 in the diligence not slothful; in the spirit fervent; the Lord serving; (See RSV)
Romans 15:25 But at present I am going to Jerusalem to serve God's people, (WEY)
Romans 15:27 Yes, it has been their good pleasure, and they are their debtors. For if the Gentiles have been made partakers of their spiritual things, they owe it to them also to serve them in fleshly things. (WEB)
Romans 16:18 For those who are such don't serve our Lord, Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by their smooth and flattering speech, they deceive the hearts of the innocent. things of iron, and wood for the things of wood; onyx stones, and stones (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
1 Corinthians 9:7 What soldier ever serves at his own expense? Who plants a vineyard, and doesn't eat of its fruit? Or who feeds a flock, and doesn't drink from the flock's milk? (Root in WEB WEY ASV YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Corinthians 9:13 Don't you know that those who serve around sacred things eat from the things of the temple, and those who wait on the altar have their portion with the altar? (WEB WEY RSV NIV)
1 Corinthians 16:15 Now I beg you, brothers (you know the house of Stephanas, that it is the first fruits of Achaia, and that they have set themselves to serve the saints), (WEB)
2 Corinthians 3:6 It is He also who has made us competent to serve Him in connexion with a new Covenant, which is not a written code but a Spirit; for the written code inflicts death, but the Spirit gives Life. (WEY)
2 Corinthians 5:18 And all this is from God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Christ, and has appointed us to serve in the ministry of reconciliation. (WEY)
2 Corinthians 11:8 I robbed other assemblies, taking wages from them that I might serve you. (WEB NAS RSV NIV)
2 Corinthians 13:4 For he was crucified through weakness, yet he lives through the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but we will live with him through the power of God toward you. (See NIV)
Galatians 5:13 For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another. (KJV DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Galatians 6:8 He who sows in the field of his lower nature, will from that nature reap destruction; but he who sows to serve the Spirit will from the Spirit reap the Life of the Ages. (WEY)
Ephesians 3:7 in which I have been appointed to serve, in virtue of the work which God, in the exercise of His power within me, has graciously entrusted to me. (WEY)
Philippians 2:22 But you know the proof of him, that, as a child serves a father, so he served with me in furtherance of the Good News. (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Colossians 1:23 if, indeed, you are still firmly holding to faith as your foundation, without ever shifting from your hope that rests on the Good News that you have heard, which has been proclaimed in the whole creation under Heaven, and in which I Paul have been appointed to serve. (WEY)
Colossians 1:25 I have been appointed to serve the Church in the position of responsibility entrusted to me by God for your benefit, so that I may fully deliver God's Message-- (WEY)
Colossians 3:24 knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS)
1 Thessalonians 1:9 For they themselves report concerning us what kind of a reception we had from you; and how you turned to God from idols, to serve a living and true God, (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Timothy 3:10 Let them also first be tested; then let them serve if they are blameless. (WEB WEY ASV NAS RSV NIV)
1 Timothy 3:13 For those who have served well gain for themselves a good standing, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus. (Root in WEB ASV NAS RSV NIV)
1 Timothy 6:2 Those who have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brothers, but rather let them serve them, because those who partake of the benefit are believing and beloved. Teach and exhort these things. (WEB WEY ASV DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Timothy 1:3 I thank God, whom I serve as my forefathers did, with a pure conscience. How unceasing is my memory of you in my petitions, night and day (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Philemon 1:13 whom I desired to keep with me, that on your behalf he might serve me in my chains for the Good News. (WEB RSV)
Hebrews 1:14 Are not all angels spirits that serve Him--whom He sends out to render service for the benefit of those who, before long, will inherit salvation? (WEY RSV NIV)
Hebrews 6:10 For God is not unrighteous, so as to forget your work and the labor of love which you showed toward his name, in that you served the saints, and still do serve them. (Root in WEB)
Hebrews 8:5 who serve a copy and shadow of the heavenly things, even as Moses was warned by God when he was about to make the tabernacle, for he said, "See, you shall make everything according to the pattern that was shown to you on the mountain." (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Hebrews 9:14 how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? (WEB KJV WEY ASV WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Hebrews 12:28 Therefore, receiving a Kingdom that can't be shaken, let us have grace, through which we serve God acceptably, with reverence and awe, (WEB KJV DBY WBS YLT)
Hebrews 13:10 We have an altar from which those who serve the holy tabernacle have no right to eat. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)
James 1:14 But when a man is tempted, it is his own passions that carry him away and serve as a bait. (WEY)
1 Peter 4:10 Making distribution among one another of whatever has been given to you, like true servants of the unmeasured grace of God; (See NIV)
1 Peter 5:2 Shepherd the flock of God which is among you, exercising the oversight, not under compulsion, but voluntarily, not for dishonest gain, but willingly; (See NIV)
1 Peter 5:5 Likewise, ye younger, be subject unto the elder. Yea, all of you gird yourselves with humility, to serve one another: for God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace to the humble. (ASV)
Jude 1:7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities around them, having, in the same way as these, given themselves over to sexual immorality and gone after strange flesh, are set forth as an example, suffering the punishment of eternal fire. (See RSV NIV)
Revelation 1:6 and he made us to be a Kingdom, priests to his God and Father; to him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen. (See NIV)
Revelation 5:10 and made us kings and priests to our God, and we will reign on earth." (See NIV)
Revelation 7:15 Therefore they are before the throne of God, they serve him day and night in his temple. He who sits on the throne will spread his tabernacle over them. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Revelation 11:1 Then a reed was given me to serve as a measuring rod; and a voice said, "Rise, and measure God's sanctuary--and the altar--and count the worshipers who are in it. (WEY)
Revelation 22:3 There will be no curse any more. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants serve him. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Genesis 1:14 God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of sky to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years; (See NIV)
Genesis 2:5 and no shrub of the field is yet in the earth, and no herb of the field yet sprouteth, for Jehovah God hath not rained upon the earth, and a man there is not to serve the ground, (YLT)
Genesis 2:15 And Jehovah God taketh the man, and causeth him to rest in the garden of Eden, to serve it, and to keep it. (YLT)
Genesis 3:23 Jehovah God sendeth him forth from the garden of Eden to serve the ground from which he hath been taken; (YLT)
Genesis 6:21 Take with you of all food that is eaten, and gather it to yourself; and it will be for food for you, and for them." (See RSV)
Genesis 15:13 He said to Abram, "Know for sure that your seed will live as foreigners in a land that is not theirs, and will serve them. They will afflict them four hundred years. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Genesis 15:14 I will also judge that nation, whom they will serve. Afterward they will come out with great wealth, (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 25:23 Yahweh said to her, "Two nations are in your womb. Two peoples will be separated from your body. The one people will be stronger than the other people. The elder will serve the younger." (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 27:29 Let peoples serve you, and nations bow down to you. Be lord over your brothers. Let your mother's sons bow down to you. Cursed be everyone who curses you. Blessed be everyone who blesses you." (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 27:40 By your sword will you live, and you will serve your brother. It will happen, when you will break loose, that you shall shake his yoke from off your neck." (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 29:15 Laban said to Jacob, "Because you are my brother, should you therefore serve me for nothing? Tell me, what will your wages be?" (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Genesis 29:18 Jacob loved Rachel. He said, "I will serve you seven years for Rachel, your younger daughter." (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Genesis 29:25 It happened in the morning that, behold, it was Leah. He said to Laban, "What is this you have done to me? Didn't I serve with you for Rachel? Why then have you deceived me?" (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 29:27 Fulfill the week of this one, and we will give you the other also for the service which you will serve with me yet seven other years." (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS)
Genesis 31:44 Now come, let us make a covenant, you and I; and let it be for a witness between me and you." (See NIV)
Genesis 43:31 He washed his face, and came out. He controlled himself, and said, "Serve the meal." (WEB NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 1:13 The Egyptians ruthlessly made the children of Israel serve, (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Exodus 1:14 and they made their lives bitter with hard service, in mortar and in brick, and in all manner of service in the field, all their service, in which they ruthlessly made them serve. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Exodus 1:16 and he said, "When you perform the duty of a midwife to the Hebrew women, and see them on the birth stool; if it is a son, then you shall kill him; but if it is a daughter, then she shall live." (See RSV NIV)
Exodus 3:12 He said, "Certainly I will be with you. This will be the token to you, that I have sent you: when you have brought forth the people out of Egypt, you shall serve God on this mountain." (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Exodus 4:23 and I have said to you, "Let my son go, that he may serve me;" and you have refused to let him go. Behold, I will kill your son, your firstborn.'" (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Exodus 5:18 and now, go, serve; and straw is not given to you, and the measure of bricks ye do give.' (YLT)
Exodus 6:5 And I have heard also the groaning of the children of Israel, whom the Egyptians have forced to serve, and I have remembered my covenant. (DBY YLT)