25 Bible Verses About Working Together

Here are the 25 best Bible verses about working together from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible from the King James Version, the New International Version, and the English Standard Version.

Bible Verses about Working Together from the Old Testament

Below is the list of Bible verses about working together from the Old Testament sorted from most to least relevant.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

King James Version
Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up. Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm alone? And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

New International Version
Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

English Standard Version
Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone? And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

Psalm 133:1

King James Version
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!

New International Version
How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!

English Standard Version
Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!

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Proverbs 27:17

King James Version
Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.

New International Version
As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.

English Standard Version
Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.

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Genesis 2:18

King James Version
And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.

New International Version
The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”

English Standard Version
Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.”

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Bible Verses about Working Together from the New Testament

Below is the list of Bible verses about working together from the New Testament sorted from most to least relevant.

Galatians 6:2

King James Version
Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.

New International Version
Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.

English Standard Version
Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

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1 Corinthians 12:20-25

King James Version
But now are they many members, yet but one body. And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you. Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary: And those members of the body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness. For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked. That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another.

New International Version
As it is, there are many parts, but one body. The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you!” And the head cannot say to the feet, “I don’t need you!” On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor. And the parts that are unpresentable are treated with special modesty, while our presentable parts need no special treatment. But God has put the body together, giving greater honor to the parts that lacked it, so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other.

English Standard Version
As it is, there are many parts, yet one body. The eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you,” nor again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.” On the contrary, the parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, and on those parts of the body that we think less honorable we bestow the greater honor, and our unpresentable parts are treated with greater modesty, which our more presentable parts do not require. But God has so composed the body, giving greater honor to the part that lacked it, that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another.

Ephesians 4:16

King James Version
From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

New International Version
From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.

English Standard Version
from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.

1 Thessalonians 5:14-22

King James Version
Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men. See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men. Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. Quench not the Spirit. Despise not prophesyings. Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. Abstain from all appearance of evil.

New International Version
And we urge you, brothers and sisters, warn those who are idle and disruptive, encourage the disheartened, help the weak, be patient with everyone. Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what is good for each other and for everyone else. Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. Do not quench the Spirit. Do not treat prophecies with contempt but test them all; hold on to what is good, reject every kind of evil.

English Standard Version
And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all. See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone. Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. Do not quench the Spirit. Do not despise prophecies, but test everything; hold fast what is good. Abstain from every form of evil.

1 Corinthians 1:10

King James Version
Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.

New International Version
I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought.

English Standard Version
I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment.

Romans 15:5-6

King James Version
Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus: That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

New International Version
May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

English Standard Version
May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Peter 4:10

King James Version
As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.

New International Version
Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.

English Standard Version
As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace:

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Hebrews 10:24-25

King James Version
And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.

New International Version
And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

English Standard Version
And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

1 Corinthians 12:17

King James Version
If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling?

New International Version
If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be?

English Standard Version
If the whole body were an eye, where would be the sense of hearing? If the whole body were an ear, where would be the sense of smell?

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Ephesians 4:11-12

King James Version
And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ

New International Version
So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up

English Standard Version
And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ,

1 Corinthians 12:14-16

King James Version
For the body is not one member, but many. If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?

New International Version
Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many. Now if the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body.

English Standard Version
For the body does not consist of one member but of many. If the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body.

Ephesians 4:32

King James Version
And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.

New International Version
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

English Standard Version
Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

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Romans 15:5

King James Version
Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus:

New International Version
May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had,

English Standard Version
May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus,

Philippians 2:3

King James Version
Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.

New International Version
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves,

English Standard Version
Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.

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Acts 2:42-47

King James Version
And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles. And all that believed were together, and had all things common; And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need. And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.

New International Version
They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.

English Standard Version
And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. And all who believed were together and had all things in common. And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.

3 John 1:8

King James Version
We therefore ought to receive such, that we might be fellowhelpers to the truth.

New International Version
We ought therefore to show hospitality to such people so that we may work together for the truth.

English Standard Version
Therefore we ought to support people like these, that we may be fellow workers for the truth.

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Colossians 2:19

King James Version
And not holding the Head, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth with the increase of God.

New International Version
They have lost connection with the head, from whom the whole body, supported and held together by its ligaments and sinews, grows as God causes it to grow.

English Standard Version
and not holding fast to the Head, from whom the whole body, nourished and knit together through its joints and ligaments, grows with a growth that is from God.

Philippians 2:2

King James Version
Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.

New International Version
then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind.

English Standard Version
complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.

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Ephesians 4:29

King James Version
Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

New International Version
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.

English Standard Version
Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.

John 4:36

King James Version
And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together.

New International Version
Even now the one who reaps draws a wage and harvests a crop for eternal life, so that the sower and the reaper may be glad together.

English Standard Version
Already the one who reaps is receiving wages and gathering fruit for eternal life, so that sower and reaper may rejoice together.

Ephesians 1:11

King James Version
In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will.

New International Version
In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will.

English Standard Version
In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will,

25 Best Bible Verses about Working Together
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