Matthew 7:12
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New International Version
So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.

New Living Translation
"Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you. This is the essence of all that is taught in the law and the prophets.

English Standard Version
“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.

Berean Study Bible
In everything, then, do to others as you would have them do to you. For this is the essence of the Law and the prophets.

Berean Literal Bible
All things therefore, as many as you might desire that men should do to you, so also you do to them, for this is the law and the prophets.

New American Standard Bible
"In everything, therefore, treat people the same way you want them to treat you, for this is the Law and the Prophets.

King James Bible
Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, whatever you want others to do for you, do also the same for them--this is the Law and the Prophets.

International Standard Version
Therefore, whatever you want people to do for you, do the same for them, because this summarizes the Law and the Prophets."

NET Bible
In everything, treat others as you would want them to treat you, for this fulfills the law and the prophets.

New Heart English Bible
Therefore whatever you desire for men to do to you, do also to them; for this is the Law and the Prophets.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Everything whatsoever you desire that people should do for you, do likewise for them, for this is the Law and The Prophets.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Always do for other people everything you want them to do for you. That is [the meaning of] Moses' Teachings and the Prophets.

New American Standard 1977
“Therefore, however you want people to treat you, so treat them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore, all things whatsoever ye desire that men should do unto you, so also shall ye do unto them, for this is the law and the prophets.

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore all things whatsoever you would that men should do to you, do you even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.

American King James Version
Therefore all things whatever you would that men should do to you, do you even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.

American Standard Version
All things therefore whatsoever ye would that men should do unto you, even so do ye also unto them: for this is the law and the prophets.

Douay-Rheims Bible
All things therefore whatsoever you would that men should do to you, do you also to them. For this is the law and the prophets.

Darby Bible Translation
Therefore all things whatever ye desire that men should do to you, thus do ye also do to them; for this is the law and the prophets.

English Revised Version
All things therefore whatsoever ye would that men should do unto you, even so do ye also unto them: for this is the law and the prophets.

Webster's Bible Translation
Therefore all things whatever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.

Weymouth New Testament
Everything, therefore, be it what it may, that you would have men do to you, do you also the same to them; for in this the Law and the Prophets are summed up.

World English Bible
Therefore whatever you desire for men to do to you, you shall also do to them; for this is the law and the prophets.

Young's Literal Translation
'All things, therefore, whatever ye may will that men may be doing to you, so also do to them, for this is the law and the prophets.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
7:12-14 Christ came to teach us, not only what we are to know and believe, but what we are to do; not only toward God, but toward men; not only toward those of our party and persuasion, but toward men in general, all with whom we have to do. We must do that to our neighbour which we ourselves acknowledge to be fit and reasonable. We must, in our dealings with men, suppose ourselves in the same case and circumstances with those we have to do with, and act accordingly. There are but two ways right and wrong, good and evil; the way to heaven and the way to hell; in the one or other of these all are walking: there is no middle place hereafter, no middle way now. All the children of men are saints or sinners, godly or ungodly. See concerning the way of sin and sinners, that the gate is wide, and stands open. You may go in at this gate with all your lusts about you; it gives no check to appetites or passions. It is a broad way; there are many paths in it; there is choice of sinful ways. There is a large company in this way. But what profit is there in being willing to go to hell with others, because they will not go to heaven with us? The way to eternal life is narrow. We are not in heaven as soon as we are got through the strait gate. Self must be denied, the body kept under, and corruptions mortified. Daily temptations must be resisted; duties must be done. We must watch in all things, and walk with care; and we must go through much tribulation. And yet this way should invite us all; it leads to life: to present comfort in the favour of God, which is the life of the soul; to eternal bliss, the hope of which at the end of our way, should make all the difficulties of the road easy to us. This plain declaration of Christ has been disregarded by many who have taken pains to explain it away; but in all ages the real disciple of Christ has been looked on as a singular, unfashionable character; and all that have sided with the greater number, have gone on in the broad road to destruction. If we would serve God, we must be firm in our religion. Can we often hear of the strait gate and the narrow way, and how few there are that find it, without being in pain for ourselves, or considering whether we are entered on the narrow way, and what progress we are making in it?
Study Bible
Ask, Seek, Knock
11So if you who are evil know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask Him! 12In everything, then, do to others as you would have them do to you. For this is the essence of the Law and the prophets. 13Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.…
Cross References
Matthew 5:17
Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them, but to fulfill them.

Matthew 22:40
All the Law and the Prophets depend on these two commandments."

Luke 6:31
Do to others as you would have them do to you.

Romans 13:8
Be indebted to no one, except to one another in love, for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the Law.

Romans 13:10
Love does no wrong to its neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the Law.

Galatians 5:14
The entire Law is fulfilled in a single decree: "Love your neighbor as yourself."

James 2:8
If you really keep the royal law stated in Scripture, "Love your neighbor as yourself," you are doing well.
Treasury of Scripture

Therefore all things whatever you would that men should do to you, do you even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.

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Luke 6:31 And as you would that men should do to you, do you also to them likewise.

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Matthew 22:39,40 And the second is like to it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself…

Leviticus 19:18 You shall not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of …

Isaiah 1:17,18 Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the …

Jeremiah 7:5,6 For if you thoroughly amend your ways and your doings; if you thoroughly …

Ezekiel 18:7,8,21 And has not oppressed any, but has restored to the debtor his pledge, …

Amos 5:14,15 Seek good, and not evil, that you may live: and so the LORD, the …

Micah 6:8 He has showed you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require …

Zechariah 7:7-10 Should you not hear the words which the LORD has cried by the former …

Zechariah 8:16,17 These are the things that you shall do; Speak you every man the truth …

Malachi 3:5 And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness …

Mark 12:29-34 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, …

Romans 13:8-10 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loves …

Galatians 5:13,14 For, brothers, you have been called to liberty; only use not liberty …

1 Timothy 1:5 Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and …

James 2:10-13 For whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, …

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