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.
The several capacities wherein we can help or hinder him.
I. As to his soul. Promote its good by —
II. As to the body we must do as we would be done by.
III. We must deal with our neigh-bout as we desire be should deal with us, in respect of his good name.
IV. This rule extends to men's estates.
2. Charity. Some motives to induce the the practice of this rule:
1. The first shall be taken from the end for which they were made.
2. From the intrinsic beauty and loveliness of the rule itself.
3. Because we and they both bear the same stamp and impress of heaven.
4. Because if we be just and generous in time of our prosperity, it will cause a like affection in others to us.
5. It would be the best security of our lives, honour, reputation, riches, power.
1. The mutual dependence of man upon his fellow man.
2. The duty which devolves on each to assist his neighbour, especially in spiritual things.
(Bishop of Winchester.)
Parallel VersesKJV: 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.