Matt 7:12 Cross References
12: "Do for others what you would like them to do for you. This is a summary of all that is taught in the law and the prophets.
- Do for others as you would like them to do for you.
- Pay all your debts, except the debt of love for others. You can never finish paying that! If you love your neighbor, you will fulfill all the requirements of God's law.
- For the commandments against adultery and murder and stealing and coveting--and any other commandment--are all summed up in this one commandment: "Love your neighbor as yourself."
- Love does no wrong to anyone, so love satisfies all of God's requirements.
- For you have been called to live in freedom--not freedom to satisfy your sinful nature, but freedom to serve one another in love.
- For the whole law can be summed up in this one command: "Love your neighbor as yourself."
- Jesus replied, "The most important commandment is this: 'Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God is the one and only Lord.
- And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.'
- The second is equally important: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' No other commandment is greater than these."
- The teacher of religious law replied, "Well said, Teacher. You have spoken the truth by saying that there is only one God and no other.
- And I know it is important to love him with all my heart and all my understanding and all my strength, and to love my neighbors as myself. This is more important than to offer all of the burnt offerings and sacrifices required in the law."
- "Never seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD.
1 Timothy 1:5
- The purpose of my instruction is that all the Christians there would be filled with love that comes from a pure heart, a clear conscience, and sincere faith.
- A second is equally important: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'
- All the other commandments and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments."
- No, O people, the LORD has already told you what is good, and this is what he requires: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.
- But this is what you must do: Tell the truth to each other. Render verdicts in your courts that are just and that lead to peace.
- Do not make evil plots to harm each other. And stop this habit of swearing to things that are false. I hate all these things, says the LORD."
- Do what is good and run from evil--that you may live! Then the LORD God Almighty will truly be your helper, just as you have claimed he is.
- Hate evil and love what is good; remodel your courts into true halls of justice. Perhaps even yet the LORD God Almighty will have mercy on his people who remain.
- I will be merciful only if you stop your wicked thoughts and deeds and are fair to others;
- and if you stop exploiting foreigners, orphans, and widows; and if you stop your murdering; and if you stop worshiping idols as you now do to your own harm.
- Suppose he is a merciful creditor, not keeping the items given in pledge by poor debtors, and does not rob the poor but instead gives food to the hungry and provides clothes for people in need.
- And suppose he grants loans without interest, stays away from injustice, is honest and fair when judging others,
- But if wicked people turn away from all their sins and begin to obey my laws and do what is just and right, they will surely live and not die.
- Isn't this the same message the LORD proclaimed through the prophets years ago when Jerusalem and the towns of Judah were bustling with people, and the Negev and the foothills of Judah were populated areas?'"
- Then this message came to Zechariah from the LORD:
- "This is what the LORD Almighty says: Judge fairly and honestly, and show mercy and kindness to one another.
- Do not oppress widows, orphans, foreigners, and poor people. And do not make evil plans to harm each other.
- At that time I will put you on trial. I will be a ready witness against all sorcerers and adulterers and liars. I will speak against those who cheat employees of their wages, who oppress widows and orphans, or who deprive the foreigners living among you of justice, for these people do not fear me," says the LORD Almighty.
- Learn to do good. Seek justice. Help the oppressed. Defend the orphan. Fight for the rights of widows.
- "Come now, let us argue this out," says the LORD. "No matter how deep the stain of your sins, I can remove it. I can make you as clean as freshly fallen snow. Even if you are stained as red as crimson, I can make you as white as wool.
- And the person who keeps all of the laws except one is as guilty as the person who has broken all of God's laws.
- For the same God who said, "Do not commit adultery," also said, "Do not murder." So if you murder someone, you have broken the entire law, even if you do not commit adultery.
- So whenever you speak, or whatever you do, remember that you will be judged by the law of love, the law that set you free.
- For there will be no mercy for you if you have not been merciful to others. But if you have been merciful, then God's mercy toward you will win out over his judgment against you.