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.
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.
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.
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.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men - This is a most sublime precept, and highly worthy of the grandeur and beneficence of the just God who gave it. The general meaning of it is this: "Guided by justice and mercy, do unto all men as you would have them to do to you, were your circumstances and theirs reversed." Yet this saying may be misunderstood. "If the prisoner should ask the judge, 'whether he would be content to be hanged, were he in his case,' he would answer, 'No.' Then, says the prisoner, do as you would be done to. - Neither of them must do as private men; but the judge must do by him as they have publicly agreed: that is, both judge and prisoner have consented to a law, that if either of them steal he shall be hanged." - Selden. None but he whose heart is filled with love to God and all mankind can keep this precept, either in its spirit or letter. Self-love will feel itself sadly cramped when brought within the limits of this precept; but God hath spoken it: it is the spirit and design of the law and the prophets; the sum of all that is laid down in the Sacred Writings, relative to men's conduct toward each other. It seems as if God had written it upon the hearts of all men, for sayings of this kind may be found among all nations, Jewish, Christian, and Heathen. See many examples in Wetstein's notes.
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LibraryNovember 22. "Cast the Beam Out of Thine Own Eye" (Matt. vii. 5).
"Cast the beam out of thine own eye" (Matt. vii. 5). Greater than the fault you condemn and criticise is the sin of criticism and condemnation. There is no place we need such grace as in dealing with an erring one. A lady once called on us on her way to give an erring sister a piece of her mind. We advised her to wait until she could love her a little more. Only He who loved sinners well enough to die for them can deal with the erring. We never see all the heart. He does, and He can convict without …
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Doctrine of Non-Resistance to Evil by Force must Inevitably be Accepted by Men of the Present Day.
"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.
All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments."
Do to others as you would have them do to you.
Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law.
Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.
For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: "Love your neighbor as yourself."
If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, "Love your neighbor as yourself," you are doing right.
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