Matthew 7:12

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.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Therefore all things whatsoeuer ye would that men should doe to you, doe ye euen so to them: for this is the Law and the Prophets.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"In everything, therefore, treat people the same way you want them to treat you, for this is the Law and the Prophets.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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.
- American Standard Version (1901)

All those things, then, which you would have men do to you, even so do you to them: because this is the law and the prophets.
- Basic English Bible

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.
- Darby Bible

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.
- Webster's Bible

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.
- Weymouth 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.
- World English Bible

Therfor alle thingis, what euere thingis ye wolen that men do to you, do ye to hem, for this is the lawe and the prophetis.
- Wycliffe Bible

`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.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 7:12


7:12 #Luke 6:31|.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 7:12


Mt 7:12 Whatsoever . . . do ye even so to them. This does not imply that we are always to do to others as they wish, but what we would like to have done to ourselves if we were placed in their condition and they in ours. We might injure them by complying with their foolish wishes. A maxim similar to the Golden Rule is found in the teachings of various sages; Socrates among the Greeks ("What stirs you to anger when done to you by bothers, that do not to others"), Buddha and Confucius ("What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others") among the Orientals, and Hillel ("Do not do to thy neighbor what is hateful to thyself") among the Jews. But the other teachers do not come up to Christ's standard. Their maxim is negative and passive. They say: "Do not do to others what you would not have done to you". It is a rule of "not" doing, rather than of "doing".

Discussion for Matthew 7

  • Fran
    you must read the next line to get the whole idea. This is taking about if you have a mote in your eye and you are trying to pull out of someone else's. 1st Corinthians 6 chapter say's we shall judge angels so we can judge small things. There are different forms of judging . If this is the case then we should not judge someone if they sleep with your wife or if someone in one's family is murdered
  • BSP
    God has not given us the authority to judge so we should not judge if we don't want to be judged adversely.
  • Eton Arit
    It verse 9 tells us how to be good and to give good things to every one
  • Allan
    God, and indeed the Bible admonishes everyone to love, and love is the summary of God's twelve commandments. Genuine agape love for our neighbours and for God is what God require from us. Therefore if we expect other to love us, we must love them also, love is the fulfilment of the law .
  • GAALIK SANJA ISAIAH
    THESE TELL US THAT YOU RAP WHAT YOU SOW.THIS DAYS MAN IS VERY SELF CENTERED,SELFISHNESS,CORRUPTED,VERY WICK,LOVE OF THE THINGS IN THIS WORLD THAN GOD.
  • Lilian
    God is always reminding us to have obedience on his words and accept God as our Savior, our Lord and the Lover of our Soul. Jesus himself is the word of God and he came down and shed his blood to us so that all of us will have life in abundance. We must keep thanking Jesus and praised him for everything he have done into our lives. We are saved by his Grace and he is faithful to his promises. Amen