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

  • Alyssa
    I never thought of this verse as a checklist. I agree that young women and men should not waste their time, energy or words on people who will draw them from God.
  • Obafemi
    I believe God is telling us to put our giving where it is holy , this is act of sowing in the right places.
  • John Pritchard
    So perfectly true, beyond criticism.
  • Raven
    I love God and his son Jesus Christ , I love His Word ,this chapter of Matthew has alot to do with the times of today, many people claim to love God and his word but are living in sin themselves but are quick to judge others and not look at themselves ! People are quick to call out their Family ect about their daily sins when in deed WE ALL ARE Sinners, we are to show love and compassion as well
  • Mim
    lets all pray for the gift of discernment in the name of Jesus. There seems to be a whole herd of sheep in wolves clothing around these days. In the media,politically, religiously. If someone looks you in eye and says,"honest to God,Im telling you the truth", Beware.
  • Jay
    "Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves." Matthew 7:15 KJV for me it means a lot. why? because the scriptures says that BEWARE, we can know who are they by discerning spirit right? let's pray to avoid this kind of people. we do usually believe on miracles that was prayed by a priest or anything, i do not get the point that i am discriminating any religion, what i mean is, LUCIFER was the ANGEL of LIGHT before.. and now He is the DEMON the PRINCE of DEMON, then he can be light whenever he wants because he wants to decieve all christians who knows what is truth from bad! everyone FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT OF FAITH!! LET THE HOLY GHOST tells the TRUTH !! SPEAK FOR THE TRUTH!!! IN JESUS NAME !!! LET US PRAY TO AVOID THE DEVIL IN OUR LIFE!!! IN JESUS NAME!!