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

  • Irene123
    V. 6 - " ..... cast not your pearls before swine ..... "; when one once witnesses to someone who rejects and/or scoffs - do not waste God's word on them again, BUT - pray, pray for them that their hearts will be touched and their eyes opened.
  • Brianna
    Vs. 12 The Golden rule. The Mosaic Law was full of hundred of commandments. Yet, this one sentence spoken by Jesus sums up about half of them. Jesus was truly The Great Teacher. He taught with simplicity, yet it was powerful. Let us imitate his example.
  • Irene123
    You are quite the 'naysayer'. Being a Christian we are to lift each other up. Jesus' church of Acts ch. 2 - is still here. You just told people there is no hope by saying there are no churches that preach truth anymore. I've got a feeling you've been in 'contact' with His church ....... ? The one that preaches Acts 2:38 for salvation.
  • Daniel
    Mt 7:21ff teaches about being careful thinking that we can perform miracles yet neglect the main purpose which is to exposit God's word with full respect and truth. Many of us are driven by miracle performers who don't even dare to prepare or study God's word. Good preaching does not exist anymore in churches. Lets go back to basics.
  • Bud
    Peggy: I do not know what bible you read from but the KJV Matthew 7 : 1 reads (Judge not that ye be not judged) Go to the KJV original bible of 1611 it also reads the same. Good study. Have a good day.
  • Peggy
    Matthew 7:1- This verse used to read- Judge not, lest ye be judged. But now it reads Judge not,
    that ye be not judged. This verse has been changed. In our church Christmas play (2016), this verse was said how it used to read with the word lest.