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

  • Wayne
    And some would say Christ is not Christ.
  • Irene123
    Matt. 7:15, 10:16; Acts 20:29; Ezek. 22:27; 2 Tim. 4:3; Jude 3,4,8,10,16,18.
  • Steve morrow
    MATTHEW 7:21---- NOT EVERYONE ---- THAT SAITH UNTO ME LORD LORD SHALL ENTER INTO THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN BUT HE THAT DOETH THE WILL OF MY FATHER WHICH IS IN HEAVEN ---- HEBREWS 10:36 FOR YOU HAVE NEED OF PATIENCE THAT AFTER YOU --- HAVE DONE --- THE WILL OF GOD YOU MIGHT RECEIVE THE PROMISE ---- PROVERBS 11:4 RICHES PROFIT NOT IN THE DAY OF WRATH BUT RIGHTEOUSNESS DELIVERETH FROM DEATH
  • Steve morrow
    MATTHEW 7:7 ASK AND IT SHALL BE GIVEN UNTO YOU SEEK AND YOU SHALL FIND KNOCK AND IT SHALL BE OPENED TO YOU 7:8 FOR EVERYONE THAT ASKETH RECEIVETH AND HE THAT SEEKETH FINDETH AND TO HIM THAT KNOCKETH IT SHALL BE OPENED ----- 7:11 IF YOU THEN BEING EVIL KNOW HOW TO GIVE GOOD GIFTS UNTO YOUR CHILDREN HOW MUCH MORE SHALL YOUR FATHER WHICH IS IN HEAVEN GIVE GOOD GIFTS TO THEM THAT ASK HIM
  • Stephenderafael
    Who has ears to hear? Is it not those that enter at the strait gate, meaning difficult, not linear. These teachings are not from one who possesses an ego or has ulterior motives. No, they are the truth from God which are purified seven times as silver from dross, with fire. There is no controversy. Hear and perform these commandments or suffer the fate of a hypocrite. Be not like the phonies
  • Steve morrow
    revelation 22:4and they shall see HIS face and HIS name shall be on their foreheads 1 JOHN 3:16 HEREBY PERCEIVE WE THE LOVE OF GOD BECAUSE HE LAID DOWN HIS LIFE FOR US AND WE OUGHT TO LAY DOWN OUR LIVES FOR THE BRETHREN JOHN 15:13 GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS MARK 8:35 FOR WHOSOEVER WILL SAVE HIS LIFE SHALL LOSE IT BUT WHOSOEVER SHALL LOSE HIS LIFE FOR MY SAKE AND THE GOSPELS SHALL SAVE IT 1 timothy 2:2 for kings and for all that are in authority that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty