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

  • A disciple
    servant; "Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock..and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock." The ROCK is Jesus, in whom we confess with our mouth and believe in our heart that God has raised Him from the dead and in whose grace and Spirit we walk in love out of a pure heart and a good conscience.
  • Timothy Robert Benton
    I think it's the only way to eternal life. Amen
  • BSP
    Verse 25: We want to build a solid spiritual foundation so that when the winds of various trials blow we can remain grounded.
  • Jevon
    Judge not, that ye be not judged.
    2
    For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
  • Lilian
    Give not which is holy unto the dogs Jesus said Be ye Holy for I am Holy I am the vine and you are the fruit. We are nothing without Jesus as our vine neither a good tree can never produce a good fruit where a corrupt tree will only produce evil fruits. God has given us life to choose to follow him for he is the only rock and my salvation in him there is no darkness I will praise you Jesus forever
  • A disciple
    "Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you." This verse has long been a favorite 'go to' saying about not speaking to those who show themselves unworthy and incapable of receiving the Word, because of their brutish and or Satanic nature. This goes with how the Lord warned in another place, to "Beware of men, for they will deliver you up.." But Read the whole portion in its context, and you'll see that the warning is used, not BECAUSE they are unfit to hear, so much as it is for us not to cause ourselves unnecessary hurt and danger BY HYPOCRISY. The precious and holy things we bear in our preaching and teaching, are known and read of all men alongside our character and behavior. Although in a very grave sense they "know not what they do " God has nevertheless given it to them to see the "City Lights which He has set on a hill " and demands that our witness be true and faithful, agreeing with the Spirit's convictions He has ordained and uses through us and our words.