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Loving Your Neighbor

Closest related principles - Core Interrelations

Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you [whatever you desire for men to do to you], do ye even so to them: for this is [sums up WU] the law and the prophets. Mat 7:12 (Click gold Scripture references for Principle Interrelations)

Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great [greatest WU] commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. Mat 22:37-40

And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these. Mk 12:30-31

And as ye would [like] that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise. Lk 6:31

And, behold, a certain lawyer [expert in religious law WU] stood up, and tempted [tested] him [Jesus WU], saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou [it]? And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and [love WU] thy neighbour as thyself. And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live. But he, willing [desiring] to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour? And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment [clothing], and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side. But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him, And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. And on the morrow [next day] when he departed, he took out two pence [silver coins WU], and gave them to the host [innkeeper WU], and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee. Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves? And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise. Lk 10:25-37

A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; [just WU] as I have loved you, that [so WU] ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. Jh 13:34-35

As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye [remain] in my love. If ye keep [obey WU] my commandments, ye shall abide [remain] in my love; even [just WU] as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love. These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full [complete WU]. This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. Jh 15:9-14

And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master pay tribute? He saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented [anticipated] him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of [from] whom do the kings of the earth take custom [receive toll] or tribute? of their own children, or of strangers? Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then are the children free [exempt]. Notwithstanding, [but] lest we should offend them, go thou to the sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money: that take, and give unto them for me and thee. Mat 17:24-27 It is important not to offend people. Even though we have the right to do things which would offend people, it is sometimes better not to.

Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained [appointed] you, that ye should [will WU] go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: [so WU] that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may [will WU] give it [to] you. These things [this WU] I command you, that ye love one another. Jh 15:16-17


do not judge

Closest related principles - Core Interrelations

Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge [others WU], ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete [measure], it shall be measured to you again. Mat 7:1-2

Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven: Give, and it shall be given unto you; [a WU] good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom [will be given to you]. For with the same measure that ye mete withal [use WU] it shall be measured to you again. Lk 6:37-38


mercy and compassion

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I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now been with me three days, and have nothing to eat: And if I send them away fasting [hungry WU] to their own houses, they will faint by [on] the way: for divers [some] of them came from far. Mk 8:2-3

But when thou makest a feast [elaborate meal WU], call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind: And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just [righteous]. Lk 14:13-14

And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them. And the scribes [experts in the law WU] and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken [caught WU] in adultery; and when they had set her in the[ir WU] midst, they say unto him, Master [Teacher], this woman was taken [caught WU] in adultery, in the very act. Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such [women WU] should be stoned: but what sayest thou? This they said, tempting [to trap WU] him, that they might have [reason WU] to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not. So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him [be the WU] first [to WU] cast a stone at her. And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground. And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out [away WU] one by one, beginning at [with WU] the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst [where she was]. When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee? She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more. Jh 8:2-11 We are all sinners, we do harm. We need to leave our sin.

Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful. Lk 6:36

Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee? Mat 18:33 The king speaking to his servant, in a story analogous to God and us.

Woe unto you, scribes [experts in the law WU] and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of [a tenth of your WU] mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. Ye blind guides, which strain at [out] a gnat, and swallow a camel. Mat 23:23-24

But if ye had known what this meaneth, I will have [desire] mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless. Mat 12:1-14 Legalism and extremism work against mercy and compassion.


not causing others to sin

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And whoso [whoever] shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me. Mt 18:5 But whoso [whoever] shall offend [cause to sin WU] one of these little ones which believe in me, it were [would be] better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. Mat 18:5-6 This sheds light on the great responsibility of parenting.

Then said he [Jesus WU] unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offences [that no things that cause people to sin WU] will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come! It were [would be] better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he [were] cast into the sea, than that he should offend [cause to sin WU] one of these little ones. Lk 17:1-2

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