LUKE 6:31

Do unto others

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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In this verse, Jesus describes what is today known as the Golden Rule, or law of reciprocity, which is the principle of treating others as you would wish to be treated. Other instances in the Bible are: Leviticus 19:18 when God commands us to “love thy neighbor as thyself, Matthew 7:12 when Jesus says, “whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them, Luke 10:27 “love... thy neighbor as thyself, Romans 13:9 “love thy neighbor as thyself, and Galatians 5:14 “love thy neighbor as thyself.

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And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.

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Luke 6:31 Translation & Meaning

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And καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words And
as καθὼς Just (or inasmuch) as, that as
ye would θέλετε To determine (as an active option from subjective impulse; whereas G1014 properly denotes rather a passive acquiescence in objective considerations), i.e., choose or prefer (literally or figuratively); by implication, to wish, i.e., be inclined to (sometimes adverbially, gladly); impersonally for the future tense, to be about to; by Hebraism, to delight in would
that ἵνα In order that (denoting the purpose or the result) that
men ἄνθρωποι Man-faced, i.e., a human being men
should do to ποιῶσιν To make or do (in a very wide application, more or less direct) should do
you, ὑμῖν To (with or by) you you
do ποιεῖτε To make or do (in a very wide application, more or less direct) do
ye ὑμεῖς You (as subjective of verb) ye
also καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words also
to them αὐτοῖς The reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons to them
likewise. ὁμοίως Similarly likewise

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  • 29  And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloke forbid not to take thy coat also.

  • 30  Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again.

  • 31  And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.

  • 32  For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them.

  • 33  And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same.




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