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Golden Rule (Leviticus 19:18, Matthew 7:12, Luke 6:31)

Picture description: God gives Moses the Ten Commandments.
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The Lord said to Moses, “Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against one of your people, but love your neighbour as yourself. I am the Lord.” (Leviticus 19:18)
So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets. (Matthew 7:12)
Do to others as you would have them do to you. (Luke 6:31)


The most essential or fundamental rule.

origin and application

The golden rule is the most essential or fundamental rule associated with something. In the Bible, it refers to the principal rule “love your neighbour as yourself”.
There are similar sayings in other schools of thoughts regarding this ethnic of reciprocity. For example, Confucius said “do not do to others what you do not want others do to you”, which was considered the First Rule of behavior towards all by all.


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