The do unto others Bible verse is found in the Gospel of Luke Chapter 6 Verse 31 and in Matthew Chapter 7 Verse 12. In the section of Luke chapter 6 where we find the do unto others Bible verse Luke is talking about loving our enemies. The basic premise is that even though people that we either know or don’t know may hurt us or may offend us that we need to continue to show the love of Christ and continue to do unto them that which we would want them to do unto us.
The concept of the do unto others Bible verse in context is hard for many of us to wrap our heads around, because when people hurt us, we immediately want to get even and to pay them back for what they have done to us.
We have to remember that as children of God that we must let Him be the judge and let Him punish those who wrong us. It says in the Word of God that love covers a multitude of sins and I believe that when we continue to show love despite persecution that those persecuting us will begin to soften and wonder how we can continue to show them love. This is often a perfect witnessing tool.
In Matthew 7:12 the mention of the “do unto others bible verse” is being said as a golden rule of how we should treat others. The reason why this is considered the “Golden Rule” is because we all want to be loved and respected and in the Word of God it says that the two most important commandments, the commandments that every other commandment stem from is to:
1. Love the Lord your God with all your heart.
2. Love your neighbor as yourself.
This shows that true Godly love is the foundation of all of His Commands, and all that He is. This is why doing unto others what we want done to us is the golden rule because it shows true Godly love towards others despite what they may do to us.
Do unto others Bible Verse from 3 Popular Translations/Versions
King James Version
Luke 6:31 “And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.”
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.”
English Standard Version
Luke 6:31 “And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.”
Matthew 7:12 “So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.”
New Living Translation
Luke 6:31 “Do to others as you would like them to do to you.”
Matthew 7:12 “Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you. This is the essence of all that is taught in the law and the prophets.”