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Is the golden rule in the bible?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 6:40 PM on May. 10, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Yes, in several places.

    "So whatever you wish that men would do to you, do so to them; for this is the Law and the prophets." (Matthew 7:12 RSV

    Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful. Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven; give, and it will be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For the measure you give will be the measure you get back." (Luke 6:36-38 RSV)

    There are other passages as well.
    neebug3766

    Answer by neebug3766 at 6:45 PM on May. 10, 2010

  • It predates the bible by several thousand years.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 6:53 PM on May. 10, 2010

  • Treat other how you would want to be treated
    hot-mama86

    Answer by hot-mama86 at 6:58 PM on May. 10, 2010

  • It predates the bible by several thousand years.

    Thanks, I wanted to know if it was in the bible.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:00 PM on May. 10, 2010

  • May. 10, 2010 by: rkoloms
    It predates the bible by several thousand years.

    What do you have to back up that claim?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:09 PM on May. 10, 2010

  • In 4200 BC, Ann Landers said..... "Do unto others as you, would have them do unto you". I think she got it off a bubble gum wrapper.
    GMMOLLY

    Answer by GMMOLLY at 6:08 AM on May. 11, 2010

  • It is a principle tenet of several religions, not just Christianity. The Pagans, for example have said (for eons) "Do what thou wilt, an it hurt none". So, yes, it is in the Christian Bible, but it is part of many (perhaps most) other beliefs as well.

    jsbenkert

    Answer by jsbenkert at 6:41 AM on May. 12, 2010

  • Matt 7:12
    Luke 6:31
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:57 PM on May. 14, 2010

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