For why should my liberty be subject to the judgment of someone else’s conscience?The Bible (14th C BC - 2nd C AD) Christian sacred scripture
1 Corinthians 10:29
For why should my liberty be subject to the judgment of someone else’s conscience?The Bible (14th C BC - 2nd C AD) Christian sacred scripture
1 Corinthians 10:29
There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men.The Bible (14th C BC - 2nd C AD) Christian sacred scripture
1 Corinthians 12:4-6
If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.The Bible (14th C BC - 2nd C AD) Christian sacred scripture
1 Corinthians 13:1 (RSV)
If I have all faith, so as to move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.The Bible (14th C BC - 2nd C AD) Christian sacred scripture
1 Corinthians 13:2
If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just, and will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.The Bible (14th C BC - 2nd C AD) Christian sacred scripture
1 John 1:8-9
But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for the Lord sees not as man sees; man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.”The Bible (14th C BC - 2nd C AD) Christian sacred scripture
1 Samuel 16:7
The love of money is the root of all evil.The Bible (14th C BC - 2nd C AD) Christian sacred scripture
1 Timothy 6:10 (KJV)
From there Elisha went up to Bethel. As he was walking along the road, some youths came out of the town and jeered at him. “Go on up, you baldhead!” they said. “Go on up, you baldhead!” He turned around, looked at them and called down a curse on them in the name of the LORD. Then two bears came out of the woods and mauled forty-two of the youths.The Bible (14th C BC - 2nd C AD) Christian sacred scripture
2 Kings 2:23-24 (NIV)
And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here I am! Send me.”The Bible (14th C BC - 2nd C AD) Christian sacred scripture
Jesus replied, “‘You shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, honor your father and mother,’ and ‘love your neighbor as yourself.’” “All these I have kept,” the young man said. “What do I still lack?” Jesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” When the young man heard this, he went away sad, because he had great wealth.The Bible (14th C BC - 2nd C AD) Christian sacred scripture
Matthew 19:19-22 [NIV]
If you are offering your gift at the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother, and then come, and offer your gift.The Bible (14th C BC - 2nd C AD) Christian sacred scripture
Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits.The Bible (14th C BC - 2nd C AD) Christian sacred scripture
There is nothing better for a man, than that he should eat and drink, and that he should make his soul enjoy good in his labor.The Bible (14th C BC - 2nd C AD) Christian sacred scripture
Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.The Bible (14th C BC - 2nd C AD) Christian sacred scripture
Eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart.The Bible (14th C BC - 2nd C AD) Christian sacred scripture
The stroke of the whip maketh marks in the flesh: but the stroke of the tongue breaketh the bones. Many have fallen by the edge of the sword: but not so many as have fallen by the tongue.The Bible (14th C BC - 2nd C AD) Christian sacred scripture
Ecclesiasticus (Sirach) 28:21-22
And let the counsel of thine own heart stand: for there is no man more faithful unto thee than it. For a man’s mind is sometime wont to tell him more than seven watchmen, that sit above in an high tower.The Bible (14th C BC - 2nd C AD) Christian sacred scripture
Ecclesiasticus (Sirach) 37:13-15 [KJV]
Alt trans.: "Trust also your own judgment, for it is your most reliable counselor. A man's mind has sometimes a way of telling him more than seven watchmen posted on a high tower."
There be some of them, that have left a name behind them, that their praises might be reported. And some there be, which have no memorial; who are perished, as though they had never been; and are become as though they had never been born; and their children after them.The Bible (14th C BC - 2nd C AD) Christian sacred scripture
Ecclesiasticus (Sirach) 44:8-9
A faithful friend is a strong defense: and he that hath found such an one hath found a treasure.The Bible (14th C BC - 2nd C AD) Christian sacred scripture
Ecclesiasticus (Sirach) 6:14
Each one should judge his own conduct. If it is good, then he can be proud of what he himself has done, without having to compare it with what someone else has done. For everyone has to carry his own load.The Bible (14th C BC - 2nd C AD) Christian sacred scripture
Be not forgetful to entertain strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.The Bible (14th C BC - 2nd C AD) Christian sacred scripture
Woe to those who make unjust laws,The Bible (14th C BC - 2nd C AD) Christian sacred scripture
to those who issue oppressive decrees,
to deprive the poor of their rights
and withhold justice from the oppressed of my people,
making widows their prey
and robbing the fatherless.
What will you do on the day of reckoning,
when disaster comes from afar?
To whom will you run for help?
Where will you leave your riches?
Isaiah 10:1-3 (NIV)
GNB: You are doomed! You make unjust laws that oppress my people. That is how you keep the poor from having their rights and from getting justice. That is how you take the property that belongs to widows and orphans. What will you do when God punishes you? What will you do when he brings disaster on you from a distant country? Where will you run to find help? Where will you hide your wealth?
KJV: Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness which they have prescribed; To turn aside the needy from judgment, and to take away the right from the poor of my people, that widows may be their prey, and that they may rob the fatherless! And what will ye do in the day of visitation, and in the desolation which shall come from far? to whom will ye flee for help? and where will ye leave your glory?
The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.The Bible (14th C BC - 2nd C AD) Christian sacred scripture
Let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath.The Bible (14th C BC - 2nd C AD) Christian sacred scripture
Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it — he will be blessed in what he does.The Bible (14th C BC - 2nd C AD) Christian sacred scripture
James 1:22-25 (NIV)
KJV: But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed. TEV: Do not deceive yourselves by just listening to his word; instead, put it into practice. Whoever listens to the word but does not put it into practice is like a man who looks in a mirror and sees himself as he is. He takes a good look at himself and then goes away and at once forgets what he looks like. But whoever looks closely into the perfect law that sets people free, who keeps on paying attention to it and does not simply listen and then forget it, but puts it into practice -- that person will be blessed by God in what he does.
Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.The Bible (14th C BC - 2nd C AD) Christian sacred scripture
James 1:27 (NIV)
TEV: What God the Father considers to be pure and genuine religion is this: to take care of orphans and widows in their suffering and to keep oneself from being corrupted by the world. KJV: Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? Can faith save him? If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, and one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit? Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.The Bible (14th C BC - 2nd C AD) Christian sacred scripture
Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works. Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?
James 2:14-20 (KJV)
Brothers and sisters, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against a brother or sister or judges them speaks against the law and judges it. When you judge the law, you are not keeping it, but sitting in judgment on it. There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the one who is able to save and destroy. But you—who are you to judge your neighbor?The Bible (14th C BC - 2nd C AD) Christian sacred scripture
James 4:11-12 (NIV)
Alt. trans. (KJV): "Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge. There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy: who art thou that judgest another? "
I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.The Bible (14th C BC - 2nd C AD) Christian sacred scripture
John 13:34-45 (NRSV)
NIV: A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another. KJV: A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.The Bible (14th C BC - 2nd C AD) Christian sacred scripture
He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.The Bible (14th C BC - 2nd C AD) Christian sacred scripture
Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt in any wise reason with thy neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him. Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the Lord.The Bible (14th C BC - 2nd C AD) Christian sacred scripture
Leviticus 19:17-18 (KJV)
From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded.The Bible (14th C BC - 2nd C AD) Christian sacred scripture
Everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.The Bible (14th C BC - 2nd C AD) Christian sacred scripture
There will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.The Bible (14th C BC - 2nd C AD) Christian sacred scripture
Woe to you, when all men speak well of you, for so their fathers did to the false prophets.The Bible (14th C BC - 2nd C AD) Christian sacred scripture
And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.The Bible (14th C BC - 2nd C AD) Christian sacred scripture
Luke 6:31 (KJV)
- "Do to others as you would have them do to you." (NRSV)
- "Do for others just what you want them to do for you." (GNT)
See also the Bible, Matthew 7:12.
As the time approached for him to be taken up to heaven, Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem. And he sent messengers on ahead, who went into a Samaritan village to get things ready for him; but the people there did not welcome him, because he was heading for Jerusalem. When the disciples James and John saw this, they asked, “Lord, do you want us to call fire down from heaven to destroy them?” But Jesus turned and rebuked them, and they went to another village.The Bible (14th C BC - 2nd C AD) Christian sacred scripture
Luke 9:51-56 (NIV)
Of that day or that hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Take heed, watch; for you do not know when the time will come. It is like a man going on a journey, when he leaves home and puts his servants in charge, each with his work, and commands the doorkeeper to on the watch. Watch therefore — for you do not know when the master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or at cockcrow, or in the morning — lest he come suddenly and find you asleep. And what I say to you I say to all: watch.The Bible (14th C BC - 2nd C AD) Christian sacred scripture
What comes out of a man is what makes him “unclean.” For from within, out of men’s hearts, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly. All these evils come from inside and make a man “unclean.”The Bible (14th C BC - 2nd C AD) Christian sacred scripture
Mark 7:20-23 (NIV)
Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.The Bible (14th C BC - 2nd C AD) Christian sacred scripture
Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s.The Bible (14th C BC - 2nd C AD) Christian sacred scripture
“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: ” ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”The Bible (14th C BC - 2nd C AD) Christian sacred scripture
Matthew 22:36-40 (NIV)
The two quoted verses are from Deut. 6:5 and Lev. 19:18.
The teachers of the law and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat. So you must be careful to do everything they tell you. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach. They tie up heavy, cumbersome loads and put them on other people’s shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to lift a finger to move them. Everything they do is done for people to see: They make their phylacteries wide and the tassels on their garments long; they love the place of honor at banquets and the most important seats in the synagogues; they love to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces and to be called ‘Rabbi’ by others.The Bible (14th C BC - 2nd C AD) Christian sacred scripture
Matthew 23:2-7 (NIV)
- "The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses' seat; so practice and observe whatever they tell you, but not what they do; for they preach, but do not practice. They bind heavy burdens, hard to bear, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with their finger. They do all their deeds to be seen by men; for they make their phylacteries broad and their fringes long, and they love the place of honor at feasts and the best seats in the synagogues, and salutations in the market places, and being called rabbi by men." [NRSV]
"The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat: All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not. For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers. But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments, and love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues, and greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi." [KJV]
“When the Son of man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate them one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, and he will place the sheep at his right hand, but the goats at the left.
“Then the King will say to those at his right hand, ‘Come, O blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’
“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see thee hungry and feed thee, or thirsty and give thee drink? And when did we see thee a stranger and welcome thee, or naked and clothe thee? And when did we see thee sick or in prison and visit thee?’ And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.’
“Then he will say to those at his left hand, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels; for I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.’
“Then they also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see thee hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to thee?’ Then he will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it not to one of the least of these, you did it not to me.’ And they will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”The Bible (14th C BC - 2nd C AD) Christian sacred scripture
You have heard that it was said, “An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.” But I say to you, Do not resist one who is evil. But if any one strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also; and if any one would sue you and take your coat, let him have your cloak as well; and if any one forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. Give to him who begs from you, and do not refuse him who would borrow from you.The Bible (14th C BC - 2nd C AD) Christian sacred scripture
You have heard that it was said, “You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.” But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven.The Bible (14th C BC - 2nd C AD) Christian sacred scripture
Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.The Bible (14th C BC - 2nd C AD) Christian sacred scripture
Matthew 5:7 (KJV)
“Be careful not to do your ‘acts of righteousness’ before men, to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.
“So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
“And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.”The Bible (14th C BC - 2nd C AD) Christian sacred scripture
Matthew 6:1-6 (NIV)
KJV: "Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.
"Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.
"And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly."
Take no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.The Bible (14th C BC - 2nd C AD) Christian sacred scripture
Matthew 6:34 (KJV)
NIV: Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own NRSV: So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today’s trouble is enough for today. TEV: So do not worry about tomorrow; it will have enough worries of its own. There is no need to add to the troubles each day brings.
Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged; and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.The Bible (14th C BC - 2nd C AD) Christian sacred scripture
Matthew 7:1-2 (KJV)
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.The Bible (14th C BC - 2nd C AD) Christian sacred scripture
Matthew 7:12 (KJV)
- Popularly, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."
- NIV: "So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets."
- NRSV: "In everything do to others as you would have them do to you; for this is the law and the prophets."
- TEV: "Do for others what you want them to do for you: this is the meaning of the Law of Moses and of the teachings of the prophets."
Note: The "Golden Rule" has been expressed in many ways by many religious and philosphical teachers. Several of these in WIST are or will be cross-referenced to this quotation (as trackbacks), not to lend it primacy, but because this is the most well-known formulation of it in the Western world, and to simplify the cross-referencing to one central point.
He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.The Bible (14th C BC - 2nd C AD) Christian sacred scripture
Micah 6:8 (NIV)
KJV: He hath shewed thee, O man what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God? NRSV: He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?
What hath God wrought!The Bible (14th C BC - 2nd C AD) Christian sacred scripture
Used by Samuel Morse as the first telegraph message, to formally open the Baltimore-Washington telegraph line (24 May 1844)
The Lord bless you and keep you:The Bible (14th C BC - 2nd C AD) Christian sacred scripture
The Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you:
The Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace.
The peace of God which passes all understanding.The Bible (14th C BC - 2nd C AD) Christian sacred scripture
Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.The Bible (14th C BC - 2nd C AD) Christian sacred scripture
Proverbs 16:18 (KJV)
He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who ruleth his spirit than he who taketh a city.The Bible (14th C BC - 2nd C AD) Christian sacred scripture
Proverbs 16:32 (KJV)
A merry heart doeth good like a medicine; but a broken spirit drieth the bones.The Bible (14th C BC - 2nd C AD) Christian sacred scripture
Proverbs 17:22 (KJV)
Do not rejoice when your enemy falleth, and let not your heart be glad when he stumbleth.The Bible (14th C BC - 2nd C AD) Christian sacred scripture
Proverbs 24:17 (KJV)
A mirror reflects a man’s face, but what he is really like is shown by the kind of friends he chooses.The Bible (14th C BC - 2nd C AD) Christian sacred scripture
Proverbs 27:19 (TLB)
KJV: As in water face answereth to face, so the heart of man to man. NIV: As water reflects a face, so a man’s heart reflects the man. TEV: It is your own face that you see reflected in the water and it is your own self that you see in your heart.
Let your fountain be blessed, and rejoice in the wife of your youth, a lovely deer, a graceful doe. May her breasts satisfy you at all times; may you be intoxicated always by her love.The Bible (14th C BC - 2nd C AD) Christian sacred scripture
Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.The Bible (14th C BC - 2nd C AD) Christian sacred scripture
Who are you to judge the servant of someone else? It is his own Master who will decide whether he succeeds or fails.The Bible (14th C BC - 2nd C AD) Christian sacred scripture
The true beginning of wisdom is the desire to learn, and a concern for learning means love towards her; the love of her means the keeping of her laws; to keep her laws is a warrant of immortality; and immortality brings a man near to God. Thus the desire of wisdom leads to kingly stature.The Bible (14th C BC - 2nd C AD) Christian sacred scripture
Wisdom of Solomon 6:17-20
Thus says the Lord of hosts: Render true judgements, show kindness and mercy to one another; do not oppress the widow, the orphan, the alien, or the poor; and do not devise evil in your hearts against one another.
But they refused to listen, and turned a stubborn shoulder, and stopped their ears in order not to hear. They made their hearts adamant in order not to hear the law and the words that the Lord of hosts had sent by his spirit through the former prophets. Therefore great wrath came from the Lord of hosts.The Bible (14th C BC - 2nd C AD) Christian sacred scripture