100 Bible Verses about How To Treat Others

Ephesians 4:32 ESV / 1,099 helpful votes

Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

Ephesians 4:29-32 ESV / 820 helpful votes

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

Luke 6:31 ESV / 787 helpful votes

And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.

John 15:12 ESV / 718 helpful votes

“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.

Matthew 7:12 ESV / 495 helpful votes

“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.

1 John 4:20-21 ESV / 463 helpful votes

If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother.

Romans 12:10 ESV / 365 helpful votes

Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.

Proverbs 24:17 ESV / 357 helpful votes

Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, and let not your heart be glad when he stumbles,

Romans 15:1-2 ESV / 322 helpful votes

We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up.

1 Peter 3:8-12 ESV / 280 helpful votes

Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing. For “Whoever desires to love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit; let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it. For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayer. But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”

Philippians 2:4 ESV / 238 helpful votes

Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.

Matthew 6:14-15 ESV / 222 helpful votes

For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

Colossians 3:12-14 ESV / 220 helpful votes

Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.

1 Peter 2:17 ESV / 218 helpful votes

Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.

1 Timothy 5:1-2 ESV / 201 helpful votes

Do not rebuke an older man but encourage him as you would a father, younger men as brothers, older women as mothers, younger women as sisters, in all purity.

Romans 12:18 ESV / 198 helpful votes

If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.

James 2:1-13 ESV / 194 helpful votes

My brothers, show no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory. For if a man wearing a gold ring and fine clothing comes into your assembly, and a poor man in shabby clothing also comes in, and if you pay attention to the one who wears the fine clothing and say, “You sit here in a good place,” while you say to the poor man, “You stand over there,” or, “Sit down at my feet,” have you not then made distinctions among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts? Listen, my beloved brothers, has not God chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom, which he has promised to those who love him? ...

1 Corinthians 13:4-13 ESV / 182 helpful votes

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. ...

Romans 12:17-21 ESV / 154 helpful votes

Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. 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.

Mark 12:31 ESV / 139 helpful votes

The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”

1 John 3:18 ESV / 123 helpful votes

Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.

Romans 10:12 ESV / 121 helpful votes

For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him.

Matthew 7:3-5 ESV / 116 helpful votes

Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye.

1 John 4:20 ESV / 115 helpful votes

If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen.

Philippians 2:3 ESV / 107 helpful votes

Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.

John 13:34 ESV / 107 helpful votes

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.

Matthew 19:19 ESV / 97 helpful votes

Honor your father and mother, and, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

1 Corinthians 13:13 ESV / 90 helpful votes

So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

John 3:16 ESV / 78 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Luke 6:35-36 ESV / 75 helpful votes

But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil. Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful.

Galatians 5:14 ESV / 74 helpful votes

For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

1 Peter 3:1-22 ESV / 68 helpful votes

Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives, when they see your respectful and pure conduct. Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious. For this is how the holy women who hoped in God used to adorn themselves, by submitting to their own husbands, ...

Ephesians 5:33 ESV / 68 helpful votes

However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.

John 13:34-35 ESV / 67 helpful votes

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

James 1:19 ESV / 66 helpful votes

Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger;

John 14:15 ESV / 63 helpful votes

“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.

Leviticus 19:18 ESV / 63 helpful votes

You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the sons of your own people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord.

John 15:13 ESV / 59 helpful votes

Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.

1 John 4:19 ESV / 57 helpful votes

We love because he first loved us.

Hebrews 10:24 ESV / 57 helpful votes

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works,

Matthew 5:44 ESV / 57 helpful votes

But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

Matthew 5:43-48 ESV / 56 helpful votes

“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. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? ...

Ephesians 4:29 ESV / 51 helpful votes

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.

1 Corinthians 16:14 ESV / 51 helpful votes

Let all that you do be done in love.

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 ESV / 46 helpful votes

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

1 Peter 3:8 ESV / 45 helpful votes

Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.

Ephesians 4:2 ESV / 45 helpful votes

With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,

Luke 17:3-4 ESV / 45 helpful votes

Pay attention to yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him, and if he sins against you seven times in the day, and turns to you seven times, saying, ‘I repent,’ you must forgive him.”

1 John 3:11 ESV / 44 helpful votes

For this is the message that you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.

Galatians 5:26 ESV / 44 helpful votes

Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.

Matthew 18:15-18 ESV / 44 helpful votes

“If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses. If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church. And if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector. Truly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 43 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Romans 13:1-7 ESV / 41 helpful votes

Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God's servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God's wrath on the wrongdoer. Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God's wrath but also for the sake of conscience. ...

Titus 2:3 ESV / 40 helpful votes

Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good,

Ephesians 6:1-3 ESV / 40 helpful votes

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.”

Ephesians 5:29 ESV / 40 helpful votes

For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church,

Luke 6:27-36 ESV / 40 helpful votes

“But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. To one who strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also, and from one who takes away your cloak do not withhold your tunic either. Give to everyone who begs from you, and from one who takes away your goods do not demand them back. And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them. ...

Hebrews 12:14-15 ESV / 39 helpful votes

Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord. See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no “root of bitterness” springs up and causes trouble, and by it many become defiled;

Luke 6:27 ESV / 39 helpful votes

“But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,

Matthew 5:21-22 ESV / 39 helpful votes

“You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment.’ But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be liable to the hell of fire.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 38 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,

1 Thessalonians 5:11 ESV / 38 helpful votes

Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.

Philippians 2:3-4 ESV / 38 helpful votes

Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.

Ephesians 4:31 ESV / 38 helpful votes

Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.

Proverbs 17:17 ESV / 38 helpful votes

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

1 Peter 5:5 ESV / 37 helpful votes

Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”

Hebrews 13:2 ESV / 37 helpful votes

Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

Proverbs 29:11 ESV / 37 helpful votes

A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back.

Matthew 25:40 ESV / 36 helpful votes

And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’

Proverbs 17:9 ESV / 36 helpful votes

Whoever covers an offense seeks love, but he who repeats a matter separates close friends.

Proverbs 16:28 ESV / 33 helpful votes

A dishonest man spreads strife, and a whisperer separates close friends.

Colossians 3:13 ESV / 32 helpful votes

Bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.

Galatians 5:14-15 ESV / 31 helpful votes

For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” But if you bite and devour one another, watch out that you are not consumed by one another.

Ephesians 6:5-9 ESV / 30 helpful votes

Slaves, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, with a sincere heart, as you would Christ, not by the way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but as servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart, rendering service with a good will as to the Lord and not to man, knowing that whatever good anyone does, this he will receive back from the Lord, whether he is a slave or free. Masters, do the same to them, and stop your threatening, knowing that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and that there is no partiality with him.

Ephesians 4:1-3 ESV / 30 helpful votes

I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

John 3:1-36 ESV / 30 helpful votes

Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.” Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born?” Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. ...

Isaiah 1:1-31 ESV / 30 helpful votes

The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah. Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth; for the Lord has spoken: “Children have I reared and brought up, but they have rebelled against me. The ox knows its owner, and the donkey its master's crib, but Israel does not know, my people do not understand.” Ah, sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, offspring of evildoers, children who deal corruptly! They have forsaken the Lord, they have despised the Holy One of Israel, they are utterly estranged. Why will you still be struck down? Why will you continue to rebel? The whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint. ...

Galatians 5:13 ESV / 29 helpful votes

For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.

1 Corinthians 15:33 ESV / 29 helpful votes

Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.”

Luke 6:30 ESV / 29 helpful votes

Give to everyone who begs from you, and from one who takes away your goods do not demand them back.

Proverbs 28:1 ESV / 29 helpful votes

The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion.

Proverbs 16:7 ESV / 29 helpful votes

When a man's ways please the Lord, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.

Psalm 103:10 ESV / 28 helpful votes

He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities.

James 2:8-16 ESV / 27 helpful votes

If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing well. But if you show partiality, you are committing sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors. For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become accountable for all of it. For he who said, “Do not commit adultery,” also said, “Do not murder.” If you do not commit adultery but do murder, you have become a transgressor of the law. So speak and so act as those who are to be judged under the law of liberty. ...

Philippians 2:2 ESV / 27 helpful votes

Complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.

Matthew 18:15-17 ESV / 26 helpful votes

“If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses. If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church. And if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.

Matthew 5:38-42 ESV / 26 helpful votes

“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 the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if anyone would sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you.

Proverbs 18:24 ESV / 26 helpful votes

A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

Matthew 5:9 ESV / 25 helpful votes

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.

1 Peter 3:7 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.

Ephesians 4:31-32 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

Matthew 18:21-22 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Then Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy times seven.

Jeremiah 7:8-11 ESV / 23 helpful votes

“Behold, you trust in deceptive words to no avail. Will you steal, murder, commit adultery, swear falsely, make offerings to Baal, and go after other gods that you have not known, and then come and stand before me in this house, which is called by my name, and say, ‘We are delivered!’—only to go on doing all these abominations? Has this house, which is called by my name, become a den of robbers in your eyes? Behold, I myself have seen it, declares the Lord.

John 8:36 ESV / 22 helpful votes

So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.

Matthew 18:15 ESV / 22 helpful votes

“If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother.

Acts 12:1-25 ESV / 21 helpful votes

About that time Herod the king laid violent hands on some who belonged to the church. He killed James the brother of John with the sword, and when he saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded to arrest Peter also. This was during the days of Unleavened Bread. And when he had seized him, he put him in prison, delivering him over to four squads of soldiers to guard him, intending after the Passover to bring him out to the people. So Peter was kept in prison, but earnest prayer for him was made to God by the church. ...

Proverbs 12:1 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid.

Proverbs 22:3 ESV / 19 helpful votes

The prudent sees danger and hides himself, but the simple go on and suffer for it.

Ephesians 4:12 ESV / 18 helpful votes

To equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ,

Proverbs 15:1 ESV / 18 helpful votes

A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

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