Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The One Anothers

Below are 60 (or so) verses in the New Testament that describe the way Christians ought to relate to one another. I have organized them by topic. By the way, the Bible study that meets in our home is called "Wananada Wednesdays" in honor of these passages.
(Note to mainlanders: Wananada is Hawaiian Pidgin for "one another" (sort of).)
(Note to Rich: thanks for reminding me to include Wananada.)
(Note to nerds: these are all the relevant verses that use the Greek word allelon, one another, and the verses where heautos is translated as one another.)

Love One Another
Jn 13:34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.
Jn 13:35 By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.
Jn 15:12 12 This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you.
Jn 15:17 This I command you, that you love one another.
Ro 13:8 Owe nothing to anyone except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law.
1 Th 3:12 and may the Lord cause you to increase and abound in love for one another, and for all men, just as we also do for you…
1 Th 4:9 you yourselves are taught by God to love one another
2 Th 1:3 the love of each one of you toward one another grows ever greater…
1 Pe 1:22 Since you have… purified your souls for a sincere love of the brethren, fervently love one another from the heart…
1 Pe 4:8 Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins.
1 Jn 3:11 For this is the message which you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another
1 Jn 3:23 And this is His commandment, that we believe in the name of His Son Jesus Christ, and love one another
1 Jn 4:7 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.
1 Jn 4:11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
1 Jn 4:12 No one has beheld God at any time; if we love one another, God abides in us, and His love is perfected in us.
2 Jn 5 And now I ask you, lady, not as writing to you a new commandment, but the one which we have had from the beginning, that we love one another.

Value One Another in Humility
Ro 12:10 give preference to one another in honor…
Ro 12:16 Be of the same mind toward one another; do not be haughty in mind, but associate with the lowly. Do not be wise in your own estimation.
Eph 5:21 and be subject to one another in the fear of Christ.
Php 2:3 Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind let each of you regard one another as more important than himself.
1 Pe 5:5 You younger men, likewise, be subject to your elders; and all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another.

Serve One Another
Jn 13:14 If I then, the Lord and the Teacher, washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet.
Ro 15:14 I am convinced that you are… able to admonish one another.
Ga 5:13 For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.
Ga 6:2 Bear one another’s burdens, and thus fulfill the law of Christ.
Eph 5:19 speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord…
Col 3:16 Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs…
Jas 5:16 Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be healed.
1 Pe 4:9 Be hospitable to one another without complaint.
1 Pe 4:10 As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.

Build One Another Up
Ro 1:1 (RSV) … that we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith, both yours and mine.
Ro 14:19 So then let us pursue the things which make for peace and the building up of one another.
1 Th 4:18 Therefore comfort one another with these words.
1 Th 5:11 Therefore encourage one another, and build up one another, just as you also are doing.
Heb 10:24 and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds…

Don’t Tear One Another Down
Ro 14:13 Therefore let us not judge one another anymore, but rather determine this—not to put an obstacle or a stumbling block in a brother’s way.
1 Co 6:7 Actually, then, it is already a defeat for you, that you have lawsuits with one another. Why not rather be wronged? Why not rather be defrauded?
1 Co 7:5 [Husbands and wives,] stop depriving one another
Ga 5:15 But if you bite and devour one another, take care lest you be consumed by one another.
Ga 5:26 Let us not become boastful, challenging one another, envying one another.
Col 3:9 Do not lie to one another, since you laid aside the old self with its evil practices…
1 Th 5:15 See that no one repays another with evil for evil, but always seek after that which is good for one another and for all men.
Jas 4:11 Do not speak against one another, brethren.
Jas 5:9 Do not complain, brethren, against one another, that you yourselves may not be judged…

Forgive and Bear with One Another
Ro 15:7 Wherefore, accept one another, just as Christ also accepted us to the glory of God.
Eph 4:2 with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing forbearance to one another in love...
Eph 4:32 And be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.
Col 3:13 bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you.

Be United with One Another
Mk 9:50 Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another.
Ro 12:5 so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.
Ro 12:16 Be of the same mind toward one another
Ro 15:5 Now may the God who gives perseverance and encouragement grant you to be of the same mind with one another according to Christ Jesus…
1 Co 12:25 that there should be no division in the body, but that the members should have the same care for one another.
Eph 4:25 Therefore, laying aside falsehood, SPEAK TRUTH, EACH ONE of you, WITH HIS NEIGHBOR, for we are members of one another.
1 Th 5:13 and that you esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Live in peace with one another.
1 Jn 1:7 but if we walk in the light as He Himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another

Show Affection to One Another
Ro 12:10 Be devoted to one another in brotherly love…
Ro 16:16 Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the churches of Christ greet you.
1 Co 16:20 All the brethren greet you. Greet one another with a holy kiss.
2 Co 13:12 Greet one another with a holy kiss.
1 Pe 5:14 Greet one another with a kiss of love. Peace be to you all who are in Christ.


  1. What?! No mention of Wananada?

  2. It is awesome to see the verses and principles. I wanted to develop this idea on my study on 1 cor 13. Oh yeah if you have any advice to futher my studies on this passage and also share with people who hardly no the bible, it would be helpful.
    I know the Lord is shaping me with the passage.

  3. I can't believe I posted this. I should of checked the spelling.


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