EJ&T: Jesus's Commandments
Every Jot and Tittle: All the commandments in the Bible

Introduction

  1. Commandments about the Commandments
  2. Commandments about God
  3. Other Gods and Beliefs
  4. Holy Things and Holy Days
  5. Priests, Levites, Nazarites, and Prophets
  6. Business, Law, and Government
  7. Slavery, War, and Genocide
  8. Crime and Punishment
  9. Sex, Homosexuality, and Circumcision
  10. Marriage, Divorce, Children, and Human Life
  11. Women
  12. Animals, Agriculture, and the Environment
  13. Animal Sacrifice
  14. Health, Diet, Alcohol, Clothing, and Personal Hygiene
  15. Jesus's Commandments
  16. Just for Christians
  17. Good Rules
  18. Fortune Cookie Commandments

Maimonides's List
-248 Positive Mitzvot
-365 Negative Mitvot

List of all the commandments in the order of their occurrence in the Bible



Every Jot and Tittle: All the commandments in the Bible



Chapter 15: Jesus's Commandments

Jesus had two commandments about the commandments: Don't think that he came to destroy the old ones and obey all of his new ones. He also said that all of the old commandments can be summarized in just two: Love God and love your neighbor as yourself. So I guess all you need to worry about are these two, plus Jesus's commandments, which are listed below.

I found 143 commandments that are attributed to Jesus in the gospels. Of these 14 seem good (to me, anyway). They are listed separately after the others.

Old and New Commandments
Jesus's Commandments About Jesus
Jesus's body and blood
Jesus's Disciples
Scribes and Pharisees
Blasphemy and Holy Things
Prayer and Fasting
Preaching
Sex
Marriage and Divorce
Family Values
Children
Food and Clothing
Swords
Good Works
Legal Matters
Economics
Names and Name-calling
Your Life
The End of the World
Christian Living
Good Rules


    Old and New Commandments

  1. Don't think Jesus came to destroy the commandments in the Hebrew scriptures.
  2. Think not that I am come to destroy the law ... Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law. Matthew 5:17-18

  3. Teach everyone to obey Jesus's commandments.
  4. Teach all nations ... Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you. Matthew 28:18-20

    Keep my commandments. John 14:15


    Jesus's Commandments About Jesus

  5. Follow Jesus.
  6. Follow me. Matthew 4:19, 8:22, 9:9, 16:24, 19:21; Mark 2:14, 8:34, 10:21; Luke 5:27, 9:23, 9:59, 18:22; John 1:43, 10:27, 12:26, 21:19

    He that [does not] followeth after me, is not worthy of me. Matthew 10:38

    Whosoever doth not ... come after me, cannot be my disciple. Luke 14:27

    Follow thou me. John 21:22

  7. Receive whomever Jesus sends.
  8. He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me. Matthew 10:40

    He that receiveth whomsoever I send receiveth me; and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me. John 13:20

  9. Come to Jesus.
  10. Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

  11. Take up Jesus's yoke.
  12. Take my yoke upon you. Matthew 11:29a

  13. Learn of Jesus.
  14. Learn of me. Matthew 11:29b

  15. Don't be ashamed of Jesus.
  16. (Or Jesus will be ashamed of you when he comes with his angels.)
    Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels. Mark 8:38

    Whosoever shall be ashamed of me and my word, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and in his Father's, and of the holy angels. Luke 9:26

  17. Believe in Jesus.
  18. (Or the wrath of God is on you and you'll be damned to hell.)
    He that believeth not shall be damned. Mark 16:16

    Whosoever believeth in him [Jesus] should not perish, but have everlasting life. ... He that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. John 3:16-18

    He that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him. John 3:36

  19. Hear Jesus's word and believe on the one who sent him.
  20. He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. John 5:24

  21. Testify that Jesus is ordained to judge the quick and the dead.
  22. And he [Jesus] commanded us ... to testify that it is he which was ordained of God to be the Judge of quick and dead. Acts 10:42

    Jesus's body and blood

  23. Eat Jesus's flesh and drink his blood.
  24. Or you'll have no life in you.
    Jesus ... said, Take, eat; this is my body. And he took the cup ... and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; For this is my blood. Matthew 26:26-28

    Jesus ... said, Take, eat: this is my body. And he took the cup, and ... gave it to them: and they all drank of it. Mark 14:22-24

    Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. John 6:53-54

    The Lord Jesus ... said, Take, eat: this is my body .... After the same manner also he took the cup ... saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. 1 Cor 11:23-24

  25. Remember Jesus when you eat his body and blood.
  26. This do in remembrance of me. Luke 22:19

    This do ye ... in remembrance of me.1 Corinthians 11:24


    Jesus's Disciples

  27. Give a cup of cold water to a a little one in the name of a disciple.
  28. (And you'll never lose your reward.)
    Whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward. Matthew 10:42

  29. Listen to Jesus's disciples.
  30. He that heareth you heareth me. Luke 10:16a

  31. Don't despise Jesus's disciples.
  32. He that despiseth you despiseth me; and he that despiseth me despiseth him that sent me. Luke 10:16b

    Scribes and Pharisees

  33. Do whatever the scribes and Pharisees tell you to do.
  34. Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples, Saying ... All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do. Matthew 23:1-3

  35. Don't do what the scribes and Pharisees do.
  36. Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples, Saying The scribes and the Pharisees ... do not ye after their works. Matthew 23:2-3

  37. Beware of the scribes.
  38. Beware of the scribes ... these shall receive greater damnation. Mark 12:38-40

    Beware of the scribes ... the same shall receive greater damnation. Luke 20:46-47


    Blasphemy and Holy Things

  39. Don't give holy things to dogs.
  40. Give not that which is holy unto the dogs. Matthew 7:6a

  41. Don't cast your pearls before swine.
  42. Neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you. Matthew 7:6b

  43. Don't blaspheme against the Holy Ghost.
  44. (If you do, you'll never be forgiven and you'll be in danger of eternal damnation.)
    Blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. ... Whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come. Matthew 12:31-32

    He that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation. Mark 3:29

    But unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven. Luke 12:10


    Prayer and Fasting

  45. Pray for those who persecute you.
  46. Pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you. Matthew 5:44

    Pray for them which despitefully use you. Luke 6:28

  47. Don't pray in public.
  48. 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. Matthew 6:5

  49. Pray alone and in secret.
  50. 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. Matthew 6:6

  51. Don't repeat prayers.
  52. When ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him. Matthew 6:7-8

  53. Pray like this:
  54. If you're a Protestant.
    After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. Matthew 6:9-13
    Or like this, if you're a Catholic.
    When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth. Give us day by day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil. Luke 11:2-4
    (But don't repeat it.)

  55. Don't look sad and disfigure your face while fasting.
  56. When ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. Matthew 6:16

  57. When you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face.
  58. When thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face. Matthew 6:17

  59. Pray that the Lord of the harvest will send laborers into his harvest.
  60. Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest. Matthew 9:38

  61. Don't say long prayers (just to show off).
  62. Beware of the scribes ... Which ... for a pretence make long prayers: these shall receive greater damnation. Mark 12:38-40

    Beware of the scribes ... Which ... for a shew make long prayers: the same shall receive greater damnation. Luke 20:46-47

  63. Pray.
  64. (Because you don't know what time it is.)

    Pray: for ye know not when the time is. Mark 13:33

    Pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man. Luke 24:36

    Continuing instant in prayer. Romans 12:12

    Continue in prayer ... in the same with thanksgiving. Colossians 4:2

    The end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer. 1 Peter 4:7


    Preaching

  65. Preach the gospel to every creature.
  66. (Don't forget the beetles!)
    Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. Mark 16:14

  67. Preach the kingdom of God.
  68. Go thou and preach the kingdom of God. Luke 9:60

  69. Preach to the people.
  70. He [Jesus] commanded us to preach unto the people. Acts 10:42

    Sex

  71. Don't look at a woman with lust.
  72. (If you do you've already committed adultery with her in your heart.)
    Whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. Matthew 5:28

  73. If your right eye offends you, pluck it out.
  74. (It's better lose an eye than go to hell.)
    If thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. Matthew 5:29

  75. If your right hand offends you, cut it off.
  76. (It's better lose a hand than go to hell.)
    If thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. Matthew 5:30

    Marriage and Divorce

  77. Don't divorce your wife (unless she has fornicated).
  78. (If you divorce your wife, you cause her to commit adultery.)
    Whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery. Matthew 5:32a

    Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery. Matthew 19:9

  79. Don't divorce your wife (even if she has fornicated).
  80. (If you divorce her, you both commit adultery.)
    What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. Matthew 19:6

    What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. ... And he saith unto them, Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultery against her. And if a woman shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she committeth adultery. Mark 10:9-12

    In the Old Testament, God seemed to (maybe, sort of) agree with Jesus on this - at least in this verse:
    For the LORD, the God of Israel, saith that he hateth putting away: for one covereth violence with his garment, saith the LORD of hosts: therefore take heed to your spirit, that ye deal not treacherously. Malachi 2:16

  81. Don't marry a divorced woman.
  82. (If you do, you are committing adultery.)
    Whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery. Matthew 5:32b

    Whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery. Matthew 19:9


    Family Values

  83. Let the dead bury the dead.
  84. (Don't bother burying your dead father.)
    Another of his disciples said unto him, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father. But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead. Matthew 8:22

    And he said unto another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father. Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury their dead. Luke 9:59-60

  85. Don't love your family more than Jesus.
  86. He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. Matthew 10:37

  87. Hate your family and yourself.
  88. If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. Luke 14:26

    Children

  89. Be converted like a little child.
  90. Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 18:3

    Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein. Mark 10:15

  91. Let little children come to Jesus.
  92. Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me. Matthew 19:14

    Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. Mark 10:14

  93. Receive a child in Jesus's name.
  94. Whosoever shall receive one of such children in my name, receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me, receiveth not me, but him that sent me. Mark 9:37

    Food and Clothing

  95. Pay no attention to what you eat or drink.
  96. Take no thought for ... what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink. Matthew 6:25b, Luke 12:22b

    Take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? Matthew 6:31

    Seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink. Luke 12:29

    Let no man therefore judge you in meat or drink. Colossians 2:16

  97. Give no thought to what clothes you wear.
  98. Take no thought for ... what ye shall put on. Matthew 6:25c, Luke 12:22c

  99. Wear a wedding garment.
  100. Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless. Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness, there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Matthew 22:12-13

  101. Don't wear long robes with enlarged borders.
  102. (Those who walk in long robes will receive the greater damnation.)
    The scribes and the Pharisees ... do not ye after their works ... they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments. Matthew 23:2-5

    Beware of the scribes, which love to go in long clothing ... these shall receive greater damnation. Mark 12:38-40

    Beware of the scribes, which desire to walk in long robes ... the same shall receive greater damnation. Luke 20:46

  103. If you have a purse or a scrip (traveling bag), take it.
  104. He that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip. Luke 22:36a

    Swords

  105. Don't take the sword.
  106. Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword. Matthew 26:52

  107. If you don't have a sword, sell your garment and buy one.
  108. He that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one. Luke 22:36

    Good Works

  109. Let everyone see your good works.
  110. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works. Matthew 5:16

    But all their works they do for to be seen of men. Matthew 23:5

    Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation. 1 Peter 2:12

    In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works. Titus 2:7

  111. Don't let your left hand know what your right hand is doing.
  112. 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. Matthew 6:3-4

    Legal Matters

  113. Agree with your adversary quickly, before you are thrown into prison.
  114. (You won't get out of prison until you've paid the last penny.)
    Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison. Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing. Matthew 5:25-26

    When thou goest with thine adversary to the magistrate, as thou art in the way, give diligence that thou mayest be delivered from him; lest he hale thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and the officer cast thee into prison. I tell thee, thou shalt not depart thence, till thou hast paid the very last mite. Luke 12:58-59

  115. Don't swear.
  116. Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God's throne: Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King. Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black. Matthew 5:34-36

    But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation. James 5:12

  117. If you are sued, give more than you are ask for.
  118. If any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also. Matthew 5:40

    Him that taketh away thy cloak forbid not to take thy coat also. Luke 6:29

  119. If someone forces you to do something, do twice as much as you were forced to do.
  120. Whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain. Matthew 5:41

  121. If your brother trespasses against you, go and tell him to his face.
  122. If thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. Matthew 18:15

    If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him. Luke 17:3

  123. If he won't listen to you, take one or two others with you.
  124. If he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established. Matthew 18:16

  125. If he won't listen to the two (or three) of you, tell the church.
  126. And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church. Matthew 18:17a

  127. If he won't listen to the church, treat him as a heathen and a publican.
  128. If he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican. Matthew 18:17b

  129. If someone takes away your property, don't ask for it back.
  130. Of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again. Luke 6:30

    Economics

  131. Lend to anyone who asks to borrow from you.
  132. From him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away. Matthew 5:42

  133. Give to anyone who asks your for anything.
  134. Give to him that asketh thee. Matthew 5:42

    Give to every man that asketh of thee. Luke 6:30

  135. Store your treasures in heaven, not on earth.
  136. Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth ... But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven. Matthew 6:19-20

  137. Don't be rich.
  138. Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven. And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. Matthew 19:23-24

    And Jesus looked round about, and saith unto his disciples, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God! ... It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. Mark 10:23-25

    Woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation. Luke 6:24

    Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. Luke 16:24-25


    Your Life

  139. Don't think about your own life.
  140. Take no thought for your life. Matthew 6:25a, Luke 12:22a

  141. Don't find your life.
  142. He that findeth his life shall lose it. Matthew 10:39a

  143. Lose your life.
  144. (For Jesus and the gospel's sake) For Jesus's sake (and the gospel's).
    He that loseth his life for my sake shall find it. Matthew 10:39b

    Whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. Matthew 16:25

    Whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it. Mark 8:35

    Whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it. Luke 17:33

  145. Don't try to save your life.
  146. If you try to save it, you'll lose it. (And if you lose it, you'll find it.)
    Whosoever will save his life shall lose it. Matthew 16:25

    For whosoever will save his life shall lose it. Mark 8:35

    Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it. Luke 17:33


    Names and Name-calling

  147. Don't call your brother "Raca".
  148. Whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council. Matthew 5:22a

  149. Don't call anyone a fool.
  150. Whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire. Matthew 5:22b

  151. Don't let anyone call you "Rabbi."
  152. (Jesus is your only Rabbi.)
    The scribes and the Pharisees ... do not ye after their works ... they ... love ... to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi. Matthew 23:2-7

    Be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren. Matthew 23:8

  153. Don't call anyone "Father."
  154. (God is the only father.)
    Call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven. Matthew 23:9

  155. Don't let anyone call you "Master."
  156. (Jesus is your master; you are his slave.)
    Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ. Matthew 23:19

    The End of the World

  157. When the end of the world comes, don't offend the son of man's angels.
  158. Or you'll be cast into a furnace of fire where you'll wail and gnash your teeth.
    So shall it be in the end of this world. The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend ... And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Matthew 13:40-42

  159. Don't be deceived by false Christs.
  160. Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. Matthew 24:4-5

    Take heed lest any man deceive you: For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. Mark 13:5-6

    Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them. Luke 21:8

  161. Don't worry about wars and rumors of wars.
  162. Ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. Matthew 24:6

    When ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be ye not troubled: for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet. Mark 13:7

    Ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified: for these things must first come to pass; but the end is not by and by. Luke 21:9

  163. If anyone says to you, "Lo, here is Christ" or "Lo, there he is", don't believe it.
  164. (Even if he does great signs and wonders.)
    If any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Matthew 24:23-24

    If any man shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ; or, lo, he is there; believe him not. Mark 13:21

  165. Learn a fig tree parable.
  166. Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Matthew 24:32-33

    Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near. So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know that it is nigh, even at the doors. Mark 13:23-24

  167. Watch.
  168. (Because you never know when Jesus will come. And you wouldn't want him to catch you sleeping.)
    Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. Matthew 24:42

    Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh. Matthew 25:13

    Watch ... for ye know not when the time is ... Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning: Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping. And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch. Mark 13:33-37

    Watch ye therefore. Luke 24:34

    Watch ye. 1 Corinthians 16:13

    Let us watch. 1 Thessalonians 5:6

    The end of all things is at hand: ... watch. 1 Peter 4:7

  169. Be ready for the coming of the Son of man.
  170. (He'll come when you least expect it.)
    Be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh. Matthew 24:44

  171. When the end of the world is about to happen and you have to testify, don't worry about what to say.
  172. (You won't have to say a word. Jesus will give you a wise mouth and the Holy Ghost will do the talking for you.)
    When they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost. Mark 13:11

    And it shall turn to you for a testimony. Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer: For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist. Luke 21:13-15


    Christian Living

  173. Be meek.
  174. Blessed are the meek. Matthew 5:5

    Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved ... meekness. Colossians 3:12

    Follow after ... meekness. 1 Timothy 6:11

    Shewing all meekness unto all men. Titus 3:2

  175. Make up with your brother before leaving a gift at the altar.
  176. Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift. Matthew 5:23-24

  177. Say only "Yes" or "No."
  178. (Anything more than that comes from evil.)
    Let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil. Matthew 5:37

  179. Don't resist evil.
  180. But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil. Matthew 5:39a

  181. Turn the other cheek.
  182. Whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. Matthew 5:39

    Unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other. Luke 6:29

  183. Love your enemies.
  184. Except for those who hate the Lord.
    Love your enemies. Matthew 5:44a

  185. Bless those who curse you.
  186. Bless them that curse you. Matthew 5:44b, Luke 6:28

    Bless them which persecute you. Romans 12:14

    Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing. 1 Peter 3:9

  187. Do good to those who hate you.
  188. Do good to them that hate you. Matthew 5:44c

    Do good to them which hate you. Luke 6:27

  189. Seek first the kingdom of God.
  190. Seek ye first the kingdom of God. Matthew 6:33

    Seek ye the kingdom of God. Luke 12:31

  191. Don't think about tomorrow.
  192. Take therefore no thought for the morrow. Matthew 6:34

  193. Ask.
  194. Ask, and it shall be given you. Matthew 7:7a

  195. Seek.
  196. Seek, and ye shall find. Matthew 7:7b

  197. Knock.
  198. Knock, and it shall be opened unto you. Matthew 7:7c

  199. Enter through the narrow gate.
  200. Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. Matthew 7:13-14

    Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able. Luke 13:24

  201. Beware of false prophets.
  202. Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Matthew 7:15

  203. Be as wise as a serpent.
  204. Be ye therefore wise as serpents. Matthew 10:16a

  205. Be as harmless as a dove.
  206. Be .... harmless as doves. Matthew 10:16b

  207. Don't be afraid of people who can kill you.
  208. Fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul. Matthew 10:28a

    Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. Luke 12:4

  209. Fear the one who can send you to hell after he kills you.
  210. Fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. Matthew 10:28b

    Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him. Luke 12:5

  211. Take up your cross.
  212. He that taketh not his cross ... is not worthy of me. Matthew 10:38

    If any man will come after me, let him ... take up his cross, and follow me. Matthew 16:24

    Whosoever doth not bear his cross ... cannot be my disciple. Luke 14:27

  213. Do the will of Jesus's father.
  214. And you can be Jesus's brother, sister, and mother.
    Whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother. Matthew 12:50

    Whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother. Mark 3:35

  215. Don't do iniquity.
  216. Or you'll be cast into a furnace of fire where you'll wail and gnash your teeth.
    The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all ... which do iniquity; And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Matthew 13:41-42

  217. Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.
  218. Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees. Matthew 16:6

  219. Deny yourself.
  220. If any man will come after me, let him deny himself. Matthew 16:24

  221. Don't offend a little one that believes in Jesus.
  222. Whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. Matthew 18:6

    Whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea. Mark 9:42

    It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones. Luke 17:2

  223. Don't offend.
  224. Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh! Matthew 18:7

    It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come! Luke 17:1

  225. Don't despise one of the little ones.
  226. Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones. Matthew 18:10

  227. Forgive your brother 49 times.
  228. Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven. Matthew 18:21-22

  229. Don't bind heavy burdens on men's shoulders.
  230. The scribes and the Pharisees ... Do not ye after their works ... For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders. Matthew 23:2-4

  231. Don't take the best seats.
  232. (The people with the best seats will receive the greastest damnation.)
    The scribes and the Pharisees ... love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues. Matthew 23:2-6

    Beware of the scribes, which love ... the chief seats in the synagogues, and the uppermost rooms at feasts ... these shall receive greater damnation. Mark 12:38-40

    Beware of the scribes which desire ... the highest seats in the synagogues, and the chief rooms at feasts ... the same shall receive greater damnation. Luke 20:46-47

  233. Don't love being greeted in the marketplace.
  234. (People who like being greeted in the marketplace will receive greater damnation.)
    The scribes and the Pharisees ... do not ye after their works ... And love ... greetings in the markets. Matthew 23:2-7

    Beware of the scribes, which ... love salutations in the marketplaces ... these shall receive greater damnation. Mark 12:38-40

    Beware of the scribes, which ... love greetings in the market ... the same shall receive greater damnation. Luke 20:46-47

  235. Take in strangers.
  236. Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: For ... I was a stranger, and ye took me in. Matthew 25:34-35c

  237. Baptize everyone in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
  238. Go ye therefore, ... baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Matthew 28:19

  239. Believe the gospel.
  240. Jesus came into Galilee, ... saying, ... believe the gospel. Mark 1:14-15

  241. Listen carefully.
  242. (The more carefully you hear, the more you'll get.)
    Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear shall more be given. Mark 4:24

  243. Don't stop non-Christians from casting out devils in Jesus's name.
  244. Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name, and he followeth not us: and we forbad him, because he followeth not us. But Jesus said, Forbid him not: for there is no man which shall do a miracle in my name, that can lightly speak evil of me. Mark 9:38-39

  245. Give a cup of water in Jesus's name to a Christian.
  246. (You won't lose your reward.)
    Whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward. Mark 9:41

  247. Don't devour widows' houses.
  248. Beware of the scribes ... Which devour widows' houses ... these shall receive greater damnation. Mark 12:38-40, Luke 20:46-47

  249. Don't laugh.
  250. Woe unto you that laugh now! for ye shall mourn and weep. Luke 6:25

  251. Don't let anyone say nice things about you.
  252. Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets. Luke 6:26

  253. Hear the word of God and do it.
  254. And you can become Jesus's mother or brother.
    My mother and my brethren are these which hear the word of God, and do it. Luke 8:21

  255. Beware of covetousness.
  256. Beware of covetousness. Luke 12:15

  257. Be born again.
  258. Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. John 3:3

    Good Rules

  259. Don't be angry with your brother without cause.
  260. Whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment. Matthew 5:22

  261. Forgive others.
  262. If ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. Matthew 6:14-15

    And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him. So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses. Matthew 18:34-35

    Forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses. Mark 11:25-26

    Forgiving one another. Ephesians 4:32

    Forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. Colossians 3:13

  263. Don't judge.
  264. Judge not, that ye be not judged. Matthew 7:1

    Judge not, and ye shall not be judged. Luke 6:37

    Thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things. Romans 2:1

    Let us not therefore judge one another any more. Romans 14:13

  265. Don't be a hypocrite.
  266. Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye. Matthew 7:5

    Cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy brother's eye. Luke 6:42

  267. Treat others the way you would like to be treated.
  268. Whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them. Matthew 7:12

    As ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise. Luke 6:31

  269. Don't murder.
  270. Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder. Matthew 19:18

    Let none of you suffer as a murderer. 1 Peter 4:15

  271. Pay your taxes.
  272. Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not? But Jesus... said, ... Shew me the tribute money. And they brought unto him a penny. And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription? They say unto him, Caesar's. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's. Matthew 22:17-21

    Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar, or not? Shall we give, or shall we not give? But he, ... said ... bring me a penny, that I may see it. And they brought it. And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription? And they said unto him, Caesar's. And Jesus answering said unto them, Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's. Mark 12:14-17

    Is it lawful for us to give tribute unto Caesar, or no? But he ... said ... Shew me a penny. Whose image and superscription hath it? They answered and said, Caesar's. And he said unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which be Caesar's, and unto God the things which be God's. Luke 20:22-25

    Pay ye tribute also: for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very thing. Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour. Romans 13:6-7

  273. Keep state and church separate.
  274. Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's. Matthew 22:21

    Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's. Mark 12:17

    Render therefore unto Caesar the things which be Caesar's, and unto God the things which be God's. Luke 20:25

  275. Give water to thirsty people.
  276. Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: ... for I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink. Matthew 25:34-35b

  277. Clothe the naked.
  278. Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: For ... I was naked, and ye clothed me. Matthew 25:34-36a

    If a man be just, and do that which is lawful and right, and ... hath covered the naked with a garment. Ezekiel 18:5-7c

  279. Visit the sick.
  280. Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: For ... I was a sick, and ye visited me. Matthew 25:34-36b

  281. Visit prisoners.
  282. Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: For ... I was in prison, and ye came unto me. Matthew 25:34-36c

  283. Go and do likewise. (Follow the example the Good Samaritan.)
  284. A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side. But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him, And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee. Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves? And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise. Luke 10:30-37

    See Also:

    Good Rules
    Love your neighbor as yourself.


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