8452 neighbours, duty to

8452 neighbours, duty to

Scripture defines the identity of neighbours in various ways, and indicates the nature and extent of believers’obligations to them.

Neighbours defined

Those who live nearby Pr 3:29 See also Ex 3:22; Ex 12:4; Dt 19:14; 2Ki 4:3; Pr 27:10; Lk 15:4-6

Those of the same race Lev 19:18 See also 1Sa 15:27-28; 1Sa 28:17; 1Ch 12:38-40

Peoples of surrounding nations Dt 1:7 See also Jos 9:16; 1Sa 7:14; Ezr 9:1; Ne 9:30; Ne 10:28,31; Ps 76:11; Eze 16:26

Those who show mercy to people in need Lk 10:29-37

Fellow Christians Eph 4:25 See also Ro 15:1-2; Gal 5:13-16; Jas 4:11-12

Duties to neighbours

Love Mt 22:34-39 pp Mk 12:28-34 pp Lk 10:25-28 See also Lev 19:18; Dt 6:5; Mt 19:19; Ro 13:8-10; Gal 5:14; Jas 2:8-9

Assistance Ex 23:4-5 See also Dt 22:1-4; Pr 14:21; Mt 25:34-40

Fair treatment Ex 22:14 See also Ex 20:17; Lev 6:2-5; Lev 19:15; Dt 5:21

Honest dealings Lev 19:13 See also Zec 8:16-17; Eph 4:25

Forgiveness Eph 4:32 See also Mt 18:21-35; Lk 17:3-4; Ro 15:1-2; Col 3:13

Reproof Lev 19:17 See also Lk 17:3; Gal 6:1-2

Prohibition of negative actions towards neighbours

False witness Ex 20:16 pp Dt 5:20 See also Lev 19:16; Pr 24:28

Oppression Jer 22:13 See also Pr 3:28

Judgment Jas 4:12 See also Mt 7:1-2; Lk 6:41-42; Ro 14:13

See also

2363Christ, preaching & teaching
5051responsibility
5867golden rule

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