'Neighbour' in the Bible
For every woman will get from her neighbour and from the woman living in her house, ornaments of silver and gold, and clothing; and you will put them on your sons and your daughters; you will take the best of their goods from the Egyptians.
So go now and give orders to the people that every man and every woman is to get from his or her neighbour ornaments of silver and of gold.
And if the lamb is more than enough for the family, let that family and its nearest neighbour have a lamb between them, taking into account the number of persons and how much food is needed for every man.
And if they have any question between themselves, they come to me, and I am judge between a man and his neighbour, and I give them the orders and laws of God.
Do not give false witness against your neighbour.
But if a man makes an attack on his neighbour on purpose, to put him to death by deceit, you are to take him from my altar and put him to death.
If a man puts money or goods in the care of his neighbour to keep for him, and it is taken from the man's house, if they get the thief, he will have to make payment of twice the value.
In any question about an ox or an ass or a sheep or clothing, or about the loss of any property which anyone says is his, let the two sides put their cause before God; and he who is judged to be in the wrong is to make payment to his neighbour of twice the value.
If a man puts an ass or an ox or a sheep or any beast into the keeping of his neighbour, and it comes to death or is damaged or is taken away, without any person seeing it:
If a man gets from his neighbour the use of one of his beasts, and it is damaged or put to death when the owner is not with it, he will certainly have to make payment for the loss.
And he said to them, This is the word of the Lord, the God of Israel: Let every man take his sword at his side, and go from one end of the tents to the other, putting to death his brother and his friend and his neighbour.
If anyone does wrong, and is untrue to the Lord, acting falsely to his neighbour in connection with something put in his care, or something given for a debt, or has taken away anything by force, or has been cruel to his neighbour,
Do not be cruel to your neighbour or take what is his; do not keep back a servant's payment from him all night till the morning.
Do no wrong in your judging: do not give thought to the position of the poor, or honour to the position of the great; but be a judge to your neighbour in righteousness.
Do not go about saying untrue things among your people, or take away the life of your neighbour by false witness: I am the Lord.
Let there be no hate in your heart for your brother; but you may make a protest to your neighbour, so that he may be stopped from doing evil.
Do not make attempts to get equal with one who has done you wrong, or keep hard feelings against the children of your people, but have love for your neighbour as for yourself: I am the Lord.
And if a man has sex relations with another man's wife, even the wife of his neighbour, he and she are certainly to be put to death.
And if a man does damage to his neighbour, as he has done, so let it be done to him;
To which anyone causing the death of his neighbour in error and not through hate, might go in flight; so that in one of these towns he might be kept from death:
Do not give false witness against your neighbour;
This is how it is to be done: every creditor is to give up his right to whatever he has let his neighbour have; he is not to make his neighbour, his countryman, give it back; because a general forgiveness has been ordered by the Lord.
This is to be the rule for anyone who goes in flight there, after causing the death of his neighbour in error and not through hate;
For example, if a man goes into the woods with his neighbour for the purpose of cutting down trees, and when he takes his axe to give a blow to the tree, the head of the axe comes off, and falling on to his neighbour gives him a wound causing his death; then the man may go in flight to one of these towns and be safe:
But if any man has hate for his neighbour, and waiting for him secretly makes an attack on him and gives him a blow causing his death, and then goes in flight to one of these towns;
Nothing is to be done to the virgin, because there is no cause of death in her: it is the same as if a man made an attack on his neighbour and put him to death:
And Samuel said to him, The Lord has taken away the kingdom of Israel from you this day by force, and has given it to a neighbour of yours who is better than you.
And the Lord himself has done what I said: the Lord has taken the kingdom out of your hand and given it to your neighbour David;
The Lord says, From those of your family I will send evil against you, and before your very eyes I will take your wives and give them to your neighbour, and he will take your wives to his bed by the light of this sun.
If a man does wrong to his neighbour, and has to take an oath, and comes before your altar to take his oath in this house:
And a certain man of the sons of the prophets said to his neighbour by the word of the Lord, Give me a wound. But the man would not.
If a man does wrong to his neighbour and has to take an oath, and comes before your altar to take his oath in this house:
And the children of Ammon and Moab made an attack on the people of Mount Seir with a view to their complete destruction; and when they had put an end to the people of Seir, everyman's hand was turned against his neighbour for his destruction.
It seems that I am to be as one who is a cause of laughing to his neighbour, one who makes his prayer to God and is answered! the upright man who has done no wrong is to be made sport of!
So that he may give decision for a man in his cause with God, and between a son of man and his neighbour.
Everyone says false words to his neighbour: their tongues are smooth in their talk, and their hearts are full of deceit.
Say not to your neighbour, Go, and come again, and tomorrow I will give; when you have it by you at the time.
Do not make evil designs against your neighbour, when he is living with you without fear.
My son, if you have made yourself responsible for your neighbour, or given your word for another,
Do this, my son, and make yourself free, because you have come into the power of your neighbour; go without waiting, and make a strong request to your neighbour.
With his mouth the evil man sends destruction on his neighbour; but through knowledge the upright are taken out of trouble.
He who has a poor opinion of his neighbour has no sense, but a wise man keeps quiet.
The upright man is a guide to his neighbour, but the way of evil-doers is a cause of error to them.
The poor man is hated even by his neighbour, but the man of wealth has numbers of friends.
He who has no respect for his neighbour is a sinner, but he who has pity for the poor is happy.
A man without sense gives his hand in an agreement, and makes himself responsible before his neighbour.
The words of one who says evil of his neighbour secretly are like sweet food, and go down into the inner parts of the stomach.
The man who first puts his cause before the judge seems to be in the right; but then his neighbour comes and puts his cause in its true light.
The desire of the evil-doer is fixed on evil: he has no kind feeling for his neighbour.
Do not be a violent witness against your neighbour, or let your lips say what is false.
Do not be quick to go to law about what you have seen, for what will you do in the end, when your neighbour has put you to shame?
Have a talk with your neighbour himself about your cause, but do not give away the secret of another:
One who gives false witness against his neighbour is a hammer and a sword and a sharp arrow.
So is the man who gets the better of his neighbour by deceit, and says, Am I not doing so in sport?
The words of one who says evil of his neighbour secretly are like sweet food, they go down into the inner parts of the stomach.
Do not give up your friend and your father's friend; and do not go into your brother's house in the day of your trouble: better is a neighbour who is near than a brother far off.
A man who says smooth things to his neighbour is stretching out a net for his steps.
And I saw that the cause of all the work and of everything which is done well was man's envy of his neighbour. This again is to no purpose and a desire for wind.
And the people will be crushed, every one by his neighbour; the young will be full of pride against the old, and those of low position will be lifted up against the noble.
On the right a man was cutting off bits and was still in need; on the left a man took a meal but had not enough; no man had pity on his brother; every man was making a meal of the flesh of his neighbour.
And I will send the Egyptians against the Egyptians: and they will be fighting every one against his brother, and every one against his neighbour; town against town, and kingdom against kingdom.
They gave help everyone to his neighbour; and everyone said to his brother, Take heart!
For this reason the Lord has said, See, I will put stones in the way of this people: and the fathers and the sons together will go falling over them; the neighbour and his friend will come to destruction.
For if your ways and your doings are truly changed for the better; if you truly give right decisions between a man and his neighbour;
Let everyone keep watch on his neighbour, and put no faith in any brother: for every brother will certainly be tricking his brother, and every neighbour will go about saying evil.
Everyone will make sport of his neighbour with deceit, not saying what is true: their tongues have been trained to say false words; they are twisted, hating to come back.
His tongue is an arrow causing death; the words of his mouth are deceit: he says words of peace to his neighbour, but in his heart he is waiting secretly for him.
But even now, give ear to the word of the Lord, O you women; let your ears be open to the word of his mouth, training your daughters to give cries of sorrow, everyone teaching her neighbour a song of grief.
And nations from all sides will go past this town, and every man will say to his neighbour, Why has the Lord done such things to this great town?
A curse is on him who is building his house by wrongdoing, and his rooms by doing what is not right; who makes use of his neighbour without payment, and gives him nothing for his work;
Whose purpose is to take away the memory of my name from my people by their dreams, of which every man is talking to his neighbour, as their fathers gave up the memory of my name for the Baal.
For this cause I am against the prophets, says the Lord, who take my words, every one from his neighbour.
But this is what you are to say, every man to his neighbour and every man to his brother, What answer has the Lord given? and, What has the Lord said?
And no longer will they be teaching every man his neighbour and every man his brother, saying, Get knowledge of the Lord: for they will all have knowledge of me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says the Lord: for they will have my forgiveness for their evil-doing, and their sin will go from my memory for ever.
And now, turning away from evil, you had done what is right in my eyes, giving a public undertaking for every man to make his neighbour free; and you had made an agreement before me in the house which is named by my name:
And so the Lord has said, You have not given ear to me and undertaken publicly, every man to let loose his countryman and his neighbour: see, I undertake to let loose against you the sword and disease and need of food; and I will send you wandering among all the kingdoms of the earth.
A curse on him who gives his neighbour the wine of his wrath, making him overcome with strong drink from the cup of his passion, so that you may be a witness of their shame!
For before those days there was no payment for a man's work, or for the use of a beast, and there was no peace for him who went out or him who came in, because of the attacker: for I had every man turned against his neighbour.
These are the things which you are to do: Let every man say what is true to his neighbour; and let your judging give peace in your towns.
Let no one have any evil thought in his heart against his neighbour; and have no love for false oaths: for all these things are hated by me, says the Lord.
You have knowledge that it was said, Have love for your neighbour, and hate for him who is against you:
Give honour to your father and your mother: and, Have love for your neighbour as for yourself.
And a second like it is this, Have love for your neighbour as for yourself.
The second is this, Have love for your neighbour as for yourself. There is no other law greater than these.
And to have love for him with all the heart, and with all the mind, and with all the strength, and to have the same love for his neighbour as for himself, is much more than all forms of offerings.
And he, answering, said, Have love for the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and for your neighbour as for yourself.
But he, desiring to put himself in the right, said to Jesus, And who is my neighbour?
Which of these three men, in your opinion, was neighbour to the man who came into the hands of thieves?
But the man who was doing wrong to his neighbour, pushing him away, said, Who made you a ruler and a judge over us?
Be in debt for nothing, but to have love for one another: for he who has love for his neighbour has kept all the law.
And this, Do not be untrue in married life, Do not put to death, Do not take what is another's, Do not have desire for what is another's, and if there is any other order, it is covered by this word, Have love for your neighbour as for yourself.
Love does no wrong to his neighbour, so love makes the law complete.
Let every one of us give pleasure to his neighbour for his good, to make him strong.
For all the law is made complete in one word, even in this, Have love for your neighbour as for yourself.
But let every man make test of his work, and then will his cause for glory be in himself only, and not in his neighbour.
And so, putting away false words, let everyone say what is true to his neighbour: for we are parts one of another.
And there will be no need for every man to be teaching his brother, or his neighbour, saying, This is the knowledge of the Lord: for they will all have knowledge of me, great and small.
But if you keep the greatest law of all, as it is given in the holy Writings, Have love for your neighbour as for yourself, you do well:
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