The One Another Directives

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I find myself referencing these verses so often that I always wish I had a list of them I could refer to, or refer others to. Well, after having that thought countless times I decided to do something about it. Below I have compiled a list of all the "one another" verses I could find in the New Testament. In the texts, these are rendered as "one another", "each other", "to another", and the like. The following passages all contain instruction to believers in the context of interacting with other believers.

(The following references are from the NIV, ESV and NET versions. They are listed in order of appearance in the New Testament.)

 

  • “Be at peace with each other.” - Mark 9:50
  • “Wash one another’s feet.” - John 13:14
  • “just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.” - John 13:34
  • “By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” - John 13:35
  • “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” - John 15:12
  • “These things I command you, so that you will love one another.” - John 15:17
  • “Be devoted to one another in brotherly love” - Romans 12:10
  • “Honor one another above yourselves. - Romans 12:10
  • “Live in harmony with one another” - Romans 12:16
  • “Love one another” - Romans 13:8
  • “Stop passing judgment on one another.” - Romans 14:13
  • “Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you” - Romans 15:7
  • “Instruct one another.” - Romans 15:14
  • “Greet one another with a holy kiss” - Romans 16:16
  • “When you come together to eat, wait for each other.” - 1 Corinthians 11:33
  • “God has so composed the body [of Christ], giving greater honor to the part that lacked it, that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together.” - 1 Corinthians 12:24-26
  • “Greet one another with a holy kiss.” - 1 Corinthians 16:20
  • “Aim for restoration, comfort one another, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you. Greet one another with a holy kiss.” - 2 Corinthians 13:11-12
  • “Serve one another in love.” - Galatians 5:13
  • “If you keep on biting and devouring each other you will be destroyed by each other.” - Galatians 5:15
  • “Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.” - Galatians 5:26
  • “Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted.” - Galatians 6:1
  • “Carry each other’s burdens” - Galatians 6:2
  • “Be patient, bearing with one another in love.” - Ephesians 4:2
  • “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” - Ephesians 4:32
  • “be filled with the Spirit, 19 addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, 20 giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, 21 submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.” - Ephesians 5:18-21
  • “In humility consider others better than yourselves.” - Philippians 2:3
  • “Do not lie to each other” - Colossians 3:9
  • “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.” - Colossians 3:12-14
  • “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom” - Colossians 3:16
  • “Make your love increase and overflow for each other.” – 1 Thessalonians 3:12
  • “Love each other.” - 1 Thessalonians 4:9
  • “Encourage each other”- 1 Thessalonians 4:18
  • “encourage one another and build one another up” - 1 Thessalonians 5:11
  • “See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone.” - 1 Thessalonians 5:15
  • “Encourage one another daily” - Hebrews 3:13
  • “let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another” - Hebrews 10:24-25
  • “Do not speak evil against one another” - James 4:11
  • “Don’t grumble against each other” - James 5:9
  • “confess your sins to one another and pray for one another.” - James 5:16
  • “love one another earnestly from a pure heart” – 1 Peter 1:22
  • “Love one another deeply, from the heart.” – 1 Peter 3:8
  • “Live in harmony with one another” – 1 Peter 3:8
  • “Love each other deeply” - 1 Peter 4:8
  • “Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling.” - 1 Peter 4:9
  • “Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others” - 1 Peter 4:10
  • “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.””- 1 Peter 5:5
  • “Greet one another with a kiss of love.” - 1 Peter 5:14
  • “For this is the message that you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.” – 1 John 3:11
  • “And this is his commandment, that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us.” – 1 John 3:23
  • “Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.” - 1 John 4:7
  • “Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.”- 1 John 4:11
  • “if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us” - 1 John 4:12
  • “Love one another.” - 2 John 1:5