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“ONE ANOTHER”

There are 59 “one another” (or “each other”) commands in the New Testament. But because of repetition, the list can be reduced to 34… 28 positive commands (do this), and 6 negative commands (don’t do this) :

  1. “…Be at peace with each other.” (Mark 9.50)
  2. “…Wash one another’s feet.” (John 13.14)
  3. “…Love one another…” (John 13.35×2,25;15.12,17; Romans 13.8; 1 Thessalonians 4.9; 1 Peter 3.8,4.8; 1 John 3.11,23;4.7,11,12; 2 John 5)
  4. “Be devoted to one another in brotherly love…” (Romans 12.10)
  5. “…Honor one another above yourselves.  (Romans 12.10)
  6. “Live in harmony with one another…”  (Romans 12.16; 1 Peter 3.8)
  7. “Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you…”  (Romans 15.7)
  8. “…Instruct one another.” (Romans 15.14; Colossians 3.16)
  9. “Greet one another with a holy kiss…” (Romans 16.16; 1 Corinthians 16.20; 2 Corinthians 13.12; 1 Peter 5.14)
  10. “…When you come together to eat, wait for each other.” (1 Corinthians 11.33)
  11. “…Have equal concern for each other.” (1 Corinthians 12.25)
  12. “…Serve one another in love.” (Galatians 5.13)
  13. “Carry each other’s burdens…” (Galatians 6.2)
  14. “…Be patient, bearing with one another in love.” (Ephesians 4.2; Colossians 3.13)
  15. “Be kind and compassionate to one another…” (Ephesians 4.32)
  16. “…Forgiving each other…”  (Ephesians 4.32; Colossians 3.13)
  17. “Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs.” (Ephesians 5.19)
  18. “Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.” (Ephesians 5.21)
  19. “…In humility consider others better than yourselves.” (Philippians 2.3; 1 Peter 5.5)
  20. “…Admonish one another” (Colossians 3.16)
  21. “…Make your love increase and overflow for each other.” (1 Thessalonians 3.12)
  22. “…Encourage each other…” (1 Thessalonians 4.18, 5.11)
  23. “…Build each other up…” (1 Thessalonians 5.11)
  24. “…Spur one another on toward love and good deeds.” (Hebrews 10.24)
  25. “Confess your sins to each other…” (James 5.16)
  26. “…Pray for each other.” (James 5.16)
  27. “Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling.” (1 Peter 4.9)
  28. “Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others…” (1 Peter 4.10)

The NEGATIVE “one-anothers”:

  1. “…Stop passing judgment on one another.” (Romans 14.13)
  2. “If you keep on biting and devouring each other…you will be destroyed by each other.” (Galatians 5.15)
  3. “Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.” (Galatians 5.26)
  4. “Do not lie to each other…” (Colossians 3.9)
  5. “…Do not slander one another.” (James 4.11)
  6. “Don’t grumble against each other…” (James 5.9)