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Golden Rule. Epitome of ethical action, occurring, at least proverbially, in most religions, but associated particularly with Judaism and Christianity. In Judaism, it occurs most often in negative form: ‘Whatever is hateful to you, do not do to another’. In the New Testament, it appears, unpacking Leviticus 19. 18, in the form: ‘As you would that people should do to you, do likewise to them’ (Matthew 7. 12; Luke 6. 31).

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golden rule

gold·en rule • n. a basic principle that should be followed to ensure success in general or in a particular activity: one of the golden rules in this class is punctuality. ∎  (often Golden Rule) the biblical rule of “do unto others as you would have them do unto you” (Matt. 7:12).

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Golden Rule, in the New Testament, saying of Jesus. In the Gospel of Matthew he says, "In everything do to others as you would have them do to you; for this is the law and the prophets." The Gospel of St. Luke has "Do to others as you would have them do to you." It is stated negatively in the Book of Tobit in the Arpocrypha.

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