One Another – Each Other in the New Testament

One Another – Each Other

I’ve been working on a study of the references to the one another and each other passages in the New Testament.  I started this particular one back in September of 2014 and have finally got around to finishing it.  I don’t remember the reason for starting it then but after reading the book “Biblical Eldership” and other books, I thought I should go back and finish the study.

I used the e-Sword Bible study software to search for every time the phrases “one another” and “each other” occurred in the NASB.  I didn’t compare how the NASB translated the verses to other translations to see if there was any differences yet and maybe I’ll do that in a future study.

Some of the references apply directly to Christians and some don’t.  I’ve tried as best I could to identify which apply directly to Christians and also tried to find something that Christians could learn from the other references as well, i.e. if they were negative examples to avoid, referring to people in prophetic visions, etc.

Here is a summary of the topics that I identified.

Topic Count Topic Count Topic Count
Communication 22 Peace 2 Judgment 1
Love 21 Tender-Hearted 2 Marriage 1
Humility 12 Attitude 1 Peacemaking 1
Instruction 12 Comfort 1 Political 1
Forgiveness 10 Community 1 Pride 1
Servanthood 10 Conduct 1 Purity 1
Encouragement 7 Confession 1 Self-Controlled 1
Hospitality 6 Cooperation 1 Sexual Union 1
Demons<>Jesus 5 Counsel 1 Speech 1
Mercy/Grace 4 Fellowship 1 Stewardship 1
Unity 4 Friendship 1 Temptation 1
Peace Keeping 3 Gentleness 1 Tolerance 1
Admonish 2 Greed 1 Truth 1
Kindness 2 Intentional-Goodwill 1 Worship 1
Murder 2 Intercession 1

Here are the verses I looked at:

  • Matthew 8:29; 24:10; 25:32;
  • Mark 1:24; 4:41; 5:7; 8:16; 9:10,34,50; 12:7; 14:4; 16:3;
  • Luke 2:15; 4:34,36; 7:32; 8:25,28; 12:1; 20:14; 23:12; 24:14,17,32;
  • John 4:33; 5:44; 6:52; 7:35; 11:56; 12:19; 13:14,22,34,35; 15:12,17; 16:17; 19:24;
  • Acts 2:12; 4:15; 7:26; 15:39; 19:38; 21:5; 26:31; 28:4,25;
  • Romans 1:27; 12:10,16; 13:8; 14:13,19; 15:5,7,14; 16:16;
  • 1 Corinthians 6:7; 7:5; 11:33; 12:25; 16:20;
  • 2 Corinthians 13:12;
  • Galatians 5:13,15,17,26; 6:2;
  • Ephesians 4:2,25,32; 5:19,21;
  • Philippians 2:3;
  • Colossians 3:9,13,16;
  • 1 Thessalonians 3:12; 4:9,18; 5:11,13,15;
  • 2 Thessalonians 1:3;
  • Titus 3:3;
  • Hebrews 3:13; 10:24,25;
  • James 4:11; 5:9,16;
  • 1 Peter 1:22; 4:8,9,10; 5:5,14;
  • 1 John 1:7; 3:11,23; 4:7,11,12;
  • 2 John 1:5;
  • Revelation 6:4; 11:10;

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Below is the PDF with the verses and my comments.


"One Another" and "Each Other" in the New Testament
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