Every One Another Passage in the New Testament
It is common for pastors, small group leaders, and other influencers in the church to refer to the “one another” passages in the New Testament. Often this appeal is in reference to the necessity of biblical community for believers. They are correct.
However, many of the lists you can find online are incomplete. That’s not a surprise as it is difficult to determine each instance of a “one another” passage in the New Testament. Likewise, it can be a challenge to decide what New Testament passages qualify as genuine “one another” texts.
Searching for Commands and One Anothers
Determining what passages qualify as “one another” passages seems simple at first. For example, you could search for every instance in the New Testament where an imperative (command) appears near “one another” in the gospels or letters.
That search will produce 62 results in 27 verses. But that list doesn’t include some of the iconic “one another” passages in the New Testament. For example, you will not find Jesus’ command to love one another in that list.
Because, as it turns out, when Jesus says, “Love one another as I have loved you,” it’s not technically a command. Instead, it’s a statement. Jesus says, “I give you a new command: Love one another.” As you can see, Jesus states the command, but he doesn’t command it. (If that makes you uncomfortable, don’t miss understand. Whether Jesus states a command or commands a command, the consequences is the same. It’s his command, and we must obey it).
Why is that the case?
It all has to do with Greek grammar and something called “mood.” In Greek grammar, mood has to do with how verbs are portrayed. Moreover, there are four different moods in Greek grammar. However, I only want to draw your attention to two of them. First, you need to understand that the indicative mood asserts a verb. In a word, this is what Jesus does in John 13:34. Second, you need to know that the imperative mood intends a verb to be performed. To explain, consider Ephesians 4:32. The apostle writes, “Be kind and compassionate to one another.” That’s different that what we read in John 13:34 because Paul isn’t simply stating something the church should do but declaring what the church must do.
One another v other plural pronouns
Another challenge in populating a list of every one another passages in the New Testament has to do with the difference between “one another” and other plural pronouns.
Sometimes “one another” is conveyed in other terms. For example, 1 John 5:21 says, “Little children, guard yourselves from idols.” John commands the church (little children) to guard yourselves from idolatry. That’s not a command for one individual, but for the whole community of individuals constituting the church. It’s not enough to guard yourself from idolatry but also to watch out for your brothers and sisters in Christ.
Passages like this won’t populate if you simply search for every “one another” passage in the New Testament.
What makes this list of every one another passage in the new testament different
This list of every one another passage in the New Testament does not have a 100% guarantee attached. It’s possible there are passages missing from this list. Nevertheless, I feel confident that this is a good list and better than many you will come across in a Google search.
This list was curated based on specific criteria filtered for consistency and accuracy. First, every instance where the reciprocal pronoun, ἀλλήλων (of one another) receives the action of the verb. Next, every instance where plural pronouns are found to be genitive and functioning as the direct object of the verb. Then, every instance of reciprocal pronouns were surveyed. Lastly, the list was filtered and curated for accuracy and consistency.
Below you will find every one another passage in the New Testament.
Every One Another Passages in the New Testament
1. Mark 9:50
Salt is good, but if the salt should lose its flavor, how can you season it? Have salt among yourselves, and be at peace with one another.
2. John 13:34
I give you a new command: Love one another. Just as I have loved you, you are also to love one another.
3. John 13:35
By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.
4. John 15:12
This is my command: Love one another as I have loved you.
5. John 15:17
This is what I command you: Love one another.
So, you too consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.
And do not offer any parts of it to sin as weapons for unrighteousness. But as those who are alive from the dead, offer yourselves to God, and all the parts of yourselves to God as weapons for righteousness.
In the same way we who are many are one body in Christ and individually members of one another.
9. Romans 12:10
Love one another deeply as brothers and sisters. Take the lead in honoring one another.
Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud; instead, associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own estimation.
Friends, do not avenge yourselves; instead, leave room for God’s wrath, because it is written, Vengeance belongs to me; I will repay, says the Lord.
Do not owe anyone anything, except to love one another, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.
Therefore, let us no longer judge one another. Instead decide never to put a stumbling block or pitfall in the way of your brother or sister.
So then, let us pursue what promotes peace and what builds up one another.
Now may the God who gives endurance and encouragement grant you to live in harmony with one another, according to Christ Jesus,
Therefore welcome one another, just as Christ also welcomed you, to the glory of God.
17. Romans 15:14
My brothers and sisters, I myself am convinced about you that you also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, and able to instruct one another.
Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the churches of Christ send you greetings.
19. 1 Corinthians 6:19–20
Don’t you know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought at a price. So glorify God with your body.
20. 1 Corinthians 11:33
Therefore, my brothers and sisters, when you come together to eat, welcome one another.
21. 1 Corinthians 12:25
So that there would be no division in the body, but that the members would have the same concern for each other.
All the brothers and sisters send you greetings. Greet one another with a holy kiss.
22. 2 Corinthians 13:5
Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith. Examine yourselves. Or do you yourselves not recognize that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless you fail the test.
23. 2 Corinthians 13:12
Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the saints send you greetings.
24. Galatians 5:13
For you were called to be free, brothers and sisters; only don’t use this freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but serve one another through love.
25. Galatians 5:15
But if you bite and devour one another, watch out, or you will be consumed by one another.
26. Galatians 5:26
Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.
27. Galatians 6:2
Carry one another’s burdens; in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.
28. Ephesians 4:2
With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,
29. Ephesians 4:25
Therefore, putting away lying, speak the truth, each one to his neighbor, because we are members of one another.
30. Ephesians 4:32
And be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as God also forgave you in Christ.
31. Ephesians 5:19
Speaking to one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing and making music with your heart to the Lord,
32. Ephesians 5:21
Submitting to one another in the fear of Christ.
33. Philippians 2:3
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility consider others as more important than yourselves.
34. Philippians 2:4
Everyone should look not to his own interests, but rather to the interests of others.
35. Philippians 2:12
Therefore, my dear friends, just as you have always obeyed, so now, not only in my presence but even more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
36. Colossians 3:9
Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old self with its practices
37. Colossians 3:13
Bearing with one another and forgiving one another if anyone has a grievance against another. Just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you are also to forgive.
38. 1 Thessalonians 3:12
And may the Lord cause you to increase and overflow with love for one another and for everyone, just as we do for you.
39. 1 Thessalonians 4:9
About brotherly love: You don’t need me to write you because you yourselves are taught by God to love one another.
40. 1 Thessalonians 4:18
Therefore encourage one another with these words.
41. 1 Thessalonians 5:11
Therefore encourage one another and build each other up as you are already doing.
42. 1 Thessalonians 5:13
And to regard them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves.
43. 1 Thessalonians 5:15
See to it that no one repays evil for evil to anyone, but always pursue what is good for one another and for all.
44. Hebrews 3:13
But encourage each other daily, while it is still called today, so that none of you is hardened by sin’s deception.
45. Hebrews 10:24
And let us consider one another in order to provoke love and good works,
46. James 1:22
But be doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.
47. James 2:3–4
If you look with favor on the one wearing the fine clothes and say, “Sit here in a good place,” and yet you say to the poor person, “Stand over there,” or “Sit here on the floor by my footstool,” haven’t you made distinctions among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts?
48. James 4:11
Don’t criticize one another, brothers and sisters. Anyone who defames or judges a fellow believer defames and judges the law. If you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge.
49. James 5:9
Brothers and sisters, do not complain about one another, so that you will not be judged. Look, the judge stands at the door!
50. James 5:16
Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is very powerful in its effect.
51. 1 Peter 1:22
Since you have purified yourselves by your obedience to the truth, so that you show sincere brotherly love for each other, from a pure heart love one another constantly,
52. 1 Peter 4:8
Above all, maintain constant love for one another, since love covers a multitude of sins.
53. 1 Peter 5:5
In the same way, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. All of you clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble.
54. 1 Peter 5:14
Greet one another with a kiss of love. Peace to all of you who are in Christ.
55. 1 John 1:7
If we walk in the light as he himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.
56. 1 John 3:11
For this is the message you have heard from the beginning: We should love one another,
57. 1 John 3:23
Now this is his command: that we believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and love one another as he commanded us.
58. 1 John 4:7
Dear friends, let us love one another, because love is from God, and everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.
59. 1 John 4:11
Dear friends, if God loved us in this way, we also must love one another.
60. 1 John 4:12
No one has ever seen God. If we love one another, God remains in us and his love is made complete in us.
61. 1 John 5:21
Little children, guard yourselves from idols.
62. 2 John 5
So now I ask you, dear lady—not as if I were writing you a new command, but one we have had from the beginning—that we love one another.
63. Jude 21
keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting expectantly for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ for eternal life.