neighbor

Definitions of neighbor

Noun

1

a person living near or next door to the speaker or person referred to.

our garden was the envy of the neighbors

Verb

1

(of a place or thing) be situated next to or very near (another).

the square neighbors the old quarter of the town

Examples of Neighbor

The Bible teaches us to love thy neighbor and advocates social responsibility.

Joshua 9:16-27 - Gibeon's Deception Discovered

16 It came about at the end of three days after they had made a covenant with them, that they heard that they were neighbors and that they were living within their land. 17 Then the sons of Israel set out and came to their cities on the third day. Now their cities were Gibeon and Chephirah and Beeroth and Kiriath-jearim. 18 The sons of Israel did not strike them because the leaders of the congregation had sworn to them by the LORD the God of Israel. And the whole congregation grumbled against the leaders.

19 But all the leaders said to the whole congregation, "We have sworn to them by the LORD, the God of Israel, and now we cannot touch them. 20 "This we will do to them, even let them live, so that wrath will not be upon us for the oath which we swore to them." 21 The leaders said to them, "Let them live." So they became hewers of wood and drawers of water for the whole congregation, just as the leaders had spoken to them.

22 Then Joshua called for them and spoke to them, saying, "Why have you deceived us, saying, 'We are very far from you,' when you are living within our land? 23 "Now therefore, you are cursed, and you shall never cease being slaves, both hewers of wood and drawers of water for the house of my God."

24 So they answered Joshua and said, "Because it was certainly told your servants that the LORD your God had commanded His servant Moses to give you all the land, and to destroy all the inhabitants of the land before you; therefore we feared greatly for our lives because of you, and have done this thing. 25 "Now behold, we are in your hands; do as it seems good and right in your sight to do to us." 26 Thus he did to them, and delivered them from the hands of the sons of Israel, and they did not kill them. 27 But Joshua made them that day hewers of wood and drawers of water for the congregation and for the altar of the LORD, to this day, in the place which He would choose.

Joshua 20:1-9 - Cities Of Refuge Are Established

Joshua 21:27-33 - Cities Of Gershon's Descendants

Joshua 22:10-34 - Civil War Is Averted

Joshua 23:1-16 - Joshua's Farewell Address

Joshua 24:1-13 - Joshua Recounts Their History

Joshua 9:16-27 - Gibeon's Deception Discovered

Judges 1:16-21 - The Victories Of The Tribes Of Judah And Benjamin

Judges 2:6-23 - Joshua's Death

Judges 3:12-30 - Ehud

Judges 4:10-24 - Barak Defeats Jabin

Judges 5:1-31 - The Song Of Deborah And Barak

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Neighbours

Exodus 12:4

'Now if the household is too small for a lamb, then he and his neighbor nearest to his house are to take one according to the number of persons in them; according to what each man should eat, you are to divide the lamb.

Leviticus 19:18

'You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the sons of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself; I am the LORD.

Matthew 22:39

"The second is like it, 'YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.'

Mark 12:31

"The second is this, 'YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.' There is no other commandment greater than these."

Luke 10:27

And he answered, "YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND; AND YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF."

Mark 12:33

AND TO LOVE HIM WITH ALL THE HEART AND WITH ALL THE UNDERSTANDING AND WITH ALL THE STRENGTH, AND TO LOVE ONE'S NEIGHBOR AS HIMSELF, is much more than all burnt offerings and sacrifices."

Matthew 5:43

"You have heard that it was said, 'YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR and hate your enemy.'

Proverbs 27:10

Do not forsake your own friend or your father's friend, And do not go to your brother's house in the day of your calamity; Better is a neighbor who is near than a brother far away.

Luke 10:29

But wishing to justify himself, he said to Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?"

Luke 10:36

"Which of these three do you think proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell into the robbers' hands?"

Genesis 45:10

"You shall live in the land of Goshen, and you shall be near me, you and your children and your children's children and your flocks and your herds and all that you have.

Joshua 9:16

It came about at the end of three days after they had made a covenant with them, that they heard that they were neighbors and that they were living within their land.

Joshua 9:22

Then Joshua called for them and spoke to them, saying, "Why have you deceived us, saying, 'We are very far from you,' when you are living within our land?

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Duties To Neighbours

3;19;18

'You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the sons of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself; I am the LORD.