Love for Enemies

43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor[a](A) and hate your enemy.’(B)

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  1. Matthew 5:43 Lev. 19:18

Love Fulfills the Law

Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law.(A) The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not covet,”[a](B) and whatever other command there may be, are summed up(C) in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”[b](D) 10 Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.(E)

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 13:9 Exodus 20:13-15,17; Deut. 5:17-19,21
  2. Romans 13:9 Lev. 19:18

Life by the Spirit

13 You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free.(A) But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh[a];(B) rather, serve one another(C) humbly in love. 14 For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”[b](D)

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Footnotes

  1. Galatians 5:13 In contexts like this, the Greek word for flesh (sarx) refers to the sinful state of human beings, often presented as a power in opposition to the Spirit; also in verses 16, 17, 19 and 24; and in 6:8.
  2. Galatians 5:14 Lev. 19:18

19 honor your father and mother,’[a](A) and ‘love your neighbor as yourself.’[b](B)

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  1. Matthew 19:19 Exodus 20:12-16; Deut. 5:16-20
  2. Matthew 19:19 Lev. 19:18

21 Do I not hate those(A) who hate you, Lord,
    and abhor(B) those who are in rebellion against you?
22 I have nothing but hatred for them;
    I count them my enemies.(C)

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If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, “Love your neighbor as yourself,”[a](A) you are doing right.

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  1. James 2:8 Lev. 19:18

27 He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’[a];(A) and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[b](B)

28 “You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and you will live.”(C)

29 But he wanted to justify himself,(D) so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”

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  1. Luke 10:27 Deut. 6:5
  2. Luke 10:27 Lev. 19:18

31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[a](A) There is no commandment greater than these.”

32 “Well said, teacher,” the man replied. “You are right in saying that God is one and there is no other but him.(B) 33 To love him with all your heart, with all your understanding and with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself is more important than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.”(C)

34 When Jesus saw that he had answered wisely, he said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.”(D) And from then on no one dared ask him any more questions.(E)

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  1. Mark 12:31 Lev. 19:18

39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[a](A) 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”(B)

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  1. Matthew 22:39 Lev. 19:18

10 But may you have mercy(A) on me, Lord;
    raise me up,(B) that I may repay(C) them.

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14 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Write(A) this on a scroll as something to be remembered and make sure that Joshua hears it, because I will completely blot out(B) the name of Amalek(C) from under heaven.”

15 Moses built an altar(D) and called(E) it The Lord is my Banner. 16 He said, “Because hands were lifted up against[a] the throne of the Lord,[b] the Lord will be at war against the Amalekites(F) from generation to generation.”(G)

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  1. Exodus 17:16 Or to
  2. Exodus 17:16 The meaning of the Hebrew for this clause is uncertain.

Murder(A)

21 “You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘You shall not murder,[a](B) and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.’

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 5:21 Exodus 20:13

17 Remember what the Amalekites(A) did to you along the way when you came out of Egypt.

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