Love Your Neighbor(A)

Owe no one anything except to love one another, for (B)he who loves another has fulfilled the law. For the commandments, (C)“You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” [a]“You shall not bear false witness,” “You shall not covet,” and if there is any other commandment, are all summed up in this saying, namely, (D)“You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 10 Love does no harm to a neighbor; therefore (E)love is the fulfillment of the law.

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  1. Romans 13:9 NU omits “You shall not bear false witness,”

Owe nothing to anyone except to love one another; for (A)the one who loves [a]his neighbor has fulfilled the Law. For this, “(B)You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and if there is any other commandment, it is summed up in this saying, “(C)You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 10 Love [b]does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore (D)love is the fulfillment of the Law.

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  1. Romans 13:8 Lit the other
  2. Romans 13:10 Lit works no evil

[a]Owe nothing to anyone except to [b]love and seek the best for one another; for he who [unselfishly] loves his neighbor has fulfilled the [essence of the] law [relating to one’s fellowman].(A) The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, you shall not murder, you shall not steal, you shall not covet,” and any other commandment are summed up in this statement: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”(B) 10 Love does no wrong to a neighbor [it never hurts anyone]. Therefore [unselfish] love is the fulfillment of the Law.

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 13:8 Debt is generally to be avoided, but Paul probably is addressing debt to individuals with whom one has a personal relationship.
  2. Romans 13:8 The key to understanding this and other statements about love is to know that this love (the Greek word agape) is not so much a matter of emotion as it is of doing things for the benefit of another person, that is, having an unselfish concern for another and a willingness to seek the best for other believers.

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

Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.

For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

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14 For (A)all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: (B)“You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

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14 For (A)the whole Law is fulfilled in one word, in the statement, “(B)You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

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14 For the whole Law [concerning human relationships] is fulfilled in one precept, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself [that is, you shall have an unselfish concern for others and do things for their benefit].”(A)

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14 For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”[a](A)

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  1. Galatians 5:14 Lev. 19:18

14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

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And (A)walk in love, (B)as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God (C)for a sweet-smelling aroma.

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and (A)walk in love, just as Christ also (B)loved [a]you and (C)gave Himself up for us, an (D)offering and a sacrifice to God [b]as a (E)fragrant aroma.

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  1. Ephesians 5:2 One early ms us
  2. Ephesians 5:2 Lit for an odor of fragrance

and walk continually in love [that is, value one another—practice empathy and compassion, unselfishly seeking the best for others], just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and sacrifice to God [slain for you, so that it became] a sweet fragrance.(A)

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and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us(A) and gave himself up for us(B) as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.(C)

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And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.

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