[a]Owe nothing to any man, but to love one another: [b]for he that loveth another, hath fulfilled the [c]Law.

For this, (A)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 [d]briefly comprehended in this saying, even in this, (B)Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.

10 Love doeth not evil to his neighbor: therefore is love the (C)fulfilling of the Law.

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  1. Romans 13:8 He showeth how very few judgments need to be executed, to wit, if we so order our life, as no man may justly require anything of us, besides that only that we owe one to another, by the perpetual law of charity.
  2. Romans 13:8 He commendeth charity, as an abridgement of the whole Law.
  3. Romans 13:8 He hath not only done one commandment, but performed generally that which the Law commandeth.
  4. Romans 13:9 For the whole Law commandeth nothing else, but that we love God and our neighbor. But seeing Paul speaketh here of the duties we owe one to another, we must restrain this word, Law to the second Table.