Love, Our Primary Duty

Do not owe anyone anything,[a] except to love one another, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.(A) The commandments:

Do not commit adultery;
do not murder;
do not steal;[b]
do not covet;(B)[c]

and whatever other commandment—all are summed up by this: Love your neighbor as yourself.(C)[d]

10 Love does no wrong to a neighbor. Love, therefore, is the fulfillment of the law.

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 13:8 Or Leave no debt outstanding to anyone
  2. Romans 13:9 Other mss add you shall not bear false witness
  3. Romans 13:9 Ex 20:13-17; Dt 5:17-21
  4. Romans 13:9 Lv 19:18