Owe nothing to anyone except to love one another; for (A)he 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.

11 Do this, knowing the time, that it is (E)already the hour for you to (F)awaken from sleep; for now [c]salvation is nearer to us than when we believed. 12 (G)The night is almost gone, and (H)the day is near. Therefore let us lay aside (I)the deeds of darkness and put on (J)the armor of light. 13 Let us [d](K)behave properly as in the day, (L)not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual promiscuity and sensuality, not in strife and jealousy. 14 But (M)put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh (N)in regard to its lusts.

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  1. Romans 13:8 Lit the other
  2. Romans 13:10 Lit works no evil
  3. Romans 13:11 Or our salvation is nearer than when
  4. Romans 13:13 Lit walk

14 Beyond all these things put on love, which is [a](A)the perfect bond of (B)unity.

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  1. Colossians 3:14 Lit the uniting bond of perfection

But the goal of our [a](A)instruction is love (B)from a pure heart and a (C)good conscience and a sincere (D)faith.

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  1. 1 Timothy 1:5 Lit commandment

The one who does not love does not know God, for (A)God is love.

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