Because this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love each other.
And this is the message that we have heard from him and declare to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
And now I beseech thee, lady, not as writing a new commandment to thee, but what we had from the beginning, that we would love each other.
A new commandment I give to you, that ye should love each other, just as I loved you, so that ye also should love each other.
Beloved, we should love each other. Because love is of God, and every man who loves has been begotten of God, and knows God.
And we have this commandment from him, so that he who loves God will also love his brother.
And walk in love, as also the Christ loved us, and delivered himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a fragrant aroma.
But about brotherly love ye have no need to write to you, for ye yourselves are taught by God in order to love each other.
But the end of the commandment is love out of a pure heart, and a good conscience, and non-hypocritical faith.
Men who have purified your souls in obedience of the truth through the Spirit for non-hypocritical brotherly love. Ye should love each other fervently from a pure heart,
And above all having fervent love for yourselves, because love will cover a multitude of sins,
Brothers, I write no new commandment to you, but an old commandment that ye had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word that ye heard from the beginning.