As to brotherly love, I have no occasion to write about it, God himself having instructed you to love one another.
in brotherly kindness be passionately affected to one another; in honour prefer one another:
for this is the doctrine that you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.
now this is his commandment, that we believe in his son Jesus Christ, and that we love one another, as he commanded us.
no man can come to me, except the father who hath sent me, conduct him: and I will raise him up at the last day.
a new commandment I give unto you, "that ye love one another; that you would have the same love for one another as I have had for you."
but the advocate, the holy spirit, whom the father will send for my sake, he will explain every thing to you, and make you remember, all that I have told you.
this is my commandment, that ye love one another, as I have loved you.
Now the whole body of believers were but one heart, and one soul: no one look'd upon what he possessed, as his own, but every thing was held in common.
Be ye therefore imitators of God, as his dear children; live together in love,
but this is the alliance that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord: I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
"this is the alliance that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their mind will I write them:
In a word, live all of you in perfect agreement and sympathy, be full of fraternal love, compassion, and affability.
but above all, let your mutual benevolence be intense, for benevolence cancels a multitude of offences.
As for you who have receiv'd the unction of the holy spirit, you know the whole affair.
as for us, we know, that we have passed from a state of death to that of life, because we love our brethren: he that does not love his brother, is in a destructive state.
Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth, is born of God, and knoweth God.
besides, 'tis a commandment we have receiv'd from him, that he who would love God, must love his brother also.