The next day Moses came across a couple of his relatives who were fighting and tried to settle their dispute by saying, 'Brothers, since you are fellow-countrymen, why are you hurting each other?'
I command you to do these things so that you will [demonstrate your] love for one another. [Note: Or this may mean that His command was to love one another, as in verse 12].
But [instead], a brother goes to court against his brother, and that in front of an unbelieving [judge]!
Is there anything to be encouraged about by being in [fellowship with] Christ? Is there any comfort from His love? Is there any sharing with the Holy Spirit? [Have you received] any affection and compassion [from Christ]?
Do not do anything from rivalry or from empty conceit, but in humility, consider others better than yourselves.
[Now] this is the message that you people heard from the beginning [of Christ's ministry], that we should love one another [See Mark 12:31],