Bear one another’s burdens, and thereby fulfill the law of Christ.
Now we who are strong ought to bear the weaknesses of those without strength and not just please ourselves.
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.
to those who are without law, as without law, though not being without the law of God but under the law of Christ, so that I might win those who are without law.
We urge you, brethren, admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with everyone.
If, however, you are fulfilling the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing well.
And this commandment we have from Him, that the one who loves God should love his brother also.
If you see the donkey of one who hates you lying helpless under its load, you shall refrain from leaving it to him, you shall surely release it with him.
So Moses said to the Lord, “Why have You been so hard on Your servant? And why have I not found favor in Your sight, that You have laid the burden of all this people on me?
How can I alone bear the load and burden of you and your strife?
“Is this not the fast which I choose,
To loosen the bonds of wickedness,
To undo the bands of the yoke,
And to let the oppressed go free
And break every yoke?
This was to fulfill what was spoken through Isaiah the prophet: “He Himself took our infirmities and carried away our diseases.”
Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
But He said, “Woe to you lawyers as well! For you weigh men down with burdens hard to bear, while you yourselves will not even touch the burdens with one of your fingers.
If I then, the Lord and the Teacher, washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet.
“This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you.
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death.
For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.
For each one will bear his own load.
and He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed.
On the other hand, I am writing a new commandment to you, which is true in Him and in you, because the darkness is passing away and the true Light is already shining.