Seeing you have purified your souls in your obedience to the truth through the Spirit in sincere brotherly affection, love one another from the heart fervently:
Finally, be all like-minded, compassionate, loving as brothers, tenderhearted, courteous,
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, just like I have loved you; that you also love one another.
All who believed were together, and had all things in common.
The multitude of those who believed were of one heart and soul. Not one of them claimed that anything of the things which he possessed was his own, but they had all things in common.
Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor that which is evil. Cling to that which is good.
For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision amounts to anything, nor uncircumcision, but faith working through love.
For you, brothers, were called for freedom. Only don't use your freedom for gain to the flesh, but through love be servants to one another.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith,
Walk in love, even as Christ also loved you, and gave himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling fragrance.
If there is therefore any exhortation in Christ, if any consolation of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any tender mercies and compassion,
But concerning brotherly love, you have no need that one write to you. For you yourselves are taught by God to love one another,
We are bound to always give thanks to God for you, brothers, even as it is appropriate, because your faith grows exceedingly, and the love of each and every one of you towards one another abounds;
For God is not unrighteous, so as to forget your work and the labor of love which you showed toward his name, in that you served the saints, and still do serve them.
And above all things be earnest in your love among yourselves, for love covers a multitude of sins.
He who says he is in the light and hates his brother, is in the darkness even until now.
In this the children of God are revealed, and the children of the devil. Whoever doesn't do righteousness is not of God, neither is he who doesn't love his brother.
This is his commandment, that we should believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and love one another, even as he commanded.
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God, and knows God.
If a man says, "I love God," and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who doesn't love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen?
Now I beg you, dear lady, not as though I wrote to you a new commandment, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
- Ephesians 4:3
- Ephesians 5:2
- Philippians 2:1
- 1 Thessalonians 4:9
- 2 Thessalonians 1:3
- 1 Peter 1:22
- 1 Peter 2:17
- 1 Peter 3:8