and God does commend His own love to us, that, in our being still sinners, Christ did die for us;
And the fruit of the Spirit is: Love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faith,
for this is the love of God, that His commands we may keep, and His commands are not burdensome;
the love to the neighbor does work no ill; the love, therefore, is the fulness of law.
he who is not loving did not know God, because God is love.
4 The love is long-suffering, it is kind, the love does not envy, the love does not vaunt itself, is not puffed up,
5 does not act unseemly, does not seek its own things, is not provoked, does not impute evil,
6 rejoices not over the unrighteousness, and rejoices with the truth;
7 all things it bears, all it believes, all it hopes, all it endures.
8 The love does never fail; and whether there be prophecies, they shall become useless; whether tongues, they shall cease; whether knowledge, it shall become useless;
fear is not in the love, but the perfect love does cast out the fear, because the fear has punishment, and he who is fearing has not been made perfect in the love;
for I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor messengers, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present,
nor things about to be, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
for God did so love the world, that His Son -- the only begotten -- He gave, that every one who is believing in him may not perish, but may have life age-during.
'A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; according as I did love you, that you also love one another;
in this shall all know that you are my disciples, if you may have love one to another.'