Above all, hold unfailing your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins.
Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; outdo one another in showing honor.
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.
By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.«
Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.
Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble in spirit.
Now concerning love of the brethren you have no need to have any one write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love one another;
And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
Jesus said to him, »You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.
This is the great and first commandment.
And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
If you really fulfill the royal law, according to the scripture, »You shall love your neighbor as yourself,« you are doing well.
For this is the message which you heard from the beginning, that we should love one another,
We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brethren. He who does not love abides in death.
In this is love, not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins.
Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.
If anyone says, »I love God,« and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, cannot love God whom he has not seen.
And this commandment we have from him: that he who loves God must love his brother also.
This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.
Owe no one anything, except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law.
By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does the love of God abide in him?
Little children, let us not love in word or tongue but in deed and in truth.
Let brotherly love continue.
Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it.
Remember the prisoners, as though in prison with them, and those who are ill-treated, since you yourselves are also in the body.
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.