And above all things be earnest in your love among yourselves, for love covers a multitude of sins.
In love of the brothers be tenderly affectionate to one another; in honor prefer one another,
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also love one another.
By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.
Finally, all of you be like-minded, compassionate, loving as brothers, tenderhearted, courteous,
But concerning brotherly love, you have no need that one write to you. For you yourselves are taught by God to love one another,
Above all these things, walk in love, which is the bond of perfection.
37 Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’
38 This is the first and great commandment.
39 A second likewise is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’
However, if you fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you do well.
For this is the message which you heard from the beginning, that we should love one another—
We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brothers. He who doesn’t love his brother remains in death.
10 In this is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son as the atoning sacrifice for our sins.
11 Beloved, if God loved us in this way, we also ought to love one another.
12 No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God remains in us, and his love has been perfected in us.
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?
This commandment we have from him, that he who loves God should also love his brother.
“This is my commandment, that you love one another, even as I have loved you.
Owe no one anything, except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law.
16 By this we know love, because he laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.
17 But whoever has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, then closes his heart of compassion against him, how does God’s love remain in him?
18 My little children, let’s not love in word only, or with the tongue only, but in deed and truth.
1 Let brotherly love continue.
2 Don’t forget to show hospitality to strangers, for in doing so, some have entertained angels without knowing it.
3 Remember those who are in bonds, as bound with them, and those who are ill-treated, since you are also in the body.
Beloved, let’s love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.