But if anyone doesn’t provide for his own, and especially his own household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
Beloved, let’s love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.
speaking to one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs; singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;
“If your brother sins against you, go, show him his fault between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained back your brother.
But if he doesn’t listen, take one or two more with you, that at the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.
“The King will answer them, ‘Most certainly I tell you, because you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’
Iron sharpens iron; so a man sharpens his friend’s countenance.
15 “If your brother sins against you, go, show him his fault between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained back your brother.
16 But if he doesn’t listen, take one or two more with you, that at the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.
17 If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the assembly. If he refuses to hear the assembly also, let him be to you as a Gentile or a tax collector.
18 Most certainly I tell you, whatever things you bind on earth will have been bound in heaven, and whatever things you release on earth will have been released in heaven.
19 Again, assuredly I tell you, that if two of you will agree on earth concerning anything that they will ask, it will be done for them by my Father who is in heaven.
20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there I am in the middle of them.”
not forsaking our own assembling together, as the custom of some is, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.
So my heavenly Father will also do to you, if you don’t each forgive your brother from your hearts for his misdeeds.”
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,
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; in all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your heart to the Lord.
A friend loves at all times; and a brother is born for adversity.
“‘You shall not hate your brother in your heart. You shall surely rebuke your neighbor, and not bear sin because of him.
Don’t forsake your friend and your father’s friend. Don’t go to your brother’s house in the day of your disaster. A neighbor who is near is better than a distant brother.
For whoever does the will of God is my brother, my sister, and mother.”
Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God. Whoever loves the Father also loves the child who is born of him.
A man of many companions may be ruined, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
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.”
Don’t rebuke an older man, but exhort him as a father; the younger men as brothers;
the elder women as mothers; the younger as sisters, in all purity.
He who loves his brother remains in the light, and there is no occasion for stumbling in him.
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?