This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.
"I give you a new commandment: love one another. Just as I have loved you, you must also love one another.
Show family affection to one another with brotherly love. Outdo one another in showing honor.
And walk in love, as the Messiah also loved us and gave Himself for us, a sacrificial and fragrant offering to God.
And may the Lord cause you to increase and overflow with love for one another and for everyone, just as we also do for you.
About brotherly love: you don't need me to write you because you yourselves are taught by God to love one another.
We must always thank God for you, brothers, which is fitting, since your faith is flourishing, and the love of every one of you for one another is increasing.
By obedience to the truth, having purified yourselves for sincere love of the brothers, love one another earnestly from a pure heart,
Now finally, all of you should be like-minded and sympathetic, should love believers, and be compassionate and humble,
Above all, keep your love for one another at full strength, since love covers a multitude of sins.
Dear friends, I am not writing you a new command, but an old command that you have had from the beginning. The old command is the message you have heard.
Yet I am writing you a new command, which is true in Him and in you, because the darkness is passing away and the true light is already shining.
The one who says he is in the light but hates his brother is in the darkness until now.
The one who loves his brother remains in the light, and there is no cause for stumbling in him.
For this is the message you have heard from the beginning: we should love one another,
unlike Cain, who was of the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his works were evil, and his brother's were righteous.
Do not be surprised, brothers, if the world hates you.
We know that we have passed from death to life because we love our brothers. The one who does not love remains in death.
Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life residing in him.
This is how we have come to know love: He laid down His life for us. We should also lay down our lives for our brothers.
If anyone has this world's goods and sees his brother in need but shuts off his compassion from him-- how can God's love reside in him?
Little children, we must not love in word or speech, but in deed and truth;
And we have this command from Him: the one who loves God must also love his brother.