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.
For this is the message you have heard from the beginning: we should love one another,
"I give you a new commandment: love one another. Just as I have loved you, you must also love one another.
By this all people will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another."
This is My command: love one another as I have loved you.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith,
And walk in love, as the Messiah also loved us and gave Himself for us, a sacrificial and fragrant offering to God.
About brotherly love: you don't need me to write you because you yourselves are taught by God to love one another.
Let brotherly love continue.
By obedience to the truth, having purified yourselves for sincere love of the brothers, love one another earnestly from a pure heart,
since you have been born again-- not of perishable seed but of imperishable-- through the living and enduring word of God.
Above all, keep your love for one another at full strength, since love covers a multitude of sins.
godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love.
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;
Dear friends, let us love one another, because love is from God, and everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.
The one who does not love does not know God, because God is love.
God's love was revealed among us in this way: God sent His One and Only Son into the world so that we might live through Him.
Love consists in this: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
Dear friends, if God loved us in this way, we also must love one another.
No one has ever seen God. If we love one another, God remains in us and His love is perfected in us.