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Epistle to the Romans Love Quotes Page 3 Theme

How we cite the quotes: (Chapter:Verse)

Quote #7

Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honor. (NRSV 12:9-10)

Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another. (KJV 12:9-10)

This is how Christians are supposed to be acting with each other. Everything's getting very lovey-dovey up in those churches.

Quote #8

Owe no one anything, except to love one another; for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. The commandments, "You shall not commit adultery; You shall not murder; You shall not steal; You shall not covet"; and any other commandment, are summed up in this word, "Love your neighbor as yourself." Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore, love is the fulfilling of the law. (NRSV 13:8-10)

Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. (KJV 13:8-10)

Paul seems to be quoting Jesus here: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these" (Mark 12:31). But since the Gospel of Mark wasn't even written yet, this saying is probably just a really old one.

Quote #9

If your brother or sister is being injured by what you eat, you are no longer walking NRSV 14:15)

But if thy brother be grieved with thy meat, now walkest thou not charitably. Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom Christ died. (KJV 14:15)

In other words, don't be a jerk.

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