New American Standard Bible
For this is the message which you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another;
King James Bible
For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.
Darby Bible Translation
For this is the message which ye have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another:
World English Bible
For this is the message which you heard from the beginning, that we should love one another;
Young's Literal Translation
because this is the message that ye did hear from the beginning, that we may love one another,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
For this is the message - Margin, "commandment." In the received text, this is ἀγγελία angelia - "a message brought;" in several manuscripts, and in later editions, it is ἐπαγγελία epangelia - "annunciation, announcement;" an order given, or a commandment, Acts 23:21. It is not very material which reading is followed. The word "command" or "rule" would express the sense with sufficient clearness. The reference is to the law given by the Saviour as a permanent direction to his disciples.
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'And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the Lord. And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock, and of the fat thereof. And the Lord had respect unto Abel, and to his offering: But unto Cain, and to his offering, he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell. And the Lord said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen? If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou …
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got up from supper, and laid aside His garments; and taking a towel, He girded Himself.
"A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.
"This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you.
1 John 1:5
This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all.
1 John 2:7
Beloved, I am not writing a new commandment to you, but an old commandment which you have had from the beginning; the old commandment is the word which you have heard.
1 John 4:7
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.
1 John 4:11
Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
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