New American Standard Bible
Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.
King James Bible
Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.
Darby Bible Translation
Love works no ill to its neighbour; love therefore is the whole law.
World English Bible
Love doesn't harm a neighbor. Love therefore is the fulfillment of the law.
Young's Literal Translation
the love to the neighbour doth work no ill; the love, therefore, is the fulness of law.
Romans 13:10 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Love worketh no ill ... - Love would seek to do him good; of course it would prevent all dishonesty and crime toward others. It would prompt to justice, truth, and benevolence. If this law were engraved on every man's heart, and practiced in his life, what a change would it immediately produce in society! If all people would at once "abandon" what is suited to "work ill" to others, what an influence would it have on the business and commercial affairs of people. How many plans of fraud and dishonesty would it at once arrest. How many schemes would it crush. It would silence the voice of the slanderer; it would stay the plans of the seducer and the adulterer; it would put an end to cheating, and fraud, and all schemes of dishonest gain. The gambler desires the property of his neighbor without any compensation; and thus works "ill" to him. The dealer in "lotteries" desires property for which he has never toiled, and which must be obtained at the expense and loss of others. And there are many "employments" all whose tendency is to work "ill" to a neighbor. This is pre-eminently true of the traffic in "ardent spirits." It cannot do him good, and the almost uniform result is to deprive him of his property, health, reputation, peace, and domestic comfort. He that sells his neighbor liquid fire, knowing what must be the result of it, is not pursuing a business which works no ill to him; and love to that neighbor would prompt him to abandon the traffic; see Habakkuk 2:15, "Wo unto him that giveth his neighbor drink, that putteth thy bottle to him, and makest him drink also, that thou mayest look on their nakedness."
Therefore ... - "Because" love does no harm to another, it is "therefore" the fulfilling of the Law, implying that all that the Law requires is to "love" others.
Is the fulfilling - Is the "completion," or meets the requirements of the Law. The Law of God on this "head," or in regard to our duty to our neighbor, requires us to do justice toward him, to observe truth, etc. "All" this will be met by "love;" and if people truly "loved" others, all the demands of the Law would be satisfied.
Of the law - Of the Law of Moses, but particularly the Ten Commandments.
LibraryFourth Sunday after Epiphany
Text: Romans 13, 8-10. 8 Owe no man anything, save to love one another: for he that loveth his neighbor hath fulfilled the law. 9 For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not covet, and if there be any other commandment, it is summed up in this word, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. 10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbor; love therefore is the fulfilment of the law. CHRISTIAN LOVE AND THE COMMAND TO LOVE. 1. This, like the two …
Martin Luther—Epistle Sermons, Vol. II
Love and the Day
"If we Say that we have no Sin, we Deceive Ourselves, and the Truth is not in Us. "
"Therefore, Brethren, we are Debtors, not to the Flesh, to Live after the Flesh,"
"In everything, therefore, treat people the same way you want them to treat you, for this is the Law and the Prophets.
"The second is like it, 'YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.'
"A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.
Owe nothing to anyone except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law.
For the whole Law is fulfilled in one word, in the statement, "YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF."
If, however, you are fulfilling the royal law according to the Scripture, "YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF," you are doing well.
Jump to PreviousAvoids Complete Fellow Fulfilling Fulfillment Fulfilment Fulness Harm Ill Love Makes Neighbor Neighbour Obedience One's Work Worketh Works Wrong
Jump to NextAvoids Complete Fellow Fulfilling Fulfillment Fulfilment Fulness Harm Ill Love Makes Neighbor Neighbour Obedience One's Work Worketh Works Wrong
LinksRomans 13:10 NIV
Romans 13:10 NLT
Romans 13:10 ESV
Romans 13:10 NASB
Romans 13:10 KJV
Romans 13:10 Bible Apps
Romans 13:10 Biblia Paralela
Romans 13:10 Chinese Bible
Romans 13:10 French Bible
Romans 13:10 German Bible
Romans 13:10 Commentaries