2 John 1:5
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New Living Translation
I am writing to remind you, dear friends, that we should love one another. This is not a new commandment, but one we have had from the beginning.

King James Bible
And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment unto thee, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another.

Darby Bible Translation
And now I beseech thee, lady, not as writing to thee a new commandment, but that which we have had from the beginning, that we should love one another.

World English Bible
Now I beg you, dear lady, not as though I wrote to you a new commandment, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another.

Young's Literal Translation
and now I beseech thee, Kyria, not as writing to thee a new command, but which we had from the beginning, that we may love one another,

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

1:5 That which we had from the beginning - Of our Lord's ministry. Indeed it was, in some sense, from the beginning of the world. That we may love one another - More abundantly.

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John 13:34
So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other.

John 13:35
Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples."

John 15:12
This is my commandment: Love each other in the same way I have loved you.

John 15:17
This is my command: Love each other.

1 John 2:7
Dear friends, I am not writing a new commandment for you; rather it is an old one you have had from the very beginning. This old commandment--to love one another--is the same message you heard before.

1 John 3:11
This is the message you have heard from the beginning: We should love one another.

1 John 4:7
Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God.

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