New Living Translation
and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love for everyone.
King James Bible
And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.
Darby Bible Translation
in godliness brotherly love, in brotherly love love:
World English Bible
and in godliness brotherly affection; and in brotherly affection, love.
Young's Literal Translation
and in the piety the brotherly kindness, and in the brotherly kindness the love;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
1:7 And to godliness brotherly kindness - No sullenness, sternness, moroseness: sour godliness, so called, is of the devil. Of Christian godliness it may always be said, Mild, sweet, serene, and tender is her mood, Nor grave with sternness, nor with lightness free: Against example resolutely good, Fervent in zeal, and warm in charity. And to brotherly kindness love - The pure and perfect love of God and of all mankind. The apostle here makes an advance upon the preceding article, brotherly kindness, which seems only to relate to the love of Christians toward one another.
When Mr. Whitfield was once applied to to use his influence at a general election, he returned answer to his lordship who requested him, that he knew very little about general elections, but that if his lordship took his advice he would make his own particular "calling and election sure;" which was a very proper remark. I would not, however, say to any persons here present, despise the privilege which you have as citizens. Far be it from me to do it. When we become Christians we do not leave off …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 3: 1857
That Gospel Sermon on the Blessed Hope
The Faithful Promiser
Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other.
1 Peter 1:22
You were cleansed from your sins when you obeyed the truth, so now you must show sincere love to each other as brothers and sisters. Love each other deeply with all your heart.
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