43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, (A)Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thine enemy.

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For this, (A)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 [a]briefly comprehended in this saying, even in this, (B)Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 13:9 For the whole Law commandeth nothing else, but that we love God and our neighbor. But seeing Paul speaketh here of the duties we owe one to another, we must restrain this word, Law to the second Table.

14 [a]For [b]all the Law is fulfilled in one word, which is this, (A)Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.

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Footnotes

  1. Galatians 5:14 He propoundeth the love of our neighbor, as a mark whereunto all Christians ought to refer all their actions, and thereunto he citeth the testimony of the Law.
  2. Galatians 5:14 This particle (All) must be restrained to the second table.

[a]But if ye fulfill the [b]royal Law according to the Scripture, which saith, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself, ye do well.

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Footnotes

  1. James 2:8 The conclusion: Charity which God prescribeth cannot agree with the accepting of persons, seeing that we must walk in the King’s highway.
  2. James 2:8 The Law is said to be royal and like the King’s highway, for that it is plain and without turnings, and that the Law calleth everyone our neighbor, without respect, whom we may help by any kind of duty.

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