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Pay Your Ongoing Debt of Love

Be owing[a] nothing to anyone except to be loving one another. For the one loving the other has fulfilled the Law. For the saying “You shall not commit-adultery, you shall not murder, you shall not steal, you shall not covet” [Ex 20:13-17], and if there is any other commandment, is summed-up in this saying— in the “You shall love your neighbor as yourself ” [Lev 19:18]. 10 Love does not work harm[b] to the neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the Law.

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 13:8 The owing and the loving refer to the same person or people. Paul is referring here to our personal relations with individuals.
  2. Romans 13:10 Or, evil, civil or personal.

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