Romans 13:8

“Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Owe no man any thing, but to loue one another: for hee that loueth another hath fulfilled the Law.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Owe nothing to anyone except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled {the} law.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Owe no man anything, save to love one another: for he that loveth his neighbor hath fulfilled the law.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Be in debt for nothing, but to have love for one another: for he who has love for his neighbour has kept all the law.
- Basic English Bible

Owe no one anything, unless to love one another: for he that loves another has fulfilled the law.
- Darby Bible

Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.
- Webster's Bible

Owe nothing to any one except mutual love; for he who loves his fellow man has satisfied the demands of Law.
- Weymouth Bible

Owe no one anything, except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law.
- World English Bible

To no man owe ye ony thing, but that ye loue togidere. For he that loueth his neiybore, hath fulfillid the lawe.
- Wycliffe Bible

To no one owe anything, except to love one another; for he who is loving the other -- law he hath fulfilled,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 13:8


13:8 From our duty to magistrates he passes on to general duties. To love one another - An eternal debt, which can never be sufficiently discharged; but yet if this be rightly performed, it discharges all the rest. For he that loveth another - As he ought. Hath fulfilled the whole law - Toward his neighbour.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 13:8


Ro 13:8 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another. Not only pay all tribute due, but all that is due every man. Every obligation must be discharged. The church member, who makes debts and does not meet them, violates this command. Bengel says: ``Pay every debt; let none remain due to any man, save that immortal debt of mutual love, which, though fully paid, is still forever due.'' Hath fulfilled the law. He who loves his neighbor will not do to his neighbor any of the things forbidden by the law; will not steal, kill, commit adultery, bear false witness, covet, and hence his love fulfills the Mosaic law.

Discussion for Romans 13

  • Ako Ayuk
    Loving every body is good but love is empowered by God, so love God first and He will empower you to love everybody and therefore you will be fulfilling the most important aspect of Christianity (LOVE) Luke 10:27, Galatians 5:14
  • Rudy
    We love only what Jesus loves and hate what Jesus hates. If we love what Jesus loves we have no problem because that is what we are supposed to do as Jesus lovers. But if we love what Jesus hates then how can we say that we love Jesus?
  • Irene123
    To Maria - are you saying that if I just love everybody that - I am saved .....?
  • Irene123
    I go along with Brianna - except GOD'S name is Jesus for me.
  • Benson Emeonu for verse 11
    Let me say here that it is only those who have their trust and faith in the raisen Christ that their salvation is nearer than when they first believed. But to unbelievers and the fallen believers their salvation seems to be faraway now, expect they repent.
  • Tim Hobby
    What Do You Think of Romans 13? 2 Peter 1:20,21 The Word of God interprets itself in the verse, in the context or in previous usage. If we don 't know what it means then, according to 2 Peter, it is not for our own private interpretation.

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