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

  • 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.
  • John Madden for verse 11
    the exortation of preserverance is needed to be alert and focused on christ and endureing in our faith ,not in slumbering or careless liveing,not in works but by grace we endure to the end,true faith will end in preserverance ,liveing in the lite will push away the darkness that trys to overcome us.
  • Larry powell
    Are we not meant to think for ourselves.
  • THIS IS THE ONE SCRIPTURE THAT SUMS IT ALL UP. WHOEVER UNDERSTANDS TO HIM, IT IS SALVATION....THE GREATEST POVERTY IN THE WORLD IS THE LACK OF GRACE AND LOVE IN PEOPLES HEARTS AND MINDS. THE UNWILLINGNESS TO GIVE TO EACH OTHER, WHAT ANYONE NEEDS, THINKING ANYTHING BELONGS TO US. AND NOT ACKNOWLEDGING THE FINISHED WORK Of JESUS. EVERYTHING INCLUDING OUR SOULS BELONG TO THE LORD.
  • Brianna for verse 1
    Technically this scripture could be applied to many forms of atrocity such as teachers and parents, but it primarily talks about government. These translations used, kind of make it seem like God created human governments to rule over other humans. Another translation puts it this way : Let every person be in subjection to the superiorauthorities, for there is no authority except by God the existingauthorities stand placed in their relative positions by God. Brants comment did such an awesome job of explaining how human rulers came about. The nation of Israel had leaders, relatively, but everything was through God. He never intended for humans to rule themselves. He was going to be our rightful ruler. The Israelites gave that up and thus we have our governments today. Jehovah God allows them to exist for the simple fact of bringing order. But, when his day arrives those corrupt systems will also be destroyed along with Satan and the rest of his system.

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