Romans 13:10

“Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Loue worketh no ill to his neighbour, therefore loue is the fulfilling of the Law.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of {the} law.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Love worketh no ill to his neighbor: love therefore is the fulfilment of the law.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Love does no wrong to his neighbour, so love makes the law complete.
- Basic English Bible

Love works no ill to its neighbour; love therefore [is the] whole law.
- Darby Bible

Love worketh no ill to one's neighbor: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.
- Webster's Bible

Love avoids doing any wrong to one's fellow man, and is therefore complete obedience to Law.
- Weymouth Bible

Love doesn't harm a neighbor. Love therefore is the fulfillment of the law.
- World English Bible

The loue of neiybore worchith not yuel; therfor loue is the fulfillyng of the lawe.
- Wycliffe Bible

the love to the neighbor doth work no ill; the love, therefore, [is] the fulness of law.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 13:10


13:10 Therefore love is the fulfilling of the law - For the same love which restrains from all evil, incites us to all good.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 13:10


Ro 13:10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour. Neither the ills forbidden in the commandments, not any other. Love [is] the fulfilling of the law. Not "the law", but "law". There is no article in the Greek. All divine law is fulfilled by love. God requires nothing which is not comprehended in this word.

Discussion for Romans 13

  • Terry
    If you depend on just verse 9, you depend on works. One must take in the whole counsel of God! It starts with Faith, then comes the works compelled by the Holy Spirit. I.E, What is faith without works? - James I believe.
    All the commandments hinge on Love God first, Neighbor next. The rest will fall in place with a progressing relationship through prayer and study.
  • Irene123
    To Hyzette - Rom. 10:9, v. 14. If all one need do is v. 9 - then what is Gen. to Rev. all about .......? Acts 2:37-38 -- "Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their hearts, and said, Men and brethren what shall we do? Then Peter said unto them, Repent and be baptized, everyone of you, in the NAME of Jesus Christ for the remission and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
  • Hyzette
    Hi Maria

    Answer to your question loving people does not mean you are saved. When you confess with your mouth that Jesus christ is your Lord and Saviour and make Him boss of your life than only you are saved.
  • 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
    I go along with Brianna - except GOD'S name is Jesus for me.

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