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

  • A dsiciple
    Lu2677; This is a VERY important subject so applicable for us today. Many are turned aside from the commandments of the Saviour by hearkening to voices in the world, which say we must stand and fight for our rights. With respect to the Military and the Police, that's there job by God's appointment. But for us as individuals, we follow Jesus' example of love, piety, faith and meekness toward all.
  • Lu2677
    Roman 13:1 "Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers (government).For there are no powers but of God,(our government is put in place by God).The powers that be, are ordained by God." This chapter is telling us to give honor,give tribute,love,submit,owe nothing to government officials. Regardless of what they do. His word stands!
  • Steve morrow
    ROMANS 13:11 AND THAT KNOWING THE TIME THAT NOW IT IS HIGH TIME TO AWAKE OUT OF SLEEP FOR NOW OUR SALVATION IS NEARER THAN WHEN WE BELIEVED 2 TIMOTHY 4:7 I HAVE FOUGHT A GOOD FIGHT I HAVE FINISHED MY COURSE I HAVE KEPT THE FAITH ****HEBREWS 10:36 FOR YOU HAVE NEED OF PATIENCE THAT --- AFTER --- YOU HAVE DONE THE WILL OF GOD YOU MIGHT RECEIVE THE PROMISE
  • Steve morrow
    ROMANS 13:2 WHOSOEVER THEREFORE RESISTETH THE POWER RESISTETH THE ORDINANCE OF GOD AND THEY THAT RESIST SHALL RECEIVE TO THEMSELVES DAMNATION 1JOHN 3:18 MY LITTLE CHILDREN LET US NOT LOVE IN WORD NEITHER IN TONGUE BUT IN DEED AND TRUTH
  • Steve morrow
    ROMANS 13:9 FOR THIS 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 BRIEFLY COMPREHENDED IN THIS SAYING NAMELY THOU SHALT LOVE THY NEIGHBOR AS THYSELF---HELP US LORD TO UNDERSTAND WE CANT LOVE OUR NEIGHBORS IF WE'RE KILLING THEM HELP US LORD
  • Kathrina
    Also in 1John 3:14 Jesus says We know that we have pass from death to life, because we love the brethren.
    He that love not his brother abide in death.
    And in 1 John3:3 says every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.
    Luke 6:46 says, Why call me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things I say?

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