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

  • 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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