|English Standard Version (© 2001)|
Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.
King James Bible
Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;
American Standard Version
In love of the brethren be tenderly affectioned one to another; in honor preferring one another;
Young's Literal Translation
in the love of brethren, to one another kindly affectioned: in the honour going before one another;
Romans 12:10 Additional TranslationsVincent's Word Studies
Be kindly affectioned (φιλόστοργοι)
Only here in the New Testament. From στέργω to love, which denotes peculiarly a natural affection, a sentiment innate and peculiar to men as men, as distinguished from the love of desire, called out by circumstance. Hence of the natural love of kindred, of people and king (the relation being regarded as founded in nature), of a tutelary God for a people. The word here represents Christians as bound by a family tie. It is intended to define more specifically the character of φιλαδελφία brotherly love, which follows, so that the exhortation is "love the brethren in the faith as though they were brethren in blood" (Farrar). Rev., be tenderly affectioned; but the A.V., in the word kindly gives the real sense, since kind is originally kinned; and kindly affectioned is having the affection of kindred.
In honor preferring one another (τῇ τιμῇ ἀλλήλους προηγούμενοι).
The verb occurs only here. It means to go before as a guide. Honor is the honor due from each to all. Compare Philippians 2:3; 1 Peter 2:17; 1 Peter 5:5. Hence, leading the way in showing the honor that is due. Others render antcipating and excelling.
Romans 12:10 Parallel CommentariesAffection Affectionate Brotherly Brother's Devoted Honor Honour Kind Kindly Love Matters Others Paying Preference Preferring Putting Showing Tenderly Towards Worldly Yield YourselvesAffection Affectionate Brotherly Brother's Devoted Honor Honour Kind Kindly Love Matters Others Paying Preference Preferring Putting Showing Tenderly Towards Worldly Yield YourselvesThe ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®) copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.
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John 13:34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.
Romans 13:7 Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed.
Philippians 2:3 Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.
1 Thessalonians 4:9 Now concerning brotherly love you have no need for anyone to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love one another,
Hebrews 13:1 Let brotherly love continue.
1 Peter 1:22 Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart,
1 Peter 2:17 Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.