English Standard Version
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;
Darby Bible Translation
as to brotherly love, kindly affectioned towards one another: as to honour, each taking the lead in paying it to the other:
World English Bible
In love of the brothers be tenderly affectionate 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;
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CommentaryVincent'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.
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"Prove what is that good, and acceptable and perfect will of God" (Rom. xii. 2). There are three conditions in which the water in that engine may be. First, the boiler may be full and the water clean and clear; or, secondly, the boiler may not only be full but the water may be hot, very hot, hot enough to scald you, almost boiling; thirdly, it may be just one degree hotter and at the boiling point, giving forth its vapor in clouds of steam, pressing through the valves and driving the mighty piston …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
First Sunday after Epiphany
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.
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.
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,
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.
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