Hebrews 13:1
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New International Version
Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters.

New Living Translation
Keep on loving each other as brothers and sisters.

English Standard Version
Let brotherly love continue.

Berean Study Bible
Continue in brotherly love.

Berean Literal Bible
Let brotherly love abide.

New American Standard Bible
Let love of the brethren continue.

King James Bible
Let brotherly love continue.

Christian Standard Bible
Let brotherly love continue.

Contemporary English Version
Keep being concerned about each other as the Lord's followers should.

Good News Translation
Keep on loving one another as Christians.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Let brotherly love continue.

International Standard Version
Let brotherly love continue.

NET Bible
Brotherly love must continue.

New Heart English Bible
Let brotherly love continue.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Let the love of the brethren continue among you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Continue to love each other.

New American Standard 1977
Let love of the brethren continue.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Let brotherly love continue.

King James 2000 Bible
Let brotherly love continue.

American King James Version
Let brotherly love continue.

American Standard Version
Let love of the brethren continue.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let the charity of the brotherhood abide in you.

Darby Bible Translation
Let brotherly love abide.

English Revised Version
Let love of the brethren continue.

Webster's Bible Translation
Let brotherly love continue.

Weymouth New Testament
Let brotherly love always continue.

World English Bible
Let brotherly love continue.

Young's Literal Translation
Let brotherly love remain;
Study Bible
Brotherly Love
1Continue in brotherly love. 2Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it.…
Cross References
Psalm 133:1
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is when brothers live in harmony!

John 13:34
A new commandment I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so also you must love one another.

Romans 12:10
Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Outdo yourselves in honoring one another.

1 Thessalonians 4:9
Now about brotherly love, you do not need anyone to write to you, because you yourselves have been taught by God to love one another.

Hebrews 10:24
And let us consider how to spur one another on to love and good deeds.

1 Peter 1:22
Since you have purified your souls by obedience to the truth so that you have a genuine love for your brothers, love one another deeply, from a pure heart.

Treasury of Scripture

Let brotherly love continue.

Hebrews 6:10,11 For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labor of love, …

Hebrews 10:24 And let us consider one another to provoke to love and to good works:

John 13:34,35 A new commandment I give to you, That you love one another; as I …

John 15:17 These things I command you, that you love one another.

Acts 2:1,44-46 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with …

Acts 4:32 And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul…

Romans 12:9,10 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; hold …

Galatians 5:6,13,22 For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision avails any thing, nor uncircumcision; …

Ephesians 4:3 Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Ephesians 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us…

Philippians 2:1-3 If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of …

1 Thessalonians 4:9,10 But as touching brotherly love you need not that I write to you: …

2 Thessalonians 1:3 We are bound to thank God always for you, brothers, as it is meet, …

1 Peter 1:22 Seeing you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through …

1 Peter 2:17 Honor all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.

1 Peter 3:8 Finally, be you all of one mind, having compassion one of another, …

1 Peter 4:8 And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity …

2 Peter 1:7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.

1 John 2:9,10 He that said he is in the light, and hates his brother, is in darkness …

1 John 3:10-18,23 In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the …

1 John 4:7-11,20,21 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one …

1 John 5:1 Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every …

2 John 1:5,6 And now I beseech you, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment …

Revelation 2:4 Nevertheless I have somewhat against you, because you have left your first love.

(1) Brotherly love.--Better, The love of the brethren. (See Romans 12:10, and Note; 1Thessalonians 4:9; 1Peter 1:22.) The love which they had shown to the Christian brotherhood is commended in Hebrews 6:10 (Hebrews 10:33); and yet there was some ground for fear that such affection might not "continue" (Hebrews 10:25).

Verse 1. - Let brotherly love continue. Φιλαδελφία does not mean general philanthropy, but the peculiar love of Christians to each other as brethren; "a narrower sphere within the wider sphere of ἀγάπη (Delitzsch); cf. 1. Peter 2:17, "Honor all men, love the brotherhood;" and 2 Peter 1:7, where Christians are exhorted to add ἀγάπη to their φιλαδελπία. This grace of φιλαδελφία they had already, and had evinced it by their conduct (cf. Hebrews 6:10, etc.); they are only to take care that it continue; and let them, among other ways, evince it in hospitality (ver. 2), and in sympathy with the afflicted brethren (ver. 3). Let brotherly love continue. The Vulgate Latin and Syriac versions add, "in you"; or among you, as a church and society of Christians; for this is not to be understood of love to all mankind, or to those of the same nation, or who are in a strict natural relation brethren, though they are all in a sense brethren, and to be loved; but of love to those who are in the same spiritual relation to God, as their Father, to Christ, as the firstborn among many brethren; and are in the same church state, at least partakers of the same grace: and which love ought to be universal, and reach to all the saints, and be fervent and unfeigned, and as Christ hath loved us; and when it is genuine, it is active and laborious; and shows itself in praying with and for one another; in bearing one another's burdens; in forbearing and forgiving one another; in admonishing one another in love; in building up each other in the most holy faith; and in stirring up one another to the several duties of religion: and without this excellent and useful grace, a profession of religion is in vain; this is an evidence of regeneration; it is the bond of perfectness, and what renders the saints' communion delightful and edifying: many are the arguments moving to the exercise of it; as the love of God, and Christ; the new commandment of Christ; the relation saints stand in to one another; the comfort and joy of Gospel ministers, and our own peace and edification: and this should continue; for the love of God and Christ continues; the relation between the saints continues; and without this, churches cannot continue long: the apostle means, not the grace itself, the internal principle, for that, where it once is, always continues, and can never be lost; but the exercise and increase of it, an abounding in it yet more and more. One of the Jewish prayers is to this purpose (q);

"he that dwells in this house, let him plant among you , "brotherhood and love", (or brotherly love,) peace and friendship.''

(q) T. Hieros. Beracot, fol. 3. 3. CHAPTER 13

Heb 13:1-25. Exhortation to Various Graces, Especially Constancy in Faith, Following Jesus amidst Reproaches. Conclusion, with Pieces of Intelligence and Salutations.

1. brotherly love—a distinct special manifestation of "charity" or "love" (2Pe 1:7). The Church of Jerusalem, to which in part this Epistle was addressed, was distinguished by this grace, we know from Acts (compare Heb 6:10; 10:32-34; 12:12, 13).

continue—Charity will itself continue. See that it continue with you.13:1-6 The design of Christ in giving himself for us, is, that he may purchase to himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works; and true religion is the strongest bond of friendship. Here are earnest exhortations to several Christian duties, especially contentment. The sin opposed to this grace and duty is covetousness, an over-eager desire for the wealth of this world, with envy of those who have more than ourselves. Having treasures in heaven, we may be content with mean things here. Those who cannot be so, would not be content though God raised their condition. Adam was in paradise, yet not contented; some angels in heaven were not contented; but the apostle Paul, though abased and empty, had learned in every state, in any state, to be content. Christians have reason to be contented with their present lot. This promise contains the sum and substance of all the promises; I will never, no, never leave thee, no, never forsake thee. In the original there are no less than five negatives put together, to confirm the promise: the true believer shall have the gracious presence of God with him, in life, at death, and for ever. Men can do nothing against God, and God can make all that men do against his people, to turn to their good.
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