2 John 1:5
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King James Version
And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment unto thee, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another.

Darby Bible Translation
And now I beseech thee, lady, not as writing to thee a new commandment, but that which we have had from the beginning, that we should love one another.

World English Bible
Now I beg you, dear lady, not as though I wrote to you a new commandment, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another.

Young's Literal Translation
and now I beseech thee, Kyria, not as writing to thee a new command, but which we had from the beginning, that we may love one another,

2 John 1:5 Parallel
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Geneva Study Bible

And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment unto thee, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another.

Scofield Reference Notes

[1] that we love one another

Law (of Christ), Summary: The new "law of Christ" is the divine love, as wrought into the renewed heart by the Holy Spirit Rom 5:5 Heb 10:16 and outflowing in the energy of the Spirit, unforced and spontaneous, toward the objects of the divine love 2Cor 5:14-20 1Th 2:7,8. It is, therefore, " the law of liberty" Jas 1:25 2:12 in contrast with the external law of Moses. Moses' law demands love, Lev 19:18 Dt 6:5 Lk 10:27 Christ's law is love Rom 5:5 1Jn 4:7,19,20 and Song takes the place of the external law by fulfilling it Rom 13:10 Gal 5:14. It is the "law written in the heart" under the New Covenant.

See Scofield Note: "Heb 8:8".

2 John 1:5 Parallel Commentaries

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John 13:34
A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.

John 13:35
By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

John 15:12
This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.

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

1 John 2:7
Brethren, I write no new commandment unto you, but an old commandment which ye had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which ye have heard from the beginning.

1 John 3:11
For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.

1 John 4:7
Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.

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