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Now about your love for one another we do not need to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love each other.
King James Bible
But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another.
Darby Bible Translation
Now concerning brotherly love ye have no need that we should write to you, for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another.
World English Bible
But concerning brotherly love, you have no need that one write to you. For you yourselves are taught by God to love one another,
Young's Literal Translation
And concerning the brotherly love, ye have no need of my writing to you, for ye yourselves are God-taught to love one another,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Touching brotherly love - They were remarkable for this; and though the apostle appears to have had this as a topic on which he intended to write to them, yet, from the account which he received of their prosperous state by Timothy, he finds that it is unnecessary to spend any time in inculcating a doctrine which they fully understood and practised. See 1 Thessalonians 3:6.
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Text: 1 Thessalonians 4, 13-18. 13 But we would not have you ignorant, brethren, concerning them that fall asleep; that ye sorrow not, even as the rest, who have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also that are fallen asleep in Jesus will God bring with him. 15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we that are alive, that are left unto the coming of the Lord, shall in no wise precede them that are fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord himself shall …
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Letter cxix. To Minervius and Alexander.
"This is the covenant I will make with the people of Israel after that time," declares the LORD. "I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people.
No longer will they teach their neighbor, or say to one another, 'Know the LORD,' because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest," declares the LORD. "For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more."
It is written in the Prophets: 'They will all be taught by God.' Everyone who has heard the Father and learned from him comes to me.
"A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.
2 Corinthians 9:1
There is no need for me to write to you about this service to the Lord's people.
All of us, then, who are mature should take such a view of things. And if on some point you think differently, that too God will make clear to you.
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