2 John 1:6
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New International Version
And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love.

King James Bible
And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.

Darby Bible Translation
And this is love, that we should walk according to his commandments. This is the commandment, according as ye have heard from the beginning, that ye might walk in it.

World English Bible
This is love, that we should walk according to his commandments. This is the commandment, even as you heard from the beginning, that you should walk in it.

Young's Literal Translation
and this is the love, that we may walk according to His commands; this is the command, even as ye did hear from the beginning, that in it ye may walk,

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

And this is love - That is, our love is shown and proved by our walking according to the commandments of God; for love is the principle of obedience.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

this is love.

John 14:15,21 If you love me, keep my commandments...

John 15:10,14 If you keep my commandments, you shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love...

Romans 13:8,9 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loves another has fulfilled the law...

Galatians 5:13,14 For, brothers, you have been called to liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another...

1 John 5:3,15 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous...

This is the. See on ver.

2 John 1:5 And now I beseech you, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment to you, but that which we had from the beginning...

1 John 2:24 Let that therefore abide in you, which you have heard from the beginning...

Library
The Books of the New Testament
[Sidenote: The Author.] The author describes himself as "Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ" (i. 1). Few books of the New Testament are so well attested as this Epistle. The external evidence for its authenticity is strong, and stronger than that for any other Catholic Epistle except 1 John. It seems to be quoted in Didache, i. 4. The letter of Polycarp written about A.D. 110 shows a complete familiarity with 1 Peter. He evidently regarded it as a letter of the highest authority. His contemporary
Leighton Pullan—The Books of the New Testament

Cross References
Deuteronomy 13:4
It is the LORD your God you must follow, and him you must revere. Keep his commands and obey him; serve him and hold fast to him.

John 14:15
"If you love me, keep my commands.

John 14:21
Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them."

John 14:23
Jesus replied, "Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.

1 John 2:5
But if anyone obeys his word, love for God is truly made complete in them. This is how we know we are in him:

1 John 2:7
Dear friends, I am not writing you a new command but an old one, which you have had since the beginning. This old command is the message you have heard.

1 John 2:24
As for you, see that what you have heard from the beginning remains in you. If it does, you also will remain in the Son and in the Father.

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