New Living Translation
Love means doing what God has commanded us, and he has commanded us to love one another, just as you heard from the beginning.
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
1:6 And this is the proof of true love, universal obedience built on the love of God. This - Love. Is the great commandment which ye have heard from the beginning - Of our preaching.
Serve only the LORD your God and fear him alone. Obey his commands, listen to his voice, and cling to him.
"If you love me, obey my commandments.
Those who accept my commandments and obey them are the ones who love me. And because they love me, my Father will love them. And I will love them and reveal myself to each of them."
Jesus replied, "All who love me will do what I say. My Father will love them, and we will come and make our home with each of them.
1 John 2:5
But those who obey God's word truly show how completely they love him. That is how we know we are living in him.
1 John 2:7
Dear friends, I am not writing a new commandment for you; rather it is an old one you have had from the very beginning. This old commandment--to love one another--is the same message you heard before.
1 John 2:24
So you must remain faithful to what you have been taught from the beginning. If you do, you will remain in fellowship with the Son and with the Father.
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