Romans 13:8-14 NIV

Love, for the Day Is Near

8 Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellowman has fulfilled the law.1

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9 The commandments, "Do not commit adultery," "Do not murder," "Do not steal," "Do not covet,"a2 and whatever other commandment there may be, are summed up3 in this one rule: "Love your neighbor as yourself."b4

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    • a 13:9 - Exodus 20:13-15,17; Deut. 5:17-19,21
    • b 13:9 - Lev. 19:18
      10 Love does no harm to its neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.5

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          11 And do this, understanding the present time. The hour has come6 for you to wake up from your slumber,7 because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed.

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          12 The night is nearly over; the day is almost here.8 So let us put aside the deeds of darkness9 and put on the armor10 of light.

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          13 Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness,11 not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy.12

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          14 Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ,13 and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the sinful nature.c14

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