Galatians 5:14

For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
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Cornelius a Lapide

AD 1637
For all the law is fulfilled in one word. That Isaiah , the whole law so far as it concerns our neighbour, or according to what was said in the preceding verse, as we serve one another. Cf. Romans 13:8. S. Augustine (de Trin. lib. viii.), S. Thomas, Anselm, however, say that the whole law rests on the love of God or of our neighbour, but that the latter presupposes the former, inasmuch as our neighbour is to be loved for the sake of God. Therefore he who loves his neighbour both fulfils the law, which says, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and also loves God and fulfils the law, which says, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God. ...

Cyprian of Carthage

AD 258
Of this same thing to the Galatians: "Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. But if ye bite and accuse one another, see that ye be not consumed one of another."

Epiphanius of Cyprus

AD 403
What need is there for the holy apostle to make use of the law, if the new covenant is foreign to the old legislation? He wants to show both covenants are from the one Lord. They are best perceived as sharing the same intent. The fulfillment of the law is through the love of one’s neighbor, because love is that which effects the perfect good. He therefore says that love is the fulfilling of the law. Panarion, Fifth Refutation of Marcion. ...

Gaius Marius Victorinus

AD 400
The whole work of the law is fulfilled by this one command: love. For one who loves another neither murders nor commits adultery nor steals…. Now Paul himself adds a text: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” But we ought to understand by “neighbor” every human being and then constantly view Christ as our neighbor. “And you too must love one another but in the spirit.” Here he now seems, as if neglecting the previous question and discussion, to urge them to avoid discord. And this can happen if you love one another in the Spirit, not in the flesh nor for the works of the flesh nor in natural observances. For he who loves another feels no envy, nor steals from another, nor despises or abuses him. . ...

George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
All the law, as far as it regards our duty to our neighbour, is contained in this text of the apostle; he says the same in his epistle to the Romans, Chap. xiii. He that loves his neighbour has fulfilled the law.

John Chrysostom

AD 407
Seeing that they made so much of the Law, he says, If you wish to fulfill it, do not be circumcised, for it is fulfilled not in circumcision but in love. Observe how he cannot forget his grief, but constantly touches upon what troubled him, even when launched into his moral discourse.

John Chrysostom

AD 407
“Since I have turned the law upside down, if you wish to fulfill it, do not be circumcised; for it is fulfilled not in circumcision but in love.” Notice that he does not forget his grief. He keeps on touching upon what troubled him even as he turns to ethical issues.

Tertullian of Carthage

AD 220
Now, if none other but the Creator shall be found to execute judgment, it follows that only He, who has determined on the cessation of the law, shall be able to condemn the defenders of the law; and what, if he also affirms the law in that portion of it where it ought (to be permanent)? "For "says he, "all the law is fulfilled in you by this: `Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.' ". Are we to paint ourselves out that our neighbours may perish? Where, then, is (the command), "Thou shall love thy neighbour as thyself? " ...

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. - 2 Peter 1:20

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