And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfection.
Treasury of Scripture
Colossians 2:2 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and to all riches of the full assurance of understanding...
John 13:34 A new commandment I give to you, That you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.
John 15:12 This is my commandment, That you love one another, as I have loved you.
Romans 13:8 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loves another has fulfilled the law.
1 Corinthians 13:1-13 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal...
Ephesians 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us...
1 Thessalonians 4:9 But as touching brotherly love you need not that I write to you: for you yourselves are taught of God to love one another.
1 Timothy 1:5 Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:
1 Peter 4:8 And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.
2 Peter 1:7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.
1 John 3:23 And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another...
1 John 4:21 And this commandment have we from him, That he who loves God love his brother also.
Ephesians 1:4 According as he has chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
Ephesians 4:3 Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
1 John 4:7-12 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loves is born of God, and knows God...
ContextPut on the New Self
1 If you then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sits on the right hand of God. 2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. 3 For you are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall you also appear with him in glory. 5 Mortify therefore your members which are on the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: 6 For which things' sake the wrath of God comes on the children of disobedience: 7 In the which you also walked some time, when you lived in them. 8 But now you also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth. 9 Lie not one to another, seeing that you have put off the old man with his deeds; 10 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him: 11 Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all. 12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, long-suffering; 13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do you. 14 And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfection. 15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also you are called in one body; and be you thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. 17 And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
and above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfectness.
But above all these things have charity, which is the bond of perfection:
Darby Bible Translation
And to all these add love, which is the bond of perfectness.
King James Bible
And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.
Young's Literal Translation
and above all these things, have love, which is a bond of the perfection,