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.
Beloved, I am not writing a new commandment to you, but an old commandment which you have had from the beginning; the old commandment is the word which you have heard.
Dear friends, I am not writing a new commandment, for it is an old one you have always had, right from the beginning. This commandment––to love one another––is the same message you heard before.
My dear friends, I'm not writing anything new here. This is the oldest commandment in the book, and you've known it from day one. It's always been implicit in the Message you've heard.
My loved ones, I do not give you a new law, but an old law which you had from the first; this old law is the word which came to your ears.
Beloved, I am writing you no new commandment, but an old commandment that you have had from the beginning; the old commandment is the word that you have heard.
Brethren, I write no new commandment to you, but an old commandment which you have had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which you heard from the beginning.
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you have already heard.
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1 sn See John 13:34-35.
2 tn “Already” is not is the Greek text, but is supplied for clarity.