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New Defender's Study Bible Notes

1:5 virtue. “Virtue” is not mere moral goodness, but spiritual valor, or strength of character.


1:7 brotherly kindness. “Brotherly kindness” (Greek philadelphia) is elsewhere translated “brotherly love.”


1:7 charity. “Charity” (Greek agape) is commonly rendered “love.” This type of love is thus distinct from brotherly love. It involves deep respect for a person, recognizing the value and interests of that person, and caring for him or her as a person of genuine worth.


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