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Victor M. Eskew


If ye fulfill the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself, ye do well.


1.   Fulfill

A.    Strong (5055):  to end, that is, …execute…discharge

B.    Thayer:  to perform, execute, complete, fulfill (so that the thing done corresponds to what has been said, the order, command, etc.)

C.    Vine:  to give effect to


2.   Royal

A.    Strong (937):  regal…belonging to (or befitting) the sovereign…preeminent

B.    Thayer:  of or belonging to a king, royal, regal

C.    Vine:  belonging to a king


3.   Law

A.    Strong (3551):  law, regulation, a principle

B.    Thayer:  a law, a command, a law or rule producing a state approved of God…the Christian religion:  the law demanding faith, the moral instruction given by Christ, especially the precept concerning love

C.    Vine:  law…set up as the standard for the administration of justice


4.   Scripture

A.    Strong (1124):  a document, that is, Holy Writ (or its content or a statement in it)

B.    Thayer:  a writing, a thing written, the Scripture, used to denote either the book itself or it contents, a certain portion or section of the Holy Scripture

C.    Vine:  akin to grapho, to write…a writing…of the O.T. Scriptures (those accepted by the Jews as canonical) and all those of the N.T. which were to be accepted by Christians as authoritative…The Scripture…stands for its Divine Author with an intimation that it remains perpetually characterized as the living voice of God


5.   Love

A.    Strong (25):  to love (in a social or moral sense)

B.    Thayer:  to welcome, to entertain, to be fond of, to love dearly

C.    Vine:  Love does not always run with the natural inclinations…love seeks the welfare of all…love seeks opportunity to do good unto ‘all men’


6.   Neighbor

A.    Strong (4139):  near, close by…a neighbor, that is, fellow (as man, country man, Christian or friend)

B.    Thayer:  neighbor…according to Christ, any other man irrespective of nation or religion with whom we live or whom we chance to meet

C.    Vine:  the one near, hence, one’s neighbor


7.   Well

A.    Strong (2573):  well (usually morally)

B.    Thayer:  beautifully, finely, excellently, well, rightly, so that there shall be no room for blame, well, truly, excellently, nobly, commendably

C.    Vine:  finely…is usually translated ‘well,’ indicating what is done rightly