Bible Verses on Love
He said, “Now take your son, your only son, whom you love, even Isaac, and go into the land of Moriah. Offer him there for a burnt offering on one of the mountains which I will tell you of.”
Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah’s tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife. He loved her. Isaac was comforted after his mother’s death.
Now Isaac loved Esau, because he ate his venison. Rebekah loved Jacob.
Make me savory food, such as I love, and bring it to me, that I may eat, and that my soul may bless you before I die.”
Go now to the flock, and get me from there two good young goats. I will make them savory food for your father, such as he loves.
He went, and got them, and brought them to his mother. His mother made savory food, such as his father loved.
Jacob loved Rachel. He said, “I will serve you seven years for Rachel, your younger daughter.”
Jacob served seven years for Rachel. They seemed to him but a few days, for the love he had for her.
He went in also to Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.
Leah conceived, and bore a son, and she named him Reuben. For she said, “Because Yahweh has looked at my affliction. For now my husband will love me.”
His soul joined to Dinah, the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the young lady, and spoke kindly to the young lady.
Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age, and he made him a coat of many colors.
His brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, and they hated him, and couldn’t speak peaceably to him.
We said to my lord, ‘We have a father, an old man, and a child of his old age, a little one; and his brother is dead, and he alone is left of his mother; and his father loves him.’
and showing loving kindness to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.
But if the servant shall plainly say, ‘I love my master, my wife, and my children. I will not go out free;’
“‘You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the children of your people; but you shall love your neighbor as yourself. I am Yahweh.
The stranger who lives as a foreigner with you shall be to you as the native-born among you, and you shall love him as yourself; for you lived as foreigners in the land of Egypt. I am Yahweh your God.
Because he loved your fathers, therefore he chose their seed after them, and brought you out with his presence, with his great power, out of Egypt;
and showing loving kindness to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.
and you shall love Yahweh your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might.
Yahweh didn’t set his love on you, nor choose you, because you were more in number than any people; for you were the fewest of all peoples:
but because Yahweh loves you, and because he would keep the oath which he swore to your fathers, has Yahweh brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondage, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.
Know therefore that Yahweh your God, he is God, the faithful God, who keeps covenant and loving kindness with them who love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations,
and he will love you, and bless you, and multiply you; he will also bless the fruit of your body and the fruit of your ground, your grain and your new wine and your oil, the increase of your livestock and the young of your flock, in the land which he swore to your fathers to give you.
Now, Israel, what does Yahweh your God require of you, but to fear Yahweh your God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve Yahweh your God with all your heart and with all your soul,
Only Yahweh had a delight in your fathers to love them, and he chose their seed after them, even you above all peoples, as at this day.
He does execute justice for the fatherless and widow, and loves the foreigner, in giving him food and clothing.
Therefore love the foreigner; for you were foreigners in the land of Egypt.
Therefore you shall love Yahweh your God, and keep his instructions, and his statutes, and his ordinances, and his commandments, always.
It shall happen, if you shall listen diligently to my commandments which I command you this day, to love Yahweh your God, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul,
For if you shall diligently keep all this commandment which I command you, to do it, to love Yahweh your God, to walk in all his ways, and to cleave to him;
you shall not listen to the words of that prophet, or to that dreamer of dreams: for Yahweh your God proves you, to know whether you love Yahweh your God with all your heart and with all your soul.
It shall be, if he tells you, “I will not go out from you;” because he loves you and your house, because he is well with you;
if you keep all this commandment to do it, which I command you this day, to love Yahweh your God, and to walk ever in his ways; then you shall add three cities more for yourselves, besides these three:
Nevertheless Yahweh your God wouldn’t listen to Balaam; but Yahweh your God turned the curse into a blessing to you, because Yahweh your God loved you.
Yahweh your God will circumcise your heart, and the heart of your seed, to love Yahweh your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, that you may live.
in that I command you this day to love Yahweh your God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his ordinances, that you may live and multiply, and that Yahweh your God may bless you in the land where you go in to possess it.
to love Yahweh your God, to obey his voice, and to cleave to him; for he is your life, and the length of your days; that you may dwell in the land which Yahweh swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.
Yes, he loves the people. All his saints are in your hand. They sat down at your feet; Everyone shall receive of your words.
Only take diligent heed to do the commandment and the law which Moses the servant of Yahweh commanded you, to love Yahweh your God, to walk in all his ways, to keep his commandments, to hold fast to him, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul.”
Take good heed therefore to yourselves, that you love Yahweh your God.
“So let all your enemies perish, Yahweh, but let those who love him be as the sun when it rises forth in its strength.” Then the land had rest forty years.
Samson’s wife wept before him, and said, “You just hate me, and don’t love me. You have put forth a riddle to the children of my people, and haven’t told it me.” He said to her, “Behold, I haven’t told it my father nor my mother, and shall I tell you?”
It came to pass afterward, that he loved a woman in the valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah.
She said to him, “How can you say, ‘I love you,’ when your heart is not with me? You have mocked me these three times, and have not told me where your great strength lies.”
He shall be to you a restorer of life, and sustain you in your old age, for your daughter-in-law, who loves you, who is better to you than seven sons, has borne him.”
1 Samuel 1:5
but to Hannah he gave a double portion; for he loved Hannah, but Yahweh had shut up her womb.
1 Samuel 16:21
David came to Saul, and stood before him. He loved him greatly; and he became his armor bearer.
1 Samuel 18:1
It happened, when he had made an end of speaking to Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul.
1 Samuel 18:3
Then Jonathan and David made a covenant, because he loved him as his own soul.
1 Samuel 18:16
But all Israel and Judah loved David; for he went out and came in before them.
1 Samuel 18:20
Michal, Saul’s daughter, loved David; and they told Saul, and the thing pleased him.
1 Samuel 18:22
Saul commanded his servants, “Talk with David secretly, and say, ‘Behold, the king has delight in you, and all his servants love you: now therefore be the king’s son-in-law.’”
1 Samuel 18:28
Saul saw and knew that Yahweh was with David; and Michal, Saul’s daughter, loved him.
1 Samuel 20:17
Jonathan caused David to swear again, for the love that he had to him; for he loved him as he loved his own soul.
2 Samuel 1:23
Saul and Jonathan were lovely and pleasant in their lives. In their death, they were not divided. They were swifter than eagles. They were stronger than lions.
2 Samuel 1:26
I am distressed for you, my brother Jonathan. You have been very pleasant to me. Your love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women.
2 Samuel 12:24
David comforted Bathsheba his wife, and went in to her, and lay with her. She bore a son, and he called his name Solomon. Yahweh loved him;
2 Samuel 13:1
It happened after this, that Absalom the son of David had a beautiful sister, whose name was Tamar; and Amnon the son of David loved her.
2 Samuel 13:4
He said to him, “Why, son of the king, are you so sad from day to day? Won’t you tell me?” Amnon said to him, “I love Tamar, my brother Absalom’s sister.”
2 Samuel 13:15
Then Amnon hated her with exceeding great hatred; for the hatred with which he hated her was greater than the love with which he had loved her. Amnon said to her, “Arise, be gone!”
2 Samuel 19:6
in that you love those who hate you, and hate those who love you. For you have declared this day, that princes and servants are nothing to you. For today I perceive that if Absalom had lived, and all we had died this day, then it would have pleased you well.
1 Kings 3:3
Solomon loved Yahweh, walking in the statutes of David his father: only he sacrificed and burnt incense in the high places.
1 Kings 5:1
Hiram king of Tyre sent his servants to Solomon; for he had heard that they had anointed him king in the room of his father: for Hiram was ever a lover of David.
1 Kings 10:9
Blessed is Yahweh your God, who delighted in you, to set you on the throne of Israel. Because Yahweh loved Israel forever, therefore made he you king, to do justice and righteousness.”
1 Kings 11:1
Now king Solomon loved many foreign women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh, women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Sidonians, and Hittites;
1 Kings 11:2
of the nations concerning which Yahweh said to the children of Israel, “You shall not go among them, neither shall they come among you; for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods.” Solomon joined to these in love.
2 Chronicles 2:11
Then Huram the king of Tyre answered in writing, which he sent to Solomon, “Because Yahweh loves his people, he has made you king over them.”
2 Chronicles 9:8
Blessed be Yahweh your God, who delighted in you, to set you on his throne, to be king for Yahweh your God: because your God loved Israel, to establish them forever, therefore made he you king over them, to do justice and righteousness.
2 Chronicles 11:21
Rehoboam loved Maacah the daughter of Absalom above all his wives and his concubines:
(for he took eighteen wives, and sixty concubines, and became the father of twenty-eight sons and sixty daughters.)
2 Chronicles 19:2
Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and said to king Jehoshaphat, Should you help the wicked, and love those who hate Yahweh? for this thing wrath is on you from before Yahweh.
2 Chronicles 26:10
He built towers in the wilderness, and dug out many cisterns, for he had much livestock; in the lowland also, and in the plain: and he had farmers and vineyard keepers in the mountains and in the fruitful fields; for he loved farming.
and said, I beg you, Yahweh, the God of heaven, the great and awesome God, who keeps covenant and loving kindness with those who love him and keep his commandments:
The king loved Esther more than all the women, and she obtained favor and kindness in his sight more than all the virgins; so that he set the royal crown on her head, and made her queen instead of Vashti.
All my familiar friends abhor me. They whom I loved have turned against me.
“The wings of the ostrich wave proudly; but are they the feathers and plumage of love?
You sons of men, how long shall my glory be turned into dishonor? Will you love vanity, and seek after falsehood? Selah.
But let all those who take refuge in you rejoice, Let them always shout for joy, because you defend them. Let them also who love your name be joyful in you.
Yahweh examines the righteous, but the wicked and him who loves violence his soul hates.
For Yahweh is righteous. He loves righteousness. The upright shall see his face.
I love you, Yahweh, my strength.
Yahweh, I love the habitation of your house, the place where your glory dwells.
Oh love Yahweh, all you his saints! Yahweh preserves the faithful, and fully recompenses him who behaves arrogantly.
He loves righteousness and justice. The earth is full of the loving kindness of Yahweh.
Who is someone who desires life, and loves many days, that he may see good?
For Yahweh loves justice, and doesn’t forsake his saints. They are preserved forever, but the children of the wicked shall be cut off.
My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my plague. My kinsmen stand far away.
Let all those who seek you rejoice and be glad in you. Let such as love your salvation say continually, “Let Yahweh be exalted!”
You have loved righteousness, and hated wickedness. Therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness above your fellows.
He chooses our inheritance for us, the glory of Jacob whom he loved. Selah.
You love evil more than good, lying rather than speaking the truth. Selah.
You love all devouring words, you deceitful tongue.
The children also of his servants shall inherit it. Those who love his name shall dwell therein.
Let all those who seek you rejoice and be glad in you. Let those who love your salvation continually say, “Let God be exalted!”
But chose the tribe of Judah, Mount Zion which he loved.
How lovely are your dwellings, Yahweh of Armies!
Yahweh loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob.
You have put lover and friend far from me, and my friends into darkness.
I indeed declare, “Love stands firm forever. You established the heavens. Your faithfulness is in them.”
“Because he has set his love on me, therefore I will deliver him. I will set him on high, because he has known my name.
You who love Yahweh, hate evil. He preserves the souls of his saints. He delivers them out of the hand of the wicked.
The King’s strength also loves justice. You do establish equity. You execute justice and righteousness in Jacob.
In return for my love, they are my adversaries; but I am in prayer.
They have rewarded me evil for good, and hatred for my love.
Yes, he loved cursing, and it came to him. He didn’t delight in blessing, and it was far from him.
I love Yahweh, because he listens to my voice, and my cries for mercy.
I will delight myself in your commandments, because I love them.
I reach out my hands for your commandments, which I love. I will meditate on your statutes. ZAYIN
How I love your law! It is my meditation all day.
I hate double-minded men, but I love your law.
You put away all the wicked of the earth like dross. Therefore I love your testimonies.
Therefore I love your commandments more than gold, yes, more than pure gold.
Turn to me, and have mercy on me, as you always do to those who love your name.
Your promises have been thoroughly tested, and your servant loves them.
Consider how I love your precepts. Revive me, Yahweh, according to your loving kindness.
I hate and abhor falsehood. I love your law.
Those who love your law have great peace. Nothing causes them to stumble.
My soul has observed your testimonies. I love them exceedingly.
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. Those who love you will prosper.
It is vain for you to rise up early, to stay up late, eating the bread of toil; for he gives sleep to his loved ones.
Yahweh preserves all those who love him, but all the wicked he will destroy.
Yahweh opens the eyes of the blind. Yahweh raises up those who are bowed down. Yahweh loves the righteous.
“How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity? How long will mockers delight themselves in mockery, and fools hate knowledge?
for whom Yahweh loves, he reproves; even as a father reproves the son in whom he delights.
Don’t forsake her, and she will preserve you. Love her, and she will keep you.
A loving doe and a graceful deer— let her breasts satisfy you at all times. Be captivated always with her love.
I love those who love me. Those who seek me diligently will find me.
That I may give wealth to those who love me. I fill their treasuries.
But he who sins against me wrongs his own soul. All those who hate me love death.”
Don’t reprove a scoffer, lest he hate you. Reprove a wise man, and he will love you.
Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all wrongs.
Whoever loves correction loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid.
One who spares the rod hates his son, but one who loves him is careful to discipline him.
Don’t they go astray who plot evil? But love and faithfulness belong to those who plan good.
The way of the wicked is an abomination to Yahweh, but he loves him who follows after righteousness.
A scoffer doesn’t love to be reproved; he will not go to the wise.
Better is a dinner of herbs, where love is, than a fattened calf with hatred.
He who covers an offense promotes love; but he who repeats a matter separates best friends.
A friend loves at all times; and a brother is born for adversity.
He who loves disobedience loves strife. One who builds a high gate seeks destruction.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue; those who love it will eat its fruit.
He who gets wisdom loves his own soul. He who keeps understanding shall find good.
Many men claim to be men of unfailing love, but who can find a faithful man?
Don’t love sleep, lest you come to poverty. Open your eyes, and you shall be satisfied with bread.
Love and faithfulness keep the king safe. His throne is sustained by love.
He who loves pleasure shall be a poor man. He who loves wine and oil shall not be rich.
He who loves purity of heart and speaks gracefully is the king’s friend.
Better is open rebuke than hidden love.
Whoever loves wisdom brings joy to his father; but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth.
a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.
He who loves silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he who loves abundance, with increase: this also is vanity.
For all this I laid to my heart, even to explore all this: that the righteous, and the wise, and their works, are in the hand of God; whether it is love or hatred, man doesn’t know it; all is before them.
Also their love, their hatred, and their envy has perished long ago; neither have they any more a portion forever in anything that is done under the sun.
Live joyfully with the wife whom you love all the days of your life of vanity, which he has given you under the sun, all your days of vanity: for that is your portion in life, and in your labor in which you labor under the sun.
Song of Solomon 1:2
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth; for your love is better than wine.
Song of Solomon 1:3
Your oils have a pleasing fragrance. Your name is oil poured forth, therefore the virgins love you.
Song of Solomon 1:4
Take me away with you. Let us hurry. The king has brought me into his chambers. Friends We will be glad and rejoice in you. We will praise your love more than wine! Beloved They are right to love you.
Song of Solomon 1:5
I am dark, but lovely, you daughters of Jerusalem, like Kedar’s tents, like Solomon’s curtains.
Song of Solomon 1:7
Tell me, you whom my soul loves, where you graze your flock, where you rest them at noon; For why should I be as one who is veiled beside the flocks of your companions? Lover
Song of Solomon 1:9
I have compared you, my love, to a steed in Pharaoh’s chariots.
Song of Solomon 1:14
My beloved is to me a cluster of henna blossoms from the vineyards of En Gedi. Lover
Song of Solomon 1:15
Behold, you are beautiful, my love. Behold, you are beautiful. Your eyes are doves. Beloved
Song of Solomon 1:16
Behold, you are beautiful, my beloved, yes, pleasant; and our couch is verdant. Lover
Song of Solomon 2:1
I am a rose of Sharon, a lily of the valleys. Lover
Song of Solomon 2:2
As a lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters. Beloved
Song of Solomon 2:4
He brought me to the banquet hall. His banner over me is love.
Song of Solomon 2:5
Strengthen me with raisins, refresh me with apples; For I am faint with love.
Song of Solomon 2:7
I adjure you, daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, or by the hinds of the field, that you not stir up, nor awaken love, until it so desires.
Song of Solomon 2:10
My beloved spoke, and said to me, “Rise up, my love, my beautiful one, and come away.
Song of Solomon 2:13
The fig tree ripens her green figs. The vines are in blossom. They give forth their fragrance. Arise, my love, my beautiful one, and come away.” Lover
Song of Solomon 2:14
My dove in the clefts of the rock, In the hiding places of the mountainside, Let me see your face. Let me hear your voice; for your voice is sweet, and your face is lovely.
Song of Solomon 3:1
By night on my bed, I sought him whom my soul loves. I sought him, but I didn’t find him.
Song of Solomon 3:2
I will get up now, and go about the city; in the streets and in the squares I will seek him whom my soul loves. I sought him, but I didn’t find him.
Song of Solomon 3:3
The watchmen who go about the city found me; “Have you seen him whom my soul loves?”
Song of Solomon 3:4
I had scarcely passed from them, when I found him whom my soul loves. I held him, and would not let him go, until I had brought him into my mother’s house, into the chamber of her who conceived me.
Song of Solomon 3:5
I adjure you, daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, or by the hinds of the field, that you not stir up, nor awaken love, until it so desires.
Song of Solomon 3:10
He made its pillars of silver, its bottom of gold, its seat of purple, its midst being paved with love, from the daughters of Jerusalem.
Song of Solomon 3:11
Go forth, you daughters of Zion, and see king Solomon, with the crown with which his mother has crowned him, in the day of his weddings, in the day of the gladness of his heart. Lover
Song of Solomon 4:1
Behold, you are beautiful, my love. Behold, you are beautiful. Your eyes are doves behind your veil. Your hair is as a flock of goats, that descend from Mount Gilead.
Song of Solomon 4:3
Your lips are like scarlet thread. Your mouth is lovely. Your temples are like a piece of a pomegranate behind your veil.
Song of Solomon 4:7
You are all beautiful, my love. There is no spot in you.
Song of Solomon 4:10
How beautiful is your love, my sister, my bride! How much better is your love than wine! The fragrance of your perfumes than all manner of spices!
Song of Solomon 4:16
Awake, north wind; and come, you south! Blow on my garden, that its spices may flow out. Let my beloved come into his garden, and taste his precious fruits. Lover
Song of Solomon 5:2
I was asleep, but my heart was awake. It is the voice of my beloved who knocks: “Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my undefiled; for my head is filled with dew, and my hair with the dampness of the night.”
Song of Solomon 5:8
I adjure you, daughters of Jerusalem, If you find my beloved, that you tell him that I am faint with love. Friends
Song of Solomon 5:16
His mouth is sweetness; yes, he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, and this is my friend, daughters of Jerusalem. Friends
Song of Solomon 6:4
You are beautiful, my love, as Tirzah, lovely as Jerusalem, awesome as an army with banners.
Song of Solomon 6:13
Return, return, Shulammite! Return, return, that we may gaze at you. Lover Why do you desire to gaze at the Shulammite, as at the dance of Mahanaim?
Song of Solomon 7:6
How beautiful and how pleasant you are, love, for delights!
Song of Solomon 7:12
Let’s go early up to the vineyards. Let’s see whether the vine has budded, its blossom is open, and the pomegranates are in flower. There I will give you my love.
Song of Solomon 8:4
I adjure you, daughters of Jerusalem, that you not stir up, nor awaken love, until it so desires. Friends
Song of Solomon 8:6
Set me as a seal on your heart, as a seal on your arm; for love is strong as death. Jealousy is as cruel as Sheol. Its flashes are flashes of fire, a very flame of Yahweh.
Song of Solomon 8:7
Many waters can’t quench love, neither can floods drown it. If a man would give all the wealth of his house for love, he would be utterly scorned. Friends
Song of Solomon 8:12
My own vineyard is before me. The thousand are for you, Solomon; two hundred for those who tend its fruit. Lover
Your princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves. Everyone loves bribes, and follows after rewards. They don’t judge the fatherless, neither does the cause of the widow come to them.
Behold, for peace I had great anguish, but you have in love for my soul delivered it from the pit of corruption; for you have cast all my sins behind your back.
Since you have been precious and honored in my sight, and I have loved you; therefore I will give people in your place, and nations instead of your life.
“Assemble yourselves, all you, and hear; who among them has declared these things? He whom Yahweh loves shall perform his pleasure on Babylon, and his arm shall be on the Chaldeans.
Also the foreigners who join themselves to Yahweh, to minister to him, and to love the name of Yahweh, to be his servants, everyone who keeps the Sabbath from profaning it, and holds fast my covenant;
Behind the doors and the posts you have set up your memorial:
for you have uncovered to someone besides me, and have gone up; you have enlarged your bed, and made you a covenant with them: you loved their bed where you saw it.
“For I, Yahweh, love justice, I hate robbery with iniquity; and I will give them their recompense in truth, and I will make an everlasting covenant with them.
In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them: in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; and he bore them, and carried them all the days of old.
“Rejoice with Jerusalem, and be glad for her, all you who love her: rejoice for joy with her, all you who mourn over her;
Go, and cry in the ears of Jerusalem, saying, Thus says Yahweh, I remember for you the kindness of your youth, the love of your weddings; how you went after me in the wilderness, in a land that was not sown.
Withhold your foot from being unshod, and your throat from thirst: but you said, It is in vain; no, for I have loved strangers, and after them will I go.
How well you prepare your way to seek love! Therefore you have taught even the wicked women your ways.
They say, If a man puts away his wife, and she goes from him, and become another man’s, will he return to her again? Won’t that land be greatly polluted? But you have played the prostitute with many lovers; yet return again to me, says Yahweh.
You, when you are made desolate, what will you do? Though you clothe yourself with scarlet, though you deck you with ornaments of gold, though you enlarge your eyes with paint, in vain do you make yourself beautiful; your lovers despise you, they seek your life.
the prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will you do in the end of it?
and they shall spread them before the sun, and the moon, and all the army of the sky, which they have loved, and which they have served, and after which they have walked, and which they have sought, and which they have worshiped: they shall not be gathered, nor be buried, they shall be for dung on the surface of the earth.
Thus says Yahweh to this people, Even so have they loved to wander; they have not refrained their feet: therefore Yahweh does not accept them; now he will remember their iniquity, and visit their sins.
Go up to Lebanon, and cry; and lift up your voice in Bashan, and cry from Abarim; for all your lovers are destroyed.
The wind shall feed all your shepherds, and your lovers shall go into captivity: surely then you will be ashamed and confounded for all your wickedness.
All your lovers have forgotten you; they don’t seek you: for I have wounded you with the wound of an enemy, with the chastisement of a cruel one, for the greatness of your iniquity, because your sins were increased.
Yahweh appeared of old to me, saying, Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love: therefore with loving kindness have I drawn you.
She weeps sore in the night, and her tears are on her cheeks; among all her lovers she has none to comfort her: All her friends have dealt treacherously with her; they are become her enemies.
I called for my lovers, but they deceived me: My priests and my elders gave up the spirit in the city, While they sought them food to refresh their souls.
Now when I passed by you, and looked at you, behold, your time was the time of love; and I spread my skirt over you, and covered your nakedness: yes, I swore to you, and entered into a covenant with you, says the Lord Yahweh, and you became mine.
They give gifts to all prostitutes; but you give your gifts to all your lovers, and bribe them, that they may come to you on every side for your prostitution.
Thus says the Lord Yahweh, Because your filthiness was poured out, and your nakedness uncovered through your prostitution with your lovers; and because of all the idols of your abominations, and for the blood of your children, that you gave to them;
therefore see, I will gather all your lovers, with whom you have taken pleasure, and all those who you have loved, with all those who you have hated; I will even gather them against you on every side, and will uncover your nakedness to them, that they may see all your nakedness.
Oholah played the prostitute when she was mine; and she doted on her lovers, on the Assyrians her neighbors,
Therefore I delivered her into the hand of her lovers, into the hand of the Assyrians, on whom she doted.
The Babylonians came to her into the bed of love, and they defiled her with their prostitution, and she was polluted with them, and her soul was alienated from them.
Therefore, Oholibah, thus says the Lord Yahweh: Behold, I will raise up your lovers against you, from whom your soul is alienated, and I will bring them against you on every side:
They come to you as the people come, and they sit before you as my people, and they hear your words, but don’t do them; for with their mouth they show much love, but their heart goes after their gain.
Behold, you are to them as a very lovely song of one who has a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument; for they hear your words, but they don’t do them.
I prayed to Yahweh my God, and made confession, and said, Oh, Lord, the great and dreadful God, who keeps covenant and loving kindness with those who love him and keep his commandments,
“Say to your brothers, ‘My people!’ and to your sisters, ‘My loved one!’
For their mother has played the prostitute. She who conceived them has done shamefully; for she said, ‘I will go after my lovers, who give me my bread and my water, my wool and my flax, my oil and my drink.’
She will follow after her lovers, but she won’t overtake them; and she will seek them, but won’t find them. Then she will say, ‘I will go and return to my first husband; for then was it better with me than now.’
Now I will uncover her lewdness in the sight of her lovers, and no one will deliver her out of my hand.
I will lay waste her vines and her fig trees, about which she has said, ‘These are my wages that my lovers have given me; and I will make them a forest,’ and the animals of the field shall eat them.
I will visit on her the days of the Baals, to which she burned incense, when she decked herself with her earrings and her jewels, and went after her lovers, and forgot me,” says Yahweh.
Yahweh said to me, “Go again, love a woman loved by another, and an adulteress, even as Yahweh loves the children of Israel, though they turn to other gods, and love cakes of raisins.”
Their drink has become sour. They play the prostitute continually. Her rulers dearly love their shameful way.
“Ephraim, what shall I do to you? Judah, what shall I do to you? For your love is like a morning cloud, and like the dew that disappears early.
For they have gone up to Assyria, like a wild donkey wandering alone. Ephraim has hired lovers for himself.
Don’t rejoice, Israel, to jubilation like the nations; for you were unfaithful to your God. You love the wages of a prostitute at every grain threshing floor.
I found Israel like grapes in the wilderness. I saw your fathers as the first ripe in the fig tree at its first season; but they came to Baal Peor, and consecrated themselves to the shameful thing, and became abominable like that which they loved.
“All their wickedness is in Gilgal; for there I hated them. Because of the wickedness of their deeds I will drive them out of my house! I will love them no more. All their princes are rebels.
Ephraim is a trained heifer that loves to thresh; so I will put a yoke on her beautiful neck. I will set a rider on Ephraim. Judah will plow. Jacob will break his clods.
“When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt.
I drew them with cords of a man, with ties of love; and I was to them like those who lift up the yoke on their necks; and I bent down to him and I fed him.
A merchant has dishonest scales in his hand. He loves to defraud.
“I will heal their waywardness. I will love them freely; for my anger is turned away from him.
Hate evil, love good, and establish justice in the courts. It may be that Yahweh, the God of Armies, will be gracious to the remnant of Joseph.”
You who hate the good, and love the evil; who tear off their skin, and their flesh from off their bones;
He has shown you, O man, what is good. What does Yahweh require of you, but to act justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?
Yahweh, your God, is in the midst of you, a mighty one who will save. He will rejoice over you with joy. He will calm you in his love. He will rejoice over you with singing.
and let none of you devise evil in your hearts against his neighbor, and love no false oath: for all these are things that I hate,” says Yahweh.
Thus says Yahweh of Armies:
“The fasts of the fourth fifth, seventh, and tenth months shall be for the house of Judah joy and gladness, and cheerful feasts. Therefore love truth and peace.”
“I have loved you,” says Yahweh. Yet you say, “How have you loved us?” “Wasn’t Esau Jacob’s brother?” says Yahweh, “Yet I loved Jacob;
Judah has dealt treacherously, and an abomination is committed in Israel and in Jerusalem; for Judah has profaned the holiness of Yahweh which he loves, and has married the daughter of a foreign god.
“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor, and hate your enemy. ’
But I tell you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who mistreat you and persecute you,
For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Don’t even the tax collectors do the same?
“When you pray, you shall not be as the hypocrites, for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Most certainly, I tell you, they have received their reward.
“No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other; or else he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You can’t serve both God and Mammon.
He who loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and he who loves son or daughter more than me isn’t worthy of me.
‘Honor your father and mother.’ And, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’”
Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’
A second likewise is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’
and love the place of honor at feasts, the best seats in the synagogues,
Because iniquity will be multiplied, the love of many will grow cold.
Jesus looking at him loved him, and said to him, “One thing you lack. Go, sell whatever you have, and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me, taking up the cross.”
you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment.
The second is like this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”
and to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbor as himself, is more important than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.”
“But I tell you who hear: love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,
If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them.
But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing back; and your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High; for he is kind toward the unthankful and evil.
for he loves our nation, and he built our synagogue for us.”
When they couldn’t pay, he forgave them both. Which of them therefore will love him most?”
Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much. But to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little.”
He answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.”
But woe to you Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and every herb, but you bypass justice and the love of God. You ought to have done these, and not to have left the other undone.
Woe to you Pharisees! For you love the best seats in the synagogues, and the greetings in the marketplaces.
No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to one, and despise the other. You aren’t able to serve God and mammon .”
The Pharisees, who were lovers of money, also heard all these things, and they scoffed at him.
“Beware of the scribes, who like to walk in long robes, and love greetings in the marketplaces, the best seats in the synagogues, and the best places at feasts;
For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
This is the judgment, that the light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the light; for their works were evil.
The Father loves the Son, and has given all things into his hand.
But I know you, that you don’t have God’s love in yourselves.
Therefore Jesus said to them, “If God were your father, you would love me, for I came out and have come from God. For I haven’t come of myself, but he sent me.
Therefore the Father loves me, because I lay down my life, that I may take it again.
Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus.
He who loves his life will lose it. He who hates his life in this world will keep it to eternal life.
for they loved men’s praise more than God’s praise.
Now before the feast of the Passover, Jesus, knowing that his time had come that he would depart from this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.
One of his disciples, whom Jesus loved, was at the table, leaning against Jesus’ breast.
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, just like I have loved you; that you also love one another.
By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
If you love me, keep my commandments.
One who has my commandments, and keeps them, that person is one who loves me. One who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him, and will reveal myself to him.”
Jesus answered him, “If a man loves me, he will keep my word. My Father will love him, and we will come to him, and make our home with him.
He who doesn’t love me doesn’t keep my words. The word which you hear isn’t mine, but the Father’s who sent me.
You heard how I told you, ‘I go away, and I come to you.’ If you loved me, you would have rejoiced, because I said ‘I am going to my Father;’ for the Father is greater than I.
Even as the Father has loved me, I also have loved you. Remain in my love.
If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and remain in his love.
“This is my commandment, that you love one another, even as I have loved you.
Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.
“I command these things to you, that you may love one another.
If you were of the world, the world would love its own. But because you are not of the world, since I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.
for the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me, and have believed that I came forth from God.
I in them, and you in me, that they may be perfected into one; that the world may know that you sent me, and loved them, even as you loved me.
Father, I desire that they also whom you have given me be with me where I am, that they may see my glory, which you have given me, for you loved me before the foundation of the world.
I made known to them your name, and will make it known; that the love with which you loved me may be in them, and I in them.”
Therefore when Jesus saw his mother, and the disciple whom he loved standing there, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold your son!”
Therefore she ran and came to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken away the Lord out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they have laid him!”
That disciple therefore whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It’s the Lord!” So when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he wrapped his coat around him (for he was naked), and threw himself into the sea.
So when they had eaten their breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of Jonah, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I have affection for you.” He said to him, “Feed my lambs.”
He said to him again a second time, “Simon, son of Jonah, do you love me?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I have affection for you.” He said to him, “Tend my sheep.”
Then Peter, turning around, saw a disciple following. This was the disciple whom Jesus sincerely loved, the one who had also leaned on Jesus’ breast at the supper and asked, “Lord, who is going to betray You?”
and hope doesn’t disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
But God commends his own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to his purpose.
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Could oppression, or anguish, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
No, in all these things, we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Even as it is written, “Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated.”
Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor that which is evil. Cling to that which is good.
In love of the brothers be tenderly affectionate one to another; in honor preferring one another;
Owe no one anything, except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law.
For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not give false testimony,” “You shall not covet,” and whatever other commandments there are, are all summed up in this saying, namely, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
Love doesn’t harm a neighbor. Love therefore is the fulfillment of the law.
Yet if because of food your brother is grieved, you walk no longer in love. Don’t destroy with your food him for whom Christ died.
Now I beg you, brothers, by our Lord Jesus Christ, and by the love of the Spirit, that you strive together with me in your prayers to God for me,
1 Corinthians 2:9
But as it is written, “Things which an eye didn’t see, and an ear didn’t hear, which didn’t enter into the heart of man, these God has prepared for those who love him.”
1 Corinthians 4:21
What do you want? Shall I come to you with a rod, or in love and a spirit of gentleness?
1 Corinthians 8:1
Now concerning things sacrificed to idols:
We know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.
1 Corinthians 8:3
But if anyone loves God, the same is known by him.
1 Corinthians 13:1
If I speak with the languages of men and of angels, but don’t have love, I have become sounding brass, or a clanging cymbal.
1 Corinthians 13:2
If I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but don’t have love, I am nothing.
1 Corinthians 13:3
If I dole out all my goods to feed the poor, and if I give my body to be burned, but don’t have love, it profits me nothing.
1 Corinthians 13:4
Love is patient and is kind; love doesn’t envy. Love doesn’t brag, is not proud,
1 Corinthians 13:8
Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will be done away with. Where there are various languages, they will cease. Where there is knowledge, it will be done away with.
1 Corinthians 13:13
But now faith, hope, and love remain—these three. The greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 14:1
Follow after love, and earnestly desire spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy.
1 Corinthians 16:14
Let all that you do be done in love.
1 Corinthians 16:22
If any man doesn’t love the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be accursed . Come, Lord!
1 Corinthians 16:24
My love to all of you in Christ Jesus. Amen.
2 Corinthians 2:4
For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote to you with many tears, not that you should be made sorry, but that you might know the love that I have so abundantly for you.
2 Corinthians 2:8
Therefore I beg you to confirm your love toward him.
2 Corinthians 5:14
For the love of Christ constrains us; because we judge thus, that one died for all, therefore all died.
2 Corinthians 6:6
in pureness, in knowledge, in patience, in kindness, in the Holy Spirit, in sincere love,
2 Corinthians 8:7
But as you abound in everything, in faith, utterance, knowledge, all earnestness, and in your love to us, see that you also abound in this grace.
2 Corinthians 8:8
I speak not by way of commandment, but as proving through the earnestness of others the sincerity also of your love.
2 Corinthians 8:24
Therefore show the proof of your love to them in front of the assemblies, and of our boasting on your behalf.
2 Corinthians 9:7
Let each man give according as he has determined in his heart; not grudgingly, or under compulsion; for God loves a cheerful giver.
2 Corinthians 11:11
Why? Because I don’t love you? God knows.
2 Corinthians 12:15
I will most gladly spend and be spent for your souls. If I love you more abundantly, am I loved the less?
2 Corinthians 13:11
Finally, brothers, rejoice. Be perfected, be comforted, be of the same mind, live in peace, and the God of love and peace will be with you.
2 Corinthians 13:14
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all. Amen.
I have been crucified with Christ, and it is no longer I that live, but Christ living in me. That life which I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself up for me.
For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision amounts to anything, nor uncircumcision, but faith working through love.
For you, brothers, were called for freedom. Only don’t use your freedom for gain to the flesh, but through love be servants to one another.
For the whole law is fulfilled in one word, in this: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith,
even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and without blemish before him in love;
For this cause I also, having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which is among you, and the love which you have toward all the saints,
But God, being rich in mercy, for his great love with which he loved us,
that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; to the end that you, being rooted and grounded in love,
and to know Christ’s love which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
with all lowliness and humility, with patience, bearing with one another in love;
but speaking truth in love, we may grow up in all things into him, who is the head, Christ;
from whom all the body, being fitted and knit together through that which every joint supplies, according to the working in measure of each individual part, makes the body increase to the building up of itself in love.
Walk in love, even as Christ also loved you, and gave himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling fragrance.
Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the assembly, and gave himself up for it;
Even so husbands also ought to love their own wives as their own bodies. He who loves his own wife loves himself.
Nevertheless each of you must also love his own wife even as himself; and let the wife see that she respects her husband.
Peace be to the brothers, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Grace be with all those who love our Lord Jesus Christ with incorruptible love. Amen.
This I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and all discernment;
but the latter out of love, knowing that I am appointed for the defense of the Good News.
If there is therefore any exhortation in Christ, if any consolation of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any tender mercies and compassion,
make my joy full, by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind;
Finally, brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are honorable, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report; if there is any virtue, and if there is any praise, think about these things.
having heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which you have toward all the saints,
who also declared to us your love in the Spirit.
who delivered us out of the power of darkness, and translated us into the Kingdom of the Son of his love;
that their hearts may be comforted, they being knit together in love, and gaining all riches of the full assurance of understanding, that they may know the mystery of God, both of the Father and of Christ,
Above all these things, walk in love, which is the bond of perfection.
Husbands, love your wives, and don’t be bitter against them.
1 Thessalonians 1:3
remembering without ceasing your work of faith and labor of love and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, before our God and Father.
1 Thessalonians 1:4
We know, brothers loved by God, that you are chosen,
1 Thessalonians 3:6
But when Timothy came just now to us from you, and brought us glad news of your faith and love, and that you have good memories of us always, longing to see us, even as we also long to see you;
1 Thessalonians 3:12
and the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we also do toward you,
1 Thessalonians 4:9
But concerning brotherly love, you have no need that one write to you. For you yourselves are taught by God to love one another,
1 Thessalonians 5:8
But let us, since we belong to the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and, for a helmet, the hope of salvation.
1 Thessalonians 5:13
and to respect and honor them in love for their work’s sake. Be at peace among yourselves.
2 Thessalonians 1:3
We are bound to always give thanks to God for you, brothers, even as it is appropriate, because your faith grows exceedingly, and the love of each and every one of you towards one another abounds;
2 Thessalonians 2:10
and with all deception of wickedness for those who are being lost, because they didn’t receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
2 Thessalonians 2:13
But we are bound to always give thanks to God for you, brothers loved by the Lord, because God chose you from the beginning for salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief in the truth;
2 Thessalonians 2:16
Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace,
2 Thessalonians 3:5
May the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patience of Christ.
1 Timothy 1:5
but the goal of this command is love, out of a pure heart and a good conscience and unfeigned faith;
1 Timothy 1:14
The grace of our Lord abounded exceedingly with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.
1 Timothy 2:15
but she will be saved through her childbearing, if they continue in faith, love, and sanctification with sobriety.
1 Timothy 4:12
Let no man despise your youth; but be an example to those who believe, in word, in your way of life, in love, in spirit, in faith, and in purity.
1 Timothy 6:10
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some have been led astray from the faith in their greed, and have pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
1 Timothy 6:11
But you, man of God, flee these things, and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, and gentleness.
2 Timothy 1:7
For God didn’t give us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and self-control.
2 Timothy 1:13
Hold the pattern of sound words which you have heard from me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.
2 Timothy 2:22
Flee from youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
2 Timothy 3:2
For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
2 Timothy 3:3
without natural affection, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, fierce, no lovers of good,
2 Timothy 3:4
traitors, headstrong, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God;
2 Timothy 3:10
But you did follow my teaching, conduct, purpose, faith, patience, love, steadfastness,
2 Timothy 4:8
From now on, there is stored up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will give to me on that day; and not to me only, but also to all those who have loved his appearing.
2 Timothy 4:10
for Demas left me, having loved this present world, and went to Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, and Titus to Dalmatia.
but given to hospitality, as a lover of good, sober minded, fair, holy, self-controlled;
that older men should be temperate, sensible, sober minded, sound in faith, in love, and in patience:
that they may train the young women to love their husbands, to love their children,
But when the kindness of God our Savior and his love toward mankind appeared,
All who are with me greet you. Greet those who love us in faith. Grace be with you all. Amen.
hearing of your love, and of the faith which you have toward the Lord Jesus, and toward all the saints;
For we have much joy and comfort in your love, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you, brother.
yet for love’s sake I rather beg, being such a one as Paul, the aged, but also a prisoner of Jesus Christ.
You have loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness above your fellows.”
For God is not unrighteous, so as to forget your work and the labor of love which you showed toward his name, in that you served the saints, and still do serve them.
Let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good works,
For whom the Lord loves, he chastens, and scourges every son whom he receives.”
Let brotherly love continue.
Be free from the love of money, content with such things as you have, for he has said, “I will in no way leave you, neither will I in any way forsake you.”
Blessed is the man who endures temptation, for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life, which the Lord promised to those who love him.
Listen, my beloved brothers. Didn’t God choose those who are poor in this world to be rich in faith, and heirs of the Kingdom which he promised to those who love him?
However, if you fulfill the royal law, according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you do well.
1 Peter 1:8
whom not having known you love; in whom, though now you don’t see him, yet believing, you rejoice greatly with joy unspeakable and full of glory—
1 Peter 1:22
Seeing you have purified your souls in your obedience to the truth through the Spirit in sincere brotherly affection, love one another from the heart fervently:
1 Peter 2:17
Honor all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.
1 Peter 3:10
For, “He who would love life, and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil, and his lips from speaking deceit.
1 Peter 4:8
And above all things be earnest in your love among yourselves, for love covers a multitude of sins.
1 Peter 5:14
Greet one another with a kiss of love. Peace be to you all who are in Christ Jesus. Amen.
2 Peter 1:7
and in godliness brotherly affection; and in brotherly affection, love.
2 Peter 2:15
forsaking the right way, they went astray, having followed the way of Balaam the son of Beor, who loved the wages of wrongdoing;
1 John 2:5
But whoever keeps his word, God’s love has most certainly been perfected in him. This is how we know that we are in him:
1 John 2:10
He who loves his brother remains in the light, and there is no occasion for stumbling in him.
1 John 2:15
Don’t love the world, neither the things that are in the world. If anyone loves the world, the Father’s love isn’t in him.
1 John 3:1
Behold, how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! For this cause the world doesn’t know us, because it didn’t know him.
1 John 3:10
In this the children of God are revealed, and the children of the devil. Whoever doesn’t do righteousness is not of God, neither is he who doesn’t love his brother.
1 John 3:11
For this is the message which you heard from the beginning, that we should love one another;
1 John 3:14
We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brothers. He who doesn’t love his brother remains in death.
1 John 3:16
By this we know love, because he laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.
1 John 3:17
But whoever has the world’s goods, and sees his brother in need, and closes his heart of compassion against him, how does the love of God remain in him?
1 John 3:18
My little children, let’s not love in word only, neither with the tongue only, but in deed and truth.
1 John 3:23
This is his commandment, that we should believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and love one another, even as he commanded.
1 John 4:7
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God, and knows God.
1 John 4:8
He who doesn’t love doesn’t know God, for God is love.
1 John 4:9
By this God’s love was revealed in us, that God has sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.
1 John 4:10
In this is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son as the atoning sacrifice for our sins.
1 John 4:11
Beloved, if God loved us in this way, we also ought to love one another.
1 John 4:12
No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God remains in us, and his love has been perfected in us.
1 John 4:16
We know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love, and he who remains in love remains in God, and God remains in him.
1 John 4:17
In this love has been made perfect among us, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment, because as he is, even so are we in this world.
1 John 4:18
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear has punishment. He who fears is not made perfect in love.
1 John 4:19
We love him, because he first loved us.
1 John 4:20
If a man says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who doesn’t love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen?
1 John 4:21
This commandment we have from him, that he who loves God should also love his brother.
1 John 5:1
Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God. Whoever loves the Father also loves the child who is born of him.
1 John 5:2
By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep his commandments.
1 John 5:3
For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. His commandments are not grievous.
2 John 1:1
The elder, to the chosen lady and her children, whom I love in truth; and not I only, but also all those who know the truth;
2 John 1:3
Grace, mercy, and peace will be with us, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.
2 John 1:5
Now I beg you, dear lady, not as though I wrote to you a new commandment, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another.
2 John 1:6
This is love, that we should walk according to his commandments. This is the commandment, even as you heard from the beginning, that you should walk in it.
3 John 1:1
The elder to Gaius the beloved, whom I love in truth.
3 John 1:6
They have testified about your love before the assembly. You will do well to send them forward on their journey in a manner worthy of God,
3 John 1:9
I wrote to the assembly, but Diotrephes, who loves to be first among them, doesn’t accept what we say.
Mercy to you and peace and love be multiplied.
These are hidden rocky reefs in your love feasts when they feast with you, shepherds who without fear feed themselves; clouds without water, carried along by winds; autumn leaves without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots;
Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to eternal life.
and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us, and washed us from our sins by his blood;
But I have this against you, that you left your first love.
“I know your works, your love, faith, service, patient endurance, and that your last works are more than the first.
Behold, I give of the synagogue of Satan, of those who say they are Jews, and they are not, but lie. Behold, I will make them to come and worship before your feet, and to know that I have loved you.
As many as I love, I reprove and chasten. Be zealous therefore, and repent.
They overcame him because of the Lamb’s blood, and because of the word of their testimony. They didn’t love their life, even to death.
Outside are the dogs, the sorcerers, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.