Bible Verses about Love


“But if the servant declares, ‘I love my master and my wife and children and do not want to go free,’ — Exodus 21:

And when God had me wander from my father’s household, I said to her, ‘This is how you can show your love to me: Everywhere we go, say of me, “He is my brother.” ‘” — Genesis 20:13

Then God said, “Take your son, your only son, Isaac, whom you love, and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains I will tell you about.” — Genesis 22:2

Jacob was in love with Rachel and said, “I’ll work for you seven years in return for your younger daughter Rachel.” — Genesis 29:18

So Jacob served seven years to get Rachel, but they seemed like only a few days to him because of his love for her. — Genesis 29:20

Leah became pregnant and gave birth to a son. She named him Reuben, for she said, “It is because the LORD has seen my misery. Surely my husband will love me now.” — Genesis 29:32

“In your unfailing love you will lead the people you have redeemed. In your strength you will guide them to your holy dwelling. — Exodus 15:13

but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments. — Exodus 20:6

“But if the servant declares, ‘I love my master and my wife and children and do not want to go free,’ — Exodus 21:5

And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, “The LORD, the LORD, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, — Exodus 34:6

maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children and their children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation.” — Exodus 34:7

“‘Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against one of your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD. — Leviticus 19:18

The alien living with you must be treated as one of your native-born. Love him as yourself, for you were aliens in Egypt. I am the LORD your God. — Leviticus 19:34

‘The LORD is slow to anger, abounding in love and forgiving sin and rebellion. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation.’ — Numbers 14:18

In accordance with your great love, forgive the sin of these people, just as you have pardoned them from the time they left Egypt until now.” — Numbers 14:19

but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments. — Deuteronomy 5:10

Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. — Deuteronomy 6:5

Know therefore that the LORD your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commands. — Deuteronomy 7:9

If you pay attention to these laws and are careful to follow them, then the LORD your God will keep his covenant of love with you, as he swore to your forefathers. — Deuteronomy 7:12

He will love you and bless you and increase your numbers. He will bless the fruit of your womb, the crops of your land–your grain, new wine and oil–the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks in the land that he swore to your forefathers to give you. — Deuteronomy 7:13

And now, O Israel, what does the LORD your God ask of you but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, — Deuteronomy 10:12

And you are to love those who are aliens, for you yourselves were aliens in Egypt. — Deuteronomy 10:19

Love the LORD your God and keep his requirements, his decrees, his laws and his commands always. — Deuteronomy 11:1

So if you faithfully obey the commands I am giving you today–to love the LORD your God and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul– — Deuteronomy 11:13

If you carefully observe all these commands I am giving you to follow–to love the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways and to hold fast to him– — Deuteronomy 11:22

you must not listen to the words of that prophet or dreamer. The LORD your God is testing you to find out whether you love him with all your heart and with all your soul. — Deuteronomy 13:3

If your very own brother, or your son or daughter, or the wife you love, or your closest friend secretly entices you, saying, “Let us go and worship other gods” (gods that neither you nor your fathers have known, — Deuteronomy 13:6

because you carefully follow all these laws I command you today–to love the LORD your God and to walk always in his ways–then you are to set aside three more cities. — Deuteronomy 19:9

If a man has two wives, and he loves one but not the other, and both bear him sons but the firstborn is the son of the wife he does not love, — Deuteronomy 21:15

when he wills his property to his sons, he must not give the rights of the firstborn to the son of the wife he loves in preference to his actual firstborn, the son of the wife he does not love. — Deuteronomy 21:16

The LORD your God will circumcise your hearts and the hearts of your descendants, so that you may love him with all your heart and with all your soul, and live. — Deuteronomy 30:6

For I command you today to love the LORD your God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commands, decrees and laws; then you will live and increase, and the LORD your God will bless you in the land you are entering to possess. — Deuteronomy 30:16

and that you may love the LORD your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the LORD is your life, and he will give you many years in the land he swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. — Deuteronomy 30:20

Surely it is you who love the people; all the holy ones are in your hand. At your feet they all bow down, and from you receive instruction, — Deuteronomy 33:3

But be very careful to keep the commandment and the law that Moses the servant of the LORD gave you: to love the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, to obey his commands, to hold fast to him and to serve him with all your heart and all your soul.” — Joshua 22:5

So be very careful to love the LORD your God. — Joshua 23:11

“So may all your enemies perish, O LORD! But may they who love you be like the sun when it rises in its strength.” Then the land had peace forty years. — Judges 5:31

Then Samson’s wife threw herself on him, sobbing, “You hate me! You don’t really love me. You’ve given my people a riddle, but you haven’t told me the answer.” “I haven’t even explained it to my father or mother,” he replied, “so why should I explain it to you?” — Judges 14:16

Some time later, he fell in love with a woman in the Valley of Sorek whose name was Delilah. — Judges 16:4

Then she said to him, “How can you say, ‘I love you,’ when you won’t confide in me? This is the third time you have made a fool of me and haven’t told me the secret of your great strength.” — Judges 16:15

Now Saul’s daughter Michal was in love with David, and when they told Saul about it, he was pleased. — 1 Samuel 18:20

And Jonathan had David reaffirm his oath out of love for him, because he loved him as he loved himself. — 1 Samuel 20:17

I grieve for you, Jonathan my brother; you were very dear to me. Your love for me was wonderful, more wonderful than that of women. — 2 Samuel 1:26

But my love will never be taken away from him, as I took it away from Saul, whom I removed from before you. — 2 Samuel 7:15

In the course of time, Amnon son of David fell in love with Tamar, the beautiful sister of Absalom son of David. — 2 Samuel 13:1

He asked Amnon, “Why do you, the king’s son, look so haggard morning after morning? Won’t you tell me?” Amnon said to him, “I’m in love with Tamar, my brother Absalom’s sister.” — 2 Samuel 13:4

Absalom asked Hushai, “Is this the love you show your friend? Why didn’t you go with your friend?” — 2 Samuel 16:17

You love those who hate you and hate those who love you. You have made it clear today that the commanders and their men mean nothing to you. I see that you would be pleased if Absalom were alive today and all of us were dead. — 2 Samuel 19:6

Solomon showed his love for the LORD by walking according to the statutes of his father David, except that he offered sacrifices and burned incense on the high places. — 1 Kings 3:3

and said: “O LORD, God of Israel, there is no God like you in heaven above or on earth below–you who keep your covenant of love with your servants who continue wholeheartedly in your way. — 1 Kings 8:23

Praise be to the LORD your God, who has delighted in you and placed you on the throne of Israel. Because of the Lord’s eternal love for Israel, he has made you king, to maintain justice and righteousness.” — 1 Kings 10:9

They were from nations about which the LORD had told the Israelites, “You must not intermarry with them, because they will surely turn your hearts after their gods.” Nevertheless, Solomon held fast to them in love. — 1 Kings 11:2

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. — 1 Chronicles 16:34

With them were Heman and Jeduthun and the rest of those chosen and designated by name to give thanks to the LORD, “for his love endures forever.” — 1 Chronicles 16:41

I will be his father, and he will be my son. I will never take my love away from him, as I took it away from your predecessor. — 1 Chronicles 17:13

The trumpeters and singers joined in unison, as with one voice, to give praise and thanks to the LORD. Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals and other instruments, they raised their voices in praise to the LORD and sang: “He is good; his love endures forever.” Then the temple of the LORD was filled with a cloud, — 2 Chronicles 5:13

He said: “O LORD, God of Israel, there is no God like you in heaven or on earth–you who keep your covenant of love with your servants who continue wholeheartedly in your way. — 2 Chronicles 6:14

O LORD God, do not reject your anointed one. Remember the great love promised to David your servant.” — 2 Chronicles 6:42

When all the Israelites saw the fire coming down and the glory of the LORD above the temple, they knelt on the pavement with their faces to the ground, and they worshiped and gave thanks to the LORD, saying, “He is good; his love endures forever.” — 2 Chronicles 7:3

The priests took their positions, as did the Levites with the Lord’s musical instruments, which King David had made for praising the LORD and which were used when he gave thanks, saying, “His love endures forever.” Opposite the Levites, the priests blew their trumpets, and all the Israelites were standing. — 2 Chronicles 7:6

Praise be to the LORD your God, who has delighted in you and placed you on his throne as king to rule for the LORD your God. Because of the love of your God for Israel and his desire to uphold them forever, he has made you king over them, to maintain justice and righteousness.” — 2 Chronicles 9:8

Jehu the seer, the son of Hanani, went out to meet him and said to the king, “Should you help the wicked and love those who hate the LORD? Because of this, the wrath of the LORD is upon you. — 2 Chronicles 19:2

After consulting the people, Jehoshaphat appointed men to sing to the LORD and to praise him for the splendor of his holiness as they went out at the head of the army, saying: “Give thanks to the LORD, for his love endures forever.” — 2 Chronicles 20:21

With praise and thanksgiving they sang to the LORD: “He is good; his love to Israel endures forever.” And all the people gave a great shout of praise to the LORD, because the foundation of the house of the LORD was laid. — Ezra 3:11

Then I said: “O LORD, God of heaven, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with those who love him and obey his commands, — Nehemiah 1:5

They refused to listen and failed to remember the miracles you performed among them. They became stiff-necked and in their rebellion appointed a leader in order to return to their slavery. But you are a forgiving God, gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love. Therefore you did not desert them, — Nehemiah 9:17

“Now therefore, O our God, the great, mighty and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love, do not let all this hardship seem trifling in your eyes–the hardship that has come upon us, upon our kings and leaders, upon our priests and prophets, upon our fathers and all your people, from the days of the kings of Assyria until today. — Nehemiah 9:32

Then I commanded the Levites to purify themselves and go and guard the gates in order to keep the Sabbath day holy. Remember me for this also, O my God, and show mercy to me according to your great love. — Nehemiah 13:22

For the company of the godless will be barren, and fire will consume the tents of those who love bribes. — Job 15:34

All my intimate friends detest me; those I love have turned against me. — Job 19:19

He brings the clouds to punish men, or to water his earth and show his love. — Job 37:13

How long, O men, will you turn my glory into shame ? How long will you love delusions and seek false gods ? Selah — Psalms 4:2

But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you. — Psalms 5:11

Turn, O LORD, and deliver me; save me because of your unfailing love. — Psalms 6:4

The LORD examines the righteous, but the wicked and those who love violence his soul hates. — Psalms 11:5

But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. — Psalms 13:5

Show the wonder of your great love, you who save by your right hand those who take refuge in you from their foes. — Psalms 17:7

For the director of music. Of David the servant of the LORD. He sang to the LORD the words of this song when the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul. He said: I love you, O LORD, my strength. — Psalms 18:1

For the king trusts in the LORD; through the unfailing love of the Most High he will not be shaken. — Psalms 21:7

Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever. — Psalms 23:6

Remember, O LORD, your great mercy and love, for they are from of old. — Psalms 25:6

Remember not the sins of my youth and my rebellious ways; according to your love remember me, for you are good, O LORD. — Psalms 25:7

for your love is ever before me, and I walk continually in your truth. — Psalms 26:3
I love the house where you live, O LORD, the place where your glory dwells. — Psalms 26:8

I will be glad and rejoice in your love, for you saw my affliction and knew the anguish of my soul. — Psalms 31:7

Let your face shine on your servant; save me in your unfailing love. — Psalms 31:16

Praise be to the LORD, for he showed his wonderful love to me when I was in a besieged city. — Psalms 31:21

Love the LORD, all his saints! The LORD preserves the faithful, but the proud he pays back in full. — Psalms 31:23

Many are the woes of the wicked, but the Lord’s unfailing love surrounds the man who trusts in him. — Psalms 32:10

The LORD loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love. — Psalms 33:5

But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love, — Psalms 33:18

your unfailing love rest upon us, O LORD, even as we put our hope in you. — Psalms 33:22

Your love, O LORD, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies. — Psalms 36:5

How priceless is your unfailing love! Both high and low among men find refuge in the shadow of your wings. — Psalms 36:7

Continue your love to those who know you, your righteousness to the upright in heart. — Psalms 36:10

I do not hide your righteousness in my heart; I speak of your faithfulness and salvation. I do not conceal your love and your truth from the great assembly. — Psalms 40:10

Do not withhold your mercy from me, O LORD; may your love and your truth always protect me. — Psalms 40:11

But may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; may those who love your salvation always say, “The LORD be exalted!” — Psalms 40:16

By day the LORD directs his love, at night his song is with me– a prayer to the God of my life. — Psalms 42:8

Rise up and help us; redeem us because of your unfailing love. — Psalms 44:26

You love righteousness and hate wickedness; therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions by anointing you with the oil of joy. — Psalms 45:7

Within your temple, O God, we meditate on your unfailing love. — Psalms 48:9

For the director of music. A psalm of David. When the prophet Nathan came to him after David had committed adultery with Bathsheba. Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. — Psalms 51:1

You love evil rather than good, falsehood rather than speaking the truth. Selah — Psalms 52:3

You love every harmful word, O you deceitful tongue! — Psalms 52:4

But I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God; I trust in God’s unfailing love for ever and ever. — Psalms 52:8

He sends from heaven and saves me, rebuking those who hotly pursue me; Selah God sends his love and his faithfulness. — Psalms 57:3

For great is your love, reaching to the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies. — Psalms 57:10

But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble. — Psalms 59:16

Save us and help us with your right hand, that those you love may be delivered. — Psalms 60:5

May he be enthroned in God’s presence forever; appoint your love and faithfulness to protect him. — Psalms 61:7

Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. — Psalms 63:3

Praise be to God, who has not rejected my prayer or withheld his love from me! — Psalms 66:20

But I pray to you, O LORD, in the time of your favor; in your great love, O God, answer me with your sure salvation. — Psalms 69:13

Answer me, O LORD, out of the goodness of your love; in your great mercy turn to me. — Psalms 69:16

the children of his servants will inherit it, and those who love his name will dwell there. — Psalms 69:36

But may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; may those who love your salvation always say, “Let God be exalted!” — Psalms 70:4

Has his unfailing love vanished forever? Has his promise failed for all time? — Psalms 77:8

Show us your unfailing love, O LORD, and grant us your salvation. — Psalms 85:7

Love and faithfulness meet together; righteousness and peace kiss each other. — Psalms 85:10

You are forgiving and good, O Lord, abounding in love to all who call to you. — Psalms 86:5

For great is your love toward me; you have delivered me from the depths of the grave. — Psalms 86:13

But you, O Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness. — Psalms 86:15

Is your love declared in the grave, your faithfulness in Destruction ? — Psalms 88:11

A maskil of Ethan the Ezrahite. I will sing of the Lord’s great love forever; with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations. — Psalms 89:1

I will declare that your love stands firm forever, that you established your faithfulness in heaven itself. — Psalms 89:2

Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; love and faithfulness go before you. — Psalms 89:14

My faithful love will be with him, and through my name his horn will be exalted. — Psalms 89:24

I will maintain my love to him forever, and my covenant with him will never fail. — Psalms 89:28

but I will not take my love from him, nor will I ever betray my faithfulness. — Psalms 89:33

O Lord, where is your former great love, which in your faithfulness you swore to David? — Psalms 89:49

Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days. — Psalms 90:14

to proclaim your love in the morning and your faithfulness at night, — Psalms 92:2

When I said, “My foot is slipping,” your love, O LORD, supported me. — Psalms 94:18

Let those who love the LORD hate evil, for he guards the lives of his faithful ones and delivers them from the hand of the wicked. — Psalms 97:10

He has remembered his love and his faithfulness to the house of Israel; all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God. — Psalms 98:3

For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations. — Psalms 100:5

Of David. A psalm. I will sing of your love and justice; to you, O LORD, I will sing praise. — Psalms 101:1

who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, — Psalms 103:4

The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. — Psalms 103:8

For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; — Psalms 103:11

But from everlasting to everlasting the Lord’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children– — Psalms 103:17

Praise the LORD. Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. — Psalms 106:1

for their sake he remembered his covenant and out of his great love he relented. — Psalms 106:45

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. — Psalms 107:1

Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men, — Psalms 107:8

Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men, — Psalms 107:15

Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men. — Psalms 107:21

Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men. — Psalms 107:31

Whoever is wise, let him heed these things and consider the great love of the LORD. — Psalms 107:43

For great is your love, higher than the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies. — Psalms 108:4

Save us and help us with your right hand, that those you love may be delivered. — Psalms 108:6

But you, O Sovereign LORD, deal well with me for your name’s sake; out of the goodness of your love, deliver me. — Psalms 109:21

Help me, O LORD my God; save me in accordance with your love. — Psalms 109:26

Not to us, O LORD, not to us but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness. — Psalms 115:1

I love the LORD, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy. — Psalms 116:1

For great is his love toward us, and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever. Praise the LORD. — Psalms 117:2

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. — Psalms 118:1

Let Israel say: “His love endures forever.” — Psalms 118:2

Let the house of Aaron say: “His love endures forever.” — Psalms 118:3

Let those who fear the LORD say: “His love endures forever.” — Psalms 118:4

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. — Psalms 118:29

May your unfailing love come to me, O LORD, your salvation according to your promise; — Psalms 119:41

for I delight in your commands because I love them. — Psalms 119:47

I lift up my hands to your commands, which I love, and I meditate on your decrees. — Psalms 119:48

The earth is filled with your love, O LORD; teach me your decrees. — Psalms 119:64

May your unfailing love be my comfort, according to your promise to your servant. — Psalms 119:76

Preserve my life according to your love, and I will obey the statutes of your mouth. — Psalms 119:88

Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long. — Psalms 119:97

I hate double-minded men, but I love your law. — Psalms 119:113

All the wicked of the earth you discard like dross; therefore I love your statutes. — Psalms 119:119

Deal with your servant according to your love and teach me your decrees. — Psalms 119:124

Because I love your commands more than gold, more than pure gold, — Psalms 119:127

Turn to me and have mercy on me, as you always do to those who love your name. — Psalms 119:132

Hear my voice in accordance with your love; preserve my life, O LORD, according to your laws. — Psalms 119:149

See how I love your precepts; preserve my life, O LORD, according to your love. — Psalms 119:159

I hate and abhor falsehood but I love your law. — Psalms 119:163

Great peace have they who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble. — Psalms 119:165

I obey your statutes, for I love them greatly. — Psalms 119:167

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: “May those who love you be secure. — Psalms 122:6

O Israel, put your hope in the LORD, for with the LORD is unfailing love and with him is full redemption. — Psalms 130:7

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good. His love endures forever. — Psalms 136:1

Give thanks to the God of gods. His love endures forever. — Psalms 136:2

Give thanks to the Lord of lords: His love endures forever. — Psalms 136:3

to him who alone does great wonders, His love endures forever. — Psalms 136:4

who by his understanding made the heavens, His love endures forever. — Psalms 136:5

who spread out the earth upon the waters, His love endures forever. — Psalms 136:6

who made the great lights– His love endures forever. — Psalms 136:7

the sun to govern the day, His love endures forever. — Psalms 136:8

the moon and stars to govern the night; His love endures forever. — Psalms 136:9

to him who struck down the firstborn of Egypt His love endures forever. — Psalms 136:10

and brought Israel out from among them His love endures forever. — Psalms 136:11

with a mighty hand and outstretched arm; His love endures forever. — Psalms 136:12

to him who divided the Red Sea asunder His love endures forever. — Psalms 136:13

and brought Israel through the midst of it, His love endures forever. — Psalms 136:14

but swept Pharaoh and his army into the Red Sea; His love endures forever. — Psalms 136:15

to him who led his people through the desert, His love endures forever. — Psalms 136:16

who struck down great kings, His love endures forever. — Psalms 136:17

and killed mighty kings– His love endures forever. — Psalms 136:18

Sihon king of the Amorites His love endures forever. — Psalms 136:19

and Og king of Bashan– His love endures forever. — Psalms 136:20

and gave their land as an inheritance, His love endures forever. — Psalms 136:21

an inheritance to his servant Israel; His love endures forever. — Psalms 136:22

to the One who remembered us in our low estate His love endures forever. — Psalms 136:23

and freed us from our enemies, His love endures forever. — Psalms 136:24

and who gives food to every creature. His love endures forever. — Psalms 136:25

Give thanks to the God of heaven. His love endures forever. — Psalms 136:26

I will bow down toward your holy temple and will praise your name for your love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word. — Psalms 138:2

The LORD will fulfill his purpose for me; your love, O LORD, endures forever– do not abandon the works of your hands. — Psalms 138:8

Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul. — Psalms 143:8

In your unfailing love, silence my enemies; destroy all my foes, for I am your servant. — Psalms 143:12

The LORD is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. — Psalms 145:8

The LORD watches over all who love him, but all the wicked he will destroy. — Psalms 145:20

the LORD delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love. — Psalms 147:11

“How long will you simple ones love your simple ways? How long will mockers delight in mockery and fools hate knowledge? — Proverbs 1:22

Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. — Proverbs 3:3

Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you. — Proverbs 4:6

A loving doe, a graceful deer– may her breasts satisfy you always, may you ever be captivated by her love. — Proverbs 5:19

Come, let’s drink deep of love till morning; let’s enjoy ourselves with love! — Proverbs 7:18

I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me. — Proverbs 8:17

bestowing wealth on those who love me and making their treasuries full. — Proverbs 8:21

But whoever fails to find me harms himself; all who hate me love death.” — Proverbs 8:36

Do not rebuke a mocker or he will hate you; rebuke a wise man and he will love you. — Proverbs 9:8

Hatred stirs up dissension, but love covers over all wrongs. — Proverbs 10:12

Do not those who plot evil go astray? But those who plan what is good find love and faithfulness. — Proverbs 14:22

Better a meal of vegetables where there is love than a fattened calf with hatred. — Proverbs 15:17

Through love and faithfulness sin is atoned for; through the fear of the LORD a man avoids evil. — Proverbs 16:6

He who covers over an offense promotes love, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends. — Proverbs 17:9

The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit. — Proverbs 18:21

What a man desires is unfailing love ; better to be poor than a liar. — Proverbs 19:22

Many a man claims to have unfailing love, but a faithful man who can find? — Proverbs 20:6

Do not love sleep or you will grow poor; stay awake and you will have food to spare. — Proverbs 20:13

Love and faithfulness keep a king safe; through love his throne is made secure. — Proverbs 20:28

He who pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor. — Proverbs 21:21

Better is open rebuke than hidden love. — Proverbs 27:5

a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace. — Ecclesiastes 3:8

So I reflected on all this and concluded that the righteous and the wise and what they do are in God’s hands, but no man knows whether love or hate awaits him. — Ecclesiastes 9:1

Their love, their hate and their jealousy have long since vanished; never again will they have a part in anything that happens under the sun. — Ecclesiastes 9:6

Enjoy life with your wife, whom you love, all the days of this meaningless life that God has given you under the sun– all your meaningless days. For this is your lot in life and in your toilsome labor under the sun. — Ecclesiastes 9:9

Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth– for your love is more delightful than wine. — Song of Songs 1:2

Pleasing is the fragrance of your perfumes; your name is like perfume poured out. No wonder the maidens love you! — Song of Songs 1:3

Take me away with you–let us hurry! Let the king bring me into his chambers. We rejoice and delight in you ; we will praise your love more than wine. How right they are to adore you! — Song of Songs 1:4

Tell me, you whom I love, where you graze your flock and where you rest your sheep at midday. Why should I be like a veiled woman beside the flocks of your friends? — Song of Songs 1:7

He has taken me to the banquet hall, and his banner over me is love. — Song of Songs 2:4

Strengthen me with raisins, refresh me with apples, for I am faint with love. — Song of Songs 2:5

Daughters of Jerusalem, I charge you by the gazelles and by the does of the field: Do not arouse or awaken love until it so desires. — Song of Songs 2:7

Daughters of Jerusalem, I charge you by the gazelles and by the does of the field: Do not arouse or awaken love until it so desires. — Song of Songs 3:5

How delightful is your love, my sister, my bride! How much more pleasing is your love than wine, and the fragrance of your perfume than any spice! — Song of Songs 4:10

O daughters of Jerusalem, I charge you– if you find my lover, what will you tell him? Tell him I am faint with love. — Song of Songs 5:8

How beautiful you are and how pleasing, O love, with your delights! — Song of Songs 7:6

Let us go early to the vineyards to see if the vines have budded, if their blossoms have opened, and if the pomegranates are in bloom– there I will give you my love. — Song of Songs 7:12

Daughters of Jerusalem, I charge you: Do not arouse or awaken love until it so desires. — Song of Songs 8:4

Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; for love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame. — Song of Songs 8:6

Many waters cannot quench love; rivers cannot wash it away. If one were to give all the wealth of his house for love, it would be utterly scorned. — Song of Songs 8:7

Your rulers are rebels, companions of thieves; they all love bribes and chase after gifts. They do not defend the cause of the fatherless; the widow’s case does not come before them. — Isaiah 1:23

I will sing for the one I love a song about his vineyard: My loved one had a vineyard on a fertile hillside. — Isaiah 5:1

In love a throne will be established; in faithfulness a man will sit on it– one from the house of David– one who in judging seeks justice and speeds the cause of righteousness. — Isaiah 16:5

Surely it was for my benefit that I suffered such anguish. In your love you kept me from the pit of destruction; you have put all my sins behind your back. — Isaiah 38:17

Since you are precious and honored in my sight, and because I love you, I will give men in exchange for you, and people in exchange for your life. — Isaiah 43:4

Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the LORD, who has compassion on you. — Isaiah 54:10

Give ear and come to me; hear me, that your soul may live. I will make an everlasting covenant with you, my faithful love promised to David. — Isaiah 55:3

And foreigners who bind themselves to the LORD to serve him, to love the name of the LORD, and to worship him, all who keep the Sabbath without desecrating it and who hold fast to my covenant– — Isaiah 56:6

Israel’s watchmen are blind, they all lack knowledge; they are all mute dogs, they cannot bark; they lie around and dream, they love to sleep. — Isaiah 56:10

Behind your doors and your doorposts you have put your pagan symbols. Forsaking me, you uncovered your bed, you climbed into it and opened it wide; you made a pact with those whose beds you love, and you looked on their nakedness. — Isaiah 57:8

“For I, the LORD, love justice; I hate robbery and iniquity. In my faithfulness I will reward them and make an everlasting covenant with them. — Isaiah 61:8

In all their distress he too was distressed, and the angel of his presence saved them. In his love and mercy he redeemed them; he lifted them up and carried them all the days of old. — Isaiah 63:9

“Rejoice with Jerusalem and be glad for her, all you who love her; rejoice greatly with her, all you who mourn over her. — Isaiah 66:10

Do not run until your feet are bare and your throat is dry. But you said, ‘It’s no use! I love foreign gods, and I must go after them.’ — Jeremiah 2:25

How skilled you are at pursuing love! Even the worst of women can learn from your ways. — Jeremiah 2:33

The prophets prophesy lies, the priests rule by their own authority, and my people love it this way. But what will you do in the end? — Jeremiah 5:31

“I will forsake my house, abandon my inheritance; I will give the one I love into the hands of her enemies. — Jeremiah 12:7

This is what the LORD says about this people: “They greatly love to wander; they do not restrain their feet. So the LORD does not accept them; he will now remember their wickedness and punish them for their sins.” — Jeremiah 14:10

For this is what the LORD says: “Do not enter a house where there is a funeral meal; do not go to mourn or show sympathy, because I have withdrawn my blessing, my love and my pity from this people,” declares the LORD. — Jeremiah 16:5

The LORD appeared to us in the past, saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness. — Jeremiah 31:3

You show love to thousands but bring the punishment for the fathers’ sins into the laps of their children after them. O great and powerful God, whose name is the LORD Almighty, — Jeremiah 32:18

the sounds of joy and gladness, the voices of bride and bridegroom, and the voices of those who bring thank offerings to the house of the LORD, saying, “Give thanks to the LORD Almighty, for the LORD is good; his love endures forever.” For I will restore the fortunes of the land as they were before,’ says the LORD. — Jeremiah 33:11

Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. — Lamentations 3:22

Though he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love. — Lamentations 3:32

“‘Later I passed by, and when I looked at you and saw that you were old enough for love, I spread the corner of my garment over you and covered your nakedness. I gave you my solemn oath and entered into a covenant with you, declares the Sovereign LORD, and you became mine. — Ezekiel 16:8

Then the Babylonians came to her, to the bed of love, and in their lust they defiled her. After she had been defiled by them, she turned away from them in disgust. — Ezekiel 23:17

Indeed, to them you are nothing more than one who sings love songs with a beautiful voice and plays an instrument well, for they hear your words but do not put them into practice. — Ezekiel 33:32

I prayed to the LORD my God and confessed: “O Lord, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with all who love him and obey his commands, — Daniel 9:4

Gomer conceived again and gave birth to a daughter. Then the LORD said to Hosea, “Call her Lo-Ruhamah, for I will no longer show love to the house of Israel, that I should at all forgive them. — Hosea 1:6

Yet I will show love to the house of Judah; and I will save them–not by bow, sword or battle, or by horses and horsemen, but by the LORD their God.” — Hosea 1:7

I will not show my love to her children, because they are the children of adultery. — Hosea 2:4

I will betroth you to me forever; I will betroth you in righteousness and justice, in love and compassion. — Hosea 2:19

I will plant her for myself in the land; I will show my love to the one I called ‘Not my loved one. ‘ I will say to those called ‘Not my people, ‘ ‘You are my people’; and they will say, ‘You are my God.'” — Hosea 2:23

The LORD said to me, “Go, show your love to your wife again, though she is loved by another and is an adulteress. Love her as the LORD loves the Israelites, though they turn to other gods and love the sacred raisin cakes.” — Hosea 3:1

Hear the word of the LORD, you Israelites, because the LORD has a charge to bring against you who live in the land: “There is no faithfulness, no love, no acknowledgment of God in the land. — Hosea 4:1

Even when their drinks are gone, they continue their prostitution; their rulers dearly love shameful ways. — Hosea 4:18

“What can I do with you, Ephraim? What can I do with you, Judah? Your love is like the morning mist, like the early dew that disappears. — Hosea 6:4

Do not rejoice, O Israel; do not be jubilant like the other nations. For you have been unfaithful to your God; you love the wages of a prostitute at every threshing floor. — Hosea 9:1

“Because of all their wickedness in Gilgal, I hated them there. Because of their sinful deeds, I will drive them out of my house. I will no longer love them; all their leaders are rebellious. — Hosea 9:15

Sow for yourselves righteousness, reap the fruit of unfailing love, and break up your unplowed ground; for it is time to seek the LORD, until he comes and showers righteousness on you. — Hosea 10:12

I led them with cords of human kindness, with ties of love; I lifted the yoke from their neck and bent down to feed them. — Hosea 11:4

But you must return to your God; maintain love and justice, and wait for your God always. — Hosea 12:6

“I will heal their waywardness and love them freely, for my anger has turned away from them. — Hosea 14:4

Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the LORD your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and he relents from sending calamity. — Joel 2:13

Burn leavened bread as a thank offering and brag about your freewill offerings– boast about them, you Israelites, for this is what you love to do,” declares the Sovereign LORD. — Amos 4:5

Hate evil, love good; maintain justice in the courts. Perhaps the LORD God Almighty will have mercy on the remnant of Joseph. — Amos 5:15

He prayed to the LORD, “O LORD, is this not what I said when I was still at home? That is why I was so quick to flee to Tarshish. I knew that you are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abounding in love, a God who relents from sending calamity. — Jonah 4:2

you who hate good and love evil; who tear the skin from my people and the flesh from their bones; — Micah 3:2

He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. — Micah 6:8

The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.” — Zephaniah 3:17

do not plot evil against your neighbor, and do not love to swear falsely. I hate all this,” declares the LORD. — Zechariah 8:17

This is what the LORD Almighty says: “The fasts of the fourth, fifth, seventh and tenth months will become joyful and glad occasions and happy festivals for Judah. Therefore love truth and peace.” — Zechariah 8:19

And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” — Matthew 3:17

“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ — Matthew 5:43

But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, — Matthew 5:44

If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? — Matthew 5:46

“And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. — Matthew 6:5

“No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money. — Matthew 6:24

“Here is my servant whom I have chosen, the one I love, in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him, and he will proclaim justice to the nations. — Matthew 12:18

While he was still speaking, a bright cloud enveloped them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him!” — Matthew 17:5

honor your father and mother,’ and ‘love your neighbor as yourself.’ ” — Matthew 19:19

Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ — Matthew 22:37

And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ — Matthew 22:39

they love the place of honor at banquets and the most important seats in the synagogues; — Matthew 23:6

they love to be greeted in the marketplaces and to have men call them ‘Rabbi.’ — Matthew 23:7

Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, — Matthew 24:12

And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.” — Mark 1:11

Then a cloud appeared and enveloped them, and a voice came from the cloud: “This is my Son, whom I love. Listen to him!” — Mark 9:7

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ — Mark 12:30

The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” — Mark 12:31

To love him with all your heart, with all your understanding and with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself is more important than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.” — Mark 12:33

and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.” — Luke 3:22

“But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, — Luke 6:27

“If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even ‘sinners’ love those who love them. — Luke 6:32

But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. — Luke 6:35

Neither of them had the money to pay him back, so he canceled the debts of both. Now which of them will love him more?” — Luke 7:42

He answered: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’ ; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ ” — Luke 10:27

“Woe to you Pharisees, because you give God a tenth of your mint, rue and all other kinds of garden herbs, but you neglect justice and the love of God. You should have practiced the latter without leaving the former undone. — Luke 11:42

“Woe to you Pharisees, because you love the most important seats in the synagogues and greetings in the marketplaces. — Luke 11:43

“No servant can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.” — Luke 16:13

“Then the owner of the vineyard said, ‘What shall I do? I will send my son, whom I love; perhaps they will respect him.’ — Luke 20:13

“Beware of the teachers of the law. They like to walk around in flowing robes and love to be greeted in the marketplaces and have the most important seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at banquets. — Luke 20:46

but I know you. I know that you do not have the love of God in your hearts. — John 5:42

Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love me, for I came from God and now am here. I have not come on my own; but he sent me. — John 8:42

So the sisters sent word to Jesus, “Lord, the one you love is sick.” — John 11:3

It was just before the Passover Feast. Jesus knew that the time had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he now showed them the full extent of his love. — John 13:1

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. — John 13:34

By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” — John 13:35

“If you love me, you will obey what I command. — John 14:15

Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me. He who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love him and show myself to him.” — John 14:21

Jesus replied, “If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. — John 14:23

He who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me. — John 14:24

but the world must learn that I love the Father and that I do exactly what my Father has commanded me. “Come now; let us leave. — John 14:31

“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. — John 15:9

If you obey my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father’s commands and remain in his love. — John 15:10

My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. — John 15:12

Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. — John 15:13

This is my command: Love each other. — John 15:17

If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you. — John 15:19

I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.” — John 17:26

When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you truly love me more than these?” “Yes , Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.” — John 21:15

Again Jesus said, “Simon son of John, do you truly love me?” He answered, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Take care of my sheep.” — John 21:16

The third time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love me?” He said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my sheep. — John 21:17

And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us. — Romans 5:5

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. — Romans 5:8

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. — Romans 8:28

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? — Romans 8:35

neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. — Romans 8:39

Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. — Romans 12:9

Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves. — Romans 12:10

Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellowman has fulfilled the law. — Romans 13:8

The commandments, “Do not commit adultery,” “Do not murder,” “Do not steal,” “Do not covet,” and whatever other commandment there may be, are summed up in this one rule: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” — Romans 13:9

Love does no harm to its neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law. — Romans 13:10

If your brother is distressed because of what you eat, you are no longer acting in love. Do not by your eating destroy your brother for whom Christ died. — Romans 14:15

I urge you, brothers, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to join me in my struggle by praying to God for me. — Romans 15:30

Greet Ampliatus, whom I love in the Lord. — Romans 16:8

However, as it is written: “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him” — — 1 Corinthians 2:9

For this reason I am sending to you Timothy, my son whom I love, who is faithful in the Lord. He will remind you of my way of life in Christ Jesus, which agrees with what I teach everywhere in every church. — 1 Corinthians 4:17

What do you prefer? Shall I come to you with a whip, or in love and with a gentle spirit? — 1 Corinthians 4:21

Now about food sacrificed to idols: We know that we all possess knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up. — 1 Corinthians 8:1

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. — 1 Corinthians 13:1

If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. — 1 Corinthians 13:2

If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing. — 1 Corinthians 13:3

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. — 1 Corinthians 13:4

Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. — 1 Corinthians 13:6

Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. — 1 Corinthians 13:8

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. — 1 Corinthians 13:13

Follow the way of love and eagerly desire spiritual gifts, especially the gift of prophecy. — 1 Corinthians 14:1

Do everything in love. — 1 Corinthians 16:14

If anyone does not love the Lord–a curse be on him. Come, O Lord ! — 1 Corinthians 16:22

My love to all of you in Christ Jesus. Amen. — 1 Corinthians 16:24

For I wrote you out of great distress and anguish of heart and with many tears, not to grieve you but to let you know the depth of my love for you. — 2 Corinthians 2:4

I urge you, therefore, to reaffirm your love for him. — 2 Corinthians 2:8

For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. — 2 Corinthians 5:14

in purity, understanding, patience and kindness; in the Holy Spirit and in sincere love; — 2 Corinthians 6:6

But just as you excel in everything–in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in your love for us –see that you also excel in this grace of giving. — 2 Corinthians 8:7

I am not commanding you, but I want to test the sincerity of your love by comparing it with the earnestness of others. — 2 Corinthians 8:8

Therefore show these men the proof of your love and the reason for our pride in you, so that the churches can see it. — 2 Corinthians 8:24

Why? Because I do not love you? God knows I do! — 2 Corinthians 11:11

So I will very gladly spend for you everything I have and expend myself as well. If I love you more, will you love me less? — 2 Corinthians 12:15

Finally, brothers, good-by. Aim for perfection, listen to my appeal, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you. — 2 Corinthians 13:11

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. — 2 Corinthians 13:14

For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any value. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love. — Galatians 5:6

You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature ; rather, serve one another in love. — Galatians 5:13

The entire law is summed up in a single command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” — Galatians 5:14

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, — Galatians 5:22

For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love — Ephesians 1:4

For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, — Ephesians 1:15

But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, — Ephesians 2:4

so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, — Ephesians 3:17

may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, — Ephesians 3:18

and to know this love that surpasses knowledge–that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. — Ephesians 3:19

Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. — Ephesians 4:2

Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ. — Ephesians 4:15

From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work. — Ephesians 4:16

and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. — Ephesians 5:2

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her — Ephesians 5:25

In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. — Ephesians 5:28

However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband. — Ephesians 5:33

Peace to the brothers, and love with faith from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. — Ephesians 6:23

Grace to all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with an undying love. — Ephesians 6:24

And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, — Philippians 1:9

The latter do so in love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel. — Philippians 1:16

If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, — Philippians 2:1

then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. — Philippians 2:2

Therefore, my brothers, you whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, that is how you should stand firm in the Lord, dear friends! — Philippians 4:1

because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all the saints– — Colossians 1:4

the faith and love that spring from the hope that is stored up for you in heaven and that you have already heard about in the word of truth, the gospel — Colossians 1:5

and who also told us of your love in the Spirit. — Colossians 1:8

My purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, — Colossians 2:2

And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. — Colossians 3:14

Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them. — Colossians 3:19

We continually remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. — 1 Thessalonians 1:3

But Timothy has just now come to us from you and has brought good news about your faith and love. He has told us that you always have pleasant memories of us and that you long to see us, just as we also long to see you. — 1 Thessalonians 3:6

May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you. — 1 Thessalonians 3:12

Now about brotherly love we do not need to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love each other. — 1 Thessalonians 4:9

And in fact, you do love all the brothers throughout Macedonia. Yet we urge you, brothers, to do so more and more. — 1 Thessalonians 4:10

But since we belong to the day, let us be self-controlled, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet. — 1 Thessalonians 5:8

Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. Live in peace with each other. — 1 Thessalonians 5:13

We ought always to thank God for you, brothers, and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love every one of you has for each other is increasing. — 2 Thessalonians 1:3

and in every sort of evil that deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. — 2 Thessalonians 2:10

May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance. — 2 Thessalonians 3:5

The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. — 1 Timothy 1:5

The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. — 1 Timothy 1:14

But women will be saved through childbearing–if they continue in faith, love and holiness with propriety. — 1 Timothy 2:15

Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity. — 1 Timothy 4:12

For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. — 1 Timothy 6:10

But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness. — 1 Timothy 6:11

For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline. — 2 Timothy 1:7

What you heard from me, keep as the pattern of sound teaching, with faith and love in Christ Jesus. — 2 Timothy 1:13

Flee the evil desires of youth, and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart. — 2 Timothy 2:22

without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, — 2 Timothy 3:3

You, however, know all about my teaching, my way of life, my purpose, faith, patience, love, endurance, — 2 Timothy 3:10

Teach the older men to be temperate, worthy of respect, self-controlled, and sound in faith, in love and in endurance. — Titus 2:2

Then they can train the younger women to love their husbands and children, — Titus 2:4

But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, — Titus 3:4

Everyone with me sends you greetings. Greet those who love us in the faith. Grace be with you all. — Titus 3:15

because I hear about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints. — Philemon 1:5

Your love has given me great joy and encouragement, because you, brother, have refreshed the hearts of the saints. — Philemon 1:7

yet I appeal to you on the basis of love. I then, as Paul–an old man and now also a prisoner of Christ Jesus– — Philemon 1:9

God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them. — Hebrews 6:10

And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. — Hebrews 10:24

Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” — Hebrews 13:5

Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. — James 1:12

Listen, my dear brothers: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him? — James 2:5

If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing right. — James 2:8

Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, — 1 Peter 1:8

Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for your brothers, love one another deeply, from the heart. — 1 Peter 1:22

Show proper respect to everyone: Love the brotherhood of believers, fear God, honor the king. — 1 Peter 2:17

Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble. — 1 Peter 3:8

For, “Whoever would love life and see good days must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from deceitful speech. — 1 Peter 3:10

Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. — 1 Peter 4:8

Greet one another with a kiss of love. Peace to all of you who are in Christ. — 1 Peter 5:14

and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. — 2 Peter 1:7

For he received honor and glory from God the Father when the voice came to him from the Majestic Glory, saying, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” — 2 Peter 1:17

But if anyone obeys his word, God’s love is truly made complete in him. This is how we know we are in him: — 1 John 2:5

Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. — 1 John 2:15

How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. — 1 John 3:1

This is how we know who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are: Anyone who does not do what is right is not a child of God; nor is anyone who does not love his brother. — 1 John 3:10

This is the message you heard from the beginning: We should love one another. — 1 John 3:11

We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love our brothers. Anyone who does not love remains in death. — 1 John 3:14

This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. — 1 John 3:16

If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? — 1 John 3:17

Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth. — 1 John 3:18

And this is his command: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as he commanded us. — 1 John 3:23

Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. — 1 John 4:7

Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. — 1 John 4:8

This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. — 1 John 4:9

This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. — 1 John 4:10

Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. — 1 John 4:11

No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. — 1 John 4:12

And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him. — 1 John 4:16

In this way, love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment, because in this world we are like him. — 1 John 4:17

There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. — 1 John 4:18

We love because he first loved us. — 1 John 4:19

If anyone says, “I love God,” yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen. — 1 John 4:20

And he has given us this command: Whoever loves God must also love his brother. — 1 John 4:21

This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands. — 1 John 5:2

This is love for God: to obey his commands. And his commands are not burdensome, — 1 John 5:3

The elder, To the chosen lady and her children, whom I love in the truth–and not I only, but also all who know the truth– — 2 John 1:1

Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, the Father’s Son, will be with us in truth and love. — 2 John 1:3

And now, dear lady, I am not writing you a new command but one we have had from the beginning. I ask that we love one another. — 2 John 1:5

And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love. — 2 John 1:6

The elder, To my dear friend Gaius, whom I love in the truth. — 3 John 1:1

They have told the church about your love. You will do well to send them on their way in a manner worthy of God. — 3 John 1:6

Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance. — Jude 1:2

These men are blemishes at your love feasts, eating with you without the slightest qualm–shepherds who feed only themselves. They are clouds without rain, blown along by the wind; autumn trees, without fruit and uprooted–twice dead. — Jude 1:12

Keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life. — Jude 1:21

Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken your first love. — Revelation 2:4

I know your deeds, your love and faith, your service and perseverance, and that you are now doing more than you did at first. — Revelation 2:19

Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest, and repent. — Revelation 3:19

They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death. — Revelation 12:11


1 And meanwhile Boaz went to the town gate

            And sat down there just as the guardian-

            Redeemer he had mentioned came along,

And Boaz said, “Come here, my friend, sit down.”

            So he went over and sat down. 2 Then Boaz

            Took ten town elders and he said, “Sit here,”

And they did, 3 then he told the guardian-

            Redeemer this: “Naomi, who’s returned

            From Moab, wants to sell the piece of land

That was our relative Elimelech’s.

            4 I thought that I should tell you and suggest

            You buy it in the presence of these seated

Here and before my people’s leaders. If

            You will redeem it, do so, but if you

            Will not, tell me, so I will know, for no

One has the right to do I but you, and

            I am the next in line.” “I will redeem

            It,” he said. 5 Boaz said, “On the day

You buy Naomi’s land, you also buy

            The Moabite named Ruth, the dead man’s widow,

            To maintain the dead man’s name with his land.”

6 At this, the guardian-redeemer said,

            “Then I cannot redeem it, for I might

            Endanger my estate. You must yourself

Redeem it, for I cannot do it.” 7 (Long

            Ago in Israel, for the redemption

            And transfer of the property to be

Complete, one party took his sandal off

            And gave it to the other. This was how

            They legalized a deal in Israel.)

8 The guardian-redeemer said to Boaz,

            “Buy it yourself.” And he removed his sandal.

            9 Then Boaz told the elders and the people,

I have bought from Naomi this day all

            The property that was Elimelech’s,

            Mahlon’s and Kilion’s, as you have seen.

10 I’ve also purchased Ruth the Moabite,

            Widow of Mahlon, as my wife, so as

            To maintain the decedent’s name with his

Property, so his name won’t vanish from

            Among his family or from his hometown.

            Today you’re witnesses!” 11 The elders and

Men at the gate said, “We are witnesses.

            May the Lord make the woman who will come

            Into your home like Rachel and like Leah,

Who built the family of Israel

            Together. May you have standing within

            Ephrathah and in Bethlehem be famous.

12 And through the offspring that the Lord gives you

            By this young woman, may your family

            Be like that of Perez, whom Tamar bore

To Judah.” 13 Boaz thus took Ruth and she

            Became his wife. When he made love to her,

            The Lord gave her the power to conceive;

She bore a son to Boaz, and 14 the women

            Said to Naomi: “Praise be to the Lord,

            Who has not left you with no guardian-

Redeemer, and may he be famous all

            Through Israel! 15 He will renew your life

            And keep you in your old age. For your daughter-

In-law, who loves you and who treats you better

            Than seven sons, has given birth to him.”

            16 Naomi took the child in her own arms

And cared for him. 17 The women living there

            Said this:  “Naomi has a son!” They named

            Him Obed, and he fathered Jesse, father

Of David. 18 This, then, is the family

            Line of Perez: Perez was Hezron’s father,

            19 And Hezron fathered Ram, and Ram became

The father of Amminadab, 20 and then

            Amminadab became the father of

            Nahshon, and Nahshon fathered Salmon, 21 Salmon

Fathered Boaz, and Boaz fathered Obed,

             22 And Obed fathered Jesse, and then Jesse

            Fathered David, who was the Lord’s success.