100 Bible Verses about Enemy Love

John 3:16 ESV / 5 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 ESV / 4 helpful votes

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; ...

John 14:21 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.”

Matthew 5:45 ESV / 4 helpful votes

So that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.

1 Peter 2:17 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.

Colossians 3:14 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.

John 15:13 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.

John 15:12 ESV / 3 helpful votes

“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.

John 14:23 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.

John 14:15 ESV / 3 helpful votes

“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.

Luke 6:27 ESV / 3 helpful votes

“But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,

Matthew 5:43-48 ESV / 3 helpful votes

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? ...

Proverbs 24:29 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Do not say, “I will do to him as he has done to me; I will pay the man back for what he has done.”

Proverbs 24:17 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, and let not your heart be glad when he stumbles,

Deuteronomy 7:2 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And when the Lord your God gives them over to you, and you defeat them, then you must devote them to complete destruction. You shall make no covenant with them and show no mercy to them.

Revelation 2:4 ESV / 2 helpful votes

But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first.

1 John 4:19 ESV / 2 helpful votes

We love because he first loved us.

1 John 4:16 ESV / 2 helpful votes

So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.

1 John 4:10 ESV / 2 helpful votes

In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

1 John 4:8 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

2 Peter 1:7 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love.

1 Peter 3:9 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing.

Hebrews 10:24 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works,

Hebrews 1:3 ESV / 2 helpful votes

He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 2 helpful votes

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,

2 Thessalonians 1:3 ESV / 2 helpful votes

We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers, as is right, because your faith is growing abundantly, and the love of every one of you for one another is increasing.

1 Thessalonians 5:15 ESV / 2 helpful votes

See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone.

1 Thessalonians 5:8 ESV / 2 helpful votes

But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation.

1 Thessalonians 5:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Now concerning the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no need to have anything written to you.

1 Thessalonians 3:12 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And may the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all, as we do for you,

Colossians 2:2 ESV / 2 helpful votes

That their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God's mystery, which is Christ,

Philippians 1:9 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment,

Ephesians 5:25 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her,

Ephesians 4:2 ESV / 2 helpful votes

With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,

Galatians 5:22 ESV / 2 helpful votes

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

2 Corinthians 6:14 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?

1 Corinthians 16:14 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Let all that you do be done in love.

1 Corinthians 15:32 ESV / 2 helpful votes

What do I gain if, humanly speaking, I fought with beasts at Ephesus? If the dead are not raised, “Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die.”

1 Corinthians 13:5 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;

1 Corinthians 8:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Now concerning food offered to idols: we know that “all of us possess knowledge.” This “knowledge” puffs up, but love builds up.

Romans 13:8 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.

Romans 13:1-14 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God's servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God's wrath on the wrongdoer. Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God's wrath but also for the sake of conscience. ...

Romans 12:17 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all.

Romans 12:17-21 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Romans 12:14 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them.

Romans 5:8 ESV / 2 helpful votes

But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Romans 5:1-21 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. ...

John 15:17 ESV / 2 helpful votes

These things I command you, so that you will love one another.

John 15:12-13 ESV / 2 helpful votes

“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.

John 15:9 ESV / 2 helpful votes

As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love.

John 14:24 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Whoever does not love me does not keep my words. And the word that you hear is not mine but the Father's who sent me.

John 13:35 ESV / 2 helpful votes

By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

John 13:34-35 ESV / 2 helpful votes

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

John 1:12 ESV / 2 helpful votes

But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,

John 1:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Luke 23:34 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” And they cast lots to divide his garments.

Luke 6:27-36 ESV / 2 helpful votes

“But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. To one who strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also, and from one who takes away your cloak do not withhold your tunic either. Give to everyone who begs from you, and from one who takes away your goods do not demand them back. And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them. ...

Mark 12:33 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And to love him with all the heart and with all the understanding and with all the strength, and to love one's neighbor as oneself, is much more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.”

Matthew 6:24 ESV / 2 helpful votes

“No one can serve two masters, for 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 God and money.

Matthew 6:5 ESV / 2 helpful votes

“And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.

Matthew 5:44 ESV / 2 helpful votes

But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

Matthew 5:43-44 ESV / 2 helpful votes

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

Matthew 5:13 ESV / 2 helpful votes

“You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people's feet.

Proverbs 25:21-22 ESV / 2 helpful votes

If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat, and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink, for you will heap burning coals on his head, and the Lord will reward you.

Proverbs 24:34 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And poverty will come upon you like a robber, and want like an armed man.

Proverbs 24:33 ESV / 2 helpful votes

A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest,

Proverbs 24:32 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Then I saw and considered it; I looked and received instruction.

Proverbs 24:31 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And behold, it was all overgrown with thorns; the ground was covered with nettles, and its stone wall was broken down.

Proverbs 24:30 ESV / 2 helpful votes

I passed by the field of a sluggard, by the vineyard of a man lacking sense,

Proverbs 24:28 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Be not a witness against your neighbor without cause, and do not deceive with your lips.

Proverbs 24:27 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Prepare your work outside; get everything ready for yourself in the field, and after that build your house.

Proverbs 24:26 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Whoever gives an honest answer kisses the lips.

Proverbs 24:25 ESV / 2 helpful votes

But those who rebuke the wicked will have delight, and a good blessing will come upon them.

Proverbs 24:24 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Whoever says to the wicked, “You are in the right,” will be cursed by peoples, abhorred by nations,

Proverbs 24:23 ESV / 2 helpful votes

These also are sayings of the wise. Partiality in judging is not good.

Proverbs 24:22 ESV / 2 helpful votes

For disaster will arise suddenly from them, and who knows the ruin that will come from them both?

Proverbs 24:21 ESV / 2 helpful votes

My son, fear the Lord and the king, and do not join with those who do otherwise,

Proverbs 24:20 ESV / 2 helpful votes

For the evil man has no future; the lamp of the wicked will be put out.

Proverbs 24:19 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Fret not yourself because of evildoers, and be not envious of the wicked,

Proverbs 24:18 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Lest the Lord see it and be displeased, and turn away his anger from him.

Proverbs 24:16 ESV / 2 helpful votes

For the righteous falls seven times and rises again, but the wicked stumble in times of calamity.

Proverbs 24:15 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Lie not in wait as a wicked man against the dwelling of the righteous; do no violence to his home;

Proverbs 24:14 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Know that wisdom is such to your soul; if you find it, there will be a future, and your hope will not be cut off.

Proverbs 24:13 ESV / 2 helpful votes

My son, eat honey, for it is good, and the drippings of the honeycomb are sweet to your taste.

Proverbs 24:12 ESV / 2 helpful votes

If you say, “Behold, we did not know this,” does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who keeps watch over your soul know it, and will he not repay man according to his work?

Proverbs 24:11 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Rescue those who are being taken away to death; hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter.

Proverbs 24:10 ESV / 2 helpful votes

If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small.

Proverbs 24:9 ESV / 2 helpful votes

The devising of folly is sin, and the scoffer is an abomination to mankind.

Proverbs 24:8 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Whoever plans to do evil will be called a schemer.

Proverbs 24:7 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Wisdom is too high for a fool; in the gate he does not open his mouth.

Proverbs 24:6 ESV / 2 helpful votes

For by wise guidance you can wage your war, and in abundance of counselors there is victory.

Proverbs 24:5 ESV / 2 helpful votes

A wise man is full of strength, and a man of knowledge enhances his might,

Proverbs 24:4 ESV / 2 helpful votes

By knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches.

Proverbs 24:3 ESV / 2 helpful votes

By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established;

Proverbs 24:2 ESV / 2 helpful votes

For their hearts devise violence, and their lips talk of trouble.

Proverbs 24:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Be not envious of evil men, nor desire to be with them,

Proverbs 24:1-34 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Be not envious of evil men, nor desire to be with them, for their hearts devise violence, and their lips talk of trouble. By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches. A wise man is full of strength, and a man of knowledge enhances his might, ...

Psalm 137:1-9 ESV / 2 helpful votes

By the waters of Babylon, there we sat down and wept, when we remembered Zion. On the willows there we hung up our lyres. For there our captors required of us songs, and our tormentors, mirth, saying, “Sing us one of the songs of Zion!” How shall we sing the Lord's song in a foreign land? If I forget you, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget its skill! ...

Psalm 51:6 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Behold, you delight in truth in the inward being, and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart.

Psalm 6:1-10 ESV / 2 helpful votes

To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments; according to The Sheminith. A Psalm of David. O Lord, rebuke me not in your anger, nor discipline me in your wrath. Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am languishing; heal me, O Lord, for my bones are troubled. My soul also is greatly troubled. But you, O Lord—how long? Turn, O Lord, deliver my life; save me for the sake of your steadfast love. For in death there is no remembrance of you; in Sheol who will give you praise? ...

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