100 Bible Verses about Love Your Neighbor

Mark 12:31 ESV / 68 helpful votes

The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”

1 John 4:7 ESV / 48 helpful votes

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.

Leviticus 19:18 ESV / 41 helpful votes

You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the sons of your own people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord.

1 Corinthians 16:14 ESV / 36 helpful votes

Let all that you do be done in love.

Romans 13:10 ESV / 30 helpful votes

Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

Matthew 22:37-40 ESV / 29 helpful votes

And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.”

1 Peter 4:8 ESV / 27 helpful votes

Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.

Galatians 5:14 ESV / 27 helpful votes

For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

1 John 4:19 ESV / 25 helpful votes

We love because he first loved us.

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 ESV / 25 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 13:34 ESV / 25 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.

1 John 4:11 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

Romans 13:8 ESV / 24 helpful votes

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

1 John 5:3 ESV / 21 helpful votes

For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome.

1 John 5:2 ESV / 21 helpful votes

By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments.

Romans 13:9 ESV / 21 helpful votes

For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

Matthew 19:19 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Honor your father and mother, and, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

John 14:15 ESV / 20 helpful votes

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

Matthew 7:12 ESV / 20 helpful votes

“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.

James 2:8 ESV / 18 helpful votes

If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing well.

1 Corinthians 13:13 ESV / 18 helpful votes

So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

Romans 12:10 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.

John 3:16 ESV / 18 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.

John 15:13 ESV / 17 helpful votes

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

Matthew 22:39 ESV / 17 helpful votes

And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

1 John 4:18 ESV / 16 helpful votes

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.

Romans 5:8 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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

Luke 6:35 ESV / 16 helpful votes

But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil.

1 John 4:16 ESV / 15 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 3:18 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.

1 John 3:11 ESV / 15 helpful votes

For this is the message that you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.

1 John 4:21 ESV / 14 helpful votes

And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother.

1 John 4:12 ESV / 14 helpful votes

No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.

1 Peter 3:8 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.

Colossians 3:14 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:8 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

Philippians 2:3 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.

John 15:12 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

Luke 10:27 ESV / 13 helpful votes

And he answered, “You shall 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 your neighbor as yourself.”

Proverbs 10:12 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.

Deuteronomy 6:5 ESV / 12 helpful votes

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.

1 John 3:1 ESV / 11 helpful votes

See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.

Colossians 3:19 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them.

Romans 15:2 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up.

John 14:21 ESV / 11 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.”

John 13:34-35 ESV / 11 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.”

Mark 12:30 ESV / 11 helpful votes

And 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.’

Matthew 22:37 ESV / 11 helpful votes

And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.

Matthew 22:37-39 ESV / 11 helpful votes

And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

Matthew 22:34-40 ESV / 11 helpful votes

But when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together. And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. ...

1 John 3:16 ESV / 10 helpful votes

By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.

1 John 3:14 ESV / 10 helpful votes

We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brothers. Whoever does not love abides in death.

1 Peter 1:22 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart,

Ephesians 5:25 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

Luke 10:25-37 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?” And he answered, “You shall 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 your neighbor as yourself.” And he said to him, “You have answered correctly; do this, and you will live.” But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” ...

Matthew 22:1-46 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And again Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying, “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son, and sent his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding feast, but they would not come. Again he sent other servants, saying, ‘Tell those who are invited, See, I have prepared my dinner, my oxen and my fat calves have been slaughtered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding feast.’ But they paid no attention and went off, one to his farm, another to his business, ...

Matthew 6:24 ESV / 10 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 5:43-48 ESV / 10 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? ...

Leviticus 19:34 ESV / 10 helpful votes

You shall treat the stranger who sojourns with you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.

1 John 2:10 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Whoever loves his brother abides in the light, and in him there is no cause for stumbling.

Hebrews 13:1-2 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Let brotherly love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

1 Thessalonians 3:12 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:2 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Galatians 6:10 ESV / 9 helpful votes

So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.

Romans 13:8-10 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

Mark 12:33 ESV / 9 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 5:44 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Matthew 5:43 ESV / 9 helpful votes

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’

1 John 3:23 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And this is his commandment, that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us.

1 John 3:17 ESV / 8 helpful votes

But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him?

Romans 12:9 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.

Luke 6:27 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 17:17 ESV / 8 helpful votes

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

Leviticus 19:9-10 ESV / 8 helpful votes

“When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap your field right up to its edge, neither shall you gather the gleanings after your harvest. And you shall not strip your vineyard bare, neither shall you gather the fallen grapes of your vineyard. You shall leave them for the poor and for the sojourner: I am the Lord your God.

Revelation 12:11 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death.

1 John 4:20 ESV / 7 helpful votes

If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen.

1 John 4:10 ESV / 7 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 4:9 ESV / 7 helpful votes

In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him.

Hebrews 10:24 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 1:5 ESV / 7 helpful votes

The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.

1 Thessalonians 5:11 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.

1 Thessalonians 4:9 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Now concerning brotherly love you have no need for anyone to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love one another,

Philippians 2:2 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.

Galatians 5:13 ESV / 7 helpful votes

For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.

Galatians 2:20 ESV / 7 helpful votes

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

1 Corinthians 13:4 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant

1 Corinthians 13:2 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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.

John 13:35 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

Matthew 22:36-40 ESV / 7 helpful votes

“Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.”

Deuteronomy 6:4 ESV / 7 helpful votes

“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.

2 Peter 1:7 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

James 1:27 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.

Colossians 3:13 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.

Ephesians 5:33 ESV / 6 helpful votes

However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.

Ephesians 2:4-5 ESV / 6 helpful votes

But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—

Galatians 6:2 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

1 Corinthians 13:1-3 ESV / 6 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.

1 Corinthians 10:24 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Let no one seek his own good, but the good of his neighbor.

Romans 14:13 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Therefore let us not pass judgment on one another any longer, but rather decide never to put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of a brother.

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