100 Bible Verses about Loving Each Other

1 John 4:7-8 ESV / 1,756 helpful votes

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

John 13:34-35 ESV / 1,041 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.”

1 Peter 4:8 ESV / 1,033 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 10:12 ESV / 489 helpful votes

Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.

1 John 3:16 ESV / 473 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 Corinthians 16:14 ESV / 439 helpful votes

Let all that you do be done in love.

Romans 12:10 ESV / 439 helpful votes

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

John 13:34 ESV / 410 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.

John 3:16 ESV / 399 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 13:13 ESV / 395 helpful votes

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

John 15:13 ESV / 392 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 1:22 ESV / 386 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,

Matthew 7:1-29 ESV / 369 helpful votes

“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye. ...

John 15:12 ESV / 361 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 13:1 ESV / 348 helpful votes

Let brotherly love continue.

Ephesians 4:2 ESV / 342 helpful votes

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

1 Thessalonians 3:12 ESV / 332 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 5:25 ESV / 332 helpful votes

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

Leviticus 19:18 ESV / 325 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 13:4-7 ESV / 323 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.

Proverbs 17:17 ESV / 323 helpful votes

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

Matthew 22:37-39 ESV / 320 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.

Colossians 3:14 ESV / 316 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:7 ESV / 293 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:12-15 ESV / 293 helpful votes

Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, 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. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.

1 John 3:15-16 ESV / 282 helpful votes

Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him. By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.

Romans 13:8 ESV / 281 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 ESV / 270 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 13:35 ESV / 267 helpful votes

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

1 John 3:11 ESV / 254 helpful votes

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

Romans 5:8 ESV / 254 helpful votes

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

1 Thessalonians 4:9 ESV / 252 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,

Ephesians 5:2 ESV / 245 helpful votes

And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

Hebrews 13:1-25 ESV / 238 helpful votes

Let brotherly love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you also are in the body. Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous. Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” ...

1 John 4:8 ESV / 237 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:32 ESV / 230 helpful votes

Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

1 John 3:18 ESV / 223 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:19 ESV / 222 helpful votes

We love because he first loved us.

1 John 4:20 ESV / 220 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 Timothy 1:5 ESV / 218 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:18 ESV / 217 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.

1 John 4:21 ESV / 209 helpful votes

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

John 15:17 ESV / 209 helpful votes

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

1 John 3:23 ESV / 206 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.

Mark 12:31 ESV / 206 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 3:8 ESV / 205 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:9 ESV / 205 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 5:33 ESV / 203 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 ESV / 203 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; ...

Galatians 5:13 ESV / 198 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.

1 John 4:16 ESV / 192 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.

Luke 6:27-36 ESV / 187 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. ...

Galatians 5:22 ESV / 186 helpful votes

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

John 3:16-17 ESV / 185 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. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

1 John 3:14 ESV / 182 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 Thessalonians 5:11 ESV / 174 helpful votes

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

Romans 13:8-10 ESV / 174 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.

1 Peter 2:17 ESV / 172 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:12 ESV / 170 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 John 4:11 ESV / 165 helpful votes

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

Matthew 5:43-48 ESV / 165 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? ...

Matthew 6:24 ESV / 164 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.

2 Thessalonians 1:3 ESV / 162 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 Corinthians 13:3 ESV / 158 helpful votes

If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.

Proverbs 17:9 ESV / 158 helpful votes

Whoever covers an offense seeks love, but he who repeats a matter separates close friends.

1 Timothy 5:8 ESV / 157 helpful votes

But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

Galatians 5:26 ESV / 154 helpful votes

Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.

Philippians 2:2 ESV / 151 helpful votes

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

Galatians 2:20 ESV / 148 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.

Mark 12:28-30 ESV / 144 helpful votes

And one of the scribes came up and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, asked him, “Which commandment is the most important of all?” Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 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.’

Hebrews 10:24 ESV / 143 helpful votes

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

John 15:12-13 ESV / 142 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.

Galatians 6:2 ESV / 138 helpful votes

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

Luke 6:31 ESV / 137 helpful votes

And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.

1 Corinthians 13:2 ESV / 135 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.

1 John 4:10-11 ESV / 134 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. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

1 Corinthians 13:8 ESV / 131 helpful votes

Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.

James 5:20 ESV / 130 helpful votes

Let him know that whoever brings back a sinner from his wandering will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.

Romans 13:10 ESV / 129 helpful votes

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

Titus 2:4 ESV / 125 helpful votes

And so train the young women to love their husbands and children,

Psalm 18:1 ESV / 123 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David, the servant of the Lord, who addressed the words of this song to the Lord on the day when the Lord rescued him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul. He said: I love you, O Lord, my strength.

1 John 1:7 ESV / 119 helpful votes

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.

1 John 3:1 ESV / 117 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.

1 Peter 4:9 ESV / 117 helpful votes

Show hospitality to one another without grumbling.

Ephesians 4:2-3 ESV / 116 helpful votes

With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Romans 3:23 ESV / 114 helpful votes

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

Matthew 19:19 ESV / 112 helpful votes

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

Psalm 34:18 ESV / 111 helpful votes

The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.

Ephesians 6:4 ESV / 109 helpful votes

Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

Galatians 5:22-23 ESV / 104 helpful votes

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

Luke 6:35 ESV / 104 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.

John 14:21-24 ESV / 101 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.” Judas (not Iscariot) said to him, “Lord, how is it that you will manifest yourself to us, and not to the world?” 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. 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.

1 Chronicles 16:11 ESV / 100 helpful votes

Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!

Philippians 2:3-4 ESV / 99 helpful votes

Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.

Song of Solomon 8:7 ESV / 98 helpful votes

Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it. If a man offered for love all the wealth of his house, he would be utterly despised.

Proverbs 3:3-4 ESV / 97 helpful votes

Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor and good success in the sight of God and man.

Romans 8:38-39 ESV / 95 helpful votes

For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

1 Corinthians 13:1-3 ESV / 88 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 John 4:7-21 ESV / 83 helpful votes

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. 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. 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. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. ...

Song of Solomon 8:6 ESV / 81 helpful votes

Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm, for love is strong as death, jealousy is fierce as the grave. Its flashes are flashes of fire, the very flame of the Lord.

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