100 Bible Verses about Loving Each Other

1 John 4:7-8 ESV / 2,032 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.

1 Peter 4:8 ESV / 1,579 helpful votes

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

John 13:34-35 ESV / 1,501 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.”

Proverbs 10:12 ESV / 947 helpful votes

Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.

Romans 12:10 ESV / 800 helpful votes

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

John 15:13 ESV / 797 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 1:22 ESV / 784 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,

John 13:34 ESV / 781 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 Corinthians 13:13 ESV / 772 helpful votes

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

John 3:16 ESV / 748 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 16:14 ESV / 724 helpful votes

Let all that you do be done in love.

1 John 3:16 ESV / 720 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.

John 15:12 ESV / 671 helpful votes

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

Leviticus 19:18 ESV / 655 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 / 646 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.

Colossians 3:14 ESV / 618 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:2 ESV / 613 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 17:17 ESV / 598 helpful votes

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

Matthew 22:37-39 ESV / 577 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.

Ephesians 5:25 ESV / 564 helpful votes

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

1 Thessalonians 3:12 ESV / 556 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:7 ESV / 545 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 13:1 ESV / 529 helpful votes

Let brotherly love continue.

Romans 13:8 ESV / 523 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 / 511 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.

Ephesians 5:2 ESV / 499 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:32 ESV / 482 helpful votes

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

1 John 3:11 ESV / 480 helpful votes

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

1 Thessalonians 4:9 ESV / 477 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,

Romans 5:8 ESV / 467 helpful votes

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

John 13:35 ESV / 463 helpful votes

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

Matthew 7:1-29 ESV / 457 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. ...

1 Timothy 1:5 ESV / 452 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 4:8 ESV / 447 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:20 ESV / 441 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 4:21 ESV / 440 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:19 ESV / 439 helpful votes

We love because he first loved us.

Romans 12:9 ESV / 427 helpful votes

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

John 15:17 ESV / 427 helpful votes

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

1 John 3:18 ESV / 426 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:18 ESV / 407 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 4:16 ESV / 399 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 Peter 3:8 ESV / 390 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 2:17 ESV / 389 helpful votes

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

1 John 3:23 ESV / 387 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 3:14 ESV / 384 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.

Colossians 3:12-15 ESV / 380 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 / 372 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.

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 ESV / 370 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; ...

Ephesians 5:33 ESV / 359 helpful votes

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

Galatians 5:13 ESV / 353 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.

Mark 12:31 ESV / 351 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:12 ESV / 348 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 17:9 ESV / 346 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 13:1-25 ESV / 334 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.” ...

Galatians 5:22 ESV / 334 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 13:3 ESV / 329 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.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 324 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.

Romans 13:8-10 ESV / 323 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.

Matthew 5:43-48 ESV / 321 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? ...

1 John 4:11 ESV / 315 helpful votes

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

Galatians 2:20 ESV / 309 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 John 3:1 ESV / 308 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 Timothy 5:8 ESV / 307 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.

1 Corinthians 13:8 ESV / 303 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.

2 Thessalonians 1:3 ESV / 300 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 5:11 ESV / 299 helpful votes

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

Philippians 2:2 ESV / 289 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 10:24 ESV / 283 helpful votes

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

Galatians 5:26 ESV / 283 helpful votes

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

John 15:12-13 ESV / 282 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.

Matthew 6:24 ESV / 275 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.

Luke 6:27-36 ESV / 272 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. ...

1 Corinthians 13:2 ESV / 271 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.

Romans 13:10 ESV / 269 helpful votes

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

James 5:20 ESV / 257 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.

Luke 6:31 ESV / 254 helpful votes

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

Galatians 6:2 ESV / 247 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 13:1-3 ESV / 245 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.

Ephesians 4:2-3 ESV / 244 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.

Mark 12:28-30 ESV / 244 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.’

Proverbs 3:3-4 ESV / 241 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.

Song of Solomon 8:6 ESV / 235 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.

Luke 6:35 ESV / 230 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.

Galatians 5:6 ESV / 229 helpful votes

For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, but only faith working through love.

1 John 4:10-11 ESV / 223 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.

Titus 2:4 ESV / 221 helpful votes

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

Song of Solomon 8:7 ESV / 215 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.

1 Chronicles 16:11 ESV / 213 helpful votes

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

Psalm 18:1 ESV / 211 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.

Philippians 2:4 ESV / 209 helpful votes

Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.

Romans 3:23 ESV / 208 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 6:4 ESV / 201 helpful votes

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

Matthew 19:19 ESV / 201 helpful votes

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

Galatians 5:22-23 ESV / 200 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.

John 14:21-24 ESV / 196 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.

Philippians 2:3-4 ESV / 188 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.

Hebrews 6:10 ESV / 178 helpful votes

For God is not unjust so as to overlook your work and the love that you have shown for his name in serving the saints, as you still do.

1 John 4:1 ESV / 169 helpful votes

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.

1 Peter 4:9 ESV / 152 helpful votes

Show hospitality to one another without grumbling.

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