100 Bible Verses about Loving Others

John 13:34 ESV / 1,133 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 Peter 4:8 ESV / 723 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:11 ESV / 644 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 13:13 ESV / 630 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 10:12 ESV / 629 helpful votes

Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.

Romans 13:8 ESV / 587 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:19-21 ESV / 582 helpful votes

We love because he first loved us. 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. And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother.

Matthew 5:43-48 ESV / 577 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? ...

John 3:16 ESV / 567 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.

Proverbs 17:17 ESV / 535 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 16:14 ESV / 530 helpful votes

Let all that you do be done in love.

1 John 4:19 ESV / 523 helpful votes

We love because he first loved us.

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 ESV / 483 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.

Colossians 3:14 ESV / 476 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:16 ESV / 463 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 4:7-8 ESV / 463 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 15:13 ESV / 463 helpful votes

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

Philippians 2:3-4 ESV / 460 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.

Romans 12:10 ESV / 457 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:12 ESV / 451 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:2 ESV / 442 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:32 ESV / 441 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:7 ESV / 420 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 / 412 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 John 4:7-21 ESV / 399 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. ...

1 John 4:8 ESV / 394 helpful votes

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

John 13:34-35 ESV / 389 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 15:12 ESV / 385 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:18 ESV / 367 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.

Proverbs 3:3-4 ESV / 364 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.

Galatians 5:14 ESV / 363 helpful votes

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

Romans 5:8 ESV / 362 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 ESV / 349 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.

Luke 6:35 ESV / 348 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 15:12-13 ESV / 347 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.

1 Corinthians 13:1 ESV / 341 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.

Philippians 2:3 ESV / 338 helpful votes

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

John 13:35 ESV / 331 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:20 ESV / 328 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.

Romans 8:28 ESV / 328 helpful votes

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

1 John 4:10-11 ESV / 319 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 Thessalonians 4:9 ESV / 315 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,

Luke 6:31 ESV / 311 helpful votes

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

James 2:14-17 ESV / 309 helpful votes

What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.

Micah 6:8 ESV / 306 helpful votes

He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 ESV / 305 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; ...

Matthew 22:37-39 ESV / 305 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.

Romans 12:9 ESV / 297 helpful votes

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

Galatians 5:13 ESV / 295 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 4:21 ESV / 294 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 2:4-5 ESV / 285 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—

1 Corinthians 13:3 ESV / 275 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.

Mark 12:31 ESV / 275 helpful votes

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

Matthew 22:39 ESV / 275 helpful votes

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

1 John 3:18 ESV / 270 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 13:8 ESV / 266 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.

Romans 12:9-10 ESV / 265 helpful votes

Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.

1 Peter 1:22 ESV / 262 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 4:2-3 ESV / 254 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.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 ESV / 251 helpful votes

Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone? And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

Proverbs 17:9 ESV / 248 helpful votes

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

1 John 3:1 ESV / 243 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.

Ephesians 5:2 ESV / 241 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 13:1-3 ESV / 240 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.

Psalm 143:8 ESV / 237 helpful votes

Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.

1 Peter 4:8-9 ESV / 234 helpful votes

Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. Show hospitality to one another without grumbling.

1 John 3:16 ESV / 232 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 Thessalonians 3:12 ESV / 232 helpful votes

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

Romans 13:10 ESV / 228 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 31:3 ESV / 228 helpful votes

The Lord appeared to him from far away. I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.

1 Corinthians 13:4-5 ESV / 222 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;

Ephesians 5:25 ESV / 220 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 2:17 ESV / 217 helpful votes

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

Matthew 22:37 ESV / 217 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.

Galatians 6:2 ESV / 215 helpful votes

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

1 John 3:11 ESV / 208 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 1:5 ESV / 201 helpful votes

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

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.

Romans 13:8-10 ESV / 198 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 Corinthians 13:2 ESV / 196 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 Timothy 4:12 ESV / 194 helpful votes

Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.

Song of Solomon 8:6-7 ESV / 193 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. 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 Peter 3:8 ESV / 177 helpful votes

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

1 John 2:10 ESV / 176 helpful votes

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

1 John 3:23 ESV / 161 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.

Matthew 19:19 ESV / 160 helpful votes

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

2 Thessalonians 3:5 ESV / 157 helpful votes

May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ.

1 John 4:9-11 ESV / 153 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. 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.

Galatians 5:26 ESV / 153 helpful votes

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

John 15:17 ESV / 151 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 10:24 ESV / 149 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 13:1 ESV / 148 helpful votes

Let brotherly love continue.

Hebrews 6:10 ESV / 147 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 3:1-24 ESV / 145 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. Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure. Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness. You know that he appeared to take away sins, and in him there is no sin. ...

1 John 3:15-16 ESV / 139 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 John 3:14 ESV / 138 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.

Galatians 5:6 ESV / 135 helpful votes

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

Romans 5:5 ESV / 135 helpful votes

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.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 131 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,

Galatians 2:20 ESV / 127 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.

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