100 Bible Verses about Sibling Love

1 John 4:20 ESV / 238 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.

Ephesians 4:32 ESV / 205 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 17:17 ESV / 130 helpful votes

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

1 John 3:14 ESV / 57 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 John 3:2-3 ESV / 55 helpful votes

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.

Exodus 14:14 ESV / 51 helpful votes

The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.”

Romans 12:12 ESV / 48 helpful votes

Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.

Matthew 5:22 ESV / 47 helpful votes

But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be liable to the hell of fire.

Luke 14:26 ESV / 39 helpful votes

“If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple.

1 John 2:15 ESV / 38 helpful votes

Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

Isaiah 14:1-32 ESV / 37 helpful votes

For the Lord will have compassion on Jacob and will again choose Israel, and will set them in their own land, and sojourners will join them and will attach themselves to the house of Jacob. And the peoples will take them and bring them to their place, and the house of Israel will possess them in the Lord's land as male and female slaves. They will take captive those who were their captors, and rule over those who oppressed them. When the Lord has given you rest from your pain and turmoil and the hard service with which you were made to serve, you will take up this taunt against the king of Babylon: “How the oppressor has ceased, the insolent fury ceased! The Lord has broken the staff of the wicked, the scepter of rulers, ...

Matthew 10:37 ESV / 30 helpful votes

Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.

Matthew 5:24 ESV / 30 helpful votes

Leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.

Psalm 133:1 ESV / 30 helpful votes

A Song of Ascents. Of David. Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!

Proverbs 12:1 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid.

Hebrews 13:2 ESV / 25 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 13:1-8 ESV / 23 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.” ...

John 15:4 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me.

1 Peter 4:8 ESV / 22 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:10 ESV / 22 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:7 ESV / 21 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 13:13 ESV / 21 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 10:12 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.

Ephesians 4:2 ESV / 19 helpful votes

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

John 15:13 ESV / 19 helpful votes

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

Luke 6:31 ESV / 19 helpful votes

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

Matthew 22:37-39 ESV / 19 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 / 16 helpful votes

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

Philippians 4:1 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Therefore, my brothers, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm thus in the Lord, my beloved.

Romans 12:9 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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

John 13:34-35 ESV / 16 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 Corinthians 13:4-8 ESV / 15 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.

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 4:20-21 ESV / 14 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. And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother.

1 Peter 2:17 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 14 helpful votes

A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. ...

1 John 4:8 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

1 John 3:18 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

1 John 3:16-18 ESV / 13 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. 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? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.

John 15:12 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

John 3:16 ESV / 13 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.

Matthew 4:18 ESV / 13 helpful votes

While walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon (who is called Peter) and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 12 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,

1 Peter 1:22 ESV / 12 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,

James 2:15-17 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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.

1 Corinthians 16:14 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Let all that you do be done in love.

Romans 12:18 ESV / 12 helpful votes

If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.

John 15:12-13 ESV / 12 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 13:34 ESV / 12 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.

Matthew 13:55-56 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Is not this the carpenter's son? Is not his mother called Mary? And are not his brothers James and Joseph and Simon and Judas? And are not all his sisters with us? Where then did this man get all these things?”

Leviticus 19:18 ESV / 12 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 3:23 ESV / 11 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 / 11 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?

1 John 3:16 ESV / 11 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 3:15 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.

1 Peter 3:8 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 5:1-2 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Do not rebuke an older man but encourage him as you would a father, younger men as brothers, older women as mothers, younger women as sisters, in all purity.

1 Thessalonians 4:9 ESV / 11 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 4:13 ESV / 11 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Philippians 2:2 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 5:33 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 5:25 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

Galatians 5:26 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

Romans 14:21 ESV / 11 helpful votes

It is good not to eat meat or drink wine or do anything that causes your brother to stumble.

Romans 12:9-10 ESV / 11 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.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 11 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.

Luke 10:38-42 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet and listened to his teaching. But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.” But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.”

Matthew 12:46-50 ESV / 11 helpful votes

While he was still speaking to the people, behold, his mother and his brothers stood outside, asking to speak to him. But he replied to the man who told him, “Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?” And stretching out his hand toward his disciples, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.”

Proverbs 7:4 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Say to wisdom, “You are my sister,” and call insight your intimate friend,

Genesis 30:1 ESV / 11 helpful votes

When Rachel saw that she bore Jacob no children, she envied her sister. She said to Jacob, “Give me children, or I shall die!”

Genesis 12:13 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Say you are my sister, that it may go well with me because of you, and that my life may be spared for your sake.”

1 John 4:19 ESV / 10 helpful votes

We love because he first loved us.

Hebrews 13:1 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Let brotherly love continue.

2 Corinthians 13:5 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you fail to meet the test!

Romans 13:10 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

Luke 7:36-50 ESV / 10 helpful votes

One of the Pharisees asked him to eat with him, and he went into the Pharisee's house and took his place at the table. And behold, a woman of the city, who was a sinner, when she learned that he was reclining at table in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster flask of ointment, and standing behind him at his feet, weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears and wiped them with the hair of her head and kissed his feet and anointed them with the ointment. Now when the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would have known who and what sort of woman this is who is touching him, for she is a sinner.” And Jesus answering said to him, “Simon, I have something to say to you.” And he answered, “Say it, Teacher.” ...

1 John 3:1 ESV / 9 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.

Galatians 5:13 ESV / 9 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.

Romans 15:5 ESV / 9 helpful votes

May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus,

Matthew 6:24 ESV / 9 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.

Psalm 18:1 ESV / 9 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 4:18-19 ESV / 8 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. We love because he first loved us.

1 John 4:18 ESV / 8 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 / 8 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 4:11 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

1 John 3:11 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

1 John 2:9-11 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Whoever says he is in the light and hates his brother is still in darkness. Whoever loves his brother abides in the light, and in him there is no cause for stumbling. But whoever hates his brother is in the darkness and walks in the darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.

1 John 2:7 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Beloved, I am writing you no new commandment, but an old commandment that you had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word that you have heard.

Hebrews 13:16 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.

Hebrews 10:24 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

1 Thessalonians 5:11 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

1 Thessalonians 3:12 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Galatians 2:20 ESV / 8 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 13:1-3 ESV / 8 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.

Romans 13:8-10 ESV / 8 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.

Romans 13:8 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:12 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:37-39 ESV / 7 helpful votes

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 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.

Romans 8:28 ESV / 7 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.

Romans 5:8 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

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