100 Bible Verses about Love Thy Neighbor

1 John 4:20-21 ESV / 131 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.

Leviticus 19:18 ESV / 125 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.

Mark 12:31 ESV / 121 helpful votes

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

Matthew 22:36-40 ESV / 79 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.”

Matthew 22:39 ESV / 72 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:11 ESV / 58 helpful votes

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

Romans 13:10 ESV / 58 helpful votes

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

John 3:16 ESV / 53 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 22:37-40 ESV / 51 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 Corinthians 13:1-3 ESV / 48 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 4:18 ESV / 46 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 3:18 ESV / 46 helpful votes

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

Matthew 7:12 ESV / 46 helpful votes

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

Matthew 19:19 ESV / 42 helpful votes

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

Galatians 5:14 ESV / 41 helpful votes

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

Luke 10:25-37 ESV / 41 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?” ...

James 2:8 ESV / 40 helpful votes

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

John 15:13 ESV / 40 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:19 ESV / 37 helpful votes

We love because he first loved us.

Romans 13:9 ESV / 33 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.”

Luke 10:27 ESV / 32 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.”

Leviticus 19:13-18 ESV / 30 helpful votes

“You shall not oppress your neighbor or rob him. The wages of a hired servant shall not remain with you all night until the morning. You shall not curse the deaf or put a stumbling block before the blind, but you shall fear your God: I am the Lord. “You shall do no injustice in court. You shall not be partial to the poor or defer to the great, but in righteousness shall you judge your neighbor. You shall not go around as a slanderer among your people, and you shall not stand up against the life of your neighbor: I am the Lord. “You shall not hate your brother in your heart, but you shall reason frankly with your neighbor, lest you incur sin because of him. ...

Revelation 12:11 ESV / 28 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.

Matthew 5:1-48 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him. And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. ...

Matthew 5:43 ESV / 26 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:16 ESV / 22 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 Corinthians 13:13 ESV / 22 helpful votes

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

Romans 15:2 ESV / 20 helpful votes

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

Matthew 22:34-40 ESV / 20 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 4:8 ESV / 19 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:7 ESV / 19 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 13:1-2 ESV / 18 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 6:5 ESV / 18 helpful votes

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

Romans 13:8-10 ESV / 17 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.

John 13:34 ESV / 17 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.

Romans 13:8 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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

Leviticus 19:34 ESV / 16 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.

James 1:27 ESV / 15 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.

Matthew 22:37 ESV / 15 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.

1 Peter 4:8 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

Galatians 6:10 ESV / 14 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 12:10 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

Romans 5:8 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

Matthew 22:40 ESV / 14 helpful votes

On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.”

Leviticus 18:1-30 ESV / 14 helpful votes

And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to the people of Israel and say to them, I am the Lord your God. You shall not do as they do in the land of Egypt, where you lived, and you shall not do as they do in the land of Canaan, to which I am bringing you. You shall not walk in their statutes. You shall follow my rules and keep my statutes and walk in them. I am the Lord your God. You shall therefore keep my statutes and my rules; if a person does them, he shall live by them: I am the Lord. ...

1 John 4:21 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

1 John 3:11 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

Philippians 2:3 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 10:24 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

Luke 6:31 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

Matthew 5:43-48 ESV / 13 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 Peter 3:8 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 5:25 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

Romans 14:13 ESV / 12 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.

Romans 1:1-32 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God, which he promised beforehand through his prophets in the holy Scriptures, concerning his Son, who was descended from David according to the flesh and was declared to be the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by his resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord, through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name among all the nations, ...

Exodus 20:16 ESV / 12 helpful votes

“You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

1 Thessalonians 3:12 ESV / 11 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 6:2 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

Romans 13:9-10 ESV / 11 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.” Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

John 14:15 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

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 12:29-31 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

Matthew 5:16 ESV / 11 helpful votes

In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

Leviticus 19:13 ESV / 11 helpful votes

“You shall not oppress your neighbor or rob him. The wages of a hired servant shall not remain with you all night until the morning.

1 John 4:20 ESV / 10 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 Thessalonians 5:11 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:13 ESV / 10 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.

John 15:12 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

Matthew 22:37-39 ESV / 10 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.

Proverbs 10:12 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.

Psalm 23:4 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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.

Exodus 20:17 ESV / 10 helpful votes

“You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his male servant, or his female servant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor's.”

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 9 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 John 3:17 ESV / 9 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?

Ephesians 4:25 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another.

Galatians 2:20 ESV / 9 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 13:4-8 ESV / 9 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.

Isaiah 1:1-31 ESV / 9 helpful votes

The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah. Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth; for the Lord has spoken: “Children have I reared and brought up, but they have rebelled against me. The ox knows its owner, and the donkey its master's crib, but Israel does not know, my people do not understand.” Ah, sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, offspring of evildoers, children who deal corruptly! They have forsaken the Lord, they have despised the Holy One of Israel, they are utterly estranged. Why will you still be struck down? Why will you continue to rebel? The whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint. ...

Deuteronomy 6:4-5 ESV / 9 helpful votes

“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.

1 John 3:14 ESV / 8 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 5:22-23 ESV / 8 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 12:19 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”

John 13:35 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Luke 6:38 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”

Luke 6:27 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Matthew 5:44 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 10:15 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Yet the Lord set his heart in love on your fathers and chose their offspring after them, you above all peoples, as you are this day.

Leviticus 19:15 ESV / 8 helpful votes

“You shall do no injustice in court. You shall not be partial to the poor or defer to the great, but in righteousness shall you judge your neighbor.

1 Corinthians 16:14 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Let all that you do be done in love.

1 Corinthians 13:5 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;

Romans 14:5 ESV / 7 helpful votes

One person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind.

Romans 2:1 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Therefore you have no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. For in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the very same things.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 7 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.

Isaiah 1:17 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow's cause.

Proverbs 17:17 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

Leviticus 19:1-37 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to all the congregation of the people of Israel and say to them, You shall be holy, for I the Lord your God am holy. Every one of you shall revere his mother and his father, and you shall keep my Sabbaths: I am the Lord your God. Do not turn to idols or make for yourselves any gods of cast metal: I am the Lord your God. “When you offer a sacrifice of peace offerings to the Lord, you shall offer it so that you may be accepted. ...

1 John 3:19 ESV / 6 helpful votes

By this we shall know that we are of the truth and reassure our heart before him;

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—

Luke 6:35 ESV / 6 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.

Mark 12:30-31 ESV / 6 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.’ The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”

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