100 Bible Verses about Love Your Neighbor

Mark 12:31 ESV / 217 helpful votes

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

Leviticus 19:18 ESV / 167 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.

Matthew 7:12 ESV / 124 helpful votes

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

Romans 13:10 ESV / 112 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:7 ESV / 105 helpful votes

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

Galatians 5:14 ESV / 104 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 16:14 ESV / 100 helpful votes

Let all that you do be done in love.

John 13:34 ESV / 97 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 12:10 ESV / 96 helpful votes

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

Matthew 22:37-40 ESV / 95 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 Peter 4:8 ESV / 89 helpful votes

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

Romans 13:9 ESV / 89 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.”

1 John 3:18 ESV / 87 helpful votes

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

Romans 15:2 ESV / 87 helpful votes

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

Matthew 22:39 ESV / 87 helpful votes

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

Romans 13:8 ESV / 85 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 ESV / 82 helpful votes

We love because he first loved us.

1 Peter 3:8 ESV / 79 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:18 ESV / 76 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.

John 3:16 ESV / 76 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 John 4:11 ESV / 73 helpful votes

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

Galatians 6:2 ESV / 72 helpful votes

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

John 15:13 ESV / 70 helpful votes

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

1 John 3:11 ESV / 68 helpful votes

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

Matthew 19:19 ESV / 68 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:21 ESV / 66 helpful votes

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

1 Thessalonians 3:12 ESV / 65 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 6:10 ESV / 65 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.

Luke 10:27 ESV / 65 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.”

James 2:8 ESV / 64 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 13:13 ESV / 64 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:16 ESV / 62 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.

Matthew 22:36-40 ESV / 62 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.”

Philippians 2:3 ESV / 61 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 ESV / 61 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; ...

Romans 13:8-10 ESV / 60 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.

Luke 10:25-37 ESV / 60 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?” ...

Proverbs 17:17 ESV / 58 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 10:24 ESV / 57 helpful votes

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

Matthew 5:44 ESV / 57 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:8 ESV / 55 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:13 ESV / 55 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.

Proverbs 10:12 ESV / 55 helpful votes

Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.

Hebrews 13:1-2 ESV / 54 helpful votes

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

Romans 5:8 ESV / 54 helpful votes

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

John 13:34-35 ESV / 54 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.”

Luke 6:27 ESV / 54 helpful votes

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

John 15:12 ESV / 53 helpful votes

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

Matthew 22:34-40 ESV / 53 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 Thessalonians 5:11 ESV / 52 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:14 ESV / 52 helpful votes

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

James 1:27 ESV / 51 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.

Romans 14:13 ESV / 51 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.

Deuteronomy 6:5 ESV / 49 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:20 ESV / 48 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 Peter 1:22 ESV / 47 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 22:40 ESV / 47 helpful votes

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

Matthew 22:37-39 ESV / 47 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.

Isaiah 1:17 ESV / 47 helpful votes

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

1 John 3:14 ESV / 46 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.

John 14:15 ESV / 46 helpful votes

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

1 John 5:3 ESV / 45 helpful votes

For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome.

Matthew 5:43 ESV / 45 helpful votes

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

1 John 3:17 ESV / 43 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 Corinthians 13:4-8 ESV / 43 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 3:1 ESV / 42 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.

Matthew 22:37 ESV / 41 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 2:20 ESV / 40 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 12:30 ESV / 39 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.’

Matthew 5:16 ESV / 39 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.

Isaiah 1:1-31 ESV / 39 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. ...

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 35 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,

Ephesians 4:2 ESV / 35 helpful votes

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

Matthew 18:15-17 ESV / 35 helpful votes

“If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses. If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church. And if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.

Romans 14:5 ESV / 34 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 / 34 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.

Mark 12:29-31 ESV / 34 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.”

Job 6:14 ESV / 34 helpful votes

“He who withholds kindness from a friend forsakes the fear of the Almighty.

Leviticus 19:13 ESV / 34 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.

Revelation 12:11 ESV / 32 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.

Ephesians 4:25 ESV / 32 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.

1 Corinthians 13:1-3 ESV / 32 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.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 32 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.

Matthew 5:13 ESV / 32 helpful votes

“You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people's feet.

Mark 12:28-34 ESV / 30 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.’ The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” And the scribe said to him, “You are right, Teacher. You have truly said that he is one, and there is no other besides him. ...

Song of Solomon 4:7 ESV / 30 helpful votes

You are altogether beautiful, my love; there is no flaw in you.

Leviticus 19:34 ESV / 29 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.

Philippians 2:2 ESV / 28 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:32 ESV / 28 helpful votes

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

Luke 6:35 ESV / 28 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.

Ephesians 5:1 ESV / 27 helpful votes

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children.

Galatians 5:13-14 ESV / 27 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. For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

1 John 5:2 ESV / 26 helpful votes

By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments.

Galatians 5:13 ESV / 26 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.

Galatians 5:1-26 ESV / 26 helpful votes

For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. Look: I, Paul, say to you that if you accept circumcision, Christ will be of no advantage to you. I testify again to every man who accepts circumcision that he is obligated to keep the whole law. You are severed from Christ, you who would be justified by the law; you have fallen away from grace. For through the Spirit, by faith, we ourselves eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness. ...

Romans 13:1 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.

Romans 10:9 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

John 3:17 ESV / 26 helpful votes

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 10:10-13 ESV / 26 helpful votes

But whenever you enter a town and they do not receive you, go into its streets and say, ‘Even the dust of your town that clings to our feet we wipe off against you. Nevertheless know this, that the kingdom of God has come near.’ I tell you, it will be more bearable on that day for Sodom than for that town. “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes.

Luke 6:38 ESV / 26 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.”

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