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70 Bible Verses about Brotherly Love

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Proverbs 15:17

A vegetarian meal served with love is better than a big, thick steak with a plateful of animosity.

Proverbs 24:17-18

Don't rejoice when your enemy falls; don't let yourself be glad when he stumbles. Otherwise the LORD will observe and disapprove, and he will turn his anger away from him.

Matthew 5:41-42

And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go two with him. Give to the person who asks you for something, and do not turn away from the person who wants to borrow something from you."

Matthew 10:41-42

The one who receives a prophet as a prophet will receive a prophet's reward, and the one who receives a righteous person as a righteous person will receive a righteous person's reward. I tell all of you with certainty, whoever gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is a disciple will never lose his reward."

Matthew 25:35-39

because I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat. I was thirsty, and you gave me something to drink. I was a stranger, and you welcomed me. I was naked, and you clothed me. I was sick, and you took care of me. I was in prison, and you visited me.' "Then the righteous will say to him, "Lord, when did we see you hungry and give you something to eat, or thirsty and give you something to drink? read more.
When did we see you as a stranger and welcome you, or see you naked and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison, and visit you?'

Mark 12:30-31

and you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.' The second is this: "You must love your neighbor as yourself.' No other commandment is greater than these."

Luke 6:31-35

Whatever you want people to do for you, do the same for them. "If you love those who love you, what thanks do you deserve? Why, even sinners love those who love them. If you do good to those who do good to you, what thanks do you deserve? Even sinners do that. read more.
If you lend to those from whom you expect to get something back, what thanks do you deserve? Even sinners lend to sinners to get back what they lend. Rather, love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them, expecting nothing in return. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind even to ungrateful and evil people.

Luke 10:29-37

But the man wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?" After careful consideration, Jesus replied, "A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho when he fell into the hands of bandits. They stripped him, beat him, and went away, leaving him half dead. By chance, a priest was traveling along that road. When he saw the man, he went by on the other side. read more.
Similarly, a descendant of Levi came to that place. When he saw the man, he also went by on the other side. But as he was traveling along, a Samaritan came across the man. When the Samaritan saw him, he was moved with compassion. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring oil and wine on them. Then he put him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him. The next day, he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper, saying, "Take good care of him. If you spend more than that, I'll repay you when I come back.' "Of these three men, who do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of the bandits?" He said, "The one who showed mercy to him." Jesus told him, "Go and do what he did."

John 13:14-15

So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you must also wash one another's feet. I've set an example for you, so that you may do as I have done to you.

John 13:34-35

I'm giving you a new commandment"to love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. This is how everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another."

John 15:12-13

"This is my commandment: that you love one another as I have loved you. No one shows greater love than when he lays down his life for his friends.

Romans 5:7

For it is rare for anyone to die for a righteous person, though somebody might be brave enough to die for a good person.

Romans 12:9-10

Your love must be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to each other with mutual affection. Excel at showing respect for each other.

Romans 12:15-16

Rejoice with those who are rejoicing. Cry with those who are crying. Live in harmony with each other. Do not be arrogant, but associate with humble people. Do not think that you are wiser than you really are.

Romans 13:8-10

Do not owe anyone anything except to love one another. For the one who loves another has fulfilled the Law. For the commandments, "You must not commit adultery; you must not murder; you must not steal; you must not covet," and every other commandment are summed up in this statement: "You must love your neighbor as yourself." Love never does anything that is harmful to its neighbor. Therefore, love is the fulfillment of the Law.

Romans 15:1-2

Now we who are strong ought to be patient with the weaknesses of those who are not strong and must stop pleasing ourselves. Each of us must please our neighbor for the good purpose of building him up.

1 Corinthians 8:13

Therefore, if food that I eat causes my brother to stumble, I will never eat meat again, in order to keep my brother from stumbling.

1 Corinthians 13:1-8

If I speak in the languages of humans and angels but have no love, I have become a reverberating gong or a clashing cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can understand all secrets and every form of knowledge, and if I have absolute faith so as to move mountains but have no love, I am nothing. Even if I give away everything that I have and sacrifice myself, but have no love, I gain nothing.read more.
Love is always patient; love is always kind; love is never envious or arrogant with pride. Nor is she conceited, and she is never rude; she never thinks just of herself or ever gets annoyed. She never is resentful; is never glad with sin; she's always glad to side with truth, and pleased that truth will win. She bears up under everything; believes the best in all; there is no limit to her hope, and never will she fall. Love never fails. Now if there are prophecies, they will be done away with. If there are languages, they will cease. If there is knowledge, it will be done away with.

2 Corinthians 1:6

If we suffer, it is for your comfort and salvation. If we are comforted, it is for your comfort when you patiently endure the same sufferings that we are suffering.

2 Corinthians 1:14

just as you have already understood us partially, so that on the Day of our Lord Jesus we can be your reason to boast, even as you are ours.

Galatians 5:26

Let's stop being arrogant, provoking one another and envying one another.

Galatians 6:1-2

Brothers, if a person is caught doing something wrong, those of you who are spiritual should restore that person gently. Watch out for yourself so that you are not tempted as well. Practice carrying each other's burdens. In this way you will fulfill the law of the Messiah.

Colossians 1:3-4

We give thanks to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah, praying always for you, because we have heard about your faith in the Messiah Jesus and the love that you have for all the saints,

Colossians 3:12-14

Therefore, as God's chosen ones, holy and loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. Be tolerant of one another and forgive each other if anyone has a complaint against another. Just as the Lord has forgiven you, you also should forgive. Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which ties everything together in unity.

Hebrews 13:1-3

Let brotherly love continue. Stop neglecting to show hospitality to strangers, for by showing hospitality some have had angels as their guests without being aware of it. Continue to remember those in prison as if you were in prison with them, as well as those who are mistreated, since they also are only mortal.

1 Peter 3:8-9

Finally, all of you must live in harmony, be sympathetic, love as brothers, and be compassionate and humble. Do not pay others back evil for evil or insult for insult. Instead, keep blessing them, because you were called to inherit a blessing.

1 John 2:9-11

The person who says that he is in the light but hates his brother is still in the darkness. The person who loves his brother abides in the light, and there is no reason for him to stumble. But the person who hates his brother is in the darkness and lives in the darkness. He does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.

1 John 3:10-13

This is how God's children and the Devil's children are distinguished. No person who fails to practice righteousness and to love his brother is from God. This is the message that you have heard from the beginning: We should love one another. Do not be like Cain, who was from the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because what he was doing was evil and his brother's actions were righteous. read more.
So do not be surprised, brothers, if the world hates you.

1 John 3:16-18

This is how we have come to know love: the Messiah gave his life for us. We, too, ought to give our lives for our brothers. Whoever has earthly possessions and notices a brother in need and yet withholds his compassion from him, how can the love of God be present in him? Little children, we must stop expressing love merely by our words and manner of speech; we must love also in action and in truth.

1 John 4:11-12

Dear friends, if this is the way God loved us, we must also love one another. No one has ever seen God. If we love one another, God lives in us, and his love is perfected in us.

1 John 4:20-21

Whoever says, "I love God," but hates his brother is a liar. The one who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love the God whom he has not seen. And this is the commandment that we have from him: the person who loves God must also love his brother.

1 John 5:1-2

Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Messiah has been born from God, and everyone who loves the parent also loves the child. This is how we know that we love God's children: we love God and keep his commandments.

2 John 1:5

Dear lady, I am now requesting of you that we all continue to love one another. It is not as though I am writing to give you a new commandment, but one that we have had from the beginning.

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Acts 20:38

They were especially sorrowful because of what he had said that they would never see his face again. Then they took him to the ship.

Romans 16:4

and who risked their necks for my life. I am thankful to them, and so are all the churches among the gentiles.

Brotherly love » Special teachings concerning » Abounding

Brotherly love » Special teachings concerning » Fervent

Brotherly love » Special teachings concerning » Sincere

Romans 13:9

For the commandments, "You must not commit adultery; you must not murder; you must not steal; you must not covet," and every other commandment are summed up in this statement: "You must love your neighbor as yourself."

Brotherly love » Special teachings concerning » Impartial

Brotherly love » Special teachings concerning » Unselfish

Brotherly love » Special teachings concerning » Christ's love the standard of

Brotherly love » Special teachings concerning » Proof of discipleship

New Birth » Evidenced by » Brotherly love

Social duties » Brotherly love » Chastity

Revelation 14:4

They have not defiled themselves with women, for they are virgins, and they follow the lamb wherever he goes. They have been redeemed from among humanity as the first fruits for God and the lamb.

Social duties » Brotherly love » Cheerfulness, the duty of

Acts 27:25

So take courage, men, because I trust God that it will turn out just as he told me.

Acts 27:36

Everyone was encouraged and had something to eat.

Social duties » Brotherly love » Abounding

Social duties » Brotherly love » Fervent

Social duties » Brotherly love » Sincere

Romans 13:9

For the commandments, "You must not commit adultery; you must not murder; you must not steal; you must not covet," and every other commandment are summed up in this statement: "You must love your neighbor as yourself."

Social duties » Brotherly love » Impartial

Social duties » Brotherly love » Unselfish

Social duties » Brotherly love » Christ's love the standard of

Social duties » Brotherly love » Proof of discipleship

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