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Leviticus 19:34

The alien who is dwelling with you shall be like a native among you, and you shall love him like yourself, because you were aliens in the land of Egypt; I [am] Yahweh your God.

Proverbs 15:17

Better [is] a dinner of vegetables when love [is] there than a fattened ox and hatred with it.

Proverbs 24:17-18

While your enemies are falling, do not rejoice; when he trips himself, may your heart not be glad lest Yahweh see and [it] be evil in his eyes, and turn his anger away from him.

Matthew 5:41-42

And whoever forces you to go one mile, go with him two. Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.

Matthew 10:41-42

The one who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet will receive a prophet's reward, and the one who receives a righteous person in the name of a righteous person will receive a righteous person's reward. And whoever gives one of these little ones only a cup of cold water to drink in the name of a disciple, truly I say to you, he will never lose his reward."

Matthew 25:35-39

For 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 as a guest, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you cared for me, I was in prison and you came to me.' Then the righteous will answer him, saying, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed [you], or thirsty and give [you something] to drink? read more.
And when did we see you a stranger and welcome [you] as a guest, or naked and clothe [you]? And when did we see you sick or in prison and come to you?'

Mark 12:30-31

And you shall love the Lord your God from your whole heart and from your whole soul and from your whole mind and from your whole strength.' The second [is] this: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these."

Mark 12:33

And to love him from your whole heart and from your whole understanding and from your whole strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself, is much more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices."

Luke 6:31-35

And just as you want people {to do} to you, do {the same} to them. "And if you love those who love you, what kind of credit is [that] to you? For even sinners love those who love them! And if you do good to those who do good to you, what kind of credit is [that] to you? Even the sinners do the same! read more.
And if you lend [to those] from whom you expect to receive [back], what kind of credit is [that] to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, so that they may get back an equal [amount]! But love your enemies, and do good, and lend expecting back nothing, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.

Luke 10:29-37

But he, wanting to justify himself, said to Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?" And Jesus replied [and] said, "A certain man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell into the hands of robbers, who both stripped him and beat [him]. [After] inflicting blows on [him], they went away, leaving [him] half dead. Now by coincidence a certain priest was going down on that road, and [when he] saw him, he passed by on the opposite side. read more.
And in the same way also a Levite, [when he] came down to the place and saw [him], passed by on the opposite side. But a certain Samaritan who was traveling came up to him and, [when he] saw [him], had compassion. And he came up [and] bandaged his wounds, pouring on olive oil and wine, and he put him on his own animal [and] brought him to an inn and took care of him. And on the next day, he took out two denarii [and] gave [them] to the innkeeper, and said, "Take care of him, and whatever you spend in addition, I will repay to you when I return. Which of these three do you suppose became a neighbor of the man who fell among the robbers?" So he said, "The one who showed mercy to him." And Jesus said to him, "You go and do likewise."

John 13:14-15

If then I--[your] Lord and Teacher--wash your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet. For I have given you an example, that just as I have done for you, you also do.

John 13:34-35

"A new commandment I give to you: that you love one another--just as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this 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 just as I have loved you. No one has greater love than this: that someone lay down his life for his friends.

Romans 5:7

For only rarely will someone die on behalf of a righteous person (for on behalf of a good person possibly someone might even dare to die),

Romans 12:9-10

Love must be without hypocrisy. Abhor what [is] evil; be attached to what [is] good, being devoted to one another in brotherly love, esteeming one another [more highly] in honor,

Romans 12:15-16

Rejoice with those who rejoice; weep with those who weep. Think the same [thing] toward one another; {do not think arrogantly}, but associate with the lowly. Do not be wise {in your own sight}.

Romans 13:8-10

Owe nothing to anyone, except to love one another, for the one who loves someone else has fulfilled the law. For the [commandments], "You shall not commit adultery, you shall not commit murder, you shall not steal, you shall not covet," and if [there is] any other commandment, are summed up in this statement: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." Love does not commit evil against a neighbor. Therefore love [is the] fulfillment of the law.

Romans 15:1-2

But we who are strong ought to bear the weaknesses of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let each one of us please his neighbor for his good, for the purpose of edification.

1 Corinthians 8:13

Therefore, if food causes my brother to sin, I will never eat meat {forever}, in order that I may not cause my brother to sin.

1 Corinthians 13:1-8

If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a ringing brass gong or a clashing cymbal. And if I have [the gift of] prophecy and I know all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith so that [I can] remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. And if I parcel out all my possessions, and if I hand over my body in order that I will be burned, but do not have love, it benefits [me] nothing. read more.
Love is patient, love is kind, love is not jealous, [it] does not boast, [it] does not become conceited, [it] does not behave dishonorably, [it] {is not selfish}, [it] does not become angry, [it] does not keep a record of wrongs, [it] does not rejoice at unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth, bears all [things], believes all [things], hopes all [things], endures all [things]. Love never ends. But if [there are] prophecies, they will pass away. If [there are] tongues, they will cease. If [there is] knowledge, it will pass away.

2 Corinthians 1:6

But if we are afflicted, [it is] for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, [it is] for your comfort that is at work in the patient endurance of the same sufferings that we also suffer.

2 Corinthians 1:14

just as you have also understood us in part, that we are your reason for boasting, just as you [are] also ours in the day of our Lord Jesus.

Galatians 5:26

We must not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.

Galatians 6:1-2

Brothers, even if a person is caught in some trespass, you [who are] spiritual restore such a person in a spirit of humility, looking out for yourself, lest you also be tempted. Carry the burdens of one another, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

Philippians 2:2

complete my joy, so that {you are in agreement}, having the same love, united in spirit, {having one purpose}.

Colossians 1:3-4

We give thanks always to God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ [when we] pray for you, [since we] heard about your faith in Christ Jesus and the love that you have for all the saints,

Colossians 3:12-14

Therefore, as [the] chosen of God, holy and [dearly] loved, put on affection, compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, patience, putting up with one another and forgiving one another. If anyone should have a complaint against anyone, just as also the Lord forgave you, thus also you [do the same]. And to all these [things] [add] love, which is [the] bond of perfection.

Hebrews 13:1-3

Brotherly love must continue. Do not neglect hospitality, because through this some have received angels as guests without knowing [it]. Remember the prisoners, as [though you were] fellow-prisoners; [remember] the mistreated, as [though] [you] yourselves also are being [mistreated] in the body.

1 Peter 3:8-9

And finally, all [of you be] harmonious, sympathetic, showing mutual affection, compassionate, humble, not repaying evil for evil or insult for insult, but on the other hand blessing [others], because for this [reason] you were called, so that you could inherit a blessing.

1 John 2:9-11

The one who says [he] is in the light and hates his brother is in the darkness until now. The one who loves his brother resides in the light, and [there] is no cause for stumbling in him. But the one who 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 3:10-13

By this the children of God and the children of the devil are evident: everyone who does not practice righteousness is not of God, namely, the one who does not love his brother. For this is the message that you have heard from the beginning: that we should love one another, not as Cain, who was of the evil one and violently murdered his brother. And {for what reason} did he violently murder him? Because his deeds were evil and the [deeds] of his brother [were] righteous. read more.
Do not marvel, brothers, if the world hates you.

1 John 3:16-18

We have come to know love by this: that {he} laid down his life on behalf of us, and we ought to lay down our lives on behalf of the brothers. But whoever has the world's material possessions and observes his brother {in need} and shuts his heart against him, how does the love of God reside in him? Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth.

1 John 4:11-12

Dear friends, if God loved us in this way, we also ought to love one another. No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God resides in us and his love is perfected in us.

1 John 4:20-21

If anyone says, "I love God," and hates his brother, he is a liar, for the one who does not love his brother whom he has seen is not able to love God whom he has not seen. And this [is] the commandment we have from him: that the one who loves God should love his brother also.

1 John 5:1-2

Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been fathered by God, and everyone who loves {the father} also loves the [child] fathered by him. By this we know that we love the children of God: whenever we love God and keep his commandments.

2 John 1:5

And now I ask you, lady (not as [if I were] writing a new commandment to you, but [one] that we have had from the beginning), that we should love one another.

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Brotherly love » General references to

1 John 4:21

And this [is] the commandment we have from him: that the one who loves God should love his brother also.

1 Corinthians 13:1

If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a ringing brass gong or a clashing cymbal.

Brotherly love » Special teachings concerning » Examples of

Acts 20:38

especially distressed at the statement that he had said, that they were going to see his face no more. And they accompanied him to the ship.

Romans 16:4

who risked their own necks for my life, for which not only I am thankful, but also all the churches of the Gentiles;

2 Corinthians 12:15

But I will spend and be expended most gladly for your lives. If I love you much more, am I to be loved less?

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 shall not commit adultery, you shall not commit murder, you shall not steal, you shall not covet," and if [there is] any other commandment, are summed up in this statement: "You shall 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

These are those who have not been defiled with women, for they are virgins. These [are] the ones who follow the Lamb wherever he goes. These were bought from humanity [as] first fruits to God and to the Lamb,

Social duties » Brotherly love » Cheerfulness, the duty of

Acts 27:25

Therefore keep up your courage, men, for I believe God that it will be like this--according to {the} way it was told to me.

Acts 27:36

So they all were encouraged and partook of food themselves.

Social duties » Brotherly love » Abounding

Social duties » Brotherly love » Fervent

Social duties » Brotherly love » Sincere

Romans 13:9

For the [commandments], "You shall not commit adultery, you shall not commit murder, you shall not steal, you shall not covet," and if [there is] any other commandment, are summed up in this statement: "You shall 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