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John 13:34-35

A new commandment I give to you, that ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all know that ye are disciples of mine, if ye have love amongst yourselves.

Romans 13:8-10

Owe no one anything, unless to love one another: for he that loves another has fulfilled the law. For, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not lust; and if there be any other commandment, it is summed up in this word, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Love works no ill to its neighbour; love therefore is the whole law.

Song of Solomon 2:4

He hath brought me to the house of wine, And his banner over me is love.

Proverbs 7:18

Come, let us revel in love until the morning, let us delight ourselves with loves.

Song of Solomon 8:4

I charge you, daughters of Jerusalem, ... Why should ye stir up, why awake my love, till he please?

Hosea 11:4

I drew them with bands of a man, with cords of love; and I was to them as they that take off the yoke on their jaws, and I gently caused them to eat.

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1 Corinthians 13:4-8

Love has long patience, is kind; love is not emulous of others; love is not insolent and rash, is not puffed up, does not behave in an unseemly manner, does not seek what is its own, is not quickly provoked, does not impute evil, does not rejoice at iniquity but rejoices with the truth, read more.
bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails; but whether prophecies, they shall be done away; or tongues, they shall cease; or knowledge, it shall be done away.

God » Is declared to be » Love

Heart » Renewed » Love

The law of God » Saints » Love

Love » For Christ » For the church

1 Thessalonians 2:8

Thus, yearning over you, we had found our delight in having imparted to you not only the glad tidings of God, but our own lives also, because ye had become beloved of us.

Love » For Christ » Of God

Ephesians 2:4-5

but God, being rich in mercy, because of his great love wherewith he loved us, (we too being dead in offences,) has quickened us with the Christ, (ye are saved by grace,)

Love » Who the lord loves

2 Corinthians 9:6-7

But this is true, he that sows sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he that sows in the spirit of blessing shall reap also in blessing: each according as he is purposed in his heart; not grievingly, or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.

John 14:21-23

He that has my commandments and keeps them, he it is that loves me; but he that loves me shall be loved by my Father, and I will love him and will manifest myself to him. Judas, not the Iscariote, says to him, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself to us and not to the world? Jesus answered and said to him, If any one love me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our abode with him.

Deuteronomy 7:6-8

For a holy people art thou unto Jehovah thy God: Jehovah thy God hath chosen thee to be unto him a people for a possession, above all the peoples that are upon the face of the earth. Not because ye were more in number than all the peoples, hath Jehovah been attached to you and chosen you, for ye are the fewest of all the peoples; but because Jehovah loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, hath Jehovah brought you out with a powerful hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondage, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.

Proverbs 15:9

The way of a wicked man is an abomination to Jehovah; but him that pursueth righteousness he loveth.

Love » Brotherly » General references to

Love » The test » To men

Love » Loving the lord

Joshua 22:5

Only, take great heed to do the commandment and the law, which Moses the servant of Jehovah commanded you, to love Jehovah your God, and to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and to cleave unto him, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul.

Luke 10:25-28

And behold, a certain lawyer stood up tempting him, and saying, Teacher, having done what, shall I inherit life eternal? And he said to him, What is written in the law? how readest thou? But he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thine understanding; and thy neighbour as thyself. read more.
And he said to him, Thou hast answered right: this do and thou shalt live.

Deuteronomy 10:12

And now, Israel, what doth Jehovah thy God require of thee, but to fear Jehovah thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve Jehovah thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul,

Love » For Christ » For God's house

Psalm 23:6

Surely, goodness and loving-kindness shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of Jehovah for the length of the days.

Psalm 65:4

Blessed is he whom thou choosest and causest to approach: he shall dwell in thy courts. We shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, of thy holy temple.

1 Chronicles 29:3

And moreover, in my affection for the house of my God I have given of my own property of gold and silver, for the house of my God, over and above all that I have prepared for the house of the sanctuary:

Psalm 26:8

Jehovah, I have loved the habitation of thy house, and the place where thy glory dwelleth.

Love » Of home » Of sin

Job 15:16

How much less the abominable and corrupt, man, that drinketh unrighteousness like water!

Job 20:12

Though wickedness be sweet in his mouth and he hide it under his tongue,

Psalm 52:3

Thou hast loved evil rather than good, lying rather than to speak righteousness. Selah.

Isaiah 5:18

Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as with cart-ropes!

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Acts 20:38

specially pained by the word which he had said, that they would no more see his face. And they went down with him to the ship.

Romans 16:4

(who for my life staked their own neck; to whom not I only am thankful, but also all the assemblies of the nations,)

Love » Special teachings concerning » Examples of

Acts 20:38

specially pained by the word which he had said, that they would no more see his face. And they went down with him to the ship.

Romans 16:4

(who for my life staked their own neck; to whom not I only am thankful, but also all the assemblies of the nations,)

Love » For Christ » For friends

Acts 20:38

specially pained by the word which he had said, that they would no more see his face. And they went down with him to the ship.

Romans 16:4

(who for my life staked their own neck; to whom not I only am thankful, but also all the assemblies of the nations,)

Love » For Christ » For native land

Nehemiah 2:3

And I said to the king, Let the king live for ever! Why should not my countenance be sad, when the city, the place of my fathers' sepulchres, lies waste, and its gates are consumed with fire?

Isaiah 66:10

Rejoice with Jerusalem, and be glad for her, all ye that love her; rejoice for joy with her, all ye that mourn over her:

2 Samuel 10:12

Be strong, and let us shew ourselves valiant for our people and for the cities of our God; and Jehovah do what is good in his sight.

Love » Of home » Of word

Jeremiah 15:16

Thy words were found, and I did eat them, and thy words were unto me the joy and rejoicing of my heart; for I am called by thy name, O Jehovah, God of hosts.

Psalm 119:47

And I will delight myself in thy commandments, which I have loved;

Love » Good for evil examples of returning » Encouraged

Exodus 23:5

If thou see the ass of him that hateth thee lying under its burden, beware of leaving it to him: thou shalt certainly loosen it with him.

More verses: Matthew 5:44 Luke 6:27

Love » The test » To Christ

John 14:22-23

Judas, not the Iscariote, says to him, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself to us and not to the world? Jesus answered and said to him, If any one love me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our abode with him.

John 14:15-16

If ye love me, keep my commandments. And I will beg the Father, and he will give you another Comforter, that he may be with you for ever,

More verses: Philemon 1:5 1 Peter 1:8

Love » The test » To God

Psalm 42:1

{To the chief Musician. An instruction; of the sons of Korah.} As the hart panteth after the water-brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.

Psalm 84:2

My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of Jehovah; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.

More verses: Psalm 18:1 Psalm 116:1

Love » Maternal » Of enemies

Exodus 23:4

If thou meet thine enemy's ox or his ass going astray, thou shalt certainly bring it back to him.

Job 31:29

If I rejoiced at the destruction of him that hated me, and exulted when evil befell him;

More verses: Proverbs 25:21-22

Love » The reward for loving the lord

Luke 7:40-48

And Jesus answering said to him, Simon, I have somewhat to say to thee. And he says, Teacher, say it. There were two debtors of a certain creditor: one owed five hundred denarii and the other fifty; but as they had nothing to pay, he forgave both of them their debt: say, which of them therefore will love him most? read more.
And Simon answering said, I suppose he to whom he forgave the most. And he said to him, Thou hast rightly judged. And turning to the woman he said to Simon, Seest thou this woman? I entered into thy house; thou gavest me not water on my feet, but she has washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with her hair. Thou gavest me not a kiss, but she from the time I came in has not ceased kissing my feet. My head with oil thou didst not anoint, but she has anointed my feet with myrrh. For which cause I say to thee, Her many sins are forgiven; for she loved much; but he to whom little is forgiven loves little. And he said to her, Thy sins are forgiven.

Deuteronomy 11:13-15

And it shall come to pass, if ye hearken diligently unto my commandments which I command you this day, to love Jehovah your God, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul, that I will give rain to your land in its season, the early rain and the latter rain; and thou shalt gather in thy corn, and thy new wine, and thine oil; and I will give grass in thy field for thy cattle; and thou shalt eat and be full.

Deuteronomy 30:15-16

See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil, in that I command thee this day to love Jehovah thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his ordinances, that thou mayest live and multiply, and that Jehovah thy God may bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it.

Psalm 91:9-16

Because thou hast made Jehovah, my refuge, the Most High, thy dwelling-place, There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy tent. For he shall give his angels charge concerning thee, to keep thee in all thy ways: read more.
They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. Thou shalt tread upon the lion and the adder; the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under foot. Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him; I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. He shall call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honour him. With length of days will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.

John 16:19-27

Jesus knew therefore that they desired to demand of him, and said to them, Do ye inquire of this among yourselves that I said, A little while and ye do not behold me; and again a little while and ye shall see me? Verily, verily, I say to you, that ye shall weep and lament, ye, but the world shall rejoice; and ye will be grieved, but your grief shall be turned to joy. A woman, when she gives birth to a child, has grief because her hour has come; but when the child is born, she no longer remembers the trouble, on account of the joy that a man has been born into the world. read more.
And ye now therefore have grief; but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no one takes from you. And in that day ye shall demand nothing of me: verily, verily, I say to you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give you. Hitherto ye have asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full. These things I have spoken to you in allegories; the hour is coming that I will no longer speak to you in allegories, but will declare to you openly concerning the Father. In that day ye shall ask in my name; and I say not to you that I will demand of the Father for you, for the Father himself has affection for you, because ye have had affection for me, and have believed that I came out from God.

Love » The love of God

Romans 8:39

nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Psalm 63:1-3

{A Psalm of David; when he was in the wilderness of Judah.} O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee. My soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh languisheth for thee, in a dry and weary land without water: To see thy power and thy glory, as I have beheld thee in the sanctuary; For thy loving-kindness is better than life: my lips shall praise thee.

More verses: Titus 3:3-5 Psalm 36:7

Love » Instances of love for jesus » Mary magdalene and other disciples

Matthew 27:55-56

And there were there many women beholding from afar off, who had followed Jesus from Galilee ministering to him, among whom was Mary of Magdala, and Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.

Luke 8:2-3

and certain women who had been healed of wicked spirits and infirmities, Mary who was called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out, and Joanna, wife of Chuza, Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many others, who ministered to him of their substance.

John 20:11-18

But Mary stood at the tomb weeping without. As therefore she wept, she stooped down into the tomb, and beholds two angels sitting in white garments, one at the head and one at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain. And they say to her, Woman, why dost thou weep? She says to them, Because they have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid him. read more.
Having said these things she turned backward and beholds Jesus standing there, and knew not that it was Jesus. Jesus says to her, Woman, why dost thou weep? Whom seekest thou? She, supposing that it was the gardener, says to him, Sir, if thou hast borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away. Jesus says to her, Mary. She, turning round, says to him in Hebrew, Rabboni, which means Teacher. Jesus says to her, Touch me not, for I have not yet ascended to my Father; but go to my brethren and say to them, I ascend to my Father and your Father, and to my God and your God. Mary of Magdala comes bringing word to the disciples that she had seen the Lord, and that he had said these things to her.

Luke 23:27

And a great multitude of the people, and of women who wailed and lamented him, followed him.

Matthew 27:61

But Mary of Magdala was there, and the other Mary, sitting opposite the sepulchre.

Love » For Christ » Grown cold

Hosea 10:2

Their heart is divided; now shall they be found guilty: he will break down their altars, he will destroy their statues.

Jeremiah 2:2

Go and cry in the ears of Jerusalem, saying, Thus saith Jehovah: I remember for thee the kindness of thy youth, the love of thine espousals, when thou wentest after me in the wilderness, in a land not sown.

1 Timothy 5:12

being guilty, because they have cast off their first faith.

Love » Those that love others

More verses: Ephesians 5:28

Love » God the father and jesus Christ loving each other

John 17:1-26

These things Jesus spoke, and lifted up his eyes to heaven and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son may glorify thee; as thou hast given him authority over all flesh, that as to all that thou hast given to him, he should give them life eternal. And this is the eternal life, that they should know thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent. read more.
I have glorified thee on the earth, I have completed the work which thou gavest me that I should do it; and now glorify me, thou Father, along with thyself, with the glory which I had along with thee before the world was. I have manifested thy name to the men whom thou gavest me out of the world. They were thine, and thou gavest them me, and they have kept thy word. Now they have known that all things that thou hast given me are of thee; for the words which thou hast given me I have given them, and they have received them, and have known truly that I came out from thee, and have believed that thou sentest me. I demand concerning them; I do not demand concerning the world, but concerning those whom thou hast given me, for they are thine, (and all that is mine is thine, and all that is thine mine,) and I am glorified in them. And I am no longer in the world, and these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep them in thy name which thou hast given me, that they may be one as we. When I was with them I kept them in thy name; those thou hast given me I have guarded, and not one of them has perished, but the son of perdition, that the scripture might be fulfilled. And now I come to thee. And these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in them. I have given them thy word, and the world has hated them, because they are not of the world, as I am not of the world. I do not demand that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them out of evil. They are not of the world, as I am not of the world. Sanctify them by the truth: thy word is truth. As thou hast sent me into the world, I also have sent them into the world; and I sanctify myself for them, that they also may be sanctified by truth. And I do not demand for these only, but also for those who believe on me through their word; that they may be all one, as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us, that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. And the glory which thou hast given me I have given them, that they may be one, as we are one; I in them and thou in me, that they may be perfected into one and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and that thou hast loved them as thou hast loved me. Father, as to those whom thou hast given me, I desire that where I am they also may be with me, that they may behold my glory which thou hast given me, for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world. Righteous Father, and the world has not known thee, but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me. And I have made known to them thy name, and will make it known; that the love with which thou hast loved me may be in them and I in them.

John 14:23-31

Jesus answered and said to him, If any one love me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our abode with him. He that loves me not does not keep my words; and the word which ye hear is not mine, but that of the Father who has sent me. These things I have said to you, abiding with you; read more.
but the Comforter, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and will bring to your remembrance all the things which I have said to you. I leave peace with you; I give my peace to you: not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it fear. Ye have heard that I have said unto you, I go away and I am coming to you. If ye loved me ye would rejoice that I go to the Father, for my Father is greater than I. And now I have told you before it comes to pass, that when it shall have come to pass ye may believe. I will no longer speak much with you, for the ruler of the world comes, and in me he has nothing; but that the world may know that I love the Father, and as the Father has commanded me, thus I do. Rise up, let us go hence.

John 10:7-17

Jesus therefore said again to them, Verily, verily, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. All whoever came before me are thieves and robbers; but the sheep did not hear them. I am the door: if any one enter in by me, he shall be saved, and shall go in and shall go out and shall find pasture. read more.
The thief comes not but that he may steal, and kill, and destroy: I am come that they might have life, and might have it abundantly. I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep: but he who serves for wages, and who is not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, sees the wolf coming, and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf seizes them and scatters the sheep. Now he who serves for wages flees because he serves for wages, and is not himself concerned about the sheep. I am the good shepherd; and I know those that are mine, and am known of those that are mine, as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep. And I have other sheep which are not of this fold: those also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one flock, one shepherd. On this account the Father loves me, because I lay down my life that I may take it again.

More verses: John 15:1-9

Love » Who to love

Matthew 5:43-48

Ye have heard that it has been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who insult you and persecute you, that ye may be the sons of your Father who is in the heavens; for he makes his sun rise on evil and good, and sends rain on just and unjust. read more.
For if ye should love those who love you, what reward have ye? Do not also the tax-gatherers the same? And if ye should salute your brethren only, what do ye extraordinary? Do not also the Gentiles the same? Be ye therefore perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect.

Luke 6:27-35

But to you that hear I say, Love your enemies; do good to those that hate you; bless those that curse you; pray for those who use you despitefully. To him that smites thee on the cheek, offer also the other; and from him that would take away thy garment, forbid not thy body-coat also. read more.
To every one that asks of thee, give; and from him that takes away what is thine, ask it not back. And as ye wish that men should do to you, do ye also to them in like manner. And if ye love those that love you, what thank is it to you? for even sinners love those that love them. And if ye do good to those that do good to you, what thank is it to you? for even sinners do the same. And if ye lend to those from whom ye hope to receive, what thank is it to you? for even sinners lend to sinners that they may receive the like. But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return, and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be sons of the Highest; for he is good to the unthankful and wicked.

Deuteronomy 10:17-19

For Jehovah your God is the God of gods, and the Lord of lords, the great God, the mighty and the terrible, who regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward; who executeth the judgment of the fatherless and the widow, and loveth the stranger, to give him food and clothing. And ye shall love the stranger; for ye have been strangers in the land of Egypt.

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Love » Examples of fathers' love » David

2 Samuel 18:5

And the king commanded Joab and Abishai and Ittai, saying, Deal gently for my sake with the young man Absalom. And all the people heard when the king gave all the captains charge concerning Absalom.

2 Samuel 13:39

And king David longed to go forth to Absalom; for he was comforted concerning Amnon, seeing he was dead.

Love » Paternal » David

2 Samuel 18:5

And the king commanded Joab and Abishai and Ittai, saying, Deal gently for my sake with the young man Absalom. And all the people heard when the king gave all the captains charge concerning Absalom.

2 Samuel 13:39

And king David longed to go forth to Absalom; for he was comforted concerning Amnon, seeing he was dead.

Love » Fathers » David

2 Samuel 18:5

And the king commanded Joab and Abishai and Ittai, saying, Deal gently for my sake with the young man Absalom. And all the people heard when the king gave all the captains charge concerning Absalom.

2 Samuel 13:39

And king David longed to go forth to Absalom; for he was comforted concerning Amnon, seeing he was dead.

Love » Examples of fathers' love » jacob

Genesis 37:35

And all his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted, and said, For I will go down to my son into Sheol mourning. Thus his father wept for him.

Genesis 42:38

But he said, My son shall not go down with you, for his brother is dead, and he alone is left; and if mischief should befall him by the way in which ye go, then would ye bring down my grey hairs with sorrow to Sheol.

Genesis 46:30

And Israel said to Joseph, Now let me die, after I have seen thy face, since thou still livest.

Love » Paternal » jacob

Genesis 37:35

And all his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted, and said, For I will go down to my son into Sheol mourning. Thus his father wept for him.

Genesis 42:38

But he said, My son shall not go down with you, for his brother is dead, and he alone is left; and if mischief should befall him by the way in which ye go, then would ye bring down my grey hairs with sorrow to Sheol.

Genesis 46:30

And Israel said to Joseph, Now let me die, after I have seen thy face, since thou still livest.

Love » Of home » The jews in exile

Psalm 137:1-2

By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down; yea, we wept when we remembered Zion. We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof.

Psalm 137:3-4

For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song; and they that made us wail required mirth, saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion. How should we sing a song of Jehovah's upon a foreign soil?

Psalm 137:5-6

If I forget thee, Jerusalem, let my right hand forget its skill; If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to my palate: if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy.

Love » Fathers » jacob

Genesis 37:35

And all his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted, and said, For I will go down to my son into Sheol mourning. Thus his father wept for him.

Genesis 42:38

But he said, My son shall not go down with you, for his brother is dead, and he alone is left; and if mischief should befall him by the way in which ye go, then would ye bring down my grey hairs with sorrow to Sheol.

Genesis 46:30

And Israel said to Joseph, Now let me die, after I have seen thy face, since thou still livest.

Love » Instances of love for jesus » Peter

Matthew 17:4

And Peter answering said to Jesus, Lord, it is good we should be here. If thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles: for thee one, and for Moses one, and one for Elias.

John 21:7

That disciple therefore whom Jesus loved says to Peter, It is the Lord. Simon Peter therefore, having heard that it was the Lord, girded his overcoat on him (for he was naked), and cast himself into the sea;

John 18:10

Simon Peter therefore, having a sword, drew it, and smote the bondman of the high priest and cut off his right ear; and the bondman's name was Malchus.

John 20:3-6

Peter therefore went forth, and the other disciple, and came to the tomb. And the two ran together, and the other disciple ran forward faster than Peter, and came first to the tomb, and stooping down he sees the linen cloths lying; he did not however go in. read more.
Simon Peter therefore comes, following him, and entered into the tomb, and sees the linen cloths lying,

Love » What the lord loves

Psalm 37:28

for Jehovah loveth judgment, and will not forsake his saints: They are preserved for ever; but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.

Psalm 11:7

For righteous is Jehovah; he loveth righteousness, his countenance doth behold the upright.

Isaiah 61:8

For I, Jehovah, love judgment, I hate robbery with wrong; and I will give their recompence in truth, and I will make an everlasting covenant with them.

Psalm 33:4-5

For the word of Jehovah is right, and all his work is in faithfulness. He loveth righteousness and judgment: the earth is full of the loving-kindness of Jehovah.

Love » Those whom the lord loves

Proverbs 3:11-12

My son, despise not the instruction of Jehovah, neither be weary of his chastisement; for whom Jehovah loveth he chasteneth, even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.

Revelation 3:14-19

And to the angel of the assembly in Laodicea write: These things says the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God: I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot; I would thou wert cold or hot. Thus because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I am about to spue thee out of my mouth. read more.
Because thou sayest, I am rich, and am grown rich, and have need of nothing, and knowest not that thou art the wretched and the miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked; I counsel thee to buy of me gold purified by fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white garments, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness may not be made manifest; and eye-salve to anoint thine eyes, that thou mayest see. I rebuke and discipline as many as I love; be zealous therefore and repent.

Love » Instances of love for jesus » The disciples

John 20:20

And having said this, he shewed to them his hands and his side. The disciples rejoiced therefore, having seen the Lord.

Mark 16:10

She went and brought word to those that had been with him, who were grieving and weeping.

Luke 24:17-41

And he said to them, What discourses are these which pass between you as ye walk, and are downcast? And one of them, named Cleopas, answering said to him, Thou sojournest alone in Jerusalem, and dost not know what has taken place in it in these days? And he said to them, What things? And they said to him, The things concerning Jesus the Nazaraean, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people; read more.
and how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him up to the judgment of death and crucified him. But we had hoped that he was the one who is about to redeem Israel. But then, besides all these things, it is now, to-day, the third day since these things took place. And withal, certain women from amongst us astonished us, having been very early at the sepulchre, and, not having found his body, came, saying that they also had seen a vision of angels, who say that he is living. And some of those with us went to the sepulchre, and found it so, as the women also had said, but him they saw not. And he said to them, O senseless and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken! Ought not the Christ to have suffered these things and to enter into his glory? And having begun from Moses and from all the prophets, he interpreted to them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself. And they drew near to the village where they were going, and he made as though he would go farther. And they constrained him, saying, Stay with us, for it is toward evening and the day is declining. And he entered in to stay with them. And it came to pass as he was at table with them, having taken the bread, he blessed, and having broken it, gave it to them. And their eyes were opened, and they recognised him. And he disappeared from them. And they said to one another, Was not our heart burning in us as he spoke to us on the way, and as he opened the scriptures to us? And rising up the same hour, they returned to Jerusalem. And they found the eleven, and those with them, gathered together, saying, The Lord is indeed risen and has appeared to Simon. And they related what had happened on the way, and how he was made known to them in the breaking of bread. And as they were saying these things, he himself stood in their midst, and says to them, Peace be unto you. But they, being confounded and being frightened, supposed they beheld a spirit. And he said to them, Why are ye troubled? and why are thoughts rising in your hearts? behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. Handle me and see, for a spirit has not flesh and bones as ye see me having. And having said this he shewed them his hands and his feet. But while they yet did not believe for joy, and were wondering, he said to them, Have ye anything here to eat?

Love » Instances of love for jesus » Mary

Luke 10:39

And she had a sister called Mary, who also, having sat down at the feet of Jesus was listening to his word.

Matthew 26:6-13

But Jesus being in Bethany, in Simon the leper's house, a woman, having an alabaster flask of very precious ointment, came to him and poured it out upon his head as he lay at table. But the disciples seeing it became indignant, saying, To what end was this waste? read more.
for this might have been sold for much and been given to the poor. But Jesus knowing it said to them, Why do ye trouble the woman? for she has wrought a good work toward me. For ye have the poor always with you, but me ye have not always. For in pouring out this ointment on my body, she has done it for my burying. Verily I say to you, Wheresoever these glad tidings may be preached in the whole world, that also which this woman has done shall be spoken of for a memorial of her.

John 12:3-8

Mary therefore, having taken a pound of ointment of pure nard of great price, anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair, and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment. One of his disciples therefore, Judas son of Simon, Iscariote, who was about to deliver him up, says, Why was this ointment not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor? read more.
But he said this, not that he cared for the poor, but because he was a thief and had the bag, and carried what was put into it. Jesus therefore said, Suffer her to have kept this for the day of my preparation for burial; for ye have the poor always with you, but me ye have not always.

Love » Of home » Courtship

Genesis 29:11-20

And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted up his voice and wept. And Jacob told Rachel that he was a brother of her father, and that he was Rebecca's son; and she ran and told her father. And it came to pass when Laban heard the tidings of Jacob his sister's son, that he ran to meet him, and embraced him, and kissed him, and brought him to his house; and he told Laban all these things. read more.
And Laban said to him, Thou art indeed my bone and my flesh. And he abode with him a month's time. And Laban said to Jacob, Because thou art my brother, shouldest thou serve me for nothing? tell me, what shall be thy wages? And Laban had two daughters: the name of the elder was Leah, and the name of the younger, Rachel. And the eyes of Leah were tender; but Rachel was of beautiful form and beautiful countenance. And Jacob loved Rachel, and said, I will serve thee seven years for Rachel thy younger daughter. And Laban said, It is better that I give her to thee than that I should give her to another man: abide with me. And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they were in his eyes as single days, because he loved her.

Judges 14:1-10

Samson went down to Timnah, and at Timnah he saw one of the daughters of the Philistines. Then he came up, and told his father and mother, "I saw one of the daughters of the Philistines at Timnah; now get her for me as my wife." But his father and mother said to him, "Is there not a woman among the daughters of your kinsmen, or among all our people, that you must go to take a wife from the uncircumcised Philistines?" But Samson said to his father, "Get her for me; for she pleases me well." read more.
His father and mother did not know that it was from the LORD; for he was seeking an occasion against the Philistines. At that time the Philistines had dominion over Israel. Then Samson went down with his father and mother to Timnah, and he came to the vineyards of Timnah. And behold, a young lion roared against him; and the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon him, and he tore the lion asunder as one tears a kid; and he had nothing in his hand. But he did not tell his father or his mother what he had done. Then he went down and talked with the woman; and she pleased Samson well. And after a while he returned to take her; and he turned aside to see the carcass of the lion, and behold, there was a swarm of bees in the body of the lion, and honey. He scraped it out into his hands, and went on, eating as he went; and he came to his father and mother, and gave some to them, and they ate. But he did not tell them that he had taken the honey from the carcass of the lion. And his father went down to the woman, and Samson made a feast there; for so the young men used to do.

Love » Good for evil examples of returning » David

1 Samuel 26:11

Jehovah forbid that I should stretch forth my hand against Jehovah's anointed! But now take, I pray thee, the spear that is at his head, and the cruse of water, and let us go.

1 Samuel 24:17

And he said to David, Thou art more righteous than I; for thou hast rewarded me good, whereas I have rewarded thee evil.

Love » Good for evil examples of returning » Stephen

Love » Those that love others more than jesus Christ

Matthew 10:33-37

But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father who is in the heavens. Do not think that I have come to send peace upon the earth: I have not come to send peace, but a sword. For I have come to set a man at variance with his father, and the daughter with her mother, and the daughter-in-law with her mother-in-law; read more.
and they of his household shall be a man's enemies. He who loves father or mother above me is not worthy of me; and he who loves son or daughter above me is not worthy of me.

Love » What love is

Romans 13:8-10

Owe no one anything, unless to love one another: for he that loves another has fulfilled the law. For, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not lust; and if there be any other commandment, it is summed up in this word, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Love works no ill to its neighbour; love therefore is the whole law.

2 John 1:3-6

Grace shall be with you, mercy, peace from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love. I rejoiced greatly that I have found of thy children walking in truth, as we have received commandment from the Father. And now I beseech thee, lady, not as writing to thee a new commandment, but that which we have had from the beginning, that we should love one another. read more.
And this is love, that we should walk according to his commandments. This is the commandment, according as ye have heard from the beginning, that ye might walk in it.

Love » What not to love

Zechariah 8:17

and let none of you imagine evil in your hearts against his neighbour; and love no false oath: for all these are things that I hate, saith Jehovah.

Love » Good for evil examples of returning » Elisha

2 Kings 6:22

And he said, Thou shalt not smite them: wouldest thou smite those whom thou hast taken captive with thy sword and with thy bow? Set bread and water before them, that they may eat and drink, and go to their master.

Psalm 35:13

But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth; I chastened my soul with fasting, and my prayer returned into mine own bosom:

Love » Who loves jesus Christ

John 8:42

Jesus said to them, If God were your father ye would have loved me, for I came forth from God and am come from him; for neither am I come of myself, but he has sent me.

John 14:9-15

Jesus says to him, Am I so long a time with you, and thou hast not known me, Philip? He that has seen me has seen the Father; and how sayest thou, Shew us the Father? Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words which I speak to you I do not speak from myself; but the Father who abides in me, he does the works. Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father in me; but if not, believe me for the works' sake themselves. read more.
Verily, verily, I say to you, He that believes on me, the works which I do shall he do also, and he shall do greater than these, because I go to the Father. And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, this will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask anything in my name, I will do it. If ye love me, keep my commandments.

Love » Love, brotherly special teachings concerning » Fervent

Love » Love, brotherly special teachings concerning » Sincere

Romans 13:9

For, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not lust; and if there be any other commandment, it is summed up in this word, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

Love » Special teachings concerning » Fervent

Love » Special teachings concerning » Sincere

Romans 13:9

For, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not lust; and if there be any other commandment, it is summed up in this word, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

Love » Those that do not love others

Love » Not faking love

Love » Good for evil examples of returning » Jesus

Love » Those that love wisdom

Proverbs 8:12-21

I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find the knowledge which cometh of reflection. The fear of Jehovah is to hate evil; pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth do I hate. Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: I am intelligence; I have strength. read more.
By me kings reign, and rulers make just decrees; by me princes rule, and nobles, all the judges of the earth. I love those that love me; and they that seek me early shall find me. Riches and honour are with me; durable wealth and righteousness. My fruit is better than fine gold, yea, than pure gold; and my revenue than choice silver. I walk in the path of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment: that I may cause those that love me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasuries.

Love » Examples of fathers' love » Jairus

Mark 5:23

and he besought him much, saying, My little daughter is at extremity; I pray that thou shouldest come and lay thy hands upon her so that she may be healed, and may live.

Love » Paternal » Jairus

Mark 5:23

and he besought him much, saying, My little daughter is at extremity; I pray that thou shouldest come and lay thy hands upon her so that she may be healed, and may live.

Love » Fathers » Jairus

Mark 5:23

and he besought him much, saying, My little daughter is at extremity; I pray that thou shouldest come and lay thy hands upon her so that she may be healed, and may live.

Love » Preeminent above » The greatest gift of all

Love » Instances of » David's subjects

2 Samuel 17:27-29

And as soon as David came to Mahanaim, Shobi the son of Nahash of Rabbah of the children of Ammon, and Machir the son of Ammiel of Lo-debar, and Barzillai the Gileadite of Rogelim, brought beds, and basons, and earthen vessels, and wheat, and barley, and flour, and parched corn, and beans, and lentils, and parched pulse, and honey, and cream, and sheep, and cheese of kine to David, and to the people that were with him, to eat; for they said, The people is hungry, and weary, and thirsty in the wilderness.

2 Samuel 15:30

But David went up by the ascent of the Olives, and wept as he went up, and had his head covered, and he went barefoot; and all the people that was with him covered every man his head, and they went up, weeping as they went up.

Love » Preeminent above » The gift of prophecy, knowledge and faith

Love » Preeminent above » Benevolence and martyrdom

Love » Preeminent above » The gift of tongues

Love » The test » Of speech

Love » Love, brotherly special teachings concerning » Impartial

Love » Special teachings concerning » Impartial

Love » Examples of mothers' love » Rizpah's love for her sons

2 Samuel 21:9-10

and he gave them into the hands of the Gibeonites, and they hanged them on the hill before Jehovah. And they fell all seven together, and were put to death in the first days of the harvest, in the beginning of barley harvest. Then Rizpah the daughter of Aiah took sackcloth, and spread it for her upon the rock, from the beginning of harvest until water poured on them out of the heavens, and suffered neither the fowl of the heavens to rest on them by day, nor the beasts of the field by night.

Love » Maternal » Rizpah's love for her sons

2 Samuel 21:9-10

and he gave them into the hands of the Gibeonites, and they hanged them on the hill before Jehovah. And they fell all seven together, and were put to death in the first days of the harvest, in the beginning of barley harvest. Then Rizpah the daughter of Aiah took sackcloth, and spread it for her upon the rock, from the beginning of harvest until water poured on them out of the heavens, and suffered neither the fowl of the heavens to rest on them by day, nor the beasts of the field by night.

Love » The lord exercising lovingkindness

Jeremiah 9:23-24

Thus saith Jehovah: Let not the wise glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty glory in his might; let not the rich glory in his riches: but let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am Jehovah, who exercise loving-kindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth; for in these things I delight, saith Jehovah.

Love » God being love

1 John 4:7-8

Beloved, let us love one another; because love is of God, and every one that loves has been begotten of God, and knows God. He that loves not has not known God; for God is love.

Love » Of home » Barzillai

2 Samuel 19:37

Let thy servant, I pray thee, turn back again, that I may die in mine own city, by the grave of my father and of my mother. But behold thy servant Chimham: let him go over with my lord the king; and do to him what seems good to thee.

Love » Of home » David

2 Samuel 23:15

And David longed, and said, Oh that one would give me to drink of the water of the well of Bethlehem, which is in the gate!

Love » The place where there is love

Love » What love does

Love » Love, brotherly special teachings concerning » Unselfish

Love » Good for evil examples of returning » Joseph

Genesis 45:15

And he kissed all his brethren, and wept upon them; and after that his brethren talked with him.

Love » Good for evil examples of returning » moses

Love » Special teachings concerning » Unselfish

Love » Examples of mothers' love » Hagar's love for her child

Genesis 21:16

and she went and sat down over against him, a bow-shot off; for she said, Let me not behold the death of the child. And she sat over against him, and lifted up her voice and wept.

Love » Examples of mothers' love » The canaanitish mother

Matthew 15:22

and lo, a Canaanitish woman, coming out from those borders, cried to him saying, Have pity on me, Lord, Son of David; my daughter is miserably possessed by a demon.

Love » Examples of mothers' love » The mother of samuel

1 Samuel 2:19

And his mother made him a little coat, and brought it to him from year to year, when she came up with her husband to sacrifice the yearly sacrifice.

Love » Examples of fathers' love » Laban

Genesis 31:28

and hast not suffered me to kiss my sons and my daughters? Now thou hast acted foolishly.

Love » Maternal » Hagar's love for her child

Genesis 21:16

and she went and sat down over against him, a bow-shot off; for she said, Let me not behold the death of the child. And she sat over against him, and lifted up her voice and wept.

Love » Paternal » The greatest commandment

Mark 12:30-31

and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thine understanding, and with all thy strength. This is the first commandment. And a second like it is this: Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is not another commandment greater than these.

Love » Maternal » The canaanitish mother

Matthew 15:22

and lo, a Canaanitish woman, coming out from those borders, cried to him saying, Have pity on me, Lord, Son of David; my daughter is miserably possessed by a demon.

Love » Maternal » The mother of samuel

1 Samuel 2:19

And his mother made him a little coat, and brought it to him from year to year, when she came up with her husband to sacrifice the yearly sacrifice.

Love » Paternal » Laban

Genesis 31:28

and hast not suffered me to kiss my sons and my daughters? Now thou hast acted foolishly.

Love » Fathers » Laban

Genesis 31:28

and hast not suffered me to kiss my sons and my daughters? Now thou hast acted foolishly.

Love » Of home » jacob

Genesis 31:30

And now that thou must needs be gone, because thou greatly longedst after thy father's house, why hast thou stolen my gods?

Love » Of home » Hobab

Numbers 10:30

And he said to him, I will not go; but to mine own land, and to my kindred will I go.

Love » Those that do not love jesus Christ

John 14:23-24

Jesus answered and said to him, If any one love me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our abode with him. He that loves me not does not keep my words; and the word which ye hear is not mine, but that of the Father who has sent me.

Love » Why love waxes cold

Love » The source of love

1 John 4:7-21

Beloved, let us love one another; because love is of God, and every one that loves has been begotten of God, and knows God. He that loves not has not known God; for God is love. Herein as to us has been manifested the love of God, that God has sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. read more.
Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son a propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God has so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has seen God at any time: if we love one another, God abides in us, and his love is perfected in us. Hereby we know that we abide in him and he in us, that he has given to us of his Spirit. And we have seen, and testify, that the Father has sent the Son as Saviour of the world. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. And we have known and have believed the love which God has to us. God is love, and he that abides in love abides in God, and God in him. Herein has love been perfected with us that we may have boldness in the day of judgment, that even as he is, we also are in this world. There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear; for fear has torment, and he that fears has not been made perfect in love. We love because he has first loved us. If any one say, I love God, and hate his brother, he is a liar: for he that loves not his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen? And this commandment have we from him, That he that loves God love also his brother.

Love » Walking in love

Love » Secret love

Love » Who seeks love

Love » Instances of love for jesus » Nicodemus

John 19:39-40

And Nicodemus also, who at first came to Jesus by night, came, bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred pounds weight. They took therefore the body of Jesus and bound it up in linen with the spices, as it is the custom with the Jews to prepare for burial.

Love » Examples of mothers' love » The mother's unforgettable love

Love » Examples of mothers' love » The mother of solomon's time

1 Kings 3:26

Then spoke the woman whose was the living child to the king, for her bowels yearned over her son, and she said, Ah, my lord! give her the living child, and in no wise put it to death. But the other said, Let it be neither mine nor thine; divide it.

Love » Examples of mothers' love » The shunammite mother

2 Kings 4:20

And he carried him, and brought him to his mother; and he sat on her knees till noon, and died.

Love » Maternal » The mother's unforgettable love

Love » Maternal » The mother of solomon's time

1 Kings 3:26

Then spoke the woman whose was the living child to the king, for her bowels yearned over her son, and she said, Ah, my lord! give her the living child, and in no wise put it to death. But the other said, Let it be neither mine nor thine; divide it.

Love » Paternal » The fulfilling of the law

Love » Maternal » The shunammite mother

2 Kings 4:20

And he carried him, and brought him to his mother; and he sat on her knees till noon, and died.

Love » Keeping yourself in the love of God

Jude 1:20-21

But ye, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, awaiting the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.

Love » Who the love of God is perfected in

1 John 2:1-5

My children, these things I write to you in order that ye may not sin; and if any one sin, we have a patron with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and he is the propitiation for our sins; but not for ours alone, but also for the whole world. And hereby we know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. read more.
He that says, I know him, and does not keep his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him; but whoever keeps his word, in him verily the love of God is perfected. Hereby we know that we are in him.

Love » Who shall abide in Christ’s love

John 15:1-10

I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. As to every branch in me not bearing fruit, he takes it away; and as to every one bearing fruit, he purges it that it may bring forth more fruit. Ye are already clean by reason of the word which I have spoken to you. read more.
Abide in me and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abide in the vine, thus neither can ye unless ye abide in me. I am the vine, ye are the branches. He that abides in me and I in him, he bears much fruit; for without me ye can do nothing. Unless any one abide in me he is cast out as the branch, and is dried up; and they gather them and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will and it shall come to pass to you. In this is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit, and ye shall become disciples of mine. As the Father has loved me, I also have loved you: abide in my love. If ye shall keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love, as I have kept my Father's commandments and abide in his love.

Love » Who loves God’s children

1 John 5:1-2

Every one that believes that Jesus is the Christ is begotten of God; and every one that loves him that has begotten loves also him that is begotten of him. Hereby know we that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep his commandments.

Love » Instances of love for jesus » Joseph of aramathaea

Matthew 27:57-60

Now when even was come there came a rich man of Arimathaea, his name Joseph, who also himself was a disciple to Jesus. He, going to Pilate, begged the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be given up. And Joseph having got the body, wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, read more.
and laid it in his new tomb which he had hewn in the rock; and having rolled a great stone to the door of the tomb, went away.

Love » Instances of » Abraham for lot

Genesis 14:14-16

And Abram heard that his brother was taken captive; and he led out his trained servants, born in his house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued them as far as Dan. And he divided himself against them by night, he and his servants, and smote them, and pursued them as far as Hobah, which is to the left of Damascus. And he brought back all the property, and brought again his brother Lot and his property, and the women also, and the people.

Love » The test » Demonstrates the reality of the new life

Love » The test » Love to God proven by brotherly love

Love » Who the love of the father is not in

Love » Those that dwell in love

Love » Perfect love

Love » How to love

Love » Those that love the world

Love » For Christ » Mary magdalene

John 20:11

But Mary stood at the tomb weeping without. As therefore she wept, she stooped down into the tomb,

Love » Love, brotherly special teachings concerning » Christ's love the standard of

Love » Love, brotherly special teachings concerning » Proof of discipleship

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

Love » Special teachings concerning » Proof of discipleship

Love » Examples of fathers' love » Father of the prodigal

Love » Examples of mothers' love » The mother of moses

Exodus 2:3

And when she could no longer hide him, she took for him an ark of reeds, and plastered it with resin and with pitch, and put the child in it, and laid it in the sedge on the bank of the river.

Love » Examples of mothers' love » The mother of jesus

John 19:25

And by the cross of Jesus stood his mother, and the sister of his mother, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary of Magdala.

Love » Instances of » Nehemiah for israelites

Nehemiah 5:10-15

I also, my brethren and my servants, we might exact usury of them, money and corn. I pray you, let us leave off this usury. Restore, I pray you, to them this very day their fields, their vineyards, their olive-gardens, and their houses, also the hundredth part of the money, and of the corn, the wine and the oil, that ye have exacted of them. And they said, We will restore them, and will require nothing of them; so will we do, as thou hast said. And I called the priests, and took an oath of them, that they should do according to this promise. read more.
Also I shook my lap, and said, So God shake out every man from his house and from his earnings, that performeth not this promise: even thus be he shaken out and emptied! And all the congregation said, Amen! And they praised Jehovah. And the people did according to this promise. Moreover from the time that I was appointed to be their governor in the land of Judah, from the twentieth year even to the thirty-second year of Artaxerxes the king, twelve years, I and my brethren have not eaten the bread of the governor. But the former governors that were before me had been chargeable to the people, and had taken of them bread and wine, besides forty shekels of silver: even their servants bore rule over the people. But I did not so, because of the fear of God.

Love » Instances of » Naomi, ruth, and boaz

Love » For Christ » Thomas

John 11:16

Thomas therefore, called Didymus, said to his fellow disciples, Let us also go, that we may die with him.

Love » For Christ » Peter

John 21:16

He says to him again a second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He says to him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I am attached to thee. He says to him, Shepherd my sheep.

Love » For Christ » Paul

Love » The test » Of true discipleship

Love » The test » Of genuine service

John 21:16

He says to him again a second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He says to him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I am attached to thee. He says to him, Shepherd my sheep.

Love » Paternal » Father of the prodigal

Love » Maternal » The mother of moses

Exodus 2:3

And when she could no longer hide him, she took for him an ark of reeds, and plastered it with resin and with pitch, and put the child in it, and laid it in the sedge on the bank of the river.

Love » Maternal » The mother of jesus

John 19:25

And by the cross of Jesus stood his mother, and the sister of his mother, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary of Magdala.

Love » Fathers » Father of the prodigal

Love » Instances of love for jesus » Thomas

John 11:16

Thomas therefore, called Didymus, said to his fellow disciples, Let us also go, that we may die with him.

Love » Instances of » Jehoshabeath for joash

2 Chronicles 22:11

But Jehoshabeath the daughter of the king took Joash the son of Ahaziah and stole him from among the king's sons that were slain, and put him and his nurse in the bedchamber. So Jehoshabeath, the daughter of king Jehoram, the wife of Jehoiada the priest (for she was the sister of Ahaziah), hid him from Athaliah, so that she did not slay him;

Love » Instances of » Job's friends

Job 42:11

And all his brethren, and all his sisters, and all they that had been of his acquaintance before, came to him, and they ate bread with him in his house, and they condoled with him, and comforted him concerning all the evil that Jehovah had brought upon him; and every one gave him a piece of money, and every one a golden ring.

Love » For Christ » The sinful women

Luke 7:47

For which cause I say to thee, Her many sins are forgiven; for she loved much; but he to whom little is forgiven loves little.

Love » For Christ » Mary of bethany

John 12:3

Mary therefore, having taken a pound of ointment of pure nard of great price, anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair, and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment.

Love » What to love

Amos 5:15

Hate evil, and love good, and establish judgment in the gate: it may be that Jehovah, the God of hosts, will be gracious unto the remnant of Joseph.

Love » Of money » The root of evil

Love » Instances of love for jesus » Women of jerusalem

Luke 23:27

And a great multitude of the people, and of women who wailed and lamented him, followed him.

Love » Instances of » Roman Christians for paul

Acts 28:15

And thence the brethren, having heard about us, came to meet us as far as Appii Forum and Tres Tabernae, whom when Paul saw, he thanked God and took courage.

Love » Instances of » Centurion for his servant

Luke 7:2-6

And a certain centurion's bondman who was dear to him was ill and about to die; and having heard of Jesus, he sent to him elders of the Jews, begging him that he might come and save his bondman. But they, being come to Jesus, besought him diligently, saying, He is worthy to whom thou shouldest grant this, read more.
for he loves our nation, and himself has built the synagogue for us. And Jesus went with them. But already, when he was not far from the house, the centurion sent to him friends, saying to him, Lord, do not trouble thyself, for I am not worthy that thou shouldest enter under my roof.

Love » Instances of » Obadiah for the prophets

1 Kings 18:4

and it was so, when Jezebel cut off the prophets of Jehovah, that Obadiah took a hundred prophets, and hid them by fifty in a cave, and maintained them with bread and water);

Love » Instances of love for jesus » A man from gadara (gerasa) out of whom jesus cast an evil spirit

Mark 5:18

And as he went on board ship, the man that had been possessed by demons besought him that he might be with him.

Love » Instances of » Mordecai for esther

Esther 2:7

And he brought up Hadassah, that is, Esther, his uncle's daughter; for she had neither father nor mother and the maiden was fair and beautiful and when her father and mother were dead, Mordecai took her for his own daughter.

Lying » The wicked » Love

Psalm 52:3

Thou hast loved evil rather than good, lying rather than to speak righteousness. Selah.

Paul » Characteristics of » Love

2 Corinthians 2:4

For out of much tribulation and distress of heart I wrote to you, with many tears; not that ye may be grieved, but that ye may know the love which I have very abundantly towards you.

Peace » Saints should » Love

Zechariah 8:19

Thus saith Jehovah of hosts: The fast of the fourth month and the fast of the fifth, and the fast of the seventh, and the fast of the tenth, shall be to the house of Judah joy and gladness, and cheerful gatherings. Love ye then truth and peace.

Perfection » Some essential elements of » Love

Salvation » Saints » Love

Psalm 40:16

Let all those that seek thee be glad and rejoice in thee; let such as love thy salvation say continually, Jehovah be magnified!

The second coming of Christ » Saints » Love

profane Swearing » The wicked » Love

Psalm 109:17

And he loved cursing; so let it come unto him. And he delighted not in blessing; and let it be far from him.

Truth » Love

Zechariah 8:19

Thus saith Jehovah of hosts: The fast of the fourth month and the fast of the fifth, and the fast of the seventh, and the fast of the tenth, shall be to the house of Judah joy and gladness, and cheerful gatherings. Love ye then truth and peace.

Universal » Blessing, possible » Love

Vanity » The wicked » Love

Psalm 4:2

Ye sons of men, till when is my glory to be put to shame? How long will ye love vanity, will ye seek after a lie? Selah.

Vanity » Evil people » Love

Psalm 4:2

Ye sons of men, till when is my glory to be put to shame? How long will ye love vanity, will ye seek after a lie? Selah.

Walk » Characteristics of » Love

Topics on Love

A Time For Love

26;16;8

And I passed by thee, and looked upon thee, and behold, thy time was the time of love; and I spread my skirt over thee, and covered thy nakedness; and I swore unto thee, and entered into a covenant with thee, saith the Lord Jehovah, and thou becamest mine.

Agape Love

43;15;12-13

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

Aim At Love

51;3;14

And to all these add love, which is the bond of perfectness.

Attitudes Of Love

5;6;5

and thou shalt love Jehovah thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength.

Being In Love

46;13;4

Love has long patience, is kind; love is not emulous of others; love is not insolent and rash, is not puffed up,

Brotherly Love

3;19;18

Thou shalt not avenge thyself, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am Jehovah.

Brothers Love

45;12;10

as to brotherly love, kindly affectioned towards one another: as to honour, each taking the lead in paying it to the other:

Children, Parents Love

56;2;4

that they may admonish the young women to be attached to their husbands, to be attached to their children,

Christ's Love

41;10;21

And Jesus looking upon him loved him, and said to him, One thing lackest thou: go, sell whatever thou hast and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me, taking up the cross.

Examples Of Fathers' Love

19;103;13

As a father pitieth his children, so Jehovah pitieth them that fear him.

Examples Of Mothers' Love

23;49;15

Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? Even these forget, but I will not forget thee.

Faith Hope And Love

46;13;13

And now abide faith, hope, love; these three things; and the greater of these is love.

Family Love

60;1;22

Having purified your souls by obedience to the truth to unfeigned brotherly love, love one another out of a pure heart fervently;

Fathers Love

62;3;1

See what love the Father has given to us, that we should be called the children of God. For this reason the world knows us not, because it knew him not.

Finding Love

20;8;17

I love those that love me; and they that seek me early shall find me.

Friendship And Love

43;15;13

No one has greater love than this, that one should lay down his life for his friends.

God's Healing Love

28;14;4

I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely; for mine anger is turned away from him.

God's Love For Israel

19;47;4

He hath chosen our inheritance for us, the excellency of Jacob whom he loved. Selah.

God's Love For Us

62;4;9

Herein as to us has been manifested the love of God, that God has sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.

God's Love In Christ

43;3;16

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only-begotten Son, that whosoever believes on him may not perish, but have life eternal.

God, Love Of

62;4;8

He that loves not has not known God; for God is love.

Gods Love

60;1;22

Having purified your souls by obedience to the truth to unfeigned brotherly love, love one another out of a pure heart fervently;

Hope And Love

46;13;13

And now abide faith, hope, love; these three things; and the greater of these is love.

Jesus Christ, Love Of

43;11;5

Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus.

Love And Family

40;10;37

He who loves father or mother above me is not worthy of me; and he who loves son or daughter above me is not worthy of me.

Love And Forgiveness

19;86;5

For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive, and art of great loving-kindness unto all that call upon thee.

Love And Relationships

51;3;14

And to all these add love, which is the bond of perfectness.

Love And Strength

42;10;27

But he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thine understanding; and thy neighbour as thyself.

Love And Wine

22;2;4

He hath brought me to the house of wine, And his banner over me is love.

Love As A Fruit Of The Spirit

48;5;22

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, fidelity,

Love Between Father And Son

43;3;35

The Father loves the Son, and has given all things to be in his hand.

Love Between Relatives

19;133;1

{A Song of degrees. Of David.} Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!

Love Exists Between People

49;1;15

Wherefore I also, having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which is in you, and the love which ye have towards all the saints,

Love Feast

65;1;12

These are spots in your love-feasts, feasting together with you without fear, pasturing themselves; clouds without water, carried along by the winds; autumnal trees, without fruit, twice dead, rooted up;

Love Fellow Christians!

43;13;34

A new commandment I give to you, that ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.

Love For Children

56;2;4

that they may admonish the young women to be attached to their husbands, to be attached to their children,

Love For God

2;20;6

and shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments.

Love Growing

52;3;12

But you, may the Lord make to exceed and abound in love toward one another, and toward all, even as we also towards you,

Love Marriage

49;5;25

Husbands, love your own wives, even as the Christ also loved the assembly, and has delivered himself up for it,

Love Of Jesus, Examples Of

42;22;32

but I have besought for thee that thy faith fail not; and thou, when once thou hast been restored, confirm thy brethren.

Love Of Jesus, To The Saints

22;8;7

Many waters cannot quench love, Neither do the floods drown it: Even if a man gave all the substance of his house for love, It would utterly be contemned.

Love to Christ

62;4;8

He that loves not has not known God; for God is love.

Love To Others

62;4;7

Beloved, let us love one another; because love is of God, and every one that loves has been begotten of God, and knows God.

Love To Others Shown In

40;25;35

for I hungered, and ye gave me to eat; I thirsted, and ye gave me to drink; I was a stranger, and ye took me in;

Love To Others, Evidence Of

62;2;10

He that loves his brother abides in light, and there is no occasion of stumbling in him.

Love to Others, Examples Of

1;45;15

And he kissed all his brethren, and wept upon them; and after that his brethren talked with him.

Love Towards Christ

40;17;5

While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and lo, a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I have found my delight: hear him.

Love Towards Christ, Shown By

22;3;2

I will rise now, and go about the city; In the streets and in the broadways Will I seek him whom my soul loveth: I sought him, but I found him not.

Love Towards Christ, The Nature Of

49;6;24

Grace with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in incorruption.

Love Towards God, Nature Of

5;11;1

Thou shalt love then Jehovah thy God, and keep his charge, and his statutes, and his ordinances, and his commandments continually.

Love Towards God, Results In

19;5;11

And all that trust in thee shall rejoice: for ever shall they shout joyously, and thou wilt protect them; and they that love thy name shall exult in thee.

Love Your Neighbour!

3;19;18

Thou shalt not avenge thyself, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am Jehovah.

Love, Abuse Of

50;2;3-4

let nothing be in the spirit of strife or vain glory, but, in lowliness of mind, each esteeming the other as more excellent than themselves;

Love, And The World

20;13;24

He that spareth his rod hateth his son; but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.

Love, For One Another

48;5;14

For the whole law is fulfilled in one word, in Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself;

Love, Nature Of

62;4;7-8

Beloved, let us love one another; because love is of God, and every one that loves has been begotten of God, and knows God.

Love, Of Fellow Man

49;5;2

and walk in love, even as the Christ loved us, and delivered himself up for us, an offering and sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling savour.

Maternal Love

40;23;37

Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those that are sent unto her, how often would I have gathered thy children as a hen gathers her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!

Mothers Love For Children

52;2;7

but have been gentle in the midst of you, as a nurse would cherish her own children.

Mothers Love For Her Children

23;66;13

As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you; and ye shall be comforted in Jerusalem.

Parental Love

49;6;4

And ye fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and admonition of the Lord.

Parents Love

40;10;37

He who loves father or mother above me is not worthy of me; and he who loves son or daughter above me is not worthy of me.

Self Love

51;3;14

And to all these add love, which is the bond of perfectness.

Sexual Love

26;16;8

And I passed by thee, and looked upon thee, and behold, thy time was the time of love; and I spread my skirt over thee, and covered thy nakedness; and I swore unto thee, and entered into a covenant with thee, saith the Lord Jehovah, and thou becamest mine.

Sibling Love

62;4;21

And this commandment have we from him, That he that loves God love also his brother.

Sin, Love Of

20;26;11

As a dog turneth back to its vomit, so a fool repeateth his folly.

Spiritual Gifts, Importance Of Love

46;13;1

If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal.

Strength And Love

41;12;33

and to love him with all the heart, and with all the intelligence, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love one's neighbour as one's self, is more than all the burnt-offerings and sacrifices.

The Love Of Sleep

20;20;13

Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty; open thine eyes, and thou shalt be satisfied with bread.

The Need To Love Christ

40;10;37

He who loves father or mother above me is not worthy of me; and he who loves son or daughter above me is not worthy of me.

The Need To Love God

5;6;5

and thou shalt love Jehovah thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength.

True Love

62;4;18

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear; for fear has torment, and he that fears has not been made perfect in love.

Trusting In God's Love

19;6;2-4

Be gracious unto me, Jehovah, for I am withered; Jehovah, heal me, for my bones tremble.

Unconditional Love

62;4;19

We love because he has first loved us.

Walking In Love

49;5;2

and walk in love, even as the Christ loved us, and delivered himself up for us, an offering and sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling savour.