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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."

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.

Song of Solomon 2:4

He has brought me to the banquet hall, and his banner over me is love.

Proverbs 7:18

Come, let's make love until dawn; let's comfort ourselves with love,

Song of Solomon 8:4

Swear to me, young women of Jerusalem, that you won't awaken or arouse love before its proper time!

Hosea 11:4

I guided them with human kindness, with loving reins. I acted toward them like one who removes a yoke from their neck; I bent down and fed them.

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1 Corinthians 13:4-8

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. read more.
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.

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Love » For Christ » For the church

Love » For Christ » Of God

Ephesians 2:4-5

But God, who is rich in mercy, because of his great love for us even when we were dead because of our offenses, made us alive together with the Messiah (by grace you have been saved),

Love » Who the lord loves

2 Corinthians 9:6-7

Remember this: The person who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the person who sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you must give what you have decided in your heart, not with regret or under compulsion, since God loves a cheerful giver.

John 14:21-23

The person who has my commandments and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I, too, will love him and reveal myself to him." Judas (not Iscariot) asked him, "Lord, how is it that you are going to reveal yourself to us and not to the world?" Jesus answered him, "If anyone loves me, he will keep my word. Then my Father will love him, and we will go to him and make our home within him.

Deuteronomy 7:6-8

because you are a holy people to the LORD your God. The LORD your God chose you to be his people, his treasured possession from all the nations on the face of the earth." "It wasn't because you were more numerous than other people of the earth that the LORD committed himself to you and chose you. In fact, you were the least numerous of all the nations. But the LORD loved you and kept his oath that he made to your ancestors. The LORD brought you out with great power from slavery, from the control of Pharaoh, king of Egypt.

Proverbs 15:9

The lifestyle of the wicked is detestable to the LORD, but he loves those who ardently pursue righteousness.

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Love » The test » To men

Love » Loving the lord

Joshua 22:5

Only be very careful to keep the commands and the Law that Moses the servant of the LORD commanded you that is, to love the LORD your God, to follow in all of his ways, to keep his commands, to stay close to him, and to serve him with all your heart and soul."

Luke 10:25-28

Just then an expert in the Law stood up to test Jesus. He asked, "Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?" Jesus answered him, "What is written in the Law? What do you read there?" He answered, "You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind. And you must love your neighbor as yourself." read more.
Jesus told him, "You have answered correctly. "Do this, and you will live.'"

Love » For Christ » For God's house

Psalm 65:4

How blessed is the one you choose, the one you cause to live in your courts. We will be satisfied with the goodness of your house, yes, even with the holiness of your Temple.

1 Chronicles 29:3

"In addition to everything that I have supplied for the Temple, it pleases me to provide my own treasure of gold and silver, so because of my love for the Temple of my God I hereby give to the Temple of my God the following:

Psalm 26:8

LORD, I love the dwelling place that is your house, the place where your glory resides.

Love » Of home » Of sin

Job 15:16

then how much less is one who is abhorred and corrupted, such as a man who drinks injustice like water?"

Job 20:12

Though evil tastes sweet in his mouth, though he conceals it under his tongue,

Psalm 52:3

You love evil rather than good, falsehood rather than speaking uprightly. Interlude

Isaiah 5:18

"How terrible it will be for those who parade iniquity with cords of falsehood, who draw sin along as with a cart rope;

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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.

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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.

Love » For Christ » For friends

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.

Love » For Christ » For native land

Nehemiah 2:3

Then I was filled with fear. I replied to the king, "May the king live forever. Why shouldn't I be troubled, since the city where my ancestral sepulchers are located lies waste, with its gates burned by fire?"

Isaiah 66:10

"Rejoice with Jerusalem, and be happy for her, all you who love her; rejoice with her in gladness, all you who mourn over her,

2 Samuel 10:12

Be strong, be courageous on behalf of our people and for the cities of our God, and may the LORD do what he thinks is best."

Love » Of home » Of word

Psalm 119:82

My eyes grow weary with respect to what you have promised I keep asking, "When will you comfort me?"

Psalm 119:47

I will take delight in your commands, which I love.

Love » Good for evil examples of returning » Encouraged

Exodus 23:5

If you see your enemy's donkey lying helpless under its load, you must not abandon it; rather, you are certainly to return it to him.

More verses: Matthew 5:44 Luke 6:27

Love » The test » To Christ

John 14:22-23

Judas (not Iscariot) asked him, "Lord, how is it that you are going to reveal yourself to us and not to the world?" Jesus answered him, "If anyone loves me, he will keep my word. Then my Father will love him, and we will go to him and make our home within him.

John 14:15-16

"If you love me, keep my commandments. I will ask the Father to give you another Helper, to be with you always.

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

Love » The test » To God

Psalm 42:1

As an antelope pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, God.

Psalm 84:2

I desire and long for the Temple courts of the LORD. My heart and body sing for joy to the living God.

More verses: Psalm 18:1 Psalm 116:1

Love » Maternal » Of enemies

Exodus 23:4

"If you come across your enemy's ox or donkey wandering off, you are to certainly return it to him.

Job 31:29

"Have I rejoiced in the destruction of those who hate me, or have I been happy that evil caught up with him?

More verses: Proverbs 25:21-22

Love » The reward for loving the lord

Luke 7:40-48

Jesus told him, "Simon, I have something to ask you." "Teacher," he replied, "ask it." "Two men were in debt to a moneylender. One owed him 500 denarii, and the other 50. When they couldn't pay it back, he generously canceled the debts for both of them. Now which of them will love him more?" read more.
Simon answered, "I suppose the one who had the larger debt canceled." Jesus told him, "You have answered correctly." Then, turning to the woman, he told Simon, "Do you see this woman? I came into your house. You didn't give me any water for my feet, but this woman has washed my feet with her tears and dried them with her hair. You didn't give me a kiss, but this woman, from the moment I came in, has not stopped kissing my feet. You didn't anoint my head with oil, but this woman has anointed my feet with perfume. So I'm telling you that her sins, as many as they are, have been forgiven, and that's why she has shown such great love. But the one to whom little is forgiven loves little." Then Jesus told her, "Your sins are forgiven!"

Deuteronomy 11:13-15

"If you carefully observe the commands that I'm giving you today, to love the LORD your God and serve him with all your heart and soul, then he will send rain on the land in its season the early and latter rains then you'll gather grain, new wine, and oil. He will provide grass on the fields for your livestock, and you'll eat and be satisfied.

Deuteronomy 30:15-16

"Look! Today I have set before you life and what is good, along with death and what is evil. That's why I'm commanding you today to love the LORD your God by walking in his ways and by observing his commands, statutes, and ordinances, so that you may live long, increase, and so that the LORD your God may bless you in the land that you are about to enter to possess.

Psalm 91:9-16

"LORD, you are my refuge!" Because you chose the Most High as your dwelling place, no evil will fall upon you, and no affliction will approach your tent, for he will command his angels to protect you in all your ways. read more.
With their hands they will lift you up so you will not trip over a stone. You will stomp on lions and snakes; you will trample young lions and serpents. Because he has focused his love on me, I will deliver him. I will protect him because he knows my name. When he calls out to me, I will answer him. I will be with him in his distress. I will deliver him, and I will honor him. I will satisfy him with long life; I will show him my deliverance. A Psalm. A song for the Sabbath Day

John 16:19-27

Jesus knew that they wanted to ask him a question, so he asked them, "Are you discussing among yourselves what I meant when I said, "In a little while you will no longer see me, then in a little while you will see me again'? Truly, I tell all of you emphatically, you'll cry and mourn, but the world will rejoice. You'll be deeply distressed, but your pain will turn into joy. When a woman is in labor she has pain, because her time has come. Yet when she has given birth to her child, she doesn't remember the agony anymore because of the joy of having brought a human being into the world. read more.
Now you are having pain. But I'll see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you. On that day, you won't ask me for anything. Truly, I tell all of you emphatically, whatever you ask the Father for in my name, he will give it to you. So far you haven't asked for anything in my name. Keep asking and you will receive, so that your joy may be complete." "I have said these things to you in figurative language. The time is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figurative language, but will tell you plainly about the Father. At that time, you will make your requests in my name, so that I will have no need to ask the Father on your behalf, because the Father himself loves you, and because you have loved me and believed that I came from God.

Love » The love of God

Romans 8:39

nor anything above, nor anything below, nor anything else in all creation can separate us from the love of God that is ours in union with the Messiah Jesus, our Lord.

Psalm 63:1-3

God, you are my God! I will fervently seek you. My soul thirsts for you; my flesh longs for you in a dry, weary, and parched land. So I have looked for you in the sanctuary, to behold your power and glory. Because your gracious love is better than life itself, my lips will praise you.

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

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

Matthew 27:55-56

Now many women were also there, watching from a distance. They had accompanied Jesus from Galilee and had ministered to him. Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of Zebedee's sons.

Luke 8:2-3

as well as some women who had been healed of evil spirits and illnesses: Mary, also called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out; Joanna, the wife of Herod's household manager Chuza; Susanna; and many others. These women continued to support them out of their personal resources.

John 20:11-18

Meanwhile, Mary stood crying outside the tomb. As she cried, she bent over and looked into the tomb. She saw two angels in white clothes who were sitting down, one at the head and the other at the foot of the place where Jesus' body had been lying. They asked her, "Lady, why are you crying?" She told them, "Because they have taken away my Lord, and I don't know where they have put him." read more.
After she had said this, she turned around and noticed Jesus standing there, without realizing that it was Jesus. Jesus asked her, "Dear lady, why are you crying? Who are you looking for?" Thinking he was the gardener, she told him, "Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will take him away." Jesus told her, "Mary!" She turned around and told him in Hebrew, "Rabbouni!" (which means "Teacher"). Jesus told her, "Don't hold on to me, because I haven't yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and tell them, "I'm ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.'" So Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, "I've seen the Lord!" She also told them what he had told her.

Luke 23:27

A large crowd of people followed him, including some women who kept mourning and wailing for him.

Matthew 27:61

but Mary Magdalene and the other Mary remained there, sitting in front of the tomb.

Love » For Christ » Grown cold

Hosea 10:2

Their hearts are divided; from now on they are to be found guilty. God will tear down their altars, he will destroy their stone idols.

Jeremiah 2:2

"Go and announce to Jerusalem: "This is what the LORD says: "I remember the loyal devotion of your youth, your love as a bride. You followed me in the desert, in a land that was not planted.

1 Timothy 5:12

They receive condemnation because they have set aside their prior commitment to the Messiah.

Love » Those that love others

More verses: Ephesians 5:28

Love » God the father and jesus Christ loving each other

John 17:1-26

After Jesus had said this, he looked up to heaven and said, "Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, so that the Son may glorify you. For you have given him authority over all humanity so that he might give eternal life to all those you gave him. And this is eternal life: to know you, the only true God, and the one whom you sent Jesus the Messiah. read more.
I glorified you on earth by completing the task you gave me to do. "So now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world existed. I have made your name known to these men whom you gave me from the world. They were yours, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. Now they realize that everything you gave me comes from you, because the words that you gave me I passed on to them. They have received them and know for sure that I came from you. They have believed that you sent me. "I am asking on their behalf. I am not asking on behalf of the world, but on behalf of those you gave me, because they are yours. All that is mine is yours, and what is yours is mine, and I have been glorified through them. I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by your Name, the Name that you gave me, so that they may be one, as we are one. While I was with them, I protected them by the authority that you gave me. I guarded them, and not one of them became lost except the one who was destined for destruction, so that the Scripture might be fulfilled. "And now I am coming to you, and I say these things in the world so that they may have my joy made complete in themselves. I have given them your word, and the world has hated them, because they do not belong to the world, just as I don't belong to the world. I'm not asking you to take them out of the world but to protect them from the evil one. They don't belong to the world, just as I don't belong to the world. "Sanctify them by the truth. Your word is truth. Just as you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. It is for their sakes that I sanctify myself, so that they, too, may be sanctified by the truth. I ask not only on behalf of these men, but also on behalf of those who will believe in me through their message, so that they may all be one. Just as you, Father, are in me and I am in you, may they also be one in us, so that the world may believe that you sent me. "I have given them the glory that you gave me, so that they may be one, just as we are one. I am in them, and you are in me. May they be completely one, so that the world may know that you sent me and that you have loved them as you loved me. Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am and to see my glory, which you gave me because you loved me before the creation of the world. "Righteous Father, the world has never known you. Yet I have known you, and these men have known that you sent me. I made your name known to them, and will continue to make it known, so that the love you have for me may be in them and I myself may be in them."

John 14:23-31

Jesus answered him, "If anyone loves me, he will keep my word. Then my Father will love him, and we will go to him and make our home within him. The one who doesn't love me doesn't keep my words. The words that you're hearing me say are not mine, but come from the Father who sent me. "I have told you this while I am still with you. read more.
But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and remind you of everything that I have told you. I'm leaving you at peace. I'm giving you my own peace. I'm not giving it to you as the world gives. So don't let your hearts be troubled, and don't be afraid. You have heard me tell you, "I'm going away, but I'm coming back to you.' If you loved me, you would rejoice that I'm going to the Father, because the Father is greater than I am. I've told you this now, before I leave, so that when I do leave, you will believe. I won't talk with you much longer, because the ruler of this world is coming. He has no power over me. But I'm doing what the Father has commanded me, to let the world know that I love the Father. Get up! Let us leave this place."

John 10:7-17

So again Jesus said, "Truly, I tell all of you emphatically, I'm the gate for the sheep. All who came before me are thieves and bandits, but the sheep didn't listen to them. I'm the gate. If anyone enters through me, he will be saved. He'll come in and go out and find pasture. read more.
The thief comes only to steal, slaughter, and destroy. I've come that they may have life, and have it abundantly. "I'm the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. The hired worker, who isn't the shepherd and doesn't own the sheep, sees the wolf coming, deserts the sheep, and runs away. So the wolf snatches them and scatters them, because he's a hired worker, and the sheep don't matter to him. I'm the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father. And I lay down my life for the sheep. I have other sheep that don't belong to this fold. I must lead these also, and they'll listen to my voice. So there will be one flock and one shepherd. This is why the Father loves me, because I lay down my life in order to take it back again.

More verses: John 15:1-9

Love » Who to love

Matthew 5:43-48

"You have heard that it was said, "You must love your neighbor' and hate your enemy. But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you, so that you will become children of your Father in heaven, because he makes his sun rise on both evil and good people, and he lets rain fall on the righteous and the unrighteous. read more.
If you love those who love you, what reward will you have? Even the tax collectors do the same, don't they? And if you greet only your relatives, that's no great thing you're doing, is it? Even the unbelievers do the same, don't they? So be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect."

Luke 6:27-35

"But I say to you who are listening: Love your enemies. Do good to those who hate you. Bless those who curse you, and pray for those who insult you. If someone strikes you on the cheek, offer him the other one as well, and if someone takes your coat, don't keep back your shirt, either. read more.
Keep on giving to everyone who asks you for something, and if anyone takes what is yours, do not insist on getting it back. 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. 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.

Deuteronomy 10:17-19

For the LORD your God is the God of all gods, the LORD of all lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who does not show favoritism or take bribes. He executes justice for the orphan and the widows, loves the foreigner, and gives them food and clothing." "You are to love the foreigner, because you were foreigners in the land of Egypt.

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Love » Examples of fathers' love » David

2 Samuel 18:5

As they were going out, the king ordered Joab, Abishai, and Ittai, "Treat young Absalom gently for my sake." Everyone heard what the king had ordered his commanders about Absalom.

2 Samuel 12:16

After this, the LORD afflicted the child that Uriah's wife had born to David, and the child became very ill. David begged God on behalf of the youngster. He fasted, went inside, and spent the night lying on the ground.

2 Samuel 13:39

Meanwhile, King David longed to visit Absalom, since he was moved to compassion over Amnon's death.

Love » Paternal » David

2 Samuel 18:5

As they were going out, the king ordered Joab, Abishai, and Ittai, "Treat young Absalom gently for my sake." Everyone heard what the king had ordered his commanders about Absalom.

2 Samuel 12:16

After this, the LORD afflicted the child that Uriah's wife had born to David, and the child became very ill. David begged God on behalf of the youngster. He fasted, went inside, and spent the night lying on the ground.

2 Samuel 13:39

Meanwhile, King David longed to visit Absalom, since he was moved to compassion over Amnon's death.

Love » Fathers » David

2 Samuel 18:5

As they were going out, the king ordered Joab, Abishai, and Ittai, "Treat young Absalom gently for my sake." Everyone heard what the king had ordered his commanders about Absalom.

2 Samuel 12:16

After this, the LORD afflicted the child that Uriah's wife had born to David, and the child became very ill. David begged God on behalf of the youngster. He fasted, went inside, and spent the night lying on the ground.

2 Samuel 13:39

Meanwhile, King David longed to visit Absalom, since he was moved to compassion over Amnon's death.

Love » Examples of fathers' love » jacob

Genesis 37:35

All his sons and daughters showed up to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted. He kept saying, "Leave me alone! I'll go down to the next world, still mourning for my son." So Joseph's father wept for him.

Genesis 42:38

But Jacob replied, "My son isn't going back with you, since his brother is dead and he's the only one left. If something should harm him as you travel, then it'll be death for me and my sad, gray hair!"

Genesis 46:30

"Now let me die," Israel told Joseph, "since I've seen your face and confirmed that you're still alive!"

Love » Paternal » jacob

Genesis 37:35

All his sons and daughters showed up to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted. He kept saying, "Leave me alone! I'll go down to the next world, still mourning for my son." So Joseph's father wept for him.

Genesis 42:38

But Jacob replied, "My son isn't going back with you, since his brother is dead and he's the only one left. If something should harm him as you travel, then it'll be death for me and my sad, gray hair!"

Genesis 46:30

"Now let me die," Israel told Joseph, "since I've seen your face and confirmed that you're still alive!"

Love » Of home » The jews in exile

Psalm 137:1-2

There we sat down and cried by the rivers of Babylon as we remembered Zion. On the willows there we hung our harps,

Psalm 137:3-4

for it was there that our captors asked us for songs and our torturers demanded joy from us, "Sing us one of the songs about Zion!" How are we to sing the song of the LORD on foreign soil?

Psalm 137:5-6

If I forget you, Jerusalem, may my right hand cease to function. May my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth if I don't remember you, if I don't consider Jerusalem to be more important than my highest joy.

Love » Fathers » jacob

Genesis 37:35

All his sons and daughters showed up to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted. He kept saying, "Leave me alone! I'll go down to the next world, still mourning for my son." So Joseph's father wept for him.

Genesis 42:38

But Jacob replied, "My son isn't going back with you, since his brother is dead and he's the only one left. If something should harm him as you travel, then it'll be death for me and my sad, gray hair!"

Genesis 46:30

"Now let me die," Israel told Joseph, "since I've seen your face and confirmed that you're still alive!"

Love » Instances of love for jesus » Peter

Matthew 17:4

Then Peter told Jesus, "Lord, it's good that we're here! If you want, I'll set up three shelters one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah."

John 21:7

That disciple whom Jesus kept loving told Peter, "It's the Lord!" When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put his clothes back on, because he was practically naked, and jumped into the sea.

John 18:10

Then Simon Peter, who had a sword, drew it and struck the high priest's servant, cutting off his right ear. The servant's name was Malchus.

John 20:3-6

So Peter and the other disciple took off for the tomb. The two of them were running together, but the other disciple ran faster than Peter and came to the tomb first. Bending over to look inside, he noticed the linen cloths lying there, but didn't go in. read more.
At this point Simon Peter arrived, following him, and went straight into the tomb. He observed that the linen cloths were lying there,

Love » What the lord loves

Psalm 37:28

Indeed, the LORD loves justice, and he will not abandon his godly ones. They are kept safe forever, but the lawless will be chased away, and the descendants of the wicked will be cut off.

Psalm 11:7

Indeed, the LORD is righteous; he loves righteousness; the upright will see him face-to-face. To the Director: On an eight stringed harp. A Davidic Psalm.

Isaiah 61:8

"For I, the LORD, love justice, and I hate robbery and iniquity; I will faithfully present your reward and make an everlasting covenant with you.

Psalm 33:4-5

For the word of the LORD is upright; and all his works are done in faithfulness. He loves righteousness and justice; the world is filled with the gracious love of the LORD.

Love » Those whom the lord loves

Proverbs 3:11-12

My son, do not reject the LORD's discipline, and do not despise his correction, because the LORD corrects the person he loves, just as a father corrects the son he delights in.

Revelation 3:14-19

"To the messenger of the church in Laodicea, write: "The Amen, the witness who is faithful and true, the originator of God's creation, says this: "I know your actions, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were cold or hot. Since you are lukewarm and neither hot nor cold, I am going to spit you out of my mouth. read more.
You say, "I am rich. I have become wealthy. I don't need anything." Yet you don't realize that you are miserable, pitiful, poor, blind, and naked. Therefore, I advise you to buy from me gold purified in fire so you may be rich, white clothes to wear so your shameful nakedness won't show, and ointment to put on your eyes so you may see. I correct and discipline those whom I love, so be serious and repent!

Love » Instances of love for jesus » The disciples

John 20:20

After saying this, he showed them his hands and his side, and when they saw the Lord, the disciples were overjoyed.

Mark 16:10

She went and told those who had been with Jesus and who now were grieving and crying.

Luke 24:17-41

He asked them, "What are you discussing with each other as you're walking along?" They stood still and looked gloomy. The one whose name was Cleopas answered him, "Are you the only visitor to Jerusalem who doesn't know what happened there in the past few days?" He asked them, "What things?" read more.
They answered him, "The events involving Jesus of Nazareth, who was a prophet, mighty in what he said and did before God and all the people, and how our high priests and leaders handed him over to be condemned to death and had him crucified. But we kept hoping that he would be the one to redeem Israel. What is more, this is now the third day since these things occurred. Even some of our women have startled us by what they told us. They were at the tomb early this morning and didn't find his body there, so they came back and told us that they had seen a vision of angels, who were saying that he was alive. Then some of those who were with us went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said. However, they didn't see him." Then Jesus told them, "O, how foolish you are! How slow you are to believe everything the prophets said! The Messiah had to suffer these things and then enter his glory, didn't he?" Then, beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them all the passages of Scripture about himself. As they came near the village where the two men were headed, Jesus acted as though he were going farther. But they strongly urged him, "Stay with us, because it is almost evening and the daylight is nearly gone." So he went in to stay with them. While he was at the table with them, he took the bread, blessed it, broke it in pieces, and gave it to them. Then their eyes were opened, and they knew who he was. And he vanished from them. Then they asked each other, "Our hearts kept burning within us as he was talking to us on the road and explaining the Scriptures to us, didn't they?" They got up right away, went back to Jerusalem, and found the eleven disciples and their companions all together. They kept saying, "The Lord has really risen and has appeared to Simon!" Then the two men began to tell what had happened on the road and how they had recognized him when he broke the bread in pieces. While they were all talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and told them, "Peace be with you." They were startled and terrified, thinking they were seeing a ghost. But Jesus told them, "What's frightening you? And why are you doubting? Look at my hands and my feet, because it's really me. Touch me and look at me, because a ghost doesn't have flesh and bones as you see that I have." After he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. Even though they were still skeptical due to their joy and astonishment, Jesus asked them, "Do you have anything here to eat?"

Love » Instances of love for jesus » Mary

Luke 10:39

She had a sister named Mary, who sat down at the Lord's feet and kept listening to what he was saying.

Matthew 26:6-13

While Jesus was in Bethany at the home of Simon the leper, a woman came to him with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume and poured it on his head while he sat at the table. But when the disciples saw this, they became irritated and said, "Why this waste? read more.
Surely this perfume could've been sold for a high price and the money given to the destitute." But knowing this, Jesus asked them, "Why are you bothering the woman? She has done a beautiful thing for me. You'll always have the destitute with you, but you'll not always have me. When she poured this perfume on my body, she was preparing me for burial. I tell all of you with certainty, wherever this gospel is proclaimed throughout the whole world, what she has done will also be told as a memorial to her."

John 12:3-8

Mary took a litron of very expensive perfume made of pure nard and anointed Jesus' feet. She wiped his feet with her hair, and the house became filled with the fragrance of the perfume. But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples, who was going to betray him, asked, "Why wasn't this perfume sold for 300 denarii and the money given to the destitute?" read more.
He said this, not because he cared about the destitute, but because he was a thief. He was in charge of the moneybag and would steal what was put into it. Then Jesus said, "Leave her alone so she can observe the day of my burial, because you will always have the destitute with you, but you won't always have me."

Love » Of home » Courtship

Genesis 29:11-20

Then Jacob kissed Rachel and began to cry out loud. Jacob told Rachel that he was related to her father, since he was Rebekah's son, so she ran and told her father. When Laban heard the news about his sister's son Jacob, he ran out to meet him. He embraced him, kissed him, and brought him back to his house. Then Jacob told Laban about everything that had happened. read more.
Laban responded, "You certainly are my flesh and blood!" So Jacob stayed with him for about a month. Later, Laban asked Jacob, "Should you serve me for free, just because you're my nephew? Let's talk about what your wages should be." Now Laban happened to have two daughters. The older one was named Leah and the younger was named Rachel. Leah looked rather plain, but Rachel was lovely in form and appearance. Jacob loved Rachel, so he made this offer to Laban: "I'll serve you for seven years for Rachel, your younger daughter." "It's better that I give her to you than to another man," Laban replied, "so stay with me." Jacob served seven years for Rachel, but it seemed like only a few days because of his love for her.

Judges 14:1-10

A while later, Samson went down to Timnah and observed a woman in Timnah who was of Philistine origin. Then he returned and told his father and mother, "In Timnah I saw a woman of Philistine origin." He ordered them, "Get her for me as a wife. Now!" His father and mother asked him, "Isn't there a woman suitable among the daughters of your relatives or among all of our people, since you're going to get your wife from the uncircumcised Philistines?" read more.
But Samson retorted to his father, "Get her for me, since she looks fine to me." Meanwhile, his father and mother did not know that she was from the LORD, because he had been seeking a favorable opportunity concerning the Philistines, since the Philistines were dominating Israel at that time. Then Samson went down in the direction of Timnah with his father and mother and arrived as far as the vineyards of Timnah. And surprise! a young lion came roaring at him! The Spirit of the LORD rushed upon him, and he ripped the lion apart as one might dissect a young goat, even though he carried nothing in his hand. But he didn't tell his father and mother what he had done. Then he went down and talked to the woman, and she looked fine to Samson. When he came back later to marry her, he turned aside to observe the lion's carcass. Amazingly, there was a swarm of bees in the body of the lion, complete with honey. So he scraped some out into his hands and went on his way, eating all the while. When he met his father and mother, he gave some to them, and they ate it, too. But he didn't inform them that he had scraped the honey from the carcass of the lion. Later on, when his father went down to visit the woman, Samson threw a party there, since young men customarily did this.

Love » Good for evil examples of returning » David

1 Samuel 26:11

The LORD forbid that I should raise my hand against the LORD's anointed. Now take the spear that is at his head and the jug of water, and let's go."

1 Samuel 24:17

to David, "You are more righteous than I am, because you have treated me well even though I've treated you poorly.

Love » Good for evil examples of returning » Stephen

Love » Those that love others more than jesus Christ

Matthew 10:33-37

But whoever denies me before people I, too, will deny before my Father in heaven." "Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword! I came to turn "a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. read more.
A person's enemies will include members of his own family.' "The one who loves his father or mother more than me isn't worthy of me, and the one who loves a son or daughter more than me isn't worthy of me.

Love » What love is

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.

2 John 1:3-6

Grace, mercy, and peace will be with us from God the Father and from Jesus the Messiah, the Father's Son, in truth and love. I was overjoyed to find some of your children living truthfully, just as the Father has commanded us. 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. read more.
And this is what demonstrates love: that we live according to God's commandments. Just as you have heard from the beginning what he commanded, you must live by it.

Love » What not to love

Zechariah 8:17

don't plot evil in your heart against a neighbor, and don't tolerate false testimonies, because I hate all these things,' declares the LORD."

Love » Good for evil examples of returning » Elisha

2 Kings 6:22

But he replied, "No! You're not to kill them! Would you execute those whom you've taken captive at the point of a sword or with your bow? Give them food and water so they can eat and drink. Then send them back to their master!"

Psalm 35:13

But when they were sick, I wore sackcloth, humbled myself with fasting, and prayed from my heart repeatedly for them.

Love » Who loves jesus Christ

John 14:9-15

"Have I been with you all this time, Philip, and you still do not know me?" Jesus asked him. "The person who has seen me has seen the Father. So how can you say, "Show us the Father'? You believe, don't you, that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you I don't speak on my own. It is the Father who dwells in me and who carries out his work. Believe me, I am in the Father and the Father is in me. Otherwise, believe me because of what I've been doing. read more.
Truly, I tell all of you emphatically, the one who believes in me will also do what I'm doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I'm going to the Father. I'll do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me for anything in my name, I will do it." "If you love me, keep my commandments.

Love » Love, brotherly special teachings concerning » Fervent

Love » Love, brotherly 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."

Love » Special teachings concerning » Fervent

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."

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, am related to prudence. I know how to be discreet. The fear of the LORD is to hate evil. Pride, arrogance, an evil lifestyle, and perverted speech I despise. Counsel belongs to me, along with sound judgment. I am understanding. Power belongs to me. read more.
Kings reign by me, and rulers dispense justice through me. By me leaders rule, as do noble officials and all who govern justly. I love those who love me, and those who seek me will find me. Wealth and honor accompany me, as do enduring wealth and righteousness. My fruit is better than gold, better than even refined gold, and my benefit surpasses the purest silver. I walk on the way of righteousness, along paths that are just, I bequeath wealth to those who love me, and I will fill their treasuries."

Love » Examples of fathers' love » Jairus

Mark 5:23

and begged him urgently, saying, "My little daughter is dying. Come and lay your hands on her so that she may get well and live."

Love » Paternal » Jairus

Mark 5:23

and begged him urgently, saying, "My little daughter is dying. Come and lay your hands on her so that she may get well and live."

Love » Fathers » Jairus

Mark 5:23

and begged him urgently, saying, "My little daughter is dying. Come and lay your hands on her so that she may get well and live."

Love » Preeminent above » The greatest gift of all

Love » Instances of » David's subjects

2 Samuel 17:27-29

When David arrived at Mahanaim, Shobi (Nahash's son from the Ammonite town of Rabbah), Makir (Ammiel's son from Lo-debar), and Barzillai (from Rogelim in Gilead) were already there. They brought along bedding, bowls, clay basins, wheat, barley, flour, roasted grains, beans, peas, honey, cheeses, sheep, and cheese made from cow's milk for David and his entourage because they had been reasoning, "The people are hungry, tired, and thirsty there in the wilderness."

2 Samuel 15:30

David then left, going up the Mount of Olives, crying as he went, with his head covered and his feet bare. All of the people who were with him covered their own heads and climbed up the Mount of Olives, crying as they went along.

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

Then he turned them over to the custody of the Gibeonites, who hanged them on the mountain in the presence of the LORD. All seven of them died at the same time. They were executed during the first days of harvest, just as the barley began to be gathered in. Then Aiah's daughter Rizpah grabbed some sackcloth and spread it out for herself on the rock where her children had been hanged from the beginning of harvest until the first rain fell from the sky. She would not allow any scavenger birds to land on them during the day nor the beasts of the field to approach them at night.

Love » Maternal » Rizpah's love for her sons

2 Samuel 21:9-10

Then he turned them over to the custody of the Gibeonites, who hanged them on the mountain in the presence of the LORD. All seven of them died at the same time. They were executed during the first days of harvest, just as the barley began to be gathered in. Then Aiah's daughter Rizpah grabbed some sackcloth and spread it out for herself on the rock where her children had been hanged from the beginning of harvest until the first rain fell from the sky. She would not allow any scavenger birds to land on them during the day nor the beasts of the field to approach them at night.

Love » The lord exercising lovingkindness

Jeremiah 9:23-24

This is what the LORD says: "The wise man is not to boast in his wisdom; the strong man is not to boast in his strength; and the rich man is not to boast in his riches. Rather, let the one who boasts, boast in this: that he understands and knows me, for I am the LORD who acts with gracious love, justice, and righteousness in the land. I delight in these things," declares the LORD.

Love » God being love

1 John 4:7-8

Dear friends, let us continuously love one another, because love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born from God and knows God. The person who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

Love » Of home » Barzillai

2 Samuel 19:37

Please let your servant return so I can die in my own home town near the grave of my father and mother. Meanwhile, here is your servant Chimham! Let him accompany your majesty the king. Please do for him whatever seems best to you."

Love » Of home » David

2 Samuel 23:15

David expressed his longing, "Oh, how I wish someone would get me a drink of water from the Bethlehem well that's by the city 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

He kissed all of his brothers and wept with them, too, and then his brothers were able to talk 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

Then she went and sat by herself about a distance of a bowshot away, because she kept saying to herself, "I can't bear to watch the child die!" That's why she sat a short distance away, crying aloud and weeping.

Love » Examples of mothers' love » The canaanitish mother

Matthew 15:22

Suddenly, a Canaanite woman from that territory came near and began to shout, "Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David! My daughter is severely demon-possessed!"

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

1 Samuel 2:19

His mother would make a small robe for him, and she would bring it each year when she went up with her husband to offer the yearly sacrifice.

Love » Examples of fathers' love » Laban

Genesis 31:28

As it is, you didn't even allow me to kiss my grandchildren and daughters goodbye! You've acted foolishly.

Love » Maternal » Hagar's love for her child

Genesis 21:16

Then she went and sat by herself about a distance of a bowshot away, because she kept saying to herself, "I can't bear to watch the child die!" That's why she sat a short distance away, crying aloud and weeping.

Love » Paternal » The greatest commandment

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."

Love » Maternal » The canaanitish mother

Matthew 15:22

Suddenly, a Canaanite woman from that territory came near and began to shout, "Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David! My daughter is severely demon-possessed!"

Love » Maternal » The mother of samuel

1 Samuel 2:19

His mother would make a small robe for him, and she would bring it each year when she went up with her husband to offer the yearly sacrifice.

Love » Paternal » Laban

Genesis 31:28

As it is, you didn't even allow me to kiss my grandchildren and daughters goodbye! You've acted foolishly.

Love » Fathers » Laban

Genesis 31:28

As it is, you didn't even allow me to kiss my grandchildren and daughters goodbye! You've acted foolishly.

Love » Of home » jacob

Genesis 31:30

Now, you can go if you must go, because you certainly are longing to go to your father's house. But why did you steal my gods?"

Love » Of home » Hobab

Numbers 10:30

But he said, "I won't go with you because I'm returning to my land and to my own family."

Love » Those that do not love jesus Christ

John 14:23-24

Jesus answered him, "If anyone loves me, he will keep my word. Then my Father will love him, and we will go to him and make our home within him. The one who doesn't love me doesn't keep my words. The words that you're hearing me say are not mine, but come from the Father who sent me.

Love » Why love waxes cold

Love » The source of love

1 John 4:7-21

Dear friends, let us continuously love one another, because love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born from God and knows God. The person who does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God's love was revealed among us: God sent his unique Son into the world so that we might live through him. read more.
This is love: not that we have loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins. 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. This is how we know that we abide in him and he in us: he has given us his Spirit. We have seen for ourselves and can testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. God abides in the one who acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, and he abides in God. We have come to know and rely on the love that God has for us. God is love, and the person who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. This is how love has been perfected among us: we will have confidence on the day of judgment because, during our time in this world, we are just like him. There is no fear where love exists. Rather, perfect love banishes fear, for fear involves punishment, and the person who lives in fear has not been perfected in love. We love because God first loved us. 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.

Love » Walking in love

Love » Secret love

Love » Who seeks love

Love » Instances of love for jesus » Nicodemus

John 19:39-40

Nicodemus, the man who had first come to Jesus at night, also arrived, bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes weighing about 100 litra. They took the body of Jesus and wrapped it in linen cloths along with spices, according to the burial custom of the Jews.

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

The woman whose child was still alive cried out to the king, because her heart yearned for her son. "Oh no, your majesty!" she said. "Give her the living child. Please don't kill him." But the other woman said, "Cut him in half! That way, he'll belong to neither one of us."

Love » Examples of mothers' love » The shunammite mother

2 Kings 4:20

So his father ordered his servant, "Carry him over to his mother!" So the servant carried him over to his mother, where he rested on her lap until mid-day, and then he died.

Love » Maternal » The mother's unforgettable love

Love » Maternal » The mother of solomon's time

1 Kings 3:26

The woman whose child was still alive cried out to the king, because her heart yearned for her son. "Oh no, your majesty!" she said. "Give her the living child. Please don't kill him." But the other woman said, "Cut him in half! That way, he'll belong to neither one of us."

Love » Paternal » The fulfilling of the law

Love » Maternal » The shunammite mother

2 Kings 4:20

So his father ordered his servant, "Carry him over to his mother!" So the servant carried him over to his mother, where he rested on her lap until mid-day, and then he died.

Love » Keeping yourself in the love of God

Jude 1:20-21

But you, dear friends, must continue to build your most holy faith for your own benefit. Furthermore, continue to pray in the Holy Spirit. Remain in God's love as you look for the mercy of our Lord Jesus the Messiah, which brings eternal life.

Love » Who the love of God is perfected in

1 John 2:1-5

My little children, I'm writing these things to you so that you might not sin. Yet if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father Jesus, the Messiah, one who is righteous. It is he who is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not for ours only, but also for the whole world's. This is how we can be sure that we have come to know him: if we continually keep his commandments. read more.
The person who says, "I have come to know him," but does not continually keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth has no place in that person. But whoever continually keeps his commandments is the kind of person in whom God's love has truly been perfected. This is how we can be sure that we are in union with God:

Love » Who shall abide in Christ’s love

John 15:1-10

"I am the true vine, and my Father is the vintner. He cuts off every branch that does not produce fruit in me, and he cuts back every branch that does produce fruit, so that it might produce more fruit. You are already clean because of what I've spoken to you. read more.
"Abide in me, and I will abide in you. Just as the branch cannot produce fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me. I am the vine, you are the branches. The one who abides in me while I abide in him produces much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing. Unless a person abides in me, he is thrown away like a pruned branch and dries up. People gather such branches, throw them into a fire, and they are burned up. "If you abide in me and my words abide in you, you can ask for anything you want, and you'll receive it. This is how my Father is glorified, when you produce a lot of fruit and so prove to be my disciples. Just as the Father has loved me, so I have loved you. So abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you'll abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and abide in his love.

Love » Who loves God’s children

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.

Love » Instances of love for jesus » Joseph of aramathaea

Matthew 27:57-60

Later that evening, a rich man arrived from Arimathea. His name was Joseph, and he had become a disciple of Jesus. He went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus, and Pilate ordered it to be done. So Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean linen cloth. read more.
Then he placed it in his own new tomb, which he had cut out of the rock. After rolling a large stone across the door of the tomb, he left,

Love » Instances of » Abraham for lot

Genesis 14:14-16

When Abram heard that his nephew had been taken prisoner, he gathered together 318 of his trained men, who had been born in his household, and they went out in pursuit as far as Dan. During the night, Abram and his servants divided his forces, conquered his enemies, and pursued them as far as Hobah, north of Damascus. He recovered all the goods and brought back his nephew Lot, together with his possessions, the women, and the other 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

Meanwhile, Mary stood crying outside the tomb. As she cried, she bent over and looked 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

But when she was no longer able to hide him, she took a papyrus container, coated it with asphalt and pitch, placed the child in it, and put it among the reeds along the bank of the Nile.

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

John 19:25

Meanwhile, standing near Jesus' cross were his mother, his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.

Love » Instances of » Nehemiah for israelites

Nehemiah 5:10-15

I'm also lending money and grain, as are my fellow-Jews and my servants, but let's not charge interest. So today please restore to them their fields, vineyards, olive orchards, and homes, along with the one percent interest charge that you've assessed them on the grain, wine, and oil." They responded, "We will restore these things, and will assess no interest charges against them. We will do what you are requesting!" read more.
So I called the priests and made them take an oath to fulfill this promise. I also shook my robes, and said, "May God shake out every man from his house and his possessions who does not keep this promise. May he be emptied out and shaken just like this." All the assembly said, "Amen!" and praised the LORD. And the people kept their promise. In addition, from the time that I was appointed to be their governor in the land of Judah (that is, during the twelve years from the twentieth to the thirty-second year of King Artaxerxes), neither I nor my relatives relied on the provisions allotted to the governor. Nevertheless, the former governors before me placed a heavy burden on the people. They received food and wine, plus a tax of 40 shekels of silver. Even their young men took advantage of the people, but I never did so because I feared God.

Love » Instances of » Naomi, ruth, and boaz

Love » For Christ » Thomas

John 11:16

Then Thomas, who was called the Twin, told his fellow disciples, "Let's go, too, so that we may die with him!"

Love » For Christ » Peter

John 21:16

Then he asked him a second time, "Simon, son of John, do you love me?" Peter told him, "Yes, Lord, you know that I love you."

Love » For Christ » Paul

Love » The test » Of true discipleship

Love » The test » Of genuine service

John 21:16

Then he asked him a second time, "Simon, son of John, do you love me?" Peter told him, "Yes, Lord, you know that I love you."

Love » Paternal » Father of the prodigal

Love » Maternal » The mother of moses

Exodus 2:3

But when she was no longer able to hide him, she took a papyrus container, coated it with asphalt and pitch, placed the child in it, and put it among the reeds along the bank of the Nile.

Love » Maternal » The mother of jesus

John 19:25

Meanwhile, standing near Jesus' cross were his mother, his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.

Love » Fathers » Father of the prodigal

Love » Instances of love for jesus » Thomas

John 11:16

Then Thomas, who was called the Twin, told his fellow disciples, "Let's go, too, so that we may die with him!"

Love » Instances of » Jehoshabeath for joash

2 Chronicles 22:11

However, the king's daughter Jehoshabeath took Ahaziah's son Joash away from the king's children who were about to be assassinated and hid him and his nurse in a bedroom. That's how King Jehoram's daughter Jehoshabeath, who was also the priest Jehoiada's wife and Ahaziah's sister, hid him from Athaliah. As a result, she was not able to kill him.

Love » Instances of » Job's friends

Job 42:11

Then all his brothers and sisters and all those who knew him before arrived. They ate food with him in his house, mourned for him, and consoled him for all the trouble that the LORD had brought and placed on him. Some gave him gold bullion and some brought gold earrings.

Love » For Christ » The sinful women

Luke 7:47

So I'm telling you that her sins, as many as they are, have been forgiven, and that's why she has shown such great love. But the one to whom little is forgiven loves little."

Love » For Christ » Mary of bethany

John 12:3

Mary took a litron of very expensive perfume made of pure nard and anointed Jesus' feet. She wiped his feet with her hair, and the house became filled with the fragrance of the perfume.

Love » What to love

Amos 5:15

Hate evil and love good, and establish justice in court perhaps the LORD, the God of the Heavenly Armies, will be gracious to the survivors of Joseph.'"

Love » Of money » The root of evil

Love » Instances of love for jesus » Women of jerusalem

Luke 23:27

A large crowd of people followed him, including some women who kept mourning and wailing for him.

Love » Instances of » Roman Christians for paul

Acts 28:15

The brothers there heard about us and came as far as the Forum of Appius and the Three Taverns to meet us. When Paul saw them, he thanked God and felt encouraged.

Love » Instances of » Centurion for his servant

Luke 7:2-6

There a centurion's servant, whom he valued highly, was sick and about to die. When the centurion heard about Jesus, he sent some Jewish elders to him to ask him to come and save his servant's life. So they went to Jesus and begged him repeatedly, "He deserves to have this done for him, read more.
because he loves our people and built our synagogue for us." So Jesus went with them. He was not far from the house when the centurion sent friends to tell Jesus, "Sir, stop troubling yourself, because I'm not worthy to have you come under my roof.

Love » Instances of » Obadiah for the prophets

1 Kings 18:4

had taken 100 prophets and had hidden them by fifties in a cave, providing them with food and water when Jezebel was trying to destroy the LORD's prophets.

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

Mark 5:18

As Jesus was getting into the boat, the man who had been demon-possessed kept begging him to let him go with him.

Love » Instances of » Mordecai for esther

Esther 2:7

Mordecai had raised his cousin Hadassah, or Esther, because she had no father or mother. The young woman had a beautiful figure and was very attractive. After her mother and father died, Mordecai had taken her as his daughter.

Lying » The wicked » Love

Psalm 52:3

You love evil rather than good, falsehood rather than speaking uprightly. Interlude

Paul » Characteristics of » Love

1 Corinthians 16:24

May my love remain with all of you in union with the Messiah Jesus.

Peace » Saints should » Love

Zechariah 8:19

"This is what the LORD of the Heavenly Armies says: "The fasts that occur in the fourth, fifth, seventh, and tenth months will be joyful and glad times for the house of Judah, replete with cheerful festivals. Therefore, love truth and peace.'"

Perfection » Some essential elements of » Love

Salvation » Saints » Love

Psalm 40:16

Let all who seek you shout for joy and be glad in you. May those who love your deliverance say, "The LORD be magnified!" continuously.

The second coming of Christ » Saints » Love

profane Swearing » The wicked » Love

Psalm 109:17

He loved to curse may his curses return upon him! He took no delight in blessing others so may blessings be far from him.

Truth » Love

Zechariah 8:19

"This is what the LORD of the Heavenly Armies says: "The fasts that occur in the fourth, fifth, seventh, and tenth months will be joyful and glad times for the house of Judah, replete with cheerful festivals. Therefore, love truth and peace.'"

Universal » Blessing, possible » Love

Vanity » The wicked » Love

Psalm 4:2

You people, how long will you malign my reputation? How long will you love what is vain and what is false? Interlude

Vanity » Evil people » Love

Psalm 4:2

You people, how long will you malign my reputation? How long will you love what is vain and what is false? Interlude

Walk » Characteristics of » Love

Topics on Love

A Time For Love

26;16;8

"When I passed by you again, I looked at you, and noticed that it was your proper time for love. I spread my cloak over you to cover your nakedness. I made a solemn promise to you and entered into a covenant with you," declares the Lord GOD. "You belong to me.

Agape Love

43;15;12-13

"This is my commandment: that you love one another as I have loved you.

Aim At Love

51;3;14

Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which ties everything together in unity.

Attitudes Of Love

5;6;5

You are to love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength.

Being In Love

62;4;18

There is no fear where love exists. Rather, perfect love banishes fear, for fear involves punishment, and the person who lives in fear has not been perfected in love.

Brotherly Love

3;19;18

"You are not to seek vengeance or hold a grudge against the descendants of your people. Instead, love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD."

Brothers Love

45;12;10

Be devoted to each other with mutual affection. Excel at showing respect for each other.

Children, Parents Love

56;2;4

They should encourage the younger women to love their husbands, to love their children,

Christ's Love

41;10;21

Jesus looked at him and loved him. Then he told him, "You're missing one thing. Go and sell everything you own, give the money to the destitute, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come back and follow me."

Examples Of Fathers' Love

19;103;13

As a father has compassion for his children, so the LORD has compassion for those who fear him.

Examples Of Mothers' Love

23;49;15

"Can a woman forget her nursing child, or have no compassion for the child of her womb? Even these mothers may forget; But as for me, I'll never forget you!

Faith Hope And Love

46;13;13

Right now three things remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.

Family Love

60;1;22

Now that you have obeyed the truth and have purified your souls to love your brothers sincerely, you must love one another intensely and with a pure heart.

Fathers Love

62;3;1

See what kind of love the Father has given us: We are called God's children and that is what we are! For this reason the world does not recognize us, because it did not recognize him, either.

Finding Love

20;8;17

I love those who love me, and those who seek me will find me.

Friendship And Love

43;15;13

No one shows greater love than when he lays down his life for his friends.

God's Healing Love

28;14;4

"I will correct their apostasy, loving them freely, since my anger will have turned away from them.

God's Love For Israel

19;47;4

He chose our inheritance for us, even the pride of Jacob whom he loved. Interlude

God's Love For Us

62;4;9

This is how God's love was revealed among us: God sent his unique Son into the world so that we might live through him.

God's Love In Christ

43;3;16

"For this is how God loved the world: He gave his unique Son so that everyone who believes in him would not be lost but have eternal life.

God, Love Of

62;4;8

The person who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

Gods Love

60;1;22

Now that you have obeyed the truth and have purified your souls to love your brothers sincerely, you must love one another intensely and with a pure heart.

Hope And Love

46;13;13

Right now three things remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest 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

"The one who loves his father or mother more than me isn't worthy of me, and the one who loves a son or daughter more than me isn't worthy of me.

Love And Forgiveness

19;86;5

Indeed you, Lord, are kind and forgiving, overflowing with gracious love to everyone who calls on you.

Love And Relationships

51;3;14

Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which ties everything together in unity.

Love And Strength

42;10;27

He answered, "You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind. And you must love your neighbor as yourself."

Love And Wine

22;2;4

He has brought me to the banquet hall, 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, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

Love Between Father And Son

43;3;35

The Father loves the Son and has put everything in his hands.

Love Between Relatives

19;133;1

Look how good and how pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity!

Love Exists Between People

49;1;15

Therefore, because I have heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints,

Love Feast

65;1;12

These people are stains on your love feasts. They feast with you without any sense of awe. They are shepherds who care only for themselves. They are waterless clouds blown about by the winds. They are autumn trees that are fruitless, totally dead, and uprooted.

Love Fellow Christians!

43;13;34

I'm giving you a new commandment"to love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another.

Love For Children

56;2;4

They should encourage the younger women to love their husbands, to love their children,

Love For God

2;20;6

but showing gracious love to the thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.

Love Growing

52;3;12

May the Lord greatly increase your love for each other and for all people, just as we love you.

Love Marriage

49;5;25

Husbands, love your wives as the Messiah loved the church and gave himself for it,

Love Of Jesus, Examples Of

42;22;32

but I have prayed for you that your own faith may not fail. When you have come back, you must strengthen your brothers."

Love Of Jesus, To The Saints

22;8;7

Mighty bodies of water cannot extinguish love, rivers cannot put it out. If a man were to give all the wealth of his house for love, he would surely be viewed with contempt.

Love to Christ

60;1;8

Though you have not seen him, you love him. And even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and rejoice with an indescribable and glorious joy,

Love To Others

62;4;7

Dear friends, let us continuously love one another, because love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born from God and knows God.

Love To Others Shown In

40;25;35

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.

Love To Others, Evidence Of

62;2;10

The person who loves his brother abides in the light, and there is no reason for him to stumble.

Love to Others, Examples Of

1;45;15

He kissed all of his brothers and wept with them, too, and then his brothers were able to talk with him.

Love Towards Christ

40;17;5

He was still speaking when a bright cloud suddenly overshadowed them. A voice from the cloud said, "This is my Son, whom I love. I am pleased with him. Keep on listening to him!"

Love Towards Christ, Shown By

22;3;2

I'll get up and go all around the city, throughout the streets, and in the squares. I'll seek the one I love. I sought him, but didn't find him.

Love Towards Christ, The Nature Of

49;6;24

May grace be with all who sincerely love the Lord Jesus, the Messiah!

Love Towards God, Nature Of

5;11;1

"Therefore love the LORD your God and be very careful to keep his injunctions, statutes, ordinances, and commands all the time.

Love Towards God, Results In

19;5;11

Let all those who take refuge in you rejoice! Let them shout for joy forever, and may you protect them. Let those who love your name exult in you.

Love Your Neighbour!

3;19;18

"You are not to seek vengeance or hold a grudge against the descendants of your people. Instead, love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD."

Love, Abuse Of

50;2;3-4

Do not act out of selfish ambition or conceit, but with humility think of others as being better than yourselves.

Love, And The World

20;13;24

Whoever does not discipline his son hates him, but whoever loves him is diligent to correct him.

Love, For One Another

48;5;14

For the whole Law is summarized in a single statement: "You must love your neighbor as yourself."

Love, In Relationships

51;3;18-19

Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, as is appropriate for those who belong to the Lord.

Love, Nature Of

62;4;7-8

Dear friends, let us continuously love one another, because love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born from God and knows God.

Love, Of Fellow Man

49;5;2

Live lovingly, just as the Messiah also loved us and gave himself for us as an offering and sacrifice, a fragrant aroma to God.

Maternal Love

40;23;37

"O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets and stones to death those who have been sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were unwilling!

Mothers Love For Children

52;2;7

even though as apostles of the Messiah we might have made such demands. Instead, we were gentle among you, like a nursing mother tenderly caring for her own children.

Mothers Love For Her Children

23;66;13

Like a child whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you; and you will be comforted in Jerusalem.

Parental Love

49;6;4

Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up by training and instructing them about the Lord.

Parents Love

40;10;37

"The one who loves his father or mother more than me isn't worthy of me, and the one who loves a son or daughter more than me isn't worthy of me.

Self Love

49;5;29

For no one has ever hated his own body, but he nourishes and tenderly cares for it, as the Messiah does the church.

Sexual Love

26;16;8

"When I passed by you again, I looked at you, and noticed that it was your proper time for love. I spread my cloak over you to cover your nakedness. I made a solemn promise to you and entered into a covenant with you," declares the Lord GOD. "You belong to me.

Sibling Love

62;4;21

And this is the commandment that we have from him: the person who loves God must also love his brother.

Sin, Love Of

20;26;11

A dog that returns to its vomit is like a fool who reverts to his folly.

Spiritual Gifts, Importance Of Love

46;13;1

If I speak in the languages of humans and angels but have no love, I have become a reverberating gong or a clashing cymbal.

Strength And Love

41;12;33

To love him with all your heart, with all your understanding, and with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself is more important than all the burnt offerings and sacrifices."

The Love Of Sleep

20;20;13

Do not love sleep or you'll become poor, keep your eyes open and you'll have plenty of food.

The Need To Love Christ

40;10;37

"The one who loves his father or mother more than me isn't worthy of me, and the one who loves a son or daughter more than me isn't worthy of me.

The Need To Love God

5;6;5

You are to love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength.

True Love

62;4;18

There is no fear where love exists. Rather, perfect love banishes fear, for fear involves punishment, and the person who lives in fear has not been perfected in love.

Trusting In God's Love

19;6;2-4

Be gracious to me, LORD, because I am fading away. Heal me, because my body is distressed.

Unconditional Love

62;4;19

We love because God first loved us.

Walking In Love

49;5;2

Live lovingly, just as the Messiah also loved us and gave himself for us as an offering and sacrifice, a fragrant aroma to God.

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