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125 Bible Verses about Love

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John 13:34-35

A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall everyone know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

Romans 13:8-10

Owe no one anything, but love one unto another; for he that loves his neighbour has fulfilled the law. For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not murder, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet, and if there is any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Charity works no evil to a neighbour; therefore, charity is the fulfillment of the law.

1 Corinthians 13:2

And though I have the gift of prophecy and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.

Song of Solomon 2:4

He brought me to the wine chamber and placed his banner of love over me.

Proverbs 7:18

Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning; let us solace ourselves with loves.

Song of Solomon 8:4

I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, that ye not awake nor stir up love until he pleases.

Hosea 11:4

I drew them with human cords, with bands of love, and I was to them as those that raise the yoke from upon their cheeks, and I fed them.

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1 Corinthians 13:4-8

Charity suffers long and is benign; charity envies not; charity does nothing without due reason, is not puffed up, is not injurious, seeks not her own, is not easily provoked, thinks no evil, rejoices not in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; read more.
bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Charity is never lost, but prophecies shall come to an end, tongues shall cease, and knowledge shall come to an end.

God » Is declared to be » Love

Heart » Renewed » Love

The law of God » Saints » Love

Love » For Christ » For the church

Love » For Christ » Of God

Ephesians 2:4-5

But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great charity with which he loved us, even as we were dead in sins, he has made us alive together with the Christ (by whose grace ye are saved)

Love » Who the lord loves

2 Corinthians 9:6-7

But this I say, He who sows sparingly shall reap also sparingly, and he who sows in blessings shall also reap blessings. Each one according as they purpose in their heart, so let them give, not grudgingly 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; and he that loves me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him and will manifest myself to him. Judas, not Iscariot, said unto him, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us and not unto the world? Jesus answered and said unto him, He who loves me will keep my words, and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him and dwell with him.

Deuteronomy 7:6-8

For thou art a holy people unto the LORD thy God; the LORD thy God has chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, different from all the peoples that are upon the face of the earth. Not because ye were more than the other peoples has the LORD desired you and chosen you; for ye were the fewest of all the peoples; but because the LORD loved you and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, has the LORD brought you out with a mighty hand and ransomed you out of the house of slavery from the hand of Pharaoh, king of Egypt.

Proverbs 15:9

The way of the wicked is an abomination unto the LORD, but he loves him that follows after righteousness.

Love » Brotherly » General references to

Love » The test » To men

Love » Loving the lord

Joshua 22:5

Only that with diligence ye keep yourselves doing the commandment and the law, which Moses, the slave of the LORD, charged you: to love the LORD 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 and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? He said unto him, What is written in the law? How readest thou? And 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 thy understanding, and thy neighbour as thyself. read more.
And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right; do this, and thou shalt live.

Deuteronomy 10:12

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

Love » For Christ » For God's house

Psalm 65:4

Blessed is the man whom thou dost choose and cause to approach unto thee that he may dwell in thy courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house even of thy holy temple.

1 Chronicles 29:3

Moreover, because I have my delight in the house of my God, I have in my own treasury, gold and silver, which I have given to the house of my God, over and above all that I have prepared for the house of the sanctuary:

Psalm 26:8

LORD, I have loved the habitation of thy house and the place of the tabernacle of thy glory.

Love » Of home » Of sin

Job 15:16

How much less the man who is abominable and filthy, who drinks iniquity like water?

Job 20:12

If wickedness was sweet in his mouth, if he hid it under his tongue,

Psalm 52:3

Thou dost love evil more than good; and lying rather than to speak righteousness. Selah.

Isaiah 5:18

Woe unto those that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as it were with a cart rope,

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Acts 20:38

sorrowing most of all for the word which he spoke, that they should see his face no more. And they accompanied him unto the ship.

Romans 16:4

(who have for my life laid down their own necks; unto whom not only I give thanks, but also all the congregations of the Gentiles);

Love » Special teachings concerning » Examples of

Acts 20:38

sorrowing most of all for the word which he spoke, that they should see his face no more. And they accompanied him unto the ship.

Romans 16:4

(who have for my life laid down their own necks; unto whom not only I give thanks, but also all the congregations of the Gentiles);

Love » For Christ » For friends

Acts 20:38

sorrowing most of all for the word which he spoke, that they should see his face no more. And they accompanied him unto the ship.

Romans 16:4

(who have for my life laid down their own necks; unto whom not only I give thanks, but also all the congregations of the Gentiles);

Love » For Christ » For native land

Nehemiah 2:3

and said unto the king, Let the king live for ever; why should not my countenance be sad, when the city, the house of my fathers' sepulchres, lies waste, and its gates are consumed with fire?

Isaiah 66:10

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

2 Samuel 10:12

Be of good courage, and let us be strong for our people and for the cities of our God; and let the LORD do that which seems good unto him.

Love » Of home » Of word

Jeremiah 15:16

Thy words were found, and I ate them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of my heart: for thy name was called upon me, O LORD God of the 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 hates thee lying under his burden, will thou forbear to help him? Thou shalt surely help him to raise it up.

More verses: Matthew 5:44 Luke 6:27

Love » The test » To Christ

John 14:22-23

Judas, not Iscariot, said unto him, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us and not unto the world? Jesus answered and said unto him, He who loves me will keep my words, and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him and dwell with him.

John 14:15-16

If ye love me, keep my commandments; and I will ask the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever,

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

Love » The test » To God

Psalm 42:1

As the hart pants after the water brooks, so does my soul pant after thee, O God.

Psalm 73:25

Whom have I in heaven but thee? And apart from thee there is nothing upon the earth that I desire.

Psalm 84:2

My soul longs, and even faints for the courts of the LORD; my heart and my flesh sing to the living God.

More verses: Psalm 18:1 Psalm 116:1

Love » Maternal » Of enemies

Exodus 23:4

If thou should encounter thine enemy's ox or his ass astray, thou shalt surely bring it back to him again.

Job 31:29

If I rejoiced at the destruction of the one that hated me or lifted up myself when evil found him;

More verses: Proverbs 25:21-22

Love » The reward for loving the lord

Luke 7:40-48

And Jesus answering said unto him, Simon, I have something to say unto thee. And he said, Master, say on. There was a certain creditor who had two debtors: the one owed five hundred denarius, and the other fifty. And when they had nothing to pay, he released them both from their debt. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most? read more.
Simon answered and said, I suppose that he to whom he forgave most. And he said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged. And he turned to the woman and said unto Simon, Seest thou this woman? I entered into thy house, thou didst give me no water for my feet; but she has washed my feet with tears and wiped them with the hairs of her head. Thou gavest me no kiss; but this woman since the time I came in has not ceased to kiss my feet. Thou didst not anoint my head with oil; but this woman has anointed my feet with ointment. Therefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much; but to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little. And he said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven.

Deuteronomy 11:13-15

And it shall come to pass, if ye shall hearken diligently unto my commandments which I command you this day: to love the LORD your God and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul that I will give you the rain of your land in its due season, the early rain and the latter rain, and thou shalt gather in thy grain and thy wine and thine oil. And I will send grass in thy fields for thy beasts, 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; for I command thee this day to love the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his rights, that thou may live and be multiplied; and may the LORD thy God bless thee in the land into which thou dost enter to inherit it.

Psalm 91:9-16

Because thou hast made the LORD, who is my hope, even the most High, thy habitation, no evil shall befall thee, neither shall any plague come near thy dwelling. For he shall give his angels charge over thee to keep thee in all thy ways. read more.
They shall bear thee up in their hands lest thy foot stumble against a stone. Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder; the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet. Because he has set his will upon me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high because he has 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 glorify him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him my saving health.

John 16:19-27

Now Jesus knew that they were desirous to ask him and said unto them, Do ye enquire among yourselves of what I said, A little while, and ye shall not see me; and again, a little while, and ye shall see me? Verily, verily, I say unto you, That ye shall weep and lament, and the world shall rejoice; but even though ye shall be sorrowful, your sorrow shall be turned into joy. The woman, when she is in travail, has pain, because her hour is come; but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembers the anguish no more, for joy that a man is born into the world. read more.
And ye now therefore have sorrow; but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and no one shall take your joy from you. And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give you. Until now ye have asked nothing in my name; ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be fulfilled. I have spoken these things unto you in proverbs, but the hour comes when I shall no longer speak unto you in proverbs, but I shall show you plainly of the Father. In that day ye shall ask in my name, and I do not say unto you that I will ask the Father for you; for the Father himself loves you because ye have loved me and have believed that I came out from God.

Love » The love of God

Romans 8:39

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

Psalm 63:1-3

O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee; my soul thirsts for thee; my flesh longs for thee in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water; in this manner I beheld thee in holiness when I beheld thy power and thy glory. Because thy mercy 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 many women were there beholding afar off, who followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering unto him; among whom was Mary Magdalene 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 evil spirits and infirmities: Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils, and Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many others who ministered unto him of their substance.

John 20:11-18

But Mary stood outside near the sepulchre weeping, and as she wept, she stooped down and looked into the sepulchre and saw two angels in white sitting, the one at the head and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had been placed. And they said unto her, Woman, why dost thou weep? She said unto them, Because they have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid him. read more.
And when she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there and did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said unto her, Woman, why dost thou weep? whom seekest thou? She, supposing him to be the gardener, said unto him, Lord, if thou didst carry him off, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away. Jesus said unto her, Mary! Turning herself around, she said unto him, Rabboni, which is to say, Master. Jesus said unto her, Touch me not, for I have not yet ascended to my Father; but go to my brethren and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father and your Father, and to my God and your God. Mary Magdalene came giving the news to the disciples, That I have seen the Lord, and he spoke these things unto me.

Luke 23:27

And there followed him a great company of people, and of women, who also bewailed and lamented him.

Matthew 27:61

And there was Mary Magdalene and the other Mary, sitting over against the sepulchre.

Love » For Christ » Grown cold

Hosea 10:2

Their heart has wandered; now they shall be found guilty: he shall break down their altars, he shall destroy their statues.

Jeremiah 2:2

Go and cry out in the ears of Jerusalem, saying, Thus saith the LORD: I remember thee, the mercy of thy youth, the love of thine espousals, when thou didst go after me in the wilderness, in a land that was not sown.

1 Timothy 5:12

having condemnation, 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

Jesus spoke these words and lifted up his eyes to heaven and said, Father, the hour is come; clarify thy Son, that thy Son may also clarify thee, as thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. read more.
I have clarified thee on the earth; I have finished the work which thou didst give me to do. And now, O Father, clarify thou me with thine own self with that clarity which I had with thee before the world was. I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou didst give me out of the world; thine they were, and thou didst give them me; and they have kept thy word. Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee. For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me. I pray for them; I do not pray for the world, but for those whom thou hast given me; for they are thine. And all my things are thine, and thine are mine; and I have been clarified in them. And now I am no longer in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, those whom thou hast given me, keep them in thy name, that they may be one, as we are. While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name; those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, 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 might have my joy fulfilled in themselves. I have given them thy word, and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. I do not pray that thou should take them out of the world, but that thou should keep them from the evil. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Sanctify them in thy truth; thy word is the truth. As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world. And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified in the truth. Neither do I pray for these alone, but also for those who shall believe in me through their word; that they all may be 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 clarity which thou gavest me I have given them, that they may be one, even as we are one: I in them, and thou in me, that they may be perfect in one and that the world may know that thou hast sent me and hast loved them as thou hast loved me. Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am, that they may behold my clarity, which thou hast given me, for thou hast loved me from before the foundation of the world. O righteous Father, the world has not known thee; but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me. And I have manifested unto them thy name and will manifest it still, 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 unto him, He who loves me will keep my words, and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him and dwell with him. He that does not love me does not keep my words, and the word which ye have heard is not mine, but of the Father who sent me. I have spoken these things unto you, being yet present with you. read more.
But the Comforter, which is the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all the things that I have said unto you. Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you; not as the world gives, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice because I said, I go unto the Father; for my Father is greater than I. And now I have told you before it comes to pass, that when it is come to pass, ye might believe. Hereafter I will not talk much with you, for the prince of this world comes and has nothing in me. But that the world may know that I love the Father; and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do. Arise, let us go from here.

John 10:7-17

Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I AM the door of the sheep. All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them. I AM the door; whosoever enters in by me shall be saved and shall go in and out and find pasture. read more.
The thief comes not but for to steal and to kill and to destroy the sheep; I am come that they might have life and that they might have it in abundance. I AM the good shepherd; the good shepherd gives his life for the sheep. But the hireling, who is not a shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf catches them and scatters the sheep. The hireling flees because he is a hireling, and the sheep do not belong to him. I AM the good shepherd, and know my sheep and am known of mine. As the Father knows me, even so I know the Father, and I lay down my soul for the sheep. And I have other sheep which are not of this fold; it is expedient that I bring them also, and they shall hear my voice, and there shall be one fold and one shepherd. Therefore does my Father love me, because I lay down my soul that I might take it again.

More verses: John 15:1-9

Love » Who to love

Matthew 5:43-48

Ye have heard that it was said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless those that curse you, do good to those that hate you, and pray for those who speak evil about you, and persecute you; that ye may be sons of your Father who is in the heavens, for he makes his sun to rise on the evil and on the good and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. read more.
For if ye love those who love you, what reward shall ye have? Do not even the publicans the same? And if ye embrace your brethren only, what do ye more than others? Do not even the publicans so? Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father who is in the heavens is perfect.

Luke 6:27-35

But I say unto you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those that curse you, and pray for those who despitefully use you. And unto the one that smites thee on the one cheek offer also the other, and to the one that takes away thy cloak defend not thy coat also. read more.
Give to everyone that asks of thee, and of the one that takes away thy goods ask them not to return them. And as ye desire that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise. For if ye love those who love you, what grace shall ye have? for sinners also love those that love them. And if ye do good to those who do good to you, what grace shall ye have? for sinners also do even the same. And if ye lend to those of whom ye hope to receive, what grace shall ye have? for sinners also lend to sinners to receive as much again. But rather love ye your enemies and do good and lend, hoping for nothing again, and your reward shall be great; and ye shall be the sons of the Most High, for he is kind even unto the unthankful and to the evil.

Deuteronomy 10:17-19

For the LORD your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, a great God, mighty, and terrible, who makes no exception of persons, nor takes a bribe; he executes the rights of the fatherless and the widow and also loves the stranger, giving him food and clothing. Ye shall love, therefore, the stranger, for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.

Love » Love, brotherly special teachings concerning » Universal

John 10:16

And I have other sheep which are not of this fold; it is expedient that I bring them also, and they shall hear my voice, and there shall be one fold and one shepherd.

Love » Love, brotherly special teachings concerning » Abounding

Love » Special teachings concerning » Abounding

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, even with 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 see Absalom, for he was now comforted concerning Amnon, who 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, even with 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 see Absalom, for he was now comforted concerning Amnon, who 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, even with 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 see Absalom, for he was now comforted concerning Amnon, who 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 he said, For I will go down into the grave unto my son mourning. Thus his father wept for him.

Genesis 42:38

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

Genesis 46:30

Then Israel said unto Joseph, Now let me die since I have seen thy face because thou art yet alive.

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 he said, For I will go down into the grave unto my son mourning. Thus his father wept for him.

Genesis 42:38

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

Genesis 46:30

Then Israel said unto Joseph, Now let me die since I have seen thy face because thou art yet alive.

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

when there, those that carried us away captive asked us for the words of the song; with our harps of joy hung upon the willows saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion. How shall we sing the song of the LORD in the land of strangers?

Psalm 137:5-6

If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, my right hand shall be forgotten. If I do not remember thee, my tongue shall cleave to the roof of my mouth; if I do not prefer to lift up Jerusalem as 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 he said, For I will go down into the grave unto my son mourning. Thus his father wept for him.

Genesis 42:38

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

Genesis 46:30

Then Israel said unto Joseph, Now let me die since I have seen thy face because thou art yet alive.

Love » Instances of love for jesus » Peter

Matthew 17:4

Then Peter answered and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to remain here; if thou desire, let us make three tabernacles here: one for thee and one for Moses and one for Elijah.

John 21:7

Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved said unto Peter, It is the Lord. Now when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he girt his fisher's coat unto him (for he was naked) and cast himself into the sea.

John 18:10

Then Simon Peter, having a sword, drew it and smote the high priest's slave and cut off his right ear. The slave's name was Malchus.

John 20:3-6

Peter therefore went forth, and that other disciple, and came to the sepulchre. So they both ran together, and the other disciple outran Peter and came first to the sepulchre. And he, stooping down and looking in, saw the linen clothes lying; yet he did not go in. read more.
Then came Simon Peter following him and went into the sepulchre and saw the linen clothes lying

Love » What the lord loves

Psalm 37:28

For the LORD loves uprightness and does not forsake his merciful ones; they are preserved for ever, but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.

Psalm 11:7

For the righteous LORD loves righteousness; his countenance beholds the upright.

Isaiah 61:8

For I the LORD love that which is right, I hate robbery for burnt offering; and I will confirm your work in truth, and I will make an everlasting covenant with them.

Psalm 33:4-5

For the word of the LORD is right, and all his works are done in truth. He loves righteousness and judgment; the earth is full of the mercy of the LORD.

Love » Those whom the lord loves

Proverbs 3:11-12

My son, do not despise the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction: For the LORD chastens whom he loves and delights in, even as a father to his son.

Revelation 3:14-19

And unto the angel of the congregation of the Laodiceans write; Behold, he who saith, 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. So then because thou art lukewarm and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. read more.
Because thou sayest, I am rich and increased with goods and have need of nothing and knowest not that thou art wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked, I counsel thee to buy of me gold refined in the fire, that thou may be made rich; and clothed in white raiment, so that the shame of thy nakedness not be uncovered; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou may see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten; be zealous therefore, and repent.

Love » Instances of love for jesus » The disciples

John 20:20

And having said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord.

Mark 16:10

And she went and told those that had been with him, as they mourned and wept.

Luke 24:17-41

And he said unto them, What manner of communications are these that ye have one to another as ye walk and are sad? And one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answering said unto him, Art thou only a stranger in Jerusalem and hast not known the things which are come to pass there in these days? Then he said unto them, What things? And they said unto him, Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people, read more.
and how the princes of the priests and our rulers delivered him to be condemned to death and crucified him. But we were hoping that it was he who should redeem Israel, and beside all this, today is the third day since these things were done. Although also certain women of our company made us astonished, who before daybreak were at the sepulchre; and when they did not find his body, they came, saying that they had also seen a vision of angels, who said that he was alive. And certain of those who were with us went to the sepulchre, and found it even so as the women had said; but they did not see him. Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken; ought not the Christ to have suffered these things and to enter (like this) into his glory? And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded this unto them in all the scriptures concerning himself. And they drew near unto the village where they went, and he made as though he would have gone further. But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us, for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent. And he went in to tarry with them. And it came to pass as he sat at the table with them, he took bread and blessed it and broke and gave to them. And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight. And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us while he talked with us in the way and while he opened to us the scriptures? And they rose up the same hour and returned to Jerusalem and found the eleven gathered together and those that were with them, saying, The Lord is risen indeed and has appeared to Simon. And they told what things were done in the way and how he was known to them in the breaking of the bread. And as they spoke these things, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them and said unto them, Peace be unto you. But they were terrified and frightened, and supposed that they were seeing a spirit. And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts? Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself; handle me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones, as ye see me have. And when he had thus spoken, he showed them his hands and his feet. And as they were not believing him yet for joy and wondering, he said unto them, Have ye here any food?

Love » Instances of love for jesus » Mary

Matthew 26:6-13

Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, a woman came unto him having an alabaster box of very precious ointment and poured it on his head as he sat at the table. But when his disciples saw it, they became indignant, saying, To what purpose is this waste? read more.
For this ointment might have been sold for much and given to the poor. But Jesus, understanding this, said unto them, Why trouble ye the woman? for she has wrought a good work upon me. For ye have the poor always with you, but me ye have not always. For in that she has poured this ointment on my body, she did it to prepare for my burial. Verily I say unto you, Wherever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, there shall also this, that this woman has done, be told for a memorial of her.

John 12:3-8

Then Mary took a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped his feet with her hair; and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment. Then said one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, who should betray him, Why was this ointment not sold for three hundred denarius and given to the poor? read more.
This he said, not that he cared for the poor, but because he was a thief and had the bag and would take from what was put therein. Therefore Jesus said, Let her alone; against the day of my burying she has kept this; for the poor ye always have with you, but ye shall not always have me.

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 of her father's brethren, and that he was Rebekah'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, Surely thou art my bone and my flesh. And he abode with him the space of a month. And Laban said unto Jacob, Because thou art of my brethren, should thou therefore serve me for nothing? Tell me, what shall thy wages be? And Laban had two daughters: the name of the elder was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel. Leah was tender eyed; but Rachel was beautiful and well favoured. 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 seemed unto him but a few days, for the love he had to her.

Judges 14:1-10

And as Samson went down to Timnath, he saw a woman in Timnath of the daughters of the Philistines. And he came up and told his father and his mother, saying, I have seen a woman in Timnath of the daughters of the Philistines; now therefore get her for me to wife. Then his father and his mother said unto him, Is there never a woman among the daughters of thy brethren or among all my people that thou goest to take a wife of the uncircumcised Philistines? And Samson said unto his father, Get her for me; for she pleases me well. read more.
But his father and his mother did not know that it was of the LORD that he sought an occasion against the Philistines, for at that time the Philistines had dominion over Israel. Then Samson went down with his father and his mother to Timnath, and when they came to the vineyards of Timnath, behold, a young lion came roaring against him. And the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon him, and he rent him as he would have rent a kid, and he had nothing in his hand, but he did not make known unto his father or his mother what he had done. And he went down and talked with the woman, and she pleased Samson well. And after a time he returned to take her, and he turned aside from the way to see the carcase of the lion; and, behold, there was a swarm of bees and honey in the carcase of the lion. And he took of it in his hands and went along the way eating, and when he came to his father and mother, he also gave them some to eat, but he did not tell them that he had taken the honey out of the carcase of the lion. So his father went down unto the woman; and Samson made a banquet there, for the young men used to do so.

Love » Good for evil examples of returning » David

1 Samuel 26:11

the LORD forbid that I should stretch forth my hand against the LORD's anointed; but, I pray thee, take thou now 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 repaid me with good, whereas I have repaid thee with 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. Think not that I have come to introduce peace into the land; I came not to introduce peace, but a sword. For I have come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. read more.
And a man's foes shall be those of his own household. He that loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and he that loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.

Love » What love is

Romans 13:8-10

Owe no one anything, but love one unto another; for he that loves his neighbour has fulfilled the law. For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not murder, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet, and if there is any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Charity works no evil to a neighbour; therefore, charity is the fulfillment of the law.

2 John 1:3-6

Grace be with you, mercy and peace, from God the Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and charity. I have rejoiced greatly, for I have found of thy sons that they walk in the truth, as we have received the commandment from the Father. And now I beseech thee, lady, (not as though I wrote a new commandment unto thee, but that which we had from the beginning) that we love one another. read more.
And this is charity, that we walk after his commandment. And this is the commandment, That ye walk in him, as ye have heard from the beginning.

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, said the LORD.

Love » Good for evil examples of returning » Elisha

2 Kings 6:22

And he answered, Thou shalt not smite them; would 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 return to their master.

Psalm 35:13

But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth; I humbled my soul with fasting, and my prayer rose up in my bosom.

Love » Who loves jesus Christ

John 8:42

Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would surely love me, for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither did I come of myself, but he sent me.

John 14:9-15

Jesus said unto him, Have I been such a long time with you, and yet thou hast not known me, Philip? He that has seen me has seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father? Believest thou not that I am in the Father and the Father in me? The words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself; but the Father that dwells in me, he does the works. Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father in me, or else believe me for the very works' sake. read more.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believes in me, the works that I do he shall do also; and greater works than these shall he do because I go unto my Father. And whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye ask any thing 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 this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not murder, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet, and if there is any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

Love » Special teachings concerning » Fervent

Love » Special teachings concerning » Sincere

Romans 13:9

For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not murder, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet, and if there is any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, 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 I invent the knowledge of giving counsel. The fear of the LORD is to hate evil; pride, arrogancy, the evil way, and the perverse mouth, do I hate. With me is counsel, and existence; I am understanding; strength belongs to me. read more.
By me the kings reign, and the princes decree justice. By me the princes rule, and all of the governors judge the earth. I love those that love me, and those that seek me early shall find me. Riches and honour are with me, yea, durable riches and righteousness. My fruit is better than gold, yea, than precious stones, and my revenue than choice silver. I shall lead in the way of righteousness in the midst of the paths of judgment, that I may cause my friends to inherit existence and I will fill their treasures.

Love » Examples of fathers' love » Jairus

Mark 5:23

and besought him greatly, saying, My little daughter lies at the point of death; come and lay thy hands on her that she may be saved, and she shall live.

Love » Paternal » Jairus

Mark 5:23

and besought him greatly, saying, My little daughter lies at the point of death; come and lay thy hands on her that she may be saved, and she shall live.

Love » Fathers » Jairus

Mark 5:23

and besought him greatly, saying, My little daughter lies at the point of death; come and lay thy hands on her that she may be saved, and she shall live.

Love » Preeminent above » The greatest gift of all

Love » Instances of » David's subjects

2 Samuel 17:27-29

And it came to pass, when David arrived at Mahanaim, that Shobi, the son of Nahash of Rabbah of the sons of Ammon; and Machir, the son of Ammiel of Lodebar; and Barzillai, the Gileadite of Rogelim, brought beds and basins and earthen vessels and wheat and barley and flour and parched wheat and beans and lentils and parched grain and honey and butter and sheep and cheese of cows for David and for the people that were with him, to eat, for they said, These people are hungry and weary and thirsty in the wilderness.

2 Samuel 15:30

And David went up by the ascent of Mount Olivet and wept as he went up and had his head covered, and he went barefoot. And all the people that were with him covered each one his head, and they went up, weeping as they went up.

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

1 Corinthians 13:2

And though I have the gift of prophecy and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.

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 delivered them into the hands of the Gibeonites, and they disjointed them hanging them from a tree in the hill before the LORD; and they fell all seven together and were put to death in the days of harvest, in the first days, in the beginning of barley harvest. And Rizpah, the daughter of Aiah, took sackcloth and spread it upon the rock from the beginning of harvest until water rained upon them out of heaven and allowed neither the birds of the air 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 delivered them into the hands of the Gibeonites, and they disjointed them hanging them from a tree in the hill before the LORD; and they fell all seven together and were put to death in the days of harvest, in the first days, in the beginning of barley harvest. And Rizpah, the daughter of Aiah, took sackcloth and spread it upon the rock from the beginning of harvest until water rained upon them out of heaven and allowed neither the birds of the air to rest on them by day nor the beasts of the field by night.

Love » The lord exercising lovingkindness

Jeremiah 9:23-24

Thus hath the LORD said, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches; but let him that glories glory in this, that he understands me and knows me, that I am the LORD who does mercy, judgment, and righteousness in the earth: for in these things I delight, said the LORD.

Love » God being love

1 John 4:7-8

Beloved, let us love one another, for charity is of God. Anyone that loves is born of God and knows God. He that does not love does not know God, for God is charity.

Love » Of home » Barzillai

2 Samuel 19:37

Let thy slave, I pray thee, turn back again, that I may die in my own city and be buried by the grave of my father and of my mother. But behold thy slave Chimham; let him go over with my lord the king, and do to him what shall seem good unto thee.

Love » Of home » David

2 Samuel 23:15

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

Moreover 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 her down over against him a good way off as it were a bowshot; for she said, Let me not see 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, behold, a woman of Canaan having come out of the same borders cried unto him, saying, Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me; my daughter is sick, possessed by a demon.

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

1 Samuel 2:19

Moreover his mother made him a little coat and brought it to him each year when she came up with her husband to offer the accustomed sacrifice.

Love » Examples of fathers' love » Laban

Genesis 31:28

And hast not suffered me to kiss my sons and my daughters? Thou hast now done foolishly in so doing.

Love » Maternal » Hagar's love for her child

Genesis 21:16

And she went and sat her down over against him a good way off as it were a bowshot; for she said, Let me not see 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 thy thought and with all thy strength: this is the principal commandment. And the second is like it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is no other commandment greater than these.

Love » Maternal » The canaanitish mother

Matthew 15:22

And, behold, a woman of Canaan having come out of the same borders cried unto him, saying, Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me; my daughter is sick, possessed by a demon.

Love » Maternal » The mother of samuel

1 Samuel 2:19

Moreover his mother made him a little coat and brought it to him each year when she came up with her husband to offer the accustomed sacrifice.

Love » Paternal » Laban

Genesis 31:28

And hast not suffered me to kiss my sons and my daughters? Thou hast now done foolishly in so doing.

Love » Fathers » Laban

Genesis 31:28

And hast not suffered me to kiss my sons and my daughters? Thou hast now done foolishly in so doing.

Love » Of home » jacob

Genesis 31:30

And now, that thou art leaving, because thy desire is after thy father's house, yet why hast thou stolen my gods?

Love » Of home » Hobab

Numbers 10:30

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

Love » Those that do not love jesus Christ

John 14:23-24

Jesus answered and said unto him, He who loves me will keep my words, and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him and dwell with him. He that does not love me does not keep my words, and the word which ye have heard is not mine, but of the Father who sent me.

Love » Why love waxes cold

Love » The source of love

1 John 4:7-21

Beloved, let us love one another, for charity is of God. Anyone that loves is born of God and knows God. He that does not love does not know God, for God is charity. In this was the charity of God demonstrated in us, in that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. read more.
In this does the charity consist, not because we had loved God, but because he loved us and has sent his Son to be the reconciliation for our sins. Beloved, if God 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 charity is completed in us. In this we know that we abide in him, and he in us, in that he has given us of his Spirit. And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the 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 believed the charity that God has in us. God is charity, and he that abides in charity abides in God, and God in him. In this the charity with us is made perfect, that we may have confidence in the day of judgment, that as he is, so are we in this world. In charity there is no fear; but charity that is perfect casts out fear; because fear has torment; from which he that fears is not complete in charity. We love him, because he first loved us. If anyone says, I love God and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he that does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen? And we have this commandment from him, That he who loves God loves his brother also.

Love » Walking in love

Love » Secret love

Love » Who seeks love

Love » Instances of love for jesus » Nicodemus

John 19:39-40

Then Nicodemus came also, who at the first came to Jesus by night, and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about one hundred pounds. And they took the body of Jesus and wound it in linen clothes with the spices, as is the manner of the Jews to bury.

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 the woman, of whom the living child was, spoke unto the king, for her bowels yearned upon her son, and she said, O my lord, give her the living child and in no wise slay it. But the other said, Let it be neither mine nor thine, but divide it.

Love » Examples of mothers' love » The shunammite mother

2 Kings 4:20

And when he had taken him and brought him to his mother, he sat on her knees until noon and then died.

Love » Maternal » The mother's unforgettable love

Love » Maternal » The mother of solomon's time

1 Kings 3:26

Then the woman, of whom the living child was, spoke unto the king, for her bowels yearned upon her son, and she said, O my lord, give her the living child and in no wise slay it. But the other said, Let it be neither mine nor thine, but divide it.

Love » Paternal » The fulfilling of the law

Love » Maternal » The shunammite mother

2 Kings 4:20

And when he had taken him and brought him to his mother, he sat on her knees until noon and then died.

Love » Keeping yourself in the love of God

Jude 1:20-21

But ye, beloved, building up yourselves upon your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting for 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 little children, I write these things unto you, that ye sin not; and if anyone has sinned, we have an Advocate before the Father, Jesus, the righteous Christ; and he is the reconciliation for our sins, and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. And in this we do know that we have known him if we keep his commandments. read more.
He that says, I have known him, and does not keep his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whosoever keeps his word, in him verily is the charity of God perfected: hereby know we 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. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he shall take away; and every one that bears fruit, he shall purge that they may bring forth more fruit. Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. read more.
Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abides in the vine, no more can ye, except ye abide in me. I AM the vine, ye are the branches: he that abides in me, and I in him, the same brings forth much fruit; for without me ye can do nothing. He who does not abide in me shall be cast forth as an unsound branch and shall wither, and they are gathered and cast into the fire and are burned. If ye abide in me and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. In this is my Father clarified, in that ye bear much fruit; and in this manner ye shall be my disciples. As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love. If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love, even as I have kept my Father's commandments and abide in his love.

Love » Who loves God’s children

1 John 5:1-2

Whosoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God; and anyone that loves him that begat also loves him that is born of him. In this we know that we love the sons of God, when we love God and keep his commandments.

Love » Instances of love for jesus » Joseph of aramathaea

Matthew 27:57-60

When the evening was come, there came a rich man of Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also had been a disciple of Jesus; he went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered. And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth read more.
and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock, and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre and departed.

Love » Instances of » Abraham for lot

Genesis 14:14-16

And when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he armed his tried and experienced servants, born in his own house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued them unto Dan. And he and his slaves poured themselves out against them by night and smote them and pursued them unto Hobah, which is on the left hand of Damascus. And he recovered all the goods and also brought again his brother Lot and his goods 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 outside near the sepulchre weeping, and as she wept, she stooped down and looked into the sepulchre

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 bulrushes and daubed it with slime and with pitch and put the child in it, and she laid it in the reeds by the river's brink.

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

John 19:25

Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene.

Love » Instances of » Nehemiah for israelites

Nehemiah 5:10-15

I, likewise, and my brethren and my servants, have lent them money and grain; let us now release them from this burden. Restore, I pray you, to them, today, their lands, their vineyards, their oliveyards, and their houses, and even the hundredth part of the money, and of the grain, the wine, and the oil, that ye exact of them. Then they said, We will return it and will require nothing of them; so we will do as thou sayest. Then I called the priests and caused them to sware that they should do according to this promise. read more.
Also I shook my lap and said, Thus will God shake out each man from his house and from his labour, that does not perform this promise, even thus shall he be shaken out and emptied. And all the congregation said, Amen, and praised the LORD. And the people did according to this promise. Moreover, from the day that I was appointed by the king to be their captain in the land of Judah, from the twentieth year even unto the thirty-second year of Artaxerxes, the king, that is, twelve years, I and my brethren have not eaten the bread of the captain. But the former captains that had been before me had charged the people and had taken of them for bread and wine, upon forty shekels of silver; and in addition to this their servants bore rule over the people; but I did not do so because of the fear of God.

Love » Instances of » Naomi, ruth, and boaz

Love » For Christ » Thomas

John 11:16

Then Thomas said, who is called Didymus, unto his fellowdisciples, Let us go also, that we may die with him.

Love » For Christ » Peter

John 21:16

He said to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He said unto him, Yes, Lord thou knowest that I love thee. He said unto him, Feed my sheep.

Love » For Christ » Paul

Love » The test » Of true discipleship

Love » The test » Of genuine service

John 21:16

He said to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He said unto him, Yes, Lord thou knowest that I love thee. He said unto him, Feed 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 bulrushes and daubed it with slime and with pitch and put the child in it, and she laid it in the reeds by the river's brink.

Love » Maternal » The mother of jesus

John 19:25

Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene.

Love » Fathers » Father of the prodigal

Love » Instances of love for jesus » Thomas

John 11:16

Then Thomas said, who is called Didymus, unto his fellowdisciples, Let us go also, 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 being slain, and kept 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 slew him not.

Love » Instances of » Job's friends

Job 42:11

Then all his brethren came unto him and all his sisters and all those that had been of his acquaintance before and ate bread with him in his house; and they condoled him and comforted him over all the evil that the LORD had brought upon him; each one also gave him an ewe, and an earring of gold.

Love » For Christ » The sinful women

Luke 7:47

Therefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much; but to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little.

Love » For Christ » Mary of bethany

John 12:3

Then Mary took a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and 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 the evil and love the good, and establish judgment in the gate; it may be that the LORD God of the 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 there followed him a great company of people, and of women, who also bewailed and lamented him.

Love » Instances of » Roman Christians for paul

Acts 28:15

And from there, when the brethren heard of us, they came to meet us as far as Appii Forum and The Three Taverns 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 slave, who was dear unto him, was sick and ready to die. And when he heard of Jesus, he sent unto him the elders of the Jews, beseeching him that he would come and free his slave. And when they came to Jesus, they besought him instantly, saying, That he is worthy that this should be done for him, read more.
for he loves our nation and he has built us a synagogue. Then Jesus went with them. And when he was now not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying unto him, Lord, trouble not thyself, for I am not worthy that thou should enter under my roof;

Love » Instances of » Obadiah for the prophets

1 Kings 18:4

for when Jezebel cut off the prophets of the LORD, Obadiah took one hundred prophets and hid them in groups of fifty in caves and sustained 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 was entering into the ship, he that had been troubled by the demon besought him that he might be with him.

Love » Instances of » Mordecai for esther

Esther 2:7

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

Lying » The wicked » Love

Psalm 52:3

Thou dost love evil more than good; and lying rather than to speak righteousness. Selah.

Paul » Characteristics of » Love

2 Corinthians 2:4

For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote unto you with many tears; not that ye should be grieved, but that ye might know how much more charity I have towards you.

Peace » Saints should » Love

Zechariah 8:19

Thus hath the LORD of the hosts said, 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 feasts; therefore love the truth and peace.

Perfection » Some essential elements of » Love

Salvation » Saints » Love

Psalm 40:16

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

The second coming of Christ » Saints » Love

profane Swearing » The wicked » Love

Psalm 109:17

As he loved the curse, so let it come unto him; as he delighted not in the blessing, so let it be far from him.

Truth » Love

Zechariah 8:19

Thus hath the LORD of the hosts said, 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 feasts; therefore love the truth and peace.

Universal » Blessing, possible » Love

John 10:16

And I have other sheep which are not of this fold; it is expedient that I bring them also, and they shall hear my voice, and there shall be one fold and one shepherd.

Vanity » The wicked » Love

Psalm 4:2

O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame? how long will ye love vanity, and seek after the lie? Selah.

Vanity » Evil people » Love

Psalm 4:2

O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame? how long will ye love vanity, and seek after the lie? Selah.

Walk » Characteristics of » Love

Topics on Love

A Time For Love

Ezekiel 16:8

And I passed by thee and looked upon thee; behold, thy time was the time of love; and I spread my mantle over thee and covered thy shame; and I gave thee an oath and entered into a covenant with thee, said the Lord GOD, and thou becamest mine;

Agape Love

John 15:12-13

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

God's Love For Israel

Psalm 47:4

He shall choose our inheritance for us, the excellency of Jacob whom he loved. Selah.

Love And Wine

Song of Solomon 2:4

He brought me to the wine chamber and placed his banner of love over me.

Love Feast

Jude 1:12

These are spots in your banquets of charity, feeding themselves without any fear whatsoever: clouds without water, carried to and fro of the winds; trees withered as in fall, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots;