Most Relevant Verses
And above all these [put on] love and enfold yourselves with the bond of perfectness [which binds everything together completely in ideal harmony].
Guard and keep yourselves in the love of God; expect and patiently wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah) -- "[which will bring you] unto life eternal.
And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as [you do] yourself.
No one has greater love [no one has shown stronger affection] than to lay down (give up) his own life for his friends.
Let each of you esteem and look upon and be concerned for not [merely] his own interests, but also each for the interests of others.
And to love Him out of and with all the heart and with all the understanding [with the faculty of quick apprehension and intelligence and keenness of discernment] and with all the strength, and to love one's neighbor as oneself, is much more than all the whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.
Even so husbands should love their wives as [being in a sense] their own bodies. He who loves his own wife loves himself.
For people will be lovers of self and [utterly] self-centered, lovers of money and aroused by an inordinate [greedy] desire for wealth, proud and arrogant and contemptuous boasters. They will be abusive (blasphemous, scoffing), disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy and profane.
And the grace (unmerited favor and blessing) of our Lord [actually] flowed out superabundantly and beyond measure for me, accompanied by faith and love that are [to be realized] in Christ Jesus.
The second is like it and is this, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these.
For God did not give us a spirit of timidity (of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear), but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and self-control.
[They will be] treacherous [betrayers], rash, [and] inflated with self-conceit. [They will be] lovers of sensual pleasures and vain amusements more than and rather than lovers of God.
For the whole Law [concerning human relationships] is complied with in the one precept, You shall love your neighbor as [you do] yourself.
And have clothed yourselves with the new [spiritual self], which is [ever in the process of being] renewed and remolded into [fuller and more perfect knowledge upon] knowledge after the image (the likeness) of Him Who created it.
And he replied, You must love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.
Do not love or cherish the world or the things that are in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in him.
For the Father Himself [tenderly] loves you because you have loved Me and have believed that I came out from the Father.
I give you a new commandment: that you should love one another. Just as I have loved you, so you too should love one another.
And this command (charge, order, injunction) we have from Him: that he who loves God shall love his brother [ believer] also.
For by the grace (unmerited favor of God) given to me I warn everyone among you not to estimate and think of himself more highly than he ought [not to have an exaggerated opinion of his own importance], but to rate his ability with sober judgment, each according to the degree of faith apportioned by God to him.
He who does not love has not become acquainted with God [does not and never did know Him], for God is love.
And put on the new nature (the regenerate self) created in God's image, [Godlike] in true righteousness and holiness.
By this we come to know (progressively to recognize, to perceive, to understand) the [essential] love: that He laid down His [own] life for us; and we ought to lay [our] lives down for [those who are our] brothers [ in Him].
Anyone who loves his life loses it, but anyone who hates his life in this world will keep it to life eternal. [Whoever has no love for, no concern for, no regard for his life here on earth, but despises it, preserves his life forever and ever.]
Love endures long and is patient and kind; love never is envious nor boils over with jealousy, is not boastful or vainglorious, does not display itself haughtily.
But [as for me personally] it matters very little to me that I should be put on trial by you [on this point], and that you or any other human tribunal should investigate and question and cross-question me. I do not even put myself on trial and judge myself.
Rather, let our lives lovingly express truth [in all things, speaking truly, dealing truly, living truly]. Enfolded in love, let us grow up in every way and in all things into Him Who is the Head, [even] Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).
And the love of the great body of people will grow cold because of the multiplied lawlessness and iniquity,
But I will most gladly spend [myself] and be utterly spent for your souls. If I love you exceedingly, am I to be loved [by you] the less?
For you, brethren, were [indeed] called to freedom; only [do not let your] freedom be an incentive to your flesh and an opportunity or excuse [for selfishness], but through love you should serve one another.
We know that our old (unrenewed) self was nailed to the cross with Him in order that [our] body [which is the instrument] of sin might be made ineffective and inactive for evil, that we might no longer be the slaves of sin.
Open rebuke is better than love that is hidden.
Do nothing from factional motives [through contentiousness, strife, selfishness, or for unworthy ends] or prompted by conceit and empty arrogance. Instead, in the true spirit of humility (lowliness of mind) let each regard the others as better than and superior to himself [thinking more highly of one another than you do of yourselves].
But we belong to the day; therefore, let us be sober and put on the breastplate (corslet) of faith and love and for a helmet the hope of salvation.
And He replied to him, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind (intellect).
I have been crucified with Christ [in Him I have shared His crucifixion]; it is no longer I who live, but Christ (the Messiah) lives in me; and the life I now live in the body I live by faith in (by adherence to and reliance on and complete trust in) the Son of God, Who loved me and gave Himself up for me.
Whereas the object and purpose of our instruction and charge is love, which springs from a pure heart and a good (clear) conscience and sincere (unfeigned) faith.
And what this love consists in is this: that we live and walk in accordance with and guided by His commandments (His orders, ordinances, precepts, teaching). This is the commandment, as you have heard from the beginning, that you continue to walk in love [guided by it and following it].
- Acceptance, Of One Another
- Agape Love
- Attitudes, to other people
- Being Loved
- Being Yourself
- Brothers Love
- Confidence And Self Esteem
- Fathers Love
- Finding Love
- Friendship And Love
- God Being In Control
- God's Love For Us
- God's Salvation Made Known
- Gods Love
- Great Things
- Hope And Love
- Jesus Christ, Love Of
- Keeping Christ's Commands
- Love And Relationships
- Love And Strength
- Love Fellow Christians!
- Love For God
- Love Your Neighbour!
- Love to Christ
- Love, For One Another
- Love, Nature Of
- Loving Everyone
- Loving One Another
- Loving Yourself
- Putting God First
- Respecting Your Body
- Second Commandment