'Love' in the Bible
And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou dost love, and go to the land of Moriah and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.
and make me savoury food, such as I love, and bring it to me that I may eat, that my soul may bless thee before I die.
And Jacob served seven years for Rachel, and they seemed unto him but a few days, for the love he had to her.
And Leah conceived and gave birth to a son, and she called his name Reuben; for she said, Surely the LORD has looked upon my affliction; now therefore my husband will love me.
And his soul was joined unto Dinah, the daughter of Jacob, and he fell in love with the damsel and spoke unto her heart.
and showing mercy unto thousands of generations of those that love me and keep my commandments.
And if the slave shall plainly say, I love my master, my wife, and my children; I will not go out free.
Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the sons of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. I am the LORD.
But the stranger that dwells with you shall be as the natural of yourselves, and thou shalt love him as thyself; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt. I AM your God.
and showing mercy unto thousands, to those that love me and keep my commandments.
And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart and with all thy soul and with all thy might.
Know, therefore, that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, who keeps covenant and mercy with those that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations
and he will love thee and bless thee and multiply thee; he will also bless the fruit of thy womb and the fruit of thy land, thy grain and thy wine and thine oil, the increase of thy cows and the flocks of thy sheep, in the land which he swore unto thy fathers to give thee.
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,
The LORD delighted only in thy fathers to love them, and he chose their seed after them, even you from among all the peoples, as it is this day.
Ye shall love, therefore, the stranger, for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.
Therefore, thou shalt love the LORD thy God and keep his charge and his statutes and his rights and his commandments, always.
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
thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams; for the LORD your God proves you, to know whether ye love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.
when thou shalt keep all these commandments to do them, which I command thee this day: to love the LORD thy God, and to walk all the days in his ways, then shalt thou add three cities more for thee, besides these three,
And the LORD thy God will circumcise thine heart and the heart of thy seed, to love the LORD thy God with all thine heart and with all thy soul, that thou may live.
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.
that thou may love the LORD thy God and that thou may hear his voice and that thou may cleave unto him; for he is thy life and the length of thy days that thou may dwell in the land which the LORD swore unto thy fathers, to Abraham to Isaac and to Jacob, to give them.
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.
Therefore take heed for your souls that ye love the LORD your God.
So let all thine enemies perish, O LORD, but let those that love thee be as the sun when he rises in all his might. And the land had rest forty years.
And Samson's wife wept before him and said, Thou dost only hate me and dost not love me, for thou hast not declared unto me the enigma that thou hast put forth unto the sons of my people. And he said unto her, Behold, I have not told it to my father nor my mother, and must I tell it to thee?
And she said unto him, How canst thou say, I love thee, when thy heart is not with me? Thou hast mocked me these three times and hast not yet told me what gives thee thy great strength.
And he shall be unto thee a restorer of thy soul and a sustainer in thy old age, for thy daughter-in-law, whom thou doth love, who is better to thee than seven sons, has given birth.
And Saul commanded his slaves, saying, Speak with David secretly and say, Behold, the king has delight in thee, and all his slaves love thee; now, therefore, be the king's son-in-law.
I am distressed for thee, my brother Jonathan; very pleasant hast thou been unto me; thy love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women.
And who in the earth is like thy people, like Israel? A Gentile for the love of whom God went to ransom as a people to himself and to give him a name and to do with you great and terrible things in thy land because of thy people whom thou didst redeem unto thee from Egypt, from the Gentiles and their gods?
And he said unto him, Why art thou, being the king's son, becoming thinner from day to day? Wilt thou not tell me? And Amnon said unto him, I love Tamar, my brother Absalom's sister.
Then Amnon hated her exceedingly so that the hatred with which he hated her was greater than the love with which he had loved her. And Amnon said unto her, Arise, be gone.
of the Gentiles concerning which the LORD had said unto the sons of Israel, Ye shall not go in to them, neither shall they come in unto you, for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods. Solomon clave unto these in love.
And Jehu, the son of Hanani, the seer, went out to meet him and said to king Jehoshaphat, Should thou help the ungodly and love those that hate the LORD? Therefore, the wrath of the presence of the LORD shall be upon thee.
and said, I beseech thee, O LORD God of the heavens, strong, great and terrible, who keeps covenant and mercy for those that love thee and observe thy commandments;
He shall pray unto God, and he will love him; and he shall see his face with shouts of joy; for he will render unto the man the recompense of his righteousness.
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.
And all those that put their trust in thee shall rejoice: they shall ever be in jubilee, for thou shalt cover them; and all that love thy name shall be joyful in thee.
I will love thee, O LORD, my strength.
O love the LORD, all ye his merciful ones, for the LORD preserves the faithful and plentifully rewards the proud doer.
Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee; let such as love thy salvation say continually, The LORD be magnified.
Thou dost love evil more than good; and lying rather than to speak righteousness. Selah.
Thou dost love all devouring words, O thou deceitful tongue.
The seed of his slaves shall inherit it, and those that love his name shall dwell therein.
Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee, and let such as love thy saving health say continually, Let God be magnified.
But my people did not hearken to my voice, and Israel did not love me.
Ye that love the LORD are to hate evil; he preserves the souls of his saints; he delivers them out of the hand of the wicked.
For thy slaves love her stones and have compassion on the dust thereof.
They have responded to my love by becoming my adversaries, but I give myself unto prayer.
And they have rewarded me evil for good, and hatred for my love.
I love the LORD, because he has heard my voice and my supplications.
MEM. O how I love thy law! it is my meditation all the day.
SAMECH. I hate vain thoughts; but I love thy law.
Look thou upon me and be merciful unto me, as thou didst use to do unto those that love thy name.
Consider, O LORD, that I love thy precepts; cause me to live according to thy mercy.
I hate and abhor lying, but I love thy law.
Those who love thy law have great peace, and nothing shall cause them to stumble.
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem; those that love thee shall be brought into rest.
For the love of thy slave David, do not turn away thy face from thine anointed.
Schin The LORD preserves all those that love him, but all the wicked he will destroy.
How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and the fools hate knowledge?
Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee; love her, and she shall keep thee.
Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy thee at all times; and be thou ravished always with her love, without eyes for anyone else.
Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning; let us solace ourselves with loves.
I love those that love me, and those that seek me early shall find me.
But he that sins against me wrongs his own soul; all those that hate me love death.
Chasten not a scorner lest he hate thee; chasten a wise man, and he will love thee.
Hatred stirs up strifes, but love covers all sins.
Fools speak sin unto themselves, but among the righteous there is love.
The poor is hated even of his own neighbour, but many are those who love the rich.
The scorner does not love the one that reproves him, neither will he go unto the wise.
Better is a dinner of vegetables where love is than a fatted calf and hatred therewith.
Righteous lips are the delight of kings, and they love him that speaks that which is right.
He that covers a transgression seeks love, but he that repeats a matter separates very friends.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those that love it shall eat its fruit.
Do not love sleep lest thou come to poverty; open thine eyes, and thou shalt be satisfied with bread.
Open rebuke is better than secret love.
a time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
Certainly I applied my heart unto all of this that I might declare all of this: that the righteous and the wise and their works are in the hand of God; no man knows either love or hatred by all that passes before them.
Even their love and their hatred and their envy is now perished; neither have they any more a portion in the age in any thing that is done under the sun.
Live joyfully with the wife whom thou dost love all the days which thou art to live in this lake of vanity, which are given unto thee; all the days of thy vanity under the sun: for that is thy portion in this life, and in thy labour in which thou dost work under the sun.
Oh! if he would kiss me with the kisses of his mouth! for thy love is better than wine.
Draw me after thee, we will run. The king has brought me into his chambers; we will be glad and rejoice in thee; we will remember thy love more than the wine; the upright love thee.
I have compared thee, O my love, to a mare of the chariots of Pharaoh.
Behold, thou art fair, my love; behold, thou art fair; thou hast doves' eyes.
As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the virgins.
He brought me to the wine chamber and placed his banner of love over me.
Sustain me with flagons of wine, strengthen me with apples; for I am sick with love.
I charge you, O ye virgins of Jerusalem, by the roes and by the hinds of the field that ye not awake nor stir up love, until he pleases.
My beloved spoke and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.
the fig tree has put forth her green figs, and the vines in blossom have given forth their fragrance. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.
I charge you, O ye virgins of Jerusalem, by the roes and by the hinds of the field, that ye not awake nor stir up love, until he pleases.
He made its pillars of silver, the bottom of it of gold, the covering of it of purple, its interior being paved with love, for the virgins of Jerusalem.
Behold, thou art fair, my love; behold, thou art fair; thou hast doves' eyes within thy locks; thy hair is as a flock of goats that appear from Mount Gilead.
Thou art all fair, my love; there is no spot in thee.
How fair is thy love, my sister, my spouse! how much better is thy love than wine! and the smell of thine ointments than all spices!
I sleep, but my heart watches for the voice of my beloved that knocks at the door, Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my perfect one: for my head is filled with dew, and my locks with the drops of the night.
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