'Love' in the Bible
He said, "Now take your son, your only son, whom you love, even Isaac, and go into the land of Moriah. Offer him there for a burnt offering on one of the mountains which I will tell you of."
Make me savory food, such as I love, and bring it to me, that I may eat, and that my soul may bless you before I die."
Jacob served seven years for Rachel. They seemed to him but a few days, for the love he had for her.
Leah conceived, and bore a son, and she named him Reuben. For she said, "Because Yahweh has looked at my affliction. For now my husband will love me."
and showing loving kindness to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.
But if the servant shall plainly say, 'I love my master, my wife, and my children. I will not go out free;'
"'You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the children of your people; but you shall love your neighbor as yourself. I am Yahweh.
The stranger who lives as a foreigner with you shall be to you as the native-born among you, and you shall love him as yourself; for you lived as foreigners in the land of Egypt. I am Yahweh your God.
and showing loving kindness to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.
and you shall love Yahweh your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might.
Yahweh didn't set his love on you, nor choose you, because you were more in number than any people; for you were the fewest of all peoples:
Know therefore that Yahweh your God, he is God, the faithful God, who keeps covenant and loving kindness with them who love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations,
and he will love you, and bless you, and multiply you; he will also bless the fruit of your body and the fruit of your ground, your grain and your new wine and your oil, the increase of your livestock and the young of your flock, in the land which he swore to your fathers to give you.
Now, Israel, what does Yahweh your God require of you, but to fear Yahweh your God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve Yahweh your God with all your heart and with all your soul,
Only Yahweh had a delight in your fathers to love them, and he chose their seed after them, even you above all peoples, as at this day.
Therefore love the foreigner; for you were foreigners in the land of Egypt.
Therefore you shall love Yahweh your God, and keep his instructions, and his statutes, and his ordinances, and his commandments, always.
It shall happen, if you shall listen diligently to my commandments which I command you this day, to love Yahweh your God, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul,
For if you shall diligently keep all this commandment which I command you, to do it, to love Yahweh your God, to walk in all his ways, and to cling to him;
you shall not listen to the words of that prophet, or to that dreamer of dreams: for Yahweh your God proves you, to know whether you love Yahweh your God with all your heart and with all your soul.
if you keep all this commandment to do it, which I command you this day, to love Yahweh your God, and to walk ever in his ways; then you shall add three cities more for yourselves, besides these three:
Yahweh your God will circumcise your heart, and the heart of your seed, to love Yahweh your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, that you may live.
in that I command you this day to love Yahweh your God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his ordinances, that you may live and multiply, and that Yahweh your God may bless you in the land where you go in to possess it.
to love Yahweh your God, to obey his voice, and to cling to him; for he is your life, and the length of your days; that you may dwell in the land which Yahweh swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.
Only take diligent heed to do the commandment and the law which Moses the servant of Yahweh commanded you, to love Yahweh your God, to walk in all his ways, to keep his commandments, to hold fast to him, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul."
Take good heed therefore to yourselves, that you love Yahweh your God.
"So let all your enemies perish, Yahweh, but let those who love him be as the sun when it rises forth in its strength." Then the land had rest forty years.
Samson's wife wept before him, and said, "You just hate me, and don't love me. You have put forth a riddle to the children of my people, and haven't told it me." He said to her, "Behold, I haven't told it my father nor my mother, and shall I tell you?"
She said to him, "How can you say, 'I love you,' when your heart is not with me? You have mocked me these three times, and have not told me where your great strength lies."
Saul commanded his servants, "Talk with David secretly, and say, 'Behold, the king has delight in you, and all his servants love you: now therefore be the king's son-in-law.'"
Jonathan caused David to swear again, for the love that he had to him; for he loved him as he loved his own soul.
I am distressed for you, my brother Jonathan. You have been very pleasant to me. Your love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women.
He said to him, "Why, son of the king, are you so sad from day to day? Won't you tell me?" Amnon said to him, "I love Tamar, my brother Absalom's sister."
Then Amnon hated her with exceeding great hatred; for the hatred with which he hated her was greater than the love with which he had loved her. Amnon said to her, "Arise, be gone!"
in that you love those who hate you, and hate those who love you. For you have declared this day, that princes and servants are nothing to you. For today I perceive that if Absalom had lived, and all we had died this day, then it would have pleased you well.
of the nations concerning which Yahweh said to the children of Israel, "You shall not go among them, neither shall they come among you; for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods." Solomon joined to these in love.
Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and said to king Jehoshaphat, "Should you help the wicked, and love those who hate Yahweh? Because of this, wrath is on you from before Yahweh.
and said, "I beg you, Yahweh, the God of heaven, the great and awesome God, who keeps covenant and loving kindness with those who love him and keep his commandments:
"The wings of the ostrich wave proudly; but are they the feathers and plumage of love?
You sons of men, how long shall my glory be turned into dishonor? Will you love vanity, and seek after falsehood? Selah.
But let all those who take refuge in you rejoice, Let them always shout for joy, because you defend them. Let them also who love your name be joyful in you.
I love you, Yahweh, my strength.
Yahweh, I love the habitation of your house, the place where your glory dwells.
Oh love Yahweh, all you his saints! Yahweh preserves the faithful, and fully recompenses him who behaves arrogantly.
Let all those who seek you rejoice and be glad in you. Let such as love your salvation say continually, "Let Yahweh be exalted!"
You love evil more than good, lying rather than speaking the truth. Selah.
You love all devouring words, you deceitful tongue.
The children also of his servants shall inherit it. Those who love his name shall dwell therein. For the Chief Musician. By David. A reminder.
Let all those who seek you rejoice and be glad in you. Let those who love your salvation continually say, "Let God be exalted!"
I indeed declare, "Love stands firm forever. You established the heavens. Your faithfulness is in them."
"Because he has set his love on me, therefore I will deliver him. I will set him on high, because he has known my name.
You who love Yahweh, hate evil. He preserves the souls of his saints. He delivers them out of the hand of the wicked.
In return for my love, they are my adversaries; but I am in prayer.
They have rewarded me evil for good, and hatred for my love.
I love Yahweh, because he listens to my voice, and my cries for mercy.
I will delight myself in your commandments, because I love them.
I reach out my hands for your commandments, which I love. I will meditate on your statutes. ZAYIN
How I love your law! It is my meditation all day.
I hate double-minded men, but I love your law.
You put away all the wicked of the earth like dross. Therefore I love your testimonies.
Therefore I love your commandments more than gold, yes, more than pure gold.
Turn to me, and have mercy on me, as you always do to those who love your name.
Consider how I love your precepts. Revive me, Yahweh, according to your loving kindness.
I hate and abhor falsehood. I love your law.
Those who love your law have great peace. Nothing causes them to stumble.
My soul has observed your testimonies. I love them exceedingly.
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. Those who love you will prosper.
Yahweh preserves all those who love him, but all the wicked he will destroy.
"How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity? How long will mockers delight themselves in mockery, and fools hate knowledge?
Don't forsake her, and she will preserve you. Love her, and she will keep you.
A loving doe and a graceful deer -- let her breasts satisfy you at all times. Be captivated always with her love.
I love those who love me. Those who seek me diligently will find me.
That I may give wealth to those who love me. I fill their treasuries.
But he who sins against me wrongs his own soul. All those who hate me love death."
Don't reprove a scoffer, lest he hate you. Reprove a wise man, and he will love you.
Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all wrongs.
Don't they go astray who plot evil? But love and faithfulness belong to those who plan good.
A scoffer doesn't love to be reproved; he will not go to the wise.
Better is a dinner of herbs, where love is, than a fattened calf with hatred.
He who covers an offense promotes love; but he who repeats a matter separates best friends.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue; those who love it will eat its fruit.
Many men claim to be men of unfailing love, but who can find a faithful man?
Don't love sleep, lest you come to poverty. Open your eyes, and you shall be satisfied with bread.
Love and faithfulness keep the king safe. His throne is sustained by love.
Better is open rebuke than hidden love.
a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.
For all this I laid to my heart, even to explore all this: that the righteous, and the wise, and their works, are in the hand of God; whether it is love or hatred, man doesn't know it; all is before them.
Also their love, their hatred, and their envy has perished long ago; neither have they any more a portion forever in anything that is done under the sun.
Live joyfully with the wife whom you love all the days of your life of vanity, which he has given you under the sun, all your days of vanity: for that is your portion in life, and in your labor in which you labor under the sun.
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth; for your love is better than wine.
Your oils have a pleasing fragrance. Your name is oil poured forth, therefore the virgins love you.
Take me away with you. Let us hurry. The king has brought me into his rooms. Friends We will be glad and rejoice in you. We will praise your love more than wine! Beloved They are right to love you.
I have compared you, my love, to a steed in Pharaoh's chariots.
Behold, you are beautiful, my love. Behold, you are beautiful. Your eyes are doves. Beloved
As a lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters. Beloved
He brought me to the banquet hall. His banner over me is love.
Strengthen me with raisins, refresh me with apples; For I am faint with love.
I adjure you, daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, or by the hinds of the field, that you not stir up, nor awaken love, until it so desires.
My beloved spoke, and said to me, "Rise up, my love, my beautiful one, and come away.
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