Best Way To Show Love

Is To Live Love

Matthew 3:17- Revelation 22:15

Matthew 3:17 (Show Matthew 3)
and behold, a voice from heaven said, “This is my beloved Son,[1] with whom I am well pleased.”
[1]Or my Son, my (or the) Beloved

Matthew 5:43 (Show Matthew 5)

Love Your Enemies
“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’

Matthew 5:44 (Show Matthew 5)
But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

Matthew 5:46 (Show Matthew 5)
For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same?

Matthew 6:5 (Show Matthew 6)

The Lord's Prayer
“And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.

Matthew 6:24 (Show Matthew 6)
“No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.[1]
[1]Greek mammon, a Semitic word for money or possessions

Matthew 10:37 (Show Matthew 10)
Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.

Matthew 12:18 (Show Matthew 12)
“Behold, my servant whom I have chosen, my beloved with whom my soul is well pleased. I will put my Spirit upon him, and he will proclaim justice to the Gentiles.

Matthew 17:5 (Show Matthew 17)
He was still speaking when, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my beloved Son,[1] with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.”
[1]Or my Son, my (or the) Beloved

Matthew 19:19 - Luke 16:14

Matthew 19:19 (Show Matthew 19)
Honor your father and mother, and, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

Matthew 22:37 (Show Matthew 22)
And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.

Matthew 22:39 (Show Matthew 22)
And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

Matthew 23:6 (Show Matthew 23)
and they love the place of honor at feasts and the best seats in the synagogues

Matthew 24:12 (Show Matthew 24)
And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold.

Mark 1:11 (Show Mark 1)
And a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son;[1] with you I am well pleased.”
[1]Or my Son, my (or the) Beloved

Mark 9:7 (Show Mark 9)
And a cloud overshadowed them, and a voice came out of the cloud, “This is my beloved Son;[1] listen to him.”
[1]Or my Son, my (or the) Beloved

Mark 10:21 (Show Mark 10)
And Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, “You lack one thing: go, sell all that you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.”

Mark 12:6 (Show Mark 12)
He had still one other, a beloved son. Finally he sent him to them, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’

Mark 12:30 (Show Mark 12)
And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’

Mark 12:31 (Show Mark 12)
The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”

Mark 12:33 (Show Mark 12)
And to love him with all the heart and with all the understanding and with all the strength, and to love one's neighbor as oneself, is much more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.”

Luke 3:22 (Show Luke 3)
and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form, like a dove; and a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son;[1] with you I am well pleased.”[2]
[1]Or my Son, my (or the) Beloved [2]Some manuscripts beloved Son; today I have begotten you

Luke 6:27 (Show Luke 6)

Love Your Enemies
“But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,

Luke 6:32 (Show Luke 6)
“If you love those who love you, what benefit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them.

Luke 6:35 (Show Luke 6)
But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil.

Luke 7:5 (Show Luke 7)
for he loves our nation, and he is the one who built us our synagogue.”

Luke 7:42 (Show Luke 7)
When they could not pay, he cancelled the debt of both. Now which of them will love him more?”

Luke 7:47 (Show Luke 7)
Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven—for she loved much. But he who is forgiven little, loves little.”

Luke 9:35 (Show Luke 9)
And a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is my Son, my Chosen One;[1] listen to him!”
[1]Some manuscripts my Beloved

Luke 10:27 (Show Luke 10)
And he answered, “You shall 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.”

Luke 11:42 (Show Luke 11)
“But woe to you Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and every herb, and neglect justice and the love of God. These you ought to have done, without neglecting the others.

Luke 11:43 (Show Luke 11)
Woe to you Pharisees! For you love the best seat in the synagogues and greetings in the marketplaces.

Luke 16:13 (Show Luke 16)
No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.”

Luke 16:14 (Show Luke 16)

The Law and the Kingdom of God
The Pharisees, who were lovers of money, heard all these things, and they ridiculed him.

Luke 20:13 - John 15:9

Luke 20:13 (Show Luke 20)
Then the owner of the vineyard said, ‘What shall I do? I will send my beloved son; perhaps they will respect him.’

Luke 20:46 (Show Luke 20)
“Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes, and love greetings in the marketplaces and the best seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at feasts,

John 3:16 (Show John 3)

For God So Loved the World
“For God so loved the world,[1] that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
[1]Or For this is how God loved the world

John 3:19 (Show John 3)
And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil.

John 3:35 (Show John 3)
The Father loves the Son and has given all things into his hand.

John 5:20 (Show John 5)
For the Father loves the Son and shows him all that he himself is doing. And greater works than these will he show him, so that you may marvel.

John 5:42 (Show John 5)
But I know that you do not have the love of God within you.

John 8:42 (Show John 8)
Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love me, for I came from God and I am here. I came not of my own accord, but he sent me.

John 10:17 (Show John 10)
For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life that I may take it up again.

John 11:3 (Show John 11)
So the sisters sent to him, saying, “Lord, he whom you love is ill.”

John 11:5 (Show John 11)
Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.

John 11:36 (Show John 11)
So the Jews said, “See how he loved him!”

John 12:25 (Show John 12)
Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.

John 12:43 (Show John 12)
for they loved the glory that comes from man more than the glory that comes from God.

John 13:1 (Show John 13)

Jesus Washes the Disciples' Feet
Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.

John 13:23 (Show John 13)
One of his disciples, whom Jesus loved, was reclining at table close to Jesus,[1]
[1]Greek in the bosom of Jesus

John 13:34 (Show John 13)
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.

John 13:35 (Show John 13)
By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

John 14:15 (Show John 14)

Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit
“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.

John 14:21 (Show John 14)
Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.”

John 14:23 (Show John 14)
Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.

John 14:24 (Show John 14)
Whoever does not love me does not keep my words. And the word that you hear is not mine but the Father's who sent me.

John 14:28 (Show John 14)
You heard me say to you, ‘I am going away, and I will come to you.’ If you loved me, you would have rejoiced, because I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I.

John 14:31 (Show John 14)
but I do as the Father has commanded me, so that the world may know that I love the Father. Rise, let us go from here.

John 15:9 (Show John 15)
As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love.

John 15:10 - Romans 8:39

John 15:10 (Show John 15)
If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and abide in his love.

John 15:12 (Show John 15)
“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.

John 15:13 (Show John 15)
Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.

John 15:17 (Show John 15)
These things I command you, so that you will love one another.

John 15:19 (Show John 15)
If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.

John 16:27 (Show John 16)
for the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God.[1]
[1]Some manuscripts from the Father

John 17:23 (Show John 17)
I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me.

John 17:24 (Show John 17)
Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world.

John 17:26 (Show John 17)
I made known to them your name, and I will continue to make it known, that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.”

John 19:26 (Show John 19)
When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son!”

John 20:2 (Show John 20)
So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.”

John 21:7 (Show John 21)
That disciple whom Jesus loved therefore said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his outer garment, for he was stripped for work, and threw himself into the sea.

John 21:15 (Show John 21)

Jesus and Peter
When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Feed my lambs.”

John 21:16 (Show John 21)
He said to him a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Tend my sheep.”

John 21:17 (Show John 21)
He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, “Do you love me?” and he said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep.

John 21:20 (Show John 21)

Jesus and the Beloved Apostle
Peter turned and saw the disciple whom Jesus loved following them, the one who had been reclining at table close to him and had said, “Lord, who is it that is going to betray you?”

Acts 15:25 (Show Acts 15)
it has seemed good to us, having come to one accord, to choose men and send them to you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul,

Romans 1:7 (Show Romans 1)
To all those in Rome who are loved by God and called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Romans 5:5 (Show Romans 5)
and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

Romans 5:8 (Show Romans 5)
but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Romans 8:28 (Show Romans 8)
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good,[1] for those who are called according to his purpose.
[1]Some manuscripts God works all things together for good, or God works in all things for the good

Romans 8:31 (Show Romans 8)

God's Everlasting Love
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be[1] against us?
[1]Or who is

Romans 8:35 (Show Romans 8)
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?

Romans 8:37 (Show Romans 8)
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.

Romans 8:39 (Show Romans 8)
nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 9:13 - 1 Corinthians 13:3

Romans 9:13 (Show Romans 9)
As it is written, “Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated.”

Romans 9:25 (Show Romans 9)
As indeed he says in Hosea, “Those who were not my people I will call ‘my people,’ and her who was not beloved I will call ‘beloved.’”

Romans 11:28 (Show Romans 11)
As regards the gospel, they are enemies of God for your sake. But as regards election, they are beloved for the sake of their forefathers.

Romans 12:9 (Show Romans 12)

Marks of the True Christian
Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.

Romans 12:10 (Show Romans 12)
Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.

Romans 12:19 (Show Romans 12)
Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it[1] to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”
[1]Greek give place

Romans 13:8 (Show Romans 13)

Fulfilling the Law Through Love
Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.

Romans 13:9 (Show Romans 13)
For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

Romans 13:10 (Show Romans 13)
Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

Romans 14:15 (Show Romans 14)
For if your brother is grieved by what you eat, you are no longer walking in love. By what you eat, do not destroy the one for whom Christ died.

Romans 15:30 (Show Romans 15)
I appeal to you, brothers, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to strive together with me in your prayers to God on my behalf,

Romans 16:5 (Show Romans 16)
Greet also the church in their house. Greet my beloved Epaenetus, who was the first convert[1] to Christ in Asia.
[1]Greek firstfruit

Romans 16:8 (Show Romans 16)
Greet Ampliatus, my beloved in the Lord.

Romans 16:9 (Show Romans 16)
Greet Urbanus, our fellow worker in Christ, and my beloved Stachys.

Romans 16:12 (Show Romans 16)
Greet those workers in the Lord, Tryphaena and Tryphosa. Greet the beloved Persis, who has worked hard in the Lord.

1 Corinthians 2:9 (Show 1 Corinthians 2)
But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him”—

1 Corinthians 4:14 (Show 1 Corinthians 4)
I do not write these things to make you ashamed, but to admonish you as my beloved children.

1 Corinthians 4:17 (Show 1 Corinthians 4)
That is why I sent[1] you Timothy, my beloved and faithful child in the Lord, to remind you of my ways in Christ,[2] as I teach them everywhere in every church.
[1]Or am sending [2]Some manuscripts add Jesus

1 Corinthians 4:21 (Show 1 Corinthians 4)
What do you wish? Shall I come to you with a rod, or with love in a spirit of gentleness?

1 Corinthians 8:1 (Show 1 Corinthians 8)

Food Offered to Idols
Now concerning[1] food offered to idols: we know that “all of us possess knowledge.” This “knowledge” puffs up, but love builds up.
[1]The expression Now concerning introduces a reply to a question in the Corinthians' letter; see 7:1

1 Corinthians 8:3 (Show 1 Corinthians 8)
But if anyone loves God, he is known by God.[1]
[1]Greek him

1 Corinthians 10:14 (Show 1 Corinthians 10)
Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry.

1 Corinthians 13:1 (Show 1 Corinthians 13)

The Way of Love
If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.

1 Corinthians 13:2 (Show 1 Corinthians 13)
And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.

1 Corinthians 13:3 (Show 1 Corinthians 13)
If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned,[1] but have not love, I gain nothing.
[1]Some manuscripts deliver up my body [to death] that I may boast

1 Corinthians 13:4 - Galatians 5:6

1 Corinthians 13:4(Show 1 Corinthians 13)
Loveis patient and kind; lovedoes not envy or boast; it is not arrogant

1 Corinthians 13:7(Show 1 Corinthians 13)
Lovebears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

1 Corinthians 13:8(Show 1 Corinthians 13)
Lovenever ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.

1 Corinthians 13:13(Show 1 Corinthians 13)
So now faith, hope, and loveabide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

1 Corinthians 14:1(Show 1 Corinthians 14)

Prophecy and Tongues
Pursue love, and earnestly desire the spiritual gifts, especially that you may prophesy.

1 Corinthians 15:58(Show 1 Corinthians 15)
Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.

1 Corinthians 16:14(Show 1 Corinthians 16)
Let all that you do be done in love.

1 Corinthians 16:22(Show 1 Corinthians 16)
If anyone has no lovefor the Lord, let him be accursed. Our Lord, come![1]
[1]Greek Maranatha(a transliteration of Aramaic)

1 Corinthians 16:24(Show 1 Corinthians 16)
My lovebe with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.

2 Corinthians 2:4(Show 2 Corinthians 2)
For I wrote to you out of much affliction and anguish of heart and with many tears, not to cause you pain but to let you know the abundant lovethat I have for you.

2 Corinthians 2:8(Show 2 Corinthians 2)
So I beg you to reaffirm your lovefor him.

2 Corinthians 5:14(Show 2 Corinthians 5)
For the loveof Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died;

2 Corinthians 6:6(Show 2 Corinthians 6)
by purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, the Holy Spirit, genuine love;

2 Corinthians 7:1(Show 2 Corinthians 7)
Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body[1]and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God.
[1]Greek flesh

2 Corinthians 8:7(Show 2 Corinthians 8)
But as you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all earnestness, and in our lovefor you[1]—see that you excel in this act of grace also.
[1]Some manuscripts in your love for us

2 Corinthians 8:8(Show 2 Corinthians 8)
I say this not as a command, but to prove by the earnestness of others that your lovealso is genuine.

2 Corinthians 8:24(Show 2 Corinthians 8)
So give proof before the churches of your loveand of our boasting about you to these men.

2 Corinthians 9:7(Show 2 Corinthians 9)
Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

2 Corinthians 11:11(Show 2 Corinthians 11)
And why? Because I do not loveyou? God knows I do!

2 Corinthians 12:15(Show 2 Corinthians 12)
I will most gladly spend and be spent for your souls. If I loveyou more, am I to be loved less?

2 Corinthians 12:19(Show 2 Corinthians 12)
Have you been thinking all along that we have been defending ourselves to you? It is in the sight of God that we have been speaking in Christ, and all for your upbuilding, beloved.

2 Corinthians 13:11(Show 2 Corinthians 13)

Final Greetings
Finally, brothers,[1]rejoice. Aim for restoration, comfort one another,[2]agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of loveand peace will be with you.
[1]Or brothers and sisters[2]Or listen to my appeal

2 Corinthians 13:14(Show 2 Corinthians 13)
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the loveof God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

Galatians 2:20(Show Galatians 2)
I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Galatians 5:6(Show Galatians 5)
For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, but only faith working through love

Galatians 5:13 - Philippians 2:2

Galatians 5:13 For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.

Galatians 5:14 (Show Galatians 5)
For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

Galatians 5:22 (Show Galatians 5)
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

Ephesians 1:4 (Show Ephesians 1)
even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love

Ephesians 1:5 (Show Ephesians 1)
he predestined us[1] for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will,
[1]Or before him in love, having predestined us

Ephesians 1:6 (Show Ephesians 1)
to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.

Ephesians 1:15 (Show Ephesians 1)

Thanksgiving and Prayer
For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love[1] toward all the saints,
[1]Some manuscripts omit your love

Ephesians 2:4 (Show Ephesians 2)
But[1] God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us,
[1]Or And

Ephesians 3:17 (Show Ephesians 3)
so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love,

Ephesians 3:19 (Show Ephesians 3)
and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

Ephesians 4:2 (Show Ephesians 4)
with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,

Ephesians 4:15 (Show Ephesians 4)
Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ,

Ephesians 4:16 (Show Ephesians 4)
from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.

Ephesians 5:1 (Show Ephesians 5)

Walk in Love
Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children.

Ephesians 5:2 (Show Ephesians 5)
And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

Ephesians 5:25 (Show Ephesians 5)
Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her,

Ephesians 5:28 (Show Ephesians 5)
In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.

Ephesians 5:33 (Show Ephesians 5)
However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.

Ephesians 6:21 (Show Ephesians 6)

Final Greetings
So that you also may know how I am and what I am doing, Tychicus the beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord will tell you everything.

Ephesians 6:23 (Show Ephesians 6)
Peace be to the brothers,[1] and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
[1]Or brothers and sisters

Ephesians 6:24 (Show Ephesians 6)
Grace be with all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with love incorruptible.

Philippians 1:9 (Show Philippians 1)
And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment,

Philippians 1:16 (Show Philippians 1)
The latter do it out of love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel.

Philippians 2:1 (Show Philippians 2)

Christ's Example of Humility
So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy,

Philippians 2:2 (Show Philippians 2)
complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.

Philippians 2:12 - 2 Thessalonians 2:16

Philippians 2:12 (Show Philippians 2)

Lights in the World
Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling,

Philippians 4:1 (Show Philippians 4)
Therefore, my brothers,[1] whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm thus in the Lord, my beloved.
[1]Or brothers and sisters; also verses 8, 21

Philippians 4:8 (Show Philippians 4)
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

Colossians 1:4 (Show Colossians 1)
since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints,

Colossians 1:7 (Show Colossians 1)
just as you learned it from Epaphras our beloved fellow servant.[1] He is a faithful minister of Christ on your[2] behalf
[1]Greek fellow bondservant [2]Some manuscripts our

Colossians 1:8 (Show Colossians 1)
and has made known to us your love in the Spirit.

Colossians 1:13 (Show Colossians 1)
He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son,

Colossians 2:2 (Show Colossians 2)
that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God's mystery, which is Christ,

Colossians 3:12 (Show Colossians 3)
Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience,

Colossians 3:14 (Show Colossians 3)
And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.

Colossians 3:19 (Show Colossians 3)
Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them.

Colossians 4:7 (Show Colossians 4)

Final Greetings
Tychicus will tell you all about my activities. He is a beloved brother and faithful minister and fellow servant[1] in the Lord.
[1]Greek fellow bondservant; also verse 12

Colossians 4:9 (Show Colossians 4)
and with him Onesimus, our faithful and beloved brother, who is one of you. They will tell you of everything that has taken place here.

Colossians 4:14 (Show Colossians 4)
Luke the beloved physician greets you, as does Demas.

1 Thessalonians 1:3 (Show 1 Thessalonians 1)
remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Thessalonians 1:4 (Show 1 Thessalonians 1)
For we know, brothers[1] loved by God, that he has chosen you,
[1]Or brothers and sisters. The plural Greek word adelphoi (translated “brothers”) refers to siblings in a family. In New Testament usage, depending on the context, adelphoi may refer either to men or to both men and women who are siblings (brothers and sisters) in God's family, the church

1 Thessalonians 3:6 (Show 1 Thessalonians 3)

Timothy's Encouraging Report
But now that Timothy has come to us from you, and has brought us the good news of your faith and love and reported that you always remember us kindly and long to see us, as we long to see you—

1 Thessalonians 3:12 (Show 1 Thessalonians 3)
and may the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all, as we do for you,

1 Thessalonians 4:9 (Show 1 Thessalonians 4)
Now concerning brotherly love you have no need for anyone to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love one another,

1 Thessalonians 5:8 (Show 1 Thessalonians 5)
But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation.

1 Thessalonians 5:13 (Show 1 Thessalonians 5)
and to esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves.

2 Thessalonians 1:3 (Show 2 Thessalonians 1)

We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers,[1] as is right, because your faith is growing abundantly, and the love of every one of you for one another is increasing.
[1]Or brothers and sisters. The plural Greek word adelphoi (translated “brothers”) refers to siblings in a family. In New Testament usage, depending on the context, adelphoi may refer either to men or to both men and women who are siblings (brothers and sisters) in God's family, the church

2 Thessalonians 2:10 (Show 2 Thessalonians 2)
and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved.

2 Thessalonians 2:13 (Show 2 Thessalonians 2)

Stand Firm
But we ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers beloved by the Lord, because God chose you as the firstfruits[1] to be saved, through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth.
[1]Some manuscripts chose you from the beginning

2 Thessalonians 2:16 (Show 2 Thessalonians 2)
Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace,

Thessalonians 3:5 - Philemon 1:5

2 Thessalonians 3:5 (Show 2 Thessalonians 3)
May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ.

1 Timothy 1:5 (Show 1 Timothy 1)
The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.

1 Timothy 1:14 (Show 1 Timothy 1)
and the grace of our Lord overflowed for me with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.

1 Timothy 2:15 (Show 1 Timothy 2)
Yet she will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith and love and holiness, with self-control.

1 Timothy 3:3 (Show 1 Timothy 3)
not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money.

1 Timothy 4:12 (Show 1 Timothy 4)
Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.

1 Timothy 6:2 (Show 1 Timothy 6)
Those who have believing masters must not be disrespectful on the ground that they are brothers; rather they must serve all the better since those who benefit by their good service are believers and beloved.
False Teachers and True Contentment
Teach and urge these things.

1 Timothy 6:10 (Show 1 Timothy 6)
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.

1 Timothy 6:11 (Show 1 Timothy 6)

Fight the Good Fight of Faith
But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness.

2 Timothy 1:2 (Show 2 Timothy 1)
To Timothy, my beloved child: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

2 Timothy 1:7 (Show 2 Timothy 1)
for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

2 Timothy 1:13 (Show 2 Timothy 1)
Follow the pattern of the sound[1] words that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.
[1]Or healthy

2 Timothy 2:22 (Show 2 Timothy 2)
So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.

2 Timothy 3:2 (Show 2 Timothy 3)
For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy,

2 Timothy 3:4 (Show 2 Timothy 3)
treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,

2 Timothy 3:10 (Show 2 Timothy 3)

All Scripture Is Breathed Out by God
You, however, have followed my teaching, my conduct, my aim in life, my faith, my patience, my love, my steadfastness,

2 Timothy 4:8 (Show 2 Timothy 4)
Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that Day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing.

2 Timothy 4:10 (Show 2 Timothy 4)
For Demas, in love with this present world, has deserted me and gone to Thessalonica. Crescens has gone to Galatia,[1] Titus to Dalmatia.
[1]Some manuscripts Gaul

Titus 1:8 (Show Titus 1)
but hospitable, a lover of good, self-controlled, upright, holy, and disciplined.

Titus 2:2 (Show Titus 2)
Older men are to be sober-minded, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, and in steadfastness.

Titus 2:4 (Show Titus 2)
and so train the young women to love their husbands and children,

Titus 3:15 (Show Titus 3)
All who are with me send greetings to you. Greet those who love us in the faith. Grace be with you all.

Philemon 1:1 (Show Philemon 1)

Paul, a prisoner for Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother, To Philemon our beloved fellow worker

Philemon 1:4 (Show Philemon 1)

Philemon's Love and Faith
I thank my God always when I remember you in my prayers,

Philemon 1:5 (Show Philemon 1)
because I hear of your love and of the faith that you have toward the Lord Jesus and for all the saints,

Philemon 1:7 - 2 Peter 1:7

Philemon 1:7 (Show Philemon 1)
For I have derived much joy and comfort from your love, my brother, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you.

Philemon 1:9 (Show Philemon 1)
yet for love's sake I prefer to appeal to you—I, Paul, an old man and now a prisoner also for Christ Jesus—

Philemon 1:16 (Show Philemon 1)
no longer as a slave[1] but more than a slave, as a beloved brother—especially to me, but how much more to you, both in the flesh and in the Lord.
[1]Greek bondservant; twice in this verse

Hebrews 1:9 (Show Hebrews 1)
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness beyond your companions.”

Hebrews 6:9 (Show Hebrews 6)
Though we speak in this way, yet in your case, beloved, we feel sure of better things—things that belong to salvation.

Hebrews 6:10 (Show Hebrews 6)
For God is not unjust so as to overlook your work and the love that you have shown for his name in serving the saints, as you still do.

Hebrews 10:24 (Show Hebrews 10)
And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works,

Hebrews 12:6 (Show Hebrews 12)
For the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and chastises every son whom he receives.”

Hebrews 13:1 (Show Hebrews 13)

Sacrifices Pleasing to God
Let brotherly love continue.

Hebrews 13:5 (Show Hebrews 13)
Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

James 1:12 (Show James 1)
Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.

James 1:16 (Show James 1)
Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers.

James 1:19 (Show James 1)

Hearing and Doing the Word
Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger;

James 2:5 (Show James 2)
Listen, my beloved brothers, has not God chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom, which he has promised to those who love him?

James 2:8 (Show James 2)
If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing well.

1 Peter 1:8 (Show 1 Peter 1)
Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory,

1 Peter 1:22 (Show 1 Peter 1)
Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart,

1 Peter 2:11 (Show 1 Peter 2)
Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul.

1 Peter 2:17 (Show 1 Peter 2)
Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.

1 Peter 3:8 (Show 1 Peter 3)

Suffering for Righteousness' Sake
Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.

1 Peter 3:10 (Show 1 Peter 3)
For “Whoever desires to love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit;

1 Peter 4:8 (Show 1 Peter 4)
Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.

1 Peter 4:12 (Show 1 Peter 4)

Suffering as a Christian
Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.

1 Peter 5:14 (Show 1 Peter 5)
Greet one another with the kiss of love. Peace to all of you who are in Christ.

2 Peter 1:7 (Show 2 Peter 1)
and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love.

2 Peter 1:17 - 1 John 4:8

2 Peter 1:17 (Show 2 Peter 1)
For when he received honor and glory from God the Father, and the voice was borne to him by the Majestic Glory, “This is my beloved Son,[1] with whom I am well pleased,”
[1]Or my Son, my (or the) Beloved

2 Peter 2:13 (Show 2 Peter 2)
suffering wrong as the wage for their wrongdoing. They count it pleasure to revel in the daytime. They are blots and blemishes, reveling in their deceptions,[1] while they feast with you.
[1]Some manuscripts love feasts

2 Peter 2:15 (Show 2 Peter 2)
Forsaking the right way, they have gone astray. They have followed the way of Balaam, the son of Beor, who loved gain from wrongdoing,

2 Peter 3:1 (Show 2 Peter 3)

The Day of the Lord Will Come
This is now the second letter that I am writing to you, beloved. In both of them I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of reminder,

2 Peter 3:8 (Show 2 Peter 3)
But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

2 Peter 3:14 (Show 2 Peter 3)

Final Words
Therefore, beloved, since you are waiting for these, be diligent to be found by him without spot or blemish, and at peace.

2 Peter 3:15 (Show 2 Peter 3)
And count the patience of our Lord as salvation, just as our beloved brother Paul also wrote to you according to the wisdom given him,

2 Peter 3:17 (Show 2 Peter 3)
You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, take care that you are not carried away with the error of lawless people and lose your own stability.

1 John 2:5 (Show 1 John 2)
but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him:

1 John 2:7 (Show 1 John 2)

The New Commandment
Beloved, I am writing you no new commandment, but an old commandment that you had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word that you have heard.

1 John 2:10 (Show 1 John 2)
Whoever loves his brother abides in the light, and in him[1] there is no cause for stumbling.
[1]Or it

1 John 2:15 (Show 1 John 2)

Do Not Love the World
Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

1 John 3:1 (Show 1 John 3)
See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.

1 John 3:2 (Show 1 John 3)
Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears[1] we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.
[1]Or when it appears

1 John 3:10 (Show 1 John 3)
By this it is evident who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is the one who does not love his brother.

1 John 3:11 (Show 1 John 3)

Love One Another
For this is the message that you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.

1 John 3:14 (Show 1 John 3)
We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brothers. Whoever does not love abides in death.

1 John 3:16 (Show 1 John 3)
By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.

1 John 3:17 (Show 1 John 3)
But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him?

1 John 3:18 (Show 1 John 3)
Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.

1 John 3:21 (Show 1 John 3)
Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God;

1 John 3:23 (Show 1 John 3)
And this is his commandment, that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us.

1 John 4:1 (Show 1 John 4)

Test the Spirits
Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.

1 John 4:7 (Show 1 John 4)

God Is Love
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.

1 John 4:8 (Show 1 John 4)
Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

1 John 4:9 - Jude 1:2

1 John 4:9 (Show 1 John 4)
In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him.

1 John 4:10 (Show 1 John 4)
In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

1 John 4:11 (Show 1 John 4)
Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

1 John 4:12 (Show 1 John 4)
No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.

1 John 4:16 (Show 1 John 4)
So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.

1 John 4:17 (Show 1 John 4)
By this is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so also are we in this world.

1 John 4:18 (Show 1 John 4)
There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.

1 John 4:19 (Show 1 John 4)
We love because he first loved us.

1 John 4:20 (Show 1 John 4)
If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot[1] love God whom he has not seen.
[1]Some manuscripts how can he

1 John 4:21 (Show 1 John 4)
And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother.

1 John 5:1 (Show 1 John 5)

Overcoming the World
Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the Father loves whoever has been born of him.

1 John 5:2 (Show 1 John 5)
By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments.

1 John 5:3 (Show 1 John 5)
For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome.

2 John 1:1 (Show 2 John 1)

The elder to the elect lady and her children, whom I love in truth, and not only I, but also all who know the truth,

2 John 1:3 (Show 2 John 1)
Grace, mercy, and peace will be with us, from God the Father and from Jesus Christ the Father's Son, in truth and love.

2 John 1:4 (Show 2 John 1)

Walking in Truth and Love
I rejoiced greatly to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as we were commanded by the Father.

2 John 1:5 (Show 2 John 1)
And now I ask you, dear lady—not as though I were writing you a new commandment, but the one we have had from the beginning—that we love one another.

2 John 1:6 (Show 2 John 1)
And this is love, that we walk according to his commandments; this is the commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning, so that you should walk in it.

3 John 1:1 (Show 3 John 1)

The elder to the beloved Gaius, whom I love in truth.

3 John 1:2 (Show 3 John 1)
Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul.

3 John 1:5 (Show 3 John 1)

Support and Opposition
Beloved, it is a faithful thing you do in all your efforts for these brothers, strangers as they are,

3 John 1:6 (Show 3 John 1)
who testified to your love before the church. You will do well to send them on their journey in a manner worthy of God.

3 John 1:11 (Show 3 John 1)
Beloved, do not imitate evil but imitate good. Whoever does good is from God; whoever does evil has not seen God.

Jude 1:1 (Show Jude 1)

Jude, a servant[1] of Jesus Christ and brother of James, To those who are called, beloved in God the Father and kept for[2] Jesus Christ:
[1]Or slave; Greek bondservant [2]Or by

Jude 1:2 (Show Jude 1)
May mercy, peace, and love be multiplied to you.

Jude 1:3 - Revelation 22:15

Jude 1:3 (Show Jude 1)

Judgment on False Teachers
Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints.

Jude 1:12 (Show Jude 1)
These are hidden reefs[1] at your love feasts, as they feast with you without fear, shepherds feeding themselves; waterless clouds, swept along by winds; fruitless trees in late autumn, twice dead, uprooted;
[1]Or are blemishes

Jude 1:17 (Show Jude 1)

A Call to Persevere
But you must remember, beloved, the predictions of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Jude 1:20 (Show Jude 1)
But you, beloved, building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit,

Jude 1:21 (Show Jude 1)
keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life.

Revelation 1:5 (Show Revelation 1)
and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood

Revelation 2:4 (Show Revelation 2)
But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first.

Revelation 2:19 (Show Revelation 2)
“‘I know your works, your love and faith and service and patient endurance, and that your latter works exceed the first.

Revelation 3:9 (Show Revelation 3)
Behold, I will make those of the synagogue of Satan who say that they are Jews and are not, but lie—behold, I will make them come and bow down before your feet and they will learn that I have loved you.

Revelation 3:19 (Show Revelation 3)
Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent.

Revelation 12:11 (Show Revelation 12)
And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death.

Revelation 20:9 (Show Revelation 20)
And they marched up over the broad plain of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city, but fire came down from heaven[1] and consumed them,
[1]Some manuscripts from God, out of heaven, or out of heaven from God

Revelation 22:15 (Show Revelation 22)
Outside are the dogs and sorcerers and the sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.