All The Love Verses In Bible OT

Best Way To Said Love Is To Live Love

Gen 22:2 - Ex 34:7

Lev 11:3 - Deut 14:6
Deut 14:7 - 1 Sam 20:14
1 Sam 20:15 - 1 Chr 16:34
1 Chr 16:41 - Est 2:17
Job 10:12 - Ps 31:23
Ps 32:10 - 52:8

Ps 57:3 - 88:11
Ps 88:18 - 106:45
Ps 107:1 - 119:64
Ps 119:76 - 136:8
Ps 136:9 - 145:20
Ps 146:8 - Prov 19:8
Prov 19:22 - Sng 1:15
Sng 1:16 - 5:1
Sng 5:2 - Isa 1:23

Isa 5:1 - Jer 9:24
Jer 11:15 - Dan 10:11
Dan 10:19 - Hos 14:4
Joel 2:13 - Matt 17:5
Matt 19:19 - Luke 16:14
Luke 20:13 - John 15:9
John 15:10 - Rom 8:39
Rom 9:13 - 1 Cor 13:3
1 Cor 13:4 - Gal 5:6
Gal 5:13 - Phil 2:2
Phil 2:12 - 2 Thes 2:16
2 Thes 3:5 - Phm 1:5
Phm 1:7 - 2 Pet 1:7
2 Pet 1:17 - 1 Jn 4:8
1 Jn 4:9 - Jude 1:2
Jude 1:3 - Rev 22:15

1 Corinthians 13:4-13

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

2 And if I have a prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, b so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.

3 c If I give away all I have, and d if I deliver up my body to be burned, [1] but have not love, I gain nothing.

4 e Love is patient and f kind; love g does not envy or boast; it h is not arrogant

5 or rude. It i does not insist on its own way; it j is not irritable or resentful; [2]

6 it k does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but l rejoices with the truth.

7 m Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, e endures all things.

8 Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.

9 For n we know in part and we prophesy in part,

10 but o when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away.

11 When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways.

12 For p now we see in a mirror dimly, but q then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as r I have been fully known.

13 So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

Song of Solomon

Solomon Admires His Bride's Beauty

1:15 d Behold, e you are beautiful, f my love; behold, you are beautiful; your g eyes are doves.

4:7 e You are altogether beautiful, my love; there is no f flaw in you.

7:6 g How beautiful and h pleasant you are, O loved one, with all your delights! [1]

4 Behold, m you arebeautiful, my love,behold, you are beautiful!
n Your eyes are doves o behind your veil. p Your hair is like a flock of goats leaping downq the slopes of Gilead.

2 Your r teeth are like a flock of shorn ewes that have come up from the washing, all of which bear twins,and not one among them has lost its young.

3 Your lips are likes a scarlet thread,and your mouth is t lovely. Your u cheeks are like halves of a pomegranate o behind your veil.

4 Yourv neck is like the tower of David,built in w rows of stone;[1]
on it x hang a thousand shields,all of y them shields of warriors.

5 You z two breasts are like two a fawns,twins of a gazelle, that b graze among the lilies.

6 c Until the day breathes and the shadows flee,I will go away to the mountain of d myrrhand the hill of d frankincense.

7 e You are altogether beautiful, my love;there is no f flaw in you.

8 g Come with me from h Lebanon, my i bride; come with me from h Lebanon. Depart[2]from the peak of Amana, from the peak of j Senir and k Hermon, from the dens of lions, from the mountains of leopards.

9 You have captivated my heart, my l sister, my bride;you have captivated my heart with one glance of your eyes,with one m jewel of your necklace.

10 How beautiful is your love, my l sister, my bride!How much n better is your love than wine,and o the fragrance of your oils than any spice!

11 Your p lips drip nectar, my bride;q honey and milk are under your tongue; the fragrance of your garments is r like the fragrance of h Lebanon.

12 A garden locked is my l sister, my bride, a spring locked, s a fountain t sealed.

13 Your shoots are u an orchard of pomegranates with all v choicest fruits,
w henna with x nard,

14 nard and saffron, y calamus and y cinnamon,with all trees of z frankincense,
a myrrh and b aloes,with all y choice spices—

15 a garden fountain, a well of c living water,and flowing streams from h Lebanon.

16 Awake, O north wind,and come, O south wind! Blow upon my d garden, let its spices flow.

All The Love Verses In Bible

Genesis 22:2 - Exodus 34:7 -Malachi 2

Genesis 22:2 (Show Genesis 22)
He said, “Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you.”

Genesis 24:12 (Show Genesis 24)
And he said, “O Lord, God of my master Abraham, please grant me success today and show steadfast love to my master Abraham.

Genesis 24:14 (Show Genesis 24)
Let the young woman to whom I shall say, ‘Please let down your jar that I may drink,’ and who shall say, ‘Drink, and I will water your camels’—let her be the one whom you have appointed for your servant Isaac. By this[1] I shall know that you have shown steadfast love to my master.”
[1]Or By her

Genesis 24:27 (Show Genesis 24)
and said, “Blessed be the Lord, the God of my master Abraham, who has not forsaken his steadfast love and his faithfulness toward my master. As for me, the Lord has led me in the way to the house of my master's kinsmen.”

Genesis 24:49 (Show Genesis 24)
Now then, if you are going to show steadfast love and faithfulness to my master, tell me; and if not, tell me, that I may turn to the right hand or to the left.”

Genesis 24:67 (Show Genesis 24)
Then Isaac brought her into the tent of Sarah his mother and took Rebekah, and she became his wife, and he loved her. So Isaac was comforted after his mother's death.

Genesis 25:28 (Show Genesis 25)
Isaac loved Esau because he ate of his game, but Rebekah loved Jacob.

Genesis 27:4 (Show Genesis 27)
and prepare for me delicious food, such as I love, and bring it to me so that I may eat, that my soul may bless you before I die.”

Genesis 27:9 (Show Genesis 27)
Go to the flock and bring me two good young goats, so that I may prepare from them delicious food for your father, such as he loves.

Genesis 27:14 (Show Genesis 27)
So he went and took them and brought them to his mother, and his mother prepared delicious food, such as his father loved.

Genesis 29:18 (Show Genesis 29)
Jacob loved Rachel. And he said, “I will serve you seven years for your younger daughter Rachel.”

Genesis 29:20 (Show Genesis 29)
So Jacob served seven years for Rachel, and they seemed to him but a few days because of the love he had for her.

Genesis 29:30 (Show Genesis 29)
So Jacob went in to Rachel also, and he loved Rachel more than Leah, and served Laban for another seven years.

Genesis 29:32 (Show Genesis 29)
And Leah conceived and bore a son, and she called his name Reuben,[1] for she said, “Because the Lord has looked upon my affliction; for now my husband will love me.”
[1]Reuben means See, a son

Genesis 32:10 (Show Genesis 32)
I am not worthy of the least of all the deeds of steadfast love and all the faithfulness that you have shown to your servant, for with only my staff I crossed this Jordan, and now I have become two camps.

Genesis 34:3 (Show Genesis 34)
And his soul was drawn to Dinah the daughter of Jacob. He loved the young woman and spoke tenderly to her.

Genesis 37:3 (Show Genesis 37)
Now Israel loved Joseph more than any other of his sons, because he was the son of his old age. And he made him a robe of many colors.[1]
[1]See Septuagint, Vulgate; or (with Syriac) a robe with long sleeves. The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain; also verses 23, 32

Genesis 37:4 (Show Genesis 37)
But when his brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, they hated him and could not speak peacefully to him.

Genesis 39:21 (Show Genesis 39)
But the Lord was with Joseph and showed him steadfast love and gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison.

Genesis 44:20 (Show Genesis 44)
And we said to my lord, ‘We have a father, an old man, and a young brother, the child of his old age. His brother is dead, and he alone is left of his mother's children, and his father loves him.’

Exodus 15:13 (Show Exodus 15)
“You have led in your steadfast love the people whom you have redeemed; you have guided them by your strength to your holy abode.

Exodus 20:6 (Show Exodus 20)
but showing steadfast love to thousands[1] of those who love me and keep my commandments.
[1]Or to the thousandth generation

Exodus 21:5 (Show Exodus 21)
But if the slave plainly says, ‘I love my master, my wife, and my children; I will not go out free,’

Exodus 34:6 (Show Exodus 34)
The Lord passed before him and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness,

Exodus 34:7 (Show Exodus 34)
keeping steadfast love for thousands,[1] forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but who will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children and the children's children, to the third and the fourth generation.”
[1]Or to the thousandth generation

Leviticus 11:3 - Deuteronomy 14:6

Leviticus 11:3 (Show Leviticus 11)
Whatever parts the hoof and is cloven-footed and chews the cud, among the animals, you may eat.

Leviticus 11:7 (Show Leviticus 11)
And the pig, because it parts the hoof and is cloven-footed but does not chew the cud, is unclean to you.

Leviticus 11:26 (Show Leviticus 11)
Every animal that parts the hoof but is not cloven-footed or does not chew the cud is unclean to you. Everyone who touches them shall be unclean.

Leviticus 19:9 (Show Leviticus 19)

Love Your Neighbor as Yourself
“When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap your field right up to its edge, neither shall you gather the gleanings after your harvest.

Leviticus 19:18 (Show Leviticus 19)
You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the sons of your own people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord.

Leviticus 19:34 (Show Leviticus 19)
You shall treat the stranger who sojourns with you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.

Numbers 14:18 (Show Numbers 14)
‘The Lord is slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, forgiving iniquity and transgression, but he will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, to the third and the fourth generation.’

Numbers 14:19 (Show Numbers 14)
Please pardon the iniquity of this people, according to the greatness of your steadfast love, just as you have forgiven this people, from Egypt until now.”

Numbers 24:5 (Show Numbers 24)
How lovely are your tents, O Jacob, your encampments, O Israel!

Deuteronomy 4:37 (Show Deuteronomy 4)
And because he loved your fathers and chose their offspring after them[1] and brought you out of Egypt with his own presence, by his great power,
[1]Hebrew his offspring after him

Deuteronomy 5:10 (Show Deuteronomy 5)
but showing steadfast love to thousands[1] of those who love me and keep my commandments.
[1]Or to the thousandth generation

Deuteronomy 6:5 (Show Deuteronomy 6)
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.

Deuteronomy 7:7 (Show Deuteronomy 7)
It was not because you were more in number than any other people that the Lord set his love on you and chose you, for you were the fewest of all peoples,

Deuteronomy 7:8 (Show Deuteronomy 7)
but it is because the Lord loves you and is keeping the oath that he swore to your fathers, that the Lord has brought you out with a mighty hand and redeemed you from the house of slavery, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.

Deuteronomy 7:9 (Show Deuteronomy 7)
Know therefore that the Lord your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations,

Deuteronomy 7:12 (Show Deuteronomy 7)
“And because you listen to these rules and keep and do them, the Lord your God will keep with you the covenant and the steadfast love that he swore to your fathers.

Deuteronomy 7:13 (Show Deuteronomy 7)
He will love you, bless you, and multiply you. He will also bless the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your ground, your grain and your wine and your oil, the increase of your herds and the young of your flock, in the land that he swore to your fathers to give you.

Deuteronomy 10:12 (Show Deuteronomy 10)

Circumcise Your Heart
“And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you, but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul,

Deuteronomy 10:15 (Show Deuteronomy 10)
Yet the Lord set his heart in love on your fathers and chose their offspring after them, you above all peoples, as you are this day.

Deuteronomy 10:18 (Show Deuteronomy 10)
He executes justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the sojourner, giving him food and clothing.

Deuteronomy 10:19 (Show Deuteronomy 10)
Love the sojourner, therefore, for you were sojourners in the land of Egypt.

Deuteronomy 11:1 (Show Deuteronomy 11)

Love and Serve the Lord
“You shall therefore love the Lord your God and keep his charge, his statutes, his rules, and his commandments always.

Deuteronomy 11:13 (Show Deuteronomy 11)
“And if you will indeed obey my commandments that I command you today, to love the Lord your God, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul,

Deuteronomy 13:3 (Show Deuteronomy 13)
you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams. For the Lord your God is testing you, to know whether you love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul.

Deuteronomy 14:6 (Show Deuteronomy 14)
Every animal that parts the hoof and has the hoof cloven in two and chews the cud, among the animals, you may eat.

Deuteronomy 14:7 - 1 Samuel 20:14

Deuteronomy 14:7 (Show Deuteronomy 14)
Yet of those that chew the cud or have the hoof cloven you shall not eat these: the camel, the hare, and the rock badger, because they chew the cud but do not part the hoof, are unclean for you.

Deuteronomy 15:16 (Show Deuteronomy 15)
But if he says to you, ‘I will not go out from you,’ because he loves you and your household, since he is well-off with you,

Deuteronomy 21:15 (Show Deuteronomy 21)

Inheritance Rights of the Firstborn
“If a man has two wives, the one loved and the other unloved, and both the loved and the unloved have borne him children, and if the firstborn son belongs to the unloved,[1]
[1]Or hated; also verses 16, 17

Deuteronomy 21:16 (Show Deuteronomy 21)
then on the day when he assigns his possessions as an inheritance to his sons, he may not treat the son of the loved as the firstborn in preference to the son of the unloved, who is the firstborn,

Deuteronomy 21:17 (Show Deuteronomy 21)
but he shall acknowledge the firstborn, the son of the unloved, by giving him a double portion of all that he has, for he is the firstfruits of his strength. The right of the firstborn is his.

Deuteronomy 23:5 (Show Deuteronomy 23)
But the Lord your God would not listen to Balaam; instead the Lord your God turned the curse into a blessing for you, because the Lord your God loved you.

Deuteronomy 30:6 (Show Deuteronomy 30)
And the Lord your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your offspring, so that you will love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, that you may live.

Deuteronomy 33:3 (Show Deuteronomy 33)
Yes, he loved his people,[1] all his holy ones were in his[2] hand; so they followed[3] in your steps, receiving direction from you,
[1]Septuagint; Hebrew peoples [2]Hebrew your [3]The meaning of the Hebrew word is uncertain

Deuteronomy 33:12 (Show Deuteronomy 33)
Of Benjamin he said, “The beloved of the Lord dwells in safety. The High God[1] surrounds him all day long, and dwells between his shoulders.”
[1]Septuagint; Hebrew dwells in safety by him. He

Joshua 22:5 (Show Joshua 22)
Only be very careful to observe the commandment and the law that Moses the servant of the Lord commanded you, to love the Lord your God, and to walk in all his ways and to keep his commandments and to cling to him and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul.”

Joshua 23:11 (Show Joshua 23)
Be very careful, therefore, to love the Lord your God.

Judges 8:35 (Show Judges 8)
and they did not show steadfast love to the family of Jerubbaal (that is, Gideon) in return for all the good that he had done to Israel.

Judges 14:16 (Show Judges 14)
And Samson's wife wept over him and said, “You only hate me; you do not love me. You have put a riddle to my people, and you have not told me what it is.” And he said to her, “Behold, I have not told my father nor my mother, and shall I tell you?”

Judges 16:4 (Show Judges 16)
After this he loved a woman in the Valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah.

Judges 16:15 (Show Judges 16)
And 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 you have not told me where your great strength lies.”

Ruth 4:15 (Show Ruth 4)
He shall be to you a restorer of life and a nourisher of your old age, for your daughter-in-law who loves you, who is more to you than seven sons, has given birth to him.”

1 Samuel 1:5 (Show 1 Samuel 1)
But to Hannah he gave a double portion, because he loved her, though the Lord had closed her womb.[1]
[1]Syriac; the meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain. Septuagint And, although he loved Hannah, he would give Hannah only one portion, because the Lord had closed her womb

1 Samuel 16:21 (Show 1 Samuel 16)
And David came to Saul and entered his service. And Saul loved him greatly, and he became his armor-bearer.

1 Samuel 18:1 (Show 1 Samuel 18)

David and Jonathan's Friendship
As soon as he had finished speaking to Saul, the soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul.

1 Samuel 18:3 (Show 1 Samuel 18)
Then Jonathan made a covenant with David, because he loved him as his own soul.

1 Samuel 18:16 (Show 1 Samuel 18)
But all Israel and Judah loved David, for he went out and came in before them.

1 Samuel 18:20 (Show 1 Samuel 18)
Now Saul's daughter Michal loved David. And they told Saul, and the thing pleased him.

1 Samuel 18:22 (Show 1 Samuel 18)
And Saul commanded his servants, “Speak to David in private and say, ‘Behold, the king has delight in you, and all his servants love you. Now then become the king's son-in-law.’”

1 Samuel 18:28 (Show 1 Samuel 18)
But when Saul saw and knew that the Lord was with David, and that Michal, Saul's daughter, loved him,

1 Samuel 20:14 (Show 1 Samuel 20)
If I am still alive, show me the steadfast love of the Lord, that I may not die;

own soul.

2 Samuel 1:23(Show 2 Samuel 1)
“Saul and Jonathan, beloved and lovely! In life and in death they were not divided; they were swifter than eagles; they were stronger than lions.

2 Samuel 1:26(Show 2 Samuel 1)
I am distressed for you, my brother Jonathan; very pleasant have you been to me; your love to me was extraordinary, surpassing the love of women.

2 Samuel 2:6(Show 2 Samuel 2)
Now may the Lord show steadfast love and faithfulness to you. And I will do good to you because you have done this thing.

2 Samuel 3:8(Show 2 Samuel 3)
Then Abner was very angry over the words of Ish-bosheth and said, “Am I a dog's head of Judah? To this day I keep showing steadfast love to the house of Saul your father, to his brothers, and to his friends, and have not given you into the hand of David. And yet you charge me today with a fault concerning a woman.

2 Samuel 7:15(Show 2 Samuel 7)
but my steadfast love will not depart from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put away from before you.

2 Samuel 12:24(Show 2 Samuel 12)

Solomon's Birth
Then David comforted his wife, Bathsheba, and went in to her and lay with her, and she bore a son, and he called his name Solomon. And the Lord loved him

2 Samuel 12:25(Show 2 Samuel 12)
and sent a message by Nathan the prophet. So he called his name Jedidiah,[1] because of the Lord.
[1]Jedidiah means beloved of the Lord

2 Samuel 13:1(Show 2 Samuel 13)

Amnon and Tamar
Now Absalom, David's son, had a beautiful sister, whose name was Tamar. And after a time Amnon, David's son, loved her.

2 Samuel 13:4(Show 2 Samuel 13)
And he said to him, “O son of the king, why are you so haggard morning after morning? Will you not tell me?” Amnon said to him, “I love Tamar, my brother Absalom's sister.”

2 Samuel 13:15(Show 2 Samuel 13)
Then Amnon hated her with very great hatred, so that the hatred with which he hated her was greater than the love with which he had loved her. And Amnon said to her, “Get up! Go!”

2 Samuel 13:21(Show 2 Samuel 13)
When King David heard of all these things, he was very angry.[1]
[1]Dead Sea Scroll, Septuagint add But he would not punish his son Amnon, because he loved him, since he was his firstborn

2 Samuel 15:20(Show 2 Samuel 15)
You came only yesterday, and shall I today make you wander about with us, since I go I know not where? Go back and take your brothers with you, and may the Lord show[1] steadfast love and faithfulness to you.”
[1]Septuagint; Hebrew lacks may the Lord show

2 Samuel 19:6(Show 2 Samuel 19)
because you love those who hate you and hate those who love you. For you have made it clear today that commanders and servants are nothing to you, for today I know that if Absalom were alive and all of us were dead today, then you would be pleased.

2 Samuel 22:51(Show 2 Samuel 22)
Great salvation he brings[1] to his king, and shows steadfast love to his anointed, to David and his offspring forever.”
[1]Or He is a tower of salvation

1 Kings 2:7(Show 1 Kings 2)
But deal loyally with the sons of Barzillai the Gileadite, and let them be among those who eat at your table, for with such loyalty[1] they met me when I fled from Absalom your brother.
[1]Or steadfast love

1 Kings 3:3(Show 1 Kings 3)
Solomon loved the Lord, walking in the statutes of David his father, only he sacrificed and made offerings at the high places.

1 Kings 3:6(Show 1 Kings 3)
And Solomon said, “You have shown great and steadfast love to your servant David my father, because he walked before you in faithfulness, in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart toward you. And you have kept for him this great and steadfast love and have given him a son to sit on his throne this day.

1 Kings 5:1(Show 1 Kings 5)

Preparations for Building the Temple
[1] Now Hiram king of Tyre sent his servants to Solomon when he heard that they had anointed him king in place of his father, for Hiram always loved David.
[1]Ch 5:15 in Hebrew

1 Kings 8:23(Show 1 Kings 8)
and said, “O Lord, God of Israel, there is no God like you, in heaven above or on earth beneath, keeping covenant and showing steadfast love to your servants who walk before you with all their heart,

1 Kings 10:9(Show 1 Kings 10)
Blessed be the Lord your God, who has delighted in you and set you on the throne of Israel! Because the Lord loved Israel forever, he has made you king, that you may execute justice and righteousness.”

1 Kings 11:1(Show 1 Kings 11)

Solomon Turns from the Lord
Now King Solomon loved many foreign women, along with the daughter of Pharaoh: Moabite, Ammonite, Edomite, Sidonian, and Hittite women,

1 Kings 11:2(Show 1 Kings 11)
from the nations concerning which the Lord had said to the people of Israel, “You shall not enter into marriage with them, neither shall they with you, for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods.” Solomon clung to these in love.

1 Chronicles 16:34(Show 1 Chronicles 16)
Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!

1 Chronicles 16:41 - Esther 2:17

1 Chronicles 16:41 (Show 1 Chronicles 16)
With them were Heman and Jeduthun and the rest of those chosen and expressly named to give thanks to the Lord, for his steadfast love endures forever.

1 Chronicles 17:13 (Show 1 Chronicles 17)
I will be to him a father, and he shall be to me a son. I will not take my steadfast love from him, as I took it from him who was before you,

2 Chronicles 1:8 (Show 2 Chronicles 1)
And Solomon said to God, “You have shown great and steadfast love to David my father, and have made me king in his place.

2 Chronicles 2:11 (Show 2 Chronicles 2)
Then Hiram the king of Tyre answered in a letter that he sent to Solomon, “Because the Lord loves his people, he has made you king over them.”

2 Chronicles 5:13 (Show 2 Chronicles 5)
and it was the duty of the trumpeters and singers to make themselves heard in unison in praise and thanksgiving to the Lord), and when the song was raised, with trumpets and cymbals and other musical instruments, in praise to the Lord, “For he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever,” the house, the house of the Lord, was filled with a cloud,

2 Chronicles 6:14 (Show 2 Chronicles 6)
and said, “O Lord, God of Israel, there is no God like you, in heaven or on earth, keeping covenant and showing steadfast love to your servants who walk before you with all their heart,

2 Chronicles 6:42 (Show 2 Chronicles 6)
O Lord God, do not turn away the face of your anointed one! Remember your steadfast love for David your servant.”

2 Chronicles 7:3 (Show 2 Chronicles 7)
When all the people of Israel saw the fire come down and the glory of the Lord on the temple, they bowed down with their faces to the ground on the pavement and worshiped and gave thanks to the Lord, saying, “For he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.”

2 Chronicles 7:6 (Show 2 Chronicles 7)
The priests stood at their posts; the Levites also, with the instruments for music to the Lord that King David had made for giving thanks to the Lord—for his steadfast love endures forever—whenever David offered praises by their ministry;[1] opposite them the priests sounded trumpets, and all Israel stood.
[1]Hebrew by their hand

2 Chronicles 9:8 (Show 2 Chronicles 9)
Blessed be the Lord your God, who has delighted in you and set you on his throne as king for the Lord your God! Because your God loved Israel and would establish them forever, he has made you king over them, that you may execute justice and righteousness.”

2 Chronicles 11:21 (Show 2 Chronicles 11)
Rehoboam loved Maacah the daughter of Absalom above all his wives and concubines (he took eighteen wives and sixty concubines, and fathered twenty-eight sons and sixty daughters).

2 Chronicles 19:2 (Show 2 Chronicles 19)
But 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 the Lord? Because of this, wrath has gone out against you from the Lord.

2 Chronicles 20:21 (Show 2 Chronicles 20)
And when he had taken counsel with the people, he appointed those who were to sing to the Lord and praise him in holy attire, as they went before the army, and say, “Give thanks to the Lord, for his steadfast love endures forever.”

2 Chronicles 26:10 (Show 2 Chronicles 26)
And he built towers in the wilderness and cut out many cisterns, for he had large herds, both in the Shephelah and in the plain, and he had farmers and vinedressers in the hills and in the fertile lands, for he loved the soil.

Ezra 3:11 (Show Ezra 3)
And they sang responsively, praising and giving thanks to the Lord, “For he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever toward Israel.” And all the people shouted with a great shout when they praised the Lord, because the foundation of the house of the Lord was laid.

Ezra 7:28 (Show Ezra 7)
and who extended to me his steadfast love before the king and his counselors, and before all the king's mighty officers. I took courage, for the hand of the Lord my God was on me, and I gathered leading men from Israel to go up with me.

Ezra 9:9 (Show Ezra 9)
For we are slaves. Yet our God has not forsaken us in our slavery, but has extended to us his steadfast love before the kings of Persia, to grant us some reviving to set up the house of our God, to repair its ruins, and to give us protection[1] in Judea and Jerusalem.
[1]Hebrew a wall

Nehemiah 1:5 (Show Nehemiah 1)
And I said, “O Lord God of heaven, the great and awesome God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments,

Nehemiah 9:17 (Show Nehemiah 9)
They refused to obey and were not mindful of the wonders that you performed among them, but they stiffened their neck and appointed a leader to return to their slavery in Egypt. But you are a God ready to forgive, gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, and did not forsake them.

Nehemiah 9:32 (Show Nehemiah 9)
“Now, therefore, our God, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God, who keeps covenant and steadfast love, let not all the hardship seem little to you that has come upon us, upon our kings, our princes, our priests, our prophets, our fathers, and all your people, since the time of the kings of Assyria until this day.

Nehemiah 13:22 (Show Nehemiah 13)
Then I commanded the Levites that they should purify themselves and come and guard the gates, to keep the Sabbath day holy. Remember this also in my favor, O my God, and spare me according to the greatness of your steadfast love.

Nehemiah 13:26 (Show Nehemiah 13)
Did not Solomon king of Israel sin on account of such women? Among the many nations there was no king like him, and he was beloved by his God, and God made him king over all Israel. Nevertheless, foreign women made even him to sin.

Esther 1:11 (Show Esther 1)
to bring Queen Vashti before the king with her royal crown,[1] in order to show the peoples and the princes her beauty, for she was lovely to look at.
[1]Or headdress

Esther 2:7 (Show Esther 2)
He was bringing up Hadassah, that is Esther, the daughter of his uncle, for she had neither father nor mother. The young woman had a beautiful figure and was lovely to look at, and when her father and her mother died, Mordecai took her as his own daughter.

Esther 2:17 (Show Esther 2)
the king loved Esther more than all the women, and she won grace and favor in his sight more than all the virgins, so that he set the royal crown[1] on her head and made her queen instead of Vashti.
[1]Or headdress

Job 10:12 - Psalms 31:23

Job 10:12 (Show Job 10)
You have granted me life and steadfast love, and your care has preserved my spirit.

Job 19:19 (Show Job 19)
All my intimate friends abhor me, and those whom I loved have turned against me.

Job 37:13 (Show Job 37)
Whether for correction or for his land or for love, he causes it to happen.

Job 39:13 (Show Job 39)
“The wings of the ostrich wave proudly, but are they the pinions and plumage of love?[1]
[1]The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain

Psalm 4:2 (Show Psalm 4)
O men,[1] how long shall my honor be turned into shame? How long will you love vain words and seek after lies? Selah
[1]Or O men of rank

Psalm 5:7 (Show Psalm 5)
But I, through the abundance of your steadfast love, will enter your house. I will bow down toward your holy temple in the fear of you.

Psalm 5:11 (Show Psalm 5)
But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them ever sing for joy, and spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may exult in you.

Psalm 6:4 (Show Psalm 6)
Turn, O Lord, deliver my life; save me for the sake of your steadfast love.

Psalm 11:5 (Show Psalm 11)
The Lord tests the righteous, but his soul hates the wicked and the one who loves violence.

Psalm 11:7 (Show Psalm 11)
For the Lord is righteous; he loves righteous deeds; the upright shall behold his face.

Psalm 13:5 (Show Psalm 13)
But I have trusted in your steadfast love; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.

Psalm 17:7 (Show Psalm 17)
Wondrously show[1] your steadfast love, O Savior of those who seek refuge from their adversaries at your right hand.
[1]Or Distinguish me by

Psalm 18:1 (Show Psalm 18)

The Lord Is My Rock and My Fortress
To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David, the servant of the Lord, who addressed the words of this song to the Lord on the day when the Lord rescued him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul. He said: I love you, O Lord, my strength.

Psalm 18:50 (Show Psalm 18)
Great salvation he brings to his king, and shows steadfast love to his anointed, to David and his offspring forever.

Psalm 21:7 (Show Psalm 21)
For the king trusts in the Lord, and through the steadfast love of the Most High he shall not be moved.

Psalm 23:6 (Show Psalm 23)
Surely[1] goodness and mercy[2] shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell[3] in the house of the Lord forever.[4]
[1]Or Only [2]Or steadfast love [3]Or shall return to dwell [4]Hebrew for length of days

Psalm 25:6 (Show Psalm 25)
Remember your mercy, O Lord, and your steadfast love, for they have been from of old.

Psalm 25:7 (Show Psalm 25)
Remember not the sins of my youth or my transgressions; according to your steadfast love remember me, for the sake of your goodness, O Lord!

Psalm 25:10 (Show Psalm 25)
All the paths of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfulness, for those who keep his covenant and his testimonies.

Psalm 26:3 (Show Psalm 26)
For your steadfast love is before my eyes, and I walk in your faithfulness.

Psalm 26:8 (Show Psalm 26)
O Lord, I love the habitation of your house and the place where your glory dwells.

Psalm 31:7 (Show Psalm 31)
I will rejoice and be glad in your steadfast love, because you have seen my affliction; you have known the distress of my soul,

Psalm 31:16 (Show Psalm 31)
Make your face shine on your servant; save me in your steadfast love!

Psalm 31:21 (Show Psalm 31)
Blessed be the Lord, for he has wondrously shown his steadfast love to me when I was in a besieged city.

Psalm 31:23 (Show Psalm 31)
Love the Lord, all you his saints! The Lord preserves the faithful but abundantly repays the one who acts in pride.

Psalms 32:10 - 52:8

Psalm 32:10 (Show Psalm 32)
Many are the sorrows of the wicked, but steadfast love surrounds the one who trusts in the Lord.

Psalm 33:1 (Show Psalm 33)

The Steadfast Love of the Lord
Shout for joy in the Lord, O you righteous! Praise befits the upright.

Psalm 33:5 (Show Psalm 33)
He loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the steadfast love of the Lord.

Psalm 33:18 (Show Psalm 33)
Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear him, on those who hope in his steadfast love,

Psalm 33:22 (Show Psalm 33)
Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us, even as we hope in you.

Psalm 34:12 (Show Psalm 34)
What man is there who desires life and loves many days, that he may see good?

Psalm 36:1 (Show Psalm 36)

How Precious Is Your Steadfast Love
To the choirmaster. Of David, the servant of the Lord. Transgression speaks to the wicked deep in his heart;[1] there is no fear of God before his eyes.
[1]Some Hebrew manuscripts, Syriac, Jerome (compare Septuagint); most Hebrew manuscripts in my heart

Psalm 36:5 (Show Psalm 36)
Your steadfast love, O Lord, extends to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds.

Psalm 36:7 (Show Psalm 36)
How precious is your steadfast love, O God! The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings.

Psalm 36:10 (Show Psalm 36)
Oh, continue your steadfast love to those who know you, and your righteousness to the upright of heart!

Psalm 37:28 (Show Psalm 37)
For the Lord loves justice; he will not forsake his saints. They are preserved forever, but the children of the wicked shall be cut off.

Psalm 40:10 (Show Psalm 40)
I have not hidden your deliverance within my heart; I have spoken of your faithfulness and your salvation; I have not concealed your steadfast love and your faithfulness from the great congregation.

Psalm 40:11 (Show Psalm 40)
As for you, O Lord, you will not restrain your mercy from me; your steadfast love and your faithfulness will ever preserve me!

Psalm 40:16 (Show Psalm 40)
But may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; may those who love your salvation say continually, “Great is the Lord!”

Psalm 42:8 (Show Psalm 42)
By day the Lord commands his steadfast love, and at night his song is with me, a prayer to the God of my life.

Psalm 44:26 (Show Psalm 44)
Rise up; come to our help! Redeem us for the sake of your steadfast love!

Psalm 45:1 (Show Psalm 45)

Your Throne, O God, Is Forever
To the choirmaster: according to Lilies. A Maskil[1] of the Sons of Korah; a love song. My heart overflows with a pleasing theme; I address my verses to the king; my tongue is like the pen of a ready scribe.
[1]Probably a musical or liturgical term

Psalm 45:7 (Show Psalm 45)
you have loved righteousness and hated wickedness. Therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness beyond your companions;

Psalm 47:4 (Show Psalm 47)
He chose our heritage for us, the pride of Jacob whom he loves. Selah

Psalm 48:9 (Show Psalm 48)
We have thought on your steadfast love, O God, in the midst of your temple.

Psalm 51:1 (Show Psalm 51)

Create in Me a Clean Heart, O God
To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet went to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba. Have mercy on me,[1] O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions.
[1]Or Be gracious to me

Psalm 52:1 (Show Psalm 52)

The Steadfast Love of God Endures
To the choirmaster. A Maskil[1] of David, when Doeg, the Edomite, came and told Saul, “David has come to the house of Ahimelech.” Why do you boast of evil, O mighty man? The steadfast love of God endures all the day.
[1]Probably a musical or liturgical term

Psalm 52:3 (Show Psalm 52)
You love evil more than good, and lying more than speaking what is right. Selah

Psalm 52:4 (Show Psalm 52)
You love all words that devour, O deceitful tongue.

Psalm 52:8 (Show Psalm 52)
But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God. I trust in the steadfast love of God forever and ever.

Psalms 57:3 - 88:11

Psalm 57:3 (Show Psalm 57)
He will send from heaven and save me; he will put to shame him who tramples on me. Selah God will send out his steadfast love and his faithfulness!

Psalm 57:10 (Show Psalm 57)
For your steadfast love is great to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds.

Psalm 59:10 (Show Psalm 59)
My God in his steadfast love[1] will meet me; God will let me look in triumph on my enemies.
[1]Or The God who shows me steadfast love

Psalm 59:16 (Show Psalm 59)
But I will sing of your strength; I will sing aloud of your steadfast love in the morning. For you have been to me a fortress and a refuge in the day of my distress.

Psalm 59:17 (Show Psalm 59)
O my Strength, I will sing praises to you, for you, O God, are my fortress, the God who shows me steadfast love.

Psalm 60:5 (Show Psalm 60)
That your beloved ones may be delivered, give salvation by your right hand and answer us!

Psalm 61:7 (Show Psalm 61)
May he be enthroned forever before God; appoint steadfast love and faithfulness to watch over him!

Psalm 62:12 (Show Psalm 62)
and that to you, O Lord, belongs steadfast love. For you will render to a man according to his work.

Psalm 63:3 (Show Psalm 63)
Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you.

Psalm 66:20 (Show Psalm 66)
Blessed be God, because he has not rejected my prayer or removed his steadfast love from me!

Psalm 69:13 (Show Psalm 69)
But as for me, my prayer is to you, O Lord. At an acceptable time, O God, in the abundance of your steadfast love answer me in your saving faithfulness.

Psalm 69:16 (Show Psalm 69)
Answer me, O Lord, for your steadfast love is good; according to your abundant mercy, turn to me.

Psalm 69:36 (Show Psalm 69)
the offspring of his servants shall inherit it, and those who love his name shall dwell in it.

Psalm 70:4 (Show Psalm 70)
May all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you! May those who love your salvation say evermore, “God is great!”

Psalm 77:8 (Show Psalm 77)
Has his steadfast love forever ceased? Are his promises at an end for all time?

Psalm 78:68 (Show Psalm 78)
but he chose the tribe of Judah, Mount Zion, which he loves.

Psalm 84:1 (Show Psalm 84)

My Soul Longs for the Courts of the Lord
To the choirmaster: according to The Gittith.[1] A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord of hosts!
[1]Probably a musical or liturgical term

Psalm 85:7 (Show Psalm 85)
Show us your steadfast love, O Lord, and grant us your salvation.

Psalm 85:10 (Show Psalm 85)
Steadfast love and faithfulness meet; righteousness and peace kiss each other.

Psalm 86:1 (Show Psalm 86)

Great Is Your Steadfast Love
A Prayer of David. Incline your ear, O Lord, and answer me, for I am poor and needy.

Psalm 86:5 (Show Psalm 86)
For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you.

Psalm 86:13 (Show Psalm 86)
For great is your steadfast love toward me; you have delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol.

Psalm 86:15 (Show Psalm 86)
But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.

Psalm 87:2 (Show Psalm 87)
the Lord loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwelling places of Jacob.

Psalm 88:11 (Show Psalm 88)
Is your steadfast love declared in the grave, or your faithfulness in Abaddon?

Psalms 88:18 - 106:45

Psalm 88:18 (Show Psalm 88)
You have caused my beloved and my friend to shun me; my companions have become darkness.[1]
[1]Or darkness has become my only companion

Psalm 89:1 (Show Psalm 89)

I Will Sing of the Steadfast Love of the Lord
A Maskil[1] of Ethan the Ezrahite. I will sing of the steadfast love of the Lord, forever; with my mouth I will make known your faithfulness to all generations.
[1]Probably a musical or liturgical term

Psalm 89:2 (Show Psalm 89)
For I said, “Steadfast love will be built up forever; in the heavens you will establish your faithfulness.”

Psalm 89:14 (Show Psalm 89)
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; steadfast love and faithfulness go before you.

Psalm 89:24 (Show Psalm 89)
My faithfulness and my steadfast love shall be with him, and in my name shall his horn be exalted.

Psalm 89:28 (Show Psalm 89)
My steadfast love I will keep for him forever, and my covenant will stand firm[1] for him.
[1]Or will remain faithful

Psalm 89:33 (Show Psalm 89)
but I will not remove from him my steadfast love or be false to my faithfulness.

Psalm 89:49 (Show Psalm 89)
Lord, where is your steadfast love of old, which by your faithfulness you swore to David?

Psalm 90:14 (Show Psalm 90)
Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.

Psalm 91:14 (Show Psalm 91)
“Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him; I will protect him, because he knows my name.

Psalm 92:2 (Show Psalm 92)
to declare your steadfast love in the morning, and your faithfulness by night,

Psalm 94:18 (Show Psalm 94)
When I thought, “My foot slips,” your steadfast love, O Lord, held me up.

Psalm 97:10 (Show Psalm 97)
O you who love the Lord, hate evil! He preserves the lives of his saints; he delivers them from the hand of the wicked.

Psalm 98:3 (Show Psalm 98)
He has remembered his steadfast love and faithfulness to the house of Israel. All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.

Psalm 99:4 (Show Psalm 99)
The King in his might loves justice.[1] You have established equity; you have executed justice and righteousness in Jacob.
[1]Or The might of the King loves justice

Psalm 100:1 (Show Psalm 100)

His Steadfast Love Endures Forever
A Psalm for giving thanks. Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!

Psalm 100:5 (Show Psalm 100)
For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.

Psalm 101:1 (Show Psalm 101)

I Will Walk with Integrity
A Psalm of David. I will sing of steadfast love and justice; to you, O Lord, I will make music.

Psalm 103:4 (Show Psalm 103)
who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,

Psalm 103:8 (Show Psalm 103)
The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.

Psalm 103:11 (Show Psalm 103)
For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;

Psalm 103:17 (Show Psalm 103)
But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him, and his righteousness to children's children,

Psalm 106:1 (Show Psalm 106)

Give Thanks to the Lord, for He Is Good
Praise the Lord! Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!

Psalm 106:7 (Show Psalm 106)
Our fathers, when they were in Egypt, did not consider your wondrous works; they did not remember the abundance of your steadfast love, but rebelled by the sea, at the Red Sea.

Psalm 106:45 (Show Psalm 106)
For their sake he remembered his covenant, and relented according to the abundance of his steadfast love.

Psalms 107:1 - 119:64

Psalm 107:1 (Show Psalm 107)
Book Five
Let the Redeemed of the Lord Say So
Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!

Psalm 107:8 (Show Psalm 107)
Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man!

Psalm 107:15 (Show Psalm 107)
Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man!

Psalm 107:21 (Show Psalm 107)
Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man!

Psalm 107:31 (Show Psalm 107)
Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man!

Psalm 107:43 (Show Psalm 107)
Whoever is wise, let him attend to these things; let them consider the steadfast love of the Lord.

Psalm 108:4 (Show Psalm 108)
For your steadfast love is great above the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the clouds.

Psalm 108:6 (Show Psalm 108)
That your beloved ones may be delivered, give salvation by your right hand and answer me!

Psalm 109:4 (Show Psalm 109)
In return for my love they accuse me, but I give myself to prayer.[1]
[1]Hebrew but I am prayer

Psalm 109:5 (Show Psalm 109)
So they reward me evil for good, and hatred for my love.

Psalm 109:17 (Show Psalm 109)
He loved to curse; let curses come[1] upon him! He did not delight in blessing; may it be far[2] from him!
[1]Revocalization; Masoretic Text curses have come [2]Revocalization; Masoretic Text it is far

Psalm 109:21 (Show Psalm 109)
But you, O God my Lord, deal on my behalf for your name's sake; because your steadfast love is good, deliver me!

Psalm 109:26 (Show Psalm 109)
Help me, O Lord my God! Save me according to your steadfast love!

Psalm 115:1 (Show Psalm 115)

To Your Name Give Glory
Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory, for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness!

Psalm 116:1 (Show Psalm 116)

I Love the Lord
I love the Lord, because he has heard my voice and my pleas for mercy.

Psalm 117:2 (Show Psalm 117)
For great is his steadfast love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord!

Psalm 118:1 (Show Psalm 118)

His Steadfast Love Endures Forever
Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!

Psalm 118:2 (Show Psalm 118)
Let Israel say, “His steadfast love endures forever.”

Psalm 118:3 (Show Psalm 118)
Let the house of Aaron say, “His steadfast love endures forever.”

Psalm 118:4 (Show Psalm 118)
Let those who fear the Lord say, “His steadfast love endures forever.”

Psalm 118:29 (Show Psalm 118)
Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!

Psalm 119:41 (Show Psalm 119)
Waw Let your steadfast love come to me, O Lord, your salvation according to your promise;

Psalm 119:47 (Show Psalm 119)
for I find my delight in your commandments, which I love.

Psalm 119:48 (Show Psalm 119)
I will lift up my hands toward your commandments, which I love, and I will meditate on your statutes.

Psalm 119:64 (Show Psalm 119)
The earth, O Lord, is full of your steadfast love; teach me your statutes!

Psalms 119:76 - 136:8

Psalm 119:76 (Show Psalm 119)
Let your steadfast love comfort me according to your promise to your servant.

Psalm 119:88 (Show Psalm 119)
In your steadfast love give me life, that I may keep the testimonies of your mouth.

Psalm 119:97 (Show Psalm 119)
Mem Oh how I love your law! It is my meditation all the day.

Psalm 119:113 (Show Psalm 119)
Samekh I hate the double-minded, but I love your law.

Psalm 119:119 (Show Psalm 119)
All the wicked of the earth you discard like dross, therefore I love your testimonies.

Psalm 119:124 (Show Psalm 119)
Deal with your servant according to your steadfast love, and teach me your statutes.

Psalm 119:127 (Show Psalm 119)
Therefore I love your commandments above gold, above fine gold.

Psalm 119:132 (Show Psalm 119)
Turn to me and be gracious to me, as is your way with those who love your name.

Psalm 119:140 (Show Psalm 119)
Your promise is well tried, and your servant loves it.

Psalm 119:149 (Show Psalm 119)
Hear my voice according to your steadfast love; O Lord, according to your justice give me life.

Psalm 119:159 (Show Psalm 119)
Consider how I love your precepts! Give me life according to your steadfast love.

Psalm 119:163 (Show Psalm 119)
I hate and abhor falsehood, but I love your law.

Psalm 119:165 (Show Psalm 119)
Great peace have those who love your law; nothing can make them stumble.

Psalm 119:167 (Show Psalm 119)
My soul keeps your testimonies; I love them exceedingly.

Psalm 122:6 (Show Psalm 122)
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem! “May they be secure who love you!

Psalm 127:2 (Show Psalm 127)
It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep.

Psalm 130:7 (Show Psalm 130)
O Israel, hope in the Lord! For with the Lord there is steadfast love, and with him is plentiful redemption.

Psalm 136:1 (Show Psalm 136)

His Steadfast Love Endures Forever
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.

Psalm 136:2 (Show Psalm 136)
Give thanks to the God of gods, for his steadfast love endures forever.

Psalm 136:3 (Show Psalm 136)
Give thanks to the Lord of lords, for his steadfast love endures forever;

Psalm 136:4 (Show Psalm 136)
to him who alone does great wonders, for his steadfast love endures forever;

Psalm 136:5 (Show Psalm 136)
to him who by understanding made the heavens, for his steadfast love endures forever;

Psalm 136:6 (Show Psalm 136)
to him who spread out the earth above the waters, for his steadfast love endures forever;

Psalm 136:7 (Show Psalm 136)
to him who made the great lights, for his steadfast love endures forever;

Psalm 136:8 (Show Psalm 136)
the sun to rule over the day, for his steadfast love endures forever;

Psalms 136:9 - 145:20

Psalm 136:9 (Show Psalm 136)
the moon and stars to rule over the night, for his steadfast love endures forever;

Psalm 136:10 (Show Psalm 136)
to him who struck down the firstborn of Egypt, for his steadfast love endures forever;

Psalm 136:11 (Show Psalm 136)
and brought Israel out from among them, for his steadfast love endures forever;

Psalm 136:12 (Show Psalm 136)
with a strong hand and an outstretched arm, for his steadfast love endures forever;

Psalm 136:13 (Show Psalm 136)
to him who divided the Red Sea in two, for his steadfast love endures forever;

Psalm 136:14 (Show Psalm 136)
and made Israel pass through the midst of it, for his steadfast love endures forever;

Psalm 136:15 (Show Psalm 136)
but overthrew[1] Pharaoh and his host in the Red Sea, for his steadfast love endures forever;
[1]Hebrew shook off

Psalm 136:16 (Show Psalm 136)
to him who led his people through the wilderness, for his steadfast love endures forever;

Psalm 136:17 (Show Psalm 136)
to him who struck down great kings, for his steadfast love endures forever;

Psalm 136:18 (Show Psalm 136)
and killed mighty kings, for his steadfast love endures forever;

Psalm 136:19 (Show Psalm 136)
Sihon, king of the Amorites, for his steadfast love endures forever;

Psalm 136:20 (Show Psalm 136)
and Og, king of Bashan, for his steadfast love endures forever;

Psalm 136:21 (Show Psalm 136)
and gave their land as a heritage, for his steadfast love endures forever;

Psalm 136:22 (Show Psalm 136)
a heritage to Israel his servant, for his steadfast love endures forever.

Psalm 136:23 (Show Psalm 136)
It is he who remembered us in our low estate, for his steadfast love endures forever;

Psalm 136:24 (Show Psalm 136)
and rescued us from our foes, for his steadfast love endures forever;

Psalm 136:25 (Show Psalm 136)
he who gives food to all flesh, for his steadfast love endures forever.

Psalm 136:26 (Show Psalm 136)
Give thanks to the God of heaven, for his steadfast love endures forever.

Psalm 138:2 (Show Psalm 138)
I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word.[1]
[1]Or you have exalted your word above all your name

Psalm 138:8 (Show Psalm 138)
The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands.

Psalm 143:8 (Show Psalm 143)
Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.

Psalm 143:12 (Show Psalm 143)
And in your steadfast love you will cut off my enemies, and you will destroy all the adversaries of my soul, for I am your servant.

Psalm 144:2 (Show Psalm 144)
he is my steadfast love and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield and he in whom I take refuge, who subdues peoples[1] under me.
[1]Many Hebrew manuscripts, Dead Sea Scroll, Jerome, Syriac, Aquila; most Hebrew manuscripts subdues my people

Psalm 145:8 (Show Psalm 145)
The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.

Psalm 145:20 (Show Psalm 145)
The Lord preserves all who love him, but all the wicked he will destroy.

Psalms 146:8 - Proverbs 19:8

Psalm 146:8 (Show Psalm 146)
the Lord opens the eyes of the blind. The Lord lifts up those who are bowed down; the Lord loves the righteous.

Psalm 147:11 (Show Psalm 147)
but the Lord takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his steadfast love.

Proverbs 1:22 (Show Proverbs 1)
“How long, O simple ones, will you love being simple? How long will scoffers delight in their scoffing and fools hate knowledge?

Proverbs 3:3 (Show Proverbs 3)
Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart.

Proverbs 3:12 (Show Proverbs 3)
for the Lord reproves him whom he loves, as a father the son in whom he delights.

Proverbs 4:6 (Show Proverbs 4)
Do not forsake her, and she will keep you; love her, and she will guard you.

Proverbs 5:19 (Show Proverbs 5)
a lovely deer, a graceful doe. Let her breasts fill you at all times with delight; be intoxicated[1] always in her love.
[1]Hebrew be led astray; also verse 20

Proverbs 7:18 (Show Proverbs 7)
Come, let us take our fill of love till morning; let us delight ourselves with love.

Proverbs 8:17 (Show Proverbs 8)
I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently find me.

Proverbs 8:21 (Show Proverbs 8)
granting an inheritance to those who love me, and filling their treasuries.

Proverbs 8:36 (Show Proverbs 8)
but he who fails to find me injures himself; all who hate me love death.”

Proverbs 9:8 (Show Proverbs 9)
Do not reprove a scoffer, or he will hate you; reprove a wise man, and he will love you.

Proverbs 10:12 (Show Proverbs 10)
Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.

Proverbs 12:1 (Show Proverbs 12)
Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid.

Proverbs 13:24 (Show Proverbs 13)
Whoever spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him.[1]
[1]Or who loves him disciplines him early

Proverbs 14:22 (Show Proverbs 14)
Do they not go astray who devise evil? Those who devise good meet[1] steadfast love and faithfulness.
[1]Or show

Proverbs 15:9 (Show Proverbs 15)
The way of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord, but he loves him who pursues righteousness.

Proverbs 15:17 (Show Proverbs 15)
Better is a dinner of herbs where love is than a fattened ox and hatred with it.

Proverbs 16:6 (Show Proverbs 16)
By steadfast love and faithfulness iniquity is atoned for, and by the fear of the Lord one turns away from evil.

Proverbs 16:13 (Show Proverbs 16)
Righteous lips are the delight of a king, and he loves him who speaks what is right.

Proverbs 17:9 (Show Proverbs 17)
Whoever covers an offense seeks love, but he who repeats a matter separates close friends.

Proverbs 17:17 (Show Proverbs 17)
A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

Proverbs 17:19 (Show Proverbs 17)
Whoever loves transgression loves strife; he who makes his door high seeks destruction.

Proverbs 18:21 (Show Proverbs 18)
Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.

Proverbs 19:8 (Show Proverbs 19)
Whoever gets sense loves his own soul; he who keeps understanding will discover good.

Proverbs 19:22 - Song of Solomon 1:15

Proverbs 19:22 (Show Proverbs 19)
What is desired in a man is steadfast love, and a poor man is better than a liar.

Proverbs 20:6 (Show Proverbs 20)
Many a man proclaims his own steadfast love, but a faithful man who can find?

Proverbs 20:13 (Show Proverbs 20)
Love not sleep, lest you come to poverty; open your eyes, and you will have plenty of bread.

Proverbs 20:28 (Show Proverbs 20)
Steadfast love and faithfulness preserve the king, and by steadfast love his throne is upheld.

Proverbs 21:17 (Show Proverbs 21)
Whoever loves pleasure will be a poor man; he who loves wine and oil will not be rich.

Proverbs 22:11 (Show Proverbs 22)
He who loves purity of heart, and whose speech is gracious, will have the king as his friend.

Proverbs 27:5 (Show Proverbs 27)
Better is open rebuke than hidden love.

Proverbs 29:3 (Show Proverbs 29)
He who loves wisdom makes his father glad, but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth.

Proverbs 30:23 (Show Proverbs 30)
an unloved woman when she gets a husband, and a maidservant when she displaces her mistress.

Ecclesiastes 3:8 (Show Ecclesiastes 3)
a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.

Ecclesiastes 5:10 (Show Ecclesiastes 5)
He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves wealth with his income; this also is vanity.

Ecclesiastes 9:1 (Show Ecclesiastes 9)

Death Comes to All
But all this I laid to heart, examining it all, how the righteous and the wise and their deeds are in the hand of God. Whether it is love or hate, man does not know; both are before him.

Ecclesiastes 9:6 (Show Ecclesiastes 9)
Their love and their hate and their envy have already perished, and forever they have no more share in all that is done under the sun.

Ecclesiastes 9:7 (Show Ecclesiastes 9)

Enjoy Life with the One You Love
Go, eat your bread with joy, and drink your wine with a merry heart, for God has already approved what you do.

Ecclesiastes 9:9 (Show Ecclesiastes 9)
Enjoy life with the wife whom you love, all the days of your vain life that he has given you under the sun, because that is your portion in life and in your toil at which you toil under the sun.

Song of Solomon 1:2 (Show Song of Solomon 1)

The Bride Confesses Her Love
She[1] Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth! For your love is better than wine;
[1]The translators have added speaker identifications based on the gender and number of the Hebrew words

Song of Solomon 1:3 (Show Song of Solomon 1)
your anointing oils are fragrant; your name is oil poured out; therefore virgins love you.

Song of Solomon 1:4 (Show Song of Solomon 1)
Draw me after you; let us run. The king has brought me into his chambers. Others We will exult and rejoice in you; we will extol your love more than wine; rightly do they love you.

Song of Solomon 1:5 (Show Song of Solomon 1)
She I am very dark, but lovely, O daughters of Jerusalem, like the tents of Kedar, like the curtains of Solomon.

Song of Solomon 1:7 (Show Song of Solomon 1)
Tell me, you whom my soul loves, where you pasture your flock, where you make it lie down at noon; for why should I be like one who veils herself beside the flocks of your companions?

Song of Solomon 1:9 (Show Song of Solomon 1)
I compare you, my love, to a mare among Pharaoh's chariots.

Song of Solomon 1:10 (Show Song of Solomon 1)
Your cheeks are lovely with ornaments, your neck with strings of jewels.

Song of Solomon 1:13 (Show Song of Solomon 1)
My beloved is to me a sachet of myrrh that lies between my breasts.

Song of Solomon 1:14 (Show Song of Solomon 1)
My beloved is to me a cluster of henna blossoms in the vineyards of Engedi.

Song of Solomon 1:15 (Show Song of Solomon 1)
He Behold, you are beautiful , my love; behold, you are beautiful; your eyes are doves.

Song of Solomon 1:16 - 5:1

Song of Solomon 1:16 (Show Song of Solomon 1)
She Behold, you are beautiful, my beloved, truly delightful. Our couch is green;

Song of Solomon 2:2 (Show Song of Solomon 2)
He As a lily among brambles, so is my love among the young women.

Song of Solomon 2:3 (Show Song of Solomon 2)
She As an apple tree among the trees of the forest, so is my beloved among the young men. With great delight I sat in his shadow, and his fruit was sweet to my taste.

Song of Solomon 2:4 (Show Song of Solomon 2)
He brought me to the banqueting house,[1] and his banner over me was love.
[1]Hebrew the house of wine

Song of Solomon 2:5 (Show Song of Solomon 2)
Sustain me with raisins; refresh me with apples, for I am sick with love.

Song of Solomon 2:7 (Show Song of Solomon 2)
I adjure you,[1] O daughters of Jerusalem, by the gazelles or the does of the field, that you not stir up or awaken love until it pleases.
[1]That is, I put you on oath; so throughout the Song

Song of Solomon 2:8 (Show Song of Solomon 2)

The Bride Adores Her Beloved
The voice of my beloved! Behold, he comes, leaping over the mountains, bounding over the hills.

Song of Solomon 2:9 (Show Song of Solomon 2)
My beloved is like a gazelle or a young stag. Behold, there he stands behind our wall, gazing through the windows, looking through the lattice.

Song of Solomon 2:10 (Show Song of Solomon 2)
My beloved speaks and says to me: “Arise, my love, my beautiful one, and come away,

Song of Solomon 2:13 (Show Song of Solomon 2)
The fig tree ripens its figs, and the vines are in blossom; they give forth fragrance. Arise, my love, my beautiful one, and come away.

Song of Solomon 2:14 (Show Song of Solomon 2)
O my dove, in the clefts of the rock, in the crannies of the cliff, let me see your face, let me hear your voice, for your voice is sweet, and your face is lovely.

Song of Solomon 2:16 (Show Song of Solomon 2)
My beloved is mine, and I am his; he grazes[1] among the lilies.
[1]Or he pastures his flock

Song of Solomon 2:17 (Show Song of Solomon 2)
Until the day breathes and the shadows flee, turn, my beloved, be like a gazelle or a young stag on cleft mountains.[1]
[1]Or mountains of Bether

Song of Solomon 3:1 (Show Song of Solomon 3)

The Bride's Dream
On my bed by night I sought him whom my soul loves; I sought him, but found him not.

Song of Solomon 3:2 (Show Song of Solomon 3)
I will rise now and go about the city, in the streets and in the squares; I will seek him whom my soul loves. I sought him, but found him not.

Song of Solomon 3:3 (Show Song of Solomon 3)
The watchmen found me as they went about in the city. “Have you seen him whom my soul loves?”

Song of Solomon 3:4 (Show Song of Solomon 3)
Scarcely had I passed them when I found him whom my soul loves. I held him, and would not let him go until I had brought him into my mother's house, and into the chamber of her who conceived me.

Song of Solomon 3:5 (Show Song of Solomon 3)
I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, by the gazelles or the does of the field, that you not stir up or awaken love until it pleases.

Song of Solomon 3:10 (Show Song of Solomon 3)
He made its posts of silver, its back of gold, its seat of purple; its interior was inlaid with love by the daughters of Jerusalem.

Song of Solomon 4:1 (Show Song of Solomon 4)

Solomon Admires His Bride's Beauty
He Behold, you are beautiful, my love, behold, you are beautiful! Your eyes are doves behind your veil. Your hair is like a flock of goats leaping down the slopes of Gilead.

Song of Solomon 4:3 (Show Song of Solomon 4)
Your lips are like a scarlet thread, and your mouth is lovely. Your cheeks are like halves of a pomegranate behind your veil.

Song of Solomon 4:7 (Show Song of Solomon 4)
You are altogether beautiful, my love; there is no flaw in you.

Song of Solomon 4:10 (Show Song of Solomon 4)
How beautiful is your love, my sister, my bride! How much better is your love than wine, and the fragrance of your oils than any spice!

Song of Solomon 4:16 (Show Song of Solomon 4)
Awake, O north wind, and come, O south wind! Blow upon my garden, let its spices flow.
Together in the Garden of Love
She Let my beloved come to his garden, and eat its choicest fruits.

Song of Solomon 5:1 (Show Song of Solomon 5)
He I came to my garden, my sister, my bride, I gathered my myrrh with my spice, I ate my honeycomb with my honey, I drank my wine with my milk. Others Eat, friends, drink, and be drunk with love!

Song of Solomon 5:2 - Isaiah 1:23

Song of Solomon 5:2 (Show Song of Solomon 5)

The Bride Searches for Her Beloved
She I slept, but my heart was awake. A sound! My beloved is knocking. “Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my perfect one, for my head is wet with dew, my locks with the drops of the night.”

Song of Solomon 5:4 (Show Song of Solomon 5)
My beloved put his hand to the latch, and my heart was thrilled within me.

Song of Solomon 5:5 (Show Song of Solomon 5)
I arose to open to my beloved, and my hands dripped with myrrh, my fingers with liquid myrrh, on the handles of the bolt.

Song of Solomon 5:6 (Show Song of Solomon 5)
I opened to my beloved, but my beloved had turned and gone. My soul failed me when he spoke. I sought him, but found him not; I called him, but he gave no answer.

Song of Solomon 5:8 (Show Song of Solomon 5)
I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, if you find my beloved, that you tell him I am sick with love.

Song of Solomon 5:9 (Show Song of Solomon 5)
Others What is your beloved more than another beloved, O most beautiful among women? What is your beloved more than another beloved, that you thus adjure us?

Song of Solomon 5:10 (Show Song of Solomon 5)

The Bride Praises Her Beloved
She My beloved is radiant and ruddy, distinguished among ten thousand.

Song of Solomon 5:16 (Show Song of Solomon 5)
His mouth[1] is most sweet, and he is altogether desirable. This is my beloved and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem.
[1]Hebrew palate

Song of Solomon 6:1 (Show Song of Solomon 6)
Others Where has your beloved gone, O most beautiful among women? Where has your beloved turned, that we may seek him with you?

Song of Solomon 6:2 (Show Song of Solomon 6)

Together in the Garden of Love
She My beloved has gone down to his garden to the beds of spices, to graze[1] in the gardens and to gather lilies.
[1]Or to pasture his flock; also verse 3

Song of Solomon 6:3 (Show Song of Solomon 6)
I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine; he grazes among the lilies.

Song of Solomon 6:4 (Show Song of Solomon 6)

Solomon and His Bride Delight in Each Other
He You are beautiful as Tirzah, my love, lovely as Jerusalem, awesome as an army with banners.

Song of Solomon 7:6 (Show Song of Solomon 7)
How beautiful and pleasant you are, O loved one, with all your delights![1]
[1]Or among delights

Song of Solomon 7:9 (Show Song of Solomon 7)
and your mouth[1] like the best wine. She It goes down smoothly for my beloved, gliding over lips and teeth.[2]
[1]Hebrew palate [2]Septuagint, Syriac, Vulgate; Hebrew causing the lips of sleepers to speak

Song of Solomon 7:10 (Show Song of Solomon 7)
I am my beloved's, and his desire is for me.

Song of Solomon 7:11 (Show Song of Solomon 7)

The Bride Gives Her Love
Come, my beloved, let us go out into the fields and lodge in the villages;[1]
[1]Or among the henna plants

Song of Solomon 7:12 (Show Song of Solomon 7)
let us go out early to the vineyards and see whether the vines have budded, whether the grape blossoms have opened and the pomegranates are in bloom. There I will give you my love.

Song of Solomon 7:13 (Show Song of Solomon 7)
The mandrakes give forth fragrance, and beside our doors are all choice fruits, new as well as old, which I have laid up for you, O my beloved.

Song of Solomon 8:1 (Show Song of Solomon 8)

Longing for Her Beloved
Oh that you were like a brother to me who nursed at my mother's breasts! If I found you outside, I would kiss you, and none would despise me.

Song of Solomon 8:4 (Show Song of Solomon 8)
I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, that you not stir up or awaken love until it pleases.

Song of Solomon 8:5 (Show Song of Solomon 8)
Who is that coming up from the wilderness, leaning on her beloved? Under the apple tree I awakened you. There your mother was in labor with you; there she who bore you was in labor.

Song of Solomon 8:6 (Show Song of Solomon 8)
Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm, for love is strong as death, jealousy[1] is fierce as the grave.[2] Its flashes are flashes of fire, the very flame of the Lord.
[1]Or ardor [2]Hebrew as Sheol

Song of Solomon 8:7 (Show Song of Solomon 8)
Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it. If a man offered for love all the wealth of his house, he[1] would be utterly despised.
[1]Or it

Song of Solomon 8:14 (Show Song of Solomon 8)
She Make haste, my beloved, and be like a gazelle or a young stag on the mountains of spices.

Isaiah 1:23 (Show Isaiah 1)
Your princes are rebels and companions of thieves. Everyone loves a bribe and runs after gifts. They do not bring justice to the fatherless, and the widow's cause does not come to them.

Isaiah 5:1 - Jeremiah 9:24

Isaiah 5:1 (Show Isaiah 5)

The Vineyard of the Lord Destroyed
Let me sing for my beloved my love song concerning his vineyard: My beloved had a vineyard on a very fertile hill.

Isaiah 16:5 (Show Isaiah 16)
then a throne will be established in steadfast love, and on it will sit in faithfulness in the tent of David one who judges and seeks justice and is swift to do righteousness.”

Isaiah 38:17 (Show Isaiah 38)
Behold, it was for my welfare that I had great bitterness; but in love you have delivered my life from the pit of destruction, for you have cast all my sins behind your back.

Isaiah 43:4 (Show Isaiah 43)
Because you are precious in my eyes, and honored, and I love you, I give men in return for you, peoples in exchange for your life.

Isaiah 47:8 (Show Isaiah 47)
Now therefore hear this, you lover of pleasures, who sit securely, who say in your heart, “I am, and there is no one besides me; I shall not sit as a widow or know the loss of children”:

Isaiah 48:14 (Show Isaiah 48)
“Assemble, all of you, and listen! Who among them has declared these things? The Lord loves him; he shall perform his purpose on Babylon, and his arm shall be against the Chaldeans.

Isaiah 54:8 (Show Isaiah 54)
In overflowing anger for a moment I hid my face from you, but with everlasting love I will have compassion on you,” says the Lord, your Redeemer.

Isaiah 54:10 (Show Isaiah 54)
For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but my steadfast love shall not depart from you, and my covenant of peace shall not be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you.

Isaiah 55:3 (Show Isaiah 55)
Incline your ear, and come to me; hear, that your soul may live; and I will make with you an everlasting covenant, my steadfast, sure love for David.

Isaiah 56:6 (Show Isaiah 56)
“And the foreigners who join themselves to the Lord, to minister to him, to love the name of the Lord, and to be his servants, everyone who keeps the Sabbath and does not profane it, and holds fast my covenant—

Isaiah 57:8 (Show Isaiah 57)
Behind the door and the doorpost you have set up your memorial; for, deserting me, you have uncovered your bed, you have gone up to it, you have made it wide; and you have made a covenant for yourself with them, you have loved their bed, you have looked on nakedness.[1]
[1]Or on a monument (see 56:5); Hebrew on a hand

Isaiah 61:8 (Show Isaiah 61)
For I the Lord love justice; I hate robbery and wrong;[1] I will faithfully give them their recompense, and I will make an everlasting covenant with them.
[1]Or robbery with a burnt offering

Isaiah 63:7 (Show Isaiah 63)

The Lord's Mercy Remembered
I will recount the steadfast love of the Lord, the praises of the Lord, according to all that the Lord has granted us, and the great goodness to the house of Israel that he has granted them according to his compassion, according to the abundance of his steadfast love.

Isaiah 63:9 (Show Isaiah 63)
In all their affliction he was afflicted,[1] and the angel of his presence saved them; in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; he lifted them up and carried them all the days of old.
[1]Or he did not afflict

Isaiah 66:10 (Show Isaiah 66)
“Rejoice with Jerusalem, and be glad for her, all you who love her; rejoice with her in joy, all you who mourn over her;

Jeremiah 2:2 (Show Jeremiah 2)
“Go and proclaim in the hearing of Jerusalem, Thus says the Lord, “I remember the devotion of your youth, your love as a bride, how you followed me in the wilderness, in a land not sown.

Jeremiah 2:25 (Show Jeremiah 2)
Keep your feet from going unshod and your throat from thirst. But you said, ‘It is hopeless, for I have loved foreigners, and after them I will go.’

Jeremiah 2:33 (Show Jeremiah 2)
“How well you direct your course to seek love! So that even to wicked women you have taught your ways.

Jeremiah 3:1 (Show Jeremiah 3)
“If[1] a man divorces his wife and she goes from him and becomes another man's wife, will he return to her? Would not that land be greatly polluted? You have played the whore with many lovers; and would you return to me? declares the Lord.
[1]Septuagint, Syriac; Hebrew Saying, “If

Jeremiah 3:2 (Show Jeremiah 3)
Lift up your eyes to the bare heights, and see! Where have you not been ravished? By the waysides you have sat awaiting lovers like an Arab in the wilderness. You have polluted the land with your vile whoredom.

Jeremiah 4:30 (Show Jeremiah 4)
And you, O desolate one, what do you mean that you dress in scarlet, that you adorn yourself with ornaments of gold, that you enlarge your eyes with paint? In vain you beautify yourself. Your lovers despise you; they seek your life.

Jeremiah 5:31 (Show Jeremiah 5)
the prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests rule at their direction; my people love to have it so, but what will you do when the end comes?

Jeremiah 6:2 (Show Jeremiah 6)
The lovely and delicately bred I will destroy, the daughter of Zion.[1]
[1]Or I have likened the daughter of Zion to the loveliest pasture

Jeremiah 8:2 (Show Jeremiah 8)
And they shall be spread before the sun and the moon and all the host of heaven, which they have loved and served, which they have gone after, and which they have sought and worshiped. And they shall not be gathered or buried. They shall be as dung on the surface of the ground.

Jeremiah 9:24 (Show Jeremiah 9)
but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the Lord.”

Jeremiah 11:15 - Daniel 10:11

Jeremiah 11:15 (Show Jeremiah 11)
What right has my beloved in my house, when she has done many vile deeds? Can even sacrificial flesh avert your doom? Can you then exult?

Jeremiah 12:7 (Show Jeremiah 12)
“I have forsaken my house; I have abandoned my heritage; I have given the beloved of my soul into the hands of her enemies.

Jeremiah 14:10 (Show Jeremiah 14)
Thus says the Lord concerning this people: “They have loved to wander thus; they have not restrained their feet; therefore the Lord does not accept them; now he will remember their iniquity and punish their sins.”

Jeremiah 16:5 (Show Jeremiah 16)
“For thus says the Lord: Do not enter the house of mourning, or go to lament or grieve for them, for I have taken away my peace from this people, my steadfast love and mercy, declares the Lord.

Jeremiah 22:20 (Show Jeremiah 22)
“Go up to Lebanon, and cry out, and lift up your voice in Bashan; cry out from Abarim, for all your lovers are destroyed.

Jeremiah 22:22 (Show Jeremiah 22)
The wind shall shepherd all your shepherds, and your lovers shall go into captivity; then you will be ashamed and confounded because of all your evil.

Jeremiah 30:14 (Show Jeremiah 30)
All your lovers have forgotten you; they care nothing for you; for I have dealt you the blow of an enemy, the punishment of a merciless foe, because your guilt is great, because your sins are flagrant.

Jeremiah 31:3 (Show Jeremiah 31)
the Lord appeared to him[1] from far away. I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.
[1]Septuagint; Hebrew me

Jeremiah 32:18 (Show Jeremiah 32)
You show steadfast love to thousands, but you repay the guilt of fathers to their children after them, O great and mighty God, whose name is the Lord of hosts,

Jeremiah 33:11 (Show Jeremiah 33)
the voice of mirth and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride, the voices of those who sing, as they bring thank offerings to the house of the Lord: “‘Give thanks to the Lord of hosts, for the Lord is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!’ For I will restore the fortunes of the land as at first, says the Lord.

Lamentations 1:2 (Show Lamentations 1)
She weeps bitterly in the night, with tears on her cheeks; among all her lovers she has none to comfort her; all her friends have dealt treacherously with her; they have become her enemies.

Lamentations 1:19 (Show Lamentations 1)
“I called to my lovers, but they deceived me; my priests and elders perished in the city, while they sought food to revive their strength.

Lamentations 3:22 (Show Lamentations 3)
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;[1] his mercies never come to an end;
[1]Syriac, Targum; Hebrew Because of the steadfast love of the Lord, we are not cut off

Lamentations 3:32 (Show Lamentations 3)
but, though he cause grief, he will have compassion according to the abundance of his steadfast love;

Ezekiel 16:8 (Show Ezekiel 16)
“When I passed by you again and saw you, behold, you were at the age for love, and I spread the corner of my garment over you and covered your nakedness; I made my vow to you and entered into a covenant with you, declares the Lord God, and you became mine.

Ezekiel 16:33 (Show Ezekiel 16)
Men give gifts to all prostitutes, but you gave your gifts to all your lovers, bribing them to come to you from every side with your whorings.

Ezekiel 16:36 (Show Ezekiel 16)
Thus says the Lord God, Because your lust was poured out and your nakedness uncovered in your whorings with your lovers, and with all your abominable idols, and because of the blood of your children that you gave to them,

Ezekiel 16:37 (Show Ezekiel 16)
therefore, behold, I will gather all your lovers with whom you took pleasure, all those you loved and all those you hated. I will gather them against you from every side and will uncover your nakedness to them, that they may see all your nakedness.

Ezekiel 23:5 (Show Ezekiel 23)
“Oholah played the whore while she was mine, and she lusted after her lovers the Assyrians, warriors

Ezekiel 23:9 (Show Ezekiel 23)
Therefore I delivered her into the hands of her lovers, into the hands of the Assyrians, after whom she lusted.

Ezekiel 23:17 (Show Ezekiel 23)
And the Babylonians came to her into the bed of love, and they defiled her with their whoring lust. And after she was defiled by them, she turned from them in disgust.

Ezekiel 23:22 (Show Ezekiel 23)
Therefore, O Oholibah, thus says the Lord God: “Behold, I will stir up against you your lovers from whom you turned in disgust, and I will bring them against you from every side:

Daniel 9:4 (Show Daniel 9)
I prayed to the Lord my God and made confession, saying, “O Lord, the great and awesome God, who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments,

Daniel 9:23 (Show Daniel 9)
At the beginning of your pleas for mercy a word went out, and I have come to tell it to you, for you are greatly loved. Therefore consider the word and understand the vision.

Daniel 10:11 (Show Daniel 10)
And he said to me, “O Daniel, man greatly loved, understand the words that I speak to you, and stand upright, for now I have been sent to you.” And when he had spoken this word to me, I stood up trembling.

Daniel 10:19 - Hosea 14:4 - Malachi 2

Daniel 10:19 (Show Daniel 10)
And he said, “O man greatly loved, fear not, peace be with you; be strong and of good courage.” And as he spoke to me, I was strengthened and said, “Let my lord speak, for you have strengthened me.”

Daniel 11:37 (Show Daniel 11)
He shall pay no attention to the gods of his fathers, or to the one beloved by women. He shall not pay attention to any other god, for he shall magnify himself above all.

Hosea 2:5 (Show Hosea 2)
For their mother has played the whore; she who conceived them has acted shamefully. For she said, ‘I will go after my lovers, who give me my bread and my water, my wool and my flax, my oil and my drink.’

Hosea 2:7 (Show Hosea 2)
She shall pursue her lovers but not overtake them, and she shall seek them but shall not find them. Then she shall say, ‘I will go and return to my first husband, for it was better for me then than now.’

Hosea 2:10 (Show Hosea 2)
Now I will uncover her lewdness in the sight of her lovers, and no one shall rescue her out of my hand.

Hosea 2:12 (Show Hosea 2)
And I will lay waste her vines and her fig trees, of which she said, ‘These are my wages, which my lovers have given me.’ I will make them a forest, and the beasts of the field shall devour them.

Hosea 2:13 (Show Hosea 2)
And I will punish her for the feast days of the Baals when she burned offerings to them and adorned herself with her ring and jewelry, and went after her lovers and forgot me, declares the Lord.

Hosea 2:19 (Show Hosea 2)
And I will betroth you to me forever. I will betroth you to me in righteousness and in justice, in steadfast love and in mercy.

Hosea 3:1 (Show Hosea 3)

Hosea Redeems His Wife
And the Lord said to me, “Go again, love a woman who is loved by another man and is an adulteress, even as the Lord loves the children of Israel, though they turn to other gods and love cakes of raisins.”

Hosea 4:1 (Show Hosea 4)

The Lord Accuses Israel
Hear the word of the Lord, O children of Israel, for the Lord has a controversy with the inhabitants of the land. There is no faithfulness or steadfast love, and no knowledge of God in the land;

Hosea 4:18 (Show Hosea 4)
When their drink is gone, they give themselves to whoring; their rulers[1] dearly love shame.
[1]Hebrew shields

Hosea 6:4 (Show Hosea 6)
What shall I do with you, O Ephraim? What shall I do with you, O Judah? Your love is like a morning cloud, like the dew that goes early away.

Hosea 6:6 (Show Hosea 6)
For I desire steadfast love[1] and not sacrifice, the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings.
[1]Septuagint mercy

Hosea 8:9 (Show Hosea 8)
For they have gone up to Assyria, a wild donkey wandering alone; Ephraim has hired lovers.

Hosea 9:1 (Show Hosea 9)

The Lord Will Punish Israel
Rejoice not, O Israel! Exult not like the peoples; for you have played the whore, forsaking your God. You have loved a prostitute's wages on all threshing floors.

Hosea 9:10 (Show Hosea 9)
Like grapes in the wilderness, I found Israel. Like the first fruit on the fig tree in its first season, I saw your fathers. But they came to Baal-peor and consecrated themselves to the thing of shame, and became detestable like the thing they loved.

Hosea 9:15 (Show Hosea 9)
Every evil of theirs is in Gilgal; there I began to hate them. Because of the wickedness of their deeds I will drive them out of my house. I will love them no more; all their princes are rebels.

Hosea 9:16 (Show Hosea 9)
Ephraim is stricken; their root is dried up; they shall bear no fruit. Even though they give birth, I will put their beloved children to death.

Hosea 10:11 (Show Hosea 10)
Ephraim was a trained calf that loved to thresh, and I spared her fair neck; but I will put Ephraim to the yoke; Judah must plow; Jacob must harrow for himself.

Hosea 10:12 (Show Hosea 10)
Sow for yourselves righteousness; reap steadfast love; break up your fallow ground, for it is the time to seek the Lord, that he may come and rain righteousness upon you.

Hosea 11:1 (Show Hosea 11)

The Lord's Love for Israel
When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of Egypt I called my son.

Hosea 11:4 (Show Hosea 11)
I led them with cords of kindness,[1] with the bands of love, and I became to them as one who eases the yoke on their jaws, and I bent down to them and fed them.
[1]Or humaneness; Hebrew man

Hosea 12:6 (Show Hosea 12)
“So you, by the help of your God, return, hold fast to love and justice, and wait continually for your God.”

Hosea 12:7 (Show Hosea 12)
A merchant, in whose hands are false balances, he loves to oppress.

Hosea 14:4 (Show Hosea 14)
I will heal their apostasy; I will love them freely, for my anger has turned from them.

Joel 2:13 - Matthew 17:5

Joel 2:13 (Show Joel 2)
and rend your hearts and not your garments.” Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love; and he relents over disaster.

Amos 4:5 (Show Amos 4)
offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving of that which is leavened, and proclaim freewill offerings, publish them; for so you love to do, O people of Israel!” declares the Lord God.

Amos 5:15 (Show Amos 5)
Hate evil, and love good, and establish justice in the gate; it may be that the Lord, the God of hosts, will be gracious to the remnant of Joseph.

Amos 8:13 (Show Amos 8)
“In that day the lovely virgins and the young men shall faint for thirst.

Jonah 2:8 (Show Jonah 2)
Those who pay regard to vain idols forsake their hope of steadfast love.

Jonah 4:2 (Show Jonah 4)
And he prayed to the Lord and said, “O Lord, is not this what I said when I was yet in my country? That is why I made haste to flee to Tarshish; for I knew that you are a gracious God and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, and relenting from disaster.

Micah 3:2 (Show Micah 3)
you who hate the good and love the evil, who tear the skin from off my people[1] and their flesh from off their bones,
[1]Hebrew from off them

Micah 6:8 (Show Micah 6)
He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness,[1] and to walk humbly with your God?
[1]Or steadfast love

Micah 7:18 (Show Micah 7)

God's Steadfast Love and Compassion
Who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity and passing over transgression for the remnant of his inheritance? He does not retain his anger forever, because he delights in steadfast love.

Micah 7:20 (Show Micah 7)
You will show faithfulness to Jacob and steadfast love to Abraham, as you have sworn to our fathers from the days of old.

Zephaniah 3:17 (Show Zephaniah 3)
The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.

Zechariah 8:17 (Show Zechariah 8)
do not devise evil in your hearts against one another, and love no false oath, for all these things I hate, declares the Lord.”

Zechariah 8:19 (Show Zechariah 8)
“Thus says the Lord of hosts: 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 seasons of joy and gladness and cheerful feasts. Therefore love truth and peace.

Malachi 1:2 (Show Malachi 1)

The Lord's Love for Israel
“I have loved you,” says the Lord. But you say, “How have you loved us?” “Is not Esau Jacob's brother?” declares the Lord. “Yet I have loved Jacob

Malachi 2:11 (Show Malachi 2)
Judah has been faithless, and abomination has been committed in Israel and in Jerusalem. For Judah has profaned the sanctuary of the Lord, which he loves, and has married the daughter of a foreign god.

Malachi 2:16 (Show Malachi 2)
“For the man who does not love his wife but divorces her,[1] says the Lord, the God of Israel, covers[2] his garment with violence, says the Lord of hosts. So guard yourselves in your spirit, and do not be faithless.”
[1]Hebrew who hates and divorces [2]Probable meaning (compare Septuagint and Deuteronomy 24:1-4); or “The Lord, the God of Israel, says that he hates divorce, and him who covers