117 Bible Verses About Love

If you want to know what does the Bible say about love, here are 117 Bible verses about love from the Old and New Testaments of The Holy Bible, King James Version (KJV), New International Version (NIV), and English Standard Version (ESV).

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Bible Verses about Love and Marriage

1 Corinthians 13:1-13

King James Version
Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing. Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

New International Version
If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

English Standard Version
If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 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. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. 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. For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known. So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

Song of Solomon 6:3

King James Version
I am my beloved’s, and my beloved is mine: he feedeth among the lilies.

New International Version
I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine; he browses among the lilies.

English Standard Version
I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine; he grazes among the lilies.

1 Corinthians 16:14

King James Version
Let all your things be done with charity.

New International Version
Do everything in love.

English Standard Version
Let all that you do be done in love.

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Genesis 29:20

King James Version
And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed unto him but a few days, for the love he had to her.

New International Version
So Jacob served seven years to get Rachel, but they seemed like only a few days to him because of his love for her.

English Standard Version
So Jacob served seven years for Rachel, and they seemed to him but a few days because of the love he had for her.

Song of Solomon 8:7

King James Version
Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it: if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would utterly be contemned.

New International Version
Many waters cannot quench love; rivers cannot sweep it away. If one were to give all the wealth of one’s house for love, it would be utterly scorned.

English Standard Version
Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it. If a man offered for love all the wealth of his house, he would be utterly despised.

Song of Solomon 4:9

King James Version
Thou hast ravished my heart, my sister, my spouse; thou hast ravished my heart with one of thine eyes, with one chain of thy neck.

New International Version
You have stolen my heart, my sister, my bride; you have stolen my heart with one glance of your eyes, with one jewel of your necklace.

English Standard Version
You have captivated my heart, my sister, my bride; you have captivated my heart with one glance of your eyes, with one jewel of your necklace.

Song of Solomon 1:2

King James Version
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth: for thy love is better than wine.

New International Version
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth— for your love is more delightful than wine.

English Standard Version
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth! For your love is better than wine;

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Proverbs 5:19

King James Version
Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy thee at all times; and be thou ravished always with her love.

New International Version
A loving doe, a graceful deer— may her breasts satisfy you always, may you ever be intoxicated with her love.

English Standard Version
A lovely deer, a graceful doe. Let her breasts fill you at all times with delight; be intoxicated always in her love.

Song of Solomon 3:4

King James Version
It was but a little that I passed from them, but I found him whom my soul loveth: 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 that conceived me.

New International Version
Scarcely had I passed them when I found the one my heart loves. I held him and would not let him go till I had brought him to my mother’s house, to the room of the one who conceived me.

English Standard Version
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.

Proverbs 15:17

King James Version
Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.

New International Version
Better a small serving of vegetables with love than a fattened calf with hatred.

English Standard Version
Better is a dinner of herbs where love is than a fattened ox and hatred with it.

Song of Solomon 4:10

King James Version
How fair is thy love, my sister, my spouse! how much better is thy love than wine! and the smell of thine ointments than all spices!

New International Version
How delightful is your love, my sister, my bride! How much more pleasing is your love than wine, and the fragrance of your perfume more than any spice!

English Standard Version
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 2:16

King James Version
My beloved is mine, and I am his: he feedeth among the lilies.

New International Version
My beloved is mine and I am his; he browses among the lilies.

English Standard Version
My beloved is mine, and I am his; he grazes among the lilies.

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Genesis 1:27-28

King James Version
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

New International Version
So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”

English Standard Version
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

Colossians 3:14

King James Version
And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.

New International Version
And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.

English Standard Version
And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.

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Song of Solomon 8:6-7

King James Version
Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame. Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it: if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would utterly be contemned.

New International Version
Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; for love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame. Many waters cannot quench love; rivers cannot sweep it away. If one were to give all the wealth of one’s house for love, it would be utterly scorned.

English Standard Version
Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm, for love is strong as death, jealousy is fierce as the grave. Its flashes are flashes of fire, the very flame of the Lord. Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it. If a man offered for love all the wealth of his house, he would be utterly despised.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

King James Version
Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up. Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm alone? And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

New International Version
Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

English Standard Version
Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone? And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

Genesis 2:24

King James Version
Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

New International Version
That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.

English Standard Version
Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.

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Philippians 2:2

King James Version
Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.

New International Version
Then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind.

English Standard Version
Complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. the Lord. Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them.

Mark 10:9

King James Version
What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

New International Version
Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.

English Standard Version
What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.

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Genesis 2:18-23

King James Version
And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. And out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof. And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him. And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.

New International Version
The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” Now the Lord God had formed out of the ground all the wild animals and all the birds in the sky. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name. So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds in the sky and all the wild animals. But for Adam no suitable helper was found. So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and then closed up the place with flesh. Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. The man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.”

English Standard Version
Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.” Now out of the ground the Lord God had formed every beast of the field and every bird of the heavens and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. And whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name. The man gave names to all livestock and to the birds of the heavens and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper fit for him. So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. And the rib that the Lord God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. Then the man said, “This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.”

Ephesians 5:21

King James Version
Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.

New International Version
Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.

English Standard Version
Submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.

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Bible Verses about Love for Husband

Ephesians 5:22-23

King James Version
Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.

New International Version
Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior.

English Standard Version
Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior.

Colossians 3:18

King James Version
Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.

New International Version
Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.

English Standard Version
Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.

Ephesians 5:22-24

King James Version
Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.

New International Version
Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.

English Standard Version
Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands.

1 Peter 3:1

King James Version
Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives;

New International Version
Wives, in the same way submit yourselves to your own husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives,

English Standard Version
Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives,

Bible Verses about Love for Wife

Colossians 3:19

King James Version
Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.

New International Version
Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them.

English Standard Version
Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them.

Malachi 2:15

King James Version
And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit. And wherefore one? That he might seek a godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth.

New International Version
Has not the one God made you? You belong to him in body and spirit. And what does the one God seek? Godly offspring. So be on your guard, and do not be unfaithful to the wife of your youth.

English Standard Version
Did he not make them one, with a portion of the Spirit in their union? And what was the one God seeking? Godly offspring. So guard yourselves in your spirit, and let none of you be faithless to the wife of your youth.

1 Peter 3:7

King James Version
Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.

New International Version
Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers.

English Standard Version
Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.

Proverbs 18:22

King James Version
Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the Lord.

New International Version
He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the Lord.

English Standard Version
He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord.

Ephesians 5:28

King James Version
So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.

New International Version
In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.

English Standard Version
In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.

Ecclesiastes 9:9

King James Version
Live joyfully with the wife whom thou lovest all the days of the life of thy vanity, which he hath given thee under the sun, all the days of thy vanity: for that is thy portion in this life, and in thy labour which thou takest under the sun.

New International Version
Enjoy life with your wife, whom you love, all the days of this meaningless life that God has given you under the sun—all your meaningless days. For this is your lot in life and in your toilsome labor under the sun.

English Standard Version
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.

Proverbs 31:10-31

King James Version
Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life. She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. She is like the merchants’ ships; she bringeth her food from afar. She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens. She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard. She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms. She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night. She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff. She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy. She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet. She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple. Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land. She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant. Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come. She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all. Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.

New International Version
A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value. She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life. She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands. She is like the merchant ships, bringing her food from afar. She gets up while it is still night; she provides food for her family and portions for her female servants. She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard. She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks. She sees that her trading is profitable, and her lamp does not go out at night. In her hand she holds the distaff and grasps the spindle with her fingers. She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy. When it snows, she has no fear for her household; for all of them are clothed in scarlet. She makes coverings for her bed; she is clothed in fine linen and purple. Her husband is respected at the city gate, where he takes his seat among the elders of the land. She makes linen garments and sells them, and supplies the merchants with sashes. She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: “Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.” Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.

English Standard Version
An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels. The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain. She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life. She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands. She is like the ships of the merchant; she brings her food from afar. She rises while it is yet night and provides food for her household and portions for her maidens. She considers a field and buys it; with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard. She dresses herself with strength and makes her arms strong. She perceives that her merchandise is profitable. Her lamp does not go out at night. She puts her hands to the distaff, and her hands hold the spindle. She opens her hand to the poor and reaches out her hands to the needy. She is not afraid of snow for her household, for all her household are clothed in scarlet. She makes bed coverings for herself; her clothing is fine linen and purple. Her husband is known in the gates when he sits among the elders of the land. She makes linen garments and sells them; she delivers sashes to the merchant. Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: “Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all.” Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her works praise her in the gates.

Bible Verses about Love of God

1 John 4:16

King James Version
And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.

New International Version
And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.

English Standard Version
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 4:9-10

King James Version
In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

New International Version
This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.

English Standard Version
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. 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.

John 15:9-10

King James Version
As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love. If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.

New International Version
As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love.

English Standard Version
As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. 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.

Deuteronomy 7:9

King James Version
Know therefore that the Lord thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;

New International Version
Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments.

English Standard Version
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,

Romans 5:8

King James Version
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

New International Version
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

English Standard Version
But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

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Jeremiah 31:3

King James Version
The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.

New International Version
The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying: I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.

English Standard Version
The Lord appeared to him from far away. I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.

Lamentations 3:22

King James Version
It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.

New International Version
Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.

English Standard Version
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end;

1 John 3:1

King James Version
Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.

New International Version
See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.

English Standard Version
See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.

Galatians 2:20

King James Version
I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

New International Version
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

English Standard Version
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

2 Thessalonians 3:5

King James Version
And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ.

New International Version
May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance.

English Standard Version
May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ.

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Isaiah 43:4

King James Version
Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou hast been honourable, and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for thee, and people for thy life.

New International Version
Since you are precious and honored in my sight, and because I love you, I will give people in exchange for you, nations in exchange for your life.

English Standard Version
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.

John 3:16

King James Version
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

New International Version
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

English Standard Version
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

John 14:23

King James Version
Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.

New International Version
Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.

English Standard Version
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.

Ephesians 2:4-5

King James Version
But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)

New International Version
But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.

English Standard Version
But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—

Psalm 86:15

King James Version
But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, long suffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.

New International Version
But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.

English Standard Version
But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.

Proverbs 8:17

King James Version
I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.

New International Version
I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me.

English Standard Version
I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently find me.

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John 14:21

King James Version
He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.

New International Version
Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.

English Standard Version
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.

Romans 8:37-39

King James Version
Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

New International Version
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

English Standard Version
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 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.

2 Corinthians 5:14

King James Version
For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:

New International Version
For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died.

English Standard Version
For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died;

Zephaniah 3:17

King James Version
The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.

New International Version
The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.

English Standard Version
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.

Psalm 37:28

King James Version
For the Lord loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.

New International Version
For the Lord loves the just and will not forsake his faithful ones. Wrongdoers will be completely destroyed; the offspring of the wicked will perish.

English Standard Version
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.

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1 Corinthians 2:9

King James Version
But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

New International Version
However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived”— the things God has prepared for those who love him—

English Standard Version
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”—

Romans 5:5

King James Version
And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

New International Version
And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.

English Standard Version
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.

Bible Verses about Love for God

Luke 10:27

King James Version
And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.

New International Version
He answered, “‘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, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.'”

English Standard Version
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.”

Ephesians 3:17-19

King James Version
That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.

New International Version
so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

English Standard Version
so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

Matthew 22:36-38

King James Version
Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment.

New International Version
“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment.

English Standard Version
“Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” 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. This is the great and first commandment.

Psalm 18:1

King James Version
I will love thee, O Lord, my strength.

New International Version
I love you, Lord, my strength.

English Standard Version
I love you, O Lord, my strength.

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Psalm 143:8

King James Version
Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee.

New International Version
Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.

English Standard Version
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.

Mark 12:29-30

King James Version
And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.

New International Version
“The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’

English Standard Version
Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 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.’

Psalm 63:3

King James Version
Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee.

New International Version
Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you.

English Standard Version
Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you.

Deuteronomy 6:5

King James Version
And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.

New International Version
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.

English Standard Version
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.

John 14:15

King James Version
If ye love me, keep my commandments.

New International Version
If you love me, keep my commands.

English Standard Version
If you love me, you will keep my commandments.

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Matthew 10:37

King James Version
He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.

New International Version
Anyone who loves their father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves their son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.

English Standard Version
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 6:24

King James Version
No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

New International Version
No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.

English Standard Version
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.

Joshua 23:11

King James Version
Take good heed therefore unto yourselves, that ye love the Lord your God.

New International Version
So be very careful to love the Lord your God.

English Standard Version
Be very careful, therefore, to love the Lord your God.

Romans 8:28

King James Version
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

New International Version
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

English Standard Version
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

1 John 4:19

King James Version
We love him, because he first loved us.

New International Version
We love because he first loved us.

English Standard Version
We love because he first loved us.

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Bible Verses about Love for Others

Romans 13:8

King James Version
Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.

New International Version
Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law.

English Standard Version
Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.

1 John 4:11-12

King James Version
Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.

New International Version
Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.

English Standard Version
Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.

John 15:12-13

King James Version
This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

New International Version
My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.

English Standard Version
This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.

1 John 3:16-18

King James Version
Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him? My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.

New International Version
This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.

English Standard Version
By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. 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? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.

Romans 13:10

King James Version
Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

New International Version
Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.

English Standard Version
Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

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1 Peter 4:8

King James Version
And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.

New International Version
Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.

English Standard Version
Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.

1 John 4:7-8

King James Version
Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

New International Version
Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.

English Standard Version
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

1 Peter 1:22

King James Version
Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently.

New International Version
Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for each other, love one another deeply, from the heart.

English Standard Version
Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart,

Mark 12:30

King James Version
And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.

New International Version
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.

English Standard Version
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.

Matthew 22:39

King James Version
And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

New International Version
And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’

English Standard Version
And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

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1 John 3:10

King James Version
In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.

New International Version
This is how we know who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are: Anyone who does not do what is right is not God’s child, nor is anyone who does not love their brother and sister.

English Standard Version
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.

John 13:34-35

King James Version
A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

New International Version
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

English Standard Version
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. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.

Leviticus 19:18

King James Version
Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the Lord.

New International Version
Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the Lord.

English Standard Version
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.

Romans 12:10

King James Version
Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;

New International Version
Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.

English Standard Version
Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.

1 John 4:21

King James Version
And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.

New International Version
Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.

English Standard Version
And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother.

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Hebrews 10:24-25

King James Version
And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.

New International Version
And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

English Standard Version
And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

Ephesians 4:32

King James Version
And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.

New International Version
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

English Standard Version
Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

Galatians 5:13

King James Version
For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.

New International Version
You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.

English Standard Version
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.

James 2:8

King James Version
If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well:

New International Version
If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing right.

English Standard Version
If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing well.

Proverbs 17:17

King James Version
A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

New International Version
A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.

English Standard Version
A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

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Ephesians 4:2-3

King James Version
With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

New International Version
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.

English Standard Version
with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

1 Thessalonians 4:9

King James Version
But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another.

New International Version
Now about your love for one another we do not need to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love each other.

English Standard Version
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,

Leviticus 19:34

King James Version
But the stranger that dwelleth with you shall be unto you as one born among you, and thou shalt love him as thyself; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.

New International Version
The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the Lord your God.

English Standard Version
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.

Bible Verses about Love for Family

1 Timothy 5:8

King James Version
But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.

New International Version
Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

English Standard Version
But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

Exodus 20:12

King James Version
Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.

New International Version
Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.

English Standard Version
Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.

Proverbs 22:6

King James Version
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

New International Version
Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.

English Standard Version
Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.

Bible Verses about Loving Yourself

Psalm 139:14

King James Version
I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.

New International Version
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

English Standard Version
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.

Ephesians 5:29

King James Version
For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:

New International Version
After all, no one ever hated their own body, but they feed and care for their body, just as Christ does the church—

English Standard Version
For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church,

Proverbs 19:8

King James Version
He that getteth wisdom loveth his own soul: he that keepeth understanding shall find good.

New International Version
The one who gets wisdom loves life; the one who cherishes understanding will soon prosper.

English Standard Version
Whoever gets sense loves his own soul; he who keeps understanding will discover good.

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1 Timothy 4:12

King James Version
Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

New International Version
Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.

English Standard Version
Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.

Ephesians 2:10

King James Version
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

New International Version
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

English Standard Version
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

Bible Verses about Loving your Enemy

Luke 6:27-31

King James Version
But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you, bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you. And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloak forbid not to take thy coat also. Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again. And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.

New International Version
But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. If someone slaps you on one cheek, turn to them the other also. If someone takes your coat, do not withhold your shirt from them. Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back. Do to others as you would have them do to you.

English Standard Version
But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. To one who strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also, and from one who takes away your cloak do not withhold your tunic either. Give to everyone who begs from you, and from one who takes away your goods do not demand them back. And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.

Matthew 5:43-48

King James Version
Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so? Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

New International Version
You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

English Standard Version
You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

1 John 4:20

King James Version
If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?

New International Version
Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen.

English Standard Version
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 love God whom he has not seen.

Proverbs 10:12

King James Version
Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.

New International Version
Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs.

English Standard Version
Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.

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Romans 12:20-21

King James Version
Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

New International Version
“If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

English Standard Version
To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Luke 6:35

King James Version
But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.

New International Version
But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.

English Standard Version
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.

Romans 12:9

King James Version
Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.

New International Version
Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.

English Standard Version
Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.

Proverbs 17:9

King James Version
He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.

New International Version
Whoever would foster love covers over an offense, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.

English Standard Version
Whoever covers an offense seeks love, but he who repeats a matter separates close friends.

Bible Verses about Love of Money

1 Timothy 6:10

King James Version
For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

New International Version
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.

English Standard Version
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.

Matthew 6:24

King James Version
No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

New International Version
No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.

English Standard Version
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.

Hebrews 13:5

King James Version
Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

New International Version
Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”

English Standard Version
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.”

1 John 2:15

King James Version
Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

New International Version
Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them.

English Standard Version
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.

Luke 16:13

King James Version
No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

New International Version
No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.

English Standard Version
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.

Matthew 19:23-24

King James Version
Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven. And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

New International Version
Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly I tell you, it is hard for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”

English Standard Version
And Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly, I say to you, only with difficulty will a rich person enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.”

Ecclesiastes 5:10

King James Version
He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loveth abundance with increase: this is also vanity.

New International Version
Whoever loves money never has enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with their income. This too is meaningless.

English Standard Version
He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves wealth with his income; this also is vanity.

Luke 12:15

King James Version
And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.

New International Version
Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.”

English Standard Version
And he said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”

Matthew 6:21

King James Version
For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

New International Version
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

English Standard Version
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

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