Love as mentioned in the bible

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It's a compilation of Bible verses that talk about love. I first saw these verses compiled in a small book which my friend gave me.
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Love as mentioned in the bible

  1. 1. Love’sbest kept secrets God’s promises for you
  2. 2. LOVE ALWAYS PUTS GOD FIRST He answered: “ ‘Love  Jesus replied, “If anyone the Lord your God with loves me, he will obey all your heart and with my teaching. My Father all your soul and with all will love him, and we your strength and with will come to him and all your mind’; and, make our home with ‘Love your neighbor as him.” yourself.’ ” John 14: 23 Luke 10: 27
  3. 3. LOVE DOES NOT DELIGHT IN EVIL Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, becompassionate and humble. Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing. 1 Peter 3: 8-9
  4. 4. LOVE FOLLOWS GODLY EXAMPLE Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. Ephesians 5: 1-2
  5. 5. LOVE REJOICES IN THE TRUTH It has given me great joy to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as the Father commanded us. And now, dear lady, I am not writing you a new command but one we have had from the beginning. I ask that we love one another. And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love. 2 John 4-6
  6. 6. LOVE IS PATIENT And we urge you, brothers, warn those who are idle, encourage the timid, help the weak, be patient with everyone. Make sure that no one pays back wrong for wrong, but always try to be kind to each other and to everyone else. 1 Thessalonians 5: 14-15
  7. 7. LOVE IS SINCERE  Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Romans 12: 9 Let no debt remain outstanding, except thecontinuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellowman has fulfilled the law. Lovedoes no harm to its neighbor. Therefore, love is the fulfillment of the law. Romans 13: 8, 10
  8. 8. LOVE IS HUMBLE AND SUBMISSIVE (Jesus speaking) “You call  Remind the people to be me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ subject to rulers and and rightly so, for that is authorities, to be what I am. Now that I, obedient, to be ready to your Lord and Teacher, do whatever is good, to have washed your feet, slander no one, to be you also should also wash peaceable and one another’s feet. I have considerate, and to show set you an example that true humility toward all you should do as I have men. done for you.” Titus 3: 1-2 John 13: 13-15
  9. 9. LOVE IS NOT RUDE Rise in the presence of the aged, show respect for the elderly and revere your God. I am the Lord. Leviticus 19: 32 “Honor your father and mother, and love your neighbor as yourself.” Matthew 19: 19
  10. 10. LOVE ALWAYS PERSEVERES Sometimes you were publicly exposed to insult and persecution; at other times you stood side by side with those who were so treated. You sympathized with those in prison and joyfully accepted the confiscation of your property, because you knew that you yourselves had better and lasting possessions. So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. Hebrews 10: 33-36
  11. 11. LOVE ALWAYS PERSEVERES Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they too may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory. 2 Timothy 2: 10
  12. 12. LOVE DOES NOT BETRAY “Do not go about spreading slander among your people. Do not do anything thatendangers your neighbor’s life. I am the Lord.” Leviticus 19: 16
  13. 13. LOVE DOES NOT COVET NOR ABUSE “Do not defraud  You, my brothers,your neighbor or rob were called to be him. Do not hold free. But do not useback the wages of a your freedom tohired man overnight. indulge the sinful Leviticus 19: 13 nature, rather, serve one another in love. Galatians 5: 13
  14. 14. LOVE DOES NOT BOAST Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts... With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God’s likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be... Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show it by his good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. James 3: 5, 9-10, 13
  15. 15. LOVE DOES NOT BOAST If anyone does not obey our instruction in this letter, take special note of him. Do not associate with him, in order that he may feel ashamed. Yet do not regard him as an enemy, but warn him as a brother. 2 Thessalonians 3: 14-15
  16. 16. LOVE REBUKES WRONG “Do not hate your brother in your heart.Rebuke your neighbor frankly so you will not share in his guilt.” Leviticus 19: 17
  17. 17. LOVE DISCIPLINES “Those whom I love I  ...”My son, do not make rebuke and discipline. light of the Lord’s So be earnest, and discipline, and do not repent.” lose heart when he Revelation 3: 19 rebukes you, because the Lord disciplines those he loves, and he punishes everyone he accepts as a son.” Hebrews 12: 5-6
  18. 18. LOVE DOES NOT DIVIDE, IT UNITES I appeal to you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another so that there may be no divisions among you and that you may be perfectly united in mind and thought. 1 Corinthians 1: 10
  19. 19. LOVE BINDS TOGETHER Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution orfamine or nakedness or danger or sword?... 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. Romans 8: 35, 37-39
  20. 20. LOVE IS IMPARTIAL  “Do not use dishonest standards when measuring length, weight or quantity. Usehonest scales and honest weights, an honestephah and an honest hin. I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt. Leviticus 19: 35-36
  21. 21. LOVE IS CONSIDERATE  “If you lend money to one of my people among you who is needy, do not be like a money lender; charge him no interest. If youtake your neighbor’s cloak as a pledge, return it to him by sunset, because his cloak is the only covering he has for his body. What else will he sleep in? When he cries out to me, I will hear, for I am compassionate.” Exodus 22: 25-27
  22. 22. LOVE IS CARING Religion that God or Father  As apostles of Christ we accepts as pure and could have been a burden faultless is this: to look after to you, but we were gentle orphans and widows in among you, like a mother their distress and to keep caring for her little children. oneself from being polluted We loved you so much that by the world. we were delighted to share James 1: 27 with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well, because you had become so dear to us. 1 Thessalonians 2: 6-8
  23. 23. LOVE ENCOURAGES THE WEAK Praise be to the God and  Therefore encourage one Father of our Lord Jesus another and build each Christ, the Father of other up, just as in fact compassion and the God you are doing. of all comfort, who 1 Thessalonians 5: 11 comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. 2 Corinthians 1: 3-4
  24. 24. LOVE PROVIDES TROUGH GOOD WORKS  He who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with his own hands, that he may have something to share with those in need. Ephesians 4: 28
  25. 25. LOVE IS NOT SELF-SEEKING Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vainconceit, but in humility consider others better that yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interest, but also to the interests of others. Philippians 2: 3-4
  26. 26. LOVE DOES NOT SEEK VENGEANCE “Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against one of your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the Lord.” Leviticus 19: 18
  27. 27. LOVE IS GENEROUS And now, brothers, we want you to know about the grace that God has given the Macedonian churches. Out of the most severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity. For I testify that they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability. Entirely on their own, they urgently pleaded with us for the privilege of sharing in this service to the saints. 2 Corinthians 8: 1-4
  28. 28. LOVE IS GENEROUS Do not withhold good  If I give all I possess to from those who the poor and surrender deserve it, when it is in my body to the flames, your power to act. Do but have not love, I gain not say to your nothing. neighbor, “Come back 1 Corinthians 13: 3 later; I’ll give it tomorrow” – when you now have it with you. Proverbs 3: 27-28
  29. 29. LOVE IS JUST AND ALWAYS PROTECTS “Do not pervert justice;  You hear, O Lord, the do not show partiality desire of the afflicted; to the poor or you encourage them, favoritism to the great, and you listen to their but judge your neighbor cry, defending the fairly.” fatherless and the Leviticus 19: 15 oppressed, in order that man, who is of the earth, may terrify no more. Psalm 10: 17-18
  30. 30. LOVE ACTS 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. If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth. 1 John 3 :16-18
  31. 31. LOVE ACTS But let all who take  “My command is this:refuge in you be glad; let Love each other as I have them ever sing for joy. loved you. Greater love Spread your protection has no one than this, that over them, that those he lay down his life for hiswho love your name may friends.”rejoice in you. For surely, John 15: 12-13 O Lord, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield. Psalm 5: 11-12
  32. 32. LOVE IS FORGIVING AND MERCIFUL ...”If your brother sins,  Keep yourselves in God’s rebuke him, and if he love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus repents, forgive him. If he Christ to bring you to sins against you seven eternal life. Be merciful to times a day, and seven those who doubt; snatch times comes back to you others from the fire and save them; to others and says, ‘I repent,’ show mercy, mixed with forgive him.” fear – hating even the Luke 17: 3-4 clothing stained by corrupted flesh. Jude 21-23
  33. 33. LOVE IS LONGSUFFERING “But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. If someone strikes you on one cheek, turn to him the other also. If someone takes your cloak, do not stop him from taking your tunic. 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.” Luke 6: 27-31
  34. 34. LOVE KEEPS NO RECORD OF WRONGS Get rid of all bitterness,  Hatred stirs up rage and anger, dissension, but love brawling and slander, covers up all wrongs. along with every form Proverbs 10: 12 of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. Ephesians 4: 31-32
  35. 35. LOVE RESTORES Brothers, if someone is  Therefore, as we have caught in a sin, you who opportunity, let us do are spiritual should good to all people, restore him gently. But especially to those who watch yourself, or you belong to the family of also may be tempted. believers. Galatians 6: 1 Galatians 6: 10
  36. 36. LOVE IS GRACIOUS ...”If your enemy is  In everything I did, I hungry, feed him; if he showed you that by this is thirsty, give him kind of hard work we something to drink. In must help the weak,doing this, you will heap remembering the words burning coals in his the Lord Jesus himself head.” Do not be said: ‘It is more blessed overcome by evil, but to give than to receive.’ overcome evil with Acts 20: 35 good. Romans 12: 20-21
  37. 37. LOVE EDIFIES ...We know that we all possess knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up. 1 Corinthians 8:1 Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification. Romans 14: 19 We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves. Each of us should please his neighbor for his good, to build him up. Romans 15: 1-2
  38. 38. LOVE REFRESHES THE SOUL  “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will findrest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11: 28-30
  39. 39. LOVE REFRESHES THE SOUL  The Lord is my  Your love has given meshepherd, I shall not be great joy and in want... he leads me encouragement,beside quiet waters, he because you, brother, restores my soul... have refreshed the Psalm 23: 1-3 hearts of the saints. Philemon 7
  40. 40. LOVE GIVES A WHOLESOME LIFE Therefore my heart is  You have made known glad and my tongue to me the path of life; rejoices; my body will you will fill me with joy also live in hope... you in your presence, with will fill me with joy in eternal pleasures at your presence. your right hand. Acts 2: 26, 28 Psalm 16: 11
  41. 41. LOVE ALWAYS HOPES ...God is love. Whoever lives in love lives inGod, and God in him. In this way, love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment, because in this world we are like him. There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. 1 John 4: 16-18
  42. 42. LOVE ALWAYS HOPES And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ, filled withthe fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ – to the glory and praise of God. Philippians 1: 9-11
  43. 43. LOVE IS MORE THAN THE USUAL  ...And I pray that you, being rooted andestablished in love, may have power, togetherwith all the saints, to grasp how wide and longand 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. Ephesians 3: 17-19
  44. 44. LOVE TRUSTS IN GOD Many are the woes of the wicked, but the Lord’s unfailing love surrounds the man whotrusts in him. Rejoice in the Lord and be glad,you righteous; sing, all you who are upright in heart! Psalm 32: 10-11
  45. 45. LOVE NEVER FAILS  Love never fails... 1 Corinthians 13: 8

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