SCRIPTURE ON THE TOPIC OF LOVE
OLD TESTAMENT - EMPHASIS ON WORD AND NATION (ISREAL)
Psalms 119:97 O how I love thy law! it [is] my meditation all the day.
Psalms 119:113 I hate [vain] thoughts: but thy law do I love.
Psalms 119:119 Thou puts away all the wicked of the earth [like] dross:
therefore I love thy testimonies.
Psalms 119:127 Therefore I love thy commandments above gold; yes, above fine gold.
Psalms 119:132 Look thou upon me, and be merciful unto me, as thou
used to do to those that love thy name.
Psalms 119:159 Consider how I love thy precepts: quicken me, O LORD,
according to thy lovingkindness.
Psalms 119:163 I hate and abhor lying: [but] thy law do I love.
Psalms 119:165 Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.
Psalms 119:167 My soul hath kept thy testimonies; and I love them exceedingly.
Comments: Cities of refuge is figure - God's mercy and provisions for justice
Pentateuch, Abraham, Moses, David, 10 commandments-civil law-moral laws, kings, prophets, Taskmaster, types and figures of the true. Hebrews
NEW TESTAMENT - EMPHASIS ON JESUS, OTHERS AND WORLD
Matthew 5:44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that OT/NT Difference
curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which (whole sermon on
despitefully use you, and persecute you; the mountain)
Matthew 5:46 For if you love them which love you, what reward OT/NT Difference
have you? do not even the publicans the same? (Mathew 5-7)
Matthew 24:12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many Sin's effect on love
shall wax cold.
John 5:42 But I know you, that the love of God is not in you. Unbeliever
?This type of wording only in John
John 13:34 A new commandment I give unto you, That you love one John 13-17
another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. New commandment
John 13:35 By this shall all [men] know that you are my disciples, if John 13-17
you love one another. Testimony/Believers
John 15:9 As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you: continue John 13-17
ye in my love. God/Jesus/Believers
John 15:12 This is my commandment, That you love one another, as I John 13-17
have loved you. Jesus/Believers
John 15:13 Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his John 13-17
life for his friends. (You are my friends, if you do what I command you) Deed/Life
John 15:17 These things I command you, that you love one another. John 13-17
John 17:26 And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare John 13-17
[it]: that the love which thou hast loved me may be in them, and I God/Jesus/Believers
John 21:17 He said to him the third time, Simon, [son] of Jonas, Deed/Feed my sheep
do you love me? Peter was grieved because he said to him the third (Preach, Teach,
time, Do you love me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knows all Exhort, Evangelize)
things; thou knows that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my
Romans 5:5 And hope makes not ashamed; because the love of God is Series of 6 experiences
shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit which is given unto us. (top of series)
Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we Deed/death
were still sinners, Christ died for us. Christ's example
Romans 8:39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be Security of salvacion
able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our
Romans 12:9 [Let] love be without hypocrisy. Hate that which is Deed & Truth
evil; cleave to that which is good. (genuine?)
Romans 12:10 [Be] kindly attached one to another with brotherly Deed/kind
love; in honor preferring one another; Deed/prefer w honor
Romans 13:8 Owe no man anything, but to love one another: for he Deed/owe love
that loves another has fulfilled the law. love fulfills the law
Romans 13:9 For this, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not Deed/what not to do
kill, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness, You shall
not covet; and if [there be] any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended
in this saying, namely, You shall love your neighbour as yourself.
Romans 13:10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love [is] Deed/no ill to neighbor
the fulfilling of the law.
Romans 15:30 Now I beseech you, brethren, for the Lord Jesus Christ's Deed/prayer
sake, and for the love of the Spirit, that ye strive together with me Paul's begging
in [your] prayers to God for me;
I Corinthians 2:9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear Future promise
heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which Heaven & glory
God has prepared for them that love him.
I Corinthians 4:21 What will you? shall I come unto you with a rod, or Discipline
in love, and [in] the spirit of meekness? Leadership/wisdom
I Corinthians 8:3 But if any man love God, the same is known of him. Testimony
I Corinthians 13 Great love chapter
What not to do/to do
I Corinthians 16:22 If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him Position of unbeliever
be Anathema (cursed) Maranatha (our Lord comes).
I Corinthians 16:24 My love [be] with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen. Benediction/Paul's love
II Corinthians 2:4 For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I Paul's love
wrote unto you with many tears; not that you should be grieved, but Deed/anguish, tears
that you might know the love which I have more abundantly unto you.
II Corinthians 2:8 Wherefore I beseech you that you would confirm Deed/confirm
[your] love toward him. Church discipline
II Corinthians 6:6 By pureness, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by List of 28 deeds
kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned, 15th in list
II Corinthians 8:8 I speak not by commandment, but by occasion of the Paul's wisdom
forwardness of others, and to prove the sincerity of your love. Prove sincerity
II Corinthians 11:11 Wherefore? because I love you not? God knoweth. Paul's love
II Corinthians 12:15 And I will very gladly spend and be spent for Paul's love
you; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved. Example
II Corinthians 13:11 Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of Deeds/good comfort,
good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love one mind, peace
and peace shall be with you. Benediction
II Corinthians 13:14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love Benediction
of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit, [be] with you all. Amen.
Galatians 5:6 For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any Related/faith-love
thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love. OT works dead
Galatians 5:13 For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only Deed/serve
[use] not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one
Galatians 5:14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, [even] in Law = Love Neighbor
this; Thou shall love your neighbour as yourself.
Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, Holy Spirit = Love ////
longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
Ephesians 1:4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the Should be/ARE WE?
foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame Deed/practical, daily
before him in love:
Ephesians 1:15 Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Deed/All saints
Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints, (church/denomination)
Ephesians 2:4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love At the Cross
wherewith he loved us,
Ephesians 3:17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that Paul's prayer for all
you, being rooted and grounded in love, believers.
Paul's desire for church
Ephesians 3:19 And to know the love of Christ, which passes & his relation w/God.
knowledge, that you might be filled with all the fulness of God. Ephesians 3:14-21
Ephesians 4:2 With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, Deeds
enduring one another in love;
*Ephesians 4:15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him Witnessing/Speaking
in all things, which is the head, [even] Christ: Christian Growth
Ephesians 4:16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and Purpose of Church.
compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the Christian Growth
effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the
body unto the edifying of itself in love.
Ephesians 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us, and has Daily Walk
given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.
Ephesians 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved Husband-love wife
the church, and gave himself for it;
Ephesians 5:28 So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. Husband-love wife
He that loveth his wife loveth himself.
Ephesians 5:33 Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love Husband-love wife
his wife even as himself; and the wife [see] that she reverence [her]
Ephesians 6:23 Peace [be] to the brethren, and love with faith, from Relate/love-faith
God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Benediction
Ephesians 6:24 Grace [be] with all them that love our Lord Jesus Benediction
Christ in sincerity. Amen.
Philippians 1:9 And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more Truth/
and more in knowledge and [in] all judgment; Pray - growth - Intro
Philippians 2:2 Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the
same love, [being] of one accord, of one mind.
Colossians 1:4 Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of
the love [which ye have] to all the saints,
Colossians 1:8 Who also declared unto us your love in the Spirit.
Colossians 2:2 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit
together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of
understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of
the Father, and of Christ;
Colossians 3:19 Husbands, love [your] wives, and be not bitter against
I Thessalonians 1:3 Remembering without ceasing your work of faith,
and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in
the sight of God and our Father;
I Thessalonians 3:12 And the Lord make you to increase and abound in
love one toward another, and toward all [men], even as we [do] toward
I Thessalonians 4:9 But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I
write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one
I Thessalonians 5:8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting
on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of
I Thessalonians 5:13 And to esteem them very highly in love for their
work's sake. [And] be at peace among yourselves.
II Thessalonians 2:10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness
in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth,
that they might be saved.
II Thessalonians 3:5 And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of
God, and into the patient waiting for Christ.
I Timothy 1:14 And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with
faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.
I Timothy 6:10 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.
I Timothy 6:11 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow
after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
II Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of
power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
II Timothy 1:13 Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast
heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.
II Timothy 4:8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of
righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at
that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his
Titus 2:4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love
their husbands, to love their children,
Titus 3:15 All that are with me salute thee. Greet them that love us
in the faith. Grace [be] with you all. Amen.
Philemon 1:5 Hearing of thy love and faith, which thou hast toward the
Lord Jesus, and toward all saints;
Philemon 1:7 For we have great joy and consolation in thy love,
because the bowels of the saints are refreshed by thee, brother.
Hebrews 6:10 For God [is] not unrighteous to forget your work and
labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have
ministered to the saints, and do minister.
Hebrews 10:24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and
to good works:
Hebrews 13:1 Let brotherly love continue.
James 1:12 Blessed [is] the man that endureth temptation: for when he
is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath
promised to them that love him.
James 2:5 Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor
of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath
promised to them that love him?
James 2:8 If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou
shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well:
I Peter 1:8 Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see
[him] not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of
I Peter 1:22 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:
I Peter 2:17 Honour all [men]. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour
I Peter 3:8 Finally, [be ye] all of one mind, having compassion one of
another, love as brethren, [be] pitiful, [be] courteous:
I Peter 3:10 For he that will love life, and see good days, let him
refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile:
I John 2:5 But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of
God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.
I John 2:15 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
I John 3:1 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.
I John 3:11 For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning,
that we should love one another.
I John 3:14 We know that we have passed from death unto life, because
we love the brethren. He that loveth not [his] brother abideth in
I John 3:16 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
I John 3:17 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?
I John 3:18 My little children, let us not love in word, neither in
tongue; but in deed and in truth.
I John 3:23 And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the
name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us
I John 4:7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and
every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
I John 4:8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
I John 4:10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved
us, and sent his Son [to be] the propitiation for our sins.
I John 4:11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.
I John 4:12 No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another,
God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.
I John 4:16 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.
I John 4:17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness
in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.
I John 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out
fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
I John 4:19 We love him, because he first loved us.
I John 4:20 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?
I John 4:21 And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.
I John 5:2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.
I John 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.
II John 1:1 The elder unto the elect lady and her children, whom I love in the truth; and not I only, but also all they that have known the truth;
II John 1:3 Grace be with you, mercy, [and] peace, from God the
Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.
II John 1:5 And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote a new
commandment unto thee, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another.
II John 1:6 And this is love, that we walk after his commandments.
This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.
III John 1:1 The elder unto the wellbeloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth.
Jude 1:2 Mercy unto you, and peace and love, be multiplied.
Jude 1:21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
Revelation 2:4 Nevertheless I have [somewhat] against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.
Revelation 3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
1st Heart (Pure/clean or inpure/dirty)
2nd Mind (thoughts/James 4:7 Purify your hearts you double minded)
3rd Actions (Deeds and Truth)
4th Habits (solidify over time, discipline applied to form new habits)
5th Personality (what others see or percieve immediately, in a short time)
6th Character (known over a longer period of time)