What Are Some Notable Bible Scriptures on Love?


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In Matthew 22:37-39, Jesus says that the greatest commandment is, "'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. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.'"

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The Bible repetitively emphasizes the importance of loving God and loving one another. According to 1 Corinthians 13, without love, the Christian faith is meaningless. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 outlines what love should look like in one of the Bible's most quoted verses. It says, "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."

The Bible also discusses loving one's enemies and treating others as you would like to be treated. Luke 6:35 states, "But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back."

Overall, the Christian faith regards love as the most important attribute of a Christian. 1 Corinthians 13 ends with the statement that, "And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love."

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