About Love




Husbands and Wives


What Does the Bible Say



1)Brotherly Love

a)General references to:

"Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins." (Pr 10:12 AV)

 "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." (1Co 13:1 AV)

 "For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only [use] not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another." (Ga 5:13 AV)

 "And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and [in] all judgment;" (Php 1:9 AV)

 "But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another." (1Th 4:9 AV)

 "And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins." (1Pe 4:8 AV)

 "He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him." (1Jo 2:10 AV)

 "And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also." (1Jo 4:21 AV)

b)Special Teachings concerning

"Love ye therefore the stranger: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt." (De 10:19 AV)

 "And the second [is] like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself." (Mt 22:39 AV)

 "By this shall all [men] know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another." (Joh 13:35 AV)

 "This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you." (Joh 15:12 AV)

 "[Let] love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good." (Ro 12:9 AV)

 "For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if [there be] any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself." (Ro 13:9 AV)

 "And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all [men], even as we [do] toward you:" (1Th 3:12 AV)

 "Let brotherly love continue." (Heb 13:1 AV)

 "If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well:" (Jas 2:8 AV)

 "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:" (1Pe 1:22 AV)

 "Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God." (1Jo 4:7 AV)

c)Examples of

"Then Jonathan and David made a covenant, because he loved him as his own soul." (1Sa 18:3 AV)

 "Sorrowing most of all for the words which he spake, that they should see his face no more. And they accompanied him unto the ship." (Ac 20:38 AV)

 "Who have for my life laid down their own necks: unto whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles." (Ro 16:4 AV)

 "And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved." (2Co 12:15 AV)

 "For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ." (Php 1:8 AV)

 "Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, [my] dearly beloved." (Php 4:1 AV)

 "But, when he was in Rome, he sought me out very diligently, and found [me]." (2Ti 1:17 AV)

2)Family Love


"And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarahís tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her: and Isaac was comforted after his motherís [death]." (Ge 24:67 AV)

 "And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed unto him [but] a few days, for the love he had to her." (Ge 29:20 AV)

 "And he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years." (Ge 29:30 AV)

 "And the king loved Esther above all the women, and she obtained grace and favour in his sight more than all the virgins; so that he set the royal crown upon her head, and made her queen instead of Vashti." (Es 2:17 AV)

 "[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." (Pr 5:19 AV)

 "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." (So 8:7 AV)

 "So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself." (Eph 5:28 AV)

 "Husbands, love [your] wives, and be not bitter against them." (Col 3:19 AV)

b)Maternal Love

"And she went, and sat her down over against [him] a good way off, as it were a bowshot: for she said, Let me not see the death of the child. And she sat over against [him], and lift up her voice, and wept." (Ge 21:16 AV)

 "And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and put the child therein; and she laid [it] in the flags by the riverís brink." (Ex 2:3 AV)

 "Moreover his mother made him a little coat, and brought [it] to him from year to year, when she came up with her husband to offer the yearly sacrifice." (1Sa 2:19 AV)

 "9 And he delivered them into the hands of the Gibeonites, and they hanged them in the hill before the LORD: and they fell [all] seven together, and were put to death in the days of harvest, in the first [days], in the beginning of barley harvest. 10 ∂ And Rizpah the daughter of Aiah took sackcloth, and spread it for her upon the rock, from the beginning of harvest until water dropped upon them out of heaven, and suffered neither the birds of the air to rest on them by day, nor the beasts of the field by night." (2Sa 21:9-10 AV)

 "Then there was a famine in the days of David three years, year after year; and David enquired of the LORD. And the LORD answered, [It is] for Saul, and for [his] bloody house, because he slew the Gibeonites." (2Sa 21:1 AV)

 "Then spake the woman whose the living child [was] unto the king, for her bowels yearned upon her son, and she said, O my lord, give her the living child, and in no wise slay it. But the other said, Let it be neither mine nor thine, [but] divide [it]." (1Ki 3:26 AV)

 "And when he had taken him, and brought him to his mother, he sat on her knees till noon, and [then] died." (2Ki 4:20 AV)

 "Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee." (Isa 49:15 AV)

 "And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, [thou] Son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil." (Mt 15:22 AV)

 "Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his motherís sister, Mary the [wife] of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene." (Joh 19:25 AV)

c)Paternal Love

"And hast not suffered me to kiss my sons and my daughters? thou hast now done foolishly in [so] doing." (Ge 31:28 AV)

 "And all his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him; but he refused to be comforted; and he said, For I will go down into the grave unto my son mourning. Thus his father wept for him." (Ge 37:35 AV)

 "And he said, My son shall not go down with you; for his brother is dead, and he is left alone: if mischief befall him by the way in the which ye go, then shall ye bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave." (Ge 42:38 AV)

 "And Israel said unto Joseph, Now let me die, since I have seen thy face, because thou [art] yet alive." (Ge 46:30 AV)

 "David therefore besought God for the child; and David fasted, and went in, and lay all night upon the earth." (2Sa 12:16 AV)

 "And [the soul of] king David longed to go forth unto Absalom: for he was comforted concerning Amnon, seeing he was dead." (2Sa 13:39 AV)

 "And the king commanded Joab and Abishai and Ittai, saying, [Deal] gently for my sake with the young man, [even] with Absalom. And all the people heard when the king gave all the captains charge concerning Absalom." (2Sa 18:5 AV)

 "And besought him greatly, saying, My little daughter lieth at the point of death: [I pray thee], come and lay thy hands on her, that she may be healed; and she shall live." (Mr 5:23 AV)

 "And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief." (Mr 9:24 AV)

 "And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him." (Lu 15:20 AV)






























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