The greatest commandment in the Bible is love, and it’s not just love for God but love for others or one’s neighbors, as Jesus puts it.

The parable of the Good Samaritan found in the Gospel of Luke exemplifies the love of one’s neighbor. In this story, a compassionate Samaritan stops to help a wounded traveler on the road, despite their cultural and religious differences.

Bible verses about love for others.
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As Christians, we are called to love others and do good, regardless of our differences. But love alone is not enough; our love should be accompanied by actions. 1 Corinthians 13:1-2 reminds us that, “If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels but have not love, I am a noisy 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.” So, let us love one another as we have been charged to do.

List of Bible verses about love for others

Matthew 22:37-39 

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

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Matthew 5:43-44 

 “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.”

John 13:34 

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.”

1 John 4:7 

 “Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.”

Romans 13:10 

“Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.”

Galatians 5:14 

 “For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.'”

Luke 6:27 

“But I say to you who hear, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you.”

1 Peter 4:8 

“Above all, keep loving one another earnestly since love covers a multitude of sins.”

Leviticus 19:18 

“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 

 “Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.”

Luke 10:27

“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.'”

Bible verses about love for others.
Bible verse from the book of 1 Peter 4:8.

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 

 “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.”

Luke 6:35

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

Ephesians 4:2 

“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.”

1 John 3:18 

 “Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.”

Colossians 3:14 

“And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.”

1 John 3:10

By this the children of God and the children of the devil are obvious: anyone who does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor the one who does not love his brother.

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1 John 4:11

Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

1 John 4:21

And this commandment we have from Him, that the one who loves God should love his brother also.

1 John 4:12 

“No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.”

1 Thessalonians 4:9 

“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.”

Ephesians 4:32

“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”

John 15:12 

“My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.”

1 Peter 1:22 

 “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.”

Bible verses about love for others.
Bible verse from the book of Luke 6:27.

Romans 13:8 

“Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.”

Hebrews 13:1 

“Let brotherly love continue.”

1 Peter 3:8 

 “Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble.”

1 John 3:23 

 “And this is his command: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as he commanded us.”

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1 Corinthians 16:14 

 “Do everything in love.”

James 2:8 

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

John 13:35

“By this everyone will know that you are my disciples if you love one another.”

Proverbs 10:12

“Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers all wrongs.”

Galatians 5:14

“For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: ” You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 

1 John 4:8

“Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.” 

Proverbs 3:3-4

“Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.” 

1 Timothy 1:5

“The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.”

Bible verses about love for others.
Bible verse from the book of 1 John 4:7.

Hebrews 10:24–25

“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.”

Proverbs 17:17

“A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.”

John 15:13

“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”

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1 Corinthians 13:1-2

“If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels but have not love, I am a noisy 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.”

1 Timothy 4:12

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

Galatians 5:13

“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.”

1 Corinthians 13:8

“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.”

Philippians 2:3

“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.”

Bible verses about love for others.
Bible verse from the book of John 13:34.

Psalm 41:1

“Blessed are those who have regard for the weak; the Lord delivers them in times of trouble.”

James 2:14-16

“What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it?”

John 13:14

“I, your Lord and Teacher, have just washed your feet. You, then, should wash one another’s feet.” 

1 John 4:20 

“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 17:9 

“Whoever would foster love covers over an offense, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.”

Luke 6:31

“Do to others as you would have them do to you.”

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1 John 3:16 

“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.”