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but showing love to a thousand {generations} of those who love me and keep my commandments.
Exodus 20:6
 
Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.
Deuteronomy 6:5
 
Know therefore that the LORD your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commands.
Deuteronomy 7:9
 
And now, O Israel, what does the LORD your God ask of you but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul,
Deuteronomy 10:12
 
Love the LORD your God and keep his requirements, his decrees, his laws and his commands always.
Deuteronomy 11:1
 
you must not listen to the words of that prophet or dreamer. The LORD your God is testing you to find out whether you love him with all your heart and with all your soul.
Deuteronomy 13:3
 
The LORD your God will circumcise your hearts and the hearts of your descendants, so that you may love him with all your heart and with all your soul, and live.
Deuteronomy 30:6
 
But be very careful to keep the commandment and the law that Moses the servant of the LORD gave you: to love the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, to obey his commands, to hold fast to him and to serve him with all your heart and all your soul."
Joshua 22:5
 
So be very careful to love the LORD your God.
Joshua 23:11
 
I love you, O LORD, my strength.
Psalms 18:1
 
Love the LORD, all his saints! The LORD preserves the faithful, but the proud he pays back in full.
Psalms 31:23
 
Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Psalms 37:4
 
Listen, O daughter, consider and give ear: Forget your people and your father's house.
The king is enthralled by your beauty; honor him, for he is your lord.
Psalms 45:10-11
 
My soul will be satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing lips my mouth will praise you.
On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night.
Psalms 63:5-6
 
for God will save Zion and rebuild the cities of Judah. Then people will settle there and possess it;
the children of his servants will inherit it, and those who love his name will dwell there.
Psalms 69:35-36
 
Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you.
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
Psalms 73:25-26
 
"Because he loves me," says the LORD, "I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
Psalms 91:14
 
Let those who love the LORD hate evil, for he guards the lives of his faithful ones and delivers them from the hand of the wicked.
Psalms 97:10
 
I love the LORD, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy.
Psalms 116:1
 
The LORD watches over all who love him, but all the wicked he will destroy.
Psalms 145:20
 
I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me.
Proverbs 8:17
 
My son, give me your heart and let your eyes keep to my ways,
Proverbs 23:26
 
And foreigners who bind themselves to the LORD to serve him, to love the name of the LORD, and to worship him, all who keep the Sabbath without desecrating it and who hold fast to my covenant-
these I will bring to my holy mountain and give them joy in my house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and sacrifices will be accepted on my altar; for my house will be called a house of prayer for all nations."
Isaiah 56:6-7
 
"Go and proclaim in the hearing of Jerusalem: " 'I remember the devotion of your youth, how as a bride you loved me and followed me through the desert, through a land not sown.
Israel was holy to the LORD, the firstfruits of his harvest; all who devoured her were held guilty, and disaster overtook them,' " declares the LORD.
Jeremiah 2:2-3
 
"Anyone who loves his father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves his son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me;
Matthew 10:37
 
"Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.
For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in,
I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.'
"Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink?
When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you?
When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?'
"The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'
Matthew 25:34-40
 
Many women were there, watching from a distance. They had followed Jesus from Galilee to care for his needs.
Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedee's sons.The Burial of Jesus
As evening approached, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who had himself become a disciple of Jesus.
Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus' body, and Pilate ordered that it be given to him.
Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,
and placed it in his own new tomb that he had cut out of the rock. He rolled a big stone in front of the entrance to the tomb and went away.
Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were sitting there opposite the tomb.The Guard at the Tomb
Matthew 27:55-61
 
I tell you the truth, anyone who gives you a cup of water in my name because you belong to Christ will certainly not lose his reward.Causing to Sin
Mark 9:41
 
"The most important one," answered Jesus, "is this: 'Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one.
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.'
Mark 12:29-30
 
"Well said, teacher," the man replied. "You are right in saying that God is one and there is no other but him.
To love him with all your heart, with all your understanding and with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself is more important than all burnt offerings and sacrifices."
Mark 12:32-33
 
"Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you now dismiss your servant in peace.
Luke 2:29
 
Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven,for she loved much. But he who has been forgiven little loves little."
Luke 7:47
 
"Woe to you Pharisees, because you give God a tenth of your mint, rue and all other kinds of garden herbs, but you neglect justice and the love of God. You should have practiced the latter without leaving the former undone.
Luke 11:42
 
but I know you. I know that you do not have the love of God in your hearts.
John 5:42
 
Jesus said to them, "If God were your Father, you would love me, for I came from God and now am here. I have not come on my own; but he sent me.
John 8:42
 
"If you love me, you will obey what I command.
John 14:15
 
Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me. He who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love him and show myself to him."
John 14:21
 
Jesus replied, "If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.
John 14:23
 
"You heard me say, 'I am going away and I am coming back to you.' If you loved me, you would be glad that I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I.
John 14:28
 
"As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love.
John 15:9
 
No, the Father himself loves you because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God.
John 16:27
 
I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them."
John 17:26
 
The third time he said to him, "Simon son of John, do you love me?" Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, "Do you love me?" He said, "Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you."
John 21:17
 
Then Paul answered, "Why are you weeping and breaking my heart? I am ready not only to be bound, but also to die in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus."
Acts 21:13
 
And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.
Romans 5:5
 
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
Romans 8:28
 
But the man who loves God is known by God.
1 Corinthians 8:3
 
If anyone does not love the Lord,a curse be on him. Come, O Lord !
1 Corinthians 16:22
 
We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord.
2 Corinthians 5:8
 
For Christ's love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died.
And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.
2 Corinthians 5:14-15
 
For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any value. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.
Galatians 5:6
 
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
Galatians 5:22
 
May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.
Galatians 6:14
 
so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love,
may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and 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
 
Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ.
Ephesians 4:15
 
Grace to all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with an undying love.
Ephesians 6:24
 
And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight,
Philippians 1:9
 
I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far;
Philippians 1:23
 
But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ.
What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ
Philippians 3:7-8
 
and who also told us of your love in the Spirit.
Colossians 1:8
 
May the Lord direct your hearts into God's love and Christ's perseverance.Warning Against Idleness
2 Thessalonians 3:5
 
For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.
2 Timothy 1:7
 
What you heard from me, keep as the pattern of sound teaching, with faith and love in Christ Jesus.
2 Timothy 1:13
 
Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day,and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.Personal Remarks
2 Timothy 4:8
 
because I hear about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints.
Philemon 1:5
 
God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.
Hebrews 6:10
 
Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.
James 1:12
 
Listen, my dear brothers: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him?
James 2:5
 
Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy,
1 Peter 1:8
 
Now to you who believe, this stone is precious. But to those who do not believe, "The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone, "
1 Peter 2:7
 
But if anyone obeys his word, God's love is truly made complete in him. This is how we know we are in him:
1 John 2:5
 
Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
1 John 2:15
 
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 3:17-18
 
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 John 4:12
 
And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, 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.
We love because he first loved us.
If anyone says, "I love God," yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen.
And he has given us this command: Whoever loves God must also love his brother.
1 John 4:16-21
 
Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well.
This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands.
This is love for God: to obey his commands. And his commands are not burdensome,
1 John 5:1-3
 
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 1:6
 
Keep yourselves in God's love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.
Jude 1:21
 
Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken your first love.
Revelation 2:4
 
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