15 Best Bible Verses About Loving Your Neighbor


The Bible commands us to love God and to love your neighbor as ourselves, and to show this is true, here are the top 15 Bible verses about loving your neighbor.

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Do not hastily bring into court, for what will you do in the end, when your neighbor puts you to shame? Argue your case with your neighbor himself, and do not reveal another's secret, lest he who hears you bring shame upon you, and your ill repute have no end.
- Proverbs 25:8-10
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Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.
- Romans 13:8-10
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If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing well.
- James 2:8
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So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.
- 1 John 4:16
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Whoever despises his neighbor is a sinner, but blessed is he who is generous to the poor.
- Proverbs 14:21
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One who is righteous is a guide to his neighbor, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.
- Proverbs 12:26
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For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
- Galatians 5:14
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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. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.
- Matthew 22:37-40
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The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”
- Mark 12:31
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Honor your father and mother, and, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
- Matthew 19:19
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“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.
- Matthew 7:12
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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.
- Leviticus 19:18
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Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up. For Christ did not please himself, but as it is written, The reproaches of those who reproached you fell on me.
- Romans 15:2-3
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A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.
- John 13:34-35
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"This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.
- John 15:12
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Total Quotes Found: 15

5 Stories From The Bible About Loving Your Neighbor

Here are 5 stories from the Bible about loving your neighbor.

The Greatest Commandments

When Jesus was asked which is the greatest commandment, He said to “love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind” (Matthew 22:36).  This is the first and greatest commandment given by God, but the “second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself” (Matthew 22:39).  We take good care of ourselves and watch over our own lives, but God commands us to love our neighbors in the same way that we love and take care of ourselves.

Vengeance is God’s

Even in the Old Testament, we’re told to love our neighbors, and part of loving our neighbor includes the fact that we should “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” (Leviticus 19:18).  We don’t give our neighbor what they might deserve, but what they need, just as God gave us what we needed and not what we deserved (Romans 5:6-10). 

Loving the Poor

For the most part, people seem to discriminate against the poor, but the Law given to Israel commanded the Israelites that “When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap your field right up to its edge, neither shall you gather the gleanings after your harvest” (Leviticus 19:9).  By leaving some of the harvest near the edges of the fields, the poor could glean enough food to survive.  In this way, they could love their neighbor…even the poorest of neighbors.

Not Sinning Against Our Neighbor

If we truly love our neighbor as our self, we would understand the commands that “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, aresummed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself” (Romans 13:9). If we lie, steal or covet, we don’t really love our neighbors as ourselves.

No Greater Love

Jesus died for us while we were still wicked enemies of God (Rom 5:6-10), and Jesus said, “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends” (John 15:13).  Jesus laid down His life for us so we ought to lay down our lives for one another.  We may not have to die for our friends, but we will die to ourselves and love our neighbor or friend in a way that is esteeming them better than ourselves. That is what it means to love our neighbor.

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