Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.
Let all that you do be done in love.
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.”
Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.
And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.
Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.
We love because he first loved us.
Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; ...
There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.
The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”
But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil.
Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her,
Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.
With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,
So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.