'Love Thy Neighbor' Bible Verse: 53+ Verses About Loving Your Neighbors

Shaun Connell.
Last updated
September 29, 2023

The Bible, a timeless guide to life, emphasizes the importance of love and compassion towards one another. This sentiment is beautifully captured in the phrase 'Love Thy Neighbor'. As we journey through life, understanding and embracing this principle can profoundly impact our relationships and our spiritual growth.

Throughout the scriptures, there are numerous verses that shed light on this profound commandment. In this article, we will explore 56 Bible verses and 7 insightful Christian quotes that delve deep into the essence of loving our neighbors. Let's embark on this enlightening journey together for a comprehensive understanding of this divine mandate.

The Commandment of Love

"Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself."

- Matthew 22:39

"And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these."

- Mark 12:31

"If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well:"

- James 2:8

"For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself."

- Galatians 5:14

"Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law."

- Romans 13:8

"And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also."

- 1 John 4:21

"Let brotherly love continue."

- Hebrews 13:1

Love in Action

"But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?"

- 1 John 3:17

"My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth."

- 1 John 3:18


"Let all your things be done with charity."

- 1 Corinthians 16:14

"And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins."

- 1 Peter 4:8

"Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good."

- Romans 12:9

"Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets."

- Matthew 7:12

"And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:"

- Hebrews 10:24

Forgiveness and Reconciliation

"Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven."

- Matthew 18:21-22

"And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses."

- Mark 11:25

"Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:"

- Luke 6:37

"And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you."

- Ephesians 4:32

"Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ."

- Galatians 6:2

"If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him."

- Luke 17:3

"For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:"

- Matthew 6:14

Unity and Brotherhood

"Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!"

- Psalm 133:1

"That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another."

- 1 Corinthians 12:25

"Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace."

- Ephesians 4:3

"And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common."

- Acts 4:32

"Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous:"

- 1 Peter 3:8

"Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment."

- 1 Corinthians 1:10

"And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness."

- Colossians 3:14

Compassion and Kindness

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,"

- Galatians 5:22

"And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you."

- Ephesians 4:32

"Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;"

- Colossians 3:12

"A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another."

- John 13:34

"Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you."

- Ephesians 4:31-32

"Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep."

- Romans 12:15

"As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith."

- Galatians 6:10

Selflessness and Sacrifice

"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."

- John 15:13

"Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others."

- Philippians 2:4

"But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel."

- 1 Timothy 5:8

"By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another."

- John 13:35

"And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing."

- 1 Corinthians 13:3

"Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren."

- 1 John 3:16

"He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again."

- Proverbs 19:17

Empathy and Understanding

"Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep."

- Romans 12:15

"Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker: and he that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished."

- Proverbs 17:5

"Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge."

- James 4:11

"Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:"

- James 1:19

"He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends."

- Proverbs 17:9

"The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression."

- Proverbs 19:11

"Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves."

- Philippians 2:3

Harmony and Peace

"Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another."

- Romans 14:19

"Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it."

- Psalm 34:14


"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."

- Matthew 5:9

"Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:"

- Hebrews 12:14

"Strive not with a man without cause, if he have done thee no harm."

- Proverbs 3:30

"See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men."

- 1 Thessalonians 5:15

"If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men."

- Romans 12:18

Christian Quotes

"The measure of a man's greatness is not the number of servants he has, but the number of people he serves."

- John Hagee

"Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit."

- Peter Ustinov

"You don't have to agree with everything someone says to love them. Jesus proved that."

- Mark Batterson

"God does not love us because we are valuable. We are valuable because God loves us."

- Fulton J. Sheen

"Love is the root of missions; sacrifice is the fruit of missions."

- Roderick Davis

"Love is the greatest apologetic. It is the essential component in reaching the whole person in a fragmented world."

- Ravi Zacharias

"God's love is like a river, springing up from unending wells. He does not love us because we are so lovable, but because He is love."

- C.S. Lewis


Embracing the essence of 'Love Thy Neighbor' is a transformative journey. Through the wisdom of the scriptures and the insights of Christian thinkers, we are reminded of the profound impact of love, compassion, and understanding. As we navigate the complexities of life, let these verses and quotes serve as a beacon, guiding us toward a path of love, unity, and peace.

"And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity."

- 1 Corinthians 13:13

"Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins."

- 1 Peter 4:8

"He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love."

- 1 John 4:8

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Written By:

Shaun Connell

Shaun Connell is a passionate Christian businessman and investor who lives in Texas. Shaun is a Reformed Baptist who believes that the Word of God should be used in every area of life.

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