He said, “Take now your son, your only son, whom you love, Isaac, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I will tell you.”
So Jacob served seven years for Rachel and they seemed to him but a few days because of his love for her.
His brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers; and so they hated him and could not speak to him on friendly terms.
but showing lovingkindness to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.
You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the sons of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself; I am the Lord.
The stranger who resides with you shall be to you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt; I am the Lord your God.
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.
He executes justice for the orphan and the widow, and shows His love for the alien by giving him food and clothing.
For if you are careful to keep all this commandment which I am commanding you to do, to love the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways and hold fast to Him,
Only be very careful to observe the commandment and the law which Moses the servant of the Lord commanded you, to love the Lord your God and walk in all His ways and keep His commandments and hold fast to Him and serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul.”
1 Samuel 18:3
Then Jonathan made a covenant with David because he loved him as himself.
I said, “I beseech You, O Lord God of heaven, the great and awesome God, who preserves the covenant and lovingkindness for those who love Him and keep His commandments,
The Lord tests the righteous and the wicked, And the one who loves violence His soul hates.
For the Lord is righteous, He loves righteousness; The upright will behold His face.
For the Lord loves justice And does not forsake His godly ones; They are preserved forever, But the descendants of the wicked will be cut off.
Hate evil, you who love the Lord, Who preserves the souls of His godly ones; He delivers them from the hand of the wicked.
Thus they have repaid me evil for good And hatred for my love.
I shall delight in Your commandments, Which I love.
And I shall lift up my hands to Your commandments, Which I love; And I will meditate on Your statutes
. Proverbs 3:12
For whom the Lord loves He reproves, Even as a father corrects the son in whom he delights.
Do not reprove a scoffer, or he will hate you, Reprove a wise man and he will love you.
He who withholds his rod hates his son, But he who loves him disciplines him diligently.
He who loves purity of heart And whose speech is gracious, the king is his friend.
Song of Solomon 7:10
“I am my beloved’s, And his desire is for me.
Hate evil, love good, And establish justice in the gate! Perhaps the Lord God of hosts May be gracious to the remnant of Joseph.
For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same?
Honor your father and mother; and You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.
“If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.
Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.
and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good.
Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor;
Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, 5 does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, 6 does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; 7 [b]bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
2 Corinthians 6:6
in purity, in knowledge, in patience, in kindness, in the Holy Spirit, in genuine love,
For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything, but faith working through love.
but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ,
2 Thessalonians 3:5
May the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the steadfastness of Christ.
1 Timothy 3:3
not addicted to wine or pugnacious, but gentle, peaceable, free from the love of money.
If, however, you are fulfilling the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing well.
1 Peter 1:22
Since you have in obedience to the truth purified your souls for a sincere love of the brethren, fervently love one another from the heart,
1 John 2:15
“You shall make a mercy seat of pure gold, two and a half cubits long and one and a half cubits wide.
There I will meet with you; and from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubim which are upon the ark of the testimony, I will speak to you about all that I will give you in commandment for the sons of Israel.
Nothing from that which is put under the ban shall cling to your hand, in order that the Lord may turn from His burning anger and show mercy to you, and have compassion on you and make you increase, just as He has sworn to your fathers,
For it was of the Lord to harden their hearts, to meet Israel in battle in order that he might utterly destroy them, that they might receive no mercy, but that he might destroy them, just as the Lord had commanded Moses.
“For though I were right, I could not answer; I would have to implore the mercy of my judge.
“I was angry with My people, I profaned My heritage And gave them into your hand. You did not show mercy to them, On the aged you made your yoke very heavy.
“They seize their bow and javelin; They are cruel and have no mercy. Their voice roars like the sea; And they ride on horses, Marshalled like a man for the battle Against you, O daughter of Babylon.
Therefore thus says the Lord God, “Now I will restore the fortunes of Jacob and have mercy on the whole house of Israel; and I will be jealous for My holy name.
Therefore, O king, may my advice be pleasing to you: break away now from your sins by doing righteousness and from your iniquities by showing mercy to the poor, in case there may be a prolonging of your prosperity.’
Lord, I have heard the report about You and I fear. O Lord, revive Your work in the midst of the years, In the midst of the years make it known; In wrath remember mercy.
“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.
Should you not also have had mercy on your fellow slave, in the same way that I had mercy on you?’
“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cummin, and have neglected the weightier provisions of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness; but these are the things you should have done without neglecting the others
And He did not let him, but He *said to him, “Go home to your people and report to them what great things the Lord has done for you, and how He had mercy on you.
“He has given help to Israel His servant, In remembrance of His mercy,
Her neighbors and her relatives heard that the Lord had displayed His great mercy toward her; and they were rejoicing with her.
And he said, “The one who showed mercy toward him.” Then Jesus said to him, “Go and do the same.”
For He says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.”
For just as you once were disobedient to God, but now have been shown mercy because of their disobedience,
And those who will walk by this rule, peace and mercy be upon them, and upon the Israel of God.
But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us,
1 Timothy 1:13
even though I was formerly a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent aggressor. Yet I was shown mercy because I acted ignorantly in unbelief;
He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit,
Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
For judgment will be merciless to one who has shown no mercy; mercy triumphs over judgment.
But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy.
keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting anxiously for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to eternal life.