Many think that Jesus first gave the commandment to love your neighbor in the book of Matthew. However, if we look at the full passage in Matthew 22 we will see that Jesus was actually summarizing the ten commandments. The first four of the ten commandments teach us how to love God. The remaining six commandments teach us how to love our neighbor.
In fact, if we read Leviticus 19:18, we can see that Jesus was quoting YHWH when He made His impactful statement so often associated with the gospels. Clearly, this commandment is important to the Father, so it should be equally important to us. (The shirt pictured above can be found in our shirt shop)
Below, you will find a collection of verses about loving your neighbor.
1. 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
2. But when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together. And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And he said to him, “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 22:34-39
3. And one of the scribes came up and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, asked him, “Which commandment is the most important of all?” Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 30And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:28-31
4. And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” Luke 10:27
5. A new commandment I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you also must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are My disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:34
6. The whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Gal 5:14
7. 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
8. And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother. 1 John 4:21
9. We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up. Rom 15:1-2
10. Let no one seek his own good, but the good of his neighbor. – 1 Cor 10:24Print This Post