Brotherly/Friendship kind of Love:
John 15:13 – Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
1 Corinthians 13:1 – If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.
Romans 12:9-10 – 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;
Proverbs 10:12 – Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs.
Galatians 5:13 – You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.
Philippians 1:9 – And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight
Hebrew 13:1 – Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters.
1 John 4:20 – Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen.
1 Peter 4:8 – Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
1 John 2:10 – Anyone who loves their brother and sister lives in the light, and there is nothing in them to make them stumble.
1 John 4:21 – And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister.
Genesis 29:20 (Jacob & Rachel) – So Jacob served seven years to get Rachel, but they seemed like only a few days to him because of his love for her.
Genesis 24:67 (Isaac & Rebekah) – Isaac brought her into the tent of his mother Sarah, and he married Rebekah. So she became his wife, and he loved her; and Isaac was comforted after his mother’s death.
Esther 2:17 (King Ahasuerus & Esther) – Now the king was attracted to Esther more than to any of the other women, and she won his favor and approval more than any of the other virgins. So he set a royal crown on her head and made her queen instead of Vashti.
Genesis 2:23 (Adam & Eve) – The man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.”
1 Samuel 1:8 (Elkanah & Hannah) – Her husband Elkanah would say to her, “Hannah, why are you weeping? Why don’t you eat? Why are you downhearted? Don’t I mean more to you than ten sons?”
Exodus 2:3 (Moses’s mother) – But when she could hide him no longer, she got a papyrus basket for him and coated it with tar and pitch. Then she placed the child in it and put it among the reeds along the bank of the Nile.
Genesis 21:16 (Hagar’s love for her child) – Then she went off and sat down about a bowshot away, for she thought, “I cannot watch the boy die.” And as she sat there, she began to sob.
1 Samuel 2:19 (Samuel’s mother) – Each year his mother made him a little robe and took it to him when she went up with her husband to offer the annual sacrifice.
1 King 3:26 (The mother in the judgement of Solomon) – The woman whose son was alive was deeply moved out of love for her son and said to the king, “Please, my lord, give her the living baby! Don’t kill him!” But the other said, “Neither I nor you shall have him. Cut him in two!”
2 Samuel 21:9 & 10 – (Rizpah’s love for her Sons) – He handed them over to the Gibeonites, who killed them and exposed their bodies on a hill before the LORD. All seven of them fell together; they were put to death during the first days of the harvest, just as the barley harvest was beginning. Rizpah daughter of Aiah took sackcloth and spread it out for herself on a rock. From the beginning of the harvest till the rain poured down from the heavens on the bodies, she did not let the birds touch them by day or the wild animals by night.
Matthew 15:22 (The Canaanite Woman) – A Canaanite woman from that vicinity came to him, crying out, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is demon-possessed and suffering terribly.”
2 King 4:20 (The Shunammite Mother) – After the servant had lifted him up and carried him to his mother, the boy sat on her lap until noon, and then he died.
John 19:25 (The mother of Jesus) – Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.
Isaiah 49:15 (The mother’s unforgettable love) – “Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you!
Genesis 37: 34 & 355 (Jacob) – Then Jacob tore his clothes, put on sackcloth and mourned for his son many days. All his sons and daughters came to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted. “No,” he said, “I will continue to mourn until I join my son in the grave.” So his father wept for him.
Mark 5:23 (Jairus) – He pleaded earnestly with him, “My little daughter is dying. Please come and put your hands on her so that she will be healed and live.”
2 Samuel 12:16 (David) – David pleaded with God for the child. He fasted and spent the nights lying in sackcloth on the ground.
Luke 15:20 (Father of the prodigal son) – So he got up and went to his father. “But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.
Love of Christ for Men:
John 15:9 – “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love.
John 13:1 – It was just before the Passover Festival. Jesus knew that the hour had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.
Romans 8:35 – Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?
1 John 3:16 – This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.
Galatians 2:20 – I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
Deuteronomy 7:8 – But it was because the LORD loved you and kept the oath he swore to your ancestors that he brought you out with a mighty hand and redeemed you from the land of slavery, from the power of Pharaoh king of Egypt.
1 John 3:1 – See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.
Ephesians 2:4 & 5 – But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions–it is by grace you have been saved.
Jeremiah 31:3 – The LORD appeared to us in the past, saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.
Romans 5:8 – But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
John 3:16 – For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Examples of love for Christ
John 20:11 – (Mary Magdalene) – Now Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb
Luke 7:47 (The sinful woman) – Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven–as her great love has shown. But whoever has been forgiven little loves little.”
John 12:3 (Mary of Bethany) – Then Mary took about a pint of pure nard, an expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus’ feet and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.
John 11:16 (Thomas) – Then Thomas (also known as Didymus) said to the rest of the disciples, “Let us also go, that we may die with him.”
John 21:16 (Peter) – Again Jesus said, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” He answered, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Take care of my sheep.”
Acts 21:13 (Paul) – Then Paul answered, “Why are you weeping and breaking my heart? I am ready not only to be bound, but also to die in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.”