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I wrote to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to have the preeminence among them, does not receive us.
"And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.
but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.
"Therefore love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.
As a loving deer and a graceful doe, Let her breasts satisfy you at all times; And always be enraptured with her love.
(To Her Beloved) Tell me, O you whom I love, Where you feed your flock, Where you make it rest at noon. For why should I be as one who veils herself By the flocks of your companions?
I drew them with gentle cords, With bands of love, And I was to them as those who take the yoke from their neck. I stooped and fed them.
"Therefore you shall love the LORD your God, and keep His charge, His statutes, His judgments, and His commandments always.
"And to love Him with all the heart, with all the understanding, with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love one's neighbor as oneself, is more than all the whole burnt offerings and sacrifices."
For the commandments, "You shall not commit adultery," "You shall not murder," "You shall not steal," "You shall not bear false witness," "You shall not covet," and if there is any other commandment, are all summed up in this saying, namely, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself."
So they sought for a lovely young woman throughout all the territory of Israel, and found Abishag the Shunammite, and brought her to the king.
By the word of the LORD the heavens were made, And all the host of them by the breath of His mouth.
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: "May they prosper who love you.
"that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.
"And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward.
"No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.
'And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.' This is the first commandment.
"For the Father loves the Son, and shows Him all things that He Himself does; and He will show Him greater works than these, that you may marvel.
"Therefore My Father loves Me, because I lay down My life that I may take it again.
"He who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.