42 Bible Verses About Loving Yourself (ESV)

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  1. Colossians 3:14 - "And above all these put on..."
  2. John 15:13 - "Greater love has no one than..."
  3. Jude 1:21 - "keep yourselves in the love of..."
  4. Mark 12:33 - "And to love him with all..."
  5. Matthew 22:39 - "And a second is like it:..."
  6. Philippians 2:4 - "Let each of you look not..."
  7. 2 Timothy 3:2 - "For people will be lovers of..."
  8. Ephesians 5:28 - "In the same way husbands should..."
  9. 1 Timothy 1:14 - "and the grace of our Lord..."
  10. Mark 12:31 - "The second is this: 'You shall..."
  11. 2 Timothy 1:7 - "for God gave us a spirit..."
  12. 2 Timothy 3:4 - "treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers..."
  13. Galatians 5:14 - "For the whole law is fulfilled..."
  14. 2 Corinthians 3:4 - "Such is the confidence that we..."
  15. Luke 10:27 - "And he answered, "You shall love..."
  16. Colossians 3:10 - "and have put on the new..."
  17. John 13:34 - "A new commandment I give to..."
  18. John 16:27 - "for the Father himself loves you,..."
  19. 1 John 2:15 - "Do not love the world or..."
  20. 1 John 4:21 - "And this commandment we have from..."
  21. Romans 12:3 - "For by the grace given to..."
  22. 1 John 4:8 - "Anyone who does not love does..."
  23. Ephesians 4:24 - "and to put on the new..."
  24. Matthew 22:40 - "On these two commandments depend all..."
  25. 1 John 3:16 - "By this we know love, that..."
  26. John 12:25 - "Whoever loves his life loses it,..."
  27. Matthew 22:38 - "This is the great and first..."
  28. 1 Corinthians 13:4 - "Love is patient and kind; love..."
  29. 1 Corinthians 4:3 - "But with me it is a..."
  30. Ephesians 4:15 - "Rather, speaking the truth in love,..."
  31. 2 Corinthians 12:15 - "I will most gladly spend and..."
  32. Galatians 5:13 - "For you were called to freedom,..."
  33. Matthew 24:12 - "And because lawlessness will be increased,..."
  34. Romans 6:6 - "We know that our old self..."
  35. Proverbs 27:5 - "Better is open rebuke than hidden..."
  36. Philippians 2:3 - "Do nothing from rivalry or conceit,..."
  37. 1 Thessalonians 5:8 - "But since we belong to the..."
  38. Matthew 22:37 - "And he said to him, "You..."
  39. Romans 7:22 - "For I delight in the law..."
  40. Proverbs 7:18 - "Come, let us take our fill..."
  41. Galatians 2:20 - "I have been crucified with Christ...."
  42. 1 Timothy 1:5 - "The aim of our charge is..."

1. Colossians 3:14

14 And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.

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2. John 15:13

13 Greater love has no one than this, that someone lays down his life for his friends.

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3. Jude 1:21

21 keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life.

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4. Mark 12:33

33 And to love him with all the heart and with all the understanding and with all the strength, and to love one's neighbor as oneself, is much more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices."

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5. Matthew 22:39

39 And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

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6. Philippians 2:4

4 Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.

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7. 2 Timothy 3:2

2 For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy,

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8. Ephesians 5:28

28 In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.

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9. 1 Timothy 1:14

14 and the grace of our Lord overflowed for me with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.

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10. Mark 12:31

31 The second is this: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these."

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11. 2 Timothy 1:7

7 for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

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12. 2 Timothy 3:4

4 treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,

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13. Galatians 5:14

14 For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself."

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14. 2 Corinthians 3:4

4 Such is the confidence that we have through Christ toward God.

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15. Luke 10:27

27 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."

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16. Colossians 3:10

10 and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator.

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17. John 13:34

34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.

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18. John 16:27

27 for the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God.

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19. 1 John 2:15

15 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

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20. 1 John 4:21

21 And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother.

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21. Romans 12:3

3 For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.

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22. 1 John 4:8

8 Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

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23. Ephesians 4:24

24 and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.

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24. Matthew 22:40

40 On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets."

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25. 1 John 3:16

16 By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.

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26. John 12:25

25 Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.

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27. Matthew 22:38

38 This is the great and first commandment.

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28. 1 Corinthians 13:4

4 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant

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29. 1 Corinthians 4:3

3 But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged by you or by any human court. In fact, I do not even judge myself.

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30. Ephesians 4:15

15 Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ,

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31. 2 Corinthians 12:15

15 I will most gladly spend and be spent for your souls. If I love you more, am I to be loved less?

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32. Galatians 5:13

13 For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.

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33. Matthew 24:12

12 And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold.

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34. Romans 6:6

6 We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin.

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35. Proverbs 27:5

5 Better is open rebuke than hidden love.

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36. Philippians 2:3

3 Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.

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37. 1 Thessalonians 5:8

8 But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation.

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38. Matthew 22:37

37 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.

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39. Romans 7:22

22 For I delight in the law of God, in my inner being,

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40. Proverbs 7:18

18 Come, let us take our fill of love till morning; let us delight ourselves with love.

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41. Galatians 2:20

20 I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

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42. 1 Timothy 1:5

5 The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.

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Table of Contents

  1. Proverbs 7:18
  2. Proverbs 27:5
  3. Matthew 22:37
  4. Matthew 22:38
  5. Matthew 22:39
  6. Matthew 22:40
  7. Matthew 24:12
  8. Mark 12:31
  9. Mark 12:33
  10. Luke 10:27
  11. John 12:25
  12. John 13:34
  13. John 15:13
  14. John 16:27
  15. 1 John 2:15
  16. 1 John 4:8
  17. 1 John 4:21
  18. 1 John 3:16
  19. Romans 6:6
  20. Romans 7:22
  21. Romans 12:3
  22. 1 Corinthians 4:3
  23. 1 Corinthians 13:4
  24. 2 Corinthians 3:4
  25. 2 Corinthians 12:15
  26. Galatians 2:20
  27. Galatians 5:13
  28. Galatians 5:14
  29. Ephesians 4:15
  30. Ephesians 4:24
  31. Ephesians 5:28
  32. Philippians 2:3
  33. Philippians 2:4
  34. Colossians 3:10
  35. Colossians 3:14
  36. 1 Thessalonians 5:8
  37. 1 Timothy 1:5
  38. 1 Timothy 1:14
  39. 2 Timothy 1:7
  40. 2 Timothy 3:2
  41. 2 Timothy 3:4
  42. Jude 1:21

Proverbs 7:18

18 Come, let us take our fill of love till morning; let us delight ourselves with love.

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Proverbs 27:5

5 Better is open rebuke than hidden love.

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Matthew 22:37

37 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.

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Matthew 22:38

38 This is the great and first commandment.

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Matthew 22:39

39 And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

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Matthew 22:40

40 On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets."

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Matthew 24:12

12 And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold.

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Mark 12:31

31 The second is this: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these."

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Mark 12:33

33 And to love him with all the heart and with all the understanding and with all the strength, and to love one's neighbor as oneself, is much more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices."

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Luke 10:27

27 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."

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John 12:25

25 Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.

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John 13:34

34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.

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John 15:13

13 Greater love has no one than this, that someone lays down his life for his friends.

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John 16:27

27 for the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God.

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1 John 2:15

15 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

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1 John 4:8

8 Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

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1 John 4:21

21 And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother.

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1 John 3:16

16 By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.

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Romans 6:6

6 We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin.

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Romans 7:22

22 For I delight in the law of God, in my inner being,

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Romans 12:3

3 For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.

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1 Corinthians 4:3

3 But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged by you or by any human court. In fact, I do not even judge myself.

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1 Corinthians 13:4

4 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant

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2 Corinthians 3:4

4 Such is the confidence that we have through Christ toward God.

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2 Corinthians 12:15

15 I will most gladly spend and be spent for your souls. If I love you more, am I to be loved less?

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Galatians 2:20

20 I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

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Galatians 5:13

13 For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.

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Galatians 5:14

14 For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself."

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Ephesians 4:15

15 Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ,

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Ephesians 4:24

24 and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.

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Ephesians 5:28

28 In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.

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Philippians 2:3

3 Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.

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Philippians 2:4

4 Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.

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Colossians 3:10

10 and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator.

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Colossians 3:14

14 And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.

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1 Thessalonians 5:8

8 But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation.

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1 Timothy 1:5

5 The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.

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1 Timothy 1:14

14 and the grace of our Lord overflowed for me with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.

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2 Timothy 1:7

7 for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

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2 Timothy 3:2

2 For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy,

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2 Timothy 3:4

4 treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,

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Jude 1:21

21 keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life.

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