And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.
And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.
Thy mercy, O Lord, is in the heavens; and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds. Thy righteousness is like the great mountains; thy judgments are a great deep: O Lord, thou preservest man and beast. How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings. They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures. For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.
Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.
Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;
Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.