100 Bible Verses about Sisterly Love

1 Corinthians 13:13 ESV / 148 helpful votes

So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

John 15:13 ESV / 127 helpful votes

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

John 13:34 ESV / 127 helpful votes

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.

Romans 12:10 ESV / 118 helpful votes

Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 ESV / 112 helpful votes

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.

1 Peter 4:8 ESV / 98 helpful votes

Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.

1 John 4:20 ESV / 90 helpful votes

If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen.

Proverbs 7:4 ESV / 79 helpful votes

Say to wisdom, “You are my sister,” and call insight your intimate friend,

Matthew 5:44 ESV / 78 helpful votes

But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

Proverbs 17:17 ESV / 77 helpful votes

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

John 3:16 ESV / 76 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Galatians 2:20 ESV / 73 helpful votes

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.

1 Timothy 5:1-2 ESV / 72 helpful votes

Do not rebuke an older man but encourage him as you would a father, younger men as brothers, older women as mothers, younger women as sisters, in all purity.

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 ESV / 72 helpful votes

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; ...

1 Corinthians 16:14 ESV / 70 helpful votes

Let all that you do be done in love.

John 15:9-17 ESV / 70 helpful votes

As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and abide in his love. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full. “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. ...

1 Peter 3:8 ESV / 69 helpful votes

Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.

1 John 4:7 ESV / 68 helpful votes

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.

Ephesians 4:32 ESV / 68 helpful votes

Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

Proverbs 15:1-33 ESV / 67 helpful votes

A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouths of fools pour out folly. The eyes of the Lord are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good. A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit. A fool despises his father's instruction, but whoever heeds reproof is prudent. ...

Genesis 12:13 ESV / 64 helpful votes

Say you are my sister, that it may go well with me because of you, and that my life may be spared for your sake.”

Matthew 12:50 ESV / 63 helpful votes

For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.”

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 62 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,

Romans 13:10 ESV / 62 helpful votes

Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

John 15:17 ESV / 61 helpful votes

These things I command you, so that you will love one another.

1 John 3:16 ESV / 60 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 1:22 ESV / 59 helpful votes

Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart,

Galatians 5:26 ESV / 59 helpful votes

Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.

John 15:12 ESV / 59 helpful votes

“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.

John 15:7 ESV / 59 helpful votes

If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.

Mark 3:35 ESV / 59 helpful votes

For whoever does the will of God, he is my brother and sister and mother.”

1 John 4:8 ESV / 58 helpful votes

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

Philippians 4:1 ESV / 56 helpful votes

Therefore, my brothers, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm thus in the Lord, my beloved.

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 55 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

1 John 4:20-21 ESV / 54 helpful votes

If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother.

1 Peter 2:17 ESV / 54 helpful votes

Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.

1 John 4:21 ESV / 53 helpful votes

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

1 John 3:14 ESV / 53 helpful votes

We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brothers. Whoever does not love abides in death.

John 13:34-35 ESV / 53 helpful votes

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. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

Matthew 19:19 ESV / 53 helpful votes

Honor your father and mother, and, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

Matthew 5:23-24 ESV / 52 helpful votes

So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.

Psalm 133:1 ESV / 52 helpful votes

A Song of Ascents. Of David. Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 52 helpful votes

A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. ...

1 John 3:11 ESV / 50 helpful votes

For this is the message that you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.

James 2:15-17 ESV / 50 helpful votes

If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.

Colossians 3:14 ESV / 50 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:18 ESV / 50 helpful votes

If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.

Luke 10:38-42 ESV / 50 helpful votes

Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet and listened to his teaching. But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.” But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.”

Leviticus 19:18 ESV / 50 helpful votes

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.

1 Thessalonians 3:12 ESV / 49 helpful votes

And may the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all, as we do for you,

2 Corinthians 1:1-24 ESV / 49 helpful votes

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the church of God that is at Corinth, with all the saints who are in the whole of Achaia: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as we share abundantly in Christ's sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too. ...

Romans 3:3 ESV / 49 helpful votes

What if some were unfaithful? Does their faithlessness nullify the faithfulness of God?

1 John 4:11 ESV / 48 helpful votes

Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

Ezekiel 44:25 ESV / 48 helpful votes

They shall not defile themselves by going near to a dead person. However, for father or mother, for son or daughter, for brother or unmarried sister they may defile themselves.

1 John 2:9-11 ESV / 46 helpful votes

Whoever says he is in the light and hates his brother is still in darkness. Whoever loves his brother abides in the light, and in him there is no cause for stumbling. But whoever hates his brother is in the darkness and walks in the darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.

Colossians 2:1-23 ESV / 46 helpful votes

For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you and for those at Laodicea and for all who have not seen me face to face, that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God's mystery, which is Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. I say this in order that no one may delude you with plausible arguments. For though I am absent in body, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the firmness of your faith in Christ. ...

Ephesians 4:2 ESV / 46 helpful votes

With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,

Hebrews 13:1 ESV / 44 helpful votes

Let brotherly love continue.

Matthew 25:40 ESV / 44 helpful votes

And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’

2 Kings 11:2 ESV / 44 helpful votes

But Jehosheba, the daughter of King Joram, sister of Ahaziah, took Joash the son of Ahaziah and stole him away from among the king's sons who were being put to death, and she put him and his nurse in a bedroom. Thus they hid him from Athaliah, so that he was not put to death.

John 1:1 ESV / 43 helpful votes

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Luke 6:31 ESV / 43 helpful votes

And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.

Hosea 2:1 ESV / 43 helpful votes

Say to your brothers, “You are my people,” and to your sisters, “You have received mercy.”

Proverbs 18:24 ESV / 43 helpful votes

A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

Deuteronomy 27:22 ESV / 43 helpful votes

“‘Cursed be anyone who lies with his sister, whether the daughter of his father or the daughter of his mother.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’

Proverbs 27:17 ESV / 42 helpful votes

Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.

1 Corinthians 10:24 ESV / 41 helpful votes

Let no one seek his own good, but the good of his neighbor.

Matthew 22:39 ESV / 41 helpful votes

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

Matthew 12:46 ESV / 41 helpful votes

While he was still speaking to the people, behold, his mother and his brothers stood outside, asking to speak to him.

Proverbs 15:5 ESV / 41 helpful votes

A fool despises his father's instruction, but whoever heeds reproof is prudent.

1 John 4:7-8 ESV / 40 helpful votes

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

1 John 3:17 ESV / 40 helpful votes

But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him?

Romans 14:21 ESV / 40 helpful votes

It is good not to eat meat or drink wine or do anything that causes your brother to stumble.

1 Chronicles 2:16 ESV / 40 helpful votes

And their sisters were Zeruiah and Abigail. The sons of Zeruiah: Abishai, Joab, and Asahel, three.

Leviticus 20:17 ESV / 40 helpful votes

“If a man takes his sister, a daughter of his father or a daughter of his mother, and sees her nakedness, and she sees his nakedness, it is a disgrace, and they shall be cut off in the sight of the children of their people. He has uncovered his sister's nakedness, and he shall bear his iniquity.

Genesis 30:1 ESV / 40 helpful votes

When Rachel saw that she bore Jacob no children, she envied her sister. She said to Jacob, “Give me children, or I shall die!”

1 Timothy 5:8 ESV / 39 helpful votes

But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

1 Thessalonians 4:9 ESV / 39 helpful votes

Now concerning brotherly love you have no need for anyone to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love one another,

John 11:1 ESV / 39 helpful votes

Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha.

Matthew 4:18 ESV / 39 helpful votes

While walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon (who is called Peter) and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen.

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 38 helpful votes

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

Romans 5:8 ESV / 38 helpful votes

But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Job 42:11 ESV / 38 helpful votes

Then came to him all his brothers and sisters and all who had known him before, and ate bread with him in his house. And they showed him sympathy and comforted him for all the evil that the Lord had brought upon him. And each of them gave him a piece of money and a ring of gold.

Numbers 26:59 ESV / 38 helpful votes

The name of Amram's wife was Jochebed the daughter of Levi, who was born to Levi in Egypt. And she bore to Amram Aaron and Moses and Miriam their sister.

Hebrews 10:24 ESV / 37 helpful votes

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works,

Luke 1:37 ESV / 37 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Hebrews 13:1-2 ESV / 36 helpful votes

Let brotherly love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

Philippians 2:2 ESV / 36 helpful votes

Complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.

Romans 12:9-10 ESV / 36 helpful votes

Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.

Romans 13:8-10 ESV / 35 helpful votes

Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

Matthew 13:55-56 ESV / 35 helpful votes

Is not this the carpenter's son? Is not his mother called Mary? And are not his brothers James and Joseph and Simon and Judas? And are not all his sisters with us? Where then did this man get all these things?”

Proverbs 3:15 ESV / 35 helpful votes

She is more precious than jewels, and nothing you desire can compare with her.

1 Thessalonians 5:11 ESV / 33 helpful votes

Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.

Colossians 4:1-18 ESV / 33 helpful votes

Masters, treat your bondservants justly and fairly, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven. Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison— that I may make it clear, which is how I ought to speak. Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. ...

Colossians 3:1-25 ESV / 33 helpful votes

If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. ...

Romans 12:15-16 ESV / 33 helpful votes

Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 33 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Matthew 5:22 ESV / 33 helpful votes

But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be liable to the hell of fire.

Genesis 37:1-36 ESV / 33 helpful votes

Jacob lived in the land of his father's sojournings, in the land of Canaan. These are the generations of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was pasturing the flock with his brothers. He was a boy with the sons of Bilhah and Zilpah, his father's wives. And Joseph brought a bad report of them to their father. Now Israel loved Joseph more than any other of his sons, because he was the son of his old age. And he made him a robe of many colors. But when his brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, they hated him and could not speak peacefully to him. Now Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers they hated him even more. ...

Proverbs 3:17 ESV / 32 helpful votes

Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.

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