9 “When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap your field right up to its edge, neither shall you gather the gleanings after your harvest. 24:19-21; [Ruth 2:15, 16], ver. 21:10-13; Acts 6:11-13, Prov. Luke 10:26 "What is written in the Law?" Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Deuteronomy 6:5 And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. Second only to loving God, loving your neighbor as yourself is the central point of all biblical laws and personal holiness. Examine the many different instances of this key Bible passage. “You have stated correctly that God is One and there is no other but Him,… Ephesians 5:2 and walk in love, just as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us as a fragrant sacrificial offering to God. 16 Thou shalt not go up and down as a talebearer among thy people: neither shalt thou stand against the blood of thy neighbour; I am the Lord. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. The lawyer answered correctly: Here the Apostle Paul explained that a Christian's obligation to love is without limits. 1:17; 16:19; 27:19; Ps. 27:5, 6; Matt. ", LearnReligions uses cookies to provide you with a great user experience and for our, Love in the Bible: From God's Love to the Most Romantic Scriptures, Biblical Analysis: Jesus on the Great Commandment (Mark 12:28-34), Christian Singer Ray Boltz Comes Out, Lives a Normal Gay Life, General Biblical Studies, Interdenominational Christian Training Center. In the next two verses, Jesus named "love your neighbor as yourself" as the second greatest commandment after loving God: In the following passage in the Gospel of Luke, a lawyer asked Jesus, "What shall I do to inherit eternal life?" James explained the way to avoid favoritism: Mary Fairchild is a full-time Christian minister, writer, and editor of two Christian anthologies, including "Stories of Cavalry. 9 And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not wholly reap the corners of thy field, neither shalt thou gather the gleanings of thy harvest. 16 (K)You shall not go around as a slanderer among your people, and you shall not (L)stand up against the life[a] of your neighbor: I am the Lord. 1:32; 1 Tim. 15 (J)“You shall do no injustice in court. 32; ch. 24:23; James 2:9; [2 Chr. Love does no wrong to its neighbor. (G)The wages of a hired worker shall not remain with you all night until the morning. All people, non-believers included, deserve to be loved equally, without distinction. 14 Thou shalt not curse the deaf, nor put a stumblingblock before the blind, but shalt fear thy God: I am the Lord. 10 And you shall not strip your vineyard bare, neither shall you gather the fallen grapes of your vineyard. James 2:8-9. 5:43; Cited Matt. 25:17; Eccles. 6:1; Eph. 18 Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the Lord. 14 (H)You shall not curse the deaf or put a stumbling block before the blind, but you shall (I)fear your God: I am the Lord. Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against any of your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. Thou. Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. You shall leave them for the poor and for the sojourner: I am the Lord your God. The Greatest Commandment … 30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ 31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ No other commandment is greater than these. 23:22; Deut. 9 But if you show favoritism, you sin and are convicted by the law as lawbreakers. According to God's law, there should be no acts of favoritism. If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” [a] you are doing right. 13:9; Gal. 5:22; 2 John 11], Matt. Mark 12:30–31. These exact words are found several places in Scripture. 23:2, 3; Deut. "'And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all … 5:11, [ch. 26:60, 61]; See 1 Kgs. Galatians 5:14 The entire Law is fulfilled in a single decree: "Love your neighbor as yourself."