Rejoice before the Lord

My heart rejoices in the LORD; in the LORD my horn is lifted high. … The LORD … filled them with joy. … Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength. … And on that day they offered great sacrifices, rejoicing because God had given them great joy. The women and children also rejoiced. The sound of rejoicing in Jerusalem could be heard far away.

Serve the LORD with fear and celebrate his rule with trembling. … He will yet fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy. … Let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you.

I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing the praises of your name, O Most High. … I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. … Rejoice in the LORD and be glad, you righteous; sing, all you who are upright in heart! … In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name.

De 12:181Sa 2:1Er 6:22Ne 8:10Ne 12:43Ps 2:11Jb 8:21Ps 5:11Ps 9:2Ps 13:5Ps 32:11Ps 33:21

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Be kind and compassionate to one another

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. … Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering. Continue reading

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We should love one another

Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. … Those who love their fellow believers live in the light, and there is nothing in them to make them stumble. … We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love each other. Anyone who does not love remains in death. Continue reading

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Make your love increase and overflow for each other

Now about your love for one another we do not need to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love each other. … The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. Continue reading

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The love all of you have for one another is increasing

And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God. Continue reading

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The greatest is love

If I speak in human or angelic tongues, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing. Continue reading

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Love each other as I have loved you

Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. … This is my command: Love each other. … Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Continue reading

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Love your neighbor as yourself

Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD. … The foreigners residing among you must be treated as your native-born. … Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the LORD your God. Continue reading

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They grow and bear fruit

Live as children of light (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) and find out what pleases the Lord. Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. Continue reading

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Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another

And this is his command: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as he commanded us … This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. Continue reading

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