Luke 1:14 ESV / 7 helpful votes
And you will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth,
James 1:16-18 ESV / 6 helpful votes
Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
1 John 4:11-13 ESV / 5 helpful votes
Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us. By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit.
1 Peter 4:8-10 ESV / 5 helpful votes
Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace:
1 Peter 3:8 ESV / 4 helpful votes
Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.
James 2:8 ESV / 4 helpful votes
If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing well.
Hebrews 13:15-16 ESV / 4 helpful votes
Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name. Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.
Hebrews 13:2 ESV / 4 helpful votes
Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
Hebrews 13:1 ESV / 4 helpful votes
Let brotherly love continue.
1 Timothy 6:18 ESV / 4 helpful votes
They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share,
1 Timothy 5:10 ESV / 4 helpful votes
And having a reputation for good works: if she has brought up children, has shown hospitality, has washed the feet of the saints, has cared for the afflicted, and has devoted herself to every good work.
Philippians 2:2-3 ESV / 4 helpful votes
Complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.
Galatians 5:13-14 ESV / 4 helpful votes
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. For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
2 Corinthians 9:10-12 ESV / 4 helpful votes
He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God. For the ministry of this service is not only supplying the needs of the saints but is also overflowing in many thanksgivings to God.
1 Corinthians 4:7 ESV / 4 helpful votes
For who sees anything different in you? What do you have that you did not receive? If then you received it, why do you boast as if you did not receive it?
Romans 13:8 ESV / 4 helpful votes
Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.
Romans 12:15 ESV / 4 helpful votes
Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.
Romans 12:13 ESV / 4 helpful votes
Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.
John 15:12 ESV / 4 helpful votes
“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.
Luke 6:38 ESV / 4 helpful votes
Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”
Luke 6:33-35 ESV / 4 helpful votes
And if you do good to those who do good to you, what benefit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. And if you lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to get back the same amount. But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil.
Luke 6:31 ESV / 4 helpful votes
And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.
Luke 1:57-58 ESV / 4 helpful votes
Now the time came for Elizabeth to give birth, and she bore a son. And her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown great mercy to her, and they rejoiced with her.
Luke 1:56-57 ESV / 4 helpful votes
And Mary remained with her about three months and returned to her home. Now the time came for Elizabeth to give birth, and she bore a son.
Luke 1:46-55 ESV / 4 helpful votes
And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant. For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed; for he who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name. And his mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation. …
Luke 1:41-43 ESV / 4 helpful votes
And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the baby leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit, and she exclaimed with a loud cry, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! And why is this granted to me that the mother of my Lord should come to me?
Matthew 25:40 ESV / 4 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.’
Matthew 5:6-8 ESV / 4 helpful votes
“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy. “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
Ezekiel 34:26 ESV / 4 helpful votes
And I will make them and the places all around my hill a blessing, and I will send down the showers in their season; they shall be showers of blessing.
Ecclesiastes 1:6-7 ESV / 4 helpful votes
The wind blows to the south and goes around to the north; around and around goes the wind, and on its circuits the wind returns. All streams run to the sea, but the sea is not full; to the place where the streams flow, there they flow again.
Proverbs 22:9 ESV / 4 helpful votes
Whoever has a bountiful eye will be blessed, for he shares his bread with the poor.
Proverbs 11:25 ESV / 4 helpful votes
Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.
Psalm 133:1-3 ESV / 4 helpful votes
A Song of Ascents. Of David. Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity! It is like the precious oil on the head, running down on the beard, on the beard of Aaron, running down on the collar of his robes! It is like the dew of Hermon, which falls on the mountains of Zion! For there the Lord has commanded the blessing, life forevermore.
Psalm 127:3 ESV / 4 helpful votes
Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.
Psalm 113:9 ESV / 4 helpful votes
He gives the barren woman a home, making her the joyous mother of children. Praise the Lord!
Psalm 113:1-9 ESV / 4 helpful votes
Praise the Lord! Praise, O servants of the Lord, praise the name of the Lord! Blessed be the name of the Lord from this time forth and forevermore! From the rising of the sun to its setting, the name of the Lord is to be praised! The Lord is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens! Who is like the Lord our God, who is seated on high, …
Psalm 112:5-6 ESV / 4 helpful votes
It is well with the man who deals generously and lends; who conducts his affairs with justice. For the righteous will never be moved; he will be remembered forever.
Psalm 95:1-3 ESV / 4 helpful votes
Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods.
Psalm 37:25-26 ESV / 4 helpful votes
I have been young, and now am old, yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken or his children begging for bread. He is ever lending generously, and his children become a blessing.
Psalm 37:21 ESV / 4 helpful votes
The wicked borrows but does not pay back, but the righteous is generous and gives;
Ruth 4:16-17 ESV / 4 helpful votes
Then Naomi took the child and laid him on her lap and became his nurse. And the women of the neighborhood gave him a name, saying, “A son has been born to Naomi.” They named him Obed. He was the father of Jesse, the father of David.
Ruth 2:4 ESV / 4 helpful votes
And behold, Boaz came from Bethlehem. And he said to the reapers, “The Lord be with you!” And they answered, “The Lord bless you.”
Deuteronomy 30:19-20 ESV / 4 helpful votes
I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live, loving the Lord your God, obeying his voice and holding fast to him, for he is your life and length of days, that you may dwell in the land that the Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.”
Deuteronomy 26:16-18 ESV / 4 helpful votes
“This day the Lord your God commands you to do these statutes and rules. You shall therefore be careful to do them with all your heart and with all your soul. You have declared today that the Lord is your God, and that you will walk in his ways, and keep his statutes and his commandments and his rules, and will obey his voice. And the Lord has declared today that you are a people for his treasured possession, as he has promised you, and that you are to keep all his commandments,
Deuteronomy 10:18-20 ESV / 4 helpful votes
He executes justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the sojourner, giving him food and clothing. Love the sojourner, therefore, for you were sojourners in the land of Egypt. You shall fear the Lord your God. You shall serve him and hold fast to him, and by his name you shall swear.
Exodus 1:20-21 ESV / 4 helpful votes
So God dealt well with the midwives. And the people multiplied and grew very strong. And because the midwives feared God, he gave them families.
Genesis 17:16 ESV / 4 helpful votes
I will bless her, and moreover, I will give you a son by her. I will bless her, and she shall become nations; kings of peoples shall come from her.”
Philippians 2:4 ESV / 3 helpful votes
Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.
Romans 15:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes
We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves.
Ecclesiastes 1:1-18 ESV / 2 helpful votes
The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem. Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity. What does man gain by all the toil at which he toils under the sun? A generation goes, and a generation comes, but the earth remains forever. The sun rises, and the sun goes down, and hastens to the place where it rises. …