Brotherly love is that which is felt and demonstrated among brothers. Not necessarily just blood brothers, but brotherly love also encompasses our brothers in faith. The Lord commands us to follow love towards all and to do good.
We must love, welcome and, when necessary, admonish according to the Scriptures. Love in the Bible is not a feeling, but a choice. Love surrenders and seeks to do good. And that’s what we should do for our brothers.
25 Key Bible verses about brothers
Discover the 25 verses about brotherly love below;
Let brotherly love continue.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
1 John 4:7
Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God, and everyone that loveth is born of God and knoweth God.
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
1 Peter 2:17
Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
1 John 4:8
He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
1 John 3:18
My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.
1 Corinthians 12:26
And whether one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.
1 John 4:20
If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!
1 John 3:14
We know that we have passed from death unto life because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.
By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples if ye have love one to another.
1 John 3:1
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;
And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.
A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples if ye have love one to another.
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
These things I command you, that ye love one another.
1 John 4:12
No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.
1 John 3:16
Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
1 John 3:11
For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.
13 Let brotherly love continue.
2 Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
3 Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.
1 Corinthians 13:4-8
4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
8 Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.