What Does the Bible Say About Loving Yourself? 11 Inspiration Verses


Song of Solomon 4:7

ESVYou are altogether beautiful, my love; there is no flaw in you.
KJVThou art all fair, my love; there is no spot in thee.
NASB“You are altogether beautiful, my darling, And there is no blemish in you.
NIVYou are altogether beautiful, my darling; there is no flaw in you.
NLTYou are altogether beautiful, my darling, beautiful in every way.

Proverbs 19:8

ESVWhoever gets sense loves his own soul; he who keeps understanding will discover good.
KJVHe that getteth wisdom loveth his own soul: he that keepeth understanding shall find good.
NASBHe who gets wisdom loves his own soul; He who keeps understanding will find good.
NIVThe one who gets wisdom loves life; the one who cherishes understanding will soon prosper.
NLTTo acquire wisdom is to love yourself; people who cherish understanding will prosper.

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Ephesians 5:29

ESVFor no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church,
KJVFor no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:
NASBfor no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ also does the church,
NIVAfter all, no one ever hated their own body, but they feed and care for their body, just as Christ does the church—
NLTNo one hates his own body but feeds and cares for it, just as Christ cares for the church.

1 Timothy 4:12

ESVLet no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.
KJVLet no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.
NASBLet no one look down on your youthfulness, but rather in speech, conduct, love, faith and purity, show yourself an example of those who believe.
NIVDon’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.
NLTDon’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity.

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1 John 3:1

ESVSee what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.
KJVBehold, 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.
NASBSee how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we would be called children of God; and such we are. For this reason the world does not know us, because it did not know Him.
NIVSee what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.
NLTSee how very much our Father loves us, for he calls us his children, and that is what we are! But the people who belong to this world don’t recognize that we are God’s children because they don’t know him.

Deuteronomy 31:6

ESVBe strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”
KJVBe strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
NASB“Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble at them, for the LORD your God is the one who goes with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.”
NIVBe strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
NLTSo be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the LORD your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.”

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1 Peter 4:8

ESVAbove all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.
KJVAnd above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.
NASBAbove all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins.
NIVAbove all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
NLTMost important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins.

Luke 6:27

ESV“But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,
KJVBut I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you,
NASB“But I say to you who hear, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,
NIV“But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,
NLT“But to you who are willing to listen, I say, love your enemies! Do good to those who hate you.

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Leviticus 19:18

ESVYou 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.
KJVThou 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.
NASB‘You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the sons of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself; I am the LORD.
NIV“’Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD.
NLT“Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against a fellow Israelite, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD.

Ephesians 2:10

ESVFor we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
KJVFor we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
NASBFor we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.
NIVFor we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
NLTFor we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.

Romans 8:26

ESVLikewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.
KJVLikewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
NASBIn the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words;
NIVIn the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.
NLTAnd the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words.

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