Old Testament

 Ex. 33:14
And He said, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” NKJV

The Lord replied, “I will personally go with you, Moses, and I will give you rest—everything will be fine for you.” NLT

Deut. 33:12
The beloved of the LORD shall dwell in safety by Him,
Who shelters him all the day long;
And he shall dwell between His shoulders. NKJV

God’s beloved;
God’s permanent residence.
Encircled by God all day long,
within whom God is at home. MSG

Zeph. 3:17
For the Lord your God is living among you.
He is a mighty savior.
He will take delight in you with gladness.
With His love, He will calm all your fears.
He will rejoice over you with joyful songs. NLT

The LORD your God in your midst,
The Mighty One, will save;
He will rejoice over you with gladness,
He will quiet you with His love,
He will rejoice over you with singing. NKJV

Ps. 16:11
You will show me the way of life,
granting me the joy of your presence
and the pleasures of living with you forever. NLT

You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy, at Your right hand there are pleasures forevermore. AMP

Ps. 18:1-3
I LOVE You fervently and devotedly, O Lord, my Strength.

The Lord is my Rock, my Fortress, and my Deliverer; my God, my keen and firm Strength in Whom I will trust and take refuge, my Shield, and the Horn of my salvation, my High Tower.

I will call upon the Lord, Who is to be praised; so shall I be saved from my enemies. AMP

I love you, God— you make me strong.
God is bedrock under my feet,
the castle in which I live,
my rescuing knight.
My God—the high crag
where I run for dear life,
hiding behind the boulders,
safe in the granite hideout.
I sing to God, the Praise-Lofty,
and find myself safe and saved. MSG

Ps. 23
The Lord is my shepherd;
I have all that I need.
He lets me rest in green meadows;
He leads me beside peaceful streams.
He renews my strength.
He guides me along right paths,
bringing honor to his name.
Even when I walk
through the darkest valley,
I will not be afraid,
for you are close beside me.
Your rod and your staff
protect and comfort me.
You prepare a feast for me
in the presence of my enemies.
You honor me by anointing my head with oil.
My cup overflows with blessings.
Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me
all the days of my life,
and I will live in the house of the Lord
forever. NLT

God, my shepherd! I don’t need a thing.
You have bedded me down in lush meadows,
you find me quiet pools to drink from.
True to your word,
you let me catch my breath
and send me in the right direction.
Even when the way goes through
Death Valley,
I’m not afraid
when you walk at my side.
Your trusty shepherd’s crook
makes me feel secure.
You serve me a six-course dinner
right in front of my enemies.
You revive my drooping head;
my cup brims with blessing.
Your beauty and love chase after me
every day of my life.
I’m back home in the house of God
for the rest of my life. MSG

Ps. 27:10
Although my father and my mother have forsaken me, yet the Lord will take me up—adopt me as His child. AMP

Even if my father and mother abandon me,
the Lord will hold me close. NLT

Ps. 34:8
Open your mouth and taste, open your eyes and see— how good God is. Blessed are you who run to Him. MSG

Ps. 36:7-8
How precious is your unfailing love, O God!
All humanity finds shelter
in the shadow of your wings.
You feed them from the abundance of your own house,
letting them drink from your river of delights. NLT

How precious is Your steadfast love, O God! The children of men take refuge and put their trust under the shadow of Your wings. They relish and feast on the abundance of Your house; and You cause them to drink of the stream of Your pleasures. AMP

Ps. 42:1
As the hart pants and longs for the water brook, so I pant and long for you, O God. AMP

A white tail deer drinks from the creek;
I want to drink God,
deep draughts of God,
I’m thirsty for God – alive. MSG

Ps. 69:16
Lord, answer me because your love is so good.
Because of your great kindness, turn to me. NCV

Answer my prayers, O Lord,
for your unfailing love is wonderful.
Take care of me,
for your mercy is so plentiful. NLT

Ps. 48:9 NIV
…O God, we meditate on your unfailing love.

Ps. 103:1-5
O my soul, bless God. From head to toe, I’ll bless his holy name!
O my soul, bless God,
don’t forget a single blessing!
He forgives your sins—every one.
He heals your diseases—every one.
He redeems you from hell—saves your life!
He crowns you with love and mercy—a paradise crown.
He wraps you in goodness—beauty eternal.
He renews your youth—you’re always young in his presence. MSG

BLESS, AFFECTIONATELY, gratefully praise, the Lord, O my soul; and all that is deepest within me, bless His holy name!

Bless, affectionately, gratefully praise, the Lord, O my soul, and forget not one of all His benefits—
Who forgives every one of all your iniquities, Who heals each one of all your diseases,
Who redeems your life from the pit and corruption, Who beautifies, dignifies, and crowns you with loving-kindness and tender mercy;
Who satisfies your mouth, your necessity and desire at your personal age and situation, with good so that your youth, renewed, is like the eagle’s strong, overcoming, soaring! AMP

Ps. 107:43
If you are really wise, you’ll think this over— it’s time you appreciated God’s deep love. MSG

Ps. 136:22-24
God remembered us when we were down, His love never quits. Rescued us from the trampling boot, His love never quits. Takes care of everyone in time of need. His love never quits. Thank God, who did it all! His love never quits!

Prov. 3:12-13
For whom the Lord loves He corrects,
Just as a father the son in whom he delights. NKJV

Prov. 8:17
I love all who love Me.
Those who search will surely find Me. NLT

I love those who love Me
and those who seek me find Me. NCV

Prov. 8:30
I was like a child by His side. I was delighted every day, enjoying His presence all the time… NCV

SS 1:15
My darling, you are beautiful!
Oh, you are beautiful,
and your eyes are like doves. NCV

Behold, you are beautiful, My love!
Behold, you are beautiful! You have doves’ eyes. AMP

SS 2:10, 14
My lover said to me,
Rise up, my darling!
Come away with Me, my fair one!
My dove is hiding behind the rocks,
behind an outcrop on the cliff.
Let Me see your face;
let Me hear your voice.
For your voice is pleasant,
and your face is lovely. NLT

Get up, My dear friend,
fair and beautiful lover—come to Me!
Oh, get up, dear friend,
My fair and beautiful lover—come to Me!
Come, My shy and modest dove—
leave your seclusion, come out in the open.
Let Me see your face,
let Me hear your voice.
For your voice is soothing and your face is ravishing. MSG

SS 4:7, 9-10
O My love, how beautiful you are!
There is no flaw in you!
You have ravished My heart and given Me courage,
My sister, My promised bride;
you have ravished My heart and given Me courage
with one look from your eyes,
with one jewel of your necklace.
How beautiful is your love, My sister, My promised bride!
How much better is your love than wine!
And the fragrance of your ointments than all spices! AMP

You are altogether beautiful, my darling,
beautiful in every way.
You have captured My heart,
My treasure, My bride.
You hold it hostage with one glance of your eyes,
with a single jewel of your necklace.
Your love delights Me,
My treasure, My bride.
Your love is better than wine,
your perfume more fragrant than spices. NLT

SS 7:10
I belong to my lover,
and He desires only me. NCV

I am my lover’s.
I’m all He wants. I’m all the world to Him! MSG

SS 8:6-7
Put me like a seal on your heart,
like a seal on your arm.
Love is as strong as death;
jealousy is as strong as the grave.
Love bursts into flames
and burns like a hot fire.
Even much water cannot put out the flame of love;
floods cannot drown love.
If a man offered everything in his house for love,
people would totally reject it. NCV

Hang my locket around your neck,
wear my ring on your finger.
Love is invincible facing danger and death.
Passion laughs at the terrors of hell.
The fire of love stops at nothing—
it sweeps everything before it.
Flood waters can’t drown love,
torrents of rain can’t put it out.
Love can’t be bought, love can’t be sold—
it’s not to be found in the marketplace. MSG

Is. 38:17
It was for my own good
that I had such troubles.
Because You love me very much,
You did not let me die
but threw my sins far away. NCV

It seems it was good for me
to go through all those troubles.
Throughout them all You held tight to my lifeline.
You never let me tumble over the edge into nothing.
But my sins You let go of,
threw them over Your shoulder—good riddance! MSG

Is. 43:1-2, 4
Don’t be afraid, I’ve redeemed you.
I’ve called your name. You’re mine.
When you’re in over your head, I’ll be there with you.
When you’re in rough waters, you will not go down.
When you’re between a rock and a hard place,
it won’t be a dead end—
Because I am God, your personal God,
The Holy of Israel, your Savior.
I paid a huge price for you:
all of Egypt, with rich Cush and Seba thrown in!
That’s how much you mean to Me!
That’s how much I love you!
I’d sell off the whole world to get you back,
trade the creation just for you. MSG
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you.
When you cross rivers, you will not drown.
When you walk through fire, you will not be burned,
nor will the flames hurt you.

Because you are precious to me,
because I give you honor and love you,
I will give other people in your place;
I will give other nations to save your life. NCV

Is. 49:15-16
And the Lord answered: Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? Yes, they may forget, yet I will not forget you.
Behold, I have indelibly imprinted—tattooed a picture of you—on the palm of each of My hands; your walls are continually before Me. AMP

Can a mother forget the infant at her breast,
walk away from the baby she bore?
But even if mothers forget,
I’d never forget you—never.
Look, I’ve written your names on the backs of My hands.
The walls you’re rebuilding are never out of My sight.
Your builders are faster than your wreckers.
The demolition crews are gone for good.
Look up, look around, look well!
See them all gathering, coming to you?
As sure as I am the living God—God’s Decree—
you’re going to put them on like so much jewelry,
you’re going to use them to dress up like a bride. MSG

Is. 54:5-6
The God who made you is like your husband.
His name is the Lord All-Powerful.
The Holy One of Israel is the one who saves you.
He is called the God of all the earth.
You were like a woman whose husband left her,and you were very sad.
You were like a wife who married young
and then her husband left her.
But the Lord called you to be his
says your God. NCV

For your Maker is your husband,
The LORD of hosts is His name;
And your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel;
He is called the God of the whole earth.
For the LORD has called yoLike a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit,
Like a youthful wife when you were refused,
Says your God. NKJV

Is. 61:10
The Lord makes me very happy;
all that I am rejoices in my God.
He has covered me with clothes of salvation
and wrapped me with a coat of goodness,
like a bridegroom dressed for his wedding,
like a bride dressed in jewels. NCV

I will sing for joy in God,
explode in praise from deep in my soul!
He dressed me up in a suit of salvation,
he outfitted me in a robe of righteousness,
As a bridegroom who puts on a tuxedo
and a bride a jeweled tiara.
For as the earth bursts with spring wildflowers,
and as a garden cascades with blossoms,
So the Master, God, brings righteousness into full bloom
and puts praise on display before the nations. MSG

Is. 62:4-5
You shall no more be termed Forsaken, nor shall your land be called Desolate any more. But you shall be called Hephzibah, (My delight is in her), and your land be called Beulah (married); for the Lord delights in you, and your land shall be married, owned and protected by the Lord. AMP

You’ll get a brand-new name
straight from the mouth of God.
You’ll be a stunning crown in the palm of God’s hand,
a jeweled gold cup held high in the hand of your God.
No more will anyone call you Rejected,
and your country will no more be called Ruined.
You’ll be called Hephzibah (My Delight),
and your land Beulah (Married),
Because God delights in you
and your land will be like a wedding celebration.
For as a young man marries his virgin bride,
so your builder marries you,
And as a bridegroom is happy in his bride,
so your God is happy with you. MSG

Is. 63:9
I’ll make a list of God’s gracious dealings,
all the things God has done that need praising,
All the generous bounties of God,
his great goodness to the family of Israel—
Compassion lavished,
love extravagant.
He said, “Without question these are my people,
children who would never betray me.”
So He became their Savior.
In all their troubles,
He was troubled, too.
He didn’t send someone else to help them.
He did it himself, in person.
Out of His own love and pity
He redeemed them.
He rescued them and carried them along
for a long, long time. MSG

In all their suffering he also suffered,
and he personally rescued them.
In his love and mercy he redeemed them.
He lifted them up and carried them
through all the years. NLT

Jer. 31:3
Long ago the Lord said to Israel:
“I have loved you, My people, with an everlasting love.
With unfailing love I have drawn you to myself.” NLT

God told them, “I’ve never quit loving you and never will.
Expect love, love, and more love!” MSG

I will betroth you to Me forever;
I will betroth you in righteousness and justice,
in love and compassion. NIV

And I will make you My promised bride forever.
I will be good and fair;
I will show you My love and mercy. NCV

Hos. 11:4
I drew them with cords of a man, with bands of love, and I was to them as one who lifts up and eases the yoke over their cheeks, and I bent down to them and gently laid food before them. AMP

I led them with cords of human kindness,
with ropes of love.
I lifted the yoke from their neck
and bent down and fed them. NCV

New Testament

Jn. 3:16-17
For God loved the world so much that He gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through Him. NLT

For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that He even gave up His only begotten unique Son, so that whoever believes in, trusts in, clings to, relies on Him shall not perish, come to destruction, be lost, but have eternal everlasting life. AMP

Jn. 15:9
I’ve loved you the way My Father has loved Me. Make yourselves at home in My love. If you keep My commands, you’ll remain intimately at home in My love. That’s what I’ve done—kept My Father’s commands and made Myself at home in His love. MS

I have loved you, just as the Father has loved Me; abide in My love—continue in His love with Me. AMP

Jn. 16:27
For the Father Himself tenderly loves you because you have loved Me and have believed that I came out from the Father. AMP

…for the Father Himself loves you dearly because you love Me and believe that I came from God. NLT

Jn. 17:2
I in them and You in Me, in order that they may become one and perfectly united, that the world may know and definitely recognize that You sent Me and that You have loved them even as You have loved Me. AMP

I will be in them and you will be in Me so that they will be completely one. Then the world will know that you sent Me and that you loved them just as much as you loved Me. NCV

Rom. 5:5
For we know how dearly God loves us, because He has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with His love. NLT

…for God’s love has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. AMP

Rm. 5:8
But God showed His great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. NLT

e can understand someone dying for a person worth dying for, and we can understand how someone good and noble could inspire us to selfless sacrifice. But God put His love on the line for us by offering His Son in sacrificial death while we were of no use whatever to Him. MSG

Rm. 8:1
So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as His own children. Now we call Him, “Abba, Father.” NLT

For the Spirit which you have now received is not a spirit of slavery to put you once more in bondage to fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption—the Spirit producing sonship—in the bliss of which we cry, Abba Father! Father! AMP

Rm. 8:37-39
No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. NLT

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. NIV

2 Cor. 6:1
And I will be your Father,
and you will be My sons and daughters,
says the Lord Almighty. NLT

And I will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters,  says the Lord Almighty. AMP
Gal. 2:20
I was put to death on the cross with Christ, and I do not live anymore—it is Christ who lives in me. I still live in my body, but I live by faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave himself to save me. NCV

My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. NLT

Gal. 4:5-7
You can tell for sure that you are now fully adopted as His own children because God sent the Spirit of His Son into our lives crying out, Papa! Father!” Doesn’t that privilege of intimate conversation with God make it plain that you are not a slave, but a child? And if you are a child, you’re also an heir, with complete access to the inheritance. MSG

Since you are God’s children, God sent the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, and the Spirit cries out, “Father.” So now you are not a slave; you are God’s child, and God will give you the blessing He promised, because you are His child. NCV

Eph. 1:4-6
How blessed is God! And what a blessing He is! He’s the Father of our Master, Jesus Christ, and takes us to the high places of blessing in Him. Long before He laid down earth’s foundations, He had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of His love, to be made whole and holy by His love. Long, long ago He decided to adopt us into His family through Jesus Christ. What pleasure He took in planning this! He wanted us to enter into the celebration of His lavish gift-giving by the hand of His beloved Son. MSG

That is, in Christ, He chose us before the world was made so that we would be His holy people—people without blame before Him.   Because of His love, God had already decided to make us His own children through Jesus Christ. That was what He wanted and what pleased Him, and it brings praise to God because of His wonderful grace. God gave that grace to us freely, in Christ, the One he loves. NCV

Eph. 2:4-7
But God–so rich is He in His mercy! Because of and in order to satisfy the great and wonderful and intense love with which He loved us,

Even when we were dead, slain by our own shortcomings and trespasses, He made us alive together in fellowship and in union with Christ; He gave us the very life of Christ Himself, the same new life with which He quickened Him, for it is by grace, His favor and mercy which you did not deserve, that you are saved, delivered from judgment, and made partakers of Christ’s salvation.

And He raised us up together with Him and made us sit down together, giving us joint seating with Him in the heavenly sphere by virtue of our being in Christ Jesus, the Messiah, the Anointed One.

He did this that He might clearly demonstrate through the ages to come the immeasurable – limitless, surpassing – riches of His free grace, His unmerited favor, in His kindness and goodness of heart toward us in Christ Jesus. AMP

But God is so rich in mercy, and He loved us so much, that even though we were dead because of our sins, He gave us life when He raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God’s grace that you have been saved!) For He raised us from the dead along with Christ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ Jesus. So God can point to us in all future ages as examples of the incredible wealth of His grace and kindness toward us, as shown in all He has done for us who are united with Christ Jesus. NLT

Eph. 3:17-19
May Christ through your faith actually dwell—settle down, abide, make His permanent home—in your hearts! May you be rooted deep in love and founded securely on love,

That you may have the power and be strong to apprehend and grasp with all the saints—God’s devoted people, the experience of that love—what is the breadth and length and height and depth of it;

That you may really come to know—practically, through experience for yourselves the love of Christ, which far surpasses [mere knowledge without experience; that you may be filled through all your being unto all the fullness of God—may have the richest measure of the divine Presence, and [become a body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself! AMP

And I ask Him that with both feet planted firmly on love, you’ll be able to take in with all followers of Jesus the extravagant dimensions of Christ’s love. Reach out and experience the breadth! Test its length! Plumb the depths! Rise to the heights! Live full lives, full in the fullness of God. MSG

Col. 1:13
The Father has delivered and drawn us to Himself out of the   control and the dominion of darkness and has transferred us      into the kingdom of the Son of His love…AMP

God rescued us from the dark power of Satan and brought us into the kingdom of his dear Son…CEV

2 Pet. 1:3
Everything that goes into a life of pleasing God has been miraculously given to us by getting to know, personally and intimately, the One who invited us to God. The best invitation we ever received! We were also given absolutely terrific promises to pass on to you—your tickets to participation in the life of God after you turned your back on a world corrupted by lust. MSG

His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness. Through these He has given us His very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires. NIV

1 Jn. 3:1
How great is the 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. NIV

SEE WHAT an incredible quality of love the Father has given, shown, bestowed on us, that we should be permitted to be named and called and counted the children of God! And so we are! The reason that the world does not know—recognize, acknowledge—us is that it does not know—recognize, acknowledge—Him. AMP

1 Jn. 4:7-8

… for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. NIV

1 Jn. 4:9-10

My beloved friends, let us continue to love each other since love comes from God. Everyone who loves is born of God and experiences a relationship with God. The person who refuses to love doesn’t know the first thing about God, because God is love—so you can’t know him if you don’t love. This is how God showed His love for us: God sent His only Son into the world so we might live through Him. This is the kind of love we are talking about—not that we once upon a time loved God, but that he loved us and sent His Son as a sacrifice to clear away our sins and the damage they’ve done to our relationship with God. MSG

This is how God showed His love to us: He sent His one and only Son into the world so that we could have life through Him. This is what real love is: It is not our love for God; it is God’s love for us. He sent His Son to die in our place to take away our sins. NCV

I Jn. 4:14

Everyone who confesses that Jesus is God’s Son participates continuously in an intimate relationship with God. We know it so well, we’ve embraced it heart and soul, this love that comes from God. MSG

1 Jn. 4:16-19

And we know, understand, recognize, are conscious of, by observation and by experience, and believe, adhere to and put faith in and rely on, the love God cherishes for us. God is love, and he who dwells and continues in love dwells and continues in God, and God dwells and continues in Him.

In this union and communion with Him love is brought to completion and attains perfection with us, that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, with assurance and boldness to face Him, because as He is, so are we in this world.

There is no fear in love—dread does not exist—but full-grown complete, perfect love turns fear out of doors and expels every trace of terror! For fear brings with it the thought of punishment, and so he who is afraid has not reached the full maturity of love- is not yet grown into love’s complete perfection.

We love Him, because He first loved us. AMP

This is how we know we’re living steadily and deeply in Him, and He in us: He’s given us life from His life, from His very own Spirit. Also, we’ve seen for ourselves and continue to state openly that the Father sent His Son as Savior of the world. Everyone who confesses that Jesus is God’s Son participates continuously in an intimate relationship with God. We know it so well, we’ve embraced it heart and soul, this love that comes from God.

God is love. When we take up permanent residence in a life of love, we live in God and God lives in us. This way, love has the run of the house, becomes at home and mature in us, so that we’re free of worry on Judgment Day—our standing in the world is identical with Christ’s.

There is no room in love for fear. Well-formed love banishes fear. Since fear is crippling, a fearful life—fear of death, fear of judgment—is one not yet fully formed in love.

We, though, are going to love—love and be loved. First we were loved, now we love. He loved us first. MSG

Rev. 1:5-6
He is the One who loves us, who made us free from our sins with the blood of his death. He made us to be a kingdom of priests who serve God his Father. To Jesus Christ be glory and power forever and ever! Amen. NCV

And from Jesus Christ the faithful and trustworthy Witness, the Firstborn of the dead—first to be brought back to life—and the Prince Ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him Who ever loves us and has once for all loosed and freed us from our sins by His own blood,

And formed us into a kingdom—a royal race, priests to His God and Father—to Him be the glory and the power and the majesty and the dominion throughout the ages and forever and ever. Amen. AMP

Rev. 21:2-4
I saw Holy Jerusalem, new-created, descending resplendent out of Heaven, as ready for God as a bride for her husband. I heard a voice thunder from the Throne: “Look! Look! God has moved into the neighborhood, making His home with men and women! They’re His people, He’s their God. He’ll wipe every tear from their eyes. Death is gone for good—tears gone, crying gone, pain gone—all the first order of things gone.” The Enthroned continued, “Look! I’m making everything new. Write it all down—each word dependable and accurate.” MSG         

And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God. It was prepared like a bride dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “Now God’s presence is with people, and He will live with them, and they will be His people. God Hmself will be with them and will be their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death, sadness, crying, or pain, because all the old ways are gone.” NCV