100 Bible Verses about God Is Love

1 John 4:8 ESV / 261 helpful votes

Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

1 John 4:16 ESV / 249 helpful votes

So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.

John 3:16 ESV / 207 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

1 John 4:19 ESV / 143 helpful votes

We love because he first loved us.

Romans 5:8 ESV / 120 helpful votes

But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

1 John 4:7 ESV / 113 helpful votes

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.

1 John 4:9-10 ESV / 103 helpful votes

In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

Ephesians 2:4 ESV / 80 helpful votes

But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us,

Galatians 2:20 ESV / 80 helpful votes

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

1 Corinthians 13:4 ESV / 80 helpful votes

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant

1 John 4:18 ESV / 76 helpful votes

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.

1 John 3:1 ESV / 74 helpful votes

See 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.

John 15:13 ESV / 68 helpful votes

Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.

1 John 4:10 ESV / 64 helpful votes

In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

John 13:34 ESV / 59 helpful votes

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.

Ephesians 5:25 ESV / 57 helpful votes

Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her,

1 Corinthians 13:13 ESV / 57 helpful votes

So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

Deuteronomy 7:9 ESV / 54 helpful votes

Know therefore that the Lord your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations,

Colossians 3:14 ESV / 51 helpful votes

And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.

1 Peter 4:8 ESV / 49 helpful votes

Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.

Hebrews 6:10 ESV / 48 helpful votes

For God is not unjust so as to overlook your work and the love that you have shown for his name in serving the saints, as you still do.

Galatians 5:22 ESV / 48 helpful votes

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

Zephaniah 3:17 ESV / 48 helpful votes

The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.

Ephesians 3:19 ESV / 47 helpful votes

And to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

Jeremiah 31:3 ESV / 45 helpful votes

The Lord appeared to him from far away. I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.

1 Peter 5:6-7 ESV / 44 helpful votes

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

Romans 8:37-39 ESV / 44 helpful votes

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

Matthew 5:43-48 ESV / 44 helpful votes

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? ...

Psalm 86:15 ESV / 44 helpful votes

But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.

John 14:15 ESV / 43 helpful votes

“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.

Romans 5:5 ESV / 40 helpful votes

And hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

Hebrews 12:6 ESV / 39 helpful votes

For the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and chastises every son whom he receives.”

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 ESV / 38 helpful votes

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; ...

Romans 8:39 ESV / 38 helpful votes

Nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

1 Corinthians 13:8 ESV / 37 helpful votes

Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.

John 16:27 ESV / 37 helpful votes

For the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God.

Proverbs 17:17 ESV / 37 helpful votes

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

1 John 4:7-8 ESV / 36 helpful votes

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 ESV / 36 helpful votes

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.

John 13:34-35 ESV / 36 helpful votes

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

Matthew 22:37-39 ESV / 36 helpful votes

And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

Proverbs 10:12 ESV / 36 helpful votes

Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.

1 John 5:3 ESV / 35 helpful votes

For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome.

1 John 3:16 ESV / 35 helpful votes

By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.

Ephesians 1:4 ESV / 35 helpful votes

Even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love

Romans 13:10 ESV / 35 helpful votes

Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

Ephesians 2:4-5 ESV / 34 helpful votes

But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—

Matthew 6:24 ESV / 33 helpful votes

“No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.

Leviticus 19:18 ESV / 31 helpful votes

You 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.

1 John 1:5 ESV / 30 helpful votes

This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

Ephesians 4:2 ESV / 30 helpful votes

With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,

John 14:21 ESV / 30 helpful votes

Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.”

Psalm 136:26 ESV / 29 helpful votes

Give thanks to the God of heaven, for his steadfast love endures forever.

1 John 4:9-11 ESV / 28 helpful votes

In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

1 John 3:18 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.

Romans 8:28 ESV / 28 helpful votes

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

1 Corinthians 13:7 ESV / 27 helpful votes

Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

1 Corinthians 13:1 ESV / 27 helpful votes

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.

Romans 12:9 ESV / 25 helpful votes

Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.

John 13:35 ESV / 25 helpful votes

By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

Deuteronomy 7:8 ESV / 25 helpful votes

But it is because the Lord loves you and is keeping the oath that he swore to your fathers, that the Lord has brought you out with a mighty hand and redeemed you from the house of slavery, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.

Hebrews 12:5-10 ESV / 23 helpful votes

And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons? “My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord, nor be weary when reproved by him. For the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and chastises every son whom he receives.” It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline? If you are left without discipline, in which all have participated, then you are illegitimate children and not sons. Besides this, we have had earthly fathers who disciplined us and we respected them. Shall we not much more be subject to the Father of spirits and live? ...

2 Thessalonians 3:5 ESV / 23 helpful votes

May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ.

Ephesians 5:33 ESV / 23 helpful votes

However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.

2 Corinthians 13:11 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Finally, brothers, rejoice. Aim for restoration, comfort one another, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Romans 12:10 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.

Romans 9:13 ESV / 23 helpful votes

As it is written, “Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated.”

John 17:24 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world.

Malachi 3:17 ESV / 23 helpful votes

“They shall be mine, says the Lord of hosts, in the day when I make up my treasured possession, and I will spare them as a man spares his son who serves him.

James 1:17 ESV / 22 helpful votes

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.

Romans 13:8 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.

John 15:9-17 ESV / 22 helpful votes

As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and abide in his love. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full. “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. ...

John 13:1 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.

Mark 12:31 ESV / 22 helpful votes

The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”

Matthew 3:17 ESV / 22 helpful votes

And behold, a voice from heaven said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.”

Isaiah 49:15-16 ESV / 22 helpful votes

“Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you. Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are continually before me.

Song of Solomon 8:6-7 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm, for love is strong as death, jealousy is fierce as the grave. Its flashes are flashes of fire, the very flame of the Lord. Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it. If a man offered for love all the wealth of his house, he would be utterly despised.

1 Chronicles 16:11 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!

1 John 4:12 ESV / 21 helpful votes

No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.

1 John 4:9 ESV / 21 helpful votes

In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him.

Romans 8:38-39 ESV / 21 helpful votes

For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

John 15:10 ESV / 21 helpful votes

If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and abide in his love.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 21 helpful votes

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Isaiah 54:10 ESV / 21 helpful votes

For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but my steadfast love shall not depart from you, and my covenant of peace shall not be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you.

Psalm 109:26 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Help me, O Lord my God! Save me according to your steadfast love!

Deuteronomy 7:7-8 ESV / 21 helpful votes

It was not because you were more in number than any other people that the Lord set his love on you and chose you, for you were the fewest of all peoples, but it is because the Lord loves you and is keeping the oath that he swore to your fathers, that the Lord has brought you out with a mighty hand and redeemed you from the house of slavery, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.

1 John 4:20 ESV / 20 helpful votes

If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 20 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Isaiah 41:13 ESV / 20 helpful votes

For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, “Fear not, I am the one who helps you.”

Psalm 18:1 ESV / 20 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David, the servant of the Lord, who addressed the words of this song to the Lord on the day when the Lord rescued him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul. He said: I love you, O Lord, my strength.

Psalm 11:5 ESV / 20 helpful votes

The Lord tests the righteous, but his soul hates the wicked and the one who loves violence.

John 15:9 ESV / 18 helpful votes

As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love.

Matthew 22:37 ESV / 18 helpful votes

And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.

2 Peter 3:8 ESV / 17 helpful votes

But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 15 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,

Jude 1:21 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life.

1 John 4:12-13 ESV / 15 helpful votes

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.

Ephesians 5:25-26 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word,

1 Corinthians 13:2 ESV / 15 helpful votes

And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.

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