100 Bible Verses about Looking For Love

1 Corinthians 13:13 ESV / 257 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 4:8 ESV / 249 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 ESV / 223 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.

Colossians 3:14 ESV / 215 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 10:12 ESV / 198 helpful votes

Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.

1 John 4:8 ESV / 176 helpful votes

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

John 3:16 ESV / 176 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.

Proverbs 17:17 ESV / 162 helpful votes

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

John 15:13 ESV / 159 helpful votes

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

Romans 5:8 ESV / 155 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 / 148 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 Corinthians 16:14 ESV / 146 helpful votes

Let all that you do be done in love.

1 John 4:16 ESV / 143 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.

Proverbs 3:3-4 ESV / 140 helpful votes

Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor and good success in the sight of God and man.

Ephesians 4:2 ESV / 138 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:18 ESV / 134 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.

Romans 13:8 ESV / 133 helpful votes

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

1 John 3:1 ESV / 132 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.

Romans 13:10 ESV / 121 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:19 ESV / 119 helpful votes

We love because he first loved us.

Ephesians 4:2-3 ESV / 108 helpful votes

With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Genesis 2:24 ESV / 107 helpful votes

Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.

Ephesians 5:25 ESV / 106 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:28 ESV / 106 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.

Galatians 2:20 ESV / 100 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.

Proverbs 18:22 ESV / 100 helpful votes

He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord.

1 John 3:18 ESV / 98 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:10 ESV / 98 helpful votes

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

Song of Solomon 8:6-7 ESV / 97 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.

John 15:12 ESV / 96 helpful votes

“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.

1 John 4:12 ESV / 95 helpful votes

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

Galatians 5:13-26 ESV / 94 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.” But if you bite and devour one another, watch out that you are not consumed by one another. But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do. ...

Song of Solomon 8:7 ESV / 92 helpful votes

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 Corinthians 13:4 ESV / 88 helpful votes

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

Luke 6:35 ESV / 87 helpful votes

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.

1 John 4:11 ESV / 82 helpful votes

Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

Romans 8:37-39 ESV / 78 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.

Zephaniah 3:17 ESV / 78 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.

Ruth 1:16-17 ESV / 77 helpful votes

But Ruth said, “Do not urge me to leave you or to return from following you. For where you go I will go, and where you lodge I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God my God. Where you die I will die, and there will I be buried. May the Lord do so to me and more also if anything but death parts me from you.”

Galatians 6:1-18 ESV / 75 helpful votes

Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted. Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. For if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself. But let each one test his own work, and then his reason to boast will be in himself alone and not in his neighbor. For each will have to bear his own load. ...

John 14:23-31 ESV / 75 helpful votes

Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. Whoever does not love me does not keep my words. And the word that you hear is not mine but the Father's who sent me. “These things I have spoken to you while I am still with you. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. ...

Romans 12:9 ESV / 74 helpful votes

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

John 13:34-35 ESV / 74 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.”

Song of Solomon 8:6 ESV / 74 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.

Psalm 1:1-6 ESV / 74 helpful votes

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away. Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous; ...

1 Corinthians 13:2 ESV / 73 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.

John 15:5 ESV / 72 helpful votes

I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.

1 John 4:7-8 ESV / 70 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 John 3:16-18 ESV / 70 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. But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.

Psalm 37:4 ESV / 69 helpful votes

Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

1 John 1:9 ESV / 68 helpful votes

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Romans 12:9-10 ESV / 66 helpful votes

Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.

John 14:27 ESV / 64 helpful votes

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 64 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.

Ephesians 4:32 ESV / 63 helpful votes

Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 ESV / 63 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; ...

Ephesians 5:33 ESV / 60 helpful votes

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

Matthew 22:37-39 ESV / 60 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.

1 Peter 1:22 ESV / 59 helpful votes

Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart,

Philippians 4:19 ESV / 59 helpful votes

And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 2:2 ESV / 59 helpful votes

Complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 ESV / 59 helpful votes

Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone? And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

Galatians 5:13 ESV / 58 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.

1 Corinthians 13:4-5 ESV / 57 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;

1 Corinthians 13:1-3 ESV / 57 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.

Psalm 143:8 ESV / 57 helpful votes

Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.

1 John 4:20 ESV / 56 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.

2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV / 56 helpful votes

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

Proverbs 31:10 ESV / 56 helpful votes

An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels.

Revelation 21:4 ESV / 55 helpful votes

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

1 Corinthians 2:9 ESV / 55 helpful votes

But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him”—

1 Peter 3:7 ESV / 54 helpful votes

Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.

Mark 10:9 ESV / 54 helpful votes

What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.”

Ephesians 5:2 ESV / 53 helpful votes

And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

1 Corinthians 13:8 ESV / 53 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.

1 John 3:14 ESV / 52 helpful votes

We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brothers. Whoever does not love abides in death.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 52 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.

Proverbs 5:18-19 ESV / 52 helpful votes

Let your fountain be blessed, and rejoice in the wife of your youth, a lovely deer, a graceful doe. Let her breasts fill you at all times with delight; be intoxicated always in her love.

Psalm 86:15 ESV / 52 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 7:9 ESV / 52 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,

John 14:15 ESV / 49 helpful votes

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

1 Thessalonians 3:12 ESV / 48 helpful votes

And may the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all, as we do for you,

1 Corinthians 13:1 ESV / 48 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.

John 13:34 ESV / 48 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.

John 11:25-26 ESV / 48 helpful votes

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?”

Luke 6:27-31 ESV / 48 helpful votes

“But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. To one who strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also, and from one who takes away your cloak do not withhold your tunic either. Give to everyone who begs from you, and from one who takes away your goods do not demand them back. And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.

Mark 12:29-31 ESV / 48 helpful votes

Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”

Matthew 19:5 ESV / 48 helpful votes

And said, ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’?

Proverbs 30:18-19 ESV / 48 helpful votes

Three things are too wonderful for me; four I do not understand: the way of an eagle in the sky, the way of a serpent on a rock, the way of a ship on the high seas, and the way of a man with a virgin.

1 John 3:16 ESV / 46 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.

Psalm 63:3 ESV / 45 helpful votes

Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you.

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 44 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, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood ...

Song of Solomon 4:10 ESV / 44 helpful votes

How beautiful is your love, my sister, my bride! How much better is your love than wine, and the fragrance of your oils than any spice!

1 Chronicles 16:11 ESV / 44 helpful votes

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

John 15:9-17 ESV / 42 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. ...

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 41 helpful votes

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,

Isaiah 43:4 ESV / 41 helpful votes

Because you are precious in my eyes, and honored, and I love you, I give men in return for you, peoples in exchange for your life.

Colossians 1:1-29 ESV / 40 helpful votes

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the saints and faithful brothers in Christ at Colossae: Grace to you and peace from God our Father. We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel, ...

Romans 6:23 ESV / 40 helpful votes

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Genesis 2:18 ESV / 40 helpful votes

Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.”

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