100 Bible Verses about Love

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 ESV / 564 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.

1 Corinthians 16:14 ESV / 355 helpful votes

Let all that you do be done in love.

John 13:34-35 ESV / 250 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.”

1 John 4:8 ESV / 227 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:14 ESV / 219 helpful votes

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

John 15:13 ESV / 174 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:7 ESV / 138 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 4:19 ESV / 127 helpful votes

We love because he first loved us.

1 Peter 4:8 ESV / 121 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 ESV / 103 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;

John 3:16 ESV / 100 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.

Mark 12:31 ESV / 89 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:18 ESV / 87 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.

Ephesians 5:25 ESV / 80 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 10:12 ESV / 77 helpful votes

Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.

Ephesians 4:2 ESV / 70 helpful votes

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

Luke 6:35 ESV / 69 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 Corinthians 13:13 ESV / 68 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:9 ESV / 57 helpful votes

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

1 John 3:18 ESV / 52 helpful votes

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

Galatians 5:22 ESV / 47 helpful votes

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

Galatians 2:20 ESV / 46 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.

Romans 13:10 ESV / 45 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:10 ESV / 41 helpful votes

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

Leviticus 19:18 ESV / 41 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.

John 14:15 ESV / 39 helpful votes

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

Matthew 22:37 ESV / 39 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.

John 15:9-13 ESV / 36 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.

Matthew 6:24 ESV / 34 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.

1 John 4:21 ESV / 33 helpful votes

And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother.

1 John 4:16 ESV / 29 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.

Ephesians 5:33 ESV / 29 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:14-15 ESV / 28 helpful votes

And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.

Romans 13:8 ESV / 26 helpful votes

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

Zephaniah 3:17 ESV / 22 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.

1 John 3:1 ESV / 21 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.

Luke 6:31 ESV / 21 helpful votes

And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.

Romans 5:8 ESV / 20 helpful votes

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

John 14:21 ESV / 19 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.”

1 Peter 3:8 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.

Galatians 5:13-14 ESV / 18 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.”

Matthew 10:37 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.

1 Thessalonians 3:12 ESV / 17 helpful votes

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

John 14:23 ESV / 17 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.

Proverbs 17:17 ESV / 17 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:11 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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

Philippians 2:2 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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

Philippians 1:9 ESV / 16 helpful votes

And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment,

Galatians 5:13 ESV / 16 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.

Romans 8:38-39 ESV / 16 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.

Daniel 9:4 ESV / 16 helpful votes

I prayed to the Lord my God and made confession, saying, “O Lord, the great and awesome God, who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments,

Proverbs 17:9 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Whoever covers an offense seeks love, but he who repeats a matter separates close friends.

Proverbs 8:17 ESV / 16 helpful votes

I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently find me.

Psalm 116:1 ESV / 16 helpful votes

I love the Lord, because he has heard my voice and my pleas for mercy.

1 Peter 1:8 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory,

James 2:8 ESV / 15 helpful votes

If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing well.

Matthew 19:19 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Honor your father and mother, and, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

John 21:15-17 ESV / 14 helpful votes

When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Feed my lambs.” He said to him a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Tend my sheep.” He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, “Do you love me?” and he said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep.

1 John 2:15 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

1 Timothy 1:5 ESV / 13 helpful votes

The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.

Colossians 3:12-15 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.

John 17:26 ESV / 13 helpful votes

I made known to them your name, and I will continue to make it known, that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.”

John 13:34 ESV / 13 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 3:1-36 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.” Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born?” Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.

Matthew 22:36-40 ESV / 13 helpful votes

“Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” 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. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.”

Song of Solomon 8:6 ESV / 13 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.

Song of Solomon 7:6 ESV / 13 helpful votes

How beautiful and pleasant you are, O loved one, with all your delights!

Proverbs 15:17 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Better is a dinner of herbs where love is than a fattened ox and hatred with it.

Joshua 22:5 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Only be very careful to observe the commandment and the law that Moses the servant of the Lord commanded you, to love the Lord your God, and to walk in all his ways and to keep his commandments and to cling to him and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul.”

1 John 4:16-19 ESV / 12 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. By this is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so also are we in this world. 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. We love because he first loved us.

1 John 3:17 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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?

1 Peter 1:22 ESV / 12 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,

2 Corinthians 5:14 ESV / 12 helpful votes

For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died;

Mark 12:30 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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.’

James 2:5 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Listen, my beloved brothers, has not God chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom, which he has promised to those who love him?

1 Thessalonians 4:9 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Now concerning brotherly love you have no need for anyone to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love one another,

1 Corinthians 13:4 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

Romans 5:5 ESV / 11 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.

Proverbs 5:19 ESV / 11 helpful votes

A lovely deer, a graceful doe. Let her breasts fill you at all times with delight; be intoxicated always in her love.

Deuteronomy 7:9 ESV / 11 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,

Hebrews 6:10 ESV / 10 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.

2 Timothy 2:22 ESV / 10 helpful votes

So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.

John 13:35 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

Song of Solomon 8:6-7 ESV / 10 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 John 4:1-5:21 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard was coming and now is in the world already. Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. They are from the world; therefore they speak from the world, and the world listens to them.

1 John 3:16 ESV / 9 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 4:32 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Galatians 5:22-23 ESV / 9 helpful votes

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

Romans 13:8-10 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

Revelation 2:4 ESV / 8 helpful votes

But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first.

2 John 1:6 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And this is love, that we walk according to his commandments; this is the commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning, so that you should walk in it.

1 John 2:5 ESV / 8 helpful votes

But whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him:

1 Corinthians 13:1-7 ESV / 8 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;

Psalm 59:16 ESV / 8 helpful votes

But I will sing of your strength; I will sing aloud of your steadfast love in the morning. For you have been to me a fortress and a refuge in the day of my distress.

Genesis 29:18-20 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Jacob loved Rachel. And he said, “I will serve you seven years for your younger daughter Rachel.” Laban said, “It is better that I give her to you than that I should give her to any other man; stay with me.” So Jacob served seven years for Rachel, and they seemed to him but a few days because of the love he had for her.

Philippians 2:8 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.

Romans 6:23 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:20 ESV / 6 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.

Ephesians 6:24 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Grace be with all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with love incorruptible.

1 Corinthians 8:1 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Now concerning food offered to idols: we know that “all of us possess knowledge.” This “knowledge” puffs up, but love builds up.

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