100 Bible Verses about Love

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 ESV / 2,322 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 / 1,385 helpful votes

Let all that you do be done in love.

1 John 4:8 ESV / 1,228 helpful votes

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

John 13:34-35 ESV / 1,082 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.”

John 3:16 ESV / 1,041 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.

Colossians 3:14 ESV / 1,010 helpful votes

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

Mark 12:29-31 ESV / 1,002 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.”

John 15:13 ESV / 946 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 4:8 ESV / 930 helpful votes

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

Matthew 22:36-40 ESV / 929 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.”

1 Corinthians 13:13 ESV / 775 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:19 ESV / 746 helpful votes

We love because he first loved us.

1 John 4:18 ESV / 713 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 4:7 ESV / 711 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 13:1-13 ESV / 642 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; ...

Proverbs 10:12 ESV / 637 helpful votes

Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.

Ephesians 5:25 ESV / 605 helpful votes

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

John 14:15 ESV / 591 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:2 ESV / 465 helpful votes

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

Romans 5:8 ESV / 431 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:9 ESV / 390 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 17:17 ESV / 381 helpful votes

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

Luke 6:35 ESV / 377 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 4:16 ESV / 331 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.

Romans 12:10 ESV / 324 helpful votes

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

1 John 3:18 ESV / 322 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 ESV / 320 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.

1 John 3:1 ESV / 306 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 13:8 ESV / 306 helpful votes

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

Galatians 5:22 ESV / 301 helpful votes

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

Mark 12:31 ESV / 300 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 5:33 ESV / 296 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 17:9 ESV / 295 helpful votes

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

Galatians 2:20 ESV / 294 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 / 288 helpful votes

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

Matthew 22:37-39 ESV / 280 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.

Luke 6:31 ESV / 227 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:37-39 ESV / 218 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 6:24 ESV / 215 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.

Matthew 22:37 ESV / 210 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 14:21 ESV / 208 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.”

Matthew 5:44-48 ESV / 201 helpful votes

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? You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

1 John 4:7-8 ESV / 191 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 13:2 ESV / 186 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 14:23 ESV / 185 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.

John 15:12 ESV / 182 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 7:9 ESV / 182 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,

Genesis 29:20 ESV / 168 helpful votes

So Jacob served seven years for Rachel, and they seemed to him but a few days because of the love he had for her.

James 2:8 ESV / 160 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:28 ESV / 158 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.

Zephaniah 3:17 ESV / 158 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 Peter 5:6-7 ESV / 154 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.

1 John 3:16 ESV / 151 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.

Leviticus 19:18 ESV / 151 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 4:20 ESV / 149 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.

Song of Solomon 8:7 ESV / 148 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.

Song of Solomon 8:6-7 ESV / 148 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.

Matthew 5:43-44 ESV / 143 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,

Ephesians 2:4-5 ESV / 142 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—

1 Corinthians 13:1 ESV / 140 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.

Proverbs 30:18-19 ESV / 140 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.

Proverbs 15:17 ESV / 140 helpful votes

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

Philippians 2:2 ESV / 139 helpful votes

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

Matthew 5:22 ESV / 139 helpful votes

But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be liable to the hell of fire.

Proverbs 5:19 ESV / 139 helpful votes

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

Song of Solomon 8:6 ESV / 137 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.

1 John 4:21 ESV / 133 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:16-19 ESV / 132 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 Corinthians 13:1-3 ESV / 132 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.

Galatians 5:22-23 ESV / 128 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.

Galatians 5:13 ESV / 128 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.

Matthew 10:37 ESV / 128 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.

Song of Solomon 1:2 ESV / 119 helpful votes

Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth! For your love is better than wine;

Song of Solomon 4:10 ESV / 118 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!

Galatians 5:13-14 ESV / 116 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.”

1 Peter 1:22 ESV / 115 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,

1 Corinthians 13:4 ESV / 115 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:32 ESV / 114 helpful votes

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

Song of Solomon 2:16 ESV / 113 helpful votes

My beloved is mine, and I am his; he grazes among the lilies.

Proverbs 8:17 ESV / 113 helpful votes

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

2 Corinthians 5:14 ESV / 110 helpful votes

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

Psalm 18:1 ESV / 110 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.

John 13:34 ESV / 109 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.

1 John 4:11 ESV / 107 helpful votes

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

Romans 5:5 ESV / 104 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.

1 Thessalonians 4:9 ESV / 102 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,

Romans 8:35 ESV / 102 helpful votes

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?

John 17:26 ESV / 101 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.”

1 Corinthians 10:24 ESV / 100 helpful votes

Let no one seek his own good, but the good of his neighbor.

Ephesians 4:2-3 ESV / 99 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.

John 15:9-13 ESV / 98 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.

Jeremiah 31:3 ESV / 96 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.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 95 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.

Ephesians 3:17-19 ESV / 92 helpful votes

So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

Proverbs 3:3-4 ESV / 91 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.

1 John 4:12 ESV / 89 helpful votes

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

Psalm 63:3 ESV / 86 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:14-15 ESV / 85 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 13:8-10 ESV / 85 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.

Isaiah 43:4 ESV / 82 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.

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