100 Bible Verses about Love

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 ESV / 1,914 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 / 1,154 helpful votes

Let all that you do be done in love.

1 John 4:8 ESV / 986 helpful votes

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

Mark 12:29-31 ESV / 872 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 22:36-40 ESV / 813 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.”

John 13:34-35 ESV / 811 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.”

Colossians 3:14 ESV / 732 helpful votes

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

John 3:16 ESV / 705 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.

John 15:13 ESV / 653 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 4:8 ESV / 586 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:19 ESV / 534 helpful votes

We love because he first loved us.

1 John 4:7 ESV / 504 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 4:18 ESV / 484 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 Corinthians 13:1-13 ESV / 443 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 14:15 ESV / 441 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 13:13 ESV / 432 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 5:25 ESV / 371 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 10:12 ESV / 369 helpful votes

Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.

Ephesians 4:2 ESV / 279 helpful votes

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

Luke 6:35 ESV / 273 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.

Romans 12:9 ESV / 236 helpful votes

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

1 John 3:18 ESV / 217 helpful votes

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

Romans 5:8 ESV / 214 helpful votes

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

Galatians 5:22 ESV / 207 helpful votes

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

Mark 12:31 ESV / 200 helpful votes

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

Romans 13:10 ESV / 195 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:10 ESV / 195 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 17:17 ESV / 195 helpful votes

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

Matthew 5:44-48 ESV / 193 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.

Galatians 2:20 ESV / 186 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 John 4:16 ESV / 179 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 / 164 helpful votes

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

Matthew 6:24 ESV / 161 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.

Romans 13:8 ESV / 160 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 / 157 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.

Matthew 22:37 ESV / 156 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.

Proverbs 17:9 ESV / 152 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 ESV / 144 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.

Luke 6:31 ESV / 140 helpful votes

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

Leviticus 19:18 ESV / 128 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.

Matthew 22:37-39 ESV / 126 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.

John 14:23 ESV / 114 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 14:21 ESV / 112 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 John 4:21 ESV / 103 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:37-39 ESV / 98 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 / 98 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.

Deuteronomy 7:9 ESV / 96 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,

1 John 3:16 ESV / 95 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.

John 15:9-13 ESV / 95 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.

Philippians 2:2 ESV / 90 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:16-19 ESV / 89 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.

James 2:8 ESV / 88 helpful votes

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

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.

1 John 4:7-8 ESV / 80 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.

Matthew 10:37 ESV / 80 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.

Proverbs 8:17 ESV / 80 helpful votes

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

Galatians 5:13 ESV / 79 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.

Proverbs 5:19 ESV / 79 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:28 ESV / 77 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 5:13-14 ESV / 76 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.”

Proverbs 15:17 ESV / 76 helpful votes

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

Matthew 24:12 ESV / 75 helpful votes

And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold.

1 John 4:20 ESV / 74 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 8:6-7 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. 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 Peter 3:8 ESV / 72 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:11 ESV / 69 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 5:6-7 ESV / 67 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.

Galatians 5:22-23 ESV / 66 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.

1 Peter 1:22 ESV / 65 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 Timothy 1:5 ESV / 64 helpful votes

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

Song of Solomon 8:7 ESV / 64 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.

2 Corinthians 5:14 ESV / 63 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:32 ESV / 62 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 13:1-3 ESV / 62 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.

Genesis 29:20 ESV / 62 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.

1 Thessalonians 4:9 ESV / 61 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 13:2 ESV / 61 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.

Song of Solomon 8:6 ESV / 61 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 Corinthians 13:1 ESV / 60 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 15:12 ESV / 60 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:12-15 ESV / 59 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.

1 Corinthians 13:4 ESV / 58 helpful votes

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

John 17:26 ESV / 57 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.”

Matthew 5:22 ESV / 57 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.

Song of Solomon 4:10 ESV / 57 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!

Song of Solomon 1:2 ESV / 56 helpful votes

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

Romans 5:5 ESV / 55 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.

Psalm 116:1 ESV / 55 helpful votes

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

Psalm 18:1 ESV / 55 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.

Matthew 5:43-44 ESV / 54 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 / 53 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—

Song of Solomon 2:16 ESV / 53 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 30:18-19 ESV / 50 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.

Philippians 1:9 ESV / 49 helpful votes

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

Romans 13:8-10 ESV / 48 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.

1 John 2:15 ESV / 46 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.

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 1:8 ESV / 44 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,

Psalm 59:16 ESV / 43 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.

John 21:15-17 ESV / 41 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.

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