100 Bible Verses about Love

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 ESV / 2,817 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 / 1,678 helpful votes

Let all that you do be done in love.

1 John 4:8 ESV / 1,499 helpful votes

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

John 3:16 ESV / 1,420 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 13:34-35 ESV / 1,369 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 / 1,312 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 4:8 ESV / 1,289 helpful votes

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

John 15:13 ESV / 1,244 helpful votes

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

Mark 12:29-31 ESV / 1,131 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.”

1 Corinthians 13:13 ESV / 1,101 helpful votes

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

Matthew 22:36-40 ESV / 1,017 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 John 4:19 ESV / 968 helpful votes

We love because he first loved us.

1 John 4:18 ESV / 922 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 / 894 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 / 886 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 / 880 helpful votes

Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.

Ephesians 5:25 ESV / 815 helpful votes

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

John 14:15 ESV / 758 helpful votes

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

Romans 5:8 ESV / 692 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:2 ESV / 654 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 17:17 ESV / 576 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:9 ESV / 533 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:16 ESV / 510 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.

Luke 6:35 ESV / 496 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 3:1 ESV / 492 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.

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 ESV / 483 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 13:8 ESV / 483 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:10 ESV / 472 helpful votes

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

Matthew 22:37-39 ESV / 453 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.

Ephesians 5:33 ESV / 425 helpful votes

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

Galatians 2:20 ESV / 423 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 3:18 ESV / 419 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 17:9 ESV / 408 helpful votes

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

Romans 13:10 ESV / 405 helpful votes

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

Mark 12:31 ESV / 393 helpful votes

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

Galatians 5:22 ESV / 392 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:37-39 ESV / 366 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.

1 John 4:7-8 ESV / 353 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 / 313 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.

Luke 6:31 ESV / 308 helpful votes

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

John 15:12 ESV / 303 helpful votes

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

John 14:21 ESV / 299 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.”

Deuteronomy 7:9 ESV / 296 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,

Matthew 6:24 ESV / 285 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.

Zephaniah 3:17 ESV / 281 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.

Matthew 22:37 ESV / 267 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.

Romans 8:28 ESV / 258 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 Peter 5:6-7 ESV / 256 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.

Genesis 29:20 ESV / 253 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.

Ephesians 2:4-5 ESV / 246 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—

John 14:23 ESV / 245 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.

Song of Solomon 8:7 ESV / 239 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 / 238 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 3:16 ESV / 237 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.

Song of Solomon 8:6 ESV / 234 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 4:20 ESV / 232 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.

1 Corinthians 13:1 ESV / 231 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.

Matthew 5:22 ESV / 229 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 30:18-19 ESV / 223 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.

James 2:8 ESV / 220 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 13:1-3 ESV / 207 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.

Proverbs 15:17 ESV / 204 helpful votes

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

Matthew 5:44-48 ESV / 203 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.

Matthew 5:43-44 ESV / 202 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,

Proverbs 3:3-4 ESV / 199 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 4:2-3 ESV / 196 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.

Proverbs 5:19 ESV / 193 helpful votes

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

Philippians 2:2 ESV / 188 helpful votes

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

Leviticus 19:18 ESV / 188 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 4:21 ESV / 185 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 1:22 ESV / 184 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,

Galatians 5:22-23 ESV / 182 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 / 182 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.

Song of Solomon 1:2 ESV / 182 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 / 180 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 2:16 ESV / 177 helpful votes

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

2 Corinthians 5:14 ESV / 176 helpful votes

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

Matthew 10:37 ESV / 175 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.

Jeremiah 31:3 ESV / 175 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.

Romans 8:35 ESV / 173 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 13:34 ESV / 170 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 4:12 ESV / 169 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 18:1 ESV / 169 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.

1 Corinthians 13:4 ESV / 167 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:32 ESV / 166 helpful votes

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

Psalm 86:15 ESV / 162 helpful votes

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

Psalm 63:3 ESV / 162 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 8:17 ESV / 160 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 10:24 ESV / 159 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 43:4 ESV / 159 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.

Romans 5:5 ESV / 158 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 John 4:11 ESV / 155 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 13:4-5 ESV / 155 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 John 4:16-19 ESV / 152 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.

Ephesians 3:17-19 ESV / 151 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.

John 15:12-13 ESV / 151 helpful votes

“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 3:16-17 ESV / 151 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.

Galatians 5:13-14 ESV / 150 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.”

Psalm 143:8 ESV / 148 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.

Matthew 5:43-48 ESV / 131 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? ...

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