100 Bible Verses about Love God

John 3:16 ESV / 165 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.

1 John 4:16 ESV / 135 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.

1 John 4:8 ESV / 119 helpful votes

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

1 John 3:1 ESV / 104 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 John 4:19 ESV / 85 helpful votes

We love because he first loved us.

1 John 4:7 ESV / 82 helpful votes

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.

Romans 5:8 ESV / 75 helpful votes

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

Galatians 2:20 ESV / 72 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.

John 15:13 ESV / 68 helpful votes

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

John 14:21 ESV / 68 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.”

Romans 8:28 ESV / 67 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.

Romans 8:37-39 ESV / 60 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 Corinthians 13:13 ESV / 58 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 4:8 ESV / 56 helpful votes

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

John 14:15 ESV / 53 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 6:5 ESV / 53 helpful votes

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.

1 John 4:18 ESV / 51 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.

Deuteronomy 7:9 ESV / 50 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,

Romans 12:9 ESV / 49 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 2:4-5 ESV / 48 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—

Zephaniah 3:17 ESV / 48 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 Corinthians 13:1-13 ESV / 47 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; ...

Matthew 6:24 ESV / 47 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.

2 Thessalonians 3:5 ESV / 46 helpful votes

May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ.

John 14:23 ESV / 44 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.

Matthew 22:37 ESV / 44 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.

Matthew 22:37-39 ESV / 44 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 5:25 ESV / 43 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:12 ESV / 42 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 5:6-7 ESV / 42 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.

Colossians 3:14 ESV / 42 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:2 ESV / 42 helpful votes

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

Romans 5:5 ESV / 42 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 10:12 ESV / 40 helpful votes

Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.

Romans 13:8 ESV / 39 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 2:9 ESV / 38 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”—

Ephesians 5:25-26 ESV / 36 helpful votes

Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word,

Ephesians 5:2 ESV / 36 helpful votes

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

John 15:9-17 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. ...

Mark 12:31 ESV / 36 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:20 ESV / 35 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 John 4:7-8 ESV / 34 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.

Psalm 86:15 ESV / 34 helpful votes

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

1 John 5:3 ESV / 33 helpful votes

For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome.

1 John 4:9-10 ESV / 33 helpful votes

In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

1 John 4:9-11 ESV / 32 helpful votes

In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

1 Peter 1:8 ESV / 32 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,

Galatians 5:22 ESV / 32 helpful votes

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

Galatians 5:22-23 ESV / 32 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.

Mark 12:29-31 ESV / 32 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.”

Isaiah 43:4 ESV / 32 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.

1 Corinthians 13:2 ESV / 30 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.

Romans 12:10 ESV / 30 helpful votes

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

John 15:12 ESV / 30 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 17:17 ESV / 30 helpful votes

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

1 Chronicles 16:11 ESV / 30 helpful votes

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

John 13:34 ESV / 29 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.

Mark 12:30 ESV / 29 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.’

1 Corinthians 16:14 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Let all that you do be done in love.

1 Corinthians 13:4-5 ESV / 28 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;

John 13:34-35 ESV / 28 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.”

Proverbs 3:3-4 ESV / 28 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.

Psalm 143:8 ESV / 28 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 4:10 ESV / 27 helpful votes

In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

Jeremiah 31:3 ESV / 27 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 / 26 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.

Isaiah 49:15-16 ESV / 26 helpful votes

“Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you. Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are continually before me.

Psalm 136:26 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Give thanks to the God of heaven, for his steadfast love endures forever.

Jude 1:21 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life.

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 ESV / 24 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 Corinthians 13:4-8 ESV / 24 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.

Song of Solomon 8:6-7 ESV / 24 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.

Hebrews 6:10 ESV / 23 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.

Ephesians 2:4 ESV / 23 helpful votes

But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us,

John 15:10 ESV / 23 helpful votes

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.

John 14:23-24 ESV / 23 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.

Ephesians 3:17-19 ESV / 22 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.

Romans 5:2-5 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, 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.

Isaiah 54:10 ESV / 22 helpful votes

For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but my steadfast love shall not depart from you, and my covenant of peace shall not be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you.

Psalm 103:8 ESV / 22 helpful votes

The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.

Psalm 18:1 ESV / 22 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.

Leviticus 19:18 ESV / 22 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.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 20 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,

1 John 4:9 ESV / 20 helpful votes

In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him.

Ephesians 3:16-17 ESV / 20 helpful votes

That according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love,

1 Corinthians 13:7 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Romans 8:38-39 ESV / 20 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.

Lamentations 3:22-23 ESV / 20 helpful votes

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

Proverbs 8:17 ESV / 20 helpful votes

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

Psalm 103:11 ESV / 20 helpful votes

For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;

Psalm 63:3 ESV / 20 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:12-13 ESV / 16 helpful votes

No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us. By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit.

1 John 3:10-11 ESV / 16 helpful votes

By this it is evident who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is the one who does not love his brother. For this is the message that you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.

Colossians 3:12-17 ESV / 16 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. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. ...

1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV / 16 helpful votes

No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

Romans 3:23 ESV / 16 helpful votes

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

Matthew 22:34-40 ESV / 16 helpful votes

But when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together. And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. “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. ...

Matthew 5:43-48 ESV / 16 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? ...

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 ESV / 16 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.

Psalm 121:1-8 ESV / 16 helpful votes

A Song of Ascents. I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade on your right hand. ...

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