100 Bible Verses about Love Is

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 ESV / 2,645 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 13:13 ESV / 1,471 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:7 ESV / 1,150 helpful votes

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

John 13:34 ESV / 1,033 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 Corinthians 13:1-13 ESV / 996 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; ...

1 John 4:19 ESV / 987 helpful votes

We love because he first loved us.

John 3:16 ESV / 923 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 Peter 4:8 ESV / 767 helpful votes

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

Matthew 5:43-48 ESV / 706 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? ...

John 15:13 ESV / 654 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:18 ESV / 545 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 4:20 ESV / 511 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.

Romans 13:10 ESV / 504 helpful votes

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

Galatians 5:22-23 ESV / 495 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 Corinthians 13:4-5 ESV / 479 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 14:15 ESV / 457 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 ESV / 446 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.

Proverbs 10:12 ESV / 396 helpful votes

Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.

Colossians 3:14 ESV / 373 helpful votes

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

Romans 5:8 ESV / 359 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 13:4 ESV / 358 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 16:14 ESV / 356 helpful votes

Let all that you do be done in love.

Ephesians 4:2 ESV / 354 helpful votes

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

Romans 13:8-10 ESV / 341 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.

John 13:34-35 ESV / 341 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 3:1 ESV / 333 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 4:16 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.

1 John 4:11 ESV / 327 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:8 ESV / 311 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 13:1 ESV / 308 helpful votes

Let brotherly love continue.

Romans 13:8 ESV / 304 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 / 294 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 5:25 ESV / 292 helpful votes

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

Song of Solomon 8:6-7 ESV / 264 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.

Mark 12:31 ESV / 258 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 13:1 ESV / 254 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 17:17 ESV / 252 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:9 ESV / 247 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:37-39 ESV / 247 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.

Deuteronomy 7:9 ESV / 247 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 3:16-18 ESV / 246 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. 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? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.

John 14:21 ESV / 245 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.”

Leviticus 19:18 ESV / 241 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 / 237 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 / 236 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 6:24 ESV / 231 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.

Proverbs 17:9 ESV / 231 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 13:2 ESV / 228 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.

Galatians 2:20 ESV / 225 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 / 212 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 5:33 ESV / 211 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:10 ESV / 208 helpful votes

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

John 15:12 ESV / 205 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:35-39 ESV / 202 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? As it is written, “For your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.” 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.

John 13:35 ESV / 185 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:9-10 ESV / 178 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.

Zephaniah 3:17 ESV / 173 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 4:7-8 ESV / 172 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.

Song of Solomon 8:7 ESV / 169 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.

1 Peter 5:6-7 ESV / 167 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.

Mark 12:30 ESV / 166 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.’

Ephesians 2:4-5 ESV / 161 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—

Proverbs 3:3-4 ESV / 156 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.

Luke 6:35 ESV / 154 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 4:12 ESV / 147 helpful votes

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

Matthew 5:22 ESV / 140 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 / 133 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.

Romans 8:28 ESV / 132 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.

Psalm 143:8 ESV / 132 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.

Mark 12:29-31 ESV / 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.”

Ephesians 4:32 ESV / 129 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 1:22 ESV / 128 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,

Luke 6:31 ESV / 123 helpful votes

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

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!

1 John 5:3 ESV / 113 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 5:2 ESV / 113 helpful votes

And you are arrogant! Ought you not rather to mourn? Let him who has done this be removed from among you.

John 15:10 ESV / 113 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.

1 Thessalonians 5:14 ESV / 111 helpful votes

And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all.

Psalm 86:15 ESV / 111 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 1:1-31 ESV / 110 helpful votes

Paul, called by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus, and our brother Sosthenes, To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints together with all those who in every place call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that was given you in Christ Jesus, that in every way you were enriched in him in all speech and all knowledge— ...

Song of Solomon 8:6 ESV / 110 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 2:16 ESV / 109 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 13:8 ESV / 108 helpful votes

Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.

Isaiah 43:4 ESV / 106 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.

Song of Solomon 1:2 ESV / 106 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:10 ESV / 105 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.

Galatians 5:13 ESV / 105 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.

1 Corinthians 10:24 ESV / 103 helpful votes

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

John 3:1-36 ESV / 103 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 7:7 ESV / 102 helpful votes

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

Song of Solomon 1:1-17 ESV / 102 helpful votes

The Song of Songs, which is Solomon's. Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth! For your love is better than wine; your anointing oils are fragrant; your name is oil poured out; therefore virgins love you. Draw me after you; let us run. The king has brought me into his chambers. We will exult and rejoice in you; we will extol your love more than wine; rightly do they love you. I am very dark, but lovely, O daughters of Jerusalem, like the tents of Kedar, like the curtains of Solomon. ...

Genesis 29:20 ESV / 102 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 4:2-3 ESV / 101 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.

Matthew 19:19 ESV / 101 helpful votes

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

John 21:15-17 ESV / 99 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 3:16 ESV / 97 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.

Psalm 63:3 ESV / 96 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 15:17 ESV / 95 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:1-3 ESV / 94 helpful votes

I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, 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.

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 90 helpful votes

A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. ...

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