100 Bible Verses about Love Is

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 ESV / 2,379 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 / 1,242 helpful votes

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

John 13:34 ESV / 953 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 4:7 ESV / 948 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 / 824 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 / 821 helpful votes

We love because he first loved us.

John 3:16 ESV / 672 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.

Matthew 5:43-48 ESV / 610 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? ...

1 Peter 4:8 ESV / 546 helpful votes

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

John 15:13 ESV / 513 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:20 ESV / 427 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.

Galatians 5:22-23 ESV / 425 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.

Romans 13:10 ESV / 414 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:18 ESV / 413 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 13:4-5 ESV / 401 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 / 361 helpful votes

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

Romans 13:8-10 ESV / 307 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 Corinthians 13:4 ESV / 287 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 13:1 ESV / 281 helpful votes

Let brotherly love continue.

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 ESV / 277 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 John 4:11 ESV / 263 helpful votes

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

John 13:34-35 ESV / 251 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.”

Galatians 5:22 ESV / 240 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 10:12 ESV / 234 helpful votes

Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.

Ephesians 4:2 ESV / 231 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:14 ESV / 225 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:16 ESV / 224 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 Corinthians 16:14 ESV / 222 helpful votes

Let all that you do be done in love.

1 John 4:8 ESV / 212 helpful votes

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

Mark 12:31 ESV / 210 helpful votes

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

Romans 5:8 ESV / 201 helpful votes

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

1 John 3:16-18 ESV / 197 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 14:23 ESV / 194 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.

1 Corinthians 13:1 ESV / 193 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 14:21 ESV / 191 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 3:1 ESV / 189 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.

Leviticus 19:18 ESV / 189 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.

Romans 8:35-39 ESV / 188 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.

Song of Solomon 8:6-7 ESV / 188 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 6:24 ESV / 181 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.

Ephesians 5:25 ESV / 180 helpful votes

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

Romans 13:8 ESV / 180 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:9-10 ESV / 170 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.

Romans 12:9 ESV / 157 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 13:2 ESV / 155 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.

Matthew 22:37-39 ESV / 155 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.

Proverbs 17:9 ESV / 155 helpful votes

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

John 13:35 ESV / 154 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 7:9 ESV / 149 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,

Mark 12:30 ESV / 147 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.’

Proverbs 17:17 ESV / 144 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:37-39 ESV / 142 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.

Ephesians 5:33 ESV / 140 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 / 137 helpful votes

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

1 John 3:18 ESV / 135 helpful votes

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

John 15:12 ESV / 128 helpful votes

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

Galatians 2:20 ESV / 119 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 15:10 ESV / 112 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 John 5:3 ESV / 103 helpful votes

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

Song of Solomon 1:1-17 ESV / 101 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. ...

Matthew 7:7 ESV / 100 helpful votes

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

John 21:15-17 ESV / 97 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.

Matthew 19:19 ESV / 97 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 5:6-7 ESV / 96 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 Corinthians 1:1-31 ESV / 94 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 8:7 ESV / 93 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.

Ephesians 4:1-3 ESV / 89 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.

Matthew 5:22 ESV / 88 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.

John 3:1-36 ESV / 82 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. ...

Ephesians 2:4-5 ESV / 81 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 / 78 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 4:10 ESV / 77 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.

1 Corinthians 13:8 ESV / 77 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.

Luke 12:35-40 ESV / 77 helpful votes

“Stay dressed for action and keep your lamps burning, and be like men who are waiting for their master to come home from the wedding feast, so that they may open the door to him at once when he comes and knocks. Blessed are those servants whom the master finds awake when he comes. Truly, I say to you, he will dress himself for service and have them recline at table, and he will come and serve them. If he comes in the second watch, or in the third, and finds them awake, blessed are those servants! But know this, that if the master of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have left his house to be broken into. ...

Luke 6:31 ESV / 77 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 30:18-19 ESV / 77 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.

1 John 4:7-8 ESV / 76 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 Thessalonians 5:14 ESV / 76 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:32 ESV / 76 helpful votes

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

Luke 6:35 ESV / 76 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.

Mark 1:1-45 ESV / 76 helpful votes

The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. As it is written in Isaiah the prophet, “Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way, the voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight,’” John appeared, baptizing in the wilderness and proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. And all the country of Judea and all Jerusalem were going out to him and were being baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. ...

1 Corinthians 5:2 ESV / 75 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:12 ESV / 74 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:28 ESV / 73 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.

Proverbs 3:3-4 ESV / 73 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 / 73 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 Peter 1:22 ESV / 72 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,

Mark 12:29-31 ESV / 71 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.”

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 70 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. ...

Song of Solomon 4:10 ESV / 69 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 / 69 helpful votes

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

Song of Solomon 1:2 ESV / 68 helpful votes

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

Joshua 1:8 ESV / 66 helpful votes

This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.

Genesis 29:20 ESV / 65 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.

Acts 2:38 ESV / 60 helpful votes

And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Isaiah 1:1-31 ESV / 60 helpful votes

The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah. Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth; for the Lord has spoken: “Children have I reared and brought up, but they have rebelled against me. The ox knows its owner, and the donkey its master's crib, but Israel does not know, my people do not understand.” Ah, sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, offspring of evildoers, children who deal corruptly! They have forsaken the Lord, they have despised the Holy One of Israel, they are utterly estranged. Why will you still be struck down? Why will you continue to rebel? The whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint. ...

Galatians 5:13 ESV / 58 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 8:6 ESV / 56 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 10:24 ESV / 55 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 12:1-2 ESV / 54 helpful votes

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.

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