100 Bible Verses about Love The Lord

John 3:16 ESV / 135 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 Corinthians 13:13 ESV / 115 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 6:5 ESV / 115 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 4:8 ESV / 113 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:16 ESV / 103 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 10:27 ESV / 96 helpful votes

And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.”

1 John 4:19 ESV / 95 helpful votes

We love because he first loved us.

1 John 4:7 ESV / 91 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 / 90 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.

Leviticus 19:18 ESV / 90 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.

John 15:13 ESV / 88 helpful votes

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

John 14:15 ESV / 82 helpful votes

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

1 John 3:1 ESV / 81 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.

John 13:34 ESV / 81 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 Peter 4:8 ESV / 80 helpful votes

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

Romans 5:5 ESV / 80 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.

Romans 13:10 ESV / 79 helpful votes

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

Matthew 22:37 ESV / 77 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 10:12 ESV / 77 helpful votes

Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.

Romans 12:10 ESV / 76 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 ESV / 75 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; ...

Colossians 3:14 ESV / 72 helpful votes

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

Romans 5:8 ESV / 71 helpful votes

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

Mark 12:31 ESV / 71 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 16:14 ESV / 69 helpful votes

Let all that you do be done in love.

1 John 4:20 ESV / 66 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.

Ephesians 5:25 ESV / 64 helpful votes

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

Romans 13:8 ESV / 64 helpful votes

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

John 14:21 ESV / 64 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.”

Matthew 6:24 ESV / 63 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.

Galatians 2:20 ESV / 62 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 Corinthians 13:4-8 ESV / 60 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.

Mark 12:30 ESV / 60 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.’

James 2:8 ESV / 59 helpful votes

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

John 13:34-35 ESV / 59 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.”

Romans 8:28 ESV / 58 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 12:9 ESV / 56 helpful votes

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

2 Thessalonians 3:5 ESV / 55 helpful votes

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

John 14:23 ESV / 55 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 John 4:12 ESV / 54 helpful votes

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

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 52 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,

John 15:12 ESV / 51 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 10:12 ESV / 51 helpful votes

“And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you, but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul,

Ephesians 2:4-5 ESV / 50 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—

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,

1 John 3:18 ESV / 49 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:2 ESV / 49 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 17:17 ESV / 49 helpful votes

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

2 John 1:6 ESV / 48 helpful votes

And this is love, that we walk according to his commandments; this is the commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning, so that you should walk in it.

Galatians 5:14 ESV / 48 helpful votes

For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

Psalm 63:3 ESV / 48 helpful votes

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

Zephaniah 3:17 ESV / 46 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.

Isaiah 54:10 ESV / 46 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.

John 15:10 ESV / 44 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 13:35 ESV / 44 helpful votes

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

Matthew 19:19 ESV / 44 helpful votes

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

Psalm 31:23 ESV / 43 helpful votes

Love the Lord, all you his saints! The Lord preserves the faithful but abundantly repays the one who acts in pride.

Jude 1:21 ESV / 42 helpful votes

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

1 John 3:16 ESV / 41 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.

1 Corinthians 13:2 ESV / 41 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 8:38-39 ESV / 41 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.

Psalm 116:1 ESV / 41 helpful votes

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

Romans 13:9 ESV / 38 helpful votes

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.”

John 15:9 ESV / 38 helpful votes

As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love.

Jeremiah 31:3 ESV / 38 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.

Philippians 2:2 ESV / 36 helpful votes

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

Galatians 5:22-23 ESV / 36 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 John 5:3 ESV / 35 helpful votes

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

John 13:1 ESV / 35 helpful votes

Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.

Ephesians 5:2 ESV / 34 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:37-39 ESV / 34 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 4:21 ESV / 33 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:11 ESV / 33 helpful votes

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

Galatians 5:22 ESV / 33 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 8:1 ESV / 33 helpful votes

Now concerning food offered to idols: we know that “all of us possess knowledge.” This “knowledge” puffs up, but love builds up.

Proverbs 17:9 ESV / 33 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 5:33 ESV / 32 helpful votes

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

Psalm 91:14 ESV / 32 helpful votes

“Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him; I will protect him, because he knows my name.

John 16:27 ESV / 30 helpful votes

For the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God.

Luke 7:47 ESV / 30 helpful votes

Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven—for she loved much. But he who is forgiven little, loves little.”

1 John 5:2 ESV / 29 helpful votes

By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments.

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 29 helpful votes

For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

1 Timothy 4:12 ESV / 29 helpful votes

Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.

Colossians 2:1-23 ESV / 29 helpful votes

For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you and for those at Laodicea and for all who have not seen me face to face, that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God's mystery, which is Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. I say this in order that no one may delude you with plausible arguments. For though I am absent in body, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the firmness of your faith in Christ. ...

Galatians 5:13 ESV / 29 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 13:1 ESV / 29 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.

Romans 13:8-10 ESV / 29 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.

Romans 13:2 ESV / 29 helpful votes

Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment.

John 14:2 ESV / 29 helpful votes

In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?

John 3:1-36 ESV / 29 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. ...

Luke 10:25-37 ESV / 29 helpful votes

And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?” And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” And he said to him, “You have answered correctly; do this, and you will live.” But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” ...

Isaiah 43:4 ESV / 28 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.

Psalm 136:26 ESV / 28 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 1:22 ESV / 27 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,

Romans 8:35 ESV / 27 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 3:16-17 ESV / 27 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.

Luke 11:42 ESV / 27 helpful votes

“But woe to you Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and every herb, and neglect justice and the love of God. These you ought to have done, without neglecting the others.

Matthew 22:37-39 ESV / 27 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 3:3-4 ESV / 27 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 / 27 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.

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