100 Bible Verses about Unconditional Love

Romans 5:8 ESV / 841 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:8 ESV / 752 helpful votes

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

John 3:16 ESV / 742 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 4:18 ESV / 620 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 13:1-13 ESV / 562 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 Corinthians 13:4-7 ESV / 549 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 John 4:16 ESV / 542 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 3:16 ESV / 445 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 13:7 ESV / 409 helpful votes

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

Luke 6:27 ESV / 388 helpful votes

“But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,

1 Peter 4:8 ESV / 374 helpful votes

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

Matthew 5:43-48 ESV / 365 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? ...

Romans 8:35 ESV / 347 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?

Ephesians 2:8 ESV / 308 helpful votes

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,

Jeremiah 31:3 ESV / 300 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.

1 John 4:9-10 ESV / 285 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.

John 15:13 ESV / 256 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:9-10 ESV / 247 helpful votes

Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.

Titus 3:4-5 ESV / 235 helpful votes

But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit,

1 John 4:7-11 ESV / 219 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. 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.

Ephesians 5:25 ESV / 212 helpful votes

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

Romans 5:5 ESV / 200 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 3:23 ESV / 190 helpful votes

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

1 John 3:1 ESV / 182 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.

Proverbs 10:12 ESV / 172 helpful votes

Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.

1 Timothy 1:5 ESV / 166 helpful votes

The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.

John 15:12 ESV / 164 helpful votes

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

John 14:23 ESV / 164 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.

Isaiah 49:15-16 ESV / 155 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.

John 14:21 ESV / 153 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.”

Mark 12:31 ESV / 147 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 13:13 ESV / 146 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 13:1 ESV / 143 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 / 141 helpful votes

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

John 17:23 ESV / 139 helpful votes

I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me.

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 135 helpful votes

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

Philippians 2:1 ESV / 131 helpful votes

So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy,

Colossians 3:14 ESV / 130 helpful votes

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

John 3:16-17 ESV / 128 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.

1 John 3:16-18 ESV / 123 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.

1 Corinthians 16:14 ESV / 121 helpful votes

Let all that you do be done in love.

Proverbs 13:24 ESV / 121 helpful votes

Whoever spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him.

Romans 8:38 ESV / 118 helpful votes

For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers,

Psalm 52:8 ESV / 117 helpful votes

But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God. I trust in the steadfast love of God forever and ever.

John 15:9 ESV / 116 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 3:15-19 ESV / 115 helpful votes

From whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, 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, 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.

1 John 2:5 ESV / 114 helpful votes

But whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him:

Galatians 2:20 ESV / 112 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 ESV / 107 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:28 ESV / 107 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.

John 15:17 ESV / 104 helpful votes

These things I command you, so that you will love one another.

John 13:34-35 ESV / 102 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.”

Ephesians 5:33 ESV / 101 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 ESV / 100 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.

Ephesians 2:4-5 ESV / 99 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—

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 99 helpful votes

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Romans 5:12 ESV / 98 helpful votes

Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned—

2 Corinthians 5:14 ESV / 96 helpful votes

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

John 13:1 ESV / 96 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.

James 2:8 ESV / 95 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 7:7-8 ESV / 94 helpful votes

It was not because you were more in number than any other people that the Lord set his love on you and chose you, for you were the fewest of all peoples, but it is because the Lord loves you and is keeping the oath that he swore to your fathers, that the Lord has brought you out with a mighty hand and redeemed you from the house of slavery, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.

Ephesians 1:6 ESV / 93 helpful votes

To the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.

1 John 4:9 ESV / 92 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.

Matthew 22:37-39 ESV / 90 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.

1 John 4:19 ESV / 89 helpful votes

We love because he first loved us.

Ephesians 5:6 ESV / 89 helpful votes

Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.

Zephaniah 3:17 ESV / 89 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.

Ephesians 5:2 ESV / 88 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 2:3 ESV / 86 helpful votes

Among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind.

John 3:36 ESV / 86 helpful votes

Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.

Exodus 20:6 ESV / 86 helpful votes

But showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.

Ephesians 2:4 ESV / 85 helpful votes

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

Colossians 2:15 ESV / 84 helpful votes

He disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in him.

2 Corinthians 13:14 ESV / 84 helpful votes

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

Song of Solomon 8:7 ESV / 84 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 ESV / 84 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.

John 13:34 ESV / 83 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 4:10-11 ESV / 82 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. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

Romans 11:33 ESV / 82 helpful votes

Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!

Romans 8:35-39 ESV / 82 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 13:23 ESV / 82 helpful votes

One of his disciples, whom Jesus loved, was reclining at table close to Jesus,

1 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 80 helpful votes

Desiring to be teachers of the law, without understanding either what they are saying or the things about which they make confident assertions.

Deuteronomy 4:37 ESV / 80 helpful votes

And because he loved your fathers and chose their offspring after them and brought you out of Egypt with his own presence, by his great power,

Romans 8:37 ESV / 79 helpful votes

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.

Luke 11:28 ESV / 79 helpful votes

But he said, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!”

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 79 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. ...

Ephesians 4:31-32 ESV / 78 helpful votes

Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

Ephesians 3:17-19 ESV / 77 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.

Luke 15:20-22 ESV / 77 helpful votes

And he arose and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him. And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ But the father said to his servants, ‘Bring quickly the best robe, and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet.

Matthew 28:20 ESV / 77 helpful votes

Teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Romans 8:37-39 ESV / 76 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.

Matthew 13:16 ESV / 76 helpful votes

But blessed are your eyes, for they see, and your ears, for they hear.

Hebrews 10:26 ESV / 74 helpful votes

For if we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins,

1 John 3:17 ESV / 73 helpful votes

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?

Ephesians 5:1 ESV / 73 helpful votes

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children.

Matthew 2:8 ESV / 72 helpful votes

And he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, “Go and search diligently for the child, and when you have found him, bring me word, that I too may come and worship him.”

Isaiah 43:10 ESV / 72 helpful votes

“You are my witnesses,” declares the Lord, “and my servant whom I have chosen, that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he. Before me no god was formed, nor shall there be any after me.

Revelation 1:5 ESV / 71 helpful votes

And from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood

Romans 6:23 ESV / 69 helpful votes

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

John 5:24 ESV / 67 helpful votes

Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.

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