100 Bible Verses about Agape Love

1 John 4:8 ESV / 214 helpful votes

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

Romans 5:8 ESV / 166 helpful votes

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

John 13:34-35 ESV / 148 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.”

John 15:13 ESV / 118 helpful votes

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

John 3:16 ESV / 105 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 13:7 ESV / 100 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:18 ESV / 72 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.

Luke 10:27 ESV / 65 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 4:7 ESV / 62 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 21:15-17 ESV / 62 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 4:10 ESV / 60 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 13:4 ESV / 60 helpful votes

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

John 14:21 ESV / 60 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.”

John 14:15 ESV / 60 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 ESV / 58 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 / 52 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:20-21 ESV / 48 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. And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother.

John 16:27 ESV / 47 helpful votes

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

John 13:34 ESV / 45 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 4:16 ESV / 40 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 / 40 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.

Romans 8:38-39 ESV / 40 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.

John 13:35 ESV / 40 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 13:13 ESV / 38 helpful votes

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

Matthew 22:37 ESV / 38 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 5:43-44 ESV / 38 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,

Romans 12:10 ESV / 36 helpful votes

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

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.”

Romans 13:8-10 ESV / 34 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.

Mark 12:30 ESV / 32 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.’

John 15:12 ESV / 31 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 13:1-3 ESV / 30 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.

Romans 5:5 ESV / 30 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.

Matthew 22:39 ESV / 30 helpful votes

And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

Matthew 5:43-48 ESV / 30 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 John 4:9-10 ESV / 28 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 8:39 ESV / 28 helpful votes

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.

Galatians 5:22 ESV / 27 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 13:6 ESV / 27 helpful votes

It does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.

John 21:15 ESV / 27 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.”

1 Peter 4:8 ESV / 24 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 4:10 ESV / 24 helpful votes

For Demas, in love with this present world, has deserted me and gone to Thessalonica. Crescens has gone to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia.

Galatians 5:22-23 ESV / 24 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.

Matthew 6:24 ESV / 24 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.

Psalm 59:10 ESV / 24 helpful votes

My God in his steadfast love will meet me; God will let me look in triumph on my enemies.

1 John 2:15 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

Ephesians 1:1-23 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To the saints who are in Ephesus, and are faithful in Christ Jesus: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, ...

Romans 13:10 ESV / 22 helpful votes

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

John 21:17 ESV / 22 helpful votes

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 Corinthians 13:5 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;

John 5:20 ESV / 20 helpful votes

For the Father loves the Son and shows him all that he himself is doing. And greater works than these will he show him, so that you may marvel.

John 1:1-51 ESV / 20 helpful votes

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. ...

John 15:12-13 ESV / 18 helpful votes

“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.

Leviticus 19:18 ESV / 18 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.

2 John 1:6 ESV / 17 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.

1 John 4:19 ESV / 17 helpful votes

We love because he first loved us.

John 21:1-25 ESV / 17 helpful votes

After this Jesus revealed himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias, and he revealed himself in this way. Simon Peter, Thomas (called the Twin), Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples were together. Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said to him, “We will go with you.” They went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing. Just as day was breaking, Jesus stood on the shore; yet the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to them, “Children, do you have any fish?” They answered him, “No.” ...

Matthew 24:12 ESV / 17 helpful votes

And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold.

Matthew 5:44 ESV / 17 helpful votes

But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

John 17:26 ESV / 16 helpful votes

I made known to them your name, and I will continue to make it known, that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.”

John 3:19 ESV / 16 helpful votes

And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil.

Luke 11:43 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Woe to you Pharisees! For you love the best seat in the synagogues and greetings in the marketplaces.

Matthew 5:45 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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.

Revelation 2:4 ESV / 14 helpful votes

But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first.

1 John 4:20 ESV / 14 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 3:18 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

1 John 3:1 ESV / 14 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.

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 5:25 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 2:1-22 ESV / 14 helpful votes

And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— 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. 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— ...

Galatians 5:13 ESV / 14 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.

2 Corinthians 12:15 ESV / 14 helpful votes

I will most gladly spend and be spent for your souls. If I love you more, am I to be loved less?

1 Corinthians 13:8 ESV / 14 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.

Romans 5:10 ESV / 14 helpful votes

For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life.

John 21:16 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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.”

John 15:17 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

John 15:10 ESV / 14 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.

Matthew 9:36 ESV / 14 helpful votes

When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.

Revelation 1:5 ESV / 12 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

1 John 4:21 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 16:14 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Let all that you do be done in love.

Romans 13:8 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

Psalm 85:1-13 ESV / 12 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. Lord, you were favorable to your land; you restored the fortunes of Jacob. You forgave the iniquity of your people; you covered all their sin. Selah You withdrew all your wrath; you turned from your hot anger. Restore us again, O God of our salvation, and put away your indignation toward us! Will you be angry with us forever? Will you prolong your anger to all generations? ...

1 John 4:7-8 ESV / 10 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 Timothy 2:1-2 ESV / 10 helpful votes

First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.

Colossians 2:1-23 ESV / 10 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. ...

Ephesians 1:15 ESV / 10 helpful votes

For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints,

Ephesians 1:4 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love

1 Corinthians 8:1 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

Romans 14:15 ESV / 10 helpful votes

For if your brother is grieved by what you eat, you are no longer walking in love. By what you eat, do not destroy the one for whom Christ died.

John 15:9-10 ESV / 10 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.

Luke 11:42 ESV / 10 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 23:6 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And they love the place of honor at feasts and the best seats in the synagogues

2 Peter 2:15 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Forsaking the right way, they have gone astray. They have followed the way of Balaam, the son of Beor, who loved gain from wrongdoing,

Galatians 5:14 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:9 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

John 12:43 ESV / 9 helpful votes

For they loved the glory that comes from man more than the glory that comes from God.

Matthew 26:50 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Jesus said to him, “Friend, do what you came to do.” Then they came up and laid hands on Jesus and seized him.

Jude 1:12 ESV / 8 helpful votes

These are hidden reefs at your love feasts, as they feast with you without fear, shepherds feeding themselves; waterless clouds, swept along by winds; fruitless trees in late autumn, twice dead, uprooted;

1 John 4:12 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

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