100 Bible Verses about Jesus Love

Romans 5:8 ESV / 1,009 helpful votes

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

John 3:16 ESV / 973 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 4:19 ESV / 818 helpful votes

We love because he first loved us.

1 John 4:16 ESV / 675 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.

Matthew 22:37-39 ESV / 450 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 Corinthians 13:13 ESV / 444 helpful votes

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

John 15:9-17 ESV / 401 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. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full. “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. ...

John 15:13 ESV / 373 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:1-39 ESV / 369 helpful votes

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. ...

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 ESV / 366 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; ...

John 14:6 ESV / 337 helpful votes

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

John 10:10 ESV / 295 helpful votes

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

1 John 3:1 ESV / 293 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 / 272 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.

Galatians 2:20 ESV / 271 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 Peter 4:8 ESV / 261 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 2:5 ESV / 241 helpful votes

For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,

Ephesians 5:2 ESV / 230 helpful votes

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

Romans 5:5 ESV / 228 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.

John 3:1-36 ESV / 224 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. ...

1 John 4:8 ESV / 219 helpful votes

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

John 15:12 ESV / 216 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 7:9 ESV / 207 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,

Colossians 3:14 ESV / 202 helpful votes

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

Romans 13:8 ESV / 194 helpful votes

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

John 13:35 ESV / 191 helpful votes

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

1 John 3:16 ESV / 187 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.

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 187 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 16:14 ESV / 187 helpful votes

Let all that you do be done in love.

John 14:28 ESV / 186 helpful votes

You heard me say to you, ‘I am going away, and I will come to you.’ If you loved me, you would have rejoiced, because I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I.

Zephaniah 3:17 ESV / 186 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.

John 13:34-35 ESV / 185 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 4:18 ESV / 184 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.

Ephesians 5:25 ESV / 181 helpful votes

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

John 6:50-71 ESV / 181 helpful votes

This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die. I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. And the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.” The Jews then disputed among themselves, saying, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. ...

Proverbs 10:12 ESV / 180 helpful votes

Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.

1 John 4:7-8 ESV / 179 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 John 4:7 ESV / 179 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:37-39 ESV / 179 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.

John 15:9 ESV / 177 helpful votes

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

John 14:21 ESV / 170 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.”

Proverbs 17:17 ESV / 168 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 ESV / 164 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 4:2 ESV / 162 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 2:4-5 ESV / 159 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—

Psalm 86:15 ESV / 159 helpful votes

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

Romans 13:10 ESV / 148 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 ESV / 145 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.

Proverbs 3:3-4 ESV / 141 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.

Romans 12:10 ESV / 137 helpful votes

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

Song of Solomon 8:6 ESV / 136 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 14:15 ESV / 131 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 31:3 ESV / 124 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.

Galatians 5:22 ESV / 121 helpful votes

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

Luke 6:35 ESV / 121 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.

John 1:18 ESV / 120 helpful votes

No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father's side, he has made him known.

Romans 12:9 ESV / 119 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:35 ESV / 119 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 14:23 ESV / 118 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.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 115 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 Peter 1:22 ESV / 114 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 8:28 ESV / 114 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.

1 Corinthians 13:2 ESV / 112 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.

Ephesians 4:2-3 ESV / 110 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.

1 John 4:20 ESV / 107 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 4:12 ESV / 105 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 5:43-48 ESV / 105 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? ...

Psalm 63:3 ESV / 103 helpful votes

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

1 John 3:18 ESV / 102 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 5:6-7 ESV / 101 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.

John 20:1-31 ESV / 99 helpful votes

Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.” So Peter went out with the other disciple, and they were going toward the tomb. Both of them were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. And stooping to look in, he saw the linen cloths lying there, but he did not go in. ...

Acts 4:12 ESV / 97 helpful votes

And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

Romans 8:38-39 ESV / 96 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.

Galatians 5:22-23 ESV / 95 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 12:9-10 ESV / 95 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.

1 John 4:10 ESV / 91 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.

Ephesians 3:19 ESV / 90 helpful votes

And to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

Matthew 5:44 ESV / 89 helpful votes

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

2 Corinthians 5:14-15 ESV / 88 helpful votes

For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died; and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised.

Psalm 136:26 ESV / 86 helpful votes

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

Psalm 36:7 ESV / 82 helpful votes

How precious is your steadfast love, O God! The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings.

Isaiah 43:4 ESV / 79 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.

1 Corinthians 2:9 ESV / 78 helpful votes

But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him”—

Psalm 143:8 ESV / 78 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.

Ephesians 5:33 ESV / 76 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:11 ESV / 75 helpful votes

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

Matthew 22:36-40 ESV / 73 helpful votes

“Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” 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. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.”

Micah 6:8 ESV / 73 helpful votes

He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

Song of Solomon 8:6-7 ESV / 73 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.

Proverbs 8:17 ESV / 72 helpful votes

I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently find me.

2 Corinthians 5:14 ESV / 69 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 3:17-19 ESV / 67 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.

Matthew 23:37 ESV / 66 helpful votes

“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing!

1 John 4:9-11 ESV / 65 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. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

Matthew 5:22 ESV / 63 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.

Exodus 20:6 ESV / 61 helpful votes

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

John 13:1 ESV / 58 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.

Matthew 5:43-45 ESV / 58 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.

Mark 12:31 ESV / 56 helpful votes

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

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.

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