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18 Bible Verses about Love

Beth Patch - Senior Producer

Get to know what the Bible has to say about Love. These Bible verses about love represent a sampling of the many facets of love.

Bible Verses about What Love Is – How It Behaves

  • Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7, NLT
  • No one has ever seen God. But if we love each other, God lives in us, and his love is brought to full expression in us. And God has given us his Spirit as proof that we live in him and he in us. 1 John 4:12-13, NLT

Bible Verses about How Important Love is to God

  • Jesus replied, 'You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment.  A second is equally important: `Love your neighbor as yourself.' Matthew 22:37-39, NLT
  • Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God's love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God's people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God. Ephesians 3:17-19, NLT

Bible Verses about How God Shows His Love for Us

  • "For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16, NLT
  • "I have loved you, my people, with an everlasting love. With unfailing love I have drawn you to myself." Jeremiah 31:3b, NLT

Bible Verses about the Love of Husbands and Wives

  • For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her … In the same way, husbands ought to love their wives as they love their own bodies. For a man who loves his wife actually shows love for himself. No one hates his own body but feeds and cares for it, just as Christ cares for the church. Ephesians 5:25, 28-29, NLT.
  • These older women must train the younger women to love their husbands and their children. Titus 2:4, NLT

Bible Verses about How Spiritual Gifts and Charitable Acts are Worthless without Love

  • If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn't love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 1 Corinthians 13:1, NLT
  • If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I understood all of God's secret plans and possessed all knowledge, and if I had such faith that I could move mountains, but didn't love others, I would be nothing. 1 Corinthians 13:2, NLT
  • If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it; but if I didn't love others, I would have gained nothing. 1 Corinthians 13:3, NLT

Bible Verses about Perfect Love

  • And as we live in God, our love grows more perfect. So we will not be afraid on the day of judgment, but we can face him with confidence because we live like Jesus here in this world. Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love. We love each other because he loved us first. 1 John 4:17-19, NLT
  • The LORD passed in front of Moses, calling out, "Yahweh! The LORD! The God of compassion and mercy! I am slow to anger and filled with unfailing love and faithfulness. Exodus 34:6, NLT

Bible Verses about Loving Jesus Christ

  • Jesus told them, "If God were your Father, you would love me, because I have come to you from God. I am not here on my own, but he sent me. John 8:42, NLT
  • "Those who accept my commandments and obey them are the ones who love me. And because they love me, my Father will love them. And I will love them and reveal myself to each of them … All who love me will do what I say. My Father will love them, and we will come and make our home with each of them." John 14:21, 23, NLT
  • "I tell you, her sins - and they are many - have been forgiven, so she has shown me much love. But a person who is forgiven little shows only little love." Luke 7:47, NLT

Bible Verses about Loving Others

  • “So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples." John 13:34-35, NLT
  • Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God. But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love. 1 John 4:7-8, NLT
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