Bible Verses About Love

What does the Bible say about love? Read the best Bible verses on love that have been researched and retrieved from more than twenty popular translations of God's word! These specially selected quotes will broaden and deepen your understanding of the meaning of this important Biblical subject.

God's Love Toward Us

John 3:16, GNB

For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not die [not cease to exist] but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to be its judge [condemn it], but to be its Savior.

John 14:23, ISV

If anyone loves me [Jesus], he will keep my word. Then my Father will love him, and we will go to him and make Our home [Our presence] within him.

Isaiah 1:18, TLB

"Come, let’s talk this over!" says the Lord; "no matter how deep the stain of your sins, I can take it out and make you as clean as freshly fallen snow. Even if you are stained as red as crimson, I can make you white as wool!"

Romans 5:8, NLT

But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.

John 16:27, CEV

God the Father loves you because you love me [Jesus Christ], and you believe that I have come from him.

John 17:23, NKJV

I [Jesus Christ] in them, and You [God the Father] in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me.

Titus 3:4 - 5, NIV

But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy.

Romans 8:38 - 39, HBFV

For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Jeremiah 31:3, HCSB

I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore, I have continued to extend faithful love to you.

Romans 8:31 - 32, NKJV

If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?

1John 4:9, TLB

God showed how much he loved us by sending his only Son into this wicked world to bring to us eternal life through his death.

1John 4:16, HBFV

And we have known and have believed the love that God has toward us. God is love, and the one who dwells in love is dwelling in God, and God in him.

Bible Verses About Love
Toward God and Others

Deuteronomy 11:1, HBFV

Therefore you shall love the Lord your God, and keep His charge and His statutes and His judgments and His commandments always.

1John 5:3, NKJV

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

Luke 6:35, NIV

But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great . . .

1Corinthians 2:9, HBFV

The eye has not seen, nor the ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.

1John 4:16, Darby

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear; for fear has torment, and he that fears has not been made perfect in love.

1John 4:12, NCV

No one has ever seen God, but if we love each other, God lives in us, and his love is made perfect in us.

Deuteronomy 7:9, NIV

Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commands.

1John 4:7, HBFV

Beloved, we should love one another because love is from God; and everyone who loves has been begotten by God, and knows God.

1John 3:18, HBFV

My little children, we should not love in word, nor with our tongues; rather, we should love in deed and in truth.

1Corinthians 13:13, NLT

Three things will last forever - faith, hope, and love - and the greatest of these is love.

Sixteen Qualities

1Corinthians 13:4 - 8, HBFV

Love is patient and is kind; love envies not, does not brag about itself, is not puffed up.

Love does not behave disgracefully, does not seek its own things, is not easily provoked, thinks no evil, does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth.

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

Love never fails.

End Time Chill

And because lawlessness [breaking God's laws] shall be multiplied, the love of many shall grow cold (Matthew 24:12, HBFV).

The world, as we draw closer to Jesus' Second Coming, will increasingly become a dangerous place to live. Humanity's slide into chaos is, and will be, fed by an increasing prevalence of deception.

This slide will be exasperated by more humans rejecting what the Bible teaches and replacing it with their own strongly held opinions of what is right and wrong (Matthew 24:4 - 5, 10 - 11).

Trust is one of the foundations not only of a successful society but also of love. As sin becomes more dominate in the world, people will protect themselves by assuming all others seek to take selfish advantage of them. As all levels of relationships break down, and trust becomes a rare commodity, the love of many will turn stone cold.

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Healing   -   Hope   -   Joy
Life After Death   -   Love   -   Marriage
Music   -   Peace   -   Perseverance
Prayer   -   Weddings

CEV - Contemporary English Version
Darby - Darby Bible
GNB - Good News Bible
HBFV - Holy Bible Faithful Version
HCSB - Holman Christian Standard
ISV - International Standard Version
NCV - New Century Version
NIV - New International Version
NKJV - New King James Version
NLT - New Living Translation, 2nd Ed.
TLB - The Living Bible