We can learn so much about the character and nature of God by examining the Bible verses about love. After all, God is love (1 John 4:8). We are called to love one another by a loving God, who redeemed us through His love! Amazing, right?
Unfortunately, love is also a very misunderstood topic in the Bible. The world’s idea of love is not always the same as godly love.
If you’d like to dig deeper into this very important topic, here are some of the most important verses you need to know. Let’s begin!
Luke 6:35 “But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the
“But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.”
1 Corinthians 13:13 “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”
1 John 4:7 “Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.”
Galatians 5:6 “For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any value. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.”
Mark 12:30 “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.”
2 Chronicles 9:8 “Because of the love of your God for Israel and his desire to uphold them forever, he has made you king over them, to maintain justice and righteousness."
1 Peter 4:8 “Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.”
1 John 4:19 “We love because he first loved us.”
Romans 13:10 “Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.”
Psalm 31:23 “Love the LORD, all his faithful people! The LORD preserves those who are true to him, but the proud he pays back in full.”
Romans 5:5 “And hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.”
Colossians 3:19 “Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them.”
Proverbs 20:28 “Love and faithfulness keep a king safe; through love his throne is made secure.”
1 Thessalonians 1:4 “For we know, brothers and sisters loved by God, that he has chosen you.”
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1 John 4:18 “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.”
Ephesians 5:25 “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.”
1 Corinthians 13:4 “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.”
Deuteronomy 10:18 “[God] defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the foreigner residing among you, giving them food and clothing.”
1 John 4:17 “This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus.”
Ephesians 4:2 “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.”
James 2:8 “If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, "Love your neighbor as yourself," you are doing right.”
1 John 3:16 “This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.”
Luke 6:27-28 “But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.”
“But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.”
Psalm 116:1 “I love the LORD, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy.”
2 John 1:6 “And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love.”
Deuteronomy 10:19 “And you are to love those who are foreigners, for you yourselves were foreigners in Egypt.”
Colossians 3:13-14 “Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”
Romans 12:10 “Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.”
John 13:34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.”
Proverbs 10:12 “Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs.”
1 John 4:8 "Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love."