Bible Verses About Love: 25 Awesome Scripture Quotes

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The Bible is full of great verses and passages about the topic of love.  God’s love for us is a perfect example and starting place to study on love. There are also great verses about love in relation to marriage, brotherly love or friendship, and loving your neighbor. Here is a collection of some of the greatest love quotes from the Bible. What is your favorite love Bible verse? Share it with us in the comments!

Featured Bible Verse: 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 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.

God’s Love Scriptures

There should be no talk of love in the Bible without covering God’s love for each of us. This is the love that has led to a path for eternal life. Praise God!

John 3:16  For God so loved the world,that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Romans 5:8 but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Romans 8:37-39  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.

Galatians 2:20 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 John 3:1  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.

Bible Verses About LoveLove One Another Bible Verses

Romans 13:8  Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.

Galatians 5:13  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.

Ephesians 4:2 with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,

1 Peter 1:22  Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart,

1 John 4:7  Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.

What Did Jesus Say About Love

Matthew 5:43-48  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?  You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

Matthew 6:24-25  “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.  “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?

Mark 12:28-30   And one of the scribes came up and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, asked him, “Which commandment is the most important of all?” Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 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 14:21-24  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.”  Judas (not Iscariot) said to him, “Lord, how is it that you will manifest yourself to us, and not to the world?” 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. Whoever does not love me does not keep my words. And the word that you hear is not mine but the Father’s who sent me.

John 15:9-17 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. You are my friends if you do what I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you. You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you. These things I command you, so that you will love one another.

Bible Verses About Love  for Marriage or Weddings

Song of Solomon 8:6-7  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.

Ephesians 4:2-3 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.

Philippians 2:2  complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.

1 John 3:18 Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.

Love Scripture Quotes from Proverbs or Psalms

Psalm 23:5-6  You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

Psalm 31:16 Make your face shine on your servant;  save me in your steadfast love!

Psalm 63:3 Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you.

Proverbs 10:12 Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.

Proverbs 17:17  A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

Christian Love Quotes

The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread. ~Mother Teresa

The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost. ~G.K. Chesterton

God loves you just the way you are, but He refuses to leave you that way. He wants you to be just like Jesus. – Max Lucado

“You can see God from anywhere if your mind is set to love and obey Him”  ~ A.W. Tozer 

Other Related Articles of Interest:

20 Bible Verses About Hope

25 Bible Verses For Strength

20 Bible Verses About Peace

Resources The Holy Bible, English Standard Version“Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.”You Tube Video- When God Made You by Newsong

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Bilal Khan March 4, 2015 at 7:45 am

Sir I Em Muslim But I Don’t like Islam I eM from Pakistan City karachi I Read The Bible And It’s a fabulous Its Better Than Quran I Want change My religion I Want Join And Follow the bible SoO Plz Tell Me how Can I Do..
I REquest u humble fully Plz Help me


Jack Wellman March 4, 2015 at 9:17 am

Hello Bilal. I am so glad you came and commented. Here is how you can have assurance that you can be saved and that Jesus loved you so much He died for you:

•Repenting of your sins and turning the other way toward God
•Confessing your sins and seeing your sinfulness and realizing your desperate need for the Savior
•Believing that Jesus is your personal Savior
•Believing with your heart and not just your head
•Relying on, fully trusting in, leaning upon, and resting in — Him
•Believing that He is your Savior first and allowing the Holy Spirit to help you make Him your Lord too
•Believing that there is no other way to the Father in Heaven except by Jesus Christ alone

If you believe in the Bible, you can believe this:

Jesus was with God before the earth existed, left His glory with the Father and was born of a virgin, lived a perfect, sinless life, died on Calvary for your redemption, and was raised again after three days. Today He is in heaven and His sacrifice has provided a way for you to come to a saving faith. Being saved is fully a work of God. No one is saved by works. No one is saved by their own efforts. It is by grace alone, in faith alone, by Jesus alone. It is a gift of God (Eph 2:8-9). We pray that you will come to believe in Jesus Christ, be born-again, and be saved today.

John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

Acts 4:12 “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.”

Acts 16:30-31 “what must I do to be saved?” They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household.”

Romans 10:9-10 “If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.”

Contact us if you have further questions about salvation, or to tell us that you have become a believer in Jesus. Click here to Contact us at:


tayo April 18, 2015 at 3:28 am

Welcome Bilal, I am glad the Lord had drawn you to Himself, worthy is the Lamb that was slain for you and me and he will perfect that which concerns you in Jesus name. Peace be unto you.


Mike December 31, 2017 at 11:38 pm

In order to be saved, we must follow Jesus’ 2 greatest commandments. 1- Love God with all your heart.
2. Love others as yourself.
Anyone can say #1, but few can do #2.
Faith without works is paying Jesus a lip service.


Jack Wellman January 1, 2018 at 12:14 am

Hello Mike. The Bible never says obey this command and be saved. We are told to repent and believe in Christ. It is the free gift of God. No works are involved. But a saved person will produce works, so you are not correct sir when you said “in order to be saved, we must follow Jesus’ 2 greatest commandments.” That is not scriptural sir.


Rosy March 19, 2015 at 4:10 am

Hello Bilal,

I am very pleased to hear that you are interested in learning more about Bible and Jesus Christ.

I met a Pakistani Christian in Melbourne, Australia. He might be able to help you in your pursuit of your desire to become a follower of Jesus Christ. Welcome board, God’s love will surely transform your life.

This is the information about this Pakistani Pastor Nelson Pervaz. You can hear preaching through skype I think at regular time everyday. please look up.


jeff October 30, 2015 at 3:00 pm

go to born again christian


iggy March 5, 2021 at 5:10 pm

John 1:12
But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name,

Romans 10:9
that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved;

1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Romans 6:23
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

John 5:24
“Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life.

Welcome to the Family…


Hasib March 30, 2015 at 10:47 am

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kibet langat April 17, 2015 at 7:42 am

Bible Verses About Love: 25 Awesome Scripture Quotes has really inspired me and my family and it has added more love in our midst with friends. Thank you for making it easy for one to read most verses about love in one page.

God bless you all.


pedro May 11, 2015 at 7:23 pm

Bilal Khan
may the all powerful god of heaven and earth and everything
beautiful bless you in a very special manner …you are now
travelling on the highway to heaven …it is not going to be easy but will certainly be worth it …blessings from Puerto Rico


dailymana May 29, 2015 at 2:37 am

Thank you. very inspiring. I could use some of your verses in my Devotional blog. God bless more.


Ahmad Davis July 23, 2015 at 9:56 am

One of my favorites as well is:
1 John 3:18 (NKJV) My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth.

Love is an action word, it has more power when shown through your deeds. I have to remind myself on a regular basis to commit to show my wife that I love her, even when it is not convenient or I do not feel like doing it.

I am still a work in progress, and I am thankful to have the Word guiding me to be a better husband, father, brother, son, and friend.


melanie brewster September 17, 2015 at 4:07 pm

more information on love of God!! more in deep of love of God!! thanks you!!!


ARUN SIERRA October 16, 2015 at 3:02 pm

hello there 🙂
Myself Arun Sierra from India and iam so inspired the way Jesus loves us(me) and thank you so much guys for bringing the word of Love among us God bless More 🙂 And is there anyway to get daily devotions through Sms?if so pls add me (+918019990652) thank you so much 🙂
regards:Arun Sierra.


Jack Wellman October 16, 2015 at 5:57 pm

Thank you my friend. For us to be added to your emailing list, go to where it says “Free eBook for “15 Answers to Questions on Heaven, Hell, and End Time.” Do you see it on our main webpage? It’s about halfway down.


anderson ford January 12, 2016 at 7:49 am

Bilal when I read your comment I was overwhelmed. Tears of joy are running down my cheeks as I speak. Welcome to the family brother. You have made a choice that will change your life like no other. Keep strong by staying in your Bible. I love you brother.


yuthana February 21, 2016 at 12:56 am

amen and God love you


she natiya February 24, 2016 at 2:41 pm

Featured Bible Verse: 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 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.


Dan Jones March 2, 2016 at 2:13 pm

I am trapped in a sin I have done for 45 years. I repented two years ago and returned to Christ, but this sin has such a hold on me… Please pray for me…


Jack Wellman March 2, 2016 at 2:39 pm

Please talk to your pastor about this Mr. Jones and ask for “unspoken needs” in asking the saints of the church to pray for you too. Don’t try to do this alone. I will pray but you must take action too and I know you and I both will struggle all our lives with sin but at least you are wanting to overcome this, and that’s a sign of the Spirit of God working in you.


Amy Dowell April 12, 2016 at 8:19 pm

Thank you for any help


reuben philip mathews June 6, 2016 at 11:54 pm

i was just going through all the messages and qutes so touching and inspiring ..praise be to jesus


Precious Brockington September 14, 2016 at 12:18 pm

Bilal Khan: Yes! Run to Jesus! run into his arms, and never return to that false belief.

Jack Wellman and You preached well boy!!!


Lee Glenister October 29, 2016 at 8:52 am

Let us just say that I am involved in the business of love and that I am mightily moved by the verses on love that I read, and even more so the comments I read here. I don’t think we can be caught up in our own feelings of guilt about our sin and be effective lovers though (if you see what I mean). I’m sure our Lord would understand and forgive us our misdemeanours. May you be blessed with peace and forgiveness.


MB November 18, 2016 at 6:17 pm

Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the LORD, who has compassion on you. (Isaiah 54:10)


Mary Idowu Ogunmodimu November 27, 2016 at 3:09 am

I love God and need website like this that will help my spiritually


Ayeere Mathew January 22, 2017 at 3:35 am

Thank you all for your inspirational messages, God richly bless you. Please can you add me there (0546449525)


Stacey February 14, 2017 at 7:27 am

Bilal and Arun, your testimony of faith has moved my spirit. I am praying that both of you will continue experience the fruit of your choice to serve Jesus. He is a kind, loving and giving God that will never ask anything of you that is contradictory to those very things. Just by accepting Him, you are free from the chains that have been weighing you down.
His Grace is sufficient.


One God April 20, 2017 at 3:01 pm

No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.
This is a quote from above New Testament.

Jesus has called us to be brothers and sisters of him and as friends of him in Spirit as well as teacher, as he was referred to as Rabbi. He called us to not be his slave and him our Master/Saviour, for did the Quran not tell you that man was the slave of Allah alone? Moreso, a slave to certain spiritual laws that are inescapable.

For people looking to become Christian e.g. Bilal and other commenters. Please please read for yourself and ask for God’s illumination of the words to your personal self/heart. Quran says that Isa was a Muslim (one who submits to God/Allah) and his words here prove he was, just look what he asks in the quote?! Heaven is Jannah, and the Kingdom of God is comparable to Al Firdous and Jesus provides a way to Al Firdous whereas the Quran does not make this a priority. Christhood is a state of consciousness that is free to all, not worshipping a false idol like the Quran correctly warns, (it most frequently uses the English translation of deluded for this.) Nobody enters Al Firdous but by me (not the person of Isa, but the consciousness of Christhood applied to your own being.) For he came to make the children of God, “Christs” meaning, you. Jesus may have been “the only son” but he came so that ALL may be sons also. He was the example, not the exception.

Matthew 5:43-48 “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.


Jack Wellman April 20, 2017 at 3:23 pm

Thank you for your comment but please know that Jesus is God and the one and only Son of God. We become the children of God by Jesus’ sinless life, His suffering and death on the cross, and His resurrection. The Quran is full of errors. One example is according to the Quran (Surah 19:28, 3:33-36), Mary, the mother of Jesus, was the daughter of Imran or Amram, the father of Moses and Aaron. Mary is also said to be the sister of Moses and Aaron. Clearly Muhammad confused Mary with Miriam.


David Abah June 14, 2019 at 9:12 am

I am blessed by this article of love. God bless the writer. please add me also.


Jack Wellman June 14, 2019 at 9:53 am

Hello Mr. Abah. I have added you to our email subscription list…and you can unsubscribe at any time. Thank you sir.


Saana Gideon January 21, 2020 at 12:44 am

Saana Gideon is a God powerful ministry international in Ghana upper East Bolga tanga


Jack Wellman January 21, 2020 at 8:43 am

Hello Saana. You are saying you are a God-powerful minsitry? God does not call the mighty or strong or powerful but the weak and despised of the world so He will be glorified. God is powerful…we are not (John 15:5).


David October 23, 2020 at 4:27 pm

What is love but a passing thought? where does love go once it has loved? how much does love weigh and what color does it hold? is not love a word for love?.


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