God is the ultimate example of love. Through the Word of God, we are shown through the life and death of Jesus Christ what it means to love others first. This compilation of Bible verses will help you understand what it means to love God and others. These are also great verses to use for encouraging others, Valentines Day, a wedding ceremony, or memorize with your children! Discover the best Bible Verses about Love in this collection of powerful scripture quotes!
1 Corinthians 13:4-8 NIV
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.
1 John 4:7-9 NIV
7 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9 This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.
John 3:16 NIV
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.
Romans 5:8 NIV
8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
1 John 3:1 NIV
1 See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.
Romans 13:8 NIV
8 Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law.
Ephesians 4:1-4 NIV
1 As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. 2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. 3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. 4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called;
Matthew 5:43-48 NIV
43“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighborLev. 19:18
and hate your enemy.’44But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,45that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.46If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that?47And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that?48Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
Mark 12:28-32 NIV
28 One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?” 29“The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.Or “The Lord our God is one Lord”
30Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’Deut. 6:4,5
31The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’Lev. 19:18
There is no commandment greater than these.”32 “Well said, teacher,” the man replied. “You are right in saying that God is one and there is no other but him.
1 John 3:18 NIV
18 Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.
Psalm 63:3 NIV
3 Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you.
Proverbs 10:12 NIV
12 Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs.
John 15:9-17 NIV
9“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love.10If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love.11I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.12My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.13Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.14You are my friends if you do what I command.15I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.16You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit-fruit that will last-and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.17This is my command: Love each other.
Proverbs 17:17 NIV
17 A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.
1 Corinthians 16:14 NIV
14 Do everything in love.
1 Peter 4:8 NIV
8 Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
Matthew 22:36-40 NIV
36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” 37 Jesus replied: ” ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’Deut. 6:5
38This is the first and greatest commandment.39And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’Lev. 19:18
40All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
Ephesians 5:25 NIV
25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her
Romans 12:9 NIV
9 Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.
Galatians 5:22 NIV
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
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