24 Inspiring Bible Verses on Love

24 Bible Verses on Love

What does the Bible say on the topic of love? How should we love God? How should we show real love to others?

The Bible has much to say about love. As I studied these verses, I noticed a 5 principles are repeated in God’s Word about love.

First, according to the New Testament the new commandment is to love God first. Anytime we put someone or something before God we are sinning. God should be our first love.

Second, the best way to show the love of Christ to others is by treating them with the same respect we would show ourselves. Don’t forget to show love to your enemies.

Third, love covers sins and mistakes. In John 3:16, God loved us and sent Jesus so we could be forgiven. I Peter 4:8 love forgives wrongs done to us.

Fourth, love is enduring. It’s not a feeling we change from hour to hour or day to day.

Fifth, love is a choice. Love makes sacrifices for the one loved.

Here are some of my favorite Bible verses on love.

24 Inspiring Bible verses on love

I Corinthians 13:4-7 What is love?

Love is patient and is kind. Love doesn’t envy. Love doesn’t brag, is not proud, doesn’t behave itself inappropriately, doesn’t seek its own way, is not provoked, takes no account of evil; doesn’t rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things.

I John 4:18 No fear in love

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear has punishment. He who fears is not made perfect in love.

I John 4:13 God is love

We know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love, and he who remains in love remains in God, and God remains in him. 

I Corinthians 13:1 Tongues of Men

 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a clanging cymbal.

John 15:13 – Christ’s Love

Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.

Proverbs 17:17 A Friend’s Love

A friend loves at all times; and a brother is born for adversity.

I Peter 4:8 – Love doesn’t keep a record of wrongs

And above all things be earnest in your love among yourselves, for love covers a multitude of sins.

Galatians 5:22-23 Fruit of the Spirit

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, 23 gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

Mark 12:30-31 The Greatest Commandment

 You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment. 31  The second is like this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.

Ephesians 4:2-3 Love brings a bond of peace

With all lowliness and humility, with patience, bearing with one another in love, 3 being eager to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Romans 8:38-39 Nothing can separate us from the love of God

For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Jeremiah 31:3 Loved with an everlasting love

 The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying , Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.

I Corinthians 13:13 – The Greatest of these is Love

But now faith, hope, and love remain—these three. The greatest of these is love.

Song of Solomon 3:4 Unfailing love

I had scarcely passed from them, when I found him whom my soul loves. I held him, and would not let him go, until I had brought him into my mother’s house, into the room of her who conceived me.

I John 4:8 – Love God by Loving Others 

He who doesn’t love doesn’t know God, for God is love. 

II Timothy 1:7 No fear

For God didn’t give us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and self-control.

Genesis 29:20 True Love

 Jacob served seven years for Rachel. They seemed to him but a few days, for the love he had for her.

Jude 1:2 – Mercy, peace and love

May mercy, peace, and love be multiplied to you.

I John 5:3 – How do we love God?

For this is loving God, that we keep his commandments. His commandments are not grievous.

Matthew 5:44 – Love your enemy

But I tell you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who mistreat you and persecute you.

John 3:16 – God’s great love for us

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

Psalm 103:8 – Showing God’s love

The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.

I John 3:18 – Love in Action

My little children, let’s not love in word only, or with the tongue only, but in deed and truth. 

Galatians 5:14 – Fulfilling the law with love

For the whole law is fulfilled in one word, in this: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”


What does the Bible say about love? Check out these 24 Bible verses on love.

2 thoughts on “24 Inspiring Bible Verses on Love”

  1. Hi Rachel,

    Thanks so much for sharing these encouraging scriptures. I love the fonts and graphics you’re using too. Your 5 principles for love are spot on and very helpful. May God continue to bless your writing ministry!

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