16 Bible Verses About Love

16 Bible Verses about Love

The Bible speaks abundantly about love, reflecting the very nature of God, who is love. With over 500 mentions, love is a central theme woven throughout Scripture. But what does true love look like? My hope is that these 16 verses will offer a deeper understanding of God’s perfect love, guiding us to love others as He loves us.

1 Corinthians 13:4-5

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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. -1 Corinthians 13:4-5

1 Corinthians 16:14

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Let all that you do be done in love. -1 Corinthians 16:14

Proverbs 3:3-4

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Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you;
bind them around your neck;
write them on the tablet of your heart.
So you will find favor and good success
in the sight of God and man.
-Proverbs 3:3-4

1 John 4:16

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So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. -1 John 4:16

1 Corinthians 13:13

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So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love. – Corinthians 13:13

1 John 4:19

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We love because he first loved us. -1 John 4:19

1 Peter 4:8

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Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. -1 Peter 4:8

Romans 12:9

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Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. –Romans 12:9

John 15:12

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This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. -John 15:12

1 Corinthians 13:2

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And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. -1 Corinthians 13:2

Isaiah 49:15-16

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Can a woman forget her nursing child,
that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb?
Even these may forget,
yet I will not forget you.
Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands;
your walls are continually before me.
-Isaiah 49:15-16

Ephesians 5:25-26

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Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word. -Ephesians 5:25-26

1 John 4:12

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No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us. -1 John 4:12

1 John 4:20

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If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. -1 John 4:20

John 15:13

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Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. -John 15:13

1 John 4:18

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There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love. -1 John 4:18

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