Bible Verses About Love

God is the ultimate example of love to us. We are shown through the life and death of Jesus Christ what it means to love others first. This collection of Bible verses will help you understand what it means to love God and love others. These are also good verses to encourage others with, use for Valentines Day, use in a wedding ceremony, or memorize with your children!

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1 Corinthians 13:4-8 KJV

4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth vaunteth...: or, is not rash not itself, is not puffed up, 5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; 6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; in the truth: or, with the truth 7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. 8 Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; fail: Gr. vanish away whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.

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1 John 4:7 KJV

7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born is born: or, has been born of God, and knoweth God.

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John 3:16 KJV

16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

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Romans 5:8 KJV

8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

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1 John 3:1 KJV

1 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.

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Romans 13:8 KJV

8 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.

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Ephesians 4:1-4 KJV

1 I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, of the Lord: or, in the Lord beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, 2 With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; 3 Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;

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Matthew 5:43-48 KJV

43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. 44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; 45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. 46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? 47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so? 48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

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Mark 12:28-30 KJV

28 And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all? 29 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: 30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.

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1 John 3:18 KJV

18 My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.

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Psalm 63:3 KJV

3 Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee.

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Proverbs 10:12 KJV

12 Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.

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John 15:9-17 KJV

9 As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love. 10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love. 11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. 12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. 13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. 14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. 15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you. 16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you. 17 These things I command you, that ye love one another.

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Proverbs 17:17 KJV

17 A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

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