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 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.

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1 John 4:7 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.

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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.

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Romans 5:8 NIV

8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

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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.

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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.

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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;

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Matthew 5:43-48 NIV

43 "You have heard that it was said, 'Love your neighborLev. 19:18  and hate your enemy.' 44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 that 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. 46 If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? 47 And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? 48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

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Mark 12:28-30 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" 30 Love 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

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1 John 3:18 NIV

18 Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.

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Psalm 63:3 NIV

3 Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you.

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Proverbs 10:12 NIV

12 Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs.

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John 15:9-17 NIV

9 "As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. 10 If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commands and remain in his love. 11 I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. 12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command. 15 I 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. 16 You 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. 17 This is my command: Love each other.

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Proverbs 17:17 NIV

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

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