70 Powerful Bible Verses about Love

The Bible is the most read book of all time. It has various translations and can even be accessed on the internet or your mobile phones. The Bible teaches us a lot of things and one of these is love. It’s the best source of what love means and the different kinds of love.

Love can be defined in so many ways. There are a lot of people who describe how amazing love is. The Scriptures that were inspired by the words and wisdom of God, describe to us how love understands and perseveres. It also shows how love is patient, kind, faithful and gentle. It’s the kind of love that we deserve in our relationship with everyone.

Now, here are powerful passages from the Bible that can inspire you to have a deeper understanding of love.

1. “Let all that you do be done in love.” – 1 Corinthians 16:14 | ESV

2. “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?” – Romans 8:35 | ESV

3. “And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love, and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.” – 1 John 4:16 | KJV

4. “But you, beloved, building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life.”– Jude 1:20-21 | ESV

5. “With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love.” – Ephesians 4:2 | KJV

6. “We love him because he first loved us.” – 1 John 4:19 | KJV

7. “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.” – Deuteronomy 6:4-5 | ESV

8. “Be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.” – Ephesians 4:32 | NLT

9. “Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.” – Romans 12:9 | KJV

10. “This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.” – John 15:12 | KJV

11. “For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died; and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised.” – 2 Corinthians 5:14-15 | ESV

12. “In the same way, you husbands must give honor to your wives. Treat your wife with understanding as you live together. She may be weaker than you are, but she is your equal partner in God’s gift of new life. Treat her as you should so your prayers will not be hindered.” – 1 Peter 3:7 | NLT

13. “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.” – Romans 8:37 | ESV

14. “Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word.” – Ephesians 5:25-26 | KJV

15. “Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honor preferring one another. – Romans 12:10 | KJV

16. “And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ.” – 2 Thessalonians 3:5 | KJV

17. “No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.” – 1 John 4:12 | KJV

18. “Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.” – Proverbs 3:3-4 | NIV

19. “If a man says, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?” – 1 John 4:20 | KJV

20. “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” – John 15:13 | KJV

21. “Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.” – Proverbs 31:10 |KJV

22. “Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me.” – Isaiah 49:15-16 | NIV

23. “But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.” – 1 Corinthians 2:9 | KJV

24. “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.” – 1 John 3:1|KJV

25. “There are three things that amaze me—no, four things that I don’t understand: how an eagle glides through the sky, how a snake slithers on a rock, how a ship navigates the ocean, how a man loves a woman.” – Proverbs 30:18-19 | NLT

26. “Owe no man anything, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.” – Romans 13:8 | KJV

27. “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because of fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.” – 1 John 4:18 | KJV

28. “Since you are precious and honored in my sight, and because I love you, I will give people in exchange for you, nations in exchange for your life.” – Isaiah 43:4 |NIV

29. “You have captivated my heart, my sister, my bride; you have captivated my heart with one glance of your eyes, with one jewel of your necklace.” – Song of Solomon 4:9 | ESV

30. “And the Lord make you increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you.” – 1 Thessalonians 3:12| KJV

31. “Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.” – Proverbs 10:12 | KJV

32. “And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.” – 1 Corinthians 13:13 | NIV

33. “But speaking the truth in love may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ.” – Ephesians 4:15 |KJV

34. “For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 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.” – Romans 8:38-39 | KJV

35. “Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame.” – Song of Songs 8:6|KJV

36. “He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. – 1 John 4:8 | KJV

37. Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity, and honor.” – Proverbs 21:21 |NIV

38. “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.” – Mark 12:30 | KJV

39. “And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. There is none other commandments greater than these.” – Mark 12:31 | KJV

40. “Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.” –  Ephesians 5:21 | NIV

41. “I love the Lord because he hath heard my voice and my supplications. Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.”– Psalm 116:1-2 | KJV

42. “For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensure it.” – 1 Peter 3:10-11 |KJV

43. “But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the Lord deal with me, be it ever so severely, if even death separates you and me.” – Ruth 1:16-17 | NIV

44. “It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.” – Lamentations 3:22-23 | KJV

45. “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” – 2 Timothy 1:7 | KJV

46. “Mercy unto you, and peace, and love be multiplied.”– Jude 1:2 | KJV

47. “Love worketh no ill to his neighbor: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.” – Romans 13:10 | KJV

48. “Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins.” – 1 Peter 4:8 |NLT

49. “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.” –Matthew 5:44 | KJV

50. “Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.” – 1 John 4:10 | KJV

51. “Yet the Lord will command his lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life.” – Psalm 42:8 | KJV

52. “And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling savor.” – Ephesians 5:2 | KJV

53. “For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.” – 1 John 3:11 | KJV

54. “Let brotherly love continue. Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.” – Hebrews 13:1-2 | KJV

55. “Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.” – 1 John 4:11 | KJV

56. “He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.” – John 14:21 |KJV

57. “Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it: if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would utterly be contemned.” –Song of Solomon 8:7 | KJV

58. “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.”– 1 John 2:15 |KJV

59. “Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee. Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name.” –Psalm 63:3-4 | KJV

60. “If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.” –1 Corinthians 13:2 | NIV

61. “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” – Romans 8:28 | KJV

62. “But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved).” – Ephesians 2:4-5 | KJV

63. “As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.” – Revelation 3:19 | KJV

64. “Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee.”– Psalm 143:8 | KJV

65. “For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.” – Galatians 5:14 | KJV

66. “By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples if ye have love one to another.”– John 13:35 | KJV

67. “The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” – Genesis 2:18 | NIV

68. “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 |ESV

69. “Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.” – Matthew 19:19 | KJV

70. “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.” – John 3:16 | KJV

Love does not limit only to a romantic kind of love. It goes way beyond that, and the best way to understand love is to learn it from the one who gives us the perfect kind of love, God. I hope this post has enlightened and inspired you to have a perspective of love on a divine level. Feel free to share God’s wisdom and teachings about love to your friend and loved ones.

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