Bible Verses About Love: God’s Love, Love for Neighbor, Christian Quotes on Love

Bible-verses-Gods-loveThis post is a list of inspirational Bible verses about love.  These encouraging Bible verses, biblical quotes, and Christian quotes on love should give you a good understanding of the Biblical Scriptures on Love.

These Scriptures on love are all taken from the English Standard Version (ESV).  Because the Bible says so much about God’s love for us and how we are to love one another, this is not an exhaustive list but a good start for a personal Bible Study on love.

Bible Verses on God’s Love

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16

I made known to them your name, and I will continue to make it known, that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.  John 17:26

And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. Romans 5:5

…but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.  Romans 5:8

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.  For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers,  nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.  Romans 8:37-39

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.  Galatians 2:20

See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 1 John 3:1

For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died. 1 Corinthians 5:14

Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men,  for he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things. Psalm 107:8-9

For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but my steadfast love shall not depart from you, and my covenant of peace shall not be removed,” says the LORD, who has compassion on you. Isaiah 54:10

 The Lord is merciful and gracious,
slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. Psalm 103:8

For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; Psalm 103:11

But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him, and his righteousness to children’s children,to those who keep his covenant and remember to do his commandments. Psalm 103:17

ButGod, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us,  even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved. Ephesians 2:4-5

Walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. Ephesians 5:2

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;is mercies never come to an end;they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23

Because your steadfast love is better than life,
 my lips will praise you. Psalm 63:3

“Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him; I will protect him, because he knows my name.” Psalm 91:14

Bible Verses on Love for God

 Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.  And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:29-31

Love the LORD, all you his saints! The LORD preserves the faithful but abundantly repays the one who acts in pride. Psalm 31:23bible-verses-love-your-neighbor

For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome. 1 John 5:3

Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.” John 14:21

Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. John 14:23

…loving the Lord your God, obeying his voice and holding fast to him, for he is your life and length of days… Deuteronomy 30:20

Bible Verses on Love for Your Neighbor

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” Matthew 5:43-44

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. John 13:34

For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”  Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. Romans 13:9-10

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.  Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love…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 4:7-8, 16

If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing well. James 2:8

Whoever covers an offense seeks love, but he who repeats a matter separates close friends. Proverbs 17:9

Let brotherly love continue. Hebrews 13:1Love One Another

Now concerning brotherly love you have no need for anyone to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love one another, for that indeed is what you are doing to all the brothers throughout Macedonia. But we urge you, brothers, to do this more and more.  1 Thessalonians 4:9-10

Whoever loves his brother abides in the light, and in him there is no cause for stumbling. 1 John 2:10

Whoever spares the rod hates his son,but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him. Proverbs 13:24

Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.  Ephesians 5:25

You shall treat the stranger who sojourns with you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God. Leviticus 19:34

By this it is evident who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is the one who does not love his brother.  For this is the message that you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. 1 John 3:10-11

Other Bible Verses on Love

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; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13

For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, but only faith working through love.  Galatians 5:6bible-verses-love-rejoices-in-truth

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23

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

Hatred stirs up strife,but love covers all offenses. Proverbs 10:12

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

Christian Quotes about Love

God loves you with an everlasting love.  No other experience of love can come close to the love God has for you in Christ. Colin Smith

God communicates His love to you by the Cross and through the Spirit. Colin Smith

If the first mark of a true and living church is love, the second is suffering. The one is naturally consequent on the other. A willingness to suffer proves the genuineness of love.  John Stott

Christian Love, either towards God or towards man, is an affair of the will.  C.S. Lewis
God loves each of us as if there were only one of us. Augustine
Faith , like light, should always be simple and unbending; while love, like warmth, should beam forth on every side, and bend to every necessity of our brethren.  Martin Luther
When I have learnt to love God better than my earthly dearest, I shall love my earthly dearest better than I do now.  C.S. Lewis
Love makes everything lovely; hate concentrates itself on the one thing hated.  George MacDonald
To love at all is to be vulnerable.  C.S. Lewis

Love means to love that which is unlovable; or it is no virtue at all.  G.K. Chesterton

Humility and love are precisely the graces which the men of the world can understand, if they do not comprehend doctrines.  They are the graces about which there is no mystery, and they are within reach of all classes… [The poorest] Christian can every day find occasion for practicing love and humility.  J.C. Ryle

I think that all the diseases in the world, the disease that all humankind suffers from, the disease that is most devastating to us is not AIDS, it’s not gluttony, it’s not cancer, it’s not any of those things.  It is the disease that comes about because we live in ignorance of the wealth of love that God has for us.  Rich Mullins

If we truly love people, we will desire for them far more than it is within our power to give them, and this will lead us to prayer: Intercession is a way of loving others.   Richard J. Foster

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Love the LORD, all you his saints! The LORD preserves the faithful but abundantly repays the one who acts in pride. Psalm 31:23For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome.

Date Posted: January 20th, 2012