Bible Verses about True Love

Compiled by The BibleStudyTools Staff on 09/19/2019

What does the Bible say about True Love? Discover the top Bible verses about True Love from the Old and New Testaments. Read through the biblical references of True Love to learn more about its meaning and significance. May you find some insight from these related scripture quotes!

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1 John 4:8
8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.
9 This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.
Love One Another
35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
You Are Loved
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.
27 He answered, “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’ ; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ ”
Romans 5:8 - God Demonstrated His Love
8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
33 However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.
1 John 4:7 - Love One Another
7 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.
10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.
Husbands Love Wives
25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her
28 In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.
Love is Patient, Love is Kind
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.
Love is Patient, Love is Kind
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
15 “If you love me, keep my commands.
Your Daily Verse - 1 Corinthians 13:13
13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love,
19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
3 In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome,
18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ,
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.
18 Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.
John 15:13 - Greater Love
13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
1 If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.
2 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.
3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.
Love Never Fails
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.
Your Daily Verse - 1 John 4:16
16 And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.
6 to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves.
19 We love because he first loved us.
John 13:34
34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
John 13:34
34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
17 This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus.
6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
Your Daily Verse - 1 Peter 4:8
8 Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
4 But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared,
He has poured HIS love into our hearts
5 And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.
20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
Is God's fruit showing through you? - Galatians 5:22-23
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
4 For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love
15 For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God’s people,
4 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy,
11 For this is the message you heard from the beginning: We should love one another.
14 We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love each other. Anyone who does not love remains in death.
Love is...
16 This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.
17 If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person?
1 John 4:8
8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.
9 This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.
Husbands Love Wives
25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her
26 to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word,
27 and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.
Colossians 3:14
14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
Luke 6:35
35 But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.
Matthew 6:24
24 “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.