Bible Verses About Love

Bible Quotes on Love: If you're looking for Scriptures to reflect your thoughts and feelings toward someone, our collection here will provide a wide variety of Bible verses on loving others, love within marriage, loving enemies, and agape love.

The Bible says that God is love, which makes it the perfect source to learn how to love others, even those who are difficult for us too. Our world has skewed the meaning of true love but God's Word remains a steadfast, true source of knowledge on how to love. Read and meditate on this list of Scripture from the Holy Bible and begin seeing the change in your heart and mind that comes from pursuing self-less love!

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Marriage Bible Verses

God created and instituted marriage. The Bible is the only true source for the definition of marriage and roles of husband and wife. Whether you are looking for Scripture to include in your wedding vows during the ceremony or looking to renew the love in your marriage, this collection of Bible verses will provide excellent encouragement and inspiration.

  • "Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything. Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. After all, no one ever hated their own body, but they feed and care for their body, just as Christ does the church - for we are members of his body. “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.” This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church. However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband." ~ Ephesians 5:22-33

  • "Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them." ~ Colossians 3:18-19
  • "He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the LORD." ~ Proverbs 18:22
  • "I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine." ~ Song of Solomon 8:3
  • "I found the one my heart loves." ~ Song of Solomon 3:4
  • "Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. The man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.” That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh." ~ Genesis 2:22-24
  • "May your fountain be blessed, and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth. A loving doe, a graceful deer— may her breasts satisfy you always, may you ever be intoxicated with her love." ~ Proverbs 5:18-19
  • "A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value. She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life." ~ Proverbs 31:10-12
  • "Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; for love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame. Many waters cannot quench love; rivers cannot sweep it away. If one were to give all the wealth of one’s house for love, it would be utterly scorned." ~ Song of Solomon 8:6
  • "Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken." ~ Ecclesiastes 4:9-12
  • “But at the beginning of creation God ‘made them male and female.’ ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.’So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.” ~ Mark 10:9-6

Bible Verses About Love in Relationships

As Christians and followers of Jesus Christ, the Bible tells us that the world will know us by our love. The greatest testimony that we can be is to love those around us - whether family, friends or stranger. God puts no limits on love. The below Scripture will guide you in choosing to "put on love"!

  • "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. 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. 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." ~ 1 Corinthians 13:1-3

  • "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails." ~ 1 Corinthians 13:4-8

  • "Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves." ~ Romans 12:9-10

  • “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 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: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’There is no commandment greater than these.” ~ Mark 12:29-31

  • "Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law." ~ Romans 13:8

  • "A friend loves at all times." ~ Proverbs 17:17

  • "Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law." ~ Romans 13:10

  • "Many claim to have unfailing love, but a faithful person who can find? The righteous lead blameless lives; blessed are their children after them." ~ Proverbs 20:6-7

  • "And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love." ~ 1 Corinthians 13:13

  • "Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace." ~ Ephesians 4:2-3

  • "Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins." ~ 1 Peter 4:8

  • "Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love." ~ 1 John 4:7

  • "Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another." ~ 1 John 4:11

  • "And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister." ~ 1 John 4:21

  • "And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity." ~ Colossians 3:14

  • "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. 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? Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth." ~ 1 John 3:16-18

  • "Do everything in love." ~ 1 Corinthians 16:14

Bible Verses About God's Love

God is love! If we want the perfect example of love, it is in our creator God. Often, God's love is referred to as agape love which is the highest form of love that is selfless and sacrificial. It is steadfast, unchanging, and unconditional. Below are a few Scripture examples of God's great love for you!

  • "Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love." ~ 1 John 4:7-8
  • "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. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us." ~ John 4:9-12
  • "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. 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. There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love." ~ 1 John 4:16-18
  •  "We love because he first loved us." ~ 1 John 4:19
  • “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. 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." ~ John 15:9-10
  • "My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends."  ~ John 15:12-13

  • "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." ~ John 3:16

  • "Now therefore that the LORD your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations." ~ Deuteronomy 7:9
  • "But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast loveand faithfulness." ~ Psalms 86:15
  • "God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." ~ Romans 5:8
  • "God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, evenwhen we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ - by grace you have been saved." ~ Ephesians 2:4-5
  • "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

Bible Verses About Loving Your Enemies

The idea of loving and forgiving our enemies sounds completely ridiculous at times. It is our human nature to want to defend ourselves and fight back. However, if we are called to be like Jesus, we are called to forgive those who hurt us. Loving your enemy is less about reconciling a relationship and more about the condition of your heart! Here is a collection of Scripture that will bring you peace and resolve in your relationships.

  • “But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. If someone slaps you on one cheek, turn to them the other also. If someone takes your coat, do not withhold your shirt from them. Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back. Do to others as you would have them do to you." ~ Luke 6:27-31
  • "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."  ~ Luke 6:35
  • "You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 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. If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect". ~ Matthew 5:43-48

  • "On the contrary: “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good." ~ Romans 12:20-21
  • "Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs." ~ Proverbs 10:12
  • "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

Christian Resources on Love

  • Love Quotes - Read quotes and verses about loving others, your enemy, God, and even yourself.
  • 8 Simple Ways to Love and Encourage Your Husband - There’s hope for us all, and all we have to do is commit to making an effort. So, if you’re wondering how you can start loving and encouraging your husband better, here are eight ways to get started (eight ways that are husband approved, I should add!)
  • What Does the Bible Say About Marriage? Today’s view of marriage seems to teach that marriage is based on your happiness and can be temporary. I’m worried that I’m not prepared for how God wants me to view marriage. What does the Bible say about marriage? 
  • 10 Things You Should Know About the Love of God
  • What to Do When You Fall Out of Love - Here are a few practical steps you can take to bring love back into your marriage
  • A Prayer of Love