Thirty Bible Verses On Love: What It Means To Love

If you asked a group of people what love is, you would probably get as many answers as the people you asked. Love means different things to us depending on how and where we were brought up. That said, we can get a crystal-clear picture of love from the Scriptures. Here are thirty Bible verses to paint that picture.

I. Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it. If a man offered for love all the wealth of his house, he would be utterly despised. Song of Solomon 8:7

II. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes [in] all things, endures all things. 1 Corinthians 13:7

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

IV. Better is a dinner of herbs where love is than a fattened ox and hatred with it. Proverbs 15:17

V. Above all these (compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience) put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. Colossians 3:14

VI. 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

VII. “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.

VIII. Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant. 1 Corinthians 13:4

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

X. 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

XI. We love because He first loved us. 1 John 4:19

XII. As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. John 15:9

XIII. By day the Lord commands His steadfast love, and at night His song is with me, a prayer to the God of my life. Psalm 42:8

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

XV. When I thought, “My foot slips,” your steadfast love, O Lord, held me up. Psalm 94:18

XVI. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His steadfast love toward those who fear Him. Psalm 103:11

XVII. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. Mark 12:30

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

XIX. I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you. Bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. Luke 6:27-28

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

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

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

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

XXIV. 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 8:38-39

XXV. There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. 1 John 4:18

XXVI. Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor. Proverbs 21:21

XXVII. Let all that you do be done in love. 1 Corinthians 16:14

XXVIII. The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness; He will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing. Zephaniah 3:17

XXIX. I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you. Jeremiah 31:3

XXX. May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you. 1 Thessalonians 3:12

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