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Bible Verses about Love

1-corinthians 13:4-5

Do everything in love.

Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love,
for I have put my trust in you.
Show me the way I should go,
for to you I entrust my life.

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.

And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.

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.

Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.

We love because He first loved us.

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.

I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love.

Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.

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.

Isaiah 49:15-16 | NIV | faith prophecy

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.

My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.

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.

Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.

May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance.

No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.

Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen.

Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.

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.

However, as it is written: What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived — the things God has prepared for those who love him.

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.

Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law.

May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you.

Whoever pursues righteousness and love
finds life, prosperity and honor.

Hatred stirs up conflict,
but love covers over all wrongs.

Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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.

Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.

The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.

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.

I love the Lord, for he heard my voice;
he heard my cry for mercy.
Because he turned his ear to me,
I will call on him as long as I live.

For his anger lasts only a moment,
but his favor lasts a lifetime;
weeping may stay for the night,
but rejoicing comes in the morning.

For, Whoever would love life
and see good days
must keep their tongue from evil
and their lips from deceitful speech.
They must turn from evil and do good;
they must seek peace and pursue it.

No one should seek their own good, but the good of others.

Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,
for his compassions never fail.
They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.

Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.

For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.

Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance.

Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.

The Lord is compassionate and gracious,
slow to anger, abounding in love.

This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.

But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?

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.

Do not hate a fellow Israelite in your heart. Rebuke your neighbor frankly so you will not share in their guilt. Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the Lord.

By day the Lord directs his love,
at night his song is with me—
a prayer to the God of my life.

But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness.

And walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

When I said, “My foot is slipping,”
your unfailing love, Lord, supported me.

For this is the message you heard from the beginning: We should love one another.

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.’”

Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.

Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them.

A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.

Because your love is better than life,
my lips will glorify you.
I will praise you as long as I live,
and in your name I will lift up my hands.

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.

For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love.

You, Lord, are forgiving and good,
abounding in love to all who call to you.

My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline,
and do not resent his rebuke,
because the Lord disciplines those he loves,
as a father the son he delights in.

But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

“By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent.

For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.”

We ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters, and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love all of you have for one another is increasing.

You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.

The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not covet,” and whatever other command there may be, are summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

As a father has compassion on his children,
so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him.

If you love me, keep my commands.

The Lord loves righteousness and justice;
the earth is full of his unfailing love.

Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.

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 strength.

And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister.

“I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.”

One thing I ask from the Lord,
this only do I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord
all the days of my life,
to gaze on the beauty of the Lord
and to seek him in his temple.

For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.

It was not by their sword that they won the land,
nor did their arm bring them victory;
it was your right hand, your arm,
and the light of your face, for you loved them.

Not to us, Lord, not to us
but to your name be the glory,
because of your love and faithfulness.

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.

Praise the Lord. Blessed are those who fear the Lord,
who find great delight in his commands.

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.

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.

Do not withhold your mercy from me, Lord;
may your love and faithfulness always protect me.

Rend your heart
and not your garments.
Return to the Lord your God,
for he is gracious and compassionate,
slow to anger and abounding in love,
and he relents from sending calamity.

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.

For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any value. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.

Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice! Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you.

Let your face shine on your servant;
save me in your unfailing love.

‘You shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, honor your father and mother,’ and ‘love your neighbor as yourself.’

But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.

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?

‘Honor your father and mother,’ and ‘love your neighbor as yourself.’
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