Scriptures on Agape Love

Agape love is unconditional, self-sacrificial love. It is the kind of love God has for all of us, and is the kind of love which allowed Jesus to lay down His life for us on the cross. Probably no sinful human has the perfect, divine, agape love, but we can get close in how we feel about our children or other family members when we would do anything for them, even if it hurts us terribly.

The following Scriptures on Agape Love will reveal further what Agape Love is, and how much God loves you.

Scripture on Agape Love

Scriptures on Agape Love

If you want to know what Scripture says about agape love, some good Bible verses are listed below.

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John 3:16

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

1 John 4:8

He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.

1 Corinthians 13:4-8

Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away.

Romans 5:8

But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

John 13:34-35

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.

Matthew 22:35-38

Then one of them, a lawyer, asked Him a question, testing Him, and saying, “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?”

Jesus said to him, ” ‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment.”

1 John 4:18

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.

John 14:21

He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he 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 15:13

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


Scriptural Books on Agape Love

Here are some helpful books for learning more about what Scripture teaches on the topic of agape love. Click on a book below to see pricing and reviews.

The Four Loves
The Way of Agape
He Loves Me!
Leading with Love