Scriptures on Love

Love is one of the greatest gifts from God, and one of the best principles by which to live life. The theme of God’s love for us and how we should love one another is a central theme in Scripture, and some of the best Scriptures on love are listed below.

Scriptures on Love

Scriptures on Love

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Mark 12:30-31

“And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.” This is the first commandment. And the second, like it, is this: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” There is no other commandment greater than these.

Luke 6:31

And just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise.

Luke 6:35

But love your enemies, do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High. For He is kind to the unthankful and evil.

Romans 12:9

Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good.

Romans 13:10

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

1 Corinthians 13:4-10

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.

1 Corinthians 13:13

And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

Ephesians 4:2

With all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love.

1 Peter 4:8

And above all things have fervent love for one another, for “love will cover a multitude of sins.”

1 John 4:7

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.

1 John 4:18-19

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. We love Him because He first loved us.

1 John 4:20

If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen?

John 15:13

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

Ephesians 5:25

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her,

Ephesians 5:33

Nevertheless let each one of you in particular so love his own wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.

Colossians 3:14

But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection.


Scriptural Books on Love

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

The 5 Love Languages
Love and Respect
The Four Loves
Making Love Last a Lifetime