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Bible Verses About Love: 12 Important Scriptures

The most beautiful statements about love are found in the Bible. This shouldn’t surprise us, as God is love. Love is the central theme and main trigger of God’s actions in the Bible, and it has driven most of Biblical history.

Regarding the gift from God that is love, the Bible lets us know who we are to love the most, what we should love, what does true love look like, and how important it is that we love for God in our lives. So, let’s discover these 12 important Bible verses about love.

Bible verses about love

Here Are 12 Important Bible Verses About Love:

1. Jeremiah 31:3:

3 “The Lord has appeared of old to me, saying: “Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you.”

2. Song of Solomon 8:7:

7 “Many waters cannot quench love, nor can the floods drown it.”

3. Proverbs 10:12:

12 “Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all sins.”

4. Proverbs 15:17:

17 “Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a fatted calf with hatred.”

5. Proverbs 27:5:

5 “Open rebuke is better than love carefully concealed.”

6. John 13:34-35:

34 “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. 35 By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”

7. John 15:9-10:

“As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love. 10 If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love.”

8. John 15:13:

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

9. Romans 8:38-39:

38 “For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

10. 1 Corinthians 13:1-8:

1 “Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing. 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.”

11. 1 Corinthians 13:13:

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

12. Matthew 22:37:

37 “Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”

I hope you enjoyed these Bible verses about love!

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J. M.

J.M. holds a B.A. from the University of Louisville and his biggest passion in life is loving Jesus above everything else.

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