From standard passages like “love your neighbor as yourself” to the ever-famous line from 1 Corinthians, “love is patient, love is kind,” the Bible is filled with verses about love. However, the Bible doesn’t just talk about romantic love, but also the love we have for our friends and family as well as the love we have for the Lord. In order to help spread the love, here are 10 powerful Bible verses all about love!
1. John 3:16
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
Beautiful and inspiring, this verse about God’s love for the world is often called the “Gospel in a nutshell.”
2. Luke 6:35
“But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.”
God asks us to love one another, even our enemies, for love has the power to bring peace to our hearts.
“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”
When you have love, it’s easy to have faith and hope.
“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. We love because he first loved us.”
Love is a gift from God; a gift with the power to help us overcome our worries.
5. Proverbs 3:3
“Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.”
Love is a splendid thing, but it is also a choice we must make.
“Jesus replied: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”
God commands us to not only love Him, but those around us as well.
7. Psalms 85:10
“Love and faithfulness meet together; righteousness and peace kiss each other.”
Poetic with great depth, this beautiful passage from the Book of Psalms reminds us that faithfulness springs up from the ground while righteousness looks down upon us.
“Better a meal of vegetables where there is love than a fattened calf with hatred.”
Just as it’s better to be happy and poor than unhappy and rich, it is ultimately best to have love in your heart (no matter what else you have).
“Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.”
This passage from the Book of Romans reminds us of the power of choosing love first and foremost.
“Do everything in love.”
Simple, yet so beautiful. This verse from 1 Corinthians is a wonderful reminder to act in integrity, and with love in your heart.