20 Bible Scriptures that Speak on Love

Love is a powerful act that shows just how much you care about somebody or something.  Love is a major part of God’s Word.  This is because God is love.  The Bible (God’s Word) is filled with scriptures that speak of love, not only how we should love others, but how God loves us, how we should love God and what love looks like.  Without the presence of love evil and sin is sure to abound, and we see this more and more today than ever before.  The following are 20 bible scriptures that speak on love that will give you inspiration and encouragement.

God’s Love for Us

John 3:16 “For God loved the world so much that He gave His one and only son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.”

1 John 4:18-19“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.”

John 15:9 “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love.”

1 John 4:10 “This is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.”

Deuteronomy 7:9 “Know therefore that the Lord our God is God; He is the faithful God, keeping His covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love Him and keep His commandments.”

Deuteronomy 5:10 “but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.”

Love for God

Ephesians 6:24 “Grace to all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with an undying love.”

1 Corinthians 8:3 “But whoever loves God is known by God.”

Deuteronomy 6:5 “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.”

1 Chronicles 16:34 “Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever.”

John 14:23 “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’.”

Characteristics of Love

1 Corinthians 13:4 “Love is patient, love is kind.  It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”

Romans 12:9 “Love must be sincere.  Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.”

Our love for others

1 Peter 4:8 “Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.”

1 John 4:7-8 “Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.”

Ephesians 5:25 “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave Himself up for her.”

John 13:34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.”

1 John 4:20 “Whoever claims to love God yet hate 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.”

Matthew 5:43,44 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.”

1 Corinthians 16:14 “Do everything in Love.”

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