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10 Bible verses about love

They say love is what makes the world go round, but what does the Bible have to say about it? Here are the top ten Bible verses tagged with 'love' on our online Bible.

  1. 'Love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.' Deuteronomy 6.5 (GNB)
  2. 'Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it. If one offered for love all the wealth of his house, it would be utterly scorned.' Song of Songs 8.7 (NRSV)
  3. 'Love is not ill-mannered or selfish or irritable; love does not keep a record of wrongs.' 1 Corinthians 13.5 (GNB)
  4. 'If you love only the people who love you, why should you receive a blessing? Even sinners love those who love them!' Luke 6.32 (GNB)
  5. 'The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end' Lamentations 3.22 (ESV) 
  6. 'Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.' Romans 12.19 (ESV)
  7. 'Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.' John 15.13 (ESV)
  8. 'This is how we know what love is: Christ gave his life for us. We too, then, ought to give our lives for our brothers and sisters!' 1 John 3.16 (ESV)
  9. 'Hate stirs up trouble, but love overlooks all offences.' Proverbs 10.12 (GNB)
  10. 'Meanwhile these three remain: faith, hope, and love; and the greatest of these is love.' 1 Corinthians 13.13 (GNB)


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Author: Bible Society, 11 September 2017 (Last updated: 23 February 2021)

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