100 Bible Verses about Loving God

John 3:16 ESV / 1,233 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Romans 5:8 ESV / 1,143 helpful votes

But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

1 John 4:19 ESV / 1,016 helpful votes

We love because he first loved us.

Deuteronomy 7:9 ESV / 991 helpful votes

Know therefore that the Lord your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations,

1 John 3:1 ESV / 927 helpful votes

See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.

1 John 4:16 ESV / 881 helpful votes

So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.

1 John 4:8 ESV / 880 helpful votes

Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

John 14:21 ESV / 776 helpful votes

Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.”

1 John 4:7 ESV / 772 helpful votes

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.

Ephesians 2:4-5 ESV / 749 helpful votes

But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—

Romans 8:37-39 ESV / 748 helpful votes

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Deuteronomy 6:5 ESV / 701 helpful votes

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.

John 14:15 ESV / 690 helpful votes

“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.

Luke 10:27 ESV / 689 helpful votes

And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.”

Galatians 2:20 ESV / 677 helpful votes

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

1 John 4:7-8 ESV / 675 helpful votes

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

John 15:13 ESV / 647 helpful votes

Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.

Psalm 86:15 ESV / 637 helpful votes

But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.

Romans 5:5 ESV / 629 helpful votes

And hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

Matthew 6:24 ESV / 617 helpful votes

“No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.

1 Peter 4:8 ESV / 602 helpful votes

Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.

Zephaniah 3:17 ESV / 602 helpful votes

The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.

1 John 5:3 ESV / 588 helpful votes

For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome.

1 Corinthians 13:13 ESV / 562 helpful votes

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

John 14:23 ESV / 533 helpful votes

Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.

Ephesians 5:25 ESV / 530 helpful votes

Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her,

1 John 4:18 ESV / 528 helpful votes

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.

Colossians 3:14 ESV / 514 helpful votes

And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.

John 13:34 ESV / 514 helpful votes

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.

Jeremiah 31:3 ESV / 507 helpful votes

The Lord appeared to him from far away. I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 ESV / 503 helpful votes

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Isaiah 54:10 ESV / 499 helpful votes

For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but my steadfast love shall not depart from you, and my covenant of peace shall not be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you.

Proverbs 10:12 ESV / 499 helpful votes

Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.

1 John 4:10 ESV / 486 helpful votes

In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

1 John 4:20 ESV / 479 helpful votes

If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen.

John 14:23-24 ESV / 478 helpful votes

Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. Whoever does not love me does not keep my words. And the word that you hear is not mine but the Father's who sent me.

Romans 13:8 ESV / 475 helpful votes

Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.

Psalm 136:26 ESV / 473 helpful votes

Give thanks to the God of heaven, for his steadfast love endures forever.

Mark 12:29-31 ESV / 465 helpful votes

Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”

1 Peter 5:6-7 ESV / 455 helpful votes

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

1 Corinthians 16:14 ESV / 454 helpful votes

Let all that you do be done in love.

1 John 4:12 ESV / 452 helpful votes

No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.

Psalm 63:3 ESV / 448 helpful votes

Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you.

2 Thessalonians 3:5 ESV / 436 helpful votes

May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ.

Proverbs 17:17 ESV / 430 helpful votes

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

John 13:34-35 ESV / 415 helpful votes

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 ESV / 408 helpful votes

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; ...

Matthew 5:43-48 ESV / 407 helpful votes

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? ...

1 John 4:9 ESV / 393 helpful votes

In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him.

Proverbs 3:3-4 ESV / 393 helpful votes

Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor and good success in the sight of God and man.

Matthew 22:37 ESV / 392 helpful votes

And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.

1 Chronicles 16:11 ESV / 391 helpful votes

Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 386 helpful votes

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 ESV / 380 helpful votes

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.

John 15:9-17 ESV / 378 helpful votes

As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. 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. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full. “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. ...

1 John 3:18 ESV / 367 helpful votes

Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.

Romans 12:9 ESV / 364 helpful votes

Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.

Ephesians 4:2 ESV / 357 helpful votes

With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,

John 17:24-26 ESV / 348 helpful votes

Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world. O righteous Father, even though the world does not know you, I know you, and these know that you have sent me. I made known to them your name, and I will continue to make it known, that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.”

1 John 2:4-6 ESV / 342 helpful votes

Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him, but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him: whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.

Romans 8:28 ESV / 334 helpful votes

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 329 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Psalm 16:11 ESV / 329 helpful votes

You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

Psalm 109:26 ESV / 326 helpful votes

Help me, O Lord my God! Save me according to your steadfast love!

1 John 4:9-10 ESV / 324 helpful votes

In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

1 John 4:9-11 ESV / 323 helpful votes

In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

Song of Solomon 8:6-7 ESV / 323 helpful votes

Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm, for love is strong as death, jealousy is fierce as the grave. Its flashes are flashes of fire, the very flame of the Lord. Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it. If a man offered for love all the wealth of his house, he would be utterly despised.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 321 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,

Jude 1:21 ESV / 317 helpful votes

Keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life.

John 15:12 ESV / 308 helpful votes

“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.

Proverbs 8:17 ESV / 308 helpful votes

I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently find me.

Ephesians 2:4 ESV / 305 helpful votes

But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us,

Ephesians 5:33 ESV / 297 helpful votes

However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.

John 15:12-14 ESV / 295 helpful votes

“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you.

1 John 4:7-21 ESV / 293 helpful votes

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. ...

Isaiah 43:4 ESV / 289 helpful votes

Because you are precious in my eyes, and honored, and I love you, I give men in return for you, peoples in exchange for your life.

Matthew 22:34-40 ESV / 288 helpful votes

But when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together. And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. ...

Romans 12:10 ESV / 285 helpful votes

Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.

Romans 8:35 ESV / 271 helpful votes

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?

Isaiah 1:1-31 ESV / 270 helpful votes

The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah. Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth; for the Lord has spoken: “Children have I reared and brought up, but they have rebelled against me. The ox knows its owner, and the donkey its master's crib, but Israel does not know, my people do not understand.” Ah, sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, offspring of evildoers, children who deal corruptly! They have forsaken the Lord, they have despised the Holy One of Israel, they are utterly estranged. Why will you still be struck down? Why will you continue to rebel? The whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint. ...

John 15:9 ESV / 269 helpful votes

As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love.

1 John 4:21 ESV / 265 helpful votes

And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother.

Ephesians 3:19 ESV / 265 helpful votes

And to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

Matthew 22:37-39 ESV / 265 helpful votes

And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

Galatians 5:22-23 ESV / 257 helpful votes

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

1 Corinthians 13:2 ESV / 256 helpful votes

And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.

John 15:12-13 ESV / 243 helpful votes

“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.

Ephesians 5:2 ESV / 242 helpful votes

And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

Psalm 36:7 ESV / 237 helpful votes

How precious is your steadfast love, O God! The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings.

1 John 5:3-5 ESV / 227 helpful votes

For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome. For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

Romans 8:37 ESV / 224 helpful votes

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.

1 Corinthians 2:9 ESV / 223 helpful votes

But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him”—

Romans 13:10 ESV / 220 helpful votes

Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

John 16:27 ESV / 211 helpful votes

For the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God.

Deuteronomy 10:12 ESV / 211 helpful votes

“And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you, but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul,

Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 208 helpful votes

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Romans 8:38-39 ESV / 204 helpful votes

For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Revelation 11:1-19 ESV / 199 helpful votes

Then I was given a measuring rod like a staff, and I was told, “Rise and measure the temple of God and the altar and those who worship there, but do not measure the court outside the temple; leave that out, for it is given over to the nations, and they will trample the holy city for forty-two months. And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth.” These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth. And if anyone would harm them, fire pours from their mouth and consumes their foes. If anyone would harm them, this is how he is doomed to be killed. ...

John 15:10 ESV / 190 helpful votes

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.

1 Corinthians 10:31 ESV / 179 helpful votes

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

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