Bible quotes about love

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Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. ~ John 15:13 KJV
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. ~ John 4:18 KJV
Just as the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; remain in my love. If you observe my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I have observed the commandments of the Father and remain in his love.
~ Jesus
Gospel of John 15:9-10
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. ~ Paul of Tarsus
The three most important things to have are faith, hope and love. But the greatest of them is love. ~ Paul of Tarsus

The Bible is a collection of sacred scriptures that includes many widely quoted statements about Love.

Quotes[edit]

  • God is love, and those who abide in love abide in God, and God abides in them.
  • There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
  • Love thy neighbor as thyself.
    • The Bible, Leviticus 19:18.
  • Stay with me flagons, comfort me with apples: for I am sick of love.
    • The Bible, Song of Solomon 2:5
    • Alternate translation: "Strengthen me with flagons of wine, refresh me with apples; for sick of love am I".
  • I adjure you, o daughters of Jerusalem, that you stir not up nor awaken love until it please.
    • The Bible, Song of Solomon 8:4.
  • Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it.
    • The Bible, Song of Solomon 8:7.
    • Alternative translation: "Many waters are not able to quench love, nor can the rivers flood it away".
  • … love is strong as death, jealousy is fierce as the grave.Its flashes are flashes of fire, the very flame of the Lord.
    • Song of Solomon 8:6.
  • If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
    • I Corinthians 13:1-2.

King James Version[edit]

  • Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
  • Because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
  • I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.
  • But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for He is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.
  • A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
  • No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
  • There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
  • Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
    • John, XV. 13
  • Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
  • The stranger that dwelleth with you shall be unto you as one born among you, and thou shalt love him as thyself; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.
  • 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.... And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
    • 1 Corinthians 13:4 - 8 (New King James Version)
  • 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. For we know in part and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.
    When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.
    And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
    • Paul of Tarsus, I Corinthians Ch. 13 (NKJV)
    • Variant translation: 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 wrong. Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices in the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perservers. Love never fails.
      • 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
  • Love is the fulfilling of the law.
    • Romans, XIII. 10
  • Love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave.
    • Song of Solomon, VIII. 6
  • Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it.
    • Song of Solomon, VIII. 7
  • But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures[edit]

  • Surely goodness and mercy and unfailing love shall follow me all the days of my life.
The earth is filled with Jehovah’s loyal love.
  • For you, O Jehovah, are good and ready to forgive;
You abound in loyal love for all those who call on you.
  • Just as the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; remain in my love. If you observe my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I have observed the commandments of the Father and remain in his love. “These things I have spoken to you, so that my joy may be in you and your joy may be made full. This is my commandment, that you love one another just as I have loved you. No one has love greater than this, that someone should surrender his life in behalf of his friends.

New International Version[edit]

  • Their mouths speak of love, but their hearts are greedy for unjust gain.
  • Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law. The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not covet,” and whatever other command there may be, are summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.

See also[edit]

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