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Top 15 Bible Verses About Love: Loving God and Neighbor

Top 15 Bible Verses About Love: Loving God and Neighbor

Read this collection of Bible verses about love as inspiration to "put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony." (Colossians 3:14) Jesus Christ continually preached and taught His Apostles the importance of love, a new command given in the Gospel. Christ said, "A new command I give you: Love one another, as I have loved you" (John 13:34).

The Bible instructs us that we must have a love for God to joyfully keep His commandments. The purpose of our creation is to live in communion with God, by loving God and one another. The greatest commandment, as Christ stated in Matthew 22:37-40, is "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.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.

Therefore, let us love God and our neighbor with the fullness of our lives, not just in word but in deed and truth! May these scripture quotes about love inspire you to live in devotion to God with thanksgiving.

  • 1 Corinthians 13:4-6

    1 Corinthians 13:4-6

    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.

    (Read 1 Corinthians 13)

  • 1 Corinthians 13:7-8

    1 Corinthians 13:7-8

    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.

    (Read 1 Corinthians 13)

  • 1 John 4:7

    1 John 4:7

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

    (Read 1 John 4)

  • 1 John 4:8

    1 John 4:8

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

    (Read 1 John 4)

  • 1 John 4:18-19

    1 John 4:18-19

    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. We love because he first loved us.

    (Read 1 John 4)

  • John 13:34-35

    John 13:34-35

    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.

    (Read John 13)

  • John 14:15

    John 14:15

    If you love me, you will keep my commandments.

    (Read John 14)

  • John 15:13

    John 15:13

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

    (Read John 15)

  • 1 Peter 4:8

    1 Peter 4:8

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

    (Read 1 Peter 4)

  • Colossians 3:14

    Colossians 3:14

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

    (Read Colossians 3)

  • Proverbs 10:12

    Proverbs 10:12

    Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.

    (Read Proverbs 10)

  • Ephesians 4:2-3

    Ephesians 4:2-3

    With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

    (Read Ephesians 4)

  • Ephesians 5:25

    Ephesians 5:25

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

    (Read Ephesians 5)

  • Romans 5:8

    Romans 5:8

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

    (Read Romans 5)

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