Looking for love – and don’t know what places to look?
Feeling disjointed – unfocused – even alone in the world?
God’s love is abundant, and many times we forget that it’s THERE all around us – if we look in the right places: God’s Word. I trust you will enjoy – find joy – and feel the love through these 100 verses about God’s Love from OpenBible. Readers can vote on the verses they found helpful – if you are encouraged by specific verse, please feel vote to share your vote too:
John 3:16 ESV / 46 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.
1 John 4:8 ESV / 40 helpful votes
Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.
1 John 4:19 ESV / 34 helpful votes
We love because he first loved us.
John 13:34 ESV / 27 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.
1 John 4:20 ESV / 23 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.
Romans 8:38-39 ESV / 22 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.
Romans 5:8 ESV / 19 helpful votes
But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
1 Corinthians 13:13 ESV / 15 helpful votes
So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
1 John 4:10 ESV / 14 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 4:7 ESV / 13 helpful votes
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.
Galatians 2:20 ESV / 13 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.
Ephesians 5:25 ESV / 12 helpful votes
Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her,
1 John 5:3 ESV / 11 helpful votes
For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome.
1 John 3:18 ESV / 10 helpful votes
Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.
Romans 8:39 ESV / 10 helpful votes
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.
John 15:13 ESV / 10 helpful votes
Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.
Psalm 66:16-20 ESV / 10 helpful votes
Come and hear, all you who fear God, and I will tell what he has done for my soul. I cried to him with my mouth, and high praise was on my tongue. If I had cherished iniquity in my heart, the Lord would not have listened. But truly God has listened; he has attended to the voice of my prayer. Blessed be God, because he has not rejected my prayer or removed his steadfast love from me!
Romans 8:35-39 ESV / 8 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? As it is written, “For your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.” 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.
2 Peter 3:9 ESV / 7 helpful votes
The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.
1 Corinthians 13:1-3 ESV / 7 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.
John 13:35 ESV / 7 helpful votes
By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
Zephaniah 3:17 ESV / 7 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.
Psalm 107:1-2 ESV / 7 helpful votes
Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever! Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom he has redeemed from trouble
1 John 4:18 ESV / 6 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.
1 John 3:16 ESV / 6 helpful votes
By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.
John 15:17 ESV / 6 helpful votes
These things I command you, so that you will love one another.
Psalm 52:8 ESV / 6 helpful votes
But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God. I trust in the steadfast love of God forever and ever.
1 John 4:16 ESV / 5 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.
Ephesians 3:17-19 ESV / 5 helpful votes
So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
Romans 8:32 ESV / 5 helpful votes
He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?
Matthew 10:30 ESV / 5 helpful votes
But even the hairs of your head are all numbered.
Jeremiah 31:3 ESV / 5 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.
Psalm 66:8-12 ESV / 5 helpful votes
Bless our God, O peoples; let the sound of his praise be heard, who has kept our soul among the living and has not let our feet slip. For you, O God, have tested us; you have tried us as silver is tried. You brought us into the net; you laid a crushing burden on our backs; you let men ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water; yet you have brought us out to a place of abundance.
Psalm 25:6-9 ESV / 5 helpful votes
Remember your mercy, O Lord, and your steadfast love, for they have been from of old. Remember not the sins of my youth or my transgressions; according to your steadfast love remember me, for the sake of your goodness, O Lord! Good and upright is the Lord; therefore he instructs sinners in the way. He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way.
James 2:5 ESV / 4 helpful votes
Listen, my beloved brothers, has not God chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom, which he has promised to those who love him?
Galatians 5:22 ESV / 4 helpful votes
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
1 Corinthians 2:9 ESV / 4 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 11:36 ESV / 4 helpful votes
For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.
Romans 8:28 ESV / 4 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.
Romans 8:1-39 ESV / 4 helpful votes
There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit.
Romans 5:5 ESV / 4 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.
John 3:17 ESV / 4 helpful votes
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.
Luke 6:38 ESV / 4 helpful votes
Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”
Luke 6:27 ESV / 4 helpful votes
“But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,
Mark 12:30 ESV / 4 helpful votes
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.’
Matthew 6:24 ESV / 4 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.
Malachi 3:17 ESV / 4 helpful votes
“They shall be mine, says the Lord of hosts, in the day when I make up my treasured possession, and I will spare them as a man spares his son who serves him.
Isaiah 63:9 ESV / 4 helpful votes
In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them; in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; he lifted them up and carried them all the days of old.
Psalm 139:1-24 ESV / 4 helpful votes
To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. O Lord, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, you know it altogether. You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me.
Psalm 119:127 ESV / 4 helpful votes
Therefore I love your commandments above gold, above fine gold.
Psalm 103:1-5 ESV / 4 helpful votes
Of David. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
Deuteronomy 7:9 ESV / 4 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,
Deuteronomy 7:7-8 ESV / 4 helpful votes
It was not because you were more in number than any other people that the Lord set his love on you and chose you, for you were the fewest of all peoples, but it is because theLord loves you and is keeping the oath that he swore to your fathers, that the Lord has brought you out with a mighty hand and redeemed you from the house of slavery, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.
Leviticus 19:18 ESV / 4 helpful votes
You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the sons of your own people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord.
Genesis 1:26 ESV / 4 helpful votes
Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
2 John 1:6 ESV / 3 helpful votes
And this is love, that we walk according to his commandments; this is the commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning, so that you should walk in it.
1 John 5:2 ESV / 3 helpful votes
By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments.
1 John 4:7-8 ESV / 3 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.
1 John 4:1-21 ESV / 3 helpful votes
Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard was coming and now is in the world already. Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. They are from the world; therefore they speak from the world, and the world listens to them.
1 John 3:11 ESV / 3 helpful votes
For this is the message that you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.
1 John 3:1 ESV / 3 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 2:15 ESV / 3 helpful votes
Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
James 2:8 ESV / 3 helpful votes
If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing well.
Hebrews 10:24 ESV / 3 helpful votes
And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works,
1 Thessalonians 4:9 ESV / 3 helpful votes
Now concerning brotherly love you have no need for anyone to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love one another,
Colossians 3:14 ESV / 3 helpful votes
And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.
Galatians 5:23 ESV / 3 helpful votes
Gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
Galatians 5:14 ESV / 3 helpful votes
For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
1 Corinthians 13:1-13 ESV / 3 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;
Romans 13:9 ESV / 3 helpful votes
For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
Romans 5:1-21 ESV / 3 helpful votes
Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, 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.
John 16:27 ESV / 3 helpful votes
For the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God.
John 15:12 ESV / 3 helpful votes
“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.
John 14:21 ESV / 3 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.”
John 14:15 ESV / 3 helpful votes
“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.
John 13:34-35 ESV / 3 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.”
John 3:36 ESV / 3 helpful votes
Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.
John 3:1-36 ESV / 3 helpful votes
Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.” Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?” Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.
Mark 12:31 ESV / 3 helpful votes
The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”
Matthew 22:37 ESV / 3 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.
Matthew 10:37 ESV / 3 helpful votes
Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
Matthew 5:44 ESV / 3 helpful votes
But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,
Hosea 3:1 ESV / 3 helpful votes
And the Lord said to me, “Go again, love a woman who is loved by another man and is an adulteress, even as the Lord loves the children of Israel, though they turn to other gods and love cakes of raisins.”
Daniel 9:4 ESV / 3 helpful votes
I prayed to the Lord my God and made confession, saying, “O Lord, the great and awesome God, who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments,
Isaiah 56:6 ESV / 3 helpful votes
“And the foreigners who join themselves to the Lord, to minister to him, to love the name of the Lord, and to be his servants, everyone who keeps the Sabbath and does not profane it, and holds fast my covenant—
Isaiah 1:1-31 ESV / 3 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 theLord, 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.
Ephesians 3:19 ESV / 2 helpful votes
And to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
2 Corinthians 8:8 ESV / 2 helpful votes
I say this not as a command, but to prove by the earnestness of others that your love also is genuine.
1 Corinthians 13:8 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.
1 Corinthians 13:4 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant
1 Corinthians 13:3 ESV / 2 helpful votes
If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.
Romans 13:10 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.
Romans 13:8 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.
Romans 12:10 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.
Romans 8:38 ESV / 2 helpful votes
For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers,
John 21:15-17 ESV / 2 helpful votes
When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Feed my lambs.” He said to him a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Tend my sheep.” He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, “Do you love me?” and he said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep.
John 17:1-26 ESV / 2 helpful votes
When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you, since you have given him authority over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work that you gave me to do. And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed.
Luke 10:25 ESV / 2 helpful votes
And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?”
Matthew 25:31-46 ESV / 2 helpful votes
“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left. Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me,
Psalm 31:23 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Love the Lord, all you his saints! The Lord preserves the faithful but abundantly repays the one who acts in pride.