The word “love” occurs 796 times in the Bible. The infographic below identifies the points of each occurrence. This graphic presentation starts with Genesis in the top left and concludes with Revelation in the bottom right.
Here are the 60 most profound Bible scriptures on God’s love.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
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 4:16
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 3:1
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 Chronicles 16:11
Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!
1 Corinthians 13:13
So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 13:7
Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
1 Corinthians 16:14
Let all that you do be done in love.
1 John 3:16
By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.
1 John 3:18
Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.
1 John 4:10
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 4:12
No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.
1 John 4:18
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 4:19
We love because he first loved us.
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.
1 John 4:8
Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.
1 John 5:3
For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome.
1 Peter 4:8
Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.
2 Thessalonians 3:5
May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ.
And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.
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.
But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us.
And to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love.
Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.
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.
For the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and chastises every son whom he receives.
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.
For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, “Fear not, I am the one who helps you.”
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.
“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.
“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.”
The Lord appeared to him from far away. “I have loved you with an everlasting love;” therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.
“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.”
“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.”
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.”
“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.”
“For the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God.”
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life.
“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.”
I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.
A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently find me.
For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him.
The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
Help me, O Lord my God! Save me according to your steadfast love!
Give thanks to the God of heaven, for his steadfast love endures forever.
How precious is your steadfast love, O God! The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings.
We have thought on your steadfast love, O God, in the midst of your temple.
But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God. I trust in the steadfast love of God forever and ever.
Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you.
But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.
Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.
Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.
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.
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
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Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Master's Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years.