With Valentine’s Day not too far away, a post full of Bible verses that reminds us all what it really means to love others seems fitting. However, these verses are worthy of our attention not just on February 14, but all year long as they teach us what God has to say about love.
These verses are great to place inside Valentine’s Day cards, wedding cards, wedding invitations, and bridal shower cards or to use in wedding speeches or ceremonies.
May these verses be an inspiration for you to improve your ability to make others feel loved. May they also open your eyes to how much God loves you. May they help you fall deeper in love with God.
Feel free to share the quote graphics I made for each verse on Facebook, Pinterest, and other social media platforms–please link to this blog post when you share; thanks in advance to those who do.
You can also display these verses in your home on whiteboards, felt boards, chalkboards, clipboards, table centerpieces, and more (there are more tips on how to do just that at the bottom of this post).
41 Bible Verses To Spread Love This Valentine’s Day And Beyond
The images used in this blog post are stock photos from Unsplash. Various versions of the Bible were used.
Bible Verses On How We Are To Love Everyone
1. Romans 12:10 NIV
Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.
2. 1 John 4:18 NIV
There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
3. Proverbs 17:17 NIV
A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.
4. John 15:12 NIV
My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.
5. Song of Solomon 8:7 VOICE
No amount of water can quench love; a raging flood cannot down it out. If a person tried to exchange all his wealth for love, then he would be surely rejected.
6. 1 Peter 4:8 NIV
Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
7. Ecclesiastes 4:9-11 CEB
Two are better than one because they have good return for their hard work. If either should fall, one can pick up the other. But how miserable are those who fall and don’t have a companion to help them up! Also, if two lie down together, they can stay warm. But how can anyone stay warm alone?
8. Luke 6:27 KJV
But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you,
9. 1 Corinthians 13:13 NIV
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
10. Proverbs 3:3-4 NIV
Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.
11. Ephesians 4:2 NIV
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
12. John 15:13 ESV
Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.
13. 1 Corinthians 13:2 ASV
And if I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
14. 1 Corinthians 16:14 NIV
Do everything in love.
15. Romans 12:9 NKJV
Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good.
16. 1 Corinthians 13:4-5 NIV
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
17. Colossians 3:14 NIV
And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
18. Solomon 8:6 VOICE
Set me as a seal over your heart; wear me as an emblem on your arm for love is as strong as death, and jealousy is as relentless as the grave. Love flares up like a blazing fire, a very ardent flame.
19. Proverbs 10:12 NIV
Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs.
20. John 13:34 TLV
I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, so also you must love one another.
21. Matthew 19:19 NIV
‘Honor your father and mother’ and ‘love your neighbor as yourself’.
22. 1 John 3:17 NIV
If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has not pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person?
23. 1 Corinthians 13:1 ESV
If I speak in tongues of men and angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.
24. 1 Corinthians 13:6-7
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
25. 1 Corinthians 13:8 ESV
Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.
26. Song of Solomon 8:7 CEV
Love cannot be drowned by oceans or floods. It cannot be bought–any offer would be scorned no matter how great.
Bible Verse On How We Are To Love God
27. Deuteronomy 6:5 NKJV
You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.
Bible Verses That Express God’s Love For Us
28. Zephaniah 3:17 NIV
The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.
29. Deuteronomy 7:9 NLT
Understand, therefore, that the LORD your God is indeed God. He is the faithful God who keeps his covenant for a thousand generations and lavishes his unfailing love on those who love him and obey his commands.
30. Jeremiah 31:3 NLT
Long ago the LORD said to Israel: “I have loved you, my people, with an everlasting love. With unfailing love I have drawn you to myself.
31. Isaiah 54:9-10 ESV
“This is like the days of Noah to me: as I swore that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth, so I have sworn that I will not be angry with you, and will not rebuke you. 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.
32. Romans 5:8 NKJV
But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
33. Romans 8:37-39 NIV
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
34. Psalm 91:15-16 NLT
When they call on me, I will answer; I will be with them in trouble. I will rescue and honor them. I will reward them with a long life and give them my salvation.”
35. Nehemiah 1:5 NIV
Then I said: “LORD, the God of heaven, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with those who love him and keep his commandments,
Bible Verses On How Spouses Are To Love Each Other
36. Ephesians 5:28-29 NLT
In the same way, husbands ought to love their wives as they love their own bodies. For a man who loves his wife actually shows love for himself. No one can hate his own body but feeds it and cares for it, just as Christ cares for the church.
37. Matthew 19:4-5 TLV
“Haven’t you read?” He answered. “He who created them from the beginning ‘made them male and female’ and said ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.’
38. Song Of Solomon 6:3 ESV
I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine; he grazes among the lilies.
39. Genesis 1: 27-28 NLV
And God made man in His own likeness. In the likeness of God he made him. He made both male and female. And God wanted good to come to them, saying, “Give birth to many. Grow in number. Fill the earth and rule over it. Rule over the fish of the sea, over the birds in the sky, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
40. Song of Solomon 4:9 ERV
My darling, my bride, you excite me! You have stolen my heart with just one quick look from your eyes, with just one of the jewels from your necklace.
41. Proverbs 5:18-19 NKJV
Let your fountain be blessed, and rejoice with the wife of your youth. As a loving deer and a graceful doe, let her breasts satisfy you at all times; And always be enraptured with her love.
Simple Ways To Sprinkle Scripture Throughout Your Home
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A magnetic whiteboard placed in the entryway of your home is handy for more than notes–use it to put a scripture where you will see it every day as you enter and leave your home.
3. Felt Board
Felt letter boards are all the rage! Place one in your home in an area people pass daily.
4. Printables on a Clipboard
It doesn’t take long to open up your word processing program, type out a Bible verse on love, and create a black-and-white printable with it. All you need to do is play around with the fonts and spacing until you like what you see.
5. Removable Wall Decals
Amazon sells several removable wall decals containing scriptures about love, including 1 Corinthians 16:14.
6. Use Your Creativity To Create Wall Hangings And More
If you have a Cricut, the ideas for where to place scripture are endless. With one of these machines, you can put verses on t-shirts, walls, glassware, binders, cups, and so much more.
Of course, you can place scripture around your home using other art mediums, including hand-lettering on canvas, paper, or wood.
My Favorite Books On The Topic Of Loving Others Well
- Everybody Always: Becoming Love In a World Full Of Setbacks and Difficult People
- Just Show Up: The Dance Of Walking Through Suffering Together
- Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World
- The Turquoise Table: Finding Community And Connection In Your Own Front Yard
- The Ministry Of Ordinary Places: Waking Up To God’s Goodness Around You
More Valentine’s Day Ideas
- Creative Ways To Use Post-It Notes For Thrifty Valentine’s Day Fun
- 5 Last-Minute Thrifty Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas For Him
- 10 Ways Thrifty Couples Celebrate Valentine’s Day For Less
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