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Bible Verses About Love: 16 Bible Quotes That Explain God's Selfless Love Towards People

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There are six different definitions of love in the Greek language; eros, philia, ludus, agape, pragma, and philautia. Eros describes sexual passion, philia is between friends, ludus means playful love, agape is selfless love, pragma is long-standing love, philautia is the love of self. The type of love that God has towards people is agape. John 3:16 says that “God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” This is the basis of Christianity; love. Christianity Daily compiled a list of 16 Bible verses about love.

Bible Verses on Love:

1. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. – Romans 5:8

2. See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. – 1 John 3:1

3. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. – 1 John 4:9

4. 1 John 4:10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. – 1 John 4:10

5. If I speak in the tongues[a] of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. – 1 Corinthians 13:1

6. 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 do not have love, I am nothing. – 1 Corinthians 13:2

7. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing. – 1 Corinthians 13:3

8. 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. – 1 Corinthians 4-5

9. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. – 1 Corinthians 6-7

10. If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in them and they in God. And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. – 1 John 4:15-16

11. Make your face shine on your servant; save me in your steadfast love! – Psalm 31:16

12. Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you. – Psalm 63:3

13. Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses. – Proverbs 10:12

14. A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. – Proverbs 17:17

15. Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm, for love is strong as death, jealousy is fierce as the grave. Its flashes are flashes of fire, the very flame of the LORD. Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it. If a man offered for love all the wealth of his house, he would be utterly despised. – Song of Solomon 8:6-7

16. Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth. – 1 John 3:18

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