Top 25 Bible verses about LOVE (KJV) (NIV)

Here are 25 Bible verses about love from both the King James Version (KJV) and the New International Version (NIV):

1.1 Corinthians 13:4-8

KJV: “Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Charity never faileth…”
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. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails…”

2. John 13:34-35
KJV: “A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.”
NIV: “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.”

3. 1 John 4:7-8
KJV: “Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.”
NIV: “Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.”

4. Romans 12:9-10
KJV: “Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;”
NIV: “Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.”

5. Ephesians 5:25
KJV: “Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;”
NIV: “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her”

6. 1 John 4:19
KJV: “We love him, because he first loved us.”
NIV: “We love because he first loved us.”

7. Proverbs 10:12
KJV: “Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.”
NIV: “Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs.”

8. 1 Corinthians 13:13
KJV: “And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.”
NIV: “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”

9. Ephesians 4:2-3
KJV: “With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.”
NIV: “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.”

10. John 15:13
KJV: “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”
NIV: “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”

11. Colossians 3:14
KJV: “And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.”
NIV: “And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”

12. John 3:16
KJV: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
NIV: “For 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.”

13. 1 Peter 4:8
KJV: “And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.”
NIV: “Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.”

14. John 14:15
KJV: “If ye love me, keep my commandments.”
NIV: “If you love me, keep my commands.”

15. 1 John 4:18
KJV: “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.”
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.”

16. Romans 13:8
KJV: “Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.”
NIV: “Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law.”

17. Song of Solomon 8:7
KJV: “Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it: if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would utterly be contemned.”
NIV: “Many waters cannot quench love; rivers cannot sweep it away. If one were to give all the wealth of one’s house for love, it would be utterly scorned.”

18. Matthew 22:37-39
KJV: “Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.”
NIV: “Jesus replied: ‘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.'”

19. Galatians 5:13 LOVE related Bible Reading portions
KJV: “For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.”
NIV: “You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.”

20. Proverbs 17:17
KJV: “A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.”
NIV: “A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.”

21. 2 Thessalonians 3:5
KJV: “And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ.”
NIV: “May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance.”

22. Song of Solomon 2:4
KJV: “He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love.”
NIV: “Let him lead me to the banquet hall, and let his banner over me be love.”

23. Jeremiah 31:3
KJV: “The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.”
NIV: “The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying: ‘I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.'”

24. Romans 8:37-39
KJV: “Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
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.”

25. Ephesians 3:17-19
KJV: “That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.”
NIV: “So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.”

These verses reflect the breadth and depth of love as described in the Bible, encompassing God’s love for humanity, the love between individuals, and the call for believers to love both God and their neighbors.

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