Happy Valentines Day Bible Verses
As you look forward to celebrating Valentine’s Day this year, what better way to express yourself to a loved one or even deepen your own awareness of God’s love than by turning to the Scriptures. With over 570 mentions, love is a central theme of the Bible and we learn how much God is love and loves us with a steadfast love that endures forever. Throughout the Psalms, we can read a lot of love letters to God, in Song of Solomon we uncover lusty verses of erotic poetry, and in the New Testament Jesus models servant love, and Paul teaches us more about the kind of love that makes a marriage strong. Covering all facets of love, you will have no problem finding some sweet nothings to write into a card you give to your special someone along with your special Valentine’s Day meal or dessert. And if you happen to be single this holiday, be reassured in the words of the Good Book, that you are deeply loved by God and by others in your life and you have the great honor of getting to share that love with those you meet. Check out this collection of verses as a bit of a Valentine’s primer and be sure to check out our Valentine’s jokes for inspiration on how to make your lover laugh.
“So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”
“Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.”
“The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end…”
“How beautiful is your love, my sister, my bride! How much better is your love than wine, and the fragrance of your oils than any spice!”
“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.”
“You are altogether beautiful, my love; there is no flaw in you.”
“Come, let us take our fill of love till morning; let us delight ourselves with love.”
“Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.”
“The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.”
“But I have trusted in your steadfast love; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.”
“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love.”
“I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.”
“A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.”
“Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth! For your love is better than wine…”
“He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love.”
“Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart.”
“Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”
“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.”
“He Behold, you are beautiful, my love; behold, you are beautiful; your eyes are doves.”
“For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him…”
Best Bible Verses for Valentine’s Day
Whether you’re writing a card to encourage a friend with the immeasurable love of God, or you’re composing something poetic for your husband or wife, writer’s block can get the better of many of us when we’re faced with a blank greetings card.
One of my favourite things to include with any card is a verse for that person to meditate on and chew over — something that will uplift them and help them to see Jesus. Valentine’s Day is all about celebrating love, so we’ve collected some of our favourite Bible verses about love below, whether it’s the love of the Living God, the love of a friend, or the love of a spouse.
We’ve also created some quote graphics featuring them, so if you want to encourage a friend, you can save the image and share it via email or social media. If you hover over the image, you’ll also be able to save it to Pinterest.
1. 1 John 4:8
Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.
1 John 4:8
2. Colossians 3:14
And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.
3. John 15:13
Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.
4. Psalm 37:4
Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
5. Romans 12:9
Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.
6. 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 4:12
7. 1 John 3:18
Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.
1 John 3:18
8. 1 John 4:7-8
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 4:7-8
9. 1 John 4:19
We love because he first loved us.
1 John 4:19
10. Romans 5:5
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.
11. Romans 5:8
God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
12. Galatians 5:22-23
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
13. Ecclesiastes 4:9-10
Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow.
14. Proverbs 10:12
Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offences.
15. Matthew 22:37-39
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. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbour as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.”
16. Ephesians 5:1-2
Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
17. Proverbs 15:17
Better is a dinner of herbs where love is than a fattened ox and hatred with it.
18. Zephaniah 3:17
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.