30 Scriptures on God's Unconditional Love (ESV)

These are the 30 most relevant Scriptures on God's Unconditional Love. Learn the top Bible verses and passages that teach about God's Unconditional Love.
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Table of Contents

  1. Ephesians 2:8 - "For by grace you have been..."
  2. 1 Peter 4:8 - "Above all, keep loving one another..."
  3. Colossians 3:14 - "And above all these put on..."
  4. 1 John 4:16 - "So we have come to know..."
  5. 1 John 4:18 - "There is no fear in love,..."
  6. Ephesians 5:25 - "Husbands, love your wives, as Christ..."
  7. John 3:16 - ""For God so loved the world,..."
  8. Jeremiah 31:3 - "the LORD appeared to him from..."
  9. 1 John 3:1 - "See what kind of love the..."
  10. 1 Corinthians 13:7 - "Love bears all things, believes all..."
  11. 1 John 3:16 - "By this we know love, that..."
  12. 1 Corinthians 13:13 - "So now faith, hope, and love..."
  13. John 15:13 - "Greater love has no one than..."
  14. John 15:12 - ""This is my commandment, that you..."
  15. Luke 6:27 - ""But I say to you who..."
  16. John 14:21 - "Whoever has my commandments and keeps..."
  17. 1 John 4:8 - "Anyone who does not love does..."
  18. Proverbs 10:12 - "Hatred stirs up strife, but love..."
  19. Romans 3:23 - "for all have sinned and fall..."
  20. Romans 5:5 - "and hope does not put us..."
  21. Romans 8:35 - "Who shall separate us from the..."
  22. Romans 5:8 - "but God shows his love for..."
  23. Romans 12:9-10 - "Let love be genuine. Abhor what..."
  24. Proverbs 17:17 - "A friend loves at all times,..."
  25. John 13:34-35 - "A new commandment I give to..."
  26. 1 John 4:9-10 - "In this the love of God..."
  27. Titus 3:4-5 - "But when the goodness and loving..."
  28. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 - "Love is patient and kind; love..."
  29. Matthew 5:43-48 - ""You have heard that it was..."
  30. 1 Corinthians 13 - "If I speak in the tongues..."

1. Ephesians 2:8

8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,

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2. 1 Peter 4:8

8 Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.

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3. Colossians 3:14

14 And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.

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4. 1 John 4:16

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.

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5. 1 John 4:18

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.

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6. Ephesians 5:25

25 Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her,

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7. John 3:16

16 "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

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8. Jeremiah 31:3

3 the LORD appeared to him from far away. I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.

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9. 1 John 3:1

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.

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10. 1 Corinthians 13:7

7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

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11. 1 John 3:16

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.

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12. 1 Corinthians 13:13

13 So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

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13. John 15:13

13 Greater love has no one than this, that someone lays down his life for his friends.

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14. John 15:12

12 "This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.

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15. Luke 6:27

27 "But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,

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16. John 14:21

21 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."

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17. 1 John 4:8

8 Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

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18. Proverbs 10:12

12 Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.

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19. Romans 3:23

23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

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20. Romans 5:5

5 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.

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21. Romans 8:35

35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?

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22. Romans 5:8

8 but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

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23. Romans 12:9-10

9 Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. 10 Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.

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24. Proverbs 17:17

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

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25. John 13:34-35

34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. 35 By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another."

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26. 1 John 4:9-10

9 In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. 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.

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27. Titus 3:4-5

4 But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, 5 he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit,

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28. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

4 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant 5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; 6 it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. 7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

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29. Matthew 5:43-48

43 "You have heard that it was said, 'You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' 44 But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. 46 For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? 47 And if you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? 48 You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

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30. 1 Corinthians 13

1 If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3 If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. 4 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant 5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; 6 it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. 7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8 Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. 11 When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways. 12 For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known. 13 So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

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Table of Contents

  1. Proverbs 10:12
  2. Proverbs 17:17
  3. Jeremiah 31:3
  4. Matthew 5:43-48
  5. Luke 6:27
  6. 1 John 4:16
  7. 1 John 4:18
  8. John 3:16
  9. 1 John 3:1
  10. 1 John 3:16
  11. John 14:21
  12. John 15:12
  13. John 15:13
  14. 1 John 4:8
  15. John 13:34-35
  16. 1 John 4:9-10
  17. Romans 3:23
  18. Romans 5:5
  19. Romans 5:8
  20. Romans 8:35
  21. Romans 12:9-10
  22. 1 Corinthians 13:7
  23. 1 Corinthians 13:13
  24. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
  25. 1 Corinthians 13
  26. Ephesians 2:8
  27. Ephesians 5:25
  28. Colossians 3:14
  29. Titus 3:4-5
  30. 1 Peter 4:8

Proverbs 10:12

12 Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.

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Proverbs 17:17

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

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Jeremiah 31:3

3 the LORD appeared to him from far away. I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.

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Matthew 5:43-48

43 "You have heard that it was said, 'You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' 44 But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. 46 For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? 47 And if you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? 48 You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

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Luke 6:27

27 "But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,

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1 John 4:16

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.

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1 John 4:18

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.

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John 3:16

16 "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

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1 John 3:1

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.

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1 John 3:16

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.

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John 14:21

21 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."

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John 15:12

12 "This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.

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John 15:13

13 Greater love has no one than this, that someone lays down his life for his friends.

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1 John 4:8

8 Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

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John 13:34-35

34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. 35 By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another."

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1 John 4:9-10

9 In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. 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.

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Romans 3:23

23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

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Romans 5:5

5 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.

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Romans 5:8

8 but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

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Romans 8:35

35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?

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Romans 12:9-10

9 Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. 10 Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.

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1 Corinthians 13:7

7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

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1 Corinthians 13:13

13 So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

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1 Corinthians 13:4-7

4 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant 5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; 6 it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. 7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

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1 Corinthians 13

1 If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3 If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. 4 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant 5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; 6 it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. 7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8 Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. 11 When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways. 12 For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known. 13 So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

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Ephesians 2:8

8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,

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Ephesians 5:25

25 Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her,

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Colossians 3:14

14 And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.

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Titus 3:4-5

4 But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, 5 he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit,

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1 Peter 4:8

8 Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.

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