70 Valentine’s Bible Quotes to Inspire You

I’ve put together this collection of inspirational Valentine’s Bible quotes from God’s Word to help you focus on God’s love.

The Holy Bible is like a love letter from God. In the written Word of God, we read of His true love for humankind.

Valentine’s Day is a special day that comes around every February 14th.

This holiday actually started off as a Christian feast day in honor of St. Valentine, one of the more popular Christian saints of the Middle Ages.

While the focus of Valentines’ Day has become romantic love, as Christians we know there is a much greater divine love!

The greatest love of all is demonstrated in the death of God’s only begotten son, Jesus Christ, the atoning sacrifice for the sins of the whole world.

And so I’m very glad to share with you some of my very favorite Bible verses. There are literally dozens of great Bible verses all about the eternal love of God!

We could actually think of these scripture passages as “Bible verse Valentines”!

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Three Different Types of Love

While the English language only has one word for love, the Greek language actually has three (or even four) different words that are translated love in English.

The first Greek word for love is eros. This refers to sexual or romantic love. This word is not actually used in the Greek New Testament.

The second Greek word for love is phileo. This word describes human brotherly, friendship, or familial love and is found nearly 30 times in the New Testament.

Finally, the third Greek word for love found that is most commonly in the New Testament is agape. This is the highest form of love, sacrificial or unconditional love.

The Greek agape is translated into our English word love over 100 times in the New Testament!

70 Valentine’s Bible Quotes

I’ve divided up the Valentine’s Bible quotes found below into four sections.

The first section includes Bible verses directly related to God’s love. This includes both Old Testament and New Testament verses describing God’s amazing love.

For the New Testament verses that include references to God’s love, the Greek word translated love in English is agape.

The second section of verses has references to biblical instances or descriptions of human romantic love.

The third section includes Bible verses about human brotherly (phileo) love, while the fourth section has verses regarding unconditional (agape) human love.

Valentine’s Day Bible Quotes About God’s Love

The Bible has so much to say about God’s nature. But one verse that sums up who God really is and what He is like is 1 John 4:8, which tells us that God is love!

Nehemiah 9:17

But you are a God ready to forgive, gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, and did not forsake them.

Psalm 86:15

But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.

Psalm 100:5

For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.

Psalm 136:26

Give thanks to the God of heaven, for his steadfast love endures forever.


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Isaiah 54:10

“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.

Jeremiah 31:3

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

Lamentations 3:22

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end

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John 3:16

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

John 15:9

“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love.”

John 16:27

“for the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God.”

Romans 5:5

God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

Romans 5:8

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

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Romans 8:38-39

For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

2 Corinthians 5:14

For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died.

Galatians 2:20

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

1 John 2:5

whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected.

1 John 3:1

See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are.


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1 John 4:7-10

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. 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. 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.  

1 John 4:16

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.

1 John 4:18

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.

1 John 4:19

We love because he first loved us.

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Valentine’s Day Bible Quotes About Human Romantic Love

The Bible presents the romantic love between a man and a woman as a good thing. This is seen when Adam and Eve were created as God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him” (Genesis 2:18).

Marriage and marital love is intended be a beautiful blessing that comes from God and is a reflection of His own love for His church (community of faith). This type of love is seen in the romantic Bible verses included below.

Genesis 29:20

So Jacob served seven years for Rachel, and they seemed to him but a few days because of the love he had for her.

Ecclesiastes 9:9

Enjoy life with the wife whom you love, all the days of your vain life that he has given you under the sun, because that is your portion in life and in your toil at which you toil under the sun.

Proverbs 30:18-19

Three things are too wonderful for me;

    four I do not understand:

the way of an eagle in the sky,

    the way of a serpent on a rock,

the way of a ship on the high seas,

    and the way of a man with a virgin.

Song of Solomon (also known as Song of Songs) 1:2

Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth! For your love is better than wine.

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Song of Solomon 1:4

We will exult and rejoice in you; we will extol your love more than wine; rightly do they love you.

Song of Solomon 1:15

Behold, you are beautiful, my love; behold, you are beautiful; your eyes are doves.

Song of Solomon 2:2

As a lily among brambles, so is my love among the young women.

Song of Solomon 2:4-5

He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love. Sustain me with raisins; refresh me with apples, for I am sick with love.


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Song of Solomon 2:7

I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, by the gazelles or the does of the field, that you not stir up or awaken love until it pleases.

Song of Solomon 2:13

The fig tree ripens its figs, and the vines are in blossom; they give forth fragrance. Arise, my love, my beautiful one, and come away.

Song of Solomon 3:1-5

On my bed by night

I sought him whom my soul loves;

    I sought him, but found him not.

 I will rise now and go about the city,

    in the streets and in the squares;

I will seek him whom my soul loves.

    I sought him, but found him not.

 The watchmen found me

    as they went about in the city.

“Have you seen him whom my soul loves?”

 Scarcely had I passed them

    when I found him whom my soul loves.

I held him, and would not let him go

    until I had brought him into my mother’s house,

    and into the chamber of her who conceived me.

 I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem,

    by the gazelles or the does of the field,

that you not stir up or awaken love

    until it pleases.

Song of Solomon 4:1

Behold, you are beautiful, my love,

behold, you are beautiful!

Your eyes are doves

behind your veil.

Your hair is like a flock of goats

leaping down the slopes of Gilead.

Song of Solomon 4:7

Behold, you are beautiful, my love,

behold, you are beautiful!

Your eyes are doves

behind your veil.

Your hair is like a flock of goats

leaping down the slopes of Gilead.

Song of Solomon 4:10

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!

Song of Solomon 5:1

Eat, friends, drink, and be drunk with love!

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Song of Solomon 6:2-3

My beloved has gone down to his garden

    to the beds of spices,

to graze in the gardens

    and to gather lilies.

I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine;

    he grazes among the lilies.

Song of Solomon 7:6

How beautiful and pleasant you are, O loved one, with all your delights

Song of Solomon 7:10

I am my beloved’s, and his desire is for me.

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Song of Solomon 8:6-7

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.

Valentine’s Day Bible Quotes About Human Brotherly Love

Christians are commanded to “love one another” in many Bible passages.

While it’s natural to love family members and those who are kind to us, we should also strive to love our neighbors and fellow Christians with true, unfeigned love.

1 Samuel 18:1-3

As soon as he had finished speaking to Saul, the soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul. And Saul took him that day and would not let him return to his father’s house. Then Jonathan made a covenant with David, because he loved him as his own soul.

Proverbs 10:12

Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.

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John 11:3

So the sisters sent to him, saying, “Lord, he whom you love is ill.”

John 11:36

So the Jews said, “See how he loved him!”

John 13:34-35

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. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.

Romans 12:9-10

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

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1 Thessalonians 4:9

Now concerning brotherly love you have no need for anyone to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love one another,

1 Peter 1:22

Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart,

Valentine’s Day Bible Quotes About Human Unconditional Love

The greatest demonstration of God’s love is the sacrifice of His son Jesus the Christ. In laying down His life to purchase our salvation, the love of Jesus was on full display.

As we come to know and experience God’s unconditional love, we should then show and share that same unconditional love with others, including our enemies!

Matthew 22:35-40

And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” 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 neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.”

Mark 12:33

“And to love him with all the heart and with all the understanding and with all the strength, and to love one’s neighbor as oneself, is much more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.”

Luke 6:27-28

“But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.”

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Luke 6:32

“If you love those who love you, what benefit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them.”

John 15:12-13

“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.”

1 Corinthians 13:1-3

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 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. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.

1 Corinthians 13:4-8

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends.

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1 Corinthians 13:13

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

Galatians 5:14

For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

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.

Ephesians 5:2

And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

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Ephesians 5:25

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

Ephesians 5:28

In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.

Colossians 3:14

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

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1 Peter 4:8

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

1 John 2:10

Whoever loves his brother abides in the light, and in him there is no cause for stumbling.

1 John 3:11

For this is the message that you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.

1 John 3:14

We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brothers. Whoever does not love abides in death.

1 John 3:16

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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1 John 3:18

Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.

1 John 3:23

And this is his commandment, that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us.

1 John 4:11-12

Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.

Ideas for Sharing Valentine’s Bible Quotes

There are so many good ways you could use these Valentine’s Day Bible verses to help celebrate perfect love!

One way to use a great Bible verse is on posters or banners. I’ve previously shared some free Valentine’s Day Bible verse printable coloring pages available in a PDF file.

These coloring pages are perfect for older kids (or even adults) to use at home, with a Bible study, or in Sunday school. You’ll be amazed at how activities like this can help get God’s word into your heart!

Other ideas for using these scripture quotations include making homemade Valentine’s cards for family members, writing love notes or letters to your spouse, or sharing Bible verse graphics online or by email.

You could even use some of these shorter verses with younger children to help with scripture memorization.

I’m there are some other creative ideas for using these verses as well!

Closing Thoughts on Valentine’s Bible Quotes

We all need good news and words of love to cheer our hearts and keep our minds fixed on eternal truth.

Not only at this time of year when we celebrate Valentine’s Day, but throughout the year we should keep a focus on true biblical love.

No matter your relationship status this Valentine’s Day, know that God shows His great love for you with His greatest gift of love–salvation through Jesus!

More Valentine’s Day Inspiration:

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Valentine’s Day Coloring Pages with Bible Verses

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