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Want to know what the Bible says about looking for love? Here are 145 Bible verses about looking for love from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV), sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

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1 Corinthians 13:13 NIV
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
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1 Peter 4:8 NIV
Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
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Colossians 3:14 NIV
And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
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Proverbs 10:12 NIV
Hatred stirs up conflict,
    but love covers over all wrongs.
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John 3:16 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.
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1 John 4:8 NIV
Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.
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Proverbs 17:17 NIV
A friend loves at all times,
    and a brother is born for a time of adversity.
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John 15:13 NIV
Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
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Romans 5:8 NIV
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
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1 John 4:7 NIV
Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.
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1 Corinthians 16:14 NIV
Do everything in love.
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1 John 4:16 NIV
And so we know and rely on the love God has for us.
God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.
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Proverbs 3:3-4 NIV
3 Let love and faithfulness never leave you;
    bind them around your neck,
    write them on the tablet of your heart.
4 Then you will win favor and a good name
    in the sight of God and man.
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Ephesians 4:2 NIV
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
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1 John 4:18 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.
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Romans 13:8 NIV
Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law.
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1 John 3:1 NIV
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.
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Romans 13:10 NIV
Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.
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1 John 4:19 NIV
We love because he first loved us.
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Ephesians 4:2-3 NIV
2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. 3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.
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