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Want to know what the Bible says about love of god? Here are 140 Bible verses about love of god 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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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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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 4:19 NIV
We love because he first loved us.
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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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Galatians 2:20 NIV
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
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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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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 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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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 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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Zephaniah 3:17 NIV
The Lord your God is with you,
    the Mighty Warrior who saves.
He will take great delight in you;
    in his love he will no longer rebuke you,
    but will rejoice over you with singing.”
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Ephesians 5:25 NIV
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her
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Romans 8:37-39 NIV
37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 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.
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1 John 4:20 NIV
Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen.
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Jeremiah 31:3 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.
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Ephesians 2:4-5 NIV
4 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions —it is by grace you have been saved.
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John 13:34 NIV
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
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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 8:38-39 NIV
38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 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.
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Proverbs 10:12 NIV
Hatred stirs up conflict,
    but love covers over all wrongs.
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