75 Bible Verses About Relationships That Focus on Love, Patience and Devotion

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Relationships of all kinds can be hard. You may struggle to forgive a friend who talked about you behind your back. You may face the temptation to cheat on your partner. You may struggle with jealousy, patience or trust. One major key of a healthy relationship is communication or check-ins. If you and/or a loved one struggle with this, a therapist can be a great person to turn to for guidance. 

When you want to have a more Godly relationship, though, scripture is one place to go. That's where Bible verses about relationships come in. The Word is full of encouraging verses that can guide you on how to have a God-honoring love with your boyfriend, girlfriend, partner, friend, family member or anyone else you have a relationship with. It also has lots of verses for people dealing with other relationship challenges, like losing a loved one, struggling with their singleness or just needing hope in general.

After all, love—in all its forms—is vital. As Paul said in 1 Corinthians 13:13, faith, hope and love abide, “but the greatest of these is love.” This goes for loving ourselves, loving God, loving others, and knowing that we, too, are loved.

Ahead, check out 75 Bible verses that illustrate what Godly love looks like and can encourage you in all relationship stages. These verses can also serve as prayers and reminders for you or you and your loved one.

75 Bible Verses About Relationships



1. “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.” — 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

2. “Let all that you do be done in love.” — 1 Corinthians 16:14

3. “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” — John 15:13

4. “With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.” — Ephesians 4:2

5. “Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.” — Proverbs 13:20



6. “Iron sharpens iron, as one person sharpens another.” — Proverbs 27:17

7. “So now faith, hope and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” — 1 Corinthians 13:13

8. “Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.” — Romans 12:9-10

9. “Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven.” — Luke 6:37

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10. “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.” — John 13:34

11. “Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law.” — Romans 13:8



12. “A friend loves at all times.” — Proverbs 17:17

13. “Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.” —1 Peter 4:8

14. “Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: ‘It is mine to avenge; I will repay,’ says the Lord.” — Romans 12:19

15. “Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.” — 1 Thessalonians 5:11

16. “A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” — Proverbs 15:1

17. “Take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.” — James 1:19-20



18. “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” — Luke 6:31

19. “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” — James 1:5

20. “We will exult and rejoice in you; we will extol your love more than wine; rightly do they love you.” — Song of Solomon 1:4

21. “Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.” — Psalm 143:8

22. “Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers all wrongs.” — Proverbs 10:12

23. “If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.” — 1 Corinthians 13:2

24. “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” — Colossians 3:17

25. “The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying: ‘I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.’” — Jeremiah 31:3

26. “Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.” — Colossians 4:6

27. “You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.” — Exodus 20:16

28. “Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.” — 1 Timothy 6:18

29. “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up.” — Ecclesiastes 4:9

30. “But Ruth said, ‘Do not urge me to leave you or to return from following you. For where you go I will go, and where you lodge I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God my God. Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the Lord do so to me and more also if anything but death parts me from you.” — Ruth 1:16-17

31. “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” — Matthew 6:33



32. “I have found the one whom my soul loves.” — Song of Solomon 3:4

33. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” — Proverbs 3:5-6

34. “Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you.” — Psalm 143:8

35. “Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.” — Hebrews 13:4

36. “Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices.” — Colossians 3:9

37. “A sweet friendship refreshes the soul.” — Proverbs 27:9

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38. “Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” — Ecclesiastes 4:12

39. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.” — Hebrews 10:24-25

40. “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” — Ephesians 4:29

41. “Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.” — Proverbs 16:24

42. “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” — Philippians 4:7

43. “Then the Lord God said, ‘It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.’” — Genesis 2:18

44. “You will increase my greatness and comfort me again.” — Psalm 71:21

45. “Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.” — Mark 10:9

46. “Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out.” — Proverbs 10:9

47. “To answer before listening—that is folly and shame.” — Proverbs 18:13

48. “So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.” — John 16:22

49. “The Lord detests lying lips, but he delights in people who are trustworthy.” — Proverbs 12:22

50. “In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way, we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” — Acts 20:35

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51. “Rather, he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined.” — Titus 1:8

52. “The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.” — Proverbs 12:18

53. “May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you.” — 1 Thessalonians 3:12

54. “How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity!” — Psalm 133:1

55. “No one has ever seen God, but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.” — 1 John 4:12

56. “You are altogether beautiful, my darling; there is no flaw in you.” — Song of Solomon 4:7

57. “So then let us pursue what makes for peace and mutual upbringing.” — Romans 14:19

58. “We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.” — Hebrews 6:19

59. “For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another.” — Romans 12:4-5

60. “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, I am there among them.” — Matthew 18:20

61. “Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance.” — Jude 1:2

62. “Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.” — Romans 12:16

63. “Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.” — Ephesians 5:21

64. “Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.” — Romans 8:26

65. “I am my beloved’s, and my beloved is mine.” — Song of Solomon 6:3

66. “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” — John 14:27

67. “Let your unfailing love be with us, Lord, even as we put our hope in you.” — Psalm 33:22

68. “Comfort, comfort my people, says your God.” — Isaiah 40:1

69. “May you be strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience.” — Colossians 1:11

70. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” — Matthew 5:4

71. “And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the day drawing near.” — Hebrews 10:24-25

72. “And we know that for those who love God, all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” — Romans 8:28

73. “What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?” — Romans 8:31

74. “Cast all your anxieties on him, for he cares for you.” — 1 Peter 5:7

75. “For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.” — 2 Timothy 1:7

Next up, check out these 60 Bible verses on love.