53+ Bible Verses About Romance

Shaun Connell.
Last updated
November 16, 2023

Love is a tapestry woven through time, and romance is one of its most beautiful threads. In the Christian faith, romance is not just a fleeting emotion but a profound expression of God's design for human relationships. The Bible, rich in wisdom and guidance, contains 56 Bible verses and 7 Christian quotes that speak to the heart of romantic love. These passages from the New King James Version (NKJV) explore the depth, challenges, and divine perspective of romantic relationships.

As you delve into these scriptures and quotes, you'll find that they not only inspire but also instruct. They provide a roadmap for love that is patient, kind, and selfless. Embark on a journey through these timeless verses and allow them to enrich your understanding of romance. Whether you're seeking to strengthen a current relationship or to lay a solid foundation for a future one, these Biblical insights are invaluable for anyone wishing to navigate romance through the lens of faith.

God's Design for Love and Romance

"He who finds a wife finds a good thing, And obtains favor from the Lord."

- Proverbs 18:22 (NKJV)

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

- Song of Solomon 1:2 (NKJV)

"Set me as a seal upon your heart, As a seal upon your arm; For love is as strong as death, Jealousy as cruel as the grave; Its flames are flames of fire, A most vehement flame."

- Song of Solomon 8:6 (NKJV)

"And above all things have fervent love for one another, for 'love will cover a multitude of sins.'"

- 1 Peter 4:8 (NKJV)

"Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her."

- Ephesians 5:25 (NKJV)

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

- Genesis 29:20 (NKJV)

"Many waters cannot quench love, Nor can the floods drown it. If a man would give for love all the wealth of his house, It would be utterly despised."

- Song of Solomon 8:7 (NKJV)

Love and Commitment

"Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up;"

- 1 Corinthians 13:4 (NKJV)

"Do not let your heart envy sinners, But be zealous for the fear of the Lord all the day;"

- Proverbs 23:17 (NKJV)

"Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law."

- Romans 13:8 (NKJV)

"Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate."

- Mark 10:9 (NKJV)

"And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love."

- 1 Corinthians 13:13 (NKJV)

"Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love."

- Ephesians 4:2 (NKJV)

"A friend loves at all times, And a brother is born for adversity."

- Proverbs 17:17 (NKJV)

Expressions of Love

"Let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth."

- 1 John 3:18 (NKJV)

"Open rebuke is better Than love carefully concealed."

- Proverbs 27:5 (NKJV)

"His banner over me was love."

- Song of Solomon 2:4 (NKJV)

"You have ravished my heart, My sister, my spouse; You have ravished my heart With one look of your eyes, With one link of your necklace."

- Song of Solomon 4:9 (NKJV)

"How fair is your love, My sister, my spouse! How much better than wine is your love, And the scent of your perfumes Than all spices!"

- Song of Solomon 4:10 (NKJV)

"I am my beloved’s, And his desire is toward me."

- Song of Solomon 7:10 (NKJV)

"Many daughters have done well, But you excel them all."

- Proverbs 31:29 (NKJV)

Love and Faithfulness

"He who covers a transgression seeks love, But he who repeats a matter separates friends."

- Proverbs 17:9 (NKJV)

"A faithful man will abound with blessings, But he who hastens to be rich will not go unpunished."

- Proverbs 28:20 (NKJV)

"Rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer;"

- Romans 12:12 (NKJV)

"Nevertheless, because of sexual immorality, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband."

- 1 Corinthians 7:2 (NKJV)

"Houses and riches are an inheritance from fathers, But a prudent wife is from the Lord."

- Proverbs 19:14 (NKJV)

"Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies."

- Proverbs 31:10 (NKJV)

"The heart of her husband safely trusts her; So he will have no lack of gain."

- Proverbs 31:11 (NKJV)

Strength and Resilience of Love

"But Ruth said, 'Entreat me not to leave you, Or to turn back from following after you; For wherever you go, I will go; And wherever you lodge, I will lodge; Your people shall be my people, And your God, my God.'"

- Ruth 1:16 (NKJV)

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

- 1 Corinthians 13:7 (NKJV)

"You are my hiding place; You shall preserve me from trouble; You shall surround me with songs of deliverance."

- Psalms 32:7 (NKJV)

"And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing."

- 1 Corinthians 13:2 (NKJV)

"Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you."

- Deuteronomy 31:6 (NKJV)

"Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not."

- Lamentations 3:22 (NKJV)

"There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love."

- 1 John 4:18 (NKJV)

Joy and Happiness in Love

"A merry heart does good, like medicine, But a broken spirit dries the bones."

- Proverbs 17:22 (NKJV)

"He who finds a wife finds a good thing, And obtains favor from the Lord."

- Proverbs 18:22 (NKJV)

"Your wife shall be like a fruitful vine In the very heart of your house, Your children like olive plants All around your table."

- Psalms 128:3 (NKJV)

"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."

- Romans 15:13 (NKJV)

"Delight yourself also in the Lord, And He shall give you the desires of your heart."

- Psalms 37:4 (NKJV)

"Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, The fruit of the womb is a reward."

- Psalms 127:3 (NKJV)

"Let your fountain be blessed, And rejoice with the wife of your youth."

- Proverbs 5:18 (NKJV)

Love as a Reflection of God's Character

"Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God."

- 1 John 4:7 (NKJV)

"He who does not love does not know God, for God is love."

- 1 John 4:8 (NKJV)

"In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him."

- 1 John 4:9 (NKJV)

"Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another."

- 1 John 4:11 (NKJV)

"And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him."

- 1 John 4:16 (NKJV)

"We love Him because He first loved us."

- 1 John 4:19 (NKJV)

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

- John 13:35 (NKJV)

Love's Transformative Power

"And above all things have fervent love for one another, for 'love will cover a multitude of sins.'"

- 1 Peter 4:8 (NKJV)

"Let all that you do be done with love."

- 1 Corinthians 16:14 (NKJV)

"Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering;"

- Colossians 3:12 (NKJV)

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,"

- Galatians 5:22 (NKJV)

"And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma."

- Ephesians 5:2 (NKJV)

"Hatred stirs up strife, But love covers all sins."

- Proverbs 10:12 (NKJV)

"No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God abides in us, and His love has been perfected in us."

- 1 John 4:12 (NKJV)

Christian Quotes

"God does not love us because we are valuable. We are valuable because God loves us."

- Fulton J. Sheen

"To love another person is to see the face of God."

- Victor Hugo

"He who is filled with love is filled with God himself."

- Augustine of Hippo

"The shape of true love isn't a diamond. It's a cross."

- Alicia Bruxvoort

"We are most like God when we forgive."

- Rick Warren

"Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit."

- Peter Ustinov

"Faith makes all things possible... love makes all things easy."

- Dwight L. Moody


Throughout the scriptures, love is portrayed not just as a feeling, but as a profound commitment that mirrors God’s unwavering affection for us. Love's reach is wide, influencing every aspect of life and offering a glimpse into the divine. As we reflect on the verses and quotes presented, it’s clear that love remains central to a life of faith and purpose.

"And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love."

- 1 Corinthians 13:13 (NKJV)

"Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends."

- John 15:13 (NKJV)

"Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good."

- Romans 12:9 (NKJV)

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Written By:

Shaun Connell

Shaun Connell is a passionate Christian businessman and investor who lives in Texas. Shaun is a Reformed Baptist who believes that the Word of God should be used in every area of life.

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