By Aaron Earls
This Valentines Day, people are looking for love in lots of different places, including the Bible.
“Love” was the most popular keyword search at Bible Gateway in 2018, as it has been in previous years.
Many of the most popular verses of the year also deal with the subject.
Appropriately enough with the date of Valentines Day, 14 of the top 100 Bible Gateway verses focus on love.
Here are each of the verses with their overall popularity ranking in 2018.
1. John 3:16 (1)
For God loved the world in this way: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.
2. Romans 8:28 (4)
We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God, who are called according to his purpose.
3. Psalm 23:6 (7)
Only goodness and faithful love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord as long as I live.
4. 2 Timothy 1:7 (19)
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but one of power, love, and sound judgment.
5. Galatians 5:22 (24)
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness …
6. 1 Corinthians 13:4 (28)
Love is patient, love is kind. Love does not envy, is not boastful, is not arrogant …
7. 1 Corinthians 13:6 (37)
Love finds no joy in unrighteousness but rejoices in the truth.
8. Romans 5:8 (41)
But God proves his own love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
9. 1 Corinthians 13:8 (50)
Love never ends. But as for prophecies, they will come to an end; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will come to an end.
10. Galatians 2:20 (60)
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.
11. 1 Corinthians 13:13 (61)
Now these three remain: faith, hope, and love—but the greatest of these is love.
12. John 15:13 (84)
No one has greater love than this: to lay down his life for his friends.
13. Psalm 91:14 (86)
“Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.”
14. Romans 8:39 (98)
… nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
What is your favorite Bible verse on love?