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15+ Bible Verses for Valentine’s Day (2024)

15+ Bible Verses for Valentine’s Day (2024)

Looking for Bible verses about love? Here are 15+ Scriptures for Valentine's Day.

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When was the last time you celebrated Valentine’s Day in church? Probably not any time in the recent past. 

But the truth is, Valentine’s Day is on your church members’ minds. Around February 14th, your church members of every age and life stage will be thinking of ways they can celebrate–or avoid–this holiday. No other day highlights your relationship status quite like Valentine’s Day. And no other day provides such an opportunity to talk about love. 

Instead of ignoring Valentine’s Day entirely, let’s look at the surprising Christian roots of this holiday. We’ll also look at Bible verses that will speak to every one of your church members on the topic of love. 

The Christian Roots of Valentine’s Day

Some of us may have heard of St. Valentine, but did you know that there is more than one legendary figure that we remember on Valentine’s Day? 

We don’t know much about the “first” St. Valentine, other than the fact that he was a saint who died in Africa in the third century. 

The next St. Valentine was a Roman priest who was arrested and put into the custody of an aristocrat–also during the third century. When St. Valentine began to speak boldly about the power of Jesus to save people from pagan roots, the aristocrat said he would also become a Christ-follower…if St. Valentine was able to heal his daughter of blindness. 

Legend has it that the girl was healed. Sadly, the emperor of Rome killed them all (remember, this was a time of heavy persecution against Christians). But St. Valentine was beheaded for performing the healing miracle. 

There’s another version of this story about a St. Valentine who was a bishop, and healed an aristocrat’s son. He was also martyred in a brutal way, and buried in Rome. 

If you’ve noticed that there’s nothing distinctly romantic about any of these stories, you’re right. Though the Catholic Church began the tradition of Valentine’s Day to remember these men of faith, it wasn’t a romantic holiday. 

But over time, Valentine's Day evolved into a day celebrating romance rather than martyrdom. By Shakespeare’s time, people in western Europe were celebrating Valentine's Day with love notes and sentimental declarations. 

Today, people all over the world celebrate Valentine’s Day in different ways. In the Philippines, the government sponsors an event where young couples can get married in a special gala. In Japan, men are given special attention on Valentine’s Day. And in Argentina, an entire week is devoted to exchanging sweets with your significant other. 

Regardless of its roots, Valentine’s Day means one thing to most people: love. 

That being said, here are 15+ Bible verses that can point people back to Biblical love on Valentine’s Day. 

15+ Bible Verses for Valentine’s Day

Whether we’re talking about romantic love, love between child and parent, or love between friends, it’s important to understand what love really looks like. And there’s no better place to look than the Scriptures. 

#1

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. (1 Corinthians 13:4-6)

#2

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. (1 Corinthians 13:13)

#3
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth—for your love is more delightful than wine. Pleasing is the fragrance of your perfumes; your name is like perfume poured out. No wonder the young women love you! Take me away with you—let us hurry! Let the king bring me into his chambers. (Song of Solomon 1:2-4)

#4

Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; for love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame. Many waters cannot quench love; rivers cannot sweep it away. If one were to give all the wealth of one’s house for love, it would be utterly scorned. (Song of Solomon 8:6-7)

#5

This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. (1 John 3:16)

#6
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her. (Ephesians 5:25)

#7 

Jesus replied: "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind." This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: "Love your neighbor as yourself." (Matthew 22:37-39)

#8
Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends. (John 15:13)

#9

Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and truth. (1 John 3:18)

#10

Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. (1 Peter 4:8)

#11

Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. (John 3:16)

#12

Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. (Colossians 3:13-14)

#13

Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. 10 Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. (Romans 12:9)

#14
Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. (1 John 4:7)

#15

So we have known and believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and those who abide in love abide in God, and God abides in them. Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness on the day of judgment, because as he is, so are we in this world. (1 John 4:16-17)

#16
And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. (Deuteronomy 6:5)

#17

And now, Israel, what does the LORD your God require of you? He requires only that you fear the LORD your God, and live in a way that pleases him, and love him and serve him with all your heart and soul. (Deuteronomy 10:12)

Free Church Media for Valentine’s Day

While you might not preach a whole sermon for Valentine’s Day, you can still address the holiday in your message, on your website, and even on your social media channels. 

Tithe.ly Media has free downloadable graphics you can use to acknowledge Valentine’s Day on your Instagram or Facebook accounts. You can also find images for your sermon series, website, and more. 

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When was the last time you celebrated Valentine’s Day in church? Probably not any time in the recent past. 

But the truth is, Valentine’s Day is on your church members’ minds. Around February 14th, your church members of every age and life stage will be thinking of ways they can celebrate–or avoid–this holiday. No other day highlights your relationship status quite like Valentine’s Day. And no other day provides such an opportunity to talk about love. 

Instead of ignoring Valentine’s Day entirely, let’s look at the surprising Christian roots of this holiday. We’ll also look at Bible verses that will speak to every one of your church members on the topic of love. 

The Christian Roots of Valentine’s Day

Some of us may have heard of St. Valentine, but did you know that there is more than one legendary figure that we remember on Valentine’s Day? 

We don’t know much about the “first” St. Valentine, other than the fact that he was a saint who died in Africa in the third century. 

The next St. Valentine was a Roman priest who was arrested and put into the custody of an aristocrat–also during the third century. When St. Valentine began to speak boldly about the power of Jesus to save people from pagan roots, the aristocrat said he would also become a Christ-follower…if St. Valentine was able to heal his daughter of blindness. 

Legend has it that the girl was healed. Sadly, the emperor of Rome killed them all (remember, this was a time of heavy persecution against Christians). But St. Valentine was beheaded for performing the healing miracle. 

There’s another version of this story about a St. Valentine who was a bishop, and healed an aristocrat’s son. He was also martyred in a brutal way, and buried in Rome. 

If you’ve noticed that there’s nothing distinctly romantic about any of these stories, you’re right. Though the Catholic Church began the tradition of Valentine’s Day to remember these men of faith, it wasn’t a romantic holiday. 

But over time, Valentine's Day evolved into a day celebrating romance rather than martyrdom. By Shakespeare’s time, people in western Europe were celebrating Valentine's Day with love notes and sentimental declarations. 

Today, people all over the world celebrate Valentine’s Day in different ways. In the Philippines, the government sponsors an event where young couples can get married in a special gala. In Japan, men are given special attention on Valentine’s Day. And in Argentina, an entire week is devoted to exchanging sweets with your significant other. 

Regardless of its roots, Valentine’s Day means one thing to most people: love. 

That being said, here are 15+ Bible verses that can point people back to Biblical love on Valentine’s Day. 

15+ Bible Verses for Valentine’s Day

Whether we’re talking about romantic love, love between child and parent, or love between friends, it’s important to understand what love really looks like. And there’s no better place to look than the Scriptures. 

#1

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. (1 Corinthians 13:4-6)

#2

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. (1 Corinthians 13:13)

#3
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth—for your love is more delightful than wine. Pleasing is the fragrance of your perfumes; your name is like perfume poured out. No wonder the young women love you! Take me away with you—let us hurry! Let the king bring me into his chambers. (Song of Solomon 1:2-4)

#4

Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; for love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame. Many waters cannot quench love; rivers cannot sweep it away. If one were to give all the wealth of one’s house for love, it would be utterly scorned. (Song of Solomon 8:6-7)

#5

This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. (1 John 3:16)

#6
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her. (Ephesians 5:25)

#7 

Jesus replied: "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind." This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: "Love your neighbor as yourself." (Matthew 22:37-39)

#8
Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends. (John 15:13)

#9

Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and truth. (1 John 3:18)

#10

Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. (1 Peter 4:8)

#11

Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. (John 3:16)

#12

Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. (Colossians 3:13-14)

#13

Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. 10 Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. (Romans 12:9)

#14
Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. (1 John 4:7)

#15

So we have known and believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and those who abide in love abide in God, and God abides in them. Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness on the day of judgment, because as he is, so are we in this world. (1 John 4:16-17)

#16
And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. (Deuteronomy 6:5)

#17

And now, Israel, what does the LORD your God require of you? He requires only that you fear the LORD your God, and live in a way that pleases him, and love him and serve him with all your heart and soul. (Deuteronomy 10:12)

Free Church Media for Valentine’s Day

While you might not preach a whole sermon for Valentine’s Day, you can still address the holiday in your message, on your website, and even on your social media channels. 

Tithe.ly Media has free downloadable graphics you can use to acknowledge Valentine’s Day on your Instagram or Facebook accounts. You can also find images for your sermon series, website, and more. 

To download the image below, click here

podcast transcript

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AUTHOR

Tithely provides the tools you need to engage with your church online, stay connected, increase generosity, and simplify the lives of your staff.

With tools like text and email messaging, custom church apps and websites, church management software, digital giving, and so much more… it’s no wonder why over 37,000 churches in 50 countries trust Tithely to help run their church. 

When was the last time you celebrated Valentine’s Day in church? Probably not any time in the recent past. 

But the truth is, Valentine’s Day is on your church members’ minds. Around February 14th, your church members of every age and life stage will be thinking of ways they can celebrate–or avoid–this holiday. No other day highlights your relationship status quite like Valentine’s Day. And no other day provides such an opportunity to talk about love. 

Instead of ignoring Valentine’s Day entirely, let’s look at the surprising Christian roots of this holiday. We’ll also look at Bible verses that will speak to every one of your church members on the topic of love. 

The Christian Roots of Valentine’s Day

Some of us may have heard of St. Valentine, but did you know that there is more than one legendary figure that we remember on Valentine’s Day? 

We don’t know much about the “first” St. Valentine, other than the fact that he was a saint who died in Africa in the third century. 

The next St. Valentine was a Roman priest who was arrested and put into the custody of an aristocrat–also during the third century. When St. Valentine began to speak boldly about the power of Jesus to save people from pagan roots, the aristocrat said he would also become a Christ-follower…if St. Valentine was able to heal his daughter of blindness. 

Legend has it that the girl was healed. Sadly, the emperor of Rome killed them all (remember, this was a time of heavy persecution against Christians). But St. Valentine was beheaded for performing the healing miracle. 

There’s another version of this story about a St. Valentine who was a bishop, and healed an aristocrat’s son. He was also martyred in a brutal way, and buried in Rome. 

If you’ve noticed that there’s nothing distinctly romantic about any of these stories, you’re right. Though the Catholic Church began the tradition of Valentine’s Day to remember these men of faith, it wasn’t a romantic holiday. 

But over time, Valentine's Day evolved into a day celebrating romance rather than martyrdom. By Shakespeare’s time, people in western Europe were celebrating Valentine's Day with love notes and sentimental declarations. 

Today, people all over the world celebrate Valentine’s Day in different ways. In the Philippines, the government sponsors an event where young couples can get married in a special gala. In Japan, men are given special attention on Valentine’s Day. And in Argentina, an entire week is devoted to exchanging sweets with your significant other. 

Regardless of its roots, Valentine’s Day means one thing to most people: love. 

That being said, here are 15+ Bible verses that can point people back to Biblical love on Valentine’s Day. 

15+ Bible Verses for Valentine’s Day

Whether we’re talking about romantic love, love between child and parent, or love between friends, it’s important to understand what love really looks like. And there’s no better place to look than the Scriptures. 

#1

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. (1 Corinthians 13:4-6)

#2

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. (1 Corinthians 13:13)

#3
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth—for your love is more delightful than wine. Pleasing is the fragrance of your perfumes; your name is like perfume poured out. No wonder the young women love you! Take me away with you—let us hurry! Let the king bring me into his chambers. (Song of Solomon 1:2-4)

#4

Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; for love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame. Many waters cannot quench love; rivers cannot sweep it away. If one were to give all the wealth of one’s house for love, it would be utterly scorned. (Song of Solomon 8:6-7)

#5

This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. (1 John 3:16)

#6
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her. (Ephesians 5:25)

#7 

Jesus replied: "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind." This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: "Love your neighbor as yourself." (Matthew 22:37-39)

#8
Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends. (John 15:13)

#9

Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and truth. (1 John 3:18)

#10

Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. (1 Peter 4:8)

#11

Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. (John 3:16)

#12

Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. (Colossians 3:13-14)

#13

Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. 10 Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. (Romans 12:9)

#14
Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. (1 John 4:7)

#15

So we have known and believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and those who abide in love abide in God, and God abides in them. Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness on the day of judgment, because as he is, so are we in this world. (1 John 4:16-17)

#16
And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. (Deuteronomy 6:5)

#17

And now, Israel, what does the LORD your God require of you? He requires only that you fear the LORD your God, and live in a way that pleases him, and love him and serve him with all your heart and soul. (Deuteronomy 10:12)

Free Church Media for Valentine’s Day

While you might not preach a whole sermon for Valentine’s Day, you can still address the holiday in your message, on your website, and even on your social media channels. 

Tithe.ly Media has free downloadable graphics you can use to acknowledge Valentine’s Day on your Instagram or Facebook accounts. You can also find images for your sermon series, website, and more. 

To download the image below, click here

VIDEO transcript

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When was the last time you celebrated Valentine’s Day in church? Probably not any time in the recent past. 

But the truth is, Valentine’s Day is on your church members’ minds. Around February 14th, your church members of every age and life stage will be thinking of ways they can celebrate–or avoid–this holiday. No other day highlights your relationship status quite like Valentine’s Day. And no other day provides such an opportunity to talk about love. 

Instead of ignoring Valentine’s Day entirely, let’s look at the surprising Christian roots of this holiday. We’ll also look at Bible verses that will speak to every one of your church members on the topic of love. 

The Christian Roots of Valentine’s Day

Some of us may have heard of St. Valentine, but did you know that there is more than one legendary figure that we remember on Valentine’s Day? 

We don’t know much about the “first” St. Valentine, other than the fact that he was a saint who died in Africa in the third century. 

The next St. Valentine was a Roman priest who was arrested and put into the custody of an aristocrat–also during the third century. When St. Valentine began to speak boldly about the power of Jesus to save people from pagan roots, the aristocrat said he would also become a Christ-follower…if St. Valentine was able to heal his daughter of blindness. 

Legend has it that the girl was healed. Sadly, the emperor of Rome killed them all (remember, this was a time of heavy persecution against Christians). But St. Valentine was beheaded for performing the healing miracle. 

There’s another version of this story about a St. Valentine who was a bishop, and healed an aristocrat’s son. He was also martyred in a brutal way, and buried in Rome. 

If you’ve noticed that there’s nothing distinctly romantic about any of these stories, you’re right. Though the Catholic Church began the tradition of Valentine’s Day to remember these men of faith, it wasn’t a romantic holiday. 

But over time, Valentine's Day evolved into a day celebrating romance rather than martyrdom. By Shakespeare’s time, people in western Europe were celebrating Valentine's Day with love notes and sentimental declarations. 

Today, people all over the world celebrate Valentine’s Day in different ways. In the Philippines, the government sponsors an event where young couples can get married in a special gala. In Japan, men are given special attention on Valentine’s Day. And in Argentina, an entire week is devoted to exchanging sweets with your significant other. 

Regardless of its roots, Valentine’s Day means one thing to most people: love. 

That being said, here are 15+ Bible verses that can point people back to Biblical love on Valentine’s Day. 

15+ Bible Verses for Valentine’s Day

Whether we’re talking about romantic love, love between child and parent, or love between friends, it’s important to understand what love really looks like. And there’s no better place to look than the Scriptures. 

#1

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. (1 Corinthians 13:4-6)

#2

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. (1 Corinthians 13:13)

#3
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth—for your love is more delightful than wine. Pleasing is the fragrance of your perfumes; your name is like perfume poured out. No wonder the young women love you! Take me away with you—let us hurry! Let the king bring me into his chambers. (Song of Solomon 1:2-4)

#4

Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; for love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame. Many waters cannot quench love; rivers cannot sweep it away. If one were to give all the wealth of one’s house for love, it would be utterly scorned. (Song of Solomon 8:6-7)

#5

This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. (1 John 3:16)

#6
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her. (Ephesians 5:25)

#7 

Jesus replied: "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind." This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: "Love your neighbor as yourself." (Matthew 22:37-39)

#8
Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends. (John 15:13)

#9

Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and truth. (1 John 3:18)

#10

Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. (1 Peter 4:8)

#11

Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. (John 3:16)

#12

Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. (Colossians 3:13-14)

#13

Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. 10 Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. (Romans 12:9)

#14
Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. (1 John 4:7)

#15

So we have known and believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and those who abide in love abide in God, and God abides in them. Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness on the day of judgment, because as he is, so are we in this world. (1 John 4:16-17)

#16
And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. (Deuteronomy 6:5)

#17

And now, Israel, what does the LORD your God require of you? He requires only that you fear the LORD your God, and live in a way that pleases him, and love him and serve him with all your heart and soul. (Deuteronomy 10:12)

Free Church Media for Valentine’s Day

While you might not preach a whole sermon for Valentine’s Day, you can still address the holiday in your message, on your website, and even on your social media channels. 

Tithe.ly Media has free downloadable graphics you can use to acknowledge Valentine’s Day on your Instagram or Facebook accounts. You can also find images for your sermon series, website, and more. 

To download the image below, click here

AUTHOR

Tithely provides the tools you need to engage with your church online, stay connected, increase generosity, and simplify the lives of your staff.

With tools like text and email messaging, custom church apps and websites, church management software, digital giving, and so much more… it’s no wonder why over 37,000 churches in 50 countries trust Tithely to help run their church. 

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