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22 Loving Valentine’s Day Bible Verses

Are you looking for some loving and romantic Valentine's Day scripture to share with others?

I take every opportunity I have to teach my kids about true love- the kind found in scripture, not the Hallmark happily ever after. 

Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to bring this message home not just for my kids, but for everyone I care about.  

If you are searching for a good Valentine’s Day Bible verse for your family, friends, or significant other, you’ve come to the right place.

While scripture is full of verses about God’s love for us, it is also heavy on how we can share our love for others. 

Encouraging one another with our words, supporting each other with our actions, and walking beside those God placed in our lives as we try our best to navigate this crazy world. 

These Valentine's verses are sure to leave an impression on whomever you share them with. 

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Sharing Scripture on Valentine’s Day

Have you ever sat down to write a card and stared for a long time at the cute image on the cover, but had absolutely no idea what to write on the inside?  I know I have! 

A wise person once said to allow the poets to speak love for us, but I say, let scripture speak love for us!

What is better than showing others that you care for them while at the same time reminding them of God's unconditional love for them? 

On Valentine’s Day, nothing says I love you more than scripture.  Am I right?!

How to Use Valentine's Day Scripture

So, how exactly do you use Valentine's Day scripture?

There is no right or wrong way to use these verses.

  • Write them into a store-bought Valentine's Day card.
  • Make your own Valentine's Day card using these verses.
  • Send them as a text to your loved one.
  • Write it on the bathroom mirror for your loved one to see when they wake up.
  • Share them on their social media.
  • Write them on a note that you include in their packed lunch.
  • Send them in an email.
  • Frame them as an actual Valentine's Day gift.

These are just a few ways you can share Valentine's Day Bible verses with loved ones. But you can get creative and think of other ways to go big with these verses on Valentine's Day!

Valentine’s Day Scripture

While St. Valentine lived centuries after the Bible was written, we can still use his day as an excuse to send a card to those we care about. 

I have friends that have been with me through some very hard times in life and I love the opportunity to let them know how much they mean to me without getting sappy. 

My favorite one to send to them is Galatians 6:2 NIV “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” because they obeyed this verse and I want them to know how much their obedience to God’s word means to me and has helped me.

Your verse doesn’t need to have the word “love” in it in order to be used on Valentine’s Day.  It can be an expression of love, admiration, or respect.  Honestly, I’d turn to a puddle if my husband wrote anything about the virtuous woman in a Valentine’s Day card for me.

A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.  (Proverbs 31:10 NIV). 

Husbands, you can’t go wrong with this!

1 Corinthians 13 is known as the “love” chapter and teaches us the way true love behaves (as I mentioned above about trying to teach my kids what true love is, we focus a lot on this chapter). 

On Valentine’s Day, we don't really want to point out the way true love behaves in an attitude of making a point to others but in an attitude of thanking them that they are obedient to that particular verse.

Because it is the “love” chapter, I want to point out two of what I consider Valentine's scriptures:

Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.  (1 Corinthians 13:8)

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

Happy Valentine’s Day Bible Verses

Nothing says “be mine” on Valentine's Day than a loving verse from God's Word!

These Valentine’s Day Bible verses are perfect for anyone; friends, coworkers, mentors, family members, neighbors, and all the acquaintances I didn’t think to mention.

  • 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)
  • Do everything in love.  (1 Corinthians 16:14)
  • Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.  (Romans 12:9)
  • Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.  (1 John 3:18)
  • We love because he first loved us.  (1 John 4:19)
  • And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.  (Romans 5:5)
  • 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. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.  (Ecclesiastes 4:9-10)
  • Better a small serving of vegetables with love than a fattened calf with hatred.  (Proverbs 15:17)
  • 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.”  (Zephaniah 3:17)
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Romantic Valentine’s Day Scripture

Did you know that the Bible is full of romantic Valentine's Day scripture?

Enjoy life with your wife, whom you love, all the days of this meaningless life that God has given you under the sun—all your meaningless days. For this is your lot in life and in your toilsome labor under the sun.  (Ecclesiastes 9:9)

I remember the first time I read the above verse.  I turned to my hubby and said “hey!  Wise King Solomon actually tells you to enjoy me!”  LOL  “See, I’m a total blessing in your otherwise meaningless life”. 

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Obviously, Solomon was looking over his life and regretting some of his poor choices, but hey, I still like the part about enjoying your wife.

On a much more romantic and “you are the love of my life” note not clouded with words like “meaningless” and “toilsome” let’s turn to the Song of Songs which is a beautiful expression of love between Solomon and a woman.  A symbol of God’s love for Israel and Christ’s love for the church.

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The entire book of Song of Songs is filled with romantic and poetic verses of scripture that hold their own against any romantic poetry out there!

The figurative language makes me smile as they compare each other to horses, pomegranates, gazelles, and a variety of other similes that probably were lost in translation and cultural differences, but there is no denying how they felt for each other.

These Valentine's Day verses are the most easily adaptable for a card or note for your significant other.

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  • Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth— for your love is more delightful than wine.  (1:1)
  • I delight to sit in his shade, and his fruit is sweet to my taste.  Let him lead me to the banquet hall, and let his banner over me be love.  (2:3-4)
  • My beloved spoke and said to me, “Arise, my darling, my beautiful one, come with me.  (2:10)
  • My beloved is mine and I am his.  (2:16)
  • How delightful is your love, my sister [this was a term of endearment, he does not mean his biological sister], my bride! How much more pleasing is your love than wine, and the fragrance of your perfume more than any spice! Your lips drop sweetness as the honeycomb, my bride; milk and honey are under your tongue.  (4:10-11)
  • Awake, north wind, and come, south wind! Blow on my garden, that its fragrance may spread everywhere. Let my beloved come into his garden and taste its choice fruits.  (4:16)
  • I belong to my beloved, and his desire is for me.  (7:10)
  • 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.  (8:6)
  • 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.  (8:7)
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Valentine's Day is a holiday to celebrate love. So why not share scripture from the greatest love story of all time – the love of Jesus in God's Word!

While my husband groans about the commercialism of the holiday, I, personally, look at it as a wonderful opportunity to spread the love of Christ and join in fellowship with those who influence my life. 

Let’s spread these loving Valentine’s Day Bible verses around and encourage each other with true love and fellowship.

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