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40 Insightful Bible Verses About Self-Love

Bible verses about self-love.

We’ve all gone through moments in life where we have struggled to love and accept ourselves for who we are and even questioned our self-worth. During such times, it is important to read the word of God as it offers consolation.

Bible verses about self-love.
Lady with a self-love poster.

While the Bible may not directly address self-love in many verses, it reinforces the concept by reminding us of our immense value as recipients of God’s love. The mere fact that we were created in His image and likeness is enough affirmation that we are worthy.

If you are looking for fresh inspiration, then here are Bible verses about self-love that will help build your self-esteem and teach you why and how you should practice self-love.

I hope that in understanding just how much God loves you, you will be able to appreciate your value more.

Bible Verses About Self-Love

1 Corinthians 3:16   

“Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst?”

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1 Corinthians 6:19-20   

“Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.”

Ephesians 2:10   

“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”

Luke 12:7

“Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.”

Matthew 10:29-31

“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.”

Bible verse about self-love.
Bible verse from the book of 1 Corinthians 3:16.

Psalms 139:14

“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”

Matthew 22:38-39  

“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.'”

James 2:8

“If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself,’ you are doing right.”

Galatians 5:14   

“For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.'”

Ephesians 5:29  

“After all, no one ever hated their own body, but they feed and care for their body, just as Christ does the church.”

Proverbs 19:8   

“The one who gets wisdom loves life; the one who cherishes understanding will soon prosper.”

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Psalm 139:13-14   

“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”

Romans 12:3   

“For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you.”

1 Timothy 4:12

“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.”

Philippians 4:13   

“I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”

Isaiah 43:1 

“But now, this is what the Lord says— he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: ‘Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.'”

Bible verse about self-love.
Bible verse from the book of Ephesians 2:10.

Galatians 2:20 

“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.”

Psalm 46:10 

“He says, ‘Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.'”

1 John 4:18

“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.”

John 14:27

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”

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1 John 4:19 

“We love because he first loved us.”

Philippians 2:13

“For it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.”

Matthew 6:26

“Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?”

1 Corinthians 13:13

“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”

Philippians 1:6

“Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”

Galatians 5:24-26

“Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.”

1 John 4:17

“This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus.”

1 Peter 3:4

“Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.”

Bible verse about self-love.
Bible verse about self-love.

1 John 4:8

“Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.”

1 John 3:1

“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.”

Genesis 1:27

“So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.”

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1 Peter 2:9

“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”

Romans 12:2

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”

1 John 3:18

“Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.”

Romans 5:8 

“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

Jeremiah 29:11 

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”

Bible verse about self-love.

1 John 4:7

“Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.”

Zephaniah 3:17

 “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.”

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Jeremiah 31:3 

“The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying: ‘I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.'”

Ephesians 2:4-5

“But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.”

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