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100 Bible Verses About Marriage

Here are some of our favorite Bible verses for wedding ceremonies. If you are planning a Christian or Catholic wedding ceremony, these wedding Bible verses make for great readings. These marriage scriptures discuss love, marriage, commitment, and more.

You can also use these Bible verses as inspiration when writing your vows, or for your toast if you’re giving a speech at the wedding!

Celebrate your wedding day by spreading the word of Christ!

Marriage Scriptures for Your Wedding Ceremony

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Let these messages from the bible give you strength through the wedding planning process. These bible verses are the key to a happy marriage. Do some soul searching and read up on these bible verses for a successful marriage! 

 

Genesis 1:27-28

“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. And God blessed them. And God said to them, ‘Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.’ “

 

Malachi 2:14-15

“But you say, ‘Why does he not?’ Because the LORD was witness between you and the wife of your youth, to whom you have been faithless, though she is your companion and your wife by covenant.”

 

Isaiah 54:5

“For your Maker is your husband, the LORD of hosts is his name; and the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer, the God of the whole earth he is called.”

 

Song of Solomon 8:6-7

“Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm, for love is strong as death, jealousy is fierce as the grave. Its flashes are flashes of fire, the very flame of the LORD. Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it. If a man offered for love all the wealth of his house, he would be utterly despised.”

 

Ephesians 4:2-3

“With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.”

 

Colossians 3:14

“And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”

 

Ecclesiastes 4:9

“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. Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone?”

 

Ephesians 5:25

“For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her.”

 

Genesis 2:24

“Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.”

 

Ecclesiastes 4:12

“Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”

 

Mark 10:9

“Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”

 

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Ephesians 5:25-33

“Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish. In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church, …”

 

Ephesians 5:28-30

“That’s how husbands ought to love their wives — in the same way as they do their own bodies. Anyone who loves his wife loves himself. No one ever hates his own body, but feeds it and takes care of it just like Christ does for the church because we are parts of his body.”

 

Song of Songs 4:9-10

“You have captured my heart, my sister, my bride! You have captured my heart with one glance from your eyes, with one strand of your necklace. How beautiful is your loving, my sister, my bride! Your love is so much better than wine, and your fragrance is better than any perfume!”

 

Romans 8:28

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”

 

Mark 10:6-9

“But from the beginning of creation, ‘God made them male and female.’ ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.”

 

Genesis 2:18

“Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.”

 

Ephesians 5:33

“However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.”

 

Isaiah 62:5

“For as a young man marries a young woman, so shall your sons marry you, and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall your God rejoice over you.”

 

Ecclesiastes 4:12

“And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken.”

 

Bible Verses About Love

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Some of the ideals that love represents is kindness, compassion, happiness, forgiveness, and gratitude. Read these biblical passages for inspiration about love and these ideals.

 

Romans 13:8

“Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.”

 

1 Corinthians 13:4-5

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.”

 

1 Corinthians 13:2

“If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.”

 

1 Corinthians 16:14

“Do everything in love.”

 

Song of Solomon 8:7

“Many waters cannot quench love; rivers cannot wash it away. If one were to give all the wealth of his house for love, it would be utterly scorned.”

 

Psalm 143:8

“Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.”

 

Proverbs 3:3-4

“Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.”

 

1 John 4:16

“And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.”

 

Ephesians 4:2

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

 

1 Peter 4:8

“Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.”

 

John 15:12

“My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.”

 

1 Corinthians 13:13

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

 

Song of Solomon 4:9

“You have captivated my heart, my sister, my bride; you have captivated my heart with one glance of your eyes, with one jewel of your necklace.”

 

Jude 1:2

“May you have more and more mercy, peace, and love.”

 

Song of Solomon 3:4

“No sooner did I depart from them than I found the one whom I love with all my heart. I held on to him and now I won’t let him go, until I’ve brought him to my mother’s house, to the chamber of the one who conceived me.”

 

1 Corinthians 13:4-8

“Love is patient, love is kind, it isn’t jealous, it doesn’t brag, it isn’t arrogant, it isn’t rude, it doesn’t seek its own advantage, it isn’t irritable, it doesn’t keep a record of complaints, it isn’t happy with injustice, but it is happy with the truth. Love puts up with all things, trusts in all things, hopes for all things, endures all things. Love never fails. As for prophecies, they will be brought to an end. As for tongues, they will stop. As for knowledge, it will be brought to an end.”

 

Psalm 85:10

“Faithful love and truth have met; righteousness and peace have kissed.”

 

Song Of Solomon 2:16

“I belong to my lover and he belongs to me — the one grazing among the lilies.”

 

1 John 4:7

“Dear friends, let’s love each other, because love is from God, and everyone who loves is born from God and knows God.”

 

Ephesians 4:31-32

“Put aside all bitterness, losing your temper, anger, shouting, and slander, along with every other evil. Be kind, compassionate, and forgiving to each other, in the same way God forgave you in Christ.”

 

Bible Verses About Relationships

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Your marriage is one of the many blessings from God. Read some of these bible quotes that can be used on your wedding programs, or in your ceremony for a beautiful wedding. 

 

Hebrews 10:24-25

“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”

 

Proverbs 30:18-19

“There are three things that amaze me—no, four things that I don’t understand: how an eagle glides through the sky, how a snake slithers on a rock, how a ship navigates the ocean, how a man loves a woman.”

 

1 John 4:12

“No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.”

 

Proverbs 31:10

“Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.”

 

Ruth 1:16-17

“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. Where you die, I will die, And there will I be buried. The Lord do so to me, and more also, If anything but death parts you and me.”

 

Romans 12:10

“Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.”

 

1 Peter 4:8

“Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins.”

 

Ephesians 5:21

“Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.”

 

Ephesians 4:32

“Be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.”

 

Genesis 2:18–25

“Then the LORD God said, ‘It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.’ … So the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. And the rib that the LORD God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man.”

 

1 Peter 3:7

“In the same way, you husbands must give honor to your wives. Treat your wife with understanding as you live together. She may be weaker than you are, but she is your equal partner in God’s gift of new life. Treat her as you should so your prayers will not be hindered.”

 

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

“Two are better than one because they have a good return for their hard work. If either should fall, one can pick up the other. But how miserable are those who fall and don’t have a companion to help them up! Also, if two lie down together, they can stay warm. But how can anyone stay warm alone? Also, one can be overpowered, but two together can put up resistance. A three-ply cord doesn’t easily snap.”

 

1 Thessalonians 5:11

“So continue encouraging each other and building each other up, just like you are doing already.”

 

Matthew 19:6

“So they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore, humans must not pull apart what God has put together.”

 

Proverbs 5:18-19

“May your spring be blessed.Rejoice in the wife of your youth. She is a lovely deer, a graceful doe. Let her breasts intoxicate you all the time; always be drunk on her love.”

 

Proverbs 12:4

“A strong woman is a crown to her husband, but a disgraceful woman is like rot in his bones.”

 

Proverbs 18:22

“He who finds a wife finds what is good, gaining favor from the Lord.”

 

Proverbs 20:6-7

“Many people will say that they are loyal, but who can find a reliable person? The righteous live with integrity; happy are their children who come after them.”

 

Deuteronomy 24:5

“A newly married man doesn’t have to march in battle. Neither should any related duties be placed on him. He is to live free of such responsibilities for one year, so he can bring joy to his new wife.”

 

1 Corinthians 13:13

“So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”

 

Final Thoughts

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Marriage comes with adversity, but it also comes with grace and love. Celebrate the gospel on your wedding day to spend this special moment with Christ. Show praise at your wedding by using some of these inspirational quotes.

If you have loved ones reading at your wedding, don’t forget to thank them with gifts or a special note!

For more wedding scriptures, you can use this online Bible and even search by keyword to find more passages about love and marriage!

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Caroline Kinsley

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