Bible verses about marriage for weddings, anniversaries, & everyday life.
It’s wedding season & love is in the air!
I’ve written about love & marriage many times in the past. From posts about Two Books to Read Before Getting Married to How to Survive Your First Year of Marriage to 10 Special Wedding Gifts for the Mother of the Bride and Groom. I even recently wrote a post about The Importance of Your Husband’s Dirty Socks!
And I’ve written about love & marriage so much I am quite surprised that I haven’t shared a post filled with Bible quotes on marriage! If you are interested in reading my confessions of faith you can find them all by clicking here, otherwise, I hope you enjoy the collection of marriage bible verses below!
“‘Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the Lord. Leviticus 19:18 NIV – Love your spouse as yourself.
Love the Lord your God and keep his requirements, his decrees, his laws and his commands always. Deuteronomy 11:1 NIV – God first, spouse second. Through love & submission to Him your spouse will be truly loved by you, because through Him we learn the meaning of selflesness. And true love is selfless.
So be very careful to love the Lord your God. Joshua 23:11 NIV
The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. Psalm 103:8 NIV – He is our example of love.
The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. Psalm 145:8 NIV
Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs. Proverbs 10:12 NIV
What a person desires is unfailing love; better to be poor than a liar. Proverbs 19:22 NIV
Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor. Proverbs 21:21 NIV
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. John 13:34 NIV
My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. John 15:12-13 NIV
This is my command: Love each other. John 15:17 NIV
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8 NIV
Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law. Romans 13:10 NIV
1 Corinthians 13
Do everything in love. 1 Corinthians 16:14 NIV
Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9:7 NIV – Give of oneself selflessly.
You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. Galatians 5:13 NIV
For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Galatians 5:14 NIV
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23 NIV
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. Ephesians 4:2-3 NIV
Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. Ephesians 5:1-2 NIV
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Philippians 4:8 NIV
May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you. 1 Thessalonians 3:12 NIV
Now about your love for one another we do not need to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love each other. 1 Thessalonians 4:9 NIV
But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness. 1 Timothy 6:11 NIV
“Teach the older men to be temperate, worthy of respect, self-controlled, and sound in faith, in love and in endurance.” … “Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children” Titus 2:2&4 NIV
If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing right. James 2:8 NIV
Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for each other, love one another deeply, from the heart. 1 Peter 1:22 NIV
Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, honor the emperor. 1 Peter 2:17 NIV
Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble. 1 Peter 3:8 NIV
Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. 1 Peter 4:8 NIV
For this is the message you heard from the beginning: We should love one another. 1 John 3:11 NIV
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 NIV
Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. 1 John 3:18 NIV
And this is his command: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as he commanded us. 1 John 3:23 NIV
Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 1 John 4:7 NIV
Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 1 John 4:8 NIV
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 NIV
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. 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. 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. We love because he first loved us. Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen. And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister. 1 John 4:16-21
This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands. 1 John 5:2 NIV
And now, dear lady, I am not writing you a new command but one we have had from the beginning. I ask that we love one another. And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love. 2 John 1:5-6 NIV
Marriage + Husband & Wife
Marriage should be honored by all, & the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer & all the sexually immoral. Hebrews 13:4 NIV
Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoots around your table. Psalm 128:3 NIV
May your fountain be blessed, & may you rejoice in the wife of your youth. Proverbs 5:18 NIV
A wife of noble character is her husband’s crown, but a disgraceful wife is like decay in his bones. Proverbs 12:4 NIV
He who finds a wife finds what is good & receives favor from the Lord. Proverbs 18:22 NIV
Houses & wealth are inherited from parents, but a prudent wife is from the Lord. Proverbs 19:14
Songs of Solomon
Hosea – This is a wonderful story about love & marriage. My husband & I read a beautiful novel based off of this book of the Bible during our first year of marriage that really helped us understand God’s love & how we should love each other. This summer was our 5 year anniversary & we are reading the book again together. If you are interested in learning more I wrote a review about this book a few years ago that you can read here.
Has not the one God made you? You belong to him in body & spirit. And what does the one God seek? Godly offspring. So be on your guard, & do not be unfaithful to the wife of your youth. Malachi 2:15 NIV
Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?” Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times. Matthew 18:21-22 NIV
“Haven’t you read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ & said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’? So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.” Matthew 19:4-6 NIV
“But at the beginning of creation God ‘made them male & female.’ ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother & be united to his wife, & the two will become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.” Mark 10:6-9 NIV
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ Mark 12:30 NIV
Ephesians 5:21-33 – Verse 21 is especially important, which is why it is a preface to the other verses about submission. If you are interested in reading more I have a post called The Biblical Ideals of Submission from the Eyes of a Woman.
Colossians 3:13-19 – Submission & love is to be done “in the name of the Lord Jesus.” NIV
Titus 2:1-8 & 11-15
1 Peter 3:1-7
What are your favorite Bible promises about marriage?
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With love, Giustina
For whoever wants to save their life will lose it,
but whoever loses their life for me will find it.
Matthew 16:25 NIV