The Best Bible Verses For Relationships

What does the Bible say about relationships? This list ranks the top Bible quotes on the topic of relationships, whether it's a relationship with God, one's faith, friends, family, or a significant other. What does the Bible teach us about our relationships with one another? Read on for the top Bible verses that can help us, through Christianity and the words of God and Jesus, strengthen all types of relationships, from the platonic to the romantic. 

There's almost always a point (or points) in life when our relationships with others can become strained because of stress, work issues, or personal struggles. The Bible talks about relationships in many ways and shows us how to treat each other and also teaches us lessons on betrayal and heartbreak. Still, we find comfort in the words of the Bible when it comes to the encouragement and strength we need to establish fruitful and long-term relationships with ourselves, God, faith, and others.

What are the best Bible verses for dating and relationships? Read these inspirational passages from scripture to help you in all aspects of your relationships, whether romantic, spiritual, or with friends.
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  • 1

    Proverbs 31:10-11

    A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.  Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value.
  • 2

    Mark 12:31

    The second is this: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no commandment greater than these."
  • 3

    Colossians 3:23

    Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.
  • 4

    Ephesians 4:31-32

    Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
  • 5

    Ecclesiastes 4:9–12

    Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed.
  • 6

    1 Corinthians 6:18

    Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a man commits are outside his body, but he who sins sexually sins against his own body.
  • 7

    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.
  • 8

    Ephesians 4:2-3

    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.
  • 9

    Proverbs 13:20

    He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.
  • 10

    Proverbs 10:12

    Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs.
  • 11

    John 15:13

    Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.
  • 12

    Psalm 37:3-4

    Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
  • 13

    Hebrews 10:24-25

    And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.  Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another--and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
  • 14

    1 Peter 4:8

    Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
  • 15

    Romans 12:9

    Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.
  • 16

    1 John 3:16

    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.
  • 17

    1 Corinthians 13:4-7

    Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
  • 18

    Mark 10:9

    What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.
  • 19

    2 Corinthians 6:14

    Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?

  • 20

    Matthew 7:2

    For you will be treated as you treat others. The standard you use in judging is the standard by which you will be judged.