The Best Wedding Bible Verses

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This is a list of top wedding quotes from the Bible that can be used for the big day or throughout your marriage for encouragement. What are the best scriptures verses that relate to marriage?

The Bible has plenty to say about love for God, love for your neighbor, and love for your brother, but what does the Bible say about love for your husband or wife? There are many Bible verses that speak about matrimony between husband and wife that offer wisdom and encouragement through hardship and struggle, but also in times of great love and happiness. Much of scripture has been used in Christian marriage vows to inspire the bride and groom toward a lifetime of marriage rooted in spirituality and religion.

What are the most popular wedding Bible readings? Whether you're looking for the perfect Bible verses for a Christian wedding ceremony or just seeking ideas for guidance for a long, healthy, and happy marriage, check out these wedding Bible verses.
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  • 1

    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.
  • 2

    1 Peter 4:8

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

  • 3

    Proverbs 18:22

    He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the Lord.
  • 4

    Ecclesiastes 4:12

    Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
  • 5

    Matthew 19:4-6

    "Haven't you read," he replied, "that at the beginning the Creator 'made them male and female,'  and 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. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate."
  • 6

    Song of Solomon 8:6

    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.
  • 7

    Song of Songs 2:16

    My beloved is mine and I am his; he browses among the lilies.

  • 8

    1 Corinthians 13:4-13

    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. Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.
  • 9

    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.

  • 10

    Jeremiah 29:11

    For I know the plans I have for you, 'Declare The Lord,' plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
  • 11

    Colossians 3:18-19

    Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them.

  • 12

    1 John 3:18

    Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.
  • 13

    Mark 10:6-9

    "But at the beginning of creation God 'made them male and female.'' 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. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate."

  • 14

    Deuteronomy 24:5

    If a man has recently married, he must not be sent to war or have any other duty laid on him. For one year he is to be free to stay at home and bring happiness to the wife he has married.
  • 15

    Hebrews 13:4

    Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.
  • 16

    Isaiah 62:5

    As a young man marries a young woman, so will your Builder marry you; as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride, so will your God rejoice over you.

  • 17

    Ephesians 5:22

    Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior.
  • 18

    1 Corinthians 7:39

    A wife is bound to her husband as long as he lives. But if her husband dies, she is free to be married to whom she wishes, only in the Lord.

  • 19

    Titus 1:6

    If anyone is above reproach, the husband of one wife, and his children are believers and not open to the charge of debauchery or insubordination.

  • 20

    1 Corinthians 7:10-11

    To the married I give this charge (not I, but the Lord): the wife should not separate from her husband (but if she does, she should remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband), and the husband should not divorce his wife.