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29 Bible Verses About Wives, Marriage and Love

Marriage is an incredible journey ordained by God. Keeping Him at the center of your marriage is important, and that’s why these verses about wives, marriage, and love are crucial to hold dear in your heart. Pray over these verses alone or with your spouse to encourage and uplift your life and your marriage.

Bible Verses About Wives and Marriage to Help Guide Your Partnership According to His Word

Bible Verses About Being a Good Wife

Proverbs 31:11-12

“To be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.” - Titus 2:5

“Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.” –1 Timothy 3:11

“Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.” - Genesis 2:24

“Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives, when they see your respectful and pure conduct. Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious. For this is how the holy women who hoped in God used to adorn themselves, by submitting to their own husbands.” - 1 Peter 3:1-6

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“Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.” - Titus 2:3-5

“Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.” - Colossians 3:18

“However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.” - Ephesians 5:33

“Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands.” - Ephesians 5:22-24

“Neither was man created for woman, but woman for man.” - 1 Corinthians 11:9

Bible Verses About Marriage

“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.' " - Genesis 1:27-28

Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.” - Hebrews 13:4

“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?" - Ecclesiastes 4:9

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“For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her." - Ephesians 5:25

“Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh." - Genesis 2:24

“Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken." - Ecclesiastes 4:12

Mark 10:9

Bible Verses About Love

“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 13:4-5

“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." - Song of Solomon 8:6-7

1 John 4:18

“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." - Ephesians 4:2-3

“And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity." - Colossians 3:14

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“Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law." - Romans 13:8

“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 13:2

“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." - Psalm 143:8

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." - Proverbs 3:3-4

“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love." - Ephesians 4:2

“Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.” - 1 Peter 4:8

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