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Published: Monday, Apr. 11th, 2022

10 Popular Bible Verses about Marriage, Love, & Commitment

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Planning a Christian wedding ceremony?

 
Honor the ‘holy’ in holy matrimony with these beautiful quotes from the Bible

 


Celebrate your love for God, and for each other, by including your favorite Bible verses in your wedding day!

 

Whether you choose a traditional Christian wedding ceremony, or something modern and nondenominational, Bible quotes are a beautiful way to honor the joys and responsibilities of marriage. 

 

 

Bible quotes can be included as part of a special reading, woven into your personal wedding vows, or used to add meaningful touches to wedding invitations, thank you cards, and day-of decor. 

 

 

Ask your wedding officiant for help! 

 

Consider how religious you’d like your ceremony to feel, and find a trusted wedding officiant to help you in the planning process. You may ask a friend or family member to get ordained to marry you, choose a professional officiant in your area, or ask a local clergy person to perform the ceremony. 

 

Friends and relatives can get ordained with American Marriage Ministries to perform your wedding.

 

 

 

If you’re planning an interfaith wedding ceremony, your wedding officiant can help you to include one or two Bible verses along with favorite readings or customs from another (or several other) faiths. 

 

 

 

 

 

10 Bible Verses to Include in Your Wedding Ceremony 

 

 

Romans 13:8 

 

Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law. (New King James Version, NKJV)


 

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. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. (New International Version, NIV)

 


1 Thessalonians 5

 

Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing. (English Standard Version, ESV)

 


Song of Solomon 8:6, 8:7

 

Set me as a seal over your heart, as a seal upon your arm. For love is as strong as death, its jealousy as unrelenting as Sheol. Its sparks are fiery flames, the fiercest blaze of all.

 

Mighty waters cannot quench love; rivers cannot sweep it away. If a man were to give all the wealth of his house for love, his offer would be utterly scorned. (NIV)

 


Jude 1:2

 

May mercy, peace, and love be yours in abundance! (International Standard Version, ISV)

 

 

Proverbs 3:3-6

 

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.

 

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. (NIV)

 

 

 

Friends and family members can participate in your ceremony with special readings from scripture and other meaningful texts.

 

 

Ephesians 4:1-3

 

I urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, 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. (ESV)

 


Ephesians 5:21-33

 

Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.

 

Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do 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. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.

 

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. After all, no one ever hated their own body, but they feed and care for their body, just as Christ does the church— for we are members of his body. “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.” This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church. However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband. (NIV)

 


Proverbs 31:10-12

 

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. She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life. (NIV)

 


Matthew 19:4–6

 

Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his 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. (ESV)
 

 


 

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