10 Great Wedding Bible Verses and Readings

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There are many great verses and scripture readings to use at a wedding ceremony. A wedding Bible verse can talk about love, the marriage relationship, faith, how to treat others, God’s purpose for marriage or other topics. The importance of the wedding Bible verse or reading is to signal a bond between husband, wife and God. God is the center of any good Christian marriage.  Check out this list of ten great wedding Bible verses or readings to use for your upcoming wedding!

Love Wedding Bible Verses

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. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways. For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known. So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

1 John 4:16-19 So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. By thisis love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so also are we in this world. There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.  We love because he first loved us

Wedding Bible Verses About Marriage Relationships

Ruth 1:16-17 But Ruth said, “Do not urge me to leave you or to return from following you. For where you go I will go, and where you lodge I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God my God. Where you die I will die, and there will I be buried. May the LORD do so to me and more also if anything but death parts me from you.”

The importance of the wedding Bible verse or reading is to signal a bond between husband, wife and God.

Ephesians 5:22-33  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.   Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish.In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church, because we are members of his body.  “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church. However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.

Bible Verses For Weddings About Why God Made Marriage

Genesis 2:18-24 Then the LORD God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.”  Now out of the ground the LORD God had formed every beast of the field and every bird of the heavens and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. And whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name. The man gave names to all livestock and to the birds of the heavens and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper fit for him. So the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. And the rib that the LORD God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. Then the man said,   “This at last isbone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out ofMan.” Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone? And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

Matthew 19:4-6 He answered,  “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.”

Wedding Bible Verses About How To Treat Your Spouse

Ephesians 4:1-3 I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, 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.

Philippians 4:4-9  Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.  Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.

Colossians 3:12-19  Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience,  bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom,singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.  Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them.

What Wedding Bible Verses Inspire You?

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{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

Jack August 7, 2011 at 3:56 pm

Superb job here Josh. Every time I read about a Bible verse relating to marriage, I think of the bride of Christ, the church and the Groom, Jesus Christ. Well done.


Pastor Mehboob Dilshad January 6, 2012 at 10:30 pm

God bless you and your work


Pastor Mehboob Dilshad January 6, 2012 at 10:32 pm

By His amazing grace we are still alive and we have not met any terrorist face to face and hopefully will never!
From my heart, I want to say, thank you, thank you, thank you for all you have done for our wonderful Lord Jesus!


mactivish magadaire March 19, 2012 at 9:12 am

God bless you for this good work you are doing. i was blessed by this article.


opio tonny March 21, 2012 at 1:54 pm

They are good verses so my since am going to wedd soon you should be sending me some good verses about marriage & wedding


Pastor:chinnakodali March 24, 2012 at 5:50 am

Such a wonderful encouraging wonderful cermony about marriage relationship,why God made marriage


June June 9, 2012 at 6:01 pm

Very well done,the Bible is such a great place to find ones hopes and safty


opio tonny June 10, 2012 at 7:01 am

thanks you so much God should rewards you aboundantly and keep sending more


Apostle Chenge June 11, 2012 at 5:41 pm

great job,it was extremely helpful.God bless


fungai June 26, 2012 at 3:37 pm

I’m so inspired by the work of God you are doing,keep sending as many verses as u can.May the Almight blesses u endlessly


Martha Nakayiwa June 29, 2012 at 8:29 am

Thank you for working so very hard for our only and true LORD and GOD, i would like to get more bible verses as the LORD inspires you.thank waiting to hear from you soon.


Preethika & Navantha de Silva July 31, 2012 at 6:22 am

We are grateful for the writer for these specific Scriptures of the Word of God about marriage…

Some of these verses are my most favorite verses in the Bible.. Specially 1 Corinthians 13; the LOVE passage…

I consider myself to be blessed to know the LORD personally and to enter into a marriage knowing that we are in a three cord marriage..


ada September 9, 2012 at 10:59 pm

thank you so much


Jeremy September 22, 2012 at 8:44 pm

I’ve lied to my wife and cheated on her once. I need help. I want my marriage to work so bad but I made a terrible mistake. My wife is amazing godly and an incredible person. Can someone leave me some bible verses to read that might help me or my marriage. I don’t want to lose her. Any advice I’m sure would be helpfull.


Jack Wellman September 23, 2012 at 5:39 pm

Hello Jeremy. Thank you for your honesty. My friend, we have many, many articles full of Bible verses that can help and we have an article called How to Love Your Wife: 7 Helpful Tips at: http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/how-to-love-your-wife-7-helpful-tips/

Please read that and also confess to her this and get this off your chest because when we confess our sins, God will forgive us (1 John 1:9) and then go to your wife in open honesty and beg her forgiveness. That alone will help your marriage and will show her you are sorry, have repented, confessed, and turn to God for forgiveness.

Colossians 3:19 is great, so is Ephesians 5:25-28, 1 Peter 3:7 and make sure and read the article on how to love your wife on the link in this comment Jeremy.


K.L.R. March 29, 2015 at 1:10 pm

My friend wrote a book about his struggle with this problem. Failure and How I Achieved It. M. Courtney. It would be an appropriate read for you. Do not delay. Best to you. There is also a video clip of an interview with him and his wife if you google his name.


Ben November 17, 2012 at 4:05 pm

God bless you sir!


lyn a. maningas November 23, 2012 at 1:45 am

so great! God bless and more blessings


lyn a. maningas November 23, 2012 at 1:54 am

Jeremy, have faith on God that your wife will forgive you. keep on praying. God bless


meera December 17, 2012 at 10:53 pm

thanx a a lot its really helpful


calvin January 4, 2013 at 10:52 am

this is awesum thanx alot helped me greatly


sameer April 18, 2013 at 10:40 pm

very good to see here all thes refrences


Anna July 15, 2015 at 6:22 am

Welldone i like all the scripture will have to read them on my best friend wedding this year August 22nd .. very encouraging and the Bible is the truth.


Carrie October 6, 2015 at 11:47 am

Some good verses here, but I do have to wonder why Ruth 1:16-17 is under “Wedding Bible Verses About Marriage Relationships” when what Ruth is saying in that passage is directed toward her mother-in-law, Naomi, after they both have been widowed.


david karandira May 4, 2016 at 3:17 am

thanks may the lord bless you


Jeannette July 19, 2017 at 4:49 pm

My now ex husband and I had Ecclesiastes chapter 4, verses 9 thru 12, emphasis on verse 12b. Unfortunately, my physical challenges after a stroke were too hard for him to remember that. They are still good verses though!


Jose November 5, 2017 at 6:58 am

Very encourage. I will keep on reading this studies.
Dios, le bendiga abundantemente.


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