20 King James Bible Verses About Love and Marriage

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Love and marriage, they do go together. However in our human flesh sometimes we walk through life in a marriage that becomes very comfortable — so comfortable that it is easy to forget the love part. Of course, the Bible has much to say about love and marriage. Take a look at these 20 King James Bible verses about love, marriage, husbands and wives.

Featured Verse About Love and Marriage 1 Peter 4:8 “And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.”

From the Old Testament

Genesis 2:22-24 “And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.”

Deuteronomy 24:5 “When a man hath taken a new wife, he shall not go out to war, neither shall he be charged with any business: but he shall be free at home one year, and shall cheer up his wife which he hath taken.”

Psalm 127:1 “Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: Except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.”

Psalm 128:1-4 “Blessed is every one that feareth the LORD; That walketh in his ways. For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: Happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee. Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine By the sides of thine house: Thy children like olive plants Round about thy table. Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the LORD.”

King James Bible Verses Love and Marriage

Many Proverbs

Proverbs 3:1-5 “My son, forget not my law; But let thine heart keep my commandments: For length of days, and long life, And peace, shall they add to thee. Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: Bind them about thy neck; Write them upon the table of thine heart: So shalt thou find favour and good understanding In the sight of God and man. Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; And lean not unto thine own understanding.”

Proverbs 5:18-19 “Let thy fountain be blessed: And rejoice with the wife of thy youth. Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe; Let her breasts satisfy thee at all times; And be thou ravished always with her love.”

Proverbs 12:4 “A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: But she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.”

Proverbs 18:22 “Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, And obtaineth favour of the LORD.”

Proverbs 19:14 “House and riches are the inheritance of fathers: And a prudent wife is from the LORD.”

Proverbs 20:6-7 “Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness: But a faithful man who can find? The just man walketh in his integrity: His children are blessed after him.”

Proverbs 31:10 “Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies.”

Song of Solomon 2:10–13 “My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away. For, lo, the winter is past, The rain is over and gone; The flowers appear on the earth; The time of the singing of birds is come, And the voice of the turtle is heard in our land; The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, And the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.”

From the Gospels

Matthew 19:4-6 “And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.”

Mark 10:6-9 “But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife; And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.”

Luke 10:27 “And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.”

John 15:9-12 “As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love. If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love. These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.”

More New Testament Verses

1 Corinthians 7:1-5 “Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman. Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband. Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband. The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife. Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency.”

Colossians 3:18-19 “Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.”

Hebrews 13:4-7 “Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge. Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me. Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation.”

Final Thoughts

Marriage is sacred before the Lord because it is the earthy representation of Christ and the Church (Eph 5:32-33). I pray that these verses help you to meditate upon God’s word and how important it is to keep love in your marriage.

More verses about love: Bible Verses About Love

Resource – Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, King James Version.

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Arold @ Living for Jesus April 6, 2015 at 8:21 am

Thanks for publishing all these Scriptures that talk about the uniqueness and importance of marriage. Having said that, it’s evident that all the issues marriage is facing has to with people unwillingness to abide with the Word of God.

God has created marriage with a clear purpose in mind and He’s given guidelines that must be followed in order for people to have the best marriage as possible, but many have chosen to go below that by having miserable and unhappy marriages due to their failure to let God to occupy first place.


Pamela Rose Williams April 6, 2015 at 12:42 pm

Oh Arold, you have hit the nail on the head. Thank you for stopping by and sharing your comment here. I pray you are blessed.


Arold @ Living for Jesus April 7, 2015 at 8:59 am

Thanks Pamela, blessing to you too.


Tynesha April 7, 2015 at 10:33 am

Aww how sweet I love these verses!


Alan April 16, 2015 at 2:50 pm

Thanks for these Scriptures today. My wife and partner for nearly 20 years, and the mother of my two young daughters, told me last month that she wasn’t sure how she felt about me emotionally anymore. She says she still loves me. She has not been unfaithful (and I believe her completely). She is just emotionally dry towards me right now. I need encouragement, and God has been providing it daily…just not from my wife.

God has told me numerous times during the past month that I need to “Be Still and Know I am God.” He has assured me that He has this situation covered, and I need to trust him during this valley. He is using it for my good and for her as well. It is just so hard to see it at this time. My wife and I are leaders at our church – she teaches SS, and I am on the board of elders – it is an embarrassing thing to go through.

God will see us through this. I believe Him and trust Him. Encouraging verses like these bolster my spirits. Thank you for posting them!


Pam May 27, 2016 at 11:56 am


I came to this website to get some scriptures about marriage and I saw your comment. I thought it was very brave of you to be vulnerable with your feelings openly. That is the first sign of you embracing the issue.

So, my husband is also a leader at our church and I once in my life I felt where you are now. I know you said you will wait on God to work it out and see you through, but you also have to start making an effort as well. What I mean by that is, ask your wife why is she emotionally disconnected. Trust me, she will give you a laundry list of things that is making her dry towards you. Start writing them down on a note pad. After you have the list, bring it before God and pray over it. Last but not lest, tackle a few things on that list slowly and thoroughly. Talk it over with her and gradually you will slowly but surely win her connection back to you.

I pray for you and wish you the best! Marriage is hard work and if you want to continue being successful you have to be open to change.

God Bless!


Jack Wellman May 27, 2016 at 1:39 pm

Such a beautiful post my sister in Christ. So precious. Thank you.


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