bible verses about Marriage

Bible Verses about Marriage - Find Inspiration for Your Relationship

If you're looking for guidance and inspiration for your relationship, the bible is a rich source of wisdom to explore. Whether you're newlyweds or have been married for years, the bible provides practical guidance on how to build and maintain a happy, healthy relationship with your partner. From Ephesians 5:33's "Each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband." to 1 Corinthians 13:4-8's "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.", these verses offer practical guidance on how to build a strong and enduring marriage.

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80 Bible Scriptures about Marriage

And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She is my sister: and Abimelech king of Gerar sent, and took Sarah.

Genesis, Chapter: 20, Verse: 2

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And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran: and his mother took him a wife out of the land of Egypt.

Genesis, Chapter: 21, Verse: 21

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And my master made me swear, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife to my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, in whose land I dwell:

Genesis, Chapter: 24, Verse: 37

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But thou shalt go unto my father's house, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son.

Genesis, Chapter: 24, Verse: 38

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And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah's tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her: and Isaac was comforted after his mother's death.

Genesis, Chapter: 24, Verse: 67

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And it came to pass, when he had been there a long time, that Abimelech king of the Philistines looked out at a window, and saw, and, behold, Isaac was sporting with Rebekah his wife.

Genesis, Chapter: 26, Verse: 8

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And Abimelech said, What is this thou hast done unto us? one of the people might lightly have lien with thy wife, and thou shouldest have brought guiltiness upon us.

Genesis, Chapter: 26, Verse: 10

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And Esau was forty years old when he took to wife Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Bashemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite:

Genesis, Chapter: 26, Verse: 34

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And Jacob said unto Laban, Give me my wife, for my days are fulfilled, that I may go in unto her.

Genesis, Chapter: 29, Verse: 21

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And Laban gave unto his daughter Leah Zilpah his maid for an handmaid.

Genesis, Chapter: 29, Verse: 24

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And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week: and he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife also.

Genesis, Chapter: 29, Verse: 28

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And she gave him Bilhah her handmaid to wife: and Jacob went in unto her.

Genesis, Chapter: 30, Verse: 4

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When Leah saw that she had left bearing, she took Zilpah her maid, and gave her Jacob to wife.

Genesis, Chapter: 30, Verse: 9

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And Shechem spake unto his father Hamor, saying, Get me this damsel to wife.

Genesis, Chapter: 34, Verse: 4

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Ask me never so much dowry and gift, and I will give according as ye shall say unto me: but give me the damsel to wife.

Genesis, Chapter: 34, Verse: 12

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And Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn, whose name was Tamar.

Genesis, Chapter: 38, Verse: 6

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And he said unto the people, Be ready against the third day: come not at your wives.

Exodus, Chapter: 19, Verse: 15

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If he take him another wife; her food, her raiment, and her duty of marriage, shall he not diminish.

Exodus, Chapter: 21, Verse: 10

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If her father utterly refuse to give her unto him, he shall pay money according to the dowry of virgins.

Exodus, Chapter: 22, Verse: 17

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And he shall take a wife in her virginity.

Leviticus, Chapter: 21, Verse: 13

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Then shall the man bring his wife unto the priest, and he shall bring her offering for her, the tenth part of an ephah of barley meal; he shall pour no oil upon it, nor put frankincense thereon; for it is an offering of jealousy, an offering of memorial, bringing iniquity to remembrance.

Numbers, Chapter: 5, Verse: 15

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Every vow, and every binding oath to afflict the soul, her husband may establish it, or her husband may make it void.

Numbers, Chapter: 30, Verse: 13

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But if her husband altogether hold his peace at her from day to day; then he establisheth all her vows, or all her bonds, which are upon her: he confirmeth them, because he held his peace at her in the day that he heard them.

Numbers, Chapter: 30, Verse: 14

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And if they be married to any of the sons of the other tribes of the children of Israel, then shall their inheritance be taken from the inheritance of our fathers, and shall be put to the inheritance of the tribe whereunto they are received: so shall it be taken from the lot of our inheritance.

Numbers, Chapter: 36, Verse: 3

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And what man is there that hath betrothed a wife, and hath not taken her? let him go and return unto his house, lest he die in the battle, and another man take her.

Deuteronomy, Chapter: 20, Verse: 7

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And she shall put the raiment of her captivity from off her, and shall remain in thine house, and bewail her father and her mother a full month: and after that thou shalt go in unto her, and be her husband, and she shall be thy wife.

Deuteronomy, Chapter: 21, Verse: 13

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Then the man that lay with her shall give unto the damsel's father fifty shekels of silver, and she shall be his wife; because he hath humbled her, he may not put her away all his days.

Deuteronomy, Chapter: 22, Verse: 29

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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.

Deuteronomy, Chapter: 24, Verse: 5

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Else if ye do in any wise go back, and cleave unto the remnant of these nations, even these that remain among you, and shall make marriages with them, and go in unto them, and they to you:

Joshua, Chapter: 23, Verse: 12

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And Gideon had threescore and ten sons of his body begotten: for he had many wives.

Judges, Chapter: 8, Verse: 30

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Then the Philistines said, Who hath done this? And they answered, Samson, the son in law of the Timnite, because he had taken his wife, and given her to his companion. And the Philistines came up, and burnt her and her father with fire.

Judges, Chapter: 15, Verse: 6

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And Abigail came to Nabal; and, behold, he held a feast in his house, like the feast of a king; and Nabal's heart was merry within him, for he was very drunken: wherefore she told him nothing, less or more, until the morning light.

1 Samuel, Chapter: 25, Verse: 36

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And when the servants of David were come to Abigail to Carmel, they spake unto her, saying, David sent us unto thee, to take thee to him to wife.

1 Samuel, Chapter: 25, Verse: 40

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And Abigail hasted, and arose, and rode upon an ass, with five damsels of hers that went after her; and she went after the messengers of David, and became his wife.

1 Samuel, Chapter: 25, Verse: 42

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David also took Ahinoam of Jezreel; and they were also both of them his wives.

1 Samuel, Chapter: 25, Verse: 43

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And David recovered all that the Amalekites had carried away: and David rescued his two wives.

1 Samuel, Chapter: 30, Verse: 18

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And David sent messengers to Ishbosheth Saul's son, saying, Deliver me my wife Michal, which I espoused to me for an hundred foreskins of the Philistines.

2 Samuel, Chapter: 3, Verse: 14

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And when the wife of Uriah heard that Uriah her husband was dead, she mourned for her husband.

2 Samuel, Chapter: 11, Verse: 26

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And afterward Hezron went in to the daughter of Machir the father of Gilead, whom he married when he was threescore years old; and she bare him Segub.

1 Chronicles, Chapter: 2, Verse: 21

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And among the sons of the priests there were found that had taken strange wives: namely, of the sons of Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and his brethren; Maaseiah, and Eliezer, and Jarib, and Gedaliah.

Ezra, Chapter: 10, Verse: 18

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And of the priests: the children of Habaiah, the children of Koz, the children of Barzillai, which took one of the daughters of Barzillai the Gileadite to wife, and was called after their name.

Nehemiah, Chapter: 7, Verse: 63

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And when the king's decree which he shall make shall be published throughout all his empire, (for it is great,) all the wives shall give to their husbands honour, both to great and small.

Esther, Chapter: 1, Verse: 20

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Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth.

Proverbs, Chapter: 5, Verse: 18

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A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.

Proverbs, Chapter: 12, Verse: 4

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Live joyfully with the wife whom thou lovest all the days of the life of thy vanity, which he hath given thee under the sun, all the days of thy vanity: for that is thy portion in this life, and in thy labour which thou takest under the sun.

Ecclesiastes, Chapter: 9, Verse: 9

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And Jacob fled into the country of Syria, and Israel served for a wife, and for a wife he kept sheep.

Hosea, Chapter: 12, Verse: 12

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And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit. And wherefore one? That he might seek a godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth.

Malachi, Chapter: 2, Verse: 15

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It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement:

Matthew, Chapter: 5, Verse: 31

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But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.

Matthew, Chapter: 5, Verse: 32

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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?

Matthew, Chapter: 19, Verse: 5

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Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

Matthew, Chapter: 19, Verse: 6

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And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.

Matthew, Chapter: 19, Verse: 9

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His disciples say unto him, If the case of the man be so with his wife, it is not good to marry.

Matthew, Chapter: 19, Verse: 10

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For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife;

Mark, Chapter: 10, Verse: 7

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And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh.

Mark, Chapter: 10, Verse: 8

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What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

Mark, Chapter: 10, Verse: 9

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And he saith unto them, Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultery against her.

Mark, Chapter: 10, Verse: 11

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And if a woman shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she committeth adultery.

Mark, Chapter: 10, Verse: 12

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Now there were seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and dying left no seed.

Mark, Chapter: 12, Verse: 20

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And Zacharias said unto the angel, Whereby shall I know this? for I am an old man, and my wife well stricken in years.

Luke, Chapter: 1, Verse: 18

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And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.

Luke, Chapter: 14, Verse: 20

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Whosoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and whosoever marrieth her that is put away from her husband committeth adultery.

Luke, Chapter: 16, Verse: 18

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And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage.

John, Chapter: 2, Verse: 2

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What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh.

1 Corinthians, Chapter: 6, Verse: 16

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Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman.

1 Corinthians, Chapter: 7, Verse: 1

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Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.

1 Corinthians, Chapter: 7, Verse: 2

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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.

1 Corinthians, Chapter: 7, Verse: 4

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But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn.

1 Corinthians, Chapter: 7, Verse: 9

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And unto the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from her husband:

1 Corinthians, Chapter: 7, Verse: 10

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And the woman which hath an husband that believeth not, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him.

1 Corinthians, Chapter: 7, Verse: 13

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But this I say, brethren, the time is short: it remaineth, that both they that have wives be as though they had none;

1 Corinthians, Chapter: 7, Verse: 29

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But he that is married careth for the things that are of the world, how he may please his wife.

1 Corinthians, Chapter: 7, Verse: 33

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But if any man think that he behaveth himself uncomely toward his virgin, if she pass the flower of her age, and need so require, let him do what he will, he sinneth not: let them marry.

1 Corinthians, Chapter: 7, Verse: 36

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The wife is bound by the law as long as her husband liveth; but if her husband be dead, she is at liberty to be married to whom she will; only in the Lord.

1 Corinthians, Chapter: 7, Verse: 39

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Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.

Ephesians, Chapter: 5, Verse: 22

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Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.

Ephesians, Chapter: 5, Verse: 24

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For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.

Ephesians, Chapter: 5, Verse: 31

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Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.

Colossians, Chapter: 3, Verse: 18

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To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.

Titus, Chapter: 2, Verse: 5

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Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement.

1 Peter, Chapter: 3, Verse: 6

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