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43 Bible Verses About Marriage and Love

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Military life can often create a lot of stress… and a lot of joy. And oftentimes, those who are in love with a member of the military navigate the relationship, engagement, and marriage alone. For some military spouses, leaning on religious practices like reading holy texts, praying, or attending worship services, can help to alleviate stress and give them strength for the journey ahead.

These verses also can be used creatively during your nuptials as you and your husband, wife, or partner begin your married life together. Consider them for use in your wedding program or bulletin, as a scripture reading during the marriage ceremony, or as part of a speech at the reception.

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These 43 verses come from the Old and New Testaments of the Christian Bible and are all about marriage and love. Use them all at once or pick one that speaks to you. If you’re not sure how to use them, try these ideas:

  • Choose a few marriage and/or love verses and write them on sticky notes. Leave them places that you’ll see like mirrors, the microwave door, and the refrigerator.
  • Keep a journal and write one of these verses every time you journal. Even if you don’t write about the verse, the physical act of writing it will help you reflect on the meaning of the verse.
  • Choose a few of these verses and include them in Open When letters for your loved one.
  • Write one of the verses on a business card-sized piece of paper and keep it in your wallet.
  • Choose a verse and write it on the inside of your loved one’s pillow case.
  • Have a verse engraved on a piece of jewelry or embroidered on the inside of a purse or jacket.

1. Isaiah 54:5

“For your Maker is your husband, the LORD of hosts is his name; and the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer, the God of the whole earth he is called.”

2. Song of Solomon 8:6-7

“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.”

3. Song of Solomon 8:7

“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.”

4. Ecclesiastes 4:9

“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?”

5. Ephesians 4:2-3

“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.”

6. Colossians 3:14

“And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”

7. Ecclesiastes 4:12

“Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”

8. Mark 10:9

“Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”

9. Romans 12:9

“Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.”

10. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8

“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. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.” 

11. 1 Corinthians 16:14

“Do everything in love. ”

12. 1 Corinthians 13:13

“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”

13. Ephesians 4:2

“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.”

14. 1 John 4: 18-19

There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. We love because he first loved us.”

15. Proverbs 17:17

“A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.”

16. 1 Peter 4:8 

“Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.”

17. Proverbs 10:12

“Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs.”

18. 1 John 4:8

“Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.”

19. John 3:16

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”

20. Luke 6:31

“Do to others as you would have them do to you.”

21. Philippians 1:3

“I thank my God every time I think of you.”

22. 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.'”

23. Romans 13:8

“Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.”

24. Song of Solomon 2:16

“I am my beloved’s, and my beloved is mine.”

25. Romans 5:5

“God has poured out his love into our hearts. ”

26. Jeremiah 31:3

“Love yesterday, today and forever. ”

27. Song of Solomon 3:4

“I have found the one whom my soul loves.”

28. Philippians 1:7

“I hold you in my heart, for we have shared together God’s blessings.”

29. Romans 12:10

“Above all things have intense and unfailing love for one another.”

30. 1 John 4:16

“So we have come to know and to believe the that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.”

31. Proverbs 3:3

“Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.”

32. Galatians 5:13

“Through love serve one another.”

33. 1 John 4:19

“We love because He first loved us.”

34. Song of Songs 2:16

“My beloved is mine and I am his; he browses among the lilies.”

35. 1 John 4:12

“No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.”

36. Micah 6:8

“This is what the Lord requires of you: Do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with your God.”

37. Colossians 3:14

“And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”

38. 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.”

39. John 15:13

“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”

40. 1 John 3:1

“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.”

41. 1 Thessalonians 3:12

“May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you.”

42. Proverbs 21:21

“Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor.”

43. 2 Timothy 1:7

“For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.”

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