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110+ Wedding Bible Verses For Readings, Blessings, Vows, & More

WRITTEN BY Weddings & Brides

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Whether you’re having a traditional Christian wedding, or just want to incorporate verses from the Bible in your wedding, then this list is for you!

We’ve curated over 110 of the best wedding Bible verses and quotes to use throughout your special day (and the days leading up to it).

Wedding Bible Verses

Whether you’re looking for something about marriage, love, or commitment — you’re sure to find a verse or two that enhances your wedding.

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Bible Verses About Marriage

1. “Always be humble and gentle. Patiently put up with each other and love each other.”

— Ephesians 4:2

2. “Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.”

— Genesis 2:24

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

— Mark 10:9

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

— Romans 13:8

5. “The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”

— Genesis 2:18

6. “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?”

— Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

7. “However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.” 

— Ephesians 5:33

8. “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.”

— Proverbs 31:10-11

9. “Always be humble and gentle. Patiently put up with each other and love each other.”

— Ephesians 4:2

9. “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.”

— Ephesians 5:25

10. “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.”

— Ruth 1:16-17

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

— 1 John 4:12

12. “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. And God blessed them. And God said to them, ‘Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

— Genesis 1:27-28

13. “Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them.”

— Colossians 3:19

14. “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

— Jeremiah 29:11

15. “In the same way, you husbands must give honor to your wives. Treat your wife with understanding as you live together. She may be weaker than you are, but she is your equal partner in God’s gift of new life. Treat her as you should so your prayers will not be hindered.”

— 1 Peter 3:7

16. “Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.”

— Psalm 143:8

17. “Love yesterday, today and forever.”

— Jeremiah 31:3

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Bible Verses About Love

18. “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.”

— 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

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

— 1 Corinthians 13:13

20. “Do everything in love.”

— 1 Corinthians 16:14

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

— Ephesians 4:2

22. “There are three things that amaze me—no, four things that I don’t understand: how an eagle glides through the sky, how a snake slithers on a rock, how a ship navigates the ocean, how a man loves a woman.”

— Proverbs 30:18-19

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

— 1 Peter 4:8 

24. “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.”

— 1 John 4: 18

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

— Proverbs 10:12

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

— 1 John 4:8

27. “Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.”

— Romans 12:9-10

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

— John 3:16

29. “How delightful is your love, my sister, my bride! How much more pleasing is your love than wine, and the fragrance of your perfume than any spice!”

— Song of Solomon 4:10

30. “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love.”

— John 15:9

31. “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”

— Colossians 3:12-14

32. “We love because he first loved us.”

— John 4:19

33. “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.”

— John 15:12

34. “God is love.”

— 1 John 4:7

35. “If I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.”

— 1 Corinthians 13:2

36. “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.”

— Hebrews 10:24-25

37. “Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.”

— Corinthians 4:6

38. “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.”

— John 13:34

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Bible Verses About Commitment

39. “And may your hearts be fully committed to the Lord our God, to live by his decrees and obey his commands, as at this time.”

— 1 Kings 8:61

39. “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.”

— Mark 12:30

40. “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”

— Galatians 6:9

41. “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.”

— Proverbs 3:3-4

42. “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”

— 2 Timothy 4:7

43. “And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.”

— Acts 2:42

44. “Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing…”

— 1 Thessalonians 5:11

45. “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.”

Proverbs 16:3

46. “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”

— Romans 12:2

47. “But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

— Romans 5:8

48. “For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.”

— 2 Chronicles 16:9

49. “If you walk in My statutes and keep My commandments, and perform them, then I will give you rain in its season, the land shall yield its produce, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit.”

— Leviticus 26:3-27

50. “Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.”

— Romans 12:10

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Bible Verses About Relationships

51. “One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.”

— Proverbs 18:24

52. “Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.”

— James 1:19-20

53. “Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.”

— 1 John 4:11

54. “You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast because they trust in you.”

— Isaiah 23:3

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

— Proverbs 17:17

56. “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. Live in harmony with one another.”

— Romans 12:9

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

— Luke 6:31

58. “Let each of you look not only to his own interests but also to the interests of others.”

— Philippians 2:4

59. “Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.”

— John 4:7

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Bible Verses for Wedding Readings

From Genesis to Corinthians, we’ve compiled wedding readings that are sure to be a hit at your ceremony.

60. Genesis 2:18-24 (KJV)

“And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.

And out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.

And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.

And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;

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.”

61. John 2:1-11 (NIL)

“On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.”

“Woman, why do you involve me?” Jesus replied. “My hour has not yet come.”

His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”

Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons.

Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water”; so they filled them to the brim.

Then he told them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.”

They did so, and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realize where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then he called the bridegroom aside and said, “Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now.”

What Jesus did here in Cana of Galilee was the first of the signs through which he revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.”

62. Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 (KJV)

“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;

A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;

A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;

A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.”

63. Proverbs 3:5-8 (NIV)

“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.

Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.”

64. Psalm 23:1-4 (ESV)

“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”

65. 1 Corinthians 13 (ESV)

“If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give away all my possessions, and if I hand over my body so that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Love never ends. But as for prophecies, they will come to an end; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will come to an end. For we know only in part, and we prophesy only in part; but when the complete comes, the partial will come to an end. When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; when I became an adult, I put an end to childish ways. For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known. 

And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love.”

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Bible Verses For Wedding Blessings

If you’re looking to have your marriage blessed at the ceremony, then one of these prayers is sure to resonate with you.

66. Robert Louis Stevenson — A Wedding Prayer

“Lord, behold our family here assembled.

We thank Thee for this place in which we dwell;

for the love that unites us;

for the peace accorded us this day;

for the hope with which we expect the morrow;

for the health, the work, the food, and the bright skies,

that make our lives delightful;

and for our friends in all parts of the earth.

Amen”

67. Dave Willis — A Marriage Blessing

“May your marriage always bring glory to God, a joy to one another, and blessings to your family for many generations to come. May love and laughter fill your hearts and your home for all at the days of your lives. May you face every challenge hand-in-hand and side-by-side knowing that with God’s grace, you’ll conquer all obstacles together. May the world be forever a better place because the two of you fell in love. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”

68. Max Lucado — A Wedding Prayer

“Would you take these two,

of dust and bone,

Born of flesh, then you,

Would you make them one?

Would you speak again

The words you spoke

When Adam slept

And Eve awoke?

Would you let your wine

Replace our water.

And look with grace

On this son, this daughter?

Oh Lord of Eden

In your majesty

Create again

Your tapestry

One heart

Where there were two.

This is the prayer

We lift to you.”

69. Book of Common Prayer — The Blessing of the Marriage

“Most gracious God, we give you thanks for your tender love in sending Jesus Christ to come among us, to be born of a human mother, and to make the way of the cross to be the way of life.

We thank you, also, for consecrating the union of man and woman in his Name. By the power of your Holy Spirit, pour out the abundance of your blessing upon this man and this woman. 

Defend them from every enemy. Lead them into all peace. Let their love for each other be a seal upon their hearts, a mantle about their shoulders, and a crown upon their foreheads. 

Bless them in their work and in their companionship; in their sleeping and in their waking; in their joys and in their sorrows; in their life and in their death. 

Finally, in your mercy, bring them to that table where your saints feast for ever in your heavenly home; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.”

70. Book of Common Prayer — A Marriage Prayer

“Eternal God, creator and preserver of all life, author of salvation, and giver of all grace: Look with favor upon the world you have made, and for which your Son gave his life, and especially upon this man and this woman whom you make one flesh in Holy Matrimony. Amen.

Give them wisdom and devotion in the ordering of their common life, that each may be to the other a strength in need, a counselor in perplexity, a comfort in sorrow, and a companion in joy.  Amen.

Grant that their wills may be so knit together in your will, and their spirits in your Spirit, that they may grow in love and peace with you and one another all the days of their life. Amen.

Give them grace, when they hurt each other, to recognize and acknowledge their fault, and to seek each other’s forgiveness and yours. Amen.

Make their life together a sign of Christ’s love to this sinful and broken world, that unity may overcome estrangement, forgiveness heal guilt, and joy conquer despair. Amen.

Bestow on them, if it is your will, the gift and heritage of children, and the grace to bring them up to know you, to love you, and to serve you. Amen.

Give them such fulfillment of their mutual affection that they may reach out in love and concern for others. Amen.

Grant that all married persons who have witnessed these vows may find their lives strengthened and their loyalties confirmed.  Amen.

Grant that the bonds of our common humanity, by which all your children are united one to another, and the living to the dead, may be so transformed by your grace, that your will may be done on earth as it is in heaven; where, O Father, with your Son and the Holy Spirit, you live and reign in perfect unity, now and for ever. Amen.”

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Bible Verses for Wedding Vows

If you want to abide by tradition, you’re going to need the right words to say when the time comes to exchange your vows. Consider using these verses for inspiration as you write your vows, or include them in their entirety.

71. “So it was not you who sent me here, but God.”

— Genesis 45:8

72. “My beloved is mine and I am his.”

— Song of Solomon 2:16

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

— Romans 5:5

74. “Complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.” 

— Philippians 2:2  

75. “Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you.”

— Psalm 63:3

76. “Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; for love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame.” 

— Song of Solomon 8:6

77. “Scarcely had I passed them when I found him whom my soul loves.”

— Song of Solomon 3:4

78. “I thank my God every time I remember you.”

— Philippians 1:3

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Bible Verses For Wedding Ceremonies

Need a bible verse for something other than the reading, blessing, or exchange of vows? Then one of these ceremony appropriate verses should do the trick!

79. “Be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.”

— Ephesians 4:32

80. “The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise the wife to her husband.”

— 1 Corinthians 7:3

81. “He who finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor from the Lord.”

— Proverbs 18:22

82. “If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.”

— 1 Corinthians 13:1

83. “If a man has recently married, he must not be sent to war or have any other duty laid on him. For one year he is to be free to stay at home and bring happiness to the wife he has married.”

— Deuteronomy 24:5

84. “The wife does not have authority over her own body but yields it to her husband. In the same way, the husband does not have authority over his own body but yields it to his wife.”

— 1 Corinthians 7:4

85. “He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?”

— Micah 6:8

86. “So she became his wife, and he loved her.”

— Genesis 24:64

87. “May your fountain be blessed, and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth.”

— Proverbs 5:18

88. “Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value. She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.”

— Proverbs 31:11-12

89. “So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate.”

— Matthew 19:6

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Bible Verses For Wedding Cards

If you’d like to pay tribute to the bride and groom through a wedding card, be sure to include one of these thoughtful verses.

90. “Through love serve one another.”

— Galatians 5:13

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

— Romans 12:10

92. “A cord of three strands is not easily broken.”

— Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

93. “Perhaps this is the moment for which you have been created.”

— Esther 4:14

94. “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.”

— John 15:12

95. “And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.” 

— Colossians 3:14

96. “Many waters cannot quench love; rivers cannot wash it away.”

— Song of Solomon 8:7

97. “Scarcely had I passed by them, when I found the one I love. I held him and would not let him go, Until I had brought him to the house of my mother, And into the chamber of her who conceived me.”

— Song of Solomon 3:4

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

— Philippians 1:7

99. “His mouth is sweetness itself; he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, this is my friend, daughters of Jerusalem.”

— Song of Solomon 5:16

100. “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.”

— 1 Chronicles 16:34

101. “The Lord has done great things for us; we are glad.”

— Psalms 126:3

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Bible Verses For Wedding Anniversaries

Ever year that passes marks an important milestone in your marriage. For this year’s anniversary, consider sharing one of these beautiful verses with your significant other.

102. “And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.”

— Romans 5:5

103. “Do not deprive each other except perhaps by mutual consent and for a time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer.”

— 1 Corinthians 7:5

104. “Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.”

Ephesians 4:3

105. “This is my command: Love each other.”

— John 15:17

106. “Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”

— Psalm 37:4

107. “Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law.”

— Romans 13:8

108. “And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.”

— 1 John 4:16

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

— Ecclesiastes 4:12

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

— Micah 6:8

111. “Christ’s message in all its richness must live in your hearts. Teach and instruct one another with all wisdom. Sing psalms, hymns, and sacred songs; sing to God with thanksgiving in your hearts. Everything you do or say, then, should be done in the name of the Lord Jesus, as you give thanks through him to God the Father.”

— Colossians 3:12

112. “As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.”

— Ephesians 4:1-3

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