30 Bible Verses to Use in Your Wedding

Reading bible verses at weddings is a long-standing tradition. Religious or not, many couples want to incorporate bible quotes into their wedding. But the Bible is a big book, and nobody has time to comb through it just to pick out the perfect quote! That’s why we’ve made this list to help you find out the perfect bible verses to use in your wedding.

Bible Quotes About Love

The Bible has a lot to say about love. Here are some verses to consider using on your big day:

1 Corinthians is one of the most famous bible verses out there. Using this on your wedding shows your commitment and promise of love to your spouse.

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.

— 1 Corinthians 13:4-5

If you want to avoid cliches, consider using one of the more poetic Psalms. These verses are sure to bring some tears to your eyes.

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

1 Corinthians strikes again.

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

— 1 Corinthians 13:13

And again...

Do everything in love.

— 1 Corinthians 16:14

And again!

Love knows no limit to its endurance no end to its trust, Love still stands when all else has fallen.

— 1 Corinthians 13:7-8

Let’s take a break from 1 Corinthians and see what Matthew has to say. Pretty good for a wedding!

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

— Matthew 19:6

Philippians offers a romantic saying to proclaim to your beloved.

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

— Philippians 1:7

For a more romantic declaration of love, the Song of Solomon offers a blessing.

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

— Song of Solomon 2:16

If you want to honor your commitment and make even further promises to your spouse, consider one of the famous Proverbs.

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

These are just a few selections you can use on your wedding day to make your declarations of love even sweeter. Be sure to check the translations and context of the verses you pick. And feel free to peruse other areas of the Bible for even more verses about love. It’s full of them!

Bible Verses About Marriage

While marriage in the Bible may have involved significantly more goats than the modern-day wedding, it still has plenty to say that can be put to use. Here are some bible verses about marriage to use on your wedding day:

Ephesians lays out the context for couples who want to put spirituality at the forefront of their relationship.

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.

— Ephesians 4:2-3

Colossians reminds couples what’s important to remember as they enter their new life together.

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

— Colossians 3:14

Unfortunately, there’s no gender neutral version of this quote from Ephesians, but the message still stands.

For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her.

— Ephesians 5:25

And one for the ladies...

A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.

— Proverbs 31:10

This is a classic verse that’s been used in weddings time and time again. If you want a traditional touch on your wedding, consider using Mark 10:6-9:

But at the beginning of creation God ‘made them male and female.’ 7 ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, 8 and the two will become one flesh.’So they are no longer two, but one flesh. 9 Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.

— Mark 10:6-9

Bible Verses About Honor And Respect

An important part of any marriage isn’t just love, but also honor and respect. The Bible’s got plenty to say about that, too...

Ruth and Boaz’s story is held up among religious communities. This ultra-romantic passage makes for a great wedding day reading:

Entreat me not to leave you, Or to turn back from following after you; For wherever you go, I will go; And wherever 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. The Lord do so to me, and more also, If anything but death parts you and me.

— Ruth 1:16-17

This verse in Romans isn’t technically for newlyweds, but it offers one of the best reminders to newlyweds out there.

Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.

— Romans 12:10

The core philosophy of Christianity is a great thing to be reminded of before you get married.

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

— Ephesians 4:32

This verse from John is a touching and poignant thing to add to any ceremony.

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

There are plenty of fantastic Bible verses to incorporate into your wedding. Whether you choose to highlight honesty, love, or marriage, they’re sure to give your ceremony an extra romantic touch.

October 2019

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