When looking for wedding Bible verses to be used in wedding vows, readings, or programs, you want to make sure you find the right one the couple being married.
To make it really powerful, meaningful and beautiful, you want to select wedding Scripture passages that bring to mind God and his blessing over the two Christians joining together in holy matrimony.
We have searched thoroughly to find bible quotes that really speak about the deep love between a husband and wife, and the blessing that comes when that marriage is between two loving Christians.
20 Wedding Scripture Readings
“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.”
[ESV, 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
“Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone? And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him”a threefold cord is not quickly broken.”
“However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.”
“I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine; he grazes among the lilies.”
[Song of Songs 6:3
“Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands. Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her,”
“Blessed is everyone who fears the LORD, who walks in his ways! You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands; you shall be blessed, and it shall be well with you. Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoots around your table. Behold, thus shall the man be blessed who fears the LORD.
“So Jacob served seven years for Rachel, and they seemed to him but a few days because of the love he had for her.”
“An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels. The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain. She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life.
“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.””
“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.”
[1 John 4:7
“Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them.”
“”I will greatly rejoice in the LORD; my soul shall exult in my God, for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation; he has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself like a priest with a beautiful headdress, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
“My beloved speaks and says to me: “Arise, my love, my beautiful one, and come away,”
[Song of Songs 2:10
“I am my beloved’s, and his desire is for me. Come, my beloved, let us go out into the fields and lodge in the villages; let us go out early to the vineyards and see whether the vines have budded, whether the grape blossoms have opened and the pomegranates are in bloom. There I will give you my love. The mandrakes give forth fragrance, and beside our doors are all choice fruits, new as well as old, which I have laid up for you, O my beloved.”
[Song of Solomon 7:10-13
“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. 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.
[Song of Songs 8:6-7
“Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.”
“He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord.”
“Then the man said, This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.
“So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.”
Marriage Scripture Readings Should Be Joyous
When we examine these common wedding Bible verses, we see they speak of love and joy in a life shared among two lovers blessed by God. Marriage is sanctified and pure and a wonderful blessing. The wedding is a great day that was the setting of the first miracle ever performed by Jesus and symbolizes the coming union of Christ with his perfected church.
Because a wedding is such a special day, you want to make sure everything is just right. As you and your spouse will be praying and reading the Bible through your marriage, you want to start by praying about your wedding day.
Select a biblical passage or several bible quotes from above that will best convey what your marriage is all about and who the two of you are together. May God bless you in both your wedding and your future life together.