With the purposes of mutual fulfillment, companionship, help, support and love, God instituted the sacred union between a man and a woman, which is found in the very first book of the Bible. We can also find it in various other passages in the Bible, being a holy institution designed by God that is as old as the world itself.
In the Old Testament, marriage is described as a covenant between a man and a woman, similar to a contract, in which both parties possess mutual duties and responsibilities towards each other.
Given that it gives way to the fundamental unit of society which is the family, it is incredibly important. In order so that we can fulfill this covenant in the best way possible, the Lord has left us his amazing wisdom and guidance.
Let’s Look Into These 25 Important Bible Verses About Marriage:
1. Genesis 2:18:
18 “And the Lord God said, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.”
2. Genesis 2:22-24:
22 “Then the rib which the Lord God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man. 23 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. 24 Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.”
3. Proverbs 12:4:
4 “An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, but she who causes shame is like rottenness in his bones.”
4. Proverbs 19:14:
14 “Houses and riches are an inheritance from fathers, but a prudent wife is from the Lord.”
5. Proverbs 31:10-13:
10 “Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies. 11 The heart of her husband safely trusts her; So he will have no lack of gain. 12 She does him good and not evil all the days of her life. 13 She seeks wool and flax, And willingly works with her hands.”
6. Ecclesiastes 4:12:
12 “Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.”
7. Malachi 2:14-16:
14 “Because the Lord has been witness between you and the wife of your youth, with whom you have dealt treacherously; Yet she is your companion and your wife by covenant. 15 But did He not make them one, having a remnant of the Spirit? And why one? He seeks godly offspring. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously with the wife of his youth.
16 “For the Lord God of Israel says that He hates divorce, for it covers one’s garment with violence,” says the Lord of hosts. “Therefore take heed to your spirit, that you do not deal treacherously.”
8. Matthew 19:3-6:
3 “The Pharisees also came to Him, testing Him, and saying to Him, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for just any reason? 4 And He answered and said to them, “Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning ‘made them male and female,’
5 and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? 6 So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.”
9. Matthew 19: 8-10:
8 “He said to them, “Moses, because of the hardness of your hearts, permitted you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not so. 9 And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery; and whoever marries her who is divorced commits adultery. 10 His disciples said to Him, “If such is the case of the man with his wife, it is better not to marry.”
10. Luke 16:18:
18 “Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery; and whoever marries her who is divorced from her husband commits adultery.”
11. Romans 7:2-3:
2 “For the woman who has a husband is bound by the law to her husband as long as he lives. But if the husband dies, she is released from the law of her husband. 3 So then if, while her husband lives, she marries another man, she will be called an adulteress; but if her husband dies, she is free from that law, so that she is no adulteress, though she has married another man.”
12. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7:
4 “Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”
13. 1 Corinthians 7:2-5:
2 “Nevertheless, because of sexual immorality, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband. 3 Let the husband render to his wife the affection due her, and likewise also the wife to her husband. 4 The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. And likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does.
5 Do not deprive one another except with consent for a time, that you may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again so that Satan does not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.”
14. 1 Corinthians 7:8-16:
8 “But I say to the unmarried and to the widows: It is good for them if they remain even as I am; 9 but if they cannot exercise self-control, let them marry. For it is better to marry than to burn with passion. 10 Now to the married I command, yet not I but the Lord: A wife is not to depart from her husband.
11 But even if she does depart, let her remain unmarried or be reconciled to her husband. And a husband is not to divorce his wife. 12 But to the rest I, not the Lord, say: If any brother has a wife who does not believe, and she is willing to live with him, let him not divorce her.
13 And a woman who has a husband who does not believe, if he is willing to live with her, let her not divorce him. 14 For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband; otherwise your children would be unclean, but now they are holy.
15 But if the unbeliever departs, let him depart; a brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases. But God has called us to peace. 16 For how do you know, O wife, whether you will save your husband? Or how do you know, O husband, whether you will save your wife?”
15. 1 Corinthians 7:28:
28 “But even if you do marry, you have not sinned; and if a virgin marries, she has not sinned. Nevertheless such will have trouble in the flesh, but I would spare you.”
16. 1 Corinthians 7:39:
39 “A wife is bound by law as long as her husband lives; but if her husband dies, she is at liberty to be married to whom she wishes, only in the Lord.”
17. 1 Corinthians 11:3:
3 “But I want you to know that the head of every man is Christ, the head of woman is man, and the head of Christ is God.”
18. Ephesians 4:2:
2 “With all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, 3 endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.”
19. Ephesians 5:22-25:
22 “Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23 For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body. 24 Therefore, just as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything. 25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her.”
20. Ephesians 5:28-29:
28 “So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself. 29 For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the church.”
21. Ephesians 5:33:
33 “Nevertheless let each one of you in particular so love his own wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her.”
22. Colossians 3:18-19:
18 “Wives, submit to your own husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. 19 Husbands, love your wives and do not be bitter toward them.”
23. Hebrews 13:4:
4 “Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge.”
24. 1 Peter 3:1-4:
1 “Wives, likewise, be submissive to your own husbands, that even if some do not obey the word, they, without a word, may be won by the conduct of their wives, 2 when they observe your chaste conduct accompanied by fear.
3 Do not let your adornment be merely outward—arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel— 4 rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.”
25. 1 Peter 3:7:
7 “Husbands, likewise, dwell with them with understanding, giving honor to the wife, as to the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life, that your prayers may not be hindered.”
The Bible’s wisdom is intended to guide all of those who marry. It can sometimes be hard. But when it works with the grace of God, it’s wonderful. Our Lord’s everlasting perfection and wisdom knows everything about marriage, and we need to praise Him for that. How beautiful is our Lord and God. I hope you enjoyed these Bible verses about marriage!