Bible verses about married couples

15+ Bible Verses about Husband and Wife

Bible Verses about Husband and Wife

What are God’s instructions to Married couples? or Bible verses about Husband and wife? Find out the Bible’s take for couples, their relationship, and purpose below.

Since God made Eve for Adam, a woman and not another man, it is clear that marriage is part of God’s plan. God’s plan is for marriage to be between a man and a woman.

The following Bible verses are presented in the New Living Translation (NLT), King James Version (KJV), Amplified Bible, and New International Version (NIV) of the Bible.

1. Ephesians 5:25

Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;

“Husbands, love your wives [seek the highest good for her and surround her with a caring, unselfish love], just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her” – AMP

2. 1 Corinthians 7:16

You wives must remember that your husbands might be converted because of you. And you husbands must remember that your wives might be converted because of you.

3. Ephesians 5:22

You wives will submit to your husbands as you do to the Lord.

Bible verses about submission of Wives to their Husbands

4. Ephesians 5:24

As the church submits to Christ, so you wives must submit to your husbands in everything.

Ephesians 5:25

And you husbands must love your wives with the same love Christ showed the church. He gave up his life for her

5. Ephesians 5:28

Even so husbands should and are morally obligated to love their own wives as [being in a sense] their own bodies. He who loves his own wife loves himself. 

Bible verses about Godly behaviour of Wives

6. Colossians 3:18

You wives must submit to your husbands, as is fitting for those who belong to the Lord.

7. 1 Timothy 3:11

In the same way, the women are to be worthy of respect, not malicious talkers but temperate and trustworthy in everything.

Bible verses about Husbands Loving their Wives

8. Colossians 3:19

And you husbands must love your wives and never treat them harshly.

9. 1 Peter 3:1

Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives;

10. 1 Peter 3:7

Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.

see also: Bible verses about Loving others

Some Bible verses about Marriage and Love in the Old Testament

11. Genesis 24:14 – Eliezer’s prayer for Isaac’s wife.

now let it be that the girl to whom I say, ‘Please, let down your jar so that I may [have a] drink,’ and she replies, ‘Drink, and I will also give your camels water to drink’—may she be the one whom You have selected [as a wife] for Your servant Isaac; and by this I will know that You have shown lovingkindness (faithfulness) to my master.”

12. Hosea 1:2 – The symbolic marriage of Hosea

The beginning of the word of the LORD by Hosea. And the LORD said to Hosea, Go, take unto thee a wife of whoredoms and children of whoredoms: for the land hath committed great whoredom, departing from the LORD.

13. Genesis 34:8

And Hamor communed with them, saying, The soul of my son Shechem longeth for your daughter: I pray you give her him to wife.

14. 1 Kings 11:1

But king Solomon loved many strange women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh, women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians, and Hittites;

15. Jeremiah 3:1

They say, If a man put away his wife, and she go from him, and become another man’s, shall he return unto her again? shall not that land be greatly polluted? but thou hast played the harlot with many lovers; yet return again to me, saith the LORD.

16. Malachi 2:11

Judah hath dealt treacherously, and an abomination is committed in Israel and in Jerusalem; for Judah hath profaned the holiness of the LORD which he loved, and hath married the daughter of a strange god.


Ilumina Gold


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