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70 Beautiful Bible Verses for Weddings and Love

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A beautiful collection of Bible verses for weddings. These scriptures can be used for wedding ceremonies, wedding receptions, bridal showers, wedding invitations, and wedding cards.

Bible Verses for Weddings

If you have landed on this page that means you are either getting married or someone you care about is. How exciting!

Weddings are such a beautiful celebration and why not weave God’s precious word throughout the event. Throughout this post, you will find a wide selection of Bible verses that you can use for your wedding.

To make things a little easier to navigate I have broken up the scriptures into sections you can see below in the table of content. Feel free to hop around or scroll through.

Also, please note that all verses below are from the NKJV. You can hover over the reference and you can check out the Amplified translation of the Bible verse.

If you would like to check out other translations then head over to Bible Gateway. I actually highly recommend this if you are using verses for invitations/cards and such. Some translations flow easier in the English language, while others are a little more choppy.

Bible Verses On Marriage For Weddings

In this section, you will find a selection of Bible verses on marriage that can be used for a wedding ceremony, wedding decorations, wedding shower and so much more! I recommend checking out other translations depending on what you are using the verse(s) for.

Genesis 1:27-28 NKJV – 27 So God created man in His [own] image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28 Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

Genesis 2:18-25 NKJV – 18 And the LORD God said, “[It is] not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.” 19 Out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air, and brought [them] to Adam to see what he would call them. And whatever Adam called each living creature, that [was] its name. 20 So Adam gave names to all cattle, to the birds of the air, and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper comparable to him. 21 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place. 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. 25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.

Bible verses for married couples - Mark 10:9 "Therefore what God has joined together, let no man separate."

Song of Songs 8:6-7 NKJV – 6 [The Shulamite to Her Beloved] Set me as a seal upon your heart, As a seal upon your arm; For love [is as] strong as death, Jealousy [as] cruel as the grave; Its flames [are] flames of fire, A most vehement flame. 7 Many waters cannot quench love, Nor can the floods drown it. If a man would give for love All the wealth of his house, It would be utterly despised.

Proverbs 30:18-19 NKJV – 18 There are three [things which] are too wonderful for me, Yes, four [which] I do not understand: 19 The way of an eagle in the air, The way of a serpent on a rock, The way of a ship in the midst of the sea, And the way of a man with a virgin.

Ecclesiastes 4:12 NKJV – 12 Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

Malachi 2:14-15 NKJV – 14 Yet you say, “For what reason?” 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.

1 Peter 3:7 NKJV – 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.

Ephesians 4:2-3 NKJV – 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.

Proverbs 31:10 NKJV – 10 Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth [is] far above rubies.

Colossians 3:14 NKJV – 14 But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection.

Ecclesiastes 4:9 NKJV – 9 Two [are] better than one, Because they have a good reward for their labor.

Ephesians 5:25 NKJV – 25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her,

Isaiah 54:5 NKJV – 5 For your Maker [is] your husband, The LORD of hosts [is] His name; And your Redeemer [is] the Holy One of Israel; He is called the God of the whole earth.

Mark 10:9 NKJV – 9 “Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.”

Wedding verses for ceremony - Colossians 3:14 "But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection."

Ephesians 5:26-33 NKJV – 26 that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, 27 that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish. 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. 30 For we are members of His body, of His flesh and of His bones. 31 “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” 32 This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the church. 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] husband.

Isaiah 62:5 NKJV – 5 For [as] a young man marries a virgin, [So] shall your sons marry you; And [as] the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, [So] shall your God rejoice over you.

Hebrews 13:4-7 NKJV – 4 Marriage [is] honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge. 5 [Let your] conduct [be] without covetousness; [be] content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” 6 So we may boldly say: “The LORD [is] my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?” 7 Remember those who rule over you, who have spoken the word of God to you, whose faith follow, considering the outcome of [their] conduct.

Scriptures On Love For Weddings

This section will be focused on scriptures on love. Not all of these are in regard to matrimonial love, but the kind of love God calls us to. Many of these verses are beautiful and powerful. They would work wonderfully in a wedding.

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 NKJV – 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. 8 Love never fails. But whether [there are] prophecies, they will fail; whether [there are] tongues, they will cease; whether [there is] knowledge, it will vanish away.

1 Corinthians 16:14 NKJV – 14 Let all [that] you [do] be done with love.

1 Corinthians 13:13 NKJV – 13 And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these [is] love.

Romans 13:8 NKJV – 8 Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law.

Romans 12:9 NKJV – 9 [Let] love [be] without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good.

Proverbs 10:12 NKJV – 12 Hatred stirs up strife, But love covers all sins.

1 corinthians 13 bible verses for weddings

Song of Songs 8:7 NKJV – 7 Many waters cannot quench love, Nor can the floods drown it. If a man would give for love All the wealth of his house, It would be utterly despised.

Psalm 143:8 NKJV – 8 Cause me to hear Your lovingkindness in the morning, For in You do I trust; Cause me to know the way in which I should walk, For I lift up my soul to You.

Colossians 3:14 NKJV – 14 But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection.

1 John 4:12 NKJV – 12 No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God abides in us, and His love has been perfected in us.

Proverbs 3:3-4 NKJV – 3 Let not mercy and truth forsake you; Bind them around your neck, Write them on the tablet of your heart, 4 [And] so find favor and high esteem In the sight of God and man.

1 John 4:18-19 NKJV – 18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. 19 We love Him because He first loved us.

Ephesians 4:2 NKJV – 2 with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love,

1 John 4:8 NKJV – 8 He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.

Song of Songs 4:9 NKJV – 9 You have ravished my heart, My sister, [my] spouse; You have ravished my heart With one [look] of your eyes, With one link of your necklace.

1 Peter 4:8 NKJV – 8 And above all things have fervent love for one another, for “love will cover a multitude of sins.”

John 15:12 NKJV – 12 “This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.

Scriptures About Relationships

This section much like the one above is more generalized but many of these scriptures work well for weddings.

Romans 13:8 NKJV – 8 Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law.

Philippians 1:7 NKJV – 7 just as it is right for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart, inasmuch as both in my chains and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel, you all are partakers with me of grace.

Hebrews 10:24-25 NKJV – 24 And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, 25 not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as [is] the manner of some, but exhorting [one another], and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.

Luke 6:31 NKJV – 31 “And just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise.

Proverbs 31:10 NKJV – 10 Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth [is] far above rubies.

1 Peter 4:8 NKJV – 8 And above all things have fervent love for one another, for “love will cover a multitude of sins.”

Old testament Wedding Readings from Song of Songs 8:6 "Set a seal upon your heart..."

Ruth 1:16-17 NKJV – 16 But Ruth said: “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. 17 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.”

1 John 4:12 NKJV – 12 No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God abides in us, and His love has been perfected in us.

Romans 12:10 NKJV – 10 [Be] kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another;

Ephesians 4:2-3 NKJV – 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.

Ephesians 5:21-25 NKJV – 21 submitting to one another in the fear of God. 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,

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 NKJV – 9 Two [are] better than one, Because they have a good reward for their labor. 10 For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him [who is] alone when he falls, For [he has] no one to help him up. 11 Again, if two lie down together, they will keep warm; But how can one be warm [alone]? 12 Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

Ephesians 4:32 NKJV – 32 And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.

Bible Verses For Wedding Invitations

Wedding Bible Verses for Invitations

In this section, you will find Bible verses that work well for wedding invitations.

Song of Songs 2:16 NKJV – 16 My beloved is mine, and I am his. He feeds [his flock] among the lilies.

Song of Songs 8:7 NKJV – 7 Many waters cannot quench love, Nor can the floods drown it. If a man would give for love All the wealth of his house, It would be utterly despised.

Song of Songs 3:4 NKJV – 4 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 Songs 5:16 NKJV – 16 His mouth is most sweet, Yes, he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, And this [is] my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem!

Romans 5:5 NKJV – 5 Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 NKJV – 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. 8 Love never fails. But whether [there are] prophecies, they will fail; whether [there are] tongues, they will cease; whether [there is] knowledge, it will vanish away.

1 John 4:18-19 NKJV – 18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. 19 We love Him because He first loved us.

John 15:12 NKJV – 12 “This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.

Ephesians 5:31 NKJV – 31 “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.”

Bible Verses For Wedding Cards

Wedding verses for cards

Perhaps you landed here looking for a meaningful verse to leave in a wedding card. Here are some that would bless the new couple. If you are still stuck then I recommend The Knots article here: Wedding Wishes: What to Write in a Wedding Card

Psalm 20:4 NKJV – 4 May He grant you according to your heart’s [desire], And fulfill all your purpose.

1 John 4:16 NKJV – 16 And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.

Philippians 4:23 NKJV – 23 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

Galatians 5:13 NKJV – 13 For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not [use] liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.

Numbers 6:24-26 NKJV – 24 “The LORD bless you and keep you; 25 The LORD make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; 26 The LORD lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.” ‘

Romans 12:10 NKJV – 10 [Be] kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another;

Colossians 3:14 NKJV – 14 But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection.

1 Peter 3:7 NKJV – 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.

Proverbs 3:3 NKJV – 3 Let not mercy and truth forsake you; Bind them around your neck, Write them on the tablet of your heart,

Proverbs 16:3 NKJV – 3 Commit your works to the LORD, And your thoughts will be established.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 NKJV – 9 Two [are] better than one, Because they have a good reward for their labor. 10 For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him [who is] alone when he falls, For [he has] no one to help him up. 11 Again, if two lie down together, they will keep warm; But how can one be warm [alone]? 12 Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

Psalm 34:8 NKJV – 8 Oh, taste and see that the LORD [is] good; Blessed [is] the man [who] trusts in Him!

John 15:12 NKJV – 12 “This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.


I hope these Bible verses for weddings were what you were looking for! I also have more Bible verses for special occasions that you can check out.

Feel free to drop me a comment below! I would love to know what scriptures stood out to you or which one you will be using at your wedding.

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