Planning a wedding, writing vows, and organizing ceremonies can be exciting and overwhelming. With its timeless wisdom and stories, the Bible offers a treasure trove of insights that transcend religious boundaries, providing uplifting tales and teachings on love, commitment, and celebrating special occasions.
We have handpicked 53 unique Bible verses that beautifully capture the essence of weddings, vows, and ceremonies. Accompanying these verses, we have included 15 thought-provoking quotes. May these words fill you with hope, resilience, and a deeper appreciation for the sacred union of love.
"Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh."
- Genesis 2:24
"Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous."
- Hebrews 13:4
"Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her."
- Ephesians 5:25
"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."
- 1 Corinthians 7:39
"He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord."
- Proverbs 18:22
"An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, but she who causes shame is like rottenness in his bones."
- Proverbs 12:4
"Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor."
- Ecclesiastes 4:9
"When you make a vow to the Lord your God, you shall not delay to pay it; for the Lord your God will surely require it of you, and it would be sin to you."
- Deuteronomy 23:21
"When you vow a vow to God, do not delay paying it, for he has no pleasure in fools. Pay what you vow."
- Ecclesiastes 5:4
"Better not to vow than to vow and not pay."
- Ecclesiastes 5:5
"But I say to you, do not take an oath at all: either by heaven, for it is God's throne; or by the earth, for it is His footstool; or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King."
- Matthew 5:34-35
"Let what you say be simply 'Yes' or 'No'; anything more than this comes from evil."
- Matthew 5:37
"But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you."
- Matthew 5:44
"And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, 'This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.'"
- Luke 22:19
"And when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, 'Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me.'"
- 1 Corinthians 11:24
"For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death till He comes."
- 1 Corinthians 11:26
"And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken."
- Ecclesiastes 4:12
"To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven."
- Ecclesiastes 3:1
"And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him."
- Colossians 3:17
"So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God."
- 1 Corinthians 10:31
"Therefore, what God has joined together, let not man separate."
- Mark 10:9
"Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken."
- Ecclesiastes 4:12
"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."
- 1 John 4:18
"So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate."
- Matthew 19:6
"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud."
- 1 Corinthians 13:4
"A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity."
- Proverbs 17:17
"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."
- Mignon McLaughlin
"Marriage is the golden ring in a chain whose beginning is a glance and whose ending is eternity."
- Kahlil Gibran
"A great marriage is not when the 'perfect couple' comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences."
- Dave Meurer
"Two souls with but a single thought, two hearts that beat as one."
- John Keats
"Love is the emblem of eternity; it confounds all notion of time; effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end."
- Madame de Staël
"The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return."
- Eden Ahbez
"Marriage is not a noun; it's a verb. It isn't something you get. It's something you do. It's the way you love your partner every day."
- Barbara De Angelis
As we conclude this collection of over 53 unique Bible verses for weddings, vows, and ceremonies, we hope these words have touched your heart and guided your special day. May they serve as a reminder of the sacredness of love, the importance of commitment, and the beauty of coming together in celebration.
Remember, as you embark on this journey, you are not alone; draw strength from these timeless truths and trust in the power of love to guide you through each step, creating a lasting bond that will be cherished forever.
"And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love."
- 1 Corinthians 13:13
"Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness?"
- 2 Corinthians 6:14
"Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God."
- 1 John 4:7