Marriage Scriptures

Due to requests for Bible Verses about Marriage I have compiled a quick list of Marriage Scriptures which give people access to some key thoughts about marriage as discussed in the Bible.Much that is taught about marriage is not listed neatly but is embedded into the broader picture of God’s dealings with people. For that reason some of the important truths need to be mined – dug out of the pages of the Bible. That does not mean the truths are not important, but rather that our whole life walk with God is more important than any one aspect of that journey.The following collection of Bible Verses on Marriage covers some of the Key Thoughts. At a later time I will collate a discussion about Bible Verses from the early chapters of Genesis – since Jesus referred back to them. But for now, here are the Key Scriptures.

God Created Marriages

“And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, he made into a woman, and brought her to the man.” Genesis 2:22

Husbands are to Love their Wife

“Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it” Ephesians 5:25

Husbands are to Cling to their Wife

“Therefore a man will leave his father and his mother, and will cling to his wife: and they will be one flesh.” Genesis 2:24

Wives are to Submit to their Husband

“Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.” Ephesians 5:22

God Hates Divorce

“For the LORD, the God of Israel, says he hates putting away (divorce): for one covers violence with his garment, says the LORD of hosts: therefore take heed to your spirit, that you do not deal treacherously.” Malachi 2:16

God Created Sex

“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” Genesis 1:27

God Wants Marriages to Produce Godly Children

“And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit. And why one? That he might seek a godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth.” Malachi 2:15

Forgiveness is the Key to Happiness in the Home

“And be kind one to another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake has forgiven you.” Ephesians 4:32

Love is Awesome

“Love suffers long, and is kind; love does not envy; love does not promote itself, is not puffed up, does not behave badly, seeks not her own, is not easily provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails” 1Corinthians 13:4-8

Marriage is a Covenant – so God is part of every marriage

“… the LORD hath been witness between you and the wife of your youth, against whom you have dealt treacherously: yet is she your companion, and the wife of your covenant.” Malachi 2:14

God Joins the Couple Together so their Sexual Intimacy is not Sinful

“What therefore God has joined together, do not let man put asunder (separate).” Mark 10:9

“Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.” Hebrews 13:4