25 Bible Verses for Wedding Ceremonies and Invitations

God's Word encourages us to join in holy matrimony since "two are better than one." Find the perfect Bible verse to use in your wedding ceremony or invitations, and for blessing the wedding of a loved one!

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There are numerous Bible verses about marriage, love, and devotion that can provide revelation of God's love and righteousness for a wedding ceremony.

In Genesis 2:24, the Bible tells us, "Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh." God's Word encourages us to join in holy matrimony because "two are better than one" as said in Ecclesiastes 4:9.

Find the perfect Bible verse to use in your wedding ceremony, invitations, or for blessing the wedding of a loved one in this compilation of scripture quotes.

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"I am my beloved's, and my beloved is mine." ~ Song of Solomon 2:16

"I have found the one whom my soul loves." ~ Song of Solomon 3:4

"Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.” ~ Genesis 2:18

"With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love" ~ Ephesians 4:2

"So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him." ~ 1 John 4:16

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"Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh." ~ Genesis 2:24

"He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord." ~ Proverbs 18:22

"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away." ~ 1 Corinthians 13:4-8

"If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing." ~ 1 Corinthians 13:1-3

"Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her." ~ Ephesians 5:25

"Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth." ~ 1 John 3:18

"Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins." ~ 1 Peter 4:8

"Let all that you do be done in love." ~ 1 Corinthians 16:14

"A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” ~ John 13:34-35

"Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love." ~ 1 John 4:8

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"Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands. Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish" ~ Ephesians 5:22-27

"Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered." ~ 1 Peter 3:7

"And the two shall become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.” And in the house the disciples asked him again about this matter. And he said to them, “Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her, and if she divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery.” ~ Mark 10:8-12

"Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses." ~ Proverbs 10:12

"Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good." ~ Romans 12:9

“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you." ~ John 15:12

"And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose." ~ Romans 8:28

"Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you." ~ 1 Peter 5:6-7

"Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart" ~ 1 Peter 1:22

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another." ~ Galatians 5:22-26

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Originally published April 19, 2021.