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Bible Verses About Love

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Wedding Bible Verses


One of the most famous bible verses used at weddings is taken from Paul's first letter to the christians at Corinth - sometimes refered to as the "Hymn of Love" or "Love Is Patient, Love Is Kind" - 1 Corinthians 13, which is published here in full from the World English Bible. Another famous scripture associated with wedding services is Mark 10:6-9, which ends with the line "Let not that which has been joined together by God be parted by man." (the source of the traditional priestly blessing after the exchanging of wedding vows).


The bible versions on this page are from three sources - the BBE (Bible in Basic English), the WEB (World English Bible) and the CPDB (Catholic Public Domain Bible). All three translations are in the public domain and can be freely copied. However if you are looking for other bible versions which are suitable for reading outloud at a wedding ceremony, two other modern versions worth considering are the Contemporary English Version, and the New International Reader's Version. The (excellent) Bible Gateway website has made both these versions available to read online.

Bible verses about love for weddings:-

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 "Love is patient, love is kind"

1 John 4:16b-19

Col 3:12-14

God creates man and woman to be together:-

Genesis 1:27-28

Genesis 2:20-24

Mark 10:6-9

The wedding commitment:-

Ruth 1:16-17

1 Corinthians 7:39

Romans 7:2

Marriage and faithfulness:-

Matthew 5:27-28

Proverbs 5:20

1 Corinthians 6:18-20


Bible verses about love for weddings:-


1 Corinthians 13:1-13 (WEB)

"1 If I speak with the languages of men and of angels, but don't have love, I have become sounding brass, or a clanging cymbal.
2 If I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but don't have love, I am nothing.
3 If I dole out all my goods to feed the poor, and if I give my body to be burned, but don't have love, it profits me nothing.
4 Love is patient and is kind; love doesn't envy. Love doesn't brag, is not proud,
5 doesn't behave itself inappropriately, doesn't seek its own way, is not provoked, takes no account of evil;
6 doesn't rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth;
7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will be done away with. Where there are various languages, they will cease. Where there is knowledge, it will be done away with.
9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part;
10 but when that which is complete has come, then that which is partial will be done away with.
11 When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I felt as a child, I thought as a child. Now that I have become a man, I have put away childish things.
12 For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I will know fully, even as I was also fully known.
13 But now faith, hope, and love remain-these three. The greatest of these is love."


1 John 4:16b-19 (BBE)

"God is love, and everyone who has love is in God, and God is in him. In this way love is made complete in us, so that we may be without fear on the day of judging, because as he is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in love: true love has no room for fear, because where fear is, there is pain; and he who is not free from fear is not complete in love. We have the power of loving, because he first had love for us.”

Colossians 3:12-14 (WEB)

"Put on therefore, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, a heart of compassion, kindness, lowliness, humility, and perseverance; bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, if any man has a complaint against any; even as Christ forgave you, so you also do. 14 Above all these things, walk in love, which is the bond of perfection. ”



God creates man and woman to be together:-


Genesis 1:27-28 (CPDB)

" And God created man to his own image; to the image of God he created him; male and female, he created them. And God blessed them, and he said, "Increase and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and the flying creatures of the air, and over every living thing that moves upon the earth." "

Genesis 2:20-24 (BBE)

"20 And the man gave names to all cattle and to the birds of the air and to every beast of the field; but Adam had no one like himself as a help. 21 And the Lord God sent a deep sleep on the man, and took one of the bones from his side while he was sleeping, joining up the flesh again in its place: 22 And the bone which the Lord God had taken from the man he made into a woman, and took her to the man. 23 And the man said, This is now bone of my bone and flesh of my flesh: let her name be Woman because she was taken out of Man. 24 For this cause will a man go away from his father and his mother and be joined to his wife; and they will be one flesh."

Mark 10:6-9 (BBE)

"But from the first, male and female made he them. For this cause will a man go away from his father and mother, and be joined to his wife; And the two will become one flesh; so that they are no longer two, but one flesh. Let not that which has been joined together by God be parted by man."


The wedding commitment:-


Ruth 1:16-17 (BBE)

"...Ruth said, Give up requesting me to go away from you, or to go back without you: for where you go I will go; and where you take your rest I will take my rest; your people will be my people, and your God my God. Wherever death comes to you, death will come to me, and there will be my last resting-place; the Lord do so to me and more if we are parted by anything but death."


1 Corinthians 7:39 (BBE)

"It is right for a wife to be with her husband as long as he is living; but when her husband is dead, she is free to be married to another; but only to a Christian. ”


Romans 7:2 (NLT)

" ...when a woman marries, the law binds her to her husband as long as he is alive. But if he dies, the laws of marriage no longer apply to her. ”

Holy Bible. New Living Translation copyright© 1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.


Marriage and faithfulness:-


Matthew 5:27-28 (WEB)

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery;’ but I tell you that everyone who gazes at a woman to lust after her has committed adultery with her already in his heart."


Proverbs 5:20 (CPDB)

“Why are you seduced, my son, by a strange woman, and why are you kept warm by the bosom of another?"


1 Corinthians 6:18-20 (WEB)

“Flee sexual immorality! “Every sin that a man does is outside the body,” but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body. Or don’t you know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit which is in you, which you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. Therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.."



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