41 Bible Verses about Choosing A Mate

Philippians 4:6-9 ESV / 177 helpful votes

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.

2 Corinthians 6:14 ESV / 144 helpful votes

Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?

Proverbs 21:19 ESV / 100 helpful votes

It is better to live in a desert land than with a quarrelsome and fretful woman.

1 Corinthians 7:1-40 ESV / 93 helpful votes

Now concerning the matters about which you wrote: “It is good for a man not to have sexual relations with a woman.” But because of the temptation to sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband. The husband should give to his wife her conjugal rights, and likewise the wife to her husband. For the wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. Likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does. Do not deprive one another, except perhaps by agreement for a limited time, that you may devote yourselves to prayer; but then come together again, so that Satan may not tempt you because of your lack of self-control. ...

Proverbs 31:30 ESV / 90 helpful votes

Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.

Proverbs 31:10-31 ESV / 72 helpful votes

An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels. The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain. She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life. She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands. She is like the ships of the merchant; she brings her food from afar. ...

Proverbs 13:20 ESV / 64 helpful votes

Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.

Romans 8:7 ESV / 56 helpful votes

For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God's law; indeed, it cannot.

Proverbs 19:20 ESV / 51 helpful votes

Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future.

Proverbs 18:22 ESV / 51 helpful votes

He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord.

1 Peter 3:7 ESV / 50 helpful votes

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.

Ephesians 5:33 ESV / 48 helpful votes

However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.

Amos 3:3 ESV / 42 helpful votes

“Do two walk together, unless they have agreed to meet?

Ephesians 5:25 ESV / 40 helpful votes

Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her,

Matthew 6:29-34 ESV / 39 helpful votes

Yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. ...

Proverbs 19:14 ESV / 39 helpful votes

House and wealth are inherited from fathers, but a prudent wife is from the Lord.

Colossians 3:19 ESV / 38 helpful votes

Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them.

Mark 10:9 ESV / 35 helpful votes

What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.”

Proverbs 15:22 ESV / 35 helpful votes

Without counsel plans fail, but with many advisers they succeed.

Ephesians 5:22 ESV / 29 helpful votes

Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord.

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 ESV / 29 helpful votes

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; ...

Proverbs 19:27 ESV / 29 helpful votes

Cease to hear instruction, my son, and you will stray from the words of knowledge.

Colossians 3:18 ESV / 27 helpful votes

Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.

Genesis 2:24 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.

Ephesians 5:28 ESV / 25 helpful votes

In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.

Acts 5:29 ESV / 22 helpful votes

But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men.

1 Peter 3:6 ESV / 21 helpful votes

As Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord. And you are her children, if you do good and do not fear anything that is frightening.

Proverbs 11:14 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety.

John 13:34 ESV / 20 helpful votes

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.

Proverbs 24:27 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Prepare your work outside; get everything ready for yourself in the field, and after that build your house.

Proverbs 24:5 ESV / 18 helpful votes

A wise man is full of strength, and a man of knowledge enhances his might,

Proverbs 12:4 ESV / 18 helpful votes

An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, but she who brings shame is like rottenness in his bones.

Psalm 127:1 ESV / 18 helpful votes

A Song of Ascents. Of Solomon. Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.

1 Corinthians 7:39 ESV / 16 helpful votes

A wife is bound to her husband as long as he lives. But if her husband dies, she is free to be married to whom she wishes, only in the Lord.

Titus 1:6 ESV / 15 helpful votes

If anyone is above reproach, the husband of one wife, and his children are believers and not open to the charge of debauchery or insubordination.

Matthew 5:25-29 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Come to terms quickly with your accuser while you are going with him to court, lest your accuser hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the guard, and you be put in prison. Truly, I say to you, you will never get out until you have paid the last penny. “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart. If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body be thrown into hell.

Proverbs 14:6 ESV / 13 helpful votes

A scoffer seeks wisdom in vain, but knowledge is easy for a man of understanding.

Genesis 24:14 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Let the young woman to whom I shall say, ‘Please let down your jar that I may drink,’ and who shall say, ‘Drink, and I will water your camels’—let her be the one whom you have appointed for your servant Isaac. By this I shall know that you have shown steadfast love to my master.”

Psalm 19:14 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.

Proverbs 20:18 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Plans are established by counsel; by wise guidance wage war.

Hebrews 10:1-39 ESV / 7 helpful votes

For since the law has but a shadow of the good things to come instead of the true form of these realities, it can never, by the same sacrifices that are continually offered every year, make perfect those who draw near. Otherwise, would they not have ceased to be offered, since the worshipers, having once been cleansed, would no longer have any consciousness of sins? But in these sacrifices there is a reminder of sins every year. For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins. Consequently, when Christ came into the world, he said, “Sacrifices and offerings you have not desired, but a body have you prepared for me; ...

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