100 Bible Verses about Communication In Marriage

1 Peter 3:1-9 ESV / 128 helpful votes

Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives, when they see your respectful and pure conduct. Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious. For this is how the holy women who hoped in God used to adorn themselves, by submitting to their own husbands, ...

James 1:19 ESV / 124 helpful votes

Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger;

Ephesians 5:22-33 ESV / 97 helpful votes

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, ...

Proverbs 25:11-15 ESV / 69 helpful votes

A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver. Like a gold ring or an ornament of gold is a wise reprover to a listening ear. Like the cold of snow in the time of harvest is a faithful messenger to those who send him; he refreshes the soul of his masters. Like clouds and wind without rain is a man who boasts of a gift he does not give. With patience a ruler may be persuaded, and a soft tongue will break a bone.

James 1:5 ESV / 57 helpful votes

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.

Colossians 3:19 ESV / 52 helpful votes

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

Mark 10:9 ESV / 49 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:15 ESV / 45 helpful votes

Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ,

Ephesians 4:25 ESV / 44 helpful votes

Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another.

Proverbs 14:1 ESV / 41 helpful votes

The wisest of women builds her house, but folly with her own hands tears it down.

Mark 10:6-8 ESV / 37 helpful votes

But from the beginning of creation, ‘God made them male and female.’ ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two but one flesh.

Genesis 2:18-25 ESV / 35 helpful votes

Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.” Now out of the ground the Lord God had formed every beast of the field and every bird of the heavens and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. And whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name. The man gave names to all livestock and to the birds of the heavens and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper fit for him. So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. And the rib that the Lord God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. ...

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 31 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Ephesians 5:22-25 ESV / 29 helpful votes

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,

Matthew 19:3-9 ESV / 27 helpful votes

And Pharisees came up to him and tested him by asking, “Is it lawful to divorce one's wife for any cause?” He answered, “Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, 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.” They said to him, “Why then did Moses command one to give a certificate of divorce and to send her away?” ...

Psalm 19:14 ESV / 23 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.

1 Peter 3:7 ESV / 22 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.

Proverbs 10:19 ESV / 21 helpful votes

When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent.

Ephesians 4:29 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.

1 Peter 4:8 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.

Proverbs 18:21 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.

Ephesians 5:26 ESV / 14 helpful votes

That he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word,

Philippians 4:8 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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.

Luke 6:38 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”

Proverbs 27:15-16 ESV / 13 helpful votes

A continual dripping on a rainy day and a quarrelsome wife are alike; to restrain her is to restrain the wind or to grasp oil in one's right hand.

Proverbs 18:13 ESV / 13 helpful votes

If one gives an answer before he hears, it is his folly and shame.

Genesis 2:18 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

Colossians 4:6 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.

Proverbs 25:11 ESV / 12 helpful votes

A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver.

Proverbs 12:18 ESV / 12 helpful votes

There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

Colossians 3:23 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 11 helpful votes

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Psalm 19:1-4 ESV / 11 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge. There is no speech, nor are there words, whose voice is not heard. Their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them he has set a tent for the sun,

1 John 2:1-29 ESV / 10 helpful votes

My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world. And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments. Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him, but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him: ...

John 1:1 ESV / 10 helpful votes

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Colossians 3:18-19 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them.

Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Proverbs 3:5 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.

Genesis 2:25 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed.

Genesis 2:24 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 8 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,

1 Peter 5:7 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

Hebrews 10:24-25 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

1 Thessalonians 5:11 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.

John 14:6 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Proverbs 15:1 ESV / 8 helpful votes

A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

Proverbs 12:25 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Anxiety in a man's heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.

Colossians 3:8 ESV / 7 helpful votes

But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth.

Ephesians 4:32 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

Ephesians 4:15-16 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.

Ephesians 4:2-3 ESV / 7 helpful votes

With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Joshua 1:9 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Titus 3:2 ESV / 6 helpful votes

To speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people.

Ephesians 5:25 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 5:21 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.

Ephesians 4:2 ESV / 6 helpful votes

With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,

1 Corinthians 7:3 ESV / 6 helpful votes

The husband should give to his wife her conjugal rights, and likewise the wife to her husband.

Matthew 19:4-6 ESV / 6 helpful votes

He answered, “Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, 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.”

Matthew 12:37 ESV / 6 helpful votes

For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”

Proverbs 15:4 ESV / 6 helpful votes

A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit.

Psalm 141:3 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips!

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 5 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood ...

Romans 14:19 ESV / 5 helpful votes

So then let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding.

Romans 12:18 ESV / 5 helpful votes

If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.

John 15:13 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.

John 11:35 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Jesus wept.

Luke 13:34 ESV / 5 helpful votes

O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you would not!

Matthew 7:12 ESV / 5 helpful votes

“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.

Ecclesiastes 10:12 ESV / 5 helpful votes

The words of a wise man's mouth win him favor, but the lips of a fool consume him.

Ecclesiastes 4:12 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

Proverbs 31:10 ESV / 5 helpful votes

An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels.

Proverbs 25:15 ESV / 5 helpful votes

With patience a ruler may be persuaded, and a soft tongue will break a bone.

Proverbs 17:27 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Whoever restrains his words has knowledge, and he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding.

Proverbs 17:14 ESV / 5 helpful votes

The beginning of strife is like letting out water, so quit before the quarrel breaks out.

Proverbs 14:29 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.

Proverbs 12:22 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, but those who act faithfully are his delight.

Proverbs 12:4 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 5:18-19 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Let your fountain be blessed, and rejoice in the wife of your youth, a lovely deer, a graceful doe. Let her breasts fill you at all times with delight; be intoxicated always in her love.

Genesis 3:7 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked. And they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loincloths.

1 John 4:18 ESV / 4 helpful votes

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.

1 Peter 5:6-7 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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 3:9 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing.

1 Peter 3:8 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.

1 Peter 3:5 ESV / 4 helpful votes

For this is how the holy women who hoped in God used to adorn themselves, by submitting to their own husbands,

James 1:26 ESV / 4 helpful votes

If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person's religion is worthless.

Hebrews 3:13 ESV / 4 helpful votes

But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.

2 Timothy 2:16 ESV / 4 helpful votes

But avoid irreverent babble, for it will lead people into more and more ungodliness,

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 4 helpful votes

For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Philippians 4:5 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand;

Philippians 1:27 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel,

Ephesians 5:28 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

2 Corinthians 2:4 ESV / 4 helpful votes

For I wrote to you out of much affliction and anguish of heart and with many tears, not to cause you pain but to let you know the abundant love that I have for you.

1 Corinthians 13:4-5 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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;

Romans 12:9-10 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.

John 16:33 ESV / 4 helpful votes

I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

John 15:12 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.

John 3:16 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Matthew 12:36 ESV / 4 helpful votes

I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak,

Matthew 6:34 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

Suggest a Verse

Enter a Verse Reference (e.g., John 3:16-17)


Visit the Bible online to search for words if you don’t know the specific passage your’re looking for.