100 Bible Verses about Dating

2 Timothy 2:22 ESV / 1,272 helpful votes

So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.

1 Corinthians 15:33 ESV / 1,145 helpful votes

Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.”

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 ESV / 1,114 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; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

2 Corinthians 6:14 ESV / 1,109 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 6:18 ESV / 809 helpful votes

Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body.

Song of Solomon 2:7 ESV / 676 helpful votes

I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, by the gazelles or the does of the field, that you not stir up or awaken love until it pleases.

2 Corinthians 6:14-15 ESV / 634 helpful votes

Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? What accord has Christ with Belial? Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever?

1 Thessalonians 4:3-5 ESV / 625 helpful votes

For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God;

Proverbs 18:22 ESV / 599 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 13:4 ESV / 581 helpful votes

Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.

Genesis 2:18 ESV / 561 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.”

Proverbs 31:30 ESV / 548 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 19:2 ESV / 466 helpful votes

Desire without knowledge is not good, and whoever makes haste with his feet misses his way.

Genesis 2:24 ESV / 457 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 4:23 ESV / 446 helpful votes

Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 434 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.

1 Corinthians 7:1-25 ESV / 428 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 16:3 ESV / 380 helpful votes

Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.

1 Corinthians 10:31 ESV / 359 helpful votes

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

Matthew 19:5 ESV / 342 helpful votes

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’?

James 1:5 ESV / 326 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.

1 Corinthians 6:13 ESV / 306 helpful votes

“Food is meant for the stomach and the stomach for food”—and God will destroy both one and the other. The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.

Romans 12:9-10 ESV / 292 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.

1 Peter 4:8 ESV / 284 helpful votes

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

Amos 3:3 ESV / 278 helpful votes

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

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 275 helpful votes

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

1 Timothy 4:12 ESV / 265 helpful votes

Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.

1 Peter 3:7 ESV / 262 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.

1 Timothy 5:1-2 ESV / 251 helpful votes

Do not rebuke an older man but encourage him as you would a father, younger men as brothers, older women as mothers, younger women as sisters, in all purity.

1 Corinthians 7:32-35 ESV / 246 helpful votes

I want you to be free from anxieties. The unmarried man is anxious about the things of the Lord, how to please the Lord. But the married man is anxious about worldly things, how to please his wife, and his interests are divided. And the unmarried or betrothed woman is anxious about the things of the Lord, how to be holy in body and spirit. But the married woman is anxious about worldly things, how to please her husband. I say this for your own benefit, not to lay any restraint upon you, but to promote good order and to secure your undivided devotion to the Lord.

Proverbs 19:14 ESV / 245 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 5:25 ESV / 216 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 6:18-20 ESV / 212 helpful votes

Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.

Proverbs 15:22 ESV / 206 helpful votes

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

Matthew 10:37 ESV / 196 helpful votes

Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.

Proverbs 17:17 ESV / 196 helpful votes

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

Ephesians 5:3 ESV / 182 helpful votes

But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints.

1 Thessalonians 5:11 ESV / 176 helpful votes

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

1 John 2:16 ESV / 173 helpful votes

For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father but is from the world.

Proverbs 31:10 ESV / 173 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 5:33 ESV / 172 helpful votes

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

Exodus 20:12 ESV / 171 helpful votes

“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 ESV / 170 helpful votes

Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone? And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

Philippians 2:5 ESV / 168 helpful votes

Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus,

1 Corinthians 5:11 ESV / 162 helpful votes

But now I am writing to you not to associate with anyone who bears the name of brother if he is guilty of sexual immorality or greed, or is an idolater, reviler, drunkard, or swindler—not even to eat with such a one.

1 Corinthians 7:39 ESV / 160 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.

Romans 12:1-2 ESV / 160 helpful votes

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Romans 12:10 ESV / 157 helpful votes

Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.

Psalm 46:5 ESV / 154 helpful votes

God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved; God will help her when morning dawns.

1 Corinthians 7:1-40 ESV / 153 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. ...

1 Corinthians 7:2 ESV / 147 helpful votes

But because of the temptation to sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband.

Ephesians 5:19 ESV / 145 helpful votes

Addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart,

Proverbs 31:10-11 ESV / 143 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.

Proverbs 27:6 ESV / 143 helpful votes

Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are the kisses of an enemy.

Proverbs 13:20 ESV / 143 helpful votes

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

Psalm 37:4 ESV / 143 helpful votes

Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Philippians 2:4 ESV / 142 helpful votes

Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.

Ephesians 5:28 ESV / 142 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:5 ESV / 137 helpful votes

Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.

Romans 15:5-6 ESV / 135 helpful votes

May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Song of Solomon 8:4 ESV / 135 helpful votes

I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, that you not stir up or awaken love until it pleases.

Psalm 32:1-6 ESV / 135 helpful votes

A Maskil of David. Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man against whom the Lord counts no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit. For when I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long. For day and night your hand was heavy upon me; my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer. Selah I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not cover my iniquity; I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,” and you forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah ...

Galatians 5:22-23 ESV / 133 helpful votes

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

Psalm 51:7-12 ESV / 127 helpful votes

Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones that you have broken rejoice. Hide your face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities. Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from your presence, and take not your Holy Spirit from me. ...

Psalm 51:2-4 ESV / 127 helpful votes

Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin! For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me. Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight, so that you may be justified in your words and blameless in your judgment.

Song of Solomon 4:9 ESV / 123 helpful votes

You have captivated my heart, my sister, my bride; you have captivated my heart with one glance of your eyes, with one jewel of your necklace.

Psalm 119:9 ESV / 122 helpful votes

How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word.

James 4:4 ESV / 121 helpful votes

You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.

Proverbs 18:24 ESV / 120 helpful votes

A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

Ephesians 5:22-33 ESV / 118 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, ...

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 ESV / 114 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; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.

Genesis 1:27-28 ESV / 114 helpful votes

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

Philippians 2:1-2 ESV / 109 helpful votes

So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.

Romans 13:13 ESV / 109 helpful votes

Let us walk properly as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and sensuality, not in quarreling and jealousy.

Proverbs 22:24 ESV / 109 helpful votes

Make no friendship with a man given to anger, nor go with a wrathful man,

1 Timothy 5:2 ESV / 104 helpful votes

Older women as mothers, younger women as sisters, in all purity.

2 Corinthians 6:14-18 ESV / 104 helpful votes

Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? What accord has Christ with Belial? Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever? What agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; as God said, “I will make my dwelling among them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Therefore go out from their midst, and be separate from them, says the Lord, and touch no unclean thing; then I will welcome you, and I will be a father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to me, says the Lord Almighty.”

John 3:3-8 ESV / 103 helpful votes

Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born?” Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ ...

Luke 1:37 ESV / 103 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Psalm 127:3 ESV / 103 helpful votes

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 101 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 ...

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 ESV / 101 helpful votes

Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.

Galatians 5:20 ESV / 99 helpful votes

Idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions,

Proverbs 27:9 ESV / 99 helpful votes

Oil and perfume make the heart glad, and the sweetness of a friend comes from his earnest counsel.

Genesis 2:18-25 ESV / 98 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. ...

Romans 12:2 ESV / 96 helpful votes

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Ecclesiastes 9:9 ESV / 94 helpful votes

Enjoy life with the wife whom you love, all the days of your vain life that he has given you under the sun, because that is your portion in life and in your toil at which you toil under the sun.

Deuteronomy 7:3-4 ESV / 92 helpful votes

You shall not intermarry with them, giving your daughters to their sons or taking their daughters for your sons, for they would turn away your sons from following me, to serve other gods. Then the anger of the Lord would be kindled against you, and he would destroy you quickly.

Ecclesiastes 4:12 ESV / 87 helpful votes

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

1 Chronicles 16:11 ESV / 87 helpful votes

Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!

Matthew 7:12 ESV / 86 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 4:9 ESV / 81 helpful votes

Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil.

Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV / 77 helpful votes

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Proverbs 31:3 ESV / 74 helpful votes

Do not give your strength to women, your ways to those who destroy kings.

Proverbs 27:17 ESV / 73 helpful votes

Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.

Proverbs 28:18 ESV / 71 helpful votes

Whoever walks in integrity will be delivered, but he who is crooked in his ways will suddenly fall.

Ephesians 4:32 ESV / 70 helpful votes

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

Matthew 6:24-34 ESV / 65 helpful votes

“No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money. “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, ...

Genesis 2:23-24 ESV / 64 helpful votes

Then the man said, “This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.” Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.

1 Corinthians 7:28 ESV / 58 helpful votes

But if you do marry, you have not sinned, and if a betrothed woman marries, she has not sinned. Yet those who marry will have worldly troubles, and I would spare you that.

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