100 Bible Verses about Dating And Relationships

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 ESV / 1,576 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.

1 Corinthians 15:33 ESV / 1,044 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 7:1-40 ESV / 918 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. ...

2 Corinthians 6:14 ESV / 842 helpful votes

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

Psalm 37:3-4 ESV / 827 helpful votes

Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Genesis 2:18 ESV / 815 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.”

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 ESV / 644 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.

1 Corinthians 6:18 ESV / 580 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.

1 Peter 4:8 ESV / 498 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 3:5-7 ESV / 404 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. Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil.

Genesis 2:24 ESV / 385 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 / 357 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:9-10 ESV / 351 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.

Song of Solomon 2:7 ESV / 326 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.

Philippians 1:9-10 ESV / 321 helpful votes

And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ,

Psalm 46:5 ESV / 309 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 31:10 ESV / 305 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 15:22 ESV / 268 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 6:13 ESV / 266 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.

2 Timothy 2:22 ESV / 260 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.

Ephesians 5:33 ESV / 234 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:1-2 ESV / 203 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.

Amos 3:3 ESV / 197 helpful votes

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

Mark 10:9 ESV / 192 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 18:24 ESV / 173 helpful votes

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

Psalm 138:8 ESV / 170 helpful votes

The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 166 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.

Matthew 19:5 ESV / 164 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’?

1 Corinthians 7:39 ESV / 158 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.

James 5:16 ESV / 145 helpful votes

Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.

Ruth 1:16 ESV / 143 helpful votes

But Ruth said, “Do not urge me to leave you or to return from following you. For where you go I will go, and where you lodge I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God my God.

Proverbs 18:22 ESV / 128 helpful votes

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

Joshua 1:9 ESV / 127 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.”

1 Thessalonians 4:3-4 ESV / 114 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,

Hebrews 13:4 ESV / 109 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.

Proverbs 31:10-11 ESV / 106 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 13:20 ESV / 105 helpful votes

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

Romans 5:5 ESV / 104 helpful votes

And hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

Proverbs 17:17 ESV / 97 helpful votes

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

Philippians 1:9 ESV / 95 helpful votes

And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment,

Ephesians 4:2-3 ESV / 94 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.

Song of Solomon 8:4 ESV / 94 helpful votes

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

Job 31:1 ESV / 93 helpful votes

“I have made a covenant with my eyes; how then could I gaze at a virgin?

1 Corinthians 5:9 ESV / 90 helpful votes

I wrote to you in my letter not to associate with sexually immoral people—

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.

Genesis 2:22 ESV / 90 helpful votes

And the rib that the Lord God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man.

Ephesians 5:24 ESV / 89 helpful votes

Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands.

Romans 10:10 ESV / 88 helpful votes

For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.

John 3:16 ESV / 87 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.

Romans 12:17 ESV / 86 helpful votes

Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all.

1 Timothy 5:1-7 ESV / 83 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. Honor widows who are truly widows. But if a widow has children or grandchildren, let them first learn to show godliness to their own household and to make some return to their parents, for this is pleasing in the sight of God. She who is truly a widow, left all alone, has set her hope on God and continues in supplications and prayers night and day, ...

Leviticus 18:22 ESV / 81 helpful votes

You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination.

1 Corinthians 7:5 ESV / 80 helpful votes

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.

Romans 8:1-39 ESV / 72 helpful votes

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. ...

Proverbs 13:11 ESV / 69 helpful votes

Wealth gained hastily will dwindle, but whoever gathers little by little will increase it.

Proverbs 21:9 ESV / 62 helpful votes

It is better to live in a corner of the housetop than in a house shared with a quarrelsome wife.

Proverbs 5:18-19 ESV / 62 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.

2 Corinthians 6:14-15 ESV / 60 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?

Matthew 19:5-6 ESV / 59 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’? So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.”

Deuteronomy 7:3-4 ESV / 58 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.

1 Peter 3:7 ESV / 56 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.

Matthew 19:6 ESV / 53 helpful votes

So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.”

Proverbs 19:14 ESV / 52 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 5:25 ESV / 51 helpful votes

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

2 Corinthians 6:15 ESV / 50 helpful votes

What accord has Christ with Belial? Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever?

Exodus 20:12 ESV / 50 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.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 49 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. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Proverbs 12:22 ESV / 47 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 5:19 ESV / 44 helpful votes

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

1 Thessalonians 5:20-22 ESV / 43 helpful votes

Do not despise prophecies, but test everything; hold fast what is good. Abstain from every form of evil.

Ephesians 6:1-3 ESV / 42 helpful votes

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.”

1 Timothy 5:1-2 ESV / 41 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.

Proverbs 29:23 ESV / 40 helpful votes

One's pride will bring him low, but he who is lowly in spirit will obtain honor.

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 39 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 11:13 ESV / 37 helpful votes

Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets, but he who is trustworthy in spirit keeps a thing covered.

John 15:13 ESV / 36 helpful votes

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

2 Corinthians 6:12 ESV / 35 helpful votes

You are not restricted by us, but you are restricted in your own affections.

1 Corinthians 13:13 ESV / 34 helpful votes

So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

John 3:3 ESV / 34 helpful votes

Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

Proverbs 16:28 ESV / 32 helpful votes

A dishonest man spreads strife, and a whisperer separates close friends.

Philippians 2:5 ESV / 31 helpful votes

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

Philippians 2:3-8 ESV / 31 helpful votes

Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. ...

John 10:10 ESV / 31 helpful votes

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

Proverbs 27:6 ESV / 31 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 10:31 ESV / 29 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:18 ESV / 29 helpful votes

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.

1 Timothy 1:15 ESV / 28 helpful votes

The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost.

1 Corinthians 6:18-20 ESV / 28 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 31:1-31 ESV / 28 helpful votes

The words of King Lemuel. An oracle that his mother taught him: What are you doing, my son? What are you doing, son of my womb? What are you doing, son of my vows? Do not give your strength to women, your ways to those who destroy kings. It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine, or for rulers to take strong drink, lest they drink and forget what has been decreed and pervert the rights of all the afflicted. ...

2 Peter 2:20 ESV / 26 helpful votes

For if, after they have escaped the defilements of the world through the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the last state has become worse for them than the first.

1 Peter 4:10 ESV / 26 helpful votes

As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace:

Hebrews 10:24 ESV / 26 helpful votes

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works,

Matthew 7:12 ESV / 26 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 27:9 ESV / 26 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 10:1-32 ESV / 26 helpful votes

The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish son is a sorrow to his mother. Treasures gained by wickedness do not profit, but righteousness delivers from death. The Lord does not let the righteous go hungry, but he thwarts the craving of the wicked. A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes rich. He who gathers in summer is a prudent son, but he who sleeps in harvest is a son who brings shame. ...

Jeremiah 17:9 ESV / 25 helpful votes

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?

John 14:1-31 ESV / 24 helpful votes

“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.” Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” ...

Proverbs 16:18 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.

Psalm 127:3 ESV / 24 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 5:15-21 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, ...

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