100 Bible Verses about Finding A Wife

Proverbs 18:22 ESV / 412 helpful votes

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

Psalm 37:4 ESV / 344 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 31:10-31 ESV / 309 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 19:14 ESV / 265 helpful votes

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

Genesis 2:18 ESV / 233 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 12:4 ESV / 215 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 7:1-40 ESV / 168 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 / 101 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 3:5 ESV / 95 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 31:10 ESV / 89 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 5:22 ESV / 83 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 21:9 ESV / 82 helpful votes

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

Matthew 5:28 ESV / 80 helpful votes

But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

1 Peter 3:7 ESV / 62 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.

Psalm 37:1-40 ESV / 61 helpful votes

Of David. Fret not yourself because of evildoers; be not envious of wrongdoers! For they will soon fade like the grass and wither like the green herb. 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. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act. ...

James 1:1-27 ESV / 53 helpful votes

James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes in the Dispersion: Greetings. Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. 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 7:39 ESV / 52 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.

Genesis 2:24 ESV / 50 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 18:1-24 ESV / 48 helpful votes

Whoever isolates himself seeks his own desire; he breaks out against all sound judgment. A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion. When wickedness comes, contempt comes also, and with dishonor comes disgrace. The words of a man's mouth are deep waters; the fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook. It is not good to be partial to the wicked or to deprive the righteous of justice. ...

Genesis 24:1-67 ESV / 48 helpful votes

Now Abraham was old, well advanced in years. And the Lord had blessed Abraham in all things. And Abraham said to his servant, the oldest of his household, who had charge of all that he had, “Put your hand under my thigh, that I may make you swear by the Lord, the God of heaven and God of the earth, that you will not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell, but will go to my country and to my kindred, and take a wife for my son Isaac.” The servant said to him, “Perhaps the woman may not be willing to follow me to this land. Must I then take your son back to the land from which you came?” ...

Hebrews 13:4 ESV / 44 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.

Matthew 19:5 ESV / 43 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’?

Ephesians 5:25 ESV / 42 helpful votes

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

2 Corinthians 6:14 ESV / 42 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 31:26 ESV / 37 helpful votes

She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.

Ephesians 5:1-33 ESV / 36 helpful votes

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints. Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving. For you may be sure of this, that everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is covetous (that is, an idolater), has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. ...

1 Corinthians 7:8 ESV / 35 helpful votes

To the unmarried and the widows I say that it is good for them to remain single as I am.

Proverbs 5:1-23 ESV / 35 helpful votes

My son, be attentive to my wisdom; incline your ear to my understanding, that you may keep discretion, and your lips may guard knowledge. For the lips of a forbidden woman drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil, but in the end she is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword. Her feet go down to death; her steps follow the path to Sheol; ...

Ephesians 5:21 ESV / 33 helpful votes

Submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.

1 Peter 4:8 ESV / 31 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:18-19 ESV / 31 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 5:33 ESV / 31 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 5:25-33 ESV / 31 helpful votes

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, so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish. In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church, ...

Colossians 1:1-29 ESV / 30 helpful votes

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the saints and faithful brothers in Christ at Colossae: Grace to you and peace from God our Father. We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel, ...

Luke 1:37 ESV / 30 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Proverbs 19:13 ESV / 30 helpful votes

A foolish son is ruin to his father, and a wife's quarreling is a continual dripping of rain.

Ephesians 5:3 ESV / 29 helpful votes

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

Matthew 19:4-6 ESV / 28 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.”

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. ...

Proverbs 14:1 ESV / 28 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 5:18-19 ESV / 28 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.

Psalm 128:3 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoots around your table.

James 1:5 ESV / 27 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.

Ephesians 4:2-3 ESV / 27 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.

1 Corinthians 7:3 ESV / 27 helpful votes

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

Genesis 24:67 ESV / 27 helpful votes

Then Isaac brought her into the tent of Sarah his mother and took Rebekah, and she became his wife, and he loved her. So Isaac was comforted after his mother's death.

Ephesians 5:22-24 ESV / 26 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.

1 Corinthians 7:9 ESV / 26 helpful votes

But if they cannot exercise self-control, they should marry. For it is better to marry than to burn with passion.

Mark 10:9 ESV / 26 helpful votes

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

Genesis 3:1-24 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?” And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden, but God said, ‘You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.’” But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” ...

1 Timothy 3:11 ESV / 25 helpful votes

Their wives likewise must be dignified, not slanderers, but sober-minded, faithful in all things.

Proverbs 18:19 ESV / 25 helpful votes

A brother offended is more unyielding than a strong city, and quarreling is like the bars of a castle.

Judges 14:1-3 ESV / 25 helpful votes

Samson went down to Timnah, and at Timnah he saw one of the daughters of the Philistines. Then he came up and told his father and mother, “I saw one of the daughters of the Philistines at Timnah. Now get her for me as my wife.” But his father and mother said to him, “Is there not a woman among the daughters of your relatives, or among all our people, that you must go to take a wife from the uncircumcised Philistines?” But Samson said to his father, “Get her for me, for she is right in my eyes.”

1 Corinthians 7:1 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Now concerning the matters about which you wrote: “It is good for a man not to have sexual relations with a woman.”

1 Corinthians 6:18 ESV / 24 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.

Proverbs 18:2 ESV / 24 helpful votes

A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion.

1 Peter 3:1-6 ESV / 23 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, ...

Ephesians 5:23 ESV / 23 helpful votes

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.

Proverbs 31:11 ESV / 23 helpful votes

The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain.

Proverbs 18:1 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Whoever isolates himself seeks his own desire; he breaks out against all sound judgment.

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 22 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 ...

Colossians 3:19 ESV / 22 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 5:22-33 ESV / 22 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 7:1-2 ESV / 22 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.

Proverbs 31:17 ESV / 21 helpful votes

She dresses herself with strength and makes her arms strong.

2 Timothy 2:22 ESV / 20 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.

Colossians 3:1-25 ESV / 20 helpful votes

If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. ...

Ephesians 5:31 ESV / 20 helpful votes

“Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.”

Proverbs 31:18 ESV / 20 helpful votes

She perceives that her merchandise is profitable. Her lamp does not go out at night.

Deuteronomy 21:11-13 ESV / 20 helpful votes

And you see among the captives a beautiful woman, and you desire to take her to be your wife, and you bring her home to your house, she shall shave her head and pare her nails. And she shall take off the clothes in which she was captured and shall remain in your house and lament her father and her mother a full month. After that you may go in to her and be her husband, and she shall be your wife.

Colossians 3:18 ESV / 19 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:14 ESV / 19 helpful votes

And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.

Acts 2:1-47 ESV / 19 helpful votes

When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. ...

Proverbs 30:18-19 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Three things are too wonderful for me; four I do not understand: the way of an eagle in the sky, the way of a serpent on a rock, the way of a ship on the high seas, and the way of a man with a virgin.

Proverbs 18:13 ESV / 19 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 6:1-35 ESV / 19 helpful votes

My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor, have given your pledge for a stranger, if you are snared in the words of your mouth, caught in the words of your mouth, then do this, my son, and save yourself, for you have come into the hand of your neighbor: go, hasten, and plead urgently with your neighbor. Give your eyes no sleep and your eyelids no slumber; save yourself like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter, like a bird from the hand of the fowler. ...

Matthew 19:12 ESV / 18 helpful votes

For there are eunuchs who have been so from birth, and there are eunuchs who have been made eunuchs by men, and there are eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. Let the one who is able to receive this receive it.”

Genesis 3:16 ESV / 18 helpful votes

To the woman he said, “I will surely multiply your pain in childbearing; in pain you shall bring forth children. Your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you.”

1 Peter 2:1-25 ESV / 17 helpful votes

So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation— if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good. As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. ...

1 Corinthians 7:7 ESV / 17 helpful votes

I wish that all were as I myself am. But each has his own gift from God, one of one kind and one of another.

1 Corinthians 7:5 ESV / 17 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.

Revelation 20:4 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Then I saw thrones, and seated on them were those to whom the authority to judge was committed. Also I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus and for the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.

Colossians 4:1-18 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Masters, treat your slaves justly and fairly, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven. Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison— that I may make it clear, which is how I ought to speak. Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. ...

1 Corinthians 11:3 ESV / 16 helpful votes

But I want you to understand that the head of every man is Christ, the head of a wife is her husband, and the head of Christ is God.

Proverbs 31:28 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her:

1 John 2:1-29 ESV / 15 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: ...

1 Corinthians 7:12 ESV / 15 helpful votes

To the rest I say (I, not the Lord) that if any brother has a wife who is an unbeliever, and she consents to live with him, he should not divorce her.

1 Corinthians 13:13 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 7:10 ESV / 14 helpful votes

To the married I give this charge (not I, but the Lord): the wife should not separate from her husband

Proverbs 31:30-31 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her works praise her in the gates.

Proverbs 31:25 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come.

Proverbs 31:24 ESV / 14 helpful votes

She makes linen garments and sells them; she delivers sashes to the merchant.

Proverbs 18:10 ESV / 14 helpful votes

The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe.

Genesis 3:17 ESV / 14 helpful votes

And to Adam he said, “Because you have listened to the voice of your wife and have eaten of the tree of which I commanded you, ‘You shall not eat of it,’ cursed is the ground because of you; in pain you shall eat of it all the days of your life;

Genesis 2:22-24 ESV / 14 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. 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.

Revelation 21:1-27 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” ...

Ephesians 5:28 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 ESV / 13 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.

Matthew 19:1-30 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Now when Jesus had finished these sayings, he went away from Galilee and entered the region of Judea beyond the Jordan. And large crowds followed him, and he healed them there. 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’? ...

Proverbs 21:19 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

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