100 Bible Verses about Good Wife

Proverbs 18:22 ESV / 851 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 12:4 ESV / 850 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 19:14 ESV / 621 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 31:10-31 ESV / 607 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. ...

1 Peter 3:7 ESV / 513 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 / 471 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 31:10 ESV / 459 helpful votes

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

Genesis 2:18 ESV / 442 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.”

Hebrews 13:4 ESV / 415 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.

Ephesians 5:25 ESV / 387 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 14:1 ESV / 385 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 3:1 ESV / 382 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,

Ephesians 5:22-24 ESV / 372 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.

Genesis 2:24 ESV / 355 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 31:26-31 ESV / 330 helpful votes

She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: “Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all.” Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. ...

Titus 2:5 ESV / 328 helpful votes

To be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.

1 Corinthians 11:3 ESV / 318 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.

Colossians 3:18 ESV / 306 helpful votes

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

Titus 2:3-5 ESV / 296 helpful votes

Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.

1 Peter 4:8 ESV / 289 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 31:1-31 ESV / 286 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 31:11-12 ESV / 271 helpful votes

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.

Ephesians 5:22 ESV / 259 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 ESV / 247 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.

Matthew 5:32 ESV / 232 helpful votes

But I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except on the ground of sexual immorality, makes her commit adultery, and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.

Proverbs 31:11 ESV / 230 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 22:6 ESV / 229 helpful votes

Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.

1 Peter 3:1-6 ESV / 218 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, ...

1 Timothy 3:11 ESV / 214 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 7:1-40 ESV / 214 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. ...

Romans 8:28 ESV / 207 helpful votes

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

1 Corinthians 7:2-5 ESV / 199 helpful votes

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.

James 1:19 ESV / 195 helpful votes

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

Psalm 127:3 ESV / 193 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 21:9 ESV / 192 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 31:30 ESV / 190 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 3:5 ESV / 187 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 5:24 ESV / 187 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 31:12 ESV / 185 helpful votes

She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life.

Mark 10:6-9 ESV / 184 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. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.”

Genesis 3:16 ESV / 184 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.”

Matthew 19:4-6 ESV / 182 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.”

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 ESV / 179 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; ...

Mark 10:9 ESV / 175 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 3:4 ESV / 171 helpful votes

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.

Proverbs 31:23 ESV / 170 helpful votes

Her husband is known in the gates when he sits among the elders of the land.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 169 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,

Titus 2:1-15 ESV / 169 helpful votes

But as for you, teach what accords with sound doctrine. Older men are to be sober-minded, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, and in steadfastness. Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled. ...

1 Timothy 2:11-14 ESV / 166 helpful votes

Let a woman learn quietly with all submissiveness. I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet. For Adam was formed first, then Eve; and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor.

Philippians 2:3 ESV / 166 helpful votes

Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.

Proverbs 31:17 ESV / 163 helpful votes

She dresses herself with strength and makes her arms strong.

Proverbs 31:16 ESV / 163 helpful votes

She considers a field and buys it; with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard.

Ephesians 5:23 ESV / 160 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.

Ephesians 5:31 ESV / 159 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 31:20 ESV / 159 helpful votes

She opens her hand to the poor and reaches out her hands to the needy.

Ephesians 5:21 ESV / 156 helpful votes

Submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 153 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

1 Corinthians 7:39 ESV / 153 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.

Proverbs 31:28 ESV / 152 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 7:2 ESV / 151 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 7:10-11 ESV / 150 helpful votes

To the married I give this charge (not I, but the Lord): the wife should not separate from her husband (but if she does, she should remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband), and the husband should not divorce his wife.

Ephesians 4:2-3 ESV / 149 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.

Proverbs 25:24 ESV / 149 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 13:13 ESV / 143 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 3:6 ESV / 141 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.

1 Timothy 5:8 ESV / 139 helpful votes

But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

1 Peter 3:3 ESV / 136 helpful votes

Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear—

1 Corinthians 11:9 ESV / 136 helpful votes

Neither was man created for woman, but woman for man.

Titus 2:4 ESV / 135 helpful votes

And so train the young women to love their husbands and children,

Ephesians 6:4 ESV / 135 helpful votes

Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

1 Peter 3:2 ESV / 134 helpful votes

When they see your respectful and pure conduct.

Colossians 3:14 ESV / 133 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 21:19 ESV / 133 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 5:22-6:9 ESV / 132 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, ...

Romans 13:8 ESV / 132 helpful votes

Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.

Proverbs 18:1-24 ESV / 132 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. ...

1 Timothy 5:14 ESV / 131 helpful votes

So I would have younger widows marry, bear children, manage their households, and give the adversary no occasion for slander.

Ecclesiastes 4:12 ESV / 128 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:10 ESV / 126 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:19 ESV / 124 helpful votes

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

Galatians 3:28 ESV / 121 helpful votes

There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

Psalm 37:4 ESV / 121 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 31:26 ESV / 119 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 5:1-33 ESV / 117 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. ...

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.”

Titus 2:4-5 ESV / 113 helpful votes

And so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.

Colossians 1:1-29 ESV / 113 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, ...

Proverbs 31:27 ESV / 111 helpful votes

She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.

1 Corinthians 13:2 ESV / 110 helpful votes

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.

Romans 12:21 ESV / 108 helpful votes

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

1 Timothy 2:11 ESV / 105 helpful votes

Let a woman learn quietly with all submissiveness.

1 Corinthians 13:4-5 ESV / 105 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;

Ephesians 5:28 ESV / 103 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 31:22 ESV / 103 helpful votes

She makes bed coverings for herself; her clothing is fine linen and purple.

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 102 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:2 ESV / 95 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 30:1-33 ESV / 90 helpful votes

The words of Agur son of Jakeh. The oracle. The man declares, I am weary, O God; I am weary, O God, and worn out. Surely I am too stupid to be a man. I have not the understanding of a man. I have not learned wisdom, nor have I knowledge of the Holy One. Who has ascended to heaven and come down? Who has gathered the wind in his fists? Who has wrapped up the waters in a garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is his name, and what is his son's name? Surely you know! Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him. ...

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 ESV / 87 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.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 86 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 31:31 ESV / 79 helpful votes

Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her works praise her in the gates.

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