100 Bible Verses about Honor Your Husband

1 Peter 3:1-22 ESV / 143 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, ...

Proverbs 12:4 ESV / 137 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 5:33 ESV / 122 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:18 ESV / 111 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 31:10-12 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. She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life.

Proverbs 21:19 ESV / 88 helpful votes

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

Titus 2:4 ESV / 85 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 3:7 ESV / 84 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 Corinthians 7:3 ESV / 67 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 3:3-5 ESV / 63 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— 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,

Galatians 5:22 ESV / 50 helpful votes

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

1 Peter 3:5-6 ESV / 48 helpful votes

For this is how the holy women who hoped in God used to adorn themselves, by submitting to their own husbands, as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord. And you are her children, if you do good and do not fear anything that is frightening.

Ephesians 5:25 ESV / 46 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 31:1-31 ESV / 41 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. ...

1 Peter 3:1-6 ESV / 40 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, ...

Esther 1:20 ESV / 37 helpful votes

So when the decree made by the king is proclaimed throughout all his kingdom, for it is vast, all women will give honor to their husbands, high and low alike.”

Philippians 4:5 ESV / 35 helpful votes

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

Genesis 2:24 ESV / 35 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:19 ESV / 33 helpful votes

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

Matthew 10:42 ESV / 30 helpful votes

And whoever gives one of these little ones even a cup of cold water because he is a disciple, truly, I say to you, he will by no means lose his reward.”

Proverbs 18:22 ESV / 30 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 3:1-2 ESV / 29 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.

Proverbs 31:30 ESV / 29 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 31:20 ESV / 29 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 3:1 ESV / 27 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 ESV / 26 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 5:21 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.

1 Timothy 5:8 ESV / 25 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.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 24 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 Corinthians 11:3 ESV / 23 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.

Ephesians 5:22-24 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.

Hebrews 13:4 ESV / 21 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 14:1 ESV / 21 helpful votes

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

Exodus 20:12 ESV / 21 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.

Genesis 2:18 ESV / 20 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.”

Ephesians 5:23 ESV / 19 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.

Deuteronomy 24:5 ESV / 19 helpful votes

“When a man is newly married, he shall not go out with the army or be liable for any other public duty. He shall be free at home one year to be happy with his wife whom he has taken.

Ephesians 5:28 ESV / 17 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 5:25-33 ESV / 17 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, ...

Proverbs 31:10 ESV / 17 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 7:10-11 ESV / 16 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.

Romans 12:10 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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

John 3:16-17 ESV / 15 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 19:14 ESV / 15 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 31:11 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 4:8 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 5:17 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in preaching and teaching.

Ephesians 6:4 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 6:2 ESV / 12 helpful votes

“Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise),

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 ESV / 12 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; ...

1 Corinthians 7:5 ESV / 12 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 7:2 ESV / 12 helpful votes

For a married woman is bound by law to her husband while he lives, but if her husband dies she is released from the law of marriage.

Matthew 15:4 ESV / 12 helpful votes

For God commanded, ‘Honor your father and your mother,’ and, ‘Whoever reviles father or mother must surely die.’

Malachi 2:14 ESV / 12 helpful votes

But you say, “Why does he not?” Because the Lord was witness between you and the wife of your youth, to whom you have been faithless, though she is your companion and your wife by covenant.

Proverbs 31:15 ESV / 12 helpful votes

She rises while it is yet night and provides food for her household and portions for her maidens.

Proverbs 22:6 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 21:9 ESV / 12 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 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Let your fountain be blessed, and rejoice in the wife of your youth,

Genesis 2:23-24 ESV / 12 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.

Genesis 1:27 ESV / 12 helpful votes

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.

Ephesians 5:1-33 ESV / 11 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. ...

Ephesians 4:32 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:19 ESV / 9 helpful votes

We love because he first loved us.

1 Peter 2:18 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Servants, be subject to your masters with all respect, not only to the good and gentle but also to the unjust.

1 Peter 2:17 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.

Titus 2:4-5 ESV / 9 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.

Titus 2:1-15 ESV / 9 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. ...

Philippians 4:9 ESV / 9 helpful votes

What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.

Proverbs 31:13 ESV / 9 helpful votes

She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands.

Proverbs 18:11 ESV / 9 helpful votes

A rich man's wealth is his strong city, and like a high wall in his imagination.

James 1:27 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.

Titus 2:3 ESV / 8 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,

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 8 helpful votes

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,

Colossians 3:21 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.

Colossians 3:14 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 8 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Philippians 4:8 ESV / 8 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.

Philippians 2:3 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 5:31 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 5:29 ESV / 8 helpful votes

For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church,

Ephesians 5:28-33 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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, because we are members of his body. “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church. ...

Ephesians 4:2 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 16:13 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.

1 Corinthians 13:13 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 13:2 ESV / 8 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.

1 Corinthians 11:8 ESV / 8 helpful votes

For man was not made from woman, but woman from man.

1 Corinthians 11:3-5 ESV / 8 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. Every man who prays or prophesies with his head covered dishonors his head, but every wife who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head, since it is the same as if her head were shaven.

1 Corinthians 7:14 ESV / 8 helpful votes

For the unbelieving husband is made holy because of his wife, and the unbelieving wife is made holy because of her husband. Otherwise your children would be unclean, but as it is, they are holy.

1 Corinthians 7:12 ESV / 8 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 7:3-5 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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 / 8 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.

Acts 10:2 ESV / 8 helpful votes

A devout man who feared God with all his household, gave alms generously to the people, and prayed continually to God.

John 4:16 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Jesus said to her, “Go, call your husband, and come here.”

Mark 10:9 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Matthew 5:23-24 ESV / 8 helpful votes

So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.

Proverbs 31:23 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 15:20 ESV / 8 helpful votes

A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish man despises his mother.

Proverbs 3:9 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce;

Psalm 103:13 ESV / 8 helpful votes

As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.

Joshua 24:15 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”

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