100 Bible Verses about Relationships

Genesis 2:18 ESV / 3,696 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 17:17 ESV / 3,295 helpful votes

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

2 Corinthians 6:14 ESV / 3,049 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 4:8 ESV / 2,995 helpful votes

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

Genesis 2:24 ESV / 2,704 helpful votes

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

Ecclesiastes 4:12 ESV / 2,330 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 31:10 ESV / 2,221 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 19:14 ESV / 2,184 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 ESV / 2,150 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.

John 15:13 ESV / 2,036 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:18-19 ESV / 2,026 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 27:17 ESV / 2,025 helpful votes

Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.

John 3:16 ESV / 2,022 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.

1 Thessalonians 5:11 ESV / 1,968 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 5:33 ESV / 1,941 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 6:18 ESV / 1,941 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.

Matthew 7:12 ESV / 1,906 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 5:25-26 ESV / 1,843 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,

John 13:34 ESV / 1,834 helpful votes

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.

Song of Solomon 4:7 ESV / 1,828 helpful votes

You are altogether beautiful, my love; there is no flaw in you.

Ephesians 4:2 ESV / 1,824 helpful votes

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

Ecclesiastes 4:10 ESV / 1,815 helpful votes

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!

Proverbs 13:20 ESV / 1,811 helpful votes

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

2 Peter 1:5-7 ESV / 1,783 helpful votes

For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love.

Proverbs 31:10-11 ESV / 1,621 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.

1 Peter 3:7 ESV / 1,600 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 5:28 ESV / 1,588 helpful votes

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

Ecclesiastes 7:8-9 ESV / 1,563 helpful votes

Better is the end of a thing than its beginning, and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit. Be not quick in your spirit to become angry, for anger lodges in the heart of fools.

Galatians 1:10 ESV / 1,559 helpful votes

For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.

Ecclesiastes 4:9 ESV / 1,549 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 7:2 ESV / 1,543 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 5:25 ESV / 1,538 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 5:8 ESV / 1,528 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.

Ephesians 5:22-23 ESV / 1,513 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.

1 Thessalonians 3:12 ESV / 1,502 helpful votes

And may the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all, as we do for you,

Proverbs 18:22 ESV / 1,477 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 18:24 ESV / 1,473 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 13:13 ESV / 1,460 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:2-3 ESV / 1,454 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.

Colossians 3:14 ESV / 1,403 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 22:1 ESV / 1,401 helpful votes

A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold.

Song of Solomon 4:1-7:13 ESV / 1,396 helpful votes

Behold, you are beautiful, my love, behold, you are beautiful! Your eyes are doves behind your veil. Your hair is like a flock of goats leaping down the slopes of Gilead. Your teeth are like a flock of shorn ewes that have come up from the washing, all of which bear twins, and not one among them has lost its young. Your lips are like a scarlet thread, and your mouth is lovely. Your cheeks are like halves of a pomegranate behind your veil. Your neck is like the tower of David, built in rows of stone; on it hang a thousand shields, all of them shields of warriors. Your two breasts are like two fawns, twins of a gazelle, that graze among the lilies. ...

Hebrews 13:4 ESV / 1,394 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 5:22-33 ESV / 1,391 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 Peter 1:5-7 ESV / 1,377 helpful votes

Who by God's power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

Colossians 3:2 ESV / 1,354 helpful votes

Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.

Matthew 19:18-19 ESV / 1,354 helpful votes

He said to him, “Which ones?” And Jesus said, “You shall not murder, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness, Honor your father and mother, and, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

Proverbs 17:1-28 ESV / 1,352 helpful votes

Better is a dry morsel with quiet than a house full of feasting with strife. A servant who deals wisely will rule over a son who acts shamefully and will share the inheritance as one of the brothers. The crucible is for silver, and the furnace is for gold, and the Lord tests hearts. An evildoer listens to wicked lips, and a liar gives ear to a mischievous tongue. Whoever mocks the poor insults his Maker; he who is glad at calamity will not go unpunished. ...

Colossians 3:19 ESV / 1,331 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 15:33 ESV / 1,287 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 16:14 ESV / 1,282 helpful votes

Let all that you do be done in love.

James 1:19-20 ESV / 1,276 helpful votes

Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.

Leviticus 18:22 ESV / 1,263 helpful votes

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

James 1:19 ESV / 1,258 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:29 ESV / 1,256 helpful votes

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.

Ephesians 6:1-3 ESV / 1,245 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.”

Ephesians 5:2 ESV / 1,230 helpful votes

And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

Genesis 2:2 ESV / 1,179 helpful votes

And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 ESV / 1,122 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.

Romans 12:19 ESV / 1,120 helpful votes

Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”

Matthew 19:2 ESV / 1,120 helpful votes

And large crowds followed him, and he healed them there.

1 Corinthians 6:14 ESV / 1,117 helpful votes

And God raised the Lord and will also raise us up by his power.

Proverbs 10:12 ESV / 1,073 helpful votes

Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.

1 Corinthians 6:2 ESV / 1,058 helpful votes

Or do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world is to be judged by you, are you incompetent to try trivial cases?

Matthew 7:2 ESV / 1,051 helpful votes

For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you.

Revelation 11:1-19 ESV / 1,044 helpful votes

Then I was given a measuring rod like a staff, and I was told, “Rise and measure the temple of God and the altar and those who worship there, but do not measure the court outside the temple; leave that out, for it is given over to the nations, and they will trample the holy city for forty-two months. And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth.” These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth. And if anyone would harm them, fire pours from their mouth and consumes their foes. If anyone would harm them, this is how he is doomed to be killed. ...

Song of Solomon 3:4 ESV / 1,043 helpful votes

Scarcely had I passed them when I found him whom my soul loves. I held him, and would not let him go until I had brought him into my mother's house, and into the chamber of her who conceived me.

Ecclesiastes 4:10-12 ESV / 1,041 helpful votes

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.

Exodus 20:12 ESV / 1,040 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.

1 Corinthians 7:5 ESV / 1,013 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.

Mark 10:9 ESV / 992 helpful votes

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

Galatians 5:22-23 ESV / 990 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.

John 3:3 ESV / 973 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 5:6-7 ESV / 967 helpful votes

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

Hebrews 10:24-25 ESV / 944 helpful votes

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

1 Peter 1:3 ESV / 929 helpful votes

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

1 Peter 1:3-5 ESV / 920 helpful votes

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God's power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

2 Corinthians 5:17-18 ESV / 916 helpful votes

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation;

Hebrews 10:24 ESV / 885 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:7 ESV / 877 helpful votes

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.

Ecclesiastes 4:2 ESV / 847 helpful votes

And I thought the dead who are already dead more fortunate than the living who are still alive.

Proverbs 22:1-2 ESV / 840 helpful votes

A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold. The rich and the poor meet together; the Lord is the Maker of them all.

1 John 3:1 ESV / 803 helpful votes

See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.

Colossians 2:1-23 ESV / 762 helpful votes

For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you and for those at Laodicea and for all who have not seen me face to face, that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God's mystery, which is Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. I say this in order that no one may delude you with plausible arguments. For though I am absent in body, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the firmness of your faith in Christ. ...

Romans 12:9-10 ESV / 729 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.

Romans 12:9 ESV / 717 helpful votes

Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.

Romans 12:1-2 ESV / 687 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.

Proverbs 5:18-19 ESV / 679 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.

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 ESV / 654 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; ...

Romans 12:10 ESV / 636 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 7:9 ESV / 621 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 7:1-40 ESV / 595 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 5:17 ESV / 582 helpful votes

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

Proverbs 22:6 ESV / 576 helpful votes

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

Matthew 5:27-28 ESV / 561 helpful votes

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

Galatians 5:19-21 ESV / 545 helpful votes

Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

Proverbs 4:23 ESV / 536 helpful votes

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

John 3:16-17 ESV / 516 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.

Ephesians 4:1-3 ESV / 513 helpful votes

I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, 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.

2 Samuel 22:31 ESV / 469 helpful votes

This God—his way is perfect; the word of the Lord proves true; he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him.

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