100 Bible Verses about Relationships

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 ESV / 263 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.

Genesis 2:24 ESV / 159 helpful votes

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

Genesis 2:18 ESV / 139 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.”

1 Corinthians 6:18 ESV / 123 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.

2 Corinthians 6:14 ESV / 119 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:1-2 ESV / 111 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.

Galatians 5:19-21 ESV / 83 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.

1 Peter 4:8 ESV / 73 helpful votes

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

1 Thessalonians 5:11 ESV / 73 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 3:7 ESV / 68 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 5:25 ESV / 64 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 4:23 ESV / 61 helpful votes

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

Matthew 5:27-28 ESV / 57 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.

Proverbs 31:10 ESV / 56 helpful votes

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

Leviticus 18:22 ESV / 55 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 17:17 ESV / 51 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:2-3 ESV / 47 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.

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.

1 Corinthians 7:9 ESV / 44 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 5:33 ESV / 42 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 3:4-7 ESV / 40 helpful votes

He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God's church? He must not be a recent convert, or he may become puffed up with conceit and fall into the condemnation of the devil. Moreover, he must be well thought of by outsiders, so that he may not fall into disgrace, into a snare of the devil.

Colossians 3:18-19 ESV / 40 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 19:14 ESV / 40 helpful votes

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

Exodus 20:12 ESV / 40 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.

Proverbs 18:22 ESV / 38 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 15:33 ESV / 37 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 6:1-3 ESV / 36 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.”

Proverbs 18:24 ESV / 35 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 12:4 ESV / 35 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 / 34 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. ...

John 15:13 ESV / 34 helpful votes

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

2 Samuel 22:31 ESV / 34 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.

John 3:16 ESV / 32 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.

Ecclesiastes 4:12 ESV / 32 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 31:10-11 ESV / 32 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.

2 Corinthians 6:14-15 ESV / 31 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?

Proverbs 13:20 ESV / 30 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:14 ESV / 29 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 13:13 ESV / 28 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 6:9-11 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

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.”

1 Corinthians 7:2 ESV / 27 helpful votes

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

Mark 10:9 ESV / 27 helpful votes

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

Matthew 18:21-35 ESV / 27 helpful votes

Then Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy times seven. “Therefore the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his servants. When he began to settle, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents. And since he could not pay, his master ordered him to be sold, with his wife and children and all that he had, and payment to be made. ...

Matthew 7:12 ESV / 27 helpful votes

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

Genesis 2:18-25 ESV / 27 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.” Now out of the ground the Lord God had formed every beast of the field and every bird of the heavens and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. And whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name. The man gave names to all livestock and to the birds of the heavens and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper fit for him. So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. And the rib that the Lord God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. ...

1 Corinthians 7:5 ESV / 26 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.

Leviticus 18:20 ESV / 26 helpful votes

And you shall not lie sexually with your neighbor's wife and so make yourself unclean with her.

Song of Solomon 4:9 ESV / 25 helpful votes

You have captivated my heart, my sister, my bride; you have captivated my heart with one glance of your eyes, with one jewel of your necklace.

Matthew 19:5 ESV / 24 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’?

Proverbs 27:6 ESV / 24 helpful votes

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

Philippians 2:3 ESV / 23 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:2 ESV / 23 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 23 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.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 ESV / 23 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.

Hebrews 10:24-25 ESV / 22 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.

Ephesians 5:21 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.

1 Corinthians 6:16 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Or do you not know that he who is joined to a prostitute becomes one body with her? For, as it is written, “The two will become one flesh.”

1 John 4:7 ESV / 20 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:32 ESV / 20 helpful votes

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

Romans 15:5 ESV / 20 helpful votes

May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus,

John 3:16-17 ESV / 20 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.

John 3:3 ESV / 20 helpful votes

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

Matthew 19:9 ESV / 20 helpful votes

And I say to you: whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery.”

Psalm 127:3 ESV / 20 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 5:8 ESV / 19 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.

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.

Romans 12:9-10 ESV / 18 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.

John 19:26-27 ESV / 18 helpful votes

When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son!” Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home.

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 18 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 30:18-19 ESV / 18 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.

1 John 4:8 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

Ephesians 5:32 ESV / 17 helpful votes

This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church.

1 Corinthians 6:9 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality,

Isaiah 54:5 ESV / 17 helpful votes

For your Maker is your husband, the Lord of hosts is his name; and the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer, the God of the whole earth he is called.

Genesis 24:67 ESV / 17 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.

1 Peter 1:3-5 ESV / 16 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.

Hebrews 3:13 ESV / 16 helpful votes

But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.

Ephesians 5:28 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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

2 Corinthians 5:17-18 ESV / 16 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;

John 1:1-51 ESV / 16 helpful votes

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. ...

Isaiah 43:10 ESV / 16 helpful votes

“You are my witnesses,” declares the Lord, “and my servant whom I have chosen, that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he. Before me no god was formed, nor shall there be any after me.

Ecclesiastes 4:9 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 27:17 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.

1 Peter 5:6-7 ESV / 15 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.

Colossians 3:19 ESV / 15 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:1-25 ESV / 15 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. ...

1 Corinthians 6:9-10 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.

Romans 8:28 ESV / 15 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.

Romans 5:1 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Proverbs 27:9 ESV / 15 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 22:6 ESV / 15 helpful votes

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

Genesis 1:27-28 ESV / 15 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.”

1 John 3:1 ESV / 14 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.

2 Corinthians 6:11-13 ESV / 14 helpful votes

We have spoken freely to you, Corinthians; our heart is wide open. You are not restricted by us, but you are restricted in your own affections. In return (I speak as to children) widen your hearts also.

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 ESV / 14 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 7:39 ESV / 14 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.

1 Corinthians 7:3 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

Amos 3:3 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

Psalm 46:5 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

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