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Bible Verses About Love: The 51 Best Bible Readings for Weddings

Looking for the perfect Bible wedding reading? Find the right Bible verses about love for your wedding readings, cards or speech here.

Bible verses about love

If you’re having a church wedding or faith plays an important role in your relationship, including a Bible verse about love is a wonderful way to honour that on your wedding day.

The Bible contains many beautiful quotes about love and what it means, and the beauty and sanctity of marriage. These can be the perfect words to express the commitment you have to one another, the promises you’re making and the joy you’ve found in your relationship.

Bible verses about love are often about the strength and hope you can find in love and make the best Bible readings for your wedding. You might choose to have one on your wedding invitations and order of service or even quote one during a speech.

May you find the perfect jewels of wisdom for your wedding readings below.

Bible Verses About Love

The Bible teaches us exactly what it means to love – and these bible quotes will capture the love you two share with each other, your friends, family and God.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonour others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.
1 Corinthians 13:4-8

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 13:13

There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. We love because he first loved us.
1 John 4: 18-19

If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.
1 Corinthians 13:2

Do everything in love.
1 Corinthians 16:14

My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.
John 15:12

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
John 3:16

Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
Ephesians 4:2

Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.
Romans 12:9

And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.
1 John 4:16

Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.
Proverbs 3:3

Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.
Romans 13:8

Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.
1 John 4:8

Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.
Psalm 143:8

Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
1 Peter 4:8

Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs.
Proverbs 10:12

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
Proverbs 17:17

And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
Colossians 3:14

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Bible Verses About Marriage

Respect, trust, forgiveness and kindness are all qualities the Bible reminds us we need to take into marriage. From beautiful quotes about the sanctity of marriage to advice on how to navigate the good and bad times in our relationships, these make heartfelt readings.

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.
Ephesians 5:25-33

Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm, for love is strong as death, jealousy is fierce as the grave. Its flashes are flashes of fire, the very flame of the Lord. Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it. If a man offered for love all the wealth of his house, he would be utterly despised.
Song of Solomon 8:6-7

I am my beloved’s, and my beloved is mine.
Song of Solomon 2:16

Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.
Mark 10:9

Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone?
Ecclesiastes 4:9

Be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.
Ephesians 4:32

Entreat me not to leave you, Or to turn back from following after you; For wherever you go, I will go; And wherever you lodge, I will lodge; Your people shall be my people, And your God, my God. Where you die, I will die, And there will I be buried. The Lord do so to me, and more also, If anything but death parts you and me.
Ruth 1:16-17

Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.
Genesis 2:24

In the same way, you husbands must give honor to your wives. Treat your wife with understanding as you live together. She may be weaker than you are, but she is your equal partner in God’s gift of new life. Treat her as you should so your prayers will not be hindered.
1 Peter 3:7

Above all things have intense and unfailing love for one another.
Romans 12:10

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.’
Genesis 1:27-28

Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
Ecclesiastes 4:12

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.
Isaiah 54:5

Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.
Romans 12:10

And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
Hebrews 10:24-25

He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the Lord.
Proverbs 18:22

Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies.
Proverbs 31:10

Then the Lord God said, ‘It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him 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.
Genesis 2:18–25

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Bible Verses for Wedding Invitations

These short Bible quotes are ideal as text on your wedding invitations, order of service or thank you cards. 

Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.
Romans 12:10

I thank my God every time I think of you.
Philippians 1:3

Be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.
Ephesians 4:32

I am my beloved’s, and my beloved is mine.
Song of Solomon 2:16

Many waters cannot quench love; rivers cannot wash it away.
Song of Solomon 8:7

I have found the one whom my soul loves.
Song of Solomon 3:4

This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.
John 15:12

God has poured out his love into our hearts.
Romans 5:5

Love yesterday, today and forever.
Jeremiah 31:3

So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate.
Matthew 19:6

I hold you in my heart, for we have shared together God’s blessings.
Philippians 1:7

A cord of three strands is not easily broken.
Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

Perhaps this is the moment for which you have been created.
Esther 4:14

This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.
John 15:12

And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.
Colossians 3:14

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How to Include Bible Verses in Your Wedding

Christian Wedding Invitations

We love this minimalist digital design from Etsy that features a beautiful cross illustration and scripture quote in stunning calligraphy.

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This downloadable save the date card features an elegant pared-back design that allows the touching words from Song of Solomon 3:4 to shine. 

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Bible Guest Book

A great alternative to your traditional guestbook is to set up a family Bible. You ask your loved ones to highlight their favourite verse and sign their name or write a message and then you’ve got a Bible you can look back on as a family.

If making your own sign is another thing on your already-too-long list, you can get printable signs cheaply from Etsy. We love this simple one you can set up in a simple modern frame.

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Go all out and get a hand-painted Bible for your guests to sign! We adore this one which featured your names, wedding date and favourite Bible verse. It also makes a brilliant gift.

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Bible Quote Wedding Sign

Wedding signs are a great way to welcome in your guests and having a Bible verse on them sets the tone for how special your ceremony is. This elegant wedding aisle sign from Etsy features the universally beloved quote from 1 Corinthians 13, but you are free personalise as you please. 

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In perfect keeping with the previous aisle sign, this rustic acrylic sign would look great set out during your drinks reception or on the gifts and cards table.

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Got a wall needing some decoration? Hang this gorgeous rustic wedding banner that can be personalised with the verses of your choice.

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This stained pine wood sign would suit a rustic wedding theme so much. Not only can you prop it up anywhere, it will also make a sweet addition to your home décor after the celebrations. 

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Prop these 1 Corinthians signs up all down your pews or rows of chairs. This can be easily DIY’ed too if you know someone good at calligraphy.

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Featuring a real rope, this cusomisable sign symbolises the joining of both partners and God in the marriage.

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These cute rustic solid oak coasters will make a charming addition to your wedding tablescapes. Each one is engraved with a biblical definition of hope, faith, love, and joy which your guests can take home as wedding favors. 

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Bible Cake Topper

Proudly declare your utter adoration for each other with this beautiful laser-cut cake topper reading, “God gave me you."

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