57 Bible Verses about Love, In Relationships
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Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives and do not be embittered against them.
That is why a man leaves his father and mother and unites with his wife, and they become a new family.
When a man is newly married, he need not go into the army nor be obligated in any way; he must be free to stay at home for a full year and bring joy to the wife he has married.
May your fountain be blessed, and may you rejoice in your young wife -- a loving doe, a graceful deer; may her breasts satisfy you at all times, may you be captivated by her love always. But why should you be captivated, my son, by an adulteress, and embrace the bosom of a different woman?
Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord,
Husbands, in the same way, treat your wives with consideration as the weaker partners and show them honor as fellow heirs of the grace of life. In this way nothing will hinder your prayers.
For your husband is the one who made you -- the Lord who commands armies is his name. He is your protector, the Holy One of Israel. He is called "God of the entire earth."
Husbands, love your wives just as Christ loved the church and gave himself for her to sanctify her by cleansing her with the washing of the water by the word, so that he may present the church to himself as glorious -- not having a stain or wrinkle, or any such blemish, but holy and blameless.
As a young man marries a young woman, so your sons will marry you. As a bridegroom rejoices over a bride, so your God will rejoice over you.
"Come back to me, my wayward sons," says the Lord, "for I am your true master. If you do, I will take one of you from each town and two of you from each family group, and I will bring you back to Zion.
"'Then I passed by you and watched you, noticing that you had reached the age for love. I spread my cloak over you and covered your nakedness. I swore a solemn oath to you and entered into a marriage covenant with you, declares the sovereign Lord, and you became mine.
I will commit myself to you forever; I will commit myself to you in righteousness and justice, in steadfast love and tender compassion.
For I am jealous for you with godly jealousy, because I promised you in marriage to one husband, to present you as a pure virgin to Christ.
Let us rejoice and exult and give him glory, because the wedding celebration of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready.
So Jacob worked for seven years to acquire Rachel. But they seemed like only a few days to him because his love for her was so great.
for jealousy kindles a husband's rage, and he will not show mercy when he takes revenge. He will not consider any compensation; he will not be willing, even if you multiply the compensation.
Then Isaac brought Rebekah into his mother Sarah's tent. He took her as his wife and loved her. So Isaac was comforted after his mother's death.
Since Jacob had fallen in love with Rachel, he said, "I'll serve you seven years in exchange for your younger daughter Rachel."
After this Samson fell in love with a woman named Delilah, who lived in the Sorek Valley.
But he would give a double portion to Hannah, because he especially loved her. Now the Lord had not enabled her to have children.
The Lord said to me, "Go, show love to your wife again, even though she loves another man and continually commits adultery. Likewise, the Lord loves the Israelites although they turn to other gods and love to offer raisin cakes to idols."
Because Joseph, her husband to be, was a righteous man, and because he did not want to disgrace her, he intended to divorce her privately.
But because of immoralities, each man should have relations with his own wife and each woman with her own husband.
You must not have sexual intercourse with a male as one has sexual intercourse with a woman; it is a detestable act.
Do not profane your daughter by making her a prostitute, so that the land does not practice prostitution and become full of lewdness.
There must never be a sacred prostitute among the young women of Israel nor a sacred male prostitute among the young men of Israel. You must never bring the pay of a female prostitute or the wage of a male prostitute into the temple of the Lord your God in fulfillment of any vow, for both of these are abhorrent to the Lord your God.
But I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except for immorality, makes her commit adultery, and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.
that you abstain from meat that has been sacrificed to idols and from blood and from what has been strangled and from sexual immorality. If you keep yourselves from doing these things, you will do well. Farewell.
For this reason God gave them over to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged the natural sexual relations for unnatural ones, and likewise the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed in their passions for one another. Men committed shameless acts with men and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.
It is actually reported that sexual immorality exists among you, the kind of immorality that is not permitted even among the Gentiles, so that someone is cohabiting with his father's wife.
Flee sexual immorality! "Every sin a person commits is outside of the body" -- but the immoral person sins against his own body.
And let us not be immoral, as some of them were, and twenty-three thousand died in a single day.
But among you there must not be either sexual immorality, impurity of any kind, or greed, as these are not fitting for the saints.
So put to death whatever in your nature belongs to the earth: sexual immorality, impurity, shameful passion, evil desire, and greed which is idolatry.
For this is God's will: that you become holy, that you keep away from sexual immorality,
"You shall not commit adultery.
If a man commits adultery with his neighbor's wife, both the adulterer and the adulteress must be put to death.
You must not commit adultery.
by keeping you from the evil woman, from the smooth tongue of the loose woman.
Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived! The sexually immoral, idolaters, adulterers, passive homosexual partners, practicing homosexuals,
Marriage must be honored among all and the marriage bed kept undefiled, for God will judge sexually immoral people and adulterers.
Now I say to you that whoever divorces his wife, except for immorality, and marries another commits adultery."
"I hate divorce," says the Lord God of Israel, "and the one who is guilty of violence," says the Lord who rules over all. "Pay attention to your conscience, and do not be unfaithful."
So he told them, "Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her. And if she divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery."
"Everyone who divorces his wife and marries someone else commits adultery, and the one who marries a woman divorced from her husband commits adultery.
To the married I give this command -- not I, but the Lord -- a wife should not divorce a husband (but if she does, let her remain unmarried, or be reconciled to her husband), and a husband should not divorce his wife.
But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to desire her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
"I made a covenant with my eyes; how then could I entertain thoughts against a virgin?
Do not lust in your heart for her beauty, and do not let her captivate you with her alluring eyes;
But if they do not have self-control, let them get married. For it is better to marry than to burn with sexual desire.
Because they are callous, they have given themselves over to indecency for the practice of every kind of impurity with greediness.
not in lustful passion like the Gentiles who do not know God.
The overseer then must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, an able teacher,
Furthermore, he must not marry many wives lest his affections turn aside, and he must not accumulate much silver and gold.
No one who has even a small portion of the Spirit in him does this. What did our ancestor do when seeking a child from God? Be attentive, then, to your own spirit, for one should not be disloyal to the wife he took in his youth.
Deacons must be husbands of one wife and good managers of their children and their own households.
An elder must be blameless, the husband of one wife, with faithful children who cannot be charged with dissipation or rebellion.
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