There are many beautiful scriptures that apply to marriage which we can incorporate into your wedding ceremony. Some passages speak about love, others about marriage or elements needed in your marriage. Some couples wish to include a scripture that has special meaning in their life and journey. There are many versions of the bible today, if you prefer a scripture in a different version, please provide the version to Stephen to incorporate into your wedding.
1 Corinthians 13:4-8 – Love – Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.
Proverbs 18:22 – Favor The man who finds a wife finds a treasure and receives favor from the LORD.
Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 – Strength – Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. Likewise, two people lying close together can keep each other warm. But how can one be warm alone? A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.
Genesis 2 – Companion And the LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a companion who will help him.” But still there was no companion suitable for him. So the LORD God caused Adam to fall into a deep sleep. He took one of Adam’s ribs and closed up the place from which he had taken it. Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib and brought her to Adam. Adam exclaimed. “She is part of my own flesh and bone! She will be called `woman,’ because she was taken out of a man.” (A rib taken from the side of man should be viewed as the way we look at the wife to her husband, not taken from the foot where she would be walked on, not taken from the head as a ruler over but from the side where a wife will stand by her husband and close to his heart)
Mark 10:6-9 – God Joins the Couple Together – From the beginning of the world, God made them man and woman. Because of this, a man is to leave his father and mother and is to live with his wife. The two will become one. So they are no longer two, but one. Let no man divide what God has put together.”
Ephesians 5: 21-30 – Sacrifice Wives and Husbands submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. Wives submit to your husband as you do to the Lord. A husband is the head of his wife as Christ is the head of his body, the church; He gave His life to be her Savior. As the church submits to Christ, so wives must submit to your husband in everything. And the husband must love your wife with the same love Christ showed the church. He gave up his life for her to make her holy and clean, washed by baptism and God’s word. In the same way, husbands ought to love their wife as they love their own bodies. For a man is actually loving himself when he loves his wife. No one hates his own body but lovingly cares for it, just as Christ cares for his body, which is the church. And we are his body. As the Scriptures say, “A man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one. “This is a great mystery, but it is an illustration of the way Christ and the church are one. So again I say, each man must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.
Ephesians 4:32 – Forgiveness – “And be kind one to another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake has forgiven you.”
“One another” verses:
• Be devoted and give preference to one another. (Romans 12:10)
• Accept one another. (Romans 15:7)
• Care for one another. (1 Corinthians 12:25)
• Carry each others burdens. (Galatians 6:2)
• Forgive one another. (Ephesians 4:32)
• Encourage, build up one another. (1 Thessalonians 5:11)
• Spur one another on to love and good deeds. (Hebrews 10:24)
• Confess your sins to one another. (James 5:16)
• Pray for one another. (James 5:16)