The First Wedding
Genesis 2:18, 21 - 24, HCSB
Then the Lord God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper as his complement." . . .
So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to come over the man, and he slept. God took one of his ribs and closed the flesh at that place. Then the Lord God made the rib He had taken from the man into a woman and brought her to the man.
And the man said: This one, at last, is bone of my bone and flesh of my flesh; this one will be called "woman," for she was taken from man. This is why a man leaves his father and mother and bonds with his wife, and they become one flesh.
Mark 10:6 - 9, CEV
But in the beginning God made a man and a woman. That's why a man leaves his father and mother and gets married. He becomes like one person with his wife. Then they are no longer two people, but one. And no one should separate a couple that God has joined together.
A Lifelong Committment
Matthew 5:32, NCV
But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife forces her to be guilty of adultery. The only reason for a man to divorce his wife is if she has sexual relations with another man. And anyone who marries that divorced woman is guilty of adultery.
Ruth 1:16 - 17, NKJV
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.
A Foundation of Love
1John 4:18, HBFV
There is no fear in the love of God; rather, perfect love casts out fear because fear has torment. And the one who fears has not been made perfect in the love of God.
1John 4:7, 11, HBFV
Beloved, we should love one another because love is from God; and everyone who loves has been begotten by God, and knows God . . .
Beloved, if God so loved us, we also are duty-bound to love one another.
1Peter 3:7, NIV
Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers.
1Peter 4:8, NLT
Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins.
Song of Songs 8:6 - 7, NKJV
Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm; For love is as strong as death . . .
Many waters cannot quench love, Nor can the floods drown it. If a man would give for love all the wealth of his house, it would be utterly despised.
Romans 12:9, ASV
Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.
Other Wedding Scriptures
Proverbs 18:22, CEV
A man's greatest treasure is his wife - she is a gift from the Lord.
Hebrews 13:4, ISV
Let marriage be kept honorable in every way, and the marriage bed undefiled.
Song of Solomon 2:10, 4:10, HBFV
My Beloved spoke, and said to me, "Rise up, My love, My beautiful one, and come away."
How fair is your love, My dearly beloved, My bride! How much better is your love than wine, and the smell of your ointments than all manner of spices!
Proverbs 31:10, 30 - 31, HBFV
Who can find a virtuous woman? For her value is far above rubies . . .
Favor is deceitful, and beauty is vain; but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her own works praise her in the gates.