Bible Verses about Relationships

Here, we have a collection of Bible verses about relationships. There is a lot that can be learned by allowing the Spirit of God to speak to us through the biblical text.

We can discover what type of relationships God approves of and those that he condemns. We can also identify the traits that should be found in a good relationship.

After careful examination of the available Scripture on relationships, we have found 20 of the most significant bible quotes for your review. These Bible verses would be great to use in cards on Valentines day, or any time you’re thankful for the relationships God has given you.

20 Bible Verses about Relationships


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

[English Standard Version, Genesis 2:24]


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

[2 Corinthians 6:14]


"Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous. "

[Hebrews 13:4]


"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."

[1 Corinthians 6:9-11]


"Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body."

[1 Corinthians 6:18]


"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."

[1 Corinthians 7:5]


"For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error."

[Romans 1:26-27]


"His mouth is most sweet, and he is altogether desirable. This is my beloved and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem."

[Song of Songs 5:16]


"Then the man said, "This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man."

[Genesis 2:23]


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

[Leviticus 18:22]


"To the unmarried and the widows I say that it is good for them to remain single as I am. But if they cannot exercise self-control, they should marry. For it is better to marry than to burn with passion."

[1 Corinthians 7:8-9]


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

[Proverbs 18:24]


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

[John 15:13]


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

[Proverbs 27:9]


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

[Proverbs 17:17]


"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 Corinthians 6:16]


"Now concerning the betrothed, I have no command from the Lord, but I give my judgment as one who by the Lord's mercy is trustworthy. I think that in view of the present distress it is good for a person to remain as he is. Are you bound to a wife? Do not seek to be free. Are you free from a wife? Do not seek a wife. But if you do marry, you have not sinned, and if a betrothed woman marries, she has not sinned. Yet those who marry will have worldly troubles, and I would spare you that."

[1 Corinthians 7:25-28]


"Lament like a virgin wearing sackcloth for the bridegroom of her youth."

[Joel 1:8]


"None of the daughters of Israel shall be a cult prostitute, and none of the sons of Israel shall be a cult prostitute. You shall not bring the fee of a prostitute or the wages of a dog into the house of the Lord your God in payment for any vow, for both of these are an abomination to the Lord your God."

[Deuteronomy 23:17-18]


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

[Leviticus 18:20]


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Relationships in the Bible

The Bible verses about relationships listed above make it clear that sexual activity should only be between those of the opposite sex, and that anything other than that is an abomination.

In addition, sexual relationships are reserved strictly for marriage and sexual activity outside of marriage in any form is a sin.

Single Christians are also warned not to pursue any type of a romantic relationship with an unbeliever. If somebody does not believe, single Christians should not even consider dating them.

You will notice that I have included some significant passages about friendship in general and that is because a good relationship is also built on friendship, a biblical truth based on my favorite passage about romantic love where it defines those in a relationship together as both beloved and friends (Song of Songs 5:16). Read more Friendship Bible Verses.

As a friend, the Bible quotes above teach us that a true friend will love you always, stick by you, give you honest council, and will even die for you.

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