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160 Bible Verses about Husbands

The role of a husband is profoundly significant, intertwined with love, faithfulness, leadership, and sacrifice. This collection of 160 Bible verses about husbands provides inspiration and strength, covering various aspects of marital life. As you explore these passages, may you find encouragement, wisdom, and a renewed commitment to the sacred covenant of marriage.

 

Love and Devotion Bible Verses about Husbands

  • Ephesians 5:25 – “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.”
  • Colossians 3:19 – “Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them.”
  • 1 Peter 3:7 – “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.”
  • Ephesians 5:28 – “In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.”
  • Ephesians 5:33 – “However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.”
  • Proverbs 5:18 – “May your fountain be blessed, and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth.”
  • Genesis 2:24 – “That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.”
  • Ecclesiastes 9:9 – “Enjoy life with your wife, whom you love, all the days of this meaningless life that God has given you under the sun—all your meaningless days. For this is your lot in life and in your toilsome labor under the sun.”
  • Proverbs 18:22 – “He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the LORD.”
  • Song of Solomon 4:10 – “How delightful is your love, my sister, my bride! How much more pleasing is your love than wine, and the fragrance of your perfume more than any spice!”

Faithfulness Bible Verses about Husbands

  • Malachi 2:15 – “Has not the one God made you? You belong to him in body and spirit. And what does the one God seek? Godly offspring. So be on your guard, and do not be unfaithful to the wife of your youth.”
  • Hebrews 13:4 – “Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.”
  • Proverbs 20:6 – “Many claim to have unfailing love, but a faithful person who can find?”
  • Matthew 19:6 – “So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”
  • 1 Corinthians 7:2 – “But since sexual immorality is occurring, each man should have sexual relations with his own wife, and each woman with her own husband.”
  • Exodus 20:14 – “You shall not commit adultery.”
  • Proverbs 31:11 – “Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value.”
  • Proverbs 31:12 – “She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.”
  • Matthew 5:28 – “But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.”
  • 1 Thessalonians 4:3-4 – “It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; that each of you should learn to control your own body in a way that is holy and honorable.”

Leadership Bible Verses about Husbands

  • 1 Timothy 3:12 – “A deacon must be faithful to his wife and must manage his children and his household well.”
  • Titus 1:6 – “An elder must be blameless, faithful to his wife, a man whose children believe and are not open to the charge of being wild and disobedient.”
  • Ephesians 5:23 – “For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior.”
  • 1 Timothy 3:4-5 – “He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him, and he must do so in a manner worthy of full respect. (If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God’s church?)”
  • Joshua 24:15 – “But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”
  • 1 Corinthians 11:3 – “But I want you to realize that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man, and the head of Christ is God.”
  • 1 Peter 5:3 – “Not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock.”
  • 1 Corinthians 16:13 – “Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.”
  • 2 Samuel 7:29 – “Now be pleased to bless the house of your servant, that it may continue forever in your sight; for you, Sovereign Lord, have spoken, and with your blessing the house of your servant will be blessed forever.”
  • Proverbs 14:1 – “The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.”

Sacrifice Bible Verses about Husbands

  • John 15:13 – “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”
  • Romans 12:1 – “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.”
  • Philippians 2:3-4 – “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.”
  • Ephesians 5:25 – “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.”
  • Romans 5:8 – “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
  • 1 John 3:16 – “This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.”
  • Matthew 20:28 – “Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
  • Mark 10:45 – “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
  • Galatians 2:20 – “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”
  • Luke 9:23 – “Then he said to them all: ‘Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.'”

Unity and Oneness Bible Verses about Husbands

  • Mark 10:8 – “And the two will become one flesh. So they are no longer two, but one flesh.”
  • Genesis 2:24 – “That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.”
  • Matthew 19:5 – “And said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’?”
  • Ephesians 5:31 – “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.”
  • 1 Corinthians 6:16 – “Do you not know that he who unites himself with a prostitute is one with her in body? For it is said, ‘The two will become one flesh.'”
  • 1 Corinthians 12:12 – “Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ.”
  • John 17:21 – “That all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.”
  • Romans 12:5 – “So in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.”
  • 1 Corinthians 10:17 – “Because there is one loaf, we, who are many, are one body, for we all share the one loaf.”
  • 1 Corinthians 12:27 – “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.”

Provision and Care Bible Verses about Husbands

  • 1 Timothy 5:8 – “Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.”
  • Proverbs 13:22 – “A good person leaves an inheritance for their children’s children, but a sinner’s wealth is stored up for the righteous.”
  • 2 Corinthians 12:14 – “Now I am ready to visit you for the third time, and I will not be a burden to you, because what I want is not your possessions but you. After all, children should not have to save up for their parents, but parents for their children.”
  • Genesis 30:30 – “The little you had before I came has increased greatly, and the Lord has blessed you wherever I have been. But now, when may I do something for my own household?”
  • Psalm 128:3 – “Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoots around your table.”
  • Proverbs 24:3 – “By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established.”
  • Proverbs 15:6 – “The house of the righteous contains great treasure, but the income of the wicked brings ruin.”
  • Proverbs 22:6 – “Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.”
  • 1 Corinthians 13:7 – “It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”
  • Psalm 112:3 – “Wealth and riches are in their houses, and their righteousness endures forever.”

Respect and Honor Bible Verses about Husbands

  • 1 Peter 3:7 – “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.”
  • Ephesians 5:33 – “However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.”
  • Romans 12:10 – “Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.”
  • Philippians 2:3 – “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.”
  • Romans 13:7 – “Give to everyone what you owe them: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.”
  • 1 Peter 2:17 – “Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, honor the emperor.”
  • Ephesians 6:2 – “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise.”
  • Proverbs 31:28 – “Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her.”
  • Proverbs 31:31 – “Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.”
  • 1 Corinthians 7:3 – “The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise the wife to her husband.”

Communication Bible Verses about Husbands

  • James 1:19 – “My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.”
  • Ephesians 4:29 – “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.”
  • Colossians 4:6 – “Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.”
  • Proverbs 15:1 – “A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”
  • Proverbs 18:13 – “To answer before listening—that is folly and shame.”
  • Proverbs 12:18 – “The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.”
  • Proverbs 25:11 – “Like apples of gold in settings of silver is a ruling rightly given.”
  • Proverbs 16:24 – “Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.”
  • Proverbs 15:23 – “A person finds joy in giving an apt reply— and how good is a timely word!”
  • Matthew 12:36 – “But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken.”

Prayer and Spiritual Leadership Bible Verses about Husbands

  • 1 Thessalonians 5:17 – “Pray continually.”
  • James 5:16 – “Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”
  • Philippians 4:6 – “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”
  • 1 Timothy 2:8 – “Therefore I want the men everywhere to pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or disputing.”
  • Matthew 6:6 – “But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.”
  • Colossians 4:2 – “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.”
  • 1 Peter 4:7 – “The end of all things is near. Therefore be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray.”
  • Ephesians 6:18 – “And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.”
  • Matthew 18:19 – “Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven.”
  • Romans 12:12 – “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”

Wisdom and Guidance Bible Verses about Husbands

  • James 1:5 – “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.”
  • Proverbs 3:5-6 – “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”
  • Proverbs 2:6 – “For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.”
  • Proverbs 4:7 – “The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.”
  • Proverbs 19:20 – “Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end you will be counted among the wise.”
  • Proverbs 24:14 – “Know also that wisdom is like honey for you: If you find it, there is a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.”
  • Ecclesiastes 7:12 – “Wisdom is a shelter as money is a shelter, but the advantage of knowledge is this: Wisdom preserves those who have it.”
  • Proverbs 16:16 – “How much better to get wisdom than gold, to get insight rather than silver!”
  • Psalm 111:10 – “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. To him belongs eternal praise.”
  • Daniel 2:21 – “He changes times and seasons; he deposes kings and raises up others. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.”

Strength and Courage Bible Verses about Husbands

  • Joshua 1:9 – “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
  • Isaiah 41:10 – “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
  • Philippians 4:13 – “I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”
  • 1 Corinthians 16:13 – “Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.”
  • 2 Timothy 1:7 – “For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.”
  • Psalm 27:14 – “Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.”
  • Deuteronomy 31:6 – “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
  • Psalm 31:24 – “Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord.”
  • 1 Chronicles 28:20 – “David also said to Solomon his son, ‘Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you until all the work for the service of the temple of the Lord is finished.'”
  • Isaiah 40:31 – “But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

Patience and Long-suffering Bible Verses about Husbands

  • Ephesians 4:2 – “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.”
  • Colossians 3:12 – “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.”
  • James 1:4 – “Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”
  • Romans 5:3-4 – “Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.”
  • Romans 12:12 – “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”
  • Galatians 5:22 – “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness.”
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:14 – “And we urge you, brothers and sisters, warn those who are idle and disruptive, encourage the disheartened, help the weak, be patient with everyone.”
  • Proverbs 16:32 – “Better a patient person than a warrior, one with self-control than one who takes a city.”
  • Psalm 37:7 – “Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.”
  • Lamentations 3:25 – “The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him.”

Forgiveness and Reconciliation Bible Verses about Husbands

  • Ephesians 4:32 – “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”
  • Colossians 3:13 – “Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.”
  • Matthew 6:14 – “For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.”
  • Mark 11:25 – “And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.”
  • Luke 6:37 – “Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.”
  • 2 Corinthians 2:10 – “Anyone you forgive, I also forgive. And what I have forgiven—if there was anything to forgive—I have forgiven in the sight of Christ for your sake.”
  • 1 John 1:9 – “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”
  • Matthew 18:21-22 – “Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, ‘Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?’ Jesus answered, ‘I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.'”
  • Romans 12:20 – “On the contrary: ‘If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.'”
  • Proverbs 17:9 – “Whoever would foster love covers over an offense, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.”

Joy and Happiness Bible Verses about Husbands

  • Nehemiah 8:10 – “Nehemiah said, ‘Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.'”
  • Philippians 4:4 – “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!”
  • Psalm 16:11 – “You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.”
  • John 15:11 – “I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.”
  • Romans 12:15 – “Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.”
  • Psalm 118:24 – “The Lord has done it this very day; let us rejoice today and be glad.”
  • Proverbs 17:22 – “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.”
  • Psalm 30:5 – “For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.”
  • James 1:2 – “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds.”
  • 1 Peter 1:8 – “Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy.”

Humility and Service Bible Verses about Husbands

  • Philippians 2:3-4 – “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.”
  • Mark 10:44-45 – “And whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
  • Matthew 23:11 – “The greatest among you will be your servant.”
  • John 13:14 – “Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet.”
  • 1 Peter 5:5 – “In the same way, you who are younger, submit yourselves to your elders. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, ‘God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.'”
  • Ephesians 4:2 – “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.”
  • Colossians 3:12 – “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.”
  • James 4:10 – “Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.”
  • Romans 12:10 – “Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.”
  • 1 Corinthians 10:24 – “No one should seek their own good, but the good of others.”

Faith and Trust in God Bible Verses about Husbands

  • Proverbs 3:5-6 – “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”
  • Jeremiah 17:7 – “But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him.”
  • Psalm 37:3 – “Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.”
  • Isaiah 26:3 – “You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.”
  • Psalm 56:3 – “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.”
  • Psalm 91:2 – “I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.'”
  • 2 Corinthians 5:7 – “For we live by faith, not by sight.”
  • Hebrews 11:1 – “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.”
  • Romans 15:13 – “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
  • Psalm 62:8 – “Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.”

Conclusion

These 160 Bible verses about husbands highlight the love, faithfulness, leadership, and sacrifice essential to being a husband. Embracing these teachings can strengthen marriages and reflect God’s intended divine love.

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