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160 Bible Verses about Wives

The Bible offers a rich and diverse portrayal of wives, providing guidance and inspiration through its timeless verses. These Scriptures explore various aspects of a wife’s life, from her responsibilities and virtues to her relationships and spiritual journey. In these 160 Bible verses about wives, we celebrate the honor, love, and dignity bestowed upon wives, highlighting their integral role within the family and faith community.

 

Love and Respect for Wives

  • Ephesians 5:25 – “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.”
  • Ephesians 5:33 – “However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.”
  • 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.”
  • Proverbs 31:28 – “Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her.”
  • Proverbs 31:29 – “Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.”
  • Song of Solomon 4:7 – “You are altogether beautiful, my darling; there is no flaw in you.”
  • Genesis 24:67 – “Isaac brought her into the tent of his mother Sarah, and he married Rebekah. So she became his wife, and he loved her; and Isaac was comforted after his mother’s death.”
  • 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 5:18 – “May your fountain be blessed, and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth.”

Duties and Responsibilities of Wives

  • Titus 2:4-5 – “Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.”
  • Proverbs 31:27 – “She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.”
  • 1 Timothy 5:14 – “So I counsel younger widows to marry, to have children, to manage their homes and to give the enemy no opportunity for slander.”
  • Proverbs 31:13 – “She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands.”
  • Proverbs 31:15 – “She gets up while it is still night; she provides food for her family and portions for her female servants.”
  • Proverbs 31:16 – “She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.”
  • Proverbs 31:17 – “She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks.”
  • Proverbs 31:18 – “She sees that her trading is profitable, and her lamp does not go out at night.”
  • Proverbs 31:19 – “In her hand she holds the distaff and grasps the spindle with her fingers.”
  • Proverbs 31:20 – “She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy.”

Virtue and Character of Wives

  • Proverbs 31:10 – “A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.”
  • Proverbs 31:25 – “She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.”
  • Proverbs 31:26 – “She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.”
  • Proverbs 12:4 – “A wife of noble character is her husband’s crown, but a disgraceful wife is like decay in his bones.”
  • Ruth 3:11 – “And now, my daughter, don’t be afraid. I will do for you all you ask. All the people of my town know that you are a woman of noble character.”
  • Proverbs 19:14 – “Houses and wealth are inherited from parents, but a prudent wife is from the Lord.”
  • Proverbs 11:16 – “A kindhearted woman gains honor, but ruthless men gain only wealth.”
  • 1 Timothy 3:11 – “In the same way, the women are to be worthy of respect, not malicious talkers but temperate and trustworthy in everything.”
  • 1 Peter 3:3-4 – “Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.”
  • 1 Samuel 25:3 – “His name was Nabal and his wife’s name was Abigail. She was an intelligent and beautiful woman, but her husband was surly and mean in his dealings—he was a Calebite.”

Wisdom and Counsel for Wives

  • Proverbs 14:1 – “The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.”
  • Proverbs 31:26 – “She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.”
  • Proverbs 1:8-9 – “Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. They are a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck.”
  • Proverbs 6:20 – “My son, keep your father’s command and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.”
  • Proverbs 31:1 – “The sayings of King Lemuel—an inspired utterance his mother taught him.”
  • Proverbs 23:22 – “Listen to your father, who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old.”
  • Proverbs 15:20 – “A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish man despises his mother.”
  • Proverbs 29:15 – “The rod of correction imparts wisdom, but a child left undisciplined disgraces its mother.”
  • 2 Timothy 1:5 – “I am reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also.”
  • Proverbs 22:6 – “Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.”

Faith and Spiritual Life of Wives

  • 1 Corinthians 7:14 – “For the unbelieving husband has been sanctified through his wife, and the unbelieving wife has been sanctified through her believing husband. Otherwise your children would be unclean, but as it is, they are holy.”
  • Proverbs 31:30 – “Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.”
  • 1 Peter 3:1-2 – “Wives, in the same way submit yourselves to your own husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives, when they see the purity and reverence of your lives.”
  • 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.”
  • Luke 1:45 – “Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!”
  • Acts 16:14-15 – “One of those listening was a woman from the city of Thyatira named Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth. She was a worshiper of God. The Lord opened her heart to respond to Paul’s message. When she and the members of her household were baptized, she invited us to her home. ‘If you consider me a believer in the Lord,’ she said, ‘come and stay at my house.’ And she persuaded us.”
  • Matthew 15:28 – “Then Jesus said to her, ‘Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted.’ And her daughter was healed at that moment.”
  • Mark 5:34 – “He said to her, ‘Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.'”
  • Luke 8:48 – “Then he said to her, ‘Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace.'”
  • Romans 16:1-2 – “I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a deacon of the church in Cenchreae. I ask you to receive her in the Lord in a way worthy of his people and to give her any help she may need from you, for she has been the benefactor of many people, including me.”

Strength and Dignity of Wives

  • Proverbs 31:25 – “She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.”
  • Proverbs 31:17 – “She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks.”
  • Proverbs 31:30 – “Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.”
  • 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 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.”
  • Philippians 4:13 – “I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”
  • Psalm 46:5 – “God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day.”
  • 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.'”
  • Psalm 28:7 – “The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.”
  • Psalm 118:14 – “The Lord is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation.”

Beauty and Grace of Wives

  • Proverbs 31:30 – “Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.”
  • Song of Solomon 4:7 – “You are altogether beautiful, my darling; there is no flaw in you.”
  • 1 Peter 3:3-4 – “Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.”
  • Song of Solomon 2:2 – “Like a lily among thorns is my darling among the young women.”
  • Proverbs 31:22 – “She makes coverings for her bed; she is clothed in fine linen and purple.”
  • Esther 2:7 – “Mordecai had a cousin named Hadassah, whom he had brought up because she had neither father nor mother. This young woman, who was also known as Esther, had a lovely figure and was beautiful. Mordecai had taken her as his own daughter when her father and mother died.”
  • Esther 2:15 – “When the turn came for Esther (the young woman Mordecai had adopted, the daughter of his uncle Abihail) to go to the king, she asked for nothing other than what Hegai, the king’s eunuch who was in charge of the harem, suggested. And Esther won the favor of everyone who saw her.”
  • Song of Solomon 1:15 – “How beautiful you are, my darling! Oh, how beautiful! Your eyes are doves.”
  • Song of Solomon 4:1 – “How beautiful you are, my darling! Oh, how beautiful! Your eyes behind your veil are doves. Your hair is like a flock of goats descending from the hills of Gilead.”
  • Isaiah 62:3 – “You will be a crown of splendor in the Lord’s hand, a royal diadem in the hand of your God.”

Submission and Obedience of Wives

  • Ephesians 5:22 – “Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord.”
  • Ephesians 5:24 – “Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.”
  • Colossians 3:18 – “Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.”
  • 1 Peter 3:1 – “Wives, in the same way submit yourselves to your own husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives.”
  • 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.”
  • Titus 2:5 – “To be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.”
  • Genesis 3:16 – “To the woman he said, ‘I will make your pains in childbearing very severe; with painful labor you will give birth to children. Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you.'”
  • 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 – “Women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the law says. If they want to inquire about something, they should ask their own husbands at home; for it is disgraceful for a woman to speak in the church.”
  • Proverbs 31:11-12 – “Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value. She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.”
  • 1 Timothy 2:11-12 – “A woman should learn in quietness and full submission. I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man; she must be quiet.”

Wives’ Role as a Mother 

  • Proverbs 31:28 – “Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her.”
  • Isaiah 49:15 – “Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you!”
  • Proverbs 6:20-21 – “My son, keep your father’s command and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. Bind them always on your heart; fasten them around your neck.”
  • 1 Timothy 5:10 – “And is well known for her good deeds, such as bringing up children, showing hospitality, washing the feet of the Lord’s people, helping those in trouble and devoting herself to all kinds of good deeds.”
  • Proverbs 31:15 – “She gets up while it is still night; she provides food for her family and portions for her female servants.”
  • Proverbs 31:21 – “When it snows, she has no fear for her household; for all of them are clothed in scarlet.”
  • Psalm 113:9 – “He settles the childless woman in her home as a happy mother of children. Praise the Lord.”
  • Proverbs 23:25 – “May your father and mother rejoice; may she who gave you birth be joyful!”
  • Isaiah 66:13 – “As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you; and you will be comforted over Jerusalem.”
  • Proverbs 31:27 – “She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.”

Provision and Care of Wives

  • Proverbs 31:14 – “She is like the merchant ships, bringing her food from afar.”
  • Proverbs 31:15 – “She gets up while it is still night; she provides food for her family and portions for her female servants.”
  • Proverbs 31:21 – “When it snows, she has no fear for her household; for all of them are clothed in scarlet.”
  • Proverbs 31:27 – “She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.”
  • Matthew 15:27-28 – ” ‘Yes it is, Lord,’ she said. ‘Even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master’s table.’ Then Jesus said to her, ‘Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted.’ And her daughter was healed at that moment.”
  • Acts 16:14-15 – “One of those listening was a woman from the city of Thyatira named Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth. She was a worshiper of God. The Lord opened her heart to respond to Paul’s message. When she and the members of her household were baptized, she invited us to her home. ‘If you consider me a believer in the Lord,’ she said, ‘come and stay at my house.’ And she persuaded us.”
  • 1 Timothy 5:9-10 – “No widow may be put on the list of widows unless she is over sixty, has been faithful to her husband, and is well known for her good deeds, such as bringing up children, showing hospitality, washing the feet of the Lord’s people, helping those in trouble and devoting herself to all kinds of good deeds.”
  • Romans 16:1-2 – “I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a deacon of the church in Cenchreae. I ask you to receive her in the Lord in a way worthy of his people and to give her any help she may need from you, for she has been the benefactor of many people, including me.”
  • Titus 2:4-5 – “Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.”
  • Proverbs 31:19 – “In her hand she holds the distaff and grasps the spindle with her fingers.”

Encouragement and Support for Wives

  • Ephesians 5:19-20 – “Speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
  • Philippians 2:2 – “Then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind.”
  • Colossians 3:12-14 – “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:11 – “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.”
  • Romans 12:10 – “Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.”
  • Hebrews 10:24-25 – “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”
  • Proverbs 27:17 – “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.”
  • Galatians 6:2 – “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”
  • Romans 15:2 – “Each of us should please our neighbors for their good, to build them up.”
  • Ephesians 4:2-3 – “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.”

Faithfulness and Commitment of Wives

  • Malachi 2:14 – “You ask, ‘Why?’ It is because the Lord is the witness between you and the wife of your youth. You have been unfaithful to her, though she is your partner, the wife of your marriage covenant.”
  • 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.”
  • Proverbs 5:15 – “Drink water from your own cistern, running water from your own well.”
  • Proverbs 5:18 – “May your fountain be blessed, and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth.”
  • Proverbs 5:19 – “A loving doe, a graceful deer—may her breasts satisfy you always, may you ever be intoxicated with her love.”
  • 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.”
  • 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.”
  • 1 Corinthians 7:3 – “The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise the wife to her husband.”
  • 1 Corinthians 7:4 – “The wife does not have authority over her own body but yields it to her husband. In the same way, the husband does not have authority over his own body but yields it to his wife.”
  • 1 Corinthians 7:10-11 – “To the married I give this command (not I, but the Lord): A wife must not separate from her husband. But if she does, she must remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband. And a husband must not divorce his wife.”

Wives’ Role in the Church

  • Romans 16:1 – “I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a deacon of the church in Cenchreae.”
  • Romans 16:3 – “Greet Priscilla and Aquila, my co-workers in Christ Jesus.”
  • Acts 18:26 – “He began to speak boldly in the synagogue. When Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they invited him to their home and explained to him the way of God more adequately.”
  • 1 Corinthians 16:19 – “The churches in the province of Asia send you greetings. Aquila and Priscilla greet you warmly in the Lord, and so does the church that meets at their house.”
  • Philippians 4:2-3 – “I plead with Euodia and I plead with Syntyche to be of the same mind in the Lord. Yes, and I ask you, my true companion, help these women since they have contended at my side in the cause of the gospel, along with Clement and the rest of my co-workers, whose names are in the book of life.”
  • 1 Timothy 2:11-12 – “A woman should learn in quietness and full submission. I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man; she must be quiet.”
  • Titus 2:3-4 – “Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children.”
  • 1 Corinthians 11:5 – “But every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head—it is the same as having her head shaved.”
  • 1 Corinthians 14:34 – “Women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the law says.”
  • Acts 21:9 – “He had four unmarried daughters who prophesied.”

Wives’ Role in the Family

  • Proverbs 31:27 – “She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.”
  • Proverbs 31:15 – “She gets up while it is still night; she provides food for her family and portions for her female servants.”
  • Proverbs 31:21 – “When it snows, she has no fear for her household; for all of them are clothed in scarlet.”
  • Ephesians 5:22-24 – “Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. 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. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.”
  • Colossians 3:18 – “Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.”
  • 1 Peter 3:1-2 – “Wives, in the same way submit yourselves to your own husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives, when they see the purity and reverence of your lives.”
  • 1 Timothy 3:11 – “In the same way, the women are to be worthy of respect, not malicious talkers but temperate and trustworthy in everything.”
  • Titus 2:3-5 – “Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.”
  • Ephesians 6:1-3 – “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. ‘Honor your father and mother’—which is the first commandment with a promise—’so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.'”
  • Deuteronomy 5:16 – “Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live long and that it may go well with you in the land the Lord your God is giving you.”

Prayer and Devotion for Wives

  • 1 Samuel 1:27 – “I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him.”
  • 1 Samuel 2:1 – “Then Hannah prayed and said: ‘My heart rejoices in the Lord; in the Lord my horn is lifted high. My mouth boasts over my enemies, for I delight in your deliverance.'”
  • 1 Samuel 2:2 – “There is no one holy like the Lord; there is no one besides you; there is no Rock like our God.”
  • Luke 2:36-37 – “There was also a prophet, Anna, the daughter of Penuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was very old; she had lived with her husband seven years after her marriage, and then was a widow until she was eighty-four. She never left the temple but worshiped night and day, fasting and praying.”
  • Acts 1:14 – “They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.”
  • Acts 12:12 – “When this had dawned on him, he went to the house of Mary the mother of John, also called Mark, where many people had gathered and were praying.”
  • Philippians 4:6 – “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”
  • Colossians 4:2 – “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.”
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 – “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
  • 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.”

Wisdom and Instruction for Wives

  • Proverbs 1:8-9 – “Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. They are a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck.”
  • Proverbs 6:20 – “My son, keep your father’s command and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.”
  • Proverbs 31:1 – “The sayings of King Lemuel—an inspired utterance his mother taught him.”
  • Proverbs 23:22 – “Listen to your father, who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old.”
  • Proverbs 15:20 – “A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish man despises his mother.”
  • Proverbs 29:15 – “The rod of correction imparts wisdom, but a child left undisciplined disgraces its mother.”
  • 2 Timothy 1:5 – “I am reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also.”
  • Proverbs 22:6 – “Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.”
  • Deuteronomy 6:6-7 – “These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.”
  • Proverbs 31:26 – “She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.”

Conclusion

These 160 Bible verses about wives reveal the depth and beauty of a wife’s role in Scripture. Each verse shows the virtues, responsibilities, and spiritual strength that define wives, offering timeless wisdom and encouragement. Let’s celebrate and honor the invaluable contributions of wives in our lives and communities!

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