10 Great Bible Verses and Scriptures for a Wedding Anniversary
Great Scriptures for Renewing Your Vows
The Bible is a great place to look when writing a poem, letter, or card for your spouse. Are you looking for inspirational words for renewing your vows? The Bible has great scriptures and verses perfect for a wedding anniversary. I challenge you to search the scriptures and find one that speaks to you about your marriage or your wife.
Top 10 Bible Verses for a Wedding Anniversary
- Proverbs 5:18-19
- Ephesians 4:2-3
- John 4:18
- Song of Songs 8:7
- Colossians 3:14
- 1 John 4:7-12
- 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
- Ecclesiastes 4:9-12
- Proverbs 18:22
- John 15:12-13
Marriage is a joyous occasion, and you should celebrate your anniversary accordingly. This romantic biblical passage celebrates the union of marriage and the intoxicating qualities of physical love and romance.
May your fountain be blessed,
and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth.
A loving doe, a graceful deer—
may her breasts satisfy you always,
may you ever be intoxicated with her love.
2. Gentleness and Patience
Marriage can be difficult, and anyone that's been in one for a while knows that patience is key. This Bible verse emphasizes the importance of humility and patience in maintaining a quality marriage—use it to tell your spouse how much you appreciate their efforts to do so.
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.
Love is, of course, one of the most essential qualities of a marriage. Use this quote to tell your partner how their love has eradicated the fear in your heart and opened you up to an amazing world of hope and possibilities.
1 John 4:18
There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
4. Love Over Riches
This passage illuminates the importance of love over material items and wealth. Use it if you want to show your spouse how much you care and how, despite years of marriage, the joy their love brings you will always eclipse that which is provided by material wealth.
Song of Songs 8:7
Many waters cannot quench love;
rivers cannot sweep it away.
If one were to give
all the wealth of one’s house for love,
it would be utterly scorned.
Simply put, love is unity. Love obviates our differences and fuses our strengths together so that we can become one perfect unit as husband and wife. Use this passage to tell your significant other that love has bound you together in perfect unity.
And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
6. Love as God Loved Us
In this passage, John explains that we should love each other because God loves us and his given us the ability to love one another. Especially in marriage, love can be a challenge. Here, John reminds us that we must remember God's love for us and accept it into our hearts to love each other.
1 John 4:7-12
Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.
7. Definition of Love
This is one of the most well-known Bible passages of all time. Use this romantic quote to tell your spouse just how much you love and appreciate them—use the all-time sweetest and most beautiful definition of love to describe your feelings for a romantic anniversary message.
1 Corinthians 13:4-8
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.
8. Two Are Better Than One
This sweet passage can be used to illustrate how much your husband or wife means to you. If you can't imagine living without them and want to let them know that you'll always be there for them, this is the quote to use.
Two are better than one,
because they have a good return for their labor:
If either of them falls down,
one can help the other up.
But pity anyone who falls
and has no one to help them up.
Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.
But how can one keep warm alone?
Though one may be overpowered,
two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
9. A Wife Is a Good Thing
This passage can be used to tell your wife how grateful you are to have found her and received favor from the Lord. Or, you can pen it in an anniversary card or letter to your husband to remind him just how lucky he is to have found you.
He who finds a wife finds what is good
and receives favor from the LORD.
10. Loving One Another
Here, John says we must love each other. Use this passage to show that you're willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for your spouse because you love and appreciate them with all your heart.
My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.— 1 Peter 4:8
More Bible Verses for Wedding Anniversary Wishes
1. Song of Songs 6:3
I am my beloved's, and my beloved is mine;
he browses among the lilies.
2. Song of Songs 8:6
Place me like a seal over your heart,
like a seal on your arm;
for love is as strong as death,
its jealousy unyielding as the grave.
It burns like blazing fire,
like a mighty flame.
3. Romans 13:8
Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law.
4. 1 Corinthians 13:13
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
5. Song of Songs 3:4
Scarcely had I passed them
when I found the one my heart loves.
6. 1 Corinthians 13:1-3
If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.
7. 1 Corinthians 16:14
Do everything in love.
8. Psalm 143:8
Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love,
for I have put my trust in you.
Show me the way I should go,
for to you I entrust my life.
9. Ephesians 4:32
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
10. Romans 12:10
Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.
Note on Translation
All passages are taken from the New International Version (NIV) of the Bible.