Bible Reading that isn't too religious and overdone

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Kayl927:  There are lots, but what about these?

Ecclesiastes 4: 9-12

Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him 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.


Song of Songs 8:6-7

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. Many waters cannot quench love, rivers cannot wash it away. If one were to give all the wealth of his house for love, it would be utterly scorned.

Romans 12: 9-21

Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with God’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.

Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord. 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.”

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Song of Songs 7:9-12

May the wine go straight to my lover,
flowing gently over lips and teeth.
I belong to my lover,
and his desire is for me.
Come, my lover, let us go to the countryside,
let us spend the night in the villages.
Let us go early to the vineyards
to see if the vines have budded,
if their blossoms have opened,
and if the pomegranates are in bloom-
there I will give you my love.


Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I was going to post the exact ones that have already been posted. You can look in Song of Solomon, there are bunch but a lot of them are very sexual so you’ll have to sift through it 😉

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Well, this doesn’t talk about love per se, but I think it can be used as a metaphor for marriage (building a solid, weather-proof marriage). I plan on using it at my Corinthians 13:4-7 free ceremony. 

Matthew 7:24-27

24 “Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. 25 Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won’t collapse because it is built on bedrock. 26 But anyone who hears my teaching and doesn’t obey it is foolish, like a person who builds a house on sand. 27 When the rains and floods come and the winds beat against that house, it will collapse with a mighty crash.”

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Posting to follow!  FI hates that Corinthians reading as well, but I do love the one about building on rock and love being sincere!  FI read the first one at a wedding (the one about labor) and our Bible did not translate that well, it sounded strange.  But I loved the version that you posted!

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