(Closed) Bible Verse Suggestions For Ceremony…

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Post # 3
12877 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

We are using Tobit 8:4b-8 for our Bible verse.

Post # 4
3220 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

You can look up some Catholic suggestion sites– we’re having a full Mass so we have to have quite a few readings in ours!  My favorite is Ruth 1:16-17

Post # 5
301 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We’re using Ecclesiastes 4:12 for our ceremony and maybe Ruth 1:16 which was on our invitations. 🙂

Post # 6
457 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

From the Old Testament:

  1. Male and female he created them. (Genesis 1:26-28, 31)

  2. The two of them become one body. (Genesis 2:18-24)

  3. In his love for Rebekah, Isaac found solace after the death of his mother. (Genesis 24:48-51, 58-67)

  4. May the Lord of heaven prosper you both.
    May he grant you mercy and peace. 
    (Tobit 7:9-10, 11-15)

  5. Allow us to live together to a happy old age. (Tobit 8:5-7)

  6.  The woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. (Proverbs 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31)

  7. Stern as death is love. (Song of Songs 2:8-10, 14, 16; 8:6-7)

  8. Like the sun rising in the Lord’s heavens,
    the beauty of a virtuous wife is the radiance of her home.
     (Sirach 26:1-4, 13-16)

  9. I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah. (Jeremiah 31:31-32a, 33-34a)

 From the New Testament:

  1. What will separate us from the love of Christ? (Romans 8:31-35, 37-39).

  2. Offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God.(Romans 12:1-2, 9-18 [long form] or Romans 12:1-2, 9-13 [short form])

  3. Welcome one another as Christ welcomed you. (Romans 15:1b-3a, 5-7, 13)

  4. Your body is a temple of the Spirit. (1 Corinthians 6:13-15, 17-20)

  5. If I do not have love, I gain nothing. (1 Corinthians 12:31 – 13:8)

  6. This is a great mystery, but I speak in reference to Christ and the Church. (Ephesians 5:2, 21-33 [long form] or Ephesians 5:2, 25-32 [short form])

  7. The God of peace will be with you. (Philippians 4:4-9)

  8. And over all these put on love,
    that is, the bond of perfection.
     (Colossians 3:12-17)

  9. Let marriage be held in honor by all. (Hebrews 13:1-4a, 5-6b)

  10. Be of one mind, sympathetic, loving toward one another. (1 Peter 3:1-9)

  11. Love in deed and in truth (1 John 3:18-24)

  12. God is love (1 John 4:7-12)

  13. Blessed are those who have been called to the wedding feast of the Lamb. (Revelation 19:1, 5-9)

    From the Gospels:

    1. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven. (Matthew 5:1-12)

    2. You are the light of the world. (Matthew 5:13-16)

    3. A wise man built his house on rock. (Matthew 7:21, 24-29 [long form] or Matthew 7:21, 24-25 [short form])

    4. What God has united, man must not separate. (Matthew 19:3-6)

    5. This is the greatest and the first commandment.
      The second is like it. 
      (Matthew 22:35-40)

    6. They are no longer two, but one flesh. (Mark 10:6-9)

    7. Jesus did this as the beginning of his signs in Cana in Galilee. (John 2:1-11)

    8. Remain in my love. (John 15:9-12)

    9. This is my commandment: love one another. (John 15:12-16)

    10. That they may be brought to perfection as one. (John 17:20-26 [long form] or 17:20-23 [short form])

I am personally partial twoard the readings from Song of Songs, Ephesians 5, and John 17 because these were at our wedding.  But really, I strongly recommend Ephesains 5.  It’s my favorite Bible verse for a wedding.  


(Yes I did take these from the recommended readings for Catholic weddings)

Post # 8
5655 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

We used Ephesians 5 from the Message Bible… we liked the modern wording better. =)


21Out of respect for Christ, be courteously reverent to one another.

 22-24Wives, understand and support your husbands in ways that show your support for Christ. The husband provides leadership to his wife the way Christ does to his church, not by domineering but by cherishing. So just as the church submits to Christ as he exercises such leadership, wives should likewise submit to their husbands.

 25-28Husbands, go all out in your love for your wives, exactly as Christ did for the church—a love marked by giving, not getting. Christ’s love makes the church whole. His words evoke her beauty. Everything he does and says is designed to bring the best out of her, dressing her in dazzling white silk, radiant with holiness. And that is how husbands ought to love their wives. They’re really doing themselves a favor—since they’re already “one” in marriage.

Post # 9
750 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@Aggie10:  This is a great list! I need a scriptural reading to have at my wedding and my fiance and I are just sick to death of the Corinthians verses. No offense to anyone, it’s lovely and meaningful and always nice for weddings, but we just feel like it’s the default reading and we want to pick something a little more unique to us. I’ll be giving these verses a look!

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