41 Bible Verses About Commitment & Inspiring Scripture

Great advice for couples who really mean, "I do."

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The Bible talks about a lot of things, one of which being commitment in relationships.

When people want their relationship to last, it can be difficult to understand what long-term, unconditional love looks like.

Even couples who are not religious benefit from a spiritual commitment written about in the bible. Looking to scripture allows the couple to look beyond their problems, and each other, when it feels that the emotional well has run dry and there's nothing to pull from to support their union.


A commitment to God is to recognize a source outside of the relationship and their partner that they can go to for comfort, to speak with, and to ask for help during times of need.

Many believe that building faith in God can equip a person to see the best in a healthy partner who is loving, but imperfect.

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So what does the Bible say about commitment in relationships?

Ultimately, according to the Bible, you can grow and have a stable relationship with your partner if you make a spiritual commitment to God. It's written that putting your faith in Christ at the center of your relationship makes Him the glue when things fall apart.

Here are the best scripture references and Bible verses about commitment for couples who want to stay together forever.

1. "God is love." — 1 John 4:7

2. “Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it." — Song of Solomon 8:6-7

3. “And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity." — Colossians 3:14

4. “Two are better than one ... If either of them falls down, one can help the other up." — Ecclesiastes 4:9

5. “For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her." — Ephesians 5:25

6. "Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken." — Ecclesiastes 4:12

7. “Be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you." — Ephesians 4:32

8. “Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins." — 1 Peter 4:8

9. “Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves." — Romans 12:10

10. “No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us." — 1 John 4:12

11. “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love." — 1 Corinthians 13:13

12. “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you." — John 15:12

13. “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love." — Ephesians 4:2

14. “Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them." — 1 John 4:16

15. “Let love and faithfulness never leave you." — Proverbs 3:3-4

16. “Do everything in love." — 1 Corinthians 16:14

17. “If I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing." — 1 Corinthians 13:2

18. “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." — 1 Corinthians 13:4-5

19. “Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate." — Mark 10:9

20. “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds." — Hebrews 10:24-25

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21. “Do not say, 'I’ll do to them as they have done to me; I’ll pay them back for what they did.'" — Proverbs 24:29 (NIV)

22. “In your anger do not sin: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry.” — Ephesians 4:26 (NIV)

23. “Let each of you look not only to his own interests but also to the interests of others.” — Philippians 2:4

24. “Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.” — 2 Corinthians 4:6

25. “You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast because they trust in you.” — Isaiah 23:3

26. "And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them." — 1 John 4:16 (NIV)

27. "For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him." — 2 Chronicles 16:9 (NIV)

28. "In thee, O Lord, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in thy righteousness." — Psalm 31

29. "And he said to him, 'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.'" — Matthew 22:37-40

30. "And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God." — Luke 9:62

31. "Love each other like brothers and sisters. Give each other more honor than you want for yourselves." — Romans 12:10

32. "Above all, my brothers and sisters, do not swear — not by heaven or by earth or by anything else. All you need to say is a simple 'Yes' or 'No.' Otherwise you will be condemned." — James 5:12 (NIV)

33. "To humans belong the plans of the heart, but from the Lord comes the proper answer of the tongue. All a person’s ways seem pure to them, but motives are weighed by the Lord. Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans." — Proverbs 16:1-3

34. "If you walk in My statutes and keep My commandments, and perform them, then I will give you rain in its season, the land shall yield its produce, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit." — Leviticus 26:3-27

35. "Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm, for love is strong as death, jealousy is fierce as the grave. Its flashes are flashes of fire, the very flame of the LORD. Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it. If a man offered for love all the wealth of his house, he would be utterly despised." — Song of Solomon 8:6-7

36. "With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace." — Ephesians 4:2-3

37. "Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh." — Genesis 2:24

38. "Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law." — Romans 13:8

39. "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." — Psalm 143:8

40. "Entreat me not to leave you, Or to turn back from following after you; For wherever you go, I will go; And wherever you lodge, I will lodge; Your people shall be my people, And your God, my God. Where you die, I will die, And there will I be buried. The Lord do so to me, and more also, If anything but death parts you and me." — Ruth 1:16-17

41. "In the same way, you husbands must give honor to your wives. Treat your wife with understanding as you live together. She may be weaker than you are, but she is your equal partner in God's gift of new life. Treat her as you should so your prayers will not be hindered." — 1 Peter 3:7

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