28 Powerful Bible verses about Relationships
Bible verses about Relationships
A big part of any relationship is the presence of God in that relationship. No matter what kind of relationship it is. God needs to be a big part of it to be a success, below are some verses to help you with that.
Table of Contents
- Bible verses about personal relationships with God
- Bible verses about love in relationships
- 1 Corinthians 13: 4-8 (ESV)
- 1 Corinthians 13:13 (ESV)
- 1 Corinthians 16:14 (ESV)
- Ephesians 4:2(ESV)
- 1 Peter 4:8 (ESV)
- 1 John 4: 18-19 (ESV)
- Proverbs 10:12 (ESV)
- 1 John 4:8
- Romans 12:9(ESV)
- Proverbs 17:17(ESV)
- Bible verses about relationships with Boyfriend or Girlfriend
- Bible verses about relationship troubles
- James 1:5 (ESV)
- Philippians 4:6-7 (ESV)
- Hebrews 13:4 (ESV)
- Colossians 3:13 (ESV)
- Hebrews 12:15 (ESV)
- 1 Peter 3:9 (ESV)
- Bible verses about relationships with others
Bible verses about personal relationships with God
Having a personal relationship with God is something that we should always try to improve. Doing so will bring so many good things to our lives. Here are some Bible verses about Personal Relationships with God and how to make them stronger.
But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. - Romans 5:8 (ESV)
Having a personal relationship with God is amazing, because this is what starts the relationship, the fact that He died for you. There is no better way to start a relationship. The one person has already shown you unconditional love and all you need to do is accept that.
He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him. He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him. But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God. - John 1:10-13 (ESV)
Through a personal relationship with Jesus, you are adopted into His family, you are born again, made new. What was once you have become justified and righteous before Him? God views you as Holy and pure, loves you with unmatched love that no one else can provide.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. - John 3:16 (ESV)
Throughout scripture we see God making a great promise to His people, that He would establish His kingdom for His own. There is no greater love than giving up yourself for someone else…
That is what God did for you. God showed mercy by freeing you from the bondage of sin but through immeasurable grace and love He gives more than just that, He gives you eternal life. Death is not the end for you because of His love.
Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come into him and eat with him, and he with me. - Revelations 3:20 (ESV)
Jesus is continuously knocking at the door, to sit with you at the same table because he values a relationship with you. He wants to know you, He wants to be your companion through life and death. He even offers His friendship to you for the afterlife.
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. - Jeremiah 29:11 (ESV)
God has always had a plan from the very beginning for those who worship Him and love Him. A plan to prosper them. He has always been in control to make sure this plan goes forward. God has always had one plan A and He is still on that same plan because of His faithfulness and goodness. He sees it through.
Those who believe in Jesus Christ, do receive an eternal future and a hope in Him. They receive welfare because the Kingdom Jesus provides will be a kingdom of holiness and no flaws and sins that could destroy any inch of it. That is the Kingdom He wants for us.
And without faith, it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him - Hebrews 11:6 (ESV)
It is hard to have a relationship with someone who you do not acknowledge is real. Pray that God would reveal Himself to you and He will. He will show up in the most unexpected places and you will see His face, His love and sacrifice.
Bible verses about love in relationships
Being in love is such a wonderful thing.
Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. But as for prophecies, they will come to an end; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will come to an end. - 1 Corinthians 13: 4-8 (ESV)
Love is more than just saying the word, love is one that is self-sacrificial, truly desiring the benefit of the other person. This very so clearly lays it out before us as to what love should look like in any given relationship.
So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love. - 1 Corinthians 13:13 (ESV)
The greatest of all things is love. Love brings all things together under God. True love goes beyond just buying roses and gifts, it runs to the cross and dies for you there so you can be free.
Let all that you do be done in love. - 1 Corinthians 16:14 (ESV)
Before you do anything for anyone, it does not matter whether you know the person or not, whether the person has hurt you or not, whether the person is an enemy or family member, Do everything in love.
Whether it be loving by speaking the truth, truly encouraging them and giving them the opportunity to see things for what they are. Love always helps, it does not lie just to make the next person comfortable. Love saves someone and grabs them out of the hands of Satan.
“with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,” - Ephesians 4:2(ESV)
Sometimes in order for a relationship to really work, we kind of need to quiet ourselves and truly hear the other side, and not only hear but truly listen and absorb what the other person is saying, to meditate on their words. By doing this we show love and care. Humility and love combined win wars. Forgiveness for the worst of sins ends wars, Kindness destroys anger. Let us not forget the amazing love of Jesus in every single relationship we have.
“Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.” - 1 Peter 4:8 (ESV)
Deep love covers a multitude of sins. It could be a loved one who is struggling with gambling, begging for money and not giving it back, it could be someone pitching up late always, someone who is always drunk, poor and just generally lost. We are called to love.
In this case, love is putting them in a rehabilitation centre, it is starving their cravings, it is giving them a bath, it is feeding them, sharing the word with them no matter how drunk they are. It is taking your shirt off of your back for the very person that does not care about you and only sees their own problems.
Love is sitting with the sinners but calling them to Christ. It is probably saying things they have heard a million times before… it is enduring, never giving up even though that person decides to never come to Christ.
“There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love. 19 We love because he first loved us.” - 1 John 4: 18-19 (ESV)
Perfect love perfects the other person. Christ sent His Holy Spirit for that very purpose, To sanctify us, to make us holy. The Holy Spirit tugs at your heart when something is wrong, when you need to repent when you need to grow, He shows you a way.
When you have no clue on how to handle a specific situation, He is the very voice that screams so you can run to your dusty Bible. He is the very person who makes you see the wrong in you so you can go down the straight and narrow path.
“Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offences.” - Proverbs 10:12 (ESV)
When you truly despise a family member or anyone you have a relationship with because of something they did. It could be your mother, your sister or even your best friend. But what truly wins a person’s heart is love and forgiveness, It is necessary for the relationship to thrive but it is also necessary for you, Love heals all wounds.
Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 1 John 4:8
If God is at the centre of any relationship, that relationship will thrive because God Himself is love, and if the people in the relationship do what God tells them to do, The relationship will be one that truly represents God.
“Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good” - Romans 12:9(ESV)
You cannot be in a relationship with someone who constantly chooses to do evil things that defile the relationship, you need to cling to what is good. Someone who does not even feel guilty for their actions will not care enough to stop you from going down the same path as them.
“A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.” - Proverbs 17:17(ESV)
A true brother or friend will always be there for you even when you are facing adversity, this person will continuously help you, give you advice, travel far for you and sacrifice everything for you. It is the love of Christ that pushes people to do crazy loving things for each other, because if He went to that measure to show you, love, how can you not love others in the same way?
Bible verses about relationships with Boyfriend or Girlfriend
“but should write to them to abstain from the things polluted by idols, and from sexual immorality, and from what has been strangled, and from blood.”- Acts 15:20(ESV)
Being in a romantic relationship before marriage is a battlefield and if we do not see it that way from the start we could easily fall into temptation. Abstaining from sexual activity, no matter how “small” is 100 percent necessary. The enemy comes to kill and destroy and He will use the freedom you give him.
“ Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? What accord has Christ with Belial? Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever?” - 2 Corinthians 6:14-15(ESV)
When dating anyone it is important to date someone who shares the same morals and values as you, because the flesh does not mix with Holy Spirit. Someone who is not born again will cause division in your marriage and will leave you at crossroads. When Christ is the most important person in your life and that other person does not understand that, they do not understand the essence of you.
“ Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands. Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, ...” - Ephesians 5:22-3 (ESV)
Submission does not mean allowing abuse in any relationship. A wife who truly respects and loves her husband will submit willingly. A husband needs to be worthy enough, and a woman needs to be humble enough. A proud woman who only loves herself will not willingly submit. A woman who does not submit to Christ cannot submit to you.
Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labour - Ecclesiastes 4:9 (NIV)
A woman and a man should be profitable, both should provide for the household. Although the man would do harder physical labour, the woman would do her portion of taking care of the children, keeping the house clean, organising her domestic staff and somehow also finding a way to provide some extra income for the household. This is a biblical model for the woman (Proverbs 31).
Women were designed for this very purpose, that is why they are wired the way they are. A relationship requires balance on both ends, therefore everyone in the relationship should know their God-given roles and see to them.
Bible verses about relationship troubles
“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.” - James 1:5 (ESV)
As long as you live in this fallen world, there is always some type of trouble, but the key to a good relationship is to lean on God and seek wisdom from Him, we cannot rely on ourselves but on Him alone. He provides the right wisdom to get us out of trouble.
do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. - Philippians 4:6-7 (ESV)
Trusting God means you know that He is in control, you know that He is faithful to His promises, you know that He has your relationship and your life in His hands when things do not seem to be going well. Anxiety is a mystery to those who fully trust and believe in God.
“Let marriage be held in honour among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.”.- Hebrews 13:4 (ESV)
Because of the human condition, we struggle to keep our promises, we struggle to be faithful when our foundation is not built on the Rock who is Jesus.
Affairs is a reality that many deal with… you might have been the very person who cheated on your husband,or on your wife…
The God you serve is great and is able to forgive any wrong you do as long as you are truly genuine about being sorry about what you did it. Understand that God holds marriage with high accord and it is meant to be Holy ground that He walks on, marriage is one of God’s tools to show His love to the world.
It is something we are not to mess with.
bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. - Colossians 3:13 (ESV)
Forgiveness is around the corner, Forgiveness is not about how you feel, it is about what Christ has done. But forgiveness does not mean forgetting, it is about choosing to love the person although you do not forget what they have done, it is a choice to fight against the wrong inside them.
But forgiveness also does not mean staying in a place where you are constantly hurt, God does not condone divorce but if you are in a position where you have to leave for the health of your family or for your relationship with God, you need to.
See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no “root of bitterness” springs up and causes trouble, and by it many become defiled; - Hebrews 12:15 (ESV)
In times of trouble and in times of peace it is important to spend time with God’s word and with Him on a daily basis because it will help you discern and see the root of bitterness before it becomes a big issue. The sooner you see it and work on it, the sooner you can address it and rebuke it.
Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing. - 1 Peter 3:9 (ESV)
Vengeance belongs to God and we should never seek to do that ever because you and I are called to be great forgivers, lovers and people who please God and seeking revenge on others is not something that glorifies God, So we need to reject that idea for Christ’s sake.
Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” - Romans 12:19
Bible verses about relationships with others
“Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” - Ephesians 6:2-3 (ESV)
There are different kinds of relationships out there but your relationships with your parents could be the very first of all relationships you will have. We are called to obey and respect our parents regardless. Respect is an important aspect of any relationship for it to function properly and this is the relationship where you need to learn this first.
“Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment” - Romans 13:1-2 (ESV)
This is a relationship you did not expect to be on this list but it is one that is worthy of mention in scripture, therefore is one that is worthy of mention here. Although we have governments who do bad things, we need to understand that we serve a God who is sovereign, who rules over all things and who does planning with purpose.
So we need to treat those who are in authority with respect because we could literally be that one instrument God has to use for change, but we cannot do it by our own ways, we are to align every one of our choices with God’s will. We need to submit to Him in doing this. In doing this we honour God and we honour His commands.
We hope that these verses were a help to you who wants to understand God’s perspective on any relationship. We pray that God will guide you through providing His Holy Spirit to give you the wisdom you need to make the right decisions.