A Husband

1 Peter 3:1-22 ESV / 227 helpful votes 

Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives, when they see your respectful and pure conduct. Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious. For this is how the holy women who hoped in God used to adorn themselves, by submitting to their own husbands, …

1 Corinthians 7:10-11 ESV / 217 helpful votes 

To the married I give this charge (not I, but the Lord): the wife should not separate from her husband (but if she does, she should remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband), and the husband should not divorce his wife.

Ephesians 5:25-33 ESV / 130 helpful votes 

Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish. In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church, …

1 Peter 3:7 ESV / 73 helpful votes 

Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.

1 Corinthians 7:1-7 ESV / 68 helpful votes 

Now concerning the matters about which you wrote: “It is good for a man not to have sexual relations with a woman.” But because of the temptation to sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband. The husband should give to his wife her conjugal rights, and likewise the wife to her husband. For the wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. Likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does. Do not deprive one another, except perhaps by agreement for a limited time, that you may devote yourselves to prayer; but then come together again, so that Satan may not tempt you because of your lack of self-control. …

1 Timothy 5:8 ESV / 52 helpful votes 

But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

Colossians 3:19 ESV / 41 helpful votes 

Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them.

Ephesians 5:25 ESV / 33 helpful votes 

Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her,

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 30 helpful votes 

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Ephesians 5:28 ESV / 26 helpful votes 

In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.

Ephesians 5:23 ESV / 24 helpful votes 

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.

Genesis 2:24 ESV / 23 helpful votes 

Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.

Genesis 3:16 ESV / 22 helpful votes 

To the woman he said, “I will surely multiply your pain in childbearing; in pain you shall bring forth children. Your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you.”

Ephesians 5:33 ESV / 19 helpful votes 

However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.

1 Corinthians 11:3 ESV / 19 helpful votes 

But I want you to understand that the head of every man is Christ, the head of a wife is her husband, and the head of Christ is God.

Hebrews 13:4 ESV / 18 helpful votes 

Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.

Ephesians 5:31 ESV / 16 helpful votes 

“Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.”

James 1:1-27 ESV / 15 helpful votes 

James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes in the Dispersion: Greetings. Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. …

Proverbs 18:22 ESV / 15 helpful votes 

He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord.

Ephesians 5:22-33 ESV / 14 helpful votes 

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, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, …

Ephesians 5:1-33 ESV / 13 helpful votes 

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints. Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving. For you may be sure of this, that everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is covetous (that is, an idolater), has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. …

Matthew 5:28 ESV / 13 helpful votes 

But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

Colossians 3:18 ESV / 12 helpful votes 

Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.

Proverbs 16:1 ESV / 12 helpful votes 

The plans of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord.

Ephesians 5:22 ESV / 11 helpful votes 

Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord.

Ephesians 4:32 ESV / 11 helpful votes 

Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

Genesis 2:18 ESV / 11 helpful votes 

Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.”

Ephesians 5:22-24 ESV / 10 helpful votes 

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.

Matthew 19:4-6 ESV / 10 helpful votes 

He answered, “Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.”

Proverbs 19:14 ESV / 9 helpful votes 

House and wealth are inherited from fathers, but a prudent wife is from the Lord.

1 Peter 3:1 ESV / 8 helpful votes 

Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives,

Ephesians 5:25-29 ESV / 8 helpful votes 

Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish. In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church,

1 Corinthians 7:2 ESV / 8 helpful votes 

But because of the temptation to sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband.

Romans 6:19 ESV / 8 helpful votes 

I am speaking in human terms, because of your natural limitations. For just as you once presented your members as slaves to impurity and to lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves to righteousness leading to sanctification.

1 Peter 4:8 ESV / 7 helpful votes 

Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.

Colossians 3:18-19 ESV / 7 helpful votes 

Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them.

Ephesians 6:4 ESV / 7 helpful votes 

Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

Ephesians 5:21 ESV / 7 helpful votes 

Submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.

1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV / 7 helpful votes 

No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

Romans 5:8 ESV / 7 helpful votes 

But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Matthew 5:32 ESV / 7 helpful votes 

But I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except on the ground of sexual immorality, makes her commit adultery, and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 7 helpful votes 

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.

Ecclesiastes 9:9 ESV / 7 helpful votes 

Enjoy life with the wife whom you love, all the days of your vain life that he has given you under the sun, because that is your portion in life and in your toil at which you toil under the sun.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-11 ESV / 7 helpful votes 

Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone?

Psalm 23:1 ESV / 7 helpful votes 

A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

Deuteronomy 24:5 ESV / 7 helpful votes 

“When a man is newly married, he shall not go out with the army or be liable for any other public duty. He shall be free at home one year to be happy with his wife whom he has taken.

Titus 2:5 ESV / 6 helpful votes 

To be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.

Matthew 19:5 ESV / 6 helpful votes 

And said, ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’?

Malachi 3:1-18 ESV / 6 helpful votes 

“Behold, I send my messenger, and he will prepare the way before me. And the Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to his temple; and the messenger of the covenant in whom you delight, behold, he is coming, says the Lord of hosts. But who can endure the day of his coming, and who can stand when he appears? For he is like a refiner’s fire and like fullers’ soap. He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and he will purify the sons of Levi and refine them like gold and silver, and they will bring offerings in righteousness to the Lord. Then the offering of Judah and Jerusalem will be pleasing to the Lord as in the days of old and as in former years. “Then I will draw near to you for judgment. I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, against the adulterers, against those who swear falsely, against those who oppress the hired worker in his wages, the widow and the fatherless, against those who thrust aside the sojourner, and do not fear me, says the Lord of hosts. …

Proverbs 5:18-19 ESV / 6 helpful votes 

Let your fountain be blessed, and rejoice in the wife of your youth, a lovely deer, a graceful doe. Let her breasts fill you at all times with delight; be intoxicated always in her love.

1 Peter 3:6 ESV / 5 helpful votes 

As Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord. And you are her children, if you do good and do not fear anything that is frightening.

Titus 1:6 ESV / 5 helpful votes 

If anyone is above reproach, the husband of one wife, and his children are believers and not open to the charge of debauchery or insubordination.

Colossians 3:14 ESV / 5 helpful votes 

And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.

Philippians 1:9-10 ESV / 5 helpful votes 

And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ,

Ephesians 5:26-27 ESV / 5 helpful votes 

That he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish.

Romans 8:28 ESV / 5 helpful votes 

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

Ecclesiastes 4:12 ESV / 5 helpful votes 

And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

Proverbs 22:29 ESV / 5 helpful votes 

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