1 Peter 3:7-8 ESV / 44 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. Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.
Colossians 3:19 ESV / 43 helpful votes
Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them.
Ephesians 5:28 ESV / 39 helpful votes
In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.
Ephesians 5:25 ESV / 32 helpful votes
Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her,
Malachi 2:16 ESV / 26 helpful votes
“For the man who does not love his wife but divorces her, says the Lord, the God of Israel, covers his garment with violence, says the Lord of hosts. So guard yourselves in your spirit, and do not be faithless.”
Proverbs 15:1 ESV / 24 helpful votes
A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
Ephesians 5:25-28 ESV / 22 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.
Galatians 3:28 ESV / 22 helpful votes
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
Titus 3:2 ESV / 19 helpful votes
To speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people.
2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 17 helpful votes
For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
Ephesians 5:28-29 ESV / 14 helpful votes
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,
Psalm 10:12-15 ESV / 11 helpful votes
Arise, O Lord; O God, lift up your hand; forget not the afflicted. Why does the wicked renounce God and say in his heart, “You will not call to account”? But you do see, for you note mischief and vexation, that you may take it into your hands; to you the helpless commits himself; you have been the helper of the fatherless. Break the arm of the wicked and evildoer; call his wickedness to account till you find none.
1 Timothy 5:8 ESV / 6 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.
Philippians 2:4 ESV / 5 helpful votes
Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.
Philippians 1:1 ESV / 4 helpful votes
Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are at Philippi, with the overseers and deacons:
Romans 12:1 ESV / 4 helpful votes
I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.