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Top Bible Verses about Wives

Genesis 2:18

Genesis 2:18

Then Yahweh God said, “it is not good that the man is alone. I will make for him a helper as his counterpart.” Read Genesis 2:18

Genesis 3:16

To the woman he said, “I will greatly increase your pain in childbearing; in pain you shall bear children. And to your husband shall be your desire. And he shall rule over you.” Read Genesis 3:16
Proverbs 31:25

Proverbs 31:10–31

A woman of excellence, who will find? For her worth is far more than precious jewels. The heart of her husband trusts in her, and gain he will not lack. She does him good, but not harm all the days of her life. She seeks wool and flax, and she works with the diligence of her hands. She is like the ships of a merchant; from far off she brings her food; And she arises while it is still night, and gives food to her household, and tasks to her servant girls. She considers a field and buys it, from … Read Proverbs 31:10–31

Ephesians 5:22–24

—wives to their own husbands as to the Lord, because the husband is the head of the wife, as also Christ is the head of the church (he himself being the Savior of the body). But as the church is subject to Christ, thus also wives should be subject to their husbands in everything. Read Ephesians 5:22–24

1 Peter 3:1–6

In the same way, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some are disobedient to the word, they may be won over without a word by the conduct of their wives, when they see your respectful, pure conduct. Let your adornment not be the external kind, braiding hair and putting on gold jewelry or putting on fine clothing, but the hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is highly valuable in the sight of God. For in the same way … Read 1 Peter 3:1–6

Famous Christian Quotes About Wives

Husbands, Do Not Scold Your Wives

A servant indeed one will be able, perhaps, to bind down by fear; but not even him, for he will soon start away and be gone. But the partner of one’s life, the mother of one’s children, the foundation of one’s every joy, one ought never to chain down by fear and menaces, but with love and good temper. For what sort of union is that where the wife trembles at her husband? And what sort of pleasure will the husband himself enjoy, if he dwells with his wife as with a slave, and not as with a free woman? Indeed, though you should suffer anything on her account, do not scold her; for neither did Christ do this.

John Chrysostom

What to Look for in a Wife

If you are a man of holiness, you must look more for a portion of grace in a wife than for a portion of gold with a wife. You must look more after righteousness than riches, more after piety than money, more after what inheritance she has in heaven than what possessions she has on earth, more at what interest she has in Christ than at what interest she has in creatures, more at her being new-born than at her being high-born, more at her being good than at all her worldly goods.

Thomas Brooks

Clement on the Role of Wives

With perfect propriety Scripture has said that woman is given by God as “a help” to man. It is evident then, in my opinion, that she will charge herself with remedying, by good sense and persuasion, each of the annoyances that originate with her husband in domestic economy. And if he does not yield, then she will endeavor, as far as possible for human nature, to lead a sinless life.

Clement of Alexandria
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