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Want to know what the Bible says about being a good wife? Here are 166 Bible verses about being a good wife from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV), sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

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Proverbs 18:22 NIV
He who finds a wife finds what is good
    and receives favor from the Lord.
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1 Corinthians 7:2-5 NIV
2 But since sexual immorality is occurring, each man should have sexual relations with his own wife, and each woman with her own husband. 3 The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise the wife to her husband. 4 The wife does not have authority over her own body but yields it to her husband. In the same way, the husband does not have authority over his own body but yields it to his wife. 5 Do not deprive each other except perhaps by mutual consent and for a time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer. Then come together again so that Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.
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1 Peter 3:1 NIV
Wives, in the same way submit yourselves to your own husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives,
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Ephesians 5:33 NIV
However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.
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Proverbs 12:4 NIV
A wife of noble character is her husband’s crown,
    but a disgraceful wife is like decay in his bones.
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1 Peter 3:7 NIV
Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers.
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1 Corinthians 11:3 NIV
But I want you to realize that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man, and the head of Christ is God.
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Proverbs 14:1 NIV
The wise woman builds her house,
    but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.
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Proverbs 19:14 NIV
Houses and wealth are inherited from parents,
    but a prudent wife is from the Lord.
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Ephesians 5:25 NIV
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her
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Colossians 3:18 NIV
Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.
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Proverbs 31:11-12 NIV
11 Her husband has full confidence in her
    and lacks nothing of value.
12 She brings him good, not harm,
    all the days of her life.
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Hebrews 13:4 NIV
Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.
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James 1:19 NIV
My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry,
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1 Timothy 2:11-14 NIV
11 A woman should learn in quietness and full submission. 12 I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man; she must be quiet. 13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve. 14 And Adam was not the one deceived; it was the woman who was deceived and became a sinner.
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1 Peter 3:5 NIV
For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in God used to adorn themselves. They submitted themselves to their own husbands,
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Titus 2:5 NIV
to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.
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Ephesians 5:22 NIV
Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord.
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Proverbs 31:10 NIV
A wife of noble character who can find?
    She is worth far more than rubies.
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1 Timothy 5:8 NIV
Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
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