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Want to know what the Bible says about being single? Here are 93 Bible verses about being single 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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1 Corinthians 7:32-35 NIV
32 I would like you to be free from concern. An unmarried man is concerned about the Lord’s affairs —how he can please the Lord. 33 But a married man is concerned about the affairs of this world—how he can please his wife— 34 and his interests are divided. An unmarried woman or virgin is concerned about the Lord’s affairs: Her aim is to be devoted to the Lord in both body and spirit. But a married woman is concerned about the affairs of this world—how she can please her husband. 35 I am saying this for your own good, not to restrict you, but that you may live in a right way in undivided devotion to the Lord.
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Isaiah 41:10 NIV
So do not fear, for I am with you;
    do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
    I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
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Genesis 2:18 NIV
The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”
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Song of Solomon 3:5 NIV
Daughters of Jerusalem, I charge you
    by the gazelles and by the does of the field:
Do not arouse or awaken love
    until it so desires.
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Hosea 2:19-20 NIV
19 I will betroth you to me forever;
    I will betroth you in righteousness and justice,
    in love and compassion.
20 I will betroth you in faithfulness,
    and you will acknowledge the Lord.
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Mark 12:25 NIV
When the dead rise, they will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven.
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Isaiah 56:4-5 NIV
4 For this is what the Lord says:
“To the eunuchs who keep my Sabbaths,
    who choose what pleases me
    and hold fast to my covenant
5 to them I will give within my temple and its walls
    a memorial and a name
    better than sons and daughters;
I will give them an everlasting name
    that will endure forever.
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Isaiah 34:16 NIV
Look in the scroll of the Lord and read:
None of these will be missing,
    not one will lack her mate.
For it is his mouth that has given the order,
    and his Spirit will gather them together.
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1 Peter 5:7 NIV
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
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1 Corinthians 2:9 NIV
However, as it is written:
“What no eye has seen,
    what no ear has heard,
and what no human mind has conceived”
    the things God has prepared for those who love him—
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Proverbs 21:19 NIV
Better to live in a desert
    than with a quarrelsome and nagging wife.
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Acts 21:9 NIV
He had four unmarried daughters who prophesied.
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Proverbs 14:30 NIV
A heart at peace gives life to the body,
    but envy rots the bones.
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Proverbs 6:34 NIV
For jealousy arouses a husband’s fury,
    and he will show no mercy when he takes revenge.
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Titus 2:6 NIV
Similarly, encourage the young men to be self-controlled.
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Matthew 16:25 NIV
For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it.
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Revelation 19:6-9 NIV
6 Then I heard what sounded like a great multitude, like the roar of rushing waters and like loud peals of thunder, shouting:
“Hallelujah!
    For our Lord God Almighty reigns.
7 Let us rejoice and be glad
    and give him glory!
For the wedding of the Lamb has come,
    and his bride has made herself ready.
8 Fine linen, bright and clean,
    was given her to wear.”
(Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of God’s holy people.)
9 Then the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!” And he added, “These are the true words of God.”
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2 Samuel 12:14 NIV
But because by doing this you have shown utter contempt for the Lord, the son born to you will die.”
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John 16:22-24 NIV
22 So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy. 23 In that day you will no longer ask me anything. Very truly I tell you, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. 24 Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.
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1 Samuel 26:23 NIV
The Lord rewards everyone for their righteousness and faithfulness. The Lord delivered you into my hands today, but I would not lay a hand on the Lord’s anointed.
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