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Want to know what the Bible says about choosing a mate? Here are 38 Bible verses about choosing a mate 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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Philippians 4:6-9 NIV
6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. 9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.
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2 Corinthians 6:14 NIV
Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?
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Proverbs 31:30 NIV
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
    but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
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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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Proverbs 13:20 NIV
Walk with the wise and become wise,
    for a companion of fools suffers harm.
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Romans 8:7 NIV
The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so.
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Proverbs 19:20 NIV
Listen to advice and accept discipline,
    and at the end you will be counted among the wise.
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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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Proverbs 18:22 NIV
He who finds a wife finds what is good
    and receives favor from the Lord.
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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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Mark 10:9 NIV
Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”
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Amos 3:3 NIV
Do two walk together
    unless they have agreed to do so?
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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 3:19 NIV
Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them.
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Proverbs 15:22 NIV
Plans fail for lack of counsel,
    but with many advisers they succeed.
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Ephesians 5:28 NIV
In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.
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Genesis 2:24 NIV
That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.
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Proverbs 19:27 NIV
Stop listening to instruction, my son,
    and you will stray from the words of knowledge.
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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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