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Want to know what the Bible says about duties of a wife? Here are 57 Bible verses about duties of a 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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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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Colossians 3:18 NIV
Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, as is fitting in 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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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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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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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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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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Ephesians 5:22 NIV
Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord.
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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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Matthew 19:9 NIV
I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery.”
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Titus 2:3-5 NIV
3 Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. 4 Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children, 5 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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Genesis 3:16 NIV
To the woman he said,
“I will make your pains in childbearing very severe;
    with painful labor you will give birth to children.
Your desire will be for your husband,
    and he will rule over you.
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Proverbs 31:12 NIV
She brings him good, not harm,
    all the days of her life.
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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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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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Proverbs 31:26 NIV
She speaks with wisdom,
    and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
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1 Corinthians 7:2 NIV
But since sexual immorality is occurring, each man should have sexual relations with his own wife, and each woman with her own husband.
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1 Corinthians 7:13-16 NIV
13 And if a woman has a husband who is not a believer and he is willing to live with her, she must not divorce him. 14 For the unbelieving husband has been sanctified through his wife, and the unbelieving wife has been sanctified through her believing husband. Otherwise your children would be unclean, but as it is, they are holy.
15 But if the unbeliever leaves, let it be so. The brother or the sister is not bound in such circumstances; God has called us to live in peace. 16 How do you know, wife, whether you will save your husband? Or, how do you know, husband, whether you will save your wife?
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Titus 2:4 NIV
Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children,
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1 Timothy 3:2 NIV
Now the overseer is to be above reproach, faithful to his wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,
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