Bible Portal

Want to know what the Bible says about headship? Here are 35 Bible verses about headship from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV), sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

Use the up or down arrow next to each verses to vote for this topic. Your input is important for us to improve it.

Note: Always check the context of a verse; Click the "Read Full Chapter" button next to each verse to read more. The context of a verse might put a very different slant on what the verse seems to say.

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.
Read Full Chapter
Copy
66
Ephesians 5:23 NIV
For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior.
Read Full Chapter
Copy
40
Ephesians 5:25 NIV
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her
Read Full Chapter
Copy
27
Galatians 3:28 NIV
There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
Read Full Chapter
Copy
25
1 Corinthians 11:8-9 NIV
8 For man did not come from woman, but woman from man; 9 neither was man created for woman, but woman for man.
Read Full Chapter
Copy
24
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.
Read Full Chapter
Copy
23
Ephesians 5:22 NIV
Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord.
Read Full Chapter
Copy
22
Ephesians 5:21 NIV
Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.
Read Full Chapter
Copy
22
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.
Read Full Chapter
Copy
21
Hebrews 13:17 NIV
Have confidence in your leaders and submit to their authority, because they keep watch over you as those who must give an account. Do this so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no benefit to you.
Read Full Chapter
Copy
21
Colossians 1:18 NIV
And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy.
Read Full Chapter
Copy
20
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.
Read Full Chapter
Copy
18
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.”
Read Full Chapter
Copy
18
Colossians 3:18 NIV
Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.
Read Full Chapter
Copy
17
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.
Read Full Chapter
Copy
16
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.
Read Full Chapter
Copy
15
Colossians 2:10 NIV
and in Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every power and authority.
Read Full Chapter
Copy
14
Colossians 2:19 NIV
They have lost connection with the head, from whom the whole body, supported and held together by its ligaments and sinews, grows as God causes it to grow.
Read Full Chapter
Copy
14
Genesis 1:27 NIV
So God created mankind in his own image,
    in the image of God he created them;
    male and female he created them.
Read Full Chapter
Copy
14
1 Timothy 2:12 NIV
I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man; she must be quiet.
Read Full Chapter
Copy
13

Group of Brands