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Want to know what the Bible says about Monogamy? Here are 87 Bible verses about Monogamy 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 7:2 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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Deuteronomy 17:17 NIV
He must not take many wives, or his heart will be led astray. He must not accumulate large amounts of silver and gold.
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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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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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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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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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Proverbs 18:22 NIV
He who finds a wife finds what is good
    and receives favor from the Lord.
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1 Peter 4:8 NIV
Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
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Mark 10:8 NIV
and the two will become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two, but one flesh.
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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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Proverbs 31:10 NIV
A wife of noble character who can find?
    She is worth far more than rubies.
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Mark 10:9 NIV
Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”
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Genesis 1:27-28 NIV
27 So God created mankind in his own image,
    in the image of God he created them;
    male and female he created them.
28 God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.
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Ecclesiastes 4:12 NIV
Though one may be overpowered,
    two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
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Mark 10:7 NIV
‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife,
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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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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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Colossians 3:18-19 NIV
18 Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.
19 Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them.
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Ephesians 4:2-3 NIV
2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. 3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.
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Isaiah 54:5 NIV
For your Maker is your husband
    the Lord Almighty is his name—
the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer;
    he is called the God of all the earth.
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