Friday, August 22, 2008

Bible Verses for Weddings

Some wedding parties like to give a deeper spiritual feeling to their ceremonies by including religious or semi-religious passages in their weddings. Here are some suggestions.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow; but woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up. Again, if two lie together, they are warm; but how can one be warm alone? And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him.

Psalm I

Blessed are the man and the woman
Who have grown beyond themselves
And have seen through their separations.
They delight in the way things are
And keep their hearts open, day and night.
They are like trees planted
near flowing rivers,
Which bear fruit when they are ready.
Their leaves will not fall or wither.
Everything they do will succeed.

Ruth 1:16

“Entreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God: Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried: the Lord do so to me, and more also, if aught but death part thee and me.”

First Corinthians 13:4-8a

Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful;
It is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way;
It is not irritable or resentful;
It does not rejoice at wrong
But rejoices in the right.
Love bears all things, believes all things,
Hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never ends.

Song of Soloman 8: 7

Deep waters cannot quench love,
Nor floods sweep it away.
Were one to offer all he owns
to purchase love,
He would be roundly mocked.

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