Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Some Bible readings for your Wedding

There is no strict rule about how many or which bible readings you choose, this will depend on the pastor, yourselves and your situation and even your families.

Some helpful points to choosing bible readings:

  • Before making a decision on bible readings seek input from your pastor.
  • Think about what you and the pastor are expecting the wedding ceremony to say to the congregation and you as a couple now and in the future.
  • Remember there are different English translations of the bible. Some are easier to understand than others, and some are closer to the original Hebrew, Aramiac and Greek manuscripts of scripture. Some congregations insist on particular translations being used, others don's. One thing that is important is that when you choose the bible reading, also indicate which translation it is being read from. To view some of the translations simply visit or The links below will use the NIV translation (for a gender inclusive translation try the TNIV, for a more contemporary translation try the New Living Translation or the Message Bible)


Genesis 1:26-31

Genesis 2:18-24

Genesis 24:50,51,58–67

Ecclesiastes 9:7–10

Song of Songs chapter 2

Song of Songs chapter 3

Song of Songs 8:6-7

Isaiah 63:7–9

Jeremiah 31:31-32a,33-34a

Psalm 23

Psalm 33:1-9, 20-22

Psalm 34

Psalm 46

Psalm 100

Psalm 103

Psalm 112

Psalm 117

Psalm 127

Psalm 128

Psalm 145


Romans 8:31b-35,37-39

Romans 12:9-18

Romans 15:5–7

1 Corinthians 6:13c-15a,17-20

1 Corinthians 13:1-13

Ephesians 3:14-19

Ephesians 5:1-2,21-33

Colossians 3:12-17

1 Peter 3:1-9

1 John 3:18-24

1 John 4:7-12

Revelation 19:1, 5-9a


Matthew 5:1-12a

Matthew 5:13-16

Matthew 7:21, 24-29

Matthew 19:3-6

Matthew 22:35-40

Mark 10:6-9

John 2:1-11

John 15:9-12

John 15:12-16

John 17:20-26

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