Readings for a church ceremony

Whether you’re a regular church goer or not, it’s always a struggle to decide which reading will be best on your big day. So here at Classic FM, we’ve come up with 10 bible readings about marriage to try and help you.

Genesis, Chapter 1, verses 26-28

“Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, [b] and over all the creatures that move along the ground…”

Song of Solomon, Chapter 2, verses 10-13; Chapter 8, verses 6&7
“My lover spoke and said to me, "Arise, my darling, my beautiful one, and come with me. See! The winter is past; the rains are over and gone…”

Matthew, Chapter 5, verses 1-10
Now when he saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, and he began to teach them saying: Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven…”

Mark, Chapter 10, verses 6-9 and 13-16

“But at the beginning of creation God 'made them male and female. For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh…”

John, Chapter 2, verses 1 - 11

“On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus' mother was there, and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding…”

1 Corinthians Chapter 13, verses 4-13

“If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal….And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”

Ephesians Chapter 5, verses 21-33
“Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savoir…”

Philippians Chapter 4, verses 4 - 9
“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near…”

Colossians Chapter 3, verses 12 - 17

“Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another…”

1 John Chapter 4 verses 7 - 12

“Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love…”