51 Helpful Bible Verses for Marriage Restoration

By David Small •  Updated: 12/22/22 •  11 min read

When we need restoration in our marriage, where can we find hope? The Bible offers verses that can help save your broken marriage with the work of the Holy Spirit.

Honestly, it is only God’s grace that can redeem the deep wounds that sometimes lead us to the point where our marriage feels like it’s failing.

This article is written to inspire you because I feel that most Christian couples who are finding themselves ‘incompatible’ could have saved their failing marriage!

If you are struggling with your marriage, God can take away your shame and return your husband or wife to you.

I have put together these 51 bible verses for marriage restoration to show you that God is interested in the peace of your marriage.


Top Bible Verses for Marriage Restoration.

  1. Matthew 19:6

So they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate.

  1. 1 Corinthians 7:10-11

But to the married, I give instructions, not I, but the Lord, that the wife should not leave her husband (but if she does leave, she must remain unmarried, or else be reconciled to her husband), and that the husband should not divorce his wife.

  1. Matthew 5:32

But I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except for the reason of unchastity, makes her commit adultery, and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.

  1. 1 Peter 1:6

In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials.

  1. 1 Peter 5:10

And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.

  1. 2 Corinthians 4:17

For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.

  1. 2 Thessalonians 3:3

But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.

Bible Verses About Marriage Restoration in the Old Testament

The truth is that no relationship is guaranteed to last forever. Even men and women who grew up in stable homes are at risk. Moreover, Christians who attend church and promise “until death do us part” can have it all fall apart.

However, the truth is that God values marriage irrespective of what you are experiencing in your marriage. Therefore, these are great scriptures for marriage restoration to hold onto as you stand for your marriage.

  1. Genesis 2:24

For this reason, a man shall leave his Father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh.

  1. Song of Solomon 4:10

How fair is your love, My sister, my spouse! How much better than wine is your love, And the scent of your perfumes Than all spices!

  1. Isaiah 62:5

For as a young man marries a virgin, So shall your sons marry you; And as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, So shall your God rejoice over you.

  1. Malachi 2:15

But did He not make them one, Having a remnant of the Spirit? And why one? He seeks godly offspring. Therefore take heed to your spirit, And let none deal treacherously with the wife of his youth.

  1. Malachi 2:16

The man who hates and divorces his wife,” says the Lord, the God of Israel, “does violence to the one he should protect,” [b] says the Lord Almighty. So be on your guard, and do not be unfaithful.

  1. Proverbs 31:10

Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies.

  1. Psalm 32:8

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.

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Bible Verses for Forgiveness to restore your Marriage

There is nothing that destroys relationships so much as forgiveness and bitterness. Lack of forgiveness creates a landing strip for hell demons in your life. Do not be trapped by the enemy in this area. Walk-in love and forgiveness.

  1. 2 Corinthians 2:7-8

So that, on the contrary, you ought rather to forgive and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one be swallowed up with too much sorrow. Therefore I urge you to reaffirm your love to him.

  1. Proverbs 10:12

Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all sins.

  1. Matthew 18:21-22

Then Peter came to Him and said, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times? Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.

  1. Proverbs 19:11

The discretion of a man makes him slow to anger, And his glory is to overlook a transgression.

  1. Colossians 3:13

Bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you.

  1. Romans 5:10

For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.

  1. Matthew 19:26

And looking at them Jesus said to them, “With people this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.

  1. Ephesians 4:32

Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.

  1. Hebrews 12:14

Pursue peace with all men, and the sanctification without which no one will see the Lord.

  1. 1 Peter 4:8

Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.

Prayer can change anything

Begin to pray every day for your spouse. Believe in God for a miracle in your marriage. The Bible makes it clear that God wants people to stay married. We need to expect God to intervene in our circumstances supernaturally.

Unbelief and fear paralyze us and causes us to believe our problems are too big for God. We need to believe that God can still move mountains. The following verses can give you new ideas for how to pray for your marriage.

  1. Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

Two are better than one, Because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, For he has no one to help him up.

  1. Romans 15:5-6

Now may the God of patience and comfort grant you to be like-minded toward one another, according to Christ Jesus, that you may with one mind and one mouth glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

  1. 2 Corinthians 12:9

And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

  1. Galatians 5:22-23

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.

  1. Proverbs 24:3-4

By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; with knowledge, the chambers are filled with all precious and desirable goods.

  1. Isaiah 62:5

For as a young man marries a maiden, your children will marry you; and how the groom rejoices over the bride, your God will rejoice over you.

Bible Verses about Trusting God for Marriage Restoration

All your faith must be focused on God. Don’t see the circumstances. Instead, read the Bible and own the promises that have been laid there for you since the beginning of time.

Your help will come from the Creator of the universe. Your solution comes from on high. The circumstances are earthly, but the blessing for you is heavenly.

Now you will set your sights on God and not on your spouse. Listen to God and not your spouse. Forget about your spouse for now and focus on what God wants to do in your life. Give up being upset by your spouse decisions or words. Just focus on God and his Word.

  1. Psalm 56:3-4

When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me?

  1. Jeremiah 17:7-8

Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose trust is the LORD. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.

  1. Psalms 9:10

And those who know Your name will put their trust in You; For You, LORD, have not forsaken those who seek You

  1. Psalm 37:4-6

Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act. He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday.

  1. Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.

  1. Psalms 33:20-22

Our soul waits for the LORD; He is our help and our shield. For our heart shall rejoice in Him, Because we have trusted in His holy name. Let Your mercy, O LORD, be upon us, Just as we hope in You.

  1. Isaiah 26:3-4

You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You. Trust in the LORD forever, For in YAH, the LORD, is everlasting strength.

  1. John 14:1

Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.

  1. Psalm 28:7

The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusted in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart greatly rejoices, And with my song I will praise Him.

  1. Ephesians 1:11

In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will

Bible verses for Marriage Restoration in the New Testament

When a marriage is damaged, it is because the enemy has entered to steal, kill and destroy. But we know that Jesus has come to undo all the works of the enemy of our soul.

So, the first thing to do in this case is to invite Jesus to be in the middle of the two of you in your marriage.

The Lord makes all things new with his love and power and will bring new life to your marriage if you allow him.

  1. Colossians 1:13-14

He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.

  1. Colossians 3:12

Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering.

  1. Ephesians 4:32

And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.

  1. Hebrews 10:24-25

And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.

  1. 1 Corinthians 8:1

Now concerning things offered to idols: We know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love edifies.

  1. 2 Corinthians 10:5

For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ

  1. Romans 13:8

Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law.

  1. Galatians 6:2

Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

  1. Philippians 2:3-7

Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests but also for the interests of others.

Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bond servant, and coming in the likeness of men.

  1. Philippians 4:13

I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

  1. 1 Peter 3:7

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.


It is quite saddening and disheartening that your marriage isn’t working as it should. But through these bible verses about marriage restoration, you can rescue your marriage from the devil.

These bible verses have the ability to open your heart to believe again. I understand the shame you may be going through. But God can remove shame from you and disappoint your enemies.

David Small

Is an Ordained Minister and Life Coach. He is an ordained minister since 1988. Shortly after receiving Jesus as his personal savior, he answered the call to ministry.

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