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48 Excellent Bible Verses About a Good Wife KJV

There are many KJV Bible verses about a good wife. A man desires to be married to a good wife.

A good wife wants to make her husband happy. When a women desires to be a good wife, she is pleasing God.

Bible Verses About a Good Wife KJV

Romantic love is a beautiful concept. The love of a man and woman, who legally and morally bind themselves together for life is a relationship to be celebrated.

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Love is an enjoyable, even giddy emotion, once the honeymoon is over, and the hearts settle, leaving two imperfect people who at times may despise themselves.

The Bible has much to say about marriage, and the two people involved. After all, it was God Who created the institution of marriage.

God wants marriage to be a beautiful and enjoyable union for both parties. So He gave instructions.

Here are forty-seven Bible verses from the King James Bible version which describe a good wife. The verses are listed in the order they occur in the Bible.

Genesis 2:18

And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. (KJV)

After God created Adam, despite all of the animals that lived around Adam, he did not have a counterpart. He was alone as the only human.

So God decided to make for him a helper suitable for Adam, similar to him but different than anything that God had previously created. The wife was to compliment her husband.

Genesis 2:23 

And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. (KJV)

When Adam saw what God made from his rid he was delighted with the new creation! This new and beautiful creation that was a part of him, similar to him was his own wife! What a wonderful present Adam had from the Lord GOD.

Genesis 2:24

Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. (KJV)

God instructed a man to leave his father and his mother and to create a new family unit with his wife. This physical union binds two individuals into a single entity, intertwining them in a loving spiritual and physical union making them each dependent on each other.

Genesis 24:37&38 

And my master made me swear, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife to my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, in whose land I dwell: But thou shalt go unto my father’s house, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son. (KJV)

Abraham sent his servant “back home” to get a wife for his son Issac. Abraham was adamant that his son would not marry a Canaanite woman.

Abraham was not being racist. Rather he realized the need for his son to marry a woman of like faith, a holy woman. The daughters of the Canaanites did not worship the God of Abraham.

Abraham knew that a good wife shared the faith of her husband.

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Genesis 24:67

And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah’s tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her: and Isaac was comforted after his mother’s death. (KJV)

After Abraham’s servant found Rebekah, the wife for Isaac, she was a comfort to him after he had lost his mother. This word “comfort” and the context of a honeymoon, has the idea of sexual intimacy, the comfort of a man and his wife becoming one flesh.

Joshua 15:16&17 

And Caleb said, He that smiteth Kirjathsepher, and taketh it, to him will I give Achsah my daughter to wife. And Othniel the son of Kenaz, the brother of Caleb, took it: and he gave him Achsah his daughter to wife. (KJV)

A good wife is an encouragement and a motivator to her husband, so that he may do great things that he may not have considered before. The man may want to “show off” for his wife.

In this verse, Caleb used his daughter as a reward. He wanted a brave son-in-law, and possibly he knew that Othniel could do the task of conquering Kirjathsepher. He knew that if he offered this daughter as a prize, the man who loved his daughter would rise to the occasion. 

Judges 4:4

And Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lapidoth, judged Israel at that time. (KJV)

Deborah was both a wife and a woman of God, and she was the only female judge of Israel. She served God while spiritually leading her nation and helping her husband.

Judges 5:24 

Blessed above women shall Jael the wife of Heber the Kenite be, blessed shall she be above women in the tent. (KJV)

Jael was a brave wife who by stealth obtained a great military victory. The most wanted man in Israel was Sisera He was on the run, tired and weary, and needed rest and drink.

Jael invited him into the family tent and gave him milk to drink and a place to lie down. When he was asleep, she quietly pounded a tent stake through his temple, killing him.

Judges 13:23

But his wife said unto him, If the LORD were pleased to kill us, he would not have received a burnt offering and a meat offering at our hands, neither would he have shewed us all these things, nor would as at this time have told us such things as these. (KJV)

A good and prudent wife has common sense. Manoah and his wife had no children.

But then an angel of the LORD appeared to them and told them that they would have a special son and how to raise this particular child.

When this couple realized that they were being addressed by a heavenly messenger, Manoah was afraid that God would kill them.

Manoah’s wife was practical enough to know this was not the case and tactfully told her husband.

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Ruth 3:11

And now, my daughter, fear not; I will do to thee all that thou requirest: for all the city of my people doth know that thou art a virtuous woman. (KJV)

The entire short book of Ruth is the account of the widow of Malon, who became the wife of Boaz. After her husband passed away, Ruth left her country and her people to be the friend of her mother-in-law.

This act of kindness caught the attention of Boaz, who later married her. Ruth became the great-grandmother of King David.

1 Samuel 2:20

And Eli blessed Elkanah and his wife, and said, The LORD give thee seed of this woman for the loan which is lent to the LORD. And they went unto their own home. (KJV)

Hannah was the wife of Elkanah and the mother of Samuel. God fearing and God honoring Hannah could not have any children but she asked God for a son with the condition that she would give him back to the LORD.

God heard her prayer and gave her Samuel. Just as she had promised God, she gave her first son to full-time service in God’s house. And the LORD blessed her with more children.

1 Samuel 19:11 

Saul also sent messengers unto David’s house, to watch him, and to slay him in the morning: and Michal David’s wife told him, saying, If thou save not thy life to night, to morrow thou shalt be slain. (KJV)

Michal was David’s first wife. When she knew that her father was intent on murdering her husband, she made sure that he escaped her father’s executioners.

1 Samuel 25:3 

Now the name of the man was Nabal; and the name of his wife Abigail: and she was a woman of good understanding, and of a beautiful countenance: but the man was churlish and evil in his doings; and he was of the house of Caleb. (KJV)

An example of a wonderful wife, who was married to a narcissistic man, was Abigail, who became David’s second wife. Abigail was a wise woman.

When she discovered how her husband treated David and his men, she moved to intervene, thus protecting both herself and her husband and all of their servants.

After Nabal found out what his wife did, he got so angry, that possibly he had a stroke or heart attack and died within days. David then married this widowed woman.

1 Kings 1:15

And Bathsheba went in unto the king into the chamber: and the king was very old; and Abishag the Shunammite ministered unto the king. (KJV)

When King David was very old and sickly, his servants decided that he needed a damsel, a virgin for him to cherish, and to give him her body heat.

They found the damsel Abishag who became David’s wife and ministered to him day and night.

1 Kings 14:5

And the LORD said unto Ahijah, Behold, the wife of Jeroboam cometh to ask a thing of thee for her son; for he is sick: thus and thus shalt thou say unto her: for it shall be, when she cometh in, that she shall feign herself to be another woman. (KJV)

Ahijah, the wife of King Jeroboam was an obedient woman. Her husband asked her to disguise herself and to the prophet of God to inquire about their sick son. She did so submissively.

2 Chronicles 34:22

And Hilkiah, and they that the king had appointed, went to Huldah the prophetess, the wife of Shallum the son of Tikvath, the son of Hasrah, keeper of the wardrobe; (now she dwelt in Jerusalem in the college:) and they spake to her to that effect. (KJV)

Huldah was a prophetess and a wife. This Godly woman served God, shared God’s Word, and helped her husband. It seems from this verse that Huldah was also an educated woman. A good wife desires to both learn and use what she has studied.

Esther 6:13

And Haman told Zeresh his wife and all his friends every thing that had befallen him. Then said his wise men and Zeresh his wife unto him, If Mordecai be of the seed of the Jews, before whom thou hast begun to fall, thou shalt not prevail against him, but shalt surely fall before him. (KJV)

Haman was the villain in the account of Esther. This story, with a very satisfying ending, where the bad guy gets his just desserts, has a wise and insightful woman tucked inside of it.

Despite having the misfortune of being married to Haman, his wife Zeresh realized that her husband, with his evil deeds, whether or not she was complicit with him and his actions, was heading for disaster.

Psalm 128:3

Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive plants round about thy table. (KJV)

The psalmist referred to the childbearing ability of a good wife. She was not only eye-appealing like a beautiful plant is, but she also produced children.

Proverbs 5:18

Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth. (KJV)

The wife is a companion for rejoicing. Even as she ages, she is still the same woman that the man married as a youth, she is still the wife of his marriage covenant.   

A man wants to make a good choice when he marries a woman. A good wife knows that she can make her husband look good and she strives to do just that.

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Proverbs 14:1 

Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands. (KJV)

The wise and prudent woman strives to encourage her household, her husband, and her children. This is directly opposite of what a foolish wife does.  

Proverbs 18:22

Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD. (KJV)

God wants men to search for and to find a wife. Knowing that men are searching for a wife, women, need to make themselves easy to find.

They can do so by conforming themselves to the principles of a good woman even while they are still single, thus making them easy to find.

Proverbs 19:14

House and riches are the inheritance of fathers: and a prudent wife is from the LORD. (KJV)

A prudent wife is a gift from the heavenly Father and He desires both that a man find her and that a woman strives to be prudent.

Proverbs 21:9

It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house. (KJV)

This verse describes the stress and suggested place of residence when a man is married to a quarrelsome woman. It is best to keep away from her. Perhaps the man can hide in his “man cave” in the corner of the attic?

Proverbs 31:10

Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. (KJV)

The book of Proverbs ends with the description of the virtuous wife. The value of such a woman is far greater than rubies.

This example from Proverbs, the verses on the virtuous woman, is the pattern for wives today to emulate. Although this amazing woman is not named, she showcases the qualities of a good wife.

Proverbs 31:11

 The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. (KJV)

This woman promotes trust with her husband. She is honest, and he has full confidence in the way that she handles finances.

Proverbs 31:12

She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life. (KJV)

The husband of this Godly woman knows that she will do her very best to take care of him.

Proverbs 31:13

She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life. (KJV)

This lady is not lazy. She uses her contacts to get the best materials and then crafts them into beautiful and valuable items.

woman in sweats working out.

Proverbs 31:17

She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms. (KJV)

The wise and prudent wife works out! She exercises to keep herself physically fit.

Proverbs 31:20

She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy. (KJV)

Not only does the virtuous wife take care of his family but helps those who don’t have as much as she does. 

Proverbs 31:21

She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet. (KJV)

This wise lady described in Proverbs 21 works hard to make sure that all of her loved ones are properly and beautifully attired.

Proverbs 31:22

She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple. (KJV)

She covers and beautifies herself modestly and with the colors of royalty, and fine materials.

Proverbs 31:23

Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land. (KJV)

Because of the support at home, from his excellent wife, her good husband is free to be in political leadership and is respected by his peers.

Proverbs 31:26

She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. (KJV)

This Godly lady may possess a submissive spirit, but when she does talk, she does so with wisdom. She has also disciplined herself to only say kind things.

Proverbs 31:30

Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised. (KJV)

This verse sums up the virtuous woman in that she is a Godly woman, she fears the LORD and she is an example to younger women. While this particular woman is not named, the qualities that she possesses may involve a lifetime of learning.

New Testament Bible Verses About A Good Wife KJV

In the New Testament, the Apostle Paul has some things to say about wives:

1 Corinthians 7:2

Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband. (KJV)

The purpose of marriage is to fulfill the natural sex drive. Sex is honorable and right when it is contained in the institution of marriage.

couple, woman in wedding dress, watching sunset, back to the camera

1 Corinthians 7:3&4

Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband. (KJV)

In the Old Testament the concept of “one flesh” was introduced, this verse repeats the idea. Husbands and wives are to take care of each other in every way including meeting and fulfilling the sexual needs of each other.

1 Corinthians 7:10&11

And unto the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from her husband: But and if she depart, let her remain unmarried, or be reconciled to her husband: and let not the husband put away his wife. (KJV)

Paul gave some marital counsel and instructions concerning husband and wife relationships. When the marriage plan does not work the way God designed it, sometimes there needs to be a separation between a husband and a wife.

When a wife feels the need to leave her husband, especially for safety’s sake, she can and should do so. But if she does leave, it is not for another man, but to give space in the relationship to work things out with her husband or if that cannot be done, to remain unmarried.

Ephesians 5:22&23

Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. (KJV)

In any relationship, there must be a leader. In marriage, the husband is the leader. He represents Jesus Christ.

As the wife submits to her husband, she is actually obeying God. Just because the husband is the head of the home, the woman is not a lesser entity, she just has a different position in the marriage. 

The wife is the recipient of her husband’s love just as Jesus Christ loves His church.

Hebrews 13:4

Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.

God created sex to be an enjoyable source of release, intimacy, love and relaxation, but only within the bounds of marriage between a wife and her husband.

1 Peter 3:1

Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives; (KJV)

The apostle Peter gives the reason for wives to be submissive to their husbands. This is especially important for a woman who does not have a Christian husband.

The word “conversation” here is a reference to the attitude and spirit of the God-fearing wife. God can and does use the submission of the woman as a testimony for Him.

1 Peter 3:4

But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price. (KJV)

Peter knew how much women like to be pretty and to make themselves attractive. But he shifts the focus to the meek and subjective spirit of the wife, rather than of her outward appearance.

The spirit and attitude of a woman which is far more valuable to both God and her husband than how she beautifies herself.

husband surprising wife with flowers.

1 Peter 3:7

Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered. (KJV)

Switching to husbands, Peter instructs the men to understand their wives, and to give them honor. He describes the woman as a weaker vessel.

This description is not demeaning, it is objective. And Peter warns that if a husband does not treat his wife properly, it is a sin that hinders the prayers of the husband.

Revelation 19:7

Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. (KJV)

The marriage relationship is so special, so loving, so different than any other relationship that Christ Himself uses this example to describe the relationship that He has with His people. He loves them and they love Him.

48 Bible verses about being a good wife.

May these 48 Bible verses about a good wife, instructions from God about marriage, benefit and guide you to be both a better woman and the wife of a happy husband.

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