|BIBLE VERSES FOR YOUR WEDDING CEREMONY|
WESTCHESTER COUNTY & HUDSON VALLEY WEDDING GUIDE
Bible Verses for Your Wedding, Part I
An important aspect of planning your wedding is selecting Scriptures to be read in the ceremony. Many clergy encourage couples to look through the Bible and choose some appropriate verses. This provides an excellent way for the bride and groom to personalize their service by choosing passages that have a special meaning for them or speak to their particular situation. For many couples this is both exciting and daunting. After all, the Bible is a pretty big book! Where to begin? How to choose? Which to choose?
Most members of the clergy will not object to more than one reading during your ceremony. In fact, many will encourage you to pick as many as 3 passages. As difficult as it might be for you to believe, it can be hard to narrow it down. There are so many from which to choose!
The following list is Part One of a two-part
article and begins with readings from the Old Testament, also known
as the Hebrew Bible. The list comes
Direct quotes from the Bible are taken from the King James Version, which is in the public domain. The interpretations or paraphrases of these verses are strictly my own. However, they do reflect mainstream thought and are non-denominational in perspective.
Part One - Old Testament and Apocrypha
Readings from the Old Testament, also called The Hebrew Bible, are also most appropriate for Jewish weddings.
Part II of "Bible Verses for Your Wedding" will include suggestions from the Gospels and New Testament with ideas on how to choose appropriate passages to make your wedding special.
By Deborah Spence
© 2000, 2001, Deborah Spence and GlassyLady.com.
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