As you flip through the Bible, not only will you encounter the stories of powerful men and women, but you’ll also encounter the stories of power couples. The Bible teaches us about absolutely every kind of topic you can think of. And God is not indifferent to love, romance, relationships, or marriage. In fact, successful and godly relationships are a huge part of God’s plan for humanity. That’s why throughout the Bible, we learn of many couples that glorified God, overcame obstacles, and fulfilled their goals together. Below I am sharing 13 power couples in the Bible to learn from and admire!
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13 Couples In The Bible To Learn From
1. Abraham & Sarah
The couple who believed God and journeyed through life together through the highs and lows as they waited for God’s promise to be fulfilled in their marriage.
Abraham & Sarah journeyed through life together.
Genesis 12:5 Then Abram took Sarai his wife and Lot his brother’s son, and all their possessions that they had gathered, and the people whom they had acquired in Haran, and they departed to go to the land of Canaan. So they came to the land of Canaan. (NKJV)
Abraham & Sarah overcame disagreements with the help of God.
Genesis 21:12 But God said to Abraham, “Do not let it be displeasing in your sight because of the lad or because of your bondwoman. Whatever Sarah has said to you, listen to her voice; for in Isaac your seed shall be called. (NKJV)
Abraham & Sarah received God’s promise after waiting for God’s time together.
Genesis 21:2 For Sarah conceived and bore Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him. And Abraham called the name of his son who was born to him—whom Sarah bore to him—Isaac. (NKJV)
2. Isaac & Rebekah
The couple who did not have to wait to know that they were meant to be. They fell in love the moment they saw each other & everything else they went through is history.
Isaac & Rebekah met and fell in love in God’s perfect time. They were each other’s gifts from God.
Genesis 24:67 Then Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah’s tent; and he took Rebekah and she became his wife, and he loved her. So Isaac was comforted after his mother’s death. (NKJV)
Isaac demonstrated his love for Rebekah by interceding for her to God.
Genesis 25:21 Now Isaac pleaded with the Lord for his wife, because she was barren; and the Lord granted his plea, and Rebekah his wife conceived. (NKJV)
3. Ruth & Boaz
The selfless couple who let played part in one of the most beautiful redemption stories in the Bible. They looked out for the well-being of others and were blessed for it.
Ruth won Boaz’s heart with her actions.
Ruth 2:10 So she fell on her face, bowed down to the ground, and said to him, “Why have I found favor in your eyes, that you should take notice of me, since I am a foreigner?” (NKJV)
Boaz redeemed Ruth and together continued the lineage that Jesus became a part of.
Ruth 4:9-10 And Boaz said to the elders and all the people, “You are witnesses this day that I have bought all that was Elimelech’s, and all that was Chilion’s and Mahlon’s, from the hand of Naomi. Moreover, Ruth the Moabitess, the widow of Mahlon, I have acquired as my wife, to perpetuate the name of the dead through his inheritance, that the name of the dead may not be cut off from among his brethren and from his position at the gate. You are witnesses this day.” (NKJV)
All the pain Ruth had experienced was erased by Boaz’s love.
Ruth 4:13 So Boaz took Ruth and she became his wife; and when he went in to her, the Lord gave her conception, and she bore a son. (NKJV)
4. Priscilla & Agripa
The couple who served God together, risked their lives for the sake of the gospel, showed hospitality countless times, and made an impact in the lives of many people.
Priscilla and Aquila worked together as tentmakers.
Acts 18:1-3 After these things Paul departed from Athens and went to Corinth. And he found a certain Jew named Aquila, born in Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla (because Claudius had commanded all the Jews to depart from Rome); and he came to them. So, because he was of the same trade, he stayed with them and worked; for by occupation they were tentmakers. (NKJV)
Priscilla and Aquila didn’t mind risking their lives for the sake of the gospel.
Romans 16: 3-4 Greet Priscilla and Aquila, my fellow workers in Christ Jesus, who risked their own necks for my life, to whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles. (NKJV)
Priscilla and Aquila served God together with love showing hospitality and welcoming the church inside of their home.
1 Corinthians 16:19 The churches of Asia greet you. Aquila and Priscilla greet you heartily in the Lord, with the church that is in their house. (NKJV)
5. Joseph & Mary
The couple who had the privilege of being part of God’s plan for Jesus Christ on earth.
Instead of running away and leaving Mary to give birth and raise Jesus alone, Joseph joins her and supports her in this new journey.
Matthew 1:18,20 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: After His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit……….But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. (NKJV)
Joseph and Mary put God’s plan and purpose over everything else.
Matthew 1:24 Then Joseph, being aroused from sleep, did as the angel of the Lord commanded him and took to him his wife, and did not know her till she had brought forth her firstborn Son. And he called His name Jesus. (NKJV)
Joseph’s obedience to God made him a better husband and father.
Matthew 2:13-14 Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, “Arise, take the young Child and His mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I bring you word; for Herod will seek the young Child to destroy Him.”When he arose, he took the young Child and His mother by night and departed for Egypt. (NKJV)
6. David & Abigail
The couple who met in a life-death situation, but soon blessed each other’s lives.
Abigail’s wise advice saved David from shedding blood.
1 Samuel 25: 32-33 Then David said to Abigail: “Blessed is the Lord God of Israel, who sent you this day to meet me! And blessed is your advice and blessed are you, because you have kept me this day from coming to bloodshed and from avenging myself with my own hand. (NKJV)
David and Abigail get married after David is impacted by Abigail’s beauty and wisdom.
1 Samuel 25:39-42 David sent and proposed to Abigail, to take her as his wife. When the servants of David had come to Abigail at Carmel, they spoke to her saying, “David sent us to you, to ask you to become his wife.” Then she arose, bowed her face to the earth, and said, “Here is your maidservant, a servant to wash the feet of the servants of my lord.” So Abigail rose in haste and rode on a donkey, attended by five of her maidens; and she followed the messengers of David, and became his wife. (NKJV)
David gave Abigail a new home and Abigail gave King David a son.
1 Chronicles 3:1 Now these were the sons of David who were born to him in Hebron: The firstborn was Amnon, by Ahinoam the Jezreelitess; the second, Daniel, by Abigail the Carmelitess; (NKJV)
7. Moises & Zipporah
The couple who rescued each other in pivotal moments: Moses rescued Zipporah from Shepherds and Zipporah rescued Moses when God was going to kill him for not circumcising his son.
Moses found a new home in Zipporah.
Exodus 2:21-22 Then Moses was content to live with the man, and he gave Zipporah his daughter to Moses. And she bore him a son. He called his name Gershom, for he said, “I have been a stranger in a foreign land.” (NKJV)
Zipporah acted fast in order to save her husband Moses from being killed.
Exodus 4:24-26 And it came to pass on the way, at the encampment, that the Lord met him and sought to kill him. Then Zipporah took a sharp stone and cut off the foreskin of her son and cast it at Moses’ feet, and said, “Surely you are a husband of blood to me!” So He let him go. Then she said, “You are a husband of blood!”—because of the circumcision. (NKJV)
Moses and Zipporah had to separate while Moses was in Egypt, but they reunited once the mission was completed. Their love survived the distance.
Exodus 18:5-6 and Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law, came with his sons and his wife to Moses in the wilderness, where he was encamped at the mountain of God. Now he had said to Moses, “I, your father-in-law Jethro, am coming to you with your wife and her two sons with her.” (NKJV)
8. Elizabeth & Zacharias
The couple who served God together and received a miracle from God at an old age.
Elizabeth and Zacharias were both righteous before God.
Luke 1:5-6 There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the division of Abijah. His wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth. And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless. (NKJV)
Elizabeth and Zacharias not only shared many joys together, but they also shared the pain of not being able to have children.
Luke 1:7 But they had no child, because Elizabeth was barren, and they were both well advanced in years. (NKJV)
God rewarded Elizabeth and Zacharias by making them the parents of John the Baptist.
Luke 1:13 But the angel said to him, “Do not be afraid, Zacharias, for your prayer is heard; and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall call his name John. (NKJV)
9. Jocabeth & Amram
The couple who was not afraid to defy the Pharaoh’s order because they knew that their blessing (Moses) came from God and not from men.
Jocabeth and Amram get married in the land of Egypt, but maintain their faith in God.
Exodus 6:20 Now Amram took for himself Jochebed, his father’s sister, as wife; and she bore him Aaron and Moses. And the years of the life of Amram were one hundred and thirty-seven. (NKJV)
Jocabeth and Amram had enough courage to hide Moses and enough faith to place Him in God’s hands when they were no longer able to hide him.
Exodus 2:1-2 And a man of the house of Levi went and took as wife a daughter of Levi. So the woman conceived and bore a son. And when she saw that he was a beautiful child, she hid him three months. (NKJV)
10. Jacob & Leah
The couple who didn’t seem right for each other in the eyes of men, but were perfect for each other in the eyes of God.
Jacob didn’t choose Leah, but Leah was chosen to become his first wife.
Genesis 29: 22-23 And Laban gathered together all the men of the place and made a feast. Now it came to pass in the evening, that he took Leah his daughter and brought her to Jacob; and he went in to her.
God chose Leah to become the mother of the majority of the tribes of Israel.
Genesis 29:31 When the Lord saw that Leah was unloved, He opened her womb; but Rachel was barren. (NKJV)
Leah didn’t let the lack of love stop her from fulfilling her purpose in her marriage and being a good wife to Jacob.
Genesis 30:20 And Leah said, “God has endowed me with a good endowment; now my husband will dwell with me, because I have borne him six sons.” So she called his name Zebulun. (NKJV)
At the end love prevailed. Jacob chose to be buried next to Leah, not Rachel.
Genesis 49:31 There they buried Abraham and Sarah his wife, there they buried Isaac and Rebekah his wife, and there I buried Leah. (NKJV)
11. Hannah & Elkanah
The couple who didn’t lack love, but lacked children. However, the tears of sorrow transformed into tears of joy when God heard and attended Hannah’s prayer.
Even though Hannah was barren and Penninah (Elkanah’s second wife) was the one who gave Elkanah children, He continued to love Hannah and treat her with care.
1 Samuel 1:4 And whenever the time came for Elkanah to make an offering, he would give portions to Peninnah his wife and to all her sons and daughters. But to Hannah he would give a double portion, for he loved Hannah, although the Lord had closed her womb. (NKJV)
Elkanah was the perfect husband to Hannah, but being blessed by God with children was more important to Hannah.
1 Samuel 1:8 Then Elkanah her husband said to her, “Hannah, why do you weep? Why do you not eat? And why is your heart grieved? Am I not better to you than ten sons?” (NKJV)
After being blessed with a child from God, Hannah and Elkanah kept their promise to God and gave their son to God. Afterwards they were blessed with more children.
1 Samuel 1:22-23 But Hannah did not go up, for she said to her husband, “Not until the child is weaned; then I will take him, that he may appear before the Lord and remain there forever.” So Elkanah her husband said to her, “Do what seems best to you; wait until you have weaned him. Only let the Lord establish His word.” Then the woman stayed and nursed her son until she had weaned him. (NKJV)
12. Esther & King Xerxes
The royal couple who found love, overcame adversity, and saved the people of Israel from a death sentence, all in the palace of Persia.
Esther is chosen to become queen after finding favor in the eyes of King Xerxes.
Esther 2:17 The king loved Esther more than all the other women, and she obtained grace and favor in his sight more than all the virgins; so he set the royal crown upon her head and made her queen instead of Vashti. (NKJV)
King Xerxes made a great feast for Esther to express his love for her.
Esther 2:18 Then the king made a great feast, the Feast of Esther, for all his officials and servants; and he proclaimed a holiday in the provinces and gave gifts according to the generosity of a king. (NKJV)
When King Xerxes offers to give Esther anything she wishes for (even the half of the kingdom), Esther uses her wish to save her people from a death sentence.
Esther 5: 2-3 So it was, when the king saw Queen Esther standing in the court, thatshe found favor in his sight, and the king held out to Esther the golden scepter that was in his hand. Then Esther went near and touched the top of the scepter. And the king said to her, “What do you wish, Queen Esther? What is your request? It shall be given to you—up to half the kingdom!” (NKJV)
13. Joseph & Asenath
The couple who didn’t let their different origins stop them from loving each other and becoming the parents of two important tribes of Israel: Ephraim and Manasseh.
After all the suffering endured, Asenath is one of the many blessings Joseph receives in the land of Egypt.
Genesis 41:45 And Pharaoh called Joseph’s name Zaphnath-Paaneah. And he gave him as a wife Asenath, the daughter of Poti-Pherah priest of On. So Joseph went out over all the land of Egypt. (NKJV)
The names of Joseph’s children demonstrate the impact that Joseph and his faith in God had on Asenath: God is glorified in both of their children’s names.
Genesis 41:50-52 And to Joseph were born two sons before the years of famine came, whom Asenath, the daughter of Poti-Pherah priest of On, bore to him. Joseph called the name of the firstborn Manasseh: “For God has made me forget all my toil and all my father’s house.” And the name of the second he called Ephraim: “For God has caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction.”
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I hope you enjoyed reading about these 13 power couples in the Bible and learned many valuable lessons about love, loyalty, and marriage. Let me know in the comments below which power couple from the Bible you admire the most!
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