Ecclesiastes 4:9-11 has to be one of our favourite religious wedding readings. Often used as a reading for Christian marriages, Ecclesiastes 4:9-11 is all about how two people are better than one. As Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock once said, it takes two to make a thing go right! If you fall down the other can help you up, if you’re cold you can keep warm together. With a partner, you can always rely on them to be there when you need them. It really defines what marriage is all about. You can never be lonely when you have your true love! If you’d like a copy of this reading to take to your ceremony, you can print off the free PDF version of Ecclesiastes 4:9-11.
Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor:
If either of them falls down, one can help the other up.
But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.
Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.
But how can one keep warm alone?
Ecclesiastes 4:9-11 has really highlighted to us how things are so much better in pairs. Some things just can't go without the other. It's like Mario and Luigi. Bacon and maple syrup (controversial one?). It's also like our wedding budget spreadsheet and our wedding budget breakdown. You might also consider our 18-month wedding planning checklist and our directory of incredible Recommended Suppliers! We've got everything from venues to transport to cake!