Subscribe to the CompellingTruth.org Newsletter:


Does God have a wife?

Some historians have tried to present a story where God and Asherah, a mother goddess who is found in ancient Semitic religions, were married for a time in Ancient Israel, but there is no evidence whatsoever to support this theory.

The Bible makes it clear that God does not have a wife or a spouse or romantic partner of any kind. In Genesis 2:18, we learn that God created marriage for humans: "The LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.'" From the rib of Adam, God created Eve—the first woman, and the suitable helper God designed. Adam was alone, so God made Him a companion. Since God is a triune being, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, He is unified within Himself and He has never been alone. This means that He does not need to have a partner or a wife. He has a loving relationship within His very being.

For humans, marriage is designed only for our lives on earth; it will not last into eternity. The Sadduccees asked Jesus a hypothetical question about marriage in eternity, to which He replied, "For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven" (Matthew 22:30). What we see in the Scriptures is that marriage was a partnership designed by God for human beings here on earth.

It should be noted that the Bible uses the imagery of marriage when referring to God's relationship with His people. The Old Testament talks of God being married to Israel, and it often refers to Israel's idolatry as spiritual adultery (see Ezekiel 16 and the book of Hosea, for example). The New Testament compares the husband-wife relationship to Christ and the church (Ephesians 5:21–33) and uses bridal imagery to speak of Christ and the church (2 Corinthians 11:2). Revelation talks about the marriage supper of the Lamb (Revelation 19:6–10). But none of this means God is married in the human sense of having a wife. Rather, this is symbolic language meant to illustrate God's relationship with His people.

Other pagan religions of this time frequently portrayed their gods as having romantic partners, spouses, and other love interests, but these gods were false idols (see Jeremiah 2:11). The One True God of the Bible has never been married and never will be.


Related Truth:

What is the Trinity?

What are some of the key things to know about the nature of God?

The attributes of God, what are they?

Why does Balaam say 'God is not man' (Numbers 23:19)?

How old is God?


Return to:
Truth about God










Preferred Bible Version:








CompellingTruth.org is a ministry of

THE TRUTH ABOUT: