The pair lived on Australia's Gold Coast.
'You took advantage of those vulnerabilities in order to persuade her to kill herself and then assisted her to do so once she had made that decision'.
"You had an acute awareness that upon Mrs Morant's death you would benefit from a payout from the insurance policies", he said.
Mrs Morant was found dead in her vehicle on November 30, 2014.
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Jennifer Morant was suffering from chronic back pain and depression when she took her life.
As sole beneficiary, Morant had stood to receive A$1.4m (£770,000; $1m).
"You counseled and aided your wife to kill herself because you wanted to get your hands on the $1.4 million".
The self-styled religious pastor is believed to be the first person internationally to be convicted of counselling suicide, according to ABC News.
Lynette Lucas, Mrs Morant's sister, said after the sentencing: "Jenny came to me and I really did try to help Jenny and unfortunately we feel that we might have failed her a little bit but this is at least some sort of closure for her and some sort of peace".
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However, the court found that without his prompting, his wife would not have taken her own life.
The jury heard that Mr Morant had previously driven her to a hardware store to buy the generator.
Morant openly spoke about his plans to spend the funds building a compound complete with bunkers to shelter from a religious rapture.
Davis said Morant had shown no remorse for his actions and his wife had died in a lonely place.
As well as his 10-year sentence, he received an additional six years for aiding suicide, to be served concurrently.
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He will be eligible for parole in October 2023.