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Consanguinous, Abraham and Sarah

GENESIS 11:29In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 29 And Abram and Nahor took them wives: the name of Abram's wife was Sarai; and the name of Nahor's wife, Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the father of Milcah, and the father of Iscah.

GENESIS 12:13In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 13 Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister: that it may be well with me for thy sake; and my soul shall live because of thee.

GENESIS 20:3,9-16Verses in the Bible

  • 3 But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and said to him, Behold, thou art but a dead man, for the woman which thou hast taken; for she is a man's wife.
    Genesis 20:3 Meaning
  • 9 Then Abimelech called Abraham, and said unto him, What hast thou done unto us? and what have I offended thee, that thou hast brought on me and on my kingdom a great sin? thou hast done deeds unto me that ought not to be done.
    Genesis 20:9 Meaning
  • 10 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What sawest thou, that thou hast done this thing?
    Genesis 20:10 Meaning
  • 11 And Abraham said, Because I thought, Surely the fear of God is not in this place; and they will slay me for my wife's sake.
    Genesis 20:11 Meaning
  • 12 And yet indeed she is my sister; she is the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife.
    Genesis 20:12 Meaning
  • 13 And it came to pass, when God caused me to wander from my father's house, that I said unto her, This is thy kindness which thou shalt shew unto me; at every place whither we shall come, say of me, He is my brother.
    Genesis 20:13 Meaning
  • 14 And Abimelech took sheep, and oxen, and menservants, and womenservants, and gave them unto Abraham, and restored him Sarah his wife.
    Genesis 20:14 Meaning
  • 15 And Abimelech said, Behold, my land is before thee: dwell where it pleaseth thee.
    Genesis 20:15 Meaning
  • 16 And unto Sarah he said, Behold, I have given thy brother a thousand pieces of silver: behold, he is to thee a covering of the eyes, unto all that are with thee, and with all other: thus she was reproved.
    Genesis 20:16 Meaning

Isaac and Rebekah

GENESIS 24:3,4,67Verses in the Bible

  • 3 And I will make thee swear by the Lord, the God of heaven, and the God of the earth, that thou shalt not take a wife unto my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell:
    Genesis 24:3 Meaning
  • 4 But thou shalt go unto my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son Isaac.
    Genesis 24:4 Meaning
  • 67 And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah's tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her: and Isaac was comforted after his mother's death.
    Genesis 24:67 Meaning

GENESIS 28:2In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 2 Arise, go to Padan-aram, to the house of Bethuel thy mother's father; and take thee a wife from thence of the daughters of Laban thy mother's brother.

Jacob and His Wives

GENESIS 29:15-30Verses in the Bible

  • 15 And Laban said unto Jacob, Because thou art my brother, shouldest thou therefore serve me for nought? tell me, what shall thy wages be?
    Genesis 29:15 Meaning
  • 16 And Laban had two daughters: the name of the elder was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel.
    Genesis 29:16 Meaning
  • 17 Leah was tender eyed; but Rachel was beautiful and well favoured.
    Genesis 29:17 Meaning
  • 18 And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I will serve thee seven years for Rachel thy younger daughter.
    Genesis 29:18 Meaning
  • 19 And Laban said, It is better that I give her to thee, than that I should give her to another man: abide with me.
    Genesis 29:19 Meaning
  • 20 And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed unto him but a few days, for the love he had to her.
    Genesis 29:20 Meaning
  • 21 And Jacob said unto Laban, Give me my wife, for my days are fulfilled, that I may go in unto her.
    Genesis 29:21 Meaning
  • 22 And Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a feast.
    Genesis 29:22 Meaning
  • 23 And it came to pass in the evening, that he took Leah his daughter, and brought her to him; and he went in unto her.
    Genesis 29:23 Meaning
  • 24 And Laban gave unto his daughter Leah Zilpah his maid for an handmaid.
    Genesis 29:24 Meaning
  • 25 And it came to pass, that in the morning, behold, it was Leah: and he said to Laban, What is this thou hast done unto me? did not I serve with thee for Rachel? wherefore then hast thou beguiled me?
    Genesis 29:25 Meaning
  • 26 And Laban said, It must not be so done in our country, to give the younger before the firstborn.
    Genesis 29:26 Meaning
  • 27 Fulfil her week, and we will give thee this also for the service which thou shalt serve with me yet seven other years.
    Genesis 29:27 Meaning
  • 28 And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week: and he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife also.
    Genesis 29:28 Meaning
  • 29 And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his handmaid to be her maid.
    Genesis 29:29 Meaning
  • 30 And he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.
    Genesis 29:30 Meaning

Levirate (the Brother Required to Marry a Brother's Widow)

GENESIS 38:8,11Verses in the Bible

  • 8 And Judah said unto Onan, Go in unto thy brother's wife, and marry her, and raise up seed to thy brother.
    Genesis 38:8 Meaning
  • 11 Then said Judah to Tamar his daughter in law, Remain a widow at thy father's house, till Shelah my son be grown: for he said, Lest peradventure he die also, as his brethren did. And Tamar went and dwelt in her father's house.
    Genesis 38:11 Meaning

DEUTERONOMY 25:5-10Verses in the Bible

  • 5 If brethren dwell together, and one of them die, and have no child, the wife of the dead shall not marry without unto a stranger: her husband's brother shall go in unto her, and take her to him to wife, and perform the duty of an husband's brother unto her.
    Deuteronomy 25:5 Meaning
  • 6 And it shall be, that the firstborn which she beareth shall succeed in the name of his brother which is dead, that his name be not put out of Israel.
    Deuteronomy 25:6 Meaning
  • 7 And if the man like not to take his brother's wife, then let his brother's wife go up to the gate unto the elders, and say, My husband's brother refuseth to raise up unto his brother a name in Israel, he will not perform the duty of my husband's brother.
    Deuteronomy 25:7 Meaning
  • 8 Then the elders of his city shall call him, and speak unto him: and if he stand to it, and say, I like not to take her;
    Deuteronomy 25:8 Meaning
  • 9 Then shall his brother's wife come unto him in the presence of the elders, and loose his shoe from off his foot, and spit in his face, and shall answer and say, So shall it be done unto that man that will not build up his brother's house.
    Deuteronomy 25:9 Meaning
  • 10 And his name shall be called in Israel, The house of him that hath his shoe loosed.
    Deuteronomy 25:10 Meaning

RUTH 4:5In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 5 Then said Boaz, What day thou buyest the field of the hand of Naomi, thou must buy it also of Ruth the Moabitess, the wife of the dead, to raise up the name of the dead upon his inheritance.

MATTHEW 22:24In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 24 Saying, Master, Moses said, If a man die, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.

MARK 12:19-23Verses in the Bible

  • 19 Master, Moses wrote unto us, If a man's brother die, and leave his wife behind him, and leave no children, that his brother should take his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.
    Mark 12:19 Meaning
  • 20 Now there were seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and dying left no seed.
    Mark 12:20 Meaning
  • 21 And the second took her, and died, neither left he any seed: and the third likewise.
    Mark 12:21 Meaning
  • 22 And the seven had her, and left no seed: last of all the woman died also.
    Mark 12:22 Meaning
  • 23 In the resurrection therefore, when they shall rise, whose wife shall she be of them? for the seven had her to wife.
    Mark 12:23 Meaning

LUKE 20:28In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 28 Saying, Master, Moses wrote unto us, If any man's brother die, having a wife, and he die without children, that his brother should take his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.

Parents contract for their children


• Hagar Selects a Wife for Ishmael

GENESIS 21:21In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 21 And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran: and his mother took him a wife out of the land of Egypt.

• Abraham for Isaac

GENESIS 24Verses in the Bible

  • 1 And Abraham was old, and well stricken in age: and the Lord had blessed Abraham in all things.
    Genesis 24:1 Meaning
  • 2 And Abraham said unto his eldest servant of his house, that ruled over all that he had, Put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh:
    Genesis 24:2 Meaning
  • 3 And I will make thee swear by the Lord, the God of heaven, and the God of the earth, that thou shalt not take a wife unto my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell:
    Genesis 24:3 Meaning
  • 4 But thou shalt go unto my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son Isaac.
    Genesis 24:4 Meaning
  • 5 And the servant said unto him, Peradventure the woman will not be willing to follow me unto this land: must I needs bring thy son again unto the land from whence thou camest?
    Genesis 24:5 Meaning
  • 6 And Abraham said unto him, Beware thou that thou bring not my son thither again.
    Genesis 24:6 Meaning
  • 7 The Lord God of heaven, which took me from my father's house, and from the land of my kindred, and which spake unto me, and that sware unto me, saying, Unto thy seed will I give this land; he shall send his angel before thee, and thou shalt take a wife unto my son from thence.
    Genesis 24:7 Meaning
  • 8 And if the woman will not be willing to follow thee, then thou shalt be clear from this my oath: only bring not my son thither again.
    Genesis 24:8 Meaning
  • 9 And the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master, and sware to him concerning that matter.
    Genesis 24:9 Meaning
  • 10 And the servant took ten camels of the camels of his master, and departed; for all the goods of his master were in his hand: and he arose, and went to Mesopotamia, unto the city of Nahor.
    Genesis 24:10 Meaning
  • 11 And he made his camels to kneel down without the city by a well of water at the time of the evening, even the time that women go out to draw water.
    Genesis 24:11 Meaning
  • 12 And he said, O Lord God of my master Abraham, I pray thee, send me good speed this day, and shew kindness unto my master Abraham.
    Genesis 24:12 Meaning
  • 13 Behold, I stand here by the well of water; and the daughters of the men of the city come out to draw water:
    Genesis 24:13 Meaning
  • 14 And let it come to pass, that the damsel to whom I shall say, Let down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink; and she shall say, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also: let the same be she that thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac; and thereby shall I know that thou hast shewed kindness unto my master.
    Genesis 24:14 Meaning
  • 15 And it came to pass, before he had done speaking, that, behold, Rebekah came out, who was born to Bethuel, son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham's brother, with her pitcher upon her shoulder.
    Genesis 24:15 Meaning
  • 16 And the damsel was very fair to look upon, a virgin, neither had any man known her: and she went down to the well, and filled her pitcher, and came up.
    Genesis 24:16 Meaning
  • 17 And the servant ran to meet her, and said, Let me, I pray thee, drink a little water of thy pitcher.
    Genesis 24:17 Meaning
  • 18 And she said, Drink, my lord: and she hasted, and let down her pitcher upon her hand, and gave him drink.
    Genesis 24:18 Meaning
  • 19 And when she had done giving him drink, she said, I will draw water for thy camels also, until they have done drinking.
    Genesis 24:19 Meaning
  • 20 And she hasted, and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran again unto the well to draw water, and drew for all his camels.
    Genesis 24:20 Meaning
  • 21 And the man wondering at her held his peace, to wit whether the Lord had made his journey prosperous or not.
    Genesis 24:21 Meaning
  • 22 And it came to pass, as the camels had done drinking, that the man took a golden earring of half a shekel weight, and two bracelets for her hands of ten shekels weight of gold;
    Genesis 24:22 Meaning
  • 23 And said, Whose daughter art thou? tell me, I pray thee: is there room in thy father's house for us to lodge in?
    Genesis 24:23 Meaning
  • 24 And she said unto him, I am the daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcah, which she bare unto Nahor.
    Genesis 24:24 Meaning
  • 25 She said moreover unto him, We have both straw and provender enough, and room to lodge in.
    Genesis 24:25 Meaning
  • 26 And the man bowed down his head, and worshipped the Lord.
    Genesis 24:26 Meaning
  • 27 And he said, Blessed be the Lord God of my master Abraham, who hath not left destitute my master of his mercy and his truth: I being in the way, the Lord led me to the house of my master's brethren.
    Genesis 24:27 Meaning
  • 28 And the damsel ran, and told them of her mother's house these things.
    Genesis 24:28 Meaning
  • 29 And Rebekah had a brother, and his name was Laban: and Laban ran out unto the man, unto the well.
    Genesis 24:29 Meaning
  • 30 And it came to pass, when he saw the earring and bracelets upon his sister's hands, and when he heard the words of Rebekah his sister, saying, Thus spake the man unto me; that he came unto the man; and, behold, he stood by the camels at the well.
    Genesis 24:30 Meaning
  • 31 And he said, Come in, thou blessed of the Lord; wherefore standest thou without? for I have prepared the house, and room for the camels.
    Genesis 24:31 Meaning
  • 32 And the man came into the house: and he ungirded his camels, and gave straw and provender for the camels, and water to wash his feet, and the men's feet that were with him.
    Genesis 24:32 Meaning
  • 33 And there was set meat before him to eat: but he said, I will not eat, until I have told mine errand. And he said, Speak on.
    Genesis 24:33 Meaning
  • 34 And he said, I am Abraham's servant.
    Genesis 24:34 Meaning
  • 35 And the Lord hath blessed my master greatly; and he is become great: and he hath given him flocks, and herds, and silver, and gold, and menservants, and maidservants, and camels, and asses.
    Genesis 24:35 Meaning
  • 36 And Sarah my master's wife bare a son to my master when she was old: and unto him hath he given all that he hath.
    Genesis 24:36 Meaning
  • 37 And my master made me swear, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife to my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, in whose land I dwell:
    Genesis 24:37 Meaning
  • 38 But thou shalt go unto my father's house, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son.
    Genesis 24:38 Meaning
  • 39 And I said unto my master, Peradventure the woman will not follow me.
    Genesis 24:39 Meaning
  • 40 And he said unto me, The Lord, before whom I walk, will send his angel with thee, and prosper thy way; and thou shalt take a wife for my son of my kindred, and of my father's house:
    Genesis 24:40 Meaning
  • 41 Then shalt thou be clear from this my oath, when thou comest to my kindred; and if they give not thee one, thou shalt be clear from my oath.
    Genesis 24:41 Meaning
  • 42 And I came this day unto the well, and said, O Lord God of my master Abraham, if now thou do prosper my way which I go:
    Genesis 24:42 Meaning
  • 43 Behold, I stand by the well of water; and it shall come to pass, that when the virgin cometh forth to draw water, and I say to her, Give me, I pray thee, a little water of thy pitcher to drink;
    Genesis 24:43 Meaning
  • 44 And she say to me, Both drink thou, and I will also draw for thy camels: let the same be the woman whom the Lord hath appointed out for my master's son.
    Genesis 24:44 Meaning
  • 45 And before I had done speaking in mine heart, behold, Rebekah came forth with her pitcher on her shoulder; and she went down unto the well, and drew water: and I said unto her, Let me drink, I pray thee.
    Genesis 24:45 Meaning
  • 46 And she made haste, and let down her pitcher from her shoulder, and said, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also: so I drank, and she made the camels drink also.
    Genesis 24:46 Meaning
  • 47 And I asked her, and said, Whose daughter art thou? And she said, The daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom Milcah bare unto him: and I put the earring upon her face, and the bracelets upon her hands.
    Genesis 24:47 Meaning
  • 48 And I bowed down my head, and worshipped the Lord, and blessed the Lord God of my master Abraham, which had led me in the right way to take my master's brother's daughter unto his son.
    Genesis 24:48 Meaning
  • 49 And now if ye will deal kindly and truly with my master, tell me: and if not, tell me; that I may turn to the right hand, or to the left.
    Genesis 24:49 Meaning
  • 50 Then Laban and Bethuel answered and said, The thing proceedeth from the Lord: we cannot speak unto thee bad or good.
    Genesis 24:50 Meaning
  • 51 Behold, Rebekah is before thee, take her, and go, and let her be thy master's son's wife, as the Lord hath spoken.
    Genesis 24:51 Meaning
  • 52 And it came to pass, that, when Abraham's servant heard their words, he worshipped the Lord, bowing himself to the earth.
    Genesis 24:52 Meaning
  • 53 And the servant brought forth jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment, and gave them to Rebekah: he gave also to her brother and to her mother precious things.
    Genesis 24:53 Meaning
  • 54 And they did eat and drink, he and the men that were with him, and tarried all night; and they rose up in the morning, and he said, Send me away unto my master.
    Genesis 24:54 Meaning
  • 55 And her brother and her mother said, Let the damsel abide with us a few days, at the least ten; after that she shall go.
    Genesis 24:55 Meaning
  • 56 And he said unto them, Hinder me not, seeing the Lord hath prospered my way; send me away that I may go to my master.
    Genesis 24:56 Meaning
  • 57 And they said, We will call the damsel, and inquire at her mouth.
    Genesis 24:57 Meaning
  • 58 And they called Rebekah, and said unto her, Wilt thou go with this man? And she said, I will go.
    Genesis 24:58 Meaning
  • 59 And they sent away Rebekah their sister, and her nurse, and Abraham's servant, and his men.
    Genesis 24:59 Meaning
  • 60 And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto her, Thou art our sister, be thou the mother of thousands of millions, and let thy seed possess the gate of those which hate them.
    Genesis 24:60 Meaning
  • 61 And Rebekah arose, and her damsels, and they rode upon the camels, and followed the man: and the servant took Rebekah, and went his way.
    Genesis 24:61 Meaning
  • 62 And Isaac came from the way of the well Lahai-roi; for he dwelt in the south country.
    Genesis 24:62 Meaning
  • 63 And Isaac went out to meditate in the field at the eventide: and he lifted up his eyes, and saw, and, behold, the camels were coming.
    Genesis 24:63 Meaning
  • 64 And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she lighted off the camel.
    Genesis 24:64 Meaning
  • 65 For she had said unto the servant, What man is this that walketh in the field to meet us? And the servant had said, It is my master: therefore she took a vail, and covered herself.
    Genesis 24:65 Meaning
  • 66 And the servant told Isaac all things that he had done.
    Genesis 24:66 Meaning
  • 67 And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah's tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her: and Isaac was comforted after his mother's death.
    Genesis 24:67 Meaning

• Laban Arranges for His Daughters' Marriage

GENESIS 29Verses in the Bible

  • 1 Then Jacob went on his journey, and came into the land of the people of the east.
    Genesis 29:1 Meaning
  • 2 And he looked, and behold a well in the field, and, lo, there were three flocks of sheep lying by it; for out of that well they watered the flocks: and a great stone was upon the well's mouth.
    Genesis 29:2 Meaning
  • 3 And thither were all the flocks gathered: and they rolled the stone from the well's mouth, and watered the sheep, and put the stone again upon the well's mouth in his place.
    Genesis 29:3 Meaning
  • 4 And Jacob said unto them, My brethren, whence be ye? And they said, Of Haran are we.
    Genesis 29:4 Meaning
  • 5 And he said unto them, Know ye Laban the son of Nahor? And they said, We know him.
    Genesis 29:5 Meaning
  • 6 And he said unto them, Is he well? And they said, He is well: and, behold, Rachel his daughter cometh with the sheep.
    Genesis 29:6 Meaning
  • 7 And he said, Lo, it is yet high day, neither is it time that the cattle should be gathered together: water ye the sheep, and go and feed them.
    Genesis 29:7 Meaning
  • 8 And they said, We cannot, until all the flocks be gathered together, and till they roll the stone from the well's mouth; then we water the sheep.
    Genesis 29:8 Meaning
  • 9 And while he yet spake with them, Rachel came with her father's sheep: for she kept them.
    Genesis 29:9 Meaning
  • 10 And it came to pass, when Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban his mother's brother, and the sheep of Laban his mother's brother, that Jacob went near, and rolled the stone from the well's mouth, and watered the flock of Laban his mother's brother.
    Genesis 29:10 Meaning
  • 11 And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted up his voice, and wept.
    Genesis 29:11 Meaning
  • 12 And Jacob told Rachel that he was her father's brother, and that he was Rebekah's son: and she ran and told her father.
    Genesis 29:12 Meaning
  • 13 And it came to pass, when Laban heard the tidings of Jacob his sister's son, that he ran to meet him, and embraced him, and kissed him, and brought him to his house. And he told Laban all these things.
    Genesis 29:13 Meaning
  • 14 And Laban said to him, Surely thou art my bone and my flesh. And he abode with him the space of a month.
    Genesis 29:14 Meaning
  • 15 And Laban said unto Jacob, Because thou art my brother, shouldest thou therefore serve me for nought? tell me, what shall thy wages be?
    Genesis 29:15 Meaning
  • 16 And Laban had two daughters: the name of the elder was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel.
    Genesis 29:16 Meaning
  • 17 Leah was tender eyed; but Rachel was beautiful and well favoured.
    Genesis 29:17 Meaning
  • 18 And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I will serve thee seven years for Rachel thy younger daughter.
    Genesis 29:18 Meaning
  • 19 And Laban said, It is better that I give her to thee, than that I should give her to another man: abide with me.
    Genesis 29:19 Meaning
  • 20 And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed unto him but a few days, for the love he had to her.
    Genesis 29:20 Meaning
  • 21 And Jacob said unto Laban, Give me my wife, for my days are fulfilled, that I may go in unto her.
    Genesis 29:21 Meaning
  • 22 And Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a feast.
    Genesis 29:22 Meaning
  • 23 And it came to pass in the evening, that he took Leah his daughter, and brought her to him; and he went in unto her.
    Genesis 29:23 Meaning
  • 24 And Laban gave unto his daughter Leah Zilpah his maid for an handmaid.
    Genesis 29:24 Meaning
  • 25 And it came to pass, that in the morning, behold, it was Leah: and he said to Laban, What is this thou hast done unto me? did not I serve with thee for Rachel? wherefore then hast thou beguiled me?
    Genesis 29:25 Meaning
  • 26 And Laban said, It must not be so done in our country, to give the younger before the firstborn.
    Genesis 29:26 Meaning
  • 27 Fulfil her week, and we will give thee this also for the service which thou shalt serve with me yet seven other years.
    Genesis 29:27 Meaning
  • 28 And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week: and he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife also.
    Genesis 29:28 Meaning
  • 29 And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his handmaid to be her maid.
    Genesis 29:29 Meaning
  • 30 And he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.
    Genesis 29:30 Meaning
  • 31 And when the Lord saw that Leah was hated, he opened her womb: but Rachel was barren.
    Genesis 29:31 Meaning
  • 32 And Leah conceived, and bare a son, and she called his name Reuben: for she said, Surely the Lord hath looked upon my affliction; now therefore my husband will love me.
    Genesis 29:32 Meaning
  • 33 And she conceived again, and bare a son; and said, Because the Lord hath heard that I was hated, he hath therefore given me this son also: and she called his name Simeon.
    Genesis 29:33 Meaning
  • 34 And she conceived again, and bare a son; and said, Now this time will my husband be joined unto me, because I have born him three sons: therefore was his name called Levi.
    Genesis 29:34 Meaning
  • 35 And she conceived again, and bare a son: and she said, Now will I praise the Lord: therefore she called his name Judah; and left bearing.
    Genesis 29:35 Meaning

• Samson Asks His Parents to Procure Him a Wife

JUDGES 14:2In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 2 And he came up, and told his father and his mother, and said, I have seen a woman in Timnath of the daughters of the Philistines: now therefore get her for me to wife.

EXODUS 22:17In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 17 If her father utterly refuse to give her unto him, he shall pay money according to the dowry of virgins.

Presents Given to Parents to Secure Their Favor

GENESIS 24:53In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 53 And the servant brought forth jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment, and gave them to Rebekah: he gave also to her brother and to her mother precious things.

GENESIS 34:12In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 12 Ask me never so much dowry and gift, and I will give according as ye shall say unto me: but give me the damsel to wife.

DEUTERONOMY 22:29In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 29 Then the man that lay with her shall give unto the damsel's father fifty shekels of silver, and she shall be his wife; because he hath humbled her, he may not put her away all his days.

1 SAMUEL 18:25In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 25 And Saul said, Thus shall ye say to David, The king desireth not any dowry, but an hundred foreskins of the Philistines, to be avenged of the king's enemies. But Saul thought to make David fall by the hand of the Philistines.

HOSEA 3:2In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 2 So I bought her to me for fifteen pieces of silver, and for an homer of barley, and an half homer of barley:

Nuptial Feasts

GENESIS 29:22In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 22 And Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a feast.

JUDGES 14:12In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 12 And Samson said unto them, I will now put forth a riddle unto you: if ye can certainly declare it me within the seven days of the feast, and find it out, then I will give you thirty sheets and thirty change of garments:

ESTHER 2:18In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 18 Then the king made a great feast unto all his princes and his servants, even Esther's feast; and he made a release to the provinces, and gave gifts, according to the state of the king.

MATTHEW 22:11,12Verses in the Bible

  • 11 And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment:
    Matthew 22:11 Meaning
  • 12 And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.
    Matthew 22:12 Meaning

Jesus Present at

JOHN 2:1-5Verses in the Bible

  • 1 And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there:
    John 2:1 Meaning
  • 2 And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage.
    John 2:2 Meaning
  • 3 And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine.
    John 2:3 Meaning
  • 4 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come.
    John 2:4 Meaning
  • 5 His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.
    John 2:5 Meaning

Ceremony Attested by Witnesses

RUTH 4:1-11Verses in the Bible

  • 1 Then went Boaz up to the gate, and sat him down there: and, behold, the kinsman of whom Boaz spake came by; unto whom he said, Ho, such a one! turn aside, sit down here. And he turned aside, and sat down.
    Ruth 4:1 Meaning
  • 2 And he took ten men of the elders of the city, and said, Sit ye down here. And they sat down.
    Ruth 4:2 Meaning
  • 3 And he said unto the kinsman, Naomi, that is come again out of the country of Moab, selleth a parcel of land, which was our brother Elimelech's:
    Ruth 4:3 Meaning
  • 4 And I thought to advertise thee, saying, Buy it before the inhabitants, and before the elders of my people. If thou wilt redeem it, redeem it: but if thou wilt not redeem it, then tell me, that I may know: for there is none to redeem it beside thee; and I am after thee. And he said, I will redeem it.
    Ruth 4:4 Meaning
  • 5 Then said Boaz, What day thou buyest the field of the hand of Naomi, thou must buy it also of Ruth the Moabitess, the wife of the dead, to raise up the name of the dead upon his inheritance.
    Ruth 4:5 Meaning
  • 6 And the kinsman said, I cannot redeem it for myself, lest I mar mine own inheritance: redeem thou my right to thyself; for I cannot redeem it.
    Ruth 4:6 Meaning
  • 7 Now this was the manner in former time in Israel concerning redeeming and concerning changing, for to confirm all things; a man plucked off his shoe, and gave it to his neighbour: and this was a testimony in Israel.
    Ruth 4:7 Meaning
  • 8 Therefore the kinsman said unto Boaz, Buy it for thee. So he drew off his shoe.
    Ruth 4:8 Meaning
  • 9 And Boaz said unto the elders, and unto all the people, Ye are witnesses this day, that I have bought all that was Elimelech's, and all that was Chilion's and Mahlon's, of the hand of Naomi.
    Ruth 4:9 Meaning
  • 10 Moreover Ruth the Moabitess, the wife of Mahlon, have I purchased to be my wife, to raise up the name of the dead upon his inheritance, that the name of the dead be not cut off from among his brethren, and from the gate of his place: ye are witnesses this day.
    Ruth 4:10 Meaning
  • 11 And all the people that were in the gate, and the elders, said, We are witnesses. The Lord make the woman that is come into thine house like Rachel and like Leah, which two did build the house of Israel: and do thou worthily in Ephratah, and be famous in Bethlehem:
    Ruth 4:11 Meaning

ISAIAH 8:1-3Verses in the Bible

  • 1 Moreover the Lord said unto me, Take thee a great roll, and write in it with a man's pen concerning Maher-shalal-hash-baz.
    Isaiah 8:1 Meaning
  • 2 And I took unto me faithful witnesses to record, Uriah the priest, and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah.
    Isaiah 8:2 Meaning
  • 3 And I went unto the prophetess; and she conceived, and bare a son. Then said the Lord to me, Call his name Maher-shalal-hash-baz.
    Isaiah 8:3 Meaning

The Groom Exempt One Year from Military Duty

DEUTERONOMY 24:5In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 5 When a man hath taken a new wife, he shall not go out to war, neither shall he be charged with any business: but he shall be free at home one year, and shall cheer up his wife which he hath taken.

Bridal Ornaments

ISAIAH 49:18In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 18 Lift up thine eyes round about, and behold: all these gather themselves together, and come to thee. As I live, saith the Lord, thou shalt surely clothe thee with them all, as with an ornament, and bind them on thee, as a bride doeth.

JEREMIAH 2:32In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 32 Can a maid forget her ornaments, or a bride her attire? yet my people have forgotten me days without number.

Bridal Presents

GENESIS 24:53In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 53 And the servant brought forth jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment, and gave them to Rebekah: he gave also to her brother and to her mother precious things.

PSALM 45:12In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 12 And the daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift; even the rich among the people shall intreat thy favour.

A Herald Preceded the Bridegroom

MATTHEW 25:6In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.

Wedding Robes Adorned With Jewels

ISAIAH 61:10In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 10 I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.

Wives obtained


• By Purchase

GENESIS 29:20In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 20 And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed unto him but a few days, for the love he had to her.

RUTH 4:10In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 10 Moreover Ruth the Moabitess, the wife of Mahlon, have I purchased to be my wife, to raise up the name of the dead upon his inheritance, that the name of the dead be not cut off from among his brethren, and from the gate of his place: ye are witnesses this day.

HOSEA 3:2In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 2 So I bought her to me for fifteen pieces of silver, and for an homer of barley, and an half homer of barley:

HOSEA 12:12In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 12 And Jacob fled into the country of Syria, and Israel served for a wife, and for a wife he kept sheep.

• By Kidnapping

JUDGES 21:21-23Verses in the Bible

  • 21 And see, and, behold, if the daughters of Shiloh come out to dance in dances, then come ye out of the vineyards, and catch you every man his wife of the daughters of Shiloh, and go to the land of Benjamin.
    Judges 21:21 Meaning
  • 22 And it shall be, when their fathers or their brethren come unto us to complain, that we will say unto them, Be favourable unto them for our sakes: because we reserved not to each man his wife in the war: for ye did not give unto them at this time, that ye should be guilty.
    Judges 21:22 Meaning
  • 23 And the children of Benjamin did so, and took them wives, according to their number, of them that danced, whom they caught: and they went and returned unto their inheritance, and repaired the cities, and dwelt in them.
    Judges 21:23 Meaning

Given by Kings

1 SAMUEL 17:25In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 25 And the men of Israel said, Have ye seen this man that is come up? surely to defy Israel is he come up: and it shall be, that the man who killeth him, the king will enrich him with great riches, and will give him his daughter, and make his father's house free in Israel.

1 SAMUEL 18:17,21Verses in the Bible

  • 17 And Saul said to David, Behold my elder daughter Merab, her will I give thee to wife: only be thou valiant for me, and fight the Lord's battles. For Saul said, Let not mine hand be upon him, but let the hand of the Philistines be upon him.
    1 Samuel 18:17 Meaning
  • 21 And Saul said, I will give him her, that she may be a snare to him, and that the hand of the Philistines may be against him. Wherefore Saul said to David, Thou shalt this day be my son in law in the one of the twain.
    1 Samuel 18:21 Meaning

Daughters Given In, as Rewards of Valor

JUDGES 1:12In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 12 And Caleb said, He that smiteth Kirjath-sepher, and taketh it, to him will I give Achsah my daughter to wife.

1 SAMUEL 17:25In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 25 And the men of Israel said, Have ye seen this man that is come up? surely to defy Israel is he come up: and it shall be, that the man who killeth him, the king will enrich him with great riches, and will give him his daughter, and make his father's house free in Israel.

1 SAMUEL 18:27In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 27 Wherefore David arose and went, he and his men, and slew of the Philistines two hundred men; and David brought their foreskins, and they gave them in full tale to the king, that he might be the king's son in law. And Saul gave him Michal his daughter to wife.

Wives Taken by Edict

ESTHER 2:2-4,8-14Verses in the Bible

  • 2 Then said the king's servants that ministered unto him, Let there be fair young virgins sought for the king:
    Esther 2:2 Meaning
  • 3 And let the king appoint officers in all the provinces of his kingdom, that they may gather together all the fair young virgins unto Shushan the palace, to the house of the women, unto the custody of Hege the king's chamberlain, keeper of the women; and let their things for purification be given them:
    Esther 2:3 Meaning
  • 4 And let the maiden which pleaseth the king be queen instead of Vashti. And the thing pleased the king; and he did so.
    Esther 2:4 Meaning
  • 8 So it came to pass, when the king's commandment and his decree was heard, and when many maidens were gathered together unto Shushan the palace, to the custody of Hegai, that Esther was brought also unto the king's house, to the custody of Hegai, keeper of the women.
    Esther 2:8 Meaning
  • 9 And the maiden pleased him, and she obtained kindness of him; and he speedily gave her her things for purification, with such things as belonged to her, and seven maidens, which were meet to be given her, out of the king's house: and he preferred her and her maids unto the best place of the house of the women.
    Esther 2:9 Meaning
  • 10 Esther had not shewed her people nor her kindred: for Mordecai had charged her that she should not shew it.
    Esther 2:10 Meaning
  • 11 And Mordecai walked every day before the court of the women's house, to know how Esther did, and what should become of her.
    Esther 2:11 Meaning
  • 12 Now when every maid's turn was come to go in to king Ahasuerus, after that she had been twelve months, according to the manner of the women, (for so were the days of their purifications accomplished, to wit, six months with oil of myrrh, and six months with sweet odours, and with other things for the purifying of the women;)
    Esther 2:12 Meaning
  • 13 Then thus came every maiden unto the king; whatsoever she desired was given her to go with her out of the house of the women unto the king's house.
    Esther 2:13 Meaning
  • 14 In the evening she went, and on the morrow she returned into the second house of the women, to the custody of Shaashgaz, the king's chamberlain, which kept the concubines: she came in unto the king no more, except the king delighted in her, and that she were called by name.
    Esther 2:14 Meaning

David Gave One Hundred Philistine Foreskins for a Wife

2 SAMUEL 3:14In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 14 And David sent messengers to Ish-bosheth Saul's son, saying, Deliver me my wife Michal, which I espoused to me for an hundred foreskins of the Philistines.

Wives Among the Israelites Must Be Israelites

EXODUS 34:16In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 16 And thou take of their daughters unto thy sons, and their daughters go a whoring after their gods, and make thy sons go a whoring after their gods.

DEUTERONOMY 7:3,4Verses in the Bible

  • 3 Neither shalt thou make marriages with them; thy daughter thou shalt not give unto his son, nor his daughter shalt thou take unto thy son.
    Deuteronomy 7:3 Meaning
  • 4 For they will turn away thy son from following me, that they may serve other gods: so will the anger of the Lord be kindled against you, and destroy thee suddenly.
    Deuteronomy 7:4 Meaning

1 CHRONICLES 23:22In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 22 And Eleazar died, and had no sons, but daughters: and their brethren the sons of Kish took them.

EZRA 9:1,2,12Verses in the Bible

  • 1 Now when these things were done, the princes came to me, saying, The people of Israel, and the priests, and the Levites, have not separated themselves from the people of the lands, doing according to their abominations, even of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Jebusites, the Ammonites, the Moabites, the Egyptians, and the Amorites.
    Ezra 9:1 Meaning
  • 2 For they have taken of their daughters for themselves, and for their sons: so that the holy seed have mingled themselves with the people of those lands: yea, the hand of the princes and rulers hath been chief in this trespass.
    Ezra 9:2 Meaning
  • 12 Now therefore give not your daughters unto their sons, neither take their daughters unto your sons, nor seek their peace or their wealth for ever: that ye may be strong, and eat the good of the land, and leave it for an inheritance to your children for ever.
    Ezra 9:12 Meaning

NEHEMIAH 10:30In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 30 And that we would not give our daughters unto the people of the land, nor take their daughters for our sons:

NEHEMIAH 13:26,27Verses in the Bible

  • 26 Did not Solomon king of Israel sin by these things? yet among many nations was there no king like him, who was beloved of his God, and God made him king over all Israel: nevertheless even him did outlandish women cause to sin.
    Nehemiah 13:26 Meaning
  • 27 Shall we then hearken unto you to do all this great evil, to transgress against our God in marrying strange wives?
    Nehemiah 13:27 Meaning

MALACHI 2:11In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 11 Judah hath dealt treacherously, and an abomination is committed in Israel and in Jerusalem; for Judah hath profaned the holiness of the Lord which he loved, and hath married the daughter of a strange god.

1 CORINTHIANS 7:39In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 39 The wife is bound by the law as long as her husband liveth; but if her husband be dead, she is at liberty to be married to whom she will; only in the Lord.

2 CORINTHIANS 6:14In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?

Betrothal a Quasi-Marriage

MATTHEW 1:18In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.

LUKE 1:27In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 27 To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.

Betrothal Made With the Spirit

EZEKIEL 16:8In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 8 Now when I passed by thee, and looked upon thee, behold, thy time was the time of love; and I spread my skirt over thee, and covered thy nakedness: yea, I sware unto thee, and entered into a covenant with thee, saith the Lord God, and thou becamest mine.

Celibacy Deplored

JUDGES 11:38In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 38 And he said, Go. And he sent her away for two months: and she went with her companions, and bewailed her virginity upon the mountains.

ISAIAH 4:1In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 1 And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach.

JEREMIAH 16:9In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 9 For thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will cause to cease out of this place in your eyes, and in your days, the voice of mirth, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride.

Advised

1 CORINTHIANS 7:7,8,24-40Verses in the Bible

  • 7 For I would that all men were even as I myself. But every man hath his proper gift of God, one after this manner, and another after that.
    1 Corinthians 7:7 Meaning
  • 24 Brethren, let every man, wherein he is called, therein abide with God.
    1 Corinthians 7:24 Meaning
  • 25 Now concerning virgins I have no commandment of the Lord: yet I give my judgment, as one that hath obtained mercy of the Lord to be faithful.
    1 Corinthians 7:25 Meaning
  • 26 I suppose therefore that this is good for the present distress, I say, that it is good for a man so to be.
    1 Corinthians 7:26 Meaning
  • 27 Art thou bound unto a wife? seek not to be loosed. Art thou loosed from a wife? seek not a wife.
    1 Corinthians 7:27 Meaning
  • 28 But and if thou marry, thou hast not sinned; and if a virgin marry, she hath not sinned. Nevertheless such shall have trouble in the flesh: but I spare you.
    1 Corinthians 7:28 Meaning
  • 29 But this I say, brethren, the time is short: it remaineth, that both they that have wives be as though they had none;
    1 Corinthians 7:29 Meaning
  • 30 And they that weep, as though they wept not; and they that rejoice, as though they rejoiced not; and they that buy, as though they possessed not;
    1 Corinthians 7:30 Meaning
  • 31 And they that use this world, as not abusing it: for the fashion of this world passeth away.
    1 Corinthians 7:31 Meaning
  • 32 But I would have you without carefulness. He that is unmarried careth for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may please the Lord:
    1 Corinthians 7:32 Meaning
  • 33 But he that is married careth for the things that are of the world, how he may please his wife.
    1 Corinthians 7:33 Meaning
  • 34 There is difference also between a wife and a virgin. The unmarried woman careth for the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and in spirit: but she that is married careth for the things of the world, how she may please her husband.
    1 Corinthians 7:34 Meaning
  • 35 And this I speak for your own profit; not that I may cast a snare upon you, but for that which is comely, and that ye may attend upon the Lord without distraction.
    1 Corinthians 7:35 Meaning
  • 36 But if any man think that he behaveth himself uncomely toward his virgin, if she pass the flower of her age, and need so require, let him do what he will, he sinneth not: let them marry.
    1 Corinthians 7:36 Meaning
  • 37 Nevertheless he that standeth stedfast in his heart, having no necessity, but hath power over his own will, and hath so decreed in his heart that he will keep his virgin, doeth well.
    1 Corinthians 7:37 Meaning
  • 38 So then he that giveth her in marriage doeth well; but he that giveth her not in marriage doeth better.
    1 Corinthians 7:38 Meaning
  • 39 The wife is bound by the law as long as her husband liveth; but if her husband be dead, she is at liberty to be married to whom she will; only in the Lord.
    1 Corinthians 7:39 Meaning
  • 40 But she is happier if she so abide, after my judgment: and I think also that I have the Spirit of God.
    1 Corinthians 7:40 Meaning

Obligations Under, Inferior to Duty to God

DEUTERONOMY 13:6-10Verses in the Bible

  • 6 If thy brother, the son of thy mother, or thy son, or thy daughter, or the wife of thy bosom, or thy friend, which is as thine own soul, entice thee secretly, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which thou hast not known, thou, nor thy fathers;
    Deuteronomy 13:6 Meaning
  • 7 Namely, of the gods of the people which are round about you, nigh unto thee, or far off from thee, from the one end of the earth even unto the other end of the earth;
    Deuteronomy 13:7 Meaning
  • 8 Thou shalt not consent unto him, nor hearken unto him; neither shall thine eye pity him, neither shalt thou spare, neither shalt thou conceal him:
    Deuteronomy 13:8 Meaning
  • 9 But thou shalt surely kill him; thine hand shall be first upon him to put him to death, and afterwards the hand of all the people.
    Deuteronomy 13:9 Meaning
  • 10 And thou shalt stone him with stones, that he die; because he hath sought to thrust thee away from the Lord thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage.
    Deuteronomy 13:10 Meaning

MATTHEW 19:29In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 29 And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.

LUKE 14:26In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 26 If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.

Not Binding After Death

MATTHEW 22:29,30Verses in the Bible

  • 29 Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.
    Matthew 22:29 Meaning
  • 30 For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.
    Matthew 22:30 Meaning

MARK 12:24,25Verses in the Bible

  • 24 And Jesus answering said unto them, Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God?
    Mark 12:24 Meaning
  • 25 For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels which are in heaven.
    Mark 12:25 Meaning

• See Bride

• See Bridegroom

Scriptures Relating to

GENESIS 2:23,24Verses in the Bible

  • 23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.
    Genesis 2:23 Meaning
  • 24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
    Genesis 2:24 Meaning

EXODUS 22:16,17Verses in the Bible

  • 16 And if a man entice a maid that is not betrothed, and lie with her, he shall surely endow her to be his wife.
    Exodus 22:16 Meaning
  • 17 If her father utterly refuse to give her unto him, he shall pay money according to the dowry of virgins.
    Exodus 22:17 Meaning

LEVITICUS 18:6-18Verses in the Bible

  • 6 None of you shall approach to any that is near of kin to him, to uncover their nakedness: I am the Lord.
    Leviticus 18:6 Meaning
  • 7 The nakedness of thy father, or the nakedness of thy mother, shalt thou not uncover: she is thy mother; thou shalt not uncover her nakedness.
    Leviticus 18:7 Meaning
  • 8 The nakedness of thy father's wife shalt thou not uncover: it is thy father's nakedness.
    Leviticus 18:8 Meaning
  • 9 The nakedness of thy sister, the daughter of thy father, or daughter of thy mother, whether she be born at home, or born abroad, even their nakedness thou shalt not uncover.
    Leviticus 18:9 Meaning
  • 10 The nakedness of thy son's daughter, or of thy daughter's daughter, even their nakedness thou shalt not uncover: for theirs is thine own nakedness.
    Leviticus 18:10 Meaning
  • 11 The nakedness of thy father's wife's daughter, begotten of thy father, she is thy sister, thou shalt not uncover her nakedness.
    Leviticus 18:11 Meaning
  • 12 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father's sister: she is thy father's near kinswoman.
    Leviticus 18:12 Meaning
  • 13 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy mother's sister: for she is thy mother's near kinswoman.
    Leviticus 18:13 Meaning
  • 14 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father's brother, thou shalt not approach to his wife: she is thine aunt.
    Leviticus 18:14 Meaning
  • 15 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy daughter in law: she is thy son's wife; thou shalt not uncover her nakedness.
    Leviticus 18:15 Meaning
  • 16 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy brother's wife: it is thy brother's nakedness.
    Leviticus 18:16 Meaning
  • 17 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of a woman and her daughter, neither shalt thou take her son's daughter, or her daughter's daughter, to uncover her nakedness; for they are her near kinswomen: it is wickedness.
    Leviticus 18:17 Meaning
  • 18 Neither shalt thou take a wife to her sister, to vex her, to uncover her nakedness, beside the other in her life time.
    Leviticus 18:18 Meaning

LEVITICUS 20:14,17,19-21Verses in the Bible

  • 14 And if a man take a wife and her mother, it is wickedness: they shall be burnt with fire, both he and they; that there be no wickedness among you.
    Leviticus 20:14 Meaning
  • 17 And if a man shall take his sister, his father's daughter, or his mother's daughter, and see her nakedness, and she see his nakedness; it is a wicked thing; and they shall be cut off in the sight of their people: he hath uncovered his sister's nakedness; he shall bear his iniquity.
    Leviticus 20:17 Meaning
  • 19 And thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy mother's sister, nor of thy father's sister: for he uncovereth his near kin: they shall bear their iniquity.
    Leviticus 20:19 Meaning
  • 20 And if a man shall lie with his uncle's wife, he hath uncovered his uncle's nakedness: they shall bear their sin; they shall die childless.
    Leviticus 20:20 Meaning
  • 21 And if a man shall take his brother's wife, it is an unclean thing: he hath uncovered his brother's nakedness; they shall be childless.
    Leviticus 20:21 Meaning

LEVITICUS 21:1,7,13-15Verses in the Bible

  • 1 And the Lord said unto Moses, Speak unto the priests the sons of Aaron, and say unto them, There shall none be defiled for the dead among his people:
    Leviticus 21:1 Meaning
  • 7 They shall not take a wife that is a whore, or profane; neither shall they take a woman put away from her husband: for he is holy unto his God.
    Leviticus 21:7 Meaning

NUMBERS 36:8In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 8 And every daughter, that possesseth an inheritance in any tribe of the children of Israel, shall be wife unto one of the family of the tribe of her father, that the children of Israel may enjoy every man the inheritance of his fathers.

DEUTERONOMY 21:10-14Verses in the Bible

  • 10 When thou goest forth to war against thine enemies, and the Lord thy God hath delivered them into thine hands, and thou hast taken them captive,
    Deuteronomy 21:10 Meaning
  • 11 And seest among the captives a beautiful woman, and hast a desire unto her, that thou wouldest have her to thy wife;
    Deuteronomy 21:11 Meaning
  • 12 Then thou shalt bring her home to thine house; and she shall shave her head, and pare her nails;
    Deuteronomy 21:12 Meaning
  • 13 And she shall put the raiment of her captivity from off her, and shall remain in thine house, and bewail her father and her mother a full month: and after that thou shalt go in unto her, and be her husband, and she shall be thy wife.
    Deuteronomy 21:13 Meaning
  • 14 And it shall be, if thou have no delight in her, then thou shalt let her go whither she will; but thou shalt not sell her at all for money, thou shalt not make merchandise of her, because thou hast humbled her.
    Deuteronomy 21:14 Meaning

DEUTERONOMY 24:1-5Verses in the Bible

  • 1 When a man hath taken a wife, and married her, and it come to pass that she find no favour in his eyes, because he hath found some uncleanness in her: then let him write her a bill of divorcement, and give it in her hand, and send her out of his house.
    Deuteronomy 24:1 Meaning
  • 2 And when she is departed out of his house, she may go and be another man's wife.
    Deuteronomy 24:2 Meaning
  • 3 And if the latter husband hate her, and write her a bill of divorcement, and giveth it in her hand, and sendeth her out of his house; or if the latter husband die, which took her to be his wife;
    Deuteronomy 24:3 Meaning
  • 4 Her former husband, which sent her away, may not take her again to be his wife, after that she is defiled; for that is abomination before the Lord: and thou shalt not cause the land to sin, which the Lord thy God giveth thee for an inheritance.
    Deuteronomy 24:4 Meaning
  • 5 When a man hath taken a new wife, he shall not go out to war, neither shall he be charged with any business: but he shall be free at home one year, and shall cheer up his wife which he hath taken.
    Deuteronomy 24:5 Meaning

PROVERBS 18:22In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 22 Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the Lord.

PROVERBS 21:9,19Verses in the Bible

  • 9 It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house.
    Proverbs 21:9 Meaning
  • 19 It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman.
    Proverbs 21:19 Meaning

JEREMIAH 29:6In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 6 Take ye wives, and beget sons and daughters; and take wives for your sons, and give your daughters to husbands, that they may bear sons and daughters; that ye may be increased there, and not diminished.

HOSEA 2:19,20Verses in the Bible

  • 19 And I will betroth thee unto me for ever; yea, I will betroth thee unto me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in lovingkindness, and in mercies.
    Hosea 2:19 Meaning
  • 20 I will even betroth thee unto me in faithfulness: and thou shalt know the Lord.
    Hosea 2:20 Meaning

MALACHI 2:13-16Verses in the Bible

  • 13 And this have ye done again, covering the altar of the Lord with tears, with weeping, and with crying out, insomuch that he regardeth not the offering any more, or receiveth it with good will at your hand.
    Malachi 2:13 Meaning
  • 14 Yet ye say, Wherefore? Because the Lord hath been witness between thee and the wife of thy youth, against whom thou hast dealt treacherously: yet is she thy companion, and the wife of thy covenant.
    Malachi 2:14 Meaning
  • 15 And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit. And wherefore one? That he might seek a godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth.
    Malachi 2:15 Meaning
  • 16 For the Lord, the God of Israel, saith that he hateth putting away: for one covereth violence with his garment, saith the Lord of hosts: therefore take heed to your spirit, that ye deal not treacherously.
    Malachi 2:16 Meaning

MATTHEW 5:31,32Verses in the Bible

  • 31 It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement:
    Matthew 5:31 Meaning
  • 32 But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.
    Matthew 5:32 Meaning

MARK 6:17,18Verses in the Bible

  • 17 For Herod himself had sent forth and laid hold upon John, and bound him in prison for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife: for he had married her.
    Mark 6:17 Meaning
  • 18 For John had said unto Herod, It is not lawful for thee to have thy brother's wife.
    Mark 6:18 Meaning

MARK 10:2-12Verses in the Bible

  • 2 And the Pharisees came to him, and asked him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife? tempting him.
    Mark 10:2 Meaning
  • 3 And he answered and said unto them, What did Moses command you?
    Mark 10:3 Meaning
  • 4 And they said, Moses suffered to write a bill of divorcement, and to put her away.
    Mark 10:4 Meaning
  • 5 And Jesus answered and said unto them, For the hardness of your heart he wrote you this precept.
    Mark 10:5 Meaning
  • 6 But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female.
    Mark 10:6 Meaning
  • 7 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife;
    Mark 10:7 Meaning
  • 8 And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh.
    Mark 10:8 Meaning
  • 9 What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.
    Mark 10:9 Meaning
  • 10 And in the house his disciples asked him again of the same matter.
    Mark 10:10 Meaning
  • 11 And he saith unto them, Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultery against her.
    Mark 10:11 Meaning
  • 12 And if a woman shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she committeth adultery.
    Mark 10:12 Meaning

MATTHEW 19:2-9Verses in the Bible

  • 2 And great multitudes followed him; and he healed them there.
    Matthew 19:2 Meaning
  • 3 The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him, and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?
    Matthew 19:3 Meaning
  • 4 And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female,
    Matthew 19:4 Meaning
  • 5 And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?
    Matthew 19:5 Meaning
  • 6 Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.
    Matthew 19:6 Meaning
  • 7 They say unto him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away?
    Matthew 19:7 Meaning
  • 8 He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so.
    Matthew 19:8 Meaning
  • 9 And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.
    Matthew 19:9 Meaning

LUKE 16:18In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 18 Whosoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and whosoever marrieth her that is put away from her husband committeth adultery.

ROMANS 7:1-3Verses in the Bible

  • 1 Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,) how that the law hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth?
    Romans 7:1 Meaning
  • 2 For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband.
    Romans 7:2 Meaning
  • 3 So then if, while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if her husband be dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man.
    Romans 7:3 Meaning

1 CORINTHIANS 6:16In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 16 What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh.

1 CORINTHIANS 7:1-40Verses in the Bible

  • 1 Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman.
    1 Corinthians 7:1 Meaning
  • 2 Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.
    1 Corinthians 7:2 Meaning
  • 3 Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband.
    1 Corinthians 7:3 Meaning
  • 4 The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife.
    1 Corinthians 7:4 Meaning
  • 5 Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency.
    1 Corinthians 7:5 Meaning
  • 6 But I speak this by permission, and not of commandment.
    1 Corinthians 7:6 Meaning
  • 7 For I would that all men were even as I myself. But every man hath his proper gift of God, one after this manner, and another after that.
    1 Corinthians 7:7 Meaning
  • 8 I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I.
    1 Corinthians 7:8 Meaning
  • 9 But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn.
    1 Corinthians 7:9 Meaning
  • 10 And unto the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from her husband:
    1 Corinthians 7:10 Meaning
  • 11 But and if she depart, let her remain unmarried, or be reconciled to her husband: and let not the husband put away his wife.
    1 Corinthians 7:11 Meaning
  • 12 But to the rest speak I, not the Lord: If any brother hath a wife that believeth not, and she be pleased to dwell with him, let him not put her away.
    1 Corinthians 7:12 Meaning
  • 13 And the woman which hath an husband that believeth not, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him.
    1 Corinthians 7:13 Meaning
  • 14 For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy.
    1 Corinthians 7:14 Meaning
  • 15 But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases: but God hath called us to peace.
    1 Corinthians 7:15 Meaning
  • 16 For what knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt save thy husband? or how knowest thou, O man, whether thou shalt save thy wife?
    1 Corinthians 7:16 Meaning
  • 17 But as God hath distributed to every man, as the Lord hath called every one, so let him walk. And so ordain I in all churches.
    1 Corinthians 7:17 Meaning
  • 18 Is any man called being circumcised? let him not become uncircumcised. Is any called in uncircumcision? let him not be circumcised.
    1 Corinthians 7:18 Meaning
  • 19 Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but the keeping of the commandments of God.
    1 Corinthians 7:19 Meaning
  • 20 Let every man abide in the same calling wherein he was called.
    1 Corinthians 7:20 Meaning
  • 21 Art thou called being a servant? care not for it: but if thou mayest be made free, use it rather.
    1 Corinthians 7:21 Meaning
  • 22 For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord's freeman: likewise also he that is called, being free, is Christ's servant.
    1 Corinthians 7:22 Meaning
  • 23 Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men.
    1 Corinthians 7:23 Meaning
  • 24 Brethren, let every man, wherein he is called, therein abide with God.
    1 Corinthians 7:24 Meaning
  • 25 Now concerning virgins I have no commandment of the Lord: yet I give my judgment, as one that hath obtained mercy of the Lord to be faithful.
    1 Corinthians 7:25 Meaning
  • 26 I suppose therefore that this is good for the present distress, I say, that it is good for a man so to be.
    1 Corinthians 7:26 Meaning
  • 27 Art thou bound unto a wife? seek not to be loosed. Art thou loosed from a wife? seek not a wife.
    1 Corinthians 7:27 Meaning
  • 28 But and if thou marry, thou hast not sinned; and if a virgin marry, she hath not sinned. Nevertheless such shall have trouble in the flesh: but I spare you.
    1 Corinthians 7:28 Meaning
  • 29 But this I say, brethren, the time is short: it remaineth, that both they that have wives be as though they had none;
    1 Corinthians 7:29 Meaning
  • 30 And they that weep, as though they wept not; and they that rejoice, as though they rejoiced not; and they that buy, as though they possessed not;
    1 Corinthians 7:30 Meaning
  • 31 And they that use this world, as not abusing it: for the fashion of this world passeth away.
    1 Corinthians 7:31 Meaning
  • 32 But I would have you without carefulness. He that is unmarried careth for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may please the Lord:
    1 Corinthians 7:32 Meaning
  • 33 But he that is married careth for the things that are of the world, how he may please his wife.
    1 Corinthians 7:33 Meaning
  • 34 There is difference also between a wife and a virgin. The unmarried woman careth for the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and in spirit: but she that is married careth for the things of the world, how she may please her husband.
    1 Corinthians 7:34 Meaning
  • 35 And this I speak for your own profit; not that I may cast a snare upon you, but for that which is comely, and that ye may attend upon the Lord without distraction.
    1 Corinthians 7:35 Meaning
  • 36 But if any man think that he behaveth himself uncomely toward his virgin, if she pass the flower of her age, and need so require, let him do what he will, he sinneth not: let them marry.
    1 Corinthians 7:36 Meaning
  • 37 Nevertheless he that standeth stedfast in his heart, having no necessity, but hath power over his own will, and hath so decreed in his heart that he will keep his virgin, doeth well.
    1 Corinthians 7:37 Meaning
  • 38 So then he that giveth her in marriage doeth well; but he that giveth her not in marriage doeth better.
    1 Corinthians 7:38 Meaning
  • 39 The wife is bound by the law as long as her husband liveth; but if her husband be dead, she is at liberty to be married to whom she will; only in the Lord.
    1 Corinthians 7:39 Meaning
  • 40 But she is happier if she so abide, after my judgment: and I think also that I have the Spirit of God.
    1 Corinthians 7:40 Meaning

1 CORINTHIANS 9:5In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 5 Have we not power to lead about a sister, a wife, as well as other apostles, and as the brethren of the Lord, and Cephas?

1 CORINTHIANS 11:11,12Verses in the Bible

1 TIMOTHY 3:2,12Verses in the Bible

  • 2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;
    1 Timothy 3:2 Meaning
  • 12 Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.
    1 Timothy 3:12 Meaning

1 TIMOTHY 4:1,3Verses in the Bible

  • 1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
    1 Timothy 4:1 Meaning
  • 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
    1 Timothy 4:2 Meaning
  • 3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.
    1 Timothy 4:3 Meaning

1 TIMOTHY 5:14In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 14 I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.

HEBREWS 13:4In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 4 Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.

Figurative

ISAIAH 54:5In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 5 For thy Maker is thine husband; the Lord of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called.

ISAIAH 62:4,5Verses in the Bible

  • 4 Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall thy land any more be termed Desolate: but thou shalt be called Hephzibah, and thy land Beulah: for the Lord delighteth in thee, and thy land shall be married.
    Isaiah 62:4 Meaning
  • 5 For as a young man marrieth a virgin, so shall thy sons marry thee: and as the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so shall thy God rejoice over thee.
    Isaiah 62:5 Meaning

JEREMIAH 3:14In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 14 Turn, O backsliding children, saith the Lord; for I am married unto you: and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion:

JEREMIAH 31:32In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 32 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the Lord:

HOSEA 1:2In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 2 The beginning of the word of the Lord by Hosea. And the Lord said to Hosea, Go, take unto thee a wife of whoredoms and children of whoredoms: for the land hath committed great whoredom, departing from the Lord.

HOSEA 2:19,20Verses in the Bible

  • 19 And I will betroth thee unto me for ever; yea, I will betroth thee unto me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in lovingkindness, and in mercies.
    Hosea 2:19 Meaning
  • 20 I will even betroth thee unto me in faithfulness: and thou shalt know the Lord.
    Hosea 2:20 Meaning

EPHESIANS 5:30-32Verses in the Bible

  • 30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.
    Ephesians 5:30 Meaning
  • 31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.
    Ephesians 5:31 Meaning
  • 32 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
    Ephesians 5:32 Meaning

REVELATION 19:7-9Verses in the Bible

  • 7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.
    Revelation 19:7 Meaning
  • 8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.
    Revelation 19:8 Meaning
  • 9 And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.
    Revelation 19:9 Meaning

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MATTHEW 22:2In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 2 The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son,

MATTHEW 25:1-10Verses in the Bible

  • 1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.
    Matthew 25:1 Meaning
  • 2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.
    Matthew 25:2 Meaning
  • 3 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:
    Matthew 25:3 Meaning
  • 4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
    Matthew 25:4 Meaning
  • 5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.
    Matthew 25:5 Meaning
  • 6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.
    Matthew 25:6 Meaning
  • 7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.
    Matthew 25:7 Meaning
  • 8 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.
    Matthew 25:8 Meaning
  • 9 But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.
    Matthew 25:9 Meaning
  • 10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.
    Matthew 25:10 Meaning

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