Do we not have authority to bring with us a sister, a wife, as also the other apostles and as the brothers of the Lord and Cephas?
And when Jesus was come into Peter's house, he saw his wife's mother lying in bed and with fever.
And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him, he said, Thou art Simon the son of Jonah: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, A stone.
These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women and Mary, the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.
For I would that all men were even as I myself. But each one has his own gift from God, one after this manner and another after that.
Thou hast taken hold of my heart, my sister, my spouse; thou hast imprisoned my heart with one of thine eyes, with one chain of thy neck.
A closed garden is my sister, my spouse; a spring shut up, a fountain sealed.
I came into my garden, my sister, my spouse: I have gathered my myrrh and my spice; I have eaten my honeycomb and my honey; I have drunk my wine and my milk: eat, O friends; drink, beloved, drink abundantly.
While he yet talked to the people, behold, his mother and his brothers stood without, desiring to speak with him.
Is not this the carpenter's son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brothers, James and Joseph and Simon and Judas?
But Simon's mother-in-law lay sick of a fever, and soon they told him of her.
Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James and Joses and of Juda and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him.
After this he went down to Capernaum, he and his mother and his brethren and his disciples, and they continued there not many days.
I commend unto you Phebe our sister, who is a servant of the congregation which is at Cenchrea,
In other words, that each one of you says, I am of Paul, and I of Apollos, and I of Cephas, and I of Christ.
But if the unbelieving spouse separates, let them separate. The brother or the sister is not under slavery in such cases, but God has called us to peace.
The wife is bound by the law as long as her husband lives; but if her husband dies, she is free and may be married to whom she will, if it is in the Lord.
It is expedient, therefore, that the bishop be blameless, the husband of only one wife, vigilant, temperate, of worldly affections mortified, given to hospitality, apt to teach;
they shall forbid to marry and shall command men to abstain from foods, which God has created to be received with thanksgiving by those who are faithful and have known the truth.
He who is blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children who can not be accused of dissoluteness, nor insubordinate.