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17 Bible Verses about Intermarriage

Most Relevant Verses

Exodus 34:16

"You are not to take any of their daughters for your sons. Otherwise, when their daughters prostitute themselves with their gods, they may cause your sons to prostitute themselves with their gods.

Deuteronomy 7:3

You are not to intermarry with them. You are not to give your daughters to their sons nor take their daughters for your sons,

Joshua 23:12

because if you ever turn back and cling to those who remain of these nations by intermarrying with them and associating one with another,

1 Kings 11:2

all of them from nations that the LORD had ordered the Israelis, "You are not to associate with them and they are not to associate with you, because they will most certainly turn your affections away to follow their gods." Solomon became deeply attached to them by falling in love.

Ezra 9:12

"The land you are entering to possess is a morally unclean land due to the moral uncleanness of the nations of the lands along with their abominations that has filled it from one end to the other with their impurities. So, therefore, do not give your daughters in marriage to their sons, nor marry their daughters to your sons, and under no circumstances are you to seek their well-being or their wealth, so that you may remain strong, enjoying the best things the land has to give, and so that you may establish an inheritance for your children forever.'

Genesis 24:3

as a promise to the LORD, the God of heaven and earth, that you won't acquire a wife for my son from the Canaanite women among whom I'm living.

Genesis 24:37

My master made me swear this oath: "You are not to select a wife for my son from among the daughters of the Canaanites in this land where I live.

Genesis 28:1

Later, Isaac called Jacob and blessed him, instructing him, "Don't marry a wife from the local Canaanite women.

Genesis 28:6-9

Esau noticed that after Isaac had blessed Jacob as he was sending him off to Paddan-aram to marry a wife from there, he had instructed Jacob, "Don't marry a Canaanite woman." After Jacob had obeyed his father and mother's instructions to set out for Paddan-aram, Esau realized that Canaan women didn't please his father Isaac, read more.
so he went to Abraham's son Ishmael and married Ishmael's daughter Mahalath, who was the sister of Nebaioth.

Deuteronomy 7:4

because they will turn your children from me to serve other gods so that the LORD's anger blazes against you and swiftly destroys you by fire.

Judges 14:3

His father and mother asked him, "Isn't there a woman suitable among the daughters of your relatives or among all of our people, since you're going to get your wife from the uncircumcised Philistines?"

Ezra 9:14

should we violate your commandments by intermarrying with the nations who practice these abominations? Would you not be angry with us until you had consumed us, with not even a remnant surviving to escape?

Nehemiah 10:30

"We will not give our daughters in marriage to the people of the land, nor take their daughters for our sons.

Numbers 36:3

But when they get married to one of the descendants of the tribes of Israel, their inheritances are to be withdrawn from our father's inheritance and added to the inheritance of the tribe to which they are to belong. Consequently, it is to be withdrawn from the portion of our inheritance.

Numbers 36:8

Every daughter who is in possession of an inheritance from the Israelis is to marry someone from the families within her father's tribe so the Israelis can retain possession of their ancestral inheritance.

Topics on Intermarriage

Miscegenation (racial Intermarriage)

Exodus 34:12-16

"Be very careful not to make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land to which you are going, so they won't be a snare among you.

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