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Genesis 38:2

And Judah will see there the daughter of a man, a Canaanite, and his name Shuah, and he will take her and will go in to her.

Genesis 41:45

And Pharaoh will call Joseph's name Zaphnath-paaneah; and he will give to him Asenath, daughter of PotiPherah, priest of Ain, for a wife; and Joseph will go forth over the land of Egypt

Exodus 2:21

And Moses will be contented to dwell with the man, and he will give Zipporah his daughter to Moses.

Leviticus 24:10

And the son of a woman, an Israelitess, will go forth (he the son of a man an Egyptian) into the midst of the sons of Israel: and they will strive in the camp,the son of the Israelitess, and the man the Israelite.

Ruth 1:4

And they will take to them wives from the Moabitesses; the name of the one, Orpah, and the name of the second, Ruth: and they will dwell there about ten years.

1 Chronicles 2:34-35

And there will be no sons to Sheshan, but daughters. And to Sheehan a servant, an Egyptian, and his name Jarha. And Sheshan will give his daughter to Jarha his servant for a wife; and she will bear to him Attai.

Ezra 10:18-44

And there will be found from the sons of the priest who dwelt with strange wives: from the sons of Joshua son of Josedek and his brethren: Maaseiah and Eleazar, and Jarib and Gedaliah. And they will give their hand to bring forth their wives; and being guilty, a ram of the flock for their guilt. And from the sons of Immer: Hanani and Zebadiah.read more.
And from the sons of Harim: Maaseiah and Elijah and Shemaiah and Jehiel, and Uzziah. And from the sons of Pashur: Elioenai, Maaseiah, Ishmael, Nathaniel, Jozabad, and Elasah. And from the Levites: Jozabad, and Shimei, and Kelaiah (this is Kelita) Pethahiah, Judah and Eleazar. And from those singing: Eliashib: and from the gates: Shallum and Telem and Uri And from Israel: from the sons of Parosh: Ramiah and Jeziah, and Malchiah and Miamin and Eleazar and Malchiah and Benaiah. And from the sons of Elam: Mattaniah, Zechariah, and Jehiel, and Abdi, and Jeremoth, and Eliah. And from the sons of Zattu: Elioenai, Eliashib, Mattaniah, Jeremoth, and Zabad and Aziza. And from the sons of Bebai: Jehohanan Hananiah, Zabbai, Athlai. And from the sons of Bani: Meshullam, Malluch, and Adaiah, Jashub, and Sheal, and Ramoth. And from the sons of Pahath-Moab: Adna, and Chelal, Benaiah, Maaseiah, Mattaniah, Bezaleel, and Binnui, and Manasseh. And the sons of Harim: Eleazar, Ishijah, Malchiah, Shemaiah, Shimeon, Benjamin, Malluch, Shemariah. From the sons of Hashum: Mattenai, Mattathah, Zabad, Eliphalet, Jeremai, Manasseh, and Shimei. From the sons of Bani: Maadai, Amram and Uel, Benaiah, Bedeiah,Chelluh, Vaniah, Meremoth, Eliashib, Mattaniah, Mattenai, and Jaasau, And Bani, and Binnui, and mei, And Shelemiah, and Nathan, and Adaiah, Machnadebai, Shashai, Sharai, Azareel, and Shelemiah, Shemariah, Shallum, Amariah, and Joseph. From the sons of Nebo: Mattithiah, Zabad, Zebina, Jadau, and Joel, Benaiah. All these took strange wives: and there is from them wives, and sons will be produced.

Exodus 34:16

And thou didst take from his daughters to thy sons, and they committed fornication after their gods, and they made thy sons commit fornication after their gods.

Deuteronomy 7:3-4

Thou shall not marry with them; thy daughters thou shalt not give to his son, and his daughter thou shalt not take to thy son. For he will turn away thy son from after me and they served other gods: and the anger of Jehovah kindled against you and he destroyed thee suddenly.

Joshua 23:12-13

For if turning back, ye shall turn back and cleave to the remainder of these nations, these being left with you, and marry with them, and go in to them, and they in to you, Knowing, ye shall know that Jehovah your God will not add to drive out these nations from before you: and they, were to you for a snare and for a noose, and for a scourge in your sides, and for thorns in your eyes, till your destruction from this good land which Jehovah your God gave to you.

Judges 3:5-6

And the sons of Israel dwelt in the midst of the Canaanites, the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites: And they will take their daughters to them for wives, and their daughters they will give to their sons, and they will serve their gods.

1 Kings 11:1-8

And king Solomon loved many strange women, and the daughter of Pharaoh, Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians, Hittites; From the nations which Jehovah said to the sons of Israel, Ye shall not go in to them, and they shall not come in to you: surely they will turn your heart after their gods: to these Solomon joined to love. And there will be to him seven hundred chief wives, and three hundred concubines: and his wives will turn his heartread more.
And it will be at the time of the old age of Solomon his wives turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with Jehovah his God as the heart of David his father. And Solomon will go after Ashtaroth the god of the Zidonians, and after Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites. And Solomon will do evil in the eyes of Jehovah, and he will not fill up after Jehovah as David his father. Then Solomon will build a height for Chemosh, the abomination of Moab, in the mountain which is upon the face of Jerusalem, and for the king, the abomination of the sons of Ammon. And thus he did for all his strange wives, they burning incense and sacrificing to their gods.

1 Kings 16:31

And it will be light for him to go in the sins of Jeroboam son of Nebat, and he will take a wife, Jezebel, daughter of Ethbaal, king of the Zidonians, and he will go and serve Baal and worship to him.

Malachi 2:11

Judah dealt faithlessly, and an abomination was done in Israel and in Jerusalem; for Judah profaned the holy place of Jehovah which he loved, and married the daughter of a strange god.

Ezra 9:1-2

And in these things being finished, the chiefs came near to me, saying, The people of Israel and the priests and the Levites were not separated from the people of the lands according to their abominations, to the Canaanite, the Hittite, the Perizzite, the Jebusite, the Ammonite, the Moabite, the Egyptian and the imorite. For they took from their daughters to themselves and to their sons: and the holy seed mingled themselves with the people of the lands: and the hand of the chiefs and the prophets was the first in this transgression.

Ezra 10:1-2

And as Ezra prayed, and as he confessed, weeping and casting himself down before the house of God, there were gathered to him from Israel a very great convocation of men and women and children: for the people wept a great weeping. And Shecaniah son of Jehiel, from the sons of Elam, will answer and say to Ezra, We transgressed against our God, and we were dwelling with strange wives from the people of the land: and now there is hope to Israel concerning this.

Nehemiah 13:23-27

Also in those days I saw Jews who caused to dwell women, Ashdodites, Ammonites, Moabites: And their sons half speaking the Ashdod dialect, and they not knowing to speak the Judean dialect, and according to the tongue of people and people. And I shall contend with them, and I shall curse them and I shall strike of them men, and I shall make them bald, and cause them to swear by God, If ye shall give your daughters to their sons, and if ye shall lift up from their daughters to your sons and to yourselves.read more.
Did not Solomon king of Israel sin concerning these? and in many nations was there not a king like him, and he was loved by his God, and God will give him king over all Israel: also him did women strangers cause to sin. And to you shall we hear to do all this great evil to transgress against our God to cause strange women to dwell.

Nehemiah 10:30

And that we will not give our daughters to the people of the land, and we will not take their daughters to our sons:

Genesis 24:3-4

And I will cause thee to swear by Jehovah, God of the heavens, and God of the earth, that thou wilt not take a wife to my son, from the daughters of the Canaanites in the midst of whom I shall dwell. For thou shalt go to my land and to my native country, and take a wife to my son, to Isaak.

Genesis 26:34-35

And Esau will be the son of forty years, and he will take a wife, Judith, the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Bashemah, daughter of Elon the Hittite. And they will be bitterness of spirit to Isaak and to Rebekah.

Genesis 27:46

And Rebekah will say to Isaak, I was finished in my life from the face of the daughters of Heth: if Jacob took a wife from the daughters of Heth, as these from the daughters of the land, for what to me life?

Genesis 28:1-2

And Isaak will call to Jacob, and will bless him, and will command him, and will say to him, Thou shalt not take a wife from the daughters of Canaan. Rising, go to Padan Aram, to the house of Bethuel thy mother's father, and take to thee from thence a wife from the daughters of Laban, thy mother's brother.

Judges 14:3

And his father will say to him, and his mother, Is there not among the daughters of thy brethren, and among all my people, a woman, that thou goest to take a woman from uncircumcised Philisteim? And Samson will say to his father, Take her to me, for she is straight in mine eyes.

Ruth 4:13

And Boaz will take Ruth, and she will be to him for a wife: and he will come in to her, and Jehovah will give to her conception, and she will bring forth a son.

Ezra 10:3

And now we will cut out a covenant to our God to bring forth all the wives, and those being born of them upon the counsel of my lord, and of those trembling at the command of our God; and according to the law it shall be done.

Ezra 10:10-17

And Ezra the priest will rise up and say to them, Ye transgressed, and ye will dwell with strange wives to add upon the guilt of Israel. And now ye shall give praise to Jehovah the God of your fathers, and do acceptance: and separate from the people of the land and from the strange wives. And all the convocation will answer and say, with a great voice, So to do according to thy words to us.read more.
But the people many, and a time of heavy showers, and no power to stand without, and the work not for one day, and not for two: for we many transgressing in this word. And our chiefs to all the convocation shall stand now, and all who in our cities dwelt with strange wives, shall come at the appointed times, and with them the old men of city and city, and its judges, until the turning back the burning of the anger of our God from us even for this word. But Jonathan son of Asahel and Jahaziah, son of Tikvah, stood upon this: and Meshullam and Sabbethai the Levite helped them. And thus the sons of the exile will do. And they will be separated, Ezra the priest, men, heads of the fathers, for the house of their fathers, and all of them by names, and they will it down in one day to the tenth month to seek out the word. And they will finish with all the men dwelling with strange wives, even to one day to the first month.

1 Corinthians 7:12-16

And to the rest speak I, not the Lord: If any brother have an unbelieving wife, and she assents to dwell with him, let him not send her away. And the woman who has an unbelieving husband, and he assents to dwell with her, let her not send him away. For the unbelieving husband was consecrated in the wife, and the unbelieving wife was consecrated in the husband: for then are our children unclean; and now are they holy.read more.
And if the unbelieving is separated, let him be separated. A brother or a sister has not been reduced to slavery in such things as these: and God has called us in peace. For what knowest thou, O wife, if thou shalt save the husband or what knowest thou, O hushand, if thou shalt save the wife?

Leviticus 18:6-18

A man, a man to any remainder of his flesh ye shall not come near to uncover nakedness: I am Jehovah. The nakedness of thy father, and the nakedness of thy mother thou shalt not uncover: it is thy mother, thou shalt not uncover her nakedness. The nakedness of thy father's wife thou shalt not uncover: it is thy father's nakedness.read more.
The nakedness of thy sister, daughter of thy father or daughter of thy mother, born within or born without, thou shalt not uncover their nakedness. The nakedness of thy son's daughter, or of thy daughter's daughter, thou shalt not uncover their nakedness, for theirs is thy nakedness. The nakedness of thy father's wife's daughter, begotten of thy father (she is thy sister), thou shalt not uncover her nakedness. The nakedness of thy father's sister, thou shalt not uncover: she is thy father's remainder. The nakedness of thy mother's sister thou shalt not uncover, for she thy mother's remainder. The nakedness of thy father's brother thou shalt not uncover: to his wife thou shalt not draw near; she is thine aunt The nakedness of thy daughter-in-law thou shalt not uncover: she is thy son's wife, thou shalt not uncover her nakedness. The nakedness of thy brother's wife thou shalt not uncover: it is thy brother's nakedness. The nakedness of a woman and her daughter thou shalt not uncover; her son's daughter, or her daughter's daughter, thou shalt not take to uncover her nakedness; they are her remainder; it is wickedness. And a wife to her sister thou shalt not take to press to uncover her nakedness with her, in her living.

Leviticus 20:11-12

And a man who shall lie with his father's wife, uncovered his father's nakedness: dying, they shall die: they two their blood is upon them, And a man who shall lie with his daughter-in-law, dying, they shall die, they two: they did profanation; their blood is upon them.

Deuteronomy 22:30

A man shall not take his father's wife and shall not uncover his father's wing.

Ezekiel 22:10-11

Thy father's nakedness was uncovered in thee: they humbled her set apart for uncleanness in thee. And a man did abomination with his neighbor's wife; and a man defiled his daughter-in-law in wickedness; and a man humbled his sister, his father's daughter, in thee.

Matthew 14:3-4

For Herod, having seized John, bound him, and put him in prison for Herodias, his brother Philip's wife: For John said to him, It is not lawful for thee to have her:

Mark 6:17-18

For this Herod, having sent, took John, and bound him in prison because of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife: for he married her. For John said to Herod, That it is not lawful for thee to have thy brother's wife.

Genesis 20:12

And truly also my sister; she is the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother: and she was to me for wife.

2 Samuel 13:13

And I, whither shall I cause my reproach to go? and thou wilt be as one of the foolish in Israel. And now, speak now, to the king, and he will not withhold me from thee.

Deuteronomy 25:5-10

If brethren shall dwell together and one of them died, and a son not to him, the wife of the dead shall not be without to a man a stranger: her husband's brother shall go in to her, and he took her to him for a wife, and he acted the husband's brother to her. And it is the first-born which she shall bear shall rise up upon the name of his brother the dead, and his name shall not be wiped from Israel And if the man shall not desire to take his brother's wife, and his brother's wife went up to the gate to the old men, and said, My husband's brother refused to raise up to his brother a name in Israel, and he would not act my husband's brother.read more.
And the old men of his city called to him and spake to him: and he stood and said, I desired not to take her. And his brother's wife drew near to him before the eyes of the old men, and drew off his shoe from his foot, and spit in his face, and answered and said, Thus shall it be done to the man who will not build up the house of his brother. And his name was called in Israel, The house of him having his shoe drawn off.

Ruth 4:10

And also Ruth the Moabitess, the wife of Mahlon, I bought to me for a wife, to raise up the name of the dead upon his inheritance; and the name of the dead shall not be cut off from his brethren and from the gate of his place: ye are witnesses this day.

Ruth 1:11-13

And Naomi will say, Turn back, my daughters: wherefore will ye go with me? are yet to me sons in my bowels, and they were to you for husbands? Turn back, my daughters, therefore; for I grew old from being for a husband. If I said, There is hope to me, also I was this night to a husband, and also I bare sons; Will ye wait for them till they shall grow? Will remain shut up for them not to be for a husband? Nay, my daughters, for it is bitter to me greatly for you, that the hand of Jehovah will go forth against me.

Ruth 3:9

And he will say, Who art thou? And she will say, I am Ruth thy servant: and spread thy wing over thy servant, for thou a blood relation.

Ruth 4:5

And Boaz will say, In the day of thy buying the field from the hand of Naomi, and from Ruth the Moabitess, the wife of the dead, thou boughtest it to raise up the name of the dead upon his inheritance.

Matthew 22:24-26

Saying, Teacher, Moses said, If any one die, not having children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed to his brother. And with us were seven brethren: and the first, having married, died; and having no seed, he left his wife to his brother. And likewise the second, and third, even till the seven.

Mark 12:19-22

Teacher, Moses wrote to us, That if any one's brother die, and leave his wife, and leave no children, that his brother should take his wife, and raise up seed to his brother. There were seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and dying left no seed. And the second took her, and died, and neither left he seed: and the third likewise.read more.
And the seven took her, and left no seed: and the woman died last of all.

Luke 20:28-31

Saying, Teacher, Moses wrote to us, If any one's brother die. having a wife, and he die without children, that his brother should take the wife, and raise up seed to his brother. Therefore were there seven brethren: and the first having taken a wife, died without children. And the second took the wife, and he died without children.read more.
And the third took her; and likewise also the seven: and they left no children, and died.

Genesis 38:9

And Onan will know that not to him will be the seed; and it was when he went in to his brother's wife, he destroyed upon the earth, not to give seed to his brother.

Ruth 4:6

And the near relative will say, I shall not be able to redeem for me, lest I shall destroy my inheritance: redeem to thyself; thou the near relative: for I shall not be able to redeem.

Deuteronomy 22:28-29

When a man shall find a maiden, a virgin, which is not betrothed, and lay hold upon her and lay with her, and they were were found; And the man lying with her gave to the maiden's father fifty of silver, and to him she shall be for a wife; because that he humbled her, he shall not be able to send her away all his days.

Romans 7:2-3

For a married woman is bound by the law to a living husband; and if the husband die, she is left inactive from the law of the husband. Wherefore, the husband living, she shall be called adulteress if she be to another man: but if the man die, she is free from the law; not to be an adulteress, being to another man.

Ruth 1:9

Jehovah will give to you, and find ye rest, each in the house of her husband And she will kiss to them, and they will lift up their voice and weep.

1 Corinthians 7:8-9

And I say to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them if they remain also as I. And if they have not self command, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to be set on fire.

Luke 16:18

Every one loosing his wife, and marrying another, commits adultery: and every one marrying her having been loosed from the husband commits adultery.

Mark 10:11-12

And he says to them, Whoever should loose his wife, and should marry another, commits adultery against her. And if a woman should loose her husband, and be married to another, she commits adultery.

1 Corinthians 7:10-11

And to the married I announce, (not I, but the Lord,) The wife not to be separated from the husband: And if also she be separated, let her remain unmarried, or be reconciled to the husband: and the husband not to send away the wife.

Deuteronomy 24:1-4

When a man shall take a wife and he married her, and it was if she shall find not favor in his eyes because he found in her a nakedness of the word: and he wrote for her a writing of cutting off, and gave in her hand, and sent her away from his house. And she shall go out of his house, and go and was to another man. And the last man hated her and wrote for her a writing of cutting off, and gave in her hand, and sent her away from his house; or if the last man shall die which took her to him for a wife,read more.
Her first husband who sent her away shall not be able to turn back to take her to be to him for a wife after that she was defiled; for it is an abomination before Jehovah: and thou shalt not cause the land to sin which Jehovah thy God gave to thee an inheritance.

1 Corinthians 7:15

And if the unbelieving is separated, let him be separated. A brother or a sister has not been reduced to slavery in such things as these: and God has called us in peace.

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