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11 Bible Verses about Not Marrying

Most Relevant Verses

Jeremiah 16:2

“You must not marry or have sons or daughters in this place.

Ruth 1:12

Return home, my daughters. Go on, for I am too old to have another husband. Even if I thought there was still hope for me to have a husband tonight and to bear sons,

Ruth 1:13

would you be willing to wait for them to grow up? Would you restrain yourselves from remarrying? No, my daughters, my life is much too bitter for you to share, because the Lord’s hand has turned against me.”

Psalm 78:63

Fire consumed His chosen young men,
and His young women had no wedding songs.

1 Corinthians 7:38

So then he who marries his virgin does well, but he who does not marry will do better.

Hosea 2:2

Rebuke your mother; rebuke her.
For she is not My wife and I am not her husband.
Let her remove the promiscuous look from her face
and her adultery from between her breasts.

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