43 Bible Verses about Polygamy

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Jeremiah 2:2

Go and cry in the ears of Jerusalem saying - Thus saith Yahweh, I remember in thy behalf, the lovingkindness of thy youthful days, The love of thy bridal estate, - Thy coming out after me, Through the desert, Through a land, not sown:

Hosea 2:19-20

And I will take thee unto myself, unto times age-abiding, - yea I will take thee unto myself, in righteousness and in justice, and in lovingkindness, and in abounding compassion: Yea I will take thee unto myself, in faithfulness, - So shalt thou know Yahweh.

Genesis 4:19

And Lamech took to himself two wives, - the name of the one, was Adah, and, the name of the second Zillah.

Genesis 26:34

And when Esau was forty years old, he took to wife Judith, daughter of Beeri. the Hittite; and Basemath, daughter of Elon, the Hittite;

Genesis 28:9

Esau therefore went unto Ishmael, - and took Mahalath daughter of Ishmael son of Abraham sister of Nebaioth, to himself to wife, in addition to the wives that he had.

Genesis 29:28

And Jacob did so, and fulfilled the week of this one, - and he gave him Rachel his daughter - to him to wife.

1 Kings 3:1

And Solomon contracted an alliance with Pharaoh king of Egypt, - and took the daughter of Pharaoh, and brought her into the city of David, until he had made an end of building his own house, and the house of Yahweh, and the wall of Jerusalem, round about.

1 Kings 16:31

And it come to pass, as though it had been too light a thing that he should walk in the sins of Jeroboam son of Nebat, that he took to wife Jezebel, daughter of Ethbaal, king of the Zidonians, and went and served Baal, and bowed down to him.

Genesis 16:1-3

But Sarai, Abram's wife, had borne him no children, - she had, however, an Egyptian handmaid, whose name was Hagar. So then Sarai said unto Abram Behold, I pray thee, Yahweh hath restrained me, from bearing, go in I pray thee unto, my handmaid, peradventure I may be built up from, her, And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai. So Sarai, Abram's wife, took Hagar the Egyptian. her handmaid, at the end of ten years of Abrams dwelling in the land of Canaan, and gave her to Abram her husband, to be to him as a wife.

2 Chronicles 13:21

And Abijah strengthened himself, and took him, fourteen wives, - and begat twenty-two sons, and sixteen daughters.

Genesis 30:3-5

And she said, Lo! my handmaid, Bilhah. Go in unto her, - that she may hear upon my knees, so that, I also, may be builded up by her! And she gave him Bilhah her handmaid, to wife, - and Jacob went in unto her; and Bilhah conceived, and bare unto Jacob a son;

Judges 8:30

And, Gideon, had seventy sons, sprung from his own loins, - for, many wives, had he.

2 Samuel 3:1-5

And the war between the house of Saul and the house of David was prolonged, - and, David, waxed stronger and stronger, and, the house of Saul, became weaker and weaker. And there were born unto David, sons, in Hebron, - and it came to press that - His firstborn was Amnon, by Ahinoam, the Jezreelitess; And his second Chileab, by Abigail, wife of Nabal the Carmelite, And the third Absolom, son of Maachah, daughter of Talmai, king of Geshur;read more.
And the fourth Adonijah, son of Higgith, - And the fifth Shephatiah, son of Abital; And the sixth Ithream, by Eglah wife of David. These, were born unto David, in Hebron.

1 Chronicles 7:4

and, with them by their generations, pertaining to their ancestral house, were bands of a host for war, thirty-six thousand, - for they had many wives and sons;

2 Chronicles 11:23

So he took heed, and dispersed all his sons throughout all the lands of Judah and Benjamin, unto all the fortified cities, and gave them food in abundance, - and asked a multitude of wives.

2 Chronicles 24:2-3

And Joash did that which was right, in the eyes of Yahweh,-all the days of Jehoiada the priest. And Jehoiada took for him two wives, - and he begat sons and daughters.

Deuteronomy 17:17

Neither shall he multiply to himself wives, that his heart turn not aside, - nor silver and gold, shall he multiply to himself greatly.

1 Kings 11:1-8

But, King Solomon, loved many foreign women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh, - women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians, Hittites: out of the nations concerning whom Yahweh had said unto the sons of Israel - Ye shall not go in unto them, and, they, shall not come in unto you, surely they will turn aside your heart after their gods. Unto these, did Solomon cleave in love. So it came to pass that he had seven hundred wives who were princesses, and three hundred concubines, - and, his wives, turned aside, his heart.read more.
Yea it came to pass, in the old age of Solomon, that, his wives, turned aside his heart after other gods, - his heart therefore was not sound with Yahweh his God, as was the heart of David his father. And Solomon went after Ashtoreth, goddess of the Zidonians, and after Milcom, the abomination of the Ammonites. Thus Solomon did the thing that was wicked in the eyes of Yahweh, - and went not fully after Yahweh, as did David his father. Then, did Solomon build a high place for Chemosh, the abomination of Moab, in the hill that is before Jerusalem, - and for Molech, the abomination of the sons of Ammon; and, thus, did he for all his foreign wives, - who burned incense and offered sacrifices unto their gods.

Nehemiah 13:25-26

So I contended with them, and laid a curse upon them, and I smote, from among them, certain men, and pulled out their hair, - and I put them on oath by God, Ye shall not give your daughters unto their sons, nor take of their daughters, for your sons nor for yourselves. Was it not, over these things, that Solomon king of Israel sinned - though, among many nations, there was no king such as he, and he was, beloved by his God, and so God gave him to be king over all Israel, - even him, did foreign women, cause to sin.

Malachi 2:11

Judah, hath dealt treacherously, and, an abomination, hath been wrought in Israel, and in Jerusalem, - for Judah, had profaned, the holy place of Yahweh, which he had loved, and hath taken to himself the daughter of a foreign GOD.

Genesis 29:30

So he went in, unto Rachel also, and loved, Rachel also, more than Leah, - and he served with him, yet seven years more.

Genesis 30:1

And Rachel saw she had borne no children unto Jacob, so Rachel became envious of her sister, - and said unto Jacob, Come! give me children, or else, I die.

Deuteronomy 21:15-17

When a man shall have two wives - the one beloved and, the other hated, and they have borne him sons, both she that is beloved, and she that is hated, - and it shall be that the firstborn son belongeth to her that is hated, then shall it be, that in the day when he maketh his sons to inherit that which he hath, he may not treat the son of the beloved, instead of the son of the hated, as the firstborn; but the true firstborn the son of her that is hated, shall he treat as firstborn by giving him double out of all that is found to be his, - for, he, is the beginning of hi strength, his, is the right of the firstborn.

Genesis 16:4-6

And he went in unto Hagar anti she conceived, - and when she saw that she had conceived, lightly esteemed, was her lady, in her eyes. Then said Sarai unto Abram: My wrong, is, on thee! I, gave my handmaid into thy broom, and when she seeth that she hath conceived, then am lightly esteemed in her eyes Yahweh judge betwixt me and her. And Abram said unto Sarai, Lo! thy handmaid, is in thy hand, do to her what is good in thine eyes. So Sarai humbled her, and she fled from her face.

1 Samuel 1:4-7

And, when the day came for Elkanah to sacrifice, he used to give, to Peninnah his wife, and to all her sons and her daughters, portions; and, unto Hannah, used he to give one portion, - howbeit, Hannah, he loved, although, Yahweh, had restrained her from having children. And her rival used even to cause her great vexation, for the sake of provoking her, - because Yahweh had restrained her from having children.read more.
And, thus, used she to do, year by year, whenever she went up to the house of Yahweh, thus, used she to vex her, - and she wept, and would not eat.

2 Chronicles 11:21-22

And Rehoboam loved Maacah daughter of Absolom, above all his wives and his concubines, for, eighteen wives, took he, and sixty concubines, - and begat twenty-eight sons, and sixty daughters. So then Rehoboam appointed Abijah son of Maacah as head, to be chief ruler among his brethren, - yea that he might make him king.

1 Kings 1:11-13

Then spake Nathan unto Bath-sheba mother of Solomon, saying - Hast thou not heard that Adonijah son of Haggith hath become king, and, our lord David, knoweth it not? Now, therefore, come; let me give thee counsel, I pray thee, - so shalt thou rescue thine own life, and the life of thy son, Solomon. Go, and get thee in unto King David, and thou shalt say unto him - Didst not, thou thyself, my lord O king, swear unto thy handmaid, saying - Solomon thy son, shall become king after me, yea, he, shall sit upon my throne? Why, then, hath, Adonijah, become king?

2 Samuel 5:13

And David took him yet more concubines and wives, out of Jerusalem, after he had come from Hebron, and there were, yet further, born unto David, sons and daughters.

1 Chronicles 14:3

And David took more wives, in Jerusalem, - and David begat more sons and daughters.

1 Samuel 25:40-43

And the servants of David came unto Abigail the Carmelitess, - and spake unto her, saying, David, hath sent us unto thee, to take thee to himself to wife. And she arose, and bowed herself down with her face to the earth, - and said - Lo! thy handmaid, as serving-woman to bathe the feet of the servants of my lord. And Abigail hastened, and mounted, and rode upon her ass, with her five damsels that used to journey at her feet, - and she went her way after the messengers of David, and became his wife.read more.
David took, Ahinoam also, out of Jezreel, - and, they two, became his wives.

2 Samuel 12:8-9

and gave unto thee the household of thy lord, and the wives of thy lord, into thy bosom, and gave unto thee the house of Israel and Judah. And, if this had been too little, I could have further given thee more and more of such things. Wherefore, hast thou despised the word of Yahweh, by doing that which is wicked in mine eyes? Uriah the Hittite, hast thou smitten with the sword, and, his wife, hast thou taken to thyself to wife, yea, him, hast thou slain with the sword of the sons of Ammon!

1 Kings 20:5

And the messengers came back again, and said, Thus, speaketh Ben-hadad, saying, - Because I sent unto thee, saying, Thy silver and thy gold and thy wives and thy sons, to me, shalt thou give,

2 Kings 24:15

And he carried away captive Jehoiachin, to Babylon, - and, the king's mother, and the king's wives, and his courtiers, and the nobles of the land, took he away captive, from Jerusalem to Babylon.

1 Chronicles 4:5

And, Ashhur the father of Tekoa, had two wives, - Helah, and Naarah.

Daniel 5:2

Belshazzar, gave word, at the flavour of the wine, to bring the vessels of gold and silver, which Nebuchadnezzar his father, had brought forth, out of the temple which was in Jerusalem, - that the king and his nobles, his wives and his concubines, might drink therein.

Genesis 31:50

If thou oppress my daughters, or if thou take wives besides my daughters, - there may be no man with us - see! God, be witness betwixt me, and thee!

1 Kings 11:1-4

But, King Solomon, loved many foreign women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh, - women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians, Hittites: out of the nations concerning whom Yahweh had said unto the sons of Israel - Ye shall not go in unto them, and, they, shall not come in unto you, surely they will turn aside your heart after their gods. Unto these, did Solomon cleave in love. So it came to pass that he had seven hundred wives who were princesses, and three hundred concubines, - and, his wives, turned aside, his heart.read more.
Yea it came to pass, in the old age of Solomon, that, his wives, turned aside his heart after other gods, - his heart therefore was not sound with Yahweh his God, as was the heart of David his father.

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Foes of the home » Polygamy » Divorce

Luke 16:18

Every one divorcing his wife and marrying another, committeth adultery; and, he that marrieth a woman divorced from a husband, committeth adultery.

1 Corinthians 7:27

Hast thou become bound to a wife? do not seek to be loosed; hast thou become loosed from a wife? do not seek a wife.

Ezra 10:3

Now, therefore, let us solemnize a covenant unto our God - to put away all the women and such as have been born of them, in the counsel of my lord, and them who tremble at the commandment of our God, - and, according to the law, let it be done.

Matthew 5:31

It was said, moreover, Whosoever shall divorce his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement;

Deuteronomy 24:1

When a man taketh a woman, and marrieth her, then shall it be, if she find not favour in his eyes, because he hath found in her some matter of shame, that he shall write her a scroll of divorcement, and put it into her hand, and shall send her forth, out of his house.

More verses: Jeremiah 3:1 Matthew 19:7

Foes of the home » Polygamy » Forbidden

Deuteronomy 17:17

Neither shall he multiply to himself wives, that his heart turn not aside, - nor silver and gold, shall he multiply to himself greatly.

Malachi 2:15

Now was it not, One, who made you who had, the residue of the spirit? What, then, of that One? He was seeking a godly seed. Therefore should ye take heed to your spirit, and, with the wife of thy youth, do not thou deal treacherously.

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Luke 16:18

Every one divorcing his wife and marrying another, committeth adultery; and, he that marrieth a woman divorced from a husband, committeth adultery.

1 Corinthians 7:27

Hast thou become bound to a wife? do not seek to be loosed; hast thou become loosed from a wife? do not seek a wife.

Ezra 10:3

Now, therefore, let us solemnize a covenant unto our God - to put away all the women and such as have been born of them, in the counsel of my lord, and them who tremble at the commandment of our God, - and, according to the law, let it be done.

Matthew 5:31

It was said, moreover, Whosoever shall divorce his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement;

Deuteronomy 24:1

When a man taketh a woman, and marrieth her, then shall it be, if she find not favour in his eyes, because he hath found in her some matter of shame, that he shall write her a scroll of divorcement, and put it into her hand, and shall send her forth, out of his house.

More verses: Jeremiah 3:1 Matthew 19:7

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Deuteronomy 17:17

Neither shall he multiply to himself wives, that his heart turn not aside, - nor silver and gold, shall he multiply to himself greatly.

Malachi 2:15

Now was it not, One, who made you who had, the residue of the spirit? What, then, of that One? He was seeking a godly seed. Therefore should ye take heed to your spirit, and, with the wife of thy youth, do not thou deal treacherously.

Polygamy » Forbidden

1 Timothy 3:12

Let, ministers, be husbands of, one wife, over children, presiding, well, and over their own houses;

Deuteronomy 17:17

Neither shall he multiply to himself wives, that his heart turn not aside, - nor silver and gold, shall he multiply to himself greatly.

Polygamy » David

2 Samuel 5:13

And David took him yet more concubines and wives, out of Jerusalem, after he had come from Hebron, and there were, yet further, born unto David, sons and daughters.

2 Samuel 3:2-5

And there were born unto David, sons, in Hebron, - and it came to press that - His firstborn was Amnon, by Ahinoam, the Jezreelitess; And his second Chileab, by Abigail, wife of Nabal the Carmelite, And the third Absolom, son of Maachah, daughter of Talmai, king of Geshur; And the fourth Adonijah, son of Higgith, - And the fifth Shephatiah, son of Abital; read more.
And the sixth Ithream, by Eglah wife of David. These, were born unto David, in Hebron.

1 Samuel 25:39-44

And, when David heard that Nabal was dead, he said - Blessed, be Yahweh, who hath maintained the plea of my reproach, at the hand of Nabal, and hath restrained, his servant, from wrong, yea, the wrong of Nabal, hath Yahweh turned back on his own head. Then sent David, and spake with Abigail, to take her to himself wife. And the servants of David came unto Abigail the Carmelitess, - and spake unto her, saying, David, hath sent us unto thee, to take thee to himself to wife. And she arose, and bowed herself down with her face to the earth, - and said - Lo! thy handmaid, as serving-woman to bathe the feet of the servants of my lord. read more.
And Abigail hastened, and mounted, and rode upon her ass, with her five damsels that used to journey at her feet, - and she went her way after the messengers of David, and became his wife. David took, Ahinoam also, out of Jezreel, - and, they two, became his wives. Saul, indeed, had given his daughter Michal, David's wife, - to Palti, sun of Laish, who was of Gallim.

1 Chronicles 14:3

And David took more wives, in Jerusalem, - and David begat more sons and daughters.

Polygamy » Tolerated

1 Samuel 1:2

and, he, had two wives, the name of the one, Hannah, and, the name of the other, Peninnah, - and Peninnah had children, but, Hannah, had no children.

2 Chronicles 24:3

And Jehoiada took for him two wives, - and he begat sons and daughters.

Polygamy » Domestic unhappiness » In jacob's family

Genesis 29:30-34

So he went in, unto Rachel also, and loved, Rachel also, more than Leah, - and he served with him, yet seven years more. And, when Yahweh saw that Leah was hated, he granted her to bear children, - whereas, Rachel, was barren. So Leah conceived, and hare a son, and called his name Reuben, - for she said, Because, Yahweh hath looked upon my humiliation, For, now, will my husband love me. read more.
And she conceived again, and bare a son, and said. Because Yahweh heard that, I, was I hated, he gave me, this one also. So she called his name Simeon. And she conceived again and bare a son, and said, Now - this time, will my husband he bound unto me, For I have borne him three sons, - For this cause, called she his name Levi.

Genesis 30:1-23

And Rachel saw she had borne no children unto Jacob, so Rachel became envious of her sister, - and said unto Jacob, Come! give me children, or else, I die. Then kindled the anger of Jacob with Rachel, - and he said, Am I, in the place of God, who hath withheld from thee the fruit of the womb? And she said, Lo! my handmaid, Bilhah. Go in unto her, - that she may hear upon my knees, so that, I also, may be builded up by her! read more.
And she gave him Bilhah her handmaid, to wife, - and Jacob went in unto her; and Bilhah conceived, and bare unto Jacob a son; and Rachel said God hath vindicated me. Moreover also he hath hearkened unto my voice, and hath given me a son. For this cause, called she his name Dan. And Bilhah, Rachel's handmaid conceived again, and bare a second son to Jacob. Then said Rachel With wrestlings of God, have I wrestled with my sister Yea I have prevailed. So she called his name, Naphtali. Then saw Leah, that she had left off bearing, - so she took Zilpah, her handmaid, and gave her to Jacob to wife. And Zilpah, Leah's handmaid, bare to Jacob a son: and Leah said, Victory hath come! So she called his name Gad. And Zilpah, Leah's handmaid bare a second son to Jacob; and Leah said, For my happiness, surely happy have daughters pronounced me. So she called his name, Asher. Then went Reuben, in the days of the wheat harvest, and found mandrakes, in the field, and brought them in unto Leah his mother, and Rachel said unto Leah, Pray give me, stone of the mandrakes of thy son And she said to her, Is it, a small thing, that thou hast taken away my husband? And wouldst thou take away, even the mandrakes of my son? Then said Rachel, Therefore, shall he lie with thee to-night, for the mandrakes of thy son. And Jacob came in from the field, in the evening, so Leah went out to meet him and said: Unto me, shall thou come in, for I have hired, thee, even with the mandrakes of my son. And he lay with her that night, And God hearkened unto Leah, - and she conceived and bare to Jacob a fifth son. Then said Leah. God hath given my hire, in that I gave my handmaid to my husband. So she called his name, Issachar. And Leah conceived again and bare a sixth son to Jacob. Then said Leah, God hath dowered me even me with a hand-some dowry, Now! will my husband dwell with me, for I have borne him six sons. So she called his name, Zebulon. And afterwards she bare a daughter, - so she called her name, Dinah. Then God remembered Rachel, - and God hearkened unto her, and granted her to bear. So she conceived and bare a son, - and said, God hath taken away my reproach;

Polygamy » The evil effects of » Jacob's

Genesis 30:15

And she said to her, Is it, a small thing, that thou hast taken away my husband? And wouldst thou take away, even the mandrakes of my son? Then said Rachel, Therefore, shall he lie with thee to-night, for the mandrakes of thy son.

Genesis 29:30

So he went in, unto Rachel also, and loved, Rachel also, more than Leah, - and he served with him, yet seven years more.

Polygamy » Domestic unhappiness » In abraham's family

Genesis 21:9-16

And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian woman whom she had borne to Abraham laughing! So she said to Abraham, Cast out this bondwoman and her son, - for the son of this bondwoman must not inherit with my son with Isaac. And the word was very grievous in the eyes of Abraham, - on account of his son. read more.
And God said unto Abraham Let it not be grievous in thine eyes concerning the boy and concerning thy bondwoman, In all that Sarah may say unto thee, hearken to her voice, - For in Isaac, shall there be called to thee - a seed. Yet even the son of the bondwoman, will I appoint to become, a nation, because thy seed, he is. So Abraham rose up early in the morning - and took bread and a skin of water and gave unto hagar, - putting them on her shoulder and the child, and sent her forth, - so she went her way and wandered, in the desert of Beer-sheba. And the water out of the skin was spent, - so she cant the child under one of the shrubs; and went and sat her down over against him at a distance like as of such as draw the bow, for she said Let me not look upon the death of the child, - So she sat down over against him, and the boy lifted up his voice, and wept

Polygamy » Esau

Genesis 26:34

And when Esau was forty years old, he took to wife Judith, daughter of Beeri. the Hittite; and Basemath, daughter of Elon, the Hittite;

Genesis 28:9

Esau therefore went unto Ishmael, - and took Mahalath daughter of Ishmael son of Abraham sister of Nebaioth, to himself to wife, in addition to the wives that he had.

Polygamy » Rehoboam

2 Chronicles 11:18-23

And Rehoboam took him to wife, Mahalath, daughter of Jerimoth, son of David, - and Abihail, daughter of Eliab, son of Jesse; and she bare him sons, - Jeush and Shamariah and Zaham. And, after her, he took Maacah, daughter of Absolom, - and she bare him Abijah, and Attai, and Ziza, and Shelomith. read more.
And Rehoboam loved Maacah daughter of Absolom, above all his wives and his concubines, for, eighteen wives, took he, and sixty concubines, - and begat twenty-eight sons, and sixty daughters. So then Rehoboam appointed Abijah son of Maacah as head, to be chief ruler among his brethren, - yea that he might make him king. So he took heed, and dispersed all his sons throughout all the lands of Judah and Benjamin, unto all the fortified cities, and gave them food in abundance, - and asked a multitude of wives.

Polygamy » The evil effects of » Husband's favoritism in

Deuteronomy 21:15-17

When a man shall have two wives - the one beloved and, the other hated, and they have borne him sons, both she that is beloved, and she that is hated, - and it shall be that the firstborn son belongeth to her that is hated, then shall it be, that in the day when he maketh his sons to inherit that which he hath, he may not treat the son of the beloved, instead of the son of the hated, as the firstborn; but the true firstborn the son of her that is hated, shall he treat as firstborn by giving him double out of all that is found to be his, - for, he, is the beginning of hi strength, his, is the right of the firstborn.

Polygamy » Mosaic law respecting the firstborn in

Deuteronomy 21:15-17

When a man shall have two wives - the one beloved and, the other hated, and they have borne him sons, both she that is beloved, and she that is hated, - and it shall be that the firstborn son belongeth to her that is hated, then shall it be, that in the day when he maketh his sons to inherit that which he hath, he may not treat the son of the beloved, instead of the son of the hated, as the firstborn; but the true firstborn the son of her that is hated, shall he treat as firstborn by giving him double out of all that is found to be his, - for, he, is the beginning of hi strength, his, is the right of the firstborn.

Polygamy » With solomon

1 Kings 11:4-8

Yea it came to pass, in the old age of Solomon, that, his wives, turned aside his heart after other gods, - his heart therefore was not sound with Yahweh his God, as was the heart of David his father. And Solomon went after Ashtoreth, goddess of the Zidonians, and after Milcom, the abomination of the Ammonites. Thus Solomon did the thing that was wicked in the eyes of Yahweh, - and went not fully after Yahweh, as did David his father. read more.
Then, did Solomon build a high place for Chemosh, the abomination of Moab, in the hill that is before Jerusalem, - and for Molech, the abomination of the sons of Ammon; and, thus, did he for all his foreign wives, - who burned incense and offered sacrifices unto their gods.

Polygamy » Solomon

1 Kings 11:1-8

But, King Solomon, loved many foreign women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh, - women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians, Hittites: out of the nations concerning whom Yahweh had said unto the sons of Israel - Ye shall not go in unto them, and, they, shall not come in unto you, surely they will turn aside your heart after their gods. Unto these, did Solomon cleave in love. So it came to pass that he had seven hundred wives who were princesses, and three hundred concubines, - and, his wives, turned aside, his heart. read more.
Yea it came to pass, in the old age of Solomon, that, his wives, turned aside his heart after other gods, - his heart therefore was not sound with Yahweh his God, as was the heart of David his father. And Solomon went after Ashtoreth, goddess of the Zidonians, and after Milcom, the abomination of the Ammonites. Thus Solomon did the thing that was wicked in the eyes of Yahweh, - and went not fully after Yahweh, as did David his father. Then, did Solomon build a high place for Chemosh, the abomination of Moab, in the hill that is before Jerusalem, - and for Molech, the abomination of the sons of Ammon; and, thus, did he for all his foreign wives, - who burned incense and offered sacrifices unto their gods.

Polygamy » Domestic unhappiness » In elkanah's family

1 Samuel 1:4-7

And, when the day came for Elkanah to sacrifice, he used to give, to Peninnah his wife, and to all her sons and her daughters, portions; and, unto Hannah, used he to give one portion, - howbeit, Hannah, he loved, although, Yahweh, had restrained her from having children. And her rival used even to cause her great vexation, for the sake of provoking her, - because Yahweh had restrained her from having children. read more.
And, thus, used she to do, year by year, whenever she went up to the house of Yahweh, thus, used she to vex her, - and she wept, and would not eat.

Polygamy » The evil effects of » Rehoboam's

2 Chronicles 11:21

And Rehoboam loved Maacah daughter of Absolom, above all his wives and his concubines, for, eighteen wives, took he, and sixty concubines, - and begat twenty-eight sons, and sixty daughters.

Polygamy » Practiced by

Job 27:15

His survivors, by pestilence, shall come to the grave, and, his widows, shall not weep;

Polygamy » Jehoiachin

2 Kings 24:15

And he carried away captive Jehoiachin, to Babylon, - and, the king's mother, and the king's wives, and his courtiers, and the nobles of the land, took he away captive, from Jerusalem to Babylon.

Polygamy » Jehoram

2 Chronicles 21:14

lo! Yahweh, is about to plague, with a great plague, thy people,-and thy children and thy wives, and all thy possessions;

Polygamy » Abijah

2 Chronicles 13:21

And Abijah strengthened himself, and took him, fourteen wives, - and begat twenty-two sons, and sixteen daughters.

Polygamy » Authorized

2 Samuel 12:8

and gave unto thee the household of thy lord, and the wives of thy lord, into thy bosom, and gave unto thee the house of Israel and Judah. And, if this had been too little, I could have further given thee more and more of such things.

Polygamy » Hosea

Hosea 3:1-2

Then said Yahweh unto me, Once more, go love a woman who loveth a friend, and is an adulteress, - according to the love of Yahweh unto the sons of Israel, though they keep turning away unto other gods, and love idolatrous raisin-cakes. So I secured n her to me, for fifteen pieces of silver, - and a homer of barley, and a half-homer of barley;

Polygamy » jacob

Genesis 29:30

So he went in, unto Rachel also, and loved, Rachel also, more than Leah, - and he served with him, yet seven years more.

Polygamy » Joash

2 Chronicles 24:3

And Jehoiada took for him two wives, - and he begat sons and daughters.

Polygamy » The evil effects of » Elkanah's

1 Samuel 1:5

and, unto Hannah, used he to give one portion, - howbeit, Hannah, he loved, although, Yahweh, had restrained her from having children.

Polygamy » Sought by women

Isaiah 4:1

And seven women will take hold of one man in that day, saying, Our own bread, will we eat, And our own apparel, will we wear, - Only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach.

Polygamy » Elkanah

1 Samuel 1:2

and, he, had two wives, the name of the one, Hannah, and, the name of the other, Peninnah, - and Peninnah had children, but, Hannah, had no children.

Polygamy » gideon

Judges 8:30

And, Gideon, had seventy sons, sprung from his own loins, - for, many wives, had he.

Polygamy » Lamech

Genesis 4:19

And Lamech took to himself two wives, - the name of the one, was Adah, and, the name of the second Zillah.

Polygamy » Ashur

1 Chronicles 4:5

And, Ashhur the father of Tekoa, had two wives, - Helah, and Naarah.

Polygamy » See

1 Chronicles 2:8

And, the sons of Ethan, Azariah.

Polygamy » Belshazzar

Daniel 5:2

Belshazzar, gave word, at the flavour of the wine, to bring the vessels of gold and silver, which Nebuchadnezzar his father, had brought forth, out of the temple which was in Jerusalem, - that the king and his nobles, his wives and his concubines, might drink therein.

Polygamy » Ahab

Polygamy » Abraham

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