Bible Verses About Marriage

    Divinely instituted  Ge 2:24
    A covenant relationship  Mal 2:4
    Designed for
      The happiness of man.  Ge 2:18
      Increasing the human population.  Ge 1:28; 9:1
      Raising up godly seed.  Mal 2:15
      Preventing fornication.  1Co 7:2
    The expectation of the promised seed of the woman an incentive to, in the early age  Ge 3:15; 4:1
    Lawful in all  1Co 7:2,28; 1Ti 5:14
    Honourable for all  Heb 13:4
    Should be only in the Lord  1Co 7:39
    Expressed by
      Joining together.  Mt 19:6
      Making affinity.  1Ki 3:1
      Taking to wife.  Ex 2:1
      Giving daughters to sons, and sons to daughters.  De 7:3; Ezr 9:12
    Indissoluble during the joint lives of the parties  Mt 19:6; Ro 7:2,3; 1Co 7:39
    Early introduction of polygamy  Ge 4:19
    Contracted in patriarchal age with near relations  Ge 20:12; 24:24; 28:2
    Often contracted by parents for children  Ge 24:49-51; 34:6,8
    Should be with consent of parents  Ge 28:8; Jdj 14:2,3
    Consent of the parties necessary to  Ge 24:57,58; 1Sa 18:20; 25:41
    Parents might refuse to give their children in  Ex 22:17; De 7:3
    The Jews
      Forbidden to contract, with their near relations.  Le 18:6
      Forbidden to contract with idolaters.  De 7:3,4; Jos 23:12; Ezr 9:11,12
      Often contracted with foreigners.  1Ki 11:1; Ne 13:23
      Sometimes guilty of polygamy.  1Ki 11:1,3
      Careful in contracting for their children.  Ge 24:2,3; 28:1,2
      Betrothed themselves some time before.  De 20:7; Jdj 14:5,7,8; Mt 1:18
      Contracted when young.  Pr 2:17; Joe 1:8
      Often contracted, in their own tribe.  Ex 2:1; Nu 36:6-13; Lu 1:5,27
      Obliged to contract with a brother's wife who died without seed.  De 25:5; Mt 22:24
      Considered being debarred from, a reproach.  Isa 4:1
      Considered being debarred from, a cause of grief.  Jdj 11:38
      Often punished by being debarred from.  Jer 7:34; 16:9; 25:10
      Were allowed divorce from, because of hardness of their hearts.  De 24:1; Mt 19:7,8
      Exempted from going to war immediately after.  De 20:7
    Priest not to contract, with divorced or improper persons  Le 21:7
    The high priest not to contract, with a widow or a divorced or profane person  Le 21:14
    Contracted at the gate and before witnesses  Ru 4:1,10,11
    Modes of demanding women in  Ge 24:3,4; 34:6,8; 1Sa 25:39,40
    Elder daughters usually given in, before the younger  Ge 29:26
    A dowry given to the woman's parents before  Ge 29:18; 34:12; 1Sa 18:27,28; Ho 3:2
      With great rejoicing.  Jer 33:11; Joh 3:29
      With feasting.  Ge 29:22; Jdj 14:10; Mt 22:2,3; Joh 2:1-10
      For seven days.  Jdj 14:12
    A benediction pronounced after  Ge 24:60; Ru 4:11,12
    The bride
      Received presents before.  Ge 24:53
      Given a handmaid at.  Ge 24:59; 29:24,29
      Adorned with jewels for.  Isa 49:18; 61:10
      Gorgeously apparelled.  Ps 45:13,14
      Attended by bridesmaids.  Ps 45:9
      Stood on the right of bridegroom.  Ps 45:9
      Called to forget her father's house.  Ps 45:10
    The bridegroom
      Adorned with ornaments.  Isa 61:10
      Attended by many friends.  Jdj 14:11; Joh 3:29
      Presented with gifts.  Ps 45:12
      Crowned with garlands.  Song 3:11
      Rejoiced over the bride.  Isa 62:5
      Returned with the bride to his house at night.  Mt 25:1-6
    Garments provided for guests at  Mt 22:12
    Infidelity of those contracted in, punished as if married  De 22:23,24; Mt 1:19
    Illustrative of