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Marriage


1. Divinely instituted. Ge 2:24.

2. A covenant relationship. Mal 2:4.

3. Designed for

a. The happiness of man. Ge 2:18.

b. Increasing the human population. Ge 1:28; 9:1.

c. Raising up godly seed. Mal 2:15.

d. Preventing fornication. 1Co 7:2.

4. The expectation of the promised seed of the woman an incentive to, in the early age. Ge 3:15; 4:1.

5. Lawful in all. 1Co 7:2,28; 1Ti 5:14.

6. Honourable for all. Heb 13:4.

7. Should be only in the Lord. 1Co 7:39.

8. Expressed by

a. Joining together. Mt 19:6.

b. Making affinity. 1Ki 3:1.

c. Taking to wife. Ex 2:1.

d. Giving daughters to sons, and sons to daughters. De 7:3; Ezr 9:12.

9. Indissoluble during the joint lives of the parties. Mt 19:6; Ro 7:2,3; 1Co 7:39.

10. Early introduction of polygamy. Ge 4:19.

11. Contracted in patriarchal age with near relations. Ge 20:12; 24:24; 28:2.

12. Often contracted by parents for children. Ge 24:49-51; 34:6,8.

13. Should be with consent of parents. Ge 28:8; Jdj 14:2,3.

14. Consent of the parties necessary to. Ge 24:57,58; 1Sa 18:20; 25:41.

15. Parents might refuse to give their children in. Ex 22:17; De 7:3.

16. The Jews

a. Forbidden to contract, with their near relations. Le 18:6.

b. Forbidden to contract with idolaters. De 7:3,4; Jos 23:12; Ezr 9:11,12.

c. Often contracted with foreigners. 1Ki 11:1; Ne 13:23.

d. Sometimes guilty of polygamy. 1Ki 11:1,3.

e. Careful in contracting for their children. Ge 24:2,3; 28:1,2.

f. Betrothed themselves some time before. De 20:7; Jdj 14:5,7,8; Mt 1:18.

g. Contracted when young. Pr 2:17; Joe 1:8.

h. Often contracted, in their own tribe. Ex 2:1; Nu 36:6-13; Lu 1:5,27.

i. Obliged to contract with a brother’s wife who died without seed. De 25:5; Mt 22:24.

j. Considered being debarred from, a reproach. Isa 4:1.

k. Considered being debarred from, a cause of grief. Jdj 11:38.

l. Often punished by being debarred from. Jer 7:34; 16:9; 25:10.

m. Were allowed divorce from, because of hardness of their hearts. De 24:1; Mt 19:7,8.

n. Exempted from going to war immediately after. De 20:7.

17. Priest not to contract, with divorced or improper persons. Le 21:7.

18. The high priest not to contract, with a widow or a divorced or profane person. Le 21:14.

19. Contracted at the gate and before witnesses. Ru 4:1,10,11.

20. Modes of demanding women in. Ge 24:3,4; 34:6,8; 1Sa 25:39,40.

21. Elder daughters usually given in, before the younger. Ge 29:26.

22. A dowry given to the woman’s parents before. Ge 29:18; 34:12; 1Sa 18:27,28; Ho 3:2.

23. Celebrated

a. With great rejoicing. Jer 33:11; Joh 3:29.

b. With feasting. Ge 29:22; Jdj 14:10; Mt 22:2,3; Joh 2:1-10.

c. For seven days. Jdj 14:12.

24. A benediction pronounced after. Ge 24:60; Ru 4:11,12.

25. The bride

a. Received presents before. Ge 24:53.

b. Given a handmaid at. Ge 24:59; 29:24,29.

c. Adorned with jewels for. Isa 49:18; 61:10.

d. Gorgeously apparelled. Ps 45:13,14.

e. Attended by bridesmaids. Ps 45:9.

f. Stood on the right of bridegroom. Ps 45:9.

g. Called to forget her father’s house. Ps 45:10.

26. The bridegroom

a. Adorned with ornaments. Isa 61:10.

b. Attended by many friends. Jdj 14:11; Joh 3:29.

c. Presented with gifts. Ps 45:12.

d. Crowned with garlands. Song 3:11.

e. Rejoiced over the bride. Isa 62:5.

f. Returned with the bride to his house at night. Mt 25:1-6.

27. Garments provided for guests at. Mt 22:12.

28. Infidelity of those contracted in, punished as if married. De 22:23,24; Mt 1:19.

29. Illustrative of

a. God’s union with the Jewish nation. Isa 54:5; Jer 3:14; Ho 2:19,20.

b. Christ’s union with his church. Eph 5:23,24,32.