15 Yf a man haue two wyues, one that he loueth, and one that he hateth, and they beare him children, both the beloued and the hated, 16 so that the firstborne be hirs that is hated, and the tyme commeth that he dealeth out the inheritaunce vnto his children, then can he not make the sonne of ye beloued firstborne before the firstborne sonne of the hated, 17 but he shall knowe the sonne of the hated for ye first sonne, so that he geue him dubble of all that is at hande: for the same is ye begynnynge of his strength, & the firstbyrthrighte is his.
Bible verses about "polygamy" | Coverdale
5 Whan brethren dwell together, and one of them dye with out children, then shall not ye wife of the deed take a straunge man without, but hir kynsman shal go in vnto her, and take her to wyfe: 6 and the first sonne that she beareth, shal he set vp after the name of his brother which is deed, that his name be not put out of Israel. 7 But yf the man wyl not take his kynswoman, then shal his kinswoman go vp vnder the gate to the Elders, and saye: My kynsman refuseth to stere vp a name vnto his brother in Israel, and wyl not marye me. 8 Then shal the Elders of the cite call him, and comen with him. Yf he stonde then and saye: I wyl not take her, 9 then shal his kynswoman steppe forth vnto him before the Elders, and lowse a shue fro his fote, and spyt in his face, and shal answere, and saye: Thus shal it be done vnto euery man, that wyl not builde his brothers house. 10 And his name shalbe called in Israel, the vnshodd house.
16 Onely let him not haue many horses, yt he brynge not ye people againe in to Egipte thorow ye multitude of horses, for as moch as ye LORDE hath sayde vnto you, that from hence forth ye shulde come nomore this waye agayne. 17 He shall not haue many wyues also, that his hert be not turned awaye. Nether shal he gather him syluer and golde to moch.
8 and haue geuen the yi lordes house, and his wyues into thy lappe, and the house of Israel and Iuda haue I geuen the: and yf that be to litle, I wyl yet do this and that for the also.
21 Now whan Abia was strengthed, he toke fourtene wyues, and begat two and twentye sonnes and sixtene daughters.
1 These are the childre of Dauid, which were borne vnto him in Hebron. The first sonne, Amnon of Ahinoam the Iesraelitisse: the seconde, Daniel of Abigail the Carmelitisse: 2 the thirde, Absalom ye sonne of Maecha ye doughter of Thalmai kynge of Gesur: the fourth, Adonias the sonne of Hagith: 3 the fifth, Saphathia of Abital: the sixte, Iethream of his wife Egla. 4 These sixe were borne vnto him at Hebron, for he reigned there vij. yeare & sixe monethes. But at Ierusale reigned he thre & thirtie yeare. 5 And these were borne vnto him at Ierusalem: Simea, Sobab, Nathan, Salomo: these foure of Bethseba ye doughter of Ammiel. 6 And Iebear, Elisama, Eliphalet, 7 Noga, Nepheg, Iapia, 8 Elisama, Eliada, Eliphelet, these nyne. 9 These all are ye children of Dauid, besyde those yt were the childre of ye cocubynes. And Thamar was their sister.
3 And Ioiada gaue him two wiues, & he begat sonnes & doughters.
1 Then shal seuen wyues take holde of one man, and saye: we will laye all oure meat and cloothinge together in comon, only that we maye be called thy wyues, and that this shamefull reprofe maye be take from us.
6 Yf eny be blamelesse, the hussbande of one wife, hauynge faithfull children, which are not slaundred or ryote, nether are dishobedient.
30 And Gedeon Had thre score & ten sonnes, which were come out of his thye: for he had many wyues.
4 And whan he was now olde, his wyues bowed his hert after straunge goddes, so that his hert was not whole with the LORDE his God, as was the hert of Dauid his father.
21 But Roboam loued Maecha the doughter of Absalom better then all his wyues & concubynes: for he had eightene wyues and thre score cocubynes, and begat eight & twentye sonnes, and thre score doughters.
4 He answered & sayde vnto the: Haue ye not red, how yt he which made (man) at the begynnynge, made the ma & woma, 5 & sayde: For this cause shal a ma leaue father & mother, & cleue vnto his wife, & they two shalbe one fleshe. 6 Now are they not twayne then, but one flesh. Let not man therfore put a sunder, yt which God hath coupled together.
15 Yf a man haue two wyues, one that he loueth, and one that he hateth, and they beare him children, both the beloued and the hated,
3 And he had seuen hundreth wemen to wyues, and thre hundreth concubynes, and his wyues turned his hert asyde.
2 But a Bisshoppe must be blamelesse, the hussbade of one wife, sober, discrete, manerly, harberous, apte to teach:
10 But yf he geue him another wife, then shall he mynishe nothinge of hir foode, rayment, and dewtye of mariage.
12 Let the mynisters be, euery one the hussbade of one wyfe, and soch as rule their children well, and their owne housholdes.
2 Neuertheles to avoyde whordome, let euery man haue his awne wife, and let euery woman haue hir awne hussbande.
17 He shall not haue many wyues also, that his hert be not turned awaye. Nether shal he gather him syluer and golde to moch.