Bible verses about "polygamy" | ECB

Genesis 30:9

9 And Leah sees she is stayed from birthing, she takes Zilpah her maid and gives her to Yaaqov to woman.

Genesis 30:4

4 And she gives him Bilhah her maid to woman: and Yaaqov goes in to her:

Numbers 12:1

And Miryam and Aharon word against Mosheh concerning the Kushiy woman he took: for he took a Kushiy woman.

Deuteronomy 17:14-20

THE TORAH ON SOVEREIGNS When you come to the land Yah Veh your Elohim gives you, and possess it and settle therein; and you say, I set a sovereign over me, as all the goyim all around me! 15 - in setting, set him sovereign over you, whom Yah Veh your Elohim chooses: set one from among your brothers sovereign over you: you cannot give a man - a stranger over you, who is not your brother. 16 Only, he abounds not horses to himself; returns not the people to Misrayim to abound horses: since Yah Veh says to you, Never again return that way. 17 He neither abounds women to himself nor turns away his heart nor mightily abounds silver and gold to himself. 18 And so be it, when he sits on the throne of his sovereigndom, he inscribes himself a duplicate of this torah in a scroll from that at the face of the priests the Leviym: 19 and so be it with him, and he recalls therein all the days of his life: to learn to awe Yah Veh his Elohim, to guard all the words of this torah and these statutes, to work them: 20 to not lift his heart above his brothers, and to not turn aside from the misvah - right or left: and to prolong his days in his sovereigndom, - he and his sons, midst Yisra El.

Deuteronomy 25:5-10

THE TORAH ON THE LEVIRATE When brothers settle together and one of them dies, having no son, the woman of him who died marries not an outsider man - a stranger: her levirate goes in to her and takes her to him to woman and becomes her levirate: 6 and so be it, the firstbirth she births becomes raised in the name of his brother who died, that his name becomes not wiped out from Yisra El. 7 And if the man delights not to become a levirate, then let her of the levirate ascend to the portal, to the elders, and say, My levirate refuses to raise a name to his brother in Yisra El, he wills to not become my levirate. 8 And the elders of his city call him and word to him: and if he stands to it and says, I delight not to take her! 9 - then the woman of the levirate comes to him in the eyes of the elders and strips his shoe from his foot and spits in his face and answers, and says, So be it worked to the man who builds not the house of his brother! 10 - and in Yisra El, his name becomes called, The house of him whose shoe is loosed.

2 Samuel 5:13

13 And David takes more concubines and women from Yeru Shalem, after coming from Hebron: and sons and daughters are birthed to David.

1 Samuel 1:1-2

And so be it, one man of Ramahayim Sophim of mount Ephrayim; and his name is El Qanah, the son of Yerocham the son of Eli Hu the son of Tochu the son of Suph - an Ephrathiy: 2 and he has two women; the name of the one is Hannah, and the name of the second Peninnah: and Peninnah has children but Hannah has no children.

1 Kings 11:1-4

And sovereign Shelomoh loves many strange women together with the daughter of Paroh: women of the Moabiy, Ammoniy, Edomiy, Sidoniy and Hethiy, 2 of the goyim - of which Yah Veh says to the sons of Yisra El, Neither go in to them, nor them come in to you: for surely they pervert your heart after their elohim - Shelomoh adheres to these in love: 3 and he has seven hundred women governesses and three hundred concubines: and his women pervert his heart. 4 And so be it, at the time Shelomoh ages, his women pervert his heart after other elohim: and his heart is not at shalom with Yah Veh his Elohim as the heart of David his father:

2 Chronicles 24:3

3 And Yah Yada takes two women and births sons and daughters.

1 Chronicles 4:5

5 And Ashchur the father of Teqoha has two women, Helah and Naarah.

Song of Songs 6:8

8 Sixty sovereignesses and eighty concubines and virgins without number.

Ezekiel 23:1-4

And so be the word of Yah Veh to me, saying, 2 Son of humanity, two women are the daughters of one mother, 3 and they whore in Misrayim; they whore in their youth: there they pierce their breasts and there they work the nipples of their virginity: 4 and their names, Oholah and Oholi Bah her sister: and they are mine; and they birth sons and daughters. As to their names: Shomeron is Oholah and Yeru Shalem Oholi Bah.

1 Corinthians 7:1-5

Now concerning those about which you scribed me: It is good for a human to not touch a woman. 2 And because of whoredom each is to hold his own woman and each her own man. 3 The man is indebted to give well-mindedness to the woman: and likewise also the woman to the man. 4 The woman has not authority of her own body - but the man: and likewise also the man has not authority of his own body - but the woman. 5 Cheat not one another, except somehow ever by symphonizing for a season, that you have leisure for fasting and prayer; and come together again - lest Satan test you for your restraint.

Titus 1:5-8

For this cause I left you in Crete to arrange what lacked; to seat elders in every city as I ordained you: 6 if any be unaccusable, the man of one woman, having trustworthy children, who are not under accusation of dissipation or insubordination. 7 For an episcopate, as the administrator of Elohim, must be unaccusable, neither selfpleasing nor wrathful, nor a winesop, nor a striker, nor avaricious; 8 but befriend strangers, befriend good, soundminded, just, merciful, self-controlled,

Genesis 4:19

19 And Lemech takes two women: the name of the one, Adah and the name of the second, Sillah.

Judges 8:30

30 And Gidon has seventy sons come from his flank - for he has many women:

2 Chronicles 13:21

21 And Abi Yah strengthens and has fourteen women and births twenty-two sons and sixteen daughters.

1 Chronicles 3:1-9

And these are the sons of David - birthed to him in Hebron: the firstbirthed, Amnon of Achiy Noam the Yizre Eliyth; the second, Dani El of Abi Gail the Karmeliyth; 2 the third, Abi Shalom the son of Maachah the daughter of Talmay sovereign of Geshur; the fourth, Adoni Yah the son of Haggith; 3 the fifth, Shaphat Yah of Abi Tal; the sixth, Yithre Am of his woman Eglah 4 - these six birthed to him in Hebron; and he reigns there seven years and six months: and he reigns thirty-three years in Yeru Shalem. 5 And these are birthed to him in Yeru Shalem: Shimah and Shobab and Nathan and Shelomoh - four of Bath Shua the daughter of Ammi El: 6 also Yibchar and Eli Shama and Eli Phelet 7 and Nogah and Nepheg and Yaphia 8 and Eli Shama and Eli Ada and Eli Phelet - nine. 9 These are all the sons of David beside the sons of the concubines, and Tamar their sister.

2 Chronicles 11:21

21 And Rechab Am loves Maachah the daughter of Abi Shalom above all his women and his concubines: - for he has eighteen women and sixty concubines; and births twenty-eight sons and sixty daughters.

2 Samuel 12:8

8 and I give you the house of your adoni and the women of your adoni into your bosom and give you the house of Yisra El and of Yah Hudah; and if that be too little, I had added these and those to you.

Deuteronomy 21:15-17

THE TORAH ON FIRSTBIRTHS When a man has two women, one beloved and one hated, and they birth him sons - both the beloved and the hated; and if the firstbirth son be hers that was hated: 16 then so be it, the day his sons inherit what he has, that he cannot make the son of the beloved firstbirth face the son of the hated firstbirth: 17 but he recognizes the son of the hated as the firstbirth, by giving him a twofold mouth of all they find with him: for he is the beginning of his strength; the judgment of firstrights is his.

2 Chronicles 24:1-3

Yah Ash is a son of seven years when he begins to reign; and he reigns forty years in Yeru Shalem. The name of his mother, Zib Yah of Beer Sheba. 2 And Yah Ash works straight in the eyes of Yah Veh all the days of Yah Yada the priest: 3 And Yah Yada takes two women and births sons and daughters.

Isaiah 4:1

In that day, seven women take hold of one man, saying, We eat our own bread and enrobe our own apparel: only call us by your name, to gather our reproach.

Matthew 25:1-46

Then the sovereigndom of the heavens is likened to ten virgins who take their lamps and go to meet the bridegroom: 2 and five are thoughtful, and five are foolish: 3 the foolish take their lamps, and take no olive oil with them: 4 but the thoughtful take olive oil in their vessels with their lamps: 5 but the bridegroom takes his time and they all slumber and sleep: 6 and at midnight there becomes a cry, Behold, the bridegroom comes! Go meet him! 7 Then all those virgins rise and adorn their lamps: 8 and the foolish say to the thoughtful, Give us of your olive oil, for our lamps are quenched. 9 And the thoughtful answer, wording, Not so; lest ever there is not sufficient for us and you: but go rather to them who sell and market for yourselves. 10 And while they go to market, the bridegroom comes; and the prepared enter with him to the marriage: and they shut the portal. 11 Afterward the rest of the virgins also come, wording, Adoni, Adoni, open to us. 12 And he answers, saying, Amen! I word to you, I know you not. 13 So watch: for you know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of humanity comes. 14
For exactly as a human going abroad, he calls his own servants, and delivers his holdings to them: 15 and indeed he gives one five talent weights, another two, and another one; - each according to his several dynamis; and straightway goes abroad. 16 And he who took the five talent weights goes and works them, and produces another five talent weights: 17 and likewise he who took two, also gains another two: 18 but he who took one, goes and digs in the soil and secretes the silver of his adoni. 19 After a vast time the adoni of those servants comes and reckons words with them. 20 And he who took five talent weights comes and offers another five talent weights; wording, Adoni, you delivered five talent weights to me: behold, I gained another five talent weights beside them. 21 His adoni says to him, Well done, you good and trustworthy servant: you are trustworthy over a little; I seat you over much: enter the cheer of your adoni. 22 And he who took two talent weights comes and says, Adoni, you delivered two talent weights to me: behold, I gained another two talent weights beside them. 23 His adoni says to him, Well done, good and trustworthy servant; you are trustworthy over a little, I seat you over much: enter the cheer of your adoni. 24 He who took the one talent weight comes and says, Adoni, I know you, that you are a hard human, harvesting where you spore not, and gathering together where you scatter not: 25 and being awestricken, I went and secreted your talent weight in the soil: behold, you have your own. 26 His adoni answers him, saying, You evil and slothful servant, you know I harvest where I spore not, and gather together where I scatter not: 27 so you needed to put my silver to the exchangers, and then at my coming I had received my own with interest. 28 So take the talent weight from him, and give to him who has ten talent weights. 29 For to everyone who has, is given; and he has super abundance: but from him who has not is taken away even what he has. 30 And eject the useless servant into outer darkness: there becomes weeping and gnashing of teeth. 31
Whenever the Son of humanity comes in his glory - with all the holy angels, then he sits on the throne of his glory: 32 and all goyim gather in front of him: and he sets them apart one from another, exactly as a shepherd sets apart his sheep from the goats: 33 and indeed he sets the sheep at his right and the goats at the left. 34 Then the sovereign says to them at his right, Come, you eulogized of my Father, inherit the sovereigndom prepared for you from the foundation of the cosmos: 35 for I famished, and you gave me eats; I thirsted, and you gave me drink; a stranger, and you gathered me in; 36 naked, and you arrayed me; frail, and you visited me; in a guardhouse, and you came to me. 37 Then the just answer him, wording, Adonay, When saw we you famishing, and nourished you? Or thirsting, and gave you drink? 38 When saw we you a stranger, and gathered you in? Or naked, and arrayed you? 39 Or when saw we you frail? Or in a guardhouse, and came to you? 40 And the sovereign answers them, saying, Amen! I word to you, As you did to one of the least of these my brothers, you did to me. 41 Then he also says to them at the left, Depart from me, you cursed, into eternal fire, prepared for Diabolos and his angels: 42 for I famished, and you gave me no eats; I thirsted, and you gave me no drink; 43 a stranger, and you gathered me not in; naked, and you arrayed me not; frail, and in a guardhouse, and you visited me not. 44 Then they also answer him, wording, Adonay, when saw we you famishing or thirsting? Or a stranger or naked or frail or in a guardhouse and ministered not to you? 45 Then he answers them, wording, Amen! I word to you, As you did it not to one of the least of these, you did it not to me: 46 and these go to eternal punishment: but the just to life eternal.

Exodus 21:10

10 If he takes another to himself; her flesh, her covering and her cohabitation, he diminishes not:

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