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Genesis 30:9

9 When Lea sawe that she had left bearinge, she toke Silpha hyr mayde, and gaue her Iacob to wyfe.

Genesis 30:4

4 And she gaue hym Bilha hyr handmayde to wyfe.

Numbers 12:1

1 And Mir Iam and Aaron spake agaynst Moses, because of the woman of Inde which he had taken: for he had taken to wyfe one of Inde.

Deuteronomy 25:5-10

5 Yf brethren dwell together, and one of them dye and haue no chylde, the wyfe of the deed shall not mary without vnto a straunger: but hys brother shall go in vnto her, and take her to wyfe, and occupye the rowme of his kynsman. 6 And the eldest sonne which she beareth, shall succede in the name of hys brother whych is deed, that his name be not put out of Israel. 7 And yf the man wyll not take hys brothers wyfe, then let her go vp to the gate vnto the elders, and saye: My husbandes brother refuseth to sterre vp vnto hys brother a name in Israel, nether will he marye me. 8 Then the elders of hys cytie shall call hym, and comen with hym. And yf he stande and saye: I wyll not take her, 9 then shall hys kynswoman come vnto him in the presence of the elders, & loose hys showe of hys fote, & spyt in hys face, and answere, & saye: So shall it be done vnto that man, that doth noth bylde vp hys brothers house. 10 And hys name shall be called in Israel, the vnshodhouse.

Deuteronomy 17:14-20

14 When thou art come vnto the lande whych the Lorde thy God geueth the, and enioyest it, and dwellest therin: & yf thou shalt saye. I wyll set a kynge ouer me lyke as all the nacyons that are aboute me: 15 Then thou shalt make hym kynge ouer the, whom the Lorde thy God shall chose: Euen one from amonge thy brethren shalt thou make kynge ouer the, and thou mayst not set a straunger ouer the, whych is not of thy brethren. 16 But he shall not multiplye horses to him selfe, ner brynge the people agayne to Egypte thorowe the multitude of horses, for as moche as the Lord hath sayde vnto you: ye shall hence forth go no moare agayne that waye. 17 Also he ought not to multiplie wyues to hym selfe, lest his hert turne awaye, nether shall he gether him syluer and golde to moch. 18 And when he is sett vpon the seate of hys kyngedome, he shall wryte hym out a copye of thys lawe in a boke, before the Preastes the Leuites. 19 And it shalbe wyth him, & he ought to reade therin all dayes of hys lyfe, that he maye lerne to feare the Lorde hys God, & to kepe all the wordes of thys lawe and these ordinaunces, for to do them: 20 and that hys hert aryse not aboue hys brethren, & that he turne not from the commaundement: to the ryght hande or to the lefte, but that he maye prolonge hys dayes in hys kyngdome: he, and hys chyldren in Israel.

2 Samuel 5:13

13 And Dauid toke him mo concubyues and wyues out of Ierusalem, after he was come from Hebron, & mo sonnes, & daughters were yet borne to Dauid.

1 Samuel 1:1-2

1 There was a man of one of the two Ramaths (of the kinred of Zophim, of mount Ephraim) named Elkana the sonne of Ieroham the sonne of Elihu, the sonne of Thohu, the sonne of Zuph, an Ephrathite: 2 whych had two wyues, the one called Hanna, & the other Phenenna. And Phenenna had children, but Hanna had none.

1 Kings 11:1-4

1 But kynge Salomon loued many outelandishe wemen: and the daughter of Pharao: and wemen of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonites, and Hethites. 2 Where as yet (concernynge these nacyons) the Lorde sayde vnto the chyldren of Israell: come not ye at them, nor let them come at you: elles wyll they turne youre hertes after theyr goddes. Neuerthelesse, Salomon claue vnto them in loue. 3 And he had seuen hundred Quenes, and thre hundred concubines, and his wyues. turned a waye his hert. 4 For it came to passe, when Salomon was olde, hys wyues turned his herte after other Gods: and his herte was not perfecte with the Lord his God, as was the herte of Dauid his father:

1 Chronicles 4:5

5 And Ashur the father of Thekoa had two wyues: Heleah and Naara.

2 Chronicles 24:3

3 And Iehoiada toke hym two wyues, and he begat sonnes and daughters.

Song of Songs 6:8

8 There are .lx. Quenes .lxxx. wyues, and dameselles without nombre.

Ezekiel 23:1-4

1 The worde of the Lord came vnto me sayeng: 2 Thou sonne of man, there were two wemen, that had one mother. 3 These (when they were yonge) beganne to playe the harlottes in Egypt. There were theyr brestes brosed, & the pappes of theyr maydenhead did the Egyptians destroye. 4 The eldest of them was called Oholah & her yongest syster Oholibah. These two were my wyues, & bare sonnes & daughters. Theyr names were Samaria, & that was Oholah: & Ierusalem, that was Oholibah.

1 Corinthians 7:1-5

1 As concernynge the thynges wherof ye wrote vnto me: it is good for a man, not to touche a woman. 2 Neuerthelesse, to a voyde whordome let euery man haue hys wyfe: and let euery woman haue her husbande. 3 Let the husbande geue vnto the wyfe due beneuolence. Lykewyse also the wyfe vnto the husbande. 4 The wyfe hath not power of her awne body: but the husbande. And lykewyse the husbande hath not power of his awne body: but the wyfe. 5 Wythdrawe not youre selues one from another, except it be with consent for a tyme, for to geue youre selues to fastynge and prayer. And afterwarde come together agayne, lest Satan tempte you for youre incontinencie.

Titus 1:5-8

5 For this cause left I the in Creta, that thou shuldest refourme the thynges that are vnperfect, & shuldest ordeyne elders in euery cytie, as I had appoynted the. 6 If eny be blamelesse, the husband of one wyfe, hauynge faythfull children, which are not slaundred of ryote, nether are disobedient. 7 For a bysshope must be blamesse, as the stewarde of God: not stubborne, not angrye not geuen to moch wyne, no fyghter, not geuen to fylthy lucre: 8 but a keper of hospitalite, one that loueth goodnes sobre, ryghteous, godly, temperat,

Genesis 4:19

19 And Lamech toke vnto hym two wyues: The name of the one was Ada, & the name of the other was Zilla.

Judges 8:30

30 And Gedeon had .lxx. sonnes of his bodye begotten, for he had many wyues.

2 Chronicles 13:21

21 But Abia waxed mightye, and maryed .xiiij. wyues, and begat .xxij. sonnes, and .xvj. daughters.

1 Chronicles 3:1-9

1 These were the sonnes of Dauid which were borne vnto hym in Hebron the eldest, Ammon of Ahinoam the Israelitesse. The seconde Daniel of Abigail the Carmelitesse. 2 The thyrde Absalom the sonne of Maacha daughter of Thalmai kinge of Gesur. The fourth Adonia the sonne of Haggith. 3 The fyft Sephatia of Abital. The syxte Iethream by Egla hys wyfe. 4 These .vi. were borne vnto him in Ebron, & there he raygned .vii. yeare & syxe monethes. And in Ierusalem he raygned .xxxiij. yeare. 5 And these were borne vnto hym in Ierusalem: Simeia, Sobab, Nathan & Salomon .iiij. of Bathsua the daughter of Ammiel, 6 Ibhar also & Elisama, Elipalet, 7 Noga, Nepheg, & Iaphia, 8 Elisama, Eliada, and Eliphelet: nyne in nomber. 9 These are all the sonnes of Dauid, besyde the sonnes of the concubynes, and Thamar was ther syster.

2 Chronicles 11:21

21 And Rehoboam loued Maacah the daughter of Absalon aboue all his wyues & concubynes, for he toke eyghtene wyues and thre skore concubynes, and begat .xxviii. sonnes and .lx. daughters.

2 Samuel 12:8

8 I gaue the thy masters house, and thy masters wyues into thy bosome, and gaue the, the house of Israel and of Iuda, & might (yf that had bene to lytle) haue geuen the so moche moare.

Deuteronomy 21:15-17

15 If a man haue two wyues, one loued and another hated, & they haue borne him chyldren, both the loued and also the hated: 16 If the fyrst borne be the sonne of the hated: then when the tyme commeth that he dealeth hys goodes, amonge hys chyldren, he maye not make the sonne of the beloued fyrstborne, before the sonne of the hated whyche is in deade the fyrstborne: 17 But he shall knowe the sonne of the hated for the fyrstborne, and geue hym dowble porcyon of all that he hath. For he is the fyrst of his strength, and to hym belongeth the ryght of the fyrst borne.

2 Chronicles 24:1-3

1 Ioas was seuen yere olde when he beganne to raygne, & he raygned fourty yere in Ierusalem Hys mothers name also was Zibia of Beer Seba. 2 And Ioas dyd that which was ryght in the syght of the Lorde all the dayes of Iehoiada the preaste. 3 And Iehoiada toke hym two wyues, and he begat sonnes and daughters.

Isaiah 4:1

1 Then shall seuen wyues take holde of one man, and saye: we wyll laye all our meate and clothynge together in comen, only that we may be called thy wyues, & that thys shamefull reprofe maye be taken from vs.

Matthew 25:1-46

1 Then shall the kyngdom of heauen be like vnto ten virgins, which toke their lampes, & went to mete the brydgrome 2 But fyue of them were foolysshe, & fyue were wise. 3 They that were folysshe, toke their lampes, but toke none oyle wt them. 4 But the wyse toke oyle wt them in their vessels with the lampes also. 5 Whyle the brydegrome taryed, they all slombred & slept. 6 And euen at midnyght, there was a crye made: behold, the brydgrome commeth, go out to mete hym. 7 Then all those virgins arose, & prepared theyr lampes. 8 So the folysshe sayde vnto the wyse: geue vs of youre oyle: for oure lampes are gone out. 9 But the wyse answered, sayinge: not so, lest ther be not ynough for vs and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, & by for your selues. 10 And whyll they went to bye, the brydgrome came: & they that were ready went in with hym to the mariage, & the gate was shut vp. 11 Afterwarde came also the other virgins, saying: Lorde, Lorde, open to vs. 12 But he answered & sayd: verely I saye vnto you: I knowe you not. 13 Watche therfore: for ye knowe nether the daye nor yet the houre wherin the sonne of man shall come. 14 Lykewise as a certeine man ready to take his iorney to a straunge countre, called his seruauntes, & delyuered vnto them hys goodes. 15 And vnto one he gaue .v. talentes, to another .ij. & to another one: to euery man after his habilite, & streight waye departed. 16 Then he that had receaued the fyue talentes, went, & occupied wt the same, & wanne other fyue talentes. 17 Lykewyse also, he that receaued two, gayned other two. 18 But he that receaued that one, went & dygged in the erth, and hid his Lordes money. 19 After a longe season, the Lorde of those seruauntes came, and rekened wyth them. 20 And so he that had receaued fyue talentes came, & brought other fyue talentes, sayinge: Sir, thou delyueredst vnto me fyue talentes: beholde, I haue gayned with them fyue talentes moo: 21 His Lord sayde vnto him: well thou good and faythfull seruaunt. Thou hast bene faythfull ouer fewe thinges, I wyll make the ruler ouer many thinges: entre thou into the ioye of thy Lorde. 22 He also that had receaued two talentes, came and sayde: Sir, thou delyueredst vnto me two talentes: beholde, I haue wone two other talentes with them: 23 his Lord sayd vnto him: well good & faythfull seruaunt. Thou hast bene faythfull ouer fewe thinges. I will make the ruler ouer many thinges: Entre thou into the ioye of thy Lorde. 24 Then he whych had receaued the one talent, came, & sayd: Sir I knewe the that thou art an harde man: reaping where thou hast not sowen, & gathering where thou hast not strawed, 25 and therfore was I afrayde, & went, and hyd thy talent in the erth: lo, there thou hast that thine is. 26 His lord answered & sayd vnto him thou euyll & slowthfull seruaunt, thou knewest, that I reape where I sowed not, & gather, where I haue not strawed: 27 thou oughtest therfore to haue delyuered my money to the exchaungers, & then at my commynge shulde I haue receaued myne awne with vauntage. 28 Take therfore the talent from hym, & geue it vnto hym which hath ten talentes. 29 For vnto euery one that hath shalbe geuen, and he shall haue aboundance: But he that hath not, from hym shalbe taken awaye, euen that which he hath. 30 And cast the vnprofytable seruaunt into vtter dercknes there shalbe wepinge and gnasshinge of teeth. 31 When the sonne of man commeth in his glorye, & all the holy angels wyth him, then shall he syt vpon the seate of hys glorie, 32 and before him shalbe gathered all nacions. And he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherde deuydeth the shepe from the goates: 33 and he shall set the shepe on hys ryght hande, but the goates on the lyfte. 34 Then shall the Kynge saye to them that shalbe on hys ryghte hande: Come ye blessed of my father, inheret the kyngdome prepared for you from the begynninge of the worlde. 35 For I was an hongred, & ye gaue me meate. I was thyrstye, & ye gaue me drincke. I was herbourlesse, & ye toke me in: 36 Naked, & ye clothed me: Sicke & ye visyted me. I was in preson, and ye came vnto me. 37 Then shall the righteous answere him saying: Lord, when sawe we the an hongred, and fedd the? or thirstye, & gaue the drinke? 38 when sawe we the herborlesse, & tooke the in? or naked, and clothed the? 39 or when sawe we the sycke, or in preson, and came vnto the? 40 And the kyng shall answere, and saye vnto them: veryly I saye vnto you: in as moch as ye haue done it vnto one of the leest of these my brethren, ye haue done it to me. 41 Then shall he saye also vnto them, that shalbe on the lyfte hand: departe from me ye cursed into euerlastynge fyre: whych is prepared for the deuyll and his angels. 42 For I was an hungred, and ye gaue me no meate. I was thirstye, and ye gaue me no drynke. 43 I was harborlesse, and ye toke me not in. I was naked, and ye clothed me not. I was sycke & in preson, and ye visyted me not. 44 Then shall they also answere him saying, lorde, when sawe we the an hungred, or a thyrst, or herbourlesse, or naked, or sycke, or in preson, & dyd not minister vnto the? 45 Then shall he answere them sayeng: Uerely I saye vnto you, in as moche as ye dyd it not to one of the leest of these, ye dyd it not to me. 46 And these shall go into euerlastynge payne: the ryghteous into lyfe eternall.

Exodus 21:10

10 And yf he take hym another wyfe, yet hyr fode, hyr rayment and dutie of mariage shal he not mynishe.

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