Bible verses about "courtship" | LITV

Genesis 24:1-66

1 And Abraham was old, going on in days, and Jehovah had blessed Abraham in all things. 2 And Abraham said to his slave, oldest in his house, the one who governed in all that was to him, Please put your hand under my thigh. 3 And I will cause you to swear by Jehovah, God of the heavens and God of the earth, that you will not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanite, among whom I dwell. 4 But you shall go to my country and to my kindred and take a wife for my son, for Isaac. 5 And the slave said to him, Perhaps the woman will not be willing to go after me to this land; shall I indeed bring back your son into the land from out of which you came? 6 And Abraham said to him, Take heed for yourself that you not take my son back there. 7 Jehovah, God of Heaven, who took me from the house of my father and from the land of my birth, and who spoke to me, and who swore to me, saying, I will give this land to your Seed; He shall send His Angel before you, and you shall take a wife from there for my son. 8 And if the woman will not be willing to go after you, then you shall be clear from this oath of mine; only do not take my son back there. 9 And the slave put his hand under the thigh of his master Abraham and swore to him concerning this thing. 10 And the slave took ten camels from his master's camels and left. And all his master's were in his hand. And he rose up and went to Mesopotamia, to the city of Nahor. 11 And he made the camels kneel outside the city, by a well of water at the time of the evening, the time that women go out to draw. 12 And he said, Jehovah, God of my master Abraham, I pray, cause her to meet before me this day, and show kindness to my master Abraham. 13 Behold! I am standing by the well of water, and the daughters of the men of the city are coming out to draw water. 14 And let the girl to whom I shall speak this : Please let down your pitcher that I may drink; and she will say, Drink and also I will water your camels; let it be her You have designed for Your servant, for Isaac. And by this I shall know that You have shown kindness to my master. 15 And it happened before he had finished speaking. Behold! Rebekah came out, she who was born to Bethuel the son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, the brother of Abraham, with her pitcher on her shoulder. 16 And the girl was very good of form, a virgin, a man not having known her. And she went down to the well and filled her pitcher and came up. 17 And the slave ran to meet her and said, Please let me sip a little water from your pitcher 18 And she said, Drink, my lord. And she hurried and let down her pitcher on her hand and gave him a drink. 19 And she finished giving drink to him. And she said, I also will draw for your camels until they have finished drinking. 20 And she hurried and emptied her pitcher into the trough. And she again ran to the well to draw, and drew for all his camels. 21 And watching her, the man kept silent in order to know if Jehovah had prospered his way, or not. 22 And it happened when the camels had finished drinking, the man took a golden ring, its weighing a half shekel, and two bracelets for her hands, ten of gold their weighing. 23 And he said, Whose daughter are you? Please tell me, is there room for us to stay in your father's house? 24 And she said to him, I am the daughter of Bethuel, the son of Milcah, whom she bore to Nahor. 25 And she said to him, Both straw and fodder are plentiful with us, also a room to pass the night. 26 And the man bowed and worshiped Jehovah. 27 And he said, Blessed be Jehovah, God of my master Abraham, who has not left off His kindness and His truth with my master, I being in the way, Jehovah guided me to the house of the brother of my master. 28 And the girl ran and told these things to the house of her mother. 29 And Rebekah had a brother, his name being Laban. And Laban ran out to the man, to the fountain. 30 And it happened when he saw the ring, and the bracelets on his sister's hands, and when he heard his sister's words, Rebekah, saying, So the man spoke to me, then he came to the man and saw him standing by the camels at the fountain. 31 And he said, Come in, blessed of Jehovah! Why are you standing outside? I have prepared the house and a place for the camels. 32 And the man came into the house. And he unloaded the camels and gave straw and fodder to the camels, and water to wash his feet and the feet of the men who were with him. 33 And food was set before him to eat, but he said, I will not eat until I have spoken my message. And he said, Speak. 34 And he said, I am the slave of Abraham. 35 And Jehovah has blessed my master much, and he is great. And He has given to him flocks and herds, and silver and gold, and male slaves and slave-girls, and camels and asses. 36 And my master's wife bore a son to my master when she was old, and he has given to him all that is his. 37 And my master caused me to swear, saying, You shall not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanite, in whose land I live. 38 But you shall go to the house of my father and to my family and you shall take a wife for my son. 39 And I said to my master, Perhaps the woman will not go after me. 40 And he said to me, Jehovah, before whom I walk, will send His Angel with you and prosper your way. And you shall take a wife for my son from my family, from my father's house. 41 Then you shall be released from my oath, when you have come to my family, and if they do not give one to you; then you shall be released from my oath. 42 And today I came to the well. And I said, Jehovah, God of my master Abraham, I pray, if You will, prosper the way in which I am about to go. 43 Behold! I stand at the well of water, and when the virgin comes out to draw water, and I say to her, Please let me drink a little water from your pitcher, 44 and she says to me, Both you drink and also I will draw for your camels, may she be the woman whom Jehovah has designed for my master's son. 45 Before I had finished speaking within my heart, even behold, Rebekah was coming out, her pitcher on her shoulder. And she went down to the well and drew. And I said to her, Please let me drink. 46 And she hurried and let down her pitcher from her and said, Drink, and I also will water your camels. And I drank, and also she watered the camels. 47 And I asked her and I said, Whose daughter are you? And she said, The daughter of Bethuel the son of Nahor, whom Milcah bore to him. And I put the ring on her nose, and the bracelets on her hands. 48 And I bowed and worshiped Jehovah, and I blessed Jehovah, God of my master Abraham, who had guided me in the true way, to take for his son the daughter of the brother of my master. 49 And now, if you are going to do kindness and truth with my master, tell me. And if not, tell me so that I may turn to the right or to the left. 50 And Laban and Bethuel answered and said, The thing has come from Jehovah; we are not able to speak to you good or evil. 51 Behold! Rebekah is before you, take her and go. And let her become the wife of the son of your master, as Jehovah has spoken. 52 And it happened when the slave of Abraham heard their words, he bowed himself to the earth to Jehovah. 53 And the slave brought out vessels of silver and vessels of gold and garments, and he gave to Rebekah. And he gave precious things to her brother and to her mother. 54 And they ate and drank, he and the men who were with him; and they stayed the night. And they rose up in the morning, and he said, Send me away to my master. 55 And her brother and her mother said, Let the girl stay with us, perhaps ten days. Afterwards she may go. 56 And he said to them, Do not delay me, for Jehovah has prospered my way. Send me away that I may go to my master. 57 And they said, we will call the girl and ask of her mouth. 58 And they called Rebekah and said to her, Will you go with this man? And she said, I will go. 59 And they sent away their sister Rebekah, and her nurse, and Abraham's slave and his men. 60 And they blessed Rebekah, and said to her, Our sister, may you become myriads of thousands, and may your seed possess the gate of their haters. 61 And Rebekah and her young women rose up, and they rode on the camels and went after the man. And the slave took Rebekah and went. 62 And Isaac had come from the gate of the Well of the Living One My Beholder. And he was dwelling in the land of the Negeb. 63 And Isaac had gone out to meditate in the field as it turned evening. And he raised his eyes and looked. And behold, camels were coming. 64 And Rebekah lifted her eyes and she saw Isaac. And she dismounted from the camel. 65 And she said to the slave, Who is this man walking in the field to meet us? And the slave said, It is my master. And she took the veil and covered herself. 66 And the slave told Isaac all the things that he had done.

Judges 14:7

7 And he went down and talked with the woman. And she was pleasing in the eyes of Samson.

Proverbs 3:5-7

5 Trust in Jehovah with all your heart, and lean not to your own understanding; 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. 7 Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear Jehovah and depart from evil.

1 Thessalonians 4:1-8

1 For the rest, then brothers, we beg you and we exhort in the Lord Jesus, even as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God, that you abound more. 2 For you know what injunctions we gave you through the Lord Jesus. 3 For this is God's will, your sanctification, for you to abstain from fornication, 4 each one of you to know to possess his vessel in sanctification and honor, 5 not in passion of lust, even as also the nations do, not knowing God; 6 not to go beyond and to overreach his brother in the matter, because the avenger concerning all these is the Lord, even as we told you before, and solemnly testified. 7 For God did not call us to impurity, but in sanctification. 8 Therefore, the one that despises does not despise man, but God, even He giving His Holy Spirit to us.

Revelation 14:12

12 Here is the patience of the saints; here are the ones keeping the commands of God, and the faith of Jesus.

Genesis 2:24

24 Therefore, a man shall leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave to his wife and they shall become one flesh.

1 Corinthians 11:1-34

1 Be imitators of me, as I also of Christ. 2 But I praise you, brothers, that in all things you have remembered me, and even as I delivered to you, you hold fast the doctrines. 3 But I want you to know that Christ is the Head of every man, and the man is the head of a woman, and God is the head of Christ. 4 Every man praying or prophesying, having anything down over his head shames his Head. 5 And every woman praying or prophesying with the head unveiled dishonors her head, for it is the same as being shaved. 6 For if a woman is not veiled, let her also be shorn. But if it is shameful for a woman to be shorn, or to be shaved, let her be veiled. 7 For truly a man ought not to have the head covered, being the image and glory of God. But woman is the glory of man; 8 for man is not of the woman, but woman of man; 9 for also man was not created for the sake of the woman, but woman for the sake of the man; 10 because of this, the woman ought to have authority on the head, because of the angels. 11 However, man is not apart from woman, nor woman apart from man, in the Lord. 12 For as the woman is out of the man, so also the man through the woman; but all things from God. 13 You judge among yourselves: is it fitting for a woman to pray to God unveiled? 14 Or does not nature herself teach you that if a man indeed wears long hair, it is a dishonor to him? 15 But if a woman wears her hair long, it is a glory to her; because the hair has been given to her corresponding to a veil. 16 But if anyone thinks to be contentious, we do not have such a custom, nor the churches of God. 17 But enjoining this, I do not praise you, because you come together not for the better, but for the worse. 18 Indeed, first, I hear divisions to be among you when you come together in the church. And I believe some part. 19 For there must also be heresies among you, so that the approved ones may become revealed among you. 20 Then you coming together into one place, it is not to eat the Lord's supper. 21 For each one takes his own supper first in the eating; and one is hungry, and another drunken. 22 For do you not have houses to eat and to drink? Or do you despise the church of God, and shame those who have not? What do I say to you? Shall I praise you for this? I do not praise. 23 For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus in the night in which He was betrayed took bread; 24 and giving thanks, He broke and said, Take, eat; this is My body which is broken on behalf of you; this do in remembrance of Me. 25 In the same way the cup also, after supping, saying, This cup is the New Covenant in My blood; as often as you drink, do this in remembrance of Me. See Luke 22:19, 20 26 For as often as you may eat this bread, and drink this cup, you solemnly proclaim the death of the Lord, until He shall come. 27 So that whoever should eat this bread, or drink the cup of the Lord, unworthily, that one will be guilty of the body and of the blood of the Lord. 28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread, and let him drink of the cup; 29 for he eating and drinking unworthily eats and drinks judgment to himself, not discerning the body of the Lord. 30 For this reason many among you are weak and feeble, and many sleep. 31 For if we discerned ourselves, we would not be judged. 32 But being judged, we are corrected by the Lord, that we not be condemned with the world. 33 So that, my brothers, coming together to eat, wait for one another. 34 But if anyone is hungry, let him eat at home, that you may not come together for judgment. And the other things I will set in order whenever I come.

2 Timothy 2:22

22 But flee youthful lusts and pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace, with the ones calling on the Lord out of a pure heart.

Hebrews 10:26

26 For if we are willfully sinning after receiving the full knowledge of the truth, there remains no more sacrifice concerning sins,

Jeremiah 29:11

11 For I know the purposes which I am planning for you, says Jehovah; purposes of peace, and not for evil; to give you a future and a hope.

Matthew 5:27-30

27 You have heard that it was said to the ancients: "Do not commit adultery." Ex. 20:14; Deut. 5:18 28 But I say to you, Everyone looking at a woman to lust after her has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 29 But if your right eye offends you, take it out and throw it from you, for it is profitable to you that one of your members should perish and all your body not be thrown into Hell. 30 And if your right hand causes you to offend, cut it off and throw it from you, for it is profitable to you that one of your members should perish and all your body not be thrown into Hell.

1 Corinthians 7:1

1 But concerning what you wrote to me, it is good for a man not to touch a woman;

Ruth 3:9-13

9 And he said, Who are you? And she said, I am your handmaid Ruth, and you shall spread your skirt over your handmaid, for you are a kinsman redeemer. 10 And he said, Blessed be you of Jehovah, my daughter. You have dealt more kindly at the latter end than at the beginning, not to go after the young men, either poor or rich. 11 And now, my daughter, do not fear. All that you say I will do to you, for all the gate of my people know that you are an able woman. 12 And now, surely it is true that I am a kinsman redeemer. But there also is a redeemer nearer than I. 13 Stay tonight, and it shall be in the morning, if he will redeem you, well; he will redeem. And if he does not delight to redeem you, as Jehovah lives, then I will redeem you. Lie down until the morning.

Matthew 19:5

5 And He said, "For this reason a man shall leave father and mother, and shall be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh." Gen. 2:24

1 Corinthians 7:2

2 but because of fornication, let each have his own wife, and let each have her own husband.

1 Corinthians 6:18

18 Flee fornication. Every sin which a man may do is outside the body, but he doing fornication sins against his own body.

Proverbs 18:22

22 Whoever finds a wife finds good, and gets favor from Jehovah.

1 Corinthians 7:1-40

1 But concerning what you wrote to me, it is good for a man not to touch a woman; 2 but because of fornication, let each have his own wife, and let each have her own husband. 3 Let the husband give due kindness to the wife, and likewise the wife also to the husband. 4 The wife does not have authority of her own body, but the husband. And likewise also the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife. 5 Do not deprive one another, unless by agreement for a time, that you may be free for fasting and prayer. And come together again on the same place, that Satan may not tempt you through your incontinence. 6 But I say this by permission, not by command. 7 But I desire all men also to be as myself. But each has his own gift from God, one this way, and one that way. 8 But I say to the unmarried men, and to the widows, it is good for them if they also remain as I. 9 But if they do not have self control, let them marry; for it is better to marry than to be inflamed. 10 But I command the ones being married (not I, but the Lord), a woman not to be separated from her husband; 11 but if indeed she is separated, remain unmarried, or be reconciled to the husband; and a husband not to leave his wife. 12 But to the rest I say, not the Lord, if any brother has an unbelieving wife, and she consents to live with him, let him not leave her. 13 And a woman who has an unbelieving husband, and he consents to live with her, let her not leave him. 14 For the unbelieving husband has been sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife has been sanctified by the husband; else, then, your children are unclean, but now they are holy. 15 But if the unbelieving one separates, let them be separated; the brother or the sister is not in bondage in such matters; but God has called us in peace. 16 For what do you know, wife, whether you will save the husband? Or what do you know, husband, whether you will save the wife? 17 Only as God has divided to each, each as the Lord has called, so let him walk. So I command in the churches. 18 Was anyone called having been circumcised? Do not be uncircumcised. Was anyone called in uncircumcision? Do not be circumcised. 19 Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but the keeping of God's commands. 20 Each one in the calling in which he was called, in this remain. 21 Were you called as a slave? It does not matter to you. But if you are able to be free, rather use it . 22 For the one called a slave in the Lord is a freed man of the Lord. And likewise, the one called a free man is a slave of Christ. 23 You were redeemed with a price; do not become slaves of men. 24 Each in whatever state called, brothers, in this remain with God. 25 But about virgins, I have no command of the Lord. But I give judgment, as having received mercy by the Lord to be faithful. 26 Then I think this to be good, because of the present necessity: that it is good for a man to be thus. 27 Have you been bound to a wife? Do not seek to be released. Have you been released from a wife? Do not seek a wife. 28 But if you also marry, you do not sin. And if the virgin marries, she does not sin. But such will have trouble in the flesh. But I am sparing you. 29 But I say this, brothers, that the time has been cut short. For the rest is, that even the ones having wives should be as not having, 30 and those weeping as not weeping, and those rejoicing as not rejoicing, and those buying as not possessing, 31 and those using this world as not abusing it; for the mode of this world is passing away. 32 But I desire you to be without care. The unmarried one cares for the things of the Lord, how to please the Lord; 33 but the one marrying cares for the things of the world, how to please the wife. 34 The wife and the virgin are different. The unmarried one cares for the things of the Lord, that she be holy in both body and spirit. But the married one cares for the things of the world, how to please the husband. 35 And I say this for your advantage, not that I put a snare before you, but for the fitting thing, and waiting on the Lord without distraction. 36 But if anyone thinks it behaving indecently toward his virginity (if he is beyond his prime, and so it ought to be), let him do what he desires; he does not sin; let them marry. 37 But he who stands firm in heart, not having necessity, but has authority as to his own will, and has judged this in his heart, to keep his virginity; he does well. 38 So that he that gives in marriage does well, and he that does not give in marriage does better. 39 A wife is bound by law for as long a time as her husband lives; but if her husband sleeps, she is free to be married to whomever she desires, only in the Lord. 40 But she is happier if she remains so, according to my judgment. And I think I also have the Spirit of God.

1 Timothy 4:12

12 Let no one despise your youth, but become an example of the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

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