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Matthew 24:12

12 And, because of lawlessness being brought to the full, the love of the many, will grew cold.

Genesis 38:1-30

1 And it came to pass at that time, that Judah went down away from his brethren,—and turned aside unto a certain Adullamite, whose, name, was Hirah. 2 And Judah saw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite whose, name, was Shua,—and he took her, and went in unto her; 3 and she conceived and bare a son,—and he called his name Er. 4 And she conceived again and bare a son,—and she called his name Chart. 5 And she, yet again, bare a son, and called his name Shelah,—and she, was at Chezib, when she bare him. 6 And Judah took a wife, for Er his firstborn,—and, her name, was Tamar. 7 And it came to pass that Er, Judah’s firstborn was displeasing in the eyes of Yahweh,—so Yahweh put him to death, 8 Then said Judah to Onan, Go in unto thy brothers wife, and fulfil the duty of a brother-in-law unto her,—and raise up seed, to thy brother. 9 And Onan knew that the seed would not be his,—and so although he did go in unto his brothers wife, yet made he waste upon the ground, so as not to give seed to his brother. 10 And it was displeasing, in the eyes of Yahweh what he had done,—so he put, him also, to death, 11 Then said Judah to Tamar his daughter-in-law—Remain a widow in the house of thy father until Shelah my son grow up. For he said, Lest, he also, die, like his brethren. So Tamar went her way, and remained in the house of her father. 12 And when the days were multiplied, then died Shua’s daughter, Judah’s wife,—and Judah consoled himself and went up unto his sheep shearers, he and Hirah his friend the Adullamite, towards Timnah. 13 And it was told Tamar saying,—Lo! thy father-in-law is going up towards Timnah, to the shearing of his sheep. 14 So she put off from her the garments of her widowhood and covered herself with a veil and wrapped herself up, and sat down in the entrance of, Enaim, which is by the way towards Timnah,—for she saw that Shelah had grown up, and she, had not been given him to wife. 15 And Judah, seeing her, reckoned her to be an unchaste woman,—for she had covered her face. 16 So he turned aside unto her. by the way, and said Grant it! I pray thee, let me come in unto thee! For he knew not that she was his daughter-in-law. And she said, What wilt thou give me, if thou shouldst come in unto me? 17 And he said, I, will send a kid of the goats from the flock. And she said, Wilt thou give a pledge until thou send it? 18 And he said—What is the pledge that I shall give thee? And She said—Thy signet-ring, and thy guard, and thy staff that is in thy hand. So he gave them to her and came in unto her and she conceived by him. 19 Then she arose and went her way, and put off her veil from her,—and put on the garments of her widowhood. 20 And Judah sent the kid of the goats by the hand of his friend the Adullamite, to receive the pledge at the hand of the woman,—but he found her not. 21 So he asked the men of her place saying. Where is the devotee, she that was in Enaim, by the way? And they said,—Then hath been here no devotee. 22 Then returned he unto Judah, and said—I found her not,—moreover also, the men of the place said, There hath been here no devotee.. 23 And Judah said: Thou must take it to her, lest we become a contempt,—lo! I sent this kid, and, thou, hast not found her. 24 And it came to pass that about three months after, it was told Judah, saying—Tamar thy daughter-in-law hath been guilty of unchastity, moreover also lo! she hath conceived by unchastity. Then said Judah, Bring her forth and let her be burnt. 25 When, she, was about to be brought forth, then, she herself, sent unto her father-in-law saying, By the man to whom these belong, have I, conceived! And she said—Examine, I pray thee, to whom belong the signet-ring, and the guard, and the staff—these! 26 So Judah examined them and said—More righteous than I! forasmuch, as I had not given her to Shelah my son. And he knew her again no more. 27 And, it came to pass at the time of her travail, that lo! twins, were in her womb. 28 And it came to pass when she was in travail, that one put forth a hand,—so the midwife took and bound upon his hand a crimson thread, saying—This came first! 29 And so it was that, no sooner had he withdrawn his hand, than lo! his brother had come. And she said, Wherefore hast thou made for thyself a breach? So his name was called Perez. 30 And afterwards, came his brother, on whose hand was the crimson thread,—so his name was called, Zerah.

1 Corinthians 7:1-40

1 Now, concerning the things whereof ye wrote, it were, good, for a man, not to touch, a woman; 2 But, on account of fornications, let, each man, have, his own wife, and, each woman, have, her own husband: 3 Unto the wife, let the husband render what is her due, and, in like manner, the wife also, unto the husband,— 4 The wife, over her own body, hath not authority, but the husband, and, in like manner, the husband also, over his own body, hath not authority, but the wife. 5 Be not depriving one another—unless perhaps by consent for a season, that ye may have leisure for prayer, and, again, may be together,—lest Satan be tempting you by reason of your want of self-control. 6 This, however I am saying, by way of concession, not of injunction; 7 Besides, I desire all men to be, even as myself,—but, each one, hath his, personal, gift from God, one, after this manner, and, another, after that. 8 But I say, to the unmarried, and to the widows, good, were it for them, that they should abide, even as I; 9 But, if they have not self-control, let them marry, for, better, is it, to marry than to burn. 10 To the married, however, I give charge—not, I, but the Lord,—that, a wife, from her husband, do not depart,— 11 But, if she should even depart, let her remain unmarried, or, to her husband, be reconciled; and let not, a husband, leave, his wife. 12 But, unto the rest, say, I—not the Lord,—if, any brother, hath, a wife that believeth not, and, she, is well pleased to dwell with him, let him not leave her; 13 And, a woman who hath a husband that believeth not, and, he, is well pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave her husband;— 14 For the husband that believeth not is hallowed in the wife, and the wife that believeth not is hallowed in the brother: else were, your children, impure, but, now, are they, pure. 15 But, if, the unbelieving, departeth, let him depart: the brother or the sister hath not come into bondage, in such cases, but, in peace, hath God called us. 16 For how knowest thou, O woman, whether, thy husband, thou shalt save? Or how knowest thou, O man, whether, thy wife, thou shalt save? 17 If not—as the Lord hath distributed—unto each one, as God hath called, each one, so, let him be walking;—and, so, in all the assemblies, I ordain. 18 After being circumcised, was any called? let him not become uncircumcised; in uncircumcision, hath any been called? let him not be circumcised: 19 The circumcision, is, nothing, and, the uncircumcision, is, nothing,—but keeping the commandments of God. 20 Each one, in the calling wherein he was called, in the same, let him abide: 21 A bond-servant, wast thou called? let it not cause thee concern; but, if thou canst even become, free, rather use it. 22 For, he who in the Lord was called, being a bond-servant, is, a freed-man of the Lord: in like manner, he that was called being, a freeman, is Christ’s bond-servant:— 23 With a price, have ye been bought,—do not become bond-servants of men: 24 Each one, wherein he was called, brethren, in the same, let him abide with God. 25 But, concerning them who are virgin, injunction of the Lord, have I none; yet, a judgment, do I give, as one who hath obtained mercy from the Lord to be, faithful: 26 I consider this, then, to be, good, in the circumstances, by reason of the existing distress,—that it is, good for a man, so, to be: 27 Hast thou become bound to a wife? do not seek to be loosed; hast thou become loosed from a wife? do not seek a wife. 28 If, however, thou shouldst even marry, thou hast not sinned; and, if one who is virgin should marry, that one hath not sinned;—but, tribulation of the flesh, shall, such, have:—howbeit, I, spare you. 29 But, this, I say—the opportunity is, contracted for what remaineth—in order that, they who have wives, may be, as though they had none, 30 And, they who weep, as though they wept not, and, they who rejoice, as though they rejoiced not, and, they who buy, as though they possessed not, 31 And, they who use the world, as though they used it not to the full,—for the fashion of this world passeth away; 32 And I desire you to be, without anxiety:—the unmarried man, is anxious for the things of the Lord, how he may please the Lord; 33 But, he that hath married, is anxious for the things of the world, how may please his wife— 34 And he is divided; and, the unmarried woman, or the virgin, is anxious for the things of the Lord, that she may be holy [both] in her body and in her spirit; but, she that hath married, is anxious for the things of the world, how she may please her husband. 35 This, however, with a view to your own profit, am I saying,—not that, a snare, upon you, I may cast, but with a view to what is comely, and devoted unto the Lord, without distraction. 36 If however anyone considereth it behaving unseemly towards his virginity, if he should be beyond the bloom of life,—and, thus, it ought to come about, what he chooseth, let him do,—he sinneth not: let them marry: 37 But, he that standeth in his heart, steadfast, having no necessity, but hath authority concerning his own will, and, this, hath determined in his own heart,—to preserve his own virginity, well shall he do. 38 So that, he that giveth in marriage his own virginity, doeth, well; and, he that giveth it not, shall do, better. 39 A wife, is bound for as long a time as her husband is living; but, if the husband have fallen asleep, she is, free, to be married unto whom she pleaseth,—only, in the Lord; 40 But, happier, is she, if, so, she remain,—in my judgment; for I think, I also, have the Spirit of God.

Psalms 127:3-5

3 Lo! an inheritance from Yahweh, are children, A reward, the fruit of the womb: 4 As arrows in the hand of a warrior, so, are the children of young men. 5 How happy the man who hath filled his quiver with them! They will not be ashamed, but will speak with enemies in the gate.

Genesis 1:28

28 And God blessed them, and God said to them Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it,—and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the bird of the heavens, and over every living thing that moveth on the land.

Psalms 127:3

3 Lo! an inheritance from Yahweh, are children, A reward, the fruit of the womb:

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