Bible verses about "courtship" | Tyndale

Genesis 24:1-66

1 Abraham was olde and stryken in dayes and the LORde had blessed him in all thinges. 2 And he sayde vnto his eldest servaunte of his house which had the rule over all that he had: Put thy hande vnder my thye that 3 I maye make the swere by the LORde that is God of heauen and God of the erth that thou shalt not take a wyfe vnto my sonne of the doughters of the canaanytes amonge which I dwell. 4 But shalt goo vnto my contre and to my kynred and there take a wyfe vnto my sonne Isaac. 5 Tha sayde the seruaunte vnto him: what ad yf the woma wyll not agree to come with me vnto this lade shall I brynge thy sonne agayne vnto the lande which thou camest out of: 6 And Abraha sayde vnto him: bewarre of that that thou brige not my sonne thither. 7 The LORde God of heauen which toke me from my fathers house and from the lande where I was borne and which spake vnto me and sware vnto me saynge: vnto thy seed wyll I geue this lande he shall sende his angell before the yt thou mayst take a wife vnto my sonne from thence. 8 Neuerthelesse yf the woma will not agree to come with the than shalt thou be with out daunger of this ooth. But aboue all thinge brynge not my sonne thyther agayne. 9 And the seruaunte put his hand vnder the thye of Abraham and sware to him as concernynge that matter. 10 And the seruaunte toke .x. camels of the camels of his master and departed and had of all maner goodes of his master with him and stode vp and went to Mesopotamia vnto the cytie of Nahor. 11 And made his camels to lye doune with out the cytie by a wels syde of water at euen: aboute the tyme that women come out to drawe water 12 and he sayde.LORde God of my master Abraha sende me good spede this daye and shewe mercy vnto my master Abraham. 13 Lo I stonde here by the well of water and the doughters of the men of this citie will come out to drawe water: 14 Now the damsell to whome I saye stoupe doune thy pytcher and let me drynke. Yf she saye drynke and I will geue thy camels drynke also yt same is she that thou hast ordened for they servaunte Isaac: yee and therby shall I knowe that thou hast shewed mercy on my master. 15 And it came to passe yer he had leeft spakynge that Rebecca came out the doughter of Bethuell sonne to Melcha the wife of Nahor Abrahams brother and hir pytcher apon hir shulder: 16 The damsell was very fayre to loke apon and yet a mayde and vnknowen of man.And she went doune to the well and fylled hyr pytcher and came vp agayne. 17 Then the seruaunte ranne vnto her and sayde: let me syppe a litle water of thi pither. 18 And she sayde: drynke my lorde.And she hasted and late downe her pytcher apon hyr arme and gaue him drinke. 19 And whe she had geven hym drynke she sayde: I will drawe water for thy camels also vntill they haue dronke ynough. 20 And she poured out hyr pitcher in to the trough hastely and ranne agayne vnto the well to fett water: and drewe for all his camels. 21 And the felowe wondred at her. But helde his peace to wete whether the LORde had made his iourney prosperous or not. 22 And as the camels had lefte drynckynge he toke an earynge of halfe a sicle weght and .ij golden bracelettes for hyr hades of .x. sycles weyght of gold 23 and sayde vnto her: whose doughter art thou? tell me: ys there rowme in thy fathers house for vs to lodge in? 24 And she sayde vnto him: I am the doughter of Bethuell the sonne of Milcha which she bare vnto Nahor: 25 and sayde moreouer vnto him: we haue litter and prauonder ynough and also rowme to lodge in. 26 And the man bowed himselfe and worshipped the LORde 27 and sayde: blessed be the LORde God of my master Abraham which ceasseth not to deale mercyfully and truly with my master And hath brought me the waye to my masters brothers house. 28 And the damsell ranne and tolde them of her mothers house these thinges. 29 And Rebecca had a brother called Laban.And Laban ranne out vnto the man to the well: 30 for as soone as he had sene the earynges and the bracelettes apon his sisters handes ad herde the wordes of Rebecca his sister saynge thus sayde the man vnto me than he went out vnto the man. And loo he stode yet with the camels by the well syde. 31 And Laban sayde: come in thou blessed of the LORde. Wherfore stondest thou without? I haue dressed the house and made rowme for the camels. 32 And than the ma came in to the house. And he vnbrydeld the camels: and brought litter and prauonder for the camels and water to weshe his fete and their fete that were with him 33 and there was meate sett before him to eate.But he sayde: I will not eate vntill I haue sayde myne earede: And he sayde saye on. 34 And he sayde: I am Abrahas servaunte 35 and the LORDE hath blessed my master out of measure that he is become greate and hath geven him shepe oxen syluer and golde menservauntes maydeservauntes camels ad asses. 36 And Sara my masters wyfe bare him a sonne whe she was olde: and vnto him hath he geven all that he hath. 37 And my master made me swere saynge: Thou shalt not take a wyfe to my sonne amonge the doughters of the cananytes in whose lade I dwell. 38 But thou shalt goo vnto my fathers house and to my kynred and there take a wyfe vnto my sonne. 39 And I sayde vnto my master. What yf the wyfe will not folowe me? 40 And he sayde vnto me: The LORde before whome I walke wyll sende his angell with the and prosper thy iourney that thou shalt take a wyfe for my sonne of my kynred and of my fathers house. 41 But and yf (when thou comest vnto my kynred) they will not geue the one tha shalt thou bere no perell of myne oothe. 42 And I came this daye vnto the well and sayed: O LORde the God of my master Abraha yf it be so that thou makest my iourney which I go prosperous: 43 beholde I stode by this well of water And when a virgyn cometh forth to drawe water and I saye to her: geue me a litle water of thi pitcher to drynke 44 and she saye agayne to me: dryncke thou and I will also drawe water for thy camels: that same is the wife whom the LORde hath prepared for my masters sonne. 45 And before I had made an ende of speakynge in myne harte: beholde Rebecca came forth and hir pitcher on hir shulder and she went doune vnto the well and drewe. And I sayde vnto her geue me drynke. 46 And she made hast and toke doune hir pitcher from of hir ad sayd: drinke and I will geue thy camels drynke also. And I dranke and she gaue the camels drynke also. 47 And I asked her saynge: whose doughter art thou? And she answered: the doughter of Bathuell Nahors sonne whome Milca bare vnto him.And I put the earynge vpon hir face and the bracelettes apon hir hondes. 48 And I bowed my selfe and worshepped the LORde and blessed the LORde God of my master Abraha which had brought me the right waye to take my masters brothers doughter vnto his sonne. 49 Now therfore yf ye will deall mercyfully and truly with my master tell me. And yf no tell me also: that I maye turne me to the right hande or to the left. 50 Than answered Laban and Bathuel saynge: The thinge is proceded even out of the lorde we can not therfore saye vnto the ether good or bad: 51 Beholde Rebecca before thy face take her and goo and let her be thy masters sonnes wife euen as the LORde hath sayde. 52 And whe Abrahams servaunte herde their wordes he bowed him selfe vnto the LORde flatt vpon the erth. 53 And the servaunte toke forth iewells of syluer and iewelles of gold and rayment and gaue them to Rebecca: But vnto hir brother and to hir mother he gaue spyces. 54 And then they ate and dranke both he and the men that were with him and taried all nyghte and rose vp in the mornynge.And he sayde: let me departe vnto my master. 55 But hir brother and hir mother sayde: let the damsell abyde with vs a while ad it be but even .x. dayes and than goo thy wayes. 56 And he sayde vnto them hinder me not: for the lorde hath prospered my iourney. Sende me awaye yt I maye goo vnto my master. 57 And they sayde: let vs call the damsell and witt what she sayth to the matter. 58 And they called forth Rebecca ad sayde vnto her: wilt thou goo with this ma? And she sayde: Yee. 59 Than they broughte Rebecca their sister on the waye and her norse and Abrahas servaunte and the men that were wyth him. 60 And they blessed Rebecca and sayde vnto her: Thou art oure sister growe in to thousande thousandes and thy seed possesse ye gates of their emnies. 61 And Rebecca arose and hir damsels and satt the vp apo the camels and went their waye after the man. And ye servaunte toke Rebecca and went his waye 62 And Isaac was a comige from the well of ye lyvynge and seynge for he dwelt in the south cotre 63 and was gone out to walke in his meditatios before ye eue tyde. And he lyfte vp his eyes and loked and beholde ye camels were cominge. 64 And Rebecca lyfte vp hir eyes and whe she sawe Isaac she lyghted of the camel 65 ad sayde vnto ye servaunte: what ma is this yt cometh agenst vs in the feld? And the servaute sayde: it is my master. And then she toke hir mantell ad put it aboute her. 66 And the servaute tolde Isaac all that he had done.

1 Thessalonians 4:1-8

1 Further more we beseche you brethren and exhorte you in the lorde Iesus that ye increace more and more euen as ye have receaved of vs how ye ought to walke and to please god. 2 Ye remember what commaundmetes we gave you in oure lorde Iesu Christ. 3 For this is the will of god even that ye shuld be holy and that ye shuld abstayne from fornicacion 4 that every one of you shuld knowe how to kepe his vessell in holynes and honoure 5 and not in the lust of concupiscence as do the hethen which knowe not god 6 that no man goo to farre and defraude his brother in bargayninge: because the lorde is a venger of all suche thinges as we tolde you before tyme and testified. 7 For god hath not called vs vnto vnclennes: but vnto holynes. 8 He therfore that despiseth despiseth not man but God which hath sent his holy sprete amonge you.

Revelation 14:12

12 Here is the pacience of saynctes. Heare are they that kepe the commaundmentes and the fayth of Iesu.

Genesis 2:24

24 For this cause shall a man leve father and mother and cleve vnto his wyfe and they shall be one flesh.

1 Corinthians 11:1-34

1 Folowe me as I do Christ. 2 I commende you brethren that ye remeber me in all thinges and kepe the ordinaunces even as I delyvered them to you. 3 I wolde ye knew that Christ is the heed of every man. And the man is the womans heed. And God is Christes heed. 4 Eevery ma prayinge or prophesyinge havynge eny thynge on his heed shameth his heed. 5 Every woman that prayeth or prophisieth bare hedded dishonesteth hyr heed. For it is even all one and the very same thinge even as though she were shaven.

2 Timothy 2:22

22 Lustes of youth avoyde and folowe rightwesnes fayth love and peace with them that call on the lorde with pure herte.

Hebrews 10:26

26 For yf we synne willyngly after that we have receaved the knowledge of the trueth there remayneth no more sacrifice for synnes

1 Corinthians 11:6-34

6 If the woman be not covered lett her also be shoren. If it be shame for a woma to be shorne or shave let her cover her heed. 7 A man ought not to cover his heed for as moche as he is the image and glory of God. The woman is the glory of the man. 8 For the man is not of the woman but the woman of the ma. 9 Nether was the man created for ye womas sake: but the woma for the mannes sake 10 For this cause ought the woma to have power on her heed for the angels sakes. 11 Neverthelesse nether is the ma with oute the woma nether the woma with out the man in the lorde. 12 For as the woman is of the man eve so is the man by the woman: but all is of God. 13 Iudge in youre selves whether it be coly yt a woman praye vnto god bare heeded. 14 Or els doth not nature teach you that it is a shame for a man 15 if he have longe heere: and a prayse to a woman yf she have longe heere? For her heere is geven her to cover her with all. 16 If there be eny man amonge you yt lusteth to stryve let him knowe that we have no soche custome nether the congregacions of God. 17 This I warne you of and commende not that ye come to gedder: not after a better maner but after a worsse. 18 Fyrst of all when ye come togedder in the cogregacion I heare that ther is dissencion amonge you: and I partly beleve it. 19 For ther must be sectes amonge you that they which are perfecte amonge you myght be knowen. 20 When ye come to gedder a man cannot eate the lordes supper. For every man begynneth a fore to eate his awne supper. 21 And one is hongrye and another is dronken. Have ye not houses to eate and to drinke in? 22 Or els despyse ye the congregacion of god and shame them that have not? What shall I saye vnto you? shall I prayse you: In this prayse I you not. 23 That which I delyvered vnto you I receaved of ye lorde. For ye lorde Iesus the same nyght in which he was betrayed toke breed: 24 and thanked and brake and sayde. Take ye and eate ye: this is my body which is broken for you. This do ye in the remembraunce of me. 25 After the same maner he toke the cup when sopper was done sayinge. This cup is the newe testament in my bloude. This do as oft as ye drynke it in the remebraunce of me. 26 For as often as ye shall eate this breed and drynke this cup ye shall shewe the lordes deeth tyll he come. 27 Wherfore whosoevere shall eate of this bred or drynke of the cup vnworthely shalbe giltie of the body and bloud of the Lorde 28 Let a ma therfore examen him silfe and so let hi eate of the breed and drynke of the cup. 29 For he yt eateth or drinketh vnworthely eateth and drynketh his awne damnacion because he maketh no difference of the lordis body. 30 For this cause many are weake and sicke amoge you and many slepe. 31 Yf we had truly iudged oure selves we shuld not have bene iudged. 32 But when we are iudged of the lorde we are chastened because we shuld not be daned with the worlde. 33 Wherfore my brethren when ye come to gedder to eate tary one for another. 34 Yf eny ma hoger let hi eate at home yt ye come not togedder vnto condenacio. Other thinges will I set in order whe I come.

Matthew 5:27-30

27 Ye haue hearde howe it was sayde to the of olde tyme: Thou shalt not comitt advoutrie. 28 But I say vnto you that whosoeuer looketh on a wyfe lustynge after her hathe comitted advoutrie with hir alredy in his hert. 29 Wherfore yf thy right eye offende ye plucke hym out and caste him from the. Better it is for the yt one of thy membres perisshe then that thy hole bodye shuld be cast into hell. 30 Also if thy right honde offend ye cut hym of and caste hym from the. Better yt ys that one of thy membres perisshe then that all thy body shulde be caste in to hell.

1 Corinthians 7:1

1 As concerninge the thinges wherof ye wrote vnto me: it is good for a ma not to touche a woman.

Matthew 19:5

5 and sayde: for this thinge shall a ma leve father and mother and cleve vnto his wyfe and they twayne shalbe one flesshe.

1 Corinthians 7:2

2 Neverthelesse to avoyde fornicacio let every man have his wyfe: and let every woman have her husbande.

1 Corinthians 6:18

18 Fle fornicacion. All synnes that a man dothe are with out ye body. But he yt is a fornicator synneth agaynst his awne body.

1 Corinthians 7:1-40

1 As concerninge the thinges wherof ye wrote vnto me: it is good for a ma not to touche a woman. 2 Neverthelesse to avoyde fornicacio let every man have his wyfe: and let every woman have her husbande. 3 Let the man geve vnto the wyfe due benevolence. Lykwyse also the wyfe vnto the man. 4 The wyfe hath not power over her awne body: but the husbande. And lykewyse the man hath not power over his awne body: but the wyfe 5 5. Withdrawe not youre selves one from another excepte it be with consent for a tyme for to geve youre selves to fastynge and prayer. And afterwarde come agayne to the same thynge lest Satan tempt you for youre incontinencye. 6 This I saye of faveour not of comaundement. 7 For I wolde that all men were as I my selfe am: but every man hath his proper gyfte of God one after this maner another after that. 8 I saye vnto the vnmaried men and widdowes: it is good for them yf they abyde eve as I do. 9 But and yf they canot abstayne let them mary. For it is better to mary then to burne. 10 Vnto the maryed comaunde not I but the Lorde: that the wyfe separate not her selfe from the man. 11 Yf she separate her selfe let her remayne vnmaryed or be reconciled vnto her husbande agayne. And let not the husbande put awaye his wyfe from him. 12 To the remnaunt speake I and not the lorde. Yf eny brother have a wyfe that beleveth not yf she be content to dwell with him let him not put her awaye. 13 And ye woma which hath to her husbande an infidell yf he consent to dwell with her let her not put him awaye. 14 For ye vnbelevynge husbande is sanctified by the wyfe: and the vnbelevynge wyfe is sanctified by the husbande. Or els were youre chyldren vnclene: but now are they pure. 15 But and yf the vnbelevynge departe let him departe. A brother or a sister is not in subiection to soche. God hath called vs in peace. 16 For how knowest thou o woman whether thou shalt save that man or no? Other how knowest thou o man whether thou shalt save that woman or no? 17 but even as God hath distributed to every man. As the lorde hath called every person so let him walke: and so orden I in all congregacios. 18 Yf eny man be called beynge circumcised let him adde nothinge therto. Yf eny be called vncircumcised: let him not be circucised. 19 Circumcision is nothinge vncircumcision is nothinge: but the kepyng of the comaundmentes of god is altogether. 20 Let every man abyde in the same state wherin he was called. 21 Arte thou called a servaut? care not for it. Neverthelesse yf thou mayst be fre vse it rather. 22 For he that is called in the lorde beynge a servaunt is the lordes freman. Lykwyse he that is called beynge fre is Christes servaut. 23 Ye are dearly bought be not mennes seruauntes. 24 Brethren let everye man wherin he is called therin abyde with God. 25 As concernynge virgins I have no comaundment of the lorde: yet geve I counsell as one that hath obtayned mercye of the lorde to be faythfull. 26 I suppose that it is good for the present necessite. For it is good for a ma so to be. 27 Arte thou bounde vnto a wyfe? seke not to be lowsed. Arte thou lowsed from a wyfe? seke not a wyfe. 28 But and yf thou take a wyfe thou synnest not. Lykwyse if a virgin mary she synneth not. Neverthelesse soche shall have trouble in their flesshe: but I faver you. 29 This saye I brethre the tyme is shorte. It remayneth that they which have wives be as though they had none 30 and they that wepe be as though thy wept not: and they that reioyce be as though they reioysed not: and they that bye be as though they possessed not: 31 and they yt vse this worlde be as though they vsed it not. For the fassion of this worlde goeth awaye. 32 I wolde have you without care: the single man careth for the thinges of the lorde how he maye please the lorde. 33 But he that hath maried careth for the thinges of the worlde howe he maye please his wyfe. 34 There is differece bitwene a virgin and a wyfe. The single woman careth for the thinges of the lorde that she maye be pure both in body and also in sprete But she that is maryed careth for the thinges of the worlde how she maye please her husband. 35 This speake I for youre proffit not to tangle you in a snare: but for that which is honest and comly vnto you and that ye maye quyetly cleave vnto the lorde wt out separacion. 36 If eny man thinke that it is vncomly for his virgin if she passe the tyme of mariage ad if so nede requyre let him do what he listeth he synneth not: let the be coupled in mariage. 37 Neverthelesse he yt purposeth surely in his herte havynge none nede: but hath power over his awne will: and hath so decreed in his herte that he will kepe his virgin doth well. 38 So then he that ioyneth his virgin in maryage doth well. But he that ioyneth not his virgin in mariage doth better. 39 The wyfe is bounde to the lawe as longe as her husband liveth If her husbande slepe she is at liberte to mary with whom she wyll only in the lorde. 40 But she is happiar yf she so abyde in my iudgmet And I thinke verely that I have the sprete of God.

1 Timothy 4:12

12 Let no man despyse thy youth: but be vnto them that beleve an insample in worde in conversacion in love in sprete in fayth and in purenes.
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