Bible verses about "the meaning of marriage" | Wycliffe

Genesis 2:18

18 And the Lord God seide, It is not good that a man be aloone, make we to hym an help lijk to hym silf.

Genesis 2:23

23 And Adam seide, This is now a boon of my boonys, and fleisch of my fleisch; this schal be clepid virago, `for she is takun of man.

Deuteronomy 22:13-21

13 If a man weddith a wijf, and aftirward hatith hir, 14 and sekith occasiouns bi which he `schal forsake hir, and puttith ayens hir `the werste name, and seith, Y haue take this wijf, and Y entride to hir, and Y foond not hir virgyn; the fadir and modir of hir schulen take 15 hir, and thei schulen bere with hem the signes of her virgynyte to the eldre men of the citee, that ben in the yate; 16 and the fadir schal seie, Y yaf my douytir wijf to this man, and for he hatith hir, he puttith to hir `the werste name, 17 that he seye, Y foond not thi douytir virgyn; and lo! these ben the signes of virgynyte of my douytir; thei schulen sprede forth a cloth bifor the eldre men of the citee. And the eldere men of that citee schulen 18 take the man, and schulen bete hym, 19 and ferthermore thei schulen condempne hym in an hundrid siclis of siluer, whiche he schal yyue to the `fadir of the damysel, for he diffamide the werste name on a virgyn of Israel; and he schal haue hir wijf, and he schal not mowe forsake hir, in al `the tyme of his lijf. 20 That if it is soth, that he puttith ayens hir, and virgynyte is not foundun in the damysel, thei schulen caste hir `out of `the yatis of 21 the hous of hir fadir; and men of that citee schulen oppresse hir with stoonys, and sche schal die, for sche dide vnleueful thing in Israel, that sche dide fornycacioun in `the hows of hir fadir; and thou schalt do awey yuel fro the myddis of thee.

Matthew 19:9

9 And Y seie to you, that who euer leeueth his wijf, but for fornycacioun, and weddith another, doith letcherie; and he that weddith the forsakun wijf, doith letcherie.

John 14:14

14 If ye axen ony thing in my name, Y schal do it.

John 2:1

1 And the thridde dai weddyngis weren maad in the Cane of Galilee; and the modir of Jhesu was there.

1 Corinthians 13:1-13

1 If Y speke with tungis of men and of aungels, and Y haue not charite, Y am maad as bras sownynge, or a cymbal tynkynge. 2 And if Y haue prophecie, and knowe alle mysteries, and al kunnynge, and if Y haue al feith, so that Y meue hillis fro her place, and Y haue not charite, Y am nouyt. 3 And if Y departe alle my goodis in to the metis of pore men, and yf Y bitake my bodi, so that Y brenne, and if Y haue not charite, it profitith to me no thing. 4 Charite is pacient, it is benygne; charite enuyeth not, it doith not wickidli, it is not blowun, 5 it is not coueytouse, it sekith not tho thingis that ben hise owne, it is not stirid to wraththe, it thenkith not yuel, 6 it ioyeth not on wickidnesse, but it ioieth togidere to treuthe; 7 it suffrith alle thingis, it bileueth alle thingis, it hopith alle thingis, it susteyneth alle thingis. 8 Charite fallith neuere doun, whether prophecies schulen be voidid, ethir langagis schulen ceesse, ethir science schal be distried. 9 For a parti we knowun, and a parti we prophecien; 10 but whanne that schal come that is parfit, that thing that is of parti schal be auoidid. 11 Whanne Y was a litil child, Y spak as a litil child, Y vndurstood as a litil child, Y thouyte as a litil child; but whanne Y was maad a man, Y auoidide tho thingis that weren of a litil child. 12 And we seen now bi a myrour in derknesse, but thanne face to face; now Y knowe of parti, but thanne Y schal knowe, as Y am knowun. 13 And now dwellen feith, hope, and charite, these thre; but the most of these is charite.

1 Peter 3:7

7 Also men dwelle togidre, and bi kunnyng yyue ye onoure to the wommanus freeltee, as to the more feble, and as to euen eiris of grace and of lijf, that youre preieris be not lettid.

1 Peter 3:1-6

1 Also wymmen be thei suget to her hosebondis; that if ony man bileue not to the word, bi the conuersacioun of wymmen thei be wonnun with out word. 2 And biholde ye in drede youre hooli conuersacioun. 3 Of whiche `ther be not with outforth curious ournyng of heer, ether doyng aboute of gold, ethir ournyng of clothing; 4 but thilke that is the hid man of herte, in vncorrupcioun, and of mylde spirit, which is riche in the siyt of God. 5 For so sumtyme hooli wymmen hopinge in God ourneden hem silf, and weren suget to her owne hosebondis. 6 As Sara obeied to Abraham, and clepide hym lord; of whom ye ben douytris wel doynge, and not dredynge ony perturbacioun.

Mark 10:2-12

2 And the Farisees camen, and axiden hym, Whether it be leueful to a man to leeue his wijf? and thei temptiden hym. 3 And he answeride, and seide to hem, What comaundide Moises to you? 4 And thei seiden, Moises suffride to write a libel of forsaking, and to forsake. 5 `To whiche Jhesus answeride, and seide, For the hardnesse of youre herte Moises wroot to you this comaundement. 6 But fro the bigynnyng of creature God made hem male and female; 7 and seide, For this thing a man schal leeue his fadir and modir, 8 and schal drawe to hys wijf, and thei schulen be tweyne in o flesch. And so now thei ben not tweyne, but o flesch. 9 Therfor that thing that God ioynede togidere, no man departe. 10 And eftsoone in the hous hise disciplis axiden hym of the same thing. 11 And he seide to hem, Who euer leeuith his wijf, and weddith another, he doith auowtri on hir. 12 And if the wijf leeue hir housebonde, and be weddid to another man, sche doith letcherie.

Ephesians 5:31-32

31 For this thing a man schal forsake his fadir and modir, and he schal drawe to his wijf; and thei schulen be tweyne in o fleisch. 32 This sacrament is greet; yhe, Y seie in Crist, and in the chirche.

Genesis 2:24

24 Wherfor a man schal forsake fadir and modir, and schal cleue to his wijf, and thei schulen be tweyne in o fleisch.

Matthew 19:4-5

4 Which answeride, and seide to hem, Han ye not red, for he that made men at the bigynnyng, made hem male and female? 5 And he seide, For this thing a man schal leeue fadir and modir, and he schal draw to his wijf; and thei schulen be tweyne in o fleisch.

Matthew 19:1-30

1 And it was don, whanne Jhesus hadde endid these wordis, he passide fro Galilee, and cam in to the coostis of Judee ouer Jordan. 2 And myche puple suede him, and he heelide hem there. 3 And Farisees camen to him, temptynge him, and seiden, Whether it be leueful to a man to leeue his wijf, for ony cause? 4 Which answeride, and seide to hem, Han ye not red, for he that made men at the bigynnyng, made hem male and female? 5 And he seide, For this thing a man schal leeue fadir and modir, and he schal draw to his wijf; and thei schulen be tweyne in o fleisch. 6 And so thei ben not now tweyne, but o fleisch. Therfor a man departe not that thing that God hath ioyned. 7 Thei seien to hym, What thanne comaundide Moises, to yyue a libel of forsakyng, and to leeue of? 8 And he seide to hem, For Moises, for the hardnesse of youre herte, suffride you leeue youre wyues; but fro the bigynnyng it was not so. 9 And Y seie to you, that who euer leeueth his wijf, but for fornycacioun, and weddith another, doith letcherie; and he that weddith the forsakun wijf, doith letcherie. 10 His disciplis seien to him, If the cause of a man with a wijf is so, it spedith not to be weddid. 11 And he seide to hem, Not alle men taken this word; but to whiche it is youun. 12 For ther ben geldingis, whiche ben thus born of the modris wombe; and ther ben geldyngis, that ben maad of men; and there ben geldyngis, that han geldid hem silf, for the kyngdom of heuenes. He that may take, `take he. 13 Thanne litle children weren brouyte to hym, that he schulde putte hondis to hem, and preie. 14 And the disciplis blamyden hem. But Jhesus seide to hem, Suffre ye that litle children come to me, and nyle ye forbede hem; for of siche is the kyngdom of heuenes. 15 And whanne he hadde put to hem hondis, he wente fro thennus. 16 And lo! oon cam, and seide to hym, Good maister, what good schal Y do, that Y haue euerlastynge lijf? 17 Which seith to hym, What axist thou me of good thing? There is o good God. But if thou wolt entre to lijf, kepe the comaundementis. 18 He seith to hym, Whiche? And Jhesus seide, Thou schalt not do mansleying, thou schalt not do auowtrie, thou schalt not do thefte, thou schalt not seie fals witnessying; 19 worschipe thi fadir and thi modir, and, thou schalt loue thi neiybore as thi silf. 20 The yonge man seith to hym, Y haue kept alle these thingis fro my youthe, what yit failith to me? 21 Jhesus seith to hym, If thou wolt be perfite, go, and sille alle thingis that thou hast, and yyue to pore men, and thou schalt haue tresoure in heuene; and come, and sue me. 22 And whanne the yong man hadde herd these wordis, he wente awei sorewful, for he hadde many possessiouns. 23 And Jhesus seide to hise disciplis, Y seie to you treuthe, for a riche man of hard schal entre in to the kyngdom of heuenes. 24 And eftsoone Y seie to you, it is liyter a camel to passe thorou a needlis iye, thanne a riche man to entre in to the kyngdom of heuens. 25 Whanne these thingis weren herd, the disciplis wondriden greetli, and seiden, Who thanne may be saaf? 26 Jhesus bihelde, and seide to hem, Anentis men this thing is impossible; but anentis God alle thingis ben possible. 27 Thanne Petre answeride, and seide to hym, Lo! we han forsake alle thingis, and we han suede thee; what thanne schal be to vs? 28 Jhesus seide to hem, Truli I seie to you, that ye that han forsake alle thingis, and han sued me, in the regeneracioun whanne mannus sone schal sitte in the sete of his maieste, ye schulen sitte on twelue setis, demynge the twelue kynredis of Israel. 29 And euery man that forsakith hous, britheren or sistren, fadir or modir, wijf ethir children, or feeldis, for my name, he schal take an hundrid foold, and schal welde euerlastynge lijf. 30 But manye schulen be, the firste the laste, and the laste the firste.

Romans 13:8-10

8 To no man owe ye ony thing, but that ye loue togidere. For he that loueth his neiybore, hath fulfillid the lawe. 9 For, Thou schalt do no letcherie, Thou schalt not sle, Thou schalt not stele, Thou schalt not seie fals witnessyng, Thou schalt not coueyte the thing of thi neiybore, and if ther be ony othere maundement, it is instorid in this word, Thou schalt loue thi neiybore as thi silf. 10 The loue of neiybore worchith not yuel; therfor loue is the fulfillyng of the lawe.

1 Corinthians 6:9

9 Whether ye witen not, that wickid men schulen not welde the kyngdom of God? Nyle ye erre; nethir letchours, nether men that seruen mawmetis, nether auouteris,

Ephesians 5:22-33

22 Wymmen, be thei suget to her hosebondis, 23 as to the Lord, for the man is heed of the wymman, as Crist is heed of the chirche; he is sauyour of his bodi. 24 But as the chirche is suget to Crist, so wymmen to her hosebondis in alle thingis. 25 Men, loue ye youre wyues, as Crist louyde the chirche, and yaf hym silf for it, to make it holi; 26 and clenside it with the waisching of watir, in the word of lijf, 27 to yyue the chirche gloriouse to hym silf, that it hadde no wem, ne ryueling, or ony siche thing, but that it be hooli and vndefoulid. 28 So and men `schulen loue her wyues, as her owne bodies. He that loueth his wijf, loueth hym silf; 29 for no man hatide euere his owne fleisch, but nurischith and fostrith it, as Crist doith the chirche. 30 And we ben membris of his bodi, of his fleisch, and of his boonys. 31 For this thing a man schal forsake his fadir and modir, and he schal drawe to his wijf; and thei schulen be tweyne in o fleisch. 32 This sacrament is greet; yhe, Y seie in Crist, and in the chirche. 33 Netheles ye alle, ech man loue his wijf as hym silf; and the wijf drede hir hosebonde.

Ephesians 5:25

25 Men, loue ye youre wyues, as Crist louyde the chirche, and yaf hym silf for it, to make it holi;

Hebrews 13:4

4 `Wedding is in alle thingis onourable, and bed vnwemmed; for God schal deme fornicatouris and auouteris.

1 Corinthians 7:1-16

1 But of thilke thingis that ye han write to me, it is good to a man to touche not a womman. 2 But for fornycacioun eche man haue his owne wijf, and ech womman haue hir owne hosebonde. 3 The hosebonde yelde dette to the wijf, and also the wijf to the hosebonde. 4 The womman hath not power of hir bodi, but the hosebonde; and the hosebonde hath not power of his bodi, but the womman. 5 Nyle ye defraude eche to othere, but perauenture of consent to a tyme, that ye yyue tent to preier; and eft turne ye ayen to the same thing, lest Sathanas tempte you for youre vncontynence. 6 But Y seie this thing as yyuyng leeue, not bi comaundement. 7 For Y wole, that alle men be as my silf. But eche man hath his propre yifte of God; oon thus, and another thus. 8 But Y seie to hem, that ben not weddid, and to widewis, it is good to hem, if thei dwellen so as Y. 9 That if thei conteynen not hem silf, be thei weddid; for it is betere to be weddid, than to be brent. 10 But to hem that ben ioyned in matrymonye, Y comaunde, not Y, but the Lord, that the wijf departe not fro the hosebonde; 11 and that if sche departith, that sche dwelle vnweddid, or be recounselid to hir hosebonde; and the hosebonde forsake not the wijf. 12 But to othere Y seie, not the Lord. If ony brother hath an vnfeithful wijf, and sche consenteth to dwelle with hym, leeue he hir not. 13 And if ony womman hath an vnfeithful hosebonde, and this consentith to dwelle with hir, leeue sche not the hosebonde. 14 For the vnfeithful hosebonde is halewid bi the feithful womman, and the vnfeithful womman is halewid bi the feithful hosebonde. Ellis youre children weren vncleene, but now thei ben hooli. 15 That if the vnfeithful departith, departe he. For whi the brother or sistir is not suget to seruage in siche; for God hath clepid vs in pees. 16 And wherof wost thou, womman, if thou schalt make the man saaf; or wherof wost thou, man, if thou schalt make the womman saaf?

Leviticus 18:22

22 Thou schalt not be medlid with a man bi letcherie of womman, for it is abhomynacioun.

Ephesians 5:31

31 For this thing a man schal forsake his fadir and modir, and he schal drawe to his wijf; and thei schulen be tweyne in o fleisch.

Genesis 2:18-25

18 And the Lord God seide, It is not good that a man be aloone, make we to hym an help lijk to hym silf. 19 Therfor whanne alle lyuynge beestis of erthe, and alle the volatils of heuene weren formed of erthe, the Lord God brouyte tho to Adam, that he schulde se what he schulde clepe tho; for al thing that Adam clepide of lyuynge soule, thilke is the name therof. 20 And Adam clepide bi her names alle lyuynge thingis, and alle volatils, and alle vnresonable beestis of erthe. Forsothe to Adam was not foundun an helpere lijk hym. 21 Therfore the Lord God sente sleep in to Adam, and whanne he slepte, God took oon of hise ribbis, and fillide fleisch for it. 22 And the Lord God bildide the rib which he hadde take fro Adam in to a womman, and brouyte hir to Adam. 23 And Adam seide, This is now a boon of my boonys, and fleisch of my fleisch; this schal be clepid virago, `for she is takun of man. 24 Wherfor a man schal forsake fadir and modir, and schal cleue to his wijf, and thei schulen be tweyne in o fleisch. 25 Forsothe euer eithir was nakid, that is, Adam and his wijf, and thei weren not aschamed.

Ephesians 5:25-32

25 Men, loue ye youre wyues, as Crist louyde the chirche, and yaf hym silf for it, to make it holi; 26 and clenside it with the waisching of watir, in the word of lijf, 27 to yyue the chirche gloriouse to hym silf, that it hadde no wem, ne ryueling, or ony siche thing, but that it be hooli and vndefoulid. 28 So and men `schulen loue her wyues, as her owne bodies. He that loueth his wijf, loueth hym silf; 29 for no man hatide euere his owne fleisch, but nurischith and fostrith it, as Crist doith the chirche. 30 And we ben membris of his bodi, of his fleisch, and of his boonys. 31 For this thing a man schal forsake his fadir and modir, and he schal drawe to his wijf; and thei schulen be tweyne in o fleisch. 32 This sacrament is greet; yhe, Y seie in Crist, and in the chirche.

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