Gen 29:26

(NIV)
Laban replied, ‘It is not our custom here to give the younger daughter in marriage before the elder one.
(ESV)
Laban said, “It is not so done in our country, to give the younger before the firstborn.

Gen 38:14

(NIV)
she took off her widow’s clothes, covered herself with a veil to disguise herself, and then sat down at the entrance to Enaim, which is on the road to Timnah. For she saw that, though Shelah had now grown up, she had not been given to him as his wife.

(ESV)
she took off her widow’s garments and covered herself with a veil, wrapping herself up, and sat at the entrance to Enaim, which is on the road to Timnah. For she saw that Shelah was grown up, and she had not been given to him in marriage.

Gen 41:45

(NIV)
Pharaoh gave Joseph the name Zaphenath-
Paneah and gave him Asenath daughter of Potiphera, priest of On, to be his wife. And Joseph went throughout the land of Egypt.

(ESV)
And Pharaoh called Joseph’s name Zaphenath-paneah. And he gave him in marriage Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera priest of On. So Joseph went out over the land of Egypt.

Exod 2:21

(NIV)
Moses agreed to stay with the man, who gave his daughter Zipporah to Moses in marriage.
(ESV)
And Moses was content to dwell with the man, and he gave Moses his daughter Zipporah.

Lev 21:4

(NIV)
He must not make himself unclean for people related to him by marriage, and so defile himself.

(ESV)
He shall not make himself unclean as a husband among his people and so profane himself.

Deut 22:16

(NIV)
Her father will say to the elders, ‘I gave my daughter in marriage to this man, but he dislikes her.
(ESV)
And the father of the young woman shall say to the elders, ‘I gave my daughter to this man to marry, and he hates her;

Deut 23:2

(NIV)
No one born of a forbidden marriage nor any of their descendants may enter the assembly of the  Lord, not even in the tenth generation.

(ESV)
“No one born of a forbidden union may enter the assembly of the  Lord. Even to the tenth generation, none of his descendants may enter the assembly of the  Lord.

Josh 15:16

(NIV)
And Caleb said, ‘I will give my daughter Aksah in marriage to the man who attacks and captures Kiriath Sepher.’
(ESV)
And Caleb said, “Whoever strikes Kiriath-sepher and captures it, to him will I give Achsah my daughter as wife.”

Josh 15:17

(NIV)
Othniel son of Kenaz, Caleb’s brother, took it; so Caleb gave his daughter Aksah to him in marriage.

(ESV)
And Othniel the son of Kenaz the brother of Caleb, captured it. And he gave him Achsah his daughter as wife.

Judg 1:12

(NIV)
And Caleb said, ‘I will give my daughter Aksah in marriage to the man who attacks and captures Kiriath Sepher.’
(ESV)
And Caleb said, “He who attacks Kiriath-sepher and captures it, I will give him Achsah my daughter for a wife.”

Judg 1:13

(NIV)
Othniel son of Kenaz, Caleb’s younger brother, took it; so Caleb gave his daughter Aksah to him in marriage.

(ESV)
And Othniel the son of Kenaz, Caleb’s younger brother, captured it. And he gave him Achsah his daughter for a wife.

Judg 3:6

(NIV)
They took their daughters in marriage and gave their own daughters to their sons, and served their gods.

(ESV)
And their daughters they took to themselves for wives, and their own daughters they gave to their sons, and they served their gods.

Judg 12:9

(NIV)
He had thirty sons and thirty daughters. He gave his daughters away in marriage to those outside his clan, and for his sons he brought in thirty young women as wives from outside his clan. Ibzan led Israel for seven years.
(ESV)
He had thirty sons, and thirty daughters he gave in marriage outside his clan, and thirty daughters he brought in from outside for his sons. And he judged Israel seven years.

Judg 21:1

(NIV)
The men of Israel had taken an oath at Mizpah: ‘Not one of us will give his daughter in marriage to a Benjaminite.’

(ESV)
Now the men of Israel had sworn at Mizpah, “No one of us shall give his daughter in marriage to Benjamin.”

Judg 21:7

(NIV)
‘How can we provide wives for those who are left, since we have taken an oath by the  Lord not to give them any of our daughters in marriage?’
(ESV)
What shall we do for wives for those who are left, since we have sworn by the  Lord that we will not give them any of our daughters for wives?”

1Sam 17:25

(NIV)
Now the Israelites had been saying, ‘Do you see how this man keeps coming out? He comes out to defy Israel. The king will give great wealth to the man who kills him. He will also give him his daughter in marriage and will exempt his family from taxes in Israel.’

(ESV)
And the men of Israel said, “Have you seen this man who has come up? Surely he has come up to defy Israel. And the king will enrich the man who kills him with great riches and will give him his daughter and make his father’s house free in Israel.”

1Sam 18:17

(NIV)
Saul said to David, ‘Here is my elder daughter Merab. I will give her to you in marriage; only serve me bravely and fight the battles of the  Lord.’ For Saul said to himself, ‘I will not raise a hand against him. Let the Philistines do that!’

(ESV)
Then Saul said to David, “Here is my elder daughter Merab. I will give her to you for a wife. Only be valiant for me and fight the  Lord’s battles.” For Saul thought, “Let not my hand be against him, but let the hand of the Philistines be against him.”

1Sam 18:19

(NIV)
So when the time came for Merab, Saul’s daughter, to be given to David, she was given in marriage to Adriel of Meholah.

(ESV)
But at the time when Merab, Saul’s daughter, should have been given to David, she was given to Adriel the Meholathite for a wife.

1Sam 18:27

(NIV)
David took his men with him and went out and killed two hundred Philistines and brought back their foreskins. They counted out the full number to the king so that David might become the king’s son-in-law. Then Saul gave him his daughter Michal in marriage.

(ESV)
David arose and went along with his men, and killed two hundred of the Philistines. And David brought their foreskins, which were given in full number to the king, that he might become the king’s son-in-law. And Saul gave him his daughter Michal for a wife.

1Kgs 2:21

(NIV)
So she said, ‘Let Abishag the Shunammite be given in marriage to your brother Adonijah.’

(ESV)
She said, “Let Abishag the Shunammite be given to Adonijah your brother as his wife.”

1Kgs 3:1

(NIV)
Solomon made an alliance with Pharaoh king of Egypt and married his daughter. He brought her to the City of David until he finished building his palace and the temple of the  Lord, and the wall around Jerusalem.
(ESV)
Solomon made a marriage alliance with Pharaoh king of Egypt. He took Pharaoh’s daughter and brought her into the city of David until he had finished building his own house and the house of the  Lord and the wall around Jerusalem.

1Kgs 7:8

(NIV)
And the palace in which he was to live, set farther back, was similar in design. Solomon also made a palace like this hall for Pharaoh’s daughter, whom he had married.

(ESV)
His own house where he was to dwell, in the other court back of the hall, was of like workmanship. Solomon also made a house like this hall for Pharaoh’s daughter whom he had taken in marriage.

1Kgs 11:2

(NIV)
They were from nations about which the  Lord had told the Israelites, ‘You must not intermarry with them, because they will surely turn your hearts after their gods.’ Nevertheless, Solomon held fast to them in love.
(ESV)
from the nations concerning which the  Lord had said to the people of Israel “You shall not enter into marriage with them, neither shall they with you, for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods.” Solomon clung to these in love.

1Kgs 11:19

(NIV)
Pharaoh was so pleased with Hadad that he gave him a sister of his own wife, Queen Tahpenes, in marriage.
(ESV)
And Hadad found great favor in the sight of Pharaoh, so that he gave him in marriage the sister of his own wife, the sister of Tahpenes the queen.

2Kgs 8:27

(NIV)
He followed the ways of the house of Ahab and did evil in the eyes of the  Lord, as the house of Ahab had done, for he was related by marriage to Ahab’s family.

(ESV)
He also walked in the way of the house of Ahab and did what was evil in the sight of the  Lord, as the house of Ahab had done, for he was son-in-law to the house of Ahab.

2Kgs 14:9

(NIV)
But Jehoash king of Israel replied to Amaziah king of Judah: ‘A thistle in Lebanon sent a message to a cedar in Lebanon, “Give your daughter to my son in marriage.” Then a wild beast in Lebanon came along and trampled the thistle underfoot.
(ESV)
And Jehoash king of Israel sent word to Amaziah king of Judah, “A thistle on Lebanon sent to a cedar on Lebanon, saying, ‘Give your daughter to my son for a wife,’ and a wild beast of Lebanon passed by and trampled down the thistle.

1Chr 2:35

(NIV)
Sheshan gave his daughter in marriage to his servant Jarha, and she bore him Attai.
(ESV)
So Sheshan gave his daughter in marriage to Jarha his slave, and she bore him Attai.

1Chr 5:1

(NIV)
The sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel (he was the firstborn, but when he defiled his father’s marriage bed, his rights as firstborn were given to the sons of Joseph son of Israel; so he could not be listed in the genealogical record in accordance with his birthright,
(ESV)
The sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel ( for he was the firstborn, but because he defiled his father’s couch, his birthright was given to the sons of Joseph the son of Israel, so that he could not be enrolled as the oldest son;

2Chr 18:1

(NIV)
Now Jehoshaphat had great wealth and honour, and he allied himself with Ahab by marriage.
(ESV)
Now Jehoshaphat had great riches and honor, and he made a marriage alliance with Ahab.

2Chr 25:18

(NIV)
But Jehoash king of Israel replied to Amaziah king of Judah, ‘A thistle in Lebanon sent a message to a cedar in Lebanon, “Give your daughter to my son in marriage.” Then a wild beast in Lebanon came along and trampled the thistle underfoot.
(ESV)
And Joash the king of Israel sent word to Amaziah king of Judah, “A thistle on Lebanon sent to a cedar on Lebanon, saying, ‘Give your daughter to my son for a wife,’ and a wild beast of Lebanon passed by and trampled down the thistle.

Ezra 9:12

(NIV)
Therefore, do not give your daughters in marriage to their sons or take their daughters for your sons. Do not seek a treaty of friendship with them at any time, that you may be strong and eat the good things of the land and leave it to your children as an everlasting inheritance.”

(ESV)
Therefore do not give your daughters to their sons, neither take their daughters for your sons, and never seek their peace or prosperity, that you may be strong and eat the good of the land and leave it for an inheritance to your children forever.’

Neh 10:30

(NIV)
‘We promise not to give our daughters in marriage to the peoples around us or take their daughters for our sons.

(ESV)
We will not give our daughters to the peoples of the land or take their daughters for our sons.

Neh 13:25

(NIV)
I rebuked them and called curses down on them. I beat some of the men and pulled out their hair. I made them take an oath in God’s name and said: ‘You are not to give your daughters in marriage to their sons, nor are you to take their daughters in marriage for your sons or for yourselves.
(ESV)
And I confronted them and cursed them and beat some of them and pulled out their hair. And I made them take an oath in the name of God, saying, “You shall not give your daughters to their sons, or take their daughters for your sons or for yourselves.

Ps 78:63

(NIV)
Fire consumed their young men,
and their young women had no wedding songs;
(ESV)
Fire devoured their young men,
and their young women had no marriage song.

Jer 29:6

(NIV)
Marry and have sons and daughters; find wives for your sons and give your daughters in marriage, so that they too may have sons and daughters. Increase in number there; do not decrease.
(ESV)
Take wives and have sons and daughters; take wives for your sons, and give your daughters in marriage, that they may bear sons and daughters; multiply there, and do not decrease.

Dan 2:43

(NIV)
And just as you saw the iron mixed with baked clay, so the people will be a mixture and will not remain united, any more than iron mixes with clay.

(ESV)
As you saw the iron mixed with soft clay, so they will mix with one another in marriage, but they will not hold together, just as iron does not mix with clay.

Dan 11:17

(NIV)
He will determine to come with the might of his entire kingdom and will make an alliance with the king of the South. And he will give him a daughter in marriage in order to overthrow the kingdom, but his plans will not succeed or help him.
(ESV)
He shall set his face to come with the strength of his whole kingdom, and he shall bring terms of an agreement and perform them. He shall give him the daughter of women to destroy the kingdom, but it shall not stand or be to his advantage.

Mal 2:14

(NIV)
You ask, ‘Why?’ It is because the  Lord is the witness between you and the wife of your youth. You have been unfaithful to her, though she is your partner, the wife of your marriage covenant.

(ESV)
But you say, “Why does he not?” Because the  Lord was witness between you and the wife of your youth to whom you have been faithless, though she is your companion and your wife by covenant.

Matt 1:25

(NIV)
But he did not consummate their marriage until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.

(ESV)
but knew her not until she had given birth to a son. And he called his name Jesus.

Matt 22:30

(NIV)
At the resurrection people will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven.
(ESV)
For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven.

Matt 24:38

(NIV)
For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark ;
(ESV)
For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking marrying and giving in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark,

Matt 25:10

(NIV)
‘But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut.

(ESV)
And while they were going to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the marriage feast, and the door was shut.

Mark 12:25

(NIV)
When the dead rise, they will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven.
(ESV)
For when they rise from the dead, they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven.

Luke 2:36

(NIV)
There was also a prophet, Anna, the daughter of Penuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was very old; she had lived with her husband seven years after her marriage,
(ESV)
And there was a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was advanced in years, having lived with her husband seven years from when she was a virgin,

Luke 3:19

(NIV)
But when John rebuked Herod the tetrarch because of his marriage to Herodias, his brother’s wife, and all the other evil things he had done,
(ESV)
But Herod the tetrarch, who had been reproved by him for Herodias, his brother’s wife, and for all the evil things that Herod had done,

Luke 17:27

(NIV)
People were eating, drinking, marrying and being given in marriage up to the day Noah entered the ark. Then the flood came and destroyed them all.

(ESV)
They were eating and drinking and marrying and being given in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all.

Luke 20:34

(NIV)
Jesus replied, ‘The people of this age marry and are given in marriage.
(ESV)
And Jesus said to them, “The sons of this age marry and are given in marriage,

Luke 20:35

(NIV)
But those who are considered worthy of taking part in the age to come and in the resurrection from the dead will neither marry nor be given in marriage,
(ESV)
but those who are considered worthy to attain to that age and to the resurrection from the dead neither marry nor are given in marriage,

Rom 7:2

(NIV)
For example, by law a married woman is bound to her husband as long as he is alive, but if her husband dies, she is released from the law that binds her to him.
(ESV)
For a married woman is bound by law to her husband while he lives, but if her husband dies she is released from the law of marriage.

1Cor 7:38

(NIV)
So then, he who marries the virgin does right, but he who does not marry her does better.

(ESV)
So then he who marries his betrothed does well, and he who refrains from marriage will do even better.

1Tim 4:3

(NIV)
They forbid people to marry and order them to abstain from certain foods, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and who know the truth.
(ESV)
who forbid marriage and require abstinence from foods that God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth.

Heb 13:4

(NIV)
Marriage should be honoured by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.
(ESV)
Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.

Rev 19:7

(NIV)
Let us rejoice and be glad
and give him glory!
For the wedding of the Lamb has come,
and his bride has made herself ready.
(ESV)
Let us rejoice and exult
and give him the glory,
for the marriage of the Lamb has come,
and his Bride has made herself ready;

Rev 19:9

(NIV)
Then the angel said to me, ‘Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!’ And he added, ‘These are the true words of God.’

(ESV)
And the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.” And he said to meThese are the true words of God.”
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