GEN 2:18-24 Marriage Law


YHWH God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make him a helper comparable to him.” 19 Out of the ground YHWH God formed every animal of the field, and every bird of the sky, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. Whatever the man called every living creature became its name. 20 The man gave names to all livestock, and to the birds of the sky, and to every animal of the field; but for man there was not found a helper comparable to him. 21 YHWH God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep. As the man slept, he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place. 22 YHWH God made a woman from the rib which he had taken from the man, and brought her to the man. 23 The man said, “This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh. She will be called ‘woman,’ because she was taken out of Man.” 24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

Speaker: Other, YHWH | Bible Version: TCMV



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Biblical Example

GEN 24:67 (KJV)

Interesting Facts

When a man takes a wife and marries her, then it shall be, if she finds no favor in his eyes because he has found some unseemly thing in her, that he shall write her a certificate of divorce, put it in her hand, and send her out of his house.

DEU 24:1 (TCMV)

If he takes another wife to himself, he shall not diminish her food, her clothing, and her marital rights. 11 If he doesn’t do these three things for her, she may go free without paying any money.

EX 21:10-11 (TCMV)

However, it is not illegal for an unmarried man to have multiple concubines, "girlfriends", which he has not entered into a licensed marriage with. There are legal contracts that can provide limited legal protection to the individuals that enter this type of relationship. However, these contracts will likely be unhelpful in regards to child birth. Consulting with an attorney is recommended.

Present Day Example