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MAN AND WOMAN. that he had in Joseph's hand; and turn of Esther, the daughter of Gen. il, 21-23. And the LORD be knew not ought he had, save Abiball, the uncle of Mordecai, God cansed a deep sleep to fall the bread which he did eat. And (who had taken her for his daughUpon Adam, and he slept: and he Joseph was a goodly person, and ter,) was come to go in unto the took one of his ribs, and closed up well-favoured.

king, she required nothing but the flesh Instead thereof; And the Exod. il, 2. And the woman

what Hegal the king's chamberit

, which the LORD God had conceived, and bare a son: and lain, tho keeper of the women, taken from man, made he a wo- when she saw him

that he was a appointed: and Esther obtained ban, and brought her unto the goodly child, slie hid him three

favour in the sight of all then And Adam said, This is months.

that looked upon her. tow bone of my bones, and flesh 1 Sam. ix, 2. And he had a son,

Job xlli, 13-15. He had also el my flesh: she shall be called whose name was Saul, a choice

seven sons and three daughters. Woman, because she was taken young man, and a goodly; and And he called the name of the

there was not among the children first, Jemima, and the name of the Gen. T, 2. Male and female cre. ated he them; and blessed them, he: from his shoulders and up in all the land were no women of Israel a goodlier person than second, Kezia, and the name of

the third, Keren-happuch. And en called their name Adam, in ward he was higher than any of the day when they were created. the people.

found so fair as the daughters of

Job; and their father gave them Nalth, xix, 4. And he answered

1 Sam. XXV, 3. Now the name inheritance among their brethand said unto them, Have ye not of the man was Nabal, and the ren. tead, that he which made them at

name of his wife Abigail; and she the beginning, made them male

Prov. XI, 22. As a jewel of gold was a woman of good understand in a swine's snout, so is a fair and female.

ing, and of a beautiful counten- woman which is without discreMark , G. But from the begin-ance: but the man was churlish, tion. ning of the creation God made and evil in his doings; and he was ben male and female.

Heb. xi, 23. By faith Moses, of the house of Caleb.

when he was born, was hid three 2 Sam. xi, 2. And it came to months of his parents, because BEAUTY IN BOTH. pass in an even - tide, that David they saw he was a proper child; Gen. TI, 2. That the sons of arose from off his bed, and walked and they were not afraid of the God saw the daughters of men upon the roof of the king's house: king's commandment. that they were fair; and they and from the roof he saw a woman took them vives of all which they washing herself; and the woman

was very beautiful to

look P3. xlv, 11. So shall the king Gen. xil, 11-15. And it came to upon.

greatly desire thy beauty: for pass, when he was come near to 2 Sam. xiv, 25, 27. But in all Israel he is thy Lord; and worship thou

him. enter into Egypt, that he said there was none to be so much Into Sarat his wife, Behold now, praised as Absalom for his beauty: Cant. i, 5, 6. I am black but 1 know that thou art a fair from the sole of bis foot even to comely, O'ye daughters of JeruWonm to look upon: Therefore the crown of his head there was salem, as the tents of Kedar, as

shall come to pass, when the no blemish in him. And unto Absa- the curtains of Solomon. Look layptians shall see thee, that lom there were born three sons, not upon me, because I am black, they shall say, This is his wife; and one daughter, whose name because the sun hath looked upon A they will kill me, but they was Tamar: she was a woman of me: my mother's children were Tu save thee alive. Say, I pray a fair countenance.

angry with me; they made me the thee, thou art my sister: that it

1 Sam. xvii, 42. And when the keeper of the vineyards; but may be well with me for thy sake; Philistine looked about, and saw

mine own vineyard have I not and my soul shall live because of David, he disdained him: for he

kept. Ghee. And it came to pass, that, When Abram

was but a youth, and ruddy, and Çant. 1v, 3,7. Thy lips arc liko was come into of a fair countenance.

a thread of scarlet, and thy Larpe, the Egyptians beheld the Pean, that she was very fair.

1 Kings 1, 6. And his father had speech is comely: thy temples are The princes also of Pharaoh saw

not displeased him at any time in like a piece of a pornegranato ler, and commended her before saying, Why hast thou done sop within thy locks. Thou art all Miraob; and the woman was and he also was a very goodly fair, my love: there is no spot in

thee. taken into Pharaoli's house.

man; and his mother bare him
after Absalom.

Cant. v, 9, 10. What is thy beloved Gen. xxix, 16, 17. And Laban had two daughters: the name of

Esther 11, 7, 15. And he brought more than another beloved, thou the elder ras Leah, and the

up Hadassah, (that is, Esther) bis fairest among women? what 18 Pide of the younger was Rachel.

uncle's daughter: for she had neithy beloved more than another Leab vas tender-eyed; but Ra: ther father nor mother, and the beloved, that thou dost so charge

My beloved is white and chel was beautifol and well-fay maid was fair and beautiful; whom us?

Mordecai (when her father and ruddy, the chiefest among ten

mother were dead) took for his thousand. Gen. Ixxx, 6. And he left all lowo daughter. Now, when the Çant. vi, 1. Wuther is thy be

those

etred.

loved gone, O thou falrest among | months, that she returned unto to wit, six months with women? whither is thy beloved her father, who did with her myrrh, and six months withi turned aslde? that we may seek according to his vow which he odours, and with other thin him with thee.

had vowed: and she knew no the purifying of the wo Çant. vii, 6. How fair and how man. And it was & custom in Then thus came every m pleasant art thou, o love, for Israel, That the daughters of unto the king; whatsoeve delights!

Israel went yearly to lament the desired was given her to g Ezek. XVI, 7, 13 - 15. I have daughter of Jephthah the her out of the house of ti

men unto the king's bons caused thee to multiply as the Gileadite four days in a year. bud of the field, and thou hast in- Ruth ill, 2, 3. And now is not the evening she went, and creased and waxen great, and Boaz of our kindred, with whose morrow she returned int thou art come to excellent orna- maidens thou wast?' Behold, he second house of the wom ments: thy breasts are fashioned, winnoweth barley to-night in the the custody of Shaashga and thine hair is grown, whereas thrashing - floor. Wash thyself king's chamberlain, which thou wast naked and bare. therefore, and anoint thee, and the concubines: she came i And thou wast exceeding beauti- put thy raiment upon thee, and the king no more, except th ful. . . . . And thy renown went get thee down to the floor: but delighted in her, and th

were called by name, forth among the beathen for thy make not thyself known unto the beauty: for it was perfect through man uutil he shall have done Ps. Ixxviii, 63. The fir my comellness, which I had put eating and drinking.

sumed their young meu: ad upon thee, salth the Lord GOD. 1 Kings I, 3, 4. So they sought maidens were not given But thou didst trust in thine own for a fair Gamsel throughout all riage. beauty, and playedst the harlot the coasts of Israel, and found Rev. xlv, 4. These arı because of thy renown, and Abishag a Shunammite, and which were not defiled wi pouredst out thy fornications on brought her to the king. And men; for they are virgins every one that passed by; bis it the damsel was very fair, and are they which follow the was.

cherished the king, and minister- whithersoever he goeth. Ezek. xxviii, 17. Thive hearted to him; but the king knew her were redeemed from amon was lifted up because of thy not.

being the first-fruits unto G beauty; thou hast corrupted thy Esther il, 1-4, 8, 9, 12--14. After to tho Lamb. wisdom by reason of thy briglit- these things, when the wrath of ness: I will cast thee to the king Ahasuerus was appeased, he LOVES-VARIOUS ground, I will lay thee before remembered Vashti, and what

Gen, xxix, 11, 18-20. And kings, that they may bebold she had done, and what was kissed Rachel, and lifted thee. decreed against her. Then said voice, and wept.

And the king's servants that minister- loved Rachel; and said, VIRGINITY

ed unto him, Let there be fair serve thee seven years for Gen. xxiv, 16. And the damsel young virgins sought for the king: thy younger daughter. TOUS very fair to look upon, a

And let the king appoint officers Laban said, Il is better tha virgin; neither had

any man

in all the provinces of his king her to thee, than that I known her; and she went down dom, that they may gather to give her to another mas to the well, and filled her pitcher, gether all the fair young virgins with me. And Jacob and came up.

unto Shushan the palace, to the seven years for Rachel; at Num. Xxxi, 15-18, 35. And Mogos

house of the women, unto the seemed unto him but a fel

custody of Hege said unto them, Have ye saved

the king's for the love he had to her. chamberlain, keeper of

the all the women alive? Behold, these

Gen. xxxiv, 3. And N caused

women; and let their things for the children of Israel, through the counsel of let the maiden which pleaseth

the Jacob; and be loved the

purification be given them: And clave unto Dinah the dang! Balaam,to commit trespass against king be queen instead of Vashti. and spake kindly unto that the LORD in the matier of Peor, And the thing pleased the king, sel, and there was a plagne among and he did so. So it came to pass, Judges XVI, 4, 15. And the congregation of the LORD when the king's commandment afterward, that he loved at Now therefore kill every male and his decree was heard, and in the valley of Sorek, among the little ones, and kill

when

maidens many

were every

that
woman
hath

name was Delilah. And gathered together unto Shushan unto him, How canst thos known man by lying with him. the palace, to the custody of Hegai, love thee, when thine .. But all the women-children, that that Esther was brought also unto not with me? thou hast have not known a man by lying the king's house, to the custody me these three times and with him, keep alive for your- of Hegal, keeper of the women. not told me wherein fly selves. And thirty and two thousand persons in all, of women she obtained kindness of bim; and

And the maiden pleased him, and strength lieth. that had not known man by lying ho speedily gave her her things

1 Sam. xvill, 20, 28 ApN with him. for purification, with such things

Saul's daughter, loved Dani Judges xl, 37-40. And she said as belonged to her, and seven they told Sanl, and the unto her father, Let this thing be maidens, which were meet to be

pleased him. And Saal done for me: let me alone two given her, out of the king's house: knew that the LORD ES months, that I may go up and and he preferred her and her David, and that Michal down upon the mountains, and malds unto the best place of the daughter, loved bin. bewail my virginity, I and my house of the women. Now, when 2 Sam. xill, 1,2 Api fellows. And he said, Go. And every maid's turn was come to go pass after this, that Abad he sent her away for two months: in to king Ahasuerus, after that son of David had a bir and she went with her compan- she had been twelve months, ac- whose name seas Ting Ions, and bewailed her virginitycording to the manner of the Amnon the son of Derta upon the mountains. And it women, (for so were the days of her. And Amnon was camo to pass, at the end of two their purifications accomplisbed, I that he fell sick for Dis 1

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haar, for she was a virgin: and, as my brother, that sucked the down; and he will tell thee what won thought it hard for himn breasts of my mother! when I thou shalt do. And slie 8 id de any thing to ber.

should find thee without, I would unto her, All that thou saya st 1.Kings st, 1, 2. But king Solo- kiss thee; yea, I should not be auto me I will do. And she went En loved many strange women, despised.

down unto the floor, and did acgether with the daughter of Like vii, 45. Thon gavest mecording to all that her mother-inanoh.) women of the Moabites, no kiss: but this woman, since the law bade her. And when Boaz munites, Edomites, Zidonians, time I camein, hath not ceased to had eaten and drunk, and his Hittites; of the nations con- kiss my feet.

heart was merry, he went to lie Alsg which the Lord said unto

Rom. xvi, 16. Salute one another down at the end of the heap of children of Israel, Ye shall with an holy kiss. The churches corn: and she came softly, and go in to them, neither shall of Christ salute you.

uncovered his feet, and laid her come in unto you: for surely

down. And it came to pass at will turn away your heart 1 Çor xvi, 20. All the brethren

midnight, that the man was afraid, their gods. Solomon clave greet you. Greet ye one another and turned himself: and, behold, there in love. with an holy kiss.

a woman lay at his feet. And he 1, 17. And the king

2 Çor. xiii, 12. Greet one onother said, Who art thou? And she Esther above all the women, with an holy kiss.

answered, I am Ruth thine handobtained grace and favour

1 Thess. v, 26. Greet all the maid: spread therefore thy skirt eight more than all the brethren with an holy kiss. over thine handmaid; for thou art so that he set the royal 1 Pet. v, 14 Greet ye one ano

a near kinsman, And he said, a upon her head, and made ther with a kiss of charity. Peace Blessed be thou of the LORD, my qeeen instead of Vashti. be with you all that are in Christ daughter; for thou hast shewed

more kindness in the latter end L. TIL, 19, 18. So she caught Jesus. Amen.

than at the beginning, inasmuch and kissed him, and with an ident face said unto him, COURTSHIP IN SUNDRY

as thou followedst not young men,

whether poor or rich. And now, let us take our fill of love

FORMS.

my darg'iter, fear not; I will do the morning, let us solace Eres with loves.

Gen. xxiv, 51, 57--59 Behold, to the all that thou requirest: for

Rebekah is before thee, take her, all the city of my people doth vill, 6, 7 Set me as a seal and go, and let her be thy mas- know that thon art a virtuous tuine Leart, as a seal upon ter's son's wife, as the LORD hath woman. And now, it is true that

arm for love is strong as spoken. And they said, we will I am thy near kinsinan: howbeit -alousy is cruel as the call the damsel, and enquire at there is a kinsman nearer

than 1. s the coals thereof are coals her mouth And they called Re-Tarry this night, and it shall be which have a most vehe. bekah, and said unto her, wilt in the morning, that if he will perSame. Many waters cannot thon go with this man? And she form unto thee the part of a kinslove, neither the

said, I will go. And they sent man, well, let him do the kinsdrown it: if a nan would all the substance of bis away Rebekah their sister, and man's part : but if he will not do

her nurse, and Abraham's servant, the part of a kinsman to thee, for love, it would utterly be and his men.

then will I do the part of a kinsned. 111 , 87. Neither shall he the father of Shechem went out Gen. xxxiv, 6-11. And Hamor man to thee, as the Lord liveth:

lie down until the morning. And the God of his fathers, nor unto Jacob to commune with hiin. she lay at his feet until the mornsire of women, nor regard And the sons of Jacob came out

ing: and she rose up before one od: for be sball maguity of the field when they heard it; said, Let it not be known that a

could know another And he Wabove all. and the men were grieved; and

woman came into the floor. Then they were very wroth, because he 12. Let him kiss me with had wrought folly in Israel, in said she, sit still, my daughter,

until thou know how the matter stes of his mouth: for thy lying with Jacob's daughter; will fall; for

the man will not be I better than wine

which thing ought not to be done. in rest, until he have finished the £ il, 5.

with And Hamor communed Stay me with comfort me with apples; Shechem longeth for your daughthem, saying, The soul of my son

thing this day. sick of love.

1 Kings il, 16-22. And now I ter: I pray you give her him to ask one petition of thee, deny me 11,4 It was but a little wife. And make ye marriages not And she said unto him, Say passed from them, but I with us, and give your daughters on. And he said, Speak, I pray him whom my soul loveth: unto us, and take our daughters thee, unto Solomon the king, (for I him, and would not let unto you. And ye shall dwell he will not say thee nay,) that he

until I had brought him with us: and the land shall be be- give me Abishag the Shunammy mother's house, and into fore you; dwell and trade ye mite to wite. And Bath-sheba umber of her that couceived therein, and get you possessions said, Well; I will speak for thee

therein. And Shechem said unto unto the king. Bath-sheba thereAlv, 9. Thou hast ravished her father, and unto her brethren, fore went unto king Solomon, to art, my sister, my spouse; Let me find grace in your eyes, speak unto him for Adonijah. est ravished my heart with and what ye shall say unto me 1 And the king rose up to meet her, Ihine eyes, with one chain will give.

and bowed himself unto her, and Judges xiv, 7. And he went sat down on his throue, and IV, &. I charge you, o down, and talked with the wo- caused a seat to be set for the tabs of Jerusalem, if ye man; and she pleased Samson king's mother, and she sat on his sy beloved, that ye tell well.

right hand. Then she said, I deLat I am sick of love. Ruth lii, 4-14, 18. And it shall sire one small petition of thee; I vii, 10. I am my beloved's

, Shalt mark the place where he be king said unto her, Ask on, desire is toward me.

shall lie, and thou shalt go in, and my mother; for I will not say thee vill, 1. Ob that thou wert I uncover his feet, and lay thee I nay. And she said, Let Avislag

can

the Shunammite be given to 2 Sam. xill, 11--14. And when Jer. II, 2. Go and cry in the Adonijah thy brother to wife. she had brought them unto him to of Jerusalem, saying, Tuus And king Solomon answered and eat, he took hold of her, and said the LORD, I remember the said uuto his mother, And why unto her, Come lie with me, my kindness of thy youth, the lo dost thou ask Abishag the Shu- sister. And she answered him, thine espousals, when they nammite for Adonijah ? ask for Nay, my brother, do not force me; est after me in the wilderne him the kingdom also; (for ho is for no such thing ought to be done a land that was not sown. mine elder brother;) even for him, in Israel: do not thou this folly. and for Abiathar the priest, and And I, whither shall I cause my troth thee unto me for ever

Hosea il, 19, 20. And I w for Joab the son of Zeruiah. shame to go? and as for thee, thou I will betroth thee uato Prov. vii, 15. Therefore came I

sbalt be as one of the fools in righteousness, and in jude

Israel. forth to meet thee, diligently to

Now therefore, I pray and in loving-kindness, u seek thy face, and 'I have found thee,

speak unto the king; for he mercies: I will even betrol

will not withhold me from thee. unto me in faithfulness and thee.

How beit he would not hearken shalt know the LORD,

unto her voice; but, being stron. 1 Sam. xviil 19. But it came to ger than sle, forced her, and lay brethren, ye also are Le

Rom. vil, 4. Wherefore pass, at the time when Merab, with her. Saul's daughter, should have been

dead to the law by the

Isa. xill, 16. Their children also Christ; that ye sbculd be given to David, that she was given shall be dashed to pieces before to another, even to him unto Adriel the Meholathite to

their eyes; their houses shall be raised from the dead, the wife.

spoiled, and their wives ravished. should bring forth fruit ante Isa. liv, 6. For the LORD hath called thee as a woman forsaken, women in Zion, and the maids in shali a man leave his fub Lam. v, 11. They ravished the

Eph. v, 31, 32. For this and grieved in spirit, and a wife of the cities of Judah. youth, when thou wast refused,

mother, and shall be juined saith thy God.

Zech. xiv, 2. For I will gather his wife, and they two

all nations against Jerusalem to one flesh. This is a great Jer. xxii, 20. Go up to Lebanon, battle; and the city shall be taken, tery: but I speak cand and cry; and lift up thy voice in and the houses rifled, and the Christ and the church. Bashan, and cry from the passages;' for all thy lovers are city shall go forth into captivity and rejoice, and give her women ravished; and half of the

Rev. xix, 7, 9. Let us destroyed.

and the residue of the people Joel 1, 8. Lament like a virgin shall not be cut off from the city.

hin: for the marriage girded with Backcloth for the

Lamb is come, and his wife husband of her youth.

ITS PUNISHMENT.

made herself ready. And Deut. xxil, 25-27. But if a man

unto me, Write, blessed or RAPE.

which are called unto the find a betrothed damsel in the riage supper of the Lawab Gen. xxxiv,1,2, 5. And Dinah feld, and the man force her, and he saith unto me, Tliese the daughter of 'Leab, which she le with her; then the man only true sayings of God. bare unto Jacob, went out to see that lay with her shall die: But the daughters of the land. And unto the damsel thou shalt do

Rev. xxi, 2, 9. And I Jele when Shechem the son of Hamor nothing; there is in the damsel no

the holy city, Dew Jere the Hivite, prince of the country, sin worthy of death: for as when a coming down from God saw her, he took her, and lay with man riseth against his neighbour, beaven, prepared as ber, and deflled her. And Jacob and slayeth him, even so is this adorned for her husband heard that he had defiled Dinah matter: For be found her in the there came unto me out his daughter; (now his sons were field, and the betrothed damsel seven angels whicu find the with his cattle in the field;) and cried, and there was none to save

vials full of the seven las Jacob held his peace until they her.

and talked with me, saying were come.

hither, I will shew thee is Judges xxl, 20-23. Therefore MARRIAGE.

the Lamb's wife. they commanded the children of

ITS ORIGIN.

INSTANCES Benjamin, saying, Go and lie in walt in the vineyards; And see, God said, it is not good that the Nahor took them wives: to

Gen. ii, 18, 24. And the LORD

Gen. xl, 29. And Abris and, behold, if the daughters of Shiloh

man shuuld be alone; I will make of Abram's wife tassar como out to dance to him an help meet for him. There- the name of Nahor's wife dances, then come yo out of the fore shall a man leave his father the daughter of Haran, the vineyards, and catch you every and his mother, and shall cleave of Milc.ch, and the father man his wife of the daughters of unto his wife: and they shall be Shiloh, and go to the land of Benone flesh.

Gen. xxiv, 6-8. And Jamin. And it shall be, when their fathers or their brethren como Matth. xix, 5, 6. And said, For said unto him, Beware te unto us to complain, that we will this cause shall a man leave father ibou bring not my say unto them, Be favourable unto and mother, and sball cleave unto again, ... Thou shalt them for our sakes: because we his wife; and they twain shall be unto my son from thens

the woman will to be reserved not to each man his wife one flesh? Wherefore they are in the war: for ye did not give no more twain, but one nesli. follow thee, then thou unto them at this time, that ye What therefore God hath joined clear from this may sa should be guilty. And the chil-together, let no man put asunder. bring not my sou thichar dren of Benjamin did so, and took Dark x, 7, 8. For this cause Gen. xxv, 20. And I them wives, according to their shall a man leave his father and forty years old when number, of them that danced, mother, and cleave to bis wite; Rebekah to wife, the deas

the Syrise et and returned unto their inheri- so then they are no more twain, aram, the sister to la tance, and repaired the cities, and but one flesh.

Syrian. dwelt la them.

Exod. 11, 1. And then

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an d'the house of Levi, and took yo stay for them from having camest? And my master made je a daughter of Levi. husbands? nay, my daughters; for me swear, saying, Thou shalt not Deod. Ti, 23-25. And Aaron it grieveth me much for your take a wife to my son of the

him Elisheba, daughter of sakes, that the hand of the LORD daughters of the Canaanites, in minadab, sister of Naaslion, to is gone out against me.

whose land I dwell: But thou e, and she bare him Nadab and

Jer, xxix, 6. Take ye wives, and shall go unto my father's house, lu, Eleazar and Ithamar. And beget sons and daughters; and and to my kindred, and take i Bong of Korah; Assir, and take wives for your sons, and give wife unto my son.

mail, and Abiasapb: these are your daughters to husbands, that Gen. xxvili, 1, 2. And Isaac calli families of the Korhites. And they may bear sons and daughters; ed Jacob, and blessed him, and Hazar, Aaron's son, took him that ye may be increased there, charged him, and said unto him, of the daughters of Putiel to and not diminished.

Thou shall not take a wife of the and she bare him Phinehas: se are the heads of the fathers 1 Çor. vii, 2. 9, 35. Nevertheless, daughters of Cauaan. Arise, go Levites, according to their to avoid fornication, let every to Padan-aram, to the house of

man have his own wife, and let Bethuel thy mother's father, and Ndges , 1. But it came to every woman have her own hus- take thee a wife from thence of

the danghters band. But if they cannot contain,

of

Laban thy within a while after, in the of wheal harvest, that Sam

let them marry: for it is better to mother's brother.

marry than to burn. And this I Gen. xxxiv, 4. And Shechem visited his wife with a kid; speak for your own profit, not that spake unto his father Hamor,

he said, I will guiu to my e into the chamber.

I may cast a snare upon you, but saying, Get me this damsel to

for that which is comely, and that wife. How al, 14. And Benjamin ye may attend upon the Lord Gen. xxxviii, 6. And Judah took Bagain at that time; and they without distraction.

a wife for Er his first-born, whose them wives which they had

1 Tim. iv, 3. Forbidding to name was Tamar. aliva of the women of

marry...... -gilead : and yet so they

Exod. il, 21. And Moses was ved them not.

1 Tim. V, 14. I will therefore content to dwell with the man: Eings iv, 11. The son of that the younger women marry, and he gave Moses Zipporah his radab, in all the region of bear children, guide the house, daughter. which had Tapbath the give none occasion to the adver

Judges xiv, 1-3. And Samson a of Solomon to wife.

sary to speak reproachfully. went down to Timnath, and saw Kings xi, 19. And Hadad Heb. xíli, 4. Marriage is honour- a woman in Timnath of the daughKreat favour in the sight of able in all, and the bed undefiled: ters of the Philistines. And he

, so that he gave bim to but whoremongers and adulterers came up, and told his father and le sister of his own wise, the God will judge.

his mother, and said, I have seen FM Tahpenes the queen.

a woman in Timnath of the daughCAUTIONS.

ters of the Philistines: now therefirm, xxiii, 22. And Eleazar and had no sons, but daugh- Jer. xvi, 2. Thou shalt not take fore get her for me to wife. Then and their brethren the sons thee a wile, neither shalt thou unto him, Is there never a woman

his father and his mother said I took then. have sons or daughters in this

among the daughters of thy Texta, 14. House and riches place.

brethren, or among all my people, inheritance of fathers, and

1 Çor. vil, 1, 7, 8, 26, 32, 33. Now that thou goest to take a wife of dent wife is from the LORD.

concerning the things whereof ve the uncircumcised Philistines!

wrote unto me: it is good fue a And Samson said unto his father, Mo 1, 2, 3. The beginning of man not to touch a woman. For Get her for me; for she pleaseth Pord of the LORD by Hosea. I would that all men were even me well. the LORD said to Hosea, Go, as I myself: but every man hath Gato thee a wife of whore- bis proper gift of God, one after had no sons, but danghters. And

1 Chron. 11, 34, 35. Now Sheshan and children of whoredomis: this manner, and another after sheshan had a servant, an EgypLe land bath committed great that. I say therefore to the un. I tian, whose name was Jarha. And redom, departing from the married and widows, It is good Sheshan gave his daughter to

So be went and took for them if they abide even as I: Jarha his servant to wife; and she the daughter of Diblaim; I suppose therefore that this is conceived, and bare him a good for the present distress; I

bare him Attai, say, that it is good for a man so 2 Chron. xxv, 18. And Joash e xvil, 26, 27. And as it was to be. But I would have you king of Israel sent to Amaziah,

days of Noe, so shall it be without carefulness. He that is king of Judah, saying, The thistle the days of the Son of man. unmarried careth for the things that was in Lebanon sent to the did eat, they drank, they that belong to the Lord, how he cedar that was in Lebanon, sayTed vives, they were given in may please the Lord: But be ing, Give thy daughter to my rage, until the day that Noe that is, married careth for the son to wife: and there passed by sed lato the ark, and the flood things that are of the world, how a wild beast that was in Lebanon, Sud destroyed them all. he may please his wife.

and trode down the thistle. CONTINUANCE AS AN PARENTAL AUTHORITY.

APOSTOLIC LAW. OEDIXANCE.

Gen. xxiv, 4, 5, 37, 38. But thou 1 Cor. vil, 27, 28, 36-38. Art thon spes xxi, 16. Then the elders shalt go unto my country, and to bound unto a wife? seek not to be be congregation said, How my kindred, and take a wife unto loosed. Art thou loosed from a

And the servant wife? seek not a wife. But and if we do for wives for them said unto him, Peradventnre the thou marry, thou hast not sinned; remain, seeing the women destroyed out of Benjamin?

woman will not be willing to and if a virgin marry, she hath

follow me unto this land: must I not sinned. Nevertheless such 1, 13. Would ye tarry for needs bring thy son again unto shall have trouble in the flesh: still they were grown? would the land from whence thou but I spare you. But if any man

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