Miscellaneous Laws

(A)“When a man has taken a new wife, he shall not go out to war or be charged with any business; he shall be free at home one year, and (B)bring happiness to his wife whom he has taken.

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[a]Live joyfully with the wife whom you love all the days of your vain life which He has given you under the sun, all your days of vanity; (A)for that is your portion in life, and in the labor which you perform under the sun.

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Footnotes

  1. Ecclesiastes 9:9 Lit. See life

14 Yet you say, “For what reason?”
Because the Lord has been witness
Between you and (A)the wife of your youth,
With whom you have dealt treacherously;
(B)Yet she is your companion
And your wife by covenant.

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