22 (A)They shall not marry a widow or a divorced woman, but only virgins of the offspring of the house of Israel, or a widow who is the widow of a priest.

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(A)They shall not marry a prostitute or a woman who has been defiled, neither shall they marry a woman (B)divorced from her husband, for the priest is holy to his God.

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13 And he shall take a wife in her virginity.[a] 14 A widow, (A)or a divorced woman, or a woman who has been defiled, or a prostitute, these he shall not marry. But he shall take as his wife a virgin[b] of his own people,

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Footnotes

  1. Leviticus 21:13 Or a young wife
  2. Leviticus 21:14 Hebrew young woman

(A)if anyone is above reproach, the husband of one wife,[a] and his children are believers[b] and not open to the charge of (B)debauchery or insubordination.

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Footnotes

  1. Titus 1:6 Or a man of one woman
  2. Titus 1:6 Or are faithful

11 (A)Their wives likewise[a] must be dignified, not slanderers, but sober-minded, (B)faithful in all things. 12 Let deacons each be (C)the husband of one wife, (D)managing their children and their own households well.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Timothy 3:11 Or Wives likewise, or Women likewise

He must manage his own household well, with all dignity (A)keeping his children submissive, for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for (B)God's church?

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Therefore (A)an overseer[a] must be above reproach, (B)the husband of one wife,[b] (C)sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, (D)hospitable, (E)able to teach,

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Timothy 3:2 Or bishop; Greek episkopos; a similar term occurs in verse 1
  2. 1 Timothy 3:2 Or a man of one woman; also verse 12

Laws Concerning Divorce

24 “When a man takes a wife and marries her, if then she finds no favor in his eyes because he has found some indecency in her, and (A)he writes her a certificate of divorce and puts it in her hand and sends her out of his house, and she departs out of his house, and if she goes and becomes another man's wife, and the latter man hates her and writes her a certificate of divorce and puts it in her hand and sends her out of his house, or if the latter man dies, who took her to be his wife, then (B)her former husband, who sent her away, may not take her again to be his wife, after she has been defiled, for that is an abomination before the Lord. And you shall not bring sin upon the land that the Lord your God is giving you for an inheritance.

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