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22 They shall not marry a widow, or a divorced woman, but only a virgin of the stock of the house of Israel, or a widow who is the widow of a priest.

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They shall not marry a prostitute or a woman who has been defiled; neither shall they marry a woman divorced from her husband. For they are holy to their God,

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13 He shall marry only a woman who is a virgin. 14 A widow, or a divorced woman, or a woman who has been defiled, a prostitute, these he shall not marry. He shall marry a virgin of his own kin,

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someone who is blameless, married only once,[a] whose children are believers, not accused of debauchery and not rebellious.

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Footnotes

  1. Titus 1:6 Gk husband of one wife

11 Women[a] likewise must be serious, not slanderers, but temperate, faithful in all things. 12 Let deacons be married only once,[b] and let them manage their children and their households well;

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Timothy 3:11 Or Their wives, or Women deacons
  2. 1 Timothy 3:12 Gk be husbands of one wife

He must manage his own household well, keeping his children submissive and respectful in every way— for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how can he take care of God’s church?

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Now a bishop[a] must be above reproach, married only once,[b] temperate, sensible, respectable, hospitable, an apt teacher,

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Timothy 3:2 Or an overseer
  2. 1 Timothy 3:2 Gk the husband of one wife

Laws concerning Marriage and Divorce

24 Suppose a man enters into marriage with a woman, but she does not please him because he finds something objectionable about her, and so he writes her a certificate of divorce, puts it in her hand, and sends her out of his house; she then leaves his house and goes off to become another man’s wife. Then suppose the second man dislikes her, writes her a bill of divorce, puts it in her hand, and sends her out of his house (or the second man who married her dies); her first husband, who sent her away, is not permitted to take her again to be his wife after she has been defiled; for that would be abhorrent to the Lord, and you shall not bring guilt on the land that the Lord your God is giving you as a possession.

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