Passages In The Bible Containing The Word: WIFE

This is a list of passages in the Bible containing the word, “wife.” When you read these, ask yourself how many of them sound perfectly wise, like some God would write, and how many sound more like a bunch of primitive tribesmen projecting their customs, values, and goals into an apparently barbaric ancient mythology. The Jewish culture didn’t just slightly influence the teachings in The Bible. It’s the manifesto of Jewish culture, and taken on a whole, it paints a clear picture of a tribal theocracy using violence to subdue its citizens and neighbors.

I challenge you to look up the context of these quotes on Bible or listen to the full chapters on YouTube. In most cases, you’ll either find a longer trainwreck of barbarism or at least more inapplicable, culturally-relative values, customs, and beliefs.

The number of absurd verses in the Bible point to the fact that, on a whole, by anybody’s standards, it’s not divine. Put yourself to the test. The Skeptic’s Annotated Bible made a list of every commandment in the Bible, titled “Every Jot And Tittle.” If you go through them and check which ones you agree with and practice, you’re going to pass over more than you tick. Nobody follows the majority of the Bible’s teachings because most of it is either immoral or archaic.

You may find some passages in the list below that sound positive and teach useful information, but you’ll find more that contradict the good ones. The Bible gets more wrong than it gets right, and you shouldn’t revere a broken clock for stating the obvious twice a day.


Genesis 2:24 That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his WIFE, and they become one flesh.


Genesis 2:25 Adam and his WIFE were both naked, and they felt no shame.


Genesis 3:8 Then the man and his WIFE heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden.


Genesis 3:17 To Adam he said, “Because you listened to your WIFE and ate fruit from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘You must not eat from it,’ “Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat food from it all the days of your life.


Genesis 3:20 Adam named his WIFE Eve, because she would become the mother of all the living.


Genesis 3:21 The Lord God made garments of skin for Adam and his WIFE and clothed them.


Genesis 4:1 [ Cain and Abel ] Adam made love to his WIFE Eve, and she became pregnant and gave birth to Cain. She said, “With the help of the Lord I have brought forth a man.”


Genesis 4:17 Cain made love to his WIFE, and she became pregnant and gave birth to Enoch. Cain was then building a city, and he named it after his son Enoch.


Genesis 4:25 Adam made love to his WIFE again, and she gave birth to a son and named him Seth, saying, “God has granted me another child in place of Abel, since Cain killed him.”


Genesis 11:31 Terah took his son Abram, his grandson Lot son of Haran, and his daughter-in-law Sarai, the WIFE of his son Abram, and together they set out from Ur of the Chaldeans to go to Canaan. But when they came to Harran, they settled there.


Genesis 12:5 He took his WIFE Sarai, his nephew Lot, all the possessions they had accumulated and the people they had acquired in Harran, and they set out for the land of Canaan, and they arrived there.


Genesis 12:11 As he was about to enter Egypt, he said to his WIFE Sarai, “I know what a beautiful woman you are.


Genesis 12:12 When the Egyptians see you, they will say, ‘This is his WIFE.’ Then they will kill me but will let you live.


Genesis 12:17 But the Lord inflicted serious diseases on Pharaoh and his household because of Abram’s WIFE Sarai.


Genesis 12:18 So Pharaoh summoned Abram. “What have you done to me?” he said. “Why didn’t you tell me she was your WIFE?


Genesis 12:19 Why did you say, ‘She is my sister,’ so that I took her to be my WIFE? Now then, here is your WIFE. Take her and go!”


Genesis 12:20 Then Pharaoh gave orders about Abram to his men, and they sent him on his way, with his WIFE and everything he had.


Genesis 13:1 [ Abram and Lot Separate ] So Abram went up from Egypt to the Negev, with his WIFE and everything he had, and Lot went with him.


Genesis 16:1 [ Hagar and Ishmael ] Now Sarai, Abram’s WIFE, had borne him no children. But she had an Egyptian slave named Hagar;


Genesis 16:3 So after Abram had been living in Canaan ten years, Sarai his WIFE took her Egyptian slave Hagar and gave her to her husband to be his WIFE.


Genesis 17:15 God also said to Abraham, “As for Sarai your WIFE, you are no longer to call her Sarai; her name will be Sarah.


Genesis 17:19 Then God said, “Yes, but your WIFE Sarah will bear you a son, and you will call him Isaac. I will establish my covenant with him as an everlasting covenant for his descendants after him.


Genesis 18:9 “Where is your WIFE Sarah?” they asked him. “There, in the tent,” he said.


Genesis 18:10 Then one of them said, “I will surely return to you about this time next year, and Sarah your WIFE will have a son.” Now Sarah was listening at the entrance to the tent, which was behind him.


Genesis 19:15 With the coming of dawn, the angels urged Lot, saying, “Hurry! Take your WIFE and your two daughters who are here, or you will be swept away when the city is punished.”


Genesis 19:16 When he hesitated, the men grasped his hand and the hands of his WIFE and of his two daughters and led them safely out of the city, for the Lord was merciful to them.


Genesis 19:26 But Lot’s WIFE looked back, and she became a pillar of salt.


Genesis 20:2 and there Abraham said of his WIFE Sarah, “She is my sister.” Then Abimelek king of Gerar sent for Sarah and took her.


Genesis 20:7 Now return the man’s WIFE, for he is a prophet, and he will pray for you and you will live. But if you do not return her, you may be sure that you and all who belong to you will die.”


Genesis 20:11 Abraham replied, “I said to myself, ‘There is surely no fear of God in this place, and they will kill me because of my WIFE.’


Genesis 20:12 Besides, she really is my sister, the daughter of my father though not of my mother; and she became my WIFE.


Genesis 20:14 Then Abimelek brought sheep and cattle and male and female slaves and gave them to Abraham, and he returned Sarah his WIFE to him.


Genesis 20:17 Then Abraham prayed to God, and God healed Abimelek, his WIFE and his female slaves so they could have children again,


Genesis 20:18 for the Lord had kept all the women in Abimelek’s household from conceiving because of Abraham’s WIFE Sarah.


Genesis 21:21 While he was living in the Desert of Paran, his mother got a WIFE for him from Egypt.


Genesis 23:3 Then Abraham rose from beside his dead WIFE and spoke to the Hittites. He said,


Genesis 23:19 Afterward Abraham buried his WIFE Sarah in the cave in the field of Machpelah near Mamre (which is at Hebron) in the land of Canaan.


Genesis 24:3 I want you to swear by the Lord, the God of heaven and the God of earth, that you will not get a WIFE for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I am living,


Genesis 24:4 but will go to my country and my own relatives and get a WIFE for my son Isaac.”


Genesis 24:7 “The Lord, the God of heaven, who brought me out of my father’s household and my native land and who spoke to me and promised me on oath, saying, ‘To your offspring I will give this land’—he will send his angel before you so that you can get a WIFE for my son from there.


Genesis 24:15 Before he had finished praying, Rebekah came out with her jar on her shoulder. She was the daughter of Bethuel son of Milkah, who was the WIFE of Abraham’s brother Nahor.


Genesis 24:36 My master’s WIFE Sarah has borne him a son in her old age, and he has given him everything he owns.


Genesis 24:37 And my master made me swear an oath, and said, ‘You must not get a WIFE for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, in whose land I live,


Genesis 24:38 but go to my father’s family and to my own clan, and get a WIFE for my son.’


Genesis 24:40 “He replied, ‘The Lord, before whom I have walked faithfully, will send his angel with you and make your journey a success, so that you can get a WIFE for my son from my own clan and from my father’s family.


Genesis 24:51 Here is Rebekah; take her and go, and let her become the WIFE of your master’s son, as the Lord has directed.”


Genesis 24:67 Isaac brought her into the tent of his mother Sarah, and he married Rebekah. So she became his WIFE, and he loved her; and Isaac was comforted after his mother’s death.


Genesis 25:1 [ The Death of Abraham ] Abraham had taken another WIFE, whose name was Keturah.


Genesis 25:10 the field Abraham had bought from the Hittites. There Abraham was buried with his WIFE Sarah.


Genesis 25:21 Isaac prayed to the Lord on behalf of his WIFE, because she was childless. The Lord answered his prayer, and his WIFE Rebekah became pregnant.


Genesis 26:7 When the men of that place asked him about his WIFE, he said, “She is my sister,” because he was afraid to say, “She is my WIFE.” He thought, “The men of this place might kill me on account of Rebekah, because she is beautiful.”


Genesis 26:8 When Isaac had been there a long time, Abimelek king of the Philistines looked down from a window and saw Isaac caressing his WIFE Rebekah.


Genesis 26:9 So Abimelek summoned Isaac and said, “She is really your WIFE! Why did you say, ‘She is my sister’?” Isaac answered him, “Because I thought I might lose my life on account of her.”


Genesis 26:10 Then Abimelek said, “What is this you have done to us? One of the men might well have slept with your WIFE, and you would have brought guilt upon us.”


Genesis 26:11 So Abimelek gave orders to all the people: “Anyone who harms this man or his WIFE shall surely be put to death.”


Genesis 27:46 Then Rebekah said to Isaac, “I’m disgusted with living because of these Hittite women. If Jacob takes a WIFE from among the women of this land, from Hittite women like these, my life will not be worth living.”


Genesis 28:2 Go at once to Paddan Aram, to the house of your mother’s father Bethuel. Take a WIFE for yourself there, from among the daughters of Laban, your mother’s brother.


Genesis 28:6 Now Esau learned that Isaac had blessed Jacob and had sent him to Paddan Aram to take a WIFE from there, and that when he blessed him he commanded him, “Do not marry a Canaanite woman,”


Genesis 29:21 Then Jacob said to Laban, “Give me my WIFE. My time is completed, and I want to make love to her.”


Genesis 29:28 And Jacob did so. He finished the week with Leah, and then Laban gave him his daughter Rachel to be his WIFE.


Genesis 30:4 So she gave him her servant Bilhah as a WIFE. Jacob slept with her,


Genesis 30:9 When Leah saw that she had stopped having children, she took her servant Zilpah and gave her to Jacob as a WIFE.


Genesis 34:4 And Shechem said to his father Hamor, “Get me this girl as my WIFE.”


Genesis 34:8 But Hamor said to them, “My son Shechem has his heart set on your daughter. Please give her to him as his WIFE.


Genesis 34:12 Make the price for the bride and the gift I am to bring as great as you like, and I’ll pay whatever you ask me. Only give me the young woman as my WIFE.”


Genesis 36:10 These are the names of Esau’s sons: Eliphaz, the son of Esau’s WIFE Adah, and Reuel, the son of Esau’s WIFE Basemath.


Genesis 36:12 Esau’s son Eliphaz also had a concubine named Timna, who bore him Amalek. These were grandsons of Esau’s WIFE Adah.


Genesis 36:13 The sons of Reuel: Nahath, Zerah, Shammah and Mizzah. These were grandsons of Esau’s WIFE Basemath.


Genesis 36:14 The sons of Esau’s WIFE Oholibamah daughter of Anah and granddaughter of Zibeon, whom she bore to Esau: Jeush, Jalam and Korah.


Genesis 36:17 The sons of Esau’s son Reuel: Chiefs Nahath, Zerah, Shammah and Mizzah. These were the chiefs descended from Reuel in Edom; they were grandsons of Esau’s WIFE Basemath.


Genesis 36:18 The sons of Esau’s WIFE Oholibamah: Chiefs Jeush, Jalam and Korah. These were the chiefs descended from Esau’s WIFE Oholibamah daughter of Anah.


Genesis 36:39 When Baal-Hanan son of Akbor died, Hadad succeeded him as king. His city was named Pau, and his WIFE’s name was Mehetabel daughter of Matred, the daughter of Me-Zahab.


Genesis 38:6 Judah got a WIFE for Er, his firstborn, and her name was Tamar.


Genesis 38:8 Then Judah said to Onan, “Sleep with your brother’s WIFE and fulfill your duty to her as a brother-in-law to raise up offspring for your brother.”


Genesis 38:9 But Onan knew that the child would not be his; so whenever he slept with his brother’s WIFE, he spilled his semen on the ground to keep from providing offspring for his brother.


Genesis 38:12 After a long time Judah’s WIFE, the daughter of Shua, died. When Judah had recovered from his grief, he went up to Timnah, to the men who were shearing his sheep, and his friend Hirah the Adullamite went with him.


Genesis 38:14 she took off her widow’s clothes, covered herself with a veil to disguise herself, and then sat down at the entrance to Enaim, which is on the road to Timnah. For she saw that, though Shelah had now grown up, she had not been given to him as his WIFE.


Genesis 39:1 [ Joseph and Potiphar’s WIFE ] Now Joseph had been taken down to Egypt. Potiphar, an Egyptian who was one of Pharaoh’s officials, the captain of the guard, bought him from the Ishmaelites who had taken him there.


Genesis 39:7 and after a while his master’s WIFE took notice of Joseph and said, “Come to bed with me!”


Genesis 39:9 No one is greater in this house than I am. My master has withheld nothing from me except you, because you are his WIFE. How then could I do such a wicked thing and sin against God?”


Genesis 39:19 When his master heard the story his WIFE told him, saying, “This is how your slave treated me,” he burned with anger.


Genesis 41:45 Pharaoh gave Joseph the name Zaphenath-Paneah and gave him Asenath daughter of Potiphera, priest of On, to be his WIFE. And Joseph went throughout the land of Egypt.


Genesis 44:27 “Your servant my father said to us, ‘You know that my WIFE bore me two sons.


Genesis 46:19 The sons of Jacob’s WIFE Rachel: Joseph and Benjamin.


Genesis 49:31 There Abraham and his WIFE Sarah were buried, there Isaac and his WIFE Rebekah were buried, and there I buried Leah.


Exodus 4:20 So Moses took his WIFE and sons, put them on a donkey and started back to Egypt. And he took the staff of God in his hand.


Exodus 18:2 After Moses had sent away his WIFE Zipporah, his father-in-law Jethro received her


Exodus 18:5 Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law, together with Moses’ sons and WIFE, came to him in the wilderness, where he was camped near the mountain of God.


Exodus 18:6 Jethro had sent word to him, “I, your father-in-law Jethro, am coming to you with your WIFE and her two sons.”


Exodus 20:17 “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s WIFE, or his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.”


Exodus 21:3 If he comes alone, he is to go free alone; but if he has a WIFE when he comes, she is to go with him.


Exodus 21:4 If his master gives him a WIFE and she bears him sons or daughters, the woman and her children shall belong to her master, and only the man shall go free.


Exodus 21:5 “But if the servant declares, ‘I love my master and my WIFE and children and do not want to go free,’


Exodus 22:16 [ Social Responsibility ] “If a man seduces a virgin who is not pledged to be married and sleeps with her, he must pay the bride-price, and she shall be his WIFE.


Leviticus 18:8 “‘Do not have sexual relations with your father’s WIFE; that would dishonor your father.


Leviticus 18:11 “‘Do not have sexual relations with the daughter of your father’s WIFE, born to your father; she is your sister.


Leviticus 18:14 “‘Do not dishonor your father’s brother by approaching his WIFE to have sexual relations; she is your aunt.


Leviticus 18:15 “‘Do not have sexual relations with your daughter-in-law. She is your son’s WIFE; do not have relations with her.


Leviticus 18:16 “‘Do not have sexual relations with your brother’s WIFE; that would dishonor your brother.


Leviticus 18:18 “‘Do not take your WIFE’s sister as a rival WIFE and have sexual relations with her while your WIFE is living.


Leviticus 18:20 “‘Do not have sexual relations with your neighbor’s WIFE and defile yourself with her.


Leviticus 20:10 “‘If a man commits adultery with another man’s WIFE—with the WIFE of his neighbor—both the adulterer and the adulteress are to be put to death.


Leviticus 20:11 “‘If a man has sexual relations with his father’s WIFE, he has dishonored his father. Both the man and the woman are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.


Leviticus 20:21 “‘If a man marries his brother’s WIFE, it is an act of impurity; he has dishonored his brother. They will be childless.


Numbers 5:11 [ The Test for an Unfaithful WIFE ] Then the Lord said to Moses,


Numbers 5:12 “Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘If a man’s WIFE goes astray and is unfaithful to him


Numbers 5:14 and if feelings of jealousy come over her husband and he suspects his WIFE and she is impure—or if he is jealous and suspects her even though she is not impure—


Numbers 5:15 then he is to take his WIFE to the priest. He must also take an offering of a tenth of an ephah of barley flour on her behalf. He must not pour olive oil on it or put incense on it, because it is a grain offering for jealousy, a reminder-offering to draw attention to wrongdoing.


Numbers 5:30 or when feelings of jealousy come over a man because he suspects his WIFE. The priest is to have her stand before the Lord and is to apply this entire law to her.


Numbers 12:1 [ Miriam and Aaron Oppose Moses ] Miriam and Aaron began to talk against Moses because of his Cushite WIFE, for he had married a Cushite.


Numbers 26:59 the name of Amram’s WIFE was Jochebed, a descendant of Levi, who was born to the Levites in Egypt. To Amram she bore Aaron, Moses and their sister Miriam.


Numbers 30:16 These are the regulations the Lord gave Moses concerning relationships between a man and his WIFE, and between a father and his young daughter still living at home.


Deuteronomy 5:21 “You shall not covet your neighbor’s WIFE. You shall not set your desire on your neighbor’s house or land, his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.”


Deuteronomy 13:6 If your very own brother, or your son or daughter, or the WIFE you love, or your closest friend secretly entices you, saying, “Let us go and worship other gods” (gods that neither you nor your ancestors have known,


Deuteronomy 21:11 if you notice among the captives a beautiful woman and are attracted to her, you may take her as your WIFE.


Deuteronomy 21:13 and put aside the clothes she was wearing when captured. After she has lived in your house and mourned her father and mother for a full month, then you may go to her and be her husband and she shall be your WIFE.


Deuteronomy 21:15 [ The Right of the Firstborn ] If a man has two wives, and he loves one but not the other, and both bear him sons but the firstborn is the son of the WIFE he does not love,


Deuteronomy 21:16 when he wills his property to his sons, he must not give the rights of the firstborn to the son of the WIFE he loves in preference to his actual firstborn, the son of the WIFE he does not love.


Deuteronomy 21:17 He must acknowledge the son of his unloved WIFE as the firstborn by giving him a double share of all he has. That son is the first sign of his father’s strength. The right of the firstborn belongs to him.


Deuteronomy 22:13 [ Marriage Violations ] If a man takes a WIFE and, after sleeping with her, dislikes her


Deuteronomy 22:19 They shall fine him a hundred shekels of silver and give them to the young woman’s father, because this man has given an Israelite virgin a bad name. She shall continue to be his WIFE; he must not divorce her as long as he lives.


Deuteronomy 22:22 If a man is found sleeping with another man’s WIFE, both the man who slept with her and the woman must die. You must purge the evil from Israel.


Deuteronomy 22:24 you shall take both of them to the gate of that town and stone them to death—the young woman because she was in a town and did not scream for help, and the man because he violated another man’s WIFE. You must purge the evil from among you.


Deuteronomy 22:30 A man is not to marry his father’s WIFE; he must not dishonor his father’s bed.


Deuteronomy 24:2 and if after she leaves his house she becomes the WIFE of another man,


Deuteronomy 24:5 If a man has recently married, he must not be sent to war or have any other duty laid on him. For one year he is to be free to stay at home and bring happiness to the WIFE he has married.


Deuteronomy 25:7 However, if a man does not want to marry his brother’s WIFE, she shall go to the elders at the town gate and say, “My husband’s brother refuses to carry on his brother’s name in Israel. He will not fulfill the duty of a brother-in-law to me.”


Deuteronomy 25:11 If two men are fighting and the WIFE of one of them comes to rescue her husband from his assailant, and she reaches out and seizes him by his private parts,


Deuteronomy 27:20 “Cursed is anyone who sleeps with his father’s WIFE, for he dishonors his father’s bed.” Then all the people shall say, “Amen!”


Deuteronomy 28:54 Even the most gentle and sensitive man among you will have no compassion on his own brother or the WIFE he loves or his surviving children,


Judges 4:4 Now Deborah, a prophet, the WIFE of Lappidoth, was leading Israel at that time.


Judges 4:17 Sisera, meanwhile, fled on foot to the tent of Jael, the WIFE of Heber the Kenite, because there was an alliance between Jabin king of Hazor and the family of Heber the Kenite.


Judges 4:21 But Jael, Heber’s WIFE, picked up a tent peg and a hammer and went quietly to him while he lay fast asleep, exhausted. She drove the peg through his temple into the ground, and he died.


Judges 5:24 “Most blessed of women be Jael, the WIFE of Heber the Kenite, most blessed of tent-dwelling women.


Judges 11:2 Gilead’s WIFE also bore him sons, and when they were grown up, they drove Jephthah away. “You are not going to get any inheritance in our family,” they said, “because you are the son of another woman.”


Judges 13:2 A certain man of Zorah, named Manoah, from the clan of the Danites, had a WIFE who was childless, unable to give birth.


Judges 13:11 Manoah got up and followed his WIFE. When he came to the man, he said, “Are you the man who talked to my WIFE?” “I am,” he said.


Judges 13:13 The angel of the Lord answered, “Your WIFE must do all that I have told her.


Judges 13:19 Then Manoah took a young goat, together with the grain offering, and sacrificed it on a rock to the Lord. And the Lord did an amazing thing while Manoah and his WIFE watched:


Judges 13:20 As the flame blazed up from the altar toward heaven, the angel of the Lord ascended in the flame. Seeing this, Manoah and his WIFE fell with their faces to the ground.


Judges 13:21 When the angel of the Lord did not show himself again to Manoah and his WIFE, Manoah realized that it was the angel of the Lord.


Judges 13:22 “We are doomed to die!” he said to his WIFE. “We have seen God!”


Judges 13:23 But his WIFE answered, “If the Lord had meant to kill us, he would not have accepted a burnt offering and grain offering from our hands, nor shown us all these things or now told us this.”


Judges 14:2 When he returned, he said to his father and mother, “I have seen a Philistine woman in Timnah; now get her for me as my WIFE.”


Judges 14:3 His father and mother replied, “Isn’t there an acceptable woman among your relatives or among all our people? Must you go to the uncircumcised Philistines to get a WIFE?” But Samson said to his father, “Get her for me. She’s the right one for me.”


Judges 14:15 On the fourth day, they said to Samson’s WIFE, “Coax your husband into explaining the riddle for us, or we will burn you and your father’s household to death. Did you invite us here to steal our property?”


Judges 14:16 Then Samson’s WIFE threw herself on him, sobbing, “You hate me! You don’t really love me. You’ve given my people a riddle, but you haven’t told me the answer.” “I haven’t even explained it to my father or mother,” he replied, “so why should I explain it to you?”


Judges 14:20 And Samson’s WIFE was given to one of his companions who had attended him at the feast.


Judges 15:1 [ Samson’s Vengeance on the Philistines ] Later on, at the time of wheat harvest, Samson took a young goat and went to visit his WIFE. He said, “I’m going to my WIFE’s room.” But her father would not let him go in.


Judges 15:6 When the Philistines asked, “Who did this?” they were told, “Samson, the Timnite’s son-in-law, because his WIFE was given to his companion.” So the Philistines went up and burned her and her father to death.


Judges 21:18 We can’t give them our daughters as wives, since we Israelites have taken this oath: ‘Cursed be anyone who gives a WIFE to a Benjamite.’


Judges 21:21 and watch. When the young women of Shiloh come out to join in the dancing, rush from the vineyards and each of you seize one of them to be your WIFE. Then return to the land of Benjamin.


Judges 21:23 So that is what the Benjamites did. While the young women were dancing, each man caught one and carried her off to be his WIFE. Then they returned to their inheritance and rebuilt the towns and settled in them.


Ruth 1:1 [ Naomi Loses Her Husband and Sons ] In the days when the judges ruled, there was a famine in the land. So a man from Bethlehem in Judah, together with his WIFE and two sons, went to live for a while in the country of Moab.


Ruth 1:2 The man’s name was Elimelek, his WIFE’s name was Naomi, and the names of his two sons were Mahlon and Kilion. They were Ephrathites from Bethlehem, Judah. And they went to Moab and lived there.


Ruth 4:10 I have also acquired Ruth the Moabite, Mahlon’s widow, as my WIFE, in order to maintain the name of the dead with his property, so that his name will not disappear from among his family or from his hometown. Today you are witnesses!”


Ruth 4:13 [ Naomi Gains a Son ] So Boaz took Ruth and she became his WIFE. When he made love to her, the Lord enabled her to conceive, and she gave birth to a son.


1 Samuel 1:4 Whenever the day came for Elkanah to sacrifice, he would give portions of the meat to his WIFE Peninnah and to all her sons and daughters.


1 Samuel 1:19 Early the next morning they arose and worshiped before the Lord and then went back to their home at Ramah. Elkanah made love to his WIFE Hannah, and the Lord remembered her.


1 Samuel 2:20 Eli would bless Elkanah and his WIFE, saying, “May the Lord give you children by this woman to take the place of the one she prayed for and gave to the Lord.” Then they would go home.


1 Samuel 4:19 His daughter-in-law, the WIFE of Phinehas, was pregnant and near the time of delivery. When she heard the news that the ark of God had been captured and that her father-in-law and her husband were dead, she went into labor and gave birth, but was overcome by her labor pains.


1 Samuel 14:50 His WIFE’s name was Ahinoam daughter of Ahimaaz. The name of the commander of Saul’s army was Abner son of Ner, and Ner was Saul’s uncle.


1 Samuel 19:11 Saul sent men to David’s house to watch it and to kill him in the morning. But Michal, David’s WIFE, warned him, “If you don’t run for your life tonight, tomorrow you’ll be killed.”


1 Samuel 25:3 His name was Nabal and his WIFE’s name was Abigail. She was an intelligent and beautiful woman, but her husband was surly and mean in his dealings—he was a Calebite.


1 Samuel 25:14 One of the servants told Abigail, Nabal’s WIFE, “David sent messengers from the wilderness to give our master his greetings, but he hurled insults at them.


1 Samuel 25:37 Then in the morning, when Nabal was sober, his WIFE told him all these things, and his heart failed him and he became like a stone.


1 Samuel 25:39 When David heard that Nabal was dead, he said, “Praise be to the Lord, who has upheld my cause against Nabal for treating me with contempt. He has kept his servant from doing wrong and has brought Nabal’s wrongdoing down on his own head.” Then David sent word to Abigail, asking her to become his WIFE.


1 Samuel 25:40 His servants went to Carmel and said to Abigail, “David has sent us to you to take you to become his WIFE.”


1 Samuel 25:42 Abigail quickly got on a donkey and, attended by her five female servants, went with David’s messengers and became his WIFE.


1 Samuel 25:44 But Saul had given his daughter Michal, David’s WIFE, to Paltiel son of Laish, who was from Gallim.


1 Samuel 30:22 But all the evil men and troublemakers among David’s followers said, “Because they did not go out with us, we will not share with them the plunder we recovered. However, each man may take his WIFE and children and go.”



2 Samuel 3:14 Then David sent messengers to Ish-Bosheth son of Saul, demanding, “Give me my WIFE Michal, whom I betrothed to myself for the price of a hundred Philistine foreskins.”


2 Samuel 11:3 and David sent someone to find out about her. The man said, “She is Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam and the WIFE of Uriah the Hittite.”


2 Samuel 11:11 Uriah said to David, “The ark and Israel and Judah are staying in tents, and my commander Joab and my lord’s men are camped in the open country. How could I go to my house to eat and drink and make love to my WIFE? As surely as you live, I will not do such a thing!”


2 Samuel 11:26 When Uriah’s WIFE heard that her husband was dead, she mourned for him.


2 Samuel 11:27 After the time of mourning was over, David had her brought to his house, and she became his WIFE and bore him a son. But the thing David had done displeased the Lord.


2 Samuel 12:9 Why did you despise the word of the Lord by doing what is evil in his eyes? You struck down Uriah the Hittite with the sword and took his WIFE to be your own. You killed him with the sword of the Ammonites.


2 Samuel 12:10 Now, therefore, the sword will never depart from your house, because you despised me and took the WIFE of Uriah the Hittite to be your own.’


2 Samuel 12:15 After Nathan had gone home, the Lord struck the child that Uriah’s WIFE had borne to David, and he became ill.


2 Samuel 12:24 Then David comforted his WIFE Bathsheba, and he went to her and made love to her. She gave birth to a son, and they named him Solomon. The Lord loved him;


2 Samuel 17:19 His WIFE took a covering and spread it out over the opening of the well and scattered grain over it. No one knew anything about it.


1 Kings 2:17 So he continued, “Please ask King Solomon—he will not refuse you—to give me Abishag the Shunammite as my WIFE.”


1 Kings 9:16 (Pharaoh king of Egypt had attacked and captured Gezer. He had set it on fire. He killed its Canaanite inhabitants and then gave it as a wedding gift to his daughter, Solomon’s WIFE.


1 Kings 11:19 Pharaoh was so pleased with Hadad that he gave him a sister of his own WIFE, Queen Tahpenes, in marriage.


1 Kings 14:2 and Jeroboam said to his WIFE, “Go, disguise yourself, so you won’t be recognized as the WIFE of Jeroboam. Then go to Shiloh. Ahijah the prophet is there—the one who told me I would be king over this people.


1 Kings 14:4 So Jeroboam’s WIFE did what he said and went to Ahijah’s house in Shiloh. Now Ahijah could not see; his sight was gone because of his age.


1 Kings 14:5 But the Lord had told Ahijah, “Jeroboam’s WIFE is coming to ask you about her son, for he is ill, and you are to give her such and such an answer. When she arrives, she will pretend to be someone else.”


1 Kings 14:6 So when Ahijah heard the sound of her footsteps at the door, he said, “Come in, WIFE of Jeroboam. Why this pretense? I have been sent to you with bad news.


1 Kings 14:17 Then Jeroboam’s WIFE got up and left and went to Tirzah. As soon as she stepped over the threshold of the house, the boy died.


1 Kings 21:5 His WIFE Jezebel came in and asked him, “Why are you so sullen? Why won’t you eat?”


1 Kings 21:7 Jezebel his WIFE said, “Is this how you act as king over Israel? Get up and eat! Cheer up. I’ll get you the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite.”


1 Kings 21:25 (There was never anyone like Ahab, who sold himself to do evil in the eyes of the Lord, urged on by Jezebel his WIFE.


2 Kings 4:1 [ The Widow’s Olive Oil ] The WIFE of a man from the company of the prophets cried out to Elisha, “Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that he revered the Lord. But now his creditor is coming to take my two boys as his slaves.”


2 Kings 5:2 Now bands of raiders from Aram had gone out and had taken captive a young girl from Israel, and she served Naaman’s WIFE.


1 Chronicles 7:16 Makir’s WIFE Maakah gave birth to a son and named him Peresh. His brother was named Sheresh, and his sons were Ulam and Rakem.


1 Chronicles 7:23 Then he made love to his WIFE again, and she became pregnant and gave birth to a son. He named him Beriah, because there had been misfortune in his family.


2 Chronicles 8:11 Solomon brought Pharaoh’s daughter up from the City of David to the palace he had built for her, for he said, “My WIFE must not live in the palace of David king of Israel, because the places the ark of the Lord has entered are holy.”


2 Chronicles 22:11 But Jehosheba, the daughter of King Jehoram, took Joash son of Ahaziah and stole him away from among the royal princes who were about to be murdered and put him and his nurse in a bedroom. Because Jehosheba, the daughter of King Jehoram and WIFE of the priest Jehoiada, was Ahaziah’s sister, she hid the child from Athaliah so she could not kill him.


2 Chronicles 34:22 Hilkiah and those the king had sent with him went to speak to the prophet Huldah, who was the WIFE of Shallum son of Tokhath, the son of Hasrah, keeper of the wardrobe. She lived in Jerusalem, in the New Quarter.


Esther 5:10 Nevertheless, Haman restrained himself and went home. Calling together his friends and Zeresh, his WIFE,


Esther 5:14 His WIFE Zeresh and all his friends said to him, “Have a pole set up, reaching to a height of fifty cubits, and ask the king in the morning to have Mordecai impaled on it. Then go with the king to the banquet and enjoy yourself.” This suggestion delighted Haman, and he had the pole set up.


Esther 6:13 and told Zeresh his WIFE and all his friends everything that had happened to him. His advisers and his WIFE Zeresh said to him, “Since Mordecai, before whom your downfall has started, is of Jewish origin, you cannot stand against him—you will surely come to ruin!”


Job 2:9 His WIFE said to him, “Are you still maintaining your integrity? Curse God and die!”


Job 19:17 My breath is offensive to my WIFE; I am loathsome to my own family.


Job 31:10 then may my WIFE grind another man’s grain, and may other men sleep with her.


Psalm 109:9 May his children be fatherless and his WIFE a widow.


Psalm 128:3 Your WIFE will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoots around your table.


Proverbs 5:18 May your fountain be blessed, and may you rejoice in the WIFE of your youth.


Proverbs 5:20 Why, my son, be intoxicated with another man’s WIFE? Why embrace the bosom of a wayward woman?


Proverbs 6:24 keeping you from your neighbor’s WIFE, from the smooth talk of a wayward woman.


Proverbs 6:26 For a prostitute can be had for a loaf of bread, but another man’s WIFE preys on your very life.


Proverbs 6:29 So is he who sleeps with another man’s WIFE; no one who touches her will go unpunished.


Proverbs 12:4 A WIFE of noble character is her husband’s crown, but a disgraceful WIFE is like decay in his bones.


Proverbs 18:22 He who finds a WIFE finds what is good and receives favor from the Lord.


Proverbs 19:13 A foolish child is a father’s ruin, and a quarrelsome WIFE is like the constant dripping of a leaky roof.


Proverbs 19:14 Houses and wealth are inherited from parents, but a prudent WIFE is from the Lord.


Proverbs 21:9 Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome WIFE.


Proverbs 21:19 Better to live in a desert than with a quarrelsome and nagging WIFE.


Proverbs 23:27 for an adulterous woman is a deep pit, and a wayward WIFE is a narrow well.


Proverbs 25:24 Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome WIFE.


Proverbs 27:15 A quarrelsome WIFE is like the dripping of a leaky roof in a rainstorm;


Proverbs 31:10 [ Epilogue: The WIFE of Noble Character ] A WIFE of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.


Ecclesiastes 9:9 Enjoy life with your WIFE, whom you love, all the days of this meaningless life that God has given you under the sun—all your meaningless days. For this is your lot in life and in your toilsome labor under the sun.


Isaiah 54:6 The Lord will call you back as if you were a WIFE deserted and distressed in spirit— a WIFE who married young, only to be rejected,” says your God.


Jeremiah 3:1 “If a man divorces his WIFE and she leaves him and marries another man, should he return to her again? Would not the land be completely defiled? But you have lived as a prostitute with many lovers— would you now return to me?” declares the Lord.


Jeremiah 5:8 They are well-fed, lusty stallions, each neighing for another man’s WIFE.


Jeremiah 6:11 But I am full of the wrath of the Lord, and I cannot hold it in. “Pour it out on the children in the street and on the young men gathered together; both husband and WIFE will be caught in it, and the old, those weighed down with years.


Ezekiel 16:1 [ Jerusalem as an Adulterous WIFE ] The word of the Lord came to me:


Ezekiel 16:32 “‘You adulterous WIFE! You prefer strangers to your own husband!


Ezekiel 18:6 He does not eat at the mountain shrines or look to the idols of Israel. He does not defile his neighbor’s WIFE or have sexual relations with a woman during her period.


Ezekiel 18:11 (though the father has done none of them): “He eats at the mountain shrines. He defiles his neighbor’s WIFE.


Ezekiel 18:15 “He does not eat at the mountain shrines or look to the idols of Israel. He does not defile his neighbor’s WIFE.


Ezekiel 22:11 In you one man commits a detestable offense with his neighbor’s WIFE, another shamefully defiles his daughter-in-law, and another violates his sister, his own father’s daughter.


Ezekiel 24:15 [ Ezekiel’s WIFE Dies ] The word of the Lord came to me:


Ezekiel 24:18 So I spoke to the people in the morning, and in the evening my WIFE died. The next morning I did as I had been commanded.


Ezekiel 33:26 You rely on your sword, you do detestable things, and each of you defiles his neighbor’s WIFE. Should you then possess the land?’


Hosea 1:2 [ Hosea’s WIFE and Children ] When the Lord began to speak through Hosea, the Lord said to him, “Go, marry a promiscuous woman and have children with her, for like an adulterous WIFE this land is guilty of unfaithfulness to the Lord.”


Hosea 2:2 [ Israel Punished and Restored ] “Rebuke your mother, rebuke her, for she is not my WIFE, and I am not her husband. Let her remove the adulterous look from her face and the unfaithfulness from between her breasts.


Hosea 3:1 [ Hosea’s Reconciliation With His WIFE ] The Lord said to me, “Go, show your love to your WIFE again, though she is loved by another man and is an adulteress. Love her as the Lord loves the Israelites, though they turn to other gods and love the sacred raisin cakes.”


Hosea 12:12 Jacob fled to the country of Aram; Israel served to get a WIFE, and to pay for her he tended sheep.


Amos 7:17 “Therefore this is what the Lord says: “‘Your WIFE will become a prostitute in the city, and your sons and daughters will fall by the sword. Your land will be measured and divided up, and you yourself will die in a pagan country. And Israel will surely go into exile, away from their native land.’”


Malachi 2:14 You ask, “Why?” It is because the Lord is the witness between you and the WIFE of your youth. You have been unfaithful to her, though she is your partner, the WIFE of your marriage covenant.


Malachi 2:15 Has not the one God made you? You belong to him in body and spirit. And what does the one God seek? Godly offspring. So be on your guard, and do not be unfaithful to the WIFE of your youth.


Malachi 2:16 “The man who hates and divorces his WIFE,” says the Lord, the God of Israel, “does violence to the one he should protect,” says the Lord Almighty. So be on your guard, and do not be unfaithful.


Matthew 1:6 and Jesse the father of King David. David was the father of Solomon, whose mother had been Uriah’s WIFE,


Matthew 1:20 But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your WIFE, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.


Matthew 1:24 When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his WIFE.


Matthew 5:31 [ Divorce ] “It has been said, ‘Anyone who divorces his WIFE must give her a certificate of divorce.’


Matthew 5:32 But I tell you that anyone who divorces his WIFE, except for sexual immorality, makes her the victim of adultery, and anyone who marries a divorced woman commits adultery.


Matthew 14:3 Now Herod had arrested John and bound him and put him in prison because of Herodias, his brother Philip’s WIFE,


Matthew 18:25 Since he was not able to pay, the master ordered that he and his WIFE and his children and all that he had be sold to repay the debt.


Matthew 19:3 Some Pharisees came to him to test him. They asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his WIFE for any and every reason?”


Matthew 19:5 and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his WIFE, and the two will become one flesh’?


Matthew 19:7 “Why then,” they asked, “did Moses command that a man give his WIFE a certificate of divorce and send her away?”


Matthew 19:9 I tell you that anyone who divorces his WIFE, except for sexual immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery.”


Matthew 19:10 The disciples said to him, “If this is the situation between a husband and WIFE, it is better not to marry.”


Matthew 19:29 And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or WIFE or children or fields for my sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life.


Matthew 22:25 Now there were seven brothers among us. The first one married and died, and since he had no children, he left his WIFE to his brother.


Matthew 22:28 Now then, at the resurrection, whose WIFE will she be of the seven, since all of them were married to her?”


Matthew 27:19 While Pilate was sitting on the judge’s seat, his WIFE sent him this message: “Don’t have anything to do with that innocent man, for I have suffered a great deal today in a dream because of him.”


Mark 6:17 For Herod himself had given orders to have John arrested, and he had him bound and put in prison. He did this because of Herodias, his brother Philip’s WIFE, whom he had married.


Mark 6:18 For John had been saying to Herod, “It is not lawful for you to have your brother’s WIFE.”


Mark 10:2 Some Pharisees came and tested him by asking, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his WIFE?”


Mark 10:7 ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his WIFE,


Mark 10:11 He answered, “Anyone who divorces his WIFE and marries another woman commits adultery against her.


Mark 12:19 “Teacher,” they said, “Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies and leaves a WIFE but no children, the man must marry the widow and raise up offspring for his brother.


Mark 12:23 At the resurrection whose WIFE will she be, since the seven were married to her?”



Luke 1:13 But the angel said to him: “Do not be afraid, Zechariah; your prayer has been heard. Your WIFE Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to call him John.


Luke 1:18 Zechariah asked the angel, “How can I be sure of this? I am an old man and my WIFE is well along in years.”


Luke 1:24 After this his WIFE Elizabeth became pregnant and for five months remained in seclusion.


Luke 3:19 But when John rebuked Herod the tetrarch because of his marriage to Herodias, his brother’s WIFE, and all the other evil things he had done,


Luke 8:3 Joanna the WIFE of Chuza, the manager of Herod’s household; Susanna; and many others. These women were helping to support them out of their own means.


Luke 14:26 “If anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother, WIFE and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even their own life—such a person cannot be my disciple.


Luke 16:18 “Anyone who divorces his WIFE and marries another woman commits adultery, and the man who marries a divorced woman commits adultery.


Luke 17:32 Remember Lot’s WIFE!


Luke 18:29 “Truly I tell you,” Jesus said to them, “no one who has left home or WIFE or brothers or sisters or parents or children for the sake of the kingdom of God


Luke 20:28 “Teacher,” they said, “Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies and leaves a WIFE but no children, the man must marry the widow and raise up offspring for his brother.


Luke 20:33 Now then, at the resurrection whose WIFE will she be, since the seven were married to her?”

Acts 18:2 There he met a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with his WIFE Priscilla, because Claudius had ordered all Jews to leave Rome. Paul went to see them,


Acts 24:24 Several days later Felix came with his WIFE Drusilla, who was Jewish. He sent for Paul and listened to him as he spoke about faith in Christ Jesus.


1 Corinthians 5:1 [ Dealing With a Case of Incest ] It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that even pagans do not tolerate: A man is sleeping with his father’s WIFE.


1 Corinthians 7:2 But since sexual immorality is occurring, each man should have sexual relations with his own WIFE, and each woman with her own husband.


1 Corinthians 7:3 The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his WIFE, and likewise the WIFE to her husband.


1 Corinthians 7:4 The WIFE does not have authority over her own body but yields it to her husband. In the same way, the husband does not have authority over his own body but yields it to his WIFE.


1 Corinthians 7:10 To the married I give this command (not I, but the Lord): A WIFE must not separate from her husband.


1 Corinthians 7:11 But if she does, she must remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband. And a husband must not divorce his WIFE.


1 Corinthians 7:12 To the rest I say this (I, not the Lord): If any brother has a WIFE who is not a believer and she is willing to live with him, he must not divorce her.


1 Corinthians 7:14 For the unbelieving husband has been sanctified through his WIFE, and the unbelieving WIFE has been sanctified through her believing husband. Otherwise your children would be unclean, but as it is, they are holy.


1 Corinthians 7:16 How do you know, WIFE, whether you will save your husband? Or, how do you know, husband, whether you will save your WIFE?


1 Corinthians 7:27 Are you pledged to a woman? Do not seek to be released. Are you free from such a commitment? Do not look for a WIFE.


1 Corinthians 7:33 But a married man is concerned about the affairs of this world—how he can please his WIFE—


1 Corinthians 9:5 Don’t we have the right to take a believing WIFE along with us, as do the other apostles and the Lord’s brothers and Cephas?


Ephesians 5:23 For the husband is the head of the WIFE as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior.


Ephesians 5:28 In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his WIFE loves himself.


Ephesians 5:31 “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his WIFE, and the two will become one flesh.”


Ephesians 5:33 However, each one of you also must love his WIFE as he loves himself, and the WIFE must respect her husband.


1 Timothy 3:2 Now the overseer is to be above reproach, faithful to his WIFE, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,


1 Timothy 3:12 A deacon must be faithful to his WIFE and must manage his children and his household well.


Titus 1:6 An elder must be blameless, faithful to his WIFE, a man whose children believe and are not open to the charge of being wild and disobedient.


Revelation 21:9 [ The New Jerusalem, the Bride of the Lamb ] One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the bride, the WIFE of the Lamb.”


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