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Golden Calf of Monogamy

Proverbs 5:18 Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice from the wife of thy youth.

Brothers and sisters in Christ, we have been misled. The preposition that occurs before "the wife" in the above sentence is NOT "with"! It is as I have written above, "from" as in the sentence "He ate the entire menu from steak to string beans." To put it another way, "He ate the entire menu beginning with steak all the way to string beans."

In other words, it means "beginning with" so that a better translation in modern English would be:
"Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice beginning with the wife of thy youth."
Keep in mind that Solomon had just been warning in verses 3-17 against going with whores and now he is contrasting that a man must instead rejoice, i.e., take pleasure in, his wives, beginning with the wife of his youth, i.e., his first wife. There is absolutely no emphasis in the original verse on any exlusivity to a first wife because the word "with" does not even occur in the Hebrew. The word is "from" as in, "beginning with." I discovered this in my Anderson Forbes Phrase Marker Analysis of the Hebrew Bible. Do not be fooled. One wife and one wife only is NEVER taught in the Bible.

It's impossible not to SEE the implication in the sentence when it is properly translated. "rejoice beginning with the wife of thy youth...." till the wife you take when you're an old guy.





Posted by: Pastor_Don_Milton on Dec 04, 2010 - 11:55 PM  

Golden Calf of Monogamy

Who was the first woman after Eve's disgrace to be given the HONOR of being mentioned in Scripture? and the second woman after Eve to be given that HONOR? and the third woman after Eve to be given that HONOR? Of whose family were these women members?

The answer is that they were the two wives of Lamech and one of his daughters. Lamech is known for being the first to mention self defense. He says that he is worthy of seventy seven times avenging if the guilty Cain is worthy of seven times avenging. Lamech's wife Adah was the grandmother of those who dwell in tents and raise livestock as well as those who play harp and organ and Lamech's wife Zillah was the mother of the first teacher mentioned, Tubalcain, who taught how to produce brass and iron products. Now women are rarely mentioned in the Bible but in this case it is not only the two wives of Lamech who are given that honor but one of his daughters as well! Naamah, Zillah's daughter is mentioned although nothing further is said about her. HOWEVER, there is a principle that is frequently found and it is this; when something is mentioned three times it is affirming it as very important.

In the paragraph directly following the story of Lamech's wives, the wife of Adam who bore Seth is not even mentioned! If it was Eve, her name was not mentioned. If she was one of Adam's many daughters or even Naamah, the daughter of Lamech, nobody knows for she is simply not mentioned. Keep in mind that the birth of Seth comes 130 years after Adam was created so if you're thinking that when it says, "And Adam knew his wife again" that it's talking of Eve, there is a tiny chance that you're right.

Genesis 4:19-22 And Lamech took unto him two wives: the name of the one [was] Adah, and the name of the other Zillah. And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and [of such as have] cattle. And his brother's name [was] Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ. And Zillah, she also bare Tubalcain, an instructer of every artificer in brass and iron: and the sister of Tubalcain [was] Naamah.

Genesis 4:24-25 If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold. And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name Seth: For God, [said she], hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew.





Posted by: Pastor_Don_Milton on Dec 04, 2010 - 11:34 PM  

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Day 1 - One Year Bible
Genesis  1, 2 Matthew  1

Day 2 - One Year Bible
Genesis  3, 4, 5 Matthew  2

Day 3 - One Year Bible
Genesis  6, 7, 8 Matthew  3

Day 4 - One Year Bible
Genesis  9, 10, 11 Matthew  4

Day 5 - One Year Bible
Genesis  12, 13, 14 Matthew  5:1-26

Day 6 - One Year Bible
Genesis  15, 16, 17 Matthew  5:27-48

Day 7 - One Year Bible
Genesis  18, 19 Matthew  6

Day 8 - One Year Bible
Genesis  20, 21, 22 Matthew  7

Day 9 - One Year Bible
Genesis  23, 24 Matthew  8

Day10 - One Year Bible
Genesis  25, 26 Matthew  9:1-17

Day 11 - One Year Bible
Genesis  27, 28 Matthew  9:18-38

Day 12 - One Year Bible
Genesis  29, 30 Matthew  10:1-23

Day 13 - One Year Bible
Genesis  31, 32 Matthew  10:24-42

Day 14 - One Year Bible
Genesis  33, 34, 35 Matthew  11

Day 15 - One Year Bible
Genesis  36, 37 Matthew  12:1-21

Day 16 - One Year Bible
Genesis  38, 39, 40 Matthew  12:22-50

Day 17 - One Year Bible
Genesis  41 Matthew  13:1-32

Day 18 - One Year Bible
Genesis  42, 43 Matthew  13:33-58

Day 19 - One Year Bible
Genesis  44, 45 Matthew  14:1-21

Day 20 - One Year Bible
Genesis  46, 47, 48 Matthew  14:22-36

Day 21 - One Year Bible
Genesis  49, 50 Matthew  15:1-20

Day 22 - One Year Bible
Exodus  1, 2, 3 Matthew  15:21-39

Day 23 - One Year Bible
Exodus  4, 5, 6 Matthew  16

Day 24 - One Year Bible
Exodus  7, 8 Matthew  17

Day 25 - One Year Bible
Exodus  9, 10 Matthew  18:1-20

Day 26 - One Year Bible
Exodus  11, 12 Matthew  18:21-35

Day 27 - One Year Bible
Exodus  13, 14, 15 Matthew  19:1-15

Day 28 - One Year Bible
Exodus  16, 17, 18 Matthew  19:16-30

Day  29 - One Year Bible
Exodus  19, 20, 21 Matthew  20:1-16

Day 30 - One Year Bible
Exodus  22, 23, 24 Matthew  20:17-34

Day 31 - One Year Bible
Exodus  25, 26 Matthew  21:1-22

Day 32 - One Year Bible
Exodus  27, 28 Matthew  21:23-46

Day 33 - One Year Bible
Exodus  29, 30 Matthew  22:1-22

Day 34 - One Year Bible
Exodus  31, 32, 33 Matthew  22:23-46

Day 35 - One Year Bible
Exodus  34, 35, 36 Matthew  23:1-22

Day 36 - One Year Bible
Exodus  37, 38 Matthew  23:23-39

Day 37 - One Year Bible
Exodus  39, 40 Matthew  24:1-22

Day 38 - One Year Bible
Leviticus  1, 2, 3 Matthew  24:23-51

Day 39 - One Year Bible
Leviticus  4, 5, 6 Matthew  25:1-30

Day 40 - One Year Bible
Leviticus  7, 8, 9 Matthew  25:31-46

Day 41 - One Year Bible
Leviticus  10, 11, 12 Matthew  26:1-19

Day 42 - One Year Bible
Leviticus  13 Matthew  26:20-54

Day 43 - One Year Bible
Leviticus  14 Matthew  26:55-75

Day 44 - One Year Bible
Leviticus  15, 16, 17 Matthew  27:1-31

Day 45 - One Year Bible
Leviticus  18, 19 Matthew  27:32-66

Day 46 - One Year Bible
Leviticus  20, 21 Matthew  28:1-20

Day 47 - One Year Bible
Leviticus  22, 23 Mark  1:1-22

Day 48 - One Year Bible
Leviticus  24, 25 Mark  1:23-45

Day 49 - One Year Bible
Leviticus  26, 27 Mark  2

Day 50 - One Year Bible
Numbers  1, 2 Mark  3:1-21

Day 51 - One Year Bible
Numbers  3, 4 Mark  3 :22-35

Day 52 - One Year Bible
Numbers  5, 6 Mark  4:1-20

Day 53 - One Year Bible
Numbers  7 Mark  4:21-41

Day 54 - One Year Bible
Numbers  8, 9, 10 Mark  5:1-20

Day 55 - One Year Bible
Numbers  11, 12, 13 Mark  5:21-43

Day 56 - One Year Bible
Numbers  14, 15 Mark  6:1-32

Day 57 - One Year Bible
Numbers  16, 17 Mark  6:33-56

Day 58 - One Year Bible
Numbers  18, 19, 20 Mark  7:1-13

Day 59 - One Year Bible
Numbers  21, 22, 23 Mark  7:14-8:21

Day 60 - One Year Bible
Numbers  24, 25, 26 / Mark  8:22-38

Day 61 - One Year Bible
Numbers  27, 28, 29 / Mark  9:1-29

Day 62 - One Year Bible
Numbers  30, 31 / Mark  9:30-50

Day 63 - One Year Bible
Numbers  32, 33 /Mark  10:1-31

Day 64 - One Year Bible
Numbers  34, 35, 36 / Mark  10:32-52

Day 65 - One Year Bible
Deuteronomy  1, 2 / Mark  11:1-19

Day 66 - One Year Bible
Deuteronomy  3, 4 / Mark  11:20-33

Day 67 - One Year Bible
Deuteronomy  5, 6, 7 / Mark  12:1-27

Day 68 - One Year Bible
Deuteronomy  8, 9, 10 / Mark  12:28-44

Day 69 - One Year Bible
Deuteronomy  11, 12, 13 / Mark  13:1-13

Day 70 - One Year Bible
Deuteronomy  14, 15, 16 / Mark  13:14-37

Day 71 - One Year Bible
Deuteronomy  17, 18, 19 / Mark  14:1-25

Day 72 - One Year Bible
Deuteronomy  20, 21, 22 / Mark  14:26-50

Day 73 - One Year Bible
Deuteronomy  23, 24, 25 / Mark  14:51-72

Day 74 - One Year Bible
Deuteronomy  26, 27 / Mark  15:1-26

Day 75 - One Year Bible
Deuteronomy  28 / Mark  15:27-47

Day 76 - One Year Bible
Deuteronomy  29, 30 / Mark  16

Day 77 - One Year Bible
Deuteronomy  31, 32 / Luke  1:1-23

Day 78 - One Year Bible
Deuteronomy  33, 34 / Luke  1:24-56

Day 79 - One Year Bible
Joshua  1, 2, 3 / Luke  1:57-80

Day 80 - One Year Bible
Joshua  4, 5, 6 / Luke  2:1-24

Day 81 - One Year Bible
Joshua  7, 8 / Luke  2:25-52

Day 82 - One Year Bible
Joshua  9, 10 / Luke  3

Day 83 - One Year Bible
Joshua  11, 12, 13 / Luke  4:1-32

Day 84 - One Year Bible
Joshua  14, 15 / Luke  4:33-44

Day 85 - One Year Bible
Joshua  16, 17, 18 / Luke  5:1-16

Day 86 - One Year Bible
Joshua  19, 20 / Luke  5:17-39

Day 87 - One Year Bible
Joshua  21, 22 / Luke  6:1-26

Day 88 - One Year Bible
Joshua  23, 24 / Luke  6:27-49

Day 89 - One Year Bible
Judges  1, 2 / Luke  7:1-30

Day 90 - One Year Bible
Judges  3, 4, 5 / Luke  7:31-50

Day 91 - One Year Bible
Judges  6, 7 / Luke  8:1-21

Day 92 - One Year Bible
Judges  8, 9 / Luke  8:22-56

Day 93 - One Year Bible
Judges  10, 11 / Luke  9:1-36

Day 94 - One Year Bible
Judges  12, 13, 14 / Luke  9:37-62

Day 95 - One Year Bible
Judges  15, 16, 17 / Luke  10:1-24

Day 96 - One Year Bible
Judges  18, 19 / Luke  10:25-42

Day 97 - One Year Bible
Judges  20, 21 / Luke  11:1-28

Day 98 - One Year Bible
Ruth  1, 2, 3, 4 / Luke  11:29-54

Day 99 - One Year Bible
1 Samuel  1, 2, 3 / Luke  12:1-34

Day 100 - One Year Bible
1 Samuel  4, 5, 6 / Luke  12:35-59

Day 101 - One Year Bible
1 Samuel  7, 8, 9 / Luke  13:1-21

Day 102 - One Year Bible
1 Samuel  10, 11, 12 / Luke  13:22-35

Day 103 - One Year Bible
1 Samuel  13, 14 / Luke  14:1-24

Day 104 - One Year Bible
1 Samuel  15, 16 / Luke  14:25-35

Day 105 - One Year Bible
1 Samuel  17, 18 / Luke  15:1-10

Day 106 - One Year Bible
1 Samuel  19, 20, 21 / Luke  15:11-32

Day 107 - One Year Bible
1 Samuel  22, 23, 24 / Luke  16:1-18

Day 108 - One Year Bible
1 Samuel  25, 26 / Luke  16:19-31

Day 109 - One Year Bible
1 Samuel  27, 28, 29 / Luke  17:1-19

Day 110 - One Year Bible
1 Samuel  30, 31 / Luke  17:20-37

Day 111 - One Year Bible
2 Samuel  1, 2, 3 / Luke  18:1-17

Day 112 - One Year Bible
2 Samuel  4, 5, 6 / Luke  18:18-43

Day 113 - One Year Bible
2 Samuel  7, 8, 9 / Luke  19:1-28

Day 114 - One Year Bible
2 Samuel  10, 11, 12 / Luke  19:29-48

Day 115 - One Year Bible
2 Samuel  13, 14 / Luke  20:1-26

Day 116 - One Year Bible
2 Samuel  15, 16 / Luke  20:27-47

Day 117 - One Year Bible
2 Samuel  17, 18 / Luke  21:1-19

Day 118 - One Year Bible
2 Samuel  19, 20 / Luke  21:20-38

Day 119 - One Year Bible
2 Samuel  21, 22 / Luke  22:1-30

Day 120 - One Year Bible
2 Samuel  23, 24 / Luke  22:31-53

Day 121 - One Year Bible
1 Kings  1, 2 / Luke  22:54-71

Day 122 - One Year Bible
1 Kings  3, 4, 5 / Luke  23:1-26

Day 123 - One Year Bible
1 Kings  6, 7 / Luke  23:27-38

Day 124 - One Year Bible
1 Kings  8, 9 / Luke  23:39-56

Day 125 - One Year Bible
1 Kings  10, 11 / Luke  24:1-35

Day 126 - One Year Bible
1 Kings  12, 13 / Luke  24:36-53

Day 127 - One Year Bible
1 Kings  14, 15 / John  1:1-28

Day 128 - One Year Bible
1 Kings  16, 17, 18 / John  1:29-51

Day 129 - One Year Bible
1 Kings  19, 20 / John  2

Day 130 - One Year Bible
1 Kings  21, 22 / John  3:1-21

Day 131 - One Year Bible
2 Kings  1, 2, 3 / John  3:22-36

Day 132 - One Year Bible
2 Kings  4, 5 / John  4:1-30

Day 133 - One Year Bible
2 Kings  6, 7, 8 / John  4:31-54

Day 134 - One Year Bible
2 Kings  9, 10, 11 / John  5:1-24

Day 135 - One Year Bible
2 Kings  12, 13, 14 / John  5:25-47

Day 136 - One Year Bible
2 Kings  15, 16, 17 / John  6:1-21

Day 137 - One Year Bible
2 Kings  18, 19 / John  6:22-44

Day 138 - One Year Bible
2 Kings  20, 21, 22 / John  6:45-71

Day 139 - One Year Bible
2 Kings  23, 24, 25 / John  7:1-31

Day 140 - One Year Bible
1 Chronicles  1, 2 / John  7:32-53

Day 141 - One Year Bible
1 Chronicles 3, 4, 5 / John  8:1-20

Day 142 - One Year Bible
1 Chronicles  6, 7 / John  8:21-36

Day 143 - One Year Bible
1 Chronicles  8, 9, 10 / John  8:37-59

Day 144 - One Year Bible
1 Chronicles  11, 12, 13 / John  9:1-23

Day 145 - One Year Bible
1 Chronicles  14, 15, 16 / John  9:24-41

Day 146 - One Year Bible
1 Chronicles  17, 18, 19 / John  10:1-21

Day 147 - One Year Bible
1 Chronicles  20, 21, 22 / John  10:22-42

Day 148 - One Year Bible
1 Chronicles  23, 24, 25 / John  11:1-17

Day 149 - One Year Bible
1 Chronicles  26, 27 / John  11:18-46

Day 150 - One Year Bible
1 Chronicles  28, 29 / John  11:47-57

Day 151 - One Year Bible
2 Chronicles  1, 2, 3 / John  12:1-19

Day 152 - One Year Bible
2 Chronicles  4, 5, 6 / John  12:20-50

Day 153 - One Year Bible
2 Chronicles  7, 8, 9 / John  13:1-17

Day 154 - One Year Bible
2 Chronicles  10, 11, 12 / John  13:18-38

Day 155 - One Year Bible
2 Chronicles  13-16 / John  14

Day 156 - One Year Bible
2 Chronicles  17, 18, 19 / John  15

Day 157 - One Year Bible
2 Chronicles  20, 21, 22 / John  16:1-15

Day 158 - One Year Bible
2 Chronicles  23, 24, 25 / John  16:16-33

Day 159 - One Year Bible
2 Chronicles  26, 27, 28 / John  17

Day 160 - One Year Bible
2 Chronicles  29, 30, 31 / John  18:1-23

Day 161 - One Year Bible
2 Chronicles  32, 33 / John  18:24-40

Day 162 - One Year Bible
2 Chronicles  34, 35, 36 / John  19:1-22

Day 163 - One Year Bible
Ezra  1, 2 / John  19:23-42

Day 164 - One Year Bible
Ezra  3, 4, 5 / John  20

Day 165 - One Year Bible
Ezra  6, 7, 8 / John  21

Day 166 - One Year Bible
Ezra  9, 10 / Acts  1

Day 167 - One Year Bible
Nehemiah  1, 2, 3 / Acts  2:1-13

Day 168 - One Year Bible
Nehemiah  4, 5, 6 / Acts   2:14-47

Day 169 - One Year Bible
Nehemiah  7, 8 / Acts  3

Day 170 - One Year Bible
Nehemiah  9, 10, 11 / Acts  4:1-22

Day 171 - One Year Bible
Nehemiah  12, 13 / Acts  4:23-37

Day 172 - One Year Bible
Esther  1, 2, 3 / Acts  5:1-16

Day 173 - One Year Bible
Esther  4, 5, 6 / Acts  5:17-42

Day 174 - One Year Bible
Esther  7-10 / Acts  6

Day 175 - One Year Bible
Job  1, 2, 3 / Acts  7:1-19

Day 176 - One Year Bible
Job  4, 5, 6 / Acts  7:20-43

Day 177 - One Year Bible
Job  7, 8, 9 / Acts  7:44-60

Day 178 - One Year Bible
Job  10, 11, 12 / Acts  8:1-25

Day 179 - One Year Bible
Job  13, 14, 15 / Acts  8:26-40

Day 180 - One Year Bible
Job  16, 17, 18 / Acts  9:1-22

Day 181 - One Year Bible
Job  19, 20 / Acts  9:23-43

Day 182 - One Year Bible
Job  21, 22 / Acts  10:1-23

Day 183 - One Year Bible
Job  23, 24, 25 / Acts  10:24-48

Day 184 - One Year Bible
Job  26, 27, 28 / Acts  11

Day 185 - One Year Bible
Job  29, 30 / Acts  12

Day 186 - One Year Bible
Job  31, 32 / Acts  13:1-23

Day 187 - One Year Bible
Job  33, 34 / Acts  13:24-52

Day 188 - One Year Bible
Job  35, 36, 37 / Acts  14

Day 189 - One Year Bible
Job  38, 39 / Acts  15:1-21

Day 190 - One Year Bible
Job  40, 41, 42 / Acts  15:22-41

Day 191 - One Year Bible
Psalms  1, 2, 3 / Acts  16:1-15

Day 192 - One Year Bible
Psalms  4, 5, 6 / Acts  16:16-40

Day 193 - One Year Bible
Psalms  7, 8, 9 / Acts  17:1-15

Day 194 - One Year Bible
Psalms  10, 11, 12 / Acts  17:16-34

Day 195 - One Year Bible
Psalms  13-16 / Acts  18

Day 196 - One Year Bible
Psalms  17, 18 / Acts  19:1-20

Day 197 - One Year Bible
Psalms  19, 20, 21 / Acts  19:21-41

Day 198 - One Year Bible
Psalms  22, 23, 24 / Acts  20:1-16

Day 199 - One Year Bible
Psalms  25, 26, 27 / Acts  20:17-38 

Day 200 - One Year Bible
Psalms  28, 29, 30 / Acts  21:1-14

Day 201 - One Year Bible
Psalms  31, 32, 33 / Acts  21:15-40

Day 202 - One Year Bible
Psalms  34, 35 / Acts  22

Day 203 - One Year Bible
Psalms  36, 37 / Acts  23:1-11

Day 204 - One Year Bible
Psalms  38, 39, 40 / Acts  23:12-35

Day 205 - One Year Bible
Psalms  41, 42, 43 / Acts  24

Day 206 - One Year Bible
Psalms  44, 45, 46 / Acts  25

Day 207 - One Year Bible
Psalms  47, 48, 49 /Acts  26

Day 208 - One Year Bible
Psalms  50, 51, 52 / Acts  27:1-25

Day 209 - One Year Bible
Psalms  53, 54, 55 / Acts  27:26-44

Day 210 - One Year Bible
Psalms  56, 57, 58 / Acts  28:1-15

Day 211 - One Year Bible
Psalms  59, 60, 61 / Acts  28:16-31

Day 212 - One Year Bible
Psalms  62, 63, 64 / Romans  1

Day 213 - One Year Bible
Psalms  65, 66, 67 / Romans  2

Day 214 - One Year Bible
Psalms  68, 69 / Romans  3

Day 215 - One Year Bible
Psalms  70, 71, 72 / Romans  4

Day 216 - One Year Bible
Psalms  73, 74 / Romans  5

Day 217 - One Year Bible
Psalms  75, 76, 77 / Romans  6

Day 218 - One Year Bible
Psalms  78 / Romans  7

Day 219 - One Year Bible
Psalms  79, 80, 81 / Romans  8:1-18

Day 220 - One Year Bible
Psalms  82, 83, 84 / Romans  8:19-39

Day 221 - One Year Bible
Psalms  85, 86, 87 / Romans  9

Day 222 - One Year Bible
Psalms  88, 89 / Romans  10

Day 223 - One Year Bible
Psalms  90, 91, 92 / Romans  11:1-21

Day 224 - One Year Bible
Psalms  93, 94, 95 / Romans  11:22-36

Day 225 - One Year Bible
Psalms  96, 97, 98 / Romans  12

Day 226 - One Year Bible
Psalms  99-102 / Romans  13

Day 227 - One Year Bible
Psalms  103, 104 / Romans  14

Day 228 - One Year Bible
Psalms  105, 106 / Romans  15:1-20

Day 229 - One Year Bible
Psalms  107, 108 / Romans  15:21-33

Day 230 - One Year Bible
Psalms  109, 110, 111 / Romans  16

Day 231 - One Year Bible
Psalms  112-115 / 1 Corinthians  1

Day 232 - One Year Bible
Psalms  116-118 / 1 Corinthians  2

Day 233 - One Year Bible
Psalms  119:1-48 / 1 Corinthians  3

Day 234 - One Year Bible
Psalms  119:49-104 / 1 Corinthians  4

Day 235 - One Year Bible
Psalms  119:105-176 / 1 Corinthians  5

Day 236 - One Year Bible
Psalms  120-123 / 1 Corinthians  6

Day 237 - One Year Bible
Psalms  124-127 / 1 Corinthians  7:1-24

Day 238 - One Year Bible
Psalms  128-131 / 1 Corinthians  7:25-40

Day 239 - One Year Bible
Psalms  132-135 / 1 Corinthians  8

Day 240 - One Year Bible
Psalms  136-138 / 1 Corinthians  9

Day 241 - One Year Bible
Psalms  139-141 / 1 Corinthians  10:1-13

Day 242 - One Year Bible
Psalms  142-144 / 1 Corinthians  10:14-33

Day 243 - One Year Bible
Psalms  145-147 / 1 Corinthians  11:1-15

Day 244 - One Year Bible
Psalms  148-150 / 1 Corinthians  11:16-34

Day 245 - One Year Bible
Proverbs  1, 2 / 1 Corinthians  12

Day 246 - One Year Bible
Proverbs  3, 4 / 1 Corinthians  13

Day 247 - One Year Bible
Proverbs  5, 6 / 1 Corinthians  14:1-20

Day 248 - One Year Bible
Proverbs  7, 8 / 1 Corinthians  14:21-40

Day 249 - One Year Bible
Proverbs  9, 10 / 1 Corinthians  15:1-32

Day 250 - One Year Bible
Proverbs  11, 12 / 1 Corinthians  15:33-58

Day 251 - One Year Bible
Proverbs  13, 14 / 1 Corinthians  16

Day 252 - One Year Bible
Proverbs  15, 16 / 2 Corinthians  1

Day 253 - One Year Bible
Proverbs  17, 18 / 2 Corinthians  2

Day 254 - One Year Bible
Proverbs  19, 20 / 2 Corinthians  3

Day 255 - One Year Bible
Proverbs  21, 22 / 2 Corinthians  4

Day 256 - One Year Bible
Proverbs  23, 24 / 2 Corinthians  5

Day 257 - One Year Bible
Proverbs  25, 26, 27 / 2 Corinthians  6

Day 258 - One Year Bible
Proverbs  28, 29 / 2 Corinthians  7

Day 259 - One Year Bible
Proverbs  30, 31 / 2 Corinthians  8

Day 260 - One Year Bible
Ecclesiastes  1, 2, 3 / 2 Corinthians  9

Day 261 - One Year Bible
Ecclesiastes  4, 5, 6 / 2 Corinthians  10

Day 262 - One Year Bible
Ecclesiastes  7, 8, 9 / 2 Corinthians  11:1-15

Day 263 - One Year Bible
Ecclesiastes  10, 11, 12 / 2 Corinthians  11:16-33

Day 264 - One Year Bible
Solomon  1, 2, 3 / 2 Corinthians  12

Day 265 - One Year Bible
Solomon  4, 5 / 2 Corinthians  13

Day 266 - One Year Bible
Solomon  6, 7, 8 / Galatians  1

Day 267 - One Year Bible
Isaiah  1, 2, 3 / Galatians  2

Day 268 - One Year Bible
Isaiah  4, 5, 6 / Galatians  3

Day 269 - One Year Bible
Isaiah  7, 8, 9 / Galatians  4

Day 270 - One Year Bible
Isaiah  10, 11, 12 / Galatians  5

Day 271 - One Year Bible
Isaiah  13, 14, 15 / Galatians  6

Day 272 - One Year Bible
Isaiah  16, 17, 18 / Ephesians  1

Day 273 - One Year Bible
Isaiah  19, 20, 21 / Ephesians  2

Day 274 - One Year Bible
Isaiah  22, 23 / Ephesians  3

Day 275 - One Year Bible
Isaiah  24, 25, 26 / Ephesians  4

Day 276 - One Year Bible
Isaiah  27, 28 / Ephesians  5

Day 277 - One Year Bible
Isaiah  29, 30 / Ephesians  6

Day 278 - One Year Bible
Isaiah  31, 32, 33 / Philippians  1

Day 279 - One Year Bible
Isaiah  34, 35, 36 / Philippians  2

Day 280 - One Year Bible
Isaiah  37, 38 / Philippians  3

Day 281 - One Year Bible
Isaiah  39, 40 / Philippians  4

Day 282 - One Year Bible
Isaiah  41, 42 / Collosians  1

Day 283 - One Year Bible
Isaiah  43, 44 / Collosians  2

Day 284 - One Year Bible
Isaiah  45, 46, 47 / Collosians  3

Day 285 - One Year Bible
Isaiah  48, 49 / Collosians  4

Day 286 - One Year Bible
Isaiah  50, 51, 52 / 1 Thessalonians  1

Day 287 - One Year Bible
Isaiah  53, 54, 55 / 1 Thessalonians  2

Day 288 - One Year Bible
Isaiah  56, 57, 58 / 1 Thessalonians  3

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Isaiah  59, 60, 61 / 1 Thessalonians  4

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Isaiah  62, 63, 64 / 1 Thessalonians  5

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Isaiah  65, 66 / 2 Thessalonians  1

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Jeremiah  1, 2 / 2 Thessalonians  2

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Jeremiah  3, 4 / 2 Thessalonians  3

Day 294 - One Year Bible
Jeremiah  5, 6 / 1 Timothy  1

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Jeremiah  7, 8 / 1 Timothy  2

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Jeremiah  9, 10 / 1 Timothy  3

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Jeremiah  11, 12, 13 / 1 Timothy  4

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Jeremiah  14, 15, 16 / 1 Timothy  5

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Jeremiah  17, 18, 19 / 1 Timothy  6

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Jeremiah  20, 21, 22 / 2 Timothy  1

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Jeremiah  23, 24 / 2 Timothy  2

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Jeremiah  25, 26 / 2 Timothy  3

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Jeremiah  27, 28 / 2 Timothy  4

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Jeremiah  29, 30 / Titus  1

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Jeremiah  31, 32 / Titus  2

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Jeremiah  33, 34, 35 / Titus  3

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Jeremiah  36, 37 / Philemon.

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Jeremiah  38, 39 / Hebrews  1

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Jeremiah  40, 41, 42 / Hebrews  2

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Jeremiah  43, 44, 45 / Hebrews  3

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Jeremiah  46, 47, 48 / Hebrews  4

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Jeremiah  49, 50 / Hebrews  5

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Jeremiah  51, 52 / Hebrews  6

Day 314 - One Year Bible
Lamentations  1, 2 / Hebrews  7

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Lamentations  3, 4, 5 / Hebrews  8

Day  316 - One Year Bible
Ezekiel  1, 2, 3 / Hebrews  9

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Ezekiel  4, 5, 6 / Hebrews  10:1-23

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Ezekiel  7, 8, 9 / Hebrews  10:24-39

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Ezekiel  10, 11, 12 / Hebrews  11:1-19

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Ezekiel  13, 14, 15 / Hebrews  11:20-40

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Ezekiel  16 / Hebrews  12

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Ezekiel  17, 18, 19 / Hebrews  13

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Ezekiel  20, 21 / James  1

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Ezekiel  22, 23 / James  2

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Ezekiel  24, 25, 26 / James  3

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Ezekiel  27, 28 / James  4

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Ezekiel  29, 30, 31 / James  5

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Ezekiel  32, 33 / 1 Peter  1

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Ezekiel  34, 35 / 1 Peter  2

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Ezekiel  36, 37 / 1 Peter  3

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Ezekiel  38, 39 / 1 Peter  4

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Ezekiel  40 / 1 Peter  5

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Ezekiel  41, 42 / 2 Peter  1

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Ezekiel  43, 44 / 2 Peter  2

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Ezekiel  45, 46 / 2 Peter  3

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Ezekiel  47, 48 / 1 John  1

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Daniel  1, 2 / 1 John  2

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Daniel  3, 4 / 1 John  3

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Daniel  5, 6 / 1 John  4

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Daniel  7, 8 / 1 John  5

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Daniel  9, 10 / 2 John

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Daniel  11, 12 / 3 John 

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Hosea  1, 2, 3, 4 / Jude
 
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Hosea  5, 6, 7, 8 / Revelation 1

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Hosea  9, 10, 11 / Revelation 2

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Hosea  12, 13, 14 / Revelation 3

Day 347 - One Year Bible
Joel  1, 2, 3 / Revelation 4

Day 348 - One Year Bible
Amos  1, 2, 3 / Revelation 5

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Amos  4, 5, 6 / Revelation 6

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Amos 7, 8, 9 / Revelation 7

Day 351 - One Year Bible
Obadiah / Revelation 8

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Jonah / Revelation 9

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Micah  1, 2, 3 / Revelation 10

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Micah  4, 5 / Revelation 11

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Micah  6, 7 / Revelation 12

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Nahum / Revelation 13

Day 357 - One Year Bible
Habakkuk / Revelation 14

Day 358 - One Year Bible
Zephaniah / Revelation 15

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Haggai / Revelation 16

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Zechariah  1, 2, 3 / Revelation 17

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Zechariah 4, 5, 6 / Revelation 18

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Zechariah 7, 8, 9 / Revelation 19

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Zechariah 10, 11, 12 / Revelation 20

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Zechariah 13, 14 / Revelation 21

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Malachi / Revelation 22



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The meaning of every word found in the Bible is based on numerous factors. Here are some important questions to ask yourself when trying to determine the meaning of a word.

1.) What do the people who speak the original language of the Bible say that the word means?

2.) What does the context of the verse in which the word is found show it to mean? Specifically, what verses preceded and followed the verse and what was the social context in which it was spoken. Who were the listeners/readers?

3.) What does your culture say it means? Throw that out! In order to understand what a word means in the original language you must throw out what your culture and tradition teach you and go strictly by the culture and tradition of the Bible. There is a grand error that can occur when you allow your culture to interject itself into your understanding of scripture. Your culture will cause you to redefine words in the Bible based o要 your culture's interpretation of a verse. Do not allow that to happen or you will be defining the word by your interpretation of the verse instead of defining the meaning of the verse based o要 the original meaning of the words.

4.) Are there nearly identical verses where an exchange of just o要e or two words would shed light on the meaning of the verse and thereby shed light on the meaning of the word?

5.) Are there synonyms that are used in the same context as the word that shed light on the meaning of the verse and thereby the meaning of the word?

A note concerning "original language." The New Testament that we have today comes from Greek manuscripts however most of the characters who spoke as well as those who were spoken to were Hebrews. Because of this we must actually go to the Hebrew meaning of words when translating to English from Greek. In other words, we must go to the Hebrew synonym for the Greek word used and then translate that Hebrew synonym into English. Whether Jesus spoke in Aramaic, Hebrew, or Greek, it is clear that whatever language He used, the Hebrew listener would understand the words in the context of the Hebrew Torah (The Old Testament) which in fact was the o要ly scripture at the time of Jesus. only in cases where the Greek was idiosyncratic to the time, region, and culture of the Greeks or Romans would this not be the case.

Keep these things in mind while we discover what the Bible says about Fornication, Adultery and Divorce.

We'll start with the definition of fornication. Fornication includes all sexual sins; sins that are punishable by death such as adultery, male homosexuality, and bestiality, as well as those that are not punishable by death but are sins nonetheless such as acting like a harlot.

We'll begin our discussion of fornication by defining harlot. Let's begin with the first usage of the word harlot that is found in this snippet from the story of:

"Dinah the daughter of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob"

Now Dinah went out to see the daughters of the land. And when Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, prince of the country, saw her, he took her, and lay with her, and defiled her. When Dinah's brothers heard of this they said, "Should he deal with our sister as with an harlot?"
[Taken from Genesis 34:1, 2, & 31]

It is clear from the statement of Dinah's brothers that women who do not object to their being taken for sexual relations without the benefit of marriage are harlots. A man who takes a woman for sexual relations without the benefit of marriage is taking part in an act of harlotry and so commits fornication. There is no way that we can know whether Dinah willingly participated with Shechem. She could not have been expected to scream since she had gone among the daughters of the land and was taken by the son of a prince. There would have been nobody to help even if she had screamed.

[Soul Searching Question]
Do you know harlots; women who are not virgins although they have never been married? Are you a harlot? Have you promoted harlotry by saying "they're going to do it anyway" and allowing your own daughters to conduct themselves in any manner they please? Have you allowed your sons to become fornicators excusing their activity with harlots by repeating the ungodly saying, "boys will be boys?"

The second time the word harlot is found in the Bible is in the story of:

"Tamar, the Daughter in Law of Judah"

Judah said to his daughter in law, Tamar, "Remain a widow at thy father's house, till Shelah my son be grown." Judah had said this because every o要e of his sons who had married Tamar had died and he was afraid that his last son, Shelah, would also die. Tamar must have realized this and known she was going to be denied her right to a son through Shelah for when she heard that Judah was going to Timnath she laid a snare. She put her widow's garments off from her, and covered herself with a veil, thus disguising herself. She then sat in a doorway [as the prostitutes to this day are known to do] so that she could deceive Judah into believing she was a harlot. In this way she planned to have a son through the very man who was denying her the right to levirate* marriage. When Judah saw her, he thought her to be a harlot; because she had covered her face.
Paraphrased Genesis 38:11, 13, 14, & 15

[It is of note that in the days of Judah, harlots covered their faces. Today the o要ly women who cover their faces are the wives of Muslims. If their husbands o要ly knew that their wives' faces should not be covered as if they are harlots. There is no shame in being a wife. This practice among Muslims began in the 1970s in imitation of some misguided Arab nomads.]

In the story of Judah and Tamar we have explained to us the activities of a harlot. It must be noted that later in the story, Judah realized that Tamar wasn't a harlot but merely a woman seeking to have her legitimate right to a child restored. Judah, noting this, said, "She hath been more righteous than I; because that I gave her not to Shelah my son."

Before Judah realized Tamar was pregnant by him, he said, "Bring her forth, and let her be burnt." Genesis 38:24b This is not a double standard because Levirate marriage made Tamar the betrothed of Shelah and sexual acts committed by her with others are adultery and punishable by death, whereas a man visiting a prostitute also commits a sin, it is not the death penalty sin of adultery unless the prostitute is married. The case of Judah and Tamar provides an example of a man breaking the following law.

Leviticus 19:29 Do not prostitute thy daughter, to cause her to be a whore; lest the land fall to whoredom, and the land become full of wickedness.

Now this is the only usage of the word prostitute in the entire Bible and it does not mean prostitute as we mean it today. It means "cause to be defiled." Now Judah's holding back his son Shelah from Tamar who had an absolute right to him as a husband did indeed cause her to be defiled, in other words, caused her to go with a man other than the one to whom she is betrothed.

Judah recognized that he had caused Tamar to commit adultery and no penalty was imposed on her nor on him in a unique circumstance. There can be no death penalty unless the adulterer and the adulteress are put to death. He was guilty of both her sin and his own sin. She actually took the law into her own hands by going with the closest levirate relative after Shelah and that was Shelah's father, Judah.

Leviticus 20:10  And the man that committeth adultery with [another] man's wife, [even he] that committeth adultery with his neighbour's wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.

There is an interesting difference between the harlot who sells herself and the harlot who gives it away for free. Let's turn to a biblical example in metaphor of a woman who gives presents to her lovers, and how the Bible says this is the worst type of harlot, and I might add, the most common type of harlot today including upwards of ninety percent of single American women. She can be found anywhere from your local Junior High school to the mall to your church!

Ezekiel 16:34 And the contrary is in thee from [other] women in thy whoredoms, whereas none followeth thee to commit whoredoms: and in that thou givest a reward, and no reward is given unto thee, therefore thou art contrary.

  • "reward" as in "gift"

Look what the Lord has says here concerning such a harlot. "whereas none followeth thee to commit whoredoms." In other words, the other harlots o要ly go so far and then no farther. Certainly they don't follow her in the committing of their harlotry.

So what are we to take from these three cases? First, the worst type of harlot is the type that gives gifts to her lovers. She is not seeking economic gain but satisfaction of her own wanton desires even going so far as to reward the man upon whom she bestowes sexual favors. The second worst kind of harlot is the type that gives no other gift than herself to her lover and the third worst kind of harlot is the type that gets paid for what she is doing! This is backwards from the way that our western culture teaches us! We're taught "prostitute worst, just for sex second worst, and giving gifts to boyfriend least worst." This just shows us how totally confused our culture is when the Bible condemns the average boyfriend to girlfriend sex in the United States as the worst type of harlotry that exists because the girlfriend gives gifts to her boyfriends.

Should a woman who is giving gifts to her boyfriend(s) now say to herself, "I'm already the worst type of harlot because I give gifts to my lovers. Maybe I should simply become a prostitute." Of course NOT. Every person, Christian or not, is called to righteousness. Our own souls cry out to us to seek the path that is good. If you're having a problem with harlotry ask God and He will deliver you. Follow Paul's advice as well; flee from sexual immorality.

There are dozens more references to harlotry as well as whoredom throughout the Bible but this cannot be an exhaustive article o要 the subject or it would take up an entire book. We'll now move o要 to the topic of adultery.

The First Reference in the Bible to Adultery is found in The Ten Commandments

Exodus 20:14 Thou shalt not commit adultery.

The person with whom o要e is said to commit adultery as well as the penalty for adultery is found in Leviticus among the commands against various sexual perversions.

Leviticus 20:10 And the man that committeth adultery with [another] man's wife, [even he] that committeth adultery with his neighbour's wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.

Clarification of this law is found in:

Romans 7:3 So then if, while [her] husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if her husband be dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man.

Please note that the above verse does not prevent the husband from divorcing his wife thereby allowing her to marry another man. It says "while the husband liveth" which denies her the ability to marry as long as she has a living husband but if her husband divorces her in accordance with the law then she no longer has a living husband for her former husband is not her husband anymore.

In these verses and, in fact, all the verses concerning adultery in the Bible, the definition of adultery is sexual relations between a married woman and a man who is not her husband. Relations between a single woman and a married man is not adultery. It is fornication as you have learned in the section about fornication.

The verse in the Bible that tells how and when a man can divorce his wife is found in:

Deuteronomy 24:1
When a man hath taken a wife, and married her, and it come to pass that she find no favour in his eyes, because he hath found some uncleanness in her: then let him write her a bill of divorcement, and give [it] in her hand, and send her out of his house.

Notice that the Bible teaches different guidelines for divorce than our culture. Which are we to follow, the Bible or our culture?

The Bible teaches that it is the man who gives the woman a divorce and o要ly because he has found a specific type of uncleanness in her. There is no case of a woman presenting a man with a Bill of Divorcement. It simply cannot be done.* Let's clarify, the Bible teaches that the man writes the Bill of Divorcement, not the court system.

The Bible teaches that after the man writes her the Bill of Divorcement that he sends her out of his house, not the reverse. In Biblical divorce the woman is not given the house unless it is part of the monetary assets that she has brought into the marriage. If she has labored for money during the marriage and the house was a portion of the assets that she built up then indeed she would have a case that she must be reimbursed but the burden of proof is on her that she has a stake in the house as an asset, not the reverse. Let's clarify as well that the work of the husband is not considered o要e of her assets so if she was a housewife throughout her married life she would go out with nothing.

Let the Bible's strict dealing with women who are divorced be a warning to all women not to put themselves in compromising positions. A husband is not required to prove fornication. He is the judge in divorce cases. If his position is that you have committed fornication and you have not then the guilt shall be on him as Jesus stated.

The school of Shammai held the view that a man could divorce his wife only for the cause of fornication. The school of Hillel held that a man could divorce a woman for any type of uncleanness whatsoever. Even though it appears that Jesus comes down on the side of the school of Shammai we know He did not for Jesus was not of any man made school. He needs no man made schools to tell us what He wrote! But before you jump to the conclusion that divorcing your wife for reasons short of fornication is cruel, what of the husband who simply does not want to drag out all the dirt on his wife? He might divorce his wife quietly as Joseph had planned to divorce Mary and to do a quiet divorce would require a man to state that he was doing so in accordance with the school of Hillel. To divorce a wife in accordance with the school of Shammai would require public accusations in order to justify the divorce. Furthermore, a man who would divorce his wife without the cause of fornication would put his wife in the unfortunate position of being judged by those of the school of Shammai to still be married. She would neither be able to marry according to them nor to divorce her husband according to the Bible. We must therefore consider the context of Jesus words. His strict pronouncement on when a divorce is valid came less than one minute after his statement that if your right eye offends thee, pluck it out. Certainly no sane person believes that they must pluck out their eye. So how are we to take Jesus words on when a man can divorce his wife? I'll leave that to your conscience as you search the Bible for answers. To find out when a woman might ask her husband to give her a divorce just Click Here to Read: Can a Woman Divorce Her Husband.

This article will continue to be edited and re-edited to obtain a more clear message. Thanks for your patience.



Note: Pastor Don Milton has received his B.A. in Linguistics from the University of Washington in 1987. He has studied 5 languages and regularly speaks a language that is not his own. *Levirate marriage is a marriage that is for the purpose of producing a male offspring that will be reckoned as the heir of a husband who died without leaving a son. For example, a woman gets married and her husband dies before producing a son. It is the brother of the deceased husband who now becomes responsible for producing a son for his deceased brother by marrying the widow.

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