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Below are articles from the following dictionary:
Torrey's New Topical Textbook

Marriage: Divinely Instituted

Gen 2:24

Marriage: A Covenant Relationship

Mal 2:4

Marriage: Designed For

The happiness of man

Gen 2:18

Increasing the human population

Gen 1:28; 9:1

Raising up godly seed

Mal 2:15

Preventing fornication

1Cr 7:2

Marriage: The Expectation of the Promised Seed of the Woman

Gen 3:15; 4:1

Marriage: Lawful in All

1Cr 7:2,28; 1Ti 5:14

Marriage: Honourable for All

Hbr 13:4

Marriage: Should Be Only in the Lord

1Cr 7:39

Marriage: Expressed By

Joining together

Mat 19:6

Making affinity

1Ki 3:1

Taking to wife

Exd 2:1

Giving daughters to sons, and sons to daughters

Deu 7:3; Ezr 9:12

Marriage: Indissoluble during the joint lives of the parties

Mat 19:6; Rom 7:2,3; 1Cr 7:39

Marriage: Early Introduction of Polygamy

Gen 4:19

Marriage: Contracted in Patriarchal Age with near Relations

Gen 20:12; 24:24; 28:2

Marriage: Often Contracted by Parents for Children

Gen 24:49-51; 34:6,8

Marriage: Should Be with Consent of Parents

Gen 28:8; Jdg 14:2,3

Marriage: Consent of the Parties Necessary To

Gen 24:57,58; 1Sa 18:20; 25:41

Marriage: Parents Might Refuse to Give Their Children In

Exd 22:17; Deu 7:3

Marriage: The Jews

Forbidden to contract, with their near relations

Lev 18:6

Forbidden to contract with idolaters

Deu 7:3,4; Jos 23:12; Ezr 9:11,12

Often contracted with foreigners

1Ki 11:1; Neh 13:23

Sometimes guilty of polygamy

1Ki 11:1,3

Careful in contracting for their children

Gen 24:2,3; 28:1,2

Betrothed themselves some time before

Deu 20:7; Jdg 14:5,7,8; Mat 1:18

Contracted when young

Pro 2:17; Joe 1:8

Often contracted, in their own tribe

Exd 2:1; Num 36:6-13; Luk 1:5,27

Obliged to contract with a brother's wife who died without seed

Deu 25:5; Mat 22:24

Considered being debarred from, a reproach

Isa 4:1

Considered being debarred from, a cause of grief

Jdg 11:38

Often punished by being debarred from

Jer 7:34; 16:9; 25:10

Were allowed divorce from, because of hardness of their hearts

Deu 24:1; Mat 19:7,8

Exempted from going to war immediately after

Deu 20:7

Marriage: Priest Not to Contract, with Divorced or Improper

Lev 21:7

Marriage: The high priest not to contract, with a widow or a divorced

Lev 21:14

Marriage: Contracted at the Gate and before Witnesses

Rth 4:1,10,11

Marriage: Modes of Demanding Women In

Gen 24:3,4; 34:6,8; 1Sa 25:39,40

Marriage: Elder daughters usually given in, before the younger

Gen 29:26

Marriage: A Dowry Given to the Woman's Parents Before

Gen 29:18; 34:12; 1Sa 18:27,28; Hsa 3:2

Marriage: Celebrated

With great rejoicing

Jer 33:11; Jhn 3:29

With feasting

Gen 29:22; Jdg 14:10; Mat 22:2,3; Jhn 2:1-10

For seven days

Jdg 14:12

Marriage: A Benediction Pronounced After

Gen 24:60; Rth 4:11,12

Marriage: The Bride

Received presents before

Gen 24:53

Given a handmaid at

Gen 24:59; 29:24,29

Adorned with jewels for

Isa 49:18; 61:10

Gorgeously apparelled

Psa 45:13,14

Attended by bridesmaids

Psa 45:9

Stood on the right of bridegroom

Psa 45:9

Called to forget her father's house

Psa 45:10

Marriage: The Bridegroom

Adorned with ornaments

Isa 61:10

Attended by many friends

Jdg 14:11; Jhn 3:29

Presented with gifts

Psa 45:12

Crowned with garlands

Sgs 3:11

Rejoiced over the bride

Isa 62:5

Returned with the bride to his house at night

Mat 25:1-6

Marriage: Garments Provided for Guests At

Mat 22:12

Marriage: Infidelity of Those Contracted In, Punished as If

Deu 22:23,24; Mat 1:19

Marriage: Illustrative Of

God's union with the Jewish nation

Isa 54:5; Jer 3:14; Hsa 2:19,20

Christ's union with his church

Eph 5:23,24,32


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