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    When a man hath taken a new wife, he shall not go out to war, neither shall he be charged with any business: but he shall be free at home one year, and shall cheer up his wife which he hath taken. Deuteronomy 24:5

    And if a man sell his daughter to be a maidservant, she shall not go out as the menservants do. If she please not her master, who hath betrothed her to himself, then shall he let her be redeemed: to sell her unto a strange nation he shall have no power, seeing he hath dealt deceitfully with her. And if he have betrothed her unto his son, he shall deal with her after the manner of daughters. If he take him another wife; her food, her raiment, and her duty of marriage, shall he not diminish. And if he do not these three unto her, then shall she go out free without money. Exodus 21:7-11

    If a man have two wives, one beloved, and another hated, and they have born him children, both the beloved and the hated; and if the firstborn son be hers that was hated: Then it shall be, when he maketh his sons to inherit that which he hath, that he may not make the son of the beloved firstborn before the son of the hated, which is indeed the firstborn: But he shall acknowledge the son of the hated for the firstborn, by giving him a double portion of all that he hath: for he is the beginning of his strength; the right of the firstborn is his. Deuteronomy 21:15-17

    Thou shalt in any wise set him king over thee, whom יהוה thy God shall choose: one from among thy brethren shalt thou set king over thee: thou mayest not set a stranger over thee, which is not thy brother. But he shall not multiply horses to himself, nor cause the people to return to Egypt, to the end that he should multiply horses: forasmuch as יהוה hath said unto you, Ye shall henceforth return no more that way. Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, that his heart turn not away: neither shall he greatly multiply to himself silver and gold. Deuteronomy 17:15-17

    And I gave thee thy master’s house, and thy master’s wives into thy bosom, and gave thee the house of Israel and of Judah; and if that had been too little, I would moreover have given unto thee such and such things. 2 Samuel 12:8

    Table of Polygamists

    Polygamist Number of Wives Text
    Lamech 2 Genesis 4:19
    Nahor 2 Genesis 22:20-24
    Abraham Concubines Genesis 25:6
    Jacob 4 Genesis 29,30
    Esau 3 Genesis 36:2,3
    Eliphaz Concubine Genesis 36:12
    Moses 2 Exodus 2:21, Numbers 12:1
    Gideon Many Judges 8:30
    Elkanah 2 1 Samuel 1:2
    Saul 2 1 Samuel 14:50, 2 Samuel 3:7
    David 17 2 Samuel 15:16, 1 Chronicles 3:1-5
    Solomon 1000 1 Kings 11:3
    Jerahmeel 2 1 Chronicles 2:25,26
    Caleb 2 1 Chronicles 2:46,48
    Ashur 2 1 Chronicles 4:5
    Manasseh 2 1 Chronicles 7:14
    Shaharaim 2 1 Chronicles 8:8
    Ahab 2+ 1 Kings 20:7
    Rehoboam 78 2 Chronicles 11:21
    Abijah 14 2 Chronicles 13:21
    Joash 2 2 Chronicles 24:3
    Ahasuerus 2+ Esther 1:10-12, 2:1-17
    יהוה 2 Jeremiah 3:6-14, 31:31-34, Ezekiel 23
    Belshazzar Concubines Daniel 5:2
    Hosea 2 Hosea 1:2,3, 3:1-3

    Related verses: Matthew 25:1-13

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