"Trust in the LORD
with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all
thy ways acknowledge him,
and he shall direct thy
path." Proverbs 3:5-6
I Corinthians 7:2-9
Nevertheless, [to avoid] fornication,
let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.
Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also
the wife unto the husband. The wife hath not power of her own body, but
the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body,
but the wife. Defraud ye not one the other, except [it be] with consent
for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come
together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency. But I speak
this by permission, [and] not of commandment. For I would that all men
were even as I myself. But every man hath his proper gift of God, one after
this manner, and another after that. I say therefore to the unmarried and
widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I. But if they cannot
contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn.
I Corinthians 7:32-33
But I would have you without
carefulness. He that is unmarried careth for the things that belong to
the Lord, how he may please the Lord: But he that is married careth for
the things that are of the world, how he may please [his] wife.
Two [are] better than one;
because they have a good reward for their labour.
For this cause shall a man
leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they
two shall be one flesh.
Marriage [is] honourable in
all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.
And I will betroth thee unto
me for ever; yea, I will betroth thee unto me in righteousness, and in
judgment, and in lovingkindness, and in mercies.
But from the beginning of the
creation God made them male and female. For this cause shall a man leave
his father and mother, and cleave to his wife; And they twain shall
be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore
God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.
Let thy fountain be blessed:
and rejoice with the wife of thy youth.
[Whoso] findeth a wife findeth
a good [thing], and obtaineth favour of the LORD.