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Many of the marriages mentioned in the Bible were arranged marriages in which the parents were involved in choosing a mate for their children. The practice of arranged marriage varied greatly from ...
In Bible times some women had a choice about whom they married while others did not. That God wants women to have a choice as to whom they marry is obvious from such passages as Numbers 27:1-6 and Numbers 36:1-13, where it says: This is what the Lord has commanded concerning the daughters of Zelophehad, saying, 'Let them marry whom they wish; only they must marry within the family of the tribe of their father (36:6)'. This verse finds something of a parallel in 1 Corinthians 7:39, where Paul writes: A wife is bound as long as her husband lives; but if her husband is dead, she is free to be married to whom she wishes, only in the Lord.
ICB They called her and asked her, “Do you want to go with this man now?” She said, “Yes, I do.” NCV They called her and asked her, “Do you want to go with this man now?” She said, “Yes, I do.” (Genesis 24:58) Note the similarity between Abraham’s servant’s firm position on presenting his petition (Genesis 24:33) and his refusal in delaying finishing the job. When the Lord’s @ work, that’s when to keep going! He asked that they let the woman (Rebekah) make the choice to marry Isaac, and her answer was an early “I do.” (earlier than the actual wedding). Incidentally, this is the choice every sinner has to make if he/she wants to be “married to Christ” and share His home in heaven.
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