"You must not marry or have sons or daughters in this place.
For this is what the LORD says concerning sons and daughters born in this place as well as concerning the mothers who bear them and the fathers who father them in this land:
They will die from deadly diseases. They will not be mourned or buried but will be like manure on the face of the earth. They will be finished off by sword and famine. Their corpses will become food for the birds of the sky and for the wild animals of the land.
So God created man in His own image; He created him in the image of God; He created them male and female.
God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth, and subdue it. Rule the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, and every creature that crawls on the earth."
But you, be fruitful and multiply; spread out over the earth and multiply on it."
Therefore, I want younger women to marry, have children, manage their households, and give the adversary no opportunity to accuse us.
He settled in the Wilderness of Paran, and his mother got a wife for him from the land of Egypt.
and I will have you swear by the LORD, God of heaven and God of earth, that you will not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites among whom I live,
but will go to my land and my family to take a wife for my son Isaac."
Rebekah is here in front of you. Take [her] and go, and let her be a wife for your master's son, just as the LORD has spoken."
They blessed Rebekah, saying to her: Our sister, may you become thousands upon ten thousands. May your offspring possess the gates of their enemies.
Isaac summoned Jacob, blessed him, and commanded him: "Don't take a wife from the Canaanite women.
Go at once to Paddan-aram, to the house of Bethuel, your mother's father. Marry one of the daughters of Laban, your mother's brother.
May God Almighty bless you and make you fruitful and multiply you so that you become an assembly of peoples.
May God give you and your offspring the blessing of Abraham so that you may possess the land where you live as an alien, the land God gave to Abraham."
Laban replied, "Better that I give her to you than to some other man. Stay with me."
"Get me this girl as a wife," he told his father Hamor.
Caleb said, "Whoever strikes down and captures Kiriath-sepher, I will give my daughter Achsah to him as a wife."
So Othniel son of Kenaz, Caleb's youngest brother, captured it, and Caleb gave his daughter Achsah to him as his wife.
When she arrived, she persuaded Othniel to ask her father for a field. As she got off her donkey, Caleb asked her, "What do you want?"
and had 30 sons. He gave his 30 daughters in marriage [to men] outside the tribe and brought back 30 wives for his sons from outside [the tribe]. Ibzan judged Israel seven years,
He went back and told his father and his mother: "I have seen a young Philistine woman in Timnah. Now get her for me as a wife."
But if any man thinks he is acting improperly toward his virgin, if she is past marriageable age, and so it must be, he can do what he wants. He is not sinning; they can get married.
But he who stands firm in his heart (who is under no compulsion, but has control over his own will) and has decided in his heart to keep his own virgin, will do well.
So then he who marries his virgin does well, but he who does not marry will do better.