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Want to know what the Bible says about Multiple Wives? Here are 27 Bible verses about Multiple Wives from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV), sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

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Deuteronomy 17:17 NIV
He must not take many wives, or his heart will be led astray. He must not accumulate large amounts of silver and gold.
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1 Timothy 3:2 NIV
Now the overseer is to be above reproach, faithful to his wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,
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1 Corinthians 7:2 NIV
But since sexual immorality is occurring, each man should have sexual relations with his own wife, and each woman with her own husband.
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Exodus 21:10 NIV
If he marries another woman, he must not deprive the first one of her food, clothing and marital rights.
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1 Kings 11:3 NIV
He had seven hundred wives of royal birth and three hundred concubines, and his wives led him astray.
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Isaiah 4:1 NIV
In that day seven women
    will take hold of one man
and say, “We will eat our own food
    and provide our own clothes;
only let us be called by your name.
    Take away our disgrace!”
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1 Timothy 3:12 NIV
A deacon must be faithful to his wife and must manage his children and his household well.
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Luke 16:18 NIV
“Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery, and the man who marries a divorced woman commits adultery.
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Deuteronomy 21:15-17 NIV
15 If a man has two wives, and he loves one but not the other, and both bear him sons but the firstborn is the son of the wife he does not love, 16 when he wills his property to his sons, he must not give the rights of the firstborn to the son of the wife he loves in preference to his actual firstborn, the son of the wife he does not love. 17 He must acknowledge the son of his unloved wife as the firstborn by giving him a double share of all he has. That son is the first sign of his father’s strength. The right of the firstborn belongs to him.
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Matthew 5:32 NIV
But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, makes her the victim of adultery, and anyone who marries a divorced woman commits adultery.
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Genesis 4:19 NIV
Lamech married two women, one named Adah and the other Zillah.
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Proverbs 18:22 NIV
He who finds a wife finds what is good
    and receives favor from the Lord.
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2 Samuel 12:8 NIV
I gave your master’s house to you, and your master’s wives into your arms. I gave you all Israel and Judah. And if all this had been too little, I would have given you even more.
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Genesis 2:24 NIV
That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.
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Ephesians 5:31 NIV
“For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.”
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Titus 1:6 NIV
An elder must be blameless, faithful to his wife, a man whose children believe and are not open to the charge of being wild and disobedient.
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1 Peter 3:1 NIV
Wives, in the same way submit yourselves to your own husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives,
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Ephesians 5:33 NIV
However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.
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1 Samuel 1:2 NIV
He had two wives; one was called Hannah and the other Peninnah. Peninnah had children, but Hannah had none.
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1 Corinthians 6:16 NIV
Do you not know that he who unites himself with a prostitute is one with her in body? For it is said, “The two will become one flesh.”
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