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Want to know what the Bible says about Polygamy? Here are 68 Bible verses about Polygamy 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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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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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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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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2 Chronicles 24:1-3 NIV
24 Joash was seven years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem forty years. His mother’s name was Zibiah; she was from Beersheba. 2 Joash did what was right in the eyes of the Lord all the years of Jehoiada the priest. 3 Jehoiada chose two wives for him, and he had sons and daughters.
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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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Judges 8:30 NIV
He had seventy sons of his own, for he had many wives.
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Genesis 4:19 NIV
Lamech married two women, one named Adah and the other Zillah.
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2 Chronicles 13:21 NIV
But Abijah grew in strength. He married fourteen wives and had twenty-two sons and sixteen daughters.
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2 Chronicles 11:21 NIV
Rehoboam loved Maakah daughter of Absalom more than any of his other wives and concubines. In all, he had eighteen wives and sixty concubines, twenty-eight sons and sixty daughters.
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Ezekiel 23:1-4 NIV
23 The word of the Lord came to me: 2 “Son of man, there were two women, daughters of the same mother. 3 They became prostitutes in Egypt, engaging in prostitution from their youth. In that land their breasts were fondled and their virgin bosoms caressed. 4 The older was named Oholah, and her sister was Oholibah. They were mine and gave birth to sons and daughters. Oholah is Samaria, and Oholibah is Jerusalem.
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2 Chronicles 24:3 NIV
Jehoiada chose two wives for him, and he had sons and daughters.
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2 Samuel 5:13 NIV
After he left Hebron, David took more concubines and wives in Jerusalem, and more sons and daughters were born to him.
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1 Chronicles 4:5 NIV
Ashhur the father of Tekoa had two wives, Helah and Naarah.
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Genesis 30:9 NIV
When Leah saw that she had stopped having children, she took her servant Zilpah and gave her to Jacob as a wife.
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Numbers 12:1 NIV
Miriam and Aaron began to talk against Moses because of his Cushite wife, for he had married a Cushite.
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Genesis 30:4 NIV
So she gave him her servant Bilhah as a wife. Jacob slept with her,
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1 Kings 11:1-4 NIV
11 King Solomon, however, loved many foreign women besides Pharaoh’s daughter—Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Sidonians and Hittites. 2 They were from nations about which the Lord had told the Israelites, “You must not intermarry with them, because they will surely turn your hearts after their gods.” Nevertheless, Solomon held fast to them in love. 3 He had seven hundred wives of royal birth and three hundred concubines, and his wives led him astray. 4 As Solomon grew old, his wives turned his heart after other gods, and his heart was not fully devoted to the Lord his God, as the heart of David his father had been.
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1 Samuel 1:1-2 NIV
1 There was a certain man from Ramathaim, a Zuphite from the hill country of Ephraim, whose name was Elkanah son of Jeroham, the son of Elihu, the son of Tohu, the son of Zuph, an Ephraimite. 2 He had two wives; one was called Hannah and the other Peninnah. Peninnah had children, but Hannah had none.
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Titus 1:5-8 NIV
5 The reason I left you in Crete was that you might put in order what was left unfinished and appoint elders in every town, as I directed you. 6 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. 7 Since an overseer manages God’s household, he must be blameless—not overbearing, not quick-tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not pursuing dishonest gain. 8 Rather, he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined.
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Matthew 19:4-6 NIV
4 “Haven’t you read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ 5 and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’? 6 So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”
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