It will not be like the old 1 covenant that I made with their ancestors 2 when I delivered them 3 from Egypt. For they violated that covenant, even though I was like a faithful husband to them,” 4 says the Lord. 5
Then Sarai said to Abram, “You have brought this wrong on me! 1 I allowed my servant to have sexual relations with you, 2 but when she realized 3 that she was pregnant, she despised me. 4 May the Lord judge between you and me!” 5
“‘When a man has sexual intercourse with a woman, 1 although she is a slave woman designated for another man and she has not yet been ransomed, or freedom has not been granted to her, there will be an obligation to pay compensation. 2 They must not be put to death, because she was not free.
But you have attacked 1 my father’s family 2 today. You murdered his seventy legitimate 3 sons on one stone and made Abimelech, the son of his female slave, king over the leaders of Shechem, just because he is your close relative. 4
The men of Israel said, “Have you seen this man who is coming up? He does so 1 to defy Israel. But the king will make the man who can strike him down very wealthy! He will give him his daughter in marriage, and he will make his father’s house exempt from tax obligations in Israel.”
When David went home to pronounce a blessing on his own house, 1 Michal, Saul’s daughter, came out to meet him. 2 She said, “How the king of Israel has distinguished 3 himself this day! He has exposed himself today before his servants’ slave girls the way a vulgar fool 4 might do!”
So the king took Armoni and Mephibosheth, the two sons of Aiah’s daughter Rizpah whom she had born to Saul, and the five sons of Saul’s daughter Merab 1 whom she had born to Adriel the son of Barzillai the Meholathite.
Solomon made an alliance by marriage with Pharaoh, king of Egypt; he married Pharaoh’s daughter. He brought her to the City of David 1 until he could finish building his residence and the temple of the Lord and the wall around Jerusalem. 2
When Josiah was king of Judah, the Lord said to me, “Jeremiah, you have no doubt seen what wayward Israel has done. 1 You have seen how she went up to every high hill and under every green tree to give herself like a prostitute to other gods. 2
Do not deprive each other, except by mutual agreement for a specified time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer. 1 Then resume your relationship, 2 so that Satan may not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.