On that very day Noah entered the ark, accompanied by his sons Shem, Ham, and Japheth, along with his wife and his sons’ three wives. 1
So Esau went to Ishmael and married 1 Mahalath, the sister of Nebaioth and daughter of Abraham’s son Ishmael, along with the wives he already had.
You are also commanded to say, 1 ‘Do this: Take for yourselves wagons from the land of Egypt for your little ones and for your wives. Bring your father and come.
Then Jacob started out 1 from Beer Sheba, and the sons of Israel carried their father Jacob, their little children, and their wives in the wagons that Pharaoh had sent along to transport him.
All the direct descendants of Jacob who went to Egypt with him were sixty-six in number. (This number does not include the wives of Jacob’s sons.) 1
and my anger will burn and I will kill you with the sword, and your wives will be widows and your children will be fatherless. 1
So Aaron said to them, “Break off the gold earrings that are on the ears of your wives, your sons, and your daughters, and bring them to me.” 1
Why has the Lord brought us into this land only to be killed by the sword, that our wives and our children should become plunder? Wouldn’t it be better for us to return to Egypt?”
So they got away from the homes of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram on every side, and Dathan and Abiram came out and stationed themselves 1 in the entrances of their tents with their wives, their children, and their toddlers.
But your wives, children, and livestock (of which I know you have many) may remain in the cities I have given you.
Furthermore, he must not marry many 1 wives lest his affections turn aside, and he must not accumulate much silver and gold.
He had two wives; the name of the first was Hannah and the name of the second was Peninnah. Now Peninnah had children, but Hannah was childless.
David’s two wives had been taken captive – Ahinoam the Jezreelite and Abigail the Carmelite, Nabal’s widow.
David married more concubines and wives from Jerusalem after he arrived from Hebron. Even more sons and daughters were born to David.
He deported Jehoiachin from Jerusalem to Babylon, along with the king’s mother and wives, his eunuchs, and the high-ranking officials of the land. 1
According to the genealogical records of their families, they had 36,000 warriors available for battle, for they had numerous wives and sons. 1