So the Lord 1 let him alone. (At that time 2 she said, “A bridegroom of blood,” referring to 3 the circumcision.)
Now one of the sons of Joiada son of Eliashib the high priest was a son-in-law of Sanballat the Horonite. So I banished him from my sight.
Like a bridegroom it emerges 1 from its chamber; 2 like a strong man it enjoys 3 running its course. 4
Then Lot went out and spoke to his sons-in-law who were going to marry his daughters. 1 He said, “Quick, get out of this place because the Lord is about to destroy 2 the city!” But his sons-in-law thought he was ridiculing them. 3
Then the two visitors 1 said to Lot, “Who else do you have here? 2 Do you have 3 any sons-in-law, sons, daughters, or other relatives in the city? 4 Get them out of this 5 place
But Zipporah took a flint knife, cut off the foreskin of her son and touched it to Moses’ feet, 1 and said, “Surely you are a bridegroom of blood 2 to me.”
On the fourth day they woke up early and the Levite got ready to leave. 1 But the girl’s father said to his son-in-law, “Have a bite to eat for some energy, 2 then you can go.”
David said to Saul, “Who am I? Who are my relatives or the clan of my father 1 in Israel that I should become the king’s son-in-law?”
Ahimelech replied to the king, “Who among all your servants is faithful like David? He is the king’s son-in-law, the leader of your bodyguard, and honored in your house!
He followed in the footsteps of Ahab’s dynasty and did evil in the sight of 1 the Lord, like Ahab’s dynasty, for he was related to Ahab’s family. 2
As a young man marries a young woman, so your sons 1 will marry you. As a bridegroom rejoices over a bride, so your God will rejoice over you.
I will put an end to the sounds of joy and gladness, or the glad celebration of brides and grooms throughout the towns of Judah and the streets of Jerusalem. For the whole land will become a desolate wasteland.”
I will put an end to the sounds of joy and gladness, to the glad celebration of brides and grooms in these lands. 1 I will put an end to the sound of people grinding meal. I will put an end to lamps shining in their houses. 2
Gather the people; sanctify an assembly! Gather the elders; gather the children and the nursing infants. Let the bridegroom come out from his bedroom and the bride from her private quarters. 1
The Philistines asked, 1 “Who did this?” They were told, 2 “Samson, the Timnite’s son-in-law, because the Timnite 3 took Samson’s 4 bride and gave her to his best man.” So the Philistines went up and burned her and her father. 5
For many in Judah had sworn allegiance to him, 1 because he was the son-in-law of Shecaniah son of Arah. His son Jonathan had married the daughter of Meshullam son of Berechiah.
I 1 will greatly rejoice 2 in the Lord; I will be overjoyed because of my God. 3 For he clothes me in garments of deliverance; he puts on me a robe symbolizing vindication. 4 I look like a bridegroom when he wears a turban as a priest would; I look like a bride when she puts on her jewelry. 5
For I, the Lord God of Israel who rules over all, tell you what will happen. 1 I will put an end to the sounds of joy and gladness, to the glad celebration of brides and grooms in this land. You and the rest of the people will live to see this happen.’” 2
Once again there will be sounds 1 of joy and gladness and the glad celebrations of brides and grooms. 2 Once again people will bring their thank offerings to the temple of the Lord and will say, “Give thanks to the Lord who rules over all. For the Lord is good and his unfailing love lasts forever.” 3 For I, the Lord, affirm 4 that I will restore the land to what it was 5 in days of old.’ 6