Do not intermarry with them.(A) Do not give your daughters to their sons or take their daughters for your sons,

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17 He must not take many wives,(A) or his heart will be led astray.(B) He must not accumulate(C) large amounts of silver and gold.(D)

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12 “But if you turn away and ally yourselves with the survivors of these nations that remain among you and if you intermarry with them(A) and associate with them,(B)

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They took their daughters(A) in marriage and gave their own daughters to their sons, and served their gods.(B)

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His father and mother replied, “Isn’t there an acceptable woman among your relatives or among all our people?(A) Must you go to the uncircumcised(B) Philistines to get a wife?(C)

But Samson said to his father, “Get her for me. She’s the right one for me.”

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Solomon’s Wives

11 King Solomon, however, loved many foreign women(A) besides Pharaoh’s daughter—Moabites, Ammonites,(B) Edomites, Sidonians and Hittites.

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They were from nations about which the Lord had told the Israelites, “You must not intermarry(A) with them, because they will surely turn your hearts after their gods.” Nevertheless, Solomon held fast to them in love.

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31 He not only considered it trivial to commit the sins of Jeroboam son of Nebat, but he also married(A) Jezebel daughter(B) of Ethbaal king of the Sidonians, and began to serve Baal(C) and worship him.

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They have taken some of their daughters(A) as wives for themselves and their sons, and have mingled(B) the holy race(C) with the peoples around them. And the leaders and officials have led the way in this unfaithfulness.”(D)

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Now let us make a covenant(A) before our God to send away(B) all these women and their children, in accordance with the counsel of my lord and of those who fear the commands of our God. Let it be done according to the Law.

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30 “We promise not to give our daughters in marriage to the peoples around us or take their daughters for our sons.(A)

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25 I rebuked them and called curses down on them. I beat some of the men and pulled out their hair. I made them take an oath(A) in God’s name and said: “You are not to give your daughters in marriage to their sons, nor are you to take their daughters in marriage for your sons or for yourselves.(B)

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26 Was it not because of marriages like these that Solomon king of Israel sinned? Among the many nations there was no king like him.(A) He was loved by his God,(B) and God made him king over all Israel, but even he was led into sin by foreign women.(C)

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