Essay on the "Scripture Doctrines of Adultery and Divorce, and on the Criminal Character and Punishment of Adultery, by the Ancient Laws of England and Other Countries;": Being a Subject Proposed for Investigation by the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge in the Diocese of St. David's; and to which that Society Awarded Its Premium of Fifty Pounds in December, 1821, Volume 1
F.C. and J. Rivington, 1822 - 254 pages
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Page 22 - WHEN a man hath taken a wife, and married her, and it come to pass that she find no favour in his eyes, because he hath found some uncleanness in her : then let him write her a bill of divorcement, and give it in her hand, and send her out of his house.
Page 117 - For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband : else were your children unclean ; but now are they holy. (15) But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases ; but God hath called us to peace.
Page 113 - But and if she depart, let her remain unmarried, or be reconciled to her husband: and let not the husband put away his wife.
Page 230 - For though in particular cases the repugnance of the law to dissolve the obligations of matrimonial cohabitation may operate with great severity upon individuals, yet it must be carefully remembered that the general happiness of the married life is secured by its indissolubility.
Page 231 - ... they become good husbands, and good wives, from the necessity of remaining husbands and wives; for necessity is a powerful master in teaching the duties which it imposes. If it were once understood, that upon mutual disgust married persons might be legally separated, many couples, who now pass through the world with mutual comfort, with attention to their common offspring and to the moral order of civil society, might have been at this moment living in a state of mutual unkindness, in a state...
Page 73 - But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery : and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.
Page 112 - The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife.
Page 22 - Her former husband, which sent her away, may not take her again to be his wife, after that she is defiled...
Page 122 - For what knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt save thy husband ? or how knowest thou, O man, whether thou shalt save thy wife?