Polygamy is a practice that expands away from traditional Christian belief and practice. While God never condoned polygamy, like divorce, he allowed it to occur with no immediate punishment for this disobedience. To understand this topic a bit more, lets look at some good Bible verses against polygamy.
“And Adam said: “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.” Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed. ” | Genesis 2:23-25
“And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines: and his wives turned away his heart.” | 1 Kings 11:3
“And I gave you your master’s house and your master’s wives into your arms and gave you the house of Israel and of Judah. And if this were too little, I would add to you as much more.” | 2 Samuel 12:8
“And Lamech took two wives. The name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.” | Genesis 4:19
“And seven women shall take hold of one man in that day, saying, “We will eat our own bread and wear our own clothes, only let us be called by your name; take away our reproach.”” | Isaiah 4:1
“And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place. Then the rib which the Lord God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man.” | Genesis 2:20-22
“And the Lord God said, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.” Out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them. And whatever Adam called each living creature, that was its name. So Adam gave names to all cattle, to the birds of the air, and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper comparable to him.” | Genesis 2:18-20
“But Abijah grew mighty. And he took fourteen wives and had twenty-two sons and sixteen daughters.” | 2 Chronicles 13:21
“If he takes another wife to himself, he shall not diminish her food, her clothing, or her marital rights.” | Exodus 21:10
“Jehoiada got for him two wives, and he had sons and daughters.” | 2 Chronicles 24:3
“Joash was seven years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Zibiah of Beersheba. And Joash did what was right in the eyes of the Lord all the days of Jehoiada the priest. Jehoiada got for him two wives, and he had sons and daughters.” | 2 Chronicles 24:1-3
“Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.” | 1 Timothy 3:12
“Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, that his heart turn not away: neither shall he greatly multiply to himself silver and gold.” | Deuteronomy 17:17
“Nevertheless, [to avoid] fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.” | 1 Corinthians 7:2
“Now Gideon had seventy sons, his own offspring, for he had many wives.” | Judges 8:30
“Rehoboam loved Maacah the daughter of Absalom above all his wives and concubines (he took eighteen wives and sixty concubines, and fathered twenty-eight sons and sixty daughters).” | 2 Chronicles 11:21
“Then Lamech said to his wives:“Adah and Zillah, hear my voice;Wives of Lamech, listen to my speech!For I have killed a man for wounding me,Even a young man for hurting me.If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold,Then Lamech seventy-sevenfold.”” | Genesis 4:19–25
“Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them, but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps. As the bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and slept. …” | Matthew 25:1-46
“When Leah saw that she had ceased bearing children, she took her servant Zilpah and gave her to Jacob as a wife.” | Genesis 30:9
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Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Masters Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years. If you would like to reach out to contact Natalie, then go here to send her a message.