Married Wife

The Married Wife, it seems, could point to the marriage of the Elect to Christ OR the unsaved married to someone other than Christ. Let's examine.


1Co 7:32 But I would have you without carefulness. He that is unmarried <22> careth for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may please the Lord:

1Co 7:34 There is difference also between a wife and a virgin. The unmarried { } <22> careth for the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and in spirit….. (unmarried in tribulation?)

Isa 54:1 Sing, O barren, thou that didst not bear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud, thou that didst not travail with child: for more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife, saith the LORD.

Ga 4:27 For it is written, Rejoice, thou barren that bearest not; break forth and cry, thou that travailest not: for the desolate hath many more children than she which hath an husband.

Isa 62:4 Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall thy land any more be termed Desolate: but thou shalt be called Hephzibah, and thy land Beulah: for the LORD delighteth in thee, and thy land shall be married.

Ps 113:9 He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the LORD.

Job 24:21 He (the wicked) evil entreateth the barren that beareth not: and doeth not good to the widow.

Lu 23:29 For, behold, the days are coming, in the which they shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the paps which never gave suck.

1Co 7:8 I say therefore to the unmarried <22> and widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I.

1Co 7:9 But if they cannot contain (temperate), let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn. (marriage to the body avoids fornication and judgment?)

1Co 7:1 Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch <680> a woman.

2Co 6:17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch <680> not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,

Col 2:21-22 (Touch <680> not; taste not; handle not;… Which all are to perish with the using;) after the commandments and doctrines of men?

Mt 5:28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.

1Co 7:2 Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.

1Ti 5:5 Now she that is a widow indeed, and desolate, trusteth in God, and continueth in supplications and prayers night and day.

Re 6:10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?

Lu 18:7 And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?

1Pe 3:5 For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands:

1Ti 5:14 I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.

1Co 7:28 But and if thou marry, thou hast not sinned; and if a virgin marry, she hath not sinned. Nevertheless such shall have trouble in the flesh: but I spare you.

1Co 7:11 But and if she depart, let her remain unmarried <22>, or be reconciled to { } husband: and let not the husband put away his wife.


1Co 7:33 But he that is married careth for the things that are of the world, how he may please { } wife (woman). (married to false gods?)

1Co 7:34 …but she that is married careth for the things of the world, how she may please { } husband (man). (married to false gods?)

Isa 54:1 Sing, O barren, thou that didst not bear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud, thou that didst not travail with child: for more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife, saith the LORD.

Ga 4:25 For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children.

Re 18:7 How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.

Lu 17:27 They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.

Lu 14:20 And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come. (those who make excuses not to come to a great supper)

Mr 10:12 And if a woman shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she committeth adultery.

Mal 2:11 Judah hath dealt treacherously, and an abomination is committed in Israel and in Jerusalem; for Judah hath profaned the holiness of the LORD which he loved, and hath married the daughter of a strange god.

Mt 19:9 And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.

Jer 3:20 Surely as a wife treacherously (deceitfully, unfaithfully) departeth from her husband, so have ye dealt treacherously with me, O house of Israel, saith the LORD.

1Co 7:15 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.


God it seems, contrasts between the wicked separating from Christ/elect and marrying another in tribulation. For this, they are said to bear less children (judgment) than she that is unmarried (elect put away in tribulation). The command to them is to remain unmarried or be reconciled to Christ which then allows them to bear more children (salvation) than those who engage in fornication (mixed marriages).