Betroth
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Easton's Bible Dictionary
To promise "by one's truth." Men and women were betrothed when they were engaged to be married. This usually took place a year or more before marriage. From the time of betrothal the woman was regarded as the lawful wife of the man to whom she was betrothed (Deuteronomy 28:30; Judges 14:2, 8; Matthew 1:18-21). The term is figuratively employed of the spiritual connection between God and his people (Hosea 2:19, 20).
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To engage or promise in marriage; to affiance; -- used esp. of a woman.

2. (v. t.) To promise to take (as a future spouse); to plight one's troth to.

3. (v. t.) To nominate to a bishopric, in order to consecration.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BETROTH

be-troth', be-troth' ('dras): On betrothal as a social custom see MARRIAGE. Hosea, in his great parable of the prodigal wife, surpassed only by a greater Teacher's parable of the Prodigal Son, uses betrothal as the symbol of Yahweh's pledge of His love and favor to penitent Israel (Hosea 2:19, 20). In Exodus 21:8, 9 the Revised Version (British and American) renders "espouse" for the "betroth" of the King James Version, the context implying the actual marriage relation.

Greek
3423. mnesteuo -- to espouse, betroth
... to espouse, betroth. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: mnesteuo Phonetic Spelling:
(mnace-tyoo'-o) Short Definition: I ask in marriage Definition: I ask in ...
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718. harmozo -- to fit, join, hence to join oneself to (in ...
... Spelling: (har-mod'-zo) Short Definition: I fit, join Definition: I fit, join; mid:
(the middle indicating deep personal interest) I espouse, betroth; mid: I ...
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Strong's Hebrew
781. aras -- to betroth
... 780, 781. aras. 782 . to betroth. Transliteration: aras Phonetic Spelling:
(aw-ras') Short Definition: engaged. Word Origin a prim. ... betroth, espouse. ...
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2778. charaph. -- to reproach
... 2778a . to reproach. Transliteration: charaph. Phonetic Spelling: (khaw-raf')
Short Definition: betroth. betroth, blaspheme, defy, rail, reproach, upbraid ...
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3259. yaad -- to appoint
... agree, make an appointment, a time, assemble selves, betroth, gather selves.
A primitive root; to fix upon (by agreement or appointment ...
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Library

Introduction
... "I will betroth thee unto me forever; yea, I will betroth thee unto me in righteousness,
and in justice, and in loving kindness, and in mercies. ...
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Covenanting According to the Purposes of God.
... And I will betroth thee unto me for ever; yea, I will betroth thee unto me in
righteousness, and in judgment, and in loving-kindness, and in mercies: I will ...
/.../the ordinance of covenanting/chapter viii covenanting according to.htm

The Marriage of the Lamb.
... "And I will betroth thee unto me in righteousness, and in judgment, and
in loving kindness, and in mercies. I will even betroth ...
/.../bliss/a brief commentary on the apocalypse/the marriage of the lamb.htm

The Controversy Concerning Fasting
... "I will betroth thee unto Me forever . . . I will even betroth thee unto Me
in faithfulness, and thou shalt know the Lord" (Hos.2:19, 20). ...
/.../chadwick/the gospel of st mark/chapter 2 18 the controversy concerning.htm

How Antipater is Hated of all Men; and How the King Espouses the ...
... I therefore betroth thy daughter, Pheroras, to the elder of these brethren, the
children of Alexander, that thou mayst be obliged to take care of them. ...
/.../chapter 28 how antipater is.htm

March 7 Morning
... I will betroth thee unto me for ever; yea, I will betroth thee unto me in
righteousness, and in judgment, and in lovingkindness and in mercies. ...
/.../anonymous/daily light on the daily path/march 7 morning.htm

Entire Sanctification in Prophecy.
... be at that day, saith the Lord, that thou shalt call Me Ishi, and shalt call Me
no more Baali," and again in the nineteenth verse, "I will betroth thee unto Me ...
/.../clark/the theology of holiness/chapter v entire sanctification in.htm

"Destroyed for Lack of Knowledge"
... And I will betroth thee unto Me forever; yea, I will betroth thee unto Me in
righteousness, and in judgment, and in loving-kindness, and in mercies. ...
/.../white/the story of prophets and kings/chapter 24 destroyed for lack.htm

A Warning Rejected.
... He declares, "I will betroth thee unto Me forever; yea, I will betroth thee unto
Me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in loving-kindness, and in mercies ...
/.../white/the great controversy between christ and satan /21 a warning rejected.htm

A Warning Rejected
... He declares: "I will betroth thee unto Me forever; yea, I will betroth thee unto
Me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in loving-kindness, and in mercies ...
/.../white/the great controversy/chapter 21 a warning rejected.htm

Thesaurus
Betroth (5 Occurrences)
...BETROTH. be-troth', be-troth' ('dras): On betrothal as a social custom see
MARRIAGE. ... Multi-Version Concordance Betroth (5 Occurrences). ...
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Espouse (2 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary (2 Samuel 3:14), to betroth. The espousal ... principle.
2. (vt) To betroth; to promise in marriage; to give as spouse. 3 ...
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Betrays (13 Occurrences)

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Mercies (62 Occurrences)
... Hosea 2:19 And I will betroth thee unto me for ever; yea, I will betroth thee unto
me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in lovingkindness, and in mercies. ...
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Violate (14 Occurrences)
... Deuteronomy 28:30 You shall betroth a wife, and another man shall lie with her:
you shall build a house, and you shall not dwell therein: you shall plant a ...
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Zealous (40 Occurrences)
... (WEY DBY NIV). 2 Corinthians 11:2 for I am zealous for you with zeal of God, for
I did betroth you to one husband, a pure virgin, to present to Christ, (YLT). ...
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Zeal (45 Occurrences)
... 2 Corinthians 11:2 for I am zealous for you with zeal of God, for I did betroth
you to one husband, a pure virgin, to present to Christ, (Root in YLT). ...
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Ravish (2 Occurrences)
... Deuteronomy 28:30 You shall betroth a wife, and another man shall lie with her:
you shall build a house, and you shall not dwell therein: you shall plant a ...
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Rights (35 Occurrences)
... birthright, (See NIV). Exodus 21:9 And if to his son he betroth her, according
to the right of daughters he doth to her. (See NIV). Exodus 21 ...
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Ensure (3 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (vt) To make sure. See Insure. 2. (vt) To
betroth. Multi-Version Concordance Ensure (3 Occurrences). ...
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Concordance
Betroth (5 Occurrences)

2 Corinthians 11:2
I am jealous over you with God's own jealousy. For I have betrothed you to Christ to present you to Him like a faithful bride to her one husband.
(Root in WEY YLT NAS RSV)

Exodus 21:9
And if he have betrothed her unto his son, he shall deal with her after the manner of daughters.
(Root in KJV WBS YLT)

Deuteronomy 28:30
You shall betroth a wife, and another man shall lie with her: you shall build a house, and you shall not dwell therein: you shall plant a vineyard, and shall not use its fruit.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Hosea 2:19
I will betroth you to me forever. Yes, I will betroth you to me in righteousness, in justice, in loving kindness, and in compassion.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Hosea 2:20
I will even betroth you to me in faithfulness; and you shall know Yahweh.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Subtopics

Betroth

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