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Espouse (2 Occurrences)

Exodus 21:9 And if he espouse her unto his son, he shall deal with her after the manner of daughters. (ASV JPS)

Isaiah 62:5 For as a young man espouseth a virgin, so shall thy sons espouse thee; and as the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so shall thy God rejoice over thee. (Root in JPS)

Espouse (2 Occurrences)
... 1. (vt) To make one's own; to take up the cause of; to adopt; to embrace; to marry;
as, to espouse a new belief or principle. ... ESPOUSAL; ESPOUSE. ...
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Espoused (7 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (imp. & pp) of Espouse. Multi-Version Concordance
Espoused (7 Occurrences). Matthew 1:18 Now the birth ...
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Lead (192 Occurrences)
... 13. (vt) To draw or direct by influence, whether good or bad; to prevail on; to
induce; to entice; to allure; as, to lead one to espouse a righteous cause. 14. ...
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Range (9 Occurrences)
... individual) among others in a line, row, or order, as in the ranks of an army; --
usually, reflexively and figuratively, (in the sense) to espouse a cause, to ...
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Espousals (2 Occurrences)

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... maintenance; adoption; as, the espousal of a quarrel. Int. Standard Bible
Encyclopedia. ESPOUSAL; ESPOUSE. es-pouz'-al, es-pouz': In the King ...
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Betroth (5 Occurrences)
... 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 ...
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Spouse (7 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) A married man, in distinct from a spousess or married woman; a bridegroom
or husband. 3. (n.) To wed; to espouse. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. ...
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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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1061. gamisko -- to give in marriage
... give in marriage. From gamos; to espouse (a daughter to a husband) -- give
in marriage. see GREEK gamos. (gamizontai) -- 3 Occurrences. ...
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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

es-pouz'-al, es-pouz':

In the King James Version these words, following English usage of an earlier day, are used to signify either marriage or betrothal, while the American Standard Revised Version discriminates, and uses them only for marriage. For example, in 2 Samuel 3:14, "I espoused to me" (Hebrew 'erasti li) becomes "I betrothed to me." So also, in Matthew 1:18 Luke 1:27; Luke 2:5 which refer to the relation between Joseph and Mary before the birth of Jesus, "espoused" (mnesteuo) becomes "betrothed." On the other hand, "espoused" is retained in Songs 3:11 ("the day of his espousals"-that is, day of marriage); in Jeremiah 2:2 ("the love of thine espousals"-that is, the love of married state); and in 2 Corinthians 11:2 ("I espoused (hermosamen) you to one husband").

E. J. Forrester

Easton's Bible Dictionary
(2 Samuel 3:14), to betroth. The espousal was a ceremony of betrothing, a formal agreement between the parties then coming under obligation for the purpose of marriage. Espousals are in the East frequently contracted years before the marriage is celebrated. It is referred to as figuratively illustrating the relations between God and his people (Jeremiah 2:2; Matthew 1:18; 2 Corinthians 11:2). (see BETROTH.)

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To make one's own; to take up the cause of; to adopt; to embrace; to marry; as, to espouse a new belief or principle.

2. (v. t.) To betroth; to promise in marriage; to give as spouse.

3. (v. t.) To take as spouse; to take to wife; to marry.

Strong's Hebrew
781. aras -- to betroth
... engaged (6). betroth, espouse. A primitive root; to engage for matrimony --
betroth, espouse. << 780, 781. aras. 782 >>. Strong's Numbers.
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