Does God approve of polygamy?


Deuteronomy 21:15-16

If a man has two wives, and he loves one but not the other, and both bear him sons but the firstborn is the son of the wife he does not love, when he wills his property to his sons, he must not give the rights of the firstborn to the son of the wife he loves in preference to his actual firstborn, the son of the wife he does not love.

2 Samuel 5:13 (also 1 Ki 11:3)

After he left Hebron, David took more concubines and wives in Jerusalem, and more sons and daughters were born to him.

1 Timothy 3:12 (also 1 Tim 3:2, Titus 1:6)

A deacon must be the husband of but one wife and must manage his children and his household well.


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