Verses with the word wife in the Apocrypha (54 verses):
1 Esdras 4:20
A man leaveth his own father that brought him up, and his own country, and cleaveth unto his wife.
1 Esdras 4:21
He sticketh not to spend his life with his wife. and remembereth neither father, nor mother, nor country.
1 Esdras 4:25
Wherefore a man loveth his wife better than father or mother.
2 Esdras 9:47
So when he grew up, and came to the time that he should have a wife, I made a feast.
Then all my goods were forcibly taken away, neither was there any thing left me, beside my wife Anna and my son Tobias.
Now when I was come home again, and my wife Anna was restored unto me, with my son Tobias, in the feast of Pentecost, which is the holy feast of the seven weeks, there was a good dinner prepared me, in the which I sat down to eat.
And my wife Anna did take women's works to do.
And that I never polluted my name, nor the name of my father, in the land of my captivity: I am the only daughter of my father, neither hath he any child to be his heir, neither any near kinsman, nor any son of his alive, to whom I may keep myself for a wife: my seven husbands are already dead; and why should I live? but if it please not thee that I should die, command some regard to be had of me, and pity taken of me, that I hear no more reproach.
And Raphael was sent to heal them both, that is, to scale away the whiteness of Tobit's eyes, and to give Sara the daughter of Raguel for a wife to Tobias the son of Tobit; and to bind Asmodeus the evil spirit; because she belonged to Tobias by right of inheritance. The selfsame time came Tobit home, and entered into his house, and Sara the daughter of Raguel came down from her upper chamber.
Beware of all whoredom, my son, and chiefly take a wife of the seed of thy fathers, and take not a strange woman to wife, which is not of thy father's tribe: for we are the children of the prophets, Noe, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob: remember, my son, that our fathers from the beginning, even that they all married wives of their own kindred, and were blessed in their children, and their seed shall inherit the land.
Now therefore, my son, love thy brethren, and despise not in thy heart thy brethren, the sons and daughters of thy people, in not taking a wife of them: for in pride is destruction and much trouble, and in lewdness is decay and great want: for lewdness is the mother of famine.
The angel said to the young man, Brother, to day we shall lodge with Raguel, who is thy cousin; he also hath one only daughter, named Sara; I will speak for her, that she may be given thee for a wife.
Then the angel said unto him, Dost thou not remember the precepts which thy father gave thee, that thou shouldest marry a wife of thine own kindred? wherefore hear me, O my brother; for she shall be given thee to wife; and make thou no reckoning of the evil spirit; for this same night shall she be given thee in marriage.
Then said Raguel to Edna his wife, How like is this young man to Tobit my cousin!
And likewise Edna his wife and Sara his daughter wept. Moreover they entertained them cheerfully; and after that they had killed a ram of the flock, they set store of meat on the table. Then said Tobias to Raphael, Brother Azarias, speak of those things of which thou didst talk in the way, and let this business be dispatched.
Then he called his daughter Sara, and she came to her father, and he took her by the hand, and gave her to be wife to Tobias, saying, Behold, take her after the law of Moses, and lead her away to thy father. And he blessed them;
And called Edna his wife, and took paper, and did write an instrument of covenants, and sealed it.
After Raguel called his wife Edna, and said unto her, Sister, prepare another chamber, and bring her in thither.
Thou madest Adam, and gavest him Eve his wife for an helper and stay: of them came mankind: thou hast said, It is not good that man should be alone; let us make unto him an aid like unto himself.
He said unto his wife Edna. Send one of the maids, and let her see whether he be alive: if he be not, that we may bury him, and no man know it.
And then he should take the half of his goods, and go in safety to his father; and should have the rest when I and my wife be dead.
And early in the morning they went forth both together, and came to the wedding: and Tobias blessed his wife.
Then his wife said unto him, My son is dead, seeing he stayeth long; and she began to wail him, and said,
Then Raguel arose, and gave him Sara his wife, and half his goods, servants, and cattle, and money:
After these things Tobias went his way, praising God that he had given him a prosperous journey, and blessed Raguel and Edna his wife, and went on his way till they drew near unto Nineve.
Let us haste before thy wife, and prepare the house.
For he hath brought me again to thee in safety, and made whole my wife, and brought me the money, and likewise healed thee.
And when Anna his mother was dead, he buried her with his father. But Tobias departed with his wife and children to Ecbatane to Raguel his father in law,
Wisdom of Solomon 13:17
Then maketh he prayer for his goods, for his wife and children, and is not ashamed to speak to that which hath no life.
Hast thou a wife after thy mind? forsake her not: but give not thyself over to a light woman.
Be not jealous over the wife of thy bosom, and teach her not an evil lesson against thyself.
Sit not at all with another man's wife, nor sit down with her in thine arms, and spend not thy money with her at the wine; lest thine heart incline unto her, and so through thy desire thou fall into destruction.
And as a mother shall she meet him, and receive him as a wife married of a virgin.
Thus shall it go also with the wife that leaveth her husband, and bringeth in an heir by another.
In three things I was beautified, and stood up beautiful both before God and men: the unity of brethren, the love of neighbours, a man and a wife that agree together.
Well is him that dwelleth with a wife of understanding, and that hath not slipped with his tongue, and that hath not served a man more unworthy than himself:
As the climbing up a sandy way is to the feet of the aged, so is a wife full of words to a quiet man.
Blessed is the man that hath a virtuous wife, for the number of his days shall be double.
A good wife is a good portion, which shall be given in the portion of them that fear the Lord.
An evil wife is a yoke shaken to and fro: he that hath hold of her is as though he held a scorpion.
The grace of a wife delighteth her husband, and her discretion will fatten his bones.
As the sun when it ariseth in the high heaven; so is the beauty of a good wife in the ordering of her house.
Give not thy son and wife, thy brother and friend, power over thee while thou livest, and give not thy goods to another: lest it repent thee, and thou intreat for the same again.
He that getteth a wife beginneth a possession, a help like unto himself, and a pillar of rest.
Where no hedge is, there the possession is spoiled: and he that hath no wife will wander up and down mourning.
Children and the building of a city continue a man's name: but a blameless wife is counted above them both.
A friend and companion never meet amiss: but above both is a wife with her husband.
And to turn away thy face from thy kinsman; or to take away a portion or a gift; or to gaze upon another man's wife.
Sure keeping is good, where an evil wife is; and shut up, where many hands are.
And he took a wife, whose name was Susanna, the daughter of Chelcias, a very fair woman, and one that feared the Lord.
And said before the people, Send for Susanna, the daughter of Chelcias, Joacim's wife. And so they sent.
Therefore Chelcias and his wife praised God for their daughter Susanna, with Joacim her husband, and all the kindred, because there was no dishonesty found in her.
1 Maccabees 10:54
Now therefore let us make a league of amity together, and give me now thy daughter to wife: and I will be thy son in law, and will give both thee and her as according to thy dignity.
2 Maccabees 14:25
He prayed him also to take a wife, and to beget children: so he married, was quiet, and took part of this life.