Bible ~~- Older Testament ~~- Ezekiel ~~- chapter 44 of 48 (31 verses.)

Ezekiel 44:22Wrench


No [priest] can marry a widow [of a non-priest].
Nor [can a priest marry] a divorced woman.
[Priests] can only marry either a virgin seed-daughter from an Israelite family, or the widow of a deceased priest.


Note: Christian believers are priests.
So believers must not engage in serial wife-swapping, aka divorce & remarriage.

Other English Bible translations of Ezekiel 44:22:

Complete Jewish Bible (Sacred Name Version)CJB-SNThey may not marry a widow or a divorcee but must marry virgins descended from the house of Israโ€™el or a widow whose deceased husband was a cohen.
New International Version (Sacred Name)NIV-SRThey must not marry widows or divorced women; they may marry only virgins of Israelite descent or widows of priests.
New International Readers Version (Sacred Name)NIRV-SNThey must not get married to widows or divorced women. They can only marry Israelite virgins or the widows of priests.
New Living Translation (Sacred Name Version)NLT-SNThey may choose their wives only from among the virgins of Israel or the widows of the priests. They may not marry other widows or divorced women.
New Revised Standard (Sacred Name Edition)NRSV-SNThey shall not marry a widow, or a divorced woman, but only a virgin of the stock of the house of Israel, or a widow who is the widow of a priest.
The Message (Sacred Name Version)MSG-SN'Priests are not to marry widows or divorcees, but only Israelite virgins or widows of priests.
Good News Translation (Sacred Name)GNT-SNNo priest may marry a divorced woman; he is to marry only an Israelite virgin or the widow of another priest.
New American Standard (Sacred Name Bible)NASB-SN'And they shall not marry a widow or a divorced woman but shall take virgins from the offspring of the house of Israel, or a widow who is the widow of a priest.
King James Version (unedited)KJVNeither shall they take for their wives a widow, nor her that is put away: but they shall take maidens of the seed of the house of Israel, or a widow that had a priest before.