Amor de Casal
9 Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour.
10 For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falls; for he has not another to help him up.
11 Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm alone?
12 And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an associated helper for him.
You have ravished my heart, my sister, my spouse; you have ravished my heart with one of yours eyes, with one chain of your neck.
Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.
And above all these things put on (o. agape) love, which is the bond of perfection.
So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loves his wife loves himself.
For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourishes and cherishes it, even as the Lord the church:
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth: for your love is better than wine.
Because of the savour of your good ointments your name is as ointment poured forth, therefore do the virgins love you.
Set me as a seal upon yours heart, as a seal upon yours arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which has a most vehement flame.
Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it: if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would utterly be contemned.
Wherefore they are no more two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man put asunder.
When a man has taken a new wife, he shall not go out to war, neither shall he be charged with any business: but he shall be free at home one year, and shall cheer up his wife which he has taken.
Behold, you are fair, my love; behold, you are fair; you have doves' eyes.
Behold, you are fair, my beloved, yea, pleasant: also our bed is green.
Whoso finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favour of the LORD.
Let your fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of your youth.
Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy you at all times; and be you ravished always with her love.
And why will you, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, and embrace the bosom of a stranger?
4 Love (o. agape) suffers long, and is kind; love (o. agape) envies not; love (o. agape) vaunts not itself, is not puffed up,
5 Does not behave itself unseemly, seeks not her own, is not easily provoked, thinks no evil;
6 Rejoices not in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth;
7 Bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.
Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit. And wherefore one? That he might seek a godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth.