be-troth', be-troth' ('dras): On betrothal as a social custom see MARRIAGE. Hosea, in his great parable of the prodigal wife, surpassed only by a greater Teacher's parable of the Prodigal Son, uses betrothal as the symbol of Yahweh's pledge of His love and favor to penitent Israel (Ho 2:19-20). In Ex 21:8-9 the Revised Version (British and American) renders "espouse" for the "betroth" of the King James Version, the context implying the actual marriage relation.

See a list of verses on BETROTHAL in the Bible.

See the definition of betroth in the KJV Dictionary

See also the McClintock and Strong Biblical Cyclopedia.

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