I was reading some comments from an anti-polygyny person today and one verse he was using to suggest that polygyny was neither God’s will or ideal was, Ecclesiastes 9:9. Solomon uses the singular "wife" here, instead of "wives".
"Live joyfully with the wife whom you love all the days of your vain life which He has given you under the sun, all your days of vanity; for that is your portion in life, and in the labor which you perform under the sun."
My own "non-expert" opinion is that King Solomon seems very depressed here and while his statement may be a "true statement" in that it was recorded correctly…it isn’t a "Statement Of Truth", due to his mental state. In any case, I would certainly be interested in hearing what others have to say here, in regards to it’s effect on the validity of polygyny.
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