King James Bible

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King James Bible KJV

Dowry


"(mohar; i.e., price paid for a wife, Gen. 34:12; Ex. 22:17; 1" "Sam. 18:25), a nuptial present; some gift, as a sum of money," which the bridegroom offers to the father of his bride as a satisfaction before he can receive her. Jacob had no dowry to "give for his wife, but he gave his services (Gen. 29:18; 30:20;" 34:12).


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