Polygamy, Rome 1st to Outlaw – Mormon Quotes

Journal of Discourses 12:262-263; Just ask yourselves, historians, when was monogamy introduced on to the face of the earth? When those buccaneers, who settled on the peninsula where Rome now stands, could not steal women enough to have two or three apiece, they passed a law that a man should have but one woman. And this started monogamy and the downfall of the plurality system. In the days of Jesus, Rome, having dominion over Jerusalem, they carried out the doctrine more or less. This was the rise, start and foundation of the doctrine of monogamy; and never till then was there a law passed, that we have any knowledge of, that a man should have but one wife.” – Brigham Young, Salt Lake City, August 9, 1868

Genesis 6:18But with thee will I establish my covenant; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife…” – Brigham Young, Salt Lake City, August 9, 1868

Job 1:12:9There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil.  Then said his wife unto him…

Deuteronomy 17:17; “Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, that his heart turn not away: neither shall he greatly multiply to himself silver and gold.

Righteous men, one wife each…

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