A concubine is regarded as a female who lives with a man but is quite inferior in rank and importance to the man’s wife or wives, and they were mostly a part of the society that practiced polygamy. And concubinage is a physical and mutual union between a male and a female where neither of the two wants to get married.
Here are a few Bible verses about concubines.
Kings 11:3 – He was in possession of seven hundred princesses, spouses, and three hundred and three hundred mistresses, and his spouses refused admittance to his soul.
Judges 19:1-4 – And on that account, his mistress persuaded the courtesan to turn against him, and as a consequence, she departed from him and put up at the house of her father which was located in Bethlehem in Judah, and she resided in her father’s abode for a span of four months.
Judges 8:30-31 – And on that account, Gideon was in possession of seventy sons who were his own successors, and this is because of the fact that he had a huge number of spouses. He had a mistress who used to live in Shechem, gave birth to a son as well, and the son came to be known as Abimelech.
Exodus 21:7-11 – And on that account, he does not possess the power to make her an object of trade to the non-native people because of his injustice behavior towards her. If he appoints her for his son, he will have to cope with her in accordance with the tradition of daughters.
Genesis 21:8-14 – And at that moment, Sarah laid her eyes upon the descendant of Hagar, the Egyptian, whom she handed over to Abraham, as a mockery. Therefore she told Abraham that he should point the exit door to that maidservant and her descendant, for she would not tolerate the son of that charwoman to acquire the position of his husband’s successor along with her son, Isaac.
Genesis 16:1-2 – And on that account, she asked him to make his way up to her slave; perhaps she might be able to have kids through her. And Abram was very obedient to all the things that Sarai told her.
Samuel 5:13 – For the time being, David laid hold of more spouses and mistresses from the town of Jerusalem after he had arrived from Hebron; and more male and female descendants were born to him.
Samuel 19:5 – And on that account, Joab laid his foot into the abode to meet the monarch and told him that it was on this very day that he had smothered the countenances of the men who served him with nothing but disgrace, for they were the men who had rescued his life, the lives of his daughters and sons, the lives of his spouses and the lives of his mistresses.
Chronicles 11:21 – Rehoboam was more affectionate towards Maacah, the ward of Absalom than he was towards all the rest of his spouses and mistresses. And this was because of the fact that he had in his possession eighteen spouses and sixty mistresses, and he was a father to sixty daughters and twenty-eight sons.
Genesis 21:8-14 – And the holy Lord, the Supreme Being of all the universe, also added that he himself will build a country in the name of the descendant of the charwoman because that lad is a descendant of Abraham as well.
Daniel 5:2-3 – And on that account, during the time Belshazzar had a taste of the wine, he laid commands to fetch the containers made of silver and gold which Nebuchadnezzar, the father of Belshazzar, had moved out of the place of worship that was located in the town of Jerusalem, so that the monarch and his aristocrats, his spouses and his mistresses were able to quench their thirst from the containers.
Genesis 16:3 – And on that account, after Abram had resided for ten long years on the soil of Canaan, the wife of Abram, Sarai laid hold of her Egyptian female servant who was known as Hagar, and offered that maid to her husband Abram, as his new spouse.
Genesis 25:1 – And on that account, at the present moment, Abram gained possession of another spouse, who was known by the name of Keturah.
Judges 19:1-4 – And on that account, it so happened in those times that when there was no monarch living in Israel, there existed a particular Levite residing in the rural side of the nation of hills of Ephraim, who laid hold of a mistress for himself from Bethlehem in Judah.
Genesis 21:8-14 – And on that account, the kid had grown up and was now accustomed to food other than his mother’s breast milk, and therefore Abraham organized a huge celebration meal on the day that his son, Isaac, shifted from milk to food.
Exodus 21:7-11 – And on that account, if a person puts his daughter on sale as a female servant, she is not supposed to submit herself without being paid any money for her labor, in a similar manner in which the male servants do. If she turns out to be unsatisfying in the sight of her Lord, who appointed her to fulfill his needs, then he should allow her to make up for her mistakes.
Genesis 30:3-6 – And on that account, Rachel told him that it was her servant, Bilhah and that he should make his way inside to her in order to sleep with her so that Rachel could have children sitting on her knees through the servant. And therefore, she offered her servant Bilhah as a partner to him, and Jacob made love to her. As a result of this union, Bilhah gave birth to a boy who was the descendant of Jacob.
Genesis 30:9 – When Leah observed that she was no longer fertile enough to bear children in her womb, she laid hold of her servant, Zilpah, and offered her to Jacob as a partner for mating.
Judges 19:1-4 – And on that account, her husband took a stand and tried to make up to her by sweet-talking so that he could convince her to come back, and he took his attendant and a couple of donkeys along with him.
Genesis 16:1-2 – And on that account, Sarai, who was the spouse of Abram, had not given birth to any child, and she was in possession of an Egyptian slave, who was known by the name of Hagar. Therefore Sarai told Abram that currently, he should pay close attention to the fact that the almighty Heavenly Father, the Supreme Being of all the universe, had put a stop to her capability of giving birth to children.
Genesis 21:8-14 – And on that account, Abraham was feeling severely troubled with the situation, but the good God, the almighty Heavenly Father, told Abraham that there is no need for him to be worried about the boy and the maidservant; he should listen to all the things that Sarah is telling him to carry out, and this is because of the fact that it is through Isaac that the successors of Abraham will be given their names.
Galatians 4:22-23 – And on that account, it has been penned down that Abraham had two male children, one of them was given birth by the slave, and the other one was the son of a free woman. However, the child that was given birth by the slave woman was born as a result of the only sexual intimacy of two bodies, but the child that was delivered by the free woman, was born out of a promise.
Proverbs 30:23 – There is a vast difference between a woman who is not liked much, but she finds herself a spouse, and a woman who works as a slave under a lady but when she takes the place of her mistress.
Galatians 4:29 – And on that account, during that time, the child that was conceived as a result of mere intimacy of two bodies, oppressed and ill-treated the boy who was born as a result of not only intimacy of two bodies but also due to the intimacy of two souls.
Genesis 25:5-6 – And on that account, Abraham handed over all the things that to owned to his son Isaac; but to the children that were conceived by his mistresses, he presented them with gifts during the time that he was still alive and he made sure that they were far away from Isaac and so he dismissed them to someplace in the east.
Daniel 5:2-3 And on that account, they fetched the containers made of gold which had been moved out of the place of worship of the almighty Heavenly Father, the Supreme Being of all the universe, that is, the temple; and the monarch and his aristocrats, his spouses and his mistresses quenched their thirst by drinking from those containers.
Judges 19:1-4 – And on that account, she escorted him inside the house owned by her father, and at the time the father of the girl laid eyes upon him, he was delighted to meet him. And on that account, his father-in-law, that is, the father of the girl held him back in his abode, and he stayed with them for three days. And hence they enjoyed delicious meals and drank fancy wines and made themselves comfortable there.
Genesis 21:8-14 – And on that account, Abraham woke up before the usual time in the morning and got hold of bread and a skin of water and offered them to Hagar, placing them on her shoulder, and he handed over the lad to her and dismissed her from his place. And so she left and roamed about in the wildlands of Beersheba.
Exodus 21:7-11 – And on that account, if he gets on with another female, he may not turn down her meal, her need for dressing up, or her nuptial privileges. If he is unable to carry out all the three things for her, then she shall make her way out for no benefit, with no monetary reward.
Genesis 30:3-6 – And on that account, Rachel said that the almighty Heavenly Father, the Supreme Being of all the universe, had freed her from all her sins and redeemed her soul and had indeed paid attention to her earnest prayers and had therefore blessed her with a male child. Hence she decided to call her son by the name Dan.