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Espouse: (2 Samuel 3:14) to betroth. The espousal was a ceremony of betrothing, a
formal agreement between the parties then coming under obligation for
the purpose of marriage. Espousals are in the East frequently
contracted years before the marriage is celebrated. It is referred to
as figuratively illustrating the relations between God and his people
(Jeremiah 2:2; Matthew 1:18; 2 Corinthians 11:2)