If "It is not good that the man should be alone" [Gen. 2:18] ....

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    ..... why then did the Lord command the prophet Jeremiah, "Thou not shalt take thee a wife," [Jer. 16:2]?
     
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    The context provides the answer (v. 3). Here are some comments on the passage;

    John Gill:

    John Darby:

    Matthew Henry:

    Matthew Poole:

    Adam Clarke:

     
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    Thank you for the information you provided.

    I guess that this would be somewhat similar to what the Apostle Paul wrote in 1 Cor. 7:26 concerning it being, "good for the present distress."
     
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    The Genesis statement was a generality in regards to mankind, that we were created to be relational.
     
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    Exactly. Jeremiah was told not to take a wife because he was completely set aside as God's prophet. Any other act in his life would be distraction.
     

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