With a godly jealousy (qeou zhlwi). Instrumental case of zhlo. With a jealousy of God. I espoused (hrmosamhn). First aorist middle indicative of armozw, old verb to join, to fit together (from armo, joint). Common for betrothed, though only here in N.T. The middle voice indicates Paul's interest in the matter. Paul treats the Corinthians as his bride.