1 Corinthians 7:1-7 (Weymouth New Testament)

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1 I now deal with the subjects mentioned in your letter. It is well for a man to abstain altogether from marriage. 2 But because there is so much fornication every man should have a wife of his own, and every woman should have a husband. 3 Let a man pay his wife her due, and let a woman also pay her husband his. 4 A married woman is not mistress of her own person: her husband has certain rights. In the same way a married man is not master of his own person: his wife has certain rights. 5 Do not refuse one another, unless perhaps it is just for a time and by mutual consent, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer and may then associate again; lest the Adversary begin to tempt you because of your deficiency in self-control. 6 Thus much in the way of concession, not of command. 7 Yet I would that everybody lived as I do; but each of us has his own special gift from God--one in one direction and one in another.
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