I saytherefore to the unmarriedandwidows, It isgood for themif they abideevenasI.9Butiftheycannotcontain , let them marry : for it isbetter to marrythan to burn .
10And unto the married I command , yet notI,but the Lord,Letnot the wifedepartfrom her husband:11Butandif she depart , let her remainunmarried,or be reconciled to her husband:andletnot the husband put away his wife.12But to the restspeakI,not the Lord: If anybrotherhath a wife that believeth not,andshe be pleased to dwellwithhim, let himnotputheraway .
13And the womanwhichhath an husband that believeth not,and if he be pleased to dwellwithher, let hernotleavehim.14For the unbelievinghusband is sanctifiedby the wife,and the unbelievingwife is sanctifiedby the husband:elsewereyourchildrenunclean;butnow are theyholy.15Butif the unbelievingdepart , let him depart . A brotheror a sisterisnot under bondageinsuch cases: butGod hath calledustopeace.a16Forwhat knowest thou , O wife,whether thou shalt save thy husband?orhowb knowest thou , O man,whether thou shalt save thy wife?17ButasGod hath distributed to every man,as the Lord hath called every one,so let him walk . Andso ordain Iinallchurches.18Is any mancalled being circumcised ? let himnot become uncircumcised . Isanycalledinuncircumcision? let himnot be circumcised .
19Circumcisionisnothing,anduncircumcisionisnothing,but the keeping of the commandments of God.20Let every manabidein the samecallingwhereinhe was called .
Art thou called being a servant?carenot for it : butif thou mayest be madefree,use it rather.22For he that is calledin the Lord, being a servant,is the Lord'sfreeman:clikewisealso he that is called , being free,isChrist'sservant.23
Ye are bought with a price;benotye the servants of men.24Brethren,let every man,whereinhe is called , thereinabidewithGod.