1 Corinthians 7:8-24 (Third Millennium Bible)

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8 I say therefore to the unmarried and widows: It is good for them if they remain even as I. 9 But if they cannot contain themselves, let them marry; for it is better to marry than to burn. 10 And unto the married I command (yet not I, but the Lord): let not the wife depart from her husband. 11 But if she depart, let her remain unmarried, or be reconciled to her husband. And let not the husband put away his wife. 12 But to the rest I speak (not the Lord): if any brother hath a wife who believeth not, and she be pleased to dwell with him, let him not put her away. 13 And the woman who hath a husband who believeth not, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him. 14 For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband. Else yourÅ’children would be unclean, but now they are holy. 15 But if the unbelieving spouse depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases, for God hath called us to peace. 16 For how knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt save thy husband? Or how knowest thou, O man, whether thou shalt save thy wife? 17 But as God hath distributed to every man, as the Lord hath called every one, so let him walk. And so I ordain in all churches. 18 Is any man called, being circumcised? Let him not become uncircumcised. Is any called, being uncircumcised? Let him not be circumcised. 19 Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but what matters is the keeping of the commandments of God. 20 Let every man abide in the same calling as when he was called. 21 Art thou a servant when called? Be not concerned; but if thou mayest be made free, then make use of it. 22 For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord's freeman; likewise also he that is called, being free, is Christ's servant. 23 Ye are bought with a price; be ye not the servants of men. 24 Brethren, let every man, wherein he is called, therein abide with God.
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