|Overview - 1 Corinthians 7|
|1||He treats of marriage;|
|4||shewing it to be a remedy against fornication,|
|10||and that the bond thereof ought not lightly to be dissolved.|
|20||Every man must be content with his vocation.|
|25||Virginity wherefore to be embraced;|
|35||and for what respects we may either marry, or abstain from marrying.|
1 Corinthians 7:7 (King James Version)
For I would that all men were even as I myself. But every man hath his proper gift of God, one after this manner, and another after that.
- I would
- St. Paul evidently gave this advice in reference to the necessities of the church, or what he calls (ver. 26) the present distress; for it would be perfectly absurd to imagine that an inspired apostle would in the general, discountenance marriage, since it was of the greatest importance to the existence and happiness of future generations, and expressly agreeable to a Divine institution.
- 1 Corinthians 9:5 1 Corinthians 9:15 Acts 26:29
- 12:11 Matthew 19:11 Matthew 19:12