1 Corinthians 7:1-7 CSB

Principles of Marriage

1 About the things you wrote:a "It is good for a man not to have relations withb a woman."c

References for 1 Corinthians 7:1

    • a 7:1 - Other mss add to me
    • b 7:1 - Lit not to touch
    • c 7:1 - The words in quotation marks are a principle that the Corinthians wrote to Paul and asked for his view about.
      2 But because of sexual immorality,d each man should have his own wife, and each woman should have her own husband.

      References for 1 Corinthians 7:2

        • d 7:2 - Lit immoralities
          3 A husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise a wife to her husband.
          4 A wife does not have authority over her own body, but her husband does. Equally, a husband does not have authority over his own body, but his wife does.
          5 Do not deprive one another-except when you agree, for a time, to devote yourselves toe prayer. Then come together again; otherwise, Satan may tempt you because of your lack of self-control.

          References for 1 Corinthians 7:5

            • e 7:5 - Other mss add fasting and to
              6 I say this as a concession, not as a command.
              7 I wish that all people were just like me. But each has his own gift from God, one this and another that.