1 Corinthians 7
Now for the matters you wrote about: It is good for a man not to marry.
Peri; PREP de; CONJ wJ'n R-GPN ejgravyate, V-AAI-2P kalo;n A-NSN ajnqrwvpw/ N-DSM gunaiko;? N-GSF mh; PRT a&ptesqai: V-PMN
But since there is so much immorality, each man should have his own wife, and each woman her own husband.
dia; PREP de; CONJ ta;? T-APF porneiva? N-APF e&kasto? A-NSM th;n T-ASF eJautou' F-3GSM gunai'ka N-ASF ejcevtw, V-PAM-3S kai; CONJ eJkavsth A-NSF to;n T-ASM i~dion A-ASM a~ndra N-ASM ejcevtw. V-PAM-3S
The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise the wife to her husband.
th'/ T-DSF gunaiki; N-DSF oJ T-NSM ajnh;r N-NSM th;n T-ASF ojfeilh;n N-ASF ajpodidovtw, V-PAM-3S oJmoivw? ADV de; CONJ kai; CONJ hJ T-NSF gunh; N-NSF tw'/ T-DSM ajndriv. N-DSM
The wife's body does not belong to her alone but also to her husband. In the same way, the husband's body does not belong to him alone but also to his wife.
hJ T-NSF gunh; N-NSF tou' T-GSN ijdivou A-GSN swvmato? N-GSN oujk PRT ejxousiavzei ajlla; CONJ oJ T-NSM ajnhvr: N-NSM oJmoivw? ADV de; CONJ kai; CONJ oJ T-NSM ajnh;r N-NSM tou' T-GSN ijdivou A-GSN swvmato? N-GSN oujk PRT ejxousiavzei ajlla; CONJ hJ T-NSF gunhv. N-NSF
Do not deprive each other except by mutual consent and for a time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer. Then come together again so that Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.
mh; PRT ajposterei'te V-PAM-2P ajllhvlou?, C-APM eij COND mhvti PRT a^n PRT ejk PREP sumfwvnou A-GSN pro;? PREP kairo;n N-ASM i&na CONJ scolavshte V-AAS-2P th'/ T-DSF proseuch'/ N-DSF kai; CONJ pavlin ADV ejpi; PREP to; T-ASN aujto; P-ASN h\te, V-PXS-2P i&na CONJ mh; PRT peiravzh/ V-PAS-3S uJma'? P-2AP oJ T-NSM Satana'? N-NSM dia; PREP th;n T-ASF ajkrasivan N-ASF uJmw'n. P-2GP
I say this as a concession, not as a command.
tou'to D-ASN de; CONJ levgw V-PAI-1S kata; PREP suggnwvmhn, N-ASF ouj PRT katj PREP ejpitaghvn. N-ASF
I wish that all men were as I am. But each man has his own gift from God; one has this gift, another has that.
qevlw V-PAI-1S de; CONJ pavnta? A-APM ajnqrwvpou? N-APM ei\nai V-PXN wJ? ADV kai; CONJ ejmautovn: F-1ASM ajlla; CONJ e&kasto? A-NSM i~dion A-ASN e~cei V-PAI-3S cavrisma N-ASN ejk PREP qeou', N-GSM oJ T-NSM me;n PRT ou&tw?, ADV oJ T-NSM de; CONJ ou&tw?. ADV
Now to the unmarried and the widows I say: It is good for them to stay unmarried, as I am.
Levgw V-PAI-1S de; CONJ toi'? T-DPM ajgavmoi? N-DPM kai; CONJ tai'? T-DPF chvrai?, N-DPF kalo;n A-NSN aujtoi'? P-DPM eja;n COND meivnwsin V-AAS-3P wJ? ADV kajgwv: P-1NS
But if they cannot control themselves, they should marry, for it is better to marry than to burn with passion.
eij COND de; CONJ oujk PRT ejgkrateuvontai V-PNI-3P gamhsavtwsan, V-AAM-3P krei'tton A-NSN gavr CONJ ejstin V-PXI-3S gamh'sai V-AAN h^ PRT purou'sqai. V-PPN
To the married I give this command (not I, but the Lord): A wife must not separate from her husband.
toi'? T-DPM de; CONJ gegamhkovsin V-RAP-DPM paraggevllw, V-PAI-1S oujk PRT ejgw; P-1NS ajlla; CONJ oJ T-NSM kuvrio?, N-NSM gunai'ka N-ASF ajpo; PREP ajndro;? N-GSM mh; PRT cwrisqh'nai V-APN
But if she does, she must remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband. And a husband must not divorce his wife.
eja;n COND de; CONJ kai; CONJ cwrisqh'/, V-API-3S menevtw V-PAM-3S a~gamo? N-NSF h^ PRT tw'/ T-DSM ajndri; N-DSM katallaghvtw V-2APM-3S kai; CONJ a~ndra N-ASM gunai'ka N-ASF mh; PRT ajfievnai. V-PAN
To the rest I say this (I, not the Lord): If any brother has a wife who is not a believer and she is willing to live with him, he must not divorce her.
Toi'? T-DPM de; CONJ loipoi'? A-DPM levgw V-PAI-1S ejgwv, P-1NS oujc PRT oJ T-NSM kuvrio?: N-NSM ei~ COND ti? X-NSM ajdelfo;? N-NSM gunai'ka N-ASF e~cei V-PAI-3S a~piston, A-ASF kai; CONJ au&th P-NSF suneudokei' V-PAI-3S oijkei'n V-PAN metj PREP aujtou', P-GSM mh; PRT ajfievtw V-PAM-3S aujthvn: P-ASF
And if a woman has a husband who is not a believer and he is willing to live with her, she must not divorce him.
kai; CONJ gunh; N-NSF ei~ COND ti? X-NSM e~cei V-PAI-3S a~ndra N-ASM a~piston, A-ASM kai; CONJ ouJ'to? D-NSM suneudokei' V-PAI-3S oijkei'n V-PAN metj PREP aujth'?, P-GSF mh; PRT ajfievtw V-PAM-3S to;n T-ASM a~ndra. N-ASM
For the unbelieving husband has been sanctified through his wife, and the unbelieving wife has been sanctified through her believing husband. Otherwise your children would be unclean, but as it is, they are holy.
hJgivastai V-RPI-3S ga;r CONJ oJ T-NSM ajnh;r N-NSM oJ T-NSM a~pisto? A-NSF ejn PREP th'/ T-DSF gunaikiv, N-DSF kai; CONJ hJgivastai V-RPI-3S hJ T-NSF gunh; N-NSF hJ T-NSF a~pisto? A-NSF ejn PREP tw'/ T-DSM ajdelfw'/: N-DSM ejpei; CONJ a~ra PRT ta; T-NPN tevkna N-NPN uJmw'n P-2GP ajkavqartav A-NPN ejstin, V-PXI-3S nu'n ADV de; CONJ a&giav A-NPN ejstin. V-PXI-3S
But if the unbeliever leaves, let him do so. A believing man or woman is not bound in such circumstances; God has called us to live in peace.
eij COND de; CONJ oJ T-NSM a~pisto? A-NSM cwrivzetai, V-PMI-3S cwrizevsqw: V-PPM-3S ouj PRT dedouvlwtai V-RPI-3S oJ T-NSM ajdelfo;? N-NSM h^ T-NSF hJ T-NSF ajdelfh; N-NSF ejn PREP toi'? T-DPN toiouvtoi?: D-DPN ejn PREP de; CONJ eijrhvnh/ N-DSF kevklhken V-RAI-3S uJma'? P-2AP oJ T-NSM qeov?. N-NSM
How do you know, wife, whether you will save your husband? Or, how do you know, husband, whether you will save your wife?
tiv I-ASN ga;r CONJ oi\da?, V-RAI-2S guvnai, N-VSF eij COND to;n T-ASM a~ndra N-ASM swvsei?; V-FAI-2S h^ PRT tiv I-ASN oi\da?, V-RAI-2S a~ner, N-VSM eij COND th;n T-ASF gunai'ka N-ASF swvsei?; V-FAI-2S
Nevertheless, each one should retain the place in life that the Lord assigned to him and to which God has called him. This is the rule I lay down in all the churches.
Eij COND mh; PRT eJkavstw/ A-DSM wJ? ADV ejmevrisen V-AAI-3S oJ T-NSM kuvrio?, N-NSM e&kaston A-ASM wJ? ADV kevklhken V-RAI-3S oJ T-NSM qeov?, N-NSM ou&tw? ADV peripateivtw: V-PAM-3S kai; CONJ ou&tw? ADV ejn PREP tai'? T-DPF ejkklhsivai? N-DPF pavsai? A-DPF diatavssomai. V-PMI-1S
Was a man already circumcised when he was called? He should not become uncircumcised. Was a man uncircumcised when he was called? He should not be circumcised.
peritetmhmevno? V-RPP-NSM ti? X-NSM ejklhvqh; V-API-3S mh; PRT ejpispavsqw. V-PNM-3S ejn PREP ajkrobustiva/ N-DSF kevklhtaiv V-RPI-3S ti?; X-NSM mh; PRT peritemnevsqw. V-PPM-3S
Circumcision is nothing and uncircumcision is nothing. Keeping God's commands is what counts.
hJ T-NSF peritomh; N-NSF oujdevn A-NSN ejstin, V-PXI-3S kai; CONJ hJ T-NSF ajkrobustiva N-NSF oujdevn A-NSN ejstin, V-PXI-3S ajlla; CONJ thvrhsi? N-NSF ejntolw'n N-GPF qeou'. N-GSM
Each one should remain in the situation which he was in when God called him.
e&kasto? A-NSM ejn PREP th'/ T-DSF klhvsei N-DSF hJ'/ R-DSF ejklhvqh V-API-3S ejn PREP tauvth/ D-DSF menevtw. V-PAM-3S
Were you a slave when you were called? Don't let it trouble you--although if you can gain your freedom, do so.
dou'lo? N-NSM ejklhvqh?; V-API-2S mhv PRT soi P-2DS melevtw: V-PAM-3S ajll# CONJ eij COND kai; CONJ duvnasai V-PNI-2S ejleuvqero? A-NSM genevsqai, V-2ADN ma'llon ADV crh'sai. V-ADM-2S
For he who was a slave when he was called by the Lord is the Lord's freedman; similarly, he who was a free man when he was called is Christ's slave.
oJ T-NSM ga;r CONJ ejn PREP kurivw/ N-DSM klhqei;? V-APP-NSM dou'lo? N-NSM ajpeleuvqero? N-NSM kurivou N-GSM ejstivn: V-PXI-3S oJmoivw? ADV oJ T-NSM ejleuvqero? A-NSM klhqei;? V-APP-NSM dou'lov? N-NSM ejstin V-PXI-3S Xristou'. N-GSM
You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of men.
timh'? N-GSF hjgoravsqhte: V-API-2P mh; PRT givnesqe V-PNM-2P dou'loi N-NPM ajnqrwvpwn. N-GPM
Brothers, each man, as responsible to God, should remain in the situation God called him to.
e&kasto? A-NSM ejn PREP wJ'/ R-DSN ejklhvqh, V-API-3S ajdelfoiv, N-VPM ejn PREP touvtw/ D-DSN menevtw V-PAM-3S para; PREP qew'/. N-DSM
Now about virgins: I have no command from the Lord, but I give a judgment as one who by the Lord's mercy is trustworthy.
Peri; PREP de; CONJ tw'n T-GPF parqevnwn N-GPF ejpitagh;n N-ASF kurivou N-GSM oujk PRT e~cw, V-PAI-1S gnwvmhn N-ASF de; CONJ divdwmi V-PAI-1S wJ? ADV hjlehmevno? V-RPP-NSM uJpo; PREP kurivou N-GSM pisto;? A-NSM ei\nai. V-PXN
Because of the present crisis, I think that it is good for you to remain as you are.
Nomivzw V-PAI-1S ou\n CONJ tou'to D-ASN kalo;n A-NSN uJpavrcein V-PAN dia; PREP th;n T-ASF ejnestw'san V-RAP-ASF ajnavgkhn, N-ASF o&ti CONJ kalo;n A-NSN ajnqrwvpw/ N-DSM to; T-NSN ou&tw? ADV ei\nai. V-PXN
Are you married? Do not seek a divorce. Are you unmarried? Do not look for a wife.
devdesai V-RPI-2S gunaikiv; N-DSF mh; PRT zhvtei V-PAM-2S luvsin: N-ASF levlusai V-RPI-2S ajpo; PREP gunaikov?; N-GSF mh; PRT zhvtei V-PAM-2S gunai'ka. N-ASF
But if you do marry, you have not sinned; and if a virgin marries, she has not sinned. But those who marry will face many troubles in this life, and I want to spare you this.
eja;n COND de; CONJ kai; CONJ gamhvsh/?, V-AAS-2S oujc PRT h&marte?: V-2AAI-2S kai; CONJ eja;n COND ghvmh/ V-AAS-3S hJ R-DSF parqevno?, N-NSF oujc PRT h&marten. V-2AAI-3S qli'yin N-ASF de; CONJ th'/ T-DSF sarki; N-DSF e&xousin V-PAI-3P oiJ T-NPM toiou'toi, D-NPM ejgw; P-1NS de; CONJ uJmw'n P-2GP feivdomai. V-PNI-1S
What I mean, brothers, is that the time is short. From now on those who have wives should live as if they had none;
tou'to D-ASN dev CONJ fhmi, V-PXI-1S ajdelfoiv, N-VPM oJ T-NSM kairo;? N-NSM sunestalmevno? V-RPP-NSM ejstivn: V-PXI-3S to; T-NSN loipo;n A-NSN i&na CONJ kai; CONJ oiJ T-NPM e~conte? V-PAP-NPM gunai'ka? N-APF wJ? ADV mh; PRT e~conte? V-PAP-NPM ?wsin, V-PXS-3P
those who mourn, as if they did not; those who are happy, as if they were not; those who buy something, as if it were not theirs to keep;
kai; CONJ oiJ T-NPM klaivonte? V-PAP-NPM wJ? ADV mh; PRT klaivonte?, V-PAP-NPM kai; CONJ oiJ T-NPM caivronte? V-PAP-NPM wJ? ADV mh; PRT caivronte?, V-PAP-NPM kai; CONJ oiJ T-NPM ajgoravzonte? V-PAP-NPM wJ? ADV mh; PRT katevconte?, V-PAP-NPM
those who use the things of the world, as if not engrossed in them. For this world in its present form is passing away.
kai; CONJ oiJ T-NPM crwvmenoi V-PNP-NPM to;n T-ASM kovsmon N-ASM wJ? ADV mh; PRT katacrwvmenoi: V-PNP-NPM paravgei V-PAI-3S ga;r CONJ to; T-NSN sch'ma N-NSN tou' T-GSM kovsmou N-GSM touvtou. D-GSM
I would like you to be free from concern. An unmarried man is concerned about the Lord's affairs--how he can please the Lord.
qevlw V-PAI-1S de; CONJ uJma'? P-2AP ajmerivmnou? A-APM ei\nai. V-PXN oJ T-NSM a~gamo? N-NSM merimna'/ V-PAI-3S ta; T-APN tou' T-GSM kurivou, N-GSM pw'? ADV ajrevsh/ V-AAS-3S tw'/ T-DSM kurivw/: N-DSM
But a married man is concerned about the affairs of this world--how he can please his wife--
oJ T-NSM de; CONJ gamhvsa? V-AAP-NSM merimna'/ V-PAI-3S ta; T-APN tou' T-GSM kovsmou, N-GSM pw'? ADV ajrevsh/ V-AAS-3S th'/ T-DSF gunaikiv, N-DSF
and his interests are divided. An unmarried woman or virgin is concerned about the Lord's affairs: Her aim is to be devoted to the Lord in both body and spirit. But a married woman is concerned about the affairs of this world--how she can please her husband.
kai; CONJ memevristai. V-RPI-3S kai; CONJ hJ T-NSF gunh; N-NSF hJ T-NSF a~gamo? N-NSF kai; CONJ hJ T-NSF parqevno? N-NSF merimna'/ V-PAI-3S ta; T-APN tou' T-GSM kurivou, N-GSM i&na CONJ h\/ T-NSF aJgiva A-NSF kai; CONJ tw'/ T-DSM swvmati N-DSN kai; CONJ tw'/ T-DSM pneuvmati: N-DSN hJ T-NSF de; CONJ gamhvsasa V-AAP-NSF merimna'/ V-PAI-3S ta; T-APN tou' T-GSM kovsmou, N-GSM pw'? ADV ajrevsh/ V-AAS-3S tw'/ T-DSM ajndriv. N-DSM
I am saying this for your own good, not to restrict you, but that you may live in a right way in undivided devotion to the Lord.
tou'to D-ASN de; CONJ pro;? PREP to; T-ASN uJmw'n P-2GP aujtw'n P-GPM suvmforon A-ASN levgw, V-PAI-1S oujc PRT i&na CONJ brovcon N-ASM uJmi'n P-2DP ejpibavlw, V-2AAS-1S ajlla; CONJ pro;? PREP to; T-ASN eu~schmon A-ASN kai; CONJ eujpavredron A-ASN tw'/ T-DSM kurivw/ N-DSM ajperispavstw?. ADV
If anyone thinks he is acting improperly toward the virgin he is engaged to, and if she is getting along in years and he feels he ought to marry, he should do as he wants. He is not sinning. They should get married.
Eij COND dev CONJ ti? X-NSM ajschmonei'n V-PAN ejpi; PREP th;n T-ASF parqevnon N-ASF aujtou' P-GSM nomivzei V-PAI-3S eja;n COND h\/ V-PXS-3S uJpevrakmo?, A-NSM kai; CONJ ou&tw? ADV ojfeivlei V-PAI-3S givnesqai, V-PNN oJ; R-ASN qevlei V-PAI-3S poieivtw: V-PAM-3S oujc PRT aJmartavnei: V-PAI-3S gameivtwsan. V-PAM-3P
But the man who has settled the matter in his own mind, who is under no compulsion but has control over his own will, and who has made up his mind not to marry the virgin--this man also does the right thing.
oJ;? R-NSM de; CONJ e&sthken V-RAI-3S V-IAI-3S ejn PREP th'/ T-DSF kardiva/ N-DSF aujtou' P-GSM eJdrai'o?, A-NSM mh; PRT e~cwn V-PAP-NSM ajnavgkhn, N-ASF ejxousivan de; CONJ e~cei V-PAI-3S peri; PREP tou' T-GSN ijdivou A-GSN qelhvmato?, N-GSN kai; CONJ tou'to D-ASN kevkriken V-RAI-3S ejn PREP th'/ T-DSF ijdiva/ A-DSF kardiva/, N-DSF threi'n V-PAN th;n T-ASF eJautou' F-3GSM parqevnon, N-ASF kalw'? ADV poihvsei: V-FAI-3S
So then, he who marries the virgin does right, but he who does not marry her does even better.
w&ste CONJ kai; CONJ oJ T-NSM gamivzwn V-PAP-NSM th;n T-ASF eJautou' F-3GSM parqevnon N-ASF kalw'? ADV poiei', V-PAI-3S kai; CONJ oJ T-NSM mh; PRT gamivzwn V-PAP-NSM krei'sson A-ASN poihvsei. V-FAI-3S
A woman is bound to her husband as long as he lives. But if her husband dies, she is free to marry anyone she wishes, but he must belong to the Lord.
Gunh; N-NSF devdetai V-RPI-3S ejfj PREP o&son K-ASM crovnon N-ASM zh'/ V-PAI-3S oJ T-NSM ajnh;r N-NSM aujth'?: P-GSF eja;n COND de; CONJ koimhqh'/ V-APS-3S oJ T-NSM ajnhvr, N-NSM ejleuqevra A-NSF ejsti;n V-PXI-3S wJ'/ R-DSM qevlei V-PAI-3S gamhqh'nai, V-APN movnon ADV ejn PREP kurivw/. N-DSM
In my judgment, she is happier if she stays as she is--and I think that I too have the Spirit of God.
makariwtevra A-NSF dev CONJ ejstin V-PXI-3S eja;n COND ou&tw? ADV meivnh/, V-AAS-3S kata; PREP th;n T-ASF ejmh;n S-1ASF gnwvmhn, N-ASF dokw' V-PAI-1S de; CONJ kajgw; P-1NS pneu'ma N-ASN qeou' N-GSM e~cein. V-PAN
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