1Nowconcerning the things about which you wrote, it is 1good for a man not to touch a woman.
But because of immoralities, eachman is to have his ownwife, and eachwoman is to have her ownhusband.
The husbandmustafulfill his duty to his wife, and likewisealso the wife to her husband.
The wife does not haveauthorityover her ownbody, but the husband does; and likewisealso the husband does not haveauthorityover his ownbody, but the wife does.
52Stopdeprivingoneanother, except by agreement for a time, so that you may devoteyourselves to prayer, and bcometogetheragainso that 3Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.
But this I say by way of concession, 4not of command.
7cYet I wish that allmen were 5even as I myself am. However, 6eachmanhas his owngift from God, one in thismanner, and another in that.
But I say to the unmarried and to widows that it is 7good for them if they remain8even as I.
But if they do not haveself-control, 9let them marry; for it is better to marrythan to burn with passion.
But to the married I giveinstructions, 10not I, but the Lord, that the wife should not dleave her husband11
(but if she does leave, she must remainunmarried, orelse be reconciled to her husband ), and that the husband should not edivorce his wife.
But to the rest11I say, not the Lord, that ifanybrotherhas a wife who is an unbeliever, and she consents to live with him, he must not fdivorce her.
And a womanwhohas an unbelievinghusband, and he consents to live with her, she must not gsend her husbandaway.
For the unbelievinghusband is sanctifiedthrough his wife, and the unbelievingwife is sanctifiedthroughhher believinghusband; for otherwise your children are unclean, but now they are 12holy.
15Yetif the unbelievingoneleaves, let him leave; the brotheror the sister is not underbondage in such cases, but God has calledius j13to peace.
For how do you know, O wife, whether you will 14save your husband? Orhow do you know, O husband, whether you will save your wife?
17Only , 15as the Lord has assigned to eachone, as God has calledeach, in thismanner let him walk. And 16so I direct in 17all the churches.
Was anymancalled when he was already circumcised? He is not to becomeuncircumcised. Has anyone been called in uncircumcision? 18He is not to be circumcised.
1919Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but what matters is 20the keeping of the commandments of God.