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.
51Stopdeprivingoneanother, except by agreement for a time, so that you may devoteyourselves to prayer, and bcometogetheragainso that 2Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.
But this I say by way of concession, 3not of command.
7cYet I wish that allmen were 4even as I myself am. However, 5eachmanhas his owngift from God, one in thismanner, and another in that.
But I say to the unmarried and to widows that it is 6good for them if they remain7even as I.
But if they do not haveself-control, 8let them marry ; for it is better to marrythan to burn with passion.
But to the married I giveinstructions, 9not 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 rest10I 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.