1 Corinthians 7:1-19 NAS

Teaching on Marriage

1 Now concerning the things about which you wrote, it is 1good for a man not to touch a woman.

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2 But because of immoralities, each man is to have his own wife, and each woman is to have her own husband.
3 The husband must afulfill his duty to his wife, and likewise also the wife to her husband.

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    • ¥ 7:3 - Lit "render"
      4 The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does; and likewise also the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does.
      5 2Stop depriving one another, except by agreement for a time, so * that you may devote yourselves to prayer, and bcome together * * again so * that 3Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.

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      6 But this I say by way of concession, 4not of command.

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      7 cYet I wish that all men were 5even as I myself am. However, 6each man has his own gift from God, one in this manner, and another * in that.

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        • § 7:7 - One early ms reads "For"
          8 But I say to the unmarried and to widows that it is 7good for them if they remain 8even as I.

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          9 But if they do not have self-control, 9let them marry; for it is better to marry than to burn with passion.

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          10 But to the married I give instructions, 10not I, but the Lord, that the wife should not dleave her husband

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          11 (but if she does leave, she must remain unmarried, or else be reconciled to her husband ), and that the husband should not edivorce his wife.

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            • © 7:11 - Or "leave his wife"
              12 But to the rest 11I say, not the Lord, that if any brother has a wife who is an unbeliever, and she consents to live with him, he must not fdivorce her.

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              13 And a woman who has an unbelieving husband, and he consents to live with her, she must not gsend her husband away.

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                • « 7:13 - Or "leave her husband"
                  14 For the unbelieving husband is sanctified through his wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified through hher believing husband; for otherwise your children are unclean, but now they are 12holy.

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                    • ¬ 7:14 - Lit "the brother"
                      15 Yet if the unbelieving one leaves, let him leave; the brother or the sister is not under bondage in such cases, but God has called ius j13to peace.

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                        • ­ 7:15 - One early ms reads "you"
                        • ® 7:15 - Lit "in"
                          16 For how do you know, O wife, whether you will 14save your husband? Or how do you know, O husband, whether you will save your wife?

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                          17 Only *, 15as the Lord has assigned to each one, as God has called each, in this manner let him walk. And 16so I direct in 17all the churches.

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                          18 Was any man called when he was already circumcised? He is not to become uncircumcised. Has anyone been called in uncircumcision? 18He is not to be circumcised.

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                          19 19Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but what matters is 20the keeping of the commandments of God.

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