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1 Corinthians 7

DBY 1 But concerning the things of which ye have written [to me]: [It is] good for a man not to touch a woman; NIV 1 Now for the matters you wrote about: It is good for a man not to marry. DBY 2 but on account of fornications, let each have his own wife, and each [woman] have her own husband. NIV 2 But since there is so much immorality, each man should have his own wife, and each woman her own husband. DBY 3 Let the husband render her due to the wife, and in like manner the wife to the husband. NIV 3 The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise the wife to her husband. DBY 4 The wife has not authority over her own body, but the husband: in like manner also the husband has not authority over his own body, but the wife. NIV 4 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. DBY 5 Defraud not one another, unless, it may be, by consent for a time, that ye may devote yourselves to prayer, and again be together, that Satan tempt you not because of your incontinency. NIV 5 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. DBY 6 But this I say, as consenting [to], not as commanding [it]. NIV 6 I say this as a concession, not as a command. DBY 7 Now I wish all men to be even as myself: but every one has his own gift of God: one man thus, and another thus. NIV 7 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. DBY 8 But I say to the unmarried and to the widows, It is good for them that they remain even as I. NIV 8 Now to the unmarried and the widows I say: It is good for them to stay unmarried, as I am. DBY 9 But if they have not control over themselves, let them marry; for it is better to marry than to burn. NIV 9 But if they cannot control themselves, they should marry, for it is better to marry than to burn with passion. DBY 10 But to the married I enjoin, not *I*, but the Lord, Let not wife be separated from husband; NIV 10 To the married I give this command (not I, but the Lord): A wife must not separate from her husband. DBY 11 (but if also she shall have been separated, let her remain unmarried, or be reconciled to her husband;) and let not husband leave wife. NIV 11 But if she does, she must remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband. And a husband must not divorce his wife. DBY 12 But as to the rest, *I* say, not the Lord, If any brother have an unbelieving wife, and *she* consent to dwell with him, let him not leave her. NIV 12 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. DBY 13 And a woman who has an unbelieving husband, and he consents to dwell with her, let her not leave [her] husband. NIV 13 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. DBY 14 For the unbelieving husband is sanctified in the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified in the brother; since [otherwise] indeed your children are unclean, but now they are holy. NIV 14 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. DBY 15 But if the unbeliever go away, let them go away; a brother or a sister is not bound in such [cases], but God has called us in peace. NIV 15 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. DBY 16 For what knowest thou, O wife, if thou shalt save thy husband? or what knowest thou, O husband, if thou shalt save thy wife? NIV 16 How do you know, wife, whether you will save your husband? Or, how do you know, husband, whether you will save your wife? DBY 17 However, as the Lord has divided to each, as God has called each, so let him walk; and thus I ordain in all the assemblies. NIV 17 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. DBY 18 Has any one been called circumcised? let him not become uncircumcised: has any one been called in uncircumcision? let him not be circumcised. NIV 18 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. DBY 19 Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing; but keeping God's commandments. NIV 19 Circumcision is nothing and uncircumcision is nothing. Keeping God's commands is what counts. DBY 20 Let each abide in that calling in which he has been called. NIV 20 Each one should remain in the situation which he was in when God called him. DBY 21 Hast thou been called [being] a bondman, let it not concern thee; but and if thou canst become free, use [it] rather. NIV 21 Were you a slave when you were called? Don't let it trouble you--although if you can gain your freedom, do so. DBY 22 For the bondman that is called in [the] Lord is the Lord's freedman; in like manner [also] the freeman being called is Christ's bondman. NIV 22 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. DBY 23 Ye have been bought with a price; do not be the bondmen of men. NIV 23 You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of men. DBY 24 Let each, wherein he is called, brethren, therein abide with God. NIV 24 Brothers, each man, as responsible to God, should remain in the situation God called him to. DBY 25 But concerning virgins, I have no commandment of [the] Lord; but I give my opinion, as having received mercy of [the] Lord to be faithful. NIV 25 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. DBY 26 I think then that this is good, on account of the present necessity, that [it is] good for a man to remain so as he is. NIV 26 Because of the present crisis, I think that it is good for you to remain as you are. DBY 27 Art thou bound to a wife? seek not to be loosed; art thou free from a wife? do not seek a wife. NIV 27 Are you married? Do not seek a divorce. Are you unmarried? Do not look for a wife. DBY 28 But if thou shouldest also marry, thou hast not sinned; and if the virgin marry, they have not sinned: but such shall have tribulation in the flesh; but I spare you. NIV 28 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. DBY 29 But this I say, brethren, the time is straitened. For the rest, that they who have wives, be as not having [any]: NIV 29 What I mean, brothers, is that the time is short. From now on those who have wives should live as if they had none; DBY 30 and they that weep, as not weeping; and they that rejoice, as not rejoicing; and they that buy, as not possessing; NIV 30 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; DBY 31 and they that use the world, as not disposing of it as their own; for the fashion of this world passes. NIV 31 those who use the things of the world, as if not engrossed in them. For this world in its present form is passing away. DBY 32 But I wish you to be without care. The unmarried cares for the things of the Lord, how he shall please the Lord; NIV 32 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. DBY 33 but he that has married cares for the things of the world, how he shall please his wife. NIV 33 But a married man is concerned about the affairs of this world--how he can please his wife-- DBY 34 There is a difference between the wife and the virgin. The unmarried cares for the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and spirit; but she that has married cares for the things of the world, how she shall please her husband. NIV 34 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. DBY 35 But I say this for your own profit; not that I may set a snare before you, but for what [is] seemly, and waiting on the Lord without distraction. NIV 35 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. DBY 36 But if any one think that he behaves unseemly to his virginity, if he be beyond the flower of his age, and so it must be, let him do what he will, he does not sin: let them marry. NIV 36 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. DBY 37 But he who stands firm in his heart, having no need, but has authority over his own will, and has judged this in his heart to keep his own virginity, he does well. NIV 37 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. DBY 38 So that he that marries himself does well; and he that does not marry does better. NIV 38 So then, he who marries the virgin does right, but he who does not marry her does even better. DBY 39 A wife is bound for whatever time her husband lives; but if the husband be fallen asleep, she is free to be married to whom she will, only in [the] Lord. NIV 39 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. DBY 40 But she is happier if she so remain, according to my judgment; but I think that *I* also have God's Spirit. NIV 40 In my judgment, she is happier if she stays as she is--and I think that I too have the Spirit of God.