Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence, and likewise also the wife unto the husband.
The wife hath not power over her own body, but the husband; and likewise also the husband hath not power over his own body, but the wife.
Defraud ye not one the other, unless it be with consent for a time only, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not through your lack of selfrestraint.
But I speak this by permission, and not by commandment.
For I would that all men were even as I myself am. But every man hath his proper gift of God, one in this manner and another in that.
I say therefore to the unmarried and widows: It is good for them if they remain even as I.
But if they cannot contain themselves, let them marry; for it is better to marry than to burn.
And unto the married I command (yet not I, but the Lord): let not the wife depart from her husband.
But if she depart, let her remain unmarried, or be reconciled to her husband. And let not the husband put away his wife.
But to the rest I speak (not the Lord): if any brother hath a wife who believeth not, and she be pleased to dwell with him, let him not put her away.
And the woman who hath a husband who believeth not, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him.