1 Corinthians 7:5

5 Do not deprive one another-except when you agree, for a time, to devote yourselves to[a] prayer. Then come together again; otherwise, Satan may tempt you because of your lack of self-control.

1 Corinthians 7:5 In-Context

3 A husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise a wife to her husband.
4 A wife does not have authority over her own body, but her husband does. Equally, a husband does not have authority over his own body, but his wife does.
5 Do not deprive one another-except when you agree, for a time, to devote yourselves to prayer. Then come together again; otherwise, Satan may tempt you because of your lack of self-control.
6 I say this as a concession, not as a command.
7 I wish that all people were just like me. But each has his own gift from God, one this and another that.

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Other mss add fasting and to
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