1 Corinthians 7:1-24 "Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote..." KJV - Online Bible StudyNow concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman.2 Nevertheless , to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman haveher own husband. 3 Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also thewife unto the husband. 4 The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewisealso the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife. 5 Defraud ye not one the other,except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and cometogether again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency. 6 But I speak this by permission,and not of commandment. 7 For I would that all men were even as I myself. But every man hathhis proper gift of God, one after this manner, and another after that. 8 I say therefore to theunmarried and widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I. 9 But if they cannot contain , let them marry : for it is better to marry than to burn . 10 And unto the married I command , yet not I,but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from her husband: 11 But and if she depart , let her remainunmarried, or be reconciled to her husband: and let not the husband put away his wife. 12 But to the rest speak I, not the Lord: If any brother hath a wife that believeth not, and she be pleased todwell with him, let him not put her away . 13 And the woman which hath an husband that believethnot, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him. 14 For the unbelieving husbandis sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were yourchildren unclean; but now are they holy. 15 But if the unbelieving depart , let him depart . Abrother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases: but God hath called us to peace. 16 Forwhat knowest thou , O wife, whether thou shalt save thy husband? or how knowest thou , O man,whether thou shalt save thy wife? 17 But as God hath distributed to every man, as the Lord hathcalled every one, so let him walk . And so ordain I in all churches. 18 Is any man called beingcircumcised ? let him not become uncircumcised . Is any called in uncircumcision? let him not becircumcised . 19 Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but the keeping of thecommandments of God. 20 Let every man abide in the same calling wherein he was called . 21Art thou called being a servant? care not for it : but if thou mayest be made free, use it rather. 22For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord's freeman: likewise also he that iscalled , being free, is Christ's servant. 23 Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants ofmen. 24 Brethren, let every man, wherein he is called , therein abide with God.
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