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1 Corinthians 7 :: American Standard Version (ASV)

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Unchecked Copy Box1Co 7:1 - Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote: It is good for a man not to touch a woman.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 7:2 - But, because of fornications, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 7:3 - Let the husband render unto the wife her due: and likewise also the wife unto the husband.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 7:4 - 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.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 7:5 - Defraud ye not one the other, except it be by consent for a season, that ye may give yourselves unto prayer, and may be together again, that Satan tempt you not because of your incontinency.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 7:6 - But this I say by way of concession, not of commandment.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 7:7 - Yet I would that all men were even as I myself. Howbeit each man hath his own gift from God, one after this manner, and another after that.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 7:8 - But I say to the unmarried and to widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 7:9 - But if they have not continency, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 7:10 - But unto the married I give charge, yea not I, but the Lord, That the wife depart not from her husband
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 7:11 - (but should she depart, let her remain unmarried, or else be reconciled to her husband); and that the husband leave not his wife.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 7:12 - But to the rest say I, not the Lord: If any brother hath an unbelieving wife, and she is content to dwell with him, let him not leave her.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 7:13 - And the woman that hath an unbelieving husband, and he is content to dwell with her, let her not leave her husband.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 7:14 - For the unbelieving husband is sanctified in the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified in the brother: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 7:15 - Yet if the unbelieving departeth, let him depart: the brother or the sister is not under bondage in such cases: but God hath called us in peace.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 7:16 - For how knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt save thy husband? or how knowest thou, O husband, whether thou shalt save thy wife?
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 7:17 - Only, as the Lord hath distributed to each man, as God hath called each, so let him walk. And so ordain I in all the churches.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 7:18 - Was any man called being circumcised? let him not become uncircumcised. Hath any been called in uncircumcision? let him not be circumcised.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 7:19 - Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing; but the keeping of the commandments of God.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 7:20 - Let each man abide in that calling wherein he was called.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 7:21 - Wast thou called being a bondservant? care not for it: nay, even if thou canst become free, use it rather.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 7:22 - For he that was called in the Lord being a bondservant, is the Lord’s freedman: likewise he that was called being free, is Christ’s bondservant.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 7:23 - Ye were bought with a price; become not bondservants of men.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 7:24 - Brethren, let each man, wherein he was called, therein abide with God.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 7:25 - Now concerning virgins I have no commandment of the Lord: but I give my judgment, as one that hath obtained mercy of the Lord to be trustworthy.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 7:26 - I think therefore that this is good by reason of the distress that is upon us, namely, that it is good for a man to be as he is.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 7:27 - Art thou bound unto a wife? seek not to be loosed. Art thou loosed from a wife? seek not a wife.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 7:28 - But shouldest thou marry, thou hast not sinned; and if a virgin marry, she hath not sinned. Yet such shall have tribulation in the flesh: and I would spare you.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 7:29 - But this I say, brethren, the time is shortened, that henceforth both those that have wives may be as though they had none;
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 7:30 - and those that weep, as though they wept not; and those that rejoice, as though they rejoiced not; and those that buy, as though they possessed not;
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 7:31 - and those that use the world, as not using it to the full: for the fashion of this world passeth away.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 7:32 - But I would have you to be free from cares. He that is unmarried is careful for the things of the Lord, how he may please the Lord:
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 7:33 - but he that is married is careful for the things of the world, how he may please his wife,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 7:34 - and is divided. So also the woman that is unmarried and the virgin is careful for the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and in spirit: but she that is married is careful for the things of the world, how she may please her husband.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 7:35 - And this I say for your own profit; not that I may cast a snare upon you, but for that which is seemly, and that ye may attend upon the Lord without distraction.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 7:36 - But if any man thinketh that he behaveth himself unseemly toward his virgin daughter, if she be past the flower of her age, and if need so requireth, let him do what he will; he sinneth not; let them marry.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 7:37 - But he that standeth stedfast in his heart, having no necessity, but hath power as touching his own will, and hath determined this in his own heart, to keep his own virgin daughter, shall do well.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 7:38 - So then both he that giveth his own virgin daughter in marriage doeth well; and he that giveth her not in marriage shall do better.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 7:39 - A wife is bound for so long time as her husband liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is free to be married to whom she will; only in the Lord.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 7:40 - But she is happier if she abide as she is, after my judgment: and I think that I also have the Spirit of God.

Thomas Nelson & Sons first published the American Standard Version in 1901. This translation of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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