7:10 not I, but the Lord. In v. 12, Paul says, “I, not the Lord,” but Paul is not suggesting that there is an opposition between what he says and what the Lord says. With regard to the problem treated in vv. 10, 11, there was a well-known instruction given by Jesus during His earthly ministry (Mark 10:1–12). In vv. 12–16, however, Paul discusses a difficult situation that had not been addressed by the Lord. His apostolic commands, however, come by inspiration and have divine authority, as 14:37 makes clear.