But because of immoralities, each man is to have his own wife, and each woman is to have her own husband. The husband must [a]fulfill his duty to his wife, and likewise also the wife to her husband. The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does; and likewise also the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does. (A)Stop depriving one another, except by agreement for a time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer, and [b]come together again so that (B)Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control. But this I say by way of concession, (C)not of command. [c]Yet I wish that all men were (D)even as I myself am. However, (E)each man has his own gift from God, one in this manner, and another in that.

But I say to the unmarried and to widows that it is (F)good for them if they remain (G)even as I. But if they do not have self-control, (H)let them marry; for it is better to marry than to burn with passion.

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  1. 1 Corinthians 7:3 Lit render
  2. 1 Corinthians 7:5 Lit be
  3. 1 Corinthians 7:7 One early ms reads For

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