(A)Do not deprive one another except with consent for a time, that you may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again so that (B)Satan does not tempt you because of your lack of self-control. But I say this as a concession, (C)not as a commandment. For (D)I wish that all men were even as I myself. But each one has his own gift from God, one in this manner and another in that.

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Do not deprive each other [of marital rights], except perhaps by mutual consent for a time, so that you may devote yourselves [unhindered] to prayer, but come together again so that Satan will not tempt you [to sin] because of your lack of self-control. But I am saying this as a concession, not as a command. I wish that all the people were as I am; but each person has his own gift from God, one of this kind and one of that.

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Do not deprive each other except perhaps by mutual consent and for a time,(A) so that you may devote yourselves to prayer. Then come together again so that Satan(B) will not tempt you(C) because of your lack of self-control. I say this as a concession, not as a command.(D) I wish that all of you were as I am.(E) But each of you has your own gift from God; one has this gift, another has that.(F)

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28 Therefore, in the resurrection, whose wife of the seven will she be? For they all had her.”

29 Jesus answered and said to them, “You are [a]mistaken, (A)not knowing the Scriptures nor the power of God. 30 For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but (B)are like angels [b]of God in heaven.

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 22:29 deceived
  2. Matthew 22:30 NU omits of God

28 So in the resurrection, whose wife of the seven will she be? For they all had married her.”

29 But Jesus replied to them, “You are all wrong because you know neither the Scriptures [which teach the resurrection] nor the power of God [for He is able to raise the dead]. 30 For in the resurrection neither do men marry nor are women given in marriage, but they are like angels in heaven [who do not marry nor produce children].

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28 Now then, at the resurrection, whose wife will she be of the seven, since all of them were married to her?”

29 Jesus replied, “You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures(A) or the power of God. 30 At the resurrection people will neither marry nor be given in marriage;(B) they will be like the angels in heaven.

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34 Jesus answered and said to them, “The sons of this age marry and are given in marriage. 35 But those who are (A)counted worthy to attain that age, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry nor are given in marriage; 36 nor can they die anymore, for (B)they are equal to the angels and are sons of God, (C)being sons of the resurrection.

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34 Jesus said to them, “The sons of this [world and present] age marry and [the women] are given in marriage; 35 but those who are considered worthy to gain that [other world and that future] age and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry nor are given in marriage; 36 and they cannot die again, because they are [immortal] like the angels (equal to, angel-like). And they are [a]children of God, being [b]participants in the resurrection.

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  1. Luke 20:36 Lit sons.
  2. Luke 20:36 Lit sons of.

34 Jesus replied, “The people of this age marry and are given in marriage. 35 But those who are considered worthy of taking part in the age to come(A) and in the resurrection from the dead will neither marry nor be given in marriage, 36 and they can no longer die; for they are like the angels. They are God’s children,(B) since they are children of the resurrection.

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Jesus Teaches on Celibacy

11 But He said to them, (A)“All cannot accept this saying, but only those to whom it has been given: 12 For there are [a]eunuchs who were born thus from their mother’s womb, and (B)there are eunuchs who were made eunuchs by men, and there are eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven’s sake. He who is able to accept it, let him accept it.”

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  1. Matthew 19:12 Emasculated men

11 But He said to them, “Not all men can accept this statement, but only those to whom [the capacity to receive] it has been given. 12 For there are eunuchs who have been born that way from their mother’s womb [making them incapable of consummating a marriage]; and there are eunuchs who have been made eunuchs by men [for royal service]; and there are eunuchs who have [a]made themselves so for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. He who is able to accept this, let him accept it.”

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  1. Matthew 19:12 This may refer to a personal vow of celibacy.

11 Jesus replied, “Not everyone can accept this word, but only those to whom it has been given.(A) 12 For there are eunuchs who were born that way, and there are eunuchs who have been made eunuchs by others—and there are those who choose to live like eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. The one who can accept this should accept it.”

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14 But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for (A)of such is the kingdom of heaven.”

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14 But He said, “Leave the children alone, and do not forbid them from coming to Me; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

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14 Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs(A) to such as these.”(B)

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For in this manner, in former times, the holy women who trusted in God also adorned themselves, being submissive to their own husbands, as Sarah obeyed Abraham, (A)calling him lord, whose daughters you are if you do good and are not afraid with any terror.

A Word to Husbands

(B)Husbands, likewise, dwell with them with understanding, giving honor to the wife, (C)as to the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life, (D)that your prayers may not be hindered.

Called to Blessing

Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be [a]courteous;

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  1. 1 Peter 3:8 NU humble

For in this way in former times the holy women, who hoped in God, used to adorn themselves, being submissive to their own husbands and adapting themselves to them; just as Sarah obeyed Abraham [following him and having regard for him as head of their house], calling him [a]lord. And you have become her daughters if you do what is right without being frightened by any fear [that is, being respectful toward your husband but not giving in to intimidation, nor allowing yourself to be led into sin, nor to be harmed].

In the same way, you husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way [with great gentleness and tact, and with an intelligent regard for the marriage relationship], as with [b]someone physically weaker, since she is a woman. Show her honor and respect as a fellow heir of the grace of life, so that your prayers will not be hindered or ineffective.

Finally, all of you be like-minded [united in spirit], sympathetic, brotherly, kindhearted [courteous and compassionate toward each other as members of one household], and humble in spirit;

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  1. 1 Peter 3:6 In ancient times a common title of honor and respect.
  2. 1 Peter 3:7 Lit a weaker vessel, the feminine.

For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in God(A) used to adorn themselves.(B) They submitted themselves to their own husbands, like Sarah, who obeyed Abraham and called him her lord.(C) You are her daughters if you do what is right and do not give way to fear.

Husbands,(D) in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers.

Suffering for Doing Good

Finally, all of you, be like-minded,(E) be sympathetic, love one another,(F) be compassionate and humble.(G)

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They sang as it were a new song before the throne, before the four living creatures, and the elders; and no one could learn that song (A)except the hundred and forty-four thousand who were redeemed from the earth. These are the ones who were not defiled with women, (B)for they are virgins. These are the ones (C)who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. These (D)were [a]redeemed from among men, (E)being firstfruits to God and to the Lamb. And (F)in their mouth was found no [b]deceit, for (G)they are without fault [c]before the throne of God.

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Footnotes

  1. Revelation 14:4 M adds by Jesus
  2. Revelation 14:5 NU, M falsehood
  3. Revelation 14:5 NU, M omit the rest of v. 5.

And they sang a new song before the throne [of God] and before the four living creatures and the elders; and no one could learn the song except the hundred and forty-four thousand who had been purchased (ransomed, redeemed) from the earth.(A) These are the ones who have not been defiled [by relations] with women, for they are celibate. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. These have been purchased and redeemed from among men [of Israel] as the first fruits [sanctified and set apart for special service] for God and the Lamb.(B) No lie was found in their mouth, for they are blameless (spotless, untainted, beyond reproach).

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And they sang a new song(A) before the throne and before the four living creatures(B) and the elders.(C) No one could learn the song except the 144,000(D) who had been redeemed from the earth. These are those who did not defile themselves with women, for they remained virgins.(E) They follow the Lamb wherever he goes.(F) They were purchased from among mankind(G) and offered as firstfruits(H) to God and the Lamb. No lie was found in their mouths;(I) they are blameless.(J)

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