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1 Corinthians 7:10-12 Disciples’ Literal New Testament (DLNT)

But Do Not Divorce Your Christian Spouse

10 But to the ones having married I command (not I, but the Lord), that a wife not be separated from her husband— 11 but if indeed she is separated, let her remain unmarried or let her be reconciled to her husband— and that a husband not leave[a] his wife.

Do Not Divorce an Unbelieving Spouse Who Chooses To Stay

12 But to the rest I say, not[b] the Lord— if any brother has an unbelieving wife and this one consents to dwell with him, let him not leave her.


  1. 1 Corinthians 7:11 Or, abandon, divorce.
  2. 1 Corinthians 7:12 That is, this was not spoken of by the Lord, as was the last case.
Disciples’ Literal New Testament (DLNT)

Disciples' Literal New Testament: Serving Modern Disciples by More Fully Reflecting the Writing Style of the Ancient Disciples, Copyright © 2011 Michael J. Magill. All Rights Reserved. Published by Reyma Publishing

1 Corinthians 7:10-12 New International Version (NIV)

10 To the married I give this command (not I, but the Lord): A wife must not separate from her husband. 11 But if she does, she must remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband. And a husband must not divorce his wife.

12 To the rest I say this (I, not the Lord): If any brother has a wife who is not a believer and she is willing to live with him, he must not divorce her.

New International Version (NIV)

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