1 Corinthians 7:1-9New American Standard Bible (NASB)
Teaching on Marriage
7 Now concerning the things about which you wrote, it is good for a man not to touch a woman.2 But because of immoralities, each man is to have his own wife, and each woman is to have her own husband.3 The husband must [a]fulfill his duty to his wife, and likewise also the wife to her husband.4 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.5 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 Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.6 But this I say by way of concession, not of command.7 [c]Yet I wish that all men were even as I myself am. However, each man has his own gift from God, one in this manner, and another in that.
8 But I say to the unmarried and to widows that it is good for them if they remain even as I.9 But if they do not have self-control, let them marry; for it is better to marry than to burn with passion.
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