1 Corinthians 7:3-9
New King James Version
3 (A)Let the husband render to his wife the affection due her, 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 the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does. 5 (B)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 (C)Satan does not tempt you because of your lack of self-control. 6 But I say this as a concession, (D)not as a commandment. 7 For (E)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.
8 But I say to the unmarried and to the widows: (F)It is good for them if they remain even as I am; 9 but (G)if they cannot exercise self-control, let them marry. For it is better to marry than to burn with passion.Read full chapter
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