But because of the temptation to sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband.

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35 I say this for your own benefit, (A)not to lay any restraint upon you, but to promote good order and to secure your undivided devotion to the Lord.

36 If anyone thinks that he is not behaving properly toward his betrothed,[a] if his[b] passions are strong, and it has to be, let him do as he wishes: let them marry—it is no sin.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Corinthians 7:36 Greek virgin; also verses 37, 38
  2. 1 Corinthians 7:36 Or her

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