23 You shall be careful to do what has passed your lips, for you have voluntarily vowed to the Lord your God what you have promised with your mouth.

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36 I tell you, (A)on the day of judgment (B)people will give account for (C)every careless word they speak,

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And Pharisees came up to him and (A)tested him by asking, (B)“Is it lawful to divorce one's wife for any cause?” He answered, (C)“Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, (D)‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and (E)the two shall become one flesh’? So they are no longer two but one flesh. (F)What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.” They said to him, (G)“Why then did Moses command one to give a certificate of divorce and to send her away?” He said to them, “Because of your (H)hardness of heart Moses allowed you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not so. (I)And I say to you: whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery.”[a]

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 19:9 Some manuscripts add and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery; other manuscripts except for sexual immorality, makes her commit adultery, and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery

26 Then God said, (A)“Let us make man[a] in our image, (B)after our likeness. And (C)let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

27 So God created man in his own image,
    in the image of God he created him;
    (D)male and female he created them.

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 1:26 The Hebrew word for man (adam) is the generic term for mankind and becomes the proper name Adam

15 But if the unbelieving partner separates, let it be so. In such cases the brother or sister is not enslaved. God has called you[a] (A)to peace. 16 For how do you know, wife, (B)whether you will save your husband? Or how do you know, husband, whether you will save your wife?

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17 Only let each person lead the life[b] (C)that the Lord has assigned to him, and to which God has called him. (D)This is my rule in (E)all the churches.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Corinthians 7:15 Some manuscripts us
  2. 1 Corinthians 7:17 Or each person walk in the way

24 So, brothers,[a] (A)in whatever condition each was called, there let him remain with God.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Corinthians 7:24 Or brothers and sisters; also verse 29

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