24 (A)For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh.

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And He answered and said, “Have you not read (A)that He who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘(B)For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and (C)the two shall become one flesh’? So they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate.”

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16 He *said to her, “Go, call your husband and come here.” 17 The woman answered and said, “I have no husband.” Jesus *said to her, “You have correctly said, ‘I have no husband’; 18 for you have had five husbands, and the one whom you now have is not your husband; this you have said truly.”

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Unbelief and Its Consequences

18 For (A)the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who (B)suppress the truth [a]in unrighteousness, 19 because (C)that which is known about God is evident [b]within them; for God made it evident to them. 20 For (D)since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, (E)being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. 21 For even though they knew God, they did not [c]honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became (F)futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22 (G)Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and (H)exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and [d]crawling creatures.

24 Therefore (I)God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be (J)dishonored among them. 25 For they exchanged the truth of God for [e]a (K)lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, (L)who is blessed [f]forever. Amen.

26 For this reason (M)God gave them over to (N)degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is [g]unnatural, 27 and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, (O)men with men committing [h]indecent acts and receiving in [i]their own persons the due penalty of their error.

28 And just as they did not see fit [j]to acknowledge God any longer, (P)God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper, 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; they are (Q)gossips, 30 slanderers, [k](R)haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, (S)disobedient to parents, 31 without understanding, untrustworthy, (T)unloving, unmerciful; 32 and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of (U)death, they not only do the same, but also (V)give hearty approval to those who practice them.

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  1. Romans 1:18 Or by
  2. Romans 1:19 Or among
  3. Romans 1:21 Lit glorify
  4. Romans 1:23 Or reptiles
  5. Romans 1:25 Lit the lie
  6. Romans 1:25 Lit unto the ages
  7. Romans 1:26 Lit against nature
  8. Romans 1:27 Lit the shameless deed
  9. Romans 1:27 Lit themselves
  10. Romans 1:28 Lit to have God in knowledge
  11. Romans 1:30 Or hateful to God

11 But [a]actually, I wrote to you not to associate [b]with any so-called (A)brother if he is an immoral person, or covetous, or (B)an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or a swindler—not even to eat with such a one.

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  1. 1 Corinthians 5:11 Lit now
  2. 1 Corinthians 5:11 Lit together if any man called a brother is

Or (A)do you not know that the unrighteous will not (B)inherit the kingdom of God? (C)Do not be deceived; (D)neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor [a]effeminate, nor homosexuals, 10 nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will (E)inherit the kingdom of God. 11 (F)Such were some of you; but you were (G)washed, but you were (H)sanctified, but you were (I)justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God.

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  1. 1 Corinthians 6:9 I.e. effeminate by perversion

18 (A)Flee immorality. Every other sin that a man commits is outside the body, but the [a]immoral man sins against his own body. 19 Or (B)do you not know that (C)your body is a [b]temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from [c]God, and that (D)you are not your own? 20 For (E)you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in (F)your body.

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  1. 1 Corinthians 6:18 Or one who practices immorality
  2. 1 Corinthians 6:19 Or sanctuary
  3. 1 Corinthians 6:19 Or God? And you...own

Teaching on Marriage

Now concerning the things about which you wrote, it is (A)good for a man not to touch a woman. But because of immoralities, each man is to have his own wife, and each woman is to have her own husband. The husband must [a]fulfill his duty to his wife, and likewise also the wife to her husband.

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  1. 1 Corinthians 7:3 Lit render

But I say to the unmarried and to widows that it is (A)good for them if they remain (B)even as I. But if they do not have self-control, (C)let them marry; for it is better to marry than to burn with passion.

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19 Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: [a](A)immorality, impurity, sensuality, 20 idolatry, (B)sorcery, enmities, (C)strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, (D)disputes, dissensions, [b](E)factions, 21 envying, (F)drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not (G)inherit the kingdom of God.

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  1. Galatians 5:19 I.e. sexual immorality
  2. Galatians 5:20 Or heresies

But (A)immorality [a]or any impurity or greed must not even be named among you, as is proper among [b]saints; and there must be no (B)filthiness and silly talk, or coarse jesting, which (C)are not fitting, but rather (D)giving of thanks. For this you know with certainty, that (E)no [c]immoral or impure person or covetous man, who is an idolater, has an inheritance in the kingdom (F)of Christ and God.

(G)Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things (H)the wrath of God comes upon (I)the sons of disobedience. Therefore do not be (J)partakers with them;

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  1. Ephesians 5:3 Lit and all
  2. Ephesians 5:3 Or holy ones
  3. Ephesians 5:5 I.e. one who commits sexual immorality

realizing the fact that (A)law is not made for a righteous person, but for those who are lawless and (B)rebellious, for the (C)ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and (D)profane, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers 10 [a]and [b](E)immoral men [c]and (F)homosexuals [d]and (G)kidnappers [e]and (H)liars [f]and (I)perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to (J)sound teaching, 11 according to (K)the glorious gospel of (L)the blessed God, with which I have been (M)entrusted.

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  1. 1 Timothy 1:10 Lit for
  2. 1 Timothy 1:10 Or fornicators
  3. 1 Timothy 1:10 Lit for
  4. 1 Timothy 1:10 Lit for
  5. 1 Timothy 1:10 Lit for
  6. 1 Timothy 1:10 Lit for