1 Corinthians 7:10
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New International Version
To the married I give this command (not I, but the Lord): A wife must not separate from her husband.

New Living Translation
But for those who are married, I have a command that comes not from me, but from the Lord. A wife must not leave her husband.

English Standard Version
To the married I give this charge (not I, but the Lord): the wife should not separate from her husband

Berean Study Bible
To the married I give this command (not I, but the Lord): A wife must not separate from her husband.

Berean Literal Bible
Now to those having married I give this charge (not I, but the Lord): A wife is not to be separated from a husband.

New American Standard Bible
But to the married I give instructions, not I, but the Lord, that the wife should not leave her husband

King James Bible
And unto the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from her husband:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I command the married--not I, but the Lord--a wife is not to leave her husband.

International Standard Version
To married people I give this command (not really I, but the Lord): A wife must not leave her husband.

NET Bible
To the married I give this command--not I, but the Lord--a wife should not divorce a husband

New Heart English Bible
But to the married I command�not I, but the Lord�that the wife not leave her husband

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But those who have wives, I command, not I but my Lord: A wife should not depart from her husband.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I pass this command along (not really I, but the Lord): A wife shouldn't leave her husband.

New American Standard 1977
But to the married I give instructions, not I, but the Lord, that the wife should not leave her husband

Jubilee Bible 2000
And unto the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife separate from her husband;

King James 2000 Bible
And unto the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from her husband:

American King James Version
And to the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from her husband:

American Standard Version
But unto the married I give charge, yea not I, but the Lord, That the wife depart not from her husband

Douay-Rheims Bible
But to them that are married, not I but the Lord commandeth, that the wife depart not from her husband.

Darby Bible Translation
But to the married I enjoin, not I, but the Lord, Let not wife be separated from husband;

English Revised Version
But unto the married I give charge, yea not I, but the Lord, That the wife depart not from her husband

Webster's Bible Translation
And to the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from her husband:

Weymouth New Testament
But to those already married my instructions are--yet not mine, but the Lord's--that a wife is not to leave her husband;

World English Bible
But to the married I command--not I, but the Lord--that the wife not leave her husband

Young's Literal Translation
and to the married I announce -- not I, but the Lord -- let not a wife separate from a husband:
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
7:10-16 Man and wife must not separate for any other cause than what Christ allows. Divorce, at that time, was very common among both Jews and Gentiles, on very slight pretexts. Marriage is a Divine institution; and is an engagement for life, by God's appointment. We are bound, as much as in us lies, to live peaceably with all men, Ro 12:18, therefore to promote the peace and comfort of our nearest relatives, though unbelievers. It should be the labour and study of those who are married, to make each other as easy and happy as possible. Should a Christian desert a husband or wife, when there is opportunity to give the greatest proof of love? Stay, and labour heartily for the conversion of thy relative. In every state and relation the Lord has called us to peace; and every thing should be done to promote harmony, as far as truth and holiness will permit.
Study Bible
Principles of Marriage
9But if they cannot control themselves, let them marry. For it is better to marry than to burn with passion. 10To the married I give this command (not I, but the Lord): A wife must not separate from her husband. 11But if she does, she must remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband. And a husband must not divorce his wife.…
Cross References
Malachi 2:16
"For I hate divorce," says the LORD, the God of Israel, "and him who covers his garment with wrong," says the LORD of hosts. "So take heed to your spirit, that you do not deal treacherously."

Matthew 5:32
But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, brings adultery upon her. And whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.

Matthew 19:3
Then some Pharisees came and tested Him by asking, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any reason?"

Mark 10:2
Some Pharisees came to test Him. "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?" they inquired.

Luke 16:18
Everyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery, and he who marries a divorced woman commits adultery.

1 Corinthians 7:6
I say this as a concession, not as a command.

1 Corinthians 7:11
But if she does, she must remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband. And a husband must not divorce his wife.
Treasury of Scripture

And to the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from her husband:

yet.

1 Corinthians 7:12,25,40 But to the rest speak I, not the Lord: If any brother has a wife …

Let.

1 Corinthians 7:15 But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister …

Jeremiah 3:20 Surely as a wife treacherously departs from her husband, so have …

Malachi 2:14-16 Yet you say, Why? Because the LORD has been witness between you and …

Matthew 5:32 But I say to you, That whoever shall put away his wife, saving for …

Matthew 19:6-9 Why they are no more two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined …

Mark 10:11,12 And he said to them, Whoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, …

Luke 16:18 Whoever puts away his wife, and marries another, commits adultery…

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