1 Corinthians 7:13
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New International Version
And if a woman has a husband who is not a believer and he is willing to live with her, she must not divorce him.

New Living Translation
And if a Christian woman has a husband who is not a believer and he is willing to continue living with her, she must not leave him.

English Standard Version
If any woman has a husband who is an unbeliever, and he consents to live with her, she should not divorce him.

New American Standard Bible
And a woman who has an unbelieving husband, and he consents to live with her, she must not send her husband away.

King James Bible
And the woman which hath an husband that believeth not, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Also, if any woman has an unbelieving husband and he is willing to live with her, she must not leave her husband.

International Standard Version
And if a woman has a husband who is an unbeliever and he is willing to live with her, she must not abandon him.

NET Bible
And if a woman has a husband who is not a believer and he is happy to live with her, she should not divorce him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And whichever wife has a husband who is not a believer, and he is willing to stay with her, let her not leave her husband.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If any Christian woman is married to a man who is an unbeliever, and he is willing to live with her, she should not divorce her husband.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the woman who has a husband that does not believe and if he consents to dwell with her, let her not leave him.

King James 2000 Bible
And the woman who has a husband that believes not, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him.

American King James Version
And the woman which has an husband that believes not, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him.

American Standard Version
And the woman that hath an unbelieving husband, and he is content to dwell with her, let her not leave her husband.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And if any woman hath a husband that believeth not, and he consent to dwell with her, let her not put away her husband.

Darby Bible Translation
And a woman who has an unbelieving husband, and he consents to dwell with her, let her not leave [her] husband.

English Revised Version
And the woman which hath an unbelieving husband, and he is content to dwell with her, let her not leave her husband.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the woman who hath a husband that believeth not, and if he is pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him.

Weymouth New Testament
And a woman who has an unbelieving husband--if he consents to live with her, let her not separate from him.

World English Bible
The woman who has an unbelieving husband, and he is content to live with her, let her not leave her husband.

Young's Literal Translation
and a woman who hath a husband unbelieving, and he is pleased to dwell with her, let her not send him away;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise 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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 13. - Let her not leave him. The verb is the same as in the clause rendered "let him not put her away."

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And the woman which hath an husband that believeth,.... The apostle puts the case both ways, there being the same reason for one as for another; that if she that was a sister, who was partaker of the grace of God, and a member of the church, had a husband to whom she was married before her conversion; who was an unbeliever, had no faith in Christ, nor any notion of the Gospel, but an infidel to both:

and if he be pleased to dwell with her; loves her, and is willing to continue with her; neither puts her away from him, nor departs from her on account of her Christianity:

let her not leave him; but continue, and cohabit with him as man and wife; this is the advice the apostle gives, as agreeably to the light of nature and reason; as becoming the Gospel of Christ, and as what might serve to recommend it, and spread the knowledge of it.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

13. the woman—a believer.

let her not leave him—"her husband," instead of "him," is the reading of the oldest manuscripts The Greek for "leave" is the same as in 1Co 7:12, "put away"; translate, "Let her not put away [that is, part with] her husband." The wife had the power of effecting a divorce by Greek and Roman law.

1 Corinthians 7:13 Additional Commentaries
Context
Teachings on Marriage
12But to the rest I say, not the Lord, that if any brother has a wife who is an unbeliever, and she consents to live with him, he must not divorce her. 13And a woman who has an unbelieving husband, and he consents to live with her, she must not send her husband away. 14For the unbelieving husband is sanctified through his wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified through her believing husband; for otherwise your children are unclean, but now they are holy.…
Cross References
Mark 10:12
And if she divorces her husband and marries another man, she commits adultery."

1 Corinthians 7:12
To the rest I say this (I, not the Lord): If any brother has a wife who is not a believer and she is willing to live with him, he must not divorce her.

1 Corinthians 7:14
For the unbelieving husband has been sanctified through his wife, and the unbelieving wife has been sanctified through her believing husband. Otherwise your children would be unclean, but as it is, they are holy.
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