1 Corinthians 7:4
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New International Version
The wife does not have authority over her own body but yields it to her husband. In the same way, the husband does not have authority over his own body but yields it to his wife.

New Living Translation
The wife gives authority over her body to her husband, and the husband gives authority over his body to his wife.

English Standard Version
For the wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. Likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does.

Berean Study Bible
The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband. Likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife.

Berean Literal Bible
The wife does not have authority over the own body, but the husband; and likewise also, the husband does not have authority over the own body, but the wife.

New American Standard Bible
The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does; and likewise also the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does.

King James Bible
The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A wife does not have the right over her own body, but her husband does. In the same way, a husband does not have the right over his own body, but his wife does.

International Standard Version
A wife does not have authority over her own body, but her husband does. In the same way, a husband doesn't have authority over his own body, but his wife does.

NET Bible
It is not the wife who has the rights to her own body, but the husband. In the same way, it is not the husband who has the rights to his own body, but the wife.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
A wife is not authorized over her body, but her husband is. In this way also a man is not authorized over his body, but his wife is.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A wife doesn't have authority over her own body, but her husband does. In the same way, a husband doesn't have authority over his own body, but his wife does.

New American Standard 1977
The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does; and likewise also the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The wife does not have authority of her own body, but the husband; and likewise also the husband does not have authority of his own body, but the wife.

King James 2000 Bible
The wife has not power over her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband has not power over his own body, but the wife.

American King James Version
The wife has not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband has not power of his own body, but the wife.

American Standard Version
The wife hath not power over her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power over his own body, but the wife.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband. And in like manner the husband also hath not power of his own body, but the wife.

Darby Bible Translation
The wife has not authority over her own body, but the husband: in like manner also the husband has not authority over his own body, but the wife.

English Revised Version
The wife hath not power over her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power over his own body, but the wife.

Webster's Bible Translation
The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife.

Weymouth New Testament
A married woman is not mistress of her own person: her husband has certain rights. In the same way a married man is not master of his own person: his wife has certain rights.

World English Bible
The wife doesn't have authority over her own body, but the husband. Likewise also the husband doesn't have authority over his own body, but the wife.

Young's Literal Translation
the wife over her own body hath not authority, but the husband; and, in like manner also, the husband over his own body hath not authority, but the wife.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
7:1-9 The apostle tells the Corinthians that it was good, in that juncture of time, for Christians to keep themselves single. Yet he says that marriage, and the comforts of that state, are settled by Divine wisdom. Though none may break the law of God, yet that perfect rule leaves men at liberty to serve him in the way most suited to their powers and circumstances, of which others often are very unfit judges. All must determine for themselves, seeking counsel from God how they ought to act.
Study Bible
Principles of Marriage
3The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise the wife to her husband. 4The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband. Likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife. 5Do not deprive one another, except by mutual consent for a limited time, so you may devote yourselves to prayer. Then come together again, so that Satan will not tempt you through your lack of self-control. …
Cross References
1 Corinthians 7:3
The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise the wife to her husband.

1 Corinthians 7:5
Do not deprive one another, except by mutual consent for a limited time, so you may devote yourselves to prayer. Then come together again, so that Satan will not tempt you through your lack of self-control.
Treasury of Scripture

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