|New International Version (© 2011)|
The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise the wife to her husband.
King James Bible
Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband.
American Standard Version
Let the husband render unto the wife her due: and likewise also the wife unto the husband.
Young's Literal Translation
to the wife let the husband the due benevolence render, and in like manner also the wife to the husband;
1 Corinthians 7:3 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence - Την οφειλομενην ευνοιαν· Though our version is no translation of the original, yet few persons are at a loss for the meaning, and the context is sufficiently plain. Some have rendered the words, not unaptly, the matrimonial debt, or conjugal duty - that which a wife owes to her husband, and the husband to his wife; and which they must take care mutually to render, else alienation of affection will be the infallible consequence, and this in numberless instances has led to adulterous connections. In such cases the wife has to blame herself for the infidelity of her husband, and the husband for that of his wife. What miserable work has been made in the peace of families by a wife or a husband pretending to be wiser than the apostle, and too holy and spiritual to keep the commandments of God!
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Exodus 21:10 If he take him another wife; her food, her raiment, and her duty of marriage, shall he not diminish.
1 Peter 3:7 Likewise, you husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honor to the wife, as to the weaker vessel...
1 Corinthians 7:3 Parallel CommentariesAffection Benevolence Conjugal Due Duty Fulfill Husband Likewise Manner Marital Owed Pay Render Right Rights WifeAffection Benevolence Conjugal Due Duty Fulfill Husband Likewise Manner Marital Owed Pay Render Right Rights WifeTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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Exodus 21:10 If he marries another woman, he must not deprive the first one of her food, clothing and marital rights.
1 Corinthians 7:2 But since sexual immorality is occurring, each man should have sexual relations with his own wife, and each woman with her own husband.
1 Corinthians 7:4 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.