Defraud not one another, except by consent for a time, that ye may be free for fasting and prayer, and again may come together, that the Adversary may not tempt you because of your incontinence;
1 Corinthians 7:5 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Defraud ye not one the other - What ye owe thus to each other never refuse paying, unless by mutual consent; and let that be only for a certain time, when prudence dictates the temporary separation, or when some extraordinary spiritual occasion may render it mutually agreeable, in order that ye may fast and pray, and derive the greatest possible benefit from these duties by being enabled to wait on the Lord without distraction.
That Satan tempt you not for your incontinency - It is most evident that the separations permitted by the Apostle, for he enjoins none, are only for a season, on extraordinary occasions; and that the persons may come together again, lest Satan, taking advantage of their matrimonial abstinence, might tempt either party to illicit commerce.
There are a multitude of rules prescribed in such cases by the rabbins, and indeed even by heathen writers; for this was a matter in which common sense could always judge; and under the direction of experience, heathens, as well as those favored with Divine revelation, could see what was proper in all such cases.
Incontinence, εικρασια, want of strength to regulate one's desires or appetites; from α, negative, and κρατος, strength. It is remarkable that the apostle supposes that even this temporary continence might produce incontinence; and universal observation confirms the supposition.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Exodus 19:15 And he said to the people, Be ready against the third day: come not at your wives.
1 Samuel 21:4,5 And the priest answered David, and said, There is no common bread under my hand, but there is hallowed bread...
Joel 2:16 Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts...
Zechariah 7:3 And to speak to the priests which were in the house of the LORD of hosts, and to the prophets, saying, Should I weep in the fifth month...
Zechariah 12:12-14 And the land shall mourn, every family apart; the family of the house of David apart, and their wives apart...
Matthew 19:11 But he said to them, All men cannot receive this saying, save they to whom it is given.
1 Thessalonians 3:5 For this cause, when I could no longer forbear, I sent to know your faith, lest by some means the tempter have tempted you...
1 Corinthians 7:5 Parallel CommentariesAdversary Associate Consent Defraud Deprive Devote Except Fasting Incontinence Lack Perhaps Prayer Refuse Satan Season Self-Control Stop Tempt Time Together Unless YourselvesAdversary Associate Consent Defraud Deprive Devote Except Fasting Incontinence Lack Perhaps Prayer Refuse Satan Season Self-Control Stop Tempt Time Together Unless YourselvesTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
1 Corinthians 7:5 Mobile Bible
1 Corinthians 7:5 Bible Suite
1 Corinthians 7:5 Biblia Paralela
1 Corinthians 7:5 Chinese Bible