1 Corinthians 7:2
New International Version
But since sexual immorality is occurring, each man should have sexual relations with his own wife, and each woman with her own husband.

New Living Translation
But because there is so much sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife, and each woman should have her own husband.

English Standard Version
But because of the temptation to sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband.

Berean Study Bible
But because there is so much sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife, and each woman her own husband.

Berean Literal Bible
But because of sexual immorality, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have the own husband.

King James Bible
Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.

New King James Version
Nevertheless, because of sexual immorality, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband.

New American Standard Bible
But because of sexual immoralities, each man is to have his own wife, and each woman is to have her own husband.

NASB 1995
But because of immoralities, each man is to have his own wife, and each woman is to have her own husband.

NASB 1977
But because of immoralities, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband.

Amplified Bible
But because of [the temptation to participate in] sexual immorality, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband.

Christian Standard Bible
But because sexual immorality is so common, each man should have sexual relations with his own wife, and each woman should have sexual relations with her own husband.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But because sexual immorality is so common, each man should have his own wife, and each woman should have her own husband.

American Standard Version
But, because of fornications, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But because of fornication, let a man take a wife and a woman take her husband.

Contemporary English Version
Well, having your own husband or wife should keep you from doing something immoral.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But for fear of fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.

English Revised Version
But, because of fornications, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband.

Good News Translation
But because there is so much immorality, every man should have his own wife, and every woman should have her own husband.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But in order to avoid sexual sins, each man should have his own wife, and each woman should have her own husband.

International Standard Version
Because sexual immorality is so rampant, every man should have his own wife, and every woman should have her own husband.

Literal Standard Version
and because of the whoredom let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her proper husband;

NET Bible
But because of immoralities, each man should have relations with his own wife and each woman with her own husband.

New Heart English Bible
But, because of sexual immoralities, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband.

Weymouth New Testament
But because there is so much fornication every man should have a wife of his own, and every woman should have a husband.

World English Bible
But, because of sexual immoralities, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband.

Young's Literal Translation
and because of the whoredom let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her proper husband;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Principles of Marriage
1Now for the matters you wrote about: It is good to abstain from sexual relations. 2But because there is so much sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife, and each woman her own husband. 3The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise the wife to her husband.…

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

1 Corinthians 7:1
Now for the matters you wrote about: It is good to abstain from sexual relations.

1 Corinthians 7:3
The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise the wife to her husband.

1 Thessalonians 4:4
each of you must know how to control his own body in holiness and honor,


Treasury of Scripture

Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.

to avoid.

1 Corinthians 7:9
But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn.

1 Corinthians 6:18
Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.

Proverbs 5:18,19
Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth…

let.

Proverbs 18:22
Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD.

Proverbs 19:14
House and riches are the inheritance of fathers: and a prudent wife is from the LORD.

Malachi 2:14
Yet ye say, Wherefore? Because the LORD hath been witness between thee and the wife of thy youth, against whom thou hast dealt treacherously: yet is she thy companion, and the wife of thy covenant.









(2) To avoid fornication.--Better, because of the (prevalent) fornication. This was so general in Corinth, and so little regarded as sin. that the unmarried were liable to be led into it.

It may at first sight appear as if the Apostle thus put marriage upon very low and merely utilitarian ground: but we must remember that he is here writing with a definite and limited aim, and does not enter into a general discussion of the subject. St. Paul gives a reason why those who wrote to him should marry, and the force of the argument does not extend beyond the immediate object in view. St. Paul's view of the higher aspects of matrimony are fully set forth when he treats of that subject generally (2Corinthians 11:2; Romans 7:4; Ephesians 5:25-32).

Verse 2. - Nevertheless. In this single word St. Paul practically refutes all the dangerous and unwarrantable inferences drawn by St. Jerome and others from the previous clause. St. Jerome argues: "If it is good for a man not to touch a woman, it must be bad to do so, and therefore celibacy is a holier state than marriage." He also says, "I suspect the goodness of a thing which the greatness of another evil enforces as a lesser evil." Such reasoning shows:

1. The danger of pressing words to the full extent of the logical inferences which may be deduced from them.

2. The errors which always arise from arguing upon isolated texts dissevered from their context, and from all consideration of the circumstances under which they were written.

3. The necessity of following the guidance of the Holy Spirit when he shows, by history and experience, the need for altering precepts with reference to altered conditions. There is in celibacy a moral beauty - it is kalon; there are cases in which it becomes a duty. But in most cases marriage, being no less a duty, as St. Paul proceeds to show, is even fairer and more excellent. Neither state, the wedded or the unwedded, is in itself more holy than the other. Each has its own honour and loveliness, and can only be judged of in connection with surrounding circumstances. Those who make St. Paul judge slightingly of marriage contradict his own express rules and statements (Ephesians 5:24, 31, 32; 1 Timothy 2:15), and make him speak the current heathen language of heathen epicures, who, to the great injury of morals, treated marriage as a disagreeable necessity, which was, if possible, to be avoided. If the "it is a good thing" of St. Paul in ver. 1 were to be taken absolutely, it would have to be corrected . . .

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
But
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

because
διὰ (dia)
Preposition
Strong's 1223: A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through.

[there is so much]
τὰς (tas)
Article - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

sexual immorality,
πορνείας (porneias)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's 4202: Fornication, whoredom; met: idolatry. From porneuo; harlotry; figuratively, idolatry.

each man
ἕκαστος (hekastos)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 1538: Each (of more than two), every one. As if a superlative of hekas; each or every.

should have
ἐχέτω (echetō)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

his
ἑαυτοῦ (heautou)
Reflexive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1438: Himself, herself, itself.

[own]
τὴν (tēn)
Article - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

wife,
γυναῖκα (gynaika)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 1135: A woman, wife, my lady. Probably from the base of ginomai; a woman; specially, a wife.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

each woman
ἑκάστη (hekastē)
Adjective - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 1538: Each (of more than two), every one. As if a superlative of hekas; each or every.

[her]
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

own
ἴδιον (idion)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2398: Pertaining to self, i.e. One's own; by implication, private or separate.

husband.
ἄνδρα (andra)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 435: A male human being; a man, husband. A primary word; a man.


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