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

New Living Translation
The husband should fulfill his wife’s sexual needs, and the wife should fulfill her husband’s needs.

English Standard Version
The husband should give to his wife her conjugal rights, and likewise the wife to her husband.

Berean Study Bible
The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise the wife to her husband.

Berean Literal Bible
Let the husband fulfill the duty to the wife, and likewise also the wife to the husband.

King James Bible
Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband.

New King James Version
Let the husband render to his wife the affection due her, and likewise also the wife to her husband.

New American Standard Bible
The husband must fulfill his duty to his wife, and likewise the wife also to her husband.

NASB 1995
The husband must fulfill his duty to his wife, and likewise also the wife to her husband.

NASB 1977
Let the husband fulfill his duty to his wife, and likewise also the wife to her husband.

Amplified Bible
The husband must fulfill his [marital] duty to his wife [with good will and kindness], and likewise the wife to her husband.

Christian Standard Bible
A husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise a wife to her husband.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A husband should fulfill his marital responsibility to his wife, and likewise a wife to her husband.

American Standard Version
Let the husband render unto the wife her due: and likewise also the wife unto the husband.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Let a man bestow to his wife the love that is owed; in this way also, the woman to her husband.

Contemporary English Version
Husbands and wives should be fair with each other about having sex.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let the husband render the debt to his wife, and the wife also in like manner to the husband.

English Revised Version
Let the husband render unto the wife her due: and likewise also the wife unto the husband.

Good News Translation
A man should fulfill his duty as a husband, and a woman should fulfill her duty as a wife, and each should satisfy the other's needs.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Husbands and wives should satisfy each other's [sexual] needs.

International Standard Version
A husband should fulfill his obligation to his wife, and a wife should do the same for her husband.

Literal Standard Version
to the wife let the husband render the due benevolence, and in like manner also the wife to the husband;

NET Bible
A husband should give to his wife her sexual rights, and likewise a wife to her husband.

New Heart English Bible
Let the husband fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise also the wife to her husband.

Weymouth New Testament
Let a man pay his wife her due, and let a woman also pay her husband his.

World English Bible
Let the husband render to his wife the affection owed her, and likewise also the wife to her 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;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Principles of Marriage
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. 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.…

Cross References
Exodus 21:10
If he takes another wife, he must not reduce the food, clothing, or marital rights of his first wife.

1 Corinthians 7:2
But because there is so much sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife, and each woman her own husband.

1 Corinthians 7:4
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.


Treasury of Scripture

Let the husband render to the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife to the husband.

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, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.









(3) Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence.--Rather, Let the husband render unto the wife her due--such being the reading of the better MSS. In this verse the Apostle answers the scruples of those who already were married and who doubted whether they should continue so.

Verse 3. - Due benevolence. An euphemistic and needless modification by the copyists of the pure and simple expression of St. Paul, which, as shown by the best manuscripts, is "her due" - debitum tori. St. Paul is evidently entering on these subjects, not out of any love for them; but because all kinds of extreme views - immoral indifference and over scrupulous asceticism - had claimed dominance among the Corinthians.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
The
(ho)
Article - Nominative 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.

husband
ἀνὴρ (anēr)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 435: A male human being; a man, husband. A primary word; a man.

should fulfill
ἀποδιδότω (apodidotō)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 591: From apo and didomi; to give away, i.e. Up, over, back, etc.

[his]
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.

[marital] duty
ὀφειλὴν (opheilēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3782: A debt, a duty, what is due. From opheilo; indebtedness, i.e. a sum owed; figuratively, obligation, i.e. duty.

to [his]
Τῇ (Tē)
Article - Dative 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,
γυναικὶ (gynaiki)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 1135: A woman, wife, my lady. Probably from the base of ginomai; a woman; specially, a wife.

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

likewise
ὁμοίως (homoiōs)
Adverb
Strong's 3668: In like manner, similarly, in the same way, equally. Adverb from homoios; similarly.

the
(hē)
Article - Nominative 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
γυνὴ (gynē)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 1135: A woman, wife, my lady. Probably from the base of ginomai; a woman; specially, a wife.

to [her]
τῷ (tō)
Article - Dative 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.

husband.
ἀνδρί (andri)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 435: A male human being; a man, husband. A primary word; a man.


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