1 Corinthians 7:6
Good News Translation
I tell you this not as an order, but simply as a permission.

Contemporary English Version
In my opinion that is what should be done, though I don't know of anything the Lord said about this matter.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But I speak this by indulgence, not by commandment.

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But I speak this by indulgence, not by commandment.

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1 Corinthians 7:12,25 For to the rest I speak, not the Lord. If any brother hath a wife that believeth not and she consent to dwell with him: let him not put her away. . . .

2 Corinthians 8:8 I speak not as commanding: but by the carefulness of others, approving also the good disposition of your charity.

2 Corinthians 11:17 That which I speak, I speak not according to God: but as it were in foolishness, in this matter of glorying.

Context
Principles of Marriage
5Defraud not one another, except, perhaps, by consent, for a time, that you may give yourselves to prayer: and return together again, lest Satan tempt you for your incontinency. 6But I speak this by indulgence, not by commandment. 7For I would that all men were even as myself. But every one hath his proper gift from God: one after this manner, and another after that.…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 7:10
But to them that are married, not I, but the Lord, commandeth that the wife depart not from her husband.

1 Corinthians 7:12
For to the rest I speak, not the Lord. If any brother hath a wife that believeth not and she consent to dwell with him: let him not put her away.

1 Corinthians 7:25
Now, concerning virgins, I have no commandment of the Lord: but I give counsel, as having obtained mercy of the Lord, to be faithful.

1 Corinthians 7:40
But more blessed shall she be, if she so remain, according to my counsel. And I think that I also have the spirit of God.

2 Corinthians 8:8
I speak not as commanding: but by the carefulness of others, approving also the good disposition of your charity.

Additional Translations
I say this as a concession, not as a command.

Now I say this by way of concession, not by way of command.

But I speak this by permission, and not of commandment.

But this I say by way of concession, not of commandment.

But this I say, as consenting [to], not as commanding [it].

But this I say by way of permission, not of commandment.

But I speak this by permission, and not as a commandment.

Thus much in the way of concession, not of command.

But this I say by way of concession, not of commandment.

and this I say by way of concurrence -- not of command,
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