New Living Translation
I say this as a concession, not as a command.
King James Bible
But I speak this by permission, and not of commandment.
Darby Bible Translation
But this I say, as consenting to, not as commanding it.
World English Bible
But this I say by way of concession, not of commandment.
Young's Literal Translation
and this I say by way of concurrence -- not of command,
1 Corinthians 7:6 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
7:6 But I say this - Concerning your separating for a time and coming together again. Perhaps he refers also to 1Co 7:2.
"Lo! where yon cottage whitens through the green, The loveliest feature of a matchless scene; Beneath its shading elm, with pious fear, An aged mother draws her children near, While from the Holy Word, with earnest air, She teaches them the privilege of prayer. Look! how their infant eyes with rapture speak; Mark the flushed lily on the dimpled cheek; Their hearts are filled with gratitude and love, Their hopes are centered in a world above!" The Christian home demands a family religion. This makes …
Samuel Philips—The Christian Home
The Apostolic Scriptures.
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1 Corinthians 7:10
But for those who are married, I have a command that comes not from me, but from the Lord. A wife must not leave her husband.
1 Corinthians 7:12
Now, I will speak to the rest of you, though I do not have a direct command from the Lord. If a Christian man has a wife who is not a believer and she is willing to continue living with him, he must not leave her.
1 Corinthians 7:25
Now regarding your question about the young women who are not yet married. I do not have a command from the Lord for them. But the Lord in his mercy has given me wisdom that can be trusted, and I will share it with you.
1 Corinthians 7:40
But in my opinion it would be better for her to stay single, and I think I am giving you counsel from God's Spirit when I say this.
2 Corinthians 8:8
I am not commanding you to do this. But I am testing how genuine your love is by comparing it with the eagerness of the other churches.
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