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1 Corinthians 7:1-7

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

1 Corinthians 7:1-7
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Now concerning the matters about which you wrote: “It is good for a man not to have sexual relations with a woman.”
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But because of the temptation to sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband.
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The husband should give to his wife her conjugal rights, and likewise the wife to her husband.
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For the wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. Likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does.
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Do not deprive one another, except perhaps by agreement for a limited time, that you may devote yourselves to prayer; but then come together again, so that Satan may not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.
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Now as a concession, not a command, I say this.
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I wish that all were as I myself am. But each has his own gift from God, one of one kind and one of another.

  1. What is it good for a man to not do?
    1 Corinthians 7:1
    Now concerning the matters about which you wrote: “It is good for a man not to have sexual relations with a woman.”
  2. How can a man avoid immorality?
    1 Corinthians 7:2
    But because of the temptation to sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband.
  3. What are both a man and his wife to render to each other?
    1 Corinthians 7:3
    The husband should give to his wife her conjugal rights, and likewise the wife to her husband.
  4. Who does not have power (authority) over their own body?
    1 Corinthians 7:4
    For the wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. Likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does.
  5. Why must a man and women not deprive each other sexually?
    1 Corinthians 7:5
    Do not deprive one another, except perhaps by agreement for a limited time, that you may devote yourselves to prayer; but then come together again, so that Satan may not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.
  6. Is this a commandment?
    1 Corinthians 7:6
    Now as a concession, not a command, I say this.
  7. What does each have from God?
    1 Corinthians 7:7
    I wish that all were as I myself am. But each has his own gift from God, one of one kind and one of another.

1 Corinthians 7:8-9

But I say to the unmarried and to the widows: It is good for them if they remain even as I am; but if they cannot exercise self-control, let them marry.

1 Corinthians 7:8-9
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To the unmarried and the widows I say that it is good for them to remain single, as I am.
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But if they cannot exercise self-control, they should marry. For it is better to marry than to burn with passion.

  1. What does Paul say to the unmarried and widows?
    1 Corinthians 7:8
    To the unmarried and the widows I say that it is good for them to remain single, as I am.
  2. Why should some marry?
    1 Corinthians 7:9
    But if they cannot exercise self-control, they should marry. For it is better to marry than to burn with passion.

1 Corinthians 7:10-11

Now to the married I command,yetnot I but the Lord: A wife is not to depart fromherhusband.

1 Corinthians 7:10-11
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To the married I give this charge (not I, but the Lord): the wife should not separate from her husband
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(but if she does, she should remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband), and the husband should not divorce his wife.

  1. What does Paul command that a husband or wife not to do?
    1 Corinthians 7:10
    To the married I give this charge (not I, but the Lord): the wife should not separate from her husband
  2. If a believing man or women do leave a marriage, what must they do?
    1 Corinthians 7:11
    (but if she does, she should remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband), and the husband should not divorce his wife.

1 Corinthians 7:12-16

But to the rest I, not the Lord, say: If any brother has a wife who does not believe, and she is willing to live with him, let him not divorce her.

1 Corinthians 7:12-16
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To the rest I say (I, not the Lord) that if any brother has a wife who is an unbeliever, and she consents to live with him, he should not divorce her.
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If any woman has a husband who is an unbeliever, and he consents to live with her, she should not divorce him.
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For the unbelieving husband is made holy because of his wife, and the unbelieving wife is made holy because of her husband. Otherwise your children would be unclean, but as it is, they are holy.
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But if the unbelieving partner separates, let it be so. In such cases the brother or sister is not enslaved. God has called you to peace.
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For how do you know, wife, whether you will save your husband? Or how do you know, husband, whether you will save your wife?

  1. What does Paul say to a brother who has an unbelieving wife?
    1 Corinthians 7:12
    To the rest I say (I, not the Lord) that if any brother has a wife who is an unbeliever, and she consents to live with him, he should not divorce her.
  2. What does Paul say to a woman who has an unbelieving husband?
    1 Corinthians 7:13
    If any woman has a husband who is an unbeliever, and he consents to live with her, she should not divorce him.
  3. Who is sanctified in this situation?
    1 Corinthians 7:14
    For the unbelieving husband is made holy because of his wife, and the unbelieving wife is made holy because of her husband. Otherwise your children would be unclean, but as it is, they are holy.
  4. If an unbeliever wants to depart, what is the believer to do? Why?
    1 Corinthians 7:15
    But if the unbelieving partner separates, let it be so. In such cases the brother or sister is not enslaved. God has called you to peace.
  5. What does a wife or husband who is married to an unbeliever not know?
    1 Corinthians 7:16
    For how do you know, wife, whether you will save your husband? Or how do you know, husband, whether you will save your wife?

1 Corinthians 7:17-24

Let each one remain in the same calling in which he was called.

1 Corinthians 7:17-24
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Only let each person lead the life that the Lord has assigned to him, and to which God has called him. This is my rule in all the churches.
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Was anyone at the time of his call already circumcised? Let him not seek to remove the marks of circumcision. Was anyone at the time of his call uncircumcised? Let him not seek circumcision.
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For neither circumcision counts for anything nor uncircumcision, but keeping the commandments of God.
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Each one should remain in the condition in which he was called.
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Were you a bondservant when called? Do not be concerned about it. (But if you can gain your freedom, avail yourself of the opportunity.)
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For he who was called in the Lord as a bondservant is a freedman of the Lord. Likewise he who was free when called is a bondservant of Christ.
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You were bought with a price; do not become bondservants of men.
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So, brothers, in whatever condition each was called, there let him remain with God.

  1. What did Paul ordain in all the churches?
    1 Corinthians 7:17
    Only let each person lead the life that the Lord has assigned to him, and to which God has called him. This is my rule in all the churches.
  2. What should those who are circumcised or uncircumcised not do?
    1 Corinthians 7:18
    Was anyone at the time of his call already circumcised? Let him not seek to remove the marks of circumcision. Was anyone at the time of his call uncircumcised? Let him not seek circumcision.
  3. What really matters?
    1 Corinthians 7:19
    For neither circumcision counts for anything nor uncircumcision, but keeping the commandments of God.
  4. How are we to remain?
    1 Corinthians 7:20-22
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    Each one should remain in the condition in which he was called.
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    Were you a bondservant when called? Do not be concerned about it. (But if you can gain your freedom, avail yourself of the opportunity.)
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    For he who was called in the Lord as a bondservant is a freedman of the Lord. Likewise he who was free when called is a bondservant of Christ.
  5. What are we not to become?
    1 Corinthians 7:23
    You were bought with a price; do not become bondservants of men.
  6. What state are we to remain in?
    1 Corinthians 7:24
    So, brothers, in whatever condition each was called, there let him remain with God.

1 Corinthians 7:25-28

I suppose therefore that this is good because of the present distress—thatit isgood for a man to remain as he is.

1 Corinthians 7:25-28
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Now concerning the betrothed, I have no command from the Lord, but I give my judgment as one who by the Lord's mercy is trustworthy.
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I think that in view of the present distress it is good for a person to remain as he is.
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Are you bound to a wife? Do not seek to be free. Are you free from a wife? Do not seek a wife.
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But if you do marry, you have not sinned, and if a betrothed woman marries, she has not sinned. Yet those who marry will have worldly troubles, and I would spare you that.

  1. Why did Paul suppose that it was better to remain as they were?
    1 Corinthians 7:25-26
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    Now concerning the betrothed, I have no command from the Lord, but I give my judgment as one who by the Lord's mercy is trustworthy.
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    I think that in view of the present distress it is good for a person to remain as he is.
  2. What should those are bound, or those who are not bound, in a marriage do?
    1 Corinthians 7:27
    Are you bound to a wife? Do not seek to be free. Are you free from a wife? Do not seek a wife.
  3. If they do marry, have they sinned? If not, why is Paul saying these things?
    1 Corinthians 7:28
    But if you do marry, you have not sinned, and if a betrothed woman marries, she has not sinned. Yet those who marry will have worldly troubles, and I would spare you that.

1 Corinthians 7:29-31

But this I say, brethren, the timeisshort, so that from now on even those who have wives should be as though they had none.

1 Corinthians 7:29-31
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This is what I mean, brothers: the appointed time has grown very short. From now on, let those who have wives live as though they had none,
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and those who mourn as though they were not mourning, and those who rejoice as though they were not rejoicing, and those who buy as though they had no goods,
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and those who deal with the world as though they had no dealings with it. For the present form of this world is passing away.

  1. In that situation, what was Paul saying?
    1 Corinthians 7:29-30
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    This is what I mean, brothers: the appointed time has grown very short. From now on, let those who have wives live as though they had none,
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    and those who mourn as though they were not mourning, and those who rejoice as though they were not rejoicing, and those who buy as though they had no goods,
  2. What is passing away?
    1 Corinthians 7:31
    and those who deal with the world as though they had no dealings with it. For the present form of this world is passing away.

1 Corinthians 7:32-35

But I want you to be without care. He who is unmarried cares for the things of the Lord—how he may please the Lord.

1 Corinthians 7:32-35
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I want you to be free from anxieties. The unmarried man is anxious about the things of the Lord, how to please the Lord.
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But the married man is anxious about worldly things, how to please his wife,
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and his interests are divided. And the unmarried or betrothed woman is anxious about the things of the Lord, how to be holy in body and spirit. But the married woman is anxious about worldly things, how to please her husband.
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I say this for your own benefit, not to lay any restraint upon you, but to promote good order and to secure your undivided devotion to the Lord.

  1. What did Paul want us to be without? Why?
    1 Corinthians 7:32
    I want you to be free from anxieties. The unmarried man is anxious about the things of the Lord, how to please the Lord.
  2. What does a married man care abut?
    1 Corinthians 7:33
    But the married man is anxious about worldly things, how to please his wife,
  3. How is the focus of a married woman and an unmarried woman different?
    1 Corinthians 7:34
    and his interests are divided. And the unmarried or betrothed woman is anxious about the things of the Lord, how to be holy in body and spirit. But the married woman is anxious about worldly things, how to please her husband.
  4. What is Paul wanting us to do without distraction?
    1 Corinthians 7:35
    I say this for your own benefit, not to lay any restraint upon you, but to promote good order and to secure your undivided devotion to the Lord.

1 Corinthians 7:36-38

So then he who givesherin marriage does well, but he who does not giveher in marriage does better.

1 Corinthians 7:36-38
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If anyone thinks that he is not behaving properly toward his betrothed, if his passions are strong, and it has to be, let him do as he wishes: let them marry—it is no sin.
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But whoever is firmly established in his heart, being under no necessity but having his desire under control, and has determined this in his heart, to keep her as his betrothed, he will do well.
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So then he who marries his betrothed does well, and he who refrains from marriage will do even better.

  1. If a man is behaving improperly with a virgin, what should he do?
    1 Corinthians 7:36
    If anyone thinks that he is not behaving properly toward his betrothed, if his passions are strong, and it has to be, let him do as he wishes: let them marry—it is no sin.
  2. Who does well?
    1 Corinthians 7:37
    But whoever is firmly established in his heart, being under no necessity but having his desire under control, and has determined this in his heart, to keep her as his betrothed, he will do well.
  3. Who does well and who does better?
    1 Corinthians 7:38
    So then he who marries his betrothed does well, and he who refrains from marriage will do even better.

1 Corinthians 7:39-40

A wife is bound by law as long as her husband lives; but if her husband dies, she is at liberty to be married to whom she wishes, only in the Lord.

1 Corinthians 7:39-40
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A wife is bound to her husband as long as he lives. But if her husband dies, she is free to be married to whom she wishes, only in the Lord.
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Yet in my judgment she is happier if she remains as she is. And I think that I too have the Spirit of God.

  1. How long is a wife bound to her husband and when is she free to marry another?
    1 Corinthians 7:39
    A wife is bound to her husband as long as he lives. But if her husband dies, she is free to be married to whom she wishes, only in the Lord.
  2. If Paul's judgment, what would make her happier?
    1 Corinthians 7:40
    Yet in my judgment she is happier if she remains as she is. And I think that I too have the Spirit of God.

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