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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
For the vnbeleeuing husband is sanctified by the wife, and the vnbeleeuing wife is sanctified by the husband; else were your children vncleane, but now are they holy.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan
For the unbelieving husband is sanctified through his wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified through her believing husband; for otherwise your children are unclean, but now they are holy.
- New American Standard Version (1995)
For the unbelieving husband is sanctified in the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified in the brother: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy.
- American Standard Version (1901)
For the husband who has not faith is made holy through his Christian wife, and the wife who is not a Christian is made holy through the brother: if not, your children would be unholy, but now are they holy.
- Basic English Bible
For the unbelieving husband is sanctified in the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified in the brother; since [otherwise] indeed your children are unclean, but now they are holy.
- Darby Bible
For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy.
- Webster's Bible
For, in such cases, the unbelieving husband has become--and is--holy through union with a Christian woman, and the unbelieving wife is holy through union with a Christian brother. Otherwise your children would be unholy, but in reality they have a place among God's people.
- Weymouth Bible
For the unbelieving husband is sanctified in the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified in the husband. Otherwise your children would be unclean, but now they are holy.
- World English Bible
For the vnfeithful hosebonde is halewid bi the feithful womman, and the vnfeithful womman is halewid bi the feithful hosebonde. Ellis youre children weren vncleene, but now thei ben hooli.
- Wycliffe Bible
for the unbelieving husband hath been sanctified in the wife, and the unbelieving wife hath been sanctified in the husband; otherwise your children are unclean, but now they are holy.
- Youngs Literal Bible
7:14 For the unbelieving husband hath, in many instances, been sanctified by the wife - Else your children would have been brought up heathens; whereas now they are Christians. As if he had said, Ye see the proof of it before your eyes.
1Co 7:14 For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, etc. This passage has been much debated, and little understood. The unbelieving husband or wife is not made personally holy, not do the children of believers have personal holiness transmitted to them by virtue of birth relation. Sanctification, then, means something besides personal holiness. To sanctify is to separate to a sacred use, or relation (Ex 20:8 28:38). Food is "sanctified by the word of God and prayer" (1Ti 4:4,5). Here Paul uses the term to denote that one Christian member of a household brings a sanctifying influence to it, so that all the members are to be regarded as separated in part from the great, ungodly, unclean world. Nehemiah commanded Jews to part from heathen wives on the ground that they were ceremonially unclean (Ne 13:23-27). Paul insists, rather, that the believer cleanses the other, and that the unbelieving partner, or the children, are rendered ceremonially clean. But now are they holy. Brought into such a sacred relation that the unbelieiving partners are under the power of sacred influences, and not to be counted as sources of defilement.
Jessica Hoover's comment on 2015-05-08 11:05:50:
I am the wife of a nonbeliever. I am also a mother of a 2 year old child. Does this mean that because my husband is a nonbeliever that my child will not get into heaven even not know the difference at her age?
Dixie's comment on 2015-03-15 18:26:06:
We christians are not to leave/divorce the unbeliever?
Ish's comment on 2014-07-22 00:01:23:
It means to be made holy. You are NO LONGER two...you are one.
Pastor T's comment on 2014-07-14 02:12:22:
We had this same discussion at my church, the bible says that when we marry we become as one spirit.... remember light overcomes dark any day, greater is he that is in you than he that is in the world. So, my perception is this if we are one spirit than the God in the holy one overtakes the darkness of the other!! Also the bible says how can two walk together except they agree at some point the unsaved one must have a lil belief I think or he or she wouldn 't be married to the holier one so maybe they have as much belief as a mustard seed but are not ready to live the life??? I 'm just speculating. But to finish my thought I do believe that if the other party dies before excepting Jesus in their lives I believe God still receives them unto him self even if he puts them in a lower level of heaven an not the Hollies of Hollies, because that person loved the holy individual just like Christ loved the church so in return they loved on Jesus throughout their marriage!!By the way..... my unsaved husband eventually gave his life to the Lord, thank you Jesus!!! For saving both of us Eight and counting for me and one year and a few months for him .... Praise the Lord!!!!
Gail N.'s comment on 2014-04-11 03:19:38:
THE VERSE OF SCRIPTURE HAS BEEN USED TO "PROVE " THAT CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF ACCOUNTABILITY, OF UNBELIVING PARENTS WILL NOT BE TAKEN IN THE RAPTURE EVEN THOUGH THEY HAVE NEVER KNOWN SIN NOR SINNED. NOWHERE IN THAT VERSE CAN I MAKE IT SAY YHAT HAVING READ IT AT A DOZEN TIMES IN EVREY TRANSLATION OF THE WORD I CAN GET MY HANDS ON. I HAVE UNSAVED SONS IN LAW AS WELL AS GRANDCHILDREN GRANDCHILDREN IN LAW,THAT HAVE TO ATTEMPT TO EXPLAIN WHY IT IS NOT ONLY IMPERATIVE FOR THEIR OWN SOUL TO BE SAVED WHEN CHRIST RETURNS BUT FOR THE YOUNG BABIE 'S AS WELL. MY GRANDCHILDREN GREATGTANDCHILDREN HAVING TO GO THROUGH THE TRIBULATION IS NOT WHAT SOMETHING THAT MAKES ME JOYFUL. HARD TO RECTIFY THAT SCRIPTURE TO AN UNBELIVER AS A WITNESS FOR SALVYION OR AT LEAST FOR ME...
Tobi's comment on 2013-12-16 05:01:00:
Please i have two important questions. I have been having this sort of argument or discussion i might say with a friend about this
1) If an believer should marry an unbeliever, it states here that the unbeliever becomes sanctified,which also makes their baby sanctified. Sanctification in the context as is in the Hebrew language means being set apart. Does it mean the unbeliever's husband will make it to heaven even without confessing Christ as the lord and Savior?. Also, what about an unbeliever's baby who dies,where would the baby go?
2) There is this doctrine or whatsoever they call it,that if one is saved, one is saved for life and can never be separated from the father no matter what sin the person commits. Please what is your believe about this with scriptural references.
Patrick Tinkamanyire.'s comment on 2013-10-28 05:45:44:
i had a conversation and later arguement on this very theme with a roommate who contends, should a non believing wife continue to have canal relationship with a her husband. immediately i invoked that we are under grace not the law. however he was adamant and even questioned whether pentecostals (myself)have a repenting system like catholics.now thats when i asked do you go to church purporsely to repent to a priest or it should be from within where the sin took root your heart. i had him mumble incoherently but told him to read john 4:14 and the great commission that we are under the ministry of the Holy Spirit. whoever calls upon His name shall not be put to shame. if jesus has already paid the price and he became the curse for me some people still need to know basic biblical truths. its like that samaritan woman who trusted in ancestry and a long line of heritage to be real worship. i believe if i confess with my mouth and sincerely from my heart He is faithful and just to forgive my sins. and this scripture vindicates my stand of sanctification of a believing husband of the wife. similarly all food if received with thanksgiving it becomes purified by the invocation of the blood of the lamb.
Isaack C Chumba's comment on 2013-07-19 08:23:57:
It Means If One Is Believer Then,Christ In Him Is Greater Than Any Power Of Unbelieving Partner.Wisdom Is Only Needed For Christ To Be Manifested In Your Family, Amen I love It.
Ekimwolf's comment on 2013-06-14 10:41:59:
I think it means just what it says. Sanctification does mean to make holy and set apart. If something or someone is holy and set apart they belong to God. God does not take what is holy and throw it away.
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