1 Corinthians 7:2

“Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Neuerthelesse, to auoid fornication, let euery man haue his owne wife, and let euery woman haue her owne husband.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But because of immoralities, each man is to have his own wife, and each woman is to have her own husband.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But, because of fornications, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But because of the desires of the flesh, let every man have his wife, and every woman her husband.
- Basic English Bible

but on account of fornications, let each have his own wife, and each [woman] have her own husband.
- Darby Bible

Nevertheless, to avoid lewdness, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.
- Webster's Bible

But because there is so much fornication every man should have a wife of his own, and every woman should have a husband.
- Weymouth Bible

But, because of sexual immoralities, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband.
- World English Bible

But for fornycacioun eche man haue his owne wijf, and ech womman haue hir owne hosebonde.
- Wycliffe Bible

and because of the whoredom let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her proper husband;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 7:2


7:2 Yet, when it is needful, in order to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife. His own - For Christianity allows no polygamy.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 7:2


1Co 7:2 [To avoid] fornication. To prevent this sin, and the temptations to it in an unmarried state, especially in a vicious community, it was best for each sex that they be married; the normal condition of the sexes.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 7

  • Verse 3
    When each mate seeks, not his own advantage, but that of the other person and renders the marriage due as an expression of love rather than as a duty, affectionate intimate relations can strengthen the marriage bond
  • Stephen
    In this times and season of chaos, pestilence, recession, terrorism, crisis, wars, draught, famine experienced around the world, we need to draw closer to God.

    It is a good thing to serve the Lord. When the word of God concerning marriage is wholly applied, it brings peace, joy, harmony, togetherness and above all love to the home.

    God Bless the Marriage of all our brethren globally.
  • Vera ship
    This chapter discusses marriage and being single. Marriage is holy and is a covenant unto God. Both man and eife have a responsibility to each other and their children. If you are single you must refrain from fornication. Having mutiple partners will be tied to you until adk God to cleanse you. Obey God"s word
  • Dannie L. Luckey Jr.
    my wife and I been marry for 32 yrs and the devil is sneaking in our lifes and trying to destroy our togetherness. Yes. I've look at other women but never try to touch. I always consider my wife as the "first lady" in my heart. I pray that God is not angry with me. yes i'am a church member plus I'am the head usher
  • Irene123
    To 'p' - again -- Gal. 5:24
  • Irene123
    To 'p' on 1 Cor. (lust) -- as lust is condemned, then it isn't part of the Spirit of God. The spirit of God is found in Gal. I forget the scriptures. A person with God's spirit indwelling in him - God gives desire' to for their mate, not 'lust'. You have to have the indwelling spirit to know the difference. Lust is of Satan.

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