1 Corinthians 7:10

“And unto the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from her husband:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And vnto the married, I command, yet not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from her husband:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But to the married I give instructions, not I, but the Lord, that the wife should not leave her husband
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But unto the married I give charge, `yea' not I, but the Lord, That the wife depart not from her husband
- American Standard Version (1901)

But to the married I give orders, though not I but the Lord, that the wife may not go away from her husband
- Basic English Bible

But to the married I enjoin, not *I*, but the Lord, Let not wife be separated from husband;
- Darby Bible

And to the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from her husband:
- Webster's Bible

But to those already married my instructions are--yet not mine, but the Lord's--that a wife is not to leave her husband;
- Weymouth Bible

But to the married I command--not I, but the Lord--that the wife not leave her husband
- World English Bible

But to hem that ben ioyned in matrymonye, Y comaunde, not Y, but the Lord, that the wijf departe not fro the hosebonde;
- Wycliffe Bible

and to the married I announce -- not I, but the Lord -- let not a wife separate from a husband:
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 7:10


7:10 Not I - Only. But the Lord - Christ; by his express command, #Matt 5:32|.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 7:10


1Co 7:10 To the married I command. Some might say, "If the unmarried state is best now, it will be better to leave our married partner". He replies, "The Lord commands otherwise" (Mr 10:12 Mt 5:32 19:9).

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 7

  • A disciple
    Stephen; I am so very thankful for the Lord's gentleness and forgiveness for taking me back as well, and not letting the devil destroy me while I was out there! There are many of us who have been betrayed and mistreated by those whom we loved and trusted, and have foolishly reacted by taking a bad turn into sin because of it. There's a lot of wisdom we can share with others, how and why not to do!
  • Stephen
    David, let me add something to what 'A Disciple' said. My wife left me on Thanksgiving Day, 1999. We were at the time very faithful members of a Bible believing church. I quit going to church and it was my ruin. I fell deep into sin and it was years before I came to myself like the Prodigal Son. So please, stay in church, stay in the Word. You won't ever regret serving God.
  • A disciple
    Josef; the first thing I've always thought about that verse is like when the Lord said, If your eye cause you to sin, pluck it out and cast it away from you; for its better to enter into life one-eyed, than to be cast into the Gehenna of fire. The Greek word translated, "burn" comes from the word meaning "to kindle" or "be ignited, glow" lit. be refined, or inflamed (with anger grief lust etc).
  • Andy
    To David
    Things in life happen such as divorce just remember whatever you are going through God still loves you just as much as when you are with your wife. God still has a plan for you and will use you. We are not cast out because of a divorce or any other sin
    But are granted God,s grace. I have been where you are peace be to you
  • Ray321
    Romans 15: 8 Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto the fathers: Now, I am a uncircumcised Gentile, therefore I follow Apostle Paul through Jesus Christ. Praise the Lord
  • Steve morrow
    LUKE 22:42 SAYING FATHER IF THOU BE WILLING REMOVE THIS CUP FROM ME NEVETHELESS NOT MY WILL BUT THINE BE DONE --22:44--AND BEING IN AGONY HE PRAYED MOER EARNESTLY AND HIS SWEAT WAS AS IT WERE GREAT DROPS OF BLOOD FALLING DOWN TO THE GROUND ***** JOHN 19:30 WHEN JESUS THEREFORE HAD RECEIVED THE VINEGAR HE SAID IT IS FINISHED AND HE BOWED HIS HEAD AND GAVE UP THE GHOST

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