1 Corinthians 7:11

“But and if she depart, let her remain unmarried, or be reconciled to her husband: and let not the husband put away his wife.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But and if shee depart, let her remaine vnmaried, or be reconciled to her husband: and let not the husband put away his wife.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

(but if she does leave, she must remain unmarried, or else be reconciled to her husband), and that the husband should not divorce his wife.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

(but should she depart, let her remain unmarried, or else be reconciled to her husband); and that the husband leave not his wife.
- American Standard Version (1901)

(Or if she goes away from him, let her keep unmarried, or be united to her husband again); and that the husband may not go away from his wife.
- Basic English Bible

(but if also she shall have been separated, let her remain unmarried, or be reconciled to her husband;) and let not husband leave wife.
- Darby Bible

But if she shall depart, let her remain unmarried, or be reconciled to her husband: and let not the husband put away his wife.
- Webster's Bible

or if she has already left him, let her either remain as she is or be reconciled to him; and that a husband is not to send away his wife.
- Weymouth Bible

(but if she departs, let her remain unmarried, or else be reconciled to her husband), and that the husband not leave his wife.
- World English Bible

and that if sche departith, that sche dwelle vnweddid, or be recounselid to hir hosebonde; and the hosebonde forsake not the wijf.
- Wycliffe Bible

but and if she may separate, let her remain unmarried, or to the husband let her be reconciled, and let not a husband send away a wife.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 7:11


7:11 But if she depart - Contrary to this express prohibition. And let not the husband put away his wife - Except for the cause of adultery.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 7:11


1Co 7:11 But and if she shall depart, etc. Provided, despite the prohibition, there is such disagreement that she leaves her husband, she must remain unmarried, or be reconciled. Let not the husband put away [his] wife. The wife "departs", because she leaves the home; the husband "puts away his wife", by sending her off. Both are equally prohibited. The same rules apply to each sex. Among the Jews, only the husband exercised the right of divorce; among the Greeks and Romans, the wife exercised it equally with the husband.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 7

  • Steve morrow
    1COR7:40 BUT SHE IS HAPPIER IF SHE SO ABIDEAFTER MY JUDGEMENT--AND I THINK ALSO THAT I HAVE THE SPIRIT OF GOD--GALA1:11 BUT I CERTIFY YOU BRETHREN THAT THE GOSPEL WHICH WAS PREACHED OF ME IS NOT AFTER MAN 1:12 FOR I NEITHER RECEIVED IT OF MAN NEITHER WAS I TAUGHT IT BUT BY THE REVELATION OF JESUS CHRIST
    JOHN 6:63 IT IS THE SPIRIT THAT QUICKENETH THE FLESH PROFITETH NOTHING THE WORDS.......
  • Calvin Johnson
    Great chapter of the bible. As a christian counselor let me say Marriage should be taken seriously. I have seen so many fall apart because of our lack of knowledge. Just as you would tune up your car to keep it running smoothly. I advise married couples to attend marriage seminars or retreats annually. God Bless
  • Suzie
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  • Cosy Hanson Mettle
    Marriage is good but we must play our roles as Christian and not of the world, so that we can enjoy the fullness of God's love.
    Any individuals with the gift of being single should play their roles as such in God and accrued the blessings therein.
  • JP
    What a treasure trove of wisdom! And such important subject matter.
  • BSP
    Verses 32 through 38 talk about the advantages of being single. It allows one to focus on serving God more fully with less distractions.

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