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

  • 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).
  • Josef
    Is interesting how other Bible versions add to the word " burn" the words "with passion" seams like it totally change the meaning Other Bible translations don't add to the word burn other words . They are like the old King James Bible . So I would like to see comments on the vers 9 that ends with the original word " burn"
  • 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

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