1 Corinthians 7:15

“But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases: but God hath called us to peace.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 1 Corinthians 7:15

But if the vnbeleeuing depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not vnder bondage in such cases: but God hath called vs to peace.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Yet if the unbelieving one leaves, let him leave; the brother or the sister is not under bondage in such {cases,} but God has called us to peace.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Yet if the unbelieving departeth, let him depart: the brother or the sister is not under bondage in such `cases': but God hath called us in peace.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But if the one who is not a Christian has a desire to go away, let it be so: the brother or the sister in such a position is not forced to do one thing or the other: but it is God's pleasure that we may be at peace with one another.
- Basic English Bible

But if the unbeliever go away, let them go away; a brother or a sister is not bound in such [cases], but God has called us in peace.
- Darby Bible

But if the unbelieving departeth, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases; but God hath called us to peace.
- Webster's Bible

If, however, the unbeliever is determined to leave, let him or her do so. Under such circumstances the Christian man or woman is no slave; God has called us to live lives of peace.
- Weymouth Bible

Yet if the unbeliever departs, let there be separation. The brother or the sister is not under bondage in such cases, but God has called us in peace.
- World English Bible

That if the vnfeithful departith, departe he. For whi the brother or sistir is not suget to seruage in siche; for God hath clepid vs in pees.
- Wycliffe Bible

And, if the unbelieving doth separate himself -- let him separate himself: the brother or the sister is not under servitude in such [cases], and in peace hath God called us;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for 1 Corinthians 7:15

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 7:15


7:15 A brother or a sister - A Christian man or woman. Is not enslaved - is at full liberty. In such cases: but God hath called us to peace - To live peaceably with them, if it be possible.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 7:15


1Co 7:15 But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. If the unbelieving husband or wife insists upon making the Christian profession a ground of separation, let them have their way. Examples of this kind occur in every age, and the rule is always applicable. God hath called us to peace. Hence, if strife must prevail to prevent separation, let the other go.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 7

  • Dean - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 7:15
    I believe you meant Neither of them.. it is sort of like the couple that uses birth control but it doesn't work and she gets pregnant. Should they now consider abortion?
  • Mishael - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 7:15
    Aborted babies go to heaven. One might wonder: will I be there to meet my child?

    Has anyone found a scripture for that?

    All souls belong to God. (Scripture)
  • Carleton - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 7:15
    Only a reasonable service: My wife and I held hands for the first time as we were being married.

    :)
  • Carleton - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 7:15
    Thankfully God helped me choose my wife in the faith and after a while God helped her choose me to be her husband in the faith. If there was matchmaking it was of God only and across several thousand miles of country between us!

    25 years now of Holy Matrimony. I believe God once believers are on His same foundation can and will bless any marriage between one woman and one man.

    :)
  • Chosen on 1 Corinthians 7:15
    Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!

    My spouse and I got married while I was not saved. I gave my heart to Jesus very early in the marriage. My spouse remained unsaved for the 14 years of our marriage. He has abused me in every way, except physically. As a result, I suffered a Major Depressive Disorder. I felt defeated and couldn't understand why God allowed him to get away with this. How come I was serving God and the satan's servant was deceiving me.

    My narcissistic spouse decided that he should lie to law enforcement and the court of law, that I was abusing him. He brought two detectives into our home and had me arrested. I received an order of protection. I was more afraid for our children that was left in the home with him. I have now come to accept that God rescued me from the marriage. It is confusing that I will not be allowed to remarry while he is alive. I am content to live my life for the Lord for the rest of my life. I do find it unfair.

    A year and a half after the incident, he filed for a divorce. This did not make me sad. God kept my hands clean. I honored my marriage vows. I am still struggling. We are still in divorce court and my husband still tries to hurt me. He wants us out of the marital home. No mercy to our children to allow them to live there.

    God is awesome! This trial taught me how to pray with the Word. It introduced me to the power of Psalms. Opened my awareness of dreams. I have been getting dreams maybe as warnings what my spouse was doing behind my back. All Glory to God.
  • Question: If a man is living with a women and has a child with that women, then leaves this 1st women for another, Then decides to marry 2nd women, and he becomes a Christian. No he wants to return to the 1st. Also wanting to divorce the 2nd women his present wife. What can he do? or what must he do?
  • Mishael To Luis - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 7:15
    To Luis:

    You need to stay in 1 Corinthians chapter 7; read it slow; take some notes to keep it straight.

    My comment is that children suffer the MOST when parents get their relationships in a knot.

    Genesis 2:23-24 is the first marriage in creation. It's supposed to be a covenant. The two become one.

    God barely tolerates divorce; only for adultery. If I understood right you have left the wife of your youth? Do you have children with her?

    My best advise is to go to a Christian pastor or counselor, with your legal wife and try to see if you have enough between you to continue.

    The 2nd woman, unfortunately, doesn't get to participate in the counseling.

    Try to consider three people who are being harmed by this. I know if you ask the Lord to help you set it right, He will help you.

    Spend a little time in 1 Corinthians 13, the love chapter. My Bible says charity which is the same word, love. Don't walk away from God over this. God is Love. Walk toward Him.
  • Adam - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 7:15
    Hello, divorce is a sin. Matthew 5:32. Please read the whole chapter to see what God thinks about divorce. There's only few exceptions such as if your wife betrayed your vows and cheated on you. May God bless you and your decisions.
  • Chris - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 7:15
    Luis. That's an awful relationship situation you present. It's difficult to comment as this man has supposedly become a 'Christian' & still wants to behave like a non-Christian & leave a trail of tragedies around him. Some Christians believe that there is still opportunity for him to get himself right with God through repentance, even though he wants to remarry while being a 'Christian'!; others believe, there is no more hope as he would "put Christ to an open shame" (Heb 6:6).

    Well, I can't see that he ever converted in the first place (but God is his Judge & sees the condition of his heart, not me). So whatever he decides to do will be sin & until he comes to the foot of the Cross in true conviction of his many sins, there is no salvation for him. So your question: what should he do? Well, salvation through Jesus is his only hope & he stays with his second wife, without adding sin upon sin, but if he wants to maintain this lifestyle of having multiple wives (as God doesn't recognize divorce), then he is free to do whatever he wants, as those who conduct themselves as non-Christians, without the knowledge of God & His Word.
  • Garnet ooten on 1 Corinthians 7:15
    Is there a Hercules in the bible?


 

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