1 Corinthians 7:16

“For what knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt save thy husband? or how knowest thou, O man, whether thou shalt save thy wife?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 1 Corinthians 7:16

For what knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt saue thy husband? or how knowest thou, O man, whether thou shalt saue thy wife?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For how do you know, O wife, whether you will save your husband? Or how do you know, O husband, whether you will save your wife?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For how knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt save thy husband? Or how knowest thou, O husband, whether thou shalt save thy wife?
- American Standard Version (1901)

For how may you be certain, O wife, that you will not be the cause of salvation to your husband? or you, O husband, that you may not do the same for your wife?
- Basic English Bible

For what knowest thou, O wife, if thou shalt save thy husband? or what knowest thou, O husband, if thou shalt save thy wife?
- Darby Bible

For how knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt save thy husband? or how knowest thou, O man, whether thou shalt save thy wife?
- Webster's Bible

For what assurance have you, O woman, as to whether you will save your husband? Or what assurance have you, O man, as to whether you will save your wife?
- Weymouth Bible

For how do you know, wife, whether you will save your husband? Or how do you know, husband, whether you will save your wife?
- World English Bible

And wherof wost thou, womman, if thou schalt make the man saaf; or wherof wost thou, man, if thou schalt make the womman saaf?
- Wycliffe Bible

for what, hast thou known, O wife, whether the husband thou shalt save? or what, hast thou known, O husband, whether the wife thou shalt save?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for 1 Corinthians 7:16

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 7:16


7:14 For the unbelieving husband hath, in many instances, been sanctified by the wife - Else your children would have been brought up heathens; whereas now they are Christians. As if he had said, Ye see the proof of it before your eyes.

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.

7:17 But as God hath distributed - The various stations of life, and various relations, to every one, let him take care to discharge his duty therein. The gospel disannuls none of these. And thus I ordain in all the churches - As a point of the highest concern.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 7:16


1Co 7:16 What knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt save [thy] husband? etc. Let the Christian be gentle, forbearing, unselfish, though true to Christ, and perhaps the result will be that they will be God's means to save their partner. This has occurred in thousands of instances.

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