1 Corinthians 7:2

“Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 1 Corinthians 7:2

Neuerthelesse, to auoid fornication, let euery man haue his owne wife, and let euery woman haue her owne husband.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But because of immoralities, each man is to have his own wife, and each woman is to have her own husband.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But, because of fornications, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But because of the desires of the flesh, let every man have his wife, and every woman her husband.
- Basic English Bible

but on account of fornications, let each have his own wife, and each [woman] have her own husband.
- Darby Bible

Nevertheless, to avoid lewdness, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.
- Webster's Bible

But because there is so much fornication every man should have a wife of his own, and every woman should have a husband.
- Weymouth Bible

But, because of sexual immoralities, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband.
- World English Bible

But for fornycacioun eche man haue his owne wijf, and ech womman haue hir owne hosebonde.
- Wycliffe Bible

and because of the whoredom let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her proper husband;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for 1 Corinthians 7:2

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 7:2

7:2 Yet, when it is needful, in order to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife. His own - For Christianity allows no polygamy.

People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 7:2

1Co 7:2 [To avoid] fornication. To prevent this sin, and the temptations to it in an unmarried state, especially in a vicious community, it was best for each sex that they be married; the normal condition of the sexes.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 7:2

  • Regina Reed on 1 Corinthians 7:2
    Why do some preachers teach on( shacking) living together . When the couple do decide to marry they marry for this reason the fear of going to hell and they end up in this terrible relationship that either of them want to be in.
  • Jesse - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 7:2

    If they are teaching against an unmarried couple living together then they are correct in doing so. I have heard of unmarried couples who are living together say "We just live together until we get married, but we do not have sex?" Now that may be true, but how is the outside world going to see it? Sex before marriage is considered fornication. That is to be avoided. Even if an unmarried couple lives together and they are waiting until they are married to have sex, to the outside world, the appearance of fornication is there. The bible teaches that we are not even to give the appearance of evil. So if a pastor is teaching against unmarried couples living together, I would say amen!
  • System Of The World by Mishael - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 7:2
    Have you both been born again according to the Book of John 3
  • It also stresses the importance of heterosexual marriage This pure lifestyle prevents sexual deviations and other sin in society It doesn t not call for blind marriages marriage should be based on love and friendship
  • Idowu Isaiah Akanji on 1 Corinthians 7:2
    Fornication is forbidding by God to the man kinds in other to be holy unto Him (God) alone but we should get our own wife legally married so that we dont fulfill the lust of the flesh that can make us go against the law of God.
  • William on 1 Corinthians 7:2
    Great Verse,***ual immorality is a bone of contention,even among brethren.Apostle Paul witnessed this in his days,though marriage is not its solution,it will go a long way to create self control and respect for believers .
  • It's good to follow, but sad to say that some people get married only to be denied sexual satisfaction. Then you are trapped in this terrible situation.


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