1 Corinthians 7:4

“The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 1 Corinthians 7:4

The wife hath not power of her owne body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his owne body, but the wife.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband {does;} and likewise also the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife {does.}
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The wife hath not power over her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power over his own body, but the wife.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The wife has not power over her body, but the husband; and in the same way the husband has not power over his body, but the wife.
- Basic English Bible

The wife has not authority over her own body, but the husband: in like manner also the husband has not authority over his own body, but the wife.
- Darby Bible

The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife.
- Webster's Bible

A married woman is not mistress of her own person: her husband has certain rights. In the same way a married man is not master of his own person: his wife has certain rights.
- Weymouth Bible

The wife doesn't have authority over her own body, but the husband. Likewise also the husband doesn't have authority over his own body, but the wife.
- World English Bible

The womman hath not power of hir bodi, but the hosebonde; and the hosebonde hath not power of his bodi, but the womman.
- Wycliffe Bible

the wife over her own body hath not authority, but the husband; and, in like manner also, the husband over his own body hath not authority, but the wife.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for 1 Corinthians 7:4

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 7:4


7:4 The wife - the husband - Let no one forget this, on pretence of greater purity.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 7:4


1Co 7:4 The wife hath not power of her own body, etc. Each sex here is put on exactly the same footing. The body of each belongs to the other, and cannot be yielded to other parties. The spirit of the passage not only forbids adultery, but polygamy.

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