1 Corinthians 7:6

“But I speak this by permission, and not of commandment.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But I speake this by permission, and not of commandement.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But this I say by way of concession, not of command.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But this I say by way of concession, not of commandment.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But this I say as my opinion, and not as an order of the Lord.
- Basic English Bible

But this I say, as consenting [to], not as commanding [it].
- Darby Bible

But I speak this by permission, and not as a commandment.
- Webster's Bible

Thus much in the way of concession, not of command.
- Weymouth Bible

But this I say by way of concession, not of commandment.
- World English Bible

But Y seie this thing as yyuyng leeue, not bi comaundement.
- Wycliffe Bible

and this I say by way of concurrence -- not of command,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 7:6


7:6 But I say this - Concerning your separating for a time and coming together again. Perhaps he refers also to #1Co 7:2|.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 7:6


1Co 7:6 But I speak this by permission, [and] not of commandment. What is just stated (1Co 7:5) is permissible in the married state, not commanded.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 7:6

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