1 Corinthians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

1 Corinthians 7:10

“And vnto the married, I command, yet not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from her husband:”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




Viewing the original 1611 KJV with archaic English spelling.
Click to switch to the Standard KJV.

Other Translations

And unto the married I command, [yet] not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from [her] husband:
- King James Version

But to the married I give instructions, not I, but the Lord, that the wife should not leave her husband
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But unto the married I give charge, `yea' not I, but the Lord, That the wife depart not from her husband
- American Standard Version (1901)

But to the married I give orders, though not I but the Lord, that the wife may not go away from her husband
- Basic English Bible

But to the married I enjoin, not *I*, but the Lord, Let not wife be separated from husband;
- Darby Bible

And to the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from her husband:
- Webster's Bible

But to those already married my instructions are--yet not mine, but the Lord's--that a wife is not to leave her husband;
- Weymouth Bible

But to the married I command--not I, but the Lord--that the wife not leave her husband
- World English Bible

But to hem that ben ioyned in matrymonye, Y comaunde, not Y, but the Lord, that the wijf departe not fro the hosebonde;
- Wycliffe Bible

and to the married I announce -- not I, but the Lord -- let not a wife separate from a husband:
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 7:10


7:10 Not I - Only. But the Lord - Christ; by his express command, #Matt 5:32|.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 7:10


1Co 7:10 To the married I command. Some might say, "If the unmarried state is best now, it will be better to leave our married partner". He replies, "The Lord commands otherwise" (Mr 10:12 Mt 5:32 19:9).

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 7

  • G. Ochoa
    Clearer explanation of 1 Corinth 6:9, 10 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Then lists the fornicators sexually immoral , idolater, adulterers, effeminate male prostitutes , abusers of themselves with mankind homosexual offenders , 10. The thieves, covetous the greedy , drunkards, revilers slanderers , extortioners swindlers . . .
  • Adam
    Fornication in verse 2- do you believe fornication is sexual intercourse outside of marriage? Does it include all sexual activity even kissing is considered sexual by some or just intercourse?
  • Steve morrow
    1 CORINTHIANS 7:25 now concerning virgins --- I have no commandment of THE LORD --- YET I GIVE MY JUDGEMENT --- as one that hath obtained mercy of THE LORD to be faithful ECCLESISTES 5:2 be not rash with thy mouth and let not thine heart be hasty to utter anything before GOD for GOD is in heaven and thou upon earth --- therefore let thy words be few
  • BSP
    Verse 16~ A husband's or wife's faith can have a powerful impact on their unbelieving mate and may even move that one to have faith.
  • Peace Francis
    1Corinthian 6:9-10 be not deceived neither fornicators, nor idolatry nor adulterers, nor effeminate(homosexual), not abusers of themselves with mankind... Shall inherit the kingdom of God.
  • Steve morrow
    1 CORINTHIANS 7:34 there is difference also between a wife and a virgin the unmarried woman careth for the--THINGS OF THE LORD--that she may be holy both in body and in spirit but she that is married careth for the things of the world how she may may please her husband 1TIMOTHY 5:5 now she that is a widow indeed and desolate trusteth in GOD and continueth in supplications and prayers night and day

What Do You Think of 1 Corinthians 7?

Share your own thoughts or commentary here...

Notify me if someone responds on this discussion/thread

Bible Options

Sponsored Links