1 Corinthians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

1 Corinthians 7:11

“But and if shee depart, let her remaine vnmaried, or be reconciled to her husband: and let not the husband put away his wife.”

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But and if she depart, let her remain unmarried, or be reconciled to [her] husband: and let not the husband put away [his] wife.
- King James Version

(but if she does leave, she must remain unmarried, or else be reconciled to her husband), and that the husband should not divorce his wife.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

(but should she depart, let her remain unmarried, or else be reconciled to her husband); and that the husband leave not his wife.
- American Standard Version (1901)

(Or if she goes away from him, let her keep unmarried, or be united to her husband again); and that the husband may not go away from his wife.
- Basic English Bible

(but if also she shall have been separated, let her remain unmarried, or be reconciled to her husband;) and let not husband leave wife.
- Darby Bible

But if she shall depart, let her remain unmarried, or be reconciled to her husband: and let not the husband put away his wife.
- Webster's Bible

or if she has already left him, let her either remain as she is or be reconciled to him; and that a husband is not to send away his wife.
- Weymouth Bible

(but if she departs, let her remain unmarried, or else be reconciled to her husband), and that the husband not leave his wife.
- World English Bible

and that if sche departith, that sche dwelle vnweddid, or be recounselid to hir hosebonde; and the hosebonde forsake not the wijf.
- Wycliffe Bible

but and if she may separate, let her remain unmarried, or to the husband let her be reconciled, and let not a husband send away a wife.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 7:11


7:11 But if she depart - Contrary to this express prohibition. And let not the husband put away his wife - Except for the cause of adultery.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 7:11


1Co 7:11 But and if she shall depart, etc. Provided, despite the prohibition, there is such disagreement that she leaves her husband, she must remain unmarried, or be reconciled. Let not the husband put away [his] wife. The wife "departs", because she leaves the home; the husband "puts away his wife", by sending her off. Both are equally prohibited. The same rules apply to each sex. Among the Jews, only the husband exercised the right of divorce; among the Greeks and Romans, the wife exercised it equally with the husband.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 7

  • Fred
    Marriage is a life long obligation. marriage is a divine institution. Christ is the groom and the church the bride. With this in mind it is easier to understand the will of our God in the Christ Paul speaks by the authority given and provided by the holy spirit. We too through faith, can learn patience and grow in love with one another, asking God in Prayer for his support in all these things.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • Mrs. Lindsey
    Verse 2 is my favorite because it lets us know that a man is to have his own wife, not nobody else's and a woman is to have her own husband, not the husband of another woman and never, ever are two folk of the same gender to call themselves married to each other!! That's simply an abomination.

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