1 Corinthians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

1 Corinthians 7:3

“Let the husband render vnto the wife due beneuolence: and likewise also the wife vnto the husband.”

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Other Translations

Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband.
- King James Version

The husband must fulfill his duty to his wife, and likewise also the wife to her husband.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Let the husband render unto the wife her due: and likewise also the wife unto the husband.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Let the husband give to the wife what is right; and let the wife do the same to the husband.
- Basic English Bible

Let the husband render her due to the wife, and in like manner the wife to the husband.
- Darby Bible

Let the husband render to the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife to the husband.
- Webster's Bible

Let a man pay his wife her due, and let a woman also pay her husband his.
- Weymouth Bible

Let the husband render to his wife the affection owed her, and likewise also the wife to her husband.
- World English Bible

The hosebonde yelde dette to the wijf, and also the wijf to the hosebonde.
- Wycliffe Bible

to the wife let the husband the due benevolence render, and in like manner also the wife to the husband;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 7:3


7:3 Let not married persons fancy that there is any perfection in living with each other, as if they were unmarried. The debt - This ancient reading seems far more natural than the common one.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 7:3


1Co 7:3 Let the husband render unto the wife, etc. Marriage is a state of mutual obligations. Each must yield to the other what those obligations require.

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

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