1 Corinthians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

1 Corinthians 7:6

“But I speake this by permission, and not of commandement.”

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Other Translations

But I speak this by permission, [and] not of commandment.
- King James Version

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

  • 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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