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1 Corinthians 6:20-7:12

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For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God's.

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Now concerning the things of which you wrote to me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman.

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Nevertheless, because of sexual immorality, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband.

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Let the husband render to his wife the affection due her, and likewise also the wife to her husband.

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The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. And likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does.

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Do not deprive one another except with consent for a time, that you may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again so that Satan does not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.

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But I say this as a concession, not as a commandment.

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For I wish that all men were even as I myself. But each one has his own gift from God, one in this manner and another in that.

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But I say to the unmarried and to the widows: It is good for them if they remain even as I am;

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but if they cannot exercise self-control, let them marry. For it is better to marry than to burn with passion.

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Now to the married I command, yet not I but the Lord: A wife is not to depart from her husband.

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But even if she does depart, let her remain unmarried or be reconciled to her husband. And a husband is not to divorce his wife.

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But to the rest I, not the Lord, say: If any brother has a wife who does not believe, and she is willing to live with him, let him not divorce her.

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