Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his wife, and let every woman have her own husband.

(A)[a]Let the husband give unto the wife [b]due benevolence, and likewise also the wife unto the husband.

[c]The wife hath not the power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not the power of his own body, but the wife.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Corinthians 7:3 Secondly, he showeth that the parties married, must with singular affection entirely love one the other.
  2. 1 Corinthians 7:3 This word (due) containeth all kind of benevolence, though he speak more of one sort than of the other, in that that followeth.
  3. 1 Corinthians 7:4 Thirdly, he warneth them that they are each in other’s power, as touching the body, so that they may not defraud one another.

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