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Yes, and yet[a] because sexual immorality is so rampant,[b] every man should have his own wife, and every woman should have her own husband.

A husband should fulfill his obligation to his wife, and a wife should do the same for her husband. A wife does not have authority over her own body, but her husband does. In the same way, a husband doesn’t have authority over his own body, but his wife does.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Corinthians 7:2 The Gk. lacks Yes, and yet
  2. 1 Corinthians 7:2 Lit. because of instances of sexual immorality

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