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Matthew Henry

Chapter 7

Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman.
good Matt 19:12

Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.
wife Prov 5:18

Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband.
render Exod 21:10, 1st Cor 7:3, 1st Pet 3:7

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

Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency.
fasting Matt 9:15, Acts 13:2, Acts 14:23
tempt 1st Thess 3:5

But I speak this by permission, and not of commandment.
not 1st Cor 7:25, 2nd Cor 8:8, 2nd Cor 11:17

For I would that all men were even as I myself. But every man hath his proper gift of God, one after this manner, and another after that.
would Acts 26:29
gift Matt 19:11
manner Rom 12:6, 1st Cor 12:11, 2nd Cor 10:13, Eph 4:7

I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I.
good 1st Cor 7:26

But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn.
marry 1st Tim 5:14

And unto the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from her husband:

But and if she depart, let her remain unmarried or be reconciled to her husband: and let not the husband put away his wife.
put Mal 2:16, Matt 5:32, Matt 19:9, Mark 10:11, Luke 16:18

But to the rest speak I, not the Lord: If any brother hath a wife that believeth not, and she be pleased to dwell with him, let him not put her away.

And the woman which hath an husband that believeth not, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him.

For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy.
children Mal 2:15

But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases: but God hath called us to peace.

For what knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt save thy husband? or how knowest thou, O man, whether thou shalt save thy wife?
husband 1st Peter 3:1

But as God hath distributed to every man, as the Lord hath called every one, so let him walk. And so ordain I in all churches.
churches 2nd Cor 11:28

Is any man called being circumcised? let him not become uncircumcised. Is any called in uncircumcision? let him not be circumcised.

Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but the keeping of the commandments of God.
Circumcision Gal 6:15, Col 3:11
commandments John 15:14, 1st John 2:3, 1st John 3:24

Let every man abide in the same calling wherein he was called.
called Eph 4:1

Art thou called being a servant? care not for it: but if thou mayest be made free, use it rather.
servant Gal 3:28
free Isa 58:6

For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord's freeman: likewise also he that is called, being free, is Christ's servant.
freeman John 8:36, Rom 6:18
servant Eph 6:6, 1st Pet 2:16

Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men.
servants Lev 25:42

Brethren, let every man, wherein he is called, therein abide with God.

Now concerning virgins I have no commandment of the Lord: yet I give my judgment, as one that hath obtained mercy of the Lord to be faithful.
no 1st Cor 7:6, 2nd Cor 8:8, 2nd Cor 11:17
obtained 1st Tim 1:16
faithful 1st Tim 1:12

I suppose therefore that this is good for the present distress, I say, that it is good for a man so to be.
good 1st Cor 7:8

Art thou bound unto a wife? seek not to be loosed. Art thou loosed from a wife? seek not a wife.

But and if thou marry, thou hast not sinned; and if a virgin marry, she hath not sinned. Nevertheless such shall have trouble in the flesh: but I spare you.

But this I say, brethren, the time is short: it remaineth, that both they that have wives be as though they had none;
had none Matt 22:30

And they that weep, as though they wept not; and they that rejoice, as though they rejoiced not; and they that buy, as though they possessed not;

And they that use this world, as not abusing it: for the fashion of this world passeth away.
abusing 1st Cor 9:18
passeth Psa 39:6, Jam 4:14, 1st John 2:17

But I would have you without carefulness. He that is unmarried careth for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may please the Lord:
careth 1st Tim 5:5

But he that is married careth for the things that are of the world, how he may please his wife.

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 please her husband.

And this I speak for your own profit; not that I may cast a snare upon you, but for that which is comely, and that ye may attend upon the Lord without distraction.

But if any man think that he behaveth himself uncomely toward his virgin, if she pass the flower of her age, and need so require, let him do what he will, he sinneth not: let them marry.

Nevertheless he that standeth stedfast in his heart, having no necessity, but hath power over his own will, and hath so decreed in his heart that he will keep his virgin, doeth well.

So then he that giveth her in marriage doeth well; but he that giveth her not in marriage doeth better.

The wife is bound by the law as long as her husband liveth; but if her husband be dead, she is at liberty to be married to whom she will; only in the Lord.
bound Romans 7:2

But she is happier if she so abide, after my judgment: and I think also that I have the Spirit of God.

1st Corinthians 8



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