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1 Corinthians 7:2 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— But, because of fornications, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Nevertheless, [to avoid] fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— But because of immoralities, each man is to have his own wife, and each woman is to have her own husband.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Nevertheless, [to avoid] lewdness, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— but on account of fornications, let each have his own wife, and each [woman] have her own husband.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— But, on account of fornications, let, each man, have, his own wife, and, each woman, have, her own husband:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and because of the whoredom let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her proper husband;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— But for fear of fornication, let every man have his own wife: and let every woman have her own husband.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Neuerthelesse, [to auoid] fornication, let euery man haue his owne wife, and let euery woman haue her owne husband.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— but, because of fornication, let a man take his wife, and let a woman take her husband.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— But, on account of whoredom, let each have his own wife and let a woman have her own husband.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Nevertheless, 1161
{1161} Prime
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
y1223
[1223] Standard
διά
dia
{dee-ah'}
A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through (in very wide applications, local, causal or occasional). In composition it retains the same general import.
[to avoid] x1223
(1223) Complement
διά
dia
{dee-ah'}
A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through (in very wide applications, local, causal or occasional). In composition it retains the same general import.
fornication, 4202
{4202} Prime
πορνεία
porneia
{por-ni'-ah}
From G4203; harlotry (including adultery and incest); figuratively idolatry.
let y2192
[2192] Standard
ἔχω
echo
{ekh'-o}
A primary verb (including an alternate form σχέω [[scheo]], {skheh'-o}; used in certain tenses only); to hold (used in very various applications, literally or figuratively, direct or remote; such as possession, ability, contiguity, relation or condition).
z0
<0000> Grammar
The original word in the Greek or Hebrew is translated by more than one word in the English. The English translation is separated by one or more other words from the original.
every man 1538
{1538} Prime
ἕκαστος
hekastos
{hek'-as-tos}
As if a superlative of ἕκας [[hekas]] (afar); each or every.
have 2192
{2192} Prime
ἔχω
echo
{ekh'-o}
A primary verb (including an alternate form σχέω [[scheo]], {skheh'-o}; used in certain tenses only); to hold (used in very various applications, literally or figuratively, direct or remote; such as possession, ability, contiguity, relation or condition).
z5720
<5720> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 592
his own 1438
{1438} Prime
ἑαυτοῦ
heautou
{heh-ow-too'}
(Including all the other cases); from a reflexive pronoun otherwise obsolete and the genitive (dative or accusative) of G0846; him (her, it, them, also [in conjunction with the personal pronoun of the other persons] my, thy, our, your) -self (-selves), etc.
wife, 1135
{1135} Prime
γυνή
gune
{goo-nay'}
Probably from the base of G1096; a woman; specifically a wife.
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
let y2192
[2192] Standard
ἔχω
echo
{ekh'-o}
A primary verb (including an alternate form σχέω [[scheo]], {skheh'-o}; used in certain tenses only); to hold (used in very various applications, literally or figuratively, direct or remote; such as possession, ability, contiguity, relation or condition).
z0
<0000> Grammar
The original word in the Greek or Hebrew is translated by more than one word in the English. The English translation is separated by one or more other words from the original.
every woman 1538
{1538} Prime
ἕκαστος
hekastos
{hek'-as-tos}
As if a superlative of ἕκας [[hekas]] (afar); each or every.
have 2192
{2192} Prime
ἔχω
echo
{ekh'-o}
A primary verb (including an alternate form σχέω [[scheo]], {skheh'-o}; used in certain tenses only); to hold (used in very various applications, literally or figuratively, direct or remote; such as possession, ability, contiguity, relation or condition).
z5720
<5720> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 592
her own 2398
{2398} Prime
ἴδιος
idios
{id'-ee-os}
Of uncertain affinity; pertaining to self, that is, one's own; by implication private or separate.
husband. 435
{0435} Prime
ἀνήρ
aner
{an'-ayr}
A primary word (compare G0444); a man (properly as an individual male).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

1 Corinthians 7:2

_ _ Here the general rule is given

_ _ to avoid fornication — More literally, “on account of fornications,” to which as being very prevalent at Corinth, and not even counted sins among the heathen, unmarried persons might be tempted. The plural, “fornications,” marks irregular lusts, as contrasted with the unity of the marriage relation [Bengel].

_ _ let every man have — a positive command to all who have not the gift of continency, in fact to the great majority of the world (1 Corinthians 7:5). The dignity of marriage is set forth by Paul (Ephesians 5:25-32), in the fact that it signifies the mystical union between Christ and the Church.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 1 Corinthians 7:1-9.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

1 Corinthians 7:2

Yet, when it is needful, in order to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife. His own — For Christianity allows no polygamy.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
to avoid:

1 Corinthians 7:9 But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn.
1 Corinthians 6:18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.
Proverbs 5:18-19 Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth. ... [Let her be as] the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy thee at all times; and be thou ravished always with her love.
1 Timothy 4:3 Forbidding to marry, [and commanding] to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.

let:

Proverbs 18:22 [Whoso] findeth a wife findeth a good [thing], and obtaineth favour of the LORD.
Proverbs 19:14 House and riches [are] the inheritance of fathers: and a prudent wife [is] from the LORD.
Malachi 2:14 Yet ye say, Wherefore? Because the LORD hath been witness between thee and the wife of thy youth, against whom thou hast dealt treacherously: yet [is] she thy companion, and the wife of thy covenant.
Ephesians 5:28 So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.
Ephesians 5:33 Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife [see] that she reverence [her] husband.
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Pv 5:18; 18:22; 19:14. Mal 2:14. 1Co 6:18; 7:9. Ep 5:28, 33. 1Ti 4:3.

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