New Living Translation
The wife gives authority over her body to her husband, and the husband gives authority over his body to his wife.
King James Bible
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.
Darby Bible Translation
The wife has not authority over her own body, but the husband: in like manner also the husband has not authority over his own body, but the wife.
World English Bible
The wife doesn't have authority over her own body, but the husband. Likewise also the husband doesn't have authority over his own body, but the wife.
Young's Literal Translation
the wife over her own body hath not authority, but the husband; and, in like manner also, the husband over his own body hath not authority, but the wife.
1 Corinthians 7:4 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
7:4 The wife - the husband - Let no one forget this, on pretence of greater purity.
"Lo! where yon cottage whitens through the green, The loveliest feature of a matchless scene; Beneath its shading elm, with pious fear, An aged mother draws her children near, While from the Holy Word, with earnest air, She teaches them the privilege of prayer. Look! how their infant eyes with rapture speak; Mark the flushed lily on the dimpled cheek; Their hearts are filled with gratitude and love, Their hopes are centered in a world above!" The Christian home demands a family religion. This makes …
Samuel Philips—The Christian Home
The Apostolic Scriptures.
It Is, Therefore, the Present Necessity that we are to Avoid...
But Lest any Should Think that of Two Works...
1 Corinthians 7:3
The husband should fulfill his wife's sexual needs, and the wife should fulfill her husband's needs.
1 Corinthians 7:5
Do not deprive each other of sexual relations, unless you both agree to refrain from sexual intimacy for a limited time so you can give yourselves more completely to prayer. Afterward, you should come together again so that Satan won't be able to tempt you because of your lack of self-control.
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