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1 Corinthians 7:4

    1 Corinthians 7:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The wife has not power over her body, but the husband; and in the same way the husband has not power over his body, but the wife.

    Webster's Revision

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Corinthians 7:4

    The wife hath not power, etc. - Her person belongs to her husband; her husband's person belongs to her: neither of them has any authority to refuse what the other has a matrimonial right to demand. The woman that would act so is either a knave or a fool. It would be trifling to attribute her conduct to any other cause than weakness or folly. She does not love her husband; or she loves some one else better than her husband; or she makes pretensions to a fancied sanctity unsupported by Scripture or common sense.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Corinthians 7:4

    The wife hath not power ... - By the marriage covenant that power, in this respect, is transferred to the husband,

    And likewise, also, the husband - The equal rights of husband and wife, in the Scriptures, are everywhere maintained. They are to regard themselves as united in most intimate union, and in most tender ties.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Corinthians 7:4

    7:4 The wife - the husband - Let no one forget this, on pretence of greater purity.