Marriage Is Sacred and Binding
it has been said, ‘Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate
of divorce.’ 32 But I say to you that whoever
divorces his wife for any reason except sexual immorality causes her
to commit adultery; and whoever marries a woman who is divorced commits
Principles of Marriage
concerning the things of which you wrote to me: It is good for a man
not to touch a woman. 2 Nevertheless, because
of sexual immorality, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman
have her own husband. 3 Let the husband render
to his wife the affection due her, and likewise also the wife to her
husband. 4 The wife does not have authority over
her own body, but the husband does. And likewise the husband does not
have authority over his own body, but the wife does. 5
Do not deprive one another except with consent for a time, that you
may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again so
that Satan does not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.
6 But I say this as a concession, not as a commandment.
7 For I wish that all men were even as I myself.
But each one has his own gift from God, one in this manner and another
in that. 8 But I say to the unmarried and to the
widows: It is good for them if they remain even as I am; 9
but if they cannot exercise self-control, let them marry. For it is
better to marry than to burn with passion.
1 Corinthians 7:1-9
Marriage and Divorce
1 Then He arose from there and came to the
region of Judea by the other side of the Jordan. And multitudes gathered
to Him again, and as He was accustomed, He taught them again. 2
The Pharisees came and asked Him, “Is it lawful for a man to
divorce his wife?” testing Him. 3 And He answered
and said to them, “What did Moses command you?” 4
They said, “Moses permitted a man to write a certificate of divorce,
and to dismiss her.” 5 And Jesus answered and
said to them, “Because of the hardness of your heart he wrote you this
precept. 6 But from the beginning of the creation,
God ‘made them male and female.’ 7 ‘For
this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to
his wife, 8 and the two shall become one flesh’;so then they are no
longer two, but one flesh. 9 Therefore what God
has joined together, let not man separate.” 10
In the house His disciples also asked Him again about the same matter.
11 So He said to them, “Whoever divorces his wife and marries
another commits adultery against her. 12 And if
a woman divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery.”
Marriage—Christ and the
submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23
For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church;
and He is the Savior of the body. 24 Therefore,
just as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be to their
own husbands in everything. 25 Husbands, love
your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for
her, 26 that He might sanctify and cleanse her
with the washing of water by the word, 27 that
He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or
wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish.
28 So husbands ought to love their own wives as
their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself.
29 For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes
it, just as the Lord does the church. 30 For we
are members of His body, of His flesh and of His bones.
31 “For this reason a man
shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the
two shall become one flesh.” 32 This is a great
mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the church. 33
Nevertheless let each one of you in particular so love his own wife
as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.