A wife should not separate from her husband (1 Cor. 7:10)

“To the married,

I give this charge,

Not I

But the Lord,

That the wife

Should not separate

From her husband.”

τοῖς δὲ γεγαμηκόσιν παραγγέλλω, οὐκ ἐγὼ ἀλλὰ ὁ Κύριος, γυναῖκα ἀπὸ ἀνδρὸς μὴ χωρισθῆναι,

Paul said to the married people (τοῖς δὲ γεγαμηκόσιν), he gave a charge (παραγγέλλω), but not from himself (οὐκ ἐγὼ), but from the Lord (ἀλλὰ ὁ Κύριος).  The wife (γυναῖκα) should not separate (μὴ χωρισθῆναι) from her husband (ἀπὸ ἀνδρὸς).  Paul now had some advice for the married Christians in Corinth.  However, this time, it was not simply his advice, but also from the Lord Jesus Christ.  A wife should not leave her husband.  Paul said that Jesus did not accept the concept of divorce.  Do you think that divorce is a good thing?

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