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THE

WORKS

OF THE

REV. P. DODDRIDGE, D.D.

VOLUME IX.

THE

FAMILY EXPOSITOR,

CONTAINING

A PARAPHRASE ON THE REMAINING PART

OF THE

FIRST EPISTLE
OF ST. PAUL TO THE CORINTHIANS,

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THE

FAMILY EXPOSITOR.

PARAPHRASE AND NOTES

ON THE REMAINING PART OF
THE FIRST EPISTLE TO THE CORINTHIANS.

SECTION XII.
The apostle proceeds to answer certain questions which the Corin-

thians had put to him ; and first, what related to the marriage.
state ; and in these introductory verses, he determines that in
somie circumstances it should be entered into,'and continued in, but
in others, forborne ; and forbids wives to depart from their hus-
bands. 1 Cor. VII.--1-11.

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1 Cor. VII. 1.

I CORINTHIANS VII. 1. NOW concerning the NOW

I NOW proceed to give you my opinion con. SECT. things whereof ye | wrote unto me: li'is • cerning those things about which you wrote to _* good for a man not to me. And I begin with that concerning the law. 1 Cor. touch a woman.

fulness or expedience of marriage. And here I VII. ).
must first observe, that as to its expedience, sit
is ] in present circumstances good for a man,
where he is entirely master of himself, to have
nothing to do with a woman ; so many are the
conveniences which recommend a single life

to those who are proof against some of its most 2 Nevertheless, to obvious temptations. Nevertheless, as the 2, ecord fornication, let God of nature has for certain wise reasons imevery man have his nanted in the se

hus planted in the sexes a mutual inclination to each
own wife, and let e. pl
very woman have her other, in order to prevent fornication, and every
own husband. other species of uncleanness, let every man have

and retain his own proper wife ; and let every
woman have and retain her own proper hus.

band: for neither divorce nor poligamy are
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