But if they cannot exercise self-control, they should marry. For it is better to marry than to be aflame with passion.
I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, that you stir not up nor awaken love until it please.
"Do two walk together, unless they have made an appointment?
Keep your heart with all vigilance; for from it flow the springs of life.
House and wealth are inherited from fathers, but a prudent wife is from the LORD.
Then the LORD God said, "It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him."
Do not be mismated with unbelievers. For what partnership have righteousness and iniquity? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?
What accord has Christ with Be'lial? Or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever?
18 Shun immorality. Every other sin which a man commits is outside the body; but the immoral man sins against his own body.
19 Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God? You are not your own;
20 you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.
"Food is meant for the stomach and the stomach for food"--and God will destroy both one and the other. The body is not meant for immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.
Do not be deceived: "Bad company ruins good morals."
Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled; for God will judge the immoral and adulterous.
And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.