Marriage in the Scriptures

1 Corinthians 7:2 (ESV) But because of the temptation to sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband

In 1 Corinthians 7 when Paul writes on marriage between woman and a man. Paul does not give an alternative such as same sex marriage. The alternative he gives is celibacy 1 Corinthians 7:7.


It is interesting to note  that when Jesus spoke on marriage and divorce concerning man and woman in Matthew 19:3-12. The disciples asked Jesus  whether it be good to marry in Matthew 19:10.


Matthew 19:10 (ESV) The disciples said to him, "If such is the case of a man with his wife, it is better not to marry."

Jesus replied in Matthew 19:11-12 that the alternative to marry was to be celibate (eunuch). Jesus did not mention same sex marriage.

Matthew 19:11 (New King James Version) But He said to them, "All cannot accept this saying, but only those to whom it has been given: 12 For there are eunuchs who were born thus from their mother's womb, and there are eunuchs who were made eunuchs by men, and there are eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake. He who is able to accept it, let him accept it."


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