It is not the wife who has the rights to her own body, but the husband. In the same way, it is not the husband who has the rights to his own body, but the wife.
He must manage his own household well and keep his children in control without losing his dignity. 1
But if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for the church of God?
Therefore, to sanctify the people by his own blood, Jesus also suffered outside the camp.
for each tree is known 1 by its own fruit. For figs are not gathered 2 from thorns, nor are grapes picked 3 from brambles. 4
Indeed, he who 1 did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all – how will he not also, along with him, freely give us all things?
and he entered once for all into the most holy place not by the blood of goats and calves but by his own blood, and so he himself secured 1 eternal redemption.
Therefore, dear friends, since you have been forewarned, 1 be on your guard that you do not get led astray by the error of these unprincipled men 2 and fall from your firm grasp on the truth. 3
Watch out for 1 yourselves and for all the flock of which 2 the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, 3 to shepherd the church of God 4 that he obtained 5 with the blood of his own Son. 6
But the man who is firm in his commitment, and is under no necessity but has control over his will, and has decided in his own mind to keep his own virgin, does well.