There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
1 Corinthians 7
1: Now concerning the matters about which you wrote. It is well for a man not to touch a woman. 2: But because of the temptation to immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband. 3: The husband should give to his wife her conjugal rights, and likewise the wife to her husband. 4: For the wife does not rule over her own body, but the husband does; likewise the husband does not rule over his own body, but the wife does. 5: Do not refuse one another except perhaps by agreement for a season, that you may devote yourselves to prayer; but then come together again, lest Satan tempt you through lack of self-control. 6: I say this by way of concession, not of command. 7: I wish that all were as I myself am. But each has his own special gift from God, one of one kind and one of another. 8: To the unmarried and the widows I say that it is well for them to remain single as I do. 9: But if they cannot exercise self-control, they should marry. For it is better to marry than to be aflame with passion. 10: To the married I give charge, not I but the Lord, that the wife should not separate from her husband 11: (but if she does, let her remain single or else be reconciled to her husband) -- and that the husband should not divorce his wife. 12: To the rest I say, not the Lord, that if any brother has a wife who is an unbeliever, and she consents to live with him, he should not divorce her. 13: If any woman has a husband who is an unbeliever, and he consents to live with her, she should not divorce him. 14: For the unbelieving husband is consecrated through his wife, and the unbelieving wife is consecrated through her husband. Otherwise, your children would be unclean, but as it is they are holy. 15: But if the unbelieving partner desires to separate, let it be so; in such a case the brother or sister is not bound. For God has called us to peace. 16: Wife, how do you know whether you will save your husband? Husband, how do you know whether you will save your wife? 17: Only, let every one lead the life which the Lord has assigned to him, and in which God has called him. This is my rule in all the churches. 32: ...I want you to be free from anxieties. The unmarried man is anxious about the affairs of the Lord, how to please the Lord; 33: but the married man is anxious about worldly affairs, how to please his wife, 34: and his interests are divided. And the unmarried woman or girl is anxious about the affairs of the Lord, how to be holy in body and spirit; but the married woman is anxious about worldly affairs, how to please her husband. 35: I say this for your own benefit, not to lay any restraint upon you, but to promote good order and to secure your undivided devotion to the Lord. 39: ...A wife is bound to her husband as long as he lives. If the husband dies, she is free to be married to whom she wishes, only in the Lord. 40: But in my judgment she is happier if she remains as she is. And I think that I have the Spirit of God. 1 Corinthians 11
3: But I want you to understand that the head of every man is Christ, the head of a woman is her husband, and the head of Christ is God. 4 Any man who prays or prophesies with his head covered dishonors his head, 5: but any woman who prays or prophesies with her head unveiled dishonors her head -- it is the same as if her head were shaven. 6: For if a woman will not veil herself, then she should cut off her hair; but if it is disgraceful for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her wear a veil. 7: For a man ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God; but woman is the glory of man. 8: (For man was not made from woman, but woman from man. 9: Neither was man created for woman, but woman for man.) 10: That is why a woman ought to have a veil on her head, because of the angels. 11: (Nevertheless, in the Lord woman is not independent of man nor man of woman; 12: for as woman was made from man, so man is now born of woman. And all things are from God.)
13: Judge for yourselves; is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered? 14: Does not nature itself teach you that for a man to wear long hair is degrading to him, 15: but if a woman has long hair, it is her pride? For her hair is given to her for a covering. 16: If any one is disposed to be contentious, we recognize no other practice, nor do the churches of God. 17: But in the following instructions I do not commend you, because when you come together it is not for the better but for the worse.
1 Corinthians 14*
33: ...As in all the churches of the saints, 34: the women should keep silence in the churches. For they are not permitted to speak, but should be subordinate, as even the law says. 35: If there is anything they desire to know, let them ask their husbands at home. For it is shameful for a woman to speak in church. 36: What! Did the word of God originate with you, or are you the only ones it has reached? 37: If any one thinks that he is a prophet, or spiritual, he should acknowledge that what I am writing to you is a command of the Lord.
I ask you also, true yokefellow, help these women, for they have labored side by side with me in the gospel together with Clement and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the book of life.
18: Wives, be subject to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. 19: Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them. 20: Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord. 21: Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.
21: Be subject to one another out of reverence for Christ. 22: Wives, be subject to your husbands, as to the Lord. 23: For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. 24: As the church is subject to Christ, so let wives also be subject in everything to their husbands. 25: Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, 26: that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, 27: that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish. 28: Even so husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29: For no man ever hates his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, as Christ does the church, 30: because we are members of his body. 31: "For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh." 32: This mystery is a profound one, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church; 33: however, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.
1 Timothy 2
8: I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling; 9: also that women should adorn themselves modestly and sensibly in seemly apparel, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly attire 10: but by good deeds, as befits women who profess religion. 11: Let a woman learn in silence with all submissiveness. 12: I permit no woman to teach or to have authority over men; she is to keep silent. 13: For Adam was formed first, then Eve; 14: and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor. 15: Yet woman will be saved through bearing children, if she continues in faith and love and holiness, with modesty.
1 Timothy 5
1: Do not rebuke an older man but exhort him as you would a father; treat younger men like brothers, 2: older women like mothers, younger women like sisters, in all purity. 3: Honor widows who are real widows. 4: If a widow has children or grandchildren, let them first learn their religious duty to their own family and make some return to their parents; for this is acceptable in the sight of God. 5: She who is a real widow, and is left all alone, has set her hope on God and continues in supplications and prayers night and day; 6: whereas she who is self-indulgent is dead even while she lives. 7: Command this, so that they may be without reproach. 8: If any one does not provide for his relatives, and especially for his own family, he has disowned the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
9: Let a widow be enrolled if she is not less than sixty years of age, having been the wife of one husband;
10: and she must be well attested for her good deeds, as one who has brought up children, shown hospitality, washed the feet of the saints, relieved the afflicted, and devoted herself to doing good in every way.
11: But refuse to enrol younger widows; for when they grow wanton against Christ they desire to marry,
12: and so they incur condemnation for having violated their first pledge.
13: Besides that, they learn to be idlers, gadding about from house to house, and not only idlers but gossips and busybodies, saying what they should not.
14: So I would have younger widows marry, bear children, rule their households, and give the enemy no occasion to revile us.
15: For some have already strayed after Satan.
16: If any believing woman has relatives who are widows, let her assist them; let the church not be burdened, so that it may assist those who are real widows.