Daily Bible Nugget #631, 1 Corinthians 7:14

The Nugget:

1Co 7:14  For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy. (KJV)

1Co 7:14 For the unbelieving husband is consecrated by union with his wife and the unbelieving wife by union with her Christian husband, for otherwise your children would be unblessed, but in this way they are consecrated. (Williams NT)

1Co 7:14  Actually, the unbelieving husband is made holy because of his wife, and an unbelieving wife is made holy because of her husband. Otherwise, their children would be unacceptable to God, but now they are acceptable to him. (God’s Word translation)

My Comment:

This completes the sequence of Daily Bible Nuggets based upon the cross references given at Luke 9:47 for the key words “a child”:

Luk 9:47  Jesus knew what they were thinking. So he took a little child and had him stand beside him.

a child. Luk 10:21; Luk 17:2; Luk 18:16, 17, Mat 11:25; Mat 18:6; Mat 19:13, 14, 15; Mat 21:16, Mar 9:42; Mar 10:13, 14, 15, 16, +*1Co 7:14.

If you have been reading this series (or if you now  take the time to do so), you may be surprised by how  much of the Bible studying these references has or will lead to.

To dig still deeper into 1 Corinthians 7:14,

Study the cross references given in the Ultimate Cross Reference Treasury: 

1 Corinthians 7:14

the unbelieving husband. 1Co 6:15, 16, 17, Ezr 9:1, 2, 1Ti 4:5, *Tit 1:15.

sanctified. FS108B40, +Jer 12:3, +1Co 1:2, Lev 21:15, Deut 29:15, +Isa 8:13, Joh 17:17; Joh 17:19.

else were. Lev 12:7, *Deut 23:2; +*Deut 29:11 note. Ezr 9:2; Ezr 10:3, Isa 52:1, *Mal 2:15; *Mal 2:16, Act 10:23, Act 16:1, **Rom 11:16.

children. +*Act 16:15.

unclean. Act 10:14; Act 10:28; Act 11:8.

holy. “When Paul writes that the children of believers are ’holy’ he certainly does not mean they are all regenerated. This is not an ethical holiness, but a covenant holiness. From the whole context it appears that the apostle regards the children as being in the Covenant of Grace in distinction from the world. To them belong the promises of the Covenant of Grace which can all be summarized in that one phrase, ’to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee,’ *Gen 17:7, +*Act 2:39” (William Masselink, Why Thousand Years, p. 80). There is no evidence in Scripture to suggest that Jesus, in establishing his church, determined to confer a lesser standing to children under the New Covenant than they had under the Old Covenant. “They are included in the church, and have a right to be so regarded. The child of a Jewish parent had a right to circumcision, and to all the privileges of the theocracy. So the child of a Christian parent has a right to baptism and to all the privileges of the church, so long as he is represented by his parent; that is, until he arrives at the period of life when he is entitled and bound to act for himself. Then his relation to the church depends upon his own act. The church is the same in all ages. And it is most instructive to observe how the writers of the New Testament quietly take for granted that the great principles which underlie the old dispensation, are still in force under the new” (Charles Hodge, Comm. on 1 Corinthians, p. 117). +*Gen 17:7, +*Deut 29:11 note. +*Neh 12:43, +*Isa 42:6, Jer 32:39, *Mal 2:15, %Mat 16:18 note. Mat 18:17; **Mat 19:13, 14, 15; Mat 23:23 note. Mar 10:14, +*Luk 18:15; +*Luk 18:16, +*Act 2:39; Act 16:15 note. **Rom 11:16, Gal 3:28, Col 2:11, 12.

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