Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown
Defraud . . . not—namely, of the conjugal duty "due" (I Corinthians 7:3; compare the Septuagint, Exodus 21:10).
except it be—"unless perchance" [ALFORD].
give yourselves to—literally, "be at leisure for"; be free from interruptions for; namely, on some special "season," as the Greek for "time" means (compare Exodus 19:15; Joel 2:16; Zechariah 7:3).
fasting and prayer—The oldest manuscripts omit "fasting and"; an interpolation, evidently, of ascetics.
come together—The oldest manuscripts read, "be together," namely, in the regular state of the married.
Satan—who often thrusts in his temptations to unholy thoughts amidst the holiest exercises.
for your incontinency—because of your inability to "contain" (I Corinthians 7:9) your natural propensities, which Satan would take advantage of.
Other Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown entries containing 1 Corinthians 7:5:
1 Corinthians 7:2
1 Corinthians 7:6
1 Timothy 4:8
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