To the unmarried and the widows I say that it is well for them to remain single as I do. 7 But not everyone possesses this knowledge. An unmarried woman or virgin is concerned about the Lord’s affairs: Her aim is to be devoted to the Lord in both body and spirit. 1 Corinthians 7:8 - But I say to the unmarried and to widows that it is good for them if they remain even as I. --1 Corinthians vii. You should stay single, just as I am. of
I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I. I say to the unmarried and to widows: It is good for them if they remain as I am. 1 Corinthians 7:8(NASB) Verse Thoughts. (F) 7 I wish that all of you were as I am. (V), 21 Were you a slave when you were called? Reach out to God in prayer he is your father and loves you very much. (AM) But if her husband dies, she is free to marry anyone she wishes, but he must belong to the Lord. V), Preached January II, 1852. Here is what I say to those who are not married and to those whose husbands are dead. - Verse-by-Verse Commentary Far be it, therefore, that the Apostle so said, unto such as are married or are about to marry, "But I spare you," as if he were unwilling to say what punishment is due to the married in another life.
36 If anyone is worried that he might not be acting honorably toward the virgin he is engaged to, and if his passions are too strong[b] and he feels he ought to marry, he should do as he wants. Augustine—Of Holy Virginity. New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised Catholic Edition, New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition, Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition. Footnotes: 29-31. 25 Now about virgins: I have no command from the Lord,(AA) but I give a judgment as one who by the Lord’s mercy(AB) is trustworthy. But those who marry will face many troubles in this life, and I want to spare you this. Now I say to the unmarried and to the widows: So I say to those who aren’t married and to widows—better to stay unmarried if you can, just as I am. 4 So then, about eating food sacrificed to idols:(AU) We know that “An idol is nothing at all in the world”(AV) and that “There is no God but one.”(AW) 5 For even if there are so-called gods,(AX) whether in heaven or on earth (as indeed there are many “gods” and many “lords”), 6 yet for us there is but one God,(AY) the Father,(AZ) from whom all things came(BA) and for whom we live; and there is but one Lord,(BB) Jesus Christ, through whom all things came(BC) and through whom we live. But if they find they have not the gift of self-control in such matters, by all means let them get married.
'Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but the keeping of the commandments of God.' 32 I would like you to be free from concern. But I say to the unmarried and to widows that it is good for them if they remain even as I. Salem Media Group. (S) 18 Was a man already circumcised when he was called? 5 Do not deprive each other except perhaps by mutual consent and for a time,(C) so that you may devote yourselves to prayer. Now to the unmarried and the widows I say: it is good for them to stay unmarried, as I do. I say therefore to the unmarried and widows Not by way of command, but advice: by the "unmarried" he means, either such men who never were in a married state, or else such who had been married, but their wives were dead; which latter sense seems more agreeable, since they are joined with "widows", who had lost their husbands: 29 What I mean, brothers and sisters, is that the time is short. Far be it that her husband's bed be unto her punishment before the judgment seat of Christ, keeping faith to which she chose, under false charge of adultery, to meet either danger, or death! Far be it, therefore, that the Apostle so said, unto such as are married or are about to marry, "But I spare you," as if he were unwilling to say what punishment is due to the married in another life. The subject of our exposition last Sunday was an essential portion …Frederick W. Robertson—Sermons Preached at Brighton. 29-31. Which best represents the problem with the comment? I say therefore to the unmarried and widows Not by way of command, but advice: by the "unmarried" he means, either such men who never were in a married state, or else such who had been married, but their wives were dead; which latter sense seems more agreeable, since they are joined with "widows", who had lost their husbands: it is good for them if they abide; unmarried, and do not change their condition any more; not that it was sinful to marry again, for he allows of it in the next verse, in case they have not the gift of continence; and therefore "good" here, is not opposed to evil, only signifies that it would be better for them, more expedient and profitable for them; they would be more free from the cares of life, have less trouble, and be more at leisure to serve the Lord; and which he knew by experience, and therefore, proposes himself as an example: even as I; that is, as he was then; for at that time it seems certain that he had no wife; though whether he had had one, and she was now dead, or whether he had never been married, may be matter of dispute; the former seems most agreeable, since he proposes himself as an example to widowers and widows; and having known what a married and single state both were, was better able to give his judgment of both, and proper advice to such persons which must come with more force and strength, and a better grace, from such an one. But I say to the unmarried and to the widows: It is good for them if they remain even as I am; This is what I say to those who are not married and to women whose husbands have died.
(X) 23 You were bought at a price;(Y) do not become slaves of human beings. (AF) From now on those who have wives should live as if they do not; 30 those who mourn, as if they did not; those who are happy, as if they were not; those who buy something, as if it were not theirs to keep; 31 those who use the things of the world, as if not engrossed in them. I say therefore to the vnmaried and widowes, It is good for them if they abide euen as I.- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible ScanBut I say to the unmarried and to widows that it is good for them if they remain even as I.- New American Standard Version (1995)But I say to the unmarried and to widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I.- American Standard Version (1901)But I say to the unmarried and to the widows, It is good for them to be even as I am.- Basic English BibleBut I say to the unmarried and to the widows, It is good for them that they remain even as I.- Darby BibleI say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them if they remain even as I. Therefore I say unto the unmarried, and unto the widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I. I say to those who are not married, especially to widows: It is good for you to stay single like me. I speak now to those who are not married. The unmarried and widows - It is supposed that the apostle speaks here of men who had been married, in the word αγαμοι, but were now widowers; as he does of women who had been married, in the word χηραι, but were now widows. In the same way, the husband does not have authority over his own body but yields it to his wife. The C.S. Keeping God’s commands is what counts. Marriage and Celibacy. 17 Nevertheless, each person should live as a believer in whatever situation the Lord has assigned to them, just as God has called them. King James Version (KJV). But I say to the unmarried and to widows that it is good for them to remain as I am. And I say to the unmarried and to the widows: it is good for them if they may remain even as I [am]; What would life be like if your goal was to bring glory to God's name? (G) But each of you has your own gift from God; one has this gift, another has that.(H). (BL) 13 Therefore, if what I eat causes my brother or sister to fall into sin, I will never eat meat again, so that I will not cause them to fall.(BM). But to the unmarried people and to the widows, I declare that it is well (good, advantageous, expedient, and wholesome) for them to remain [single] even as I do. 12 To the rest I say this (I, not the Lord):(M) If any brother has a wife who is not a believer and she is willing to live with him, he must not divorce her. 'For neither is circumcision anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.'--GAL. Now to the unmarried and the widows I say: It is good for them to stay unmarried, as I do. Copyright © 2019 by Zondervan. (U) Keeping God’s commands is what counts. 6 But I speak this by permission, and not of commandment. 22 For the one who was a slave when called to faith in the Lord is the Lord’s freed person;(W) similarly, the one who was free when called is Christ’s slave. Now to the single people and the widows I say that it is fine if they remain unmarried like me; Here is my advice for people who have never been married and for widows.
He is not sinning.
Now for those who are not married and for the widows I say this: It is good for them to stay unmarried as I am. 35 I am saying this for your own good, not to restrict you, but that you may live in a right way in undivided(AJ) devotion to the Lord. (AN) 40 In my judgment,(AO) she is happier if she stays as she is—and I think that I too have the Spirit of God. But every man hath his proper gift of God, one after this manner, and another after that. I say to those who are unmarried, especially to widows: It is good for them to remain like me. Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated.
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