1 Corinthians 7:9

“But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But if they cannot conteine, let them marry: for it is better to marrie then to burne.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But if they do not have self-control, let them marry; for it is better to marry than to burn {with passion.}
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But if they have not continency, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But if they have not self-control let them get married; for married life is better than the burning of desire.
- Basic English Bible

But if they have not control over themselves, let them marry; for it is better to marry than to burn.
- Darby Bible

But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn.
- Webster's Bible

If, however, they cannot maintain self-control, by all means let them marry; for marriage is better than the fever of passion.
- Weymouth Bible

But if they don't have self-control, let them marry. For it's better to marry than to burn.
- World English Bible

That if thei conteynen not hem silf, be thei weddid; for it is betere to be weddid, than to be brent.
- Wycliffe Bible

and if they have not continence -- let them marry, for it is better to marry than to burn;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 7:9


1Co 7:9 But if they cannot contain, let them marry. If the unmarried and widowed cannot control their desires, it is best to marry.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 7

  • BSP
    Verses 32 through 38 talk about the advantages of being single. It allows one to focus on serving God more fully with less distractions.
  • Bill
    Where in the Bible does it speak of not to spill your seed
  • Verse 3
    When each mate seeks, not his own advantage, but that of the other person and renders the marriage due as an expression of love rather than as a duty, affectionate intimate relations can strengthen the marriage bond
  • Stephen
    In this times and season of chaos, pestilence, recession, terrorism, crisis, wars, draught, famine experienced around the world, we need to draw closer to God.

    It is a good thing to serve the Lord. When the word of God concerning marriage is wholly applied, it brings peace, joy, harmony, togetherness and above all love to the home.

    God Bless the Marriage of all our brethren globally.
  • Vera ship
    This chapter discusses marriage and being single. Marriage is holy and is a covenant unto God. Both man and eife have a responsibility to each other and their children. If you are single you must refrain from fornication. Having mutiple partners will be tied to you until adk God to cleanse you. Obey God"s word
  • Irene123
    To 'p' - again -- Gal. 5:24

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