1 Corinthians 7:28

“But and if thou marry, thou hast not sinned; and if a virgin marry, she hath not sinned. Nevertheless such shall have trouble in the flesh: but I spare you.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But and if thou marry, thou hast not sinned, and if a virgin marry, shee hath not sinned: neuerthelesse, such shall haue trouble in the flesh: but I spare you.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But if you marry, you have not sinned; and if a virgin marries, she has not sinned. Yet such will have trouble in this life, and I am trying to spare you.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But shouldest thou marry, thou hast not sinned; and if a virgin marry, she hath not sinned. Yet such shall have tribulation in the flesh: and I would spare you.
- American Standard Version (1901)

If you get married it is not a sin; and if an unmarried woman gets married it is not a sin. But those who do so will have trouble in the flesh. But I will not be hard on you.
- Basic English Bible

But if thou shouldest also marry, thou hast not sinned; and if the virgin marry, they have not sinned: but such shall have tribulation in the flesh; but I spare you.
- Darby Bible

But if thou marry, thou hast not sinned: and if a virgin marry, she hath not sinned. Nevertheless, such will have trouble in the flesh; but I spare you.
- Webster's Bible

Yet if you marry, you have not sinned; and if a maiden marries, she has not sinned. Such people, however, will have outward trouble. But I am for sparing you.
- Weymouth Bible

But if you marry, you have not sinned. If a virgin marries, she has not sinned. Yet such will have oppression in the flesh, and I want to spare you.
- World English Bible

But if thou hast takun a wijf, thou hast not synned; and if a maidun is weddid, sche synnede not; nethelesse siche schulen haue tribulacioun of fleisch.
- Wycliffe Bible

But and if thou mayest marry, thou didst not sin; and if the virgin may marry, she did not sin; and such shall have tribulation in the flesh: and I spare you.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 7:28


7:28 Such will have trouble in the flesh - Many outward troubles. But I spare you - I speak as little and as tenderly as possible.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 7:28


1Co 7:28 But and if thou marry, thou hast not sinned. Still, while it seemed prudent, with impending persecution, not to marry, it was not wrong to do so. Nevertheless, those who did, should have trouble in the flesh. Anxiety and distress on account of their domestic ties.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 7:28

  • 2ChromeEyes for verse 28
    1Corinthians 7 27 28 Art thou bound unto a wife? seek not to be loosed. Art thou loosed from a wife? seek not a wife. 28 But and if thou marry, thou hast not sinned and if a virgin marry, she hath not sinned. Nevertheless such shall have trouble in the flesh but I spare you. Those who were loosed from a wife at that time, were loosed for reason of the man having found his new bride unclean, of fornication, and had put her away, making him loosed from a wife.

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