1 Corinthians 7:32

“But I would have you without carefulness. He that is unmarried careth for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may please the Lord:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But I would haue you without carefulnesse. He that is vnmarried, careth for the things that belōgeth to the Lord, how he may please the Lord:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But I want you to be free from concern. One who is unmarried is concerned about the things of the Lord, how he may please the Lord;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But I would have you to be free from cares. He that is unmarried is careful for the things of the Lord, how he may please the Lord:
- American Standard Version (1901)

But it is my desire for you to be free from cares. The unmarried man gives his mind to the things of the Lord, how he may give pleasure to the Lord:
- Basic English Bible

But I wish you to be without care. The unmarried cares for the things of the Lord, how he shall please the Lord;
- Darby Bible

But I would have you without anxious care. He that is unmarried, is anxious for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may please the Lord:
- Webster's Bible

And I would have you free from worldly anxiety. An unmarried man concerns himself with the Lord's business--how he shall please the Lord;
- Weymouth Bible

But I desire to have you to be free from cares. He who is unmarried is concerned for the things of the Lord, how he may please the Lord;
- World English Bible

But Y wole, that ye be without bisynesse, for he that is without wijf, is bisi what thingis ben of the Lord, hou he schal plese God.
- Wycliffe Bible

And I wish you to be without anxiety; the unmarried is anxious for the things of the Lord, how he shall please the Lord;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 7:32


7:32 Now I would have you - For this flying moment. Without carefulness - Without any incumbrance of your thoughts. The unmarried man - If he understand and use the advantage he enjoys - Careth only for the things of the Lord, how he may please the Lord.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 7:32


1Co 7:32 I would have you without carefulness. That is, I would have you free from the causes which bring cares.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 7

  • Steve morrow
    1COR7:40 BUT SHE IS HAPPIER IF SHE SO ABIDEAFTER MY JUDGEMENT--AND I THINK ALSO THAT I HAVE THE SPIRIT OF GOD--GALA1:11 BUT I CERTIFY YOU BRETHREN THAT THE GOSPEL WHICH WAS PREACHED OF ME IS NOT AFTER MAN 1:12 FOR I NEITHER RECEIVED IT OF MAN NEITHER WAS I TAUGHT IT BUT BY THE REVELATION OF JESUS CHRIST
    JOHN 6:63 IT IS THE SPIRIT THAT QUICKENETH THE FLESH PROFITETH NOTHING THE WORDS.......
  • Calvin Johnson
    Great chapter of the bible. As a christian counselor let me say Marriage should be taken seriously. I have seen so many fall apart because of our lack of knowledge. Just as you would tune up your car to keep it running smoothly. I advise married couples to attend marriage seminars or retreats annually. God Bless
  • Suzie
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  • Cosy Hanson Mettle
    Marriage is good but we must play our roles as Christian and not of the world, so that we can enjoy the fullness of God's love.
    Any individuals with the gift of being single should play their roles as such in God and accrued the blessings therein.
  • JP
    What a treasure trove of wisdom! And such important subject matter.
  • 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.

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