1 Corinthians 7:33

“But he that is married careth for the things that are of the world, how he may please his wife.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But hee that is maried, careth for the things that are of the world, how he may please his wife.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

but one who is married is concerned about the things of the world, how he may please his wife,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

but he that is married is careful for the things of the world, how he may please his wife,
- American Standard Version (1901)

But the married man gives his attention to the things of this world, how he may give pleasure to his wife.
- Basic English Bible

but he that has married cares for the things of the world, how he shall please his wife.
- Darby Bible

But he that is married, is anxious for the things that are of the world, how he may please his wife.
- Webster's Bible

but a married man concerns himself with the business of the world--how he shall please his wife.
- Weymouth Bible

but he who is married is concerned about the things of the world, how he may please his wife.
- World English Bible

But he that is with a wijf, is bysy what thingis ben of the world, hou he schal plese the wijf, and he is departid.
- Wycliffe Bible

and the married is anxious for the things of the world, how he shall please the wife.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 7:33


7:33 But the married careth for the things of the world - And it in his duty so to do, so far as becomes a Christian. How he may please his wife - And provide all things needful for her and his family.


Discussion for 1 Corinthians 7

  • A disciple
    Stephen; I am so very thankful for the Lord's gentleness and forgiveness for taking me back as well, and not letting the devil destroy me while I was out there! There are many of us who have been betrayed and mistreated by those whom we loved and trusted, and have foolishly reacted by taking a bad turn into sin because of it. There's a lot of wisdom we can share with others, how and why not to do!
  • Stephen
    David, let me add something to what 'A Disciple' said. My wife left me on Thanksgiving Day, 1999. We were at the time very faithful members of a Bible believing church. I quit going to church and it was my ruin. I fell deep into sin and it was years before I came to myself like the Prodigal Son. So please, stay in church, stay in the Word. You won't ever regret serving God.
  • A disciple
    Josef; the first thing I've always thought about that verse is like when the Lord said, If your eye cause you to sin, pluck it out and cast it away from you; for its better to enter into life one-eyed, than to be cast into the Gehenna of fire. The Greek word translated, "burn" comes from the word meaning "to kindle" or "be ignited, glow" lit. be refined, or inflamed (with anger grief lust etc).
  • Josef
    Is interesting how other Bible versions add to the word " burn" the words "with passion" seams like it totally change the meaning Other Bible translations don't add to the word burn other words . They are like the old King James Bible . So I would like to see comments on the vers 9 that ends with the original word " burn"
  • Andy
    To David
    Things in life happen such as divorce just remember whatever you are going through God still loves you just as much as when you are with your wife. God still has a plan for you and will use you. We are not cast out because of a divorce or any other sin
    But are granted God,s grace. I have been where you are peace be to you
  • Ray321
    Romans 15: 8 Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto the fathers: Now, I am a uncircumcised Gentile, therefore I follow Apostle Paul through Jesus Christ. Praise the Lord

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