1 Corinthians 7:40

“But she is happier if she so abide, after my judgment: and I think also that I have the Spirit of God.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But shee is happier if shee sobide, after my iudgment: and I thinke also that I haue the Spirit of God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But in my opinion she is happier if she remains as she is; and I think that I also have the Spirit of God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But she is happier if she abide as she is, after my judgment: and I think that I also have the Spirit of God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But it will be better for her to keep as she is, in my opinion: and it seems to me that I have the Spirit of God.
- Basic English Bible

But she is happier if she so remain, according to my judgment; but I think that *I* also have God's Spirit.
- Darby Bible

But she is happier if she so remain, after my judgment; and I think also that I have the Spirit of God.
- Webster's Bible

But in my judgement, her state is a more enviable one if she remains as she is; and I also think that I have the Spirit of God.
- Weymouth Bible

But she is happier if she stays as she is, in my judgment, and I think that I also have God's Spirit.
- World English Bible

But sche schal be more blessid, if sche dwellith thus, aftir my counsel; and Y wene, that Y haue the Spirit of God.
- Wycliffe Bible

and she is happier if she may so remain -- according to my judgment; and I think I also have the Spirit of God.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 7:40


7:40 I also - As well as any of you. Have the Spirit of God - Teaching me all things This does not imply any doubt; but the strongest certainty of it, together with a reproof of them for calling it in question. Whoever, therefore, would conclude from hence, that St. Paul was not certain he had the Spirit of Christ, neither understands the true import of the words, nor considers how expressly he lays claim to the Spirit, both in this epistle, #1Co 2:16|, 14:37, and the other. #2Co 13:3|. Indeed, it may be doubted whether the word here and elsewhere translated think, does not always imply the fullest and strongest assurance. See #1Cor 10:12|.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 7:40


1Co 7:40 But she is happier if she so abide, after my judgment. In his judgment, and in the conditions then prevailing, she will consult her happiness by remaining a widow. It is not only his judgment, but the Spirit seems to point the same lesson. 1Ti 5:14 might be supposed to conflict with this, but it does not, when we remember that Paul's advice here is due to prevailing circumstances. The question of marriage or remarriage is one of prudential considerations.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 7

  • Lu2677
    lewis, If I am included in "most", I have not forgotten. Philippians 2:12 Paul said,"Wherefore my beloved as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling." There's those words again; obey ,fear and trembling."
  • Lewis
    I think most are forgetting several scriptures in the Bible, Jesus said you must be born again, of the Spirit and of the water, Peter said to repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus, Paul said we must work out our own salvation, and there are many more scriptures confirming this.We as adults can not be saved by what some one else believes.
  • Davina
    marriage was created by God if at time we have no respect for God how can we have respect for our spouses. the Holy Spirit gudies us into all truth if we have the holy within us our desire will be for God and God alone hence any other relationship will have a positive and strong influence. but this is a daily relationship with God its a process so that we may reach the standards of God
  • 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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