1 Corinthians 7:8

“I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 1 Corinthians 7:8

I say therefore to the vnmaried and widowes, It is good for them if they abide euen as I.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But I say to the unmarried and to widows that it is good for them if they remain even as I.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But I say to the unmarried and to widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But I say to the unmarried and to the widows, It is good for them to be even as I am.
- Basic English Bible

But I say to the unmarried and to the widows, It is good for them that they remain even as I.
- Darby Bible

I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them if they remain even as I.
- Webster's Bible

But I tell the unmarried, and women who are widows, that it is well for them to remain as I am.
- Weymouth Bible

But I say to the unmarried and to widows, it is good for them if they remain even as I am.
- World English Bible

But Y seie to hem, that ben not weddid, and to widewis, it is good to hem, if thei dwellen so as Y.
- Wycliffe Bible

And I say to the unmarried and to the widows: it is good for them if they may remain even as I [am];
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for 1 Corinthians 7:8

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 7:8


7:8 It is good for them if they remain even as I - That St. Paul was then single is certain and from #Acts 7:58|, compared with the following parts of the history, it seems probable that he always was so. It does not appear that this declaration, any more than #1Co 7:1|, hath any reference at all to a state of persecution.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 7:8


1Co 7:8 To the unmarried and widows, etc. If they have his self-control, it is well for them to remain unmarried, even as he. Not that the unmarried state is better, but on account of "the present distress" (1Co 7:26), the critical times. There are times when it is best to remain unmarried; for instance, in a time of war and invasion. The ground of his advice is not moral, but prudential.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 7

  • DEBBIE on 1 Corinthians 7:8
    My Husband Comitted Suicide In 2002 And I'm A Widow And Have Been Faithful All These Yr's And Now His Brother Has Feeling's Of Love For Me And Want's To Take Care Of Me But We Are Disabled Now And Can't Afford To Get Married And Would Loose Our Only Check Once A Month To Survive And The Bible Say's Sex Without Marriage Is A Sin And I Will Burn.!! Please Give Me Advice On This For I'am 60 Yr's Old Now And Not In Good Health And Need To Be Loved By This Beautiful Man Before I Die.!! I'm So Lonely It Make's Me So Depressed And Isolated.!! Help.!!
  • Frank Garcia - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 7:8
    Reach out to God in prayer he is your father and loves you very much. to sin is not a answer God will ever give You to do I will pray for you in the spirit ask God for wisdom and knowledge in him God bless you.
  • Benjamin - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 7:8
    If money is your struggle, the Lord will understand if you don't have a ceremonious wedding. Also, dont get married under the law. Our system of marriage certificates is not Godly. Simply a commitment to one another is being married under the vision of God. Don't let yourself burn with passion if it will make you sinful.
  • Fred andJoann Scanlan - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 7:8
    Benjamin, you speak as one who knows the law? What does God want ! A lawyer or a preacher of the truth?
  • Fred Scanlan - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 7:8
    Oh no! You have made a horrible mistake! Marriage is the most honorable gift from God! Marriage is holy it is pure, it is consecrated from above! Jesus is the bridegroom, he will come for his church. Marriage is from God. What shall I do if there is no forgiveness , what would Christ do. No, no, you be married before the angels of heaven, in His church. His church is everywhere!
  • Steven Spencer - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 7:8
    The answer is in the scripture, if you are intimate God wants you to be married.
  • Suzanne - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 7:8
    Are u not able 2 live a platonic life with this man ? In that case u would not need 2 get married ,if the answer is no and u wish 2 b one flesh that is fine ,God sends us people 2 love and comfort us and that we may show others love and support and company , is this man also a Christian ? If no think very carefully b 4 u commit yourself 2 him ,i am in similar circumstances 2 u ,i believe that God gave me the right person and that God gave me 2 the right person ,we r not legally married ,i have prayed and asked God 2 recognise us as man and wife ,u must b sure of this mans feelings 4 u but if u r u r allowed 2 find happiness and comfort ,God does not want us 2 b miserable and lonely ,pray and wait patiently 4 the answer ,it will come .


 

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