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

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

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.

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