1 Corinthians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

1 Corinthians 7:27

“Art thou bound vnto a wife? seeke not to bee loosed. Art thou loosed from a wife? seeke not a wife.”

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Other Translations

Art thou bound unto a wife? seek not to be loosed. Art thou loosed from a wife? seek not a wife.
- King James Version

Are you bound to a wife? Do not seek to be released. Are you released from a wife? Do not seek a wife.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Art thou bound unto a wife? Seek not to be loosed. Art thou loosed from a wife? Seek not a wife.
- American Standard Version (1901)

If you are married to a wife, make no attempt to get free from her: if you are free from a wife, do not take a wife.
- Basic English Bible

Art thou bound to a wife? seek not to be loosed; art thou free from a wife? do not seek a wife.
- Darby Bible

Art thou bound to a wife? seek not to be loosed. Art thou loosed from a wife? seek not a wife.
- Webster's Bible

Are you bound to a wife? Do not seek to get free. Are you free from the marriage bond? Do not seek for a wife.
- Weymouth Bible

Are you bound to a wife? Don't seek to be freed. Are you free from a wife? Don't seek a wife.
- World English Bible

Thou art boundun to a wijf, nyle thou seke vnbyndyng; thou art vnboundun fro a wijf, nyle thou seke a wijf.
- Wycliffe Bible

Hast thou been bound to a wife? seek not to be loosed; hast thou been loosed from a wife? seek not a wife.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 7:27


1Co 7:27 Art thou bound? . . . Art thou loosed? If married, he is to remain true to the bond; if unmarried, at present it seemed best to remain so.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 7

  • G. Ochoa
    Clearer explanation of 1 Corinth 6:9, 10 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Then lists the fornicators sexually immoral , idolater, adulterers, effeminate male prostitutes , abusers of themselves with mankind homosexual offenders , 10. The thieves, covetous the greedy , drunkards, revilers slanderers , extortioners swindlers . . .
  • Adam
    Fornication in verse 2- do you believe fornication is sexual intercourse outside of marriage? Does it include all sexual activity even kissing is considered sexual by some or just intercourse?
  • Steve morrow
    1 CORINTHIANS 7:25 now concerning virgins --- I have no commandment of THE LORD --- YET I GIVE MY JUDGEMENT --- as one that hath obtained mercy of THE LORD to be faithful ECCLESISTES 5:2 be not rash with thy mouth and let not thine heart be hasty to utter anything before GOD for GOD is in heaven and thou upon earth --- therefore let thy words be few
  • BSP
    Verse 16~ A husband's or wife's faith can have a powerful impact on their unbelieving mate and may even move that one to have faith.
  • Peace Francis
    1Corinthian 6:9-10 be not deceived neither fornicators, nor idolatry nor adulterers, nor effeminate(homosexual), not abusers of themselves with mankind... Shall inherit the kingdom of God.
  • Steve morrow
    1 CORINTHIANS 7:34 there is difference also between a wife and a virgin the unmarried woman careth for the--THINGS OF THE LORD--that she may be holy both in body and in spirit but she that is married careth for the things of the world how she may may please her husband 1TIMOTHY 5:5 now she that is a widow indeed and desolate trusteth in GOD and continueth in supplications and prayers night and day

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