1 Corinthians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

1 Corinthians 7:35

“And this I speake for your owne profite, not that I may cast a snare vpon you, but for that which is comely, and that you may attend vpon the Lord without distraction.”

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Other Translations

And this I speak for your own profit; not that I may cast a snare upon you, but for that which is comely, and that ye may attend upon the Lord without distraction.
- King James Version

This I say for your own benefit; not to put a restraint upon you, but to promote what is appropriate and {to secure} undistracted devotion to the Lord.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And this I say for your own profit; not that I may cast a snare upon you, but for that which is seemly, and that ye may attend upon the Lord without distraction.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now I say this for your profit; not to make things hard for you, but because of what is right, and so that you may be able to give all your attention to the things of the Lord.
- Basic English Bible

But I say this for your own profit; not that I may set a snare before you, but for what [is] seemly, and waiting on the Lord without distraction.
- Darby Bible

And this I speak for your own profit; not that I may cast a snare upon you, but for that which is comely, and that ye may attend upon the Lord without distraction.
- Webster's Bible

Thus much I say in your own interest; not to lay a trap for you, but to help towards what is becoming, and enable you to wait on the Lord without distraction.
- Weymouth Bible

This I say for your own profit; not that I may ensnare you, but for that which is appropriate, and that you may attend to the Lord without distraction.
- World English Bible

And Y seie these thingis to youre profit, not that Y caste to you a snare, but to that that is onest, and that yyueth esynesse, with outen lettyng to make preieris to the Lord.
- Wycliffe Bible

And this for your own profit I say: not that I may cast a noose upon you, but for the seemliness and devotedness to the Lord, undistractedly,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 7:35


7:35 Not that I may cast a snare upon you - Who are not able to receive this saying. But for your profit - Who are able. That ye may resolutely and perseveringly wait upon the Lord - The word translated wait signifies sitting close by a person, in a good posture to hear. So Mary sat at the feet of Jesus, #Luke 10:39|. Without distraction - Without having the mind drawn any way from its centre; from its close attention to God; by any person, or thing, or care, or incumbrance whatsoever.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 7:35


1Co 7:35 This I speak for your own profit, not that I may cast a snare. Not to interfere with your freedom to marry. A snare thrown over the head made the victim helpless. Paul merely advises what, under the circumstances of that period, seemed most prudent.

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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