1 Corinthians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

1 Corinthians 7:40

“But shee is happier if shee sobide, after my iudgment: and I thinke also that I haue the Spirit of God.”

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Other Translations

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

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

  • 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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