1 Corinthians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

1 Corinthians 7:8

“I say therefore to the vnmaried and widowes, It is good for them if they abide euen as I.”

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Other Translations

I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I.
- King James Version

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.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 7

  • Fred
    Marriage is a life long obligation. marriage is a divine institution. Christ is the groom and the church the bride. With this in mind it is easier to understand the will of our God in the Christ Paul speaks by the authority given and provided by the holy spirit. We too through faith, can learn patience and grow in love with one another, asking God in Prayer for his support in all these things.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • Mrs. Lindsey
    Verse 2 is my favorite because it lets us know that a man is to have his own wife, not nobody else's and a woman is to have her own husband, not the husband of another woman and never, ever are two folk of the same gender to call themselves married to each other!! That's simply an abomination.

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