1 Corinthians 7:35
Parallel Verses
New International Version
I am saying this for your own good, not to restrict you, but that you may live in a right way in undivided devotion to the Lord.

New Living Translation
I am saying this for your benefit, not to place restrictions on you. I want you to do whatever will help you serve the Lord best, with as few distractions as possible.

English Standard Version
I say this for your own benefit, not to lay any restraint upon you, but to promote good order and to secure your undivided devotion to the Lord.

Berean Study Bible
I am saying this for your own good, not to restrict you, but in order to promote proper decorum and undivided devotion to the Lord.

Berean Literal Bible
Now I say this for your own benefit, not that I might place upon you a restraint, but for what is seemly and devoted to the Lord, without distraction.

New American Standard Bible
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.

King James 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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now I am saying this for your own benefit, not to put a restraint on you, but because of what is proper and so that you may be devoted to the Lord without distraction.

International Standard Version
I'm saying this for your benefit, not to put a noose around your necks, but to promote good order and unhindered devotion to the Lord.

NET Bible
I am saying this for your benefit, not to place a limitation on you, but so that without distraction you may give notable and constant service to the Lord.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But I say this for your benefit, not that I may cast a noose onto you, but that you would be faithful to your Lord in a beautiful way, while not attending to the world.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I'm saying this for your benefit, not to restrict you. I'm showing you how to live a noble life of devotion to the Lord without being distracted by other things.

New American Standard 1977
And this I say for your own benefit; not to put a restraint upon you, but to promote what is seemly, and to secure undistracted devotion to the Lord.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And this I speak for your own profit, not that I may cast a snare upon you, but for that which is honourable and that ye may attend upon the Lord without impediment.

King James 2000 Bible
And this I speak for your own profit; not that I may cast a snare upon you, but for that which is proper, and that you may attend upon the Lord without distraction.

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

American Standard Version
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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And this I speak for your profit: not to cast a snare upon you; but for that which is decent, and which may give you power to attend upon the Lord, without impediment.

Darby Bible Translation
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.

English Revised Version
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

Weymouth New Testament
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.

World English 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.

Young's Literal Translation
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,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
7:25-35 Considering the distress of those times, the unmarried state was best. Notwithstanding, the apostle does not condemn marriage. How opposite are those to the apostle Paul who forbid many to marry, and entangle them with vows to remain single, whether they ought to do so or not! He exhorts all Christians to holy indifference toward the world. As to relations; they must not set their hearts on the comforts of the state. As to afflictions; they must not indulge the sorrow of the world: even in sorrow the heart may be joyful. As to worldly enjoyments; here is not their rest. As to worldly employment; those that prosper in trade, and increase in wealth, should hold their possessions as though they held them not. As to all worldly concerns; they must keep the world out of their hearts, that they may not abuse it when they have it in their hands. All worldly things are show; nothing solid. All will be quickly gone. Wise concern about worldly interests is a duty; but to be full of care, to have anxious and perplexing care, is a sin. By this maxim the apostle solves the case whether it were advisable to marry. That condition of life is best for every man, which is best for his soul, and keeps him most clear of the cares and snares of the world. Let us reflect on the advantages and snares of our own condition in life; that we may improve the one, and escape as far as possible all injury from the other. And whatever cares press upon the mind, let time still be kept for the things of the Lord.
Study Bible
The Unmarried and Widowed
34and his interests are divided. The unmarried woman or virgin is concerned about the work of the Lord, how she can be holy in both body and spirit. But the married woman is concerned about the affairs of this world, how she can please her husband. 35I am saying this for your own good, not to restrict you, but in order to promote proper decorum and undivided devotion to the Lord. 36However, if someone thinks he is acting inappropriately toward his betrothed, and if she is beyond her youth and they ought to marry, let him do as he wishes; he is not sinning; they should get married.…
Cross References
Matthew 22:15
Then the Pharisees went out and plotted to trap Jesus in His words.

1 Corinthians 7:34
and his interests are divided. The unmarried woman or virgin is concerned about the work of the Lord, how she can be holy in both body and spirit. But the married woman is concerned about the affairs of this world, how she can please her husband.

1 Corinthians 7:36
However, if someone thinks he is acting inappropriately toward his betrothed, and if she is beyond her youth and they ought to marry, let him do as he wishes; he is not sinning; they should get married.
Treasury of Scripture

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

not. This is an allusion to the Retiarius among the Romans, who carried a small casting net, rete, which he endeavoured to throw over his adversary's head.

1 Corinthians 7:2,5-9,28,36 Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, …

Matthew 19:12 For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from their mother's …

comely.

1 Corinthians 7:36 But if any man think that he behaves himself uncomely toward his …

Ephesians 5:3 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not …

Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are …

1 Timothy 1:10 For fornicators, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for …

Titus 2:3 The aged women likewise, that they be in behavior as becomes holiness, …

and that.

1 Corinthians 7:33,34 But he that is married cares for the things that are of the world, …

Luke 8:14 And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have …

Luke 10:40-42 But Martha was encumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord…

Luke 21:34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged …

Jump to Previous
Appropriate Attend Benefit Cast Devotion Enable Ensnare Good Help Interest Lay Order Profit Promote Restraint Right Secure Seemly Snare Speak Towards Trap Undivided Wait
Jump to Next
Appropriate Attend Benefit Cast Devotion Enable Ensnare Good Help Interest Lay Order Profit Promote Restraint Right Secure Seemly Snare Speak Towards Trap Undivided Wait
Links
1 Corinthians 7:35 NIV
1 Corinthians 7:35 NLT
1 Corinthians 7:35 ESV
1 Corinthians 7:35 NASB
1 Corinthians 7:35 KJV

1 Corinthians 7:35 Biblia Paralela
1 Corinthians 7:35 Chinese Bible
1 Corinthians 7:35 French Bible
1 Corinthians 7:35 German Bible

Alphabetical: a am and appropriate benefit but devotion for good I in is live Lord may not own promote put restraint restrict right say saying secure that the this to undistracted undivided upon way what you your

NT Letters: 1 Corinthians 7:35 This I say for your own profit (1 Cor. 1C iC 1Cor i cor icor) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools
1 Corinthians 7:34
Top of Page
Top of Page