1 Corinthians 7:38
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New International Version
So then, he who marries the virgin does right, but he who does not marry her does better.

New Living Translation
So the person who marries his fiancee does well, and the person who doesn't marry does even better.

English Standard Version
So then he who marries his betrothed does well, and he who refrains from marriage will do even better.

Berean Study Bible
So then, he who marries the virgin does well, but he who does not marry her does even better.

Berean Literal Bible
So then also, the one marrying the own virgin does well, and the one not marrying will do better.

New American Standard Bible
So then both he who gives his own virgin daughter in marriage does well, and he who does not give her in marriage will do better.

King James Bible
So then he that giveth her in marriage doeth well; but he that giveth her not in marriage doeth better.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So then he who marries his virgin does well, but he who does not marry will do better.

International Standard Version
So then the man who marries the virgin acts appropriately, but the man who refrains from marriage does even better.

NET Bible
So then, the one who marries his own virgin does well, but the one who does not, does better.

New Heart English Bible
So then both he who gives his own virgin in marriage does well, and he who does not give her in marriage does better.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he therefore who gives his virgin does well, and he whoever does not give his virgin girl does all the better.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So it's fine for a father to give his daughter in marriage, but the father who doesn't give his daughter in marriage does even better.

New American Standard 1977
So then both he who gives his own virgin daughter in marriage does well, and he who does not give her in marriage will do better.

Jubilee Bible 2000
So then he that gives her in marriage does well, but he that does not give her in marriage does better.

King James 2000 Bible
So then he that gives her in marriage does well; but he that gives her not in marriage does better.

American King James Version
So then he that gives her in marriage does well; but he that gives her not in marriage does better.

American Standard Version
So then both he that giveth his own virgin daughter in marriage doeth well; and he that giveth her not in marriage shall do better.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore, both he that giveth his virgin in marriage, doth well; and he that giveth her not, doth better.

Darby Bible Translation
So that he that marries himself does well; and he that does not marry does better.

English Revised Version
So then both he that giveth his own virgin daughter in marriage doeth well; and he that giveth her not in marriage shall do better.

Webster's Bible Translation
So then he that giveth her in marriage doeth well; but he that giveth her not in marriage doeth better.

Weymouth New Testament
So that he who gives his daughter in marriage does well, and yet he who does not give her in marriage will do better.

World English Bible
So then both he who gives his own virgin in marriage does well, and he who doesn't give her in marriage does better.

Young's Literal Translation
so that both he who is giving in marriage doth well, and he who is not giving in marriage doth better.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
7:36-40 The apostle is thought to give advice here about the disposal of children in marriage. In this view, the general meaning is plain. Children should seek and follow the directions of their parents as to marriage. And parents should consult their children's wishes; and not reckon they have power to do with them, and dictate just as they please, without reason. The whole is closed with advice to widows. Second marriages are not unlawful, so that it is kept in mind, to marry in the Lord. In our choice of relations, and change of conditions, we should always be guided by the fear of God, and the laws of God, and act in dependence on the providence of God. Change of condition ought only to be made after careful consideration, and on probable grounds, that it will be to advantage in our spiritual concerns.
Study Bible
The Unmarried and Widowed
37But the man who is firmly established in his heart and under no constraint, with control over his will and resolve in his heart not to marry the virgin, he will do well. 38So then, he who marries the virgin does well, but he who does not marry her does even better. 39A wife is bound to her husband as long as he lives. But if her husband dies, she is free to marry anyone she wishes, as long as he belongs to the Lord.…
Cross References
Matthew 5:32
But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, brings adultery upon her. And whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.

1 Corinthians 7:37
But the man who is firmly established in his heart and under no constraint, with control over his will and resolve in his heart not to marry the virgin, he will do well.

1 Corinthians 7:39
A wife is bound to her husband as long as he lives. But if her husband dies, she is free to marry anyone she wishes, as long as he belongs to the Lord.

Hebrews 13:4
Marriage should be honored by all and the marriage bed kept undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterers.
Treasury of Scripture

So then he that gives her in marriage does well; but he that gives her not in marriage does better.

then.

1 Corinthians 7:28 But and if you marry, you have not sinned; and if a virgin marry, …

doeth well.

1 Corinthians 7:2 Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, …

Hebrews 13:4 Marriage is honorable in all, and the bed undefiled: but fornicators …

doeth better.

1 Corinthians 7:1,8,26,32-34,37 Now concerning the things whereof you wrote to me: It is good for …

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