1 Corinthians 7:40
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New International Version
In my judgment, she is happier if she stays as she is--and I think that I too have the Spirit of God.

New Living Translation
But in my opinion it would be better for her to stay single, and I think I am giving you counsel from God's Spirit when I say this.

English Standard Version
Yet in my judgment she is happier if she remains as she is. And I think that I too have the Spirit of God.

Berean Study Bible
In my judgment, however, she is happier if she remains as she is. And I think that I too have the Spirit of God.

Berean Literal Bible
But she is more blessed if she should remain in the same manner, according to my judgment; and I think myself also to have the Spirit of God.

New American Standard Bible
But in my opinion she is happier if she remains as she is; and I think that I also have the Spirit of God.

King James Bible
But she is happier if she so abide, after my judgment: and I think also that I have the Spirit of God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But she is happier if she remains as she is, in my opinion. And I think that I also have the Spirit of God.

International Standard Version
However, in my opinion she will be happier if she stays as she is. And in saying this, I think that I, too, have God's Spirit.

NET Bible
But in my opinion, she will be happier if she remains as she is--and I think that I too have the Spirit of God!

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But she is blessed if she remains in this way, according to my mind, but I think also that The Spirit of God is in me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
However, she will be more blessed if she stays as she is. That is my opinion, and I think that I, too, have God's Spirit.

New American Standard 1977
But in my opinion she is happier if she remains as she is; and I think that I also have the Spirit of God.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But she shall be more blessed if she so abides, after my counsel, and I think also that I have the Spirit of God.

King James 2000 Bible
But she is happier if she so abide, after my judgment: and I think also that I have the Spirit of God.

American King James Version
But she is happier if she so abide, after my judgment: and I think also that I have the Spirit of God.

American Standard Version
But she is happier if she abide as she is, after my judgment: and I think that I also have the Spirit of God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But more blessed shall she be, if she so remain, according to my counsel; and I think that I also have the spirit of God.

Darby Bible Translation
But she is happier if she so remain, according to my judgment; but I think that I also have God's Spirit.

English Revised Version
But she is happier if she abide as she is, after my judgment: and I think that I also have the Spirit of God.

Webster's Bible Translation
But she is happier if she so remain, after my judgment; and I think also that I have the Spirit of God.

Weymouth New Testament
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.

World English Bible
But she is happier if she stays as she is, in my judgment, and I think that I also have God's Spirit.

Young's Literal Translation
and she is happier if she may so remain -- according to my judgment; and I think I also have the Spirit of God.
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
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. 40In my judgment, however, she is happier if she remains as she is. And I think that I too have the Spirit of God.
Cross References
1 Corinthians 7:6
I say this as a concession, not as a command.

1 Corinthians 7:25
Now about virgins, I have no command from the Lord, but I give a judgment as one who by the Lord's mercy is trustworthy.

2 Corinthians 8:10
And this is my opinion about what is helpful for you in this matter: Last year you were the first not only to give, but even to have such a desire.

2 Corinthians 13:3
since you are demanding proof that Christ is speaking through me. He is not weak in dealing with you, but is powerful among you.
Treasury of Scripture

But she is happier if she so abide, after my judgment: and I think also that I have the Spirit of God.

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I think. Rather, 'I judge (or consider) also that I have the Spirit of God;' for [dokein] is frequently used to express not what is doubtful, but what is true and certain.

1 Corinthians 7:25 Now concerning virgins I have no commandment of the Lord: yet I give …

1 Corinthians 9:1-3 Am I not an apostle? am I not free? have I not seen Jesus Christ …

1 Corinthians 14:36,37 What? came the word of God out from you? or came it to you only…

2 Corinthians 10:8-10 For though I should boast somewhat more of our authority, which the …

2 Corinthians 12:11 I am become a fool in glorying; you have compelled me: for I ought …

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