1 Corinthians 7:8
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New International Version
Now to the unmarried and the widows I say: It is good for them to stay unmarried, as I do.

New Living Translation
So I say to those who aren't married and to widows--it's better to stay unmarried, just as I am.

English Standard Version
To the unmarried and the widows I say that it is good for them to remain single, as I am.

Berean Study Bible
Now to the unmarried and widows I say this: It is good for them to remain unmarried, as I am.

Berean Literal Bible
Now I say to the unmarried and to the widows, it is good for them if they should remain as even I.

New American Standard Bible
But I say to the unmarried and to widows that it is good for them if they remain even as I.

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I say to the unmarried and to widows: It is good for them if they remain as I am.

International Standard Version
I say to those who are unmarried, especially to widows: It is good for them to remain like me.

NET Bible
To the unmarried and widows I say that it is best for them to remain as I am.

New Heart English Bible
But I say to the unmarried and to widows, it is good for them if they remain even as I am.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But I say to those who do not have a wife and to widows, that it benefits them if they should remain as I am.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I say to those who are not married, especially to widows: It is good for you to stay single like me.

New American Standard 1977
But I say to the unmarried and to widows that it is good for them if they remain even as I.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I say, therefore, to the unmarried men and widowers, It is good for them if they abide even as I.

King James 2000 Bible
I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I.

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

American Standard Version
But I say to the unmarried and to widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But I say to the unmarried, and to the widows: It is good for them if they so continue, even as I.

Darby Bible Translation
But I say to the unmarried and to the widows, It is good for them that they remain even as I.

English Revised Version
But I say to the unmarried and to widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I.

Webster's Bible Translation
I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them if they remain even as I.

Weymouth New Testament
But I tell the unmarried, and women who are widows, that it is well for them to remain as I am.

World English Bible
But I say to the unmarried and to widows, it is good for them if they remain even as I am.

Young's Literal Translation
And I say to the unmarried and to the widows: it is good for them if they may remain even as I am;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
7:1-9 The apostle tells the Corinthians that it was good, in that juncture of time, for Christians to keep themselves single. Yet he says that marriage, and the comforts of that state, are settled by Divine wisdom. Though none may break the law of God, yet that perfect rule leaves men at liberty to serve him in the way most suited to their powers and circumstances, of which others often are very unfit judges. All must determine for themselves, seeking counsel from God how they ought to act.
Study Bible
Principles of Marriage
7I wish that all men were as I am. But each man has his own gift from God; one has this gift, another has that. 8Now to the unmarried and widows I say this: It is good for them to remain unmarried, as I am. 9But if they cannot control themselves, let them marry. For it is better to marry than to burn with passion.…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 7:1
Now for the matters you wrote about: It is good to abstain from sexual relations.

1 Corinthians 7:7
I wish that all men were as I am. But each man has his own gift from God; one has this gift, another has that.

1 Corinthians 7:26
Because of the present crisis, I think it is good for a man to remain as he is.

1 Corinthians 9:5
Have we no right to take along a believing wife, as do the other apostles and the Lord's brothers and Cephas?
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I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I.

1 Corinthians 7:26,27,32,34,35 I suppose therefore that this is good for the present distress, I …

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