1 Corinthians 7:27
New International Version
Are you pledged to a woman? Do not seek to be released. Are you free from such a commitment? Do not look for a wife.

New Living Translation
If you have a wife, do not seek to end the marriage. If you do not have a wife, do not seek to get married.

English Standard Version
Are you bound to a wife? Do not seek to be free. Are you free from a wife? Do not seek a wife.

Berean Study Bible
Are you committed to a wife? Do not seek to be released. Are you free of commitment? Do not look for a wife.

Berean Literal Bible
Have you been bound to a wife? Do not seek to be loosed. Have you been loosed from a wife? Do not seek a wife.

New American Standard Bible
Are you bound to a wife? Do not seek to be released. Are you released from a wife? Do not seek a wife.

King James Bible
Art thou bound unto a wife? seek not to be loosed. Art thou loosed from a wife? seek not a wife.

Christian Standard Bible
Are you bound to a wife? Do not seek to be released. Are you released from a wife? Do not seek a wife.

Contemporary English Version
If you are married, stay married. If you are not married, don't try to get married.

Good News Translation
Do you have a wife? Then don't try to get rid of her. Are you unmarried? Then don't look for a wife.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Are you bound to a wife? Do not seek to be loosed. Are you loosed from a wife? Do not seek a wife.

International Standard Version
Have you become committed to a wife? Stop trying to get released from your commitment. Have you been freed from your commitment to a wife? Stop looking for one.

NET Bible
The one bound to a wife should not seek divorce. The one released from a wife should not seek marriage.

New Heart English Bible
Are you bound to a wife? Do not seek to be freed. Are you free from a wife? Do not seek a wife.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Are you bound with a wife? Do not seek a divorce. Are you divorced from a wife? Do not seek a wife.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Do you have a wife? Don't seek a divorce. Are you divorced from your wife? Don't look for another one.

New American Standard 1977
Are you bound to a wife? Do not seek to be released. Are you released from a wife? Do not seek a wife.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Art thou bound unto a wife? Seek not to be loosed. Art thou loosed from a wife? Seek not a wife.

King James 2000 Bible
Are you bound unto a wife? seek not to be loosed. Are you loosed from a wife? seek not a wife.

American King James Version
Are you bound to a wife? seek not to be loosed. Are you loosed from a wife? seek not a wife.

American Standard Version
Art thou bound unto a wife? Seek not to be loosed. Art thou loosed from a wife? Seek not a wife.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Art thou bound to a wife ? seek not to be loosed. Art thou loosed from a wife ? seek not a wife.

Darby Bible Translation
Art thou bound to a wife? seek not to be loosed; art thou free from a wife? do not seek a wife.

English Revised Version
Art thou bound unto a wife? seek not to be loosed. Art thou loosed from a wife? seek not a wife.

Webster's Bible Translation
Art thou bound to a wife? seek not to be loosed. Art thou loosed from a wife? seek not a wife.

Weymouth New Testament
Are you bound to a wife? Do not seek to get free. Are you free from the marriage bond? Do not seek for a wife.

World English Bible
Are you bound to a wife? Don't seek to be freed. Are you free from a wife? Don't seek a wife.

Young's Literal Translation
Hast thou been bound to a wife? seek not to be loosed; hast thou been loosed from a wife? seek not a wife.
Study Bible GRK ▾ 
The Unmarried and Widowed
26Because of the present crisis, I think it is good for a man to remain as he is. 27Are you committed to a wife? Do not seek to be released. Are you free of commitment? Do not look for a wife. 28But if you do marry, you have not sinned. And if a virgin marries, she has not sinned. But those who marry will face troubles in this life, and I want to spare you this.…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 7:26
Because of the present crisis, I think it is good for a man to remain as he is.

1 Corinthians 7:28
But if you do marry, you have not sinned. And if a virgin marries, she has not sinned. But those who marry will face troubles in this life, and I want to spare you this.

Treasury of Scripture

Are you bound to a wife? seek not to be loosed. Are you loosed from a wife? seek not a wife.

thou bound.

1 Corinthians 7:12-14,20 But to the rest speak I, not the Lord: If any brother has a wife …







Lexicon
Are you committed
δέδεσαι (dedesai)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Middle or Passive - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1210: To bind, tie, fasten; I impel, compel; I declare to be prohibited and unlawful. A primary verb; to bind.

to a wife?
γυναικί (gynaiki)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1135: A woman, wife, my lady. Probably from the base of ginomai; a woman; specially, a wife.

{Do} not
μὴ (mē)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3361: Not, lest. A primary particle of qualified negation; not, lest; also (whereas ou expects an affirmative one) whether.

seek
ζήτει (zētei)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2212: To seek, search for, desire, require, demand. Of uncertain affinity; to seek; specially, to worship, or to plot.

to be released.
λύσιν (lysin)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3080: Dissolution, release; a loosing, divorce. From luo; a loosening, i.e., divorce.

Are you free
λέλυσαι (lelysai)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Middle or Passive - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3089: A primary verb; to 'loosen'.

of
ἀπὸ (apo)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 575: From, away from. A primary particle; 'off, ' i.e. Away, in various senses.

[commitment]?
γυναικός (gynaikos)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1135: A woman, wife, my lady. Probably from the base of ginomai; a woman; specially, a wife.

{Do} not
μὴ (mē)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3361: Not, lest. A primary particle of qualified negation; not, lest; also (whereas ou expects an affirmative one) whether.

look for
ζήτει (zētei)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2212: To seek, search for, desire, require, demand. Of uncertain affinity; to seek; specially, to worship, or to plot.

a wife.
γυναῖκα (gynaika)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1135: A woman, wife, my lady. Probably from the base of ginomai; a woman; specially, a wife.
(27) Art thou bound unto a wife?--This is an explanation and re-assertion of the previous words "so to be." Being "loosed from a wife" does not mean a separation after marriage, but simply "unmarried."

Verse 27. - Seek not a wife. It is entirely alien from St. Paul's purpose to take this as an abstract or universal rule. He gives his reasons for it as a temporary necessity. 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.
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