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.
Darby Bible Translation
So that he that marries himself does well; and he that does not marry does 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.
1 Corinthians 7:38 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Doeth well - Does right; violates no law in it, and is not to be blamed for it.
Doeth better - Does that which is on the whole to be preferred, if it can be done. He more certainly, in the present circumstances, consults her happiness by withholding her from the marriage connection than he could by allowing her to enter it.
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'Brethren, let every man, wherein he is called, therein abide with God.'--1 COR. vii. 24. You find that three times within the compass of a very few verses this injunction is repeated. 'As God hath distributed to every man,' says the Apostle in the seventeenth verse, 'as the Lord hath called every one, so let him walk. And so ordain I in all the churches.' Then again in the twentieth verse, 'Let every man abide in the same calling wherein he is called.' And then finally in our text. The reason for …
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but I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except for the reason of unchastity, makes her commit adultery; and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.
1 Corinthians 7:37
But he who stands firm in his heart, being under no constraint, but has authority over his own will, and has decided this in his own heart, to keep his own virgin daughter, he will do well.
1 Corinthians 7:39
A wife is bound as long as her husband lives; but if her husband is dead, she is free to be married to whom she wishes, only in the Lord.
Marriage is to be held in honor among all, and the marriage bed is to be undefiled; for fornicators and adulterers God will judge.
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