New American Standard Bible
But if they do not have self-control, let them marry; for it is better to marry than to burn with passion.
King James Bible
But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn.
Darby Bible Translation
But if they have not control over themselves, let them marry; for it is better to marry than to burn.
World English Bible
But if they don't have self-control, let them marry. For it's better to marry than to burn.
Young's Literal Translation
and if they have not continence -- let them marry, for it is better to marry than to burn;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
But if they cannot contain - If they have not the gift of continence; if they cannot be secure against temptation; if they have not strength of virtue enough to preserve them from the danger of sin, and of bringing reproach and scandal on the church.
It is better - It is to be preferred.
Than to burn - The passion here referred to is often compared to a fire; see Virgil, Aeneas 4:68. It is better to marry, even with all the inconveniences attending the marriage life in a time of distress and persecution in the church 1 Corinthians 7:26, than to be the prey of raging, consuming, and exciting passions.
LibraryThe Christian Life
'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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