New Living Translation
So the person who marries his fiancee does well, and the person who doesn't marry does even 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
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
7:38 Doeth better - If there be no necessity.
"Lo! where yon cottage whitens through the green, The loveliest feature of a matchless scene; Beneath its shading elm, with pious fear, An aged mother draws her children near, While from the Holy Word, with earnest air, She teaches them the privilege of prayer. Look! how their infant eyes with rapture speak; Mark the flushed lily on the dimpled cheek; Their hearts are filled with gratitude and love, Their hopes are centered in a world above!" The Christian home demands a family religion. This makes …
Samuel Philips—The Christian Home
The Apostolic Scriptures.
It Is, Therefore, the Present Necessity that we are to Avoid...
But Lest any Should Think that of Two Works...
But I say that a man who divorces his wife, unless she has been unfaithful, causes her to commit adultery. And anyone who marries a divorced woman also commits adultery.
1 Corinthians 7:37
But if he has decided firmly not to marry and there is no urgency and he can control his passion, he does well not to marry.
1 Corinthians 7:39
A wife is bound to her husband as long as he lives. If her husband dies, she is free to marry anyone she wishes, but only if he loves the Lord.
Give honor to marriage, and remain faithful to one another in marriage. God will surely judge people who are immoral and those who commit adultery.
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