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The Warning From St. Paul

1 Corinthians - Chapter 7


Darby's Version
 

7:26 I think then that this is good, on account of the present necessity, that [it is] good for a man to remain so as he is.

7:27 Art thou bound to a wife? seek not to be loosed; art thou free from a wife? do not seek a wife. 7:28 But if thou shouldest also marry, thou hast not sinned; and if the virgin marry, they have not sinned: but such shall have tribulation in the flesh; but I spare you.

7:29 But this I say, brethren, the time is straitened. For the rest, that they who have wives, be as not having [any]: 7:30 and they that weep, as not weeping; and they that rejoice, as not rejoicing; and they that buy, as not possessing; 7:31 and they that use the world, as not disposing of it as their own; for the fashion of this world passes.

7:32 But I wish you to be without care. The unmarried cares for the things of the Lord, how he shall please the Lord; 7:33 but he that has married cares for the things of the world, how he shall please his wife.

7:34 There is a difference between the wife and the virgin. The unmarried cares for the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and spirit; but she that has married cares for the things of the world, how she shall please her husband.

7:35 But I say this for your own profit; not that I may set a snare before you, but for what [is] seemly, and waiting on the Lord without distraction.
 

King James Version
 
7:26 I suppose therefore that this is good for the present distress, I say, that it is good for a man so to be.

7:27 Art thou bound unto a wife? seek not to be loosed. Art thou loosed from a wife? seek not a wife. 7:28 But and if thou marry, thou hast not sinned; and if a virgin marry, she hath not sinned. Nevertheless such shall have trouble in the flesh: but I spare you.

7:29 But this I say, brethren, the time is short: it remaineth, that both they that have wives be as though they had none; 7:30 And they that weep, as though they wept not; and they that rejoice, as though they rejoiced not; and they that buy, as though they possessed not; 7:31 And they that use this world, as not abusing it: for the fashion of this world passeth away.

7:32 But I would have you without carefulness. He that is unmarried careth for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may please the Lord: 7:33 But he that is married careth for the things that are of the world, how he may please his wife.

7:34 There is difference also between a wife and a virgin. The unmarried woman careth for the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and in spirit: but she that is married careth for the things of the world, how she may please her husband.

7:35 And this I speak for your own profit; not that I may cast a snare upon you, but for that which is comely, and that ye may attend upon the Lord without distraction.

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