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1 Corinthians 7:17 NIV

Concerning Change of Status

17 Nevertheless, each person should live as a believer in whatever situation the Lord has assigned to them, just as God has called them. This is the rule I lay down in all the churches.

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  • a 7:8 - Or "widowers"
  • b 7:36 - Or "if she is getting beyond the usual age for marriage"
  • c 7:38 - Or 36"If anyone thinks he is not treating his daughter properly, and if she is getting along in years" (or "if her passions are too strong" )", and he feels she ought to marry, he should do as he wants. He is not sinning. He should let her get married. " 37"But the man who has settled the matter in his own mind, who is under no compulsion but has control over his own will, and who has made up his mind to keep the virgin unmarried—this man also does the right thing. " 38"So then, he who gives his virgin in marriage does right, but he who does not give her in marriage does better."