Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men.
Brethren, let every man, wherein he is called , therein abide with God.
Now concerning virgins I have no commandment of the Lord: yet I give my judgment, as one that hath obtained mercy of the Lord to be faithful.
I suppose therefore that this is good for the present distress, I say, that it is good for a man so to be .
References for 1 Corinthians 7:26
Art thou bound unto a wife? seek not to be loosed . Art thou loosed from a wife? seek not a wife.
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.
But this I say , brethren, the time is short : it remaineth , that both they that have wives be as though they had none;
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;
And they that use this world, as not abusing it: for the fashion of this world passeth away .
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:
But he that is married careth for the things that are of the world, how he may please his wife.