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1 Corinthians 7:25-40

NRS 25 Now concerning virgins, I have no command of the Lord, but I give my opinion as one who by the Lord's mercy is trustworthy. NIV 25 Now about virgins: I have no command from the Lord, but I give a judgment as one who by the Lord's mercy is trustworthy. NRS 26 I think that, in view of the impending crisis, it is well for you to remain as you are. NIV 26 Because of the present crisis, I think that it is good for you to remain as you are. NRS 27 Are you bound to a wife? Do not seek to be free. Are you free from a wife? Do not seek a wife. NIV 27 Are you married? Do not seek a divorce. Are you unmarried? Do not look for a wife. NRS 28 But if you marry, you do not sin, and if a virgin marries, she does not sin. Yet those who marry will experience distress in this life, and I would spare you that. NIV 28 But if you do marry, you have not sinned; and if a virgin marries, she has not sinned. But those who marry will face many troubles in this life, and I want to spare you this. NRS 29 I mean, brothers and sisters, the appointed time has grown short; from now on, let even those who have wives be as though they had none, NIV 29 What I mean, brothers, is that the time is short. From now on those who have wives should live as if they had none; NRS 30 and those who mourn as though they were not mourning, and those who rejoice as though they were not rejoicing, and those who buy as though they had no possessions, NIV 30 those who mourn, as if they did not; those who are happy, as if they were not; those who buy something, as if it were not theirs to keep; NRS 31 and those who deal with the world as though they had no dealings with it. For the present form of this world is passing away. NIV 31 those who use the things of the world, as if not engrossed in them. For this world in its present form is passing away. NRS 32 I want you to be free from anxieties. The unmarried man is anxious about the affairs of the Lord, how to please the Lord; NIV 32 I would like you to be free from concern. An unmarried man is concerned about the Lord's affairs--how he can please the Lord. NRS 33 but the married man is anxious about the affairs of the world, how to please his wife, NIV 33 But a married man is concerned about the affairs of this world--how he can please his wife-- NRS 34 and his interests are divided. And the unmarried woman and the virgin are anxious about the affairs of the Lord, so that they may be holy in body and spirit; but the married woman is anxious about the affairs of the world, how to please her husband. NIV 34 and his interests are divided. An unmarried woman or virgin is concerned about the Lord's affairs: Her aim is to be devoted to the Lord in both body and spirit. But a married woman is concerned about the affairs of this world--how she can please her husband. NRS 35 I say this for your own benefit, not to put any restraint upon you, but to promote good order and unhindered devotion to the Lord. NIV 35 I am saying this for your own good, not to restrict you, but that you may live in a right way in undivided devotion to the Lord. NRS 36 If anyone thinks that he is not behaving properly toward his fiancee, if his passions are strong, and so it has to be, let him marry as he wishes; it is no sin. Let them marry. NIV 36 If anyone thinks he is acting improperly toward the virgin he is engaged to, and if she is getting along in years and he feels he ought to marry, he should do as he wants. He is not sinning. They should get married. NRS 37 But if someone stands firm in his resolve, being under no necessity but having his own desire under control, and has determined in his own mind to keep her as his fiancee, he will do well. NIV 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 not to marry the virgin--this man also does the right thing. NRS 38 So then, he who marries his fiancee does well; and he who refrains from marriage will do better. NIV 38 So then, he who marries the virgin does right, but he who does not marry her does even better. NRS 39 A wife is bound as long as her husband lives. But if the husband dies, she is free to marry anyone she wishes, only in the Lord. NIV 39 A woman is bound to her husband as long as he lives. But if her husband dies, she is free to marry anyone she wishes, but he must belong to the Lord. NRS 40 But in my judgment she is more blessed if she remains as she is. And I think that I too have the Spirit of God. NIV 40 In my judgment, she is happier if she stays as she is--and I think that I too have the Spirit of God.