Parallel Bible results for 1 Corinthians 7:8-24

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1 Corinthians 7:8-24

NKJV 8 But I say to the unmarried and to the widows: It is good for them if they remain even as I am; NIV 8 Now to the unmarried and the widows I say: It is good for them to stay unmarried, as I am. NKJV 9 but if they cannot exercise self-control, let them marry. For it is better to marry than to burn with passion. NIV 9 But if they cannot control themselves, they should marry, for it is better to marry than to burn with passion. NKJV 10 Now to the married I command, yet not I but the Lord: A wife is not to depart from her husband. NIV 10 To the married I give this command (not I, but the Lord): A wife must not separate from her husband. NKJV 11 But even if she does depart, let her remain unmarried or be reconciled to her husband. And a husband is not to divorce his wife. NIV 11 But if she does, she must remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband. And a husband must not divorce his wife. NKJV 12 But to the rest I, not the Lord, say: If any brother has a wife who does not believe, and she is willing to live with him, let him not divorce her. NIV 12 To the rest I say this (I, not the Lord): If any brother has a wife who is not a believer and she is willing to live with him, he must not divorce her. NKJV 13 And a woman who has a husband who does not believe, if he is willing to live with her, let her not divorce him. NIV 13 And if a woman has a husband who is not a believer and he is willing to live with her, she must not divorce him. NKJV 14 For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband; otherwise your children would be unclean, but now they are holy. NIV 14 For the unbelieving husband has been sanctified through his wife, and the unbelieving wife has been sanctified through her believing husband. Otherwise your children would be unclean, but as it is, they are holy. NKJV 15 But if the unbeliever departs, let him depart; a brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases. But God has called us to peace. NIV 15 But if the unbeliever leaves, let him do so. A believing man or woman is not bound in such circumstances; God has called us to live in peace. NKJV 16 For how do you know, O wife, whether you will save your husband? Or how do you know, O husband, whether you will save your wife? NIV 16 How do you know, wife, whether you will save your husband? Or, how do you know, husband, whether you will save your wife? NKJV 17 But as God has distributed to each one, as the Lord has called each one, so let him walk. And so I ordain in all the churches. NIV 17 Nevertheless, each one should retain the place in life that the Lord assigned to him and to which God has called him. This is the rule I lay down in all the churches. NKJV 18 Was anyone called while circumcised? Let him not become uncircumcised. Was anyone called while uncircumcised? Let him not be circumcised. NIV 18 Was a man already circumcised when he was called? He should not become uncircumcised. Was a man uncircumcised when he was called? He should not be circumcised. NKJV 19 Circumcision is nothing and uncircumcision is nothing, but keeping the commandments of God is what matters. NIV 19 Circumcision is nothing and uncircumcision is nothing. Keeping God's commands is what counts. NKJV 20 Let each one remain in the same calling in which he was called. NIV 20 Each one should remain in the situation which he was in when God called him. NKJV 21 Were you called while a slave? Do not be concerned about it; but if you can be made free, rather use it. NIV 21 Were you a slave when you were called? Don't let it trouble you--although if you can gain your freedom, do so. NKJV 22 For he who is called in the Lord while a slave is the Lord's freedman. Likewise he who is called while free is Christ's slave. NIV 22 For he who was a slave when he was called by the Lord is the Lord's freedman; similarly, he who was a free man when he was called is Christ's slave. NKJV 23 You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of men. NIV 23 You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of men. NKJV 24 Brethren, let each one remain with God in that state in which he was called. NIV 24 Brothers, each man, as responsible to God, should remain in the situation God called him to.