1 Corinthians 7:32

Free from cares (amerimnou). Old compound adjective (a privative and merimna, anxiety). In N.T. only here and Matthew 28:14 which see. The things of the Lord (ta tou Kuriou). The ideal state (so as to the widow and the virgin in verse Matthew 33 ), but even the unmarried do let the cares of the world choke the word ( Mark 4:19 ). How he may please the Lord (pw aresh twi Kuriwi). Deliberative subjunctive with pw retained in an indirect question. Dative case of Kuriwi. Same construction in verse Mark 33 with pw aresh th gunaiki (his wife) and in Mark 34 pw aresh twi andri (her husband).