Parallel Bible results for 1 Corinthians 7:25-40

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1 Corinthians 7:25-40

ESV 25 Now concerning the betrothed,I have no command from the Lord, but I give my judgment 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. ESV 26 I think that in view of the present distress it is good for a person to remain as he is. NIV 26 Because of the present crisis, I think that it is good for a man to remain as he is. ESV 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 pledged to a woman? Do not seek to be released. Are you free from such a commitment? Do not look for a wife. ESV 28 But if you do marry, you have not sinned, and if a betrothed woman marries, she has not sinned. Yet those who marry will have worldly troubles, 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. ESV 29 This is what I mean, brothers: the appointed time has grown very short. From now on, let those who have wives live as though they had none, NIV 29 What I mean, brothers and sisters, is that the time is short. From now on those who have wives should live as if they do not; ESV 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 goods, 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; ESV 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. ESV 32 I want you to be free from anxieties. The unmarried man is anxious about the things 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. ESV 33 But the married man is anxious about worldly things, 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— ESV 34 and his interests are divided. And the unmarried or betrothed woman is anxious about the things of the Lord, how to be holy in body and spirit. But the married woman is anxious about worldly things, 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. ESV 35 I say this for your own benefit, not to lay any restraint upon you, but to promote good order and to secure your undivided 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. ESV 36 If anyone thinks that he is not behaving properly toward his betrothed, if his passions are strong, and it has to be, let him do as he wishes: let them marry--it is no sin. NIV 36 If anyone is worried that he might not be acting honorably toward the virgin he is engaged to, and if his passions are too strong and he feels he ought to marry, he should do as he wants. He is not sinning. They should get married. ESV 37 But whoever is firmly established in his heart, being under no necessity but having his desire under control, and has determined this in his heart, to keep her as his betrothed, 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. ESV 38 So then he who marries his betrothed does well, and he who refrains from marriage will do even better. NIV 38 So then, he who marries the virgin does right, but he who does not marry her does better. ESV 39 A wife is bound to her husband as long as he lives. But if her husband dies, she is free to be married to whom 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. ESV 40 Yet in my judgment she is happier 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.

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