1 Corinthians 7:25-28

The Unmarried and the Widowed

25Now concerning
The expression  Now concerning introduces a reply to a question in the Corinthians’ letter; see 7:1
the betrothed
Greek virgins
c  I have no command from the Lord, but I give my judgment as d  one who by the Lord’s mercy is e  trustworthy.
26I think that in view of the present
Or impending
distress g  it is good for a person to remain as he is.
27Are you bound to a wife? Do not seek to be free. Are you free from a wife? Do not seek a wife. 28But if you do marry, you have not sinned, and if a betrothed woman
Greek virgin; also verse 34
marries, she has not sinned. Yet those who marry will have worldly troubles, and I would spare you that.
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