1 Corinthians 7:8 But I say to the unmarried and to widows that it is good for them if they remain even as I.


Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

But I say to the unmarried and to widows that it is good for them if they remain even as I.

King James Version

I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I.

Holman Bible

I say to the unmarried and to widows: It is good for them if they remain as I am.

International Standard Version

I say to those who are unmarried, especially to widows: It is good for them to remain like me.

A Conservative Version

But I say to the unmarried and to the widows, it is good for them if they remain even as I.

American Standard Version

But I say to the unmarried and to widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I.

Amplified

But to the unmarried people and to the widows, I declare that it is well (good, advantageous, expedient, and wholesome) for them to remain [single] even as I do.

An Understandable Version

Now to those people who are not married [Note: This probably refers to all unmarried people, and not just to widowers, as some think], or who are widows, I say it is [a] good [idea] for them to remain like me [i.e., single. See verse

Anderson New Testament

But I say to the unmarried and to the widows: It would be good for them, if they remain as I myself.

Bible in Basic English

But I say to the unmarried and to the widows, It is good for them to be even as I am.

Common New Testament

But I say to the unmarried and to the widows that it is good for them if they remain even as I.

Daniel Mace New Testament

As to the unmarried and widows, I say, it is best for them to continue so, as I do.

Darby Translation

But I say to the unmarried and to the widows, It is good for them that they remain even as I.

Godbey New Testament

But I speak to the unmarried and the widows, that it is good for them that they may remain even as I:

Goodspeed New Testament

To all who are unmarried and to widows, I would say this: It is an excellent thing if they can remain single as I am.

John Wesley New Testament

But to the unmarried and the widows I say, It is good for them, if they remain even as I.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

I say, therefore, to the unmarried men and widowers, It is good for them if they abide even as I.

Julia Smith Translation

And I say to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them if they remain also as I.

King James 2000

I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Now I say to the unmarried and to the widows: [It is] good for them if they remain as I [am].

Modern King James verseion

I say therefore to the unmarried and the widows, It is good for them if they remain even as I.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

I say unto the unmarried men, and widows: it is good for them if they abide even as I do,

Moffatt New Testament

To the unmarried and to widows I would say this: it is an excellent thing if like me they remain as they are.

Montgomery New Testament

But to the unmarried, and the widows, I say that it is well for them to remain as I am.

NET Bible

To the unmarried and widows I say that it is best for them to remain as I am.

New Heart English Bible

But I say to the unmarried and to widows, it is good for them if they remain even as I am.

Noyes New Testament

I say also to the unmarried and the widows, it is good for them to remain as I am;

Sawyer New Testament

And I say to the unmarried and to the widows, that it is good for them to continue as I am;

The Emphasized Bible

But I say, to the unmarried, and to the widows, good, were it for them, that they should abide, even as I;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

I say then to the unmarried and the widows, that it is becoming them if they abide as I am.

Twentieth Century New Testament

My advice, then, to those who are not married, and to widows, is this: It would be well for them to remain as I am myself.

Webster

I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them if they remain even as I.

Weymouth New Testament

But I tell the unmarried, and women who are widows, that it is well for them to remain as I am.

Williams New Testament

To unmarried people and to widows I would say this: It would be a fine thing for them to remain single, as I am.

World English Bible

But I say to the unmarried and to widows, it is good for them if they remain even as I am.

Worrell New Testament

Now I say to the unmarried and to the widows, it is good for them, if they remain even as I am.

Worsley New Testament

Now to the unmarried and widows I say, it is good for them to continue so, as I do.

Youngs Literal Translation

And I say to the unmarried and to the widows: it is good for them if they may remain even as I am;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
I say
λέγω 
Lego 
Usage: 1045

δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

to the unmarried
ἄγαμος 
Agamos 
Usage: 4

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

χήρα 
Chera 
Usage: 18

It is
ἐστί 
Esti 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
Usage: 585

καλός 
Kalos 
Usage: 62


Usage: 0

if
ἐάν 
Ean 
Usage: 155

μένω 
meno 
Usage: 85

ὡς 
Hos 
as, when, how, as it were, about,
Usage: 417

References

Context Readings

A Word To The Unmarried

7 Yet I wish that all men were even as I myself am However, each man has his own gift from God, one in this manner, and another in that. 8 But I say to the unmarried and to widows that it is good for them if they remain even as I. 9 But if they do not have self-control, let them marry; for it is better to marry than to burn with passion.



Cross References

1 Corinthians 7:1

Now concerning the things about which you wrote, it is good for a man not to touch a woman.

1 Corinthians 7:7

Yet I wish that all men were even as I myself am However, each man has his own gift from God, one in this manner, and another in that.

1 Corinthians 7:26-27

I think then that this is good in view of the present distress, that it is good for a man to remain as he is.

1 Corinthians 7:32

But I want you to be free from concern. One who is unmarried is concerned about the things of the Lord, how he may please the Lord;

1 Corinthians 7:34-35

and his interests are divided. The woman who is unmarried, and the virgin, is concerned about the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and spirit; but one who is married is concerned about the things of the world, how she may please her husband.

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