Parallel Verses

Amplified

But if they have not self-control (restraint of their passions), they should marry. For it is better to marry than to be aflame [with passion and tortured continually with ungratified desire].

New American Standard Bible

But if they do not have self-control, let them marry; for it is better to marry than to burn with passion.

King James Version

But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn.

Holman Bible

But if they do not have self-control, they should marry, for it is better to marry than to burn with desire.

International Standard Version

However, if they cannot control themselves, they should get married, for it is better to marry than to burn with passion.

A Conservative Version

But if they have no self-control they should marry, for it is better to marry than to burn.

American Standard Version

But if they have not continency, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn.

An Understandable Version

But if they cannot control their [sexual] desires, they should get married, for it is better [for them] to marry than to burn [i.e., with sexual lust which cannot be legitimately gratified].

Anderson New Testament

But if they can not be continent, let them marry; for it is better to marry than to burn.

Bible in Basic English

But if they have not self-control let them get married; for married life is better than the burning of desire.

Common New Testament

But if they cannot exercise self-control, they should marry; for it is better to marry than to burn with passion.

Daniel Mace New Testament

but if they have not the gift, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to be in pain.

Darby Translation

But if they have not control over themselves, let them marry; for it is better to marry than to burn.

Godbey New Testament

but if they do not contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn.

Goodspeed New Testament

But if they cannot control themselves, let them marry. For it is better to marry than to be on fire with passion.

John Wesley New Testament

But if they have not power over themselves, let them marry; for it is better to marry than to burn.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

But if they do not have the gift of continence, let them marry, for it is better to marry than to burn.

Julia Smith Translation

And if they have not self command, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to be set on fire.

King James 2000

But if they cannot have self-control, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn with passion.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But if they cannot control themselves, they should marry, for it is better to marry than to burn [with sexual desire].

Modern King James verseion

But if they do not have self-control, let them marry; for it is better to marry than to burn.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

but and if they cannot abstain, let them marry. For it is better to marry than to burn.

Moffatt New Testament

Still, if they cannot restrain themselves, let them marry. Better marry than be aflame with passion!

Montgomery New Testament

If, however, they are not exercising self-control, by all means let them marry; for marriage is better than the fever of passion.

NET Bible

But if they do not have self-control, let them get married. For it is better to marry than to burn with sexual desire.

New Heart English Bible

But if they do not have self-control, let them marry. For it's better to marry than to burn.

Noyes New Testament

but if they cannot control themselves, let them marry; for it is better to marry than to burn.

Sawyer New Testament

but if they have not self-control, let them marry; it is better to marry than to be incontinent.

The Emphasized Bible

But, if they have not self-control, let them marry, for, better, is it, to marry than to burn.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

But if they have not the gift of continence, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn.

Twentieth Century New Testament

But, if they cannot control themselves, let them marry, for it is better to marry than to be consumed with passion.

Webster

But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn.

Weymouth New Testament

If, however, they cannot maintain self-control, by all means let them marry; for marriage is better than the fever of passion.

Williams New Testament

But if they do not practice self-control, let them marry. For it is better to marry than to be burning in the fire of passion.

World English Bible

But if they don't have self-control, let them marry. For it's better to marry than to burn.

Worrell New Testament

But, if they have not continency let them marry; for it is better to marry than to burn.

Worsley New Testament

But if they have not the gift of continence, let them marry; for it is better to marry than to burn with lust.

Youngs Literal Translation

and if they have not continence -- let them marry, for it is better to marry than to burn;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
But
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

if
εἰ 
Ei 
if, whether, that, not tr,
Usage: 218

ἐγκρατεύομαι 
Egkrateuomai 
Usage: 2

οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

ἐγκρατεύομαι 
Egkrateuomai 
Usage: 2

γαμέω 
Gameo 
Usage: 15

for
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

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

κρεῖσσον 
Kreisson 
Usage: 1

to marry
γαμέω 
Gameo 
Usage: 15

ἤ 
or, than, either, or else, nor, not tr,
Usage: 199

References

Fausets

Hastings

Watsons

Context Readings

A Word To The Unmarried

8 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. 9 But if they have not self-control (restraint of their passions), they should marry. For it is better to marry than to be aflame [with passion and tortured continually with ungratified desire]. 10 But to the married people I give charge -- "not I but the Lord -- "that the wife is not to separate from her husband.



Cross References

1 Timothy 5:14

So I would have younger [widows] marry, bear children, guide the household, [and] not give opponents of the faith occasion for slander or reproach.

1 Corinthians 7:2

But because of the temptation to impurity and to avoid immorality, let each [man] have his own wife and let each [woman] have her own husband.

1 Corinthians 7:28

But if you do marry, you do not sin [in doing so], and if a virgin marries, she does not sin [in doing so]. Yet those who marry will have physical and earthly troubles, and I would like to spare you that.

1 Corinthians 7:36

But if any man thinks that he is not acting properly toward and in regard to his virgin [that he is preparing disgrace for her or incurring reproach], in case she is passing the bloom of her youth and if there is need for it, let him do what to him seems right; he does not sin; let them marry.

1 Corinthians 7:39

A wife is bound to her husband by law as long as he lives. If the husband dies, she is free to be married to whom she will, only [provided that he too is] in the Lord.

1 Timothy 5:11

But refuse [to enroll on this list the] younger widows, for when they become restive and their natural desires grow strong, they withdraw themselves against Christ [and] wish to marry [again].

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