Parallel Verses

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 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.

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].

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.

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 To the unmarried and widows I say that it is best for them to remain as I am. 9 But if they do not have self-control, let them get married. For it is better to marry than to burn with sexual desire. 10 To the married I give this command -- not I, but the Lord -- a wife should not divorce a husband



Cross References

1 Timothy 5:14

So I want younger women to marry, raise children, and manage a household, in order to give the adversary no opportunity to vilify us.

1 Corinthians 7:2

But because of immoralities, each man should have relations with his own wife and each woman with her own husband.

1 Corinthians 7:28

But if you marry, you have not sinned. And if a virgin marries, she has not sinned. But those who marry will face difficult circumstances, and I am trying to spare you such problems.

1 Corinthians 7:36

If anyone thinks he is acting inappropriately toward his virgin, if she is past the bloom of youth and it seems necessary, he should do what he wishes; he does not sin. Let them marry.

1 Corinthians 7:39

A wife is bound as long as her husband is living. But if her husband dies, she is free to marry anyone she wishes (only someone in the Lord).

1 Timothy 5:11

But do not accept younger widows on the list, because their passions may lead them away from Christ and they will desire to marry,

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