Parallel Verses

An Understandable Version

His disciples [then] said to Jesus, "If this is the way it has to be between a man and his wife, it is not worth getting married."

New American Standard Bible

The disciples *said to Him, “If the relationship of the man with his wife is like this, it is better not to marry.”

King James Version

His disciples say unto him, If the case of the man be so with his wife, it is not good to marry.

Holman Bible

His disciples said to Him, “If the relationship of a man with his wife is like this, it’s better not to marry!”

International Standard Version

His disciples asked him, "If that is the relationship of a man with his wife, it's not worth getting married!"

A Conservative Version

His disciples say to him, If the case of the man with his wife is this way, it is not advantageous to marry.

American Standard Version

The disciples say unto him, If the case of the man is so with his wife, it is not expedient to marry.

Amplified

The disciples said to Jesus, “If the relationship of a man with his wife is like this, it is better not to marry.”

Anderson New Testament

His disciples said to him: If the relation of man and wife be such, it is not good to marry.

Bible in Basic English

The disciples say to him, If this is the position of a man in relation to his wife, it is better not to be married.

Common New Testament

The disciples said to him, "If such is the case of a man with his wife, it is better not to marry."

Daniel Mace New Testament

thereupon his disciples said, if the case between man and wife be such, it is best not to marry.

Darby Translation

His disciples say to him, If the case of the man be so with his wife, it is not good to marry.

Godbey New Testament

His disciples say to Him, If the cause of a man with his wife is thus, it is better not to marry.

Goodspeed New Testament

The disciples said to him, "If that is a man's relation to his wife, it is better not to marry!"

John Wesley New Testament

His disciples say to him, If the case of a man with his wife be so, it is not expedient to marry.

Julia Smith Translation

His disciples say to him, If the cause of a man is so with the woman, it is not profitable to marry.

King James 2000

His disciples said unto him, If the case of the man be so with his wife, it is not good to marry.

Lexham Expanded Bible

The disciples said to him, "If this is the case of a man with his wife, it would be better not to marry!"

Modern King James verseion

His disciples said to Him, If this is the case of the man with his wife, it is not good to marry.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Then said his disciples to him, "If the matter be so between man and wife, then is it not good to marry."

Moffatt New Testament

The disciples said to him, "If that is a man's position with his wife, there is no good in marrying."

Montgomery New Testament

"If that is the position of a man in relation to his wife," answered the disciples, "it is better not to marry."

NET Bible

The disciples said to him, "If this is the case of a husband with a wife, it is better not to marry!"

New Heart English Bible

The disciples said to him, "If this is the case of the man with his wife, it is not expedient to marry."

Noyes New Testament

The disciples say to him, If such be the case of a man with his wife, it is not good to marry.

Sawyer New Testament

The disciples said to him, If the case of a man is thus with his wife, it is not expedient to marry.

The Emphasized Bible

The disciples say unto him - If, so, is the cause of the husband with the wife, it is not expedient to marry.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

His disciples said unto him, If the case of a man with his wife be thus, it is not expedient to marry.

Twentieth Century New Testament

"If that," said the disciples, "is the position of a man with regard to his wife, it is better not to marry."

Webster

His disciples say to him, If the case of the man is so with his wife, it is not good to marry.

Weymouth New Testament

"If this is the case with a man in relation to his wife," said the disciples to Him, "it is better not to marry."

Williams New Testament

The disciples said to Him, "If that is a man's relation to his wife, there is no advantage in getting married."

World English Bible

His disciples said to him, "If this is the case of the man with his wife, it is not expedient to marry."

Worrell New Testament

The disciples say to Him, "If the case of the man is so with his wife, it is not expedient to marry."

Worsley New Testament

His disciples say unto Him, if the case of a man with his wife be thus, it is not adviseable to marry:

Youngs Literal Translation

His disciples say to him, 'If the case of the man with the woman is so, it is not good to marry.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
His

Usage: 0

μαθητής 
Mathetes 
Usage: 254

say
λέγω 
Lego 
Usage: 1045


Usage: 0

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

the case
αἰτία 
Aitia 
Usage: 20

of the man
ἄνθρωπος 
Anthropos 
man, not tr,
Usage: 316

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

so
οὕτω 
Houto 
Usage: 146

with
μετά 
meta 
with, after, among, hereafter , afterward , against, not tr,
Usage: 346

γυνή 
Gune 
Usage: 187

it is
συμφέρω 
Sumphero 
Usage: 13

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

συμφέρω 
Sumphero 
Usage: 13

References

Easton

Man

Context Readings

On Divorce

9 And I tell you, whoever divorces his wife and marries another woman commits sexual unfaithfulness [toward her], unless the reason for the divorce was sexual unfaithfulness [on his wife's part]. And the person who marries a woman who has been divorced commits sexual sin with her [i.e., because she is still rightfully married to her first husband]." 10 His disciples [then] said to Jesus, "If this is the way it has to be between a man and his wife, it is not worth getting married." 11 But He replied, "Not all men can accept such an arrangement [i.e., not marrying], but it is [only] for those who have the capacity for accepting it.


Cross References

1 Corinthians 7:1-2

I now want to reply to the matters you people wrote me about. It is [a] good [idea] for a man not to get married. [Note: The words "to get married" here are "to touch" in the Greek and probably refer to sexual relations within marriage. This advice, not a prohibition, is further explained in verses 26-35].

1 Corinthians 7:8

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

1 Corinthians 7:26-28

So, because of the impending crisis, I think it is a good thing for a man to remain as he is.

1 Corinthians 7:32-35

But I want you to be free from worry. The man who is not married is concerned about the affairs of the Lord [and] how to please the Lord.

1 Corinthians 7:39-40

A wife is bound [i.e., to stay married] for as long as her husband is alive. But if her husband dies, she is free to be married to anyone she wants; [but it must be] only in the Lord [i.e., he must be a faithful Christian].

1 Timothy 4:3

They forbid people to get married and require them to avoid [eating] certain foods, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and [fully] know the truth.

1 Timothy 5:11-15

But refuse [to put] younger widows [on the list. See verse 9], because when they become restless for sensual pleasure, contrary to [their commitment to] Christ, they want to get married [again].

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