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1 Corinthians 7:27

    1 Corinthians 7:27 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Art thou bound unto a wife? seek not to be loosed. Art thou loosed from a wife? seek not a wife.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Are you bound to a wife? seek not to be loosed. Are you loosed from a wife? seek not a wife.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Art thou bound unto a wife? Seek not to be loosed. Art thou loosed from a wife? Seek not a wife.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    If you are married to a wife, make no attempt to get free from her: if you are free from a wife, do not take a wife.

    Webster's Revision

    Art thou bound unto a wife? Seek not to be loosed. Art thou loosed from a wife? Seek not a wife.

    World English Bible

    Are you bound to a wife? Don't seek to be freed. Are you free from a wife? Don't seek a wife.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Art thou bound unto a wife? seek not to be loosed. Art thou loosed from a wife? seek not a wife.

    Definitions for 1 Corinthians 7:27

    Art - "Are"; second person singular.
    Bound - Landmark.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Corinthians 7:27

    Art thou bound unto a wife? - i.e. Married; for the marriage contract was considered in the light of a bond.

    Seek not to be loosed - Neither regret your circumstances, notwithstanding the present distress, nor seek on this account for a dissolution of the marriage contract. But if thou art under no matrimonial engagements, do not for the present enter into any.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Corinthians 7:27

    Art thou bound unto a wife? - Art thou already married? Marriage is often thus represented as a "tie," a "bond," etc.; see the note at Romans 7:2.

    Seek not to be loosed - Seek not a "dissolution" (λύσιν lusin) of the connection, either by divorce or by a separation from each other; see the notes on 1 Corinthians 7:10-17.

    Art thou loosed from a wife? - Art thou unmarried? It should have been rendered "free from" a wife; or art thou single? It does not imply of necessity that the person had been married, though it may have that meaning, and signify those who had been separated from a wife by her death. There is no necessity of supposing that Paul refers to persons who had divorced their wives. So Grotius, Schleusner, Doddridge, etc.