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1 Corinthians 7:38

    1 Corinthians 7:38 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    So then he that giveth her in marriage doeth well; but he that giveth her not in marriage doeth better.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    So then he that gives her in marriage does well; but he that gives her not in marriage does better.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    So then both he that giveth his own virgin daughter in marriage doeth well; and he that giveth her not in marriage shall do better.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    So then, he who gets married to his virgin does well, and he who keeps her unmarried does better.

    Webster's Revision

    So then both he that giveth his own virgin daughter in marriage doeth well; and he that giveth her not in marriage shall do better.

    World English Bible

    So then both he who gives his own virgin in marriage does well, and he who doesn't give her in marriage does better.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    So then both he that giveth his own virgin daughter in marriage doeth well; and he that giveth her not in marriage shall do better.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Corinthians 7:38

    Doeth well - Does right; violates no law in it, and is not to be blamed for it.

    Doeth better - Does that which is on the whole to be preferred, if it can be done. He more certainly, in the present circumstances, consults her happiness by withholding her from the marriage connection than he could by allowing her to enter it.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Corinthians 7:38

    7:38 Doeth better - If there be no necessity.