|1 Corinthians 7:8,26,28,32-33,40 |
8 I say therefore to the unmarried people and widows: It is good for them if they remain single, as I am.
26 I suppose therefore that this is good for the present distress — that it is good for a person to remain as he is.
28 But if you do marry, you have not sinned; and if a maiden marries, she has not sinned. Nevertheless such shall have trouble in the flesh as I am trying to spare you. [The trouble in the flesh is the distraction of trying to please your spouse, which can conflict with your seeking the Kingdom as your highest priority in life; or when the kingdom is attained, being unable to attend upon the Lord without distraction, (verse 35 below). He who is married cares for the things that are of the world, how he may please his wife, (verse 33 below).]
32 But I would have you without worries and cares. He who is unmarried cares for the things of the Lord, how he may please the Lord;
33 But he who is married cares for the things that are of the world, how he may please his wife.
40 But in my judgment, she is happier if she remains single; and I think that I also have the Spirit of God [in this].