1 Corinthians 7:27
New International Version
Are you pledged to a woman? Do not seek to be released. Are you free from such a commitment? Do not look for a wife.

New Living Translation
If you have a wife, do not seek to end the marriage. If you do not have a wife, do not seek to get married.

English Standard Version
Are you bound to a wife? Do not seek to be free. Are you free from a wife? Do not seek a wife.

Berean Study Bible
Are you committed to a wife? Do not seek to be released. Are you free of commitment? Do not look for a wife.

Berean Literal Bible
Have you been bound to a wife? Do not seek to be loosed. Have you been loosed from a wife? Do not seek a wife.

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

New King James Version
Are you bound to a wife? Do not seek to be loosed. Are you loosed from a wife? Do not seek a wife.

New American Standard Bible
Are you bound to a wife? Do not seek to be released. Are you released from a wife? Do not seek a wife.

NASB 1995
Are you bound to a wife? Do not seek to be released. Are you released from a wife? Do not seek a wife.

NASB 1977
Are you bound to a wife? Do not seek to be released. Are you released from a wife? Do not seek a wife.

Amplified Bible
Are you bound to a wife? Do not seek to be released. Are you unmarried? Do not seek a wife.

Christian Standard Bible
Are you bound to a wife? Do not seek to be released. Are you released from a wife? Do not seek a wife.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Are you bound to a wife? Do not seek to be loosed. Are you loosed from a wife? Do not seek a wife.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Are you bound with a wife? Do not seek a divorce. Are you divorced from a wife? Do not seek a wife.

Contemporary English Version
If you are married, stay married. If you are not married, don't try to get married.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Art thou bound to a wife ? seek not to be loosed. Art thou loosed from a wife ? seek not a wife.

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

Good News Translation
Do you have a wife? Then don't try to get rid of her. Are you unmarried? Then don't look for a wife.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Do you have a wife? Don't seek a divorce. Are you divorced from your wife? Don't look for another one.

International Standard Version
Have you become committed to a wife? Stop trying to get released from your commitment. Have you been freed from your commitment to a wife? Stop looking for one.

Literal Standard Version
Have you been bound to a wife? Do not seek to be loosed; have you been loosed from a wife? Do not seek a wife.

NET Bible
The one bound to a wife should not seek divorce. The one released from a wife should not seek marriage.

New Heart English Bible
Are you bound to a wife? Do not seek to be freed. Are you free from a wife? Do not seek a wife.

Weymouth New Testament
Are you bound to a wife? Do not seek to get free. Are you free from the marriage bond? Do not seek for 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.

Young's Literal Translation
Hast thou been bound to a wife? seek not to be loosed; hast thou been loosed from a wife? seek not a wife.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Unmarried and Widowed
26Because of the present crisis, I think it is good for a man to remain as he is. 27Are you committed to a wife? Do not seek to be released. Are you free of commitment? Do not look for a wife. 28But if you do marry, you have not sinned. And if a virgin marries, she has not sinned. But those who marry will face troubles in this life, and I want to spare you this.…

Cross References
1 Corinthians 7:26
Because of the present crisis, I think it is good for a man to remain as he is.

1 Corinthians 7:28
But if you do marry, you have not sinned. And if a virgin marries, she has not sinned. But those who marry will face troubles in this life, and I want to spare you this.


Treasury of Scripture

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

thou bound.

1 Corinthians 7:12-14,20
But to the rest speak I, not the Lord: If any brother hath a wife that believeth not, and she be pleased to dwell with him, let him not put her away…









(27) Art thou bound unto a wife?--This is an explanation and re-assertion of the previous words "so to be." Being "loosed from a wife" does not mean a separation after marriage, but simply "unmarried."

Verse 27. - Seek not a wife. It is entirely alien from St. Paul's purpose to take this as an abstract or universal rule. He gives his reasons for it as a temporary necessity.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Are you committed
δέδεσαι (dedesai)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Middle or Passive - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's 1210: To bind, tie, fasten; I impel, compel; I declare to be prohibited and unlawful. A primary verb; to bind.

to a wife?
γυναικί (gynaiki)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 1135: A woman, wife, my lady. Probably from the base of ginomai; a woman; specially, a wife.

{Do} not
μὴ (mē)
Adverb
Strong's 3361: Not, lest. A primary particle of qualified negation; not, lest; also (whereas ou expects an affirmative one) whether.

seek
ζήτει (zētei)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's 2212: To seek, search for, desire, require, demand. Of uncertain affinity; to seek; specially, to worship, or to plot.

to be released.
λύσιν (lysin)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3080: Dissolution, release; a loosing, divorce. From luo; a loosening, i.e., divorce.

Are you free
λέλυσαι (lelysai)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Middle or Passive - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's 3089: A primary verb; to 'loosen'.

of
ἀπὸ (apo)
Preposition
Strong's 575: From, away from. A primary particle; 'off, ' i.e. Away, in various senses.

[commitment]?
γυναικός (gynaikos)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 1135: A woman, wife, my lady. Probably from the base of ginomai; a woman; specially, a wife.

{Do} not
μὴ (mē)
Adverb
Strong's 3361: Not, lest. A primary particle of qualified negation; not, lest; also (whereas ou expects an affirmative one) whether.

look for
ζήτει (zētei)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's 2212: To seek, search for, desire, require, demand. Of uncertain affinity; to seek; specially, to worship, or to plot.

a wife.
γυναῖκα (gynaika)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 1135: A woman, wife, my lady. Probably from the base of ginomai; a woman; specially, a wife.


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