1 Corinthians 7:40
New International Version
In my judgment, she is happier if she stays as she is--and I think that I too have the Spirit of God.

New Living Translation
But in my opinion it would be better for her to stay single, and I think I am giving you counsel from God’s Spirit when I say this.

English Standard Version
Yet in my judgment she is happier if she remains as she is. And I think that I too have the Spirit of God.

Berean Study Bible
In my judgment, however, she is happier if she remains as she is. And I think that I too have the Spirit of God.

Berean Literal Bible
But she is more blessed if she should remain in the same manner, according to my judgment; and I think myself also to have the Spirit of God.

New American Standard Bible
But in my opinion she is happier if she remains as she is; and I think that I also have the Spirit of God.

King James Bible
But she is happier if she so abide, after my judgment: and I think also that I have the Spirit of God.

Christian Standard Bible
But she is happier if she remains as she is, in my opinion. And I think that I also have the Spirit of God.

Contemporary English Version
However, I think I am obeying God's Spirit when I say she would be happier to stay single.

Good News Translation
She will be happier, however, if she stays as she is. That is my opinion, and I think that I too have God's Spirit.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But she is happier if she remains as she is, in my opinion. And I think that I also have the Spirit of God.

International Standard Version
However, in my opinion she will be happier if she stays as she is. And in saying this, I think that I, too, have God's Spirit.

NET Bible
But in my opinion, she will be happier if she remains as she is--and I think that I too have the Spirit of God!

New Heart English Bible
But she is happier if she stays as she is, in my judgment, and I think that I also have God's Spirit.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But she is blessed if she remains in this way, according to my mind, but I think also that The Spirit of God is in me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
However, she will be more blessed if she stays as she is. That is my opinion, and I think that I, too, have God's Spirit.

New American Standard 1977
But in my opinion she is happier if she remains as she is; and I think that I also have the Spirit of God.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But she shall be more blessed if she so abides, after my counsel, and I think also that I have the Spirit of God.

King James 2000 Bible
But she is happier if she so abide, after my judgment: and I think also that I have the Spirit of God.

American King James Version
But she is happier if she so abide, after my judgment: and I think also that I have the Spirit of God.

American Standard Version
But she is happier if she abide as she is, after my judgment: and I think that I also have the Spirit of God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But more blessed shall she be, if she so remain, according to my counsel; and I think that I also have the spirit of God.

Darby Bible Translation
But she is happier if she so remain, according to my judgment; but I think that I also have God's Spirit.

English Revised Version
But she is happier if she abide as she is, after my judgment: and I think that I also have the Spirit of God.

Webster's Bible Translation
But she is happier if she so remain, after my judgment; and I think also that I have the Spirit of God.

Weymouth New Testament
But in my judgement, her state is a more enviable one if she remains as she is; and I also think that I have the Spirit of God.

World English Bible
But she is happier if she stays as she is, in my judgment, and I think that I also have God's Spirit.

Young's Literal Translation
and she is happier if she may so remain -- according to my judgment; and I think I also have the Spirit of God.
Study Bible
The Unmarried and Widowed
39A wife is bound to her husband as long as he lives. But if her husband dies, she is free to marry anyone she wishes, as long as he belongs to the Lord. 40In my judgment, however, she is happier if she remains as she is. And I think that I too have the Spirit of God.
Cross References
1 Corinthians 7:6
I say this as a concession, not as a command.

1 Corinthians 7:25
Now about virgins, I have no command from the Lord, but I give a judgment as one who by the Lord's mercy is trustworthy.

2 Corinthians 8:10
And this is my opinion about what is helpful for you in this matter: Last year you were the first not only to give, but even to have such a desire.

2 Corinthians 13:3
since you are demanding proof that Christ is speaking through me. He is not weak in dealing with you, but is powerful among you.

Treasury of Scripture

But she is happier if she so abide, after my judgment: and I think also that I have the Spirit of God.

she.

1 Corinthians 7:1,8,26,35
Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman…

I think.

1 Corinthians 7:25
Now concerning virgins I have no commandment of the Lord: yet I give my judgment, as one that hath obtained mercy of the Lord to be faithful.

1 Corinthians 9:1-3
Am I not an apostle? am I not free? have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? are not ye my work in the Lord? …

1 Corinthians 14:36,37
What? came the word of God out from you? or came it unto you only? …







Lexicon
In
κατὰ (kata)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 2596: A primary particle; down, in varied relations (genitive, dative or accusative) with which it is joined).

my
ἐμὴν (emēn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Feminine 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1699: My, mine. From the oblique cases of ego; my.

judgment,
γνώμην (gnōmēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1106: Opinion, counsel, judgment, intention, decree. From ginosko; cognition, i.e. opinion, or resolve.

however,
δέ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

she is
ἐστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

happier
μακαριωτέρα (makariōtera)
Adjective - Nominative Feminine Singular - Comparative
Strong's Greek 3107: Happy, blessed, to be envied. A prolonged form of the poetical makar; supremely blest; by extension, fortunate, well off.

if
ἐὰν (ean)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1437: If. From ei and an; a conditional particle; in case that, provided, etc.

she remains
μείνῃ (meinē)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3306: To remain, abide, stay, wait; with acc: I wait for, await. A primary verb; to stay.

as she is.
οὕτως (houtōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3779: Thus, so, in this manner. Or (referring to what precedes or follows).

And
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

I think that
δοκῶ (dokō)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1380: A prolonged form of a primary verb, doko dok'-o of the same meaning; to think; by implication, to seem.

I too
κἀγὼ (kagō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2504: To also, I too, but I. From kai and ego; so also the dative case kamoi, and accusative case kame and I, me.

have
ἔχειν (echein)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

[the] Spirit
Πνεῦμα (Pneuma)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 4151: Wind, breath, spirit.

of God.
Θεοῦ (Theou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.
Verse 40. - Happier. Freer from cares, distractions, and entanglements. If she so abide. If she remain a widow. I think also that I have the Spirit of God; rather, I think that I also, as well as the other teachers who have claimed spiritual authority for the rules they have given you about these subjects. The claim to authoritative decision is obviously less emphatic than it is in 1 Corinthians 14:37; still, it is an expression of personal conviction that he has the Spirit, not an implied doubt of the fact.



7:36-40 The apostle is thought to give advice here about the disposal of children in marriage. In this view, the general meaning is plain. Children should seek and follow the directions of their parents as to marriage. And parents should consult their children's wishes; and not reckon they have power to do with them, and dictate just as they please, without reason. The whole is closed with advice to widows. Second marriages are not unlawful, so that it is kept in mind, to marry in the Lord. In our choice of relations, and change of conditions, we should always be guided by the fear of God, and the laws of God, and act in dependence on the providence of God. Change of condition ought only to be made after careful consideration, and on probable grounds, that it will be to advantage in our spiritual concerns.
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