English Standard Version
Now concerning the betrothed, I have no command from the Lord, but I give my judgment as one who by the Lord’s mercy is trustworthy.
King James Bible
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.
American Standard Version
Now concerning virgins I have no commandment of the Lord: but I give my judgment, as one that hath obtained mercy of the Lord to be trustworthy.
Now concerning virgins, I have no commandment of the Lord; but I give counsel, as having obtained mercy of the Lord, to be faithful.
English Revised Version
Now concerning virgins I have no commandment of the Lord: but I give my judgment, as one that hath obtained mercy of the Lord to be faithful.
Webster's Bible Translation
Now concerning virgins, I have no commandment of the Lord: yet I give my judgment as one that hath obtained mercy from the Lord to be faithful.
Weymouth New Testament
Concerning unmarried women I have no command to give you from the Lord; but I offer you my opinion, which is that of a man who, through the Lord's mercy, is deserving of your confidence.
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CommentaryVincent's Word Studies
Not the unmarried of both sexes, as Bengel. The use of the word by ecclesiastical writers for an unmarried man has no warrant in classical usage, and may have arisen from the misinterpretation of Revelation 14:4, where it is employed adjectivally and metaphorically. In every other case in the New Testament the meaning is unquestionable.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
virgins. The word [parthenos,] as well as the Latin virgo, 'a virgin,' though it generally signifies a maid, frequently denotes unmarried persons of both sexes; in which sense it is evidently used here by the apostle.
1 Corinthians 7:6
Now as a concession, not a command, I say this.
1 Corinthians 7:40
Yet in my judgment she is happier if she remains as she is. And I think that I too have the Spirit of God.
2 Corinthians 4:1
Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not lose heart.
2 Corinthians 8:10
And in this matter I give my judgment: this benefits you, who a year ago started not only to do this work but also to desire to do it.
2 Corinthians 11:17
What I am saying with this boastful confidence, I say not as the Lord would but as a fool.
1 Timothy 1:13
though formerly I was a blasphemer, persecutor, and insolent opponent. But I received mercy because I had acted ignorantly in unbelief,
1 Timothy 1:16
But I received mercy for this reason, that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display his perfect patience as an example to those who were to believe in him for eternal life.
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