1 Corinthians 7:32
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English Standard Version
I want you to be free from anxieties. The unmarried man is anxious about the things of the Lord, how to please the Lord.

King James Bible
But I would have you without carefulness. He that is unmarried careth for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may please the Lord:

American Standard Version
But I would have you to be free from cares. He that is unmarried is careful for the things of the Lord, how he may please the Lord:

Douay-Rheims Bible
But I would have you to be without solicitude. He that is without a wife, is solicitous for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may please God.

English Revised Version
But I would have you to be free from cares. He that is unmarried is careful for the things of the Lord, how he may please the Lord:

Webster's Bible Translation
But I would have you without anxious care. He that is unmarried, is anxious for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may please the Lord:

Weymouth New Testament
And I would have you free from worldly anxiety. An unmarried man concerns himself with the Lord's business--how he shall please the Lord;

1 Corinthians 7:32 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Without carefulness (ἀμερίμνους)

Not a good translation, because carefulness has lost its earlier sense of anxiety. So Latimer: "This wicked carefulness of men, when they seek how to live - like as if there were no God at all." See on take no thought, Matthew 6:25. Rev., free from cares. Ignatius uses the phrase ἐν ἀμεριμνίᾳ Θεοῦ in godly carelessness (Polycarp, 7).

1 Corinthians 7:32 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

I would.

Psalm 55:22 Cast your burden on the LORD, and he shall sustain you: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.

Matthew 6:25-34 Therefore I say to you, Take no thought for your life, what you shall eat, or what you shall drink; nor yet for your body...

Matthew 13:22 He also that received seed among the thorns is he that hears the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches...

Philippians 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

He that.

1 Timothy 5:5 Now she that is a widow indeed, and desolate, trusts in God, and continues in supplications and prayers night and day.

that belong to the Lord. Gr. of the Lord, as.

1 Corinthians 7:34 There is difference also between a wife and a virgin. The unmarried woman cares for the things of the Lord...

Cross References
Mark 4:19
but the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it proves unfruitful.

John 10:13
He flees because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep.

1 Corinthians 7:33
But the married man is anxious about worldly things, how to please his wife,

1 Timothy 5:5
She who is truly a widow, left all alone, has set her hope on God and continues in supplications and prayers night and day,

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