1 Corinthians 7:9
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English Standard Version
But if they cannot exercise self-control, they should marry. For it is better to marry than to burn with passion.

King James Bible
But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn.

American Standard Version
But if they have not continency, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But if they do not contain themselves, let them marry. For it is better to marry than to be burnt.

English Revised Version
But if they have not continency, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn.

Webster's Bible Translation
But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn.

Weymouth New Testament
If, however, they cannot maintain self-control, by all means let them marry; for marriage is better than the fever of passion.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Cannot contain (οὐκ ἐγκρατεύονται)

Rev., have not continence. Only here, and 1 Corinthians 9:25, of athletes abstaining from sensual indulgences when preparing for the games.

To burn

Continuous present, to burn on: continuance in unsatisfied desire.

1 Corinthians 7:9 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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1 Corinthians 7:2,28,36,39 Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband...

1 Timothy 5:11,14 But the younger widows refuse: for when they have begun to wax wanton against Christ, they will marry...

Cross References
Acts 19:36
Seeing then that these things cannot be denied, you ought to be quiet and do nothing rash.

1 Thessalonians 4:4
that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor,

1 Timothy 5:14
So I would have younger widows marry, bear children, manage their households, and give the adversary no occasion for slander.

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