New International Version
The disciples said to him, "If this is the situation between a husband and wife, it is better not to marry."
King James Bible
His disciples say unto him, If the case of the man be so with his wife, it is not good to marry.
Darby Bible Translation
His disciples say to him, If the case of the man be so with his wife, it is not good to marry.
World English Bible
His disciples said to him, "If this is the case of the man with his wife, it is not expedient to marry."
Young's Literal Translation
His disciples say to him, 'If the case of the man with the woman is so, it is not good to marry.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
If the case of the man - Του ανθρωπου, of a husband, so I think the word should be translated here. The Codex Bezae, Armenian, and most of the Itala, have του ανδρος, which, perhaps, more properly signifies a husband, though both words are used in this sense.
Our word husband comes from the Anglo-Saxon, hus and band: the bond of the house, anciently spelt housebond, - so in my old MS. Bible. It is a lamentable case when the husband, instead of being the bond and union of the family, scatters and ruins it by dissipation, riot, and excess.
It is not good to marry - That is, if a man have not the liberty to put away his wife when she is displeasing to him. God had said, Genesis 2:18, It is not good for man to be alone, i.e. unmarried. The disciples seem to say, that if the husband have not the power to divorce his wife when she is displeasing to him, it is not good for him to marry. Here was a flat contradiction to the decision of the Creator. There are difficulties and trials in all states; but let marriage and celibacy be weighed fairly, and I am persuaded the former will be found to have fewer than the latter. However, before we enter into an engagement which nothing but death can dissolve, we had need to act cautiously, carefully consulting the will and word of God. Where an unbridled passion, or a base love of money, lead the way, marriage is sure to be miserable.
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