To the Unmarried and Widows

25 Now concerning virgins: (A)I have no commandment from the Lord; yet I give judgment as one (B)whom the Lord in His mercy has made (C)trustworthy. 26 I suppose therefore that this is good because of the present distress—(D)that it is good for a man to remain as he is: 27 Are you bound to a wife? Do not seek to be loosed. Are you loosed from a wife? Do not seek a wife. 28 But even if you do marry, you have not sinned; and if a virgin marries, she has not sinned. Nevertheless such will have trouble in the flesh, but I would spare you.

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