You do not sin if you get married (1 Cor. 7:28)

“But if you marry,

You do not sin.

If a girl marries,

She does not sin.

Yet those who marry

Will have worldly troubles.

I would spare you that.”

ἐὰν δὲ καὶ γαμήσῃς, οὐχ ἥμαρτες, καὶ ἐὰν γήμῃ ἡ παρθένος, οὐχ ἥμαρτεν· θλῖψιν δὲ τῇ σαρκὶ ἕξουσιν οἱ τοιοῦτοι, ἐγὼ δὲ ὑμῶν φείδομαι.

Paul said that if you marry (ἐὰν δὲ καὶ γαμήσῃς), you do not sin (οὐχ ἥμαρτες).  If a virgin girl (ἡ παρθένος) marries (καὶ ἐὰν γήμῃ), she does not sin (οὐχ ἥμαρτεν).  Yet those who marry (οἱ τοιοῦτοι) will have (ἕξουσιν) fleshy worldly troubles (θλῖψιν δὲ τῇ σαρκὶ).  I would spare you that (ἐγὼ δὲ ὑμῶν φείδομαι).  Paul said that he was not opposed to marriage.  If unmarried man or a young virgin girl got married, it was not a sin.  However, anyone getting married would have all kinds of human tribulations and worldly problems.  He wanted to spare them all these difficulties.  There were certain demands of the married life that were problematic.  Paul wanted to protect people from those troubles.  Do you think that there are a lot of demands in a married life?

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