1 Corinthians7:27

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Have you become bound to a wife? Do not seek to be loosed

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Have you become loosed from a wife?

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Do not seek a wife.


If you have gotten engaged to marry a wife, don’t break off the engagement. But if you have already been engaged previously and broken off that engagement, stop looking for a wife.



In ancient times breaking off an engagement was a serious thing. It was called a divorce, but it did not have the implications of a true divorce. He told those who were engaged at that time to not break off the engagement because that caused its own set of problems, such as financial complications for both fathers, possible bad feelings between the families, and hurt feeling between the couple.


This does not refer to being loosed from a marriage, only to those who have been engaged and broken that engagement.