give my judgment

1 Corinthians 7:25

7:25 give my judgment. There had been no previous commandment specifically concerning virgins, except to refrain from fornication, so Paul gives his own inspired judgment (note I Corinthians 7:40). Before giving his advice concerning virgins, however, he points out that the imminent “distress” (I Corinthians 7:26,29)—possibly referring to the soon-coming severe persecutions of Christians by the Romans—would indicate that it might be better to remain unmarried, even though getting married was certainly no sin (I Corinthians 7:28).

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