The disciples said to him, "If such is the case of a man with his wife, it is better not to marry."
But he said to them, a "Not everyone can receive this saying, but only b those to c whom it is given.
For there are eunuchs who have been so from birth, and there are eunuchs who have been made eunuchs by men, and there are eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs d for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. Let the one who is able to receive this receive it."
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1 Corinthians 7:2
But because of the temptation to sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband.
1 Corinthians 7:7 - 9
I wish that all were as I myself am. But each has his own gift from God, one of one kind and one of another.
1 Corinthians 7:17
Only let each person lead the life that the Lord has assigned to him, and to which God has called him. This is my rule in all the churches.
He said to them, "You will drink my cup, but to sit at my right hand and at my left is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared by my Father.
And he answered them, "To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given.
1 Corinthians 7:32
I want you to be free from anxieties. The unmarried man is anxious about the things of the Lord, how to please the Lord.