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A woman is bound to her husband

“Bound” here is a metaphor, as if the woman were attached to her husband by ropes. AT: “a woman is attached to her husband” (See: rc://en/ta/man/translate/figs-metaphor)

for as long as he lives

“until he dies”

whomever she wishes

“anyone she wants”

in the Lord

“if the new husband is a believer”

my judgment

“my understanding of God’s word”


more contented, more joyful

lives as she is

“remains unmarried”


  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/other/death
  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/kt/lord
  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/kt/judge
  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/kt/holyspirit