1 Corinthians 7:32-40
But I would have you without carefulness. He that is unmarried cares for the things that belong to the Lord…
One of the most cruel torments of the Inquisition was to place a poor victim beneath a tap, and let the cold water fall upon the head drop by drop. This was not felt at first, but at last the monotony of the water dropping always on one spot became almost unendurable; the agony was too great to be expressed. It is just so with little cares. When they keep constantly falling drop by drop upon one individual they tend to produce irritation, calculated to make life well-nigh insupportable.
Parallel VersesKJV: But I would have you without carefulness. He that is unmarried careth for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may please the Lord:
WEB: But I desire to have you to be free from cares. He who is unmarried is concerned for the things of the Lord, how he may please the Lord;