“Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman.”
King James Version (KJV)
7:1 It is good for a man - Who is master of himself. Not to touch a women - That is, not to marry. So great and many are the advantages of a single life.
1Co 7:1 Marriage SUMMARY OF I CORINTHIANS 7: Marriage the Resource Against Social Sins. Not to Be Lightly Dissolved. The Mutual Obligations. The Unmarried State Freest from Trouble in Times of Persecution. But Neither Husband Nor Wife to Leave Each Other. If They Should, to Remain Unmarried. Not to Abandon an Unbelieving Husband or Wife Because of Their. Unbelief. To Rest Content with the Secular State in Which One Is. Converted. The Treatment of Virgin Daughters. Let Them Marry Under Certain Conditions. Under Others, Best Not to Marry in Those Critical Times. The Remarriage of Widows. Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me. In the preceding chapters Paul has mainly treated of irregularities in the Corinthian church, of which he had learned through the "household of Chloe" (1Co 1:11) and other private sources. Now he begins to answer various questions asked in a letter from the church. If we had that letter, it would aid much in understanding what follows by revealing more clearly the state of the church and the discussions going on within. [It is] good for a man not to touch a woman. An Old-Testament phrase which means not to marry. He does not mean that marriage is wrong, but that on account of "the present distress" it was a good think not to be bound by family ties. See 1Co 7:26. "Forbidding to marry" is one of the signs of apostasy (1Ti 4:3). See Heb 13:4.