1 Corinthians 7:1

“Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Now cōcerning the things wherof ye wrote vnto me, It is good for a man not to touch a woman.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now concerning the things about which you wrote, it is good for a man not to touch a woman.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote: It is good for a man not to touch a woman.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now, as to the things in your letter to me: It is good for a man to have nothing to do with a woman.
- Basic English Bible

But concerning the things of which ye have written [to me]: [It is] good for a man not to touch a woman;
- Darby Bible

Now concerning the things of which ye wrote to me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman.
- Webster's Bible

I now deal with the subjects mentioned in your letter. It is well for a man to abstain altogether from marriage.
- Weymouth Bible

Now concerning the things about which you wrote to me: it is good for a man not to touch a woman.
- World English Bible

But of thilke thingis that ye han write to me, it is good to a man to touche not a womman.
- Wycliffe Bible

And concerning the things of which ye wrote to me: good [it is] for a man not to touch a woman,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 7:1


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.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 7:1


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.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 7:1

  • Cassara Morgan for verse 1
    The KJV says it is good for a MAN not to touch a WOMAN. The next verse says but let every MAN have his own WIFE. That alone shows that a MAN is NOT to touch a WOMAN until she is his WIFE. The word adultery means when a MARRIED person physically romantically touches another people that is not their own spouse. Fornication is people doing stuff before they are married. I have been married for a little over a year now, and me nor my husband did anything physically romantic with each other or anyone else til we were married. It is the most wonderful feeling that he never had his hands on another woman and I never had another guy touching me. Thanks for reading. Please don't comment if you are trying to defend yourself. The Bible says what it says.

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