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

  • Andy
    To David
    Things in life happen such as divorce just remember whatever you are going through God still loves you just as much as when you are with your wife. God still has a plan for you and will use you. We are not cast out because of a divorce or any other sin
    But are granted God,s grace. I have been where you are peace be to you
  • Ray321
    Romans 15: 8 Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto the fathers: Now, I am a uncircumcised Gentile, therefore I follow Apostle Paul through Jesus Christ. Praise the Lord
  • Steve morrow
    LUKE 22:42 SAYING FATHER IF THOU BE WILLING REMOVE THIS CUP FROM ME NEVETHELESS NOT MY WILL BUT THINE BE DONE --22:44--AND BEING IN AGONY HE PRAYED MOER EARNESTLY AND HIS SWEAT WAS AS IT WERE GREAT DROPS OF BLOOD FALLING DOWN TO THE GROUND ***** JOHN 19:30 WHEN JESUS THEREFORE HAD RECEIVED THE VINEGAR HE SAID IT IS FINISHED AND HE BOWED HIS HEAD AND GAVE UP THE GHOST
  • A disciple
    Hello David; That is so very sad and painful! Without knowing you or your circumstances, I can only try to give some general advice and hopefully encourage you in God through some related experience. As far as Church "activities;" maybe just a little from time to time, to lift your mind and spirit up out of the doldrums; and if you can, have some "heart to heart" with a closer brother, and pray!
  • Ray321
    3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures 4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: Salvation is and always will be at the cross, that's where Jesus is glorified by his finished works. We must believe the Word and be saved with all our faith in heart. Amen
  • David
    how should a christian act in a church if he seperats from his wife should he take an active part

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