1 Corinthians 7:26

“I suppose therefore that this is good for the present distress, I say, that it is good for a man so to be.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 1 Corinthians 7:26

I suppose therefore that this is good for the present distresse, I say, that it is good for a man so to be.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

I think then that this is good in view of the present distress, that it is good for a man to remain as he is.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I think therefore that this is good by reason of the distress that is upon us, `namely,' that it is good for a man to be as he is.
- American Standard Version (1901)

In my opinion then, because of the present trouble, it is good for a man to keep as he is.
- Basic English Bible

I think then that this is good, on account of the present necessity, that [it is] good for a man to remain so as he is.
- Darby Bible

I suppose therefore that this is good for the present distress, I say, that it is good for a man so to be.
- Webster's Bible

I think then that, taking into consideration the distress which is now upon us, it is well for a man to remain as he is.
- Weymouth Bible

I think that it is good therefore, because of the distress that is on us, that it is good for a man to be as he is.
- World English Bible

Therfor Y gesse, that this thing is good for the present nede; for it is good to a man to be so.
- Wycliffe Bible

I suppose, therefore, this to be good because of the present necessity, that [it is] good for a man that the matter be thus: --
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for 1 Corinthians 7:26

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 7:26


7:26-27 This is good for the present distress - While any church is under persecution. For a man to continue as he is - Whether married or unmarried. St. Paul does not here urge the present distress as a reason for celibacy, any more than for marriage; but for a man's not seeking to alter his state, whatever it be, but making the best of it.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 7:26


1Co 7:26 I suppose . . . for the present distress. The critical condition in which Christians were placed by the spirit of persecution which then prevailed. [It is] good for a man so to be. To remain in the state he already is.

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